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Detroit Lions: Preseason preview week 3

The regular season is only 2 weeks away and teams are preparing for their final player selections on the 53-man roster. The Detroit Lions will face the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that went 4-12 last year but have been 1-1 so far this preseason. The Lions are coming off a loss to the Oakland Raiders, matching their preseason record with the Jaguars at one win and one loss. The game...
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New Orleans Saints: What’s in store for the former Heisman winning running back?

Is 2014 the year former Alabama running back and Heisman winner Mark Ingram finally lives up to the hype? Ingram was the first running back selected in the 2011 NFL draft. The New Orleans Saints traded up to snag him with the 28th pick. Ingram has failed to make the impact everyone expected him to make in his first three seasons in the NFL. He has accumulated only 1,462 rushing yards...
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Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans: Preseason game preview

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High When: Saturday, August 23, 2014 @ 7:00P.M. MDT To fans who are anticipating this game as the one not to miss this preseason, it might be time to just get ready for the regular season. The third game of the NFL preseason is typically the game to watch as it is considered the “dress rehearsal” when teams normally play their starters into...
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Pittsburgh Steelers: What to make of Bell and Blount’s arrest

According to recent reports, Pittsburgh Steelers’ running backs Le’Veon Bell and LaGarette Blount were arrested around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday for possession of marijuana. Steelers RBs Le'Veon Bell & LeGarrette Blount will be charged w/ marijuana possession following traffic stop this afternoon. — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) August 21, 2014 The running back duo was charged...
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Lazard’s freshman year impact for Iowa State football

Allen Lazard doesn’t look like your average freshman. At 6’5″, 221 lbs. Lazard is a physical specimen. Most freshman need time to bulk up and become division 1 football ready. Lazard has no need to worry about that. His body is already NFL ready. Lazard was the biggest recruit in the state of Iowa. The Urbandale, IA native was a four star recruit who picked the Cyclones over...
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Carolina Panthers: Horton sees a Newton

The Carolina Panthers began the off-season with serious questions regarding three key areas: the offensive line, the wide receiving corps, and the secondary. The team made serious strides to answer those questions through the draft and free agency, but by training camp many of those questions had not been answered. Through the course of Panthers camps and the first preseason game...
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Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears: Match-ups to watch

It may only be a preseason game, but Friday’s Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears match pits two highly talented teams together. Kickoff at Century Link Field is set for 9:00 PM CT. The Bears offense is studded with weapons. Their wide receivers, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, are tall, physical, and have excellent hands. Their tight end Martellus Bennett, who is Seattle...
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WWE booked themselves into corner

Brock Lesnar defeated John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Sunday at SummerSlam. It was the most dominant performance in a championship match in the history of professional wrestling. It was surprising and a pleasure to watch. But being the overanalyst that I am, I couldn’t help but wonder what the WWE was going to do next. After all, Lesnar just decimated the...
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Cleveland Browns: Why Pettine was right to bench Manziel

The Cleveland Browns finally announced their starting quarterback on Wednesday.  There has been stiff competition between sixth-year veteran Brian Hoyer and former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel.  Head coach Mike Pettine opted to go with experience and has given Hoyer the starting role for the season opener on September 7th against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Manziel, the most...
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Denver Broncos: projecting the 53-man roster

The coaching staff of the Denver Broncos has some very tough decisions to make in the coming weeks. Several players who contributed significantly to the 2013 Super Bowl run will not make the roster. Some talented young players will be playing for other teams after August 30th. Although the decisions are tough to make this is a good problem to have as it indicates the depth and talent...
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Iowa football: The best case scenario

If everything goes right for the Iowa football team, they could be looking at a tremendous season. The fans generally feel pretty good about this Iowa football team but are still wary about getting their hopes too high. But what if everything went right for the Hawkeyes? Here is the best way this season can end up. This is probably never going to happen but it is fun to think about...
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New Jersey Devils 2014-15 season preview: Offense

The New Jersey Devils finished last season with a record of 35-29-18 (88 points), which landed them six points out of a playoff spot.  Despite some clear areas of weakness, the Devils are not too far off from being playoff team and a potential Stanley Cup contender. From now until the start of the season I will be previewing all of the key elements of the 2014-15 Devils season....
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Indianapolis Colts: Third preseason game expectations

This is the preseason game where you as a fan go and buy tickets. The third preseason game is known as the “dress rehearsal” game where the starters play either the entire half or even into the third quarter. For the Indianapolis Colts, some starters may play more than others due to competition battles, being rookies, or just starting to get in week one form since it is unlikely...
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Green Bay Packers: The dress rehearsal

Well, after playing their first two preseason games away from Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers will return home to play the Oakland Raiders.  The game will be televised nationally on CBS will kick off at 7:00 CT.  This third preseason game is the closest thing to a regular season game, as most of the starter will most likely play all of the first half and maybe a series or...
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Michigan Basketball: player to watch for 2014-15

Zak Irvin (isportsweb.com) The Michigan basketball team has a lot to look forward to this year, with many new faces and a young roster. This team has many players ready to step up and replace losses of Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, Mitch McGary and Jordan Morgan. Even though this roster has multiple returning guards, most of their roles will have to increase from last season...
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Minnesota Timberwolves: Get to know Zach LaVine

In the 2014 NBA draft this year the Minnesota Timberwolves decided to take Zach LaVine with the 13th overall pick. LaVine, a player who can play point guard or shooting guard, is a slender 6 foot 5 inches and although he is a player not many fans will know from his time in college basketball, he will be a key part of the Timberwolves future. LaVine was born in Renton Washington to...
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Cleveland Cavaliers: Shawn Marion signing a big win

The Cleveland Cavaliers just keep adding power to their roster as they signed NBA veteran and four time All-Star, Shawn Marion. With LeBron James returning to Cleveland and Kevin Love awaiting his trade date, the Cavaliers are in good shape to reach a championship. With the salary cap looking slim, the Cavaliers signed Marion for a one year deal worth $1.4 million dollars. Sources...
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Green Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers is already in perfect form

Aaron Rodgers I know what Peyton Manning did last year.  I know that he not only led his Denver Broncos to the Super Bowl, but he also broke the single season passing record.  I even know that he was ranked the number one quarterback in ESPN’s Ron Jaworski’s quarterback countdown.  With all of the accolades Manning has on his resume, it is easy to say his is the best quarterback...
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Detroit Tigers: Joe Nathan edition

The Detroit Tigers have one of the worst bullpens in all of baseball and for pitcher Joe Nathan who was supposed to be the man who manager Brad Ausmus could count on, the 39-year-old pitcher has been far from reliable. After last night’s performance again the Tampa Bay Rays giving up a run and leaving two men on base, I have officially given up on Nathan. In the last eight appearances...
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Buffalo Bills: The E.J. Manuel question

E.J. Manuel needs to improve to become “the guy” this preseason. With the season opener against the Chicago Bears less than a month away, it’s time to start thinking about what to expect from second year quarterback E.J. Manuel. Will he be able to stay healthy? Is he going to be the quarterback of the future? Will he be able to galvanize the city and show another generation...
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MLS: Week 24 talking points

Chris Wondolowski Don’t blink; another jam-packed MLS week starts in a few hours. With 11 games lined up, this week should be more exciting than the last and will certainly keep the spectators on the edge of their seats. Here are week 24’s most intriguing topics. Will the California boys bounce back? LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes had a rough week 23. LA went into Columbus...
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Mertesacker’s retirement from international play benefits Arsenal

Per Mertesacker has decided to call it quits on his glittering international career where he has been capped 104 times, debuting on 2004 against Iran. The news of Mertesacker’s retirement from international play comes right after Phillip Lahm, the captain of the German national team, decided to retire after winning the prestigious World Cup. Considering he’s only at the age of...
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Boston Red Sox: Checking in with old friends

The Boston Red Sox opening day roster is drastically different than the roster we see today. There are plenty of players that Sox fans still want to see succeed on other teams, while others not so much. Ranging from Jon Lester to Chris Capuano, let’s take a look at how these ex-Sox are doing elsewhere. Jon Lester- Lester is the one person all Bostonians would love to see back...
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Pittsburgh Pirates: The right move was no move?!?

(Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug; opening image credit Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Over the past 7 games, the mathematical percentage of the Pittsburgh Pirates reaching the National League playoffs  has dropped from over 60% down to just 20.8% during a 7-game losing streak that’s seen the club not only sink to 64-62, but also descend back to .500 baseball (21-21) since July 1st....
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Pittsburgh Steelers: Shazier shines in preseason win

When the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, myself and others probably thought, “What on earth are they thinking? They need a corner.” When I watched Shazier’s NFL debut last Saturday when the Steelers downed the Buffalo Bills 19-16, myself and others probably thought, “Wow, I always knew he was the right...
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