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5 reasons the St Louis Cardinals will win the NL central

Despite year-long offensive woes and several key injuries depleting the team for stretches of the season, the St. Louis Cardinals found themselves in a tie for first place in the National League Central to start the month of September.  With the Brewers slumping, the Reds perhaps too far back to make a late run, and the Pirates still with many question marks, the Cardinals appear...
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Arsenal surprisingly acquire Danny Welbeck from Machester United

Arsenal has made a move on the transfer deadline day and it wasn’t what people expected. Danny Welbeck has joined the Gunners after passing his medical for a fee of around £ 15-16 million. Arsene Wenger was thought to be bringing a proven quality player on deadline day, but Arsenal supporters won’t be too disappointed with Welbeck as the new striker for Alexis Sanchez. There’s...
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Arsenal is in need of a striker after a draw against Leicester City

Arsenal failed to gain all three points against Leicester City on Sunday after a 1-1 draw. Even though some might say coming up with a point at Leicester City isn’t all that bad, but it is bad when Arsenal are trying to claim their first Premier League Title since 2004. Arsene Wenger will have to bring another striker after poor finishing from his strikers against Leicester City...
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New York Mets: 5 reasons Lucas Duda is becoming a top first baseman

Not much has gone right for the New York Mets this season. One thing that did was picking Lucas Duda over Ike Davis. Duda has shined in his first opportunity to be a full time first baseman. Granted he is in a bit of a slump at the moment but on the season as a whole, Duda has faired better than many expected (including myself). Here are some reasons that Duda should be considered...
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Red Alert: Franco’s Promotion Plan with the Phillies

With the September call-ups, Maikel Franco‘s advancement was one of the top questions that the Philadelphia Phillies heard. And Ruben Amaro Jr. waited until the last minute to announce his expanded active roster. There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: The Strategy. RED ALERT Welcome, Newcomers...
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Carolina Panthers: 53-man roster and team captains set

The Carolina Panthers announced their final 53-man roster Saturday, and making the team were three undrafted rookies, two late camp additions, and two practice squad players. Wide receiver Brenton Bersin, a Wofford College alumnus, and linebacker Ben Jacobs made the team after being practice squad players last season. Running back Fozzy Whittaker and guard Fernando Velasco were signed...
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Penn State Football: Hackenberg and the “it” factor

Maybe James Franklin has a crystal ball. Before Christian Hackenberg engineered Penn State’s game-winning drive on Saturday in Dublin, the coach –about to direct his new football program for the first time no less- knew he could count on his quarterback. “He’s a special guy, we just have to go out and support him,” Franklin told ESPN’s Kenny Mayne just before kickoff...
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3 Reasons why the Seattle Seahawks will win the Super Bowl

The football regular season kicks off Thursday night in Seattle, and the Seattle Seahawks will be keen to pick up where they left off in February. Winning back-to-back Super Bowls is extremely hard to pull off, but the following three reasons will illustrate my firm belief that the Seahawks are a team who can and will accomplish the feat. 1. The core roster is still here. Super...
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Oakland A’s: Job well Dunn

Adam Dunn has never gotten a taste of postseason baseball, but on Labor Day, he helped himself inch a little bit closer. Adam Dunn went deep in his first at-bat with the Oakland A’s, and his presence in the lineup is extremely crucial. In his first at-bat as a member of the Oakland Athletics, the Big Donkey had a two-run big splash that kicked off a five-run first inning. The A’s...
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Tennessee Football: What we learned on week one

Luckily, unlike most teams for most seasons, the Vols’ began the 2014 season against an opponent that would not be a push over by any means. However, they still made Utah State look like an FCS team that needed to head back to the minor leagues of the NCAA after Sunday night’s 38-7 winning performance. Not only did the Vols shutdown an experienced and weathered offense Sunday...
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Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts: Game preview

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High When: Sunday, September 7, 2014 @ 8:30 P.M. Eastern Time (NBC Sunday Night Football) This time of year I am compelled to reminisce by what I can only describe as a smell in the air that the end of summer brings. Maybe it is only a feeling that brings back the vivid memories of the two-a-day football practices of my youth. It happens every...
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PGA Tour: Did Chris Kirk play his way into the Ryder Cup?

This weekend keeps getting better for the Georgia Bulldogs. After the No. 12 Georgia football thrashed No. 18 Clemson 45-21, former Bulldog, Chris Kirk, surged on Monday to win the Deutsche Bank Championship for his third PGA Tour win and the biggest of his career. Was Chris Kirk’s win at the Deutsche Bank Championship enough to earn him a captain’s pick? In what turned into...
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New England Patriots: 20 Questions

The New England Patriots capped off a season that would have been remarkably successful for pretty much every other team in the NFL, despite a bevy of injuries to their most important players, and got even better with the acquisition of superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis and adding key players like Dominique Easley, Bryan Stork, and Jimmy Garoppolo in the draft. You’d think that...
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Detroit Lions: Breaking down the 53-man roster

The Detroit Lions finalized their 53-man roster on Saturday just before the 4 p.m. deadline. It’s a harsh weekend for a lot of players in the NFL; many hopefuls have their lifelong dream snatched away from them. But this is the NFL, home to the most elite football talent in the world. Everyone knows how brutal the business is to crack into. Teams do what must to be done to get...
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Los Angeles Dodgers: A laborious weekend

Labor Day weekend should have been kind to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers entered the weekend with a 76-58 record, which was best in the National League. Coming off a two game sweep at Arizona, the Dodgers also had the best road record in baseball at 42-26. They were heading down to San Diego to face off against a team that was 13 games behind them in the West. However, the...
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5 reasons why the Pittsburgh Steelers will win the Super Bowl

To say the Pittsburgh Steelers will win the Super Bowl is certainly a bold statement. After two consecutive 8-8 seasons where the team failed to make the playoffs, what would make anyone believe this team is capable of making a Super Bowl run? Here’s 5 reasons why the Steelers can hoist their seventh Lombardi trophy this season. 1. Younger and faster Old and slow no more. The Steelers’...
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Indianapolis Colts 53-man roster analysis: defense and special teams

Defensive end: Cory Redding, Ricky Jean-Francois, Arthur Jones, Zach Kerr One of the deeper positions on the Colts roster, only Kerr is an unfamiliar face. And if you have been watching the pre-season, Kerr may be a familiar face as well, as he played his heart out in that time span. Nose tackle: Josh Chapman, Montori Hughes Two young guys with plenty of potential. I really can’t...
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Indianapolis Colts 53-man roster analysis: offense

Quarterback: Andrew Luck, Matt Hasselbeck No surprises here; Luck is one of the best young quarterbacks in the league, while Hasselbeck is one of the best backups in the league. The Indianapolis Colts are in good hands at the quarterback position. Backs: Trent Richardson, Ahmad Bradshaw, Dan Herron, Zurlon Tipton, Mario Harvey Stanley Havili is on PUP, explaining why the Colts kept...
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5 reasons why the New York Jets can make the playoffs

I try to keep everything relative. I cover one team for isportsweb, but to say one team definitively will or will not make the playoffs ignores what the other fifteen teams in their conference are doing. Maybe a middling team has out-of-nowhere success (this tends to happen every year) and robs a playoff spot my New York Jets are vying for. But I’m here to write about the Jets...
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Ricciardo is a contender after Belgium Grand Prix

Ricciardo wins Belgium Grand Prix Red Bull driver Daniel Riccardio won his third race of the year last weekend in the Belgium Grand Prix.  In his first year at Red Bull, he has become their number one driver over four time champion Sebastian Vettel; a fan favorite; a respected driver in the paddock; and now a legitimate contender for the 2014 FIA Formula One Championship.  While...
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Michigan basketball: 2014-15′s biggest games

Derrick Walton Coach John Beilein and his Michigan basketball team will have their hands full once again with another gauntlet of a schedule. The Wolverines start the year off with the Legends Classic. Possible matches with Villanova or VCU could prove troublesome early in the year. Michigan’s first big challenge comes December 2nd when they face ACC power Syracuse and Jim Boeheim...
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Michigan State Football: Battling for respect for Big Ten at Oregon (Freep Column)

In this week’s Freep Column, I take a look at Michigan State’s upcoming game against Oregon and what it means for not only MSU football, but for the entire Big Ten Conference. The wait is almost over. The date Spartans fans and many other college football fans had circled on their calendars is less than a week away. Michigan State travels to Eugene to take on the No. 3 Oregon...
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Transfer Deadline day: Manchester United sign Falcao on loan

  Manchester United have signed one of the hottest properties in world football on loan as they try to improve a squad yet to win this season. Radamel Falcao will join Louis Van Gal’s men from Monaco for the remainder of the season with an option to buy at the end. So why should United fans be excited? Well, a quick look at the Columbian striker’s resume will explain. Falcao...
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets eventually housebreak the terriers

So let’s get it all out right now: the Yellow Jackets didn’t cover the spread; they were lucky this wasn’t another Gardner Webb; or worse yet another MTSU.  That being said, this game against the Wofford Terriers is now in the win column and time to get ready for their next game against Tulane.  While the terriers played a very good game and contained the triple option by...
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MLS: Week 25 top performers

The great individual performances in week 25 proves that the talent level in MLS is rapidly improving, and sooner than later the league will be up there with the best in Europe. In a week overshadowed by Ryan Nelsen’s ousting in Toronto, there were sublime goals, dexterous defending and mouth-watering saves. Here are the top ten players from week 25. 10. Clint Dempsey: The American...
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