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Minnesota Vikings: Five key players against the Bucs

The 2-5 Minnesota Vikings are looking to avenge their last second loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, as they travel to Tampa Bay to take on Lovie Smith and the Buccaneers. Smith’s Bucs are one of the few teams in the NFL with a more disappointing season than the Vikings, coming into the contest at 1-5. There will be a few familiar faces on the Bucs’ sideline, most notably...
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Detroit Tigers: Should Tigers move on from Scherzer?

The big news before the 2014 season even started for the Detroit Tigers was when starting pitcher and recent Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer turned down a 6-year contract extension worth $144 million. This move could’ve been one of the reasons why the Tigers went and acquired pitcher David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays minutes before the trade deadline this year. With that being...
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Chicago Blackhawks: Antti Raanta here to stay?

Despite the fact that it was his first appearance of the year, Antti Raanta came out and impressed in a Chicago Blackhawk shutout win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. His outstanding performance raises an important question. Is Anti Raanta here to take Corey Crawford’s job? Crawford is still listed as day-to-day with an upper body injury, leaving at least two or...
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Michigan State basketball: Midnight Madness, Izzo and *KISS

There are 337 Division 1 college basketball coaches in the country. Then there’s Tom Izzo. And at Michigan State basketball’s 2014 Midnight Madness event, in an attempt to stay true to his usual hi-jinks, the 20th-year head coach of the Spartans entered the Breslin Center playing the accordion as a member of KISS! Well … not exactly. Here’s what the scene looked like: Izzo...
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Houston Texans vs Tennessee Titans; keys to a Texans victory

Jadeveon Clowney returns to the field as the Texans look to win on the road The Houston Texans travel to Tennessee to face the Titans on Sunday afternoon in a battle between division rivals. The Titans come in with a 2-5 record while the Texans sit at 3-4 following three straight losses, including Monday night’s embarrassing loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The game will be shown...
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David Ferrer wins 600th tennis match

The highly successful David Ferrer hitting a serve. David Ferrer of Spain reached an important milestone Friday by recording his 600th career win on home soil. He is only the 22nd player in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) history to reach this mark. Among these 22, three are still active players (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Lleyton Hewitt). Notice the absence of...
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Pitt Football Glory days: Fans already happy before the game

Pitt Script has returned Pitt’s new script helmets tweeted by @GoPittFootball Pitt football fans have finally got what they have been asking for. On Saturday the Panthers will be wearing Pitt Script on their helmets. Pitt script is the font and uniforms that Pittsburgh wore during their glory days with Mike Ditka, Dan Marino, and Tony Dorsett. Fans have been asking for years for...
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Los Angeles Dodgers player review: A.J. Ellis

In my first installment of player reviews for the Los Angeles Dodgers, I will be looking at catcher A.J. Ellis. In his third full season as the starting catcher of the Dodgers, Ellis had his worst offensive season of his career. The 33 year old catcher showed a lot of wear and tear throughout the season, only appearing in 93 games behind the plate for the Dodgers. Looking at the...
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Wisconsin football: Badgers welcome Terps to Camp Randall

The Wisconsin football team returns to Camp Randall after its second bye week and will play host to Big Ten newcomer Maryland in the first ever meeting between the two schools. The game is Saturday at 11 a.m. in Madison on the Big Ten Network. The Terrapins come in with at 5-2, including a 2-1 record in the Big Ten East, while Wisconsin is 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the Big Ten West...
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Los Angeles Dodgers: Burning offseason questions

The Los Angeles Dodgers begun their offseason revamping when they hired former Tampa Bay Ray’s general manager Andrew Friedman as their new President of Baseball Operations. Ned Colletti is no longer the Dodgers’ GM, but Friedman has already stated that Don Mattingly will remain manager in 2015. The Dodgers have been active in the offseason, but there are still some burning questions...
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Denver Broncos: Hillman-Thompson duo better than Montee Ball

Ronnie Hillman returned to Qualcomm Stadium, where he played his college football, as a Denver Bronco on Thursday night. While he was there, he posted his second career 100 yard game, which both came during the previous three weeks. Hillman is starting running back for the Denver Broncos after starter Montee Ball was injured during their game against the Arizona Cardinals. Ball,...
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Baltimore Ravens: Three keys to defeating the Bengals in week eight

The Baltimore Ravens (5-2) meet with the Cincinnati Bengals (3-2-1) again Sunday for round two of this fierce divisional rivalry.  The game will be at 1 p.m. EST on CBS at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.  The Ravens need this win to stay in the lead of AFC North.  Here are three keys to ending their losing streak against the Bengals. Fast start The Ravens recently improved...
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South Carolina Football: Orange crush pt. 1

The South Carolina football team (4-3) travels to the Yellowhammer state to take on the no. 5 Auburn Tigers (5-1) on the SEC Network Saturday night. Since coming to South Carolina, Steve Spurrier has never beaten Auburn, and the Gamecocks have never beaten the Tigers in Auburn. The last/only time South Carolina has bested Auburn on the gridiron, construction on the Golden Gate Bridge...
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Keys to the Seattle Seahawks defeating Carolina

The 3-3 Seattle Seahawks visit the 3-3-1 Carolina Panthers this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. Coverage of the game will be found on CBS. Both teams are flailing right now, so it really could go either way. Here are my keys to the Seattle Seahawks emerging victorious: 1. Ignore the media distractions Ever since Mike Freeman‘s story on Bleacher Report, the media has been raiding the Seahawks...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Just retire, Steve Nash

In all honesty, this probably should’ve happened two years ago.  Steve Nash’s tenure as a Laker has been an unproductive one marred by injuries. Steve Nash had the option to retire after his last season with the Phoenix Suns in 2012. The team had just come off of a season where they went 33-33 in a lockout-shortened season and missed the playoffs for the second straight season...
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New Orleans Pelicans season preview: Player projections

With the NBA season set to tip off this Tuesday, it’s time to take a closer look at the personnel the New Orleans Pelicans will be working with in 2014-2015. I will predict who will be the starters and key reserves in this third and final part of my Pelicans season preview. If you missed part one, I analyzed the roster and broke down the team’s strengths and weaknesses. In part...
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Cincinnati Bengals: 3 keys to defeating the Baltimore Ravens

Dunlap & co. will have to be in top shape Sunday to contain a red hot Ravens offense. Reeling, confused, and injured. Those are the three best words to describe a Cincinnati Bengals team that sits at 3-2-1 and host the 5-2 AFC North leading Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Luckily the Bengals get to return home, a place where they have had much success the past...
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Washington Nationals: Four burning questions this offseason

Adam LaRoche The Washington Nationals have had an amazing season despite the disappointing postseason appearance. That being said, the Nationals have left us with a lot of questions that need solving for the 2015 season. Here are four questions the Nationals have left us with. Where will Ryan Zimmerman play? There have been a lot of questions surrounding Ryan Zimmerman after his...
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Fantasy football: What to do about Denard Robinson

After a 22 carry, 127-yard performance in week 7 against the Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson, is one of the most popular waiver wire additions in fantasy football heading into week 8. With Toby Gerhart sidelined by a foot injury, Robinson is currently the starter in Jacksonville, and given the dearth of bona fide starting running backs available...
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New York Yankees: Mark Teixeira in 2015

The New York Yankees’ 2014 season wasn’t only rough on the team’s pitchers, but position players as well. First baseman Mark Teixeira had his fair share of injuries, resulting in one of his worst MLB seasons to date. It started in March 2013 for the two-time All Star when he suffered a torn tendon sheath. It wasn’t until 53 games into the regular season that Teixeira was...
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MLS 2014 regular season review: Top 10 defenders

It is well-known that the MLS is one of the weakest leagues in the world when it comes to defending. The defenders’ lack the awareness, positional skills and technical abilities to compete with the likes of Sergio Ramos, Jérôme Boateng, etc. They are just not that good. For the aforementioned reasons, the league has been bombarded with insults and humorous taunts from rhapsodic...
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Denver Nuggets: Four burning questions for the 2014-15 season

The countdown until the 2014-15 NBA season has officially gone under a week, and the sound of squeaky shoes as a man blows by his defender is oh-so close. The Denver Nuggets begin their season at the Pepsi Center against the Detroit Pistons on October 29th. The Nuggets are predicted by most experts and GMs to remain in the worst place an organization can be in the NBA, in purgatory...
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Staff Predictions: Michigan vs Michigan State

Michigan and Michigan State will clash on Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium. Kick off is scheduled for 3:30 and the game will be televised on ABC. We have polled our Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans writers for their predictions on the outcome of the game. You can find them below along with a few guest picks. The results are overwhelming (13-1) that the Spartans...
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Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Hagyard-Fayette Stakes at Keeneland; BC Works

We are now exactly one week away from the 2014 Breeders Cup Championships and the excitement is really starting to build. That being said, as a programming note, I will have Friday’s Breeders Cup races posted on Thursday morning and Saturday’s races posted on Friday morning. As far as this week’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, we will be looking at the 2014 Hagyard Fayette...
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Updated Red Alert: A New Nasty Boy on the Phillies?

If a competition develops in Clearwater for the final rotation spot on the Philadelphia Phillies, what would happen with a toss-up between Jerome Williams and Miguel Gonzalez? Will Gonzalez be a starter or the next feared member of the relief corps? There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week. This review is an additional and updated posting. Please, scroll...
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