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Why a Manchester United move for Gareth Bale is a bad idea

After what has been touted as a rough second campaign at the Bernabéu for Gareth Bale, the rumors started circulating that the Welshman could be set for a potential move back to his Premiere League roots, with Manchester United footing the bill. This is a categorically bad move for both Manchester and Madrid; as well as Bale. If transfer rumors are true, Gareth Bale could be leaving...
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Detroit Red Wings: Mike Babcock holds final press conference

Mike Babcock The now former Detroit Red Wings coach, Mike Babcock walked into the Joe Louis Arena for the last time as head coach Friday morning to clean his office. Later that day he decided to call a press conference because he felt he couldn’t just leave without saying goodbye. Babcock was head coach the Red Wings for ten years and extended the playoff streak to 24 years and...
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San Diego Padres: Matt Kemp’s struggles

Matt Kemp Matt Kemp arrived with the San Diego Padres in the first wave of major acquisitions from general manager A.J. Preller last December. The Friars saw a chance to relieve the Dodgers of Kemp, who had apparently worn out this welcome in Los Angeles. The trade was essentially Kemp and $30 million for catcher Yasmani Grandal. Kemp got off to a hot in April, hitting .326/.357...
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New York Rangers: More movie nights please

The night before game 4, Rick Nash organized an event for the team where they saw a screening of the upcoming movie Entourage. It was also his job to ensure that everybody was in attendance. The next day, a couple of players on the New York Rangers couldn’t have thrown the monkeys off their backs any farther, including himself. They say that your best players truly have to be...
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New York Jets: Geno Smith named the starter

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles has named Geno Smith the starting quarterback going into the 2015 season. Even with the buzz behind the New York Jets quarterback situation, there seems to be a clear-cut starter. A few days ago, Jets head coach Todd Bowles and offensive coordinator Chan Galiey publically expressed the fact that Geno Smith will be the starting quarterback going...
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Analyzing Golden State’s game three victory over Houston

MVP. MVP Steph Curry looks to score Steph Curry’s game three performance against the Houston Rockets left no doubt in the Toyota Center that Curry is the Most Valuable Player in the league. On a night where Steph Curry set a new NBA record, the Golden State Warriors broke the will of the Houston Rockets as the Warriors out-hustled the Rockets from tip-off. Curry tore through...
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Pittsburgh Pirates: Burnett continues to amaze

In his final season as a professional pitcher, A.J. Burnett isn’t holding anything back. His farewell tour is off to a great start as he has been superb for the Pittsburgh Pirates each time he takes the mound. Burnett improved his record to 4-1 while lowering his earned run average to 1.37 for the season. While Gerrit Cole is having a solid season, Burnett has been the best Pirates...
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Confessions of a die-hard Milwaukee Brewers fan

The Milwaukee Brewers have really been trying my patience this season. I expected a lot more out of them at this point, but instead I’m looking at a team in dead last in the NL Central. The NL Central is one of the most competitive divisions we have in the MLB, and being behind more than 11 games is a bleak situation indeed. Firing Ron Roenicke was an excellent decision, as I...
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Mercenaries for UCLA Football?

UCLA head coach, Jim Mora, stated in a recent interview that he never had any intention of bringing Everett Golson to UCLA. He even bluntly says, “I don’t want mercenaries on my team.” Mora goes on to elaborate how much he wants “guys who grew up in our culture and who understand what we’re all about.” He further explains that those fifth year guys have a lot of influence...
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Cincinnati Reds: The Good and Bad So Far

Roughly a quarter of the way through the 2015 MLB season, here are a few takeaways for the Cincinnati Reds. As of now they sit at fourth in the NL Central, eight and a half games back of the St. Louis Cardinals behind the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh. They have not been able to score runs, currently 10th worst in the MLB. Their situational hitting has been even worse, batting only...
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Tampa Bay Rays: Strictly Souza

Souza leads the team in home runs (seven) and stolen bases (21) The Tampa Bay Rays (24-20) are in first place in the American League East. Credit is due to many factors, but a large bulk of it should be given  to right fielder, Steven Souza Jr. This is Souza’s second major league season, and he is finally showing the baseball world what his game is all about. His seven home runs...
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WWE NXT Takeover Unstoppable Review

WWE’s NXT Takeover Unstoppable took place on May 20, 2015 at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. Every NXT special has been nothing short of amazing. This show did not disappoint either. This is a review of what happened on the card. Pre-Show WWE showed footage of Enzo Amore, Colin Cassady and Carmella arriving. Then they heard screaming from the other side of the parking...
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Why the Brooklyn Nets should pursue Robin Lopez

Robin Lopez As a result of the Joe Johnson trade in 2012, the Brooklyn Nets will not have a pick in this year’s draft until late in the first round. Because of this, and considering that this year’s draft class is not as deep as previous year’s, the Nets will need to look toward free agency in order to address any roster needs. Nonetheless, unlike the draft, this year’s...
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All-NBA Selections: West well represented

This year’s All-NBA teams feature a handful of mainstays and a number of new faces. After being selected to the second team a season ago, MVP Stephen Curry became the first Golden State Warrior to make the first team since Latrell Sprewell in 1994. He’s joined by James Harden, Anthony Davis, LeBron James, and Marc Gasol. The second team features Gasol’s older brother Pau, DeMarcus...
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French Open Women’s Draw: Previews and Predictions

The draw ceremony for the 2015 French Open took place today in Paris as the top 32 seeds were divided among the 128 player draw. There are no easy draws at a major tournament, and as a result there can be some mouthwatering early round matches to look forward to. So let’s break down the French Open women’s draw, and see who will lift the trophy in two weeks time. First Quarter...
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Oklahoma Football: Analyzing the Running Backs

Samaje Perine In 2014, the Oklahoma football team relied heavily on the running game. It was the team’s best option as the passing game wasn’t dependable enough due to the inconsistent quarterback play. The team ranked 11th in the nation in rushing yards and hopes to continue that success in 2015. With many talented running backs on the roster you can expect new Offensive...
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Mexico Soccer: Jesus “Tecatito” Corona gets double duty this summer

Jesus “Tecatito” Corona could help revolutionize El Tri’s squad should he reach his full potential in the coming years, as this particularly grueling summer could very well be a stepping stone. El Tri has a long list of fantastic players, but very few showcase the same dynamics Corona has demonstrated with his clubs, and Mexico’s U20 squad in the past. Corona has...
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Buffalo Bills: Five Reasons why “Ground n’ Pound” Gameplan is a Bluff

Bills fans are growing nervous after listening to the overwhelming “run first and run often” rhetoric given by Head Coach Rex Ryan. With the addition of LeSean McCoy to a crowded background that consists of Fred Jackson, Anthony Dixon, Bryce Brown and rookie Karlos Williams, it is easy to become brain-washed by the ground and pound mentality that Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman...
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Boise State Football: Looking to change the streak in 2015

The fan base in Boise also known as “Bronco Nation” is all too familiar with the opening game hype. From the opener in Washington DC in 2010 where the late game heroics of Kellen Moore were shown, to the pitiful offensive performance of 2014 in Atlanta against Ole Miss, the fans in Boise have seen the good and the bad. This year is another huge game as Boise State will be welcoming...
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Sebastian Giovinco’s magic sinks Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers had no answer for Sebastian Giovinco. Sebastian Giovinco was at his best on Saturday as he helped Toronto FC dispatch Portland Timbers 1-0. In a game featuring four of MLS’ most creative minds, Giovinco stole the show with his swift feet, delightful passes and a sublime finish. The goal is his fifth of the season. Portland’s top men Darlington Nagbe and Diego...
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Seattle Seahawks position rank: defense edition

Last week I ranked the Seattle Seahawks by offensive position. This week I take a look at the defense. 1. Safety I decided to split up the Legion of Boom here. While the cohesive unit is better than the sum of its parts, I figured I’d look at corner and safety positions separately. It’s a tough call, but the safety position tops the defensive ranking. I have yet to see a better...
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French Open Women's preview: Who will make the quarters?

The road to the Roland Garros on the women’s side proved to be as sporadic as ever. Serena Williams lost her first match of the season at Madrid to Petra Kvitova (who she had previously never lost to). After a stellar season that included three titles thus far, Simona Halep was turned back in the first round of Madrid. And after a mini-skid of back-to-back first round losses...
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Oklahoma City Thunder: Russell Westbrook named to All-NBA Second Team

2015 All-Star MVP Russell Westbrook is Named to All-NBA Second Team Every year, during the middle of the playoffs, fans anxiously wait to see who receives the awards of the year presented by the NBA. Over the past few seasons, interest has risen to see who makes the All-NBA Teams both defensively and overall. Essentially, the All-NBA Teams comprise the top 3 players in each position...
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Chicago Bears: Biggest concern for the upcoming season

The Chicago Bears have a lot of question marks entering the upcoming season. How will the new 3-4 defense look? Will Jay Cutler bounce back from his abysmal year? Is John Fox finally the right head coach to lead this team back to being a consistent NFC contender? Those are all intriguing questions and potentially major concerns. However, the biggest concern for this season is if...
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Why the Kansas City Chiefs will win the AFC West this year

Andy Reid The AFC West is a hotly contested division, year in and year out. More often than not, two or three of the division’s teams find themselves in playoff contention each season. While the Denver Broncos have enjoyed a nice reign at the top for the past three seasons, 2015 belongs to the Kansas City Chiefs.   It has been a few years since the Chiefs claimed the AFC West...
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