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Horse Racing: Rising Superstar Dortmund Heads 2014 Los Alamitos Futurity

In this weeks Horse Racing Race of the Week, we will be taking a closer look at the 2014, Grade: 1 $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity for two year olds at Los Alamitos Racetrack in California, where Dortmund will be taking on just four others and has been installed as the heavy 4/5 morning line favorite. The 8 1/2 furlong Futurity will be run for the first time at Los Alamitos after...
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Detroit Lions: 5 keys to beating the Chicago Bears in week 16

The day has finally come. How fitting that the Detroit Lions (10-4) season has come down to the game against their biggest rival, the Chicago Bears (5-9). It could be argued, however, that the Bears have fallen from all NFL graces after their game against the Saints and might not prove to be as much of a challenge as we would have thought at the beginning of the season. Nonetheless...
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Iowa Basketball: Why the UNI game is a must win

It’s hard to imagine that a December game against a Missouri Valley Conference opponent could have any real impact on Iowa’s NCAA tournament chances, but it looks like that could be the case. Iowa currently sits at 8-3, having already lost games to Texas, Syracuse, and Iowa State. They hope to avoid adding another loss to that record when they take on Northern Iowa this Saturday...
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Chicago Cubs: Projecting the Opening Day lineup

After making a big splash at the winter meetings, the Chicago Cubs seem to be ready to finally make a push for the playoffs after having last played October baseball in 2008. With so many offseason acquisitions, plus numerous prospects coming up throughout the 2014 season, the Cubs Opening Day lineup should be very different from the one we saw last season. Here is what I think the...
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Wisconsin football: Barry Alvarez found the right guy with Paul Chryst

It’s official. Paul Chryst was announced as Wisconsin football’s 30th head coach at Wednesday’s press conference. It’s become cliché for schools hiring their new head coach to say, “We got our guy.” Oftentimes, that’s not really the case, but for Wisconsin, Chryst just might be the absolute perfect coach for the Badgers. “The first person I thought of when Gary Andersen...
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Michigan State Football: Drummond and Calhoun Selected FWAA All-Americans

Shilique Calhoun was named a second-team All-American by the FWAA. Michigan State defensive back Kurtis Drummond has been named a first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), and defensive end Shilique Calhoun was selected to the second-team. A fifth-year senior, Drummond is the ninth MSU player under Mark Dantonio to earn first-team honors,...
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Green Bay Packers: Playoff scenarios

One week ago, the Green Bay Packers look destined to be the number one seed in the NFC.  After a loss to the Buffalo Bills, not only is the chance for the top spot gone, but the Packers playoff chances are no guarantee.  While the Packers are tied with the Detroit Lions for the NFC North lead, they are just one game ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles for the final wild card spot...
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MLS Transfer Rumors: Erick “Cubo” Torres belongs to MLS

Signing Erick “Cubo” Torres is a big deal for MLS. MLS’ silly season has kicked off in style. Teams are attempting to secure talents before preseason training kicks off and the league’s front office has acquired a player that could push MLS into the next phase. Below are the latest acquisitions and transfer rumors: MLS signs the next Chicharito: The league has exercised...
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Chicago Bears: Sad state of affairs at Halas Hall

The situation inside Halas Hall has officially reached DEFCON 1, as news broke yesterday via ESPN that Jimmy Clausen will get the start Sunday over the $126.7 million man, Jay Cutler. Chicago Bears have cemented status as laughingstock of 2014 NFL season This decision is one of the head-scratching variety, and leads everybody on the outside to wonder whether or not more changes...
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Denver Broncos: Keys to the Bengals game

This week, the Denver Broncos take on the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals are fresh off of ruining Johnny Manziel’s debut as a starter and have been a tough opponent all year long. The Broncos need to win this game to keep pace with the New England Patriots, who are currently in line for the top seed in the AFC for the playoffs. As long s they accomplish several goals, the Broncos...
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It’s World Series or bust for the Detroit Tigers in 2015

The task is very straightforward for manager Brad Ausmus and the 2015 Detroit Tigers team: Bring a championship to the Motor City, or else. Yoenis Cespedes was acquired by the Tigers who in turn shipped Rick Porcello to Boston last Thursday. Cespedes is a flashy, attention grabbing athlete – equipped with a flame spitting Lamborghini Aventador – who is able to put more fans in...
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San Diego Chargers: Playoff hunt

Sitting at 8-6 after losing two games in a row, the San Diego Chargers are in a three-way tie for the top Wild Card spot. Tied with the Chargers are Kansas City and Buffalo. Additionally, there is only a one game difference between the three teams that are one game back at 7-7; Houston, Miami, and Cleveland. The Chargers will have to finish strong and win outright against the 49ers...
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Green Bay Packers: Five keys to defeating the Bucs in week 16

Sunday, the Green Bay Packers (10-4) look to get back on track as they travel to Florida to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-12).  The game is scheduled to kickoff at noon CT from Raymond James Stadium with television coverage on FOX.  The Packers fell back to earth last week after they lost to the Buffalo Bills 21-13.  The Bucs, who are in line currently for the number one...
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Pitt Football Coaching Search: Top 3 Candidates

As expected Paul Chryst will be leaving Pitt football to become the next head coach of Wisconsin. Chryst was interviewed last week and it was reported that they were both highly interested in each other. Wisconsin had to wait until Wednesday to announce who their next head coach was because the state of Wisconsin has a mandatory waiting time. Chryst finished at Pitt with a record...
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Premier League preview: The festive fixtures

While other leagues across Europe are starting their Christmas break the Premier League is gearing up for it’s busiest period of the season. Here we preview the stand out festive fixtures as all 20 clubs prepare to play four games in 13 days. Newcastle vs Sunderland (December 21st) In the North East of England football is so much more than a pastime and this fixture, between...
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Atlanta Falcons playoff scenarios

The Atlanta Falcons, despite their 5-9 record, remain very much alive in the air-tight NFC South playoff race. Two weeks ago, it looked as if the division was going to come down to the Falcons and the Saints in the final weeks. Now, the Carolina Panthers have taken advantage of sloppy football all around and entered the conversation with a 5-8-1 record. Judging from the craziness...
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Michigan reportedly offers Jim Harbaugh massive contract, what’s next?

Jim Harbaugh Unless you are just emerging from blackout, you have heard the leaked reports that Michigan is offering Jim Harbaugh a 6 year, $49 million contract to become the 20th head football coach in school history. If true, that would be $8 million per year which is more than any other coach in football is currently being paid. As, I speculated on Wednesday, the national...
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Michigan State basketball puts away Eastern Michigan

Coming into Wednesday night’s contest, the No. 25 Michigan State Spartans (8-3) knew it wouldn’t be the easiest of rides going up against the relentless zone defense of the Eastern Michigan Eagles (8-2). But in the end, the Spartans did enough to eventually break the zone and come away with a 66-46 victory over the Eagles. In the game’s early going, things certainly were playing...
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St Louis Rams: no playoffs, whats next?

With the Rams mathematically eliminated from playoff contention for the season, they have to be disappointed with their season but also excited for the future. This is a team with a plethora of young talent with players who flirted with stardom during the 2014 year. There are definitely things to improve on for next year and the front office will have to make some critical decisions...
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Storyline: What to Expect from the Phillies

When you no longer have a viable way out, you will trade Cliff Lee and eat some of his contract if you’re the Philadelphia Phillies of 2015. Ergo, the fastest route to tomorrow’s prominence is the most unpleasant one. There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week. This review is an additional and updated posting. Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine...
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All NFC-East Team: Who Made the Cut?

Disclaimer: This is my All NFC-East team through the first 15 weeks of the season. The results are based on the collective results of the season, not week-to-week success. So don’t be on the lookout for J.J. Wilcox just because he had his best showing of the season in his previous outing. Another thing to note, the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles play a 3-4 defense...
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What’s wrong with Michigan basketball?

The last three games for the Wolverines have all ended in heartbreak. First, they succumbed to two close and shocking losses to NJIT, followed by Eastern Michigan. The third straight loss to Arizona was not as surprising, but how they were totally demolished left the team searching for answers. If things had gone their way in just a few possessions in earlier losses, the Wolverines...
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Seattle Seahawks playoff scenarios

The Seattle Seahawks are incredibly close to returning to the postseason. Their path is straightforward; win out. The Seahawks can clinch the NFC West and home field advantage by winning their final two games. This week is at Arizona, and Week 17 is at home against the Rams. The Cardinals have a stout defense, but their offense has been battered by injuries. Backup quarterback...
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NFL Weekly: Patriots reclaim #1, Seahawks and Cards is GOTW

The NFL regular season is coming to a close, and plenty of division and playoff spots remain ripe for the taking. The Patriots, Broncos and Colts clinched their divisions, but those were to be expected. The next two weeks are crucial for some fringe teams to make a play for the postseason. Now, this week’s Power Six gets a small shake-up. The Packers got devoured by an impressive...
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Boise State Football: Jay Ajayi, The Man Behind the Helmet

Jay Ajayi has earned 5 All-American honors. We are all becoming familiar with Jay Ajayi, he’s that #27 beast running back on the Boise State Football team and a NFL Prospect, but it hasn’t all been easy for the junior to be in the position he is now. Let’s take a closer look at the running back who climb to the top after suffering from a torn ACL and a almost dismissal from...
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