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Philadelphia 76ers: Stephen A. Smith wrong about new logo

I present to you, the Philadelphia Benjamin Franklins: Here's your first taste of our new look. We'll complete it on June 18. #MadeInPHILA » http://t.co/0dQOi3Ebfg pic.twitter.com/N6QmgtgClK — Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) May 12, 2015 On May 12, 2015 the Philadelphia 76ers announced that for the upcoming 2015-16 season they will be re-branding the team’s logo with slight...
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Philadelphia 76ers: Draft options post-lottery

Last Tuesday, on May 19, the Philadelphia 76ers received the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery. It was a result that was expected, and certainly left many fans satisfied as all nightmare scenarios were avoided. The last thing that an 18-64 team wants is to acquire a pick outside of the top three; a reality that the division rival Knicks suffered as they fell to the...
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NBA Playoffs: Rockets vs. Warriors game five preview

The Houston Rockets are now a perfect 4-0 in elimination games in the 2015 NBA Playoffs. If we’ve learned anything about this squad, it’s that they play their best basketball when their backs are up against the wall. After a dazzling performance, particularly from their star, James Harden, the Rockets were able to avoid the sweep in Game 4 on Monday night. However, in Game 5...
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Boston Celtics: Potential draft day trade-up targets

As the NBA Draft nears, the Boston Celtics are diligently examining the players on their big board and finalizing the short list of prospects they will be looking to select when their name is called on draft day. While this should be a strong draft class, the talent pool is a little top heavy, as there are only 7 or 8 truly elite prospects. The Celtics, who have two picks in the...
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Detroit Tigers: Jose Iglesias injured again

Jose Iglesias Detroit Tigers Shortstop, Jose Iglesias came out of the game in their 3-2 loss  to Houson Astros Saturday afternoon after he was attempting to beat out a throw to first, which he did, but it came with a price. Iglesias ran down the first baseline and as he hit first base clipped first baseman, Chris Carter and he tumbled to the ground almost doing a somersault. The...
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Cleveland Cavaliers Game 4 Preview vs Atlanta Hawks

The Cleveland Cavaliers hold a 3-0 lead going into Tuesday night’s game 4 matchup versus the Atlanta Hawks. As is often pointed out, no team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit in the NBA playoffs. If the Cavaliers secure the victory, they will have a little over a week to rest for the Finals which are slated to start June 4th. This extra rest could be critical considering the banged...
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Detroit Lions: Defending Eric Ebron

Here we are. In the months of early summer without football. At the halfway point between February’s Super Bowl and the first game of the season in September. Detroit Lions fans will have various players to look forward to when the 2015 season starts. One of those behemoths of hope will be Eric Ebron. The Lions drafted Ebron with their 10th overall pick in last year’s draft....
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Oklahoma City Thunder: GM Sam Presti’s outlook on the upcoming NBA Draft

Sam Dekker will be very successful in Oklahoma City With an upsetting ninth overall place in the Western Conference during the 2014-15 NBA Season, the Oklahoma City Thunder have used the failure as motivation for next year when they return with an overall more talented squad. Along with the return of Kevin Durant, the Thunder have landed themselves the 14th pick in the upcoming...
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Philadelphia Eagles: Zach Ertz is aiming for colossal third season

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz When Zach Ertz was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft fans had high expectations and, along with scouts, dubbed him as the next Rob Gronkowski. Gronk, at 6’6 and 265 pounds, is slightly larger than the 6’5 250 pound Ertz. Both were recognized in college because of their athleticism and soft hands...
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Michigan State Basketball: The importance of Schilling and Costello

The Michigan State Spartans have three great options at the power forward position. Gavin Schilling and Matt Costello look to come back and have another great season. With the addition of Deyonta Davis, the returning big men’s role are that much more important. Tom Izzo now has depth at the four and five position, something he hasn’t had in a very long time. Costello is coming...
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NBA Playoffs: Analyzing Cavaliers’ game 3 victory over Hawks

The Cleveland Cavaliers are close to a sweep in this Eastern Conference Finals, leading the Hawks 3-0 in the series. The Cavaliers were without Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, but wound up winning 114-111. The Cavalies fought hard Kyrie Irving sat out with left knee tendinitis; he is necessary for scoring This victory was all thanks to LeBron James. He shot 37% (14-of-37), but he...
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Tennessee Football: Vols loaded at receiver

Looking across the board, it is apparent that the Tennessee Volunteers football team has a good amount of talent. They have a solid starting quarterback, Josh Dobbs, with a slew of young, but supremely talented backup freshmen signal callers. In addition, the defense is stout, led by big-time players, sophomore Derek Barnett, and upper classmen Curt Maggitt, Jalen Reeves Maybin...
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Washington Nationals: Casey Janssen makes his Nats debut

The Washington Nationals welcomed reliever Casey Janssen to the ball club this past weekend. Making his Nationals debut out of the bullpen against the Philadelphia Phillies in the 8-1 loss Saturday, Janssen pitched a scoreless 9th inning and looked strong in his one inning of work. Janssen signed with the Nationals this past offseason as a free agent. He played the last 8 seasons...
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Boston Red Sox: Wade Miley goes from bad to good

Going into the 2015 season, the Boston Red Sox and its fan base knew very well that the starting pitching would not be winning the team that many games. They felt the lineup that was assembled in the offseason would be potent enough to keep the team in games. It started off that way for the Red Sox, but the offense slowed up once May rolled around. The starting pitching continued...
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Boston Red Sox: Playoff chances hopeful or hopeless?

The Boston Red Sox owe $64 million to players currently uninvolved with the team’s efforts.  With Shane Victorino, Justin Masterson, and Ryan Hanigan all on the DL, and Allen Craig and his remaining $25 million salary in Triple-A Pawtucket, it’s safe to say the Sox aren’t getting their money’s worth. Over the past three seasons the Red Sox have finished in last place, won...
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Michigan State Spartans: Hollis’s playmaking leads Athletic Department

Even the most ardent fans, which are quick to note the success or failure of marquee programs like men’s basketball or football, spend little time considering the framework required to consistently field such teams. MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis So, as other schools around the Big Ten constantly navigate the troubled waters of underclassman declaring for pro eligibility or...
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Chicago Bears: Ray McDonald arrested on domestic violence charge

According to a report from NBC Bay Area’s Damian Trujillo, Lisa Fernandez and Stephanie Chuang, Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald has been arrested on charges of domestic violence and child endangerment early Monday morning. This marks McDonald’s third arrest in under a year, and his second domestic violence charge. He was arrested in San Jose, at ex-49ers teammate Justin...
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NFL players who will breakout in 2015

This portion of the NFL offseason might as well be deemed “optimism season.” I will be hypocritical, however, and display some of that said enthusiasm over a few players chances to succeed in this upcoming season.  In this five part series, I will look at twenty players total who are poised to have breakout seasons in 2015. And without further ado, No. 20, Alex Smith The...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ranking positions on offense

Things didn’t go so well for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offense last year, but it wasn’t only because of a lack of talent. They lost their offensive coordinator during the pre-season and had a trainwreck at quarterback that limited any and all progress from week to week. There’s a lot of hope for a rebound from this unit in 2015, so let’s take a loot at how each position...
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Michigan State Basketball: Draymond’s road from H.S. unknown to NBA star

Tony Garcia is an MSU writer for the Michigan-based sports website isportsweb.com. His opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Detroit Free Press nor its writers. Read isportsweb’s column every Monday and follow Tony on Twitter @RealTonyGarcia. Draymond Green is no longer an unsung hero. It has taken nearly three full years, but Draymond Green has done it. Yet again...
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Michigan State Basketball: Counting down the top 20 players of the Izzo era. #5 Kalin Lucas

(Photo credit: Rod Sanford/Lansing State Journal) A couple weeks ago we started counting down the top 20 players for Michigan State basketball over the 20 years of Tom Izzo being in charge of the program. Just a reminder, when making this list, stats were not the only thing considered. Skill, leadership, what they accomplished at Michigan State and their impact on the program...
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Pitching, offense, defense back on track for Oakland A’s

Baseball fans need to hold their horses before counting the Oakland A’s out of the season. With the team improving on the mound, on the field and in the batter’s box, the season is far from over. For just the second time this season, the A’s have won back-to-back games. 2015 has been a year of bitter disappointment for Bay Area sports aficionados looking to see Oakland...
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Pittsburgh Steelers: Why they will win a Wild Card spot this year

The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off of a season in which they captured the AFC North title, but they will have to work hard in 2015 to repeat as divisional champions. They finished with an 11-5 record last season, just edging out the Cincinnati Bengals (10-5-1) and the Baltimore Ravens (10-6) for the divisional title. Three out of the four teams in the AFC North made the playoffs...
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Milwaukee Brewers: Time to think about starting Blazek

Kyle Lohse has been struggling for the Brewers this season. The Milwaukee Brewers have the second worst ERA in the National League at 4.54 this season, and their two most expensive starters, Matt Garza and Kyle Lohse, both have an ERA over 5.50. The starting rotation for the Brewers have combined for the second fewest quality starts in the National League and provided the team with...
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Which prospects the Cleveland Browns should have their eyes on this season

I know the NFL Draft was just a few weeks ago, but for certain teams; it’s never too early to start scouting prospects for next year’s draft. That couldn’t be more true for the Browns, who continue to have a big question mark at the sport’s most important position at quarterback. The Browns are also in need of a true number one receiver. Leading up to this year’s draft...
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