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Dallas Stars: Eakin, Roussel, and Garbutt playing playoff hockey

The Dallas Stars won their previous two games in Dallas by scores of 3-0 and 4-2. This tied the series with the Anaheim Ducks at 2 games a piece. Antoine Roussel is one of many Stars players who are frustrating the Anaheim Ducks. (Labeled for reuse: The Hockey New) The Anaheim Ducks haven’t particularly cared for the style of play that Dallas has been executing, however. Cody...
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Boston Bruins’ physicality is key in remainder of series

As game four of the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings series nears, it will be important for the Bruins to continue to impose their will on Detroit.   They need to continue to play like they did in games two and three, which is play physical.  What exactly does play physical mean?  Often times physicality is measured incorrectly as how many hits one team puts on another. ...
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St. Louis Rams: Who should they take with the second pick?

With the draft quickly approaching on May 8th, the St. Louis Rams are on the clock with the second pick in the first round. They are an improving team who were on the edge of making the playoffs in 2013 in the tough NFC West that has all of a sudden become one of the best conferences in the NFL. This draft will be critical for them if they want to become a playoff contender in 2014...
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Jacksonville Jaguars have draft decisions to mull over.

  With the 2014 NFL Draft around the corner, the question around every football town remains steady, “who we drafting?” With the third pick, the Jacksonville Jaguars have a glutton of options they can go with, which may be both a blessing and a curse. Do you take another quarterback just two years after the Blaine Gabbert debacle? Or do you go defense? Jadeveon Clowney is a...
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Indianapolis Colts: Three late-round sleepers to target

The NFL Draft is just about two weeks away from commencing and teams are trying to figure out what players fit their needs. The needs of the Indianapolis Colts include addressing issues at safety, wide receiver, and the offensive line. While the Colts could address these needs with their first couple of selections, they could also find a few players on day three who could turn into...
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Dallas Cowboys schedule released

It’s been a dull few weeks around the NFL, but last night the league finally threw us a bone and released its 2014 season schedule, complete with dates, channels and tentative times. We already knew who the Dallas Cowboys would be playing and where, but not in what order, which made speculation nearly impossible. Now that the schedule is out, let the far-too-early predictions begin...
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Washington football: Spring preview winners

With the final spring practice for Washington football in the books, now it is time to reflect on what took place the last month and a half. Here are a few of the players that improved their stock this spring: Did you miss the Washington football spring preview for the offense? Check it out.  Offense looking to the sideline during red zone work Darrell Daniels TE Daniels proved...
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Can we trust anyone in the Detroit Tigers bullpen?

And when I say anyone, I mean anyone. The Detroit Tigers have certainly had their fair share of bullpen woes over the last decade, starting with Todd Jones, who I still have never seen throw anything besides a 90 mph fastball. We then entered the Jose Valverde era, a time where strikes were rare and 1-2-3 innings even rarer. A time where a routine save consisted of three walks, a...
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Oregon Football: Top three impact newcomers

Which newcomers will have Puddles doing pushups this season? When you become a perennial top-10 team in college football like the Oregon Ducks have become the past five years you have to rely on new faces stepping up. With a revolving door of personnel it’s increasingly important for first-year players to step in and grab a spot. With a loss of talent due to graduation and the...
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Philadelphia 76ers: Who stays?

With the Philadelphia 76ers 2013-2014 season now more than a week old, they will have plenty of decisions to make with players on their active roster. Michael Carter-Williams and Thaddeus Young appear to be safe, but it is up in the air for everyone else. Some players are still signed through next season, but the team has to decide on which of these players they want to keep. Five...
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World Cup: why USMNT’s defense is the main problem

The back four of the USMNT has been the main concern throughout training camp and leading up to the 2014 World Cup Brazil. It will continue to be a huge problem if Jürgen Klinsmann does not find a steady back line to battle in the World Cup. The back four for the USMNT need to be ready to face Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, the quick forwards of Ghana, and big forwards of Germany...
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Why the Chicago White Sox need to change up the batting order

Through the first 20 games of the baseball season, few players are hitting the ball better than the current AL batting leader Alexei Ramirez. Although he’s struggled with inconsistency throughout his career, Ramirez has stepped it up for the Chicago White Sox this season, surprising a lot of people with a very impressive start. The shortstop’s batting average and OBP are by far...
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South Carolina Football: Intriguing position battles, pt III

There are a myriad of fantastically intriguing position battles that the Gamecock football team will have between now and the August 28th opener against Texas A&M on the SEC Network. Some of these battles could be decided in the spring, while others will won and lost during summer practice. Of these, perhaps the most fun to watch will be the arms race at defensive tackle, the...
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Minnesota Wild: Solving the Kyle Brodziak problem (video)

It’s nearly impossible to think that Kyle Brodziak was able to score 22 goals and amass 44 points just two years ago during the 2011-12 season. It seems like it has been nearly a 180 degree turnaround since then as Brodziak has arguably been the Wild player who has struggled the most this season. With one year remaining on his contract and his play having faltered all season...
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World Cup: will Landon Donovan make the roster?

  Landon Donovan is a 32-year-old American soccer player currently playing for the MLS team L.A. Galaxy and representing the country nationally with the USMNT. Donovan has played with Everton and Bayern Munich in the English Primer League before coming back to the MLS. He excels at forward and winger, but can also play in the central midfield. He has worn the starts and stripes...
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Milwaukee Brewers: Managing the Khris Davis Problem

The Milwaukee Brewers are off to one of the hottest starts in baseball, and everything has been clicking. Only recently have some defensive issues and increase in runners left on base presented a challenge for the Brewers. Those mistakes and missed opportunities have not burned Milwaukee thus far, as the rest of the team’s play has exceed expectations. I would say Rickie Weeks...
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Philadelphia Eagles: 2014 schedule demands a lot of prime-time games

DeSean Jackson and the Redskins visit Eagles on Sept. 21; Birds to play 4 night games in 2014. The Philadelphia Eagles 2014 schedule released last night puts them right back in the NFL’s prime-time elite. It doesn’t matter if DeSean Jackson is there or not. Jackson, who was released from the Eagles last month unexpectedly, wasted no time after signing with the Washington Redskins...
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Miami Marlins: Stanton a MVP candidate?

Giancarlo Stanton leads the National League with 27 RBIs. (Frank Couts) Miami’s Stanton making an early case for Most Valuable Player The 2014 Major League Baseball season is less than a month old and it’s far too early to talk pennant races, award winners or even All-Stars. To this point however, few players if any in the National League have had a better start than Miami...
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Miami Heat will dominate Charlotte Bobcats in Game 3

Holding a 2-0 series lead against the Charlotte Bobcats, the Miami Heat are in complete control of this series. In both Game 1 and 2, the Heat held double-digit leads but has had lapses at the beginning of quarters that allows the Bobcats to cut into the deficit. The Heat can’t continue to let that happen, even against an inexperienced Bobcats team. With Game 3 being in Charlotte...
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Manchester United: Sacking Moyes was inevitable

It was both surprising and unsurprising in equal measures, but Manchester United’s decision to sack manager David Moyes on Tuesday was inevitable. The heir to Sir Alex Ferguson was always going to have a tough task to replicate the great Scot’s achievements at Old Trafford, but Moyes left the Glazer family with no choice. Since arriving at the Manchester club from Everton in...
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Seattle Mariners’ two week struggle

Two Fridays ago, Felix Hernandez moved to 3-0 as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland A’s to retake first place in the A.L. West. Almost two weeks later, that seems like a lifetime ago. Since that win, Seattle has gone 2-10 including an eight game losing streak. The worst part was over a six game stretch against two of the lower teams in baseball, the Marlins and Astros, Seattle...
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Los Angeles Angels: Solving the Erick Aybar problem

The Los Angeles Angels have already encountered several setbacks this season with injuries to outfielders Josh Hamilton and Kole Calhoun, but perhaps the biggest stumbling block so far has come at the shortstop position. Erick Aybar has managed to remain healthy, disregarding some pregame dental work that led to him being scratched from the lineup moments before the April 10 game...
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Sacramento Kings: Offseason Goals

Now that the Sacramento Kings’ season is officially over,  it is time for GM Pete D’Alessandro to focus on making this team into a playoff contender again. The Kings are posed with a variety of payroll budgeting issues, and are more than likely to pay a pretty penny in luxury taxes. In this feature, I am going to play in the GM’s “big boy” pants and crunch some numbers...
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Dallas Mavericks settle for 1-1 tie heading to Big D

In a year where seedings mean absolutely nothing in the postseason, the Dallas Mavericks are leaving San Antonio feeling like this isn’t a typical 1-8 match up. Dallas tied the series at one, but know it should be up 2-0 heading back to the American Airlines Center for Game 3 on April 26. The Spurs, who have dominated recent history with their in-state rivals, finished Game 1...
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Horse Racing: 2014 Kentucky Derby field begins to take shape

With less than 10 days to go before the biggest race in the world takes place, the 2014 Kentucky Derby, the field is beginning to take shape with budding superstar California Chrome leading the way in Horse Racing’s most classic race. With Cairo Prince (out of the Derby with an injury) and Midnight Hawk (removed from the list following his second-place finish in the Illinois Derby...
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