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How the Tyron Smith signing helps the Dallas Cowboys

As the Dallas Cowboys continued their training camp in Oxnard, at least one team member had reason to smile on the practice field today. Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith inked an eight-year extension to his rookie contract that will net him up to $98 million, $40 million of which is guaranteed. All told, the deal will keep Smith under contract through the 2023 season and, together...
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Michigan Football position preview: Defensive line

The 2014 Michigan Football season is quickly approaching, 30 days to be exact. There are many expectations going into the season and one of the key positions that will help the Wolverines this year should be the defensive line. The Wolverines return a lot of experienced players and there is an abundance of depth on the defensive line. Seniors Frank Clark and Brennen Beyer headline...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Trio of bargain-priced free agents

The Los Angeles Lakers entered the offseason with dreams of landing one of the marquee free agents on the market, but are left with the reality that their season will result with another lottery pick. With Mitch Kupchak settling for a trio of bargain-priced players, the team seems to be resigned to write off the season so they can add an elite player in either 2015/2016 seasons with...
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Fantasy Football: AFC West team breakdowns

With the fantasy football draft season right around the corner, I’ve decided to do a breakdown on the fantasy-relevant players on every team, division by division. You can check out the previous columns here: NFC East                               AFC East NFC South                           AFC South NFC North                        ...
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Toronto Maple Leafs prospect profile: Antoine Bibeau

Antoine Bibeau has come out of nowhere to become the hottest new prospect in the Maple Leafs system. The French-Canadian netminder showed his potential in this year’s Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs (QMJHL), leading the Val-d’Or Foreurs to a Presidents’ Cup Championship and a bid in the annual Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Memorial Cup tournament. There he...
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Washington Wizards: Why Nene is the X-factor

A crazy man is cut loose by the Washington Wizards multiple times during the year. His name is Nene. Nene’s peculiar antics give the Wizards an edge over the opposition. Nene is one of those players that just has an affinity for doing to the dirty work, which is why he can become a huge X-factor for the Wizards in the future. At 6-foot-11 and 250 pounds, this 31-year-old power...
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Ka’Deem Carey to bolster Chicago Bears backfield tandem

In the 4th round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears selected Ka’Deem Carey, running back from the University of Arizona. What the Monsters of the Midway received was a running back that hoists the potential to be an NFL starting running back. As a sophomore, Carey led the nation with 1929 rushing yards in 2012, setting both school records and PAC-12 records, and last year...
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Michigan Basketball to host potential transfer Duncan Robinson

Michigan Basketball may pick up a transfer from Division III. This is rare thing, but Duncan Robinson is a rare talent. Robinson, who has blossomed into a 6-foot-8, 195 gem, had a stellar freshman season Williams College in Massachusetts. He led the Ephs to the Division III National Championship game and averaged17.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists along the way. Robinson also...
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Detroit Tigers: Is bullpen set for World Series run

With the trade deadline ending in less than 24 hours, the Detroit Tigers have already made their big move that they hope will potentially help their bullpen. The question is though, is it enough to win the World Series? Late last week, the Tigers traded for Texas Rangers closer Joakim Soria in order to bring help to a bullpen that is in desperate need of stability. In return, the...
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Boston Celtics: Why Rajon Rondo is the X-factor

In regard to the upcoming season and looking into next summer’s free agency, the Boston Celtics have a lot of choices to make. They had a great draft and are loaded with young talent. The East is going to be the weaker conference for many years to come. The front office has proven they can build a championship team through drafting, trades, and free agency. They have the pieces...
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Will LaTroy Hawkins be a Colorado Rockie in 24 Hours?

Twenty-four hours. A lot can happen in twenty-four hours. Just ask Jack Bauer. For the Colorado Rockies, a lot needs to happen in the next twenty-four hours. Rumors are swirling around Troy Tulowitzki, like they always seem to. So too are talks regarding closer LaTroy Hawkins. Even Brett Anderson has caught the attention of interested parties. Look at this way, Colorado’s got the...
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San Francisco Giants: three keys to a turnaround

The San Francisco Giants have lost six straight games, all while falling three games behind division rival Los Angeles and it is time for another second half turnaround or declare 2014 a lost year for the ball club. If the 2010 and 2012 World Series teams proved anything, it’s to never count out the Giants but this years team is riddled with issues that have to change now if there...
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MLS: Week 21 talking points

MLS fans should be ecstatic because only one day separates week 20 and week 21. After Landon Donovan and LA Galaxy routed Seattle Sounders on Monday, the league only had Tuesday to recuperate and will resume action on Wednesday. Four games will be play in mid-week and MLS fans will be treated to nine tantalizing weekend matchups. New England Revolution Star Diego Fagundez. There...
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UFC: Nick Diaz vs Anderson Silva, your not imagining things

Nick Diaz shadow boxing at open workouts the night before his UFC title fight against the welterweight champion. On July 24, 2014, fan favorite Nick Diaz came out of retirement to sign a three-fight contract with the UFC. It was the long awaited return of the 209 native, who took a year off of fighting after his welterweight title lose to George St. Pierre. With the buzz surrounding...
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Is Adam Wainwright a future Hall of Famer?

It seems to be common knowledge that some players across Major League Baseball are an easy choice as first ballot Hall of Famers, people like Derek Jeter, Ichiro, Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera. Then there are others who may have to wait but eventually get in, such as Adrian Beltre. Some of them are still young, like Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and Craig Kimbrel, but are all...
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Baltimore Orioles trade rumors: Final deadline update

The Red Sox are looking to move Jon Lester before Thursday’s deadline   With the trade deadline finally just days away, things seem to be getting clearer on the trade rumor front. Certain players are off the market, while others are definitely on it, and for those players, the asking price has been set. Unfortunately for the Baltimore Orioles, the likelihood of a trade before...
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USC Football: Previewing the secondary

A group that is scattered with potential, the USC football team’s secondary will be relied on to have a strong impact in every facet of the defense. The corner position is deep and talented, led by Josh Shaw, a player who is on the radar of NFL scouts as a lockdown type of player. While Shaw may be the best of the bunch, Kevon Seymour looks to start opposite of him and be another...
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New York Mets trade rumors: Rockies edition

Questions have been swirling over the past two weeks regarding the Colorado Rockies’ apparent willingness to part with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and/or outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. The New York Mets have been mentioned in connection to both players as we are slightly more than 24 hours away from the trade deadline. Certainly the Mets have a need for both. Ruben Tejada still has...
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Indiana Football: Chances Shane Wynn wins Biletnikoff and Hornung Awards

Indiana University senior wide receiver Shane Wynn has been named to the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff and Paul Hornung Awards. The 5-foot-7, 167-pound speedster has plenty of experience and talent to take home one or both of the awards. During his three seasons as the starting slot receiver, Wynn has totaled 133 receptions for 1,490 yards and 17 touchdowns. He is expected...
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Detroit Lions: #1 player to watch this training camp

The Detroit Lions kicked off training camp on Monday and the players will be putting on the pads for the first time later today. In the coming six weeks before the regular season begins, I’ve got my eye on second-year running back Theo Riddick as someone to watch. Everybody knows that Reggie Bush and Joique Bell will be the main tandem in the Lions’ run game, but Riddick...
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Washington Huskies: Special teams preview

Finishing up positional previews for the Washington football team I will focus on the special teams as a whole. The Dawgs return a slew of capable return men, but with the departure of Travis Coons, finding a replacement for all of the kicking duties could be a struggle. [Washington football: Previewing the secondary] Last season everyone got to see the speed and explosiveness...
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Could the Los Angeles Angels overtake the A’s?

With most everyone has been focused on the success of the Oakland A’s so far this season, not many people have realized that the Los Angeles Angels are only two games behind the Athletics and currently have the second best record in baseball. This AL West race has heated up quickly and the Angels were the hottest teams in baseball in July. What are the chances that the Los Angeles...
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New Orleans Saints: Players looking to bounce back from injury

The early stretches of New Orleans Saints training camp has seen young players steal the show. However, in addition to the young guns, some older veterans are coming along nicely, especially on defense. Three players who are showing some resiliency are Champ Bailey, Patrick Robinson, and Victor Butler. All three are coming off injuries in 2013 and are looking to bounce back and contribute...
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Minnesota Wild prospect profile: Johan Gustafsson (video)

If you’re looking for the biggest issue with the Minnesota Wild in the near future, look no further than goaltending. After a carousel of netminders occupied the Wild’s crease last season, the team is trying to find stability for years down the road. While Darcy Kuemper showed his own flashes of greatness at the end of last season, Johan Gustafsson is quietly waiting in the...
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Colorado Rockies trade rumors: Jorge De La Rosa edition

Jorge De La Rosa has a been a lone bright spot of an otherwise dreadful Colorado Rockies pitching staff this season. The 33-year-old lefty is 11-6 on the year, with a 4.16 ERA. He has been leaps and bounds better than any other Rockies starter. And the Rockies should trade him. Despite a solid season, De La Rosa is not taking the Rockies to the postseason this year. With July winding...
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