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Michigan Football recruiting update: BBQ at the Big House edition

Michigan Football will begin fall practice in two short weeks. Between now and then, Brady Hoke and his staff will host a major recruiting event that they call the Barbecue at the Big House. This will take place on 27 July and there will be a number of committed and uncommitted recruits on hand. The Wolverines 2015 recruiting class is currently comprised of eight committed players...
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Oakland A’s trade rumors: Nick Franklin edition

The red-hot Oakland A’s are still searching for a second baseman to help them sail into the postseason. The Athletics typical second basemen, Eric Sogard and Nick Punto, are just not cutting it. Sogard is rarely starting these days due to .194 batting average and Punto is not doing much better with only a .209 AVG and 2 home runs. Additionally, Sogard’s strength is his defense...
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Fantasy Baseball: Impact of the Chase Headley trade

On Tuesday, July 22, the San Diego Padres agreed to send third baseman Chase Headley to the New York Yankees in exchange for utility man Yangervis Solarte and minor-league pitcher Rafael De Paula; the Yankees also received $1,000,000 in salary relief. Currently, the New York Yankees sit just three games above .500 at 51-48; however, they are just three and a half games behind the...
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AFC East preview: How do the New York Jets stack up?

Before the New York Jets begin training camp later this week, I want to illustrate how their roster measures up to their divisional opponents’ rosters. No offense to kickers and punters, but I will be leaving special teams out of this article for space reasons. Let’s start with what we are most familiar with. New York Jets projected lineups: QB Geno Smith RB Chris Johnson, Chris...
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San Francisco Giants: Weakest bench in baseball?

The San Francisco Giants bench is incredibly weak. That’s pretty obvious. The bench has been exposed even more as the season has gone on: especially with Angel Pagan’s injury, Brandon Belt being out for significant time and Marco Scutaro’s career almost being over. Can this bench be changed, and if not is this bench good enough to help the Giants in the playoffs if they get...
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MLS Transfer Rumor: Is DaMarcus Beasley coming back to MLS?

DaMarcus Beasley According to reports, DaMarcus Beasley, a member of four USMNT World Cup teams, and MLS are in discussions over a potential move back to the US. The 32-year-old played a huge role in the States’ impressive run in Brazil. Naturally a winger, Jurgen Klinsmann used the veteran in the left-back position. He started every game the US played. Beasley last played for...
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UFC fight night Dublin: The Irish are taking over

Some events in MMA are just flat out unforgettable. We all remember where we were when Forrest Griffin and Stephen Bonnar went toe to toe for the first Ultimate Fighter finale. Every fight fan can remember where they were when Chris Weidman knocked out Anderson Silva. And every fight fan will remember where they were when Ireland took over the UFC. To call it a take over is putting...
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Iowa football and Kirk Ferentz: Player development

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz is one of the best developers of talent in the nation. In this multi-part series of articles, I will discuss the effects of Kirk Ferentz to Iowa football. I will talk about the good and the bad of  Ferentz. I also will talk about the future of Iowa with Ferentz at the helm and if Iowa is better or worse with him as the coach in the future.  Iowa head...
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Dan O’Dowd needs to go

As the trade deadline approaches, here in late July, the Rockies find themselves in their seemingly perpetual cycle. Out of contention for any postseason races but unwilling to wave the white flag on the season. It is this attitude by the Rockies front office which has propelled the team to its current 40-59 record and 15 game deficit in the NL West division race. Moreover, it is...
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Chicago Cubs designate Darwin Barney, ready for Alcantara

The Chicago Cubs designated second baseman Darwin Barney for assignment today to make room for outfielder Emilio Bonifacio, who came off the DL today. This could be a sign that the Cubs are ready to stick with rookie Arismemdy Alcantara, who made his debut two weeks ago while Barney was on paternity leave. In any case, it seems the Cubs are finally ready to let go of the declining...
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New York Yankees acquire Chase Headley

One day after falling 4-2 to the Texas Rangers, the New York Yankees and went and acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres. A source says the Bronx Bombers also got $1 million from the deal and sent right-handed pitching prospect Rafael De Paula to San Diego. Chase Headley is the newest New York Yankee and is going to a team playing for October. The only question...
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Baltimore Orioles trade deadline: Trade rumor update

Baltimore sent scouts to watch Phillies’ pitcher Cliff Lee start on Monday.   As the trade deadline begin to approach rather quickly, trade rumors surrounding the Baltimore Orioles have become more and more abundant, and apparently, more realistic. While other teams have made majors moves, the Orioles are yet to be active this trade season. However, that may change soon. According...
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Detroit Tigers trade rumors: a philosophical debate

So far, the Detroit Tigers have yet to pull the trigger on an apparently inevitable trade deadline move to shore up their bullpen. They have inquired on guys such as Joakim Soria, Joaquin Benoit, Neal Cotts, Jonathan Papelbon, Antonio Bastardo, and surely many others that we don’t know about. If you’re following things closely then chances are you sit on one side of the fence...
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Colorado Rockies: Rebuilding starts now

How bad can the Colorado Rockies get? As the trade deadline approaches and owner Dick Monfort appears committed to keeping Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez in the silver and purple, Colorado Rockies fans can only watch as the franchise continues to take on water. Instead of wondering when winning baseball will return to Denver, many of us are left wondering when the franchise...
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Chicago Bears: 2014 safety position preview

As my colleague speculated a few weeks ago, Brock Veeren is slated with the starters as training camp is set to begin on Friday. A little surprising considering his status as a rookie, but also very promising as he’s obviously very young and talented. It appears the Bears may have picked a real winner at pick 131 of the 2014 NFL Draft. After four seasons with the University of...
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Boston Celtics: Taking a risk on Evan Turner

Have you even been on a long road trip? You are maybe halfway to your destination, everything has been going pretty smoothly, you feel like you are making great time, and then all of a sudden, BOOM, flat tire?
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Clemson Football: ACC Kickoff

The 2014 ACC Kickoff was dominated by Jameis Winston and FSU, but don’t sleep on Clemson football.  Coach Dabo Swinney has led the program to perennial success, and the Tigers will be looking to make some noise in the ACC this year.  The Tigers came into this year’s media days in an unfamiliar position.  They were clearly playing second fiddle to Jimbo Fisher and his national...
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Michigan State Football lands pair of 3-star recruits

Monday was a successful day for Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Football program as it got verbal commitments from a pair of 2015 recruits. Felton Davis III turned down offers from several big-name programs in favor of Michigan StateFelton Davis III, a wide receiver from Virginia, and cornerback Josh Butler from Texas both committed to the Spartans Monday and will be the ninth...
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Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Jonathan Papelbon edition

The trade deadline is upon us as it is just over a week away and for the Detroit Tigers, making a move for help in the bullpen is the area to address still as they look to pull away in the American League Central. While it may take a lot to offer, trading for Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon is just one of the many relief pitchers the Tigers could look into bringing...
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Philadelphia Eagles: Training camp preview

NFL Training Camps will open in late July and so begins the 2014-2015 season. Camp provides teams with an opportunity to further evaluate the strengths and weaknesses their team possesses entering the season. Coaching staffs will look to build upon these strengths and develop solutions to the weaknesses. Along with the evaluation of the team as a whole, comes the evaluation of individual...
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Detroit Tigers: Is Torii Hunter Hall of Fame worthy?

It wasn’t too long ago that Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter was one of the best center fielders in baseball, at the plate and in the field. Hunter, now 39 years old, won nine-consecutive Gold Gloves from 2001-09, patrolling center field for the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels. He dominated the position for the good part of a decade. As Hunter plays in the final year...
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New Orleans Saints: Why to watch Khiry Robinson at training camp

With the New Orleans Saints reporting to training camp on July 24th, there are quite a few intriguing players and positional battles to watch. Rookies like Brandin Cooks and Stanley Jean-Baptiste have the fans excited to see what they can do. My player to watch for 2014 training camp is Khiry Robinson. Robinson was virtually unknown this time last year as an undrafted free agent...
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Pittsburgh Penguins: Top free agents still out there

The Pittsburgh Penguins roster is all but set next year as they have filled some big holes in free agency. They upgraded their defense, their bottom six, and their goaltending. With restricted free agents  Brandon Sutter and Nick Spaling left to sign, the Penguins could have very little room to make a signing to get their 13th forward. Who could that be? Let’s take a look. David...
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New York Mets trade rumors: Dice-K edition

The New York Mets are more likely to be sellers than buyers at the 2014 trading deadline. One possible player to be traded, though uncorroborated by any official source, is Daisuke Matsuzaka. Dice-K has done all that the Mets have asked of him and more this season. Operating as both a starter and out of the bullpen, Matsuzaka has been one of the most consistent performers this season...
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Chicago Bears: Why to watch Christian Jones during camp

While Lance Briggs is the only linebacker to be guaranteed a starting linebacker spot with the Chicago Bears, there are still two more spots on the depth chart to be figured out. Training camp will be a perfect time for this, as each potential starter will get an adequate amount of consideration for a starting spot. Out of all the names to be put out there as options at linebacker...
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