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Oakland A’s: What went wrong?

Jon Lester It was as though this game mirrored the 2014 season – the Oakland A’s started off strong in the Wild Card game against the Kansas City Royals, but then they faltered toward the end and could not pull out the win. Even with proven postseason ace Jon Lester on the mound, injuries and poor defense helped the Royals surpass the Oakland A’s. This game is only the 2nd...
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Michigan State Football: Nebraska and the big play

The Michigan State football team opens up Big Ten play this week with a home game against the undefeated and #19 ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers. While the game is no longer a division matchup, if Michigan State hopes to have any chance at making the college football playoff, they need to win out. Most people might look at this matchup and think it will be a low scoring game between...
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Storyline: Plan A for the Phillies

What position player does the front office value the most on the Philadelphia Phillies aside from the obvious exception of Ryan Howard? There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: After The Final Out.  TAL’S STORYLINES Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in...
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Utah Jazz season preview: Roster Analysis

The 2013-14 season was not a memorable one for the Utah Jazz and their fan base. They finished with 25-57 record, the worst finish for the franchise since the dreadful 1981-82 season. Gone is Tyrone Corbin; in is Quin Snyder, who inherits an adolescent team that will still showcase some growing pains, but have no where else to go this year but up. Overview There was much...
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South Carolina Gamecocks: 4 keys to defeating Kentucky

The South Carolina Gamecocks suffered heartbreak against the Missouri Tigers at home last weekend.  SEC East title hopes were shattered, and almost every goal Steve Spurrier’s team had set is impossible to reach now.  The next obstacle for the Gamecocks is a trip to Kentucky.  The team is obviously disappointed from the latest loss, but they need to focus on the task at hand...
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Seattle Seahawks: Analyzing the tight end situation

The Seattle Seahawks have a minor offensive setback at tight end, as Zach Miller has to undergo ankle surgery. His replacements include Luke Willson, Cooper Helfet, Garry Gilliam and Cassius Marsh. Several news outlets have analyzed the ramifications of Miller’s absence, namely his zone blocking ability. Dave Boling of The Tacoma News Tribune believes there is no one-for-one replacement...
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Kansas City Chiefs: Quarter season recap

The Kansas City Chiefs started the 2014 NFL season off in less than stellar fashion. Andy Reid started the season off by ignoring one of the best running backs in the NFL in Jamaal Charles, Alex Smith threw more passes to the other team than his own, and the defense was in shambles due to injuries. Since that 0-2 start, Reid and company have weathered the storm and turned the ship...
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Oregon Football: Revenge in Eugene?

Mark Helfrich (Photo Credit: Ryan Kang/Emerald) They didn’t see it coming, no one did. 42-16… Arizona? That’s right folks, last year the Arizona Wildcats beat the Oregon Ducks by 26 points; knocking the Oregon football team out of a PAC-12 Championship game and a BCS bowl game. But this isn’t 2013. The Ducks are healthy, and Arizona lost four touchdowns from last year’s...
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Boston Bruins weekly update

Reilly Smith & Torey Krug sign Although it was almost a foregone conclusion that restricted free agents Reilly Smith and Torey Krug would get signed at some point, their contract signings were encouraging news for a team that has not had much to cheer about this offseason. After losing Jarome Iginla to the Colorado Avalanche and making no major moves on the free agent market...
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Buffalo Bills: The beginning of the Kyle Orton era.

E.J Manuel has struggled. It was time for a change. Well that escalated quickly. By now, I’m sure you’ve seen the headlines that E.J. Manuel will be holding a clipboard Sunday while journeyman veteran Kyle Orton gets the start. To be honest, I seen it coming. I actually was half way through writing an article about how I think they should bench the 2nd year quarterback. I always...
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Minnesota Wild: Matt Dumba or Christian Folin? Who should make the team? (Video)

As opening night against the Colorado Avalanche inches ever closer, the Minnesota Wild are gearing up by evaluating its options for final roster sports in the last couple preseason games. Several players have already cleared waivers and been assigned to the Iowa Wild to start the year. Mike Yeo and Chuck Fletcher have both said that they will take the final home-and-home series...
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Philadelphia 76ers season preview: Roster Analysis

Will the 76ers’ roster pan out this season? It may be tanking season for Philadelphia 76ers GM Sam Hinkie but in all honesty, the 76ers might have a lot more positive pieces than most people think. Sure, the roster is extremely young and inexperienced. However, if these young bucks band together closely, they might surprise themselves with a nice season. Roster Overview: The backcourt...
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Five New York Giants Players That Will Stand Out vs. the Atlanta Falcons

Last week with the team in need of a desperate win to maintain momentum, the Giants crushed their NFC East rival, the Washington Redskins 45-14. The Gmen outplayed the Redskins in every aspect of the game: offense, defense, and in special teams. During this week five matchup, the Giants face s. Atlanta led by quarterback Matt Ryan. Expect these five New York Giants players to make...
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Chicago Bulls season preview: Roster analysis

The 2014-2015 NBA season is approaching fast and I for one, can’t wait for tip-off. The Chicago Bulls’ front office was busy this summer and made some great additions to the team. Noah throwing it down Eight players remain from last year’s roster and the multitudes of fresh faces are sure to bring some new approaches to the bulls. Returning this season are Joakim Noah, Derrick...
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Kansas City Royals: “We Ready” to take the Crown

The Royals defeated the Athletics 9-8 in extra innings (via @SportsCenter). The Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics in the American League Wild Card round with a thrilling comeback, extra-inning 9-8 finish. The Royals victory marks the first time since the second Wild Card team was added to the playoff format, that the American League home team has won the one game...
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Denver Broncos: Needed adjustments for the rest of the season

So far this season, the Denver Broncos have performed adequately, as their 2-1 record shows. Their only loss so far came in week three to the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks. The problem is, that adequate, is not good enough for a team with Super Bowl aspirations. The team needs to make numerous adjustments to make that goal a reality including establishing the...
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Charlotte Hornets season preview: Roster Analysis

The Charlotte Hornets started training camp this morning in Asheville, NC for the upcoming 2014-2015 NBA season.  This seemed like the perfect day for me to unveil Part 1 of my three-part series breaking down the Hornets roster and making projections for the season.  Parts 2 and 3 will be coming in the next few weeks as Hornets fans look forward to the team’s first game on October...
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Minnesota Vikings: Five keys to beating the Packers on Thursday night

Following their big win against the Atlanta Falcons, the Minnesota Vikings will be preparing on a short week as they take on the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night football. The game will be aired on CBS and the NFL Network at 7:25 P.M. CST. The Thursday night games so far this season have been snore fests; all of the games have been won by 20 or more points and the home team has...
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Green Bay Packers: Five keys to defeating the Vikings in week five

Thursday night, the Green Bay Packers (2-2) play host to the Minnesota Vikings (2-2) at historic Lambeau Field.  This NFC North contest will be simulcast on CBS and the NFL Network, with kickoff at 7:25 CT.  Both teams are coming off of victories, with the Packers defeating the Chicago Bears, and the Vikings defeating the Atlanta Falcons.  With the loser of this game falling into...
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Oklahoma City Thunder: Thunder enter training camp ready to compete

After a year that saw yet another playoff loss due in large part to an injury to a key player, Scott Brooks and the Oklahoma City Thunder are back and ready to bring home that elusive title this year. The Thunder advanced to the Western Conference Finals last season after a hard fought six game series victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, which saw quite a few dramatic comebacks...
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Breaking down the New Jersey Devils 2014-15 schedule (Part 2)

The 2014-15 NHL season is rapidly approaching. The New Jersey Devils have already played four pre-season games, and opening night is less than two weeks away. To help get people even more amped up for the regular season, here is part two of my breakdown of the Devils 2014-15 schedule. January: 11 games (7 home, 4 road) The 2015 calendar year is a lot more favorable for the Devils...
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China Open: Djokovic and Nadal back on court

Day two of the China Open was a star-studded affair; both Nadal and Djokovic won their first match back on the tour after vacations. Djokovic defeated Garcia-Lopez 6-2 6-1 and Nadal defeated Gasquet 6-4 6-0. Novak Djokovic will be advancing to the next round of the China Open following the victory of his first match back on tour after the US Open. This was Djokovic’s first match...
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Philadelphia Eagles: The struggles of McCoy

There’s no secret that Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy’s productivity is down. Few other than he expected an exact repeat of last year’s rushing title effort, but to be placed 46th out of 48 in yards per carry among those with 20 or more carries was not expected either. Through 4 games, McCoy is producing at less than half of what he was at this point last season...
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Memphis Grizzlies season preview: Roster analysis

As training camps and media days are beginning to take place in NBA cities around the country, basketball fans can feel the beginning of the season drawing near. In this article, which is the first part of a three-part season preview, let’s take a look at the roster of the Memphis Grizzlies and analyze its strengths and weaknesses. Overview The Grizzlies have built a reputation...
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New York Rangers prospects shine in preseason game against Flyers

The New York Rangers continued their impressive preseason with a 6-3 win over Philadelphia Monday night. There was a lot to be excited about in the Rangers’ play, especially on the offensive end. Let’s take a look at last night’s lineup, and give grades to each line. Keep in mind that several clear starters were missing from Monday’s lineup, including first line defenseman...
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