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Michigan Football recruiting: Donnie Corley update

Michigan has been on the outside looking in when it comes to the recruitment of 4-star 2016 wide receiver Donnie Corley (Detroit, Michigan). In fact, Michigan State has long been considered the leader for Corley. However, the tide is starting to turn as Jim Harbaugh has gained Corley’s attention and has the elite player at least considering the Wolverines. On Wednesday, Corley...
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How should the Sacramento Kings fill their last roster spot?

Seth Curry After signing Seth Curry, Duje Dukan and Quincy Acy, the Sacramento Kings have 16 total players on their roster, 14 of which have guaranteed contracts. David Stockton and Eric Moreland are the two players who have non-guaranteed contracts. This means the Kings have one roster spot open. Stockton and Moreland are on the roster, but they Kings do not have to pay them until...
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Philadelphia Phillies: Cole Hamels traded to the Texas Rangers

Cole Hamels has reportedly been traded to the Texas Rangers. Five days after pitching his first career no-hitter the lefty is being sent off to the Rangers for a multitude of prospects. Cole Hamels has had a fairly good year. This season he is 5-7 with an ERA of 3.64 and has 137 strikeouts over 128.2 innings pitched. Though the record may be skewed from being on a poor Phillies team...
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Miami Dolphins: Branden Albert on active roster for training camp

Branden Albert played for the Kansas City Chiefs before the Dolphins singed him to a five-year contract in 2014 Training camp for the Miami Dolphins will be well under way on Thursday. And just in time for training camp comes great news. Branden Albert, one of the key members of the offensive line, will not be placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. The Miami Herald...
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Atlanta Braves: Jim Johnson Last Brave Likely to be Traded

The Atlanta Braves have already traded Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson, so they aren’t likely to sell many more players according to ESPN’s Jim Bowden. Julio Teheran and Cameron Maybin would take a dream deal to get rid of them, while Jonny Gomes and Chris Johnson aren’t valuable enough to be the main man in a trade. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski been surprisingly valuable to the Braves...
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Chicago Cubs: Why do I care so much?

I am a 22-year-old young adult, and I allow a baseball team to depict my mood. Am I proud of that? Absolutely not. Throughout these past few days, I have experienced a bevy of emotions stemming from the Chicago Cubs’ play. I was frustrated all weekend with the Phillies’ sweep, and I especially couldn’t stand watching the Cubs blow a three run lead in the 9th against the Rockies...
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Analysis: Texas Rangers acquire Cole Hamels

According to multiple reports, the Texas Rangers have acquired Cole Hamels from the Philadelphia Phillies for Matt Harrison, Jorge Alfaro, Nick Williams, Alec Asher, Jack Thompson and Jerad Eickhoff. This is a game-changing deal for the Texas Rangers, and they did not give up a truckload in exchange. The Rangers were able to keep Joey Gallo, Chi Chi Gonzalez, and Nomar Mazara. Gallo...
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Why did the Oklahoma City Thunder bring Kanter back but not Harden?

Enes Kanter The Oklahoma City Thunder have been contenders since the arrival of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. They even had James Harden on their roster for a few years. The Thunder have been making all the right moves this past decade and have an even better chance to win the championship this coming season. The Thunder were able to acquire Enes Kanter before the trade deadline...
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The Atlanta Hawks remain great after uneventful offseason

The Atlanta Hawks have managed to pull off a very successful, yet almost uneventful, offseason this year. In fact, the announcement of their new uniforms this month was the most popular Hawks’ news of the offseason. The Atlanta Hawks, who had the best record in the Eastern Conference last season, have largely remained the same team as last year. This lead many people to believe...
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Chicago Bears: Top storylines to monitor as camp opens Thursday

What to watch for as Chicago Bears report to camp While we have until Saturday to see the new-look Chicago Bears in pads, the team will descend on Olivet Nazarene University Thursday morning to officially turn the page from last season’s debacle and start their on-field prep work. The biggest spotlight, undoubtedly, for most of training camp will be on quarterback Jay Cutler....
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Are the Los Angeles Clippers the most interesting team in NBA?

With Deandre Jordan’s decision to remain a member of the Los Angeles Clippers, Lob City is in full effect for the 2015-2016 season. And with the new acquisitions of Lance Stephenson, Paul Pierce, and Josh Smith, the Clippers may have become one of the most interesting teams to watch for next season. The Clippers may have suffered an embarrassing collapse in the playoffs against...
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Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Last weekend, while browsing daytime television I stumbled upon one of my favorite underrated sports movies—The Replacements. It’s a funny and dramatic football movie starring Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman. In one scene Gene Hackman’s character, the head coach, asks his team what their fears are, and Keanu Reeves, the team’s quarterback, answers, “quicksand.” Initially...
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UFC: Feeding time for Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey, just your average ordinary women. UFC 190 – Rousey vs. Correia takes place in the HSBC Arena, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on August 1st.  Rousey is the most dominate champion in the UFC, defeating foes as if they were children and has finished all but one of her opponents in the first round.  Ronda looks superhuman inside of the Octagon, annihilating would-be challengers...
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NASCAR: McMurray quietly having Chase-worthy season

With six races remaining before the beginning of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ “postseason,” there are plenty of usual suspects in line to compete for a championship in the Chase.  Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and other stars of the sport have earned victories in 2015 thus far, placing themselves in position to run for the...
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Storyline: Trading-Deadline Details for the Phillies

While odds are declining elsewhere, the percentages here for the Philadelphia Phillies to move Cole Hamels are still at 25 percent. And the reason is that many buyers are overvaluing their top prospects, which leads to deals for short-term acquisitions and second-tier stars. Note: An updated version may be published tomorrow. Hamels Demonstrates No-Hit Stuff.   GENUINE INSIGHT...
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SEC Football: Top Heisman Candidates in the SEC

1. Jeremy Johnson, QB, Auburn The name Jeremy Johnson permeated throughout Hoover, Alabama over a week ago, as the man who amounted to just one start last season has garnered more Heisman talk than anyone else. In my opinion, this speculation is warranted. The Heisman is routinely awarded to a player of the quarterback position, which Johnson is, and it tends to go to a player on...
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Chicago Bears: Building team chemistry is a top priority at camp

It’s finally here. Training camps are starting all across the country for all 32 teams this week. It’s the time of year where every team feels it’s their year and why shouldn’t they? Everybody’s tied for first place and all have a blank slate to either replicate success or try to recreate their philosophy in hopes of a few more wins. And it all starts with training camp...
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Baltimore Orioles trade rumors: Carlos Gonzalez edition

With just two days remaining until the trade deadline, time is of the essence for Dan Duquette and the Baltimore Orioles front office. Given that none of the left field platooners (David Lough, Travis Snider, Nolan Reimold) has stepped up to take the job, the team is said to be looking for corner outfield help. Jay Bruce and Justin Upton are two big names that the Orioles are said...
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Green Bay Packers: Eddie Lacy looks to continue his success in ’15

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy has been a vital part to the Packers success the last two seasons. When Lacy plays well, so do the Packers. In his first two seasons he has amassed over 2,300 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns. He is only the second Packer ever to rush for over 1,00 yards in his first two NFL seasons, joining John Brockington who did it in 1971 and ’72. ...
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Michigan Football 2015 opponent reconnaissance: Michigan State

In this eight-part series (Utah, Maryland, Northwestern, Michigan State, Minnesota, Rutgers, Penn State, Ohio State), we’ll freshen up on the Wolverine’s eight most noteworthy opponents of the upcoming season. Note: These are not game previews. The sole purpose here is to get familiar with who, and what, to expect from these teams in 2015.  After another double-digit win total...
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Kansas City Chiefs: Eric Berry cleared to return to football

Kansas City Chiefs’ star safety Eric Berry, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma only eight short months ago, has been medically cleared to rejoin the team and participate in training camp. The Chiefs announced the news Tuesday evening via a news release, that Berry will join quarterbacks, rookies, and injured players on Wednesday, July 29, prior to the arrival of Chiefs’...
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Detroit Tigers trade rumors: sell now, or else…

Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski has had a tremendous run of success in the Motor City. Nobody can argue that. He maneuvered his roster in such a way that the Tigers appeared in two World Series’ and are now in the final stages of watching an impressive four year playoff streak come crashing down. Three things are very clear to me just two days before the trade deadline...
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Michigan State Football: No “wholesale changes” for the student section

There will be no “wholesale changes” for the students who attend Michigan State football games this upcoming season, but there will be multiple improvements to their experience. That is according to Paul Schager, Associate Athletics Director for External Operations at Michigan State, who spoke with isportsweb on Tuesday. The biggest questions regarding the Spartan Student Section...
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Three Fantasy Football draft sleepers you should target

Many fantasy football drafts are on the horizon with training camp and pre-season dates finalized. Throughout August, people will gather for their online or offline drafts. Hopeful participants all envision championship glory come December. Strategy on who you’re drafting, where you’re comfortable selecting in the draft, and contingency plans must be developed days in advance...
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Penn State Football: Meet Saquon Barkley

Saquon Barkley will join the Penn State backfield in 2015 Penn State’s backfield just got a little stronger. One of the Nittany Lions’ top recruits in their newest class is running back Saquon Barkley. The Whitehall, Pennsylvania native stands 6’0”, weighs 208 pounds, and will surely provide a cushion for the Nittany Lions at the running back position. Barkley is not listed...
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