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Alabama football position preview: offensive line

This is part four of our Alabama football season preview series. This edition will take an in depth look at the offensive line, a group headlined by Ryan Kelly and Cam Robinson. Part one focused on the quarterbacks, part two focused on the running backs, and wide receivers and tight ends. Cam Robinson What we know Story after story has the Wisconsin Badgers’ starting offensive...
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Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant voted 4th on the forecasted MVP race

Durant came it #4, while James is predicted to win it According to ESPN, the upcoming NBA Season is predicted to turnout quite different to last years. The network has carried out somewhat of a ‘Summer Forecast’ during the dry weeks in August and September before pre-season gets started. A few weeks ago they predicted that the Oklahoma City Thunder would finish fifth in the...
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Man United and Real Madrid clash over failed De Gea transfer

  It has been the transfer saga that has had world football gripped all summer. The will he, won’t he story of twists and turns which seemed like it was almost inevitably going to end with David De Gea leaving Manchester United for Real Madrid. However, in a bizarre and unique twist, this multi million pound transfer stalled in the final hour due to clerical error the aftermath...
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Is Dwyane Wade the greatest Miami Heat ever?

Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade has been a premier staple in the NBA since his arrival in the powerhouse 2003 Draft as the fifth overall pick. Since then, he has utilized his freakish athleticism, basketball savvy, and leadership skills to guide the Heat to championship relevance, winning it all in 2006, 2012, and 2013. Although it is common knowledge that he is past his prime...
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Dallas Cowboys: Rookies to watch

It is no doubt that the Dallas Cowboys are gearing up for a tough season ahead of them. With the looming trend of having a fallout year after a successful season (2007,2009), the Eagles concocting a legitimate threat to the division, and the rest of the NFC upgrading their rosters, the Cowboys have their work cut out for them. As with the constant pressure to perform every season...
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Kansas City Royals: Giving Yost credit

(fansided.com) The Kansas City Royals currently sit at 80-50 with just a month left to play in the regular season. Barring a dramatic collapse, the Royals have the American League Central wrapped up and have a chance to finish the year with the best record in the American League. The Royals went 29 years without a single playoff appearance and now have a legitimate chance at appearing...
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Oregon football depth chart preview: Offense

Oregon football has released their two-deep depth chart for the week 1 game against Eastern Washington. Here’s a breakdown of the position groups. Quarterback After the departure of Marcus Mariota, Oregon enters the season with nearly an answer for every spot on the offensive side of the ball except for quarterback. The Ducks will try to answer that question with the help of...
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New York Giants: will Victor Cruz be healthy this season?

Slot receiver Victor Cruz Victor Cruz, notorious slot receiver for the New York Giants has had a year plagued with injury. Last season, he suffered from a ruptured patellar tendon, which was serious and considered potentially career ending. Despite the odds however, Cruz worked himself back to health throughout the duration of 2014, with a goal to be an active player for the Giants...
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Michigan State Football: The time is now for MSU

Matt Hoeppner is an MSU writer for the Michigan-based sports website isportsweb.com. His opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Detroit Free Press nor its writers. Read isportsweb’s column every Monday. Follow Matt on Twitter @matthoeppner. It has been a long journey, but we finally are reaching the end. All the hirings and firings, all the commitments and signings, all...
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Big Ten Football: Power rankings

We finally made it. The first week of football season starts this Thursday night as the University of Michigan seeks revenge against Utah and Minnesota looks to pull off a huge upset against TCU. With the season opening up this week, Ryan McCumber and I give you the first edition of our weekly Big Ten football power rankings. 14. Illinois Ryan McCumber – Does this really have...
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Why the future is bright for the Minnesota Timberwolves

Oct. 28, 2015 cannot come soon enough for Minnesota fans. Last year, the Timberwolves ended the season with the worst record in the NBA at 16-66. For the first time in franchise history the Minnesota Timberwolves received the No. 1 draft pick for the 2015 lottery. They used the pick to select Karl-Anthony Towns a center out of Kentucky. Towns is ready to play and will be the starting...
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Jacksonville Jaguars trade long-time kicker Josh Scobee

The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to a deal that will send kicker Josh Scobee to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ian Rapoport broke the news on Monday and it appears set to go through pending a physical. Details on compensation have yet to be released. The #Jaguars are trading longtime kicker Josh Scobee to the #Steelers. He’s been their kicker since 2004. Pitt had a K injury. ...
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Real Madrid’s David de Gea deal goes south

David de Gea stays with Manchester United After months of waiting, Real Madrid finally signed David de Gea. Or at least, that was the case when the transfer window was still open, before everything fell right out of Madrid’s hands. After months of uncertainty that came with the mention of de Gea’s future, it was announced that Real Madrid would indeed be taking the Spanish goalkeeper...
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Arkansas Football position preview: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

This is part three of the Arkansas Razorbacks Football 2015 season preview. This edition will cover the wide receiver and tight end positions. With senior quarterback Brandon Allen returning along with several of his favorite targets, the Hogs should have a solid passing game in 2015. What we know Senior WR Keon Hatcher is returning for the upcoming season. Hatcher played in all...
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Chicago Cubs: Takeaways from Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter

It’s fitting that Jake Arrieta delivered a lights out performance on the Chicago Cubs’ pajama night. The Cubs pitcher threw his first career no-hitter in last nights’ 2-0 win over the Dodgers. The 29-year-old pitcher went the distance tossing a career high 12 strikeouts in the process. Arrieta picked up his NL-leading 17th win and improved his ERA to 2.11. Following the...
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ACC Basketball: Scheduling luck and woe

Many of the ACC teams have at this point nailed down their out of conference schedules in addition to the conference matchups they must face later in the season. The ACC is a tough conference to be sure, but this does not mean that every team faces the same degree of difficulty throughout the year. How much does strength of schedule play a role in a team’s success? Schedule strength...
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Cleveland Browns: rookies to watch

It’s no question that the Cleveland Browns have arguably the toughest road to the playoffs, having to overcome three other playoff teams to do so. The Browns will need a few rookies who could burst on to the go above and beyond for them this season. Here’s a look at some three rookies who could see big roles this year. reakout candidates. Danny Shelton I know picking the team’s...
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Clippers’ owner Steve Ballmer betting on himself

Stepping away from the hardwood we step into the boardroom. In recent news, Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has rejected a $60 million annual TV rights offer from Fox. The Los Angeles Clippers currently have a deal that runs through 2015-16 with Fox Sports Prime Ticket which pays $25 million per year. I know what you are thinking, why wouldn’t Mr. Ballmer take a $35 million...
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Boise State Football: The season of Finley

Last week Coach Bryan Harsin announced that Ryan Finley will be the starting quarterback for Boise State’s season opener against Washington this Friday. The season opener is the first time that former head coach Chris Petersen will be back on the blue turf. In this Sunday’s press conference Harsin announced that red-shirt senior safety Darian Thompson and red-shirt senior center...
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New York Islanders: Rising back to Prominence

For many seasons, the New York Islanders have been a nearly irrelevant team, finishing near the bottom of the Eastern conference year after year. Being a Long Islanders, I can attest to the fact that the frustration of the Islanders’ fan base has been almost tangible at times. Their frustration has only been exacerbated by the fact that rival teams, such as the New York Rangers...
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The Golden State Warriors are on fire, but how long can the flame burn?

The Golden State Warriors used to be the laughing stock of the NBA; now, they’re anything but. The million dollar question: how long can they keep this up? The Warriors have seen their overall win total grow in the past three seasons, back to when Mark Jackson coached his second season in the Bay Area. Since then, the Warriors have slowly but surely built a powerhouse ball club...
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Tennessee Titans: Likes and dislikes against Kansas City

The Tennessee Titans suffered another preseason loss on the road, this time to the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs 34-10. After the team presented promising overall team performances against the Falcons and Rams during the first two weeks, the Titans took major steps backwards against the Chiefs. While there wasn’t much to like in terms of an offensive and defensive execution standpoint...
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Arkansas Razorbacks Football position preview: Running backs

This is part two of the Arkansas Razorbacks Football 2015 season preview. This edition will cover the depth at running back for the Hogs, a key position for the team. Head coach Brett Bielema is known for his preference for a big offensive line and heavy running game. The 2014 season was a significant success for the Razorbacks in this capacity, and many are looking at this upcoming...
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Penn State football position preview: Defensive backs

Much like the other position groups on the Penn State defense, the defensive backfield is talented, experienced and ready to dominate in 2015. Penn State returns three official starters from last year’s group, but Jordan Lucas moved to safety to fill Adrian Amos’ spot and Marcus Allen started the second half of the season after Ryan Keiser’s injury. Trevor Williams returns...
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Washington Redskins quarterback situation

After a tumultuous preseason at the quarterback position, an unlikely outcome has occurred for the Washington Redskins. Kirk Cousins has been named the starting quarterback. Amidst trade rumors, injuries, and bad quality Cousins has nabbed the starting job somewhat by default. Headed into the 2015 season it was assumed that Robert Griffin would become the starter after suffering...
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