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Oakland Athletics-Arizona Diamondbacks Series Preview

Sonny Gray This weekend, the disappointing Oakland Athletics (55-73) continue their week-long road trip as they head to Phoenix to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (62-65). The A’s started off their road trip by losing 2 out of 3 in Seattle to continue their season-long woes. Their season has been especially dreadful on the road, with a record of 25-37. With Oakland being 11 games...
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Arsenal: Time for the Gunners to rediscover their goalscoring form

The start of the Premier League season was filled with renewed optimism in the Arsenal camp, after the title winning form displayed in the second half of last season and a consecutive FA Cup victory, there was a genuine feeling that with a few key additions the gunners could challenge for the title this season. Although the showing from the team was underwhelming in the first game...
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Michigan Football recruiting: Ahmir Mitchell is an impact addition

On Thursday Michigan Football picked up a commitment from 4-star wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell (Egg Harbor City, New Jersey). Mitchell becomes the 23rd member of Michigan’s 2016 recruiting class. Mitchell is ranked No. 90 overall according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Rivals has him ranked as the No. 102 overall player in the nation and the No. 19 wide receiver. At 6-3,...
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Horse Racing: Preview of the 2015 Travers Stakes; plus Saratoga under-card stakes races

In this weekend’s report, we will be looking at one of the biggest races of the year in the 2015 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. The mile and a quarter classic, called the “Mid-Summer Derby,” drew a field of 10 led by super star American Pharoah. Because of the presence of the 2015 Triple Crown winner, NYRA has increased the purse from...
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ACC Basketball: The impact freshmen

Early in the season, when teams have less to lose, is an ideal time for coaches to test out the new players on their roster and see where they fit in. This year’s newest ACC players are certainly an elite group. Here we evaluate who might have the most impact. FSU’s Dwayne Bacon Dwayne Bacon, Florida State Alongside fellow heavyweight Xavier Rathan-Mayes on the Seminoles...
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Eddie Royal joins the list of injured Bears receivers

I guess the saying: when it rains, it pours is true, especially for the Chicago Bears. Eddie Royal is the latest Bear receiver to be put on the disabled list, as coach Fox said he is day-to-day with a hip injury. Fox said he doesn’t anticipate the injury being long-term, but that doesn’t mean much considering he said Kevin White’s injury was day-to-day and he could be lost...
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Arizona State football update: Bo Graham departure and more

What a wild and crazy week for Arizona State football. It all started with the sudden and unexpected departure of coach Bo Graham. Monday’s announcement left us all scratching our heads. New RB Coach Josh Martin On Tuesday, it was still unclear as to why Bo Graham left so abruptly, but his new replacement was announced. As expected, ASU promoted from within the organization,...
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Boston Red Sox prospect watch- Manuel Margot

While most Red Sox fans are familiar with the major league roster, not many know about the prospects playing in the minor leagues. Here is a look at one of the Red Sox’ top prospects, Manuel Margot, and where he fits into their future plans. Player Info Name: Manuel Margot Manuel Margot Age: 21 Position: Outfield Team: Portland Seadogs (AA) Height: 5’11” Weight: 170 lbs...
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Arizona Football position preview: Quarterbacks

Arizona football will be starting a season with the same returning starting quarterback for the first time under head coach Rich Rodriguez. Redshirt sophomore, Anu Solomon, will lead the high-powered Arizona offense looking to build upon his strong freshman campaign. Anu Solomon must take the next step mentally in order for the Arizona Wildcats to build on last season’s success...
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Updates on the San Diego Chargers preseason

Already halfway through the preseason the San Diego Chargers are full of optimism and hope as the regular season approaches. So far the Chargers 2015 draft class has been showing imporvement while some of the teams key veterans have also flashed high levels of play. With two preseason victories already in the books, here are the top notes and news of the San Diego Chargers. Brandon...
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Tennessee Titans position preview: defensive line

The Tennessee Titans return a handful of players on the defensive line from the 2014 season. The player to keep an eye on is defensive Tackle Jurrell Casey, he is a physically intimidating player with under-rated athleticism at a position. Casey led all Titans with 5 sacks last season and is poised to become an O-lineman’s worst nightmare. Nose Tackle Sammie Hill is a veteran that...
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Tennessee Football recruiting: Vols add two commitments

With it being only a week away from the official kickoff of college football, fans from all over are licking their chops for teams to face off, starting in early September. Everywhere you look, there is buzz and speculation pertaining to the play that is about to take place on the field, in a matter of days. Everyone’s focus is zoned in on the beginning of the season, that starts...
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Denver Broncos find missing piece in Evan Mathis

Evan Mathis The Denver Broncos and general manager John Elway orchestrated the biggest heist of the NFL offseason on Tuesday when they snatched left guard Evan Mathis off the free agent market at a bargain price. Mathis, a first-team All-Pro selection in 2013, agreed to a one-year contract worth only $4 million after his unexpected release by the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this...
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St. Louis Cardinals: Postseason is in sight

The St. Louis Cardinals have been in the postseason for the last four years in a row and number five will be under their belts after this season. According to mlb.com the Cardinals have a 100% probability of making it to the postseason. This season has been one of overcoming obstacles for the Cardinals. After their loss against the San Francisco Giants in the postseason last year...
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Is it fair to stop questioning Wayne Rooney?

The streak is finally over. Wayne Rooney ended his scoreless streak, which ended up spanning a total of 10 games, in grand form by netting a hat trick in the Champions League qualifier match against Club Brugge Wednesday, August 26. Wayne Rooney playing for Manchester United. The Manchester United captain seemed to open the qualifier with more confidence after nearly scoring his...
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UEFA Champions League Groups drawn

The stage is set for the four Premier League teams competing in the 2015-2016 UEFA Champions League.U UEFA held the Group Stage draw at 11:45 AM EST on August 27, with the official drawing kicking off at noon. Chelsea, being the champions of the Premier League last season, was guaranteed a top seed for their group by the new Champions League draw rules. Being placed in Group G, the...
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Michigan State Football: Dantonio addresses Delton Williams eligibility

After practice today, Coach Dantonio discussed the news that Delton Williams will be eligible to play next Friday against Western Michigan. The isportsweb cameras were there. Here are his remarks, in their entirety: This article Michigan State Football: Dantonio addresses Delton Williams eligibility appeared first on isportsweb by David Harns
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Is it safe to say Justin Verlander is officially back?

Anyone who watched the Detroit Tigers game Wednesday night was likely having flashbacks of the seasons from 2006-2012 as right hander Justin Verlander dominated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, losing a no-hitter in the 9th inning. Verlander was a perennial All Star, MVP candidate, and Cy Young candidate for over half a decade until injuries hampered him for a majority of the last...
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Kansas City Chiefs: 2015 Second half game-by-game predictions

(arrowheadaddict.com) The Chiefs are primed for a strong showing in 2015. After starting the season off, at what I believe to be 5-3, the team could have an even better second half on their way to the playoffs and potentially ownership of the AFC West. Week 9: Sunday, November 8 BYE WEEK Week 10: Sunday, November 15 at Denver Broncos After starting the first half of the season...
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Vernon Adams is the best option for Oregon football

Oregon Football Vernon Adams has proved two things to the world since he decided to leave Eastern Washington for an opportunity to start for the Oregon Ducks: 1. Math can be really hard.  2. He is a tremendous quarterback and exceptional athlete. Now that the most talked about math test has been passed, Vernon Adams has officially graduated from Eastern Washington and can now...
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Michigan State Football: Season predictions

We’re getting a little antsy around here when it comes to waiting for the football season to finally start. So the Michigan State football writers here at isportsweb have offered up their year-long predictions for the 2015 season to pass the time. As the weeks go on, we will also give you our game-by-game predictions. For now though, the records that are put down are meant to reflect...
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Houston Texans position preview: Quarterbacks

Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer At last, Houston Texans’ Head Coach Bill O’Brien has named a starting quarterback for the season. All summer I was raving about Ryan Mallett, claiming that he would get the starting job. Well I am here to eat my words. O’Brien named Brian Hoyer as the starting quarterback for the Texans this season. Though I favored Mallett over Hoyer, I think...
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The New York Mets have THE POWER

The New York Mets since July 25: Clear the way, the New York Mets are absolutely steamrolling over everybody. It’s not even fair. Just start begging for mercy already. Skeletor can’t even stop them. They are literally putting up the best offensive numbers in the National League right now. Before July 25, they were dead last in runs scored, and since July 25, they are #1 at 6...
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Calgary Flames re-sign defenseman Mark Giordano

On Tuesday the Calgary Flames re-signed defenseman Mark Giordano to a six-year, $40.5 million contract (AAV of $6.75 million). Giordano will enter the final year of his 5-year, $20.1 million contract (AAV of $4.02 million) this coming season, and his new contract will kick in during the 2016-2017 season. How is the contract for the Flames? Calgary Flames Defenseman Mark Giordano...
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Michigan Football recruiting: Caleb Kelly update

On Wednesday, 5-star linebacker Caleb Kelly (Fresno, California) announced on twitter that he will be taking five official visits. One of those visits will be to Michigan. 5 officials., Blessed for these opportunities s/o @Claywill3_ for pic edits and @valkel19 for setting up visits! pic.twitter.com/rutHtuzsWV — KANAI™ (@calebkkelly) August 26, 2015 Kelly, who checks in at...
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