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Toronto Raptors: Time for a Championship

The Toronto Raptors are in perfect contention to have home court advantage for the first round in this year’s NBA Playoffs. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan have led this team throughout the season, but role players like DeMarre Carroll and Jonas Valanciunas have carried their own workload. Now with the addition of P.J. Tucker and Serge Ibaka, the Raptors are poised to make a run at...
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Los Angeles Rams: How to fix the offensive line

It seems like the Los Angeles Rams’ offensive line has been in bad shape forever. This past season featured the same offensive line fans have seen for a while now. Poor play and injuries made for a rough year, and once again the team has a chance to fix the offensive line, but how should they do it? #1 – Move Greg Robinson to left guard As a left tackle Greg Robinson has not...
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Predicting the Arizona Cardinals 2017 starters, Pt. 2

In an article published last week, I outlined and predicted the Arizona Cardinals’ depth chart for the offensive side of the ball. This week, I’ll go position by position through the defense, predicting the depth chart for the 2017 season. Arizona’s defense has been their strong point for many years. When they were in the Super Bowl, they did have Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald...
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Michigan State Hockey: Spartans unable to send seniors out with a win in loss to Penn State

The Michigan State Hockey team (6-21-3) was unable to send their seniors out with a victory as they closed their home portion of the regular season with a 4-1 loss to #11 Penn State Nittany Lions (20-8-2). “You hate to have the seniors play their last game and not have success.” stated MSU head coach Tom Anastos after the game speaking of the senior class. The Nittany Lions enforced...
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Michigan State Hockey: Spartans fall again to no. 11 Penn State, 4-1

Coming off a loss last night to no. 11 Penn State, the Spartans (6-20-3) host the Nittany Lions for their last home game of the season with one more chance at a home win. This will mark seniors Chris Knudson, Connor Wood, Rhett Holland, Joe Cox, William Haag, Thomas Ebbing, JT Stenglein and Justin Selep. The Spartans have currently only won two games at their home arena this season...
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Has Chelsea FC secured the EPL?

The English Premier League returned after last week’s Fifth round of the FA Cup. Last week, Chelsea won 0-2 against Wolverhampton Wonderers with goals from Diego Costa and Pedro Rodriguez. Today, Swansea City visited Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the 26th fixture of the EPL. Chelsea FC defeated Swansea 3-1 with goals from Cesc Fabregas, Pedro Rodriguez, and Diego Costa. The...
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Why the San Francisco 49ers should not pursue Jimmy Garoppolo

New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been one of the hottest topics of debate in the NFL the last couple months despite not having taken a meaningful snap since September. The chatter has been centered around whether or not the Patriots will trade him, and what their asking price is for the 4th year quarterback from Eastern Illinois. The Patriots seem to want at least...
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New York Mets: Noah Syndergaard’s new physique cause for concern?

Last season, New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard established himself as the ace of the team’s starting rotation, posting a 14-9 record with a 2.60 ERA. Noah accomplished this while becoming a fan favorite due to his hard throwing nature represented by an average fastball speed of 98.0 mph. Syndergaard has always been known as a power pitcher, mostly due to his 6’6’’, 240...
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Michigan Basketball: A special senior day

It was the last home game for seniors Derrick Walton Jr. and Zak Irvin at Crisler Arena. A few times this season, Michigan has looked lethargic and failed to bring enough energy. There was no lack of energy and emotion today. The Wolverines came out with the intent to send their seniors off with a great win over the Big Ten leading Purdue Boilermakers. Michigan was in control for...
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Why Butler Basketball has Villanova’s number

Butler Basketball is now 2-0 against the Villanova Wildcats with a 74-66 road win on Feb. 22. The Bulldogs broke the Wildcats 48-game home winning streak. The win gives the Bulldogs a three-game winning streak while snapping Villanova’s seven-game winning streak. With the win, Butler improves to 22-6 on the season while the Wildcats drop to 26-3 on the year. Butler has always...
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Why the Chicago Bears should not trade for Jimmy Garoppolo

The Chicago Bears may be one of the teams interested in trading with the New England Patriots for backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. If they do make this trade it would be a huge mistake for the organization. While anyone would be an upgrade from Jay Cutler at quarterback. Garoppolo is not worth trading a first or second round pick for. One big reason that Garoppolo is not worth...
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Changes in the offense for the Atlanta Faclons

The Falcons enjoyed a great turnaround this past season going 11-5 after finishing 8-8, 6-10, and 4-12 the previous three seasons. A huge factor in the Falcons’ turnaround was offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan who has since taken over as the head coach for the San Fransisco 49ers due to his success with the Atlanta offense. Steve Sarkisian will attempt to fill the void this...
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Philadelphia 76ers: A turmoil-filled few days

Everybody breathe. The Philadelphia 76ers just got absolutely shafted in the now-infamous Nerlens Noel trade, but hey, at least they’re not the Kings! The details of the Noel trade are as follows: Dallas receives Nerlens Noel. Philadelphia receives Justin Anderson, Andrew Bogut, and a 2017 first-round pick (1-18 protected). *Note: If the protection on the 2017 first-round pick...
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Steven Stamkos inches closer to return for Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been missing one big piece of their team almost the entire season. Fortunately for them, that piece is forward Steven Stamkos and he seems to be progressing well from the injury he suffered on November 15. Recently he was able to resume skating drills and stickhandling practices and remains steadily on the timetable he was given for his injury. Unfortunately...
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San Francisco 49ers: is Kirk Cousins worth it?

The idea has been swirling around for months: could Kirk Cousins become the new quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers? It’s a question head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch will need to consider very carefully. The Washington Redskins have yet to give Cousins the franchise tag, and neither Cousins nor the Redskins sound enthusiastic about each other when asked...
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Darien Harris sheds light on Jon Reschke’s exit from the Michigan State Football program

Former Michigan State linebacker Darien Harris co-hosted The Drive With Jack radio program on 92.1FM in Lansing Friday evening, the same night that the news broke that current MSU linebacker Jon Reschke was leaving the Michigan State football program. Jack Ebling read Reschke’s statement (you can read it here) and then asked Harris for his reaction. Harris: “Obviously, a very...
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Detroit Pistons: First game after the All-Star Break

After a few weeks worth of rumors, the Detroit Pistons opted to not make any trade deadline deals.  There was talk of shipping Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Andre Drummond, and Reggie Jackson.   The team looked to move on from Caldwell-Pope, who they do not want to extend a max contract to next offseason, Yahoo! Sports NBA Specialist Adrian Wojnarowski said during his trade deadline...
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Deron Williams is a perfect fit on the Cleveland Cavaliers

Back in January when the Cleveland Cavaliers were in the midst of a midseason slump, LeBron James stated that the team needed another playmaker. Now that the trade deadline has passed, the Cavs may have just found the right guy for that role. On Thursday, the Dallas Mavericks waived five-time All-Star Deron Williams, making him a free agent and giving him the chance to sign with...
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What should the San Jose Sharks do at the trade deadline?

The NHL trade deadline is just four days away and the San Jose Sharks should be looking to make a move or two if they want to have another run at the Stanley Cup. Some teams that the Sharks might face in the first few rounds of this postseason have already started to make some moves to improve their roster. The Sharks don’t really have any glaring weaknesses that they need to...
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How signing Andrew Bogut could help the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to sign Andrew Bogut. Bogut was traded by the Dallas Mavericks on Feb. 23 to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers are expected to buy out the veteran center. After the expected buyout, Bogut could also be eligible to sign with his former team, the Golden State Warriors, but the Cavaliers are expected to sign Bogut and point guard Deron Williams...
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Michigan State Hockey: Spartans come up short against Penn State

Michigan State (6-19-3) faces vs No. 11 Penn State (18-8-2) for the final home series of the season. Penn State is 5-0-1 against MSU over the last two seasons, and they swept the Spartans 5-2 and 5-3 during their last meeting in January. Michigan State is 2-10-2 in the Big Ten, making them last in their conference while Penn State is 7-6-1, making them fourth. Penn State Freshman...
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Philadelphia Eagles: Fullback talk

In the great zeal to drum up NFL conversation as the Super Bowl nears three weeks in the rear view mirror, I’d like to recall that Doug Pederson was quoted last offseason as having an “assignment” of looking into a fullback. On the surface, it sounds ridiculous to think that a team would actively shop for a fullback in the year 2017. The best follow up I have to that notion...
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Michigan State Hockey: Spartans squander another lead in 4-2 loss to Penn State

Going into the final home series of the season Michigan State hockey had just two opportunities to end some streaks of the bad kind. The Spartans had yet to win a home Big Ten game this season posting a 2-11-1 record overall at home. In fact since the turn of the calendar to 2017 the Spartans had failed to top any opponents other than Michigan with just two wins in 11 games. Strangely...
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San Francisco Giants Spring Training watch list

The San Francisco Giants enter the 2017 season with unfinished business. After failing to close out Game 4 of the NLDS, the Giants have been itching to get back on the diamond. Friday marked the time since the Game 4 disaster that the Giants were back on the field. Although the Giants addressed their biggest offseason need, there are still questions with the team that Spring Training...
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Philadelphia Flyers: Stadium Series preview

The eve before the stadium series is upon us and Heinz Field is set to host the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins in a rivalry game to showcase the two Pennsylvania teams. The paths lying ahead for the Penguins and Flyers couldn’t be more different.  While Pittsburgh is looking to build upon their success this season and get healthy in time for playoffs, the Flyers are...
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