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Louisville Basketball: Three reasons the Cardinals fell to Michigan State in the Elite Eight

Tom Izzo In what felt like a down year for Louisville basketball, it only made sense that Rick Pitino would make another deep run in March. Fittingly enough, that run ended against another spring time wizard in Michigan State coach Tom Izzo. Feelings of surprise were replaced by feelings of intensity and familiarity for Cardinals fans when tipoff rolled around earlier today. In...
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Ten reasons why Draymond Green will win Defensive POY

He is the defensive backbone to the NBA’s best team. He is the stretch four forward that every team desires. He is to defense what Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are to shooting three pointers. Save the time and expedite the resources because the 2014-2015 Defensive Player of the Year award should already have Draymond Green’s name engrained on its plaque. Through inimitable...
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Washington Redskins: Should They Take Mariota?

It has long been dismissed as something that will never happen, but a thought that really made a lot of sense. It has now been reported that the Washington Redskins are interested in, and will work out quarterback Marcus Mariota prior to the draft. The team holds the 5th overall pick in this year’s draft and aren’t tied to any of the quarterbacks on their roster. Most of the...
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New York Giants: Is Odell Beckham ready to carry the load?

It was the one of the greatest rookie seasons we had ever seen. The name Randy Moss got tossed around a few times while Odell Beckham Jr put up over 1,300 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in as many games. It’s frightening to think what the LSU product could be capable of with a full training camp and a fully healthy offseason. On the other hand, plenty of pressure and expectations...
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Jacksonville Jaguars: Are they spending too much?

The Jacksonville Jaguars have acquired a lot of great players during this free agency period, but there’s a huge monetary cost that comes with it. The Jets and the Jaguars have been the teams to spend the most money so far and they have added some impact players.  Signing top free agents adds talent and depth to the roster, but have the Jags overextended themselves financially...
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2015 NFL Draft breakdown: AFC West edition

Continuing off of my last article, I look at what each team in the AFC West should be looking to fix as we head into the 2015 NFL draft by breaking down their needs and possible picks. Denver Broncos Needs- OL, TE, DL, LB, QB Possible first round pick- Cameron Erving (C), Maxx Williams (TE), Carl Davis (DT), Eli Harold (OLB), Preston Smith (DE), Jalen Collins (CB) Dream Pick- Cameron...
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Florida Gators are gearing up for another big Pro day performance

The Florida Gators are preparing to host their annual “Pro day ”  April 7 . The Gators have plenty of NFL caliber prospects and April 7 will be one of their last chances to prove their worth to NFL scouts.  The University of Florida has plenty of high profile NFL prospects such as top 5 projected  player Dante Fowler Jr.. Fowler has already impressed  NFL scouts but will...
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Why the New York Jets should stick with Geno Smith

After being drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Geno Smith has struggled to remain consistent as the Jets starting quarterback. But does he deserve one more year? The New York Jets have the sixth pick in this year’s NFL draft and in the last few months there has been a lot of discussion about what the Jets should do with this pick. Many fans and media personalities...
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Minnesota Twins: Tommy Milone earns spot in rotation after solid spring

The battle for the fifth spot in Minnesota’s starting rotation is now over, as Tommy Milone was officially named a starter by manager Paul Molitor. Milone has had respectable Spring Training, posting a 4.50 ERA in 14 innings pitched up to this point. He will join Phil Hughes, Ricky Nolasco, Ervin Santana, and Kyle Gibson on the Twins’ starting staff. The announcement didn’t...
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Denver Broncos: 2015 Mock Draft Part 1

After a crushing defeat to the Indianapolis Colts, and the ensuing exodus of talent in free agency, the Denver Broncos find themselves with big question marks on both sides of the ball. However, the 2015 NFL Draft is only a month away, and the Broncos’ 10 picks will give John Elway plenty of opportunities to reload his team for another playoff push. Here are my thoughts on where...
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Texas Rangers rumors: who starts in left field?

The season opener is just over a week away and the Texas Rangers still have some major decisions to make.  The fifth rotation spot remains in question, and the club must also figure out who will be their utility infielder as they break camp.  Perhaps the most intriguing and heated position race in all of baseball takes place in the Ranger left field. Nate Schierholtz will have...
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New York Knicks: Top five free agents to target

Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets 1. LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers One of the biggest names in this year’s free agent class, LaMarcus Aldridge will be seeking a max contract and the New York Knicks will be more than willing to give it to him. Aldridge is enjoying one of the best years of his career with averages of 23.5 ppg and 10.4 rpg, and is only 29-years old. It is...
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WWE: WrestleMania rumors

With WWE’s WrestleMania being the primary upcoming event, there are always constant rumors for the following year. However, I will be taking a look at some of those particular rumors that are leading into this year’s WrestleMania.   The Rock v. Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 32 This one is interesting and by now WWE fans should know that there were plans for a Rock v. Brock...
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Pittsburgh Pirates: Offseason in review, part 3

How are the Pittsburgh Pirates shaping up heading into the 2015 MLB season?  Read part 1 here, where we covered: High point of the offseason High point honorable mention Low point of the offseason Low point honorable mention In part 2, we discussed: Wild card of the offseason Smart non-move of the offseason Poor non-move of the offseason Here in part 3, we tie up all of the loose...
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San Diego Padres: Countdown to opening day

It’s finally time and when I say finally, I really mean finally. We’ve all been waiting around for opening day AND IT’S NOW LESS THAN TWO DAYS AWAY. Padres’ fans can now stop making prediction after prediction about the upcoming season (which I’m completely guilty of) and actually start watching their predictions come true. (More like watch our dreams come true.) Before...
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USC Basketball: A look at the recent past

Nick Young USC Basketball had another rough year during their most recent campaign but it wasn’t all that long ago that USC had a decent competitive team. In fact, USC has a collection of former players in the NBA today including Nick Young, Nikola Vucevic and All Star DeMar DeRozan. Now as the annual NCAA tournament draws to a close, let’s take a look back at a time when USC...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Meet Jordan Clarkson

Jordan Clarkson Without Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers are just a collection of characters lacking a leader. That being said, they have found a diamond in the rough in point guard Jordan Clarkson who has shined as a rookie for this rebuilding team. It is uncertain if Clarkson will be a part of the Lakers’ long term plans, but he is a crucial part of the current team. Clarkson...
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San Diego Padres: Five predictions for 2015

The regular season is right around the corner, which means it’s time to disguise irrational predictions as bold ones. There hasn’t been this much excitement about the Padres in over a decade, and I can’t wait to watch it all unfold. Here are five predictions for 2015. Justin Upton 1. Justin Upton will hit 50 home runs Upton’s careerhigh is 31, which he set back in 2011...
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Wisconsin basketball: Frank Kaminsky, Sam Dekker fuel Badgers to force Final Four rematch with Kentucky

After a bit of a shaky start to the NCAA Tournament, top-seeded Wisconsin played its best game and left Los Angeles with an 85-78 win against No. 2 seed Arizona on Saturday night in the Staples Center. Coming into the game, the Badgers reached the Elite Eight without playing their best basketball, and another subpar performance would not be enough to hold off one of the premier teams...
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Five Veteran Wide Receivers the Seattle Seahawks can still Target

Despite the recent addition of Jimmy Graham, the Seattle Seahawks still have a minor void at Wide Receiver. Besides Doug Baldwin, there hasn’t been much production at the position. Here are some still-available free agent receivers that the Seahawks could possibly sign. 1. Greg Jennings, Vikings Recently released Vikings receiver Greg Jennings Jennings is probably the most...
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Cleveland Indians: Four bold predictions for 2015

With Opening Day just nine days away, the Cleveland Indians are nearing the start of a much anticipated season. People are predicting big things for this club, and here are some of my bold predictions for the 2015 Cleveland Indians: 1. Carlos Carrasco will finish in the top 5 in the AL Cy Young vote Carlos Carrasco As I mentioned in my Cleveland Indians season preview, Carlos...
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Detroit Tigers: Three bold predictions for 2015

The Detroit Tigers are getting close to starting their season and trying to make another run at the World Series in 2015. Last year, the Tigers got the early broom out of the playoffs as they were swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Divisional Series. The Tigers are going to be competing in a very strong American League Central, and there are three bold predictions...
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With Durant out for good, is this Westbrook’s team?

In most every hierarchical structure, there is one office reserved for the head of the corporation. Some call it the “C-Sweet”, or simply, the corner office. From the moment Kevin Durant was drafted by the then Seattle Supersonics, he has since resided in this figurative spot at the end of the hall. Coming off the best season of his career, Durant has continually been missing...
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Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry is the MVP

Russell Westbrook, no. James Harden, no. Lebron James, no. Anthony Davis, no. What do all of these guys have in common with the Golden State Warriors Superstar Stephen Curry? They are all MVP candidates. We’ve heard MVP hype for all these guys throughout the season. However, there’s only one MVP and his name is Curry. Why is Curry the MVP? It’s simple he’s been the best player...
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Tampa Bay Rays: will the Myers deal pan out?

Wil Myers (Photo credit: Elsa/Getty Images) The Tampa Bay Rays will be putting the weight of the world on the back of RF Steven Souza. Souza was part of the three-team deal that sent former rookie of the year Wil Myers to San Diego. Along with Souza, the Rays received LHP Travis Ott from Washington, and C Rene Rivera, 1B Jake Bauers, and RHP Burch Smith from Tampa Bay. Along with...
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