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Evaluating Brooklyn Nets tradable assets

The Brooklyn Nets are one of the worst teams in the NBA this season with a record of 14-39. When looking at the team, most would think the organization should hold a fire sale. However, owner Mikhail Prokhorov recently said he is not looking to trade the team’s two best players, center Brook Lopez and forward Thaddeus Young. This seems counterintuitive. The team has no draft pick...
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The Houston Rockets season is overshadowing James Harden

The Rockets’ struggles this season against elite competition continued after last night’s 123-110 loss to the Golden State Warriors. While most of the focus will be on another stellar performance from Steph Curry, Rockets guard James Harden deserves recognition as well.  In spite of a disappointing year for Houston, Harden quietly continues to play at a very high level. Curry...
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New York Jets Draft profile: Ezekiel Elliott

With the 20th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft the New York Jets select running back Ezekiel Elliott? As the draft is only two months away we look at a possible candidate the Jets can select. Having needs at offensive tackle, quarterback, linebacker, and running back the Jets would look to upgrade one of those positions during the draft. In the last five years the Jets have selected six...
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Los Angeles Rams: OROY Todd Gurley’s impact

The 10th overall draft pick for the newly named Los Angeles Rams has proven to be the gift that keeps on giving. Todd Gurley was recently named the offensive rookie of the year and deservedly so. Gurley managed to rush for 1,106 yards and 10 touchdowns through 13 games of action this season, and he only started in 12 of those games.  The young running back out of Georgia was one...
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Detroit Pistons: Thanks for the Memories, Chauncey

I can remember my first Detroit Pistons game like it was yesterday. Well, the end of it at least. It was March of 2003, and Detroit trailed the Golden State Warriors by 1 point with just under 6 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. The inbounds pass went to Chauncey Billups. Everybody was waiting for him to attack the basket, but he wouldn’t. He dribbled the ball from left...
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Philadelphia Eagles: Forget Sanchize, Paxton Lynch warrants attention

In March of 2015 the Philadelphia Eagles rewarded Mark Sanchez’s performance as a back-up quarterback in 2014 with a two-year deal worth $16 million. In 2015, Sanchez was the second-highest paid backup quarterback, earning $5.5 million to only Robert Griffin III who earned a whopping $16 million. But, 2014 was good for Sanchez being as during his first season in Philly he wound...
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Miami Heat stars, Hassan Whiteside shining at break

Gazing into the American Airlines Arena skyline, Miami Heat fans will encounter shining stars. Resting eternally in the heavens of this arena, the great kings of the Heat’s past proudly illuminate over the present-day holy ground. These are former Miami Heat players, Tim Hardaway and Alonzo Mourning, whose names beam along the rafters, accompanying the club’s massive three NBA...
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Virginia Basketball: Cavaliers roast Hokies in Commonwealth Clash

Around one month ago, the Virginia Men’s basketball team lost in the one crucial game they circle every year: The Commonwealth Clash against Virginia Tech. A tightly contested game from opening tip to sounding buzzer it was, with the Hokies coming away victorious to the then No. 4 Wahoos 70-68 in Blacksburg. But now, it’s February. The tides have changed, the stakes have been...
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Indiana Pacers: Roster analysis and rumors

The Indiana Pacers are now 28-24 and hold the 6th seed in the East. In February, they’ve gone 3-2, so they’re off to a good start. It’s no mystery why they’ve been well off this season, and the answer lies in their talented roster. Just a couple season ago, Paul George was shaping up to be an MVP. The Pacers were 1st seed in the East and, without a doubt, top competitors...
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isportsMSU Red Cedar Report: Purdue recap

On today’s isportsMSU Red Cedar Report, isportsweb contributors Ryan McCumber and Tyler Hayward take a look back at what cost Michigan State in their overtime thriller against Purdue. They also talk about the latest news to break regarding point guard Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn. Can Denzel Valentine continue to do it all? Plus, did last night somehow put to rest the idea of Josh...
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Kansas City Royals: Spring training questions

The Kansas City Royals are coming off their first World Series Title in three decades. The team will  report to Spring Training in the next couple of weeks and look to make a playoff run for the third season in a row. The Royals’ core that led them to back-to-back American League Championships is still intact, but there are still some questions the team must address before the...
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Are the Detroit Lions the next NFL comeback team?

The Detroit Lions finished the 2015 season 17th in the league. Two days after the Super Bowl, ESPN released their early power rankings for the 2016 NFL season. No surprise the Carolina Panthers are on top, but the New England Patriots trail slightly ranking second. ESPN ranked Detroit 23rd under the New Orleans Saints. The Lions have a few things in common with ESPN’s top two...
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Ellis leads Kansas to a fourth straight win and a tie atop the Big 12

The #6 Kansas Jayhawks (20-4, 8-3) knew what was at stake going into Tuesday night’s game with #10 West Virginia (19-5, 8-3); win and move into first place in the Big 12 or lose and fall two games behind the lead. The Jayhawks rose to the occasion as they lead from the tip to the final buzzer. As we saw last Saturday against TCU, Kansas brought an intense style of defense that...
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Molly Huddle – Track and Field’s relentless athlete

What is it that even deems an athlete one of the greats? Maybe, it’s the number of wins they have to their name. Then again, a win doesn’t take into account the competition. Maybe, it’s the awards and accolades. Then again, awards and accolades disappear in time and their value fluctuates. In my mind, there’s really only one way to even get an idea, and it’s by meeting...
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The Miami Heat should look for 3 point shooting at the trade deadline

With the trade deadline approaching, it is now time for general managers (GM’s) to evaluate their team’s needs. The trade deadline comes a little bit after the halfway point of the season. With the deadline approaching, GM’s look at their team’s strengths and weaknesses to evaluate what the team needs to improve. They look for players that not only have talent, but also will...
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Michigan State Baseball: Schedule Outlook

Once the calendar flips to February, baseball fans all across the country get excited for the start of the new season. Not only will the MLB teams migrate to Arizona and Florida for Spring Training, but the college baseball season begins as well. The Michigan State baseball team under the direction of Jake Boss Jr. will start their season February 19 when they travel to Greenville...
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Michigan State Basketball: Last night proof Spartans miss Nairn on offense

Yesterday word came out that Michigan State point guard Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn is likely to miss at least another month with plantar faciitis. Head coach Tom Izzo even mentioned yesterday that Nairn’s health as the Spartans get ready for next season takes priority over him playing through it right now. Though there is a chance that the feisty guard may return for a late...
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Pittsburgh Pirates off-season changes

The Pittsburgh Pirates will definitely have a new look coming into the 2016 season. Once again they’ll set their sights on the post season, this time hoping to advance further into the playoffs after a disappointing finish to 2015 cut those dreams short. Although the Buccos finished the season with the second best overall record in baseball, they were eliminated by the Chicago...
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Cleveland Browns defensive needs

Former head coach Mike Pettine was unable to fix the issues with the Cleveland Browns defense, that is the primary reason he is no longer on the sidelines in Cleveland. The Browns finished near the bottom of the league in most defensive categories, they turn to a familiar face however to fix the defensive problems, former defensive coordinator Ray Horton is returning to Cleveland...
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Pittsburgh Steelers: 2015 Breakout player of the year

The Pittsburgh Steelers are known to draft and develop solid talent, and not need to replace a starter until they retire. 2015 was no different when the Steelers had to replace three starters on the defensive side of the ball. Pittsburgh had several people step up t0 fill holes left by starters last season. Here is a look at one guy who stepped into a starting role and put up great...
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Michigan Basketball vs Minnesota: Preview and Prediction

The reality of the upcoming Minnesota game for the Michigan Basketball program is simple, it must be won. The Wolverines are in a sticky situation as of now because of their recent play and are slowly being thrown away into the pretender category of many experts. While beating a six-win Minnesota will likely not blow any one away, losing to the Golden Gophers will likely firmly...
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Anaheim Ducks: Six-game win streak ends

The Anaheim Ducks went into the Consol Energy Center on Monday afternoon with hopes of extending their win streak to seven games with a victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins. With a win, the Ducks could have leapfrogged the San Jose Sharks for the second most points in the Pacific Division for the first time this season, and inched closer to the Los Angeles Kings who sit alone...
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Diego Simeone must be Chelsea’s top priority

Just 365 days ago, Chelsea was on top of the world. They ripped the crown away from Manchester City in emphatic fashion and were hitting on all cylinders. Supporters filled Stamford Bridge with cheersand the Blues were favorites to progress in the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain. Now, Chelsea face the utmost adversity as they sit in the bottom-half of the table with...
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7 Round Los Angeles Rams mock draft

With nine picks in this year’s NFL Draft, the Rams have a great chance to grab some young talent. Some of this team’s top needs are areas such as: wide receiver, quarterback, and they could also use some help on the offensive line. With the recent move to LA, the Rams have the unique opportunity to re-invent themselves, and it all starts with the 2016 Draft.           Round...
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Why the Texas Rangers will play in the 2016 World Series

When crossing the borders into Texas, two things are made certain; the heat, and how seriously we take our baseball. It seems like every direction you look there’s a baseball field with a pickup game in progress, or a father and son playing catch in the front yard. For us Texans, baseball isn’t just a game, it’s a lifestyle. So when will the Texas Rangers prove the Lone Star...
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