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Why the Indiana Pacers should’ve traded Paul George

Before I get started, I would just like to say I am as big of a Paul George fan as anyone. He has been my favorite player in the league ever since we picked him with the tenth pick out of Fresno State. There is a bit of a Reggie Miller start to his career as we chose the California kid instead of the local Indiana star Gordon Hayward. But I didn’t care, I knew Paul George was going...
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Michigan Basketball vs Purdue: Preview and predictions

Michigan Basketball (18-10, 8-7) will host No. 14 Purdue (23-5, 12-3) on Saturday afternoon at Crisler Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:00 PM (EST) and the game will be televised on ESPN2. This will be the first meeting between these two teams this season. Staying alive Michigan has been in or around the bubble for most of the season. The Wolverines have recently surged to as...
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NHL Power Rankings: Florida flash

I had predicted that the Florida Panthers would win the Presidents Trophy during the preseason. While that prediction is likely going to be wrong, it is worth mentioning that the Panthers have burned past half of the Eastern Conference and are currently tied with the Islanders and Bruins for the second wild card spot. They jumped up from 19 to 15 in the NHL Power Rankings The Islanders...
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Detroit Tigers: Castellanos should bat second

As Opening Day sits just more than a month away, and the Grapefruit League gets underway, the Detroit Tigers batting order will begin to take shape. There are some guaranteed spots, such as Miguel Cabrera batting third and Victor Martinez hitting cleanup, and other spots that remain a question mark. In early November, centerfielder Cameron Maybin was traded away to the Los Angeles...
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Brooklyn Nets Trade Deadline Recap

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone for the Brooklyn Nets. In recent years it seems they are always making some sort of move, or at the least heavily engaged in trade rumors. Every opportunity to add talent is crucial for the organization’s success with such a lack of talent and draft picks at their disposal. It is not a shock that they are the worst team in the association...
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The Chicago Bulls have settled for being no more than an average team

Ladies and gentlemen, the trade deadline has officially ended and the Chicago Bulls showed us that they are okay with being no more than an average team. The Bulls were one key piece away from being a legitimate playoff contender. Instead, they decided to trade Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott, two players averaging double figures in scoring for a Bulls team who struggles to score on...
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Kansas City Chiefs: Say no to Romo

The Kansas City Chiefs lost in the divisional round of the playoffs this past season for the second consecutive year. The Chiefs have one of the most talented rosters in the league, but many believe that they can only go so far with Alex Smith, a traditionally conservative quarterback. When the Dallas Cowboys’ star quarterback, Tony Romo, went down with an injury last preseason...
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Michigan State Basketball gets strong performance from freshmen to defeat Nebraska, 88-72

Michigan State came into Thursday night’s contest against Nebraska needing a win to keep them on the right side of the bubble. On “Green Out” night in East Lansing, the Spartans did just that defeating the Huskers 88-72. Both the Huskers and the Spartans found themselves grinding through the beginning of the first half, with the referees blowing a lot of whistles. Both teams...
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Miami Marlins bullpen packs some heat

With the onset of Spring Training, the Miami Marlins face the unenviable situation of having to replace Jose Fernandez’s production on the baseball diamond. As reductive as it sounds to view him solely as a commodity whose value has been lost, Fernandez was the unquestioned ace in Miami and one of the best pitchers in all of baseball. The Marlins need someone to step up and help...
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Carolina Hurricanes shake up roster with Hainsey trade

On Tuesday, the Carolina Hurricanes traded defenseman Ron Hainsey to the Pittsburgh Penguins. In return for the 35 year-old veteran, the Penguins are sending a second-round selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and forward Danny Kristo to the Hurricanes. This is the first of many expected moves for the Hurricanes, as they seek to be contenders in the open market. With the March...
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What to watch for in the final week of college basketball’s regular season

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year. March, and all of its madness, is just a week away. Before conference tournaments begin, though, there is still a lot of basketball left to be played. Regular-season titles will be won, bubble teams will decide their fate, and the best teams in the country will look to lock up top seeds in the tournament. What should college basketball...
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Assessing the deals of the Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets didn’t make any deals on the day of the trade deadline but they were involved in a couple deals before. No deal that truly moves the needle was made but here’s my thoughts on the moves. Hornets trade PF/C Spencer Hawes and C Roy Hibbert to the Bucks for C Miles Plumlee: I didn’t understand the move that much. Miles Plumlee hasn’t had a great career in...
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Philadelphia 76ers: reviewing trade deadline transactions

The Philadelphia 76ers were one of the more active teams at the trade deadline, making two trades to change their roster and get rid of the frontcourt logjam of young centers that they have had for the past season. One of the trades made sense while the other trade was a bit perplexing, especially when you look at the player the Sixers traded away. The first trade the Sixers made involved...
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Bluiett’s back but Xavier Basketball’s skid continues

Xavier Basketball’s season hit a road block when Trevon Bluiett went down with injury earlier this month. Yesterday Bluiett returned but Xavier’s losing ways continued. As the Xavier Musketeers lost to Seton Hall Basketball 71-64. Yesterday’s loss puts Xavier in the midst of a four game losing streak. The worst losing streak for Xavier so far this season. After starting this...
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Eric Berry A Potential Fit for Carolina Panthers?

The topic of general manager Dave Gettleman is a hot bed for Panther fans across the nation. Some love him, sighting the recent success of the franchise and comparing him to Marty Hurney and his financial failures. On the other hand, some fans are not pleased with how he has done, with the Josh Norman situation being at the forefront of the argument. There’s no arguing, however...
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The Minnesota Timberwolves were wise to stand pat at the trade deadline

The Minnesota Timberwolves were surrounded by trade rumors in the weeks leading up to the trade deadline. The rumors mainly swirled around point guard Ricky Rubio, who has had a tough time fitting into new head coach Tom Thibodeau’s system. The Timberwolves were thought to be planning to acquire a stopgap point guard who could hold down the position until rookie Kris Dunn developed...
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Spring Training is here and the Los Angeles Dodgers are out for revenge

Here we go again! It’s the start of a new season! Spring training starts Friday and baseball fans everywhere have this date circled. The Los Angeles Dodgers are ready to get going and they have only used the 4-2 loss in the National League Championship Series, as fuel to the fire for this year. Dodgers’ fans have this date drilled into their memory because their team is looking...
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Is it Indiana head coach Tom Crean’s time to go?

Amidst the monumental break down that is Indiana’s season this year, talk of firing head coach Tom Crean has surfaced. The Hoosiers started out the season with key wins of powerhouses Kansas and North Carolina and found themselves sitting towards the top of the college basketball rankings. IU was one of the favorites to win the championship but then everything went south. The Hoosiers...
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Oklahoma City Thunder: How far can the Thunder go?

With the second half of the NBA season set to kick off tonight, the Oklahoma City Thunder are firmly entrenched in the seventh spot in the Western Conference. At 32-25, the Thunder would play the San Antonio Spurs if the season ended today, a matchup that does not suit the young team. Of the Thunder’s remaining twenty-five game schedule, two games are against the Spurs and the...
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Jacksonville Jaguars making offseason moves to acquire veteran talent

The Jacksonville Jaguars front office has made a few major changes over the past few weeks. After the organization decided to revamp the front office this offseason, the organization decided to make some changes with the roster. The most notable change in Jacksonville so far has been trading Julius Thomas to the Miami Dolphins. Thomas was acquired from the Denver Broncos in free...
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Indianapolis Colts full 2017 mock draft

The Indianapolis Colts are coming into the 2017 NFL draft with many holes to fill, mostly on the defensive end. New GM Chris Ballard will be looking for some hidden gems in the later rounds of the draft. The Colts are in luck because this draft class is loaded at the secondary positions and at running back which are two glaring needs for this team coming into next year. Ballard will...
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The Washington Wizards have a tough road ahead

The Washington Wizards are hoping that after the All-Star break, they are able to pick up where they left off.  Since Jan. 14, the Wizards have a record of 15-2 and their both losses could have been victories but a buzzer beater shot by Marcus Morris and the miraculous shot by LeBron James to send the game into overtime resulted in those losses. Their first game after the break...
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How the New Orleans Pelicans now pose a threat to Golden State

A few weeks ago after the Warriors suffered a frustrating overtime defeat at the hands of the Sacramento Kings, I wrote an article discussing how versatile big men like DeMarcus Cousins could pose a threat to Golden State in the playoffs. However, I assured Warriors fans that this was a minor weakness, and that the rarity of a center with Cousins’ all around skill would preclude...
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Will Coors Field help or hurt the Colorado Rockies in 2017

Among the green seats in the upper deck of Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, there is a row of seats going around the stadium that are painted purple. This symbolizes the exact elevation of 5,280 feet above sea level, literally a mile high. At such high elevation the air is thinner, breathing is more difficult, and baseball, well it seems to be played a little… differently...
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Horse Racing: A very special racing debut this Friday…

There are a lot of moving parts, and a lot of people involved, in this story. To protect the guilty, I’m going to either change their names or not mention any of them at all. But I will start from the beginning. In May of 2015 a friend of a friend, who was an assistant trainer at the Finger Lakes in NY, called me and asked if I were interested in doing a “split” on a two year...
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