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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Kenney Lyke commits

This post was written by our newest writer Trevor Upchurch (@isportsTrev) The commits keep rolling in for Coach Dantonio and his Michigan State Spartans this month. The newest member of his 2016 recruiting class is safety/wide receiver Kenney Lyke from Palatine, Illinois. Lyke according to most recruiting services is a high 3 star, low 4 star prospect and has notable offers from...
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The Chicago Blackhawks: Is Game 4 a must win?

Last nights game was painful to watch. The Chicago Blackhawks had so many chances to win this game and squandered every single one of them. The Hawks had FIVE power plays. They had over NINE minutes with the man advantage. What did they do with it: absolutely nothing. So to say I was frustrated with the way they played last night would be an understatement. Coming off Game 2’s...
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Los Angeles Lakers: What will they do with their pick?

Finally the time has come, the Los Angeles Lakers have been awarded the second pick of this years NBA draft. However, this news does come with a bitter-taste considering this may be seventeen time All-Star Kobe Bryant’s last season. According to Lakers General Mitch Kupchak, Bryant indicated that this season may indeed be his last. This news may be saddening to loyal Lakers’...
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MLS players to watch this weekend

After an enthralling midweek battle between Sporting Kansas City and New England Revolution that yielded six goals, this weekend is shaping up to be one of the best this season. With 10 games scheduled, fans will probably get a chance to watch stars return from injuries, new Federico Higuain arrivals make their debut and teams going all out in order to get back on track before...
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Areas of concern for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2015

Eric Fisher The Kansas City Chiefs have been working hard this offseason, attempting to address some obvious concerns at a variety of positions, including wide receiver, offensive line, and the secondary. This has been easier said than done, as the Chiefs are up against the 2015 salary cap. The NFL has set the salary cap figure for 2015 at 143.28 million dollars and without getting...
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Penn State Football: Replacing Jesse James

Former Penn State coach Bill O’Brien used to stockpile tight ends; current coach James Franklin is reaping the benefits. After watching Jesse James, Penn State’s all-time leader in touchdown by a tight end, get drafted by Pittsburgh in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Franklin and offensive coordinator John Donovan turned to look at who could replace James’ production...
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Los Angeles Clippers: What is next after a total collapse?

At first it just seemed as if everything was going right for the Los Angeles Clippers and it was destined for them to potentially represent the Western Conference for the first time in franchise history. Defeating the San Antonio Spurs in the first-round had the whole world on notice that they have what it takes to win it all. Falling to the Houston Rockets after being up 3-1 had...
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UVA Basketball: Jay Huff Commits

UVA continued its efforts to rebuild a roster that will be losing four seniors this upcoming year by securing a commitment from 2016 power forward Jay Huff. The North Carolina native will be Tony Bennett and Co.’s fourth commitment for the class of 2016, joining Kyle Guy, Sacha Killey-Jones, and Ty Jerome. UVA’s most recent verbal commitment is somewhat of an enigma, as there...
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NBA Playoffs: Analyzing Golden State's game two victory over Houston

This game was thrilling right from the tip-off. I’ve never seen a crazier game than I did tonight. I was with my friend and we were both just huffing and puffing at the ridiculous shots that each of these teams made. I’m somewhat at a loss for words, so I’m going to do my best here to try and describe to you what we just witnessed. Battle of the guards Stephen Curry...
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Horse Racing: Preview of the 2015 Charlie Whittingham Stakes; ‘Pharoah Begins Training for Belmont Stakes

We will be looking at just one race at Santa Anita Park this weekend in our Horse Racing Races of the Week in Sunday’s Charlie Whittingham Stakes, a grade: 2, $200,000 marathon turf event on Sunday which will feature Ashleyluvssugar and Divine Oath in the short field of five. I originally wanted to do three races all together (The Lone Star Handicap at Lone Star Park in Texas and...
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Why the St. Louis Rams will win the NFC West this year

In 2012, Jeff Fisher took over the St. Louis Rams with one goal in mind: to get the Rams back to the playoffs. Since then, St. Louis has had reasons for hope for each season, believing that this would be the year that they would return to the playoffs. However, each of Fisher’s first three years has ended the same, with sub-.500 record and missing the playoffs. This year, however...
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Cleveland Indians: Gomes to return Sunday

According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Indians’ manager Terry Francona says that Yan Gomes will catch on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds in his return from the 15-day disabled list. Gomes was injured on April 11 against the Detroit Tigers in just the fifth game of the season. In the ninth inning of that affair, Tigers’ outfielder Rajai Davis slid...
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Carolina Panthers: Kelvin Benjamin injures hamstring

The Carolina Panthers were holding their breath today when second year wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin suffered a hamstring injury during practice.  Kelvin will refrain from any physical activity for the remainder of the week as a precaution.  With 17 weeks left in the off season, there’s no need to sound the alarm. Panthers rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin made a huge impact...
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Texas Rangers: A breakdown of Prince Fielder’s quietly great start

An American League leading 54 hits, top 20 in the league in RBI, and second in the league with a .348 batting average. No I am not talking about Mike Trout or Miguel Cabrera. I am talking about Prince Fielder. The big man has put forth some remarkably loud numbers in a seemingly quiet fashion so far in 2015. Fielder has placed himself among the MLB’s top hitters this year, but...
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Los Angeles Lakers: The West Coast Bulls?

Jimmy Butler The Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls finished the regular season on opposite ends of the spectrum. The Lakers were destined for the lottery from the start and they ended up near the bottom of the Western Conference and with the number two pick in the NBA Draft. The Bulls, on the other hand, had title aspirations until they were shut down by LeBron James and...
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Oregon football: Ugo Amadi recruit spotlight

Even the most casual of college football fans know about the Oregon offense. Many know of the blur-like speed that has led to many victories throughout the years, but the Oregon defense is much less talked about and often finds itself taking the blame for losses. While the Ducks continued their offensive trend in this year’s recruiting class, they also managed to secure several...
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Post Lottery 2015 NBA Mock Draft

With the lottery just a few days ago, I slot the players whom I would go with if I was the GM of each team in my second 2015 NBA mock draft of the year. 1. Minnesota Timberwolves: Karl Anthony-Towns (C/Kentucky) Karl Anthony-Towns is one of the top prospects in this years draft, and has potential to be a dominant force in the NBA. The first team since 2004 to win the lottery...
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Buffalo Bills training camp battles

It’s that dull time for the NFL right now.  Rookies are signing contracts and some late free agent signings are happening, but there’s no real action happening right now in the league.  This is the calm before the storm that is training camp.  Training camp isn’t necessarily important to every player.  Superstars know their jobs are secured, and it’s really just going...
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Green Bay Packers: Crowded at the running back position

Last year, Eddie Lacy and James Starks shouldered almost all of the workload in the backfield for the Green Bay Packers. There wasn’t much need for a third back, and if there was, John Kuhn filled that void. With running backs frequently getting injured or not performing well, most NFL teams carry four or five running/fullbacks. With two spots filled already, (Eddie Lacy and James...
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Philadelphia Eagles: Marcus Smith takes advantage of offseason

Philadelphia Eagles OLB Marcus Smith Before the 2014 NFL regular season the Philadelphia Eagles drafted Marcus Smith in the first round of the NFL draft with the 26th pick. Smith was expected to compete immediately with fellow outside linebacker Brandon Graham for snaps behind Trent Cole and Connor Barwin. Instead of doing that, Smith rode the bench and barely played any snaps at...
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Detroit Pistons: Why Detroit picks Stanley Johnson at #8

The 2015 NBA Draft is just around the corner, and the Detroit Pistons are looking to add another vital piece to their five-plus year “rebuilding” puzzle. With the NBA Draft Lottery over, the Pistons know exactly where they will make their first round selection, and have the ability to make the best analysis of potential prospects before June’s draft. The Pistons will select...
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The Chicago Cubs: Is Tsuyoshi Wada the answer?

As Tsuyohsi Wada left the mound after striking out the side in the third inning, he discovered something laying in the grass. As he bent down to pick it up, he had found somebody’s credit card.  More importantly, the Chicago Cubs seemed to have discovered a viable option to be their fifth starter. After Travis Wood has struggled all season, posting a 5.45 ERA, Maddon had seen...
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Cleveland Browns: Three early bold predictions for the 2015 season

Joe Haden While the OTA’s and minicamps are soon arriving it’s never too early to predict what will happen this year for the Cleveland Browns. Coming fresh off their rookie camps, the team will all meet on May 26 as they prepare for the upcoming season. There will be many storylines heading into team activities, but I’m going to focus on three bold predictions for the...
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Tennessee Vols Football: Stellar recruiting under Butch Jones

In college football it is about who you have as your coach on the sideline, but even more, it is about the players that suit up and take the field. There is a saying with athletics it is not just about the X’s and the O’s but also the Jimmy’s and the Joe’s. In other words, yes, coaching does have an impact on the game, but ultimately, talented players win out in most scenarios...
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Miami Dolphins: Rookie DeVante Parker shows promise

DeVante Parker making an impressive catch at Louisville The Miami Dolphins have engaged in quite a productive offseason. This includes selecting Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker with the 14th pick in the first round of the NFL draft. The 22-year-old has impressed the Miami Dolphins organization in rookie minicamps. He’s already proving why he deserved to be the Dolphins’...
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