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Chicago Bulls: Derrick and Jimmy

It’s got a nice ring to it. Derrick and Jimmy. It’s similar in sound to another, more famous tandem: Michael and Scottie. Both have the same number of syllables, and both have that full first name followed by a sort of nickname, a “little brother” name; Scottie instead of Scott, and Jimmy instead of Jim or James. Derrick Rose after hitting his game winner against the...
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New York Jets: Wilkerson will report to camp

New York Jets first round pick Leonard Williams will play alongside Muhammad Wilkerson during his rookie season. It was evident that New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson would hold out. That time has come and gone as he announced that he will be attending training camp on Wednesday. The willingness to hold out was motivated by his desire for a long-term contract extension...
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Kansas City Royals trade rumors: Yasiel Puig edition

(sportsonearth.com) The Kansas City Royals already made their big move in acquiring Johnny Cueto from the Red’s on Sunday, but weren’t done as they went out and shipped two more minor league pitchers to the Oakland Athletics in return for outfielder/second baseman Ben Zobrist. Zobrist spent nearly a decade in Tampa Bay before playing the first half of this season with Oakland...
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How Georgia Football can alter their culture of consistency

Mark Richt With a little less than 50 days away from the Georgia Football season opener against the Warhawks of Louisiana-Monroe at Sanford Stadium on Sept. 5, “Dawg Nation” prepares itself for another year of winning football. The town of Athens will be, once again, decorated with red and black from banners at tailgates to car decals to flags hanging from porches embroidered...
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Is the trade deadline pressuring the Milwaukee Brewers?

With the trade deadline just a few days away, Milwaukee Brewers fans are preparing themselves for their team to be big sellers. The Brewers have already traded third baseman Aramis Ramirez to the Pittsburgh Pirates, due to the fact that he is retiring at the end of the year. Gold Glove outfielder, Gerardo Parra, is expected to be one of a handful more to be sent out of Milwaukee...
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Cleveland Indians trade rumors: Carlos Carrasco edition

For a majority of the 2015 MLB season, it wasn’t known what position the Cleveland Indians would take at the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. The Tribe hung around in the AL Central and wild card standings through the first three and a half months of the season, never close enough to be declared buyers but never far enough to be seen as definite sellers. But then, last week...
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Philadelphia Phillies: Papelbon traded to Washington Nationals

Jonathan Papelbon has recently been traded to the Washington Nationals. This may be the first of many trades that the Philadelphia Phillies will make before the trade deadline. In return for trading the closer, the Phillies received Double-A pitcher, Nick Pivetta. What this means is most likely Ken Giles, who has performed very well this season, will now become the Phillies closer...
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Miami Dolphins: Three things to look for going in to training camp

For the Miami Dolphins rookies and veterans will both attend the first day of training camp tomorrow, July 29, at Doctors Hospital training facility in Davie, Fla. Hopes are high throughout the Dolphins’ organization that this season will be far better than the last three “average” seasons under Joe Philbin. As Dolphins fans await the week one matchup against the Washington...
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Light work for Light Heavyweight Champ Sergey Kovalev

On Saturday night in Las Vegas, the man they call the “Krusher”, Sergey Kovalev, did just that, he absolutely crushed his opponent, 30-year old Nadjib Mohammedi of France. What began as a mandatory title defense for Kovalev ended as a brief, one-sided massacre. For anyone who watched this fight there was never a question as to what the result was going to be. Before the match...
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Oakland A’s successful in Ben Zobrist trade

The rebuild continues for the Oakland A’s. The KC Royals don’t want to come up short this year This time it’s Ben Zobrist leaving. Zobrist goes to the AL leading Royals, where he will replace a struggling Omar Infante at second base. In return, the A’s receive minor league pitchers, LHP Sean Manaea and RHP Aaron Brooks. Brooks was drafted in the ninth round of the...
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Tennis: Don’t get excited by Rafa’s win

Rafael Nadal played his first tennis match since Wimbledon’s second round today, facing his countryman Fernando Verdasco in the first round of the ATP Bet-at-home Open in Germany. His return was marked by a slow first set, with Verdasco pulling off two breaks against the former world no. 1 and taking it 6-3. Rafael Nadal However, Nadal just needed to warm up, it seems. In the...
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Kansas City Royals: impact of bringing in Ben Zobrist

On Tuesday, July 28, the Kansas City Royals acquired second baseman Ben Zobrist from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for pitching prospects Sean Manea and Aaron Brooks. After making a trade just a few days earlier for starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, Dayton Moore addressed another issue by bringing in Zobrist. One of the main reasons that Zobrist was brought in was to help solidify...
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Houston Astros trade rumors: Cole Hamels edition

The Houston Astros acquired Scott Kazmir July 23rd, and now they have reportedly called the Philadelphia Phillies and asked about Cole Hamels. The Astros are looking to create a dominant pitching staff for years to come. Dallas Keuchel will be arbitration eligible in 2016 and will be a free agent in 2019, and if they acquire Hamels, he is signed until 2018 with an option for 2019...
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Michigan State Football: Most irreplaceable player (not named Connor Cook)

Over the past couple of months, Matt Hoeppner and I have been getting you primed for the Michigan State football season by offering different viewpoints on the season. Though there’s plenty of talk about the ability of Tyler O’Connor, Damion Terry and even Brian Lewerke, a potential first round quarterback is always going to be irreplaceable. So when looking for the most irreplaceable...
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ASU football recruiting update; 4 more for 2016

ASU football recruiting for the 2016 school year is hotter than the Arizona Sun. Arizona State has recently received 4 more verbal commits for the 2016 incoming class, which now puts them at 11 verbal commits as of today. The Sun Devils were hoping to have had the commitment of Michael Eletise, a 4-star Offensive Guard from Hawaii, but instead he committed to ASU’s rivals, The...
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Michigan State Football: Meet the Spartans scheduled for August 18

The 13th edition of the annual “Meet the Spartans” event has been scheduled for August 18th. The event is scheduled from 5-8pm and will take place in Spartan Stadium for the third straight year. A picture from the “Meet the Spartans” event in a previous year (Photo Credit: msuspartans.com) This event offers Spartan fans with the ultimate opportunity to engage with Spartan...
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Michigan State football: Former Ohio State WR transferring to MSU

Michigan State has a new player they will be adding this fall. Former Ohio State wide receiver Frank Epitropoulos is transferring to Michigan State this fall, per 247Sports Mike Wilson. At 6’1, 206 lbs, Epitropoulos had one catch for six yards in four games of action in 2013 for Ohio State. He will be eligible to play right away and will not be on scholarship. He will be attending...
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What’s Next for Floyd Mayweather

After the let down of the century match between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, what is next for the man who came out on top. As it stands we know that Mayweather is supposedly going to be heading into the final fight of his undefeated, professionally unblemished, and storied career (many still not buying into this though). The rumors have swirled in many different...
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New York Rangers: Ready to conquer the planet

Sign Emerson Etem? Check. Sign Jesper Fast and J.T. Miller? Check. Sign Derek Stepan? BIG CHECK. Stay under the salary cap? Yep, did that too. Well, that’s it. The New York Rangers are ready to head into training camp, and their lineup looks wonderful as they enter another “Stanley Cup or Bust” season, and this team might even be better than last year’s. All that’s left...
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Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino edition

Shane Victorino In case you missed it, the Boston Red Sox are no longer in contention. Through 100 games, their record stands at 44-56. They’re 13 games behind the first-place New York Yankees. They’re unlikely to get to .500 this season. Even climbing out of the cellar of the AL East seems like an impossible feat. As the trade deadline approaches, the Red Sox have obvious areas...
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Kansas City Royals trade rumors: are they done?

With the biggest trade of this year’s trade deadline under their belt, a case can be made that the Kansas City Royals are done making moves. The long sought after ace that the Royals were looking to acquire is now here in the form of Johnny Cueto. With the rotation mostly sorted out, is this the team that Dayton Moore will depend on to make it over the hump and bring a championship...
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Florida Gators football: Antonio Morrison ready to go

The Florida Gators will need their defense to stand strong while the revamped offense works on becoming a more efficient part of the team. With a team missing key players on both sides of the ball, veteran leadership will be warranted. Young players will look to senior players when they encounter situations they are not mentally prepared for. The Gators’ new coaching staff may...
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WSOF 22: Attempting to compete with Ronda Rousey

UFC 190 is set with a women’s bantamweight clash as Ronda Rousey will once again be putting her belt on the line in the main event. While Dana White and company have been busy with the finishing touches, World Series Of Fighting President Ray Sefo has been even busier. Newly Hired WSOF Cutman – Jacob “Stitch” Duran This is because Sefo is getting ready for WSOF 22, which...
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Oklahoma City Thunder: 5 facts you didn’t know about Kevin Durant

#35 chose the jersey number to honor his long-time coach and mentor With the offseason in full swing and not too many headlines on the free agency front, we decided to give the Oklahoma City Thunder fans an interesting perspective on the man who has grown to be the face of the franchise and Oklahoma City’s hero—Kevin Durant. The 2014 NBA KIA MVP has dealt with a range of adversity...
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Michigan State Football: Top five specialists of all-time

The isportsMSU team is putting together lists of the top five Michigan State football players in each position group. Like many of the lists that we have put together over the incredibly long off-season, only the college careers of these individuals are going to be considered when ranking them. When making this list, we tried to take into consideration the era that these athletes...
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