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Dallas Mavericks: Rick Carlisle is a genious

Rick Carlisle After 14 games, the Mavericks are in good shape in the competitive Western Conference, currently having the 5th best record in the conference (10-4). The last few games have also shown glimpses of Rick Carlisle’s regular rotation, and as expected, it involves everyone. Carlisle seems to have a definite starting five, but he has distributed minutes throughout the...
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Should the Atlanta Hawks trade Paul Millsap?

The Atlanta Hawks made a sneaky, somewhat under the radar acquisition in the summer of 2013 by signing veteran forward Paul Millsap to a two-year, $19 million contract. Millsap spent the first seven years of his productive career with the Utah Jazz, but had become expendable to the struggling franchise looking to clear cap space. The Hawks jumped at the opportunity to sign Millsap...
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Ohio State football squeaks by Indiana

It didn’t come easy, but the Buckeyes were able to clinch the Big Ten eastern division with a win over Indiana this past Saturday. The Ohio State football team came into the game ranked sixth in the polls and a 34-point favorite to beat the Indiana Hoosiers. The Hoosiers didn’t receive the memo though, as they gave Ohio State their closest upset scare of the season so far. Midway...
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New England Patriots: Patriots tame the Lions 34-9

The New England Patriots (9-2) won their seventh straight game on Sunday, as they cruised passed the Detroit Lions (7-4) 34-9. The Patriots went up against the league’s best defense and dominated them all day. On the other side of the ball, the Patriots defense looked like the league’s best as they shut down a dangerous Lions’ offense. The Patriots dominated in all aspects...
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Green Bay Packers: News, stats, and stars from the Vikings game

For the fifth time in the nine seasons that Mike McCarthy has been the head coach of the Green Bay Packers, his team swept the season series against the Minnesota Vikings, this time winning 24-21.  While it was not the fifty point performance the Packers had shown the past two games, it was still enough to get the victory against the Vikings, who now are in the cellar in the NFC...
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Pitt Panthers dominate Syracuse, keep bowl dreams alive

The Pitt Panthers kept their bowl eligibility alive by beating Syracuse 30-7. To become eligible for a bowl game they must beat Miami next week. The Panthers outgained Syracuse by almost 200 yards and held the ball for 39 minutes. Pitt had 256 rushing yards while Syracuse had a total of just 255 yards. The victory was only their second win a home verse an FBS team. After giving up...
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Horse Racing: California Chrome Works on Grass; Gets Green Light for 2014 Hollywood Turf Derby

2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome had his first breeze over the turf at Del Mar yesterday (Sunday) and right afterwards trainer Art Sherman confirmed Saturday’s (Nov. 29) $300,000 Hollywood (Turf) Derby would be the colt’s next start. With the dogs further out from the inner rail than normal, California Chrome went a half mile in :52 in front of a crowd...
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Arizona Cardinals: All about the Bird Gang

What if I told you that a team would lose a 10-year veteran linebacker in free agency, a pro-bowl inside linebacker to a full-year suspension, and a three-time pro-bowl defensive tackle to a preseason ACL tear. And what if I added that, after eleven weeks, this team would be 29th in opponent passing yards per game and 31st in both rush yards per game and total penalties. Wait, hold...
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Boise State Football: Broncos shutdown the Cowboys Saturday night

A New Year’s Six bowl game is closer to becoming a reality for the Boise team after their (63-14) victory over the Wyoming Cowboys. The Broncos(9-2 overall, 6-1 Mountain West) could see a bowl game if they win the Mountain West and finishes ahead of Marshall (11-0) in the College Football Playoff rankings. The win over Wyoming earned Boise State a spot in ESPN’s “Sports Center”...
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Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats defeat Boston University 89-65

Devin Booker steps up as the shooter for the Cats. Kentucky seems to struggle in home games against teams that they should be beating easily. Just like the game against Buffalo last Sunday, the Cats struggled to find any rhythm against Boston University this Friday. While Kentucky won the game, we see that this team is not perfect. They struggle, they slip-up, and make mistakes...
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Minnesota Vikings: Defense shines in 24-21 loss to Packers

After an embarrassing route in their first matchup with the Green Bay Packers, the Minnesota Vikings hoped to spoil the Pack’s hot-streak coming into this week. Although the Vikings still came out on the losing end of a 24-21 slugfest, Vikings’ fans have to be happy with the way the defense played against the hottest offense coming into this weekend. After a horrendous 2014 so...
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Golden State Warriors: Harrison Barnes key for the Warriors

A big part of the Golden State Warriors 10-2 start has been the consistent play of Harrison Barnes. Although he’s not putting up flashy numbers, he is a much better player than last season and is thriving in Steve Kerr’s offense. What’s changed with Barnes? Will he be able to keep it up? Harrison Barnes’ improved play is a big part of the Warriors early season success Harrison...
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Why are the Oakland A’s stocking up on first basemen?

Ike Davis This weekend, the Oakland A’s acquired first baseman Ike Davis from the Pittsburgh Pirates. This signing comes less than a week after the Athletics signed designated hitter and first baseman Billy Butler. Many are confused as to why the Oakland A’s are signing more first basemen when they already have Brandon Moss, Kyle Blanks, Stephen Vogt, Nate Freiman and now Butler...
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Team Switzerland, Davis Cup champions at last

Stan Wawrinka was the backbone of the Swiss tennis team, who were competing to earn their first ever Davis Cup trophy Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet in straight sets on Sunday to lead his country to their first Davis Cup trophy. After hitting a cleverly disguised drop shot to win the match, Federer fell to his knees and took a bath in the red clay to celebrate. The list of...
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Alabama football beats Western Carolina

On Saturday the Crimson Tide beat Western Carolina 48-14. Aside from the two touchdowns the Tide gave up they easily controlled the Catamounts. Alabama had a school record 36 first downs against Western Carolina with senior quarterback Blake Sims going 17 of 25 passing for 222 yards and two touchdowns. Sophomore running back Derrick Henry would rush for 92 yards and 2 touchdowns...
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Chicago Bears knock off former coach Lovie Smith and the Bucs in a tale of two halves

Although it’s the Chicago Bears offense with a multitude of talent at the skill positions, Mel Tucker’s defense has proven to carry the load in every win this season. The Bears won their second consecutive game Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21-13 to advance to 5-6. While the first half may have been the worst offensive half of football in franchise history considering...
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Kevin Klein: New York Rangers’ unsung hero

The New York Rangers have had an inconsistent start to the season, at times looking almost unbeatable, at times sluggish and uninspired. Overall, however, there are more positive aspects of the Rangers’ game than negatives, and improved consistent play should be expected in the coming months. One of those positive aspects so far has been the play of Kevin Klein, who has done almost...
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Cleveland Cavaliers: the struggle continues

The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to struggle as they lost their fourth straight game Saturday night to the Toronto Rapters. The team is now 5-7 this season. Defense and communication still remain the top two issues on the court for the Cavaliers. They are allowing teams to whatever they please and it looks like they are confused on defense. This happened multiple times in Friday...
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Boston Red Sox rumors: Pablo Sandoval & Hanley Ramirez

According to John Heyman of CBS Sports, the Boston Red Sox are close to an agreement with free agent shortstop Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez, formerly a member of the Red Sox farm system, hit .283 in 128 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season. Coupled with the reports that Boston has sent an offer to free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, the Red Sox would apparently have a logjam...
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Syracuse Basketball: Weekend review

Coming into the 2K Classic, I was nervous about the way Syracuse would play and after a third place finish in the tournament, I am a bit disappointed by what I saw in those two games. We will start with the California game first.   Cooney has struggled a bit to start the season, but played well against Iowa. When it came down to it, Cal just outplayed the Orange all over the floor...
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Denver Nuggets: offense finally getting consistent group effort

In today’s NBA, it’s considered practically impossible for a team without a true superstar, to win a championship. In fact, the ideal blueprint to winning a NBA championship in recent seasons has required not just one, but three superstar caliber players if teams want any real shot at winning a title. While the “Big three” formula certainly has plenty of NBA titles to back...
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Detroit Red Wings weekly: Tatar shines in Datsyuk’s absence

The Detroit Red Wings (10-5-5) are a period away from being a quarter of the way through the 2014-15 regular season. Time goes by so fast. This week started out strong with a 5-0 shutout of the Columbus Blue Jackets and a come from behind 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. But, it quickly took a turn for the worst as the Toronto Maple Leafs took pleasure in putting them back into...
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Instant Analysis: Chicago Bears rally to beat Bucs in Lovie’s return

The Chicago Bears (5-6) used a second-half rally to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-9) 21-13. The win keeps the Bears alive, and they enter a key stretch of games against teams they need to beat to gain significant ground in the playoff race — the Detroit Lions (twice), the Dallas Cowboys. and the New Orleans Saints. They would still need things to fall their way, but winning...
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Instant Analysis: Seattle Seahawks gain ground on Cardinals with win

The Seattle Seahawks gained ground on NFC West-leading Arizona, winning a hard-fought battle 19-3 at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks came into the divisional match-up three games behind the Cardinals, and it was a must-win to stay in the hunt for the divisional crown. Like most media analysts expected, the contest was a grinder in the trenches, but the Seahawks eventually pulled...
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Minnesota Vikings: Evaluation of Teddy Bridgewater so far

When the Minnesota Vikings drafted Teddy Bridgewater out of Louisville with the 32nd pick in this year’s draft, there is no doubt they believed he would be their franchise quarterback. After making his 7th start as a Viking, it is only natural to evaluate Bridgewater’s performance up to this point. Like most young quarterbacks thrown into the starting role early in their rookie...
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