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Pierce leaves for L.A., what’s next for Wizards?

On Monday July 1, the first day of free agency, Paul Pierce opted against signing with the Wizards to return to his hometown Los Angeles and sign with the Clippers. Pierce’s deal is for $10.8 million over three seasons and reunites him with his former coach, Doc Rivers, with whom he won a championship with on the Celtics in 2008. Pierce was an important cog in the Wizards’ rotation...
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Fantasy Football: The case for Arian Foster

1st, 3rd, 3rd, and 5th. In the four seasons that Arian Foster has started 13 or more games, those are his final resting spots in the running back rankings of standard scoring leagues. Foster is now entering the 2015 season with hopes to finish as a top-five running back for the fifth time in seven years. Many people are down on Foster due to factors such as his injury history, high...
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Seattle Mariners: Mike Montgomery goes full monty– twice

In 164 minor league games, Mike Montgomery had zero complete game shutouts. In six major league games, he has two– both in his last two starts. It isn’t beginner’s luck anymore, it’s just a rookie that’s pitching well for a team that desperately needs him to. Or, as the Mariners’ twitter account puts it, it’s #MoneyMonty. Back-to-back shutouts is awfully impressive...
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Florida football lands coveted 2017 QB Jake Allen

Florida football gained a huge recruit Wednesday in four-star quarterback Jake Allen. The 6’3”, 195-pound quarterback received an offer from the Gators in early June. On Wednesday he announced his decision to accept Florida’s offer via his Twitter account: After talking it over with my family and my coaches, I have decided to commit to THE University of Florida! #Swamp17 pic...
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New York Yankees: Exceptional players for the month of June

The New York Yankees finished out June with a 15-12 record after yesterday’s 2-1 loss to the Angels. Earlier in the month, the Yanks rattled off a 7-game winning streak and looked to be in command atop the AL East. But injuries and inconsistency plagued them soon afterwards, and the Bronx Bombers now find themselves tied with the Blue Jays for third, both half a game behind...
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Minnesota Timberwolves: who is Nemanja Bjelica?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have always been a diverse team, culturally speaking, so to add to their United Nations theme of player personnel, the team kicked off their adventure into the craziness that is NBA free agency by agreeing to terms with Serbian forward Nemanja Bjelica to bring him to Minneapolis. Originally selected by the Washington Wizards with the 35th pick in 2010 NBA...
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Boston Celtics add Amir Johnson, resign Jerebko

The Boston Celtics have reached an agreement with free-agent forward Amir Johnson in their first significant move of the 2015 off-season. The deal will reportedly net Johnson $24 million over the next two years. Free agent forward Amir Johnson has agreed to a deal with the Boston Celtics, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015 The...
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Pittsburgh Penguins: impact of the Phil Kessel trade

Well here we are again. It seems like Penguins fans have seen this story before. On the first day of free agency, Pittsburgh makes a big splash in an effort to increase their chances of winning a Stanley Cup for the upcoming season. High profile players have been brought in before to play alongside Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin and it hasn’t worked out. Players such as Marian...
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Notre Dame Football: 2015 game-by-game preview and predictions

Brian Kelly The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame are coming off a ho-hum 8-5 season capped off by an impressive 31-28 Music City Bowl win over LSU. Leading up to this game however, the Irish lost four straight. These games included blowout losses to Pac-12 opponents USC and Arizona State.  The offseason for Brian Kelly and his Fighting Irish has also left something to be desired, but...
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Michigan State Basketball: Izzo’s journey to greatness

The year is 1995, Tom Izzo becomes the 16th coach in Michigan State basketball history. He is now the longest tenured coach in the Big Ten and has the most wins as a Michigan State basketball coach. But, what is it that has allowed for Izzo to have so much success in East Lansing? If you haven’t seen the interview I had with Mateen Cleaves (Catching up with Mateen), Cleaves talked...
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Jimmy Butler and Mike Dunleavy staying put with Chicago Bulls

All the speculation and rumors can finally be put to rest as both Jimmy Butler and Mike Dunleavy have verbally agreed to re-sign with the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls acted fast to retain their All-Star shooting guard and starting small forward and I applaud them for that. Both these guys were crucial in the success the Bulls had last season, so I’m grateful they both will be back...
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Previewing the 2015 schedule for the Denver Broncos

2015 is a crucial year for the Denver Broncos, as it is quarterback Peyton Manning’s last year, which means the team’s championship window is more than likely coming to a close. The Denver Broncos are certainly favorites to win the AFC West, however there are several off-the-field variables that can affect a team’s chances of winning a championship, including preseason injuries...
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Chicago Cubs: Lackluster offense hurts Cubs

The All-Star break cannot come soon enough for the Chicago Cubs. An anemic offense and a questionable starting rotation, the Cubs need the All-Star break to rejuvenate and replenish before the second half of the season. The Cubs’ offense has been struggling of late scoring only 12 runs in the last eight games. To go along with that, the Cubs have given up 26 runs in the last eight...
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Minnesota Twins set to call up Miguel Sano

The Minnesota Twins are dipping into their farm system once again this season as they hope calling up their number two overall prospect, Miguel Sano, will bring a spark to their lineup. Sano earns the call up after hitting 15 home runs and 48 RBIs with a .374 on-base percentage in the Twins’ AA affiliate, the Chattanooga Lookouts. The call up was first reported by Twins’ beat...
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ACC Basketball: The undrafted, yet still hopeful

Sixty fortuitous players found their way onto NBA rosters last Thursday. The remaining undrafted, yet still talented, NBA hopefuls now find themselves anticipating spots in the summer league. These players will certainly take advantage of this opportunity to showcase their skills in an effort to sign with a team. The ACC is well-represented in this group of contenders as well. Quinn...
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Storyline: Fast-Forward to August’s Phillies

Projecting the 25-man roster beyond the trading deadline, the front office of the Philadelphia Phillies can envision Maikel Franco defending the hot corner and extinguishing a rally with an all-out effort. And they can anticipate a walk-off, upper-deck homer to ignite a winning streak and know a large crowd of cheering fans will become more common next April, May and June. Note...
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Chicago Cubs: There’s magic in the clubhouse

There’s magic in the Chicago Cubs clubhouse. No, literally, there’s magic in the Chicago Cubs clubhouse. Lately, this Cubs team has struggled. Coming into last night’s game, the Cubs were on a five-game losing streak, and during the skid, the offense has been almost nonexistent. Throughout the losing streak, the Cubs have scored only 6 runs including 11 runs in their last...
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Oakland Raiders: Potential Breakout Candidates

After going 3-13 last season, the Oakland Raiders are in dire need of players to step up and have big years. Here are some possible candidates: Latavius Murray Latavius Murray was the talk of the league last year after his outstanding performance in week 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Murray rushed for 112 yards on only four attempts including an impressive 90-yard run where...
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MLS transfer rumors: Mexican duo linked to LA Galaxy and Orlando City

With MLS’ summer transfer window set to open on July 8, multiple European stars are being linked with a move to the growing league, and surprisingly most of the players are still in their prime. Here are the latest MLS transfer rumors: LA Galaxy set to add Giovani Dos Santos as “core player.” Giovani Dos Santos might be on his way to Hollywood: LA Galaxy currently has a maximum...
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Dallas Cowboys: Rookie Lucky Whitehead looking to make an impact

The Dallas Cowboys have taken an unconventional direction with their receiving corps. and have added five undrafted free agents to their 90-man roster. The cause for this move is due to the departure of Dwayne Harris to the New York Giants.   Dwayne Harris was a back up receiver and return specialist for the Cowboys. Lucky Whitehead has been a standout amongst the group and raising...
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UVA football: ‘Hoos grab commitment from Reinkensmeyer

The UVA football team’s coaching staff expanded their recruitment all the way to mountains of Colorado. Dillon Reinkensmeyer (Valor Christian High School) decided on Monday that he was going to join head coach Mike London’s staff as the newest member of the class of 2016. Reinkensmeyer made his announcement public via his twitter where he posted a picture shaking coach London’s...
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Philadelphia 76ers: Forecast for the future

Sam Hinkie Well… What do we have now? This is the big question without an answer for thousands of Philadelphia 76ers fans following the NBA draft last Thursday night. What do we have now? For the 76ers and its fan base, the NBA draft has become the largest night of the year. In that short period of time, we find out who will most likely be the future of the organization, but its...
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NASCAR: Daytona could spark Stewart’s revival

Three championships.  48 wins.  298 top-10 finishes.  These are all statistics describing one of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ most colorful and successful drivers in recent memory.  But as of late the owner of these statistics,Tony Stewart, has been far from successful.  It appears that “Smoke,” as he’s known by his loyal fan base, is in a little bit of a funk. The...
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UFC: The end of the Machida era

Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida was once one of the greatest fighters the sport had seen.  With his elusive style and pin-point accuracy he was like quicksilver in the Octagon and this made him a hard puzzle to figure out.  But once exposed, his career has been the story of two fighters; one a methodical beast who would wait for the right time to go for the kill and the other a...
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Miami Dolphins: Will LaMichael James have an impact in the offense?

LaMichael James After joining the Miami Dolphins midway through last season, LaMichael James only saw three snaps for a total of 9 yards. Since coming to the NFL James never really got going. He came in to San Francisco to be Frank Gore’s backup and came to Miami to help Lamar Miller take less snaps. Even then, he didn’t get many snaps. That leaves the question, do the Dolphins...
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