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Ole Miss football: Analyzing the 2015 Schedule

The Ole Miss football program released a new flagship video this week in order to pump up its fans for the upcoming season. This really pumped up the fans on Twitter and Facebook for the next football season, but how will it fare for the Rebels? Will they knock down another giant like Alabama or will they flounder like they did before Hugh Freeze? It’s hard to predict what will...
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Is Russell Westbrook the Oklahoma City Thunder MVP?

An injury riddled season for the Oklahoma City Thunder has left the team with a record that hardly indicates the talent level of their squad.  Entering the season, the Thunder were missing their two star players: reigning MVP Kevin Durant and four time All Star Russell Westbrook.  Durant was sidelined 17 games following a jones fracture suffered during an off season practice....
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The season has just begun for Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose

A tumultuous week ensued for Chicago Bulls fans when news broke of the medial tear Derrick Rose suffered in his right knee Tuesday night.  At 26 years old, Rose has already suffered an ACL tear to his left knee that kept him from playing the entire duration of the 2012-13 season.  Upon his return to the court the former MVP tore his right knee’s meniscus a mere 11 games into...
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Will Dellin Betances be the New York Yankees’ next great closer?

Spring training is finally under way and baseball fans are rejoicing. While there are many interesting debates going on such as Alex Rodriguez’s early return and C.C.’s weight gain, the common question continues to arise: who will close for the New York Yankees? Previous closer, David Robertson, was a free agent and decided to sign with the Chicago White Sox for $46 million over...
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Northwestern Basketball: 3 keys to victory over Illinois

Northwestern Basketball plays Illinois on the road tonight in a must win for the Illini. Illinois is currently sitting just above the bubble as a double digit seed and with the tournament approaching every game is important. A loss at home against Northwestern could throw a wrench in their playoff plans. But the Wildcats have been on a roll recently and are looking to extend their...
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Arizona Basketball: Previewing the Utah Rematch

On Saturday, Feb. 28, the #7 Arizona Wildcats (24-3) head to Salt Lake City, Utah to take on the #13 Utah Utes (21-5). In their previous matchup the Wildcats beat the Utes, cruising to a 69-51 win in Tucson, and the Utes are hoping to get some revenge in the rematch at home. Coming off a 82-54 victory against Colorado, demolishing of Colorado, the Cats head into Utah looking to cement...
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Atlanta

For the first time since 2010, there is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta in March (the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500). After the 2010 season NASCAR only visited Atlanta Motor Speedway once per season, which happened to be in September. This year they moved the race near the beginning of the schedule. There was a big debacle with the car inspections prior to the first qualifying...
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WWE: Sting’s Impact at WrestleMania

For the first time in wrestling history Sting “The Icon” will perform at the grandest stage of them all. Sting was the stable in WCW, in fact Sting was WCW. He represented everything that was right in WCW. He had legendary battles against Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, and made the WCW vs NWO storyline beyond legendary.  Sting started as a full blown California babyface, his charisma...
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WWE: Adding Value to Secondary Titles

Roughly for the last 9 years or so WWE has completely ignored the value of the Intercontinental and United States title.  For many years these two prestigious titles have been passed around from superstar to superstar, and the fans really didn’t care. In WWE’s past these two titles where huge. They were what got a WWE superstar thrust into the main event. Especially the Intercontinental...
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Jaromir Jagr traded to Florida Panthers

Since being traded to the Florida Panthers, Jaromir Jagr will be playing for his 8th NHL team in his storied NHL career. Jagr previously played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins, and New Jersey Devils. At 43 years old, Jagr is 5th all-time in NHL regular season points and is proving he still has gas...
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San Francisco Giants: It’s a family affair for Tim Lincecum

With Spring training now in full swing for the San Francisco Giants, people will find that Tim Lincecum and his long, luscious hair are back and more importantly so is his father, Chris Lincecum, as the three time champion’s full-time pitching guru. The two had grown apart over the past three years, resulting in spotty pitching and tough critiques from Lincecum’s father. But...
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Detroit Lions Top 5 Draft Needs: Running Backs

The 2015 NFL Draft is rapidly approaching and the Detroit Lions are going to have to make some tough decisions concerning the future of the team. Although the Lions don’t have a top 5 first round pick like they have in many years before, this is still an extremely important draft. After losing in the first round of the playoffs this past season, it will be crucial to add the talent...
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What do the releases of Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson mean for the Miami Dolphins?

Brian Hartline Brian Hartline finished the 2014 season with 39 receptions on 63 targets with 474 yards and 2 touchdowns compared to 2013 when he had 1,016 yards with 4 touchdowns. Brandon Gibson finished this season with 29 receptions on 51 targets for 295 yards and 1 touchdown. The lack of production by both receivers led to their release by the Miami Dolphins on Friday. The release...
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Baltimore Ravens release Jones, Canty

It’s that time of year when NFL teams begin to release players in order to free up salary cap space. The Baltimore Ravens have already made a few such moves, releasing WR/KR Jacoby Jones and DE Chris Canty. In addition to those two cuts, the Ravens have signed defensive end Christo Bilukidi, who played in four games with the team last season, to a two-year contract. Bilukidi was...
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2015 Draft needs for the Carolina Panthers

Kelvin Benjamin As draft day looms on the horizon the Carolina Panthers will look to bolster their squad for the 2015 season. Last year’s first round pick, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was an instant hit in his rookie season recording 73 receptions for just over 1,000 yards, an average of 13.8 yards a catch. As good a pick as Benjamin turned out to be the choice to take a wide...
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Philadelphia Flyers trade defenseman Kimmo Timonen

Philadelphia Flyers fans have been rejoicing in recent weeks. Their star veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen was set to return to the lineup after being sidelined since last season’s Stanley Cup playoffs with blood clots in his leg and lungs. Many speculated that these blood clots and increasing age (Timonen will turn 40 on March 18) would force Timonen to retire, while others wondered...
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Storyline: Boomerang-Like Plan for the Phillies

During March’s games, Maikel Franco will begin his opportunity to help the Philadelphia Phillies. And even if he crushes the ball, he may have to start the campaign with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs to play regularly. Because of Ryan Howard at first base and Cody Asche on the opposite corner, Ruben Amaro Jr. might not want Franco to ride the pines if he struggles early...
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San Diego Padres: Carlos Quentin’s new home

Carlos Quentin San Diego Padres manager Bud Black and General Manager A.J. Preller each brought up the possibility this week of outfielder/walking corpse Carlos Quentin potentially getting some reps at first base in an effort to get his bat in the lineup. This all feels like a massive farce and a way for the Padres to showcase Quentin’s bat for the rest of the league. I’ve long...
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Atlanta Hawks: Will the East run through the ATL?

57 games in. 25 to go. The Atlanta Hawks are still atop the Eastern Conference with an eight game lead over the Toronto Raptors. We are that much closer to being able to say that the East will have to go through the ATL to get to the finals, something we haven’t been able to say in nearly 50 years. They haven’t been perfect. A 25 point loss coming to those same Raptors exactly...
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PGA Tour: Weekend Watch at Honda Classic

Patrick Reed After a couple of delays in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the Honda Classic is starting to shape up into a promising weekend for some golfers competing. Patrick Reed is once again near the top of the leaderboard after just two rounds, although some players haven’t yet had the chance to complete their second rounds at PGA National. Reed is currently sitting at -6 after...
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MLS fines Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen for CBA comments

Dell Loy Hansen called free agency negotiations a waste of time. Real Salt Lake’s owner Dell Loy Hansen has landed in hot water after making a controversial comment about the ongoing collective bargaining agreement talks. Hansen, in an interview on Wednesday with radio station ESPN 700, said the Player Union’s demand for free agency is a waste of time. “There’s some great...
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BYU Basketball: Haws outscores Jimmer

During Thursday night’s victory, Tyler Haws passed Jimmer Fredette as the career scoring leader at BYU. When Danny Ainge became BYU’s scoring leader in 1981, it took 30 years before Jimmer took over the top spot. Now only four years later, Haws has become BYU’s all-time scoring leader. Going into Thursday’s game at Portland, Haws only needed seven points to pass Jimmer....
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Duke Basketball: A guide to postseason play

Duke has won two games by the skin of their teeth. Overtime wins like this are not going to bode well for the Blue Devils as March Madness comes around when anything can happen in the final minutes of the game. If Duke wants to make a run in the postseason, they will need to do a few things differently to be successful. Dribble Penetration The only reason that Virginia Tech stayed...
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Chicago Blackhawks trade deadline possibility

We are just under a week away from the NHL trade deadline, and the Chicago Blackhawks have just lost their best offensive player and the NHL’s leading scorer, Patrick Kane, due to injury. Many of the rumors thus far have mentioned fellow offensive players that the Blackhawks may be looking at in order to fill the void left by the injured Kane. With the Blackhawks placing Kane on...
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Creighton Basketball: Big win for the Jays

Creighton faced off against the DePaul Blue Demons on Tuesday night. After a big game from James Milliken, the Bluejays came out on top, winning by 13 points. What does this win mean for Creighton as they try to finish off the end of a very disappointing season? Let’s see. Confidence With this win, the Bluejays are no longer last in the Big East. Marquette has taken over as the...
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