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Michigan Football recruiting: Zach Gentry commits

Michigan Football’s first recruiting weekend came and went last week without any commitments. Their second recruiting weekend of the Jim Harbaugh era started on Friday and has yielded commitments from Rueben Jones and 4-star quarterback Zach Gentry (Albuquerque, New Mexico). Zach Gentry had long been committed to play for Texas and had consistently rebuffed overtures from schools...
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Michigan State Basketball: Late rally falls short at Nebraska

Tom Izzo and the Spartans headed to Nebraska on saturday looking to make it back to back wins in what has been a frustrating season so far. Unfortunately, they would have no such luck. Michigan State’s glaring issues were once again exposed by what many would consider an inferior team, even though MSU isn’t the conference powerhouse they have been in recent years. The game...
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Kansas basketball: Jayhawks pick up huge win at Texas

After holding on for a comeback victory against #19 Oklahoma this past Monday in Allen Fieldhouse, the Jayhawks once again faced a top 25 opponent on Saturday, this time the #17 ranked Texas Longhorns. It was the fourth consecutive game in which KU has faced a top 25 opponent and and the eighth time this season in which KU’s opponent has held a top 25 ranking. The Longhorns, who...
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NHL announces the World Cup of Hockey will return in 2016

On Saturday 1/24/15, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced at Nationwide Arena the return of the World Cup of Hockey in  September 2016. Although there has been some speculation about this topic in the past, the NHL made it official that the World Cup of Hockey will be coming back with the cooperation of the NHL and NHLPA, as well as joint cooperation with the International Ice...
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Best returning players for Iowa: Desmond King

Iowa cornerback Desmond King is a great player who is expected to lead the Hawkeye defense. Over the next couple of weeks, I will write about who I think the most important returning players are for the Iowa football team. The Iowa Hawkeyes aren’t going to be a very talented team, but they do have a couple standouts. This week: Desmond King Just like the Iowa football team, there...
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Mexico Soccer: Real Sociedad downs SD Eibar in Anoeta

Carlos Vela’s Real Sociedad did just enough to keep SD Eibar at bay, as it delivered an all around complete performance this Saturday in San Sebastian, that ended 1-0 in the basque sides favor. A single goal from captain Xabi Prieto was enough to obtain 3 much needed points for the basque side. Sitting in 11th place in the league table, Sociedad has much space to make up...
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Michigan Football recruiting: Rueben Jones commits

Michigan Football is in the midst of another big recruiting weekend and this has resulted in the first commitment of the Jim Harbaugh era. Rueben Jones announced on Twitter that he had made his commitment to join the Michigan Football program. Truly Blessed to Announce I am Officially Committed to The University of Michigan ⛄❄⛄❄ #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/MTcX3qYSfw — February...
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Marquette Basketball: Overtime loss sums up tough week

Marquette basketball closed out a tough week with a 95-85 overtime loss at home to Georgetown today. The loss is the Golden Eagles’ 3rd in as many games, all of which came down to the final few possessions. Marquette now sits at 10-9 overall, 2-5 in the Big East, good for 9th in the 10-team conference. Marquette could have easily gone 2-0 this past week against St. Johns and Georgetown...
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Los Angeles Dodgers: Breaking down the competition

During the Winter Meetings, the Los Angeles Dodgers were perhaps the busiest team, completely overhauling their roster in an effort to improve the team on and off the field. Since then, the Dodgers have been relatively quiet, opening the door for other top teams in the National League to steal the headlines and make blockbuster moves. Here’s a breakdown of what the Dodgers’ main...
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Milwaukee Bucks: The downward spiral of Larry Sanders

ESPN reported on Aug. 20, 2013 that Larry Sanders signed a four-year contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks worth $44 million, making him the highest paid player on the team. While Milwaukee doesn’t spend this kind of money often, at the time it felt like Sanders deserved it. Sanders was coming off of what was easily his best NBA season. This seemed to be the potential of...
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Baltimore Orioles rumors: Team still looking for outfield depth

Since the departure of Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis at the beginning of December, the Baltimore Orioles have been in search of outfield depth. Despite their being connected to many free agent outfielders, the team has yet to sign anyone who could come close to producing the way Cruz and Markakis did for the 2014 AL East champions. The Orioles were previously rumored to be interested...
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The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing like a championship team

Iman Shumpert is shooting 100% as a Cavalier. While many people were captivated by Klay Thompson’s NBA record-setting 37 points in the 3rd quarter of the Warriors-Kings game last night, they might have missed another extraordinary performance. However, this performance came not from an individual, but from an entire team. Indeed, the word “team” was thrown around a lot when...
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Boston Bruins: All-Star break outlook

After struggling through much of the first half of the season, the Boston Bruins have found their legs over the last couple of weeks, going 6-1-1 over the past eight games to reassert themselves into the playoff picture. The Bruins currently hold the last wild card spot in the Eastern Conference with a seven point lead over the Florida Panthers and are just four points behind the...
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Virginia Basketball: UVA Showcases Defense Verse GT

Virginia’s now infamous pack-line defense was on full display Thursday night against Georgia Tech as the No. 2 Cavaliers improved to 6-0 in conference play and 18-0 overall. The Cavaliers won 57-28 which marked the third time this season that their defense has held a team under 30 points. This victory also increased their home-winning streak at John Paul Jones Arena to 21 games...
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UConn Basketball: Huskies hold off UCF

The Huskies ended their two game losing streak at Gampel Pavilion on Thursday night with a 67-60 victory over the UCF Knights. UConn got off to a hot start against their American Athletic Conference rival. Despite winning by just seven points the Huskies led the entire game and dominated on the court. They dominated from start to finish. Senior guard Ryan Boatright was 4 of 6 from...
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Myles Turner: Texas Basketball’s rising star

The college men’s basketball season is about halfway through, and that makes this a good time to look back and reflect on #17 Texas Basketball’s season so far. With a record of 14-4 (3-2 Big-12) the Longhorns sit fifth in arguably the strongest conference in college basketball. The Longhorn’s have a talented and deep roster that features many big men who harass teams on the...
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Oakland A’s: Who are the potential substitute closers?

Before the 2015 season has even begun, the Oakland A’s have been struck with some bad news. Their closer, Sean Doolittle, has sustained an injury. It has been reported that Doolittle has a minor rotator-cuff tear, which will not require surgery. Even though management is categorizing this injury as “slight”, Doolittle will miss the start of the 2015 season. So, who will be...
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Kansas City Royals rumors: Franklin Morales edition

Franklin Morales could help add depth to the Royals’ pitching staff this year (sportsofboston.com). Pitching depth is crucial at all levels of baseball, but even more so in the MLB. The Kansas City Royals know just how much that is true, after relying on the strongest bullpen in the league last year to help fight their way to their first World Series appearance in nearly 30 seasons...
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Mason Plumlee to represent Brooklyn Nets in dunk contest

Second year star Mason Plumlee is best known for his game winning block on Lebron James’ last second dunk attempt last season. That block solidified the Brooklyn Nets regular season sweep of the Miami Heat. But other than that, Plumlee has been electrifying fans with his emphatic dunks. For Nets fans it’s no surprise he has been named a participant in this years NBA Dunk Contest...
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Golden State Warriors: Title favorites?

At 35-6 there are a number of reasons why the Golden State Warriors are the best team in the NBA. Just because they are the best in the NBA right now, does this mean they are the title favorites. The answer is simple, “yes.” The first and most obvious is point differential. Their point differential of 12.1 is second all time to the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, which by the way had...
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Minnesota Twins: Can they compete in 2015?

Things haven’t gone quite as planned for the Minnesota Twins the past few years. After winning back to back American League Central Division titles in 2009 and 2010, the Twins have suffered through four consecutive 90 loss seasons. The organization has undergone a rebuilding project the last few years and fans may be wondering when the team will finally compete for division titles...
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Syracuse, New York: The legendary Mayweather family came to town

When most people think about Syracuse; they think of S.U. Basketball. This time Central New Yorkers got to enjoy athletes from a different sport. Arguably the greatest boxing family on the planet, the legendary Mayweathers a.k.a “The Money Team” made a stop in Syracuse, New York from January 16th through January 19th. Floyd Mayweather Sr., along with his two younger brothers...
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Michigan State Basketball: three keys to a win against Nebraska

Michigan State Basketball (13-6) will play at Nebraska (11-7) this Saturday, and look to get their second straight in-conference win. The Spartans are currently fifth in the Big Ten, (4-2) and Nebraska is seventh. (3-3) Despite Michigan State’s poor play as of late, this game is shaping up to be a favorable matchup for MSU. Let’s take a look at what the Spartans need to get done...
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Michigan State Hockey sweeps Ohio State 4-1

Tonight Michigan State Spartan Hockey (7-11-2) took on the Ohio State Buckeyes (7-11-2) at 7 pm Eastern Time. With both teams having the exact same record, extra pressure was put on both groups to perform at the highest level possible and show superiority. Michigan State’s Travis Walsh has arguably one of the hardest hits of the year thus far and takes a two minute penalty for...
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NFL Weekly: Jeremy Lane shouldn’t talk

Trash talk is something the Seattle Seahawks excel at. The guys on the team who do it the most, like Richard Sherman, can get away with all their talk because they get results on the field to back it up. Perhaps Sherman’s affinity for trash talk inspired another member of the Seahawks secondary to get in on the fun. Nickel corner Jeremy Lane tried it out Thursday when he said...
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