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Boston Celtics: Future bright after playoff exit

The Boston Celtics surprising trip to the playoffs is over as quickly as it could have been.  LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers made short work of Brad Stevens’ young crew, defeating the Celtics in four straight games.  It’s a disappointing end to an otherwise successful year for Boston.  The team rebounded from a dismal 2013-14 campaign, even as general manager Danny...
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Detroit Lions Draft Primer: Defensive Needs

Teryl Austin’s defense finished the 2014 season ranking second in the NFL in points allowed, a surprising and meteoric rise after ranking 17th in 2013, which, in itself, was an improvement from previous years. This was due, almost entirely, to a fierce front seven that spearheaded the league’s premier run defense. With the departures of Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley, and C.J. Mosley...
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ACC Basketball: 2015 NBA Draft breakdown

Jerian Grant, along with the three Duke freshmen, is a solid first round pick. Eight ACC schools have players entering the NBA Draft this year. Though certainly all will not hear their names called in June, about twelve in total have popped up in mock draft discussions. The most elite players departing from the ACC this year are both solidly in the top five of most mock drafts....
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Yogi Ferrell will return to Indiana for senior year

So far, the month of April has been kind to the Indiana Hoosiers basketball team. After landing McDonald’s All-American Thomas Bryant, Hoosier fans learned that each of their top three scorers, Troy Williams, James Blackmon Jr., and Yogi Ferrell, decided to not enter the NBA draft and return to Bloomington. After sources reported Ferrell was staying at IU early on Sunday, the...
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Mike Conley’s injury could be devastating for the Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies are in a position from which no NBA team has ever gone on to lose. In taking their 3-0 lead over the Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis has been impressive in all facets of the game. Unfortunately, the Grizzlies suffered a blow in Game 3 that could spell their playoff demise. Mike Conley suffered a facial fracture after receiving an inadvertent elbow from C.J McCollum...
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San Francisco 49ers Draft Preview: Wide Receiver

For San Francisco 49ers fans, it has been a tumultuous offseason starting with the “mutual” departure of Jim Harbaugh after their final regular season game. Compounded with the unexpected retirements of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland, the departure of Frank Gore, Mike Iupati, and Michael Crabtree in free agency, and the uncertainty of Justin Smith’s future, the 49ers looks...
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Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Will the fight match the hype?

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will square up Saturday night against each other in Las Vegas for the fight of the century. While “the fight of the century” seems a bit overblown, the build up to the fight is making it exactly so. The bout is the most even matchup in Mayweather’s career and many seem to think Manny is a bit past his prime. The reputations for both boxers...
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Houston Rockets: Playoff Check-Up

Despite the debacle that was Game 4, the Houston Rockets are on the brink of advancing to the second round of the NBA Playoffs for just the second time since the halcyon days of Hakeem and Clyde. However, let’s not mince words about that aforementioned debacle. That was brutal to watch. So what, if anything, can we learn from it, and how can Houston make sure that it doesn’t...
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New York Giants: First round options

Who would you take? The New York Giants sit at number nine overall in the 2015 NFL draft with an abundance of options laid out in front of them drafting wise. NFL experts have Big Blue fortifying the trenches by drafting the top offensive lineman Brandon Scherff, out of Iowa or solidifying newly-hired Defensive Coordinator, Steve Spagnuolo’s monstrous defensive line with the likes...
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Michigan State Football: NFL Draft: Nick Hill

Nick Hill – Running Back Junior running back Nick Hill is lifted by tight end Andrew Gleichert after scoring a 32-yard touchdown is MSU’s spring game. (AP PHOTO) CAREER NOTES: Four-year letter winner rushed for 1,129 yards and 11 touchdowns on 225 carries (5.0 avg.) in 53 career games . . . was the team’s primary kick returner in 2011 and 2012 . . . finished his career ranked...
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Michigan State Football: NFL Draft: Jeremy Langford

Jeremy Langford – Running Back Jeremy Langford at the 2015 NFL Combine. 2014 HONORABLE MENTION ALL-BIG TEN (COACHES, MEDIA) SCHOOL-RECORD 10 CONSECUTIVE 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES 16 STRAIGHT 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES VS. BIG TEN OPPONENTS CAREER NOTES: Four-year letter winner rushed for 2,967 yards on 577 carries (5.1 avg.) with 40 touchdowns in his career . . . appeared in 50 career...
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Michigan State Football: NFL Draft: Keith Mumphery

Keith Mumphery – Wide Receiver Keith Mumphery h/t scout.com CAREER NOTES: Three-year starter at flanker . . . four-year letterwinner had 88 catches for 1,348 yards (15.3 avg.) and seven touchdowns in 54 career games, including 26 starts . . . also had 14 carries for 125 yards (8.9 avg.) and one touchdown . . . was nominated for the Allstate Good Works Team for his community service...
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Michigan State Football: NFL Draft: Kurtis Drummond

Kurtis Drummond – Safety 2014 FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (FWAA, PHIL STEELE) 2014 BIG TEN DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE YEAR 2014 FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (COACHES, MEDIA, BTN.COM, ATHLON SPORTS, PHIL STEELE) TWO-TIME FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (2013, 2014) CAREER NOTES: Four-year letter winner finished his career with 233 career tackles in 52 games . . . finished his career by starting in 34...
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Michigan State Football: NFL Draft: Trae Waynes

Trae Waynes – Cornerback – 2014 SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (WALTER CAMP, SPORTING NEWS, ATHLON SPORTS) – 2014 FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (COACHES, MEDIA, ESPN.COM, ATHLON SPORTS, PHIL STEELE) – 2014 THORPE AWARD SEMIFINALIST CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterwinner was a two-year starter at cornerback . . . collected 101 tackles, six interceptions and 13 pass break-ups in 36 career...
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Michigan State Football: NFL Draft: Marcus Rush

Marcus Rush – Defensive End Marcus Rush will likely end his MSU career with a school record 53 starts. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) 2013, 2014 HONORABLE MENTION ALL-BIG TEN (COACHES, MEDIA) MSU’S ALL-TIME STARTS LEADER (53) CAREER NOTES: Four-year letterwinner started a school-record 53 games at defensive end (previous record: 49, held by OG Joel Foreman and LB Eric Gordon...
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Michigan State Football: NFL Draft: Taiwan Jones

Taiwan Jones – Linebacker 2014 SECOND-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (COACHES, ATHLON SPORTS, PHIL STEELE) CAREER NOTES: Four-year letterwinner was a three-year starting linebacker (two years at Star, one at Mike) . . . started 30 career games (17 at Star linebacker, 13 at Mike linebacker) . . . collected 183 tackles, including 25.5 for losses (88 yards), in 54 career games. NFL.com draft...
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Michigan State Football: NFL Draft: Mike Sadler

Mike Sadler – Punter Mike Sadler – FIRST FOUR-TIME ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN IN SCHOOL HISTORY – TWO-TIME FIRST-TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN (2013-14) – NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION SCHOLAR-ATHLETE CLASS OF 2014 – 2014 WILLIAM V. CAMPBELL TROPHY FINALIST (TOP SCHOLAR-ATHLETE) CAREER NOTES: Four-year starter (2011-14) at punter . . . finished his career ranked among MSU’s...
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Michigan State Football: NFL Draft: Tony Lippett

Tony Lippett – Wide Receiver/Cornerback 2014 BIG TEN RECEIVER OF THE YEAR 2014 FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (COACHES, MEDIA, BTN.COM, ESPN.COM, ATHLON SPORTS, PHIL STEELE) 2014 GOVERNOR’S AWARD RECIPIENT (TEAM MVP) INVITED TO SENIOR BOWL LED BIG TEN IN RECEIVING YARDS (92.2 YPG.) IN 2014 CAREER NOTES: Three-year starter at split end . . . also started seven career games at cornerback...
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Michigan State Football: NFL Draft

I have compiled the articles from around the internet about all of Michigan State football’s potential draft picks. From Trae Waynes, the guaranteed 1st round pick and Jeremy Langford, Trae Waynes 40-yard Dash Times consensus #1 cornerback, to Marcus Rush, who was snubbed by the NFL Combine but, in my opinion, could have a very productive NFL career. Click on each player’s...
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Detroit Lions: Mock Draft 3.0

Well it’s almost here–the 2015 NFL draft. This Thursday night is one of the most exciting times of the year for NFL fans, but if you are a Detroit Lions fan, it’s that time of the year where you start to get nervous. Martin Mayhew hasn’t exactly dazzled anyone with his draft picks over the years, and the Lions are infamous for taking early round busts. It’s almost impossible...
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Previewing the Baltimore Orioles-Chicago White Sox series

After suffering through a five-game losing streak, the Baltimore Orioles got back on track this weekend by winning their final two games against the Boston Red Sox. Those two wins gave the Orioles a series victory against Boston, and helped them improve to 9-10 on the year. The Orioles will remain home this week, hosting the 8-9 Chicago White Sox for a three-game series before ending...
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Minnesota Twins: Seattle Mariners series recap

The Minnesota Twins took two of three games against the Seattle Mariners this weekend to move to 8-10 on the season. This was their first series against a team not in the AL Central and it is their third series win out of their last four played. After their horrendous 1-6 start, the sky was falling in the Twin Cities but they have played much better as of late and are now only...
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Boston Celtics: 2014-15 season awards by isportsweb

The Boston Celtics season finally came to a conclusion, falling to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-93 on Sunday to complete the sweep. It was a disappointing end to the season, but fans must feel optimistic about the direction this team is heading in. Seemingly destined for a lottery pick, the Celtics played some of the best basketball in the Eastern Conference during...
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Washington Nationals: Best rotation gets no help

The Washington Nationals have arguably the best pitching rotation in baseball to start the 2015 season. But as the first month of the season unfolds the Nationals find themselves in the basement of the NL East Division with a record of 7-12 (.368). Coming into Monday they have lost five straight, the bats have not come to life, their defense has been dreadful, and the starting pitching...
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UConn Basketball: Recruiting impact of NBA interest of Kevin Ollie

UConn basketball head coach Kevin Ollie has drawn attention from NBA teams in both of the past two off-seasons. Last year the Los Angeles Lakers expressed interest. This year the Oklahoma City Thunder has shown that they were poised to make a run at Ollie. He however decided that UConn is the place he wants to be, at least for now. Kevin Ollie being a top commodity in the National...
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