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2015 Formula 1 Preseason Guide

The FIA Formula 1 World Championship enters its second season of a new technological era in 2015. With reduced downforce and more torque, the new generation of hybrid-powered cars has proven a challenge both for drivers and engineers. Last season, the Mercedes team rose to that challenge and vastly outclassed the competition, taking both the Constructors’ Championship and the Drivers’...
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When will the Baltimore Orioles make their move?

The Orioles were swept by the Royals in the 2014 ALCS It is roughly three months after the Baltimore Orioles crashed out of the ALCS in four games, and as the team prepares for Spring Training, there are more questions than answers. It would be harsh to say there is a crisis on hand, but at this point in time the outlook for the 2015 season looks grim, especially for a team that...
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Jacksonville Jaguars: Looking forward to the 2015 NFL draft

Blake Bortles in the 2014 NFL Draft This past season, the Dallas Cowboys went 13-5 during the regular season. In the 2013 season, the Cowboys finished 8-8 as they had for the past three seasons. So what’s the secret to the Dallas Cowboys’ success? Struggling NFL teams like the Jags need to know. The secret is this: the Cowboys have built up the best offensive line in the league...
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Who will be Michigan Football’s quarterback in 2015?

As National Signing Day looms ever closer, most teams are trying to figure out who will be on their rosters for next season. Everyone is asking who: who is going to be the newest addition to their team, who will lead them to greatness, and who will start next season. The Michigan Wolverines have already answered the “who” question when it came to the head coaching position when...
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Detroit Tigers: Joba Chamberlain Can Help Again in 2015

It is no secret that the Detroit Tigers bullpen was the most glaring weakness of a team that was supposed to contend for a World Series. One of the few successes, however, was Joba Chamberlain. Chamberlain is not close to being one of the top relievers in baseball. He is good enough though that he would be able to help a team out, especially one looking to make a deep playoff run...
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Iowa Basketball: Hawkeyes fall to Wisconsin for third straight loss

The Iowa Hawkeyes couldn’t find a way to pull through as they fell to the Wisconsin Badgers for a second time this season, 74-63. Iowa, now 13-8, has lost three straight games after starting 4-1 in the Big Ten. Aaron White led the Hawkeyes with 15 points after being questionable to play after sustaining a shoulder injury last week against Purdue. Jarrod Uthoff had another quiet...
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Detroit Red Wings weekly: A force to be reckoned with

The experts can continue to doubt all they want, but the Detroit Red Wings (29-12-9) proved once again this week they are the real deal and are a genuine threat to win the Eastern Conference. Coming out of the All-Star break the Red Wings survived a near third period collapse against the Florida Panthers to win 5-4. The Tampa Bay Lightning put them back in their place Thursday by...
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West Virginia Basketball: defense paves way again in win

West Virginia came into Saturday’s match up against Texas Tech ranking 1st in steals at 12.6 per game. The Mountaineers were able to keep up the pressure by forcing 10 steals and 26 turnovers total in the game. Those turnovers proved to be big as they led to 33 points for West Virginia. A combination of stout defense and improved shooting helped WVU improve to 6-2 in Big-12 play...
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Boston Red Sox: Roster updates

The Boston Red Sox made two moves this week in an attempt to strengthen their bullpen. On Tuesday, the Red Sox traded away pitcher Anthony Ranaudo to the Texas Rangers in exchange for left-handed pitcher Robbie Ross. Staying active, Boston then signed right-handed pitcher Alexi Ogando to a one-year contract. These two moves were both made with an eye towards the bullpen. Ogando spent...
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Ranking the 2014 NFC East Offense’s

In an offensive league it is as important as ever to make sure that side of the ball is in good hands. It all starts with the ever important quarterback position, a strong offensive line, a semblance of a running game, and pass catcher’s. On top of that, scheme and play calling has a lot of impact on offensive success. Here are a look at how I ranked the 2014 version of offense’s...
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New York Knicks: Five questions at the halfway point

Carmelo Anthony Despite an impressive victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder last week, the New York Knicks dropped another game Thursday night bringing their record on the season to an ugly 9-38. With the All-Star break just a week away, and the trade deadline shortly after that, Phil Jackson and company have a few questions that they need to address. 1. Should Carmelo be deactivated...
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New York Giants: big expectations for 2015

It is no secret that John Mara wants the New York Giants to be a playoff team in 2015. Tom Coughlin has already coached the Giants through two consecutive losing seasons, and the last time that the team made an appearance in the playoffs was when they won the Superbowl in 2011. John Mara has made several statements that this is unacceptable, and if the Giants do not make the playoffs...
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The Minnesota Vikings need to address the offensive line in the draft

Matt Kalil and the left side of the offensive line struggled for the Vikings in 2014. The Minnesota Vikings allowed 51 sacks last season, which was the fifth most in the NFL. The four teams worse at protecting their quarterback, went a combined 17-37 in 2014. Probably company you do not want to be a part of.  Sure, some of those sacks can attributed to rookie quarterback Teddy...
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Roster moves the Pittsburgh Steelers should make

In my last article, I described the free agent acquisitions I believe the Pittsburgh Steelers should make. Here are some in-house roster moves I believe the Steelers must make in order to ensure future success. Extend Ben Roethlisberger’s contract Since signing an eight-year-deal worth up to $102 million in 2008, Roethlisberger has consistently been a perennial top-five passer...
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Louisville Basketball: Five moments that fueled the comeback vs. North Carolina

Fans saw a little bit of everything in the Cardinals’ epic 78-68 overtime win over UNC. Coach Rick Pitino dressed up like Colonel Sanders, Montrezl Harrell appeared to fly, and the Louisville basketball team showed an admirable never-say-die attitude. Prior to this win, Pitino was 0-6 in his career against the Tar Heels. One of those six losses came three weeks ago, when Louisville...
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Chicago White Sox: Rick Hahn GM of the year

If the Chicago White Sox can translate the immense potential they have built within themselves this off-season, Rick Hahn will need to start clearing a space on a shelf in his house for a well deserved GM of the year award. Few things in baseball are harder than having to rebuild a franchise that had won the World Series only 10 years ago. Yet, Hahn appears to have put the Sox in...
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Oakland Raiders: Tim Brown makes HOF class of 2015

Tonight at the NFL Honors Awards Show they awarded eight men with a spot into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The call every players strives to get from the moment they put their pads on as a child. The opportunity to have their names forever mentioned among the greats of the game. There were 15 finalist this year and among them is the Raiders’ very own Tim Brown. This is the fifth...
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Golden State Warriors: Trade for a big man is Imperative

Despite being the best team in the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors have some issues emerging that make their prospects going forward a bit dicey. At the top of the list is a trade for a back-up big man. Will the Warriors do this, or are they set with their ways? When healthy, Andrew Bogut is one of the best rim protectors in the NBA. David Lee and Marreese Speights...
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Toronto Maple Leafs: Struggling to win without Randy Carlyle

I never thought I would say this, but it actually looks like the Toronto Maple Leafs are worse without former Head Coach Randy Carlyle. The Leafs relieved Carlyle of his coaching duties on Jan. 6, making Assistant Coach Peter Horachek the interim head coach. At the time of Carlyle’s firing, the Leafs were 4th in the Atlantic Division with a record of  21-16-3. While this isn’t...
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Texas Basketball drop their third straight, mauled by Baylor

A season that began with hope and promise has been marred with poor results and losses, bringing the Texas Longhorns and their fans crashing back down to Earth. As Texas Basketball dropped their third game in a row to a ranked Big-12 opponent we can see the results of this litmus test, and they aren’t good. #19 Texas Basketball fell 83-60 against #20 Baylor, leaving the Longhorns...
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NFC East: The Rookies Who Shined

Washington Redskins It took until the fourth round for the Redskins to land their top rookie player. Bashaud Breeland from Clemson shined in his freshman campaign. With DeAngelo Hall staring down the end of his career and battling injuries, it was important that the team found a corner who can play press man coverage on their team. The team took statistical standout David Amerson...
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Detroit Tigers: Looking at the heart of the lineup

The Detroit Tigers arguably have the best lineup in the American League. From top to bottom, it is hard to find many lineups in the league that can compare when all the players are healthy and playing well. But when it comes to the heart of the order, Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, and J.D. Martinez stand alone as not only the best in the American League, but arguably in all of...
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Michigan Basketball: A tough test awaits against rival Spartans

Since losing Caris LeVert for the year, Michigan basketball has captured two wins and lost a close overtime contest to a great Wisconsin team. Their last outing was a great defensive effort, holding Nebraska to just 44 points. They were even without the services of point guard Derrick Walton that game, and he had been invaluable in their previous two games. If the last game is any...
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Why the St Louis Cardinals should trade Jon Jay

For the type of player he is, Jon Jay’s journey as a big leaguer has had more contention than it reasonably should. A pretty humble guy, Jay doesn’t draw attention to himself. He’s not overly flashy. The St. Louis Cardinals centerfielder just seems to go about his business regardless of what’s happening around him. But for someone whose personality attracts little controversy...
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Kentucky Basketball: First 20-0 start since 1965-66 season

Can Kentucky Basketball go the entire season without losing a game? It is starting to look that way, they defeated Missouri 69-53 on Jan. 29. This is the first 20-0 start for Kentucky under coach John Calipari. The last time they had such a phenomenal start was in 1965-66 under Pat Riley. Would you like to know the reason behind the Kentucky’s success? They have the tallest front...
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