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The champs stalled at home

As a consumer of Premier League soccer for years, and having just covered the World Cup, I’m still somewhat of a newcomer to Major League Soccer. In preparing for the new material, I made a couple conscious adjustments from what I was used to as a viewer: anticipating a slower paced game, and recognizing that Graham Zusi could be the best player on a pitch. Yet if there’s one...
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MLS: Philadelphia Union pick up an important point on the road

Philadelphia Union extended their unbeaten streak to four games with a 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas City. Dom Dwyer On the day that Peter Vermes was inducted into Sporting KC’s Legends class, his players failed to extend their four-game winning streak. After a scoreless first half, Graham Zusi scored his third goal of the season and Brian Brown opened his MLS account. Zac MacMath’s...
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San Francisco Giants: The Future of the Panda

The trade deadline came and went without the San Francisco Giants making a move. There were a few reasons why they didn’t make a deal as has already been discussed. However, there’s one player who continues to be a curious case. Pablo Sandoval is in the final year of his contract and reportedly is asking for 100 million dollars, but isn’t playing like it. What’s the deal...
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Los Angeles Dodgers: Holding firm at the trade deadline

As a baseball fan on the west coast, my trade deadline morning went something like this. I woke up at 7:30, barely conscious. Thursdays right? I rolled over and looked at my phone and saw a notification from my Scorecenter app. “Boston Red Sox trade Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to Oakland A’s for Yoenis Cespedes.” My exact reaction was “Woah. Wait, what!” That woke me up...
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MLS All-Star: Predicting Caleb Porter’s starting line up against Bayern Munich

Now that’s it officially August, it’s only appropriate that we turn most of our attention to the MLS All-Star game that’ll take place at Providence Park on Aug.6. The players that were selected to represent MLS will go up against one of biggest clubs in the world, Bayern Munich. The reigning Bundesliga champions will be led by Pep Guardiola. The Spanish coach should have all...
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Chicago Cubs: Why they won at the deadline

Chicago Cubs Another trade deadline has come and passed and this year was one of the most active deadlines that we have seen in recent years. The Chicago Cubs were not as active as some teams leading up to the deadline, but they were able to strike a deal. The Cubs traded utility man Emilio Bonifacio as well as left-handed reliever James Russell to the Atlanta Braves for minor league...
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UFC: Eddie Alvarez finally in the UFC?

Eddie Alvarez flexing after another victory in Bellator Bellator’s hottest commodity Eddie Alvarez may be coming to the UFC. If it seems like we’ve taken a stroll down this road before, we have, like a lot. There has long been talks of a move from Bellator to the UFC for Alvarez but the fighter has constantly ran into road blocks, in the form of the tall, bald, former chief executive...
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Chicago Bulls: Why Doug McDermott is the X-factor

While I predicted something different for the Chicago Bulls and the 2014 Draft, I think the Bulls made the exact right move trading their 16th and 19th picks for small forward Doug McDermott. This year’s Chicago Bulls X-factor will most certainly be Creighton’s superstar. Lingering rumors about his possible trade for the acquisition of Kevin Love aside, McDermott is an incredibly...
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Carolina Panthers: Why to watch the first three draftees

The idea prepping for this article was to focus on one player heading into camp with the goal of highlighting said player’s progress throughout training camp and predicting what role he might play for the Carolina Panthers in the upcoming season. For this Panther’s team the task was too difficult. After careful thought it seemed impossible to decide whether to highlight top pick...
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New York Mets: did they win by not acting?

By now all the dust has settled from the trade deadline frenzy, and the New York Mets came out of it looking the same as they did going in. The Mets and General Manager Sandy Alderson did not make any moves despite there being rumors that players were available. Now we have to answer the big question: was this the right decision? The way this season is going, yes. Despite what some...
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Gonzaga basketball: Breaking down the minutes

Gonzaga basketball has all the talent that they could fit on their roster this year, but the hard part is figuring out who is going to play and for how long. Mark Few has his work cut out for him, but fans can expect the minutes to be split up similar to how they have been in the past, but with a few new additions. This year could be a very successful one for the Zags if everyone...
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Detroit Tigers: Analyzing the David Price deal

Dave Dombrowski has done it again. The Detroit Tigers president and general manager has pulled off another Blockbuster trade in order to position his team for a shot at the World Series title. Just before the 4 p.m. trade deadline on Thursday, the Tigers announced that they have acquired starting pitcher David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team deal. Detroit parted ways...
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Georgia Tech QB’s go from plain vanilla to triple fudge this season

With the Power Five conferences completing their respective media days and all of the worn out coach speak recycled for one more year, let me provide a new term on an age old football phrase.  For example, every season after a standout player departs the program the first question asked by the media at these sessions: “How are you going to replace the production of your all time...
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Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2014 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga; Rachel’s Sister Returns

Several key races being run around the country this weekend in the sport of Horse Racing, but we’ll be focusing in on the 2014 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, NY where leading Horse of the Year candidate Palace Malice will be in action while taking on eight others in the nine furlong, Grade: 1 classic. Of the 40 some odd stakes races being run this...
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San Francisco Giants: Why they made no Trades

The 2014 Trade Deadline was one of the best in recent memory. It saw the Oakland A’s and Detroit Tigers exchange jabs in an arms race for American League supremacy. It saw the St. Louis Cardinals improve themselves with the acquisitions of John Lackey and Justin Masterson. It also saw the San Francisco Giants and Dodgers surprisingly stand pat and do nothing. What was the Giants...
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Oakland A’s: Analyzing the Jon Lester trade

Wow. The Oakland A’s made trade headlines once again. Many thought that the Athletics-Chicago Cubs trade was the blockbuster trade of the season. But General Manager Billy Beane has done it again and completed an even bigger move. With less than 12 hours before the trade deadline, the Oakland A’s traded All-Star and two time Home Run Derby Champion Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive...
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Green Bay Packers: Early impressions from training camp

Richard Rodgers Training camp is officially underway as all 32 teams believe this is their year to hoist the Lombardi trophy.  The Green Bay Packers began their training camp on Sunday, starting their journey to win their fourth straight NFC North title.  While the Packers did win the NFC North again, they also got bounced from the playoffs by the San Francisco 49ers for the second...
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Fantasy Baseball: David Price trade implications

There’s no question that the biggest move of this season’s trade deadline was the three-team deal sending David Price to the Detroit Tigers, Austin Jackson to the Seattle Mariners, as well as Drew Smyly and Nick Franklin to the Tampa Bay Rays. When this kind of blockbuster trade goes down, it’s impossible not to consider the fantasy implications it will have on the players...
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Arizona Diamondbacks trade Prado and Parra

The Arizona Diamondbacks traded third baseman Martin Prado to the New York Yankees for prospect Peter O’Brien according to  reports by Jack Curry of the YES Network and Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. Yankees have acquired Prado from Arizona. — Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) July 31, 2014 According to @SteveGilbertMLB, Yankees are sending Peter O'Brien to the DBacks for Prado. O...
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Baltimore Orioles: Evaluating the trade deadline

The Orioles acquired Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller in exchange for prospect Eduardo Rodriguez today. With all of the major trades that took place before today’s 4:00 deadline, it’s often overshadowed that the Baltimore Orioles DID in fact make a move to help their team. A day after reportedly being on the verge of trading for Jon Lester, the Orioles acquired left handed reliever...
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Atlanta Braves land Russell, Bonifacio from Chicago Cubs

The Atlanta Braves improved their bullpen and bench on Thursday, acquiring left-handed reliever James Russell and utility player Emilio Bonifacio as well as cash considerations from the Chicago Cubs for prospect Victor Caratini just before the Jul. 30 trade deadline. Russell represents a reliable reliever for the Braves Russell, now in his fifth Major League season, joins a Braves...
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Washington Nationals acquire Asdrubal Cabrera

For weeks, it seemed that the best move for the Washington Nationals at the trade deadline would be no move at all. However, Ryan Zimmerman’s grade 3 hamstring strain caused the Nationals to need another infielder. After taking part in discussions with multiple clubs, including the New York Mets about a potential Daniel Murphy trade, Washington agreed to send Zach Walters to the...
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A trade deadline to remember

Several general managers around Major League Baseball decided to shop at Trades “R” Us on Thursday, and many of them weren’t disappointed with what they got on the day of the non-waiver trade deadline. David Price has a new home in Detroit, and with this deal, the Tigers are aiming for its first World Series title since 1984. It was a dealing bonanza. Of course, the news of...
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Iowa football: Two players leaving

Two players have decided to leave the Iowa football program leaving Ferentz to find someone to replace them. Iowa players Nic Shimonek and Laron Taylor have decided to leave the program in pursuit of more playing time announced Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz at the Big Ten media days on Monday. Shimonek is coming off his redshirt season and was the third string on the depth chart....
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Will Andre Drummond make the Team USA roster?

Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons was invited to training camp with Team USA where the roster for the 2014 FIBA World Cup will start to take shape. It’s a privilege in itself just to be invited, but Drummond wants to prove he deserves to be on the team. The recently rebranded 2014 FIBA World Cup will be held in Spain from Aug. 30 to Sept. 14. The tournament winner will automatically...
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