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Texas Rangers rumors: who starts in left field?

The season opener is just over a week away and the Texas Rangers still have some major decisions to make.  The fifth rotation spot remains in question, and the club must also figure out who will be their utility infielder as they break camp.  Perhaps the most intriguing and heated position race in all of baseball takes place in the Ranger left field. Nate Schierholtz will have...
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New York Knicks: Top five free agents to target

Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets 1. LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers One of the biggest names in this year’s free agent class, LaMarcus Aldridge will be seeking a max contract and the New York Knicks will be more than willing to give it to him. Aldridge is enjoying one of the best years of his career with averages of 23.5 ppg and 10.4 rpg, and is only 29-years old. It is...
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WWE: WrestleMania rumors

With WWE’s WrestleMania being the primary upcoming event, there are always constant rumors for the following year. However, I will be taking a look at some of those particular rumors that are leading into this year’s WrestleMania.   The Rock v. Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 32 This one is interesting and by now WWE fans should know that there were plans for a Rock v. Brock...
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Pittsburgh Pirates: Offseason in review, part 3

How are the Pittsburgh Pirates shaping up heading into the 2015 MLB season?  Read part 1 here, where we covered: High point of the offseason High point honorable mention Low point of the offseason Low point honorable mention In part 2, we discussed: Wild card of the offseason Smart non-move of the offseason Poor non-move of the offseason Here in part 3, we tie up all of the loose...
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San Diego Padres: Countdown to opening day

It’s finally time and when I say finally, I really mean finally. We’ve all been waiting around for opening day AND IT’S NOW LESS THAN TWO DAYS AWAY. Padres’ fans can now stop making prediction after prediction about the upcoming season (which I’m completely guilty of) and actually start watching their predictions come true. (More like watch our dreams come true.) Before...
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USC Basketball: A look at the recent past

Nick Young USC Basketball had another rough year during their most recent campaign but it wasn’t all that long ago that USC had a decent competitive team. In fact, USC has a collection of former players in the NBA today including Nick Young, Nikola Vucevic and All Star DeMar DeRozan. Now as the annual NCAA tournament draws to a close, let’s take a look back at a time when USC...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Meet Jordan Clarkson

Jordan Clarkson Without Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers are just a collection of characters lacking a leader. That being said, they have found a diamond in the rough in point guard Jordan Clarkson who has shined as a rookie for this rebuilding team. It is uncertain if Clarkson will be a part of the Lakers’ long term plans, but he is a crucial part of the current team. Clarkson...
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San Diego Padres: Five predictions for 2015

The regular season is right around the corner, which means it’s time to disguise irrational predictions as bold ones. There hasn’t been this much excitement about the Padres in over a decade, and I can’t wait to watch it all unfold. Here are five predictions for 2015. Justin Upton 1. Justin Upton will hit 50 home runs Upton’s careerhigh is 31, which he set back in 2011...
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Wisconsin basketball: Frank Kaminsky, Sam Dekker fuel Badgers to force Final Four rematch with Kentucky

After a bit of a shaky start to the NCAA Tournament, top-seeded Wisconsin played its best game and left Los Angeles with an 85-78 win against No. 2 seed Arizona on Saturday night in the Staples Center. Coming into the game, the Badgers reached the Elite Eight without playing their best basketball, and another subpar performance would not be enough to hold off one of the premier teams...
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Five Veteran Wide Receivers the Seattle Seahawks can still Target

Despite the recent addition of Jimmy Graham, the Seattle Seahawks still have a minor void at Wide Receiver. Besides Doug Baldwin, there hasn’t been much production at the position. Here are some still-available free agent receivers that the Seahawks could possibly sign. 1. Greg Jennings, Vikings Recently released Vikings receiver Greg Jennings Jennings is probably the most...
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Cleveland Indians: Four bold predictions for 2015

With Opening Day just nine days away, the Cleveland Indians are nearing the start of a much anticipated season. People are predicting big things for this club, and here are some of my bold predictions for the 2015 Cleveland Indians: 1. Carlos Carrasco will finish in the top 5 in the AL Cy Young vote Carlos Carrasco As I mentioned in my Cleveland Indians season preview, Carlos...
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Detroit Tigers: Three bold predictions for 2015

The Detroit Tigers are getting close to starting their season and trying to make another run at the World Series in 2015. Last year, the Tigers got the early broom out of the playoffs as they were swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Divisional Series. The Tigers are going to be competing in a very strong American League Central, and there are three bold predictions...
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With Durant out for good, is this Westbrook’s team?

In most every hierarchical structure, there is one office reserved for the head of the corporation. Some call it the “C-Sweet”, or simply, the corner office. From the moment Kevin Durant was drafted by the then Seattle Supersonics, he has since resided in this figurative spot at the end of the hall. Coming off the best season of his career, Durant has continually been missing...
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Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry is the MVP

Russell Westbrook, no. James Harden, no. Lebron James, no. Anthony Davis, no. What do all of these guys have in common with the Golden State Warriors Superstar Stephen Curry? They are all MVP candidates. We’ve heard MVP hype for all these guys throughout the season. However, there’s only one MVP and his name is Curry. Why is Curry the MVP? It’s simple he’s been the best player...
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Tampa Bay Rays: will the Myers deal pan out?

Wil Myers (Photo credit: Elsa/Getty Images) The Tampa Bay Rays will be putting the weight of the world on the back of RF Steven Souza. Souza was part of the three-team deal that sent former rookie of the year Wil Myers to San Diego. Along with Souza, the Rays received LHP Travis Ott from Washington, and C Rene Rivera, 1B Jake Bauers, and RHP Burch Smith from Tampa Bay. Along with...
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Mexico Soccer: El Tri lacks a replacement for Carlos Vela

Mexico severely lacks a replacement for Carlos Vela, as no current striker on the national team sufficiently replicates the quality the Cancun native offers El Tri. And although El Tri has a talented squad at its disposal, not one striker thoroughly matches the level of consistency Vela has had in the past couple of years. Vela became Real Sociedad’s driving force, and with...
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First round should be easy for Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers will be in the 2015 NBA playoffs. There is no denying that statement. What is still unknown is who their first round opponent will be. At this point, it’s almost safe to assume who they will play. Nevertheless, it is the NBA and anything can happen. They can longer rise in the standings since the Atlanta Hawks have clinched the number one seed, but there...
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Detroit Red Wings: Time to let the goose loose

Everyone can calm down now. Take a deep breath. Hockeytown, the sky isn’t falling. After a couple weeks of uninspiring play, the Detroit Red Wings (40-22-12) defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in convincing fashion, 4-0, Saturday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena. If the season ended right now the Red Wings would face the Lightning in the first round of the playoffs. Petr Mrazek recorded...
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Minnesota Vikings: What do Newman and Aiyegbusi Bring to the Table?

The Minnesota Vikings are continuing to make subtle changes to their roster this off-season. In the same week that they acquired Taylor Mays and Casey Matthews, the Vikings have now added two new pieces in cornerback, Terence Newman and offensive lineman, Babatunde Aiyegbusi. Linebacker Chad Greenway has graciously accepted a pay cut to make room for these new signings as...
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Can Anthony Davis Become The ‘Face of The NBA’?

A guy named Michael Jordan came along, wore cool shoes, drank Gatorade and in the process, took the NBA to sights never before seen. In the middle of Jordan’s decorated career, the only real question anyone wanted to ask was: who is the next MJ? Many players were touted as the next thing to His Airness. Grant Hill, Jerry Stackhouse, Kobe Bryant and Vince Carter, to name a few....
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Anaheim Ducks: Playoff berth clinched

The Anaheim Ducks have secured their spot in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs with their win against the New York Islanders on Saturday afternoon. This will be Anaheim’s third straight appearance in the postseason and is looking to be their third straight Pacific Division crown. This year’s playoff run will be the 11th in franchise history; the Ducks are in their 21st year as an...
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Chicago Cubs: What needs to happen for success in 2015-Part II

If the Chicago Cubs are going to live up to the expectations set this winter by their All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo, “We’re going to win the N.L. Central and you can quote me on that”, this young ball club will need to improve on a few things from last season. Chicago Cubs: What needs to happen for success in 2015-Part I Two areas especially critical: getting on base...
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Detroit Tigers: Five bold predictions for 2015

With the 2015 season coming around the corner in Brad Ausmus’ second year with the team, it looks like this Detroit Tigers team is ready for another run at the playoffs. Here are five predictions I have for the team this season. 1. JD Martinez will not lose his touch Ever since Martinez has come to the Detroit Tigers, this guy has been on an absolute tear. He has had power at...
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Duke Basketball: Blue Devils define survive and advance

Wow. If someone had told me that the Duke Blue Devils would have a chance to go to the Final Four after beating a very tough, very big Utah team scoring a mere 63 points, only 6 of which were Jahlil Okafor’s, I would not believe them. However, that is precisely what happened Friday night in Houston. Okafor was limited to 6 points, going 3-6 from the field. This is truly a remarkable...
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Chicago White Sox: take a flyer on Rafael Soriano

In what has been one of the most anxiety inducing offseasons for Chicago White Sox fans in recent history, spring training is finally coming to an end with the season starting in just over a week. The time is now to find out if the Rick Hahn renaissance movement is for real as the division is ripe for the taking. On paper, the Sox should be ready to make this October a memorable...
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