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Cleveland Cavaliers: The heat is on to win NBA title

This time last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers were not even on the radar to win a title or even make the playoffs. This year, it is a whole new ball game. With the return of the best player on the planet, LeBron James, and the addition of perennail all star Kevin Love, the spotlight is now shining brightly on the Cavs. With the spotlight also comes pressure, something LeBron faced...
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Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga

Can you believe its closing weekend at Saratoga Race Course already? and that the meet at beautiful Del Mar Racetrack will end mid week next week? Time really does fly when you’re having fun doesn’t it? That being said, our feature race this week will be the 2014 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course for three year olds and up going nine furlongs for $600,000. The classic race...
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Final cuts loom after New York Jets lose to Philly 37-7

The New York Jets’ preseason slate ended on a sour note as they fell to the Philadelphia Eagles 37-7 Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field. The fourth and final preseason game of the summer is typically left to teams’ third- and fourth-stringers to fight for a handful of disputed roster spots, while starters rest on the sidelines. The Jets smartly employed this strategy –...
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New York Mets: Dilson Herrera era to begin

The New York Mets have made a big move concerning their middle infield. No, Troy Tulowitzki is not coming over in a trade. Instead the Mets have opted to put Daniel Murphy on the disabled list and call up Dilson Herrera from Double-A. Murphy had missed three games battling a calf issue before the decision was made to shut him down for two weeks. Herrera was playing for Binghamton...
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Michigan Football: Appalachian State preview

This Saturday, August 30th, marks the 2014 season opener for Team 135 of Michigan Football versus Appalachian State. The Wolverines have five consecutive home season openers in the Big House and seek to add another win this Saturday. The Wolverines have been working hard during fall camp to comeback as a winning team this season. Michigan will be returning 16 of their 22 starters...
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Arizona Diamondbacks: roster expansion upcoming

Baseball season is winding down and for some teams the season can’t end soon enough. For teams out of contention, there aren’t many reasons for fans to continue coming to games or watching their team. But Major League Baseball adds a fun wrinkle to September that makes the game much more interesting. On September 1st rosters will expand from 25 to 40 players. It gives teams out...
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Iowa football: Darian Cooper out for season

Iowa football defensive tackle Darian Cooper will miss the whole season hurting Iowa’s defensive line depth. The Iowa football team took a big hit when it was announced that defensive tackle Darian Cooper was knocked out for the season with a knee injury. Cooper, a redshirt junior, was expected to be Iowa’s super sub on defense this year. Cooper was entering his third year as...
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Wisconsin football: Meet the Badgers’ defense

The Wisconsin Badgers’ defensive coordinator Dave Aranda begins his second season in Madison and has the task of replacing eight defensive starters, including the entire front seven. The defense lost its All-American first team selection linebacker Chris Borland, so Aranda has his work cut out for him. Here is a position-by-position preview of the Badgers’ defense. Defensive...
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Washington football: Reactions to first depth chart

On Monday the Washington football team released their first official depth chart during the Chris Petersen era for their week one match up with Hawaii. There were a few surprises that stuck out when I first poured through the chart. It should be noted that when Petersen first arrived he said that he was creating more of a “seating chart” rather than a depth chart. That implies...
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St Louis Cardinals closer dilemma: Rosenthal or Neshek?

It was almost one year ago that Trevor Rosenthal supplanted Edward Mujica as the Cardinals closer. Mujica was in the midst of an outstanding all-star campaign as the 9th inning man in St Louis when he imploded in September, amassing an 11.50 ERA. Despite racking up 37 saves for the Cardinals in the regular season, Mujica was yanked from his closer role in favor of Trevor Rosenthal...
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New England Patriots: In Bill We Trust

The holding line for New England Patriots fans for a more than a decade has been the title of this article. Trust in Bill Belichick. Keep the faith. The Hoodie knows, he always knows. Stars have come and gone. Richard Seymour, one of the Patriots’ best (and only, at the time) pass rushers traded to the Raiders in his prime. Wes Welker, one of the most beloved players in team history...
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Golden State Warriors sign Leandro Barbosa

The Golden State Warriors bolstered their bench on Thursday morning by signing veteran shooting guard Leandro Barbosa. The Warriors acquired a savvy veteran in Leandro Barbosa. Golden State came to agreement with the 31-year-old on a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum salary.According to multiple NBA sources, Barbosa was receiving interest from the Miami Heat before deciding...
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Staff picks: Michigan State football vs Jacksonville State

The eighth-ranked Michigan State Spartans take on Jacksonville State tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised on Big Ten Network. The Michigan State isportsweb team will be predicting the outcome of every Spartan football game this season in our weekly staff picks article, so be on the lookout for it all season long. Max Lapthorne Michigan State’s defense will play...
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Why moving on from the Braves is not the best idea

Sports fans have now reached the end of August, the most anticipated part of the year in which a crossroads is created between baseball and football. A great deal of fans will shift their focus from their MLB club of choice and turn towards a local college or professional football squad, particularly in the South where it is no secret that football is king. Such an action will take...
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Michigan State Football: A quick look at Jacksonville State

School: Jacksonville State University Mascot: Gamecocks Location: Jacksonville, Alabama Conference: Ohio Valley Conference (FCS) The Michigan State football team opens up the 2014 season against FCS opponent Jacksonville State under the Friday night lights at Spartan Stadium. Let’s take a look at the Gamecocks of Jacksonville State. Head Coach: John Grass Grass is in his first...
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Dallas Cowboys: Examining the latest round of cuts

This is a week of mourning for all 32 football families. Freshly formed bonds and brotherhoods will be broken as teams as forced to cut their final roster down to 53 men by Saturday at 3 p.m. The Dallas Cowboys’ final preseason game against the Denver Broncos this Thursday will serve as a final proving ground for those whose names have yet to earn the transformation from...
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Michigan Football: Game-by-game predictions for 2014

As part of our 2014 Michigan Football season preview, our team of Michigan Football writers predict the outcome of each game on Michigan’s schedule. All three writers in this column project the Wolverines to finish the season with a 9-3 record. Appalachian State Rob White – win, Jordan Johnson- win, Marina Nazario -win The thought of Appalachian State coming into the Big House...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Julius Randle a top-3 rookie

For some reason, there is a consistent trend to get overlook consistent and reliable players in favor of more spectacular and flashy talents in the sports world. Ask greats like Tim Duncan, who, while widely recognized as the greatest power forward of all time, has spent the entirety of his career in the shadow of bigger names like Shaquille O’ Neal and Kobe Bryant. Ask Craig Biggio...
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South Carolina Football: New Year’s in Columbia

The South Carolina Football team kicks off the 2014 college football season Thursday night at 6 P.M. on the SEC Network, as they host the Johnny Manziel-less Texas A&M Aggies. South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier is 23-1 is season openers in his career, with that one loss coming to South Carolina when he was the head coach of Duke in 1989, and will look to keep his 15-year...
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Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders: Roster spots on the line

The Seattle Seahawks, in my book, are ready for regular season play. The last two preseason games showed me more than enough to be certain. There’s just that pesky roster trimming that needs to happen before the Seahawks are literally ready for the season. The Seahawks visit the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night, with kickoff slated for 10:00 PM ET. By Saturday at 4 PM ET,...
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Boston Red Sox: Quick hits

Even though they are a long way from contention, the Boston Red Sox continue to be an entertaining team to watch night in and night out. Due to a poor record, they’ve been given the chance to, how should I put this, experiment with a roster that provides fans with a mixed bag of talent and characters: you’ve got the veteran mainstays like Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz; the...
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Baltimore Ravens: What to watch in preseason finale

The Baltimore Ravens have one last chance to face an opponent on the field before the regular season starts next week. The team will head to New Orleans to face the Saints Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. Both teams are undefeated this preseason and will meet again on Nov. 24. Starters are resting for this final preseason game, so all eyes will be on second and third-string players. With the...
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Carolina Panthers: Questions and cuts ahead of preseason finale

“It should give us a good feel for where we are and what we need to work on.” Those were the pregame words of head coach Ron Rivera before the Carolina Panthers took the field against the New England Patriots for their third preseason game Friday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. It turns out the Panthers still have quite a bit to work on. The buzz surrounding the Carolina...
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What top 100 commit Kenny Williams means for VCU Rams

RICHMOND, Va.–  With the commitment of Kenny Williams, VCU Basketball fans have a lot to look forward. Williams is ranked 82nd on ESPN’s top 100 recruit list. Williams may remind fans of former Ram standout Troy Daniels.  Daniels, who currently plays for the Houston Rockets, set the bar high for future Rams’ shooting guards, winning the NCAA 3-point shootout during his senior...
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The future of American tennis

Serena Williams Many sports experts and tennis fans comment on the fact that the USA no longer has a strong presence in the professional world of tennis.  It’s no secret that the Arthur Ashe and Andre Agassi era of American tennis has come and gone but are the professional American tennis players of today really that bad? In the current Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP...
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