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Horse Racing: Preview of the 2015 Santa Anita Handicap; Plus 5 Other Major Races

This is simply an enormous weekend in the sport of Horse Racing. By my count, there are 11 major races spanning across the county that merit attention, but I grudgingly narrowed it down to six. They include the rescheduled (because of a deluge) seven furlong, $200,000 Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida that will feature Daredevil, the Gotham Stakes for three year olds at...
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2015 NFL Draft: Houston Texans targets for rounds 1-3

This week may have just confirmed the Houston Texans path for first few rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft. On Monday Andre Johnson asked the team to be released or traded. The team granted him permission to seek teams willing to trade for him, but because of his contract, a trade is very unlikely. For this reason it should be announced fairly soon that Johnson will be released. There...
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Texas Basketball given a lifeline by #14 Baylor

Texas Basketball were desperate for a victory, after a frustrating battle against #14 Baylor, the Longhorns pulled through with a 61-59 win in overtime. This wasn’t an easy accomplishment by any stretch of the imagination. If not for Baylor’s lack of effective offense in the second half the Horns may have written this season off. Texas trailed by as many as nine points in the...
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St Louis Cardinals Win First Game of Spring

The Cardinals opened their 2015 Spring Training schedule with a 4-1 victory over the Marlins. With the victory, several Cardinals with a lot to prove kicked off their attempt to prove themselves in their first live-game action since October. The game was started by rotation hopeful Carlos Martinez, donning a new number, 18, in honor of his late friend Oscar Tavares. Martinez is trying...
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Houston Rockets: The (re)Emergence of Terrence Jones

Terrence Jones has been an afterthought for most of the season. Between Donatas Motiejunas’ ascension, the surprising play of Josh Smith, and Dwight Howard’s injury concerns, the third-year forward out of Kentucky has been relegated to the background since returning from his own scary injury at the end of January. In 10 games before the All-Star break, Jones was only averaging...
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Utah Jazz: The Gobert Effect

Rarely are trades a win-win for all parties involved. It is even rarer when the win-win trade’s impact is seen immediately. That has been the case so far as we look back at the Enes Kanter trade on February 19th. For the Oklahoma City Thunder, they received a big that can score inside and out. The Utah Jazz on the other hand, were able to open valuable minutes for up-and-coming...
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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender situation could hold future dilemma

Ben Bishop The Tampa Bay Lightning are one of the most satisfied teams in the NHL this season. Sitting in second place in the Atlantic division with 84 points, this hockey club is on its way to the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2007. As it is for any hockey team, the root of their success has been great goaltending. After acquiring starting goaltender...
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Chicago Bulls rumors: Derrick Rose The Return 2.0

Derrick Rose has a successful knee surgery, and the Bulls guard should be cleared to return to the team in four to six weeks, according to general manager Gar Forman in an interview last Friday. For Rose, the former Bulls MVP who had missed a mjority of the previous two seasons due to surgeries on both knees, this was great news. “There’s the old saying that surgery’s minor...
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Prediction for the Kobalt Tools 400

This Sunday, NASCAR’s 3rd race of the season will be held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Kobalt Tools 400. Last week, we saw a vintage Jimmie Johnson in his early season win at Atlanta, and we may see more of the same JJ this week too. Additionally, we saw Jeff Gordon involved in a second consecutive wreck, which ended his afternoon early. The past two weeks have been incredibly...
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BYU Basketball: WCC Tourney to the Big Dance

The BYU Cougars (23-8, 13-5) got that much closer to punching their ticket to the NCAA Tournament when they knocked off no. 3-ranked Gonzaga Saturday night. It was Gonzaga’s first loss in 22 games and their first home loss in 41 games. Before the Cougars upset win, ESPN Bracketology’s Joe Lunardi had BYU as the ‘Next Four Out’.  Five days and one win later, BYU sits as a...
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Utah Jazz playing much better since All-Star break

Since the All-Star break, the Utah Jazz have posted a 5-2 record. The Jazz also secured their first three game winning streak for the franchise this season and had a chance to extend the streak considerably before losing to Boston. Utah will have a chance to start another three game win streak as they continue their road trip against the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets before...
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Miami Dolphins rumors: Ndamukong Suh

The Miami Dolphins have made multiple veteran cuts this past week. Some of those names include Brian Hartline, Brandon Gibson, and Cortland Finnegan. Each of these moves has generated significantly more cap space. This has hinted that the Dolphins may be looking to make some moves in free agency. Will one of those moves be Ndamukong Suh? Ndamukong Suh The Miami Dolphins are in...
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Have the Los Angeles Dodgers fixed their bullpen?

It’s hard to put into words just how disappointing the Los Angeles Dodgers’ bullpen was in 2014. The bullpen’s ERA last year was 3.80, ninth highest in baseball and second highest among teams that made the playoffs (Thanks, Tigers). The bullpen WAR was 0.7, which put the Dodgers in a three-way tie for the seventh lowest in baseball. Yet, it was still better than that of the...
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Baltimore Ravens look to add cornerback depth

Over the past week, the Baltimore Ravens have been in the news because of a few different headlines, mostly pertaining to cornerbacks. First, the Ravens reportedly asked Lardarius Webb, a six-year veteran, to take a pay cut. Also, the Philadelphia Eagles released former Ravens cornerback Cary Williams, who has since said that he would welcome a return to Baltimore. Given recent struggles...
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Baltimore Orioles drop first two Grapefruit League games

In rematches of the 2014 American League Division Series, the Baltimore Orioles lost their first two Grapefruit League games, falling to the Detroit Tigers by the scores of 15-2 and 5-4. It’s early in Spring Training, far too early to be panicking because of a pair of losses, but the O’s still would have liked to get off to a better start. Ubaldo Jimenez and Kevin Gausman had...
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Which Detroit Tigers have superstar potential?

The Detroit Tigers have a roster stocked full of talent, some well-established, and some still slow-cooking their way toward stardom. Last week I focused on one player each from the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen who have to rise above their expected level of play in 2015. Click here to read that. Today, the spotlight is on players who can take their talent and become more...
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Should The New York Giants Draft Randy Gregory in the First Round?

The 2015 NFL Draft class is filled with top caliber talent. The Giants have a lot of needs coming into this offseason. They now have a lack of depth at the defensive end position with the release of former first round pick Mathias Kiwanuka, need to continue to rebuild their offensive line, and require help in their secondary. As the team has the ninth overall pick in this year...
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NFC East: What We Learned at the Franchise Deadline

The franchise deadline came and passed on Monday, and it gives fans and analysts their first glimpse into the plans for the player as well as the entire roster. This deadline saw the franchise tag get placed on Dallas Cowboys wide out Dez Bryant and New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. The Philadelphia Eagles were rumored to be thinking about placing their tag on wide...
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Chip Kelly’s vision, Chip Kelly’s Eagles

Well, it looks like all speculation on Head Coach and Player Personal Guru Chip Kelly’s vision for the Philadelphia Eagles, prior to Tuesday evening, can be thrown out the window, along with a handful of seasoned veterans. By late Tuesday, March 3, the Oregon Eagles (I believe that is the new name they will don in 2015 and beyond) look much different and seem to be much closer...
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Michigan State Basketball: Senior Night

Trice closed out his final home game with 27 points. It would be unfair to say that the Spartans have been spiraling as of late, but possible doubts about this team’s tournament readiness may have been somewhat validated by their last two losses. The Wisconsin game result was understandable – they’re easily a top 5 team, and have a match-up nightmare manifested in the form...
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Toronto Blue Jays look strong to open Spring

Back in 2013, the Toronto Blue Jays made hefty moves in attempt to become legitimate playoff contenders. Nearly everyone was predicting the Jays to win the AL East, and they were even a popular choice to the win the World Series. The wheels fell off early during the season, though, and the Blue Jays stumbled to a disappointing 74-88 record, good for last in the AL East. Last year...
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Penn State Basketball’s Senior Night Spoiled by No. 23 Ohio State

Freshman D’Angelo Russell scored a game-high 28 points in No. 23 Ohio State’s 77-67 win over the struggling Nittany Lions on their Senior Night. The future NBA lottery pick Russell started slowly in the first half but found the groove in the second half. Russell’s 19 points in the second half led the Buckeyes to victory. His hot five of eight shooting from the 3-point line...
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Iowa Basketball: Hawkeyes extend winning streak to five games with win at Indiana

The Iowa Hawkeyes are playing their best basketball of the season right now, and they showed that Tuesday night with a solid 77-63 road win over Indiana. The Hawkeyes (20-10, 11-6) have now won five consecutive Big Ten games and have their their third straight 20-win season under Fran McCaffery. Iowa took advantage of playing an Indiana team that is going the opposite direction in...
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Virginia Basketball: UVA Clinches Regular Season Title

No. 2 Virginia overcame a slow start Monday night to beat Syracuse 59-47 and clinch the ACC Regular Season title for the second year in a row. Virginia had to overcome an 11 point first half deficit to improve to 28-1, 16-1 in the ACC. Syracuse was able to jump on the Cavaliers in the beginning of the game as they forced UVA into 9 turnovers in a ten minute span resulting in a quick...
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Seattle Seahawks: Seven round mock draft

In the coming weeks, the Seattle Seahawks team here at isportsweb will be putting together some mock drafts for exclusively Seahawks picks. The following Seahawks seven round mock draft is my first humble attempt to try and predict what the Seahawks front office will do in this year’s 2015 NFL Draft. Keep in mind that these predictions will fluctuate and perhaps completely change...
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