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Washington football: Special teams

Finishing up positional previews for the Washington football team I will focus on the special teams as a whole. The Dawgs return a slew of capable return men, but with the departure of Travis Coons, finding a replacement for all of the kicking duties could be a struggle. [Washington football: Previewing the secondary] Last season everyone got to see the speed and explosiveness of...
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Oakland A’s: Could the Los Angeles Angels overtake the A’s?

With most everyone has been focused on the success of the Oakland A’s so far this season, not many people have realized that the Los Angeles Angels are only two games behind the Athletics and currently have the second best record in baseball. This AL West race has heated up quickly and the Angels were the hottest teams in baseball in July. What are the chances that the Los Angeles...
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New Orleans Saints: Players looking to bounce back from injury

The early stretches of New Orleans Saints training camp has seen young players steal the show. However, in addition to the young guns, some older veterans are coming along nicely, especially on defense. Three players who are showing some resiliency are Champ Bailey, Patrick Robinson, and Victor Butler. All three are coming off injuries in 2013 and are looking to bounce back and contribute...
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Minnesota Wild prospect profile: Johan Gustafsson (video)

If you’re looking for the biggest issue with the Minnesota Wild in the near future, look no further than goaltending. After a carousel of netminders occupied the Wild’s crease last season, the team is trying to find stability for years down the road. While Darcy Kuemper showed his own flashes of greatness at the end of last season, Johan Gustafsson is quietly waiting in the...
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Colorado Rockies trade rumors: Jorge De La Rosa edition

Jorge De La Rosa has a been a lone bright spot of an otherwise dreadful Colorado Rockies pitching staff this season. The 33-year-old lefty is 11-6 on the year, with a 4.16 ERA. He has been leaps and bounds better than any other Rockies starter. And the Rockies should trade him. Despite a solid season, De La Rosa is not taking the Rockies to the postseason this year. With July winding...
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Iowa football: Preseason depth chart analysis

Yes, Jake Rudock is still the starter on the preseason depth chart. No I don’t expect that to change. Iowa recently just released their preseason depth chart and while there aren’t too many surprises, it is worth taking a look at. A lot can change after August practices and probably more than one player will impress coaches enough to unseat someone ahead them. Here is the offense...
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VCU Basketball: Trey Lowe narrows interest and keeps VCU on his list

Trey Lowe has narrowed his interests to four schools. VCU makes the cut along with SMU, Temple and fellow A-10 competitor, Saint Joseph’s. VCU fans wait in suspense for Lowe’s final decision because he would be perfect for Shaka’s team. Lowe is quick on offense but especially on defense as he’s skilled at stealing the ball. He’s a 6-5, 165 pound shooting guard with many...
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Iowa State basketball: Dejean-Jones’ star will shine in Ames

Iowa State basketball’s 2014-15 backcourt received a major boost when former UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones committed back on April 14. The Rebels’ leading scorer from last year gives coach Fred Hoiberg a long guard that can both take it to the rack and light it up from outside. Perhaps the most exciting thing to Cyclone fans about Dejean-Jones choosing to play his final year...
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MLS: Week 20′s top performers

Even though only eight games were played in the 20th week of the 2014 MLS season, there were plenty of brilliant individual plays. Some stars were on top of their games while others endured a miserable day at the office. Here are the top ten players from week 20: Chris Wondolowski in action. 10. Raul Fernandez: The FC Dallas shot-stopper failed to keep a clean sheet, but he was...
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The Utah Jazz want wins

Enes Kanter Last week, the Salt Lake Tribune reported that the Utah Jazz want to be “faster, more efficient on offense.” So far so good—one would wager and hope that all NBA teams have a similar goal. Really, the headline is unfitting. It should have read, “Utah Jazz change offensive mindset” or “Utah Jazz aim to improve scoring by 15 percent”. Both of those headlines...
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MLS: Tim Cahill and Matt Besler named to Goal 50

Tim Cahill Tim Cahill and Matt Besler have had a meritorious summer. They were outstanding in Brazil, received a hero’s welcome upon their return to MLS and Besler was made a Designated Player by his hometown club. And now, both MLS All-Stars were named to 2013-14 edition of Goal 50. Goal 50 is the list of the top players in the world. Cahill, who scored two goals in the 2014 World...
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Duke Basketball: Why Justise Winslow is the one to watch

At the start of next year, Justise Winslow will take the backseat to other freshman stars Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, but it is Winslow may be the biggest key to Duke’s success. Winslow is a 6-6 lefty SF looking to bolster Duke basketball’s number one ranked recruiting class for the upcoming season. Winslow impressed at St. John’s high school in Houston where he displayed his...
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Ohio State football: Why Urban Meyer is the perfect man for the job

Urban Meyer Urban Meyer is undoubtedly one of the best football coaches in the world, at a college or professional level. Wins and championships seem to follow him wherever he goes.  Urban has coached two Heisman winners and boasts an overall win percentage of .837 as a head coach.  That is an unbelievable number that few men in the history of college football can say they achieved...
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What Marvin Williams brings to the Charlotte Hornets

While it had been known for a few weeks that the Charlotte Hornets were going to sign free agent PF Marvin Williams, both parties finally inked the two-year, $14 million deal last Monday.  Williams is another player to add to the long list of offseason acquisitions and comes to Charlotte by way of the Utah Jazz.  He will be looking to compete for the PF position that is up in the...
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Ohio State football: Could Evan Spencer lose his job?

The Ohio State football team is stacked at the wide receiver position for the first time in a long time.  While most Buckeyes will be happy to hear this, there is one who may not be: wide receiver Evan Spencer. He has seen a steady increase in usage during his career at Ohio State, and entering his senior season, he finally looks to be starting material.  Most seasons, it would...
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Indiana Football: Previewing the O-Line

Most successful college football teams are strong in several different aspects. To be strong at a certain aspect, a team must be strong at certain positions. Indiana University’s football team has recently been fairly strong offensively. Although they do have plenty of talent at the skilled positions on offense (wide receiver, quarterback and running back), the offensive anchor...
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Denver Nuggets: Will Danilo Gallinari be the X-Factor?

A man who stands at nearly 7 feet tall, and has range.  The deadly combo of size and shooting ability is what every NBA coach wishes he had on his roster. For the Denver Nuggets, they have an Italian who fits that bill; his name is Danilo Gallinari. Gallinari (25)  is 6-foot-10 with a wingspan that reaches out past 7 feet, and weighs in at around 225 pounds. Those elements look...
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Maryland Football Coach Randy Edsall excited to join Big Ten

Everyone knows it isn’t easy being the new kid, but Randy Edsall and the Maryland football program are excited to begin their journey as members of the Big Ten. Above all else, Edsall looks forward to his players having the opportunity to be a part of the conference. Stefon Diggs is one of many Maryland players who will look to make his mark on the Big Ten this season“I’m happy...
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Derrick Rose: Part one of the return part two

Derrick Rose has been selected to compete for a chance to represent the USA in the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Earlier this year, Rose said he was definitely going to play this summer for Team USA. Then a few weeks ago, he said that he might not. Fast forward to yesterday: Rose showed up in Las Vegas to participate in Team USA’s training camp. Why do you do this to us Derrick...
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Minnesota Twins trade rumors: Are the Twins done?

Ever since the All-Star Break, the Minnesota Twins have continued on their downward slide in the AL Central Division. As their chances of fighting to first place slowly slip away, I don’t think the Twins are quite finished in reeling and dealing with their players in the next few days before the trade deadline. Kendrys Morales About a month ago, I predicted that if the Twins were...
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Washington Redskins: early impressions of training camp

RGIII in the huddle last season with his teammates(photo credit zimbio.com) The Washington Redskins will break on Tuesday after 5 straight days of hard work in the grueling Virginia heat and humidity. Rome was not built in five days, so the question still remains, do the Skins have too many offensive weapons? Are there to many mouths to feed? How can Jay Gruden’s offense manage...
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Ohio State Football: Braxton Miller in best shape of his life

It’s no secret that Braxton Miller is going to be the key to the Ohio State football team’s success in 2014, so it is music to Buckeye fan’s ears to hear from coach Urban Meyer that he is completely healthy. “Our quarterback is ready to go,” Meyer said, “He’s full speed, in the best shape of his life.” Ohio State will try to throw the ball more often in 2014That is...
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Michigan State football looks to handle being “the hunted”

Coming off of a 13-1 and Rose Bowl victory Michigan State isn’t going to surprise anyone this season. Mark Dantonio’s squad is going to have a target on it’s back in 2014, and at Big Ten Media Day Monday he shared how he plans on handling the expectations. “What we’ve tried to talk about is how we handle success, that’s going to be one of the biggest things we deal with...
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Former Michigan State QB Brian Hoyer outplaying Manziel

It’s happening. According to multiple reports, including this one by Pat McManamon of ESPN, former Michigan State quarterback Brian Hoyer is solidly outplaying his counterpart, Johnny Manziel, for the Cleveland Browns starting quarterback job. “I think Brian’s been phenomenal,” Browns GM Ray Farmer says in the article. “He’s handled it like a pro, which is what you would...
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Detroit Lions: First impressions from training camp

The Detroit Lions training camp officially opened six and a half hours ago but I can’t wait to tell everyone the first impressions, news and information. I know it’s still early, I gave the players one practice before analyzing the situation, but you know what they say about first impressions. Training camp was allowed to start last Wednesday and it did for the Lions’ rookies...
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