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Mississippi State football: trap games lie ahead

Halfway through the NCAA football season, there is no doubt that the top-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs are the surprise team in the nation. Unranked following a 3 game start, the Dawgs soared through the rankings after three straight top-10 wins over LSU, Texas A&M and Auburn. Now, after arguably the toughest three-game stretch any team in the nation will play all season...
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Pittsburgh Steelers: The winning team without an identity

The Pittsburgh Steelers are 4-3 after their Monday night win against the Houston Texans. Pittsburgh is over .500, but only by a game. In one week, they did go from fourth in the AFC North to second, only behind the Baltimore Ravens. Pittsburgh’s season has definitely had its ups and downs. They have beaten rather strong opponents in the Carolina Panthers and the Texans but they...
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Kansas City Chiefs: News, stats and stars from the Charger game

The biggest game of the season up to this point came at a perfect time for the Kansas City Chiefs, right after an off week. Cairo Santos booted home the game winning field goal making it a 23-20 win for the boys from Kansas City. 3 Stars Jamaal Charles Charles made history in case you missed it, he is now the franchise’s all-time leading rusher. This is a well deserved mark for...
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Chicago Blackhawks: early season observations

Through the Chicago Blackhawks’ first four games of the young 2014-2015 season, we have learned a good amount about the team in order to make some assumptions for the short run, but not necessarily for the long run. The Blackhawks currently stand at 3-0-1, with wins over the Dallas Stars, Buffalo Sabres, Predators and a overtime loss to the Calgary Flames. The team looked a tad...
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Michigan Basketball: Top 5 shooters in John Beilein era

Sharpshooter Nik Stauskas Michigan basketball under Coach John Beilein has seen many great shooters come and go. Some of these players were more specifically great three point marksmen, or two point shooters, or even free throw shooters. Some of these players were elite in all three categories which is how they landed on this list. This list is not based on overall production or...
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Moyes vs Van Gaal: First eight games comparison

David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal Twelve months ago Manchester United sat eighth in the Premier League after a turbulent start under new boss David Moyes. A year, £150m, and one more new manager later the Red Devils are just one point better off, but that’s just a snapshot of the story so far. So how has Louis Van Gaal fared in his first eight games compared to the man he replaced...
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Should the New York Rangers sign Marc Staal?

After a rough 1-3 start to the season, the New York Rangers have bounced back with two straight victories, in which they outscored opponents 6-1. However, despite the apparent return to form of Henrik Lundqvist and the improved play of the defense, the first six games have compounded a dilemma that has been bothering upper management for months: Should the Rangers resign Marc Staal...
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isportsweb radio: Percy Harvin, NFL Recaps, and Peyton Manning.

On this NFL Edition of isportsweb radio, Ryan Dunne recaps some of the key games from the past weekend. He then talks about quarterback Peyton Manning and his place in history but before all of that even happens, his opening rant discusses the Percy Harvin trade the Seattle Seahawks made with the New York Jets.     Check Out Sports Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Isportsweb...
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Michigan State Football: Cook to Lippett Connection

The emergence of Tony Lippett as one of the best wide receivers in country has been astounding. This is a guy that was playing defensive back a couple years ago and is now playing his way into Biletnikoff Award conversation. As of right now, Lippett is the Spartans top offensive weapon. Lippett leads the Big Ten in receiving yards (786), yards per game (112.3), and touchdowns (8...
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VCU Basketball:  VCU Rams ranked #1 in preseason A10 polls

RICHMOND, Va.–  VCU Basketball has come a long way since the beginning of the Shaka Smart era.  The Rams moved from Colonial Athletic Association to a stronger Atlantic 10 Conference just two years ago and have already asserted its dominance as the top college basketball program in the A10.  With two consecutive A10 championship appearances and the VCU Rams leading scorer Treveon...
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Chicago Bears; the good, the bad and the ugly

Believe it or not, the Chicago Bears had some good in Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins. The problem is that there was some bad–then there was ugly. The Good If you are a fan of punting, then Sunday’s game was right up your alley. Rookie punter Pat O’Donnell, also known as “Mega-punt,” had the highest gross average by a Bears punter in a game since Todd Sauerbrun back...
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New York Yankees’ Brian Roberts announces retirement

After 14 years in the show, New York Yankees’ second baseman Brian Roberts announced on Friday that he will hang up his cleats and retire. The two-time All Star was a first round pick of the Baltimore Orioles in 1999 and made his Major League debut on June 14, 2001. Roberts played all but one season with the Orioles, becoming a free agent after the 2013 season. He signed a one...
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Pittsburgh Steelers: News, stars and stats from the Houston game

For the second week in a row, I was extremely close to counting out the Steelers early. Arian Foster was scampering through the Steeler defense and JJ Watt recorded a sack and a recovered fumble, as the Texans went up 13-0 with seven minutes left in the 2nd quarter. However, all the madness began with Le’Veon Bell. The shifty back caught two key passes: One for 43 yards which...
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Sacramento Kings preview: Player Projections

Just eight days away from the Sacramento Kings’ tipoff and Isportweb’s third and final season preview has finally arrived. In our first two previews we analyzed the Kings’ roster and competition. It is now time to make some daring predictions on how the players will actually perform. The following are my statistical projections for some key players on the Kings roster. Starters...
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Game recap: St Louis Rams vs Seattle Seahawks

The St Louis Rams were due for a complete game. In the last couple previous weeks, they have started off strong but have tampered off. They came out of the gates hot. Sunday’s game against the defending champs was no different. But the difference was, they were able to sustain that momentum throughout the game and get the win versus the Seattle Seahawks. The came into the game...
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Minnesota Vikings: Why a 2-5 start should be a sign of optimism

Following their last second 17-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills, Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings fall to a disappointing 2-5 record. However, this 2-5 record may not be that disappointing. Obviously, Vikings’ fans would much prefer to see at least a winning record this season, but here are five reasons why Vikings’ fans should look on the bright side and at least be content...
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Red Alert: A New Nasty Boy on the Phillies?

If a competition develops in Clearwater for the final rotation spot on the Philadelphia Phillies, what would happen with a toss-up between Jerome Williams and Miguel Gonzalez? Will Gonzalez be a starter or the next feared member of the relief corps? There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week. Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: Mystery...
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Detroit Lions: News, stats and stars from the Saints game

The Detroit Lions scored 14 points in the final four minutes to beat the New Orleans Saints 24-23 on Sunday. Calvin Johnson didn’t play and the running game struggled once again, but the Lions found a way to steal this one with some late-game heroics from Golden Tate, Glover Quin and Corey Fuller. Detroit outscored the Saints 21-6 across the game’s final 21:19 to complete the...
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Indianapolis Colts: potential Grigson trade deadline deals’

We all know how much of a trigger Indianapolis Colts GM Ryan Grigson has had the past few years. That’s not to say he will continue these ways, he’s built a team that looks like they have some decent depth. But, that won’t stop us from speculating some potential trades or signings he could make with the deadline approaching. I also want to say, I’m not advocating making...
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Oklahoma City Thunder season preview: Roster analysis

As October draws to a close, we are just eight days away from tip off to yet another NBA season. With the disappointment of last season’s finish behind them, the Oklahoma City Thunder are focused on winning a championship once again. This time, however, they will have to start their quest without reigning league MVP Kevin Durant for the first two months of the season. The four...
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The Denver Broncos are the best team in the NFL

The Sunday Night Football game against the San Francisco 49ers was the game fans have been waiting to see from the Denver Broncos. They proved why they are the favorites to win the Super Bowl by completely dominating the 49ers. This wasn’t a cellar dwelling team, it was a team that was one play away from playing in last year’s Super Bowl and have beaten some top tier teams this...
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Fantasy football: What to do about Cordarrelle Patterson?

Currently ranked as the 46th highest scoring fantasy football wide receiver, it is safe to say Minnesota Viking Cordarrelle Patterson has not lived up to his preseason billing as a potential breakout candidate. Even more telling are the 15 fantasy points Patterson has tallied over the past six weeks since his 18-point performance in week 1. Despite his recent struggles, fantasy...
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MLS: Lee Nguyen and the top 10 players from week 32

Week 32 of the 2014 MLS season was far from extraordinary, but that’s not to say that there weren’t noteworthy performances. To the surprise of many, some of lesser known players stepped up and outplayed the likes of Bradley Wright-Phillips, Robbie Keane and Thierry Henry. Here are the week’s top performers. 10. A.J. Soares: The defender’s incredible season continued with...
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Pitt Football bounces back against Virginia Tech

After losing three straight games Pittsburgh bounced back with a victory on national television on Thursday night. They had a bye the week before and it gave them time to regroup and shake up their game plan. Head coach Paul Chryst decided to get Voytik highly involved in the rushing game. The Panthers are now (4-3) and (2-1) in ACC play. They are now tied for first with Duke and...
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Barclays Premier League: Game week 8 talking points

Cheeky: Southampton fan Samuel Foyle mocks disgruntled Santiago Vergini after his spectacular own goal. With the international break over the dramatic goal fest of the Premier League resumed. Here are this weekend’s talking points. Stunning Southampton steamroll shell shocked Sunderland Sunderland fans had probably worked out that this wasn’t going to their day when their own...
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