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Detroit Lions: Takeaways from win against Jaguars

The Detroit Lions escaped with a sloppy 13-12 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday night to move to 2-1 on the preseason. Despite three turnovers and 15 penalties, Detroit was able to steal this one with a fourth-quarter touchdown run from George Winn. Both Calvin Johnson and Ezekiel Ansah suited up for the first time this preseason. Johnson played minimal snaps compared...
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Jacksonville Jaguars: Bortles provides hope

“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”  This is a powerful quote from the recent worldwide phenomenon The Hunger Games.  Hope is something that all NFL teams possess at this point in the season.  No team should be afraid of what the season holds because every team is undefeated and has the same chance to make it to the Super Bowl.  Hope is also an emotion that could...
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San Francisco Giants: Whiff on another Cuban Star

The San Francisco Giants missed out on another Cuban sensation as they decided not to take a risk on Cuban star Rusney Castillo. The Giants need a player like Castillo and had an opportunity to land him, but failed. Will they regret it or do they know what they are doing? The 7 year 72.5 million dollar contract that Castillo received is not outrageous. It’s in line with the money...
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Atlanta Hawks: Dennis Schröder must improve

Last night the Hawks resigned back-up point guard Shelvin Mack. Mack started last season third in the depth chart for point guards behind starter Jeff Teague and then-rookie Dennis Schröder. Schröder was drafted 17th overall and had some high expectations entering the 2013 season. There was a lot of hype surrounding Schröder as many compared him to Boston Celtics’ Rajon Rondo...
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South Carolina Football: Countdown to kickoff – 5

The 2014 college football season kicks off in 178 hours and counting. For South Carolina, preparation for Texas A&M began on Monday, meaning the coaches have a good idea of how the depth chart will look and what to expect from their respective units on August 28th. Since practices have been closed for the last two weeks however, those of us in the general public and the media...
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Michigan Football: Improvement and progress

Brady Hoke A quick update on Michigan Football during fall camp as discussed during the media conferences held with Coach Brady Hoke on Wednesday, August 20th and Friday, August 22nd. Improvement and progress. Those were the key words said by Hoke throughout both media conferences. A positive implication, yet Hoke asked and answered himself: “Are we ready? Not yet.” The offensive...
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Green Bay Packers: Top Raiders in third preseason game

The third preseason game is when we often see the starters play almost all of the first half and maybe some of the third quarter.  When the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders squared off at Lambeau Field in Green Bay on Friday, it was no exception.  A majority of the starters for both sides played for most of the first half, including both starting quarterbacks.  In the end...
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New York Jets fall 35-24 to New York Giants

It was supposed to be a night to highlight the starters, but the second- and third-string offenses stole the show. Both teams traded touchdown after touchdown in the second half, but the New York Giants pulled out the 35-24 victory over the New York Jets Friday night in their annual preseason rivalry game at MetLife Stadium. The third week of the NFL preseason is often considered...
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UFC: Fight night 48, 49 and what to look for

This weekend is one of those magical weekends where the UFC, the worlds biggest mixed martial arts organization, decides to do it just a little bit bigger and put on two fight cards in one day. That’s right kids, this Saturday, August 23, 2014, in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Macau, China; the UFC is taking over your combat entertainment for the day. That’s over eight hours of combat...
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If the Boston Celtics were a football team

I had some fun last week coming up with hypothetical story lines and situations for the Boston Celtics and their upcoming season. So, with football right around the corner, let’s see what positions the Celtics’ players would play if they switched sports. Brandon Bass- Tight End Brandon Bass / Rob Gronkowski The tight end position in the NFL is littered with players who have a...
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Washington football: Top 5 games of Sark era

With only 8 days until the start of the Washington football season and the beginning of the Chris Petersen era, anticipation is at an all time high. It has been 8 months since the Huskies have stormed the field but the last 3 weeks alone have made it feel like an eternity. In an effort to calm the nerves and deflect focus from the upcoming season, in this piece I will look back at...
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Baltimore Ravens: Preseason week three preview

Halfway through the preseason, the Baltimore Ravens will host the Washington Redskins Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. With the regular season just two weeks away, starters should expect to play two to three whole quarters. The corner battle is still one to watch this week, especially without the top three. Starters Lardarius Webb, Jimmy Smith, and backup Asa Jackson will not be playing...
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Carolina Panthers: at New England Patriots

Only five days after facing one of the toughest defenses in the NFL, the Carolina Panthers are back on the field to face another tough team in the New England Patriots tonight in the team’s third preseason game, 7:30 EST at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. “They’re a team you use as a measuring stick,” head coach Ron Rivera said. “It is a very good offense, very good defense...
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Colorado Rockies “what if”: Todd Helton

If you haven’t had a chance to read ESPN’s Baseball Tonight “What If” series, I highly recommend it; especially the Ken Griffey, Jr. special. Big names like Jayson Stark evaluate some pretty interesting things from baseball’s more recent history. Their work combined with the Colorado Rockies retiring Todd Helton’s number this week got me thinking about a different what...
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Balotelli returns: Mario signs for Liverpool FC

Why always him? The clown prince returns. With Luis Suarez’s move to Barca done and dusted football journalists all over the country were starting to get just a little nervous. Now that the controversial Uruguayan had gone who would fill the back pages with moments of madness matched only by glimpses of sublime talent? Today their prayers have been answered; Super Mario is back...
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Chicago Bears: Taking a look at all three phases

We are inching closer to the 2014 NFL regular season, and the Chicago Bears will face their first real preseason test Friday when they travel to CenturyLink Field to take on the Seattle Seahawks. This game could not come at a better time; it should serve as a gauge on where the team stands heading into opening day with the starters on both sides of the ball playing deep into the...
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Philadelphia Eagles: The trouble behind a Nick Foles repeat season

As the regular season rapidly approaches, many sports analysts commence fantasy frenzies and creating speculative top 5 or 10 rankings of nearly every position on the field. Yet the quarterback position leaves many to ponder the extrapolation from Nick Foles‘ last season. There’s no secret that Foles exploded onto the scene in 2013, racking up a sensational 119.2 passer rating...
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Philadelphia Phillies: Is GM Ruben Amaro on the hot seat?

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New York Mets: deGrom and Colon return this weekend

The New York Mets are struggling to retain relevance as they head into Los Angeles for a three game series with the first place Dodgers this weekend. The good news is that they will get two of their starting pitchers back. Jacob deGrom is set to return from the DL to start on Saturday and hopes continue his string of good pitching. Bartolo Colon will return from his native Dominican...
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Dallas Cowboys: Who can the defense turn to?

The blows keep on coming, relentless and brutal, with no relief in sight. The bell that signals the end of the round to provide a bit of relief for those on the receiving end of a bloody pummeling is a long, long ways off for Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys. It’s been a disparaging summer in Dallas. Whether this is the karmic football gods laying a beat down on Jerry Jones...
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South Carolina Football: Countdown to kickoff – 6

The 2014 college football season kicks off in 178 hours and counting. For the Gamecocks, preparation for Texas A&M began on Monday, meaning the coaches have a good idea of how the depth chart will look and what to expect from their respective units on August 28th. Since practices have been closed for the last two weeks however, those of us in the general public and the media...
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Miami Heat: Barbosa could be the ideal player

With nearly two months to go before the kickoff of the NBA regular season, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra and president Pat Riley remain hard at work, finalizing the roster and acquiring quality veteran free agents to put the team in a good position to compete going into next season. Among his list of quality players includes free agent LeAndro Barbosa. Although he is 31 years...
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Chicago Cubs: All’s well that ends well

Chicago Cubs On Tuesday August 19th, the Chicago Cubs began a three game series against the San Francisco Giants. Little did they know, it would take almost two full days to record a win they thought they had early Wednesday morning. After jumping out to an early 2-0 lead thanks to an Anthony Rizzo two-run home run in the first inning, the Cubs managed to keep the Giants scoreless...
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Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Travers Stakes at Saratoga; 2014 Pacific Classic

All eyes in the sports of  Horse Racing, and beyond, will be in two places on two separate days and on different sides of the country this weekend as Saratoga Race Course in New York will be running the 2014 Travers Stakes on Saturday, which will feature a rematch between Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist and Jim Dandy winner Wicked Strong, along with speed demon Bayern, and on Sunday...
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Oakland A’s: Los Angeles Angels Series Preview

The Oakland A’s are set to take on the Los Angeles Angels on Friday for the first time since early June. This is will be the first of three series between these two teams that will take place from now until the season ends. With the A’s and Angels battling for first place in the AL West, these games will be the most important games the Athletics will play before the end of the...
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