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North Carolina Basketball returns to the final four in dramatic fashion

When North Carolina basketball squared off against Kentucky on Dec. 17 in Las Vegas, many dubbed that game as “the game of the year”. The Wildcats won that one in a 103-100 thriller that featured a 47-point outing from Malik Monk and a cool 34 from Justin Jackson. Following that game, college basketball analysts across the country said that they wouldn’t be surprised if the...
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Kansas Basketball’s annual late March depression

Once again, Kansas has failed to reach the Final Four. This marks their 10th loss as a 1 seed before reaching the Final Four, which is four more losses than any other team. In their recent loss to Oregon, Kansas was both outplayed by Oregon and themselves. Kansas began the game nervous. In fact, the camera displayed Kansas Coach, Bill Self, nervously biting his nails at the 16...
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Philadelphia Eagles: How stable is the offensive line?

There are few positions in professional sports as shrouded in mystery as those of the offensive line. The stat sheets come back with all zeros save for a lone tackle on a turnover or fumble recovery. And yet, we seem to have a good grasp of knowing when one is failing miserably. The Philadelphia Eagles used eleven different offensive linemen in 2016, plugging holes from injury and...
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2017 Final Four: ranking the last teams standing

The first two weeks of the NCAA tournament are in the books and the final four teams have officially been determined. There has been no shortage of drama, upsets and memorable moments from this year’s tournament, but now just four teams will have the chance to seal their place in history. Let’s rank them by their chances to cut down the nets on next Monday night. Gonzaga Bulldogs...
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Roger Federer faces Juan Martin del Potro test

Roger Federer takes on Juan Martin del Potro for the first time since 2013 in the third round of the Masters 1000 event, the Miami Open. Federer leads their head-to-head 15-5 and has never lost to del Potro on an outdoor hard court aside from the classic 2009 US Open Final lasting 5 sets that was played by the two competitive friends. Meeting in the third round versus the second...
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Chicago Bears: The two talented players the team can get with #3 pick

When it comes to the Chicago Bears there has been a mystery over who they should get with the # 3 overall pick in this year’s draft. At first, it seemed like the Bears were going to get a quarterback when they released Jay Cutler. But the signing of Mike Glennon has brought an end to the idea of using their first pick for that position. Currently, it looks like that the Bears will...
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Cool Hand Luke: A hero for the ages

With time winding down on the game clock and the North Carolina Tar Heels up by three points, Justin Jackson stepped to the free throw line. There were just 14.7 seconds left on the clock, and Jackson needed to convert one free throw to bury the Kentucky Wildcats. Being a one-and-one situation, Jackson needed to make the first free throw to shoot the second. Millions of people around...
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Who should be in the running for the NHL MVP?

  The Art Ross Trophy, which is given to the NHL’s most valuable player, could be handed to a number of different players this year. It was obvious last year that Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane was going to win the award, as he finished with 106 points, a career high and 17 points better than second place finisher Jamie Benn. The race is much closer this year, as there...
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Horse Racing: Road to the 2017 Kentucky Derby? Or road to nowhere?

Usually at the end of February or the beginning of March I start my “Countdown to the Triple Crown” series. Basically, each week I try to rank and funnel down the top three year olds with the goal of having some idea of who will win the Kentucky Derby (and the two classics beyond) as opposed to waiting until Derby Day and scrambling through what amounts to information overload...
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Detroit Red Wings: biggest disappointments from the 2016-17 season

The Detroit Red Wings have had their worst season in recent memory, their worst season in the last 25 years to be exact. A lot has gone wrong for the team this year, actually not a lot has gone right this year so it’s really tough to only choose a few things that have stood out as some of the worst, but here are three of them. Power Play The Red Wings power play has by far been...
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Detroit Red Wings: three bright spots in an otherwise dark season

As the 2016-17 season comes to an end the Detroit Red Wings have to be having mixed feelings. On one hand it’s been a very tough year in Motown, but on the other it’s an end of an era at Joe Louis Arena. There haven’t been very many bright spots for the Wings this year but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been any at all. Here are three bright spots from the team this year...
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Michigan State Football: Three positions to watch in the Spring Game

After a 3-9 season in 2016, Michigan State will look to rebound in 2017. The first look fans will get will be at 3 p.m. April 1 when MSU hosts its annual Green and White game (Big Ten Network). The biggest question facing the Spartans heading into this season is who will start at quarterback. With Tyler O’Connor graduating, Damion Terry and Brian Lewerke are the most likely candidates...
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Options for the Seattle Seahawks at wide receiver

This offseason, the Seattle Seahawks had some pretty glaring needs. They needed to upgrade the offensive line, add some running back depth, and look for some help in the secondary. They signed Luke Joeckel and Oday Aboushi for the line, added Eddie Lacy to help stabilize their running back situation, and figure to add to new acquisition Bradley McDougald with a cornerback in the...
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Dallas Stars: Off-Season

With the season winding down the Dallas Stars are just one point away from being officially eliminated from playoff contention. The Stars were one of the most exciting teams coming into the season with multiple media outlets picking them to make a deep run following a first place finish in the Western Conference last season. After a disappointing year full or injuries and poor play...
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New York Yankees: Evaluating potential stopgaps for Didi Gregorius

Ever since Didi Gregorius took over as shortstop of the New York Yankees in 2015, he has felt somewhat expendable. What else could you expect for the guy replacing Derek Jeter? Bronx crowds, used to watching their shortstop spraying line drives all over the field from atop the lineup, found it tough to warm to a slick fielder in the bottom half of the batting order. But in just two...
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Spain cruise past Israel in World Cup qualifier

It was a relatively straight-forward night in Gijon for Julen Lopetegui’s men as they recorded a 4-1 victory over their Israeli counterparts; opening up a four point gap between the two nations in Group G. There were goals either side of the half-time whistle for Spain, and their opposition failed to gain a foothold in the encounter – despite getting off to a bright start. It...
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Denver Bronco’s mock draft: Fourth Round Selection

We are now entering the fourth round of the 2017 Denver Bronco mock draft. In the first three rounds, I have the Broncos upgrading their depth chart with some much-needed talent. Here is a quick recap of the first three rounds of the mock draft. Round 1 (#20) TE O.J Howard (Alabama) Round 2 (#51) ILB Raekwon McMillan (Ohio State) Round 3 (#82 & #101) WR ArDarius Stewart...
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Dallas Stars: Ending the season without Patrick Sharp

When the Dallas Stars traded with the Chicago Blackhawks to receive Patrick Sharp back in 2015, they hoped that he could give them the boost and the veteran knowledge that they needed to make it far in the NHL playoffs. During the 2015-16 season, it seemed that the trade highly benefitted Dallas, who rode high in the Central Division for much of the year, despite unfortunately not...
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Orlando Magic’s Terrence Ross finally getting hot

Last month, any typical NBA fan would have said that the Orlando Magic traded away Serge Ibaka for an unproven talent in Terrence Ross. Granted, Ross has been able to eclipse the 50-point mark earlier in his career, proving that he has the capability to explode for huge nights at any moment. However, those days seem to have become a rarity because Ross is now an afterthought for...
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Westbrook outduels Harden as Oklahoma City Thunder come up short

The Oklahoma City Thunder took on the Houston Rockets Sunday in a game that featured a duel between the consensus MVP frontrunners. The Houston Rockets came out of the gate firing as they put up a whopping 79 points on a blistering 71 percent shooting from the field in the first half of the game. They went on to win 137-125. The key contributors for the Rockets in their victory were...
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Michigan Basketball tournament grades

” Walton, step back, for the Elite Eight…. it’s no good. Oregon has won.” Kevin Harlen said these words about a little over a week ago when Derrick Walton Jr. missed the game winning shot against Oregon. Other than that phrase, Michigan had a successsful tournament run. They  exceeded expectations, and beat one of the best teams in the nation, Louisville. They shot the ball...
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Chicago Cubs: Is this the year Addison Russell becomes a superstar?

When you think about the young nucleus of the Chicago Cubs with MVP and franchise staple Kris Bryant at the helm, it is sometimes easy to forget just how good Addison Russell was for the World Champions. After a successful rookie campaign in 2015, Russell posted 22 home runs and 95 RBIs at the back end of the Cubs lineup while playing Gold Glove-caliber defense at shortstop. For...
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The Kansas Jayhawks fall in the Elite Eight once again

After cruising through their first three games with a margin of victory of about 27, the Kansas Jayhawks finally found themselves in a competitive game in the tournament. Although Kansas played in a relatively home-like environment in the Sprint Center in Kansas City, they fell to the Oregon Ducks in the Elite Eight round with a final score of 74-60. While the final score may seem...
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The World Cup 2018: The Netherlands sacked the coach as the team lost to Bulgaria

After being defeated by Bulgaria (2-0), the Netherlands stayed fourth in their World Cup qualification group with a small chance to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. As a result, the Dutch FA decided to sack the team’s coach Danny Blind, whose team also failed the qualification to the European Championship, held in France last summer. However, Blind took over as coach when the...
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Green Bay Packers: Mid to late round draft steals

In almost a month, NFL general managers will earn their money as the NFL draft begins.  It is where Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson has built a championship caliber roster, as the Packers have the most “home grown” players of any team in the league.  Part of Thompson’s success has been finding gems in the middle to late rounds.  Those include Mike Daniels, Micah Hyde,...
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