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Green Bay Packers: Five keys to defeating the Saints in week eight

Aaron Rodgers Sunday night, the Green Bay Packers (5-2) look to extend their four game winning streak against the New Orleans Saints (2-4) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  This NFC contest will be nationally televised on NBC, with kickoff at 7:30 CT.  The Packers enter this game after delivering a 38-17 beat down to the Carolina Panthers.  The Saints come into this...
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Notre Dame football: Bye week news and notes

After a stunning and controversial loss last week, Notre Dame football will get to take the week off to assess the rest of the season. The bye week couldn’t have come at a better time, because I am sure Notre Dame nation was on an emotional rollercoaster last Saturday night. Although Notre Dame lost last week, the College Football world has been raving about the way the Irish dominated...
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Oregon Football: Cal preview + prediction

One game at a time. Cliché yes, but it almost always proves to be true. With the Oregon football team traveling to Levi’s Stadium to face the California Golden Bears, the mantra of one game at a time is as crucial as ever. With Stanford only two weeks away, it’s almost impossible not to look ahead a little bit, considering Stanford has beaten Oregon the last two years. But the...
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Michigan State football: Michigan game still matters

It’s another Tuesday morning in the fall of East Lansing as Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio makes his way to the media center at the north end zone of Spartan Stadium. With a smile, Dantonio takes a seat in front of dozens of media members where he’s about to be hit with questions for the better part of next 35 minutes. “Here we are again, huh?” he says,...
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Boston Bruins: Three reasons for their better play

Through the first eight games of the season the Boston Bruins have been the definition of inconsistent.   In the team’s first four games they scored just four goals and had only one win.  Their last four games however have been a different story, as the Bruins have scored 15 goals and have three wins.  The team’s recent success is coming at an important time, as seven out...
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Philadelphia Eagles: Five keys to defeating the Cardinals in week eight

Philadelphia Eagles (5-1) @ Arizona Cardinals (5-1) October 26, 4:05 PM, FOX University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ The Philadelphia Eagles travel west to add a little green to the desert and play the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals have felt like a 5th member of the NFC East to the Eagles, as the two teams have played each other in each of the last 3 seasons. Before looking...
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Top 5 current NBA coaches

The NBA season is less than a week away, and we are starting to notice a few trends.  Certain teams are struggling (looking at you Clippers and Thunder), certain players are playing well (Klay Thompson and Boogie Cousins), and some things remain the same (LeBron dominating). I, however, do not put too much stock into preseason games.  They are a chance for younger guys to get quality...
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isportsweb radio: Washington QBS, NBA Talk, NFL Power Rankings, and Upset of the Week

On this episode of isportsweb radio, host Ryan Dunne opens the show talking about the quarterback situation in Washington. Then, Terrance Dixon calls in to preview the NBA season and who are the favorites and who are the sleepers. Next, Ryan updates his power rankings in the NFL with the top five teams in the game. Finally, Ryan closes the show with his upset of the week.   Check...
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New England Patriots: Revis absence was disservice to team

Earlier this week, the New England Patriots star cornerback, Darrelle Revis, was late to practice, and consequently was sent home. It has been the Patriots policy to send their players home for being late, no matter who the player is. Back in 2007, Randy Moss (among others) was sent home after showing up late. If Moss was sent home, it should come as no surprise that Bill Belichick...
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Atlanta Falcons: Offensive line goes from bad to worse

Going into week 1 of the season with their matchup against the New Orleans Saints, the Atlanta Falcons starting offensive line was as follows: LT Sam Baker, LG Justin Blalock, C Joe Hawley, RG Jon Asamoah, and rookie 1st round pick Jake Matthews at right tackle. Mike Johnson, Peter Konz, and Lamar Holmes, all formidable linemen, added to the rotation that made up what was supposed...
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Indianapolis Colts: Three ways to beat the Steelers in week eight

The Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) will host the Indianapolis Colts (5-2) at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 4:25 EST and coverage can be seen on CBS Sports. The Colts are coming of a huge 27-0 shutout over the Cincinnati Bengals last week and are 2-0 against the AFC North this season. As for the Steelers, they are coming over a 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans on Monday...
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New England Patriots: four keys against the Bears

The New England Patriots (5-2) look to continue their winning streak in week 8 against the Chicago Bears (3-4). The game is at 1:00 on Sunday at Gillette Stadium and will be aired on FOX. The next six games for the Patriots will determine what caliber team this really is. Starting with the Bears lethal passing attack, the Patriots then move on to play Peyton Manning and the Broncos...
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New York Mets: Michael Cuddyer on the radar

News has come out today that the New York Mets may already be on their way to filling one of the holes in their lineup: corner outfielder. It’s been reported by sources close to the team including both WFAN radio and SNY that the Mets will pursue Michael Cuddyer. Admittedly, there’s another Rockies outfielder that many hoped the Mets would show interest in, but Cuddyer could...
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Atlanta Hawks: Mike Scott will win NBA’s Sixth Man award

In 2009-2010, Atlanta Hawks sixth man Jamal Crawford won the Sixth Man of the Year award for the first time in franchise history. After this season Mike Scott will make that two times in franchise history. Mike Scott entered last season as a player who would have to fight and earn his playing time. Once guard Lou Williams struggled in Coach Mike Budenholzer’s system, Scott emerged...
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Michigan State Football: Spartans must maintain respect for Michigan

If you were to time travel 10 years ago and tell someone, anyone, in the state of Michigan that in 10 years, Michigan State would be favored by 17 points in a game against Michigan, they would have laughed in your face and called you crazy. Even Spartan faithful would have gave you a look of disbelief had you said that, yet here we are in 2014 with the Spartans and the Wolverines...
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NFL week 8 predictions

Thursday, October 23rd San Diego Chargers (5-2) @ Denver Broncos (5-1) 8:25 PM, CBS & NFLN, Denver, CO If last week was Peyton Manning under the pressure of breaking the all-time passing TD record, it’s tough to pick against him. The Broncos did not have to travel between last week and this one, and there’s little reason to distrust the best most diligent studier on a short...
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Michigan Football vs Michigan State: Game preview

 Michigan Wolverines (3-4) vs Michigan State Spartans (6-1) Saturday October 25, 2014 3:30 PM on ABC & ESPN3   It’s been a few weeks and despite the Wolverines’ sub-500 record, I missed them last Saturday. Michigan football really left us on a good note under the lights in their win against Penn State and I think it may have been the turning point in their season. The first...
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Golden State Warriors team preview Part Two: Team Projections

The Golden State Warriors had a very good season last year winning 51 games, but by losing in the first round of the postseason former coach Mark Jackson was fired. The Warriors, with new coach Steve Kerr, a few new faces and an improved Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, seem to be poised to make the necessary jump into elite status in the NBA. Here we go with part two of the Warriors...
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Kansas City Royals: Tied through two

Omar Infante homered to pad the Royals’ lead in Game 2 (usatoday). The Kansas City Royals evened the series Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants with a 7-2 victory. The Royals received a solid effort out of starter Yordano Ventura that led way for the bullpen to seal the win after the Royals offense provided relief with help from a two-run home run off the bat of Omar...
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Minnesota Timberwolves: Anthony Bennett making waves in preseason

The Minnesota Timberwolves are a week away from the first game of the regular season, and one of the players really standing out so far in preseason play is Anthony Bennett. The Timberwolves have played six games so far in the preseason, getting three wins and two losses. Overall, the Timberwolves have a whole have been pretty inconsistent in their play, but Bennett has done well...
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NFL Weekly: Power rankings, key games and more

This past weekend was exciting and historic. Peyton Manning is now the leader in career passing touchdowns, the Rams used some trick plays to send the Super Bowl-reigning Seahawks to 3-3, the Lions had a great comeback against the Saints, and so much more highlighted the week. First, here’s a look at my power rankings as we head into Week 8: Power Six 1. Denver Broncos (Previous...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Reasonable season expectations

The Los Angeles Lakers are fresh off of quite possibly their worst season in franchise history. The team finished 27-55 with the second worst record in the Western Conference. This was in stark contrast to what fans are used to from the franchise that has reached the NBA finals more than any other in the league. Unfortunately, fans will likely be in store for much of the same as...
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Denver Broncos: Five keys for the Chargers game

This Thursday, the Denver Broncos take on the San Diego Chargers at home in an important divisional game. The Broncos are currently 5-1 while the Chargers are 5-2. A win will go a long way to helping the Broncos lock up their division. This will most likely be a difficult win, but the Broncos will win if they can accomplish five things. First, the Broncos need to continue to run...
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Michigan State Football: Remembering the 2013 beat down of Michigan

The video below is 5 minutes and 30 seconds long and takes you on to the field after Michigan State beat Michigan 29-6 on November 2, 2013. Follow the players as they shake hands, say a team prayer, celebrate, sing the fight song and more. One of the most notable moments of the video comes at the 1:25 mark as the MSU players are kneeling for a prayer and, out of nowhere, Coach Narduzzi...
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Minnesota Wild: Charlie Coyle signs 5-year extension

Charlie Coyle piled up 30 points last year and has started this season with a pair of assists through four games. Not long after the Minnesota Wild extended defenseman Jonas Brodin, the team inked forward Charlie Coyle to a 5-year extension Wednesday afternoon. This is yet another one of many expiring rookie contracts the Wild had to deal with in order to keep its young talent with...
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