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Who are the Miami Heat’s top rivals?

With the playoffs quickly approaching, I will take a look at the Miami Heat’s top 5 rivals in the league since they made their debut in 1988. Honorable Mentions Orlando Magic: The Magic get an honorable mention.  They barely missed the mark on making the top 5 rivals list. Although both the Magic and the Heat are close in proximity, it was very hard for me to talk myself into...
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Carolina Panthers and their Walmart approach to free agency

The Carolina Panthers are no longer shopping in the dollar store, their shopping in Walmart. A popular phrase amongst Panther fans. General Manager David Gettleman told the press that they won’t be shopping in the “Dollar store” for free agents. Management did an excellent job in freeing up cap space over the last few years, money some fans were hoping would be spent on some...
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2015 NFL Draft: Philadelphia Eagles should target Landon Collins

The playoffs seemed to be a surefire happening as last season began to wane, the weakness that was the Philadelphia Eagles’ secondary made it impossible. After dominating the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving last year the Eagles found themselves sitting atop the division at 9-3 and in the driver’s seat in terms of not only being in the playoffs, but hosting at least one game. Philadelphia...
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Duke Basketball: Blue Devils advance to Final Four

Nerves were high on Sunday as many players played in the biggest games of their careers. Gonzaga hasn’t been to an Elite Eight game since 1999, so obviously it was a new feeling for the Bulldogs. Duke has had some experience in the NCAA tournament, but with four freshman, three of which start for the Blue Devils, the NRG Stadium in Houston was an intimidating venue. Yet, the storyline...
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Ohio State Football: Will Advocare picture end Miller’s career?

Before Braxton Miller was caught in a published photo with AdvoCare products, I didn’t really know anything about the brand.  I just knew of it as the brand that made the energy drink my mother drinks every morning before work. But today, I think of it as the reason Miller possibly may never play another down at Ohio State. It comes without much questioning that if you or someone...
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WWE Wrestlemania 31 recap and reactions

So it’s safe to say that I didn’t have my best night at the plate. Friday I put out my Wrestlemania 31 predictions and I went a whopping one for nine. I really can’t tell which was worse my Mania picks or my March Madness bracket. But hey, even the best can get in a little slump. Moving on. Wrestlemania 31 was an overall fantastic show. Despite an unremarkable build up to the...
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Minnesota Twins: Opening day roster starting to take shape

Early Saturday morning the Twins decided to option Aaron Hicks, Eddie Rosario and Trevor May down to their AAA affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings. This not only has immediate impact to these three players, but it helps shape what the opening day roster will look like. The largest question the Twins were faced with coming into spring training was who is going to be their fifth starter...
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Storyline: Utley’s Unannounced Replacement on the Phillies

Because of his three vesting options, Chase Utley could be the regular second baseman of the Philadelphia Phillies for the next four campaigns. Starting in 2015 and through 2017 for each 162, Utley will either have 500 plate appearances to guarantee $15 million for the following season or a club option of $11 million or $5 million if he doesn’t have 500 PA. He had 664 plate appearances...
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Milwaukee Brewers: Three bold predictions for 2015

Jean Segura looks to have a bounce back season for the Brewers. It’s that time of the year where every team and their fans have convinced themselves they have the talent on their team to be playing games in late October. Let’s take a look at a few bold predictions for the Milwaukee Brewers, and talk about why they may not be as crazy as they sound. 1. Jean Segura will return...
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New York Mets make second Monday trade

This is not an early April Fools’ Day joke, the New York Mets have made two trades in the same day. Mere hours after acquiring Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres for minor leaguer Cory Mazzoni and a player to be named later, the team announced that they acquired Jerry Blevins from the Washington Nationals in exchange for outfielder Matt den Dekker. Blevins pitched for the Oakland...
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It's time for the playoff bound New York Rangers to wake up

After a 5-1 win against the Ottawa Senators that secured a playoff spot, the New York Rangers’ level of determination has simply been lackluster. Starting from the game in New York against the Los Angeles Kings on March 24, their remaining schedule consists of a bunch teams that are either in the playoffs and barely holding on, or are bubble teams. Ergo, they have a tough set...
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Michigan State Basketball: What went wrong in Izzone Final Four ticket allocation

Along with the Spartans men’s basketball team’s advancement to the Final Four comes some necessary logistics problems. These are “good problems,” to be sure – in that, if MSU hadn’t made the last weekend of the month-long tournament, the problems wouldn’t even exist. But to members of the University’s Izzone who have poured their heart and soul into cheering for this...
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Los Angeles Dodgers infield stocked for the future

With the season set to kick off exactly one week from today, on April 6, the roster for the Los Angeles Dodgers is pretty close to complete. There are still a few questions as to how things will look at the end of the year, though, with a number of Dodgers seemingly available for trade or a role adjustment. While teams like the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox stole the headlines...
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Ohio State Basketball: D’Angelo Russell named AP First Team All American

Ohio State’s season ended after a loss to Arizona, but D’Angelo Russell’s rewards keep on coming in. Russell was named to the first team AP All American team, joining Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky, Duke’s Jahlil Okafor, Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant and Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein. Russell’s final stats for the season were 19.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.1 assists per...
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New York Mets trade for lefty reliever

The New York Mets, dealing with the season-long absence of Josh Edgin, have traded for a left-handed relief pitcher. The Mets have acquired Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Cory Mazzoni and a player to be named later. Torres will likely slot into Edgin’s role as the primary left-handed reliever. Torres has pitched 120 major league innings in his career and...
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Horse Racing: 2015 Kentucky Derby Special— A Star Is Born…

Move over American Pharaoh, Dortmund, Carpe Diem and the rest of the top three olds being pointed to the 2015 Kentucky Derby, there is a new kid on the block…. and his name is Mubtaahij. Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, the son of Dubawi (Dubai Millenium) absolutely obliterated eight other rivals in the $2 million Emirates Derby Saturday night at Meydan Race Course...
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Detroit Pistons weekly: No Monroe, no problem

Monroe Twice now this season the Detroit Pistons have begun a peculiar hot streak following the unavailability of one of their “better” players. First, the team went on a 12-3 tear after Josh Smith was waived; now the team has begun a 5-2 surge since Greg Monroe has been sidelined with a knee injury. What makes it more curious is that before Smith was let go, the team was in...
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Boston Bruins: Pastrnak scores OT winner

This past Sunday was a big day in the Eastern Conference. The New York Rangers lost their second straight game, the Ottawa Senators lost to the Florida Panthers, and the big, bad, Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 in an overtime thriller. What does this mean for the point race? Well, the Bruins currently hold the second wildcard spot, as they are three points behind...
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Kansas City Chiefs 3-round draft predictions

The Kansas City Chiefs have four picks in the first three rounds of the NFL draft starting on April 30th. One came from the compensatory picks the league announced. Andy Reid has some issues to address but with the free agency moves he and John Dorsey have made make the draft a little easier to predict. Here are my predictions for picks that may happen. Round 1: Pick #18 Dorial Green...
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Chicago Cubs: Bryant, Russell, Baez sent down

With Opening Night just six days away, the Chicago Cubs on Monday sent down Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Javier Baez. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell may not be starting off the year with the Chicago Cubs, but their call just a matter of time. Cubs fans are probably chagrined about Bryant not starting the season with the club. There’s no doubt he grabbed a ton of headlines...
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Updated Houston Texans roster and first round pick analysis

After it seemed like the Houston Texans were done making moves to sign free agents, J.J. Watt reconstructed his contract which freed up just about $8 million dollars for this year’s salary cap. Although this may seem like Watt is getting less money than he had originally signed for, that is not the case. Watt’s bonus for this year has been adjusted and it has increased the bonus...
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Michigan State Basketball: Final Four Breakdown

Incredible. There is no other word to describe the fact that this team, THIS TEAM, is going to the Final Four. A little over a month ago Michigan State was on full bubble watch, now they are cutting down nets. Tom Izzo has worked his magic again and the chemistry of this team was able to come together at just the right time to earn a trip to Indy. Truly incredible. This is the ninth...
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Freep Column: How Travis Trice went from unknown to leader at Michigan State

In this week’s isportsweb Detroit Free Press guest column I take a look at Michigan State’s senior guard Travis Trice and his journey to stardom. Read the isportsweb column online in the Detroit Free Press every Monday and as always, preview the column here and continue reading at Freep.com. Tom Izzo has been known to work some magic with unheralded recruits, but the journey...
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Pittsburgh Steelers position review: Special Teams

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2014 season with a record of 11-5. Before completely moving onto the 2015 season, let’s take a look at how the Steelers performed in a phase of the game last season. Special teams is often a forgotten portion of the game. Pittsburgh had pretty average numbers across the board when it comes to their special teams unit. Shaun Suisham handled the...
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Milwaukee Bucks Weekly: Losing streak ends

The week that was The Milwaukee Bucks won two of the three games they played this week, putting a stop to their six game losing streak. The Bucks defeated the Miami Heat on Tuesday night and the Indiana Pacers on Thursday. However the team lost to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, bringing Milwaukee one game below .500. Game balls Despite Khris Middleton’s buzzer-beater...
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