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Gameday review: Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints

ATLANTA, GA- The Atlanta Falcons lost a close game to the New Orleans Saints 17-13 at the Georgia Dome on Thursday Night Football. Refball The team played well and showed some spirit when their division rivals Saints marched into town. It was a good game that still had fans, including me, upset with the outcome. The Falcons deserved to win that one. Somehow, someway they deserved...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings: Take two

Scott Tolzien (Photo credit: USA Today Sports) This Sunday, the Green Bay Packers (5-5) and the Minnesota Vikings (2-8) will battle for the second time this year, this time at Lambeau Field.  The game is scheduled to kickoff at noon CT with television coverage on FOX.  The Packers enter the game on a season high three game losing streak, their longest since 2008.  The Vikings...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays looking at Corey Hart

The Tampa Bay Rays continue to look for ways to improve upon last season.  There are still holes that need to be filled as the offseason rolls on, but the Rays have some ideas in mind to try to stay relevant in the competitive American League East.  It is still uncertain whether the team will bring back their ace David Price, or decide to trade him to another team for the right...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets take on the defending Champions

The New York Jets (5-5) continue their push to the playoffs this Sunday with a visit to Baltimore to take on the defending champion Ravens (4-6). The Jets are trying to recover from an embarrassing loss last week in Buffalo in which they were dominated in all three phases of the game. Geno Smith will have to forget last weeks performance where he threw three interceptions and lost...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The New York Yankees’ A-Rod saga continues

The whole offseason for the New York Yankees hang on two things: What will Robinson Cano do and what will happen to Alex Rodriguez. Well, the Rodriguez saga continues to take new turns at every direction as it was reported that Rodriguez walked out of his hearing in the arbitration case involving his 211-suspension. Rodriguez denied using performance-enhancing drugs before admitting...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Arizona Football: Lumberjacks look to clinch playoff spot

One game remains, and the Lumberjacks can taste the playoffs. The No. 10 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (8-2, 6-1 Big Sky) head to Cedar City, Utah to face off with the No. 20 Southern Utah Thunderbirds with both teams looking to secure a postseason berth in the FCS playoffs, on Nov. 23 at 3:05 p.m. ET. NAU was in a similar predicament last season when it was 6-0 in the conference...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Raul Alcantara and the upcoming Rule 5 draft

Raul Alcantara was added to the Oakland A’s 40-man roster on Wednesday – wait Raul who? Thats what most Oakland was asking when this news hit the web. Raul Alcantara This Dominican Republic native was acquired in the trade with the Boston Red Sox in 2011 that sent Andrew Bailey to the East Coast and brought Josh Reddick to Oakland. So what has this right handed pitcher been doing...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Liverpool FC derby preview: Liverpool will take on Everton in Saturday’s Merseyside derby

Saturday, Nov 23 at 7:45 (EST), will be Liverpool’s chance to not only defeat their local rivals, Everton, in the Merseyside derby, but also overtake Arsenal who hold a two point lead. Arsenal is facing a tough task as they play Southampton who has surprised again and again during the first half of the season. The Merseyside derby will take place at Everton’s home field, Goodison...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2013 Delta Downs Jackpot Million

Is it ever too early to start thinking Kentucky Derby? For me it isn’t. In this week’s Horse Racing Race of the Week we will be taking a closer look at the 2013 Delta Downs Jackpot Million at Delta Downs in Vinton, La. The 8 1/2 furlong race for two year olds is the first major race (post-Breeders Cup Juvenile) for horses with 2014 Kentucky Derby aspirations. A field of 10 will...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2013 Delta Downs Jackpot Million

Is it ever too early to start thinking Kentucky Derby? For me it isn’t. In this week’s Horse Racing Race of the Week we will be taking a closer look at the 2013 Delta Downs Jackpot Million at Delta Downs in Vinton, La. The 8 1/2 furlong race for two year olds is the first major race (post-Breeders Cup Juvenile) for horses with 2014 Kentucky Derby aspirations. A field of 10 will...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2013 Delta Downs Jackpot Million

Is it ever too early to start thinking Kentucky Derby? For me it isn’t. In this week’s Horse Racing Race of the Week we will be taking a closer look at the 2013 Delta Downs Jackpot Million at Delta Downs in Vinton, La. The 8 1/2 furlong race for two year olds is the first major race (post-Breeders Cup Juvenile) for horses with 2014 Kentucky Derby aspirations. A field of 10 will...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2013 Delta Downs Jackpot Million

Is it ever too early to start thinking Kentucky Derby? For me it isn’t. In this week’s Horse Racing Race of the Week we will be taking a closer look at the 2013 Delta Downs Jackpot Million at Delta Downs in Vinton, La. The 8 1/2 furlong race for two year olds is the first major race (post-Breeders Cup Juvenile) for horses with 2014 Kentucky Derby aspirations. A field of 10 will...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2013 Delta Downs Jackpot Million

Is it ever too early to start thinking Kentucky Derby? For me it isn’t. In this week’s Horse Racing Race of the Week we will be taking a closer look at the 2013 Delta Downs Jackpot Million at Delta Downs in Vinton, La. The 8 1/2 furlong race for two year olds is the first major race (post-Breeders Cup Juvenile) for horses with 2014 Kentucky Derby aspirations. A field of 10 will...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2013 Delta Downs Jackpot Million

Is it ever too early to start thinking Kentucky Derby? For me it isn’t. In this week’s Horse Racing Race of the Week we will be taking a closer look at the 2013 Delta Downs Jackpot Million at Delta Downs in Vinton, La. The 8 1/2 furlong race for two year olds is the first major race (post-Breeders Cup Juvenile) for horses with 2014 Kentucky Derby aspirations. A field of 10 will...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Golden Eagles looking to finish strong

December 24, 2011 was the last time the Golden Eagles won a football game, 24-17. Southern Miss ended the season ranked 21st in BCS. Since that game, Larry Fedora has left the program and a replacement for arguably the second best quarterback statistically, Austin Davis. Last season was a historic one for the Southern Miss program, a streak of 18 winning seasons in a row was snapped...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Spurs set for a tough weekend ahead

Don’t get your hopes up too high for a double-digit win streak, Spurs fans; the upcoming back-to-back is recipe for a slip up if I’ve ever seen one. After getting a much needed four day rest prior to Wednesday’s win against the Celtics, the Spurs will travel to Memphis on Friday, then back home to face the Cavaliers on Saturday. Memphis didn’t look too hot out of the gate...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Welcome back Gustav Nyquist

Hollywood couldn’t write a better script. Gustav Nyquist lights the lamp twice in his long awaited return as a Detroit Red Wing. Gustav Nyquist certainly made his case for why he shouldn’t be sent back down to the Griffins. (Photo Credit: Dave Reginek / Getty Images) On Brendan Shanahan’s ceremony night, it was another #14 that stole the show. Nyquist’s heroics sparked the...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball powers through Long Beach State

Nik Stauskas and the Michigan sharpshooters led the way as the Wolverines closed out Long Beach State in convincing fashion Thursday in the Puerto Rico Tipoff Tournament. Beilein and co. were eager to get back to action after dropping a heartbreaker against a feisty Iowa State team earlier in the week. The 49ers trailed the entire game, but scrapped their way through, not allowing...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

North Carolina in the NBA Recap… 11/20/13

Last night’s schedule was quite big for the National Basketball Association with 13 games in all. Of those ten had a touch of carolina blue, with one being a head to head match up between former Heels. As usual, the following day on ISPORTSWEB there will be the “North Carolina in the NBA” recap. So, without further ado, here is the run down for the games from 10/20/13… The...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

10 NFL backup quarterbacks and the 10 teams they’d start for

There is no more responsibility placed on any position in sports than is placed on an NFL quarterback. He must not only know what the defense is doing before they actually do it, but also must adjust his team accordingly. This tall task has been mastered by Peyton Manning, and nobody makes playing quarterback look easier than he does. Meanwhile, the Broncos have a talented arm sitting...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

South Carolina Football: The waiting game

When the South Carolina Gamecocks (8-2) host the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (10-1) at Williams-Brice at 1 p.m. (ESPN3, PPV), it will be very easy to get complacent, look ahead to Clemson, and become the biggest Ole Miss fan on the planet. The South Carolina Gamecocks are finished with SEC play, earning a 6-2 record and still have a chance to go to Atlanta if Missouri loses to...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: Road trip review

After a five game homestand where the Boston Bruins (14-6-1) won four games, the team hit the road for a three game road trip.  It was not perfect, but the team managed to win two out of the three games. Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators: Tuukka Rask did not get much support from his teammates in the loss to Ottawa. (Photo credit: Getty images) The first game on the road trip brought...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Alabama Football: Saban to Texas rumors are ridiculous

It’s irrational, it’s sickening… it’s everything you would expect from Alabama football fans. I’m talking about how Bama fans are still reacting to rumors that Nick Saban is heading to the University of Texas. Everything from, “he wouldn’t” to “I can’t blame him, he’s already given us so much” to “I don’t know how I would survive” have crossed the board...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Trey Burke impresses as collective Jazz continue to disappoint

Trey Burke shined but the rest of the Jazz continued their poor play. Photo: USA Today In just 11 minutes of play in his first NBA regular season action, Trey Burke scored 12 points, with 1 assist, 1 rebound 0 turnovers in the Jazz 105-98 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. The anticipation for Burke to finally hit the court couldn’t have been any higher as the Jazz fans have had...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Gonzaga vs. WSU keys to the game

Gonzaga bench(Photo credit:Dan Pelle) What is there not to love about rivalry games? The hatred, the trash talking, the predictions, its all part of it and fun to watch. Gonzaga and Washington State clash today in Spokane. Gonzaga has won the last two meetings against WSU, but last year was very close, too close for comfort as Gonzaga won 71-69. Now these teams are very different...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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