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Oregon Football: UCLA preview and prediction

Two upsets last week and this game lost some luster. Both UCLA and Oregon were upset by Utah and Arizona respectfully; and now instead of a top-10 match-up, the Oregon football team is ranked 12th headed into Pasadena to face the 18th ranked Bruins. If last week is any indication, the Oregon offensive line is still struggling. Marcus Mariota needs to be protected in order for the...
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Georgia Bulldogs suspend running back Todd Gurley

Saturday is poised to be a monumental day in the SEC East race thanks to a matchup between the No. 13 Georgia Bulldogs and the No. 23 Missouri Tigers, but the situation for the Bulldogs has been complicated by a story that broke in Athens a little after 5 p.m. on Thursday. Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley was suspended due to an ongoing investigation into an alleged violation of...
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Detroit Lions: Five keys to beating the Vikings in week six

The Detroit Lions (3-2) will travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings (2-3) at their temporary home, TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings will be playing their next two seasons there as they wait for their new stadium, so this will be the first time since 1981 that the Lions and Vikings will play each other outside. All signs indicate that Calvin Johnson won’t be suiting up for this game...
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Michigan State Football: 3 keys to avoiding an upset at Purdue

Last week’s 27-22 blowout-turned-thriller victory over Nebraska showed how dominant the Spartans can be, but also displayed their inability to close out games. The win left the Spartans with as bad a taste in their mouths as possible after beating an undefeated top-20 team, but they have to refocus and put their attention towards avoiding an upset against Purdue this weekend. It...
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Green Bay Packers: Five keys to defeating the Dolphins in week six

On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers (3-2) will take their talents to south beach to face the Miami Dolphins (2-2) at Sun Life Stadium.  The game is scheduled to kickoff at noon CT with television coverage on FOX.  The Packers enter the game on a two game winning streak, with their most recent win a 42-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.  The Dolphins are coming off of a bye after...
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Utah Jazz season preview: Team Projections

Welcome to Part 2 of the season preview for the Utah Jazz (see Part one here).  The NBA season is inching closer, so I will be writing in detail about the upcoming season in Salt Lake City. This second part of my three-part season preview for the Jazz will deal with how the team will fare this year against the rest of their division. Northwest Division breakdown: The Jazz play in...
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Denver Broncos: Five keys to defeating the Jets in week six

Where: MetLife Stadium When: Sunday, October 12, 2014 @ 1:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time (CBS) Denver Broncos: 3-1, defeated the Arizona Cardinals last week 41-20 New York Jets: 1-4, lost to the San Diego Chargers last week 31-0 The Denver Broncos return to the same fateful field as last season’s Super Bowl. This time they are facing a much different opponent with a lot less at stake...
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Denver Broncos: Reviewing the season’s first quarter

The Denver Broncos have four games under their belt in this young 2014 season. They sit at 3-1, with their only loss coming at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Their four opponents all won ten or more games last season, three of them made the playoffs and one of them brought home the Vince Lombardy trophy. No matter how you slice it that is a brutal schedule...
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Devin Hester is already missed as a Chicago Bear

The Chicago Bears still are struggling to find a kick-returner, something Devin Hester had been doing at a hall of fame level since 2006. As number 23 will face his old team this Sunday, it will be hard for most to see him in another uniform, something Hester never wanted to do. Hester has admitted this year that he wasn’t happy the last three or four years in Chicago. He also hinted...
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Portland Trail Blazers season preview: Team projections

In the first part of this three part series, I took a look at the Trail Blazers’ roster. Portland will be sporting  a squad that is deep and talented in the Forward and Center positions. Although, Damian Lillard is the only guard on the team that has shown that he can be consistently an offensive spark. Even though this crew has a dominant guard in Damian Lillard, hopefully they...
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This Dallas Mavericks team has the chance to be special

The time has come for the Dallas Mavericks. After making strides and improving all across the roster during the offseason, the Dallas Mavericks should have big expectations for the team moving forward. The former defensive player of the year; Tyson Chandler is back with the Mavericks, and he provides the much needed upgrade on defense that the Mavericks were desperately looking for...
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Michigan State Football: Special teams need improvement

There were a number of narratives that came out of Michigan State’s 27-22, way too close, win over Nebraska last Saturday. Lost amid the talk about student sections and conservative play calling, was the poor performance from the MSU special teams unit. Coming into the season, special teams figured to be a strength for Michigan State. They were returning a pair of very good kickers...
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Iowa football: 5 keys to beating the Hoosiers

The Iowa football team looks to improve to 5-1 behind quality quarterback play. The Iowa Hawkeyes (4-1) will be hosts to the Indiana Hoosiers (3-2) this Saturday at 11 a.m at Kinnick Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPNU. The Hawkeyes just had their week off and are hoping to show they improved during that break. The Hoosiers are coming off a 49-24 victory over North Texas...
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Mile “highs” from the Rockies’ 2014 season…yes, there were some

For the Colorado Rockies, the 2014 season was the same sad song as their past few years. Injured superstars get paid big bucks but can’t deliver a full season, an aged veteran turns out the best performance amidst a roster of young and upcoming talent, and pitching that lacked any real reliability. Yeah, I guess you could say that the Colorado Rockies could be described with all...
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Philadelphia Eagles: Five keys to defeating the Giants in week six

New York Giants (3-2) @ Philadelphia Eagles (4-1) Sunday, October 12, 8:30 PM on NBC Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA The New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles meet for the first time in the 2014 season in Philadelphia. These teams have split their 2 head-to-head games in each of the last 3 seasons; 2 seasons ended with the road team winning both match ups. That stat...
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Washington Wizards season preview: Team projections

The big question with the Washington Wizards is whether or not they are ready to put together a championship run. Part two of isportsweb.com’s season preview of the Wizards reveals that this squad might have everything they need in the tank to compete for the hardware. After changing the culture of their franchise last season, the Wizards seem ready to take their organization to...
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New York Yankees : 3 burning questions this offseason

The conclusion of the 2014 season for the New York Yankees ended as a disappointment for many fans who cheered them on all year. Moving to 2015, the Yankees are looking to start fresh after a season of defeat. Starting fresh means change, something the team should be quite used to by now, but how do the fans feel about it? Many questions are yearning to be answered. Who will replace...
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Green Bay Packers: Eddie Lacy is finding his groove

Eddie Lacy What is wrong with Eddie Lacy?  What is wrong with Eddie Lacy?  That is what the Green Bay Packers were being asked about running back Eddie Lacy’s slow start to the season.  Through the first four games of the season, Lacy had yet to rush for over 50 yards and had only rushed for only one touchdown.  Last year, Lacy also started the season slow, mostly because he suffered...
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Cleveland Browns: 5 keys to beating the Steelers

The Cleveland Browns are coming off the largest road comeback win in NFL history, but all eyes are looking at the Pittsburgh Steelers now.  A 2-2 record is a nice start for the Browns, but head coach Mike Pettine will want his team to finish the job against the Steelers and get some real momentum going.  The Browns are slight favorites right now, and they’re looking to capitalize...
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Part Two: Minnesota Timberwolves season preview: Team projections

The second edition of the Minnesota Timberwolves season preview, is an examination of the upcoming season for the team as a whole. In the first edition of the season preview, I looked at the team’s roster and made some predictions about how the roster would turn out. This offseason the Timberwolves underwent a major transition with their roster, trading Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins...
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New England Patriots: 5 keys against the Bills

After the New England Patriots’ brutal loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, many skeptics wrote off the Patriots’ season entirely. The Patriots’ demise was quickly deemed mistaken as they handed the Cincinnati Bengals their first lost of the season 43-17 last Sunday night. Week 6 presents another big game for the Patriots (3-2), as they head to Buffalo to play the Bills (3-2) for sole...
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New England Patriots: Delay of game on the officiating

While Major League Baseball works to speed up America’s Past-time, the NFL is taking steps in the opposite direction and is quickly ruining the pace of football. While there have always been penalties in the NFL that stop the clock, this season has been ridiculous. It was a point of emphasis at the beginning of the season that NFL referees would be hard on defensive backs. They’re...
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Detroit Red Wings 23-year playoff streak at risk

The 2013-2014 season for the Detroit Red Wings was almost one that lived in infamy. For the past 23 years the Red Wings have successfully made the NHL playoffs. The streak started in 1991 with a first-round loss to the St. Louis Blues and is ongoing with the first-round loss to the Boston Bruins this year.  In this time span they have won four Stanley Cups, six conference championships...
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Part Two: Detroit Pistons season preview: team projections

Welcome to part two of the Detroit Pistons season preview. If you missed part one here is the link http://isportsweb.com/2014/10/02/detroit-pistons-season-preview-roster-analysis/. Part two will discuss the central division, best and worst case scenario for the team, and a prediction to how they will finish the year. Central Division Details: The NBA’s Central Division has been all...
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Los Angeles Angels: End of season awards

The Los Angeles Angels had a very successful regular season, winning 98 games and finishing with the best record in baseball. Their playoff run however, was quite short-lived as the team was swept by the Kansas City Royals. Now that the season is over, it is time to hand out the end of season awards. Reliever of the Year The reliever of the year goes to Joe Smith. The popular choice...
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