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What are the 5 biggest questions facing the New York Yankees?

The New York Yankees, as well as the rest of major league baseball, have had their pitchers and catchers report to spring training. Position players are also starting to file in as the offseason finally comes to a close. The first games of the spring will be played Friday Feb. 23, finally putting an end to what has been a very quiet and controversial offseason. The Yankees enter...
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Minnesota Twins: Breaking down the Anibal Sanchez signing

The Minnesota Twins surprised many on Friday by reportedly adding right-hander Anibal Sanchez to a growing list of options to fill out the starting rotation early in the season. The deal is almost entirely incentive based, meaning that Sanchez will only receive the reported agreement of $2.5 million if he makes the big league roster out of spring training, with other incentives in...
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Indiana Basketball continues to improve with eyes set on March

In late January, Indiana Basketball faced off with Illinois in Champaign, but the Hoosiers were not able to escape victorious. However, the second meeting told a much different story. Head coach, Archie Miller, has been working all season to rebuild the team. He has given many players the opportunity to shine on the court, thus allowing everyone the chance contribute to the team...
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Preview: Tennessee Basketball at Georgia Basketball

On Saturday, the Tennessee Volunteers (19-6) will take on the Georgia Bulldogs(14-11) at the Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Georgia. Tennessee is second in the SEC with a conference record of 9-4, and Georgia is tied for tenth in the SEC with a conference record of 5-8. The Volunteers, who are currently ranked 18th in the country, are coming off a 70-67 win over South Carolina, and...
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What does Larry Fitzgerald’s return mean for the Arizona Cardinals?

On Thursday morning, the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals – Steve Wilks – announced that veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald would return for the upcoming season, finally laying to rest the uncertainty behind Fitzgerald’s future with the team. It seemed that almost immediately after the team’s season ended, after missing the playoffs once again, rumors about Fitzgerald...
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After the New York Giants ad, what is the next great celebration?

We’ve had the time of our life, thanks to the NFL’s relaxed celebration rules of 2017.  Possibly the greatest offseason rule change in history led to the return of joy to post-touchdown parties, and hopefully the death knell of the long running “No Fun League” narrative. After years under the oppressive regime of Unsportsmanlike Conduct calls that, in the eyes of many, seemed to...
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Cincinnati Reds are in February’s Cincinnati sports desert

The Cincinnati Reds first spring training game is one week from today. Pitchers and Catchers reported back on Tuesday. Spring training is here and it’s understandable if some Cincinnati sports fans didn’t notice. This year’s Spring Training begins with other things taking up much of the Cincinnati sports spotlight. College Basketball taking up most of it this week. Cincinnati’s two...
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What does hiring Frank Reich mean for the Indianapolis Colts?

As we all know by now the Indianapolis Colts introduced their new head coach, former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich in a press conference this past Tuesday. Reich is coming off probably his biggest accomplishment of his coaching career, winning super bowl 52. Between Reich and Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, the Eagles torched the New England Patriots defense...
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The Golden State Warriors fall to 2nd in the Western Conference going into the All-Star Break

The Golden State Warriors fell to second place in the Western Conference standings on Wednesday night after an intense loss (123-117 was the final score) to the Portland Trailblazers. 50 points from Kevin Durant wasn’t enough to stave off the double-edged blade that was Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, who combined for 73 points–Lillard dropped 44 and McCollum supplemented him with...
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2018 New York Yankees Preview: Starting Pitchers

The New York Yankees’ starting rotation played a big role in their deep postseason run in 2017. Collectively, solid and predominantly deep outings, save for Luis Severino’s Wild Card Game blunder, allowed the Yankees to compete despite facing formidable lineups in the Cleveland Indians and eventual World Series Champion Houston Astros. Heading into 2018, many consider the Yankees...
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Do the Houston Astros have the best rotation in baseball?

Entering the 2018 season, the Houston Astros are one of the very few teams that did not have to make many moves this offseason to compete again. However, they had one key move that turned their already superb rotation, into the best rotation in baseball. That acquisition you ask, trading for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ ace, Gerrit Cole. At just 27, Gerrit Cole has not even hit the prime...
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Denver Nuggets: Nikola Jokic records the fastest triple-double in NBA history

Nikola Jokic put on one of the best displays of complete basketball many of us have seen in recent years, completing a triple-double in just over 14 minutes of play. In 14 minutes and 33 seconds, Jokic posted 16 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists to go along with a steal and two blocks, firmly placing his name in the history books as the fastest recorded triple-double in NBA history...
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Houston Texans- The coming season of hope

The Houston Texans haven’t been very good in the NFL. Ever since they’re first season in 2002, the Texans have fallen anywhere from completely terrible to above average. Never has the team been considered truly elite. This might be the year to change that. With Deshaun Watson returning, this could be the start of an elite era in Houston. The Texans will not be the Super Bowl favorites...
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New York Yankees: How will Giancarlo Stanton fit in?

Sometimes, when teams reach to land a superstar talent on their team, the players don’t mesh well together. It can become a show, a distraction, and can actually be a further detriment to a team that might have been better off keeping the original team they had. Sounds a little bit like the 2004 Yankees, right? We saw how the Alex Rodriguez years went. With the exception of one ring...
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Mild expectations for the 2018 Philadelphia Phillies

To classify the 2017 season a disaster would be an understatement for the Philadelphia Phillies. From the Pete Rose off field scanda,l which ruined the Phillies Hall of Fame induction night to the fact the young core under performed on the field completely ruined any optimism this organization had for the future of this team. The performance ultimately led to the dismissal of manager...
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Houston Rockets- Take aways from 10-game winning streak

The Houston Rockets are going into the All-Star break with the best record in the league. With so much excitement accompanying the team, here are a few things to ponder about this excellent run of play. Houston clearly a level above the rest of the league The Rockets have made their stance clear, the Golden State Warriors are not the only team with championship potential. While...
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Nebraska Basketball is making their mark for March Madness

The Nebraska basketball program rewrote history on Tuesday night, following their 70-66 victory over the Maryland Terrapins. For the first time in ten years, Nebraska basketball has 20 regular season wins, with three games remaining on their schedule. Still, with 20 wins overall, and 11 wins in conference play, Nebraska is still on the outside looking in to multiple analysts, including...
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The Chicago Bulls have three exciting young stars

When the Chicago Bulls traded Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves, I was fearing the worst. I was fearing a three to five year rebuild, which would include being dominated by the best teams in the league on a nightly basis. Well, maybe I overreacted. The Bulls’ trade with the Timberwolves has turned out to be a great success. In the trade, the Bulls received Zach Lavine, Kris...
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Inside the sabermetric revolution: analytics vs. “the gut”

It is no surprise that baseball is becoming more and more analytics-focused. An abundance of data is available to teams, and many heavily rely on the numbers to dictate in-game decisions as well as those at the macro level: applying different metrics to evaluate a free agent to determine a contract offer, for example. But do the numbers tell the full story? Some purists may argue...
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Horse Racing: Preview of the Risen Star Stakes and more

First off, I have a programming update for next week. I will be passing next weekend’s races but in lieu of that, we will be looking at two or three races on President’s Day (Monday). I will be back with those races on Sunday. Also, to give both of us something to do, I will have an “opinion” article posted next Friday on what I think is a very interesting concept being tossed around...
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Carolina Hurricanes put a stake in the record books after evisceration of Kings

Now that is how you win a damn hockey game. The Carolina Hurricanes were tasked with a mid-week clash against the Los Angelas Kings this Tuesday and earned an impressive two points. The Canes were supported by a home crowd of just under 13,000 fans that pushed the team to a 7-3 win in a thrilling game. The win itself is impressive alone but the biggest story to come out of the game...
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The Los Angeles Clippers keep getting it done

How this Los Angeles Clippers team keeps winning no matter what happens to them this year is one of the greatest stories this season in the NBA. As of now they sit in the 9 spot in the West, just half a game behind the Pelicans for the final playoff spot. They have a winning record at 30-26 and are 5-2 since making the Blake Griffin trade. They might just be on to something here...
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Miami Marlins dismantling review Part 5: Where do they go from here?

The offseason destruction, we believe, is officially over. All three outfielders and an infielder have been traded, and it appears the Miami Marlins are back to square one. The fans have expressed their frustrations, whether it has been in City Hall or on social media, and they should be upset. The Marlins have had very little to cheer about since winning the World Series in 2003...
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St. Louis Cardinals: What to make of the Bud Norris signing

A familiar foe for many St. Louis Cardinals fans is now donning the birds on the bat following a rather surprising move earlier this week. Long-time Houston Astros starter and former Cardinal-killer Bud Norris agreed to terms on a 1-year, $3 million deal with St. Louis. And while Norris was feared at times when he faced the Cardinals, initial fan reactions to the deal have been lukewarm...
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Los Angeles Angels: Preseason Outlook and PECOTA Projections

In an offseason lacking significant excitement for Major League Baseball, as only 13 of MLB.com’s 25 top free agents this winter have inked new deals so far, the 2018 PECOTA projections for the upcoming season headlined baseball news earlier last week. PECOTA is an acronym for Player Empirical Comparison and Optimization Test Algorithm. Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight developed PECOTA...
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