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College Basketball Predictions: Nebraska vs Rhode Island

It will be the first true challenge of the season for both teams– the Rhode Island Rams and Nebraska Cornhuskers– when they square off Saturday night at 7:00 PM ET in the Ryan Center. Rhode Island, who are set to host their opponents, are in the process of assembling a formidable squad to confront the tricky minefield ahead. Hassan Martin leads Rhode Island in scoring. The...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

This Day In NBA History – Shaquille O’Neal Records 24-28-15 Triple-Double (November 20)

Shaquille O’Neal, one of the best big men in the history of the league, was drafted with the first overall pick in 1992 by the Orlando Magic. His rookie season was splendid, just like his rookie season in which he averaged 23.4 points on 56.2% shooting, 13.9 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game. O’Neal started his career with the aforementioned team, Orlando Magic. After spending...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball Predictions: SMU vs Gonzaga

The SMU Mustangs will confront the Gonzaga Bulldogs as they visit the McCarthey Athletic Center tonight. Both teams will eye a 2-0 start, but with their opponents ranking within the Top 25, it should be far from an easy task. It was a significant blow to the SMU Mustangs when it was reported that they would miss  Markus Kennedy for his first semester. This added to the stress of...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

LNB Pro A: Orléans vs Châlons-Reims

Orléans Loiret Basket visit the Complexe Sportif René Tys this afternoon, at 2:30 PM ET, with hopes of prevailing over Champagne Châlons-Reims Basket. While Orléans tries to overlook their road struggles, Châlons-Reims hopes to capture an adequate win in front of their home crowd. Châlons-Reims was destroyed by Dijon last week, 57-78. They allowed four players to score double...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball Predictions: Buffalo vs Kentucky

The Buffalo Bulls are pitted against the top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats in their second contest this noon at 12:00PM in Lexington. Both sides enter this game with an early victory, but they have entirely different goals. As the big favorite, Kentucky needs more preparation for an upcoming marquee matchup, while Buffalo only aims to keep it close. Buffalo executed a phenomenal 2013–14...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball Predictions: Tennessee vs VCU

The Tennessee Volunteers are tested without the aid of their former stars as they open up their season away from home against the VCU Rams. Watch for an energetic and vigorous battle when these two teams square off in Navy’s Alumni Hall today at 6:30 PM ET. Ever since pulling off one of the best Cinderella runs of all time, VCU has almost developed into a commonplace at the NCAA...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Game Predictions 6: Bulls vs Raptors

The Toronto Raptors enter this regular season contest against the Chicago Bulls with intentions of winning a league-high eight games. Both teams embarked 2014–15 as the top contenders in a new-look Eastern Conference, and are on collision courses for a crucial battle tonight at 8:00 PM. Since developing into a realistic threat in the East, Toronto has been a constant danger at...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Game Predictions 5: Rockets vs Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves will face another challenge Wednesday night when they meet the Houston Rockets in Mexico City. Minnesota is continuing a grueling 6-game stretch away from home, and will make their second attempt to compete at the Mexico City Arena in Azcapotzalco. Without the services of Ricky Rubio, who went down with a brutal ankle injury vs the Orlando Magic on Friday...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Game Predictions 4: Thunder vs Bucks

The Oklahoma City Thunder will try to return to their winning ways when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks, tonight at 8:00 PM ET. Milwaukee seeks prominence in their weak Central Division, and are approaching this contest seriously. With one of the most inexperienced squads in the NBA, the Bucks have been lacking offensively. They’ve put up 100+ points on just one occasion in 2014–15...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Game Predictions 3: Kings vs Thunder

After chalking up five straight wins, it’s starting to look like the Sacramento Kings are primed for a breakthrough season in 2014–15. With a 5-1 record, they rank as one of the top teams in the brutal Western Conference. Tonight at 7:05 PM ET, the Kings will square off with the declining Oklahoma City Thunder, making this a great opportunity to pick up their fourth consecutive...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Saturday Survey: Who Will Emerge in OKC During the Absence of Stars

The Oklahoma City Thunder thought that they had everything for the 2014-2015 NBA season figured out. The reigning MVP, Kevin Durant, was to return healthy for the start of the year, after abstaining from Team USA over the summer. Star point guard Russell Westbrook had recovered from multiple surgeries on his right knee, and he was also said to be ready for a monster season. OKC looked...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Euroleague Predictions: Unicaja Málaga vs CSKA Moscow

Today at 12:00 PM ET, a pivotal Euroleague battle for first place will take place at the CSKA Universal Sports Hall. Both sides, Unicaja Malaga and CSKA Moscow, boast undefeated records in the group, making this undoubtedly one of the better matchups we will be seeing in the regular season. Along with more success at the higher level, CSKA Moscow comes in with history on their side...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade’s One Handed Dunk Against the Hornets (VIDEO)

Dwyane Wade scored 25 points against the Charlotte Hornets tonight and 2 of his points came from this fastbreak one handed dunk which you can check out below! Wade also added 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal to his stats, but the Heat could not hold on to win the game. Next game for the Miami Heat is on November 7 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Heat now have a...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Game Predictions 2: Heat vs Hornets

The Miami Heat are out to demonstrate that they can thrive, as a team, without their former superstar LeBron James. They haven’t shown many deficiencies this season, but their recent 17-point loss to the Houston Rockets revealed several holes. Tonight at 7:00 PM ET, the Heat will become visitors of the struggling Charlotte Hornets in a Southeastern Division battle. Opening the...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury-Plagued Pacers to Host Bucks

With three games behind them, head coach Jason Kidd will be even more committed to bringing success back to his new city this year. Tonight, the Milwaukee Bucks are welcomed by the Indiana Pacers in an early division encounter. Kidd and his team will be presented with another opportunity to pick up second win this season. The Pacers enter more short-handed than ever, and a recent...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Season Opener: Dwyane Wade Closes Out The Wizards

On October 29, 2014 the Miami Heat beat the Washington Wizards(95-107) by pulling away in the final quarter. Miami Heat’s guard Dwyane Wade had a message to send on the opening night. I think he succeeded in sending out a loud one, on the court it was his game that did all the talking. With LeBron James heading out home, Wade had a new role to perform and he was up for it. Sure...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Season Opener: Bulls vs Knicks

Tonight is the debut of Carmelo Anthony on his new team, the Chicago Bulls. It will be his first game against the New York Knicks with the Bulls. The return back to his city of New York may turn out like Lebron’s return to Cleveland when he had first signed with the Miami Heat – a lot of unhappy fans. Yeah, that’s what all Bulls fans wanted to hear for their season opener....
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Predictions Game 1: Nets vs Celtics

As they open their 2014–15 season, the Brooklyn Nets seem to have assembled another formidable squad. This year, they come in under the more experienced and tougher leadership of head coach Lionel Hollins. Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics are hoping for improvement from the unsuccessful Brad Stevens in his second season in the NBA. Both sides are not realistic contenders for a championship...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Thon Maker: From Turmoil to Stardom

Prized Sudanese high school star Thon Maker is following the footsteps of Manute Bol and Luol Deng as he continues to be a basketball sensation. His unique skill set is one thing that makes him a fan favorite, but his bare-knuckled journey to greatness has earned him the respect he is entitled to. Maker has an inspirational story that makes him a one-of-a-kind recruit and a motivational...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Monumental Move: Becky Hammon

The reigning champion team, the Spurs, are indisputably just as good as last year, if not better. Over the off-season, they didn’t make any big moves for superstars because they already had all they needed to win. Kawhi Leonard, the finals MVP and the big three of San Antonio, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili all had their contracts locked in. Other pieces obviously were...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Morrow Joins Thunder’s Growing Injury List

Injuries ravage the Oklahoma City Thunder as the regular season quickly approaches them. Their superstar forward, Kevin Durant, rolls in to speak with the media on a scooter, while touted rookie, Mitch McGary, continues to be riddled with health concerns. On Thursday, the team suffered another blow, when Anthony Morrow suffered an MCL sprain in practice. As reported by Darnell Mayberry...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Preseason Showdown: 76ers vs Pistons

The Detroit Pistons will wrap up a fairly successful preseason by challenging the Philadelphia 76ers at the Palace tonight at 7:30 PM ET. At this point it is unclear whether the Pistons will come back from disappointment to impress their fan base. The same question lies with the Sixers, whose miserable 2013 season surrounded them with an aura of hopelessness. Both teams await new...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Preseason Showdown: Maccabi Haifa vs Raptors

Tonight at 7:30 PM ET, the Israeli powerhouse, Maccabi Haifa, visits the Air Canada Centre to battle the hopeful Toronto Raptors, continuing an exciting day of preseason basketball. The Raptors will play their first game after recovering from the three-game marathon on the road, made up of encounters with the Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Knicks, and Boston Celtics. Meanwhile,...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Preseason Game 7: Bulls vs Cavaliers

It’s about that time for the game we’ve all been waiting for. A game between the two division rivals that made arguably the biggest moves during the off-season which made the the two best teams in the eastern conference. The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired LeBron James and Kevin Love during the off-season while the Chicago Bulls signed Pau Gasol, Nikola Mirotic, and rookie Doug...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Preseason Game 6: Bulls vs Hornets

Another preseason battle of elite big men will start at 8:00 PM ET on NBA TV in a game between the Chicago Bulls and the Charlotte Hornets.  Today’s game will be more of a test for Hornets big man Al Jefferson. At the age of 29, he still has not made an all-star team despite the big numbers he has been putting up. Last season, he averaged 21.8 points and 10.8 rebounds, and his...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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