1. 2011 NHL Tragedies Continue, Hit Home for San Jose Sharks

    Last week, a plane crashed in Russia, killing the entire Lokamotiv Yaroslavl team in the nation's Kontinental Hockey League...

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  2. NFL Odds Week 1: Picks and Betting Lines for Opening Weekend

    Note: The following betting lines are not an endorsement of gambling. Seriously, that is not the way out of a bad economy! These games are presented like a rankings football pool ...

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  3. 2011 NFL Previews by Division: NFC East

    The NFC East has long been perceived as the best division in conference. Some of that is warranted: No division has had fewer combined losing records since the new four division per conference format was instituted in 2002...

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  4. NHL History: 14 Players We Wish We Could Still See Play

    After writing a slideshow detailing what one NHL player would be the perfect fit (not realistic trade target!) for each team that made the playoffs last season, it is time to focus on the other 14...

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  5. 2011 NFL Predictions by Division: NFC West

    The NFC West has been the worst division in NFL history since the league went to its current format of four divisions per conference in 2002. In only one season have the teams finished with a combined record of ...

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  6. NHL Trade Scenarios: Ideal Move for 2011 Playoff Teams Prior to 2011-12

    Every NHL team has needs coming into the 2011-12 season. It is just that some have more needs than others. This list identifies and prioritizes each team's needs and looks for one player who would fill the most of them...

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  7. San Jose Sharks: 12 Moves They Should've Made in Free Agency

    There is perhaps no team that has had as busy an offseason as the San Jose Sharks . Three trades have bolstered the team's blueline with less loss to the deeper forward unit...

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  8. 2011 NFL Playoffs: Which Teams Are Best and Worst Bets?

    Most of us only have a minor understanding of the stock market. It may go up as many days as it goes down in a given month. Moreover, one company's stock can still go up while another's goes down...

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  9. San Jose Sharks Extend Logan Couture's Contract Through 2014

    Doug Wilson has again shown why his savvy in contract negotiations makes him an elite general manager. According to the team's website, the San Jose Sharks have signed Logan ...

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  10. 2011-12 San Jose Sharks: Why This Has to Be Their Year, Part III

    The first two articles of this series detail reasons why the San Jose Sharks ' chances of winning the Stanley Cup reach a peak in 2011-12 and the outlook is still good for 2012-13 ...

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  11. San Francisco 49ers vs. Oakland Raiders: What the Game Said About Each Team

    The Battle of the Bay preseason match-up between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders was marred by several incidents of violence, including three of a life-threatening nature...

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  12. 2011-12 San Jose Sharks: Why This Has to Be Their Year, Part II

    While I believe Doug Wilson is right that the San Jose Sharks' window is closing, just how fast that window closes is very disputable. Pessimists say it could be in the summer of 2012...

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  13. 2011 NFL Previews by Division: AFC South

    I outlined how much the division rivals hate the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers for their dominance of their division In my AFC North preview ...

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  14. 2011-12 San Jose Sharks: Why This Has to Be Their Year

    In looking over what the San Jose Sharks have right now, the addition of Colin White gives them a blue line among the top five or six in the league...

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  15. 2011 NFL Team Previews by Division: AFC North

    The picture above is for fans of every other team in the AFC North. I know you will enjoy the reminder that the Pittsburgh Steelers did not win the title, because I understand the resentment...

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  16. San Jose Sharks: Top 10 Moves They Could Still Make

    In this offseason, the San Jose Sharks lost only Dany Heatley, Devin Setoguchi and Kyle Wellwood from their top three forward lines and replaced them with Martin Havlat and Michal Handzus...

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  17. 2011 NFL Season, Team Previews by Division: AFC East

    One of the premier divisions in all of football is the AFC East. Since the NFL went to its current four-division per conference alignment, six AFC East teams have reached the Conference Championship Game, including four in the last five seasons...

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  18. San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild Complete Third Trade of 2011

    Entering the first day of free agency, the San Jose Sharks no longer had Kevin Wellwood, Scott Nichol, Ben Eager, Jamal Mayers, Ian White, Niclas Wallin or Kent Huskins under contract...

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  19. San Francisco Giants Improved Roster Faltering Down the Stretch

    Three weeks ago, the San Francisco Giants sat multiple games ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks for first place in the NL West. About two of every three games was a one-run contest, and they won a like ratio of those games...

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  20. 2011-12 San Jose Sharks: Blue Line Comes into Focus

    Three events helped the San Jose Sharks ' blue-line situation come into focus. One move put something in the past, one dealt with the present and one dealt with the future. But the future came first...

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  21. NFL Predictions 2011: Reasons Contenders Will, Will Not Win Super Bowl XLVI

    Every year in the NFL , there are contenders, pretenders and hope suspenders. Hope suspenders are playing for the future...

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  22. 2011 NFL Season: 8 Quarterbacks to Watch

    No position in football, and perhaps all of sports, is as much in the spotlight as quarterback. That is why they need to be their offense's leaders and it is the only position in the game to be judged on championships and win-loss records...

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  23. MLB Trade Rumors: Carlos Beltran to San Francisco Giants

    From all accounts, it is a mere technicality now. Carlos Beltran has been rumoured to be coming to the San Francisco Giants since he traveled with them to the All-Star Game. Now it looks the trade is finally happening...

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  24. 2011 NFL Lockout Ends, Green Bay Packers Title Defense Begins

    Note: This article was originally written for PackerChatters. It is over. Monday, all 32 player representatives agreed to the collective bargaining agreement the owners voted through Thursday...

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  25. San Francisco Giants Take First of 6 Consecutive Statement Series

    After closing out a home series against the hated Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday night, the San Francisco Giants began an interesting three-week stretch. It may tell us that, as constituted, the Giants are serious contenders to defend their title...

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