1. Camp Concerns: Five Things to Watch As Pacers Open Training Camp

    The Indiana Pacers will begin training camp on Tuesday, in preparation for the upcoming 2010-11 NBA season.There are some obvious new faces as the team continues their long-term rebuilding plan...

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  2. New Household Names: Five NBA Players Ready For a Breakout Season This Year

    Every year there are certain players that jump out at you. You didn't really know much about them before the season started, but by Christmas, you keep them on your radar...

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  3. Five for Five: NBA Teams With The Best Starting Lineups for 2010-2011

    The FIBA USA summer is over, and we got the Gold. Mission accomplished; now we turn our attention back to the league.The season is just a bit more than a month away, and with all sorts of high expectations out there, it should be a very exciting year...

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  4. Making the Cuts: What the 2012 USA Olympic Team Will Look Like

    The 2008 "Redeem Team" was one of the best. The 2010 FIBA "B Team" was also very impressive. Now the real question is, who will be part of the 2012 Olympic team?Most of the guys on ...

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  5. Before Indiana Pacers Can Return to Playoffs, Questions Must Be Answered

    Danny Granger got his gold medal in Istanbul, but did he also get the message?The message that was sent to Granger from USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski was the same message that Pacers head coach Jim O’Brien has been trying to send to him for years..

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  6. Mission Accomplished: Durant Fuels Team USA to First World Championship Since 94

    Even though only three Americans scored more than eight points, Kevin Durant continued his impressive run, scoring 28 points en route to a World Championship for Team USA. Four U.S...

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  7. Kevin Durant, USA Face True Road Game: Previewing World Championship Game

    Kevin Durant scored a USA record 38 points on Saturday to lead the United States to the Gold Medal game on the nine-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks in New York...

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  8. Final Four Preview: Lithuania and USA Battle for Trip to Championship Game

    On the anniversary of the September 11 attacks in New York City, team USA looks to advance to the Championship round of the FIBA World Championship. Only Lithuania stands in the way...

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  9. FIBA World Championships: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook Lead USA To Semifinals

    Kevin Durant exploded for 33 points, and his sidekick Russell Westbrook finished with 12 points as Team USA defeated Russia, 89-79 on Thursday...

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  10. Team USA vs. Russia: Previewing Thursday's 'Elite Eight' FIBA Match Up

    It’s on to the next round for Team USA, where they will face another new challenge.So far in the six FIBA games that the US has played in, they haven’t faced a team with the size Russia possesses...

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  11. FIBA Preview: USA Opens Tourament Play Against Angola

    Where will you be Labor Day morning? If you're like me, you will be ready to dig into your Labor Day lunch with ESPN 2 in front of your face...

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  12. Helio Castroneves Comes From Nowhere To Claim IndyCar's 200th Race

    An unseasonably chilly night in Kentucky gave fans that strange feeling that something was in the air. Something about tonight seemed different than the rest of the IZOD IndyCar races this season...

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  13. Colts Cut Day: Roster Gets Shakeup in a Variety of Ways

    Today was a rather odd day here in Indiana. I'm not just talking about the 67-degree weather either.Among many things, today was a big day for the state, with the College Football season opening on it's first Saturday of this season...

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  14. Passing Out The Hardware: 2010 NFL Award Winners

    The predictions for each team's aspirations have been decided for weeks now. How many games will (insert team) win this year?That may be difficult to predict, but it's fun to hear some of the arguments...

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  15. Five Things Team USA Hoops Must Improve in Order To Win Gold

    Team USA managed to get through their last FIBA Championship warm-up game today, as they turned it on in the second half to beat Tunisia 92-57...

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  16. Is There a Spot in the Hall of Fame For Reggie Miller?

    We all know championships mean a lot, sometimes they mean everything. So, how much does everything else mean? In today’s world where LeBron James teams up with Wade and Bosh, ...

    Chad Smith Written by Chad Smith about almost 4 years ago 1,870 reads 54 comments

  17. Franchise Faces: Every Team's Greatest Player Of All-Time

    They are legends. They are our favorite memories. They are the best to play the game.Looking through each NFL franchise, I have gone through and selected the best player that each franchise has ever had...

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  18. Kevin Durant, Team USA Finish Off Slovenia

    Team USA's first game on Saturday was all about the reserves. Sunday was quite the opposite.While the bench sparked the team and helped them start the FIBA games with a win on Saturday, they were not as effective on Sunday against Slovenia...

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  19. Play Action: Ranking Each Division's Quarterbacks

    We all know the breakdown of the most important position in all of sports. There are four or five elite quarterbacks, another nine or ten pretty good quarterbacks, four or five decent starters, and then the rest...

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  20. Danny Granger Helps Team USA Look Good in Opener

    Danny Granger played 15 minutes in Saturday's opening round game against Croatia. He finished with nine points, as Team USA routed the opposition—106 to 78...

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  21. Going for Gold: 2010 NFL Preseason All-Defensive Team

    Using a 4-3 style defense, I have compiled the best defensive team in the NFL. Some positions were harder to choose than others, but that's the fun of it...

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  22. NASCAR Power Rankings: After Bristol, Whose Stock Is Up or Down?

    The past few weekends have provided quite a shake-up in the 2010 Sprint Cup points standings.There have been quite a few movers, and not just near the bubble...

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  23. Indiana Pacers Welcome Their Newest Additions

    Today the Indiana Pacers got their first look at the two newest acquisitions to the team. One of them, the long-term solution at point guard, with a surprise on his shooting hand...

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  24. Bristol and the Five Most Unique Tracks on the NASCAR Circuit

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule is a grueling one for the drivers, and everyone associated with the teams. There are many challenges presented to all of these individuals, some which are more difficult than others...

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  25. Dynamic Duos: Top Five Running Back Tandems in the NFL

    The NFL has become a pass-happy league over the last decade, which can be attributed to the likes of Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Drew Brees...

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