1. MLB Trade Rumors, Facts and Scenarios Before the 2011 Deadline

    After enjoying a restful slumber from Major League Baseball during the three-day break that included the lowest-rated All-Star Game in the history of the sport, hardball fans can ...

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  2. College Football 2011: Pairing 9 Head Coaches with the TV Show They Fit Best

    The identity of a college football program is typically manifested through its head coach. While a student-athlete's experience may last only a few years, a football team’s head ...

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  3. NCAA Football Predictions: 15 Offenses That Will Dominate in 2011

    As spring college football fever concludes across the national landscape, fans, journalists and coaches are all given a taste of the future of their respective programs for the upcoming fall season...

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  4. UCLA Football: Can the Bruins Ever Challenge USC Recruiting?

    With USC dominating Los Angeles’ college football spotlight for the vast majority of its 123-year existence, UCLA fans often wonder if their team will ever be on par with the Trojans...

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  5. UCLA Football: Ten Benchmarks for Spring Progress

    Despite an impressive recruiting haul leading up the 2010 season, UCLA squandered a golden opportunity to usurp the college football spotlight from their hated crosstown rival, the NCAA-sanctioned USC Trojans...

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  6. NCAA Football 2011: 10 Wide Receivers Who Could Catch Over 100 Balls in 2011

    The constant turnover in NCAA sports can be as beautiful as it can be frustrating. The most talented athletes may leave your school because of either graduation or an early departure ...

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  7. MLB 2011: Optimal Batting Lineups for All 30 Major League Baseball Teams

    As 2011 Spring Training games get underway, we will see many position battles take place in the next month which will determine which players will fill out Opening Day lineups...

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  8. MLB Spring Training 2011: The All-Change-Of-Scenery Fantasy Roster

    As spring training gets underway in Florida and Arizona, we take one last look at the recent Major League Baseball offseason and how the various trades and acquisitions will affect the fantasy landscape for 2011...

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  9. National Signing Day 2011: Power Ranking the Pac-12 Recruiting Classes

    For college football fans, National Signing Day is akin to Christmas morning, except with a great deal more drama...

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  10. Super Bowl XLV Prediction: Why Steelers' Success Will Trump Packers' Momentum

    On Sunday, Feb. 6, two of the NFL’s most storied franchises will be pitted against each other at the new Cowboys Stadium in Super Bowl XLV...

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  11. NCAA Football: Seven Defensive Lines That Will Dominate College Football in 2011

    In 2010, college football brought us some stellar play from many unsung heroes inside the trenches. One of the major components of a great football team is its ability to win the ...

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  12. 2011 NFL Playoffs: Divisional Round Rematches and Threematch Predictions

    In this week’s Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs, redemption has become an underlying theme to each of the games slated to take place on Jan. 15 and 16...

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  13. BBVA Compass Bowl: Ten Reasons Why You Should Watch Pittsburgh Versus Kentucky

    The 2011 BBVA Compass Bowl features some of the most compelling storylines of any of the 35 college postseason matchups, just not for the right reasons...

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  14. Pac-10 Football: With USC vs. UCLA on Horizon, Time for Bruin Fans To Get Even

    Forget the 2010 season. Forget the widespread injuries on both sides of the ball. Forget the off-field incidents and ensuing suspensions. Finally, forget the oft-backfiring Pistol offense...

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  15. Pac-10 Football: 5 UCLA Underclassmen Who Will Revive the Defense in 2011

    Three years into coach Rick Neuheisel’s tenure, the UCLA Bruins are a mess. Starting quarterback Kevin Prince, who is out for the season with a knee injury, has proven to be as durable as tissue paper...

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  16. UCLA Football: Motivated Bruins Head to Seattle as Washington Clears Its Locker

    Despite a season fraught with disappointment, the UCLA Bruins finally gave their fans a conference victory they can feel good about. In one game, the Bruins went from ninth place in the Pac-10 to two wins away from postseason contention...

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  17. UCLA Football: Bruins Strive for Mediocrity as Neuheisel Approaches Thin Ice

    The UCLA Bruins are who we thought they were. Many of us sipped the elixir of optimism that head coach Rick Neuheisel prepared for us in the preseason, and took another swig after ...

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  18. Concussion Discussion: 9 Solutions That Will Keep NFL Superstars Healthy

    Since Week 6 of the NFL concluded, everyone ranging from Hall-of-Fame pundits to armchair bloggers have weighed in on the concussion epidemic facing the league...

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  19. Pac-10 Football: Why the UCLA Bruins Will Humiliate the Oregon Ducks in 3-D

    As a three-plus touchdown underdog heading into one of the most hostile football environments on the west coast, nobody is giving the Bruins much of a chance against the No. 1-ranked Oregon Ducks this Thursday night...

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  20. NCAA Debate: Why We Need to Start Paying College Athletes

    In light of the recent Sports Illustrated article about former agent Josh Luchs’ memoirs of past misdeeds, public backlash decried the players’ collective sense of ...

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  21. Pac-10 Football: Will Cal Bear Down on the UCLA Bruins' Momentum?

    As they ride a three-game winning streak up north to Berkeley, the UCLA Bruins have as much momentum as ever in 2010. The football team, fresh off of a two-week stretch that saw them beat a pair of ranked opponents in No...

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  22. UCLA Football: After a Longhorn Upset, Bruins Head Home for Some Cougar Hunting

    Lo and behold, the UCLA Bruins are the talk of college football. Credited with what currently stands as Upset of the Year over then No. 7 (now No...

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  23. UCLA Football: Can the Bruins Steal the Spotlight from No. 7 Texas a Third Time?

    “Woo hoo! We don’t suck anymore!!” This emphatically self-aware sentiment was heard from the Rose Bowl stands during UCLA’s unlikely 31-13 victory over No. 23 Houston on Saturday...

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  24. NFL 2010: Is Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson the Next Earl Campbell?

    As one of the premier halfbacks of our generation, Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson continues to dazzle the football world with his superhuman skill set as the 2010 season gets underway...

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  25. How Does UCLA Football Dance a Texas Two-Step After Their Home Opener Fail?

    Rock bottom, these are the UCLA Bruins. UCLA, meet rock bottom. The Bruins are in a tailspin with the toughest part of their 2010 football schedule still on the horizon...

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