1. Mullen, Bulldogs Raise Expectations

    The expectations at Mississippi State have changed dramatically from the time Dan Mullen arrived in Starkville. As far as Mullen is concerned, that's a good thing...

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  2. The Unlikely Rise of UNC's Jonathan Cooper

    While he waited for a flight to take him someplace he once never thought he'd be, Michael Cooper sat in an airport Tuesday and thought about what his son, Jonathan, told him nearly 20 years ago...

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  3. UNC’s Gio Bernard Keeps 2013 NFL Draft Goals Simple

    Giovani Bernard insists he hasn't spent much time thinking about where he'll be selected in the NFL draft. He has tried to avoid speculation about his future, and about which team might select him...

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  4. DT Sylvester Williams Route to the NFL Has Been Long, but ‘a Blessing’

    While preparing for the NFL draft during the past four months, Sylvester Williams has played in the Senior Bowl, trained in Phoenix, and worked out for professional scouts at the NFL combine and North Carolina's pro day...

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  5. Ducks and Canucks Tune Up for Playoffs

    Deciding match of three, each team has won convincingly on the road in the first week of the season. The Anaheim Ducks are on a five-game point streak in Vancouver 's Rogers Arena...

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  6. Canucks Not Commenting on Schneider

    The Vancouver Canucks are refusing to disclose any details about the injury that goalie Cory Schneider apparently suffered during Monday night's 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks ...

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  7. Canucks Recall Joe Cannata from AHL

    Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Michael D. Gillis announced today that the Canucks have recalled goaltender Joe Cannata from the AHL Chicago Wolves. Cannata, 23, split the 2012...

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  8. 5 Breakout Players of the Spring

    After yesterday's post on the top five breakout players of the spring, a few readers chimed in with thoughts of some others who they thought deserved some recognition...

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  9. Desmond Trufant's Career Path Shaped by NFL Brothers

    Inevitably, there would come a point in every pickup basketball game between the Trufant brothers and their friends that the littlest brother, Desmond, would get shooed off the court...

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  10. Sporting News' College Football Coach Rankings

    Before we go further, understand this: After the No. 1 spot in Sporting News' annual coach rankings, the debate begins. There's no question which coach has it rolling better than any other...

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  11. Sarkisian Explains Huskies' Defensive Improvement

    Washington coach Steve Sarkisian took action and made some major changes on the defensive side of the ball following the 2011 season, including the hire of coordinator Justin Wilcox...

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  12. Ranking the Pac-12's Running Backs for 2013

    The Pac-12 is loaded with potential standout running backs for 2013. Leading the way is Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey, who should be a first-team All-American selection this year...

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  13. Clemson’s Hopkins' Stock Seems to Be Dropping

    Late for Jarvis Jenkins' party last year, Daniel High football coach Randy Robinson said he won't make the same mistake with DeAndre “Nuke” Hopkins during this year's NFL Draft...

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  14. Dabo Swinney Says Unsettled Depth Chart 'a Good Thing'

    Write it down in pencil. Dabo Swinney released Clemson's post-spring practice depth chart on Thursday, complete with few surprises and a handful of 'either/or' designations...

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  15. ACC Coach Rankings: Dabo Swinney Above the Rest

    We begin our annual ranking of the college football coaches with the ACC, and that means new teams, new coaches and one glaring omission. Notre Dame...

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  16. Could the San Francisco 49ers Take Richardson?

    As Thursday's NFL draft gets closer, the buzz is getting louder that the 49ers will make a bold move into the middle of the first round to take a player who can make an immediate impact...

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  17. Sheldon Richardson Could Add to MU's First-Round NFL Draft Haul

    When Sheldon Richardson walks across that stage at Radio City Music Hall and shakes Roger Goodell's hand as a newly minted first-round NFL Draft pick — as he's almost certain to do Thursday — it will surely be a night he remembers forever...

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  18. SEC Coaches Debate Football Scheduling

    In the midst of an eight-minute filibuster on the state of Louisiana State football, coach Les Miles reopened the can of worms that is Southeastern Conference football scheduling, even as the league awaits the 2014 slate to be announced...

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  19. Franklin Ends Spring as Mizzou's No. 1 QB

    Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel confirmed today that incumbent James Franklin is No. 1 on the depth chart at quarterback after the completion of spring practice...

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  20. Marlins, Cubs Seek Momentum as Series Opens

    As the Marlins head back to Miami for a seven-game homestand that will take them into May, they are still searching for their footing...

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  21. Stanton Turning into Ground Ball Machine

    Opposing pitchers have grounded Giancarlo Stanton. Not only is Stanton not hitting home runs, he's become a ground ball machine. Though Stanton's fly ball rate according to Fangraphs actually has jumped from 41...

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  22. Stanton Looks to Get Bat, All-Star Bid Going

    A year ago, Giancarlo Stanton received the jersey, but he was unable to enjoy the experience. Stanton was the Marlins ' lone All-Star selection in 2012, but he never made the trip to Kansas City due to an injury...

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  23. Mauer Aiming for All-Star Selection No. 6

    Joe Mauer is off to another impressive start this season, and he is aiming for his sixth career All-Star Game appearance. Mauer, who was the Twins' lone representative in last year's Midsummer Classic, also was an All-Star in 2006 and from '08-10...

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  24. Minnesota Twins Join 'Moneyball' Era Behind Mystery Man

    The topic is ground-ball pitchers. Specifically, whether the Twins set out this winter to acquire this particular sabermetric-friendly subset in transactions for right-handers ...

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  25. Solid Pitching Leads Twins into Series with Rangers

    Last season the Twins won their ninth game on May 11, by which point they had lost 23 and were nine games out of first place in the American League Central...

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