1. Pittsburgh Pirates: Andrew McCutchen Deserves NL MVP Despite Bucs' Recent Slide

    Over the last six weeks, Andrew McCutchen has gone from the front-runner for the National League MVP award to just one out of a group of contenders...

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  2. New York Jets' Pass Rush Will Determine Defensive Success

    Ever since Rex Ryan became head coach of the New York Jets , fans have known that they could expect strong defensive play year in and year out...

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  3. Pittsburgh Pirates: Why the Bucs Still Have a Chance to Right the Ship

    Despite a stretch of poor play that has lasted over a month, the Pittsburgh Pirates remain only three games out of a playoff spot...

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  4. New York Jets: 10 Players to Watch in Week 2

    The New York Jets couldn't have asked for a better start to the season than their Week 1 demolition of the Buffalo Bills , but Sunday's matchup with Pittsburgh should provide a stiffer test...

    Andrew Kaufman Written by Andrew Kaufman about 2 years ago 1,408 reads 5 comments

  5. Pittsburgh Pirates: Should the Bucs Have Gone "All-In" at the Trade Deadline?

    The Pittsburgh Pirates ' season has taken a turn for the worse, and it is tempting to point to the trade deadline at the moment where things started going downhill. The Bucs are 13-26 since July 31 and currently sit only two games over ...

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  6. New York Jets: Week 1 Victory Showcased Pass-Catching Talent

    Even the most ardent Jet fans didn't think New York's Week 1 victory would be this easy. A dominant defensive performance against a Buffalo team the Jets have owned recently? Sure...

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  7. Pittsburgh Pirates: What Has Caused the Bucs' September Swoon?

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are sputtering to the finish line as they try to maintain their most successful season since 1992. While the Pirates somehow find themselves only two-and-a-half games back of the St...

    Andrew Kaufman Written by Andrew Kaufman about 2 years ago 1,828 reads 2 comments

  8. New York Jets: 10 Players to Watch in Week 1

    The New York Jets ' Week 1 matchup with the Buffalo Bills will be an important game in the AFC East pecking order...

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  9. The New York Jets Are the Most Underrated Team in the NFL

    Bill Simmons likes to say that a team (or player) is "so underrated that it is becoming overrated." The concept is simple: What begins as an original thought, like a team being underrated, ...

    Andrew Kaufman Written by Andrew Kaufman about 2 years ago 1,979 reads 15 comments

  10. Pittsburgh Pirates: Why PNC Park Is an Ideal Playoff Environment

    Major League Baseball has plenty of reasons to root for the Pittsburgh Pirates to make the playoffs this season. The chance to show off PNC Park to the world is certainly among them...

    Andrew Kaufman Written by Andrew Kaufman about 2 years ago 1,388 reads 1 comments

  11. Pittsburgh Pirates: September Call-Ups Who Can Put the Bucs over the Top

    The Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in the heart of the National League playoff chase heading into September, a game behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the final wild-card spot as of August 30...

    Andrew Kaufman Written by Andrew Kaufman about 2 years ago 1,439 reads 0 comments

  12. Pittsburgh Pirates: 7 Reasons the Bucs Can Still Win the Wild Card

    Despite a recent stretch that had many people writing them off, the Pittsburgh Pirates remain as alive in the National League wild-card race as they have ever been...

    Andrew Kaufman Written by Andrew Kaufman about 2 years ago 1,992 reads 5 comments

  13. Tennessee Volunteers' 2012-13 Basketball Schedule: 10 Games to Watch

    The 2012-13 Tennessee basketball schedule has been finalized, and as usual the Vols will play their fair share of exciting matchups...

    Andrew Kaufman Written by Andrew Kaufman about 2 years ago 2,923 reads 3 comments

  14. Why All of Baseball Is Rooting for Andrew McCutchen to Win the Batting Title

    Major League Baseball received its latest black eye when San Francisco Giants ' All-Star Melky Cabrera was suspended last week for ingesting testosterone...

    Andrew Kaufman Written by Andrew Kaufman about 2 years ago 1,296 reads 2 comments

  15. Pittsburgh Pirates: Observations from Sunday's 19-Inning Victory

    The Pittsburgh Pirates continued their resilient season Sunday afternoon, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in a 19-inning game that may have a significant impact on the remainder of their season...

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  16. Pittsburgh Pirates: Ranking the Bucs' 10 Most Important Remaining Series

    Through 114 games this season, the Pittsburgh Pirates remain on track for a playoff berth in the National League. Despite having multiple opportunities to fold, the Bucs have remained resilient in their quest to put years of losing behind them...

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  17. Power Ranking the Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching Staff

    While the Pittsburgh Pirates offense has come alive over the past two months, the Bucs were initially staked to their contending position by a tremendous performance from their pitching staff...

    Andrew Kaufman Written by Andrew Kaufman about 2 years ago 1,270 reads 4 comments

  18. New York Jets: 10 Incumbents to Watch During the Preseason

    As has often been the case recently, the New York Jets were in the spotlight throughout the offseason. Between Rex Ryan , Tim Tebow , and Darrelle Revis, the Jets will remain a media magnet in 2011...

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  19. A.J. Burnett Is a Legitimate Ace for the Pittsburgh Pirates

    Following another dominant start Sunday afternoon, A.J. Burnett is quickly emerging as one of the most reliable pitchers in the National League...

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  20. Tennessee Volunteers Have Ideal Puerto Rico Tip-off Draw

    When ESPN announced the Puerto Rico Tip-off bracket last week, Cuonzo Martin had to have been pleased. As the Tennessee head coach finalizes the team's 2012-13 schedule, he now ...

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  21. Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds: Previewing the NL Central Showdown

    The long-awaited matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds is finally here, as the two surprising contenders will square off for NL Central supremacy this weekend...

    Andrew Kaufman Written by Andrew Kaufman about 2 years ago 881 reads 3 comments

  22. Pittsburgh Pirates Acquire Travis Snider and Gaby Sanchez, Take a Step Forward

    Neal Huntington was active at the trade deadline, making two key moves to update the Pirates ' offense as this team chases its first playoff berth in 20 years...

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  23. Why Andrew McCutchen Is the Best Player in Baseball

    As the centerpiece of the Pittsburgh Pirates ' 2012 turnaround, Andrew McCutchen has been thrust into the National League MVP conversation. Right now, he is probably the favorite to win the award...

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  24. Pittsburgh Pirates Call Up Starling Marte: What to Expect from the Newest Buc

    The Pirates made their second big addition in two days yesterday, announcing the promotion of top hitting prospect Starling Marte from Triple-A...

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  25. Wandy Rodriguez Traded to the Pirates: Why This Trade Makes the Bucs Favorites

    The Pirates acquired starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez from the Astros tonight, adding a much needed weapon to their thin starting rotation...

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