1. Biggest Keys to Pittsburgh Steelers' Return to Glory

    There are a few big things the Pittsburgh Steelers need to make sure happen in order to become Super Bowl contenders again. The Steelers organization and its fans have come to expect nothing less than a Super Bowl ring every season...

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  2. Heat vs. Pacers: Why David West and Roy Hibbert Will Give Miami Trouble

    The Indiana Pacers’ big men may be the key to getting past the seemingly unbeatable juggernaut that is the Miami Heat. David West and Roy Hibbert wreaked havoc against a soft New York frontcourt in the second round of the playoffs...

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  3. Why Roger Federer Could Be Facing Early Exit at French Open

    The French Open may not be kind to Roger Federer , who has gotten off to a slow start in 2013. The Swiss superstar has never begun a season this sluggishly . He has only made one final so far, which was at last week’s Rome Masters...

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  4. Penguins vs. Senators: Matt Cooke a Player to Watch out for in Game 2

    The Pittsburgh Penguins’ erratic, volatile enforcer Matt Cooke will decide Game 2 between the Penguins and Ottawa Senators. Let me clarify that: His play probably will have nothing to do with the outcome of the game...

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  5. Preakness 2013: Orb Will Dominate on Quest for Triple Crown

    Orb is the only horse with an opportunity to win the Triple Crown, and he will continue his dominance with another stellar performance at Saturday’s Preakness Stakes ...

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  6. Clippers Nation: Why Blake Griffin Deserves a Break

    There is absolutely no reason to hate on Blake Griffin . The three-time NBA All-Star has received many labels in his short NBA career...

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  7. Heat vs. Bulls: X-Factors That Will Determine Pivotal Game 3

    There are a few things besides the play of LeBron James that will determine the winner of Game 3 between the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls. Obviously the effectiveness of the Heat’s Big Three is important...

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  8. NBA Playoffs 2013: Why the Golden State Warriors Can Win the West

    If I were a betting man, I would put my money on the Golden State Warriors to represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals. That sentence would have sounded strange two weeks ago...

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  9. Unsung Heroes of the NBA Playoffs Who Are 2nd-Round Keys

    The role players will have just as much of an impact on the second round of the NBA playoffs as the stars...

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  10. Why the Pittsburgh Pirates Can Break Their Record Streak of Losing Seasons

    Seriously, do not laugh: This could be the year that the Pittsburgh Pirates break their 20-year losing record streak. They came tantalizingly close last year before collapsing late in the season...

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  11. Kentucky Derby 2013: Where Do the Top Contenders Stand Heading into Race?

    It looks like Orb, Verrazano and Goldencents are the betting man’s favorites at the 2013 Kentucky Derby ...

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  12. Kentucky Derby 2013 Entries: Long Shots That Will Prove Worth the Risk

    Everyone knows that Orb and Verrazano are the favorites at the 2013 Kentucky Derby. But who are the under-the-radar participants with a solid chance of winning the Run for the ...

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  13. NBA Playoffs 2013: Ranking the 10 Best Performances

    The stars of the 2013 NBA playoffs have started to separate themselves from the pack in a big way. The superstars—the LeBron Jameses and Kevin Durants of the world—are ...

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  14. Pittsburgh Steelers' Biggest Needs Left Unfilled After 2013 NFL Draft

    The 2013 NFL draft was mostly kind to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but they did not fill all the holes on their roster. For the first time in a while, the Steelers need to drastically improve on both sides of the ball...

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  15. With Darrelle Revis Gone, New York Jets Should Continue Cleaning House

    The New York Jets need to completely start over by getting rid of their biggest names. It looks like they are starting the rebuilding process already...

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  16. 2013 NFL Draft Grades: Buffalo Bills, Teams That Can Still Turn It All Around

    For teams that had a mediocre or dull first round, the weekend is the time to right the ship and generate some excitement. None of these teams had outright terrible first rounds...

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  17. NFL Draft 2013 Results: Travis Frederick and Worst 1st-Round Picks

    No team outright lost the NFL draft based on the way it picked, but a few selections were pretty questionable . Who knows, maybe these iffy picks will pan out into superstars...

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  18. NFL Draft 2013: Teams Looking to Trade Up in Round 1

    With only a few hours left before the first pick is made in the 2013 NFL draft, certain teams are considering using their resources to move up in the pecking order. Some teams wisely stockpiled trade bait in the form of picks, personnel and money...

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  19. The Strangest Rules in Sports

    Sometimes during a sporting event, a rule will have to be applied that either seems unnecessarily weird or plain nonsensical...

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  20. Why the Los Angeles Lakers Should Trade Kobe Bryant

    Yes, you read that headline right: It is time for the Los Angeles Lakers to part ways with Kobe Bryant. The Lakers need to let the Black Mamba go. Giving Bryant up is the bold decision Los Angeles needs to make to revitalize a team in flux...

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  21. NFL Draft 2013: 2nd-Round Picks to Watch

    The first round of the NFL draft may get the most publicity, but the second round is arguably the more intriguing time to watch how teams pick...

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  22. NBA Playoffs 2013: Players Geared to Breakout This Postseason

    The NBA playoffs are the perfect stage for a role player to transition from an occasional threat to a household name. It happens every postseason...

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  23. 5 WRs the Pittsburgh Steelers Absolutely Must Target in 2013 NFL Draft

    The Steelers need to add depth at the wide receiver position, and it is looking like they will have to do it through the draft. Pittsburgh should be trying to add youth to its increasingly geriatric roster...

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  24. How Each NBA Eastern Conference Contender Can Beat the Miami Heat

    Believe it or not, the Miami Heat are mortal. There are seven teams in the Eastern Conference that all have a chance of beating the Miami Heat in the playoffs...

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  25. 10 NFL Studs Most Deserving of the Madden 25 Cover

    Being selected for the cover of the yearly edition of Madden is one of the highest honors in professional sports and serves as proof that the honoree(s) is officially unofficially the man...

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