1. Why the Eastern Conference Finals Will Be Decided In Game Four

    The Eastern Conference Finals between the Carolina Hurricanes and Pittsburgh Penguins will be decided in Game Four. If the Penguins win, they win the series 4-0 and move on to the Stanley Cup Finals...

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  2. I'm Finally Living Out My Biggest Dream as a Sports Fan

    Over the years I’ve seen something happen in several different sports on the collegiate and professional levels...

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  3. New Training Approach Could Improve QB Delhomme's Accuracy

    Charlotte Observer staff writer David Scott wrote in an entry in the Panthers Notebook that the Carolina Panthers' new quarterbacks coach, Rip Scherer, makes his quarterbacks throw passes into "targeted bags set in netting for passing accuracy drills"...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about 5 years ago 370 reads 21 comments

  4. Wrapping Up The Carolina Panthers' NFL Draft: Day Two

    With their third round pick, No. 93 overall, the Carolina Panthers selected defensive lineman Corvey Irvin out of SEC powerhouse Georgia. The Panthers likely drafted the 6'3", 301-pound Irvin to fill their need for depth at tackle...

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  5. Profiling the Carolina Panthers' Second Round Draft Picks

    The Carolina Panthers selected DE Everette Brown out of Florida State in the second round with the 43rd overall pick (acquired in a trade with the 49ers in exchange for next year's ...

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  6. NHL Preview: NY Islanders Visit Hurricanes

    The Carolina Hurricanes will take on the New York Islanders at the RBC Center tonight, with two valuable points in the standings on the line. Normally, one would think that a game against the Isles would be a free two points...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about over 5 years ago 74 reads 4 comments

  7. Examining Duke's Possible Second-Round Tournament Matchup Against Texas

    If the Duke Blue Devils beat the Binghamton Bearcats, and the Texas Longhorns defeat the Minnesota Golden Gophers, then Duke will play Texas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Below is a position-by-position preview of the possible game...

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  8. Examining Duke's Possible Second-Round Matchup Against Minnesota

    The Duke Blue Devils may play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Below is a position-by-position preview of that possible game. Point Guard: Jon Scheyer (Duke) vs...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about over 5 years ago 1,229 reads 7 comments

  9. Duke-Villanova: Sweet 16 Matchup Breakdown

    If the Duke Blue Devils advance past the first two rounds of the 2009 NCAA Tournament by beating the Binghamton Bearcats (as expected), and either Texas or Minnesota, they will likely play the Villanova Wildcats...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about over 5 years ago 6,698 reads 55 comments

  10. Examining Duke's First-Round Tournament Matchup Against Binghamton

    As you may know, the Duke Blue Devils will start their road through the 2009 NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, NC against the Binghamton Bearcats on Thursday night. A position-by-position breakdown of that game is below...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about over 5 years ago 779 reads 10 comments

  11. Profiling the Philadelphia Phillies' 2009 Bullpen

    Below is a preview of the Philadelphia Phillies' 2009 bullpen. The pitchers are listed in the order in which they appear on the Phillies' official depth chart...

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  12. Philadelphia Phillies' Starting Rotation in Profile

    Below is a preview of the Philadelphia Phillies' starting rotation, formatted to talk about each individual pitcher in the order in which they are listed on the Phillies' official depth chart...

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  13. Atlanta Braves Position-by-Position Preview, Pt. 2: Pitching

    My article Atlanta Braves Position-by-Position Preview, Pt. 1 broke down each position on the Braves’ roster that didn’t involve pitching. This article talks about pitching...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about over 5 years ago 295 reads 14 comments

  14. Atlanta Braves Position-by-Position Preview, Pt. 1: Offense

    Below is a position-by-position breakdown (not including pitchers) of the Atlanta Braves' roster heading into 2009. The players are listed in order of their ranking on the depth chart...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about over 5 years ago 311 reads 14 comments

  15. The 31 Best NFL Running Back Performances From 2008

    I’d like to thank Bryn Swartz for allowing me to write this article after I got the idea from his article The 32 Best Quarterbacks in the NFL. In order to be ranked in this list the running backs had to survive two cuts...

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  16. Why Duke Won't Make It Past The Sweet Sixteen

    March Madness is right around the corner, and the Duke Blue Devils don't do anything better than anyone else. They can't outscore anyone like North Carolina and are too inconsistent defensively to out-defend anyone like Washington State...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about over 5 years ago 261 reads 4 comments

  17. Recovered Steve Mason and the Blue Jackets Take on the Carolina Hurricanes

    The Carolina Hurricanes will face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. tonight inside the RBC Center. The Hurricanes are coming off of a bewildering blowout loss at the hands of the Florida Panthers...

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  18. Arizona Diamondbacks: Five Nagging Concerns Heading into 2009

    1. No offense from the catchers The Diamondbacks’ starting catcher, Chris Snyder, hit a mere .237 and only 16 homers in addition to knocking in 64 runs last year. His walks-to-strikeouts ratio—nearly 1:2—is below average...

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  19. Funniest Sports Bloopers

    This is where sports humor meets America's Funniest Home Videos. Here are links to videos of the funniest bloopers in sports, all posted to Youtube. All of these videos had me laughing hysterically...

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  20. Hurricanes and Lightning Move Three Players, Draft Pick in Quiet Trade

    The Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning agreed to a trade that sent LW Jussi Jokinen to the Hurricanes in exchange for LW Josef Melichar, D Wade Brookbank, and a 2009 fourth-round draft pick...

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  21. Hurricanes-Coyotes: Game Preview

    The Carolina Hurricanes (26-22-5) play the Phoenix Coyotes (24-24-5) at Jobing.com Arena tonight at 7 PM local time...

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  22. Profiling the Philadelphia Phillies' Projected 2009 Lineup

    Once the Philadelphia Phillies had gotten to the MLB postseason because of stellar pitching, their lineup won the World Series by consistently socking the ball all over the field That roster ...

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  23. Sports Illustrated Player’s Poll: Bully or Advocate of Athletes?

    The player's poll in Sport Illustrated magazine is usually a fun little tidbit to check out. The poll surveys pro athletes about certain topics...

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  24. Clemson Shows Nation How to Manhandle Duke

    The 10th-ranked Clemson Tigers absolutely slaughtered the third-ranked Duke Blue Devils Wednesday night at Littlejohn Coliseum. The 74-47 affair was Duke’s worst loss since their 30-point defeat at the hands of UNLV in the 1990 Championship Game...

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  25. Canucks-'Canes: Exciting Finish Propels Canucks To First Win in Nine Games

    Forward Alex Burrows scored a short-handed goal with 1:22 left in the third period, and Mats Sundin was back to his normal self, as he tallied two points—his game-high for 2008-'09—and ...

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