1. NBA Draft Results 2011: Grading the Indiana Pacers' Draft Picks

    One of the more notable draft night moves was the arrival of local product George Hill. The move leaves Indiana with more questions than the trade answered...

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  2. NBA Draft Trade 2011: Why the Indiana Pacers Have More Work To Do

    What a dumb draft. Besides the fact that it could be the weakest draft in more than a decade, Thursday night made absolutely no sense...

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  3. NBA Draft Trade Rumors: Why the Indiana Pacers Should Deal Danny Granger

    Parting with Danny Granger won't be easy for the Indiana Pacers , but it has to happen. It's like a marriage that's run its course. The relationship was forced from the beginning, with both sides trying to make something work that was always flawed...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about over 3 years ago 5,552 reads 12 comments

  4. NBA Draft 2011: 10 Players the Indiana Pacers Should Avoid with the No. 15 Pick

    The Pacers are on the verge of breaking into the elite ranks of the Eastern Conference. As a young team with little to no postseason experience, the Pacers surprised many in the ...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about over 3 years ago 1,923 reads 35 comments

  5. Wimbledon 2011: Why Andy Roddick Is the Only Hope for American Men's Tennis

    At the start of the French Open, I wrote an article titled, "What's wrong with Men's Tennis?" As if the players were trying to validate my argument, the 10 Americans in the field essentially laid down and let the rest of the world walk all over them...

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  6. Wimbledon 2011: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and 20 Bold Predictions Part II

    Yesterday, we looked at predictions 20-11 and covered the excitement that is building for Isner vs. Mahut round two...

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  7. Wimbledon 2011: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and 20 Bold Predictions

    Wimbledon will be hard pressed to match the recent results of the French Open. On the men's side, the Top Five seeds all made it to the quarterfinals...

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  8. LeBron James and His Stunning Disappearance in the 2011 NBA Finals

    Maybe we should add another reason why LeBron should have stayed in Cleveland : He can't handle the Heat . Right now, LeBron's gone into hiding. When the ball does come his way he looks petrified...

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  9. Roger Federer Flummoxed as Rafael Nadal Wins Record-Tying Sixth French Open

    Congratulations to Rafael Nadal on tying Bjorn Borg's six French Open titles. His performance today also makes you wonder how he's ever lost on the red clay...

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  10. NBA Draft 2011: 5 Players the Indiana Pacers Should Be Looking at

    With a young coach and an even younger Pacers team, there is a lot of excitement building in Indiana, especially coming up on the 2011 NBA Draft. Many Hoosiers think the Pacers should make a trade...

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  11. Indiana Pacers: 5 Draft-Day Moves the Pacers Can Make To Get Better

    The Pacers are a team on the cusp of competing for a spot among the Eastern Conference elites. The rebuilding process started three years ago with the drafting of Roy Hibbert. A 7'0" center of the future? Check...

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  12. Federer and Nadal: A Perfect Ending to the French Open

    It's the best rivalry in tennis and maybe of all sports. They are two of the greatest champions to ever play the game (maybe the best two when all said and done) and in the past ...

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  13. French Open 2011: Why Nadal Will Cruise over Murray and Advance to the Finals

    Throw out all the stats. Throw out their previous encounters (Nadal leads 10-4 including their meeting on clay in Monte Carlo a few weeks ago)...

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  14. French Open 2011: Why Federer Will Beat Djokovic to Advance to the Finals

    Novak Djokovic is on a historic roll. So far, everyone that has tried to get in his way has been eviscerated, including Roger Federer ...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about over 3 years ago 1,297 reads 9 comments

  15. French Open 2011: Could This Be the Best Men's Semifinals Ever?

    With Nadal and Murray joining Federer and the well rested Djokovic in the semifinals, the final weekend at Roland Garros is shaping up to be one of the most striking ends to a Grand Slam in decades...

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  16. 2011 French Open: Why Juan Martin Del Potro Will Beat Novak Djokovic

    It's one set apiece. Nine games each. As night fell at Roland Garros, 25th seed Juan Martin Del Potro had battled favorite Djokovic to a 3-6, 6-3 draw. In the process he's set himself up for the biggest upset of the year...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about over 3 years ago 639 reads 54 comments

  17. French Open 2011: What is Wrong with Men's American Tennis?

    What's wrong with U.S. tennis? Don't ask Andy Roddick. "[We're in] no bigger crisis than Italian tennis," he responded dryly when the question was raised during the Rome Masters Series...

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  18. Roland Garros: Where Does it Rank Amongst the World's Best Sports Venues

    A great stadium is like a dream house. It has to have class and comfort and also be rich in history. A truly special arena has to be unique and have a certain charm about and can't be a cookie-cutter design...

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  19. Rafael Nadal and the Other Top 10 Men’s Clay Court Tennis Players Today

    There is no questioning Rafa is the best player on clay today. He wins most arguments for best clay court specialist ever as well...

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  20. French Open 2011: 20 Bold Predictions for Federer, Nadal and Others

    The 2011 French Open is the most predictably unpredictable tournament of the Grand Slams. Who knows what could happen...

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  21. French Open 2011 Draw: 10 Overrated Players Seeded Way Too High

    Watch out, seeds. With numerous first-timers and younger players who have just ascended into the top 32, look for many of the lower-seeded players to be upset...

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  22. French Open 2011 Draw: 10 Underrated Players Seeded Way Too Low

    The French Open draw has been announced, and like every year, players promise us fans they are only looking at the first round, even though they have played out a million different possibilities for how the bracket might unfold in their head...

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  23. French Open 2011 Draw: 10 Most Intriguing 1st-Round Upset Possibilities

    There is nothing better than Paris during the end of May. The weather is finally warm, the famed outdoor cafe culture is back and, for the next two weeks, the world's greatest tennis ...

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  24. French Open: Why Winning at Roland Garros Is the Pinnacle of Sports

    As fans, we love postseason tournaments and competitions because they are the ultimate tests of our favorite athlete’s skills, determination and competitive spirit...

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  25. Why Keeping Larry Bird as President Is the Right Move for the Pacers

    A few years ago, Larry Bird was the leading candidate for worst GM of not just the year, but the decade...

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