1. Leading by Three With Little Time Left—To Foul or Not to Foul?

    Sunday's Game Four between the Chicago Bulls and the Boston Celtics was an instant classic, with the Bulls prevailing 121-118 in double overtime...

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  2. Round 1 of the NFL Draft: A Fantasy Perspective

    Fantasy football season may be over four months away, but it's never too early to take a look at which offensive players taken in round one of the NFL Draft this past weekend can make an impact for your fantasy team in 2009...

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  3. Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington Declare for NBA Draft

    Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington—the starting backcourt of North Carolina’s championship squad—announced their intentions Thursday to forgo their senior seasons and enter the NBA Draft...

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  4. Why Has MLB All-Star Voting Started Already?

    Last time I checked, the calendar still said April. Yet, on the homepage of my beloved Chicago Cubs today, there it was, a story telling me to vote my favorite Cubs into the All-Star Game—in ...

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  5. Breaking News: Kevin Garnett Could Potentially Miss the Entire Postseason

    According to head coach Doc Rivers, there is a chance that All-Star Forward Kevin Garnett will miss the entire postseason as a result of the knee injury suffered Feb. 19 against the Utah Jazz...

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  6. It Doesn't Get Much Better Than Saturday for Chicago Sports

    If you're a Chicago sports fan, don't make any plans this coming Saturday. If your family member or close friend is a fan, don't ask them to do anything, because they will be either be glued to the TV or at the games...

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  7. Greg Paulus Works out with Packers: Now My Least Favorite Athlete Ever

    If you've read my writing or my bio, you'll know that when it comes to the NFL, I love the Chicago Bears, and for college basketball, I bleed Tar Heel Blue...

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  8. Breaking Down the Chicago Bulls' Potential Playoff Opponents

    With two games left in the regular season, the Chicago Bulls finally have a .500 record and sit in the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference...

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  9. Cubs-Brewers: Even Injuries Go Right for the Cubs

    The Chicago Cubs beat the Brewers 8-5 on Sunday night in a game where everything went their way. The Cubs scored eight runs on just five hits, thanks to the bat of Alfonso Soriano and an inning of wildness by the Brewers' pitching staff...

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  10. Who Does Jay Cutler Throw To? Chicago Bears' Options at WR

    The Chicago Bears have a legitimate franchise quarterback. I just wanted to say that again, since I've never been able to do so before last week...

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  11. Title in Hand...Looking Ahead to UNC Basketball Next Season

    On Monday, the North Carolina Tar Heels dismantled Michigan State 89-72 to win the 2009 NCAA Basketball Championship...

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  12. Tar Heels Cap Best Sports Week Ever...For Me

    Does it get any better than this? For me, not really. My North Carolina Tar Heels just captured the NCAA Championship to cap off five amazing days of sports...

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  13. Striker Carlton Cole Out Six Weeks with Groin Injury

    West Ham United manager Gianfranco Zola confirmed today that England international striker Carlton Cole will miss six weeks with a groin injury...

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  14. Fantasy Baseball Pickups: Preseason

    Fantasy Baseball Weekly Pickups: Preseason Edition 1. Brad Ziegler - RP, Oakland A's Many fantasy baseball pundits and experts have one rule that comes before all the others, which is to never pay for saves...

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  15. Is Jay Cutler Really the Answer for the Chicago Bears?

    As everyone knows by now, the Denver Broncos have made it clear that Jay Cutler will not be their quarterback for the 2009 NFL season...

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  16. Bracket Dilemma: How Much is Your Team's Championship Worth to You?

    I am a huge North Carolina Tar Heels fan. My Dad went to grad school there and brought me up rooting for the team. Now that they have made the Final Four, and are just two wins away from the title, I can almost taste the championship...

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  17. Chicago Bears Sign Offensive Tackle Kevin Shaffer

    A week ago, the Chicago Bears failed to re-sign offensive tackle John St. Clair, as he chose to take a deal from the Cleveland Browns. At that point, the Bears didn't have many options to play offensive line or to fill the hole left by St...

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  18. Ty Lawson's Toe Is Not the Only Key for the Tar Heels

    During the ACC Tournament and through the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, the majority of the attention paid to the North Carolina Tar Heels has been focused on Ty Lawson's right big toe...

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  19. Lou Piniella Names Sean Marshall Fifth Starter: Take Notice Fantasy Owners

    After weeks of speculation and prognostication, Cubs manager Lou Piniella named Sean Marshall as the fifth starter in the Cubs rotation on Thursday...

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  20. North Carolina's Ty Lawson Says He Is Ready To Play Saturday

    Immediately following No. 1 seed North Carolina's 101-58 win over No. 16 seed Radford, Tar Heels point guard Ty Lawson answered the question on everyone's mind. "It's not painful anymore, just stiff," Lawson said when asked about his injured right toe...

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  21. John St. Clair Signs With Cleveland Browns, What Are the Bears' Options?

    On Tuesday, former Chicago Bears offensive tackle, John St. Clair signed a three-year deal with the Cleveland Browns worth up to $9.1 million. The deal guarantees St. Clair $1.25 million, and will pay him $2...

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  22. Derrick Rose Plays 4th Quarter, Pushes Chicago Bulls Past Boston, 127-121

    It seemed like putting on green uniforms for St. Patrick's Day was a bad idea when playing against the Boston Celtics, but it ended up working out for the Bulls...

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  23. Heat 130 - Bulls 127 (2 OT): Vinny del Negro Manages to Screw It Up Again

    The Chicago Bulls were beaten by the Miami Heat in double overtime last night 130-127. It was an outstanding game by both teams, but the star of the game was Dwyane Wade, scoring 48 points to go along with 6 rebounds, 12 assists, 4 blocks and 3 steals..

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  24. Premier League: Predicting The Final Table - Round 27

    Just one week after saying I didn't see many more wins coming from Middlesbrough, they defeat Liverpool 2-0 at the Riverside on Saturday...

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  25. The 2009 Chicago Bears Free Agent Splash Signing Is...Frank Omiyale?

    On Friday, the opening day of the NFL's free agent season, the Chicago Bears addressed their biggest need of the offseason by signing an offensive tackle. Unfortunately, it is one that nobody has ever heard of...

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