1. 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft: Why All 32 Teams Should Pass on TCU RB Ed Wesley

    Ed Wesley had three productive seasons as a running back at Texas Christian University, in which he ran for a total of 2,442 yards and 21 touchdowns...

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  2. 8 NFL Teams That Will Be Forced to Cut Talented Players in 2012

    Every year, NFL teams make moves that are necessary but tough to swallow by releasing talented players prior to the start of the season, due to a lack of salary-cap room or roster space...

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  3. 16 NFL Free Agents Who Should Get a Look After Minicamps

    Nearly four months have already passed since the beginning of 2012 NFL free agency, but there are still a significant number of big-name free agents still available...

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  4. One Unheralded Player That Could Emerge as a Stud in Each AFC Training Camp

    Every year, there are players who emerge from obscurity to become household names in the NFL . Players such as New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz and Seattle Seahawks cornerback ...

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  5. US Olympic Track Trials Results 2012: 10 Things We Learned About Team USA

    The 2012 United States Olympic Track and Field Team Trials are likely to go down as the most memorable trials in track and field history...

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  6. US Olympic Track Team 2012: 10 Things You Should Know About Brittney Reese

    Over the past five years, Brittney Reese has emerged as one of the United States’ top track and field stars. She is a four-time defending world champion in long jump, with back-to-back titles both indoors (2010, 2012) and outdoors (2009, 2011)...

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  7. NFL's Top 100 Players of 2012: 10 Things the NFL Players Got Wrong

    On Wednesday night, the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2012 series came to an end, as the 10 top-ranked NFL players were revealed in a two-hour special series finale...

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  8. 2012 NBA Draft: Why Kendall Marshall Could Be the Draft's Biggest Steal

    Kentucky power forward Anthony Davis , who is quite possibly the best NBA draft prospect since LeBron James went No. 1 overall in 2003, stands out far above the rest of the 2012 draft class as its best prospect...

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  9. 6 NFL Teams That Could Look for Quarterback Help in the 2013 NFL Draft

    The quarterback class in the 2013 NFL draft will have a difficult challenge to live up to the position’s strength in the 2012 draft class, which was led by two bona fide franchise ...

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  10. London 2012: World-Record Decathlete Ashton Eaton Should Be New Face of US Track

    Decathlon star and Oregon native Ashton Eaton had arguably the most incredible performance in track and field history at the U.S...

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  11. 2013 NFL Draft: How Many Underclassmen Could Go in Round 1?

    Nineteen of the 32 players selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft were early entrants, so one should expect that underclassmen will make up at least half the players selected in the first round in 2013...

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  12. US Olympic Track Trials 2012: Ashton Eaton Breaks Two Records on Decathlon Day 1

    No decathlete has ever started a competition as well as Ashton Eaton did in the first two events of the decathlon at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track Trials. With eight events still to go, Eaton had already set two all-time decathlon records...

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  13. London 2012: The Top 10 Medal Hopefuls on the US Men's Track and Field Team

    In a men’s track and field landscape dominated by Jamaican sprinters and distance runners hailing from Kenya and Ethiopia, there are no sure bets to win gold medals at the London Olympics for Team USA...

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  14. Miami Heat Win Title: Time for LeBron James' Critics to Move on

    From the moment LeBron James uttered the phrase “I’m going to take my talents to South Beach” on an ESPN special on July 8, 2010, the Miami Heat have had a target on their back...

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  15. 5 Backup NFL QBs Who Have a Legitimate Shot to Win a Training Camp Battle

    Battles for starting spots will occur in all 32 NFL training camps this summer, spanning across every position. No battles will be more high profile, however, than starting-quarterback competitions...

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  16. 20 NFL Rookies Set to Steal a Spot in Training Camp

    Once upon a time in the National Football League, rookie seasons were generally seen as developmental years, and even first-round draft picks were not necessarily expected to emerge as immediate contributors...

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  17. 32 NFL Rookies Currently Battling for 53-Man Roster Spots

    Most of our attention to the incoming class of NFL rookies will be paid to the first-round draft picks, and the players who are expected to earn immediate starting spots and make an impact for their teams right away...

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  18. London 2012: The Top 10 Medal Hopefuls on the US Women's Track and Field Team

    From June 21 to July 1, the nation’s top track and field athletes will compete in the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, with the goal of finishing in the top three places in their event to qualify for their nation...

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  19. NFL Draft: How Do NFL Teams Judge Upside vs. Safe Players?

    Every year, those of us who write about the NFL draft use phrases such as “potential,” “upside” and “safe pick” to the point of overkill...

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  20. Could 'Superconferences' Be the Solution to College Football's Playoff Problem?

    There is no regular season in sports that carries more excitement from week to week than that of the Football Bowl Subdivision...

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  21. NFL: How Valuable Is Depth-Chart Competition?

    Building an NFL roster takes much more than finding the right 11 players to start on offense and another 11 to start on defense...

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  22. New York Giants: Reviewing Their 2012 NFL Draft

    At the end of a month of reviewing every NFL team's draft selections, the process concludes with the New York Giants . They picked at the end of the draft order after last year’s remarkable run to win Super Bowl XLVI...

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  23. New England Patriots: Reviewing Their 2012 NFL Draft

    For years, the New England Patriots have been notorious for going into each draft with many draft picks, trading out some of them in order to stockpile picks for the next draft, and repeating the process each year...

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  24. 2012 NFL Rookie Predictions: 8 Rookies Who Could Be a Last Piece to a Contender

    The New York Giants were last season’s Super Bowl champions, but while they will come into the 2012 NFL season atop the league’s pecking order, many other NFL teams ...

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  25. San Francisco 49ers: Reviewing Their 2012 NFL Draft

    The San Francisco 49ers ’ first season under head coach Jim Harbaugh was a brilliant success. They improved from a 6-10 record to a 13-3 record and made it to the NFC Championship ...

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