1. Theo Walcott: Giving Star Big Payday is the Right Move for Arsenal

    The Guardian has reported that Arsenal and Theo Walcott are nearing a deal that would pay the striker £25 millions over the next five years. While it's a big payday, it's also the right move for the Gunners...

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  2. Pau Gasol: Now is the Perfect Time For Lakers to Trade Inconsistent Forward

    Following his most recent injury in the 2012-13 NBA season, it's time that the Lakers get serious about moving Pau Gasol ...

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  3. Derrick Rose: Rushing Return Would Be Dangerous Move for Bulls

    As reported by the Chicago Tribune , Derrick Rose 's return to practice could be just around the corner. While that's exciting news, rushing his return would be a vital mistake on Chicago's part...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 2 years ago 1,221 reads 1 comments

  4. Baseball Hall of Fame 2013: Voters set Steroid Precedent with Shutout

    The MLB announced Wednesday that for the first time since 1996 the BWAA has not elected anyone to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year. While that comes as a shock to many deserving players, it sets quite a precedent...

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  5. Anderson Varejao Injury Provides Tyler Zeller with Major Opportunity

    As reported by ESPN , the Cleveland Cavaliers announced Wednesday that center Anderson Varejao will be needing surgery to repair a leg muscle and could be missing multiple months...

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  6. NFL Playoff Picks: Potential Upsets to Be Fueled by Defense in Divisional Rounds

    The NFL Divisional Rounds should be fairly straight forward, with the top seeds winning out in all four games. But if there are to be upsets, it will be defense that makes the difference...

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  7. Alabama vs. Notre Dame: Draft Stocks Affected by Championship Game

    After a less than epic championship bout between Alabama and Notre Dame, it's time to survey the damage. With many a prospect playing in this contest, there were a number of draft stocks affected by the game...

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  8. Novak Djokovic Will Have No Problem Capturing Australian Open

    With the start of the Australian Open right around the corner, the Big Four look to cement their legacy as tennis' elite. And no one's more likely to take home the title than Novak Djokovic ...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 2 years ago 1,433 reads 30 comments

  9. David Beckham: Signing Veteran Star Would Be Big Mistake for West Ham

    One of the most interesting rumors flying about is the possible return of David Beckham . And the team at the heart of these rumors: West Ham United ...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 2 years ago 2,691 reads 1 comments

  10. NFL Playoffs 2013: Offensive X-Factors for NFC Teams

    Each NFC team features explosive key pieces that their offenses are expected to flow through. But at the end of the day it's the x-factors that make a real difference for their teams...

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  11. Olympics 2020: Reviewing Final Bids for Summer Games

    With three candidate cities left, the final bids for 2020 Olympic Games have officially been submitted . The final cities are Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 2 years ago 1,529 reads 0 comments

  12. BCS Championship 2014 Playoff: Predicting Final Four for First Playoff Year

    With the BCS National Championship Game less than an hour away, college football is about to embark on its final season without a playoff system...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 2 years ago 14,114 reads 13 comments

  13. Ballon d'Or 2013: With Fourth Win, Lionel Messi Makes the Case for Best Ever

    With news today (via ESPN) that Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d'Or award, the Argentinian continues to build his epic legacy...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 2 years ago 8,597 reads 1 comments

  14. NFL Playoff Picks: Explosive Offenses That Will Carry Teams to Victory

    After a snoozer of a Wild Card Weekend to kick off the NFL playoffs, the upcoming Divisional Round should be much more exciting...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 2 years ago 1,002 reads 0 comments

  15. Texans vs. Patriots: Houston Defenders That Will Slow Down Tom Brady

    It's sure to be an offense-heavy affair when the Houston Texans take on the New England Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs on Sunday. If Houston wants to win, it will have to find a way to slow down Tom Brady ...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 2 years ago 2,686 reads 2 comments

  16. 2013 NFL Draft Predictions: Quarterbacks Who Will Be Drafted Too Early

    With names like Luck, Griffin and Wilson, last season's NFL draft was teeming with solid options at quarterback. 2013 is a completely different monster...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 2 years ago 13,428 reads 25 comments

  17. Notre Dame vs. Alabama: Offensive Stars Who Will Make Impact in Title Game

    After a great college football season, the BCS National Championship Game between Notre Dame and Alabama is here. And while it's sure to be a great defensive battle, offense could be the true difference-maker...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 2 years ago 647 reads 0 comments

  18. NFL Playoffs 2013: Key Players in Divisional Round Matchups

    One week down, and just two more to go before the NFL playoffs get pared down to two Super Bowl-bound teams. The divisional matchups have some great rematches, including New England versus Houston and an old rivalry game between the 49ers and Packers...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 2 years ago 527 reads 0 comments

  19. BCS Bowl Predictions: Predicted Winners for Final Games

    With just two BCS Bowl games left, it seems they've saved the best for last. The Fiesta bowl is sure to be a electric shootout, while the Championship game will be a hard nosed fight to the bitter end...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 2 years ago 2,362 reads 0 comments

  20. NFL Playoffs 2013: Defensive Difference Makers for Each AFC Team

    While superior defenses remain a staple of the NFC's top playoff teams, the AFC was much more about offense this season. Hence names like Andrew Luck, Matt Schaub, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning all in the playoffs...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 2 years ago 1,371 reads 0 comments

  21. Cotton Bowl 2013: Dueling Quarterbacks Sure to Excite in Shootout

    The bowl season has provided some great shootouts, and there's still some yet to come. But none has featured a quarterback matchup quite like this season's Cotton Bowl between Oklahoma and Texas A&M...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 2 years ago 1,554 reads 6 comments

  22. NFL Draft 2013: Underrated Offensive Players Who Could Pay Big Dividends

    Looking at key players in the NFL this season, the differences are astounding. First-round picks Andrew Luck and RG3 were everything fans hoped they were, leading their respective teams to the playoffs...

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  23. NFL Playoff Predictions: AFC Teams Primed for Playoff Glory

    The battle for the AFC crown should be one of the best in the NFL . It features three elite teams that are built to win in the playoffs. The Houston Texans, New England Patriots and Denver Broncos feature some of the best quarterbacks in the game...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 2 years ago 1,375 reads 2 comments

  24. NFL Playoff Odds: Breaking Down Each Wild Card Team's Chances at a Deep Run

    With the NFL playoffs once again upon the world, it's time to start handicapping teams. While there's plenty of great teams in the Super Bowl hunt, none may be as interesting as the wild cards...

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  25. Fiesta Bowl 2013: Clash of Explosive Offenses Will Come Down to Defense

    With the Kansas State Wildcats set to take on the Oregon Ducks in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl , the game could be the highest scoring of any of the BCS bowls—and perhaps the entire bowl season...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 2 years ago 333 reads 0 comments