1. ESPY Awards 2012: Tigers' Justin Verlander Deserves to Win Best Male Athlete

    At the 20th annual ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 11, the greatest moments, teams, stories and athletes will be honored for their achievements over the past year...

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  2. Tour De France 2012: Stage 9 Is the Calm Before the Storm

    The 2012 Tour de France is upon its ninth stage, and Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins has held onto the yellow jersey thus far. Yet before long, the riders will be hitting the wall as the course stages grow more challenging...

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  3. Boston Celtics: 5 Reasons Jason Terry May Be the Jet, but He's NOT the Answer

    On July 4, ex- Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry verbally agreed to terms with the Boston Celtics on a three-year deal worth $5 million annually, according to ESPN.com 's Jeff Caplan and Marc Stein...

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  4. Why Patriots' Cornerback Kyle Arrington Won't Be a Training Camp Casualty

    September 2, 2012 is a day marked on the mental calendars of every NFL player. It's the final day of judgement where rosters are shed to just 53 names...

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  5. New England Patriots: 6 Reasons to Run the Ball More

    In 2011, the New England Patriots proved to have a potent aerial attack, amassing 5,257 passing yards. With quarterback Tom Brady still taking the snaps and new receivers in the fold, 2012 should be more of the same...

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  6. NBA Free Agents 2012: Chances Celtics Sign Ray Allen and Other Free Agents

    With the 2012 NBA draft complete and free agency underway, franchises are trying to pry open a window for success. The Boston Celtics , on the other hand, are just trying to keep it from closing...

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  7. NBA Free Agency 2012: Why Roy Hibbert Must Stay with Indiana Pacers

    After posting career-bests in points, rebounds and blocks, Roy Hibbert is a restricted free agent still within the Indiana Pacers ' grasp. That all could be changing very fast, however...

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  8. NBA Rumors: Why Omer Asik's Contract Will Backfire For Houston Rockets

    Former Chicago Bulls center Omer Asik has verbally agreed on a three-year, $25.1 million deal with the Houston Rockets , according to ESPN 's Marc Stein. For a player who has only started two games in the NBA , Asik got a great contract...

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  9. Why Bill Belichick's Best Years Could Be Behind Him

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick may be one of the greatest masterminds the game has ever seen. His $7.5 million salary makes him the highest-paid coach in the United States, according to Tom Van Riper of Forbes ...

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  10. 5 Ways Patriots Can Make Up for Matt Light, Logan Mankins Absences

    The New England Patriots are fortunate to have a deep and talented offensive line built on versatility. With left tackle Matt Light retiring after 11 seasons in New England and ...

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  11. NBA Draft 2012: 5 Teams That Must Trade Up

    The only sure bet for the 2012 NBA Draft is that the New Orleans Hornets will select Kentucky's Anthony Davis with the first-overall pick. After that, the field of prospects gets a bit murky because many teams could move up into the draft lottery...

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  12. Germany vs. Italy: Improvements Italians Must Make to Pull Upset

    At 2:45 p.m. ET on Thursday, Germany and Italy will clash in the semifinal stage of the UEFA Euro 2012 ...

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  13. 2012 NBA Draft: 8 Under-the-Radar Players You Must See

    The 2012 NBA draft has more to offer than just young upstarts like Kentucky's Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist or Florida's Bradley Beal. In fact, there are many underrated prospects who will each forge a name for themselves in the NBA...

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  14. New England Patriots: Team Re-Signs Veteran Safety James Ihedigbo

    The New England Patriots have announced the signing of veteran safety James Ihedigbo , per the team's official Twitter account: #Patriots re-sign safety James Ihedigbo ...

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  15. Veteran Running Back Sammy Morris Reportedly in Talks with New England Patriots

    The New England Patriots are staying in contact with 35-year-old halfback Sammy Morris , according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald ...

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  16. New England Patriots: Underachieving Draft Pick with Best Chance to Make Roster

    Like any NFL franchise, the New England Patriots have drafted players who haven't fulfilled expectations. In 2009, the team selected defensive tackles Ron Brace and Myron Pryor ...

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  17. New England Patriots: Ranking the 5 Best Players Under Age 25

    The New England Patriots are one of the teams to beat in 2012. Although that wouldn't be the case if it weren't for a resounding youth movement. Based on the success of recent drafts, head coach Bill Belichick and Co...

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  18. New England Patriots: Practice Squad Candidates

    The New England Patriots are a team built on depth, but only 53 players will make the final roster. That is where the practice squad comes into play—a less lucrative role where training with the team is the primary responsibility...

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  19. Boston Celtics: How C's Can Retool Without Rebuilding

    The Boston Celtics came up just short of an NBA Finals appearance in 2012. Now general manager Danny Ainge faces an ultimatum—blow the team up or bolster for another playoff run...

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  20. New England Patriots' Wes Welker Gets Tackled by Aspen Security

    New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker made news this offseason over a contract dispute . But the 5'9", 185-pound target now has topped the headlines for another reason—the ...

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  21. Projecting Jake Ballard's Role and Fit with New England Patriots

    Ex- New York Giants tight end Jake Ballard was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots on June 12. Yet due to injury, the 24-year-old faces an uphill battle in 2012...

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  22. New England Patriots Must Prepare for Logan Mankins to Miss Start of 2012

    The New England Patriots have a decision on their hands. All-Pro left guard Logan Mankins is working his way back from a torn ACL suffered in the AFC Championship game, but might not be ready for the start of 2012...

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  23. College World Series 2012: Highlighting Top Prospects to Watch

    Baseball games are won and lost by the strongest arms and the most powerful bats. The College World Series is no different—it's where the best in the sport make their mark...

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  24. US Open Golf Results 2012: Stars Who Fell Far Short of Expectations

    The 2012 U.S. Open at The Olympic Club was a story of triumphs and tribulations for every golfer—including champion Webb Simpson. Simpson was tied for 29th place after Round 2 but shot a pair of 68s to convert on a comeback for the ages...

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  25. New England Patriots: Comparing 2012 Draft Picks to Other Pats Players

    It's the calm before the storm: Mini camp is over for the New England Patriots , and training camp hasn't yet begun...

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