1. MLB Trade Rumors: Justin Upton Would Make Pittsburgh Pirates Serious Contenders

    The Pittsburgh Pirates enter Friday at 51-40, just a half game back of the first-place Cincinnati Reds . On July 20, 2011, the team found themselves in the exact same spot, but instead behind the Milwaukee Brewers ...

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  2. 5 Keys for a Successful Chicago Bears' Season in the Rugged NFC North

    The Chicago Bears ended 2011 with an epic collapse. Once 7-3, their playoff dreams were crushed with injuries first to Jay Cutler , then to Matt Forte ...

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  3. NFL Supplemental Draft 2012: Why Josh Gordon Will Impress in His Rookie Season

    The NFL supplemental draft was held on Thursday, allowing teams the option of choosing a player who wasn't eligible for the NFL draft in exchange for a pick next year. Since 1977, there have only been 42 total selections...

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  4. Fantasy Football Sleepers 2012: 5 Must-Draft Players to Help Win Your League

    In 2011, Jordy Nelson showed that one late pick can change the course of an entire fantasy football team. Nelson, who never had more than 600 yards or two touchdowns in his previous ...

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  5. MLB Midseason Awards: Top Performers of the First Half

    The first half of the baseball season was filled with surprises and historic moments. Two perfect games, including one of the best-pitched games of all-time by Matt Cain, headline the events of the first half...

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  6. NBA Free Agency: Why Indiana Pacers Should Sign OJ Mayo Over Roy Hibbert

    The Indiana Pacers finished a successful 2011-12 campaign where they finished third in the Eastern Conference with a 42-24 record...

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  7. MLB Trade Rumors: 5 Big Names Who Could Be Moved by the Deadline

    As we cross the halfway point of the baseball season and move into July, teams must now begin labeling themselves as buyers or sellers. With a second wild card berth in play, there will be more demand and consequently less supply at the deadline in 2012..

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  8. Chicago Bears: What Each Rookie Will Bring to the Table in 2012

    The Chicago Bears begin training camp later this month as they try to trim the roster down to 53 men. A few rookies are already locks to make the team, but the roles they will play as the team fights for an NFC North crown have yet to be decided...

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  9. Chicago Cubs: Manager Dale Sveum's 5 Most Puzzling Decisions of 2012

    Dale Sveum's first year as the Chicago Cubs ' manager has seen a combination of inexperience and mistakes that have led the team to the worst record (28-49) in Major League Baseball...

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  10. Bradley Beal: Why Florida Standout Makes Wizards Legit Again

    The Washington Wizards are going into next year looking to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2007-08 season...

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  11. NBA Trade Rumors: Breaking Down the Latest Post-Draft Trade Chatter

    Dwight Howard remains a member of the Orlando Magic after the draft Thursday night, but the clock is ticking. Teams are making their move for the dissatisfied center, and the Magic are getting ready to move on and prepare for next season...

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  12. Chicago Bears: Why Shea McClellin Will Be Key to Defensive Success

    The Chicago Bears defense had its ups and downs in 2011, ultimately leading to a mediocre year for Brian Urlacher and company. The Bears hope to be title contenders this season, and Shea McClellin may hold the key to their success...

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  13. NBA Finals 2012: What Losing Means for Kevin Durant and OKC Thunder

    Thursday night marked a significant turning point in the careers of two NBA superstars. LeBron James , the most hyped, talented and criticized player of our generation, finally won his first title...

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  14. Euro 2012 Bracket: Latest Breakdown of Remaining Teams

    Euro 2012 is getting into full swing as the knockout round is upon us. One team—Portugal—is already through to the semifinals after a win over the Czech Republic in the quarters on Thursday...

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  15. 8 Reasons the Chicago Cubs Will Not Finish with MLB's Worst Record

    The season is already a lost cause for any hopes of even mediocrity, but there are still reasons for Cubs fans to be hopeful...

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  16. Chicago Bulls: Why Fans Should Be Hopeful While Watching 2012 NBA Finals

    Chicago Bulls fans have had a rough year. Derrick Rose had an injury-plagued season, but the team still wound up tied for the best record in the NBA at 50-16...

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  17. Liverpool Transfer News: Players Who Should Be Leaving Anfield

    Brendan Rodgers looks to bring a new era to Liverpool football, and with the transfer window nearing, big changes are expected for the club...

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  18. College World Series 2012 Schedule: Matchups Sure to Live Up to the Hype

    The College World Series begins in Omaha today with eight teams competing for the title. The contenders range from top-ranked schools, like UCLA and Florida, to the Cinderellas in Kent St...

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  19. Power Ranking NFC North's Best RBs Heading into 2012

    Last season was a year full of injuries for NFC North running backs. Adrian Peterson was lost with a torn ACL on Christmas Eve, while Matt Forte , along with the Bears playoff hopes, went down due to a grade II MCL sprain in Week 13...

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  20. Belmont Stakes Odds: 4 Favorites That Will Fade Quickly

    The 144th running of the Belmont Stakes was supposed to have millions watching I'll Have Another try to become the first since 1978 to win Horse Racing 's Triple Crown...

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  21. Why Chicago Bears' Jay Cutler Is the Most Underrated Player in the NFL

    When mentioning the names of elite quarterbacks in the NFL , Peyton Manning , Tom Brady , Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers come to mind. The next tier may include Matt Ryan , Ben Roethlisberger , Eli Manning and others...

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  22. French Open 2012: Big Adjustments Roger Federer Must Make to Dominate in 2012

    Sixteen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer currently sports a 34-4 record with four tournament titles this 2012 season, equaling his total from last year...

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  23. Spain vs. China: Live Stream, Start Time, Predictions and More

    Spain has just one friendly to play before Euro 2012, which begins next week on June 8. They will take on China PR in what will be their last tune-up match before the important ones begin...

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  24. Chicago Bears: The Early Word on Team's Draft Picks

    The Chicago Bears are looking to rebound on a disappointing 2011 season in which they ended with five losses in six games to finish with a record of 8-8. Injuries to Jay Cutler and Matt Forte crushed the hopes of Bears fans on any playoff dreams...

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  25. Chicago Cubs: 10 Reasons They Should Sell High on Bryan LaHair ASAP

    Bryan LaHair is one of the surprise stories of the 2012 season so far. A career minor leaguer with just 195 at-bats in the majors before this year, the 29-year-old first baseman ranks in the top five in both batting average and home runs in the NL...

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