1. Chicago Bulls: 3 Ways Tom Thibodeau Can Still Win Without Derrick Rose

    The Chicago Bulls ' NBA title hopes were shredded the instant Derrick Rose grabbed his knee after tearing his ACL in the team's playoff opener last season...

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  2. College Basketball: 3 Reasons Preseason Tournaments Carry Too Much Weight

    There comes a time in late November, around the same instant you're picking out your Thanksgiving turkey at the grocery store, when you get a familiar craving. However, it's not one of field turf and pigskin but one of hardwood and nylon...

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  3. Michigan Football: Which Wolverine Needs to Step It Up?

    Ranked as the eighth best team in the country during the preseason by the AP, Michigan (2-2) has failed to live up to the hype so far this season...

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  4. Ryder Cup 2012 Captains: Decisions Davis Love III Must Get Right for US Victory

    US captain Davis Love III has some big decisions to make if he wants to put an end to Europe's dominance in the Ryder Cup . In 2010, the Europeans defeated the US by one point, capturing their sixth cup of the last eight matchups ...

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  5. Michigan Football: 3 Reasons Denard Robinson Won't Win the Heisman

    Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson can practice his Heisman pose all he wants, but he won't be hoisting the trophy in New York this December...

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  6. Penn State Football: 3 Reasons Fans Should Keep Cheering On Their Nittany Lions

    With a new face on the sideline and the team's subpar performance in nonconference play (first 0-2 start since 2001), this is not the Penn State football that fans are used to seeing...

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  7. St. Louis Cardinals: 3 Prospects Who Could Be in the Bigs by Next Season

    St. Louis Cardinals fans have much to look forward to in the upcoming seasons, as they possess one of the MLB's best farm systems...

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  8. LSU vs. Auburn: 3 Players Looking to Prove Themselves

    LSU and Auburn will square off in a pivotal SEC matchup at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday night. It will be the "Battle of the Tigers"—though one group has proven to be more fierce than the other this season...

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  9. PGA Tour Championship 2012: Tiger Woods and Other Golfers to Watch This Weekend

    Like him or not, Tiger Woods is playing some of his best golf since 2008. Posting a four-under 66 in the first round of the TOUR Championship in Atlanta, Woods tied Justin Rose for first place in the tournament after the opening round...

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  10. St. Louis Rams: 3 Ways Jeff Fisher Improves the Rams This Season

    Don't look now, but Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is quickly changing the football culture in St. Louis. With a 31-28 victory against rookie sensation Robert Griffin III and the ...

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  11. Michigan Football: 3 Things to Expect from Denard Robinson vs. Notre Dame

    Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has owned the Irish since taking the reins in Ann Arbor two seasons ago...

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  12. Illinois Football: 5 Keys to the Game vs. Louisiana Tech

    The Illini rolled over Charleston Southern on Saturday, winning 44-0 in a snoozer. Illinois quarterback Reilly O'Toole, who started in place of the injured Nathan Scheelhaase, threw ...

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  13. Start 'Em Sit 'Em Week 2: Top Players You Should Avoid Starting

    Hopefully you didn't start Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on your fantasy football team this week. Cutler's anemic performance (four interceptions and a 28.2 QB rating) led to a whopping two fantasy points in ESPN's standard leagues...

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  14. Week 2 NFL Picks: Quarterbacks Who Will Cost Their Teams the Game

    Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler started a trend with his pitiful performance against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night...

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  15. College Basketball: The Top 15 Dunkers in the Country Heading into Next Season

    There is not a more exciting play in all of sports than a rim-rattling slam that brings a crowd to their feet and causes viewers from home to nearly fall off their couch...

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  16. Ohio State Basketball: Why OSU Will Rebound from Losses of Sullinger and Buford

    The Ohio State Buckeyes had a successful season in 2011-12, posting a 31-8 record on their way to the Final Four, before a heartbreaking 64-62 loss to Kansas in the semifinals...

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  17. St. Louis Cardinals: 3 Reasons Chris Carpenter Will Still Be a Dominant Pitcher

    More than two months ago, Cardinals fans were saddened to learn that the club's ace, Chris Carpenter , would not pitch in the 2012 season ...

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  18. Missouri vs. Georgia and College Football Week 2's Biggest Matchups to Watch

    College football is starting to pick up speed as teams begin to show who will be contenders and pretenders in the 2012 season...

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  19. Steelers vs. Broncos: Why Peyton Manning Will Shine Against Pittsburgh

    There are plenty of questions surrounding Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning this season. Is he healthy? Is he comfortable with the offense? How will he respond after taking ...

    Derek Piper Written by Derek Piper about almost 2 years ago 4,836 reads 8 comments

  20. Josh Freeman Will Rebound for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012

    The 2011 season was one to forget for Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman , as his play took a substantial nosedive after a breakout year in 2010...

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  21. Green Bay Packers: What to Expect from Greg Jennings in Week 1

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings has been one of the league's best targets the past five seasons...

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  22. St. Louis Rams: 3 Expectations Every Fan Should Have for Week 1

    It would be an understatement to say the St. Louis Rams ' 2011 season was a disappointment. Tallying an embarrassing 2-14 record, the Rams tied the Manning-less Indianapolis Colts for the worst record in the NFL ...

    Derek Piper Written by Derek Piper about almost 2 years ago 1,419 reads 5 comments

  23. St. Louis Cardinals: 3 Reasons Cardinals Will Make the Playoffs

    The St. Louis Cardinals did not look like a playoff team in their last two series. Matched up against two of the NL's best, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals , the Cardinals were severely outplayed, losing five out of seven games...

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  24. Madden 13: 5 Rookies We Can't Wait to Play with

    Gamers all over the country waited anxiously for Madden NFL 13 to be released on August 28. The most highly anticipated game of the series sports a variety of new features, including ...

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  25. Madden 13: 3 Features This Year's Version Could Have Used

    Madden lovers are extremely pumped about this year's version, and for good reason. With the brand new Infinity Engine that brings real-time physics to the playing field, Madden '13 is the smoothest running football simulation ever...

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