1. Ranking the St. Louis Cardinals' Most Pivotal Remaining Series

    The St. Louis Cardinals are once again in the race for the playoffs. Key series against the NL's best will determine whether the Redbirds have a shot to defend their title...

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  2. College Basketball 2012-13: The Top 15 Long-Range Bombers in the Country

    There were plenty of sharpshooters who scorched the nets from long range last season. With the likes of Murray State's Isaiah Canaan and Indiana's Jordan Hulls topping the ranks, ...

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  3. Duke Basketball: 3 Reasons Mason Plumlee Will Be a Solid NBA Player

    Duke forward Mason Plumlee had an impressive junior season for the Blue Devils in 2011-12. The athletic big man averaged more than 11 points while grabbing a team-high 9.2 rebounds per game, tying for third most in the ACC...

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  4. NFL Preseason: 3 Most Intriguing Matchups of Week 3

    As the regular season inches closer by the day, NFL fans cannot wait for the preseason to come to a close...

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  5. Lance Armstrong Doping Scandal: Was USADA Right to Strip His 7 Tour Titles?

    Lance Armstrong was at the top of the cycling mountain, but now seems to be falling fast down the mountainside...

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  6. St. Louis Cardinals: Ranking GM John Mozeliak's Best and Worst Roster Moves

    Cardinals GM John Mozeliak has been a popular man in St. Louis since casting the squad that won the World Series last fall. Overall, Mozeliak has done a good job after taking over for Walt Jocketty in October of 2007...

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  7. Chicago Bears: 3 Reasons Preseason Game vs. Giants Should Matter to Fans

    Nobody likes to be teased, which is exactly why NFL fans despise the preseason. It's like getting only a taste of your favorite home-cooked meal and having to wait another week for the next bite...

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  8. Cam Newton Sophomore Slump? Don't Bet on It

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has a knack for making history. After a record-shattering season at Auburn in 2010, on his way to a Heisman Trophy and a national title, ...

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  9. Arsenal Transfer Rumors: Players Wenger Must Bring in Before Window Shuts

    Arsenal fans have had a difficult offseason to say the least. Striker Robin van Persie has signed a four-year deal to play with Manchester United ...

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  10. Auburn Football: Scariest Players on Gene Chizik's Squad

    The 2011 Auburn Tigers were not scary by any means in the minds of the SEC's top teams last season. After hoisting the crystal trophy at the end of the 2010-11 season, loss of significant ...

    Derek Piper Written by Derek Piper about over 2 years ago 4,718 reads 15 comments

  11. Chicago Bears: Why Chris Williams Will Win the Starting Job at LT

    Say what you want about Jay Cutler 's quarterback play and Brandon Marshall 's production in his first season in the "Windy City," but no position on the field is more key to the Bears ' 2012 success than left tackle...

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  12. Big Ten Football: Top 10 Offensive Weapons in 2012

    The Big Ten is loaded with talent on the offensive side of the ball for the upcoming season. With two Heisman Trophy contenders, Denard Robinson and Montee Ball, in addition to the ...

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  13. St. Louis Cardinals Trade Tyler Greene: Why It Was the Right Call

    The St. Louis Cardinals traded second baseman Tyler Greene for next to nothing , speaking volumes about the team's dissatisfaction with their former first-round pick...

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  14. 2016 Olympics: London Stars to Watch for in Rio

    The 2012 Summer Olympics have been a stage for masterful performances by athletes throughout the world...

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  15. Closing Ceremony 2012: Why Spectacle Won't Top Beijing

    The 2012 Summer Olympics is nearing the finish line. There have been many great performances on the United States' side: from Alex Morgan's clutch goals in soccer, to Michael ...

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  16. Notre Dame Football: Why Tommy Rees Will Surprise in 2012

    Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly struggled to locate a go-to signal-caller during his first season in South Bend in 2010. However, last year he found his man in quarterback Tommy Rees...

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  17. Big Ten Football: Top 10 Athletes in the Conference

    The Big Ten Conference has seen its share of outstanding athletes on the football field through the years...

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  18. St. Louis Cardinals: 5 Ways to Win the NL Wild Card

    The St. Louis Cardinals don't want to admit it, but winning their ninth NL Central title may not be in the cards this season. That's what happens when the top team in baseball, the Cincinnati Reds , plays in your division...

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  19. Big Ten Football: Top 5 Must-See Non-Conference Games

    In just more than a month, tailgate parties will kick off and fans will pack the stands, as teams will get the first chance to prove their worth in 2012. It is also an opportunity for conferences to flex their guns early on in the season...

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  20. Angels' Mike Trout: The Phenom Who May Be the MLB's Best

    The Los Angeles Angels assumed the best player in baseball would wear the halo cap in 2012. That was after they inked three-time MVP Albert Pujols to a $240 million deal...

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  21. Chicago Bulls: Derrick Rose Must Recruit Big Names to Windy City for 2013

    Derrick Rose has done it all for his hometown team on the court since being drafted in 2008. Aside from some hampering injuries, the 2011 NBA MVP has been everything the Chicago Bulls could have asked for after the No...

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