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Sulaimon makes history in dismissal

There was breaking news from Tobacco road today, this one of the Duke variety. The Duke Blue Devils announced that Rasheed Sulaimon has been dismissed. This year’s team is extremely young, there were only a few upperclassmen that got minutes. Losing an upperclassmen is never a good thing, no matter how much talent a program may have. Especially when the young team in the discussion is going through a rough…

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Snider joins Baltimore’s outfield

Earlier this week the Baltimore Orioles acquired outfielder Travis Snider, a move to provide depth to a once fully stocked outfield in Baltimore. Snider hit .264 with 13 home runs and 38 RBIs last season for the Pirates, the 38 RBIs were a career best for him. The 26 year old is hitting .246 for his career, he’s also hit 50 home-runs. Baltimore needs that depth considering what they’ve lost…

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Holtby does it again

The Washington Capitals have been bitten with a rash of inconsistency as of late, they may have taken a step to cure that last night. Hosting one of their bitter rivals, a team that happened to be a few points ahead of Washington in the Metropolitan division, making their 4-0 win that much sweeter. Braden Holtby has been having a good year, but this is the second time this season…

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Super Bowl XLIX Preview

There isn’t anything that will distract either the Patriots or the Seahawks from taking care of business on Sunday at Super Bowl XLIX (49 for those who don’t read Roman Numerals).  Not Marshawn Lynch and his, “I’m just here so I don’t get fined” nor “Deflate-gate”.  These teams are focused and they both know what’s on the line this Sunday.  It’s not just the Lombardi Trophy and the title of…

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Whiteside having a huge impact in Miami

The Miami Heat started this year trying to figure out how life after LeBron James would go, the answer, not very well at the start. The Heat have been an inconsistent bunch, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh have been consistent, but the rest of the roster not so much. With several new pieces, it takes time for a team to gel, particularly on the defensive side of the floor. In…

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Wall leads Wizards past Nuggets in Overtime

The Washington Wizards survived regulation to get a win in overtime against the Denver Nuggets, Ty Lawson helped a bit as well. After blowing a double-digit lead Saturday night in Portland, the Wizards very much needed a win in Denver. This time it would be the opposing team that couldn’t close it out as the Wizards bested the Nuggets 117-115 The game went back and forth all night, as the…

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Rising Star Challenge gets an International twist

One of the better parts of All-Star weekend is the Rising Star challenge, which evolved from the old Rookie-Sophomore challenge along with where former NBA players and analysts selected teams to face each other(Team Shaq, Team Chuck, Team Webber, Team Hill). This year’s event features a new twist that should only add to the excitement of the event. A global twist if you will, below is the press release from…

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NBA All Star Voting Results: Western Conference

The starters have been announced for the All-Star teams, it’s far too early to discuss who got snubbed as the reserves haven’t yet been announced. But, here’s an indication of how the fans voted in the West. Frontcourt 1 Anthony Davis (NO) 1,369,911 2 Marc Gasol (Mem) 795,121 3 Blake Griffin (LAC) 700,615 4 Tim Duncan (SA) 546,817 5 Kevin Durant (OKC) 545,226 6 LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 498,131 7 DeMarcus…

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