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Three names to know for the 2014-2015 NBA Season

It's October, which means the NBA season is just a few weeks away. This offseason saw crazy moves across the league and a huge shift in power, none bigger than LeBron James rejoining the Cavs. Everyone will have their eyes on LeBron and other superstars this season, but here are a few low key players you should keep your eyes on: Gorgui Dieng For anyone who didn't follow the Minnesota Timberwolves last seas ...

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Chicago Bulls Player Value Rankings, Part 3

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series I still didn't reach the heart of the Bulls' attack. Part 3 delves into two players that will be pivotal to the Bulls' success this season. GROUP D: “The Veteran Forwards” 8.) Pau Gasol Yep. The Bulls' biggest signing of the summer comes in at just eighth on this list. That gives you an idea of how much better the Bulls’ offseason could’ve been. No Melo and no Love, but inste ...

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Chicago Bulls Player Value Rankings, Part 2

In Part 1, I covered some less than stellar trade assets. Today in Part 2 of this series I will begin to delve into the Bulls' rotation. GROUP E: “The Rotation Guys” 11.) Kirk Hinrich Why, oh why, do the Bulls love Kirk Hinrich so much? After shooting under 40 percent from the field for the second consecutive season, the Bulls rewarded Hinrich by signing him to a two year, $5.6 million contract. Hinrich als ...

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Why I Hate the 2014 Bears

Why I Hate the 2014 Chicago Bears  Let’s set the stage for a moment. The Bears have come out of the gate inconsistent and not really living up to the expectation of the offseason. They have battled to a very solid 2-1 record, before another soul wrenching blowout loss on Soldier Field to the Green Bay Packers.  A good team, a playoff caliber team, would bounce back and beat an inferior team on the road to s ...

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Chicago Bulls Player Value Rankings, Part 1

Finally, the annual Chicago Bulls player value rankings are back. The concept is pretty simple. I’m going to rank every Bulls player in a similar fashion to Bill Simmons’ annual trade value rankings. Instead of ranking the most valuable players across the league, I've decided to make a list of just the Chicago Bulls’ players. Before starting the list, here are some rules for my rankings.  This list only inc ...

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Blackhawks trade defenseman Nick Leddy to Islanders

The wait is over. According to sources, the Chicago Blackhawks have traded defensive man Nick Leddy to the New York Islanders. The move has been anticipated for a few months now as the Hawks had to get under the salary cap by opening night on Wednesday. There was debate about who the Hawks would trade. Some thought that the much older Johnny Oduya would be the odd man out. But with a couple of injuries and ...

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2014 MLB Playoff Predictions

WILD CARD ROUND: Oakland A's at Kansas City Royals (A's) San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates (Giants) DIVISIONAL SERIES: Oakland A's at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Angels in 5) Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles (Tigers in 4) San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals (Nationals in 4) St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers (Dodgers in 5) LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES: Detroit Tigers at Los Ang ...

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Fire Unable to Hold Lead in New England Victory

The Fire entered Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts looking for their second win in as many games this season in New England.  They appeared to be well on their way to reaching that goal when forward Sanna Nyassi headed home the opening goal in the 28th minute and nearly extended the lead just minutes later on a shot that hit the goalpost. Unfortunately for the Men in Red, their momentum was unsu ...

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Logan Pause To Retire At End of Season

Logan Pause, long-term midfielder and captain of the Chicago Fire, announced Friday his retirement at the end of the 2014 season. Pause has long been a fan favorite, and the former United States national team member will almost certainly be considered for an induction into the Ring of Fire, the Fire's version of a Hall of Fame. Pause's calling was always defense, but on the rare occasion that he did score - ...

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Northern Illinois has a major opportunity this week

  The Northern Illinois Huskies football program has what could be their biggest -and most important- game of the season this week. On Saturday, NIU (1-0) will travel to Ryan Field in Evanston to take on the Northwestern Wildcats (0-1) in a game that could dictate the rest of the season for both teams. This is the chance for the Huskies to prove that last week's victory was no fluke. It's also a chance ...

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