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Will the Chargers Continue Their Upward Momentum?

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After what was considered a rebuilding year, the San Diego Chargers finished with the regular season record of 9-7 and a spot in the playoffs. It didn't end there. The Chargers would march into Cincinnati as the #6 seed and hand the Bengals a 27-10 loss, but it would end the next week as they went on to lose to the AFC Champions, Denver Broncos, 24-17. Now that's just scratching the surface. The 2013-2014 campaign brought out the endless possibilities on the offensive side of the ball, while also shedding some light on what needed to be addressed on defense. The Chargers…

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MLB July Trade Summary

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As the season enters and passes through July each year, Major League Baseball general managers assess their teams' progress and chances of making the postseason. Now that MLB has three division winners and two wild cards in each league, teams do not give up players as easily as they used, but the wheeling and dealing do continue. The 2014 season has seen its share of July trades. The New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs have had the most activity while the Oakland Athletics have, so far, made the biggest splash. The big names receive the press. Contenders add players to win "this…

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Boston’s Big MLB Trade Deadline

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Everyone involved with MLB knew that the Boston Red Sox were going make trades as the trade deadline came closer. They had a big trade deadline, making big moves by trading pitchers Jon Lester and John Lackey, and outfielder Jonny Gomes. Here is the breakdown. First off, they traded pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics for left fiedler Yoenis Cespedes and a 2nd round pick. They get a young power hitter who still has not hit his prime and will only get better. The 2nd round pick is a little something extra in the trade. He is a free…

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Commentary and Breakdown of the MLB Trade Deadline Deals

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The MLB Trade Deadline passed at 4:00 p.m. on July 31, and many trades came down in droves. Here's a breakdown of the trades, in order as they occurred, with commentary: Red Sox acquire Yeonis Cespedes and a competitive balance draft pick for Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes, and Cash: The Red Sox have finally pulled the trigger on a Lester move, and they hit the jackpot. Yoenis Cespedes undoubtedly one of the best young hitters in the game today. This was a huge shock for two reasons: First, Cespedes was included and as far as I know, there was no Cespedes trade…

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Athletics trade Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

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It does not happen often that a player returns to the team that released him earlier in the season after signing with another, but it has just happened with outfielder Sam Fuld. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins. Source: #Athletics trade Milone to #Twins. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2014   Jon Morosi, also of FOX Sports, then relayed that the Twins have sent outfielder Sam Fuld back to Oakland in return. Fuld goes to Oakland in Milone deal. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 2014 The lower-radar trade is…

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International Champions Cup: Manchester United victorious in shootout

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The 2nd round of International Champions Cup fixtures began Tuesday evening with Manchester United lining up against Inter Milan before a crowd of over 61,000 at FedEx Field in Washington, DC. The matchup provided an opportunity for United’s players to renew acquaintances with former captain Nemanja Vidic, now starting at the back for Inter after more than 8 illustrious years at Old Trafford. Inter made only one change from the starting lineup which defeated Real Madrid on penalties on Sunday, with Rene Krhin taking Joel Obi’s spot. Meanwhile, United made 4 changes, with Anders Lindegaard, Chris Smalling, Darren Fletcher, and…

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Has the Stephen A. Smith Situation Gone Overboard?

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In an age where gender equality is a touchy issue, Stephen A. Smith is on the short end of the leash as he has been given a one week suspension. The ESPN personality has always been one to be outspoken with his loud and raspy voice. But, did he go too far with his comments last week on "First Take" regarding Ray Rice beating his then-fiance? Also, has the public gone too far in criticizing Smith? Below is the statement that caused the raucous: "But what I’ve tried to employ the female members of my family, some of who you…

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Anderson Silva Return Fight Set

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Last year, Anderson Silva suffered a serious leg injury in his rematch vs Chris Weidman for the UFC welterweight title. After the match no one knew when Silva was going to return from his injury but now we got some big news. UFC President Dana White was at the ESPN studios today to announce that Silva will make his return to the octagon on January 31st in Las Vegas vs Nick Diaz. My thoughts... WOW! As an MMA fan, I really can’t wait to see Silva back in the octagon. The UFC made a great move today by announcing this and there is no…

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Jon Lester On His Way Out

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The Boston Red Sox are having a bad year just one year after going 97-65 and winning the world series. This season, they are currently 48-58 and in last place in the A.L. East. It has been a very disappointing year for the Red Sox, and with the trade deadline coming up in 2 days, they have been talking about trading their ace, Jon Lester. Red Sox fans don’t want Lester gone, and Lester wants to stay in Boston; the problem is that the Red Sox are not offering him enough money. Lester has a 10-7 record with a 2.52 ERA and…

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Lions Table Suh Negotiations Until After Season

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Dubbed as one of the dirtest players in NFL history, Ndamukong Suh has made quite the impact on the landscape of the NFL. However, this season could quite possibly be the last season he makes said impact while wearing a Honolulu Blue jersey with a Detroit Lions logo on his helmet. We won't know Suh's future with the team until after this upcoming season, as the Lions will hold off contract negotiations until then. Ndamukong Suh was drafted by the Lions in 2010 with the Second overall pick in the draft, making him the first defensive lineman the Lions have…

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