NBA Semifinals Preview

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Eastern Conference

1. Atlanta Hawks vs. 5. Washington Wizards

Players to Watch: F Al Horford and G Bradley Beal

Who Wins: Wizards in 6 games

2. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. 3. Chicago Bulls

Players to Watch: G Kyrie Irving and G Derrick Rose

Who Wins: Cavaliers in 6 games

Western Conference

1. Golden State Warriors vs. 5. Memphis Grizzlies

Players to Watch: F Draymond Green and F Zach Randolph

Who Wins: Warriors in 7 games

2. Houston Rockets vs. 3. Los Angeles Clippers

Players to Watch: G James Harden and C DeAndre Jordan

Who Wins: Clippers in 6 games

A Rare Moment

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That isn’t a photoshopped moment of Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. That is the beginning of the April 29, 2015 game between the Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. Not a single fan was allowed into the ballpark to witness the game. The game was broadcasted, but it truly was a weird broadcast for a major league game. Continue reading

Stanley Cup Semifinals Preview

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Eastern Conference

Metropolitan Division #2 vs. Metropolitan Division Winner

Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers

Players to Watch: G Braden Holtby and D Ryan McDonagh

Who Wins: Rangers in 6 games

Atlantic Division #2 vs. Atlantic Division Winner

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens

Players to Watch: F Tyler Johnson and D P.K. Subban

Who Wins: Canadiens in 6 games

Western Conference

Pacific Division #3 vs. Pacific Division Winner

Calgary Flames vs. Anaheim Ducks

Players to Watch: G Jonas Hiller and F Corey Perry

Who Wins: Ducks in 6 games

Wild Card Team #1 vs. Central Division #3

Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Players to Watch: F Zach Parise and F Jonathan Toews

Who Wins: Blackhawks in 6 games

A Cautionary Tale

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This isn’t so much a warning about the dangers of drug abuse. You’re old enough to know about them. Yes, there are many reasons that folks get involved in narcotics, but ultimately that is a choice that as an individual they have to live with. Former Angels and now current Rangers OF Josh Hamilton has been living with that choice for a while. Continue reading

2015 NBA Playoffs Preview

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Eastern Conference

1. Atlanta Hawks vs. 8. Brooklyn Nets

Players to Watch: G Jeff Teague and G Deron Williams

Who Wins: Hawks in 5 games

2. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. 7. Boston Celtics

Players to Watch: F Kevin Love and G Isaiah Thomas

Who Wins: Cavaliers in 5 games

3. Chicago Bulls vs. 6. Milwaukee Bucks

Players to Watch: G Derrick Rose and F Giannis Antetokounmpo

Who Wins: Bulls in 6 games

4. Toronto Raptors vs. 5. Washington Wizards

Players to Watch: G Kyle Lowry and G John Wall

Who Wins: Raptors in 7 games

Western Conference

1. Golden State Warriors vs. 8. New Orleans Pelicans

Players to Watch: G Klay Thompson and F Anthony Davis

Who Wins: Warriors in 5 games

2. Houston Rockets vs. 7. Dallas Mavericks

Players to Watch: C Dwight Howard and F Dirk Nowitzki

Who Wins: Rockets in 6 games

3. Los Angeles Clippers vs. 6. San Antonio Spurs

Players to Watch: F Blake Griffin and F Kawhi Leonard

Who Wins: Clippers in 7 games

4. Portland Trail Blazers vs. 5. Memphis Grizzlies

Players to Watch: G Damian Lillard and C Marc Gasol

Who Wins: Grizzlies in 6 games