CBB Game of the Week Preview: Duke at North Carolina

February 8, 2018

Duke at North Carolina Eighth-ranked Duke and host North Carolina are both searching for answers after some recent uneven play as they meet for the 246th time Thursday night in another ACC showdown. Duke dropped two of its last three, including a shocking 81-77 defeat at St. John’s last Saturday, while the 22nd-ranked Tar Heels ended a three-game losing streak Saturday by beating last-place Pittsburgh. The Blue Devils averaged 15.3…

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NBA Game of the Week Preview: Celtics at Wizards

February 7, 2018

Celtics at Wizards The Boston Celtics will try to bounce back from a rare blowout loss when they finish off a quick two-game road trip at the Washington Wizards on Thursday. Following four consecutive victories, the Celtics fell 111-91 at Toronto on Tuesday to see their lead in the Eastern Conference shrink to one game over the Raptors. Kyrie Irving returned from a quad injury to score 17 points in…

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NBA Preview: Thunder at Nuggets

February 1, 2018

Thunder at Nuggets The Oklahoma City Thunder had an eight-game losing streak come to an end with a 102-96 loss at the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, falling to 1-1 since losing defensive ace Andre Roberson for the remainder of the season. The Thunder will try to get back in the win column when the road trip skips west with a visit to the Denver Nuggets. Oklahoma City was solid on…

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NHL Preview: Kings at Predators

February 1, 2018

Kings at Predators The Nashville Predators welcomed back a former captain on Wednesday with the unexpected return of Mike Fisher, who retired shortly after the team’s loss in the Stanley Cup Finals. While the 37-year-old Fisher will need some time to shake off the rust, the Predators will see the return of fellow forward Filip Forsberg on Thursday when they host the Los Angeles Kings. Forsberg has been sidelined the…

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CBB Preview: Wichita State at Temple

February 1, 2018

Wichita State at Temple Wichita State tries for its third straight victory when it visits Temple on Thursday and hopes its leading scorer breaks out of his shooting slump. Sophomore guard Landry Shamet is 5-for-27 from the field in his last three games – 1-for-18 from 3-point range, dropping his field goal percentage to 49.8 percent as the No. 16 Shockers try for their sixth victory in seven true road…

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NBA Preview: Rockets at Spurs

February 1, 2018

Rockets at Spurs James Harden is coming for his first NBA MVP Award, and he’s not being subtle about it. Harden became the first player in NBA history to record a 60-point triple-double in a win over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday and will try to follow that up against a tougher opponent when the Rockets visit the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday. “It’s a good feeling, I guess,” Harden…

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5 Reasons Why the New England Patriots Will Win Super Bowl 52

January 31, 2018

Tom Brady and the Patriots are back in the Super Bowl In what is seemingly Groundhog’s Day for NFL fans, the New England Patriots are in the Super Bowl once again. Tom Brady somehow managed to throw for almost 300 yards and two touchdowns with an injured hand in a 24-20 victory on Sunday over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The defense wasn’t at its best, but it did what it had to…

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CBB Preview: Missouri at Alabama

January 31, 2018

Missouri at Alabama Alabama looks to continue its recent hot streak when it hosts struggling Missouri on Wednesday. The Crimson Tide have won five straight meetings with the Tigers and are 5-0 at home in the all-time series. Alabama has won five of its last six, including an 80-73 upset of No. 15 Oklahoma on Saturday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. The Crimson Tide are 10-1 at home, including a…

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NBA Preview: Knicks at Celtics

January 31, 2018

Knicks at Celtics The Boston Celtics return home from an uneven road trip to try to snap a three-game home losing streak when they host the New York Knicks on Wednesday. A 111-110 win at Denver on Monday allowed the Celtics to finish the trip with a 2-2 record and a one-game lead over Toronto in the Eastern Conference. Jaylen Brown hit a big 3-pointer with 33.3 seconds left and…

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CBB Preview: Louisville at Virginia

January 31, 2018

Louisville at Virginia Second-ranked Virginia looks to maintain a perfect ACC record and extend its winning streak to 13 overall when surging Louisville pays a visit Wednesday night for another big league showdown. The balanced Cavaliers knocked off fourth-ranked Duke 65-63 on Saturday, improving to 9-0 in the ACC for the first time since 1980-81 when Ralph Sampson patrolled the middle. “Different guys at different times,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett…

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NBA Preview: Cavaliers at Pistons

January 30, 2018

Cavaliers at Pistons The Detroit Pistons are mired in an eight-game losing streak and shook things up in a big way by acquiring Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers. It is unknown whether or not Griffin will make his club debut in Tuesday’s home against the Cleveland Cavaliers but the Pistons will be counting on the five-time All-Star to help spring a turnaround. Griffin, who is in the first…

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NHL Preview: Blackhawks at Predators

January 30, 2018

Blackhawks at Predators The Chicago Blackhawks find themselves in an unfamiliar position as they continue their four-game road trip Tuesday against the Central Division-rival Nashville Predators. Chicago is 13 points out of first place in the Central after winning the division last season and four back in the Western Conference wild-card race after qualifying for the playoffs each of the last nine campaigns – winning three Stanley Cups along the…

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CBB Preview: North Carolina at Clemson

January 30, 2018

North Carolina at Clemson North Carolina hopes to continue its dominance over Clemson when the 20th-ranked Tigers host the No. 17 Tar Heels on Tuesday. The Tar Heels have won 10 straight against the Tigers dating to 2010, including an 87-79 home victory on Jan. 16. Clemson is 11-0 at home but North Carolina has won in its last four trips to Littlejohn Coliseum. The Tigers have split their last…

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