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Jimmie Johnson stirred up the masses with his second straight Sprint All-Star Race win on Saturday. Johnson, historically dominant at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a track that was once referred to as “his house” when his car and the facility shared...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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The 29th NBA Draft Lottery ping-pong balls will be bouncing behind closed doors Tuesday with 1,000 permutations in play and the top three picks in this year’s NBA Draft (Thursday, June 27) at stake. Ever since the New York Knicks won the lottery...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
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Miami and New Orleans have hosted more Super Bowls than any place else, with 10 each. Los Angeles has snagged seven Super Bowls. So 27 of the 47 NFL championships have been decided in just three cities. No other city has hosted more than four...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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The college basketball calendar is getting moved up with Midnight Madness shifting from mid-October into September. The look ahead to the 2013-14 season has also been moved up as Athlon starts to take stock for the upcoming year in college...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The Pac-12 North Division is set to be one of the most interesting conference title races in 2013. Stanford and Oregon could both rank in the top five of some preseason polls and should be the top-two teams in the Pac-12 for 2013. The...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Notre Dame had a disappointing end to the 2012 season, but the loss to Alabama in the BCS Championship shouldn’t overshadow what’s taking place in South Bend. The Fighting Irish have made major strides under coach Brian Kelly, and there’s...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Texas Rangers) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week.   1. Rangers—Texas survived...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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Say what you want about Jimmie Johnson. Critics have a long list of rebuttals for why he’s not the greatest driver of this era: Chad Knaus, superior equipment and more money through sponsor Lowe’s than his closest rivals. But it’s hard to argue...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Greatness is defined in so many different ways. Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness....
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Texas A&M took the SEC by storm in his debut season, recording an 11-2 record and producing a Heisman Trophy winner in quarterback Johnny Manziel. After last year’s 11-win season, the Aggies are setting their goals even higher for 2013....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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1. All-Star race, qualifying format changes in store The most exciting NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying event of the season happens Friday night at 6:00 pm EST. That's a fact even without the new hair-raising rule change allowing drivers to...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Thanks to a win over Florida in the Sugar Bowl, Louisville entered the offseason with momentum for its final season in the Big East/American Athletic Conference. The Cardinals return a Heisman Trophy candidate in quarterback Teddy Bridgewater...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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LSU had national title aspirations in 2012 but losses to Florida and Alabama pushed the Tigers to a 10-2 mark at the end of the regular season. Getting LSU to a spot in the national championship will be even more challenging for Les Miles in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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If Florida wants to win the SEC East, its offense has to take a step forward in 2013. The Gators ranked last in the SEC in passing offense last season and averaged only 334.4 yards per game. Quarterback Jeff Driskel was solid in his debut year...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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After recording an 11-2 record in Brady Hoke’s first season, Michigan slid to an 8-5 mark in 2012. A challenging schedule certainly hurt the Wolverines’ win total, as they lost to Alabama, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Ohio State and South Carolina....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race isn’t a typical all-star event. Unlike the stick ‘N’ ball all-star “breaks” that feature lackadaisical effort and are more celebrated for the parties that supplement the fan activities rather than the actual...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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To suggest that any player in any sport after just a few seasons is a lock to make the Hall of Fame is ridiculous. But it is always fun to look at athletes who have had instant success and try to extrapolate long-term potential. Young star...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Texas Rangers) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week.  1. Rangers Scheppers-Ross-Nathan bullpen is...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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Despite a revamped coaching staff and a handful of new starters, hopes are high in Tallahassee for the Seminoles to win 10 games in 2013. New quarterback Jameis Winston turned in a terrific performance this spring and appears to be headed for a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The Southern 500, while no longer held on Labor Day is still looked at as one of NASCAR’s biggest races. Darlington remains the place where, in 1950, an egg-shaped, awkward-looking asphalt track gave birth to superspeedway competition. Thirty-...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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With Alabama expected to be the No. 1 team in most preseason polls in 2013, combined with potential top-10 teams in LSU and Texas A&M, the SEC West should be one of the deepest divisions in college football. That also doesn’t include an...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Dynasty is a word that gets tossed around all too liberally by fans and media members alike. However, there are periods of time in sports where the term is not only applicable but completely accurate. The NFL had the Packers of the '60s, the...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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The Big 12 should have one of the most wide-open battles at quarterback for first-team all-conference honors in 2013. TCU’s Casey Pachall is back after a suspension, but he isn’t guaranteed the starting job. Oklahoma’s Blake Bell has a lot of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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1. Darlington celebrates a pair of 10-year milestones, good and bad Darlington Raceway is the first place NASCAR ever raced on pavement, all the way back on Sept. 4, 1950. That event, the first Labor Day Weekend Southern 500, saw Johnny Mantz...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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With three likely top-10 teams in 2013, the battle to win the SEC East is going to be one of the most heated conference battles in college football. Georgia is the defending East Division champ, but South Carolina and Florida each have a strong...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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