Author Archives: Mitch Quesada

Oregon’s Jordan Bell takes blame for Final Four loss: ‘This will hurt forever’

Athletes endure highs and lows during their careers, but Oregon’s Jordan Bell felt the lowest of the latter on Saturday night when he took the blame for his team’s 77-76 loss to North Carolina in the NCAA Final Four. The … Continue reading

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LeBron James, Isaiah Thomas making MVP conversation a little more interesting

There’s no formal definition in regards to a Most Valuable Player. The word “valuable” has several definitions, meanings, and synonyms, meaning there are several ways it can be interpreted. That rings especially true in conversations like the one setting the NBA on … Continue reading

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Super Bowl LI Pick, Predictions: Can high-flying Falcons offense help capture first ring?

Sunday, Feb. 5 New England Patriots (16-2) vs Atlanta Falcons (13-5) The Patriots and Falcons will square off on Sunday in a battle that pairs expectation against destiny. New England is playing in its seventh Super Bowl in 16 years and … Continue reading

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NFL Conference Title Game Picks, Predictions: Which team’s defense blinks first?

Sunday, Jan. 22 Green Bay Packers (12-6) at Atlanta Falcons (12-5) The Packers were never supposed to be here, the Falcons were expected to be. And so begins the storyline of a Cinderella team visiting a heavy favorite — except that … Continue reading

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NBA 2017 All-Star starters revealed: Curry, Harden get nod, Westbrook left out

The 2017 NBA All-Star Game starters were officially announced on Thursday after weeks of voting from fans, players, and media analysts alike. The ten starting players will be as follows: Western Conference Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors James Harden, Houston Rockets Kawhi … Continue reading

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Chris Paul’s thumb injury means all eyes are on Austin Rivers halfway through season

A seven-game win streak has helped the Los Angeles Clippers tread water in the Western Conference this season, but rough waters lie ahead. Chris Paul, the team’s nine-time All Star, is expected to miss about a month and a half as … Continue reading

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NFL Divisional Round Picks, Predictions: Cowboys win close game, Patriots win big

Saturday, Jan. 14 Seattle Seahawks (11-5-1) at Atlanta Falcons (11-5) The Seahawks demonstrated something last weekend that they haven’t all season — a dominant run game. Thomas Rawls ran for 161 yards, reaching the 100-yard plateau for just the second … Continue reading

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Klay Thompson hilariously interrupts Steph Curry’s pregame antics without noticing

The Golden State Warriors beat the Detroit Pistons, 127-107, on Thursday night at Oracle Arena, displaying the same offensive dominance basketball fans have become accustomed to seeing from the Bay Area team. Leading the charge, once again, were Steph Curry … Continue reading

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NFL Wild Card Weekend Picks, Predictions: Steelers score big, Lions keep it close

Saturday, Jan. 7 Oakland Raiders (12-4) at Houston Texans (9-7) One of the most intriguing elements of this matchup is that last month, few could have seen it happening. The Raiders were 10-2 and looked in place to clinch at … Continue reading

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NFL Week 17 Picks, Predictions: Patriots, Chiefs clinch top seeds in AFC

Sunday, Jan. 1 Baltimore Ravens (8-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-9-1) At this point in the season, most teams just want to finish on a high note. Baltimore suffered a devastating loss with the AFC North crown on the line last … Continue reading

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