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NFL Rookies Are Shocked By Madden Rankings

EA Sports Madden series is one of the largest, and most popular video games in the country.Growing up you dream that one day you can actually play in the NFL, and have your own player in the legendary game.

For this years NFL rookies they got a reality check when their Madden rankings were revea

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Saratoga Sunday Picks

Saratoga picks for Sunday, July 20th.

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Saratoga Saturday Picks

Picks for Saturday July, 19th.

Race 1: Kamarius - Luck of the Kitten - The Truth Or Else

Race 2: Groupthink - Sol the Freud - Handy Stan

Race 3: Contrary Opinion - Cosmic Gold - Taghleeb

Race 4: Blame Jim - Money Changer - Smithereen

Race 5: Cherokee Artist - Piquant - Be Bullish

Race 6: Vischer Ferry (BB) - Thurgood - Boston Strong

Race 7: Cinco Charlie - Nonna's Boy - Bessie's Boy

Race 8: Da Mi Basia Mille (BB) - Tasmona - Divine Luck

Race 9: Battle Force - Casino Dan - Pyrite Mountain

Race 10: Strathnaver (BB) - Alterite - Stephanie's Kitten

Race 11: All Included - Alarmed Ndangerous - Alakazan Alakazan

*ST = Sure Thing

*BB = Best Bet

Saratoga Race Course Opening Weekend
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Saratoga Opening Day Picks

Friday is opening day at Saratoga, and the picks are in.

Race 1: Kowboy Boots - Successful Brothers - Goodnewsisnonews

Race 2: Overspending (ST) - Wall Street Lady - Aimone

Race 3: Fashion Alert (ST) - Evrybdymstgetstonz(BB) - Tulira's Star

Race 4: Mumtaazah - Magsamelia - Judy Legend

Race 5: Can'thelpbelieving (ST) - Special Agent - Papy

Race 6: Saluda - Full Tap - Graeme Crackers

Race 7: Joes Blazing Aaron - Monument Hill - Tiz Sardonic Joe

Race 8: Ballerina Belle - Aventure Love - Kiss Me Lola

Race 9: Storming Inti - Tourist - Cabo Cat

Race 10: Maura's Pass (BB)- Chasing Paradise - Winter Wish

*(ST) = Sure Thing, expect the horse to win.

*(BB) = Best Bet, horse likely to finish within the top three at longer odds.

Follow me on Twitter @Joe_1045 for live advice and updates throughout the Saratoga meet!

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2014 NBA Finals - Game Five
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NBA Discussing Midseason Tournament

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has made an immediate impact since replacing the great David Stern on Feb. 1. Silver is currently in Las Vegas attending the NBA summer league.

After the series of games yesterday Silver met with reporters to touch on a few subjects, and to discuss ideas that the NBA is currently reviewing

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Gillette Home Run Derby
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Giancarlo Stanton Hits Jaw Dropping HR

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was the fan favored to win the 2014 Home Run Derby.

On his way to leading the National League with six home runs in the 1st round. Stanton left his mark with this home run blast, that looked like it was hit with Thors hammer

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Dominic Moore is nominated for Best Comeback Athlete (Getty Images).
Dominic Moore is nominated for Best Comeback Athlete (Getty Images).
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ESPYs Preview Part 4: Best Comeback Athlete

The ESPYs are coming up tomorrow and we're continuing to break down all categories involving your favorite New York teams/athletes. Today we roll with "Best Comeback Athlete."

Category: Best Comeback Athlete

New York Athlete Involved: Dominic Moore, New York Rangers

The Rest of the Field: Josh Beckett, Sidney Crosby, Russell Westbrook

About Moore: An unbelievable story, Moore sat out 18 months after the death of his wife. He returned to the ice in 2013-14 and scored the game-winning goal

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Joe Bianchino, 1045theteam.com
Joe Bianchino, 1045theteam.com
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Reading The Saratoga Post Parade

Do you remember the first time Neo saw the Matrix - that dizzying display of scrolling code?  He saw no rhyme nor reason nor pattern - just a furious loop of unexplainable binary.  With time, though, with experience, and tutelage, he began to see the woman-in-the-red-dress for the trees.  In other words, he figured it out.

This is as close as I can come to explaining what it's like to, for the first time, survey the past performance program at Saratoga.  Like Neo, you won't have a clue what you're looking at.  But, also like Neo, you'll get the hang of it.  To help, we've detailed what information can be found where and explained what it means in relation to an actual horse race.

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Giancarlo Stanton is the early favorite tonight in the Home Run Derby (Getty Images).
Giancarlo Stanton is the early favorite tonight in the Home Run Derby (Getty Images).
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MLB Home Run Derby Primer

As major league baseball takes a break from its grueling schedule for the all-star game on Tuesday, today we are given the joy of the Home Run Derby. The Derby is one of the signature events of any all-star event

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Joe Bianchino, 1045theteam.com
Joe Bianchino, 1045theteam.com
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Getting Around Saratoga

In just a few days, it will officially be post time.  And party time.

Let's get you ready.

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Miami Heat v New York Knicks - Game Four
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Carmelo Anthony Set To Stay With Knicks

Just a day after LeBron James goes back to Cleveland. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that Carmelo Anthony is set to re-sign with the New York Knicks.

The Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers were told to move on with there free agency. There has be

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Tim Cahill shoots for the NY Red Bulls (Getty Images).
Tim Cahill shoots for the NY Red Bulls (Getty Images).
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Breaking Down the ESPYs: Part 1

Once a year, during the major league all-star break, professional athletes congregate for the ESPY Awards, the sports version of the Oscars -- or anything else that involves pretty people on a red carpet

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