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Aarik Long

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Contributor to Sports Unbiased and a student at Northwest Whitfield High | Atlanta Hawks | Washington Redskins | Atlanta Braves | Nashville Predators | Georgia Bulldogs

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As we are all aware, Derek Carr went down with a broken fibula during a week 16 blowout of the Colts last season which was the leading factor to the Raiders early exit from the playoffs. The Oakland Raiders lost the final game of the regular season to the Denver Broncos to drop their record to 12-4 moving into the playoffs. During the game with Denver, left tackle Donald Penn sustained a knee injury that would rule him out of their playoff game as well. Without an offensive lineman and the starting quarterback in a pass first offense, the Raiders lost 27-14 to a Houston Texans team that struggled all season and would’ve been an easy...

And then there were two. Saturday night’s games were a couple of classic Final Four battles. In the first matchup, the Gonzaga Bulldogs had a comfortable nine point halftime lead, but gave the lead up after the Gamecocks got hot in the second half. However, Gonzaga’s big men dominated the game and were able to do enough near the end to hold on to a 77-73 victory over a good South Carolina team. In the nightcap, we were treated to one of the best games in tournament history as the North Carolina Tar Heels went into the half with a 39-36 lead but Oregon put together a great second half only to fall just short when the Ducks...

After the Georgetown Hoyas basketball team fired their former head coach, John Thompson III, many accused the school of not having a plan when looking for a new coach, and they just proved everyone wrong hiring Georgetown great Patrick Ewing as their newest head coach. Ewing, who has spent the last 15 years as an assistant coach in the NBA with the last 4 of those in Charlotte, played at Georgetown from 1981 to 1985. During his time as a college player, he averaged 15 points and 9 rebounds, won a National Championship, and was awarded the Naismith Award and Rupp Trophy, as well as being a three time consensus All-American. In fact, he...

On Sunday, Barcelona knocked off Granada 4-1 on goals from Luis Suárez, Paco Alcácer, Ivan Rakitic, and Neymar, despite concern from fans about how the club would perform without Lionel Messi, who missed the match due to a suspension for picking up his fifth booking of the season. Barça came into the game two points behind Real Madrid in the battle atop the table, but couldn’t gain any ground as Los Blancos also picked up three points with a 3-0 victory over Alavés after goals from Karim Benzema, Isco, and Nacho. Barcelona, still sitting behind Real Madrid by two points, has played 29 matches this season just like every almost...

The Cavs aren't the only contenders in the Eastern Conference any more as a young Boston Celtics team has taken first place and are clinging to a half game lead over the reigning champ, Cleveland Cavaliers. Led by the play of 5’9” point guard Isaiah Thomas, who is averaging a team best 29 points per game and just under 6 assists per game, the Celtics have quickly made themselves a top contender in the Eastern Conference. Thomas, the final pick of the 2011 draft, has put together a season worthy of MVP consideration while leading the Celtics to a potential number one seed. Boston also picked up a big addition in the off-season by...

Argentina came out of the Copa América Final in somewhat of a slump after not being able to close out the game and losing 4-2 in penalties. They haven’t been able to get into a solid form, picking up only eleven points in the seven games after the final. This is largely due to the fact that they aren’t performing well against the teams they should be. Argentina lost to Paraguay (8th in CONMEBOL) and picked up draws against Peru (7th in CONMEBOL) and Venezuela (10th in CONMEBOL). As if things weren’t tough enough for Argentina, star forward Lionel Messi has been handed a four game suspension after he was seen throwing his arms...

After controversy among fans about the seeding and a few wild finishes, we have found ourselves ready for the Final Four with an unexpected quartet of teams ready to compete for the title in Phoenix. Two of the four teams are making the first appearance and one of the remaining two is making their first appearance since the very first tournament. While we didn't expect these games, I don't think any fan can complain about the match ups we are going to see in the Final Four as they are shaping up to be a couple of great games. (7) South Carolina Gamecocks vs (1) Gonzaga Bulldogs As we’ve seen thus far, this Gamecocks team has a lot...

1. Numbers don't lie LeBron James has arguably been the best player we've seen over the last twenty years. He carried the Cavaliers to an NBA finals appearance before leaving for Miami to further his legacy. After returning to Cleveland, he continued to show his dominance and has been better than the previous two league MVP recipients, but I think he might be slipping. In LeBron's return to the Cavaliers he's averaging roughly 25 ppg. , two points less than the 27.1 per game in his final season as a Heat player. This year is his lowest scoring season since his rookie campaign in 2003-04 when he averaged just 20.9 points per game, and...

Super Bowl LI Prediction | Seahawks vs. Patriots Rematch? It seems that the Seahawks have overcame their offensive troubles, and because of that, have become one of the hottest teams in the NFL. Their defense has been spectacular all season but with a game against a poor Arizona defense where they only scored six, and a game against Tampa Bay in which they scored five, it's easy to see that for a while at least, the offense struggled to score. They got themselves into scoring position multiple times but it seemed as if they couldn't ever find the end zone. The Patriots, on the other hand, have had no trouble with the offense, even when...