Great Expectations?

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Training camp is almost here and it's time to start wondering what the Carolina Panthers will be in 2019. The 2018 campaign ended badly, with the Panthers finishing 7-9, missing the playoffs and seeing quarterback Cam Newton heading into off-season surgery.  The future looked grim for the black and blue, but things have changed. This …

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Bases Loaded: Mid-Season Report

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Welcome in to the premier baseball blog on ESPNUpstate.com! For those who aren't familiar, Bases Loaded was originally a baseball podcast I did in Orlando. I then created this segmented blog to accompany the show. So, now that the blog is back stay tuned for more baseball contend on the ESPN Upstate Digital Network in podcast form as well!

You’re Up, Red Sox

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Over the past few weeks, we've seen some monster contracts in baseball, from Bryce Harper's monster deal with the Phillies, to Mike Trouts even bigger contract extension with the Angels. Now it's time for the Red Sox to put up or shut up, or they could be without a generational talent in two years. The …

Really LBJ?

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I think it may be happening...I think I might be turning on LeBron James. Now, seeing him in that god awful purple and gold doesn't help, but this goes beyond my Sacramento Kings homer-dom...this is about something LBJ said. With just 25-games left in the regular season, the Lakers are sitting 3-games out of the …