Editorial

Nelson Agholor EditorialFantasyNFL FeaturedStart Em/Sit Em
September 22, 2018

DFS Plays For Week 3

Week three of the NFL season is here, and I’ve got your DFS targets loaded up and ready to go!
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AFC West / NFC West Featured

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Three Key Matchups: Cowboys vs. Seahawks

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This week's matchup between the Seahawks and the Cowboys is crucial for both teams. The outcome could decide how each teams season ends.

Denver’s Second Half Resurgence Tops Oakland

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Denver's Second Half Resurgence Tops Oakland;For the second week in a row the Broncos endured a close game with a west coast opponent.

What’s Wrong With The Cardinals’ David Johnson?

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The Cardinals have gotten off to a slow start to the season largely due to the struggles of star David Johnson. Why is the running back struggling so much?

Ram vs Chargers Matchup Breakdown

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It’s time for the battle of LA. The Rams and the Chargers are not only trying to win games, but are also fighting for fans in their new city.

Arizona Cardinals vs. Chicago Bears Week Three Preview

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Arizona Cardinals vs. Chicago Bears may be Sam Bradford's last chance to remain the team's starter so we preview all the key matchups this weekend.
Dante Pettis

49ers Need Impact From Two Rookies To Beat Chiefs

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Two Rookies: For the Niners to be successful on Sunday, both players will need to take another step forward in their young careers.
Chargers-Bills

Chargers Bully Bills For First Victory

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Chargers-Bills: After a scorching start that ballooned to a 28-6 halftime lead, Philip Rivers and company took their foot off the gas.
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Kansas City Chiefs Offense Explodes in Pittsburgh

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Kansas City won in Pittsburgh for the first time since 1986 with a 42-37 victory over the Steelers. We take a look at the keys to the Chiefs huge win.

NCAAF

Beavers

Oregon State Beavers Game Day Grades – Week Three

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Oregon State is going to be a team that is going to compete all year. Their offense is explosive right now. They need to improve on defense but are close…
Cougars

Washington State Cougars Game Day Grades – Week Three

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In-State matchups are always interesting, but the Washington State Cougars came away with a big win after week 3. Let's check in and see how they did.
Ducks Football

Oregon Ducks Game Day Grades – Week 3

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Oregon Ducks week 3 grades on the prospects Sports Al Dente will follow all year. How have they measured up three weeks into the season?
Golden Bears

California Golden Bears Game Day Grades – Week 3

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Another update on our 2018 Cal football prospects have come around. Here are performance grades, as well as an outlook into next week's matchup.
Washington Huskies

Washington Huskies Game Day Grades – Week 3

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The Washington Huskies went into a tough road game at Utah and flexed their muscles, winning 21-7 over the Utes. Check out their player grades right here!
Cardinal Football

Stanford Cardinal Game Day Grades – Week 3

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Reviewing the five NFL prospects from the Stanford Cardinal in Week 3.
Utah Utes

Utah Utes Game Day Grades – Week Two

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Utah played Northern Illinois in week two, and despite some ups and downs, they pulled out a solid win. How will they play against Washington?
Oregon State Beavers

Oregon State Beavers Week 2 Game Day Grades

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The Beavers offense picked up where it left off against Ohio State last week. They looked like their emphasis was to run the ball which they did very well.
Ducks

Oregon Ducks Game Day Grades – Week Two

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Oregon's top prospects get graded for their week 2 performance
Trojans

USC Trojans Game Day Grades – Week Two

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The recap from Week 2 against Stanford and the expectations for Week 3 against Texas for the USC Trojans. How did the Al Dente prospects perform?
Cougs

Washington State Cougars Game Day Grades – Week Two

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Week 2 was a great step for the Washington State Cougars, see how they did and look at the prospect preview and know what to watch in the Cougs next…
Husky Football

Washington Huskies Game Day Grades – Week Two

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The Huskies definitely needed a tune up game like this before travelling to Utah this week for a tough road test.

Fantasy Football

Nelson Agholor

DFS Plays For Week 3

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Week three of the NFL season is here, and I’ve got your DFS targets loaded up and ready to go!
Fantasy Football Week 3 Start Em Sit Em

Fantasy Football Week 3 Start Em Sit Em

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Who to start, who to sit, where will the points land next week? Here are some intriguing matchups that savvy owners might exploit and some less favorable looks to maybe…
Ezekiel Elliott

Fantasy Football Week 2 Breakdown

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There were a lot of break out players in week 2, along with some stars that underperformed. Here is how it all broke down.
Week 3 Waiver Wire

Week 3 Waiver Wire Wonders

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Week 3 of the fantasy football season is this weekend and we have assessed the play and determined our updated waiver wire adds.

Editorial

Staples Center Editorial 2FeaturedLos Angeles ClippersNBA Featured
August 9, 2018

LA Clippers Rising Stars

LA Clippers Rising Stars; With only a few months left until the 2018-19 NBA season, it’s time to start tracking the future leaders of the league.

Latest Podcast

The Coach And The Don FeaturedSAD PodcastsThe Coach And The Don
September 18, 2018

Who Are The Top 10 Current QBs In The NFL?

Who are the top 10 current QBs playing in the NFL, right now?! Everyone seems to have an opinion on this, but who as the right opinion?

NBA Featured

Harry Giles

Harry Giles: Sacramento Kings Players To Watch

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A look into why Sacramento Kings forward, Harry Giles, is a player you should watch out for during the upcoming NBA season
Bogdan Bogdanovic

Bogdan Bogdanovic: Sacramento Kings Players To Watch

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A brief look at Bogdan Bogdanovic and why he should breakout this season.
Lonzo Ball

Los Angeles Lakers Rising Star Part II: Lonzo Ball

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Despite all the criticism, Lonzo Ball had a talented first season. His ability to faciliate on offense and ability to defend makes him a potential rising star.
Kyle Kuzma Los Angeles Lakers

Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers Rising Star

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LeBron James is not the only Laker to keep an eye out for. Second year rookie Kyle Kuzma is a rising star with the ability to make his mark in…
Staples Center

LA Clippers Rising Stars

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LA Clippers Rising Stars; With only a few months left until the 2018-19 NBA season, it’s time to start tracking the future leaders of the league.
NBA Summer League

NBA Summer League Finals: Lakers Lose To Trail Blazers, 91-73

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The Los Angeles Lakers, lost to the Portland Trail Blazers, 91-73 on Tuesday night in the Summer League Championship finals.

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The Dive: Uhhh..What…Huh?

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WWE's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view was a good show...until the last 30 seconds. How the return of Brock Lesnar affects WWE and Monday Night Raw.

Top Ten Latin American Wrestlers of All-Time

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There have been a lot of great wrestlers to come from Latin America. We at Sports Al Dente decided to rank the top ten Latin wrestlers of all-time.

The Dive: A Quick Preview Of Hell In A Cell

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WWE's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view is this Sunday, and the buildup to the show has been all over the place. Here's a quick preview of this Sunday's show.
WWE United States Championship

Series: Ranking The Top Ten United States Champions of the 2010’s…So Far

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It's that time, time for the next iteration in our series ranking the best United States champions from each decade. This time. it's the 2010's
WWE Legend

How WWE Changed Sports Entertainment

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Vince K. McMahon Jr. took control of a growing business started by his father Vince J. McMahon Sr.
Shield

The Dive: How We Can Get To A Shield Triple Threat Match At WrestleMania 35

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The Shield made its return last week on Raw to the surprise of many WWE fans. What is the long-term plan for the trio? Who will they face in 2018?