MLB Opening Day Finally Arrives

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   It’s been a tough season already for Braves fans, losing three pitchers to surgeries during Spring Training.

   Atlanta has lost three key arms in Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy to Tommy John surgery, and Mike Minor for a good portion of the season.

   Rookie sensation Julio Teheran has been called upon to the be the ace of this staff, earlier than anticipated, but he appears to be up to the task.

   The Braves already lost a lot of leadership and firepower from former catcher Brian McCann, and these recent losses are only going to make their 2014 season tougher.

   They are depending on rebound campaigns from Dan Uggla and BJ Upton, with hopes that the lineup will be able to provide the skeleton staff enough run support.

   Atlanta has had to dive a little more into their farm system, in order to compensate for the losses, but do have free agent-signing Ervin Santana getting extra innings in Triple-A.

   One thing’s for sure, you never know how a baseball season can go for any team.

   Click here for a preview of Opening Day.

SEC teams could meet for championship

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   Florida continues to cruise through their competition, while Kentucky re-writes their season in the NCAA tournament.

   The Wildcats have eliminated both teams from last year’s championship game, with the latest being Michigan, and could easily find themselves in the title game this year.

   The Gators have the taller task in the Final Four, when they take on a surging UConn team, while Kentucky will have a favorable matchup against Wisconsin.

   Click here for a recap of the Elite Eight action.

   As dismal as the rest of the conference has been this season, the SEC has both of its powerhouse programs positioned to meet for the National Championship.

   Florida edged Kentucky for the SEC title, but that could be a different story Monday.

   SEC fans will be pulling for this matchup, with the Final Four tipping off Saturday.

Malzahn meets with former Auburn recruit Jovon Robinson

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   Bryant Matthews of Auburn Undercover reports that Head Coach Gus Malzahn, Offensive Coordinator Rhett Lashlee, and Running Backs coach Tim Horton met with former Tigers commit Jovon Robinson on Wednesday.

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   Auburn signed the nation’s top JUCO prospect in this recent class, with receiver D’Haquille Williams, and now they’re after this year’s.

   Robinson signed with Auburn back in 2012, but became the focal point of an investigation with his transcripts.

   He told reporters last season that he wanted to play for Alabama, despite them not even recruiting him.

   The fact that three key members of the Auburn staff met with the former recruit says that Robinson could be dusting off his old practice jersey next offseason.