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    J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans made quite an impression on the football field in 2012. The second-year pro finished with 20.5 sacks, 23 tackles for loss and 16 passes defended — numbers good enough to earn him the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award. Watt is also making a huge impression off […]
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  • Reds’ Todd Frazier promises home run, delivers

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