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John Paul Starkey is a graduate of Western New England University. He likes the St. Louis Cardinals, New England Patriots, Taco Bell and U2 way more than a normal person should.

NFL Week 16 picks

John Paul Starkey returns for yet another week and picks the winner of each and every Week 16 game around the NFL.

Pierzynski deal makes sense

Though many fans around baseball dislike him, the Rangers made an excellent decision by agreeing to terms with A.J. Pierzynski on a one-year contract.

Ross, Pierzynski meet with Rangers

Rangers officials met with Cody Ross and A.J. Pierzynski on Wednesday, as Texas looks to fill offensive voids left by Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli.

Texas' quiet offseason isn't bad

Rangers fans have watched Mike Napoli, Koji Uehara and Ryan Dempster agree to terms with the Red Sox, while Josh Hamilton signed with the rival Angels. Still, the Rangers are in a better position than either Boston or Los Angeles.

Mavs set to host Sixers, Heat

The Dallas Mavericks return home on Tuesday looking to snap a three-game losing streak, as Rick Carlisle's Mavs will play host to the 76ers and Heat this week.

Spencer stepping up for Cowboys

Anthony Spencer has stepped up on defense, setting career-highs in sacks and tackles so far in 2012.

Cowboys set to host Saints in Week 16

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints come to Cowboys Stadium in Week 16, as the Dallas Cowboys look to move closer to a playoff berth.

Cowboys guaranteed winning December

After defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 15, the Dallas Cowboys are guaranteed to have a winning December.

Sims concussed in win

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Ernie Sims suffered a concussion in Week 15.

Week 15 picks

JP Starkey picks the winner of each and every game in Week 15 -- perhaps the most important week of the entire NFL season.

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