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article June 22, 2017

Going Back to The Future In Baseball

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Twenty years is a long time. The world will change a lot more than baseball will in 20 years, and baseball can't help but evolve. If you look at an MLB game from 1997 -- 20 years ago -- it barely looks like the same game. Here's how much has changed. More»
kluber article June 21, 2017

Playoff Odds Report: June Edition

Every month, we take a look at the MLB playoff picture with the help of Baseball Prospectus' Playoff Odds Report. This month, the numbers show that the Rays and Indians are surging while Brewers fans may have something to worry about. More»
KnicksFans article June 21, 2017

The Perils of Being a Knicks Fan

Even though most of my 17 years as a Knicks fan has been miserable, I've stuck with them through some of the lowest points of the franchise. But if Phil Jackson ends up trading Kristaps Porzingis, that might be the last straw. More»
warrior_whitehouse article June 20, 2017

Debatable Me: Warriors and POTUS

There is much discussion about whether the Golden State Warriors should visit President Donald Trump at the White House to celebrate a title after being outspoken against his political policies. Here, I debate the hot topic ... with myself. More»
Arenado article June 19, 2017

The Making of a Signature Moment

When teams are destined for greatness, they often have a signature moment during the season which validates their surprising success. For the Rockies, that moment may have come on Sunday, when Nolan Arenado crushed a walk-off home run to hit for the cycle. More»
GettyImages-695319902 article June 16, 2017

Dive Into Five: The Weekend Watch List

Father's Day Weekend is here, which means the headlining event of the sports week is the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills in Wisconsin. Here's our weekly guide to the most essential sporting events to watch over the weekend. More»
TorturedNBAFans2017 article June 16, 2017

Most Tortured NBA Fan Bases: 2017

Now that the Warriors have established themselves as a true juggernaut, the rest of the NBA continues to wonder if there's any stopping them. That leads to a lot of angst, with some fans enduring more than others. Let's measure the misery. More»
chooreynoldsspan_3 article June 15, 2017

Longest Active All-Star Snubs

Bryan LaHair's miraculous performance at the start of 2012 catapulted him into the All-Star Game. Who, among active players with the most games played, has a chance to do the same this season? We have a suggestion or two. More»
edwinjackson article June 14, 2017

Edwin Jackson's Baseball Saga

Edwin Jackson has played for 12 different teams and has experienced baseball's greatest highs, from winning a World Series to throwing a no-hitter. But after getting cut by the Orioles, this may be the end of the road for the hurler. Let's take a look back at his marvelous journey. More»
best-without-title article June 13, 2017

10 Best players without a title

Kevin Durant was arguably the best player in sports without a title to his name, and that streak ended on Monday night. What other future Hall-of-Fame players, then, bear the burden of missing that one final puzzle piece on their storied resumes? More»
pulisic article June 12, 2017

Christian Pulisic is USMNT's Future

The USMNT managed to play to a 1-1 draw at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, all but securing their spot in the World Cup. But maybe even more important than the action on the pitch was the realization that US soccer now has a superstar, and his name is Christian Pulisic. More»
nashfans article June 10, 2017

Dive Into Five: The Weekend Watch List

Your weekly sports viewing guide includes the Belmont Stakes (yes, it's fun to watch even without the Triple Crown potential), a win-or-go-home Stanley Cup Final game in Nashville and the USMNT in action at Estadio Azteca. More»
MikeLeake-1 article June 9, 2017

Cards Still Looking For Answers

The Cardinals have been slumping lately, losing seven in a row on their recent road trip. They've been able to get back on track before (and still can), but the perennial contender still could face a dilemma around the Trade Deadline. More»
dempsey article June 7, 2017

USMNT World Cup Qualifying FAQ

Sure, the USMNT has been in every World Cup since 1990, but things are getting a little dicey this time around. Currently tied for fourth in the qualifying bracket, Team USA still has a few hurdles to overcome to continue the streak. More»
Schmidt article June 6, 2017

Schmidt Way Off Base On Herrera

Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt told a Philadelphia radio station on Tuesday that current Phillies third baseman Obudel Herrera was "not the type of player you build around" because of a "language barrier." Here's why he was clearly wrong. More»
stros article June 6, 2017

2017's Biggest Baseball Surprises

Entering every baseball season, predictions abound and we think we have it all figured out. And every year, within the season's first few weeks, all our assumptions are usually proven wildly wrong. What, then, have been the 10 biggest baseball surprises in 2017? More»
Game2_dejavu article June 5, 2017

NBA Finals: Deja Vu All Over Again

The Warriors have blown out the Cavs in two straight games for a 2-0 lead in the Finals. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love look lost. Steph Curry is sizzling and Golden State looks like a well-oiled machine. Wait, doesn't this seem at all familiar? More»
CrosbySubban-1 article June 3, 2017

Dive Into Five: The Weekend Watch List

Your weekly sports viewing guide includes Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, plenty of great baseball games ... and an after-hours soccer match that could be very compelling (if you can stay awake). More»
harper_Judge_2 article June 2, 2017

Early Season MLB Awards Update

It's never to early to look into which players are the front-runners for the end-of-season baseball awards. Through one-third of the campaign, some names are rising to the top of the pack ... and we might have a dual MVP/RoY winner this year! More»
harvey article June 1, 2017

May's 10 Dumbest Sports Stories

Believe it or not, there are a lot of dumb sports stories created each month (crazy, I know). We continue to keep track of them, and May featured a mound fight, a flippin' mascot and the world's worst strikeout. More»

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