Hero Ball 2.0: How the NBA Playoffs has revived isolation basketball

Hero Ball 2.0: How the NBA Playoffs has revived isolation basketball

There are two constants in the theoretical foundation of modern basketball: evolution and mimicry. A team will evolve to exploit a market inefficiency or analytic finding and find success, others teams will mimic that shift with varying degrees of success, a new paradigm will calcify, another team will evolve to exploit the new market inefficiency […]

Martinez powers Red Sox past Orioles

Martinez powers Red Sox past Orioles

AMERICAN LEAGUE RED SOX 5, ORIOLES 0 BOSTON — J.D. Martinez took plenty of ribbing in the dugout after slicing a short home run inside the Pesky Pole at Fenway Park. A few innings later, he showed his teammates some serious power. Martinez hit two vastly different drives for his first multi-home run game with […]

Oregon lands ex-Alabama OL Dallas Warmack as grad transfer

Oregon lands ex-Alabama OL Dallas Warmack as grad transfer

Oregon bolstered its roster with another graduate transfer on Saturday night. Dallas Warmack, an offensive lineman from Alabama, made it known that he will finish his career with the Ducks. The 6-foot-2, 314-pound Warmack is immediately eligible and has two years remaining. What it means for Oregon Oregon, entering its first season with Mario Cristobal […]

Cavs level up, cruise to dominant Game 3 win

Cavs level up, cruise to dominant Game 3 win

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Cavaliers struggles with the Boston Celtics early in the East finals involved nuance, circumstance and shades of gray. Also, they couldn’t make a 3-pointer, open or contested. Complete coverage | Expert picks | Bracket • 5-on-5: Steph, LeBron and Finals favorites• ESPN Forecast: Who makes, wins Finals?• Is Jose Calderon a […]

2018 Preakness Stakes: Look over the horses in Saturday's race

2018 Preakness Stakes: Look over the horses in Saturday's race

Eight horses are scheduled to break from the starting gates at 5:20 p.m. CDT Saturday in the 143rd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Here’s a rundown on the field (arranged in post position):     Quip returns from his early work at Keeneland with trainer Rodolphe Brisset pic.twitter.com/ic82Wtwi1Z — Meredith Daugherty (@BH_MDaugherty) May […]

Tigers put together late rally for 3-2 win over Mariners

Tigers put together late rally for 3-2 win over Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) Less than a week ago, Matthew Boyd was trying to figure out how to slow a Seattle lineup that included Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz in the middle of the batting order. It was a bit easier for the Detroit left-hander on Thursday night with Cano now suspended and Cruz nursing a sore […]

Dak Prescott sets goal of being best Cowboys QB ever

Dak Prescott sets goal of being best Cowboys QB ever

FRISCO, Texas — Dak Prescott isn’t shying away from high expectations. Asked Wednesday about potentially locking down a mega-contract after 2018, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback talked about bigger things than money. “I want to be the best I can,” Prescott told reporters at the Cowboys’ Reliant Home Run Derby to benefit the Salvation Army at […]

Visionary former SEC commissioner Mike Slive dies at 77

Visionary former SEC commissioner Mike Slive dies at 77

Former Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive, who led the league to a dominant stretch of success previously unseen in college athletics, died Wednesday at the age of 77. Before retiring from his SEC post in 2015, Slive announced that he was beginning treatment following the recurrence of prostate cancer. He had originally been diagnosed in […]

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