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January 14, 2020 - 1:07 pm
The hot stove hasn't quite simmered down yet. While it appears unlikely that Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts or Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor will be dealt before the season begins, the future is much less certain for Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and Chicago...Read more
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January 14, 2020 - 8:28 am
As Conference Championship Sunday looms in the NFL, we're potentially zeroing in on a Kansas City Chiefs-Green Bay Packers Super Bowl matchup, one that would be a dream for the NFL's marketing team. It's not the 100th Super Bowl, but to have the same two franchises that played in the inaugural...Read more
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January 12, 2020 - 9:18 pm
2020 Conference Championship Week may be the clearest indication yet that we're seeing a changing of the guard among the NFL's hierarchy. For the first time since 2011, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will not play in the AFC Championship Game. 2020 will be the first time since 2003 that one...Read more
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January 12, 2020 - 11:01 am
There's two weeks - Conference Championship Week and Super Bowl Week - remaining on the 2019-20 NFL schedule. This offseason will feature a potentially historic quarterback class in free agency, one that might include as many as four future Hall of Famers. And yet, the only quarterback set to...Read more
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January 10, 2020 - 10:51 am
Former NBA Champion Kendrick Perkins isn't one to mince words. And Kevin Durant - who he was teammates with on the Oklahoma City Thunder for four-and-a-half seasons - isn't shy about responding to critics on social media. Those two dynamics intersected Thursday night. Thursday, Russell Westbrook...Read more
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January 10, 2020 - 7:56 am
Here's a fun idea. According to Jayson Stark of The Athletic , MLB decision makers have at least discussed a potentially interesting solution to making the DH universal: "But wait! Here’s one possible wrinkle that has been kicked around in behind-the-scene brainstorming sessions: How about a rule...Read more
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January 09, 2020 - 10:25 am
Set aside speculation about the future of Tom Brady, what Mike McCarthy's hiring in Dallas means and questions about how the Cleveland Browns will proceed organizationally. There will be a time and place to reflect on those topics. Just not this weekend. We're down to the final eight teams of the...Read more
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January 07, 2020 - 8:35 am
The phrase "changing of the guard" is perhaps an overused cliche in sports talk, but it seems appropriate to use ahead of the NFL Divisional Round playoffs. In Wild Card Weekend, the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, the last two Super Bowl Champions, were eliminated. Whether Tom Brady'...Read more
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January 06, 2020 - 7:00 am
It will be hard to top arguably the greatest Wild Card Weekend in NFL postseason history, but January football has a way one one-upping itself. The Tennessee Titans, fresh off of defeating Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, will travel to Baltimore to face NFL MVP favorite Lamar Jackson and...Read more
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January 05, 2020 - 6:58 pm
The 2010s featured some brutal postseason losses in Philadelphia sports. The 2020s started off in a similar fashion. While perhaps not as painful as Ryan Howard tearing his achilles on the final out of Game 5 of the 2011 NLDS or Kawhi Leonard eliminating the Sixers in Game 7 of the 2019 Eastern...Read more
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