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Adam Engel robbed 3 home runs in a single week

It was quite a week for Chicago White Sox center fielder Adam Engel, who robbed Indians first baseman Yonder Alonso of a home run on Sunday. Leaping over the wall was a familiar pose for Engel, who took two other home runs away in the last seven days. …

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The NBA deserves plenty of blame for the NCAA’s foolish youth basketball reforms

The NCAA, staggering through a crisis of its own creation, announced reforms last week that doubled down on the lie of amateurism while offering modest concessions to elite basketball players who walk through its ranks. The most important concessions a…

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The NBA deserves plenty of blame for the NCAA’s foolish youth basketball reforms

The NCAA, staggering through a crisis of its own creation, announced reforms last week that doubled down on the lie of amateurism while offering modest concessions to elite basketball players who walk through its ranks. The most important concessions a…

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Orioles eliminated from AL East, with 46 games left on the schedule

The Baltimore Orioles are historically bad in 2018, and they aren’t alone. Keep track here as they rack up the losses at an uncommon rate. The bottom line Current record: 35-81 (.302) 162-game pace: 49-113 Teams with 115+ losses in the modern era: 4 120 – 1962 Mets 119 – 2003 Tigers 117 – 1916 A&

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NFL preseason 2018, Week 1: Highlights and results from Thursday

Follow along with us as we live blog the Browns-Giants and Texans-Chiefs games. Deshaun Watson’s return was just a dip of his toes in the water The preseason debut for the Texans was Watson’s first game back from an ACL tear that ended his spectacular 2017 season. Houston played it really safe

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5 questions about the NBA’s weird 2018 Christmas schedule

The NBA released key games from the 2018-19 season schedule on Wednesday, including opening week national TV games, the Christmas Day schedule, and the docket for Martin Luther King Day. December 25 is really the marquee day on the calendar, and the pe…

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Ranking Thursday’s 12 NFL preseason games in order of watchability

Preseason football! It’s here and we’re being rewarded — uh, I guess — with 12 games tonight to satisfy our NFL cravings. But really, the preseason might not be that bad this year. You may want to turn the games off after the first quarter, but in case you’re debating which games to watch

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5 reasons the 1st week of the NFL preseason is worth watching

The 2018 NFL preseason kicked off last Thursday when the Baltimore Ravens fended off the Chicago Bears at the Hall of Fame Game. It was, uh, not especially good football. Neither the Ravens nor Bears gave their regular-season starting quarterbacks a si…

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What’s the best version of ‘Madden’?

A lot of people’s favorite video game is the one they played first or the most as a kid. That’s especially true for sports video games, which generally iterate on a formula in such a way that it can be difficult to distinguish between the different versions. The Madden NFL franchise, which celebrates

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How would you change the NBA’s Christmas schedule?

The NBA released its opening-week, Christmas Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day schedule on Wednesday, and while some of the games were headline-worthy, others didn’t live up to the hype. You can find all the games that have been made public here. So three members of the SB Nation NBA team talked

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It’s OK to want to watch the NFL preseason this year

Every year, the allure and appeal of a new NFL season is always stifled by the reminder that preseason football is usually insufferably boring. While many of the big names sit, the preseason recycles the retread names that we’ve seen fail over and over. It can be a drag watching the same players

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It’s OK to want to watch the NFL preseason this year

Every year, the allure and appeal of a new NFL season is always stifled by the reminder that preseason football is usually insufferably boring. While many of the big names sit, the preseason recycles the retread names that we’ve seen fail over and over. It can be a drag watching the same players

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Which NBA teams will tank in 2018-19?

We’re still two months away from the tip-off of the 2018-19 NBA season — as Wednesday’s limited schedule release painfully reminds us — but we have enough sense of teams’ goals to make a pretty bold statement. That is that only one out of the 30 teams in the league — the Atlanta Hawks — will

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It’s OK to want to watch the NFL preseason this year

Every year, the allure and appeal of a new NFL season is always stifled by the reminder that preseason football is usually insufferably boring. While many of the big names sit, the preseason recycles the retread names that we’ve seen fail over and over. It can be a drag watching the same players

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It’s OK to want to watch the NFL preseason this year

Every year, the allure and appeal of a new NFL season is always stifled by the reminder that preseason football is usually insufferably boring. While many of the big names sit, the preseason recycles the retread names that we’ve seen fail over and over. It can be a drag watching the same players

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It’s OK to want to watch the NFL preseason this year

Every year, the allure and appeal of a new NFL season is always stifled by the reminder that preseason football is usually insufferably boring. While many of the big names sit, the preseason recycles the retread names that we’ve seen fail over and over. It can be a drag watching the same players

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