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Preoccupied With 1985

Sports PhotoBaseball fans in Kansas City have a reason to smile for the first time in a long time. SC’s Jonathan Lowe is among them. But he’s also found a “kindred spirit” fan base that thirsts for their own postseason glory. Complete Story

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NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 29

Sports PhotoJeff Gordon won an uneventful race at Dover and automatically qualified for the Chase’s “Contender” round. He joins 11 other driver as the Sprint Cup series heads to Kansas. Check out SC’s power rankings! Complete Story

NFL Week 4 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoThe Patriots got blown out on Monday Night Football. Is it time to worry about an aging Tom Brady? SC’s Brad Oremland also examines running QBs, puntless games, goal-line punting, and which player looks like a character from the Goonies. Complete Story

George Shuba, RIP: Making History Serenely

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers George (Shotgun) Shuba — the first white teammate to shake Jackie Robinson’s hand after a home run, in an iconic photograph; the first National League batter to hit a pinch home run in World Series history. Complete Story

Injuries Make Impacts Before Opening Night

Sports PhotoAs the old saying goes, you can’t win the Stanley Cup in October, but you can certainly lose it. Significant injuries put teams in immediate jeopardy, and difficult starts can often derail a season even before it starts. Here are three situations that will wreak major havoc on their teams. Complete Story

Jeter, Overmatched, But Not Outclassed

Sports PhotoThe New York Yankees are out of the races, and Derek Jeter’s farewell tour is almost over. SC’s Jeff Kallman looks at an icon who is too classy to deny he’s become only too human at long enough last. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 4

Sports PhotoThe Bears host the Packers in a pivotal NFC North contest, while Steve Smith welcomes the Panthers to Baltimore. Meanwhile, Miami and Oakland take in a change of scenery in Oakland, while the Saints and Cowboys go at it in Dallas. Complete Story

An Exhaustive Taxonomy of Non-Conference Scheduling

Sports PhotoAs the college football season shifts into league play, SC’s Corrie Trouw examines the five types of non-conference games teams schedule and picks out best- and worst-case scenarios for each. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 28

Sports PhotoJoey Logano won at New Hampshire and clinched a position in the next round of the Chase For the Cup. Four drivers will be eliminated from Cup contention after Sunday’s race at Dover. Check out SC’s latest NASCAR power rankings. Complete Story

NFL Week 3 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoA dramatic divisional game in Philadelphia was marred by the brawl between Chris Baker and Jason Peters, and Joe Buck’s self-righteous reaction. SC’s Brad Oremland on that, plus an amazing stat about Arian Foster, and this year’s HOF nominees. Complete Story


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