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2018 Stanley Cup Final Preview

Sports PhotoWashington Capitals. Vegas Golden Knights. It’s a matchup nobody would have predicted at the start of the season, or even at the start of the playoffs. That’s just one of the reasons it’s going to be fantastic. Complete Story

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Foul Territory: Freaks, Flags, Flying

Sports PhotoIn this edition of Foul Territory, Johnny Manziel takes his act to the CFL, a Dallas Cowboys wide receiver is caught, and the NFL takes a stand on taking a knee. Complete Story

PGA Tour Preview: Heading to Hogan’s Alley

Sports PhotoBen Hogan won five times at the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial Country Club, dubbed Hogan’s Alley. Dallas-Fort Worth resident Jordan Spieth has a win and two runner-up finishes in the last three years, so he enters this week as an obvious favorite. Complete Story

Top 10 Left-Handed Quarterbacks

Sports PhotoWho are the greatest left-handed quarterbacks in pro football history? SC’s football historian, Brad Oremland, ranks the best lefty quarterbacks, including Steve Young, Ken Stabler, and Michael Vick. Complete Story

UCF and the Great Eight Debate

Sports PhotoSince declaring themselves as national champions, there have been shots fired from both UCF and Alabama. Oddly, just about every shot has been truthful. SC’s Jean Neuberger breaks it down. Complete Story

Sorry, the Supreme Court Doesn’t Help Rose

Sports PhotoMonday’s Supreme Court ruling allowing states to legalize sports betting doesn’t mean Pete Rose suddenly becomes reinstated to baseball or eligible for the Hall of Fame, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

This Blast Was For Mom

Sports PhotoA’s outfielder Stephen Piscotty took a few days off to mourn the loss of his ALS-stricken mother, then hit one out his first time up after returning, giving us a needed feel-good-all-things-considered story after Robinson Cano’s suspension for a banned substance, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

PGA Tour Preview: A New Venue For the Nelson Brings Complaints

Sports PhotoA relatively weak field, led by hometown hero Jordan Spieth, heads to the Dallas Metroplex to take on a new tournament venue amidst complaints form the local golf community, says SC’s Kevin Krest. Complete Story

Liveblogging the WBC Super Bantamweight Championship Fight

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane liveblogs the WBC Super Bantamweight title fight between brawler Azat Hovhannisyan and the lanky Rey Vargas. It was a heck of a fight, and you can read all about it in the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 12

Sports PhotoKevin Harvick passed Martin Truex, Jr. on the final lap to win at Kansas, scoring his fifth victory of the season. The Monster Energy Cup series heads to Charlotte for the All-Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600. Complete Story

NBA Playoffs: Rock, Paper, Scissors

Sports PhotoThe Boston Celtics took down the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1, but let’s not overreact just yet. Or should we? SC’s Robert Campbell takes a look. Complete Story

New Stat: Game Manager Index

Sports PhotoAll football fans recognize the term game manager, in reference to a modestly talented passer who takes few chances, hoping to ride a ground game and defense into the postseason. SC’s Brad Oremland introduces a stat to identify such players. Complete Story

How High is the Bar For Jimmy GQ in 2018?

Sports PhotoIt’s going to be all eyes on Jimmy Garoppolo this season, but what will define success this fall for San Francisco’s new franchise quarterback? SC’s Steve Brenna takes a look at the expectations. Complete Story

PGA Tour Preview: The 17th Hole at TPC Sawgrass Awaits

Sports PhotoLong regarded as the “Fifth Major,” the drama at The Players Championship is unmatched on the PGA Tour. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 11

Sports PhotoKevin Harvick easily distanced himself from the field at Dover, picking up his fourth win of the season. Stewart Haas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer finished second. Check out SC’s power rankings! Complete Story

Albert Pujols at 3,000

Sports PhotoOn the occasion of Albert Pujols’ 3,000th hit, resident St. Louis Cardinals fan Brad Oremland reflects on Pujols’ career, including his constant presence in the MVP conversation, his clockwork .300 seasons, his departure from St. Louis, and his slow march to 3,000 hits and 600 home runs. Complete Story

Making the NBA Lottery Great Again

Sports PhotoIt seems as if the NBA lottery no longer cures the disease it was designed to treat — namely, the “tanking” of games by non-contending teams. SC’s Anthony Brancato makes the case for taking the lottery back to its roots — and doing something else. Complete Story

Injuries, Indifference, Self-Immolation Exile Harvey

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman examines the final fall from grace of the Mets’ one-time Dark Knight, who’s been designated for assignment with the intent of casting him out of New York — this time, for good. Complete Story

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