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NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 4

Sports PhotoRyan Newman gambled by not pitting and pulled out the win in the Camping World 500 at Phoenix. Kyle Larson took second for the third time this season and took over the points lead, says SC’s Jeffrey Boswell. Complete Story

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Dallas Green, RIP: Toughness to Tragedy

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers Dallas Green, “the toughest SOB you’ll ever play for,” who was brought to his knees when his little granddaughter was killed in the 2011 attack that wounded an Arizona Congresswoman. Complete Story

NFL’s Most Dominant Wins of 2013-15

Sports PhotoSC’s Brad Oremland continues to examine the NFL’s most dominant wins (and most embarrassing losses) in recent years, including a pair of Thanksgiving blowouts, a 52-0 shutout, and a 42-0 halftime lead. Complete Story

NCAA Tournament: From 64 to 16

Sports PhotoAs the NCAA field has been whittled down from 64 to 16 teams, SC’s Jean Neuberger takes a glance at what this past weekend’s slate of games revealed about the current state of affairs in college basketball. Complete Story

NCAA Tournament: Bracket Bluster

Sports PhotoIt’s NCAA tournament time, that time of year when 67 games are ultimately overshadowed by one game — the guessing game. SC’s Jeffrey Boswell gives his picks and very non-statistical analysis. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 3

Sports PhotoMartin Truex, Jr. dominated all three stages to win at Las Vegas, while Kyle Busch attacked Joey Logano after the race, leaving Busch bloodied. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s NASCAR power rankings! Complete Story

Ranking the Top QBs in Total Statistical Production

Sports PhotoSC’s Brad Oremland takes a detailed statistical look at the greatest quarterbacks in the history of professional football, including an ordered ranking of the Top 100, with three active players in the Top 20. Complete Story

New Book Reviews Catfish Hunter’s Free Agency

Sports Photo“Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic” reviews the 1970s Oakland Athletics and the chicaneries that led to Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter’s groundbreaking, pre-Messersmith free agency, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

The Curious Case of Nick Kyrgios

Sports PhotoNick Kyrgios is coming off an outstanding 2016 campaign and has picked up where he left off in 2017, convincingly beating Novak Djokovic in Mexico. He seems poised to win multiple slams. But SC’s Kevin Beane tells us why he might not. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 2

Sports PhotoBrad Keselowski capitalized on Kevin Harvick’s speeding penalty to win at Atlanta. Kyle Larson took second, while Matt Kenseth finished third. Check out SC’s Week 2 NASCAR power rankings! Complete Story

T.Y. Hilton: All-Pro

Sports PhotoIn 2016, the Indianapolis Colts’ T.Y. Hilton led the NFL in receiving yardage, yet he failed to receive any support from the Associated Press all-pro voting panel. SC’s Brad Oremland examines reasons for the snub and makes a case on Hilton’s behalf. Complete Story

The Rhythm With the Boogie

Sports PhotoThe DeMarcus Cousins trade appeared to be a coup for the New Orleans Pelicans. But can this new influx of talent eventually push the team over the top? SC’s Jonathan Lowe finds some answers to the contrary. Complete Story

What’s Up in Washington?

Sports PhotoIt seems like business as usual in the NBA. Upon closer examination, however, there’s a strange obstacle on the horizon. In Washington, this obstacle is affectionately known as the Washington Wizards. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 1

Sports PhotoKurt Busch took the lead on the final lap to win the Daytona 500. Ryan Blaney finished second, while A.J. Allmendinger took third. Check out SC’s NASCAR power rankings! Complete Story

Over/Under: New NFL Coaches

Sports PhotoSix of the NFL’s 32 teams have changed head coaches since the start of the 2016 regular season. SC’s Brad Oremland evaluates the new hires, and examines their situations, producing an over/under figure on how long each tenure will last. Complete Story

How the Celtics Won the Deadline By Standing Pat

Sports PhotoThe conventional wisdom after the trade deadline has been that the Boston Celtics “lost” by not giving up draft picks and valuable pieces for an all-star like Jimmy Butler or Paul George. SC’s Ross Lancaster writes about how wrong that line of thinking is, and how Boston is truly a winner. Complete Story

Let’s Negotiate Sensibly About Baseball’s Game Pace

Sports PhotoBaseball commissioner Rob Manfred tells the players’ union, “Talk, or else!” about pace-of-game changes to come. SC’s Jeff Kallman says, “Talk, period,” and consider all angles of all prospective changes. Complete Story

The DeMarcus Cousins Trade: Why, Kings?

Sports PhotoThe Sacramento Kings made a terrible decision in trading big man DeMarcus Cousins, especially given what they got in return. SC’s Kevin Beane tries to make sense of it, but is ultimately stumped. Complete Story