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If You Can’t Beat Him, Drill Him: Chickenfish Pitcher

Sports PhotoJose Urena drilling Ronald Acuna, Jr. on the elbow on his first pitch of the night Wednesday was cowardice at minimum. SC’s Jeff Kallman says he needs to be docked post haste, and baseball needs to send a message about throwing at hitters. Complete Story

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For What it’s Werth

Sports PhotoNow-retired Jayson Werth wasn’t quite ready to call it a career last winter, but his uber-agent Scott Boras’s dubious hurry-up-and-wait advice to Werth and other free-agent clients did him no favors. Complete Story

Top 30 NFL Dynasties and the Hall of Fame

Sports PhotoSC’s Brad Oremland takes an extensive look at the greatest dynasties in pro football history, examining whether they’re fairly represented in the Pro Football HOF. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 23

Sports PhotoKevin Harvick posted a dominant win at Michigan, sweeping the stages and leading 108 laps. Brad Keselowski finished second, while Kyle Busch took third. It’s Week 23! Complete Story

Rocking the Bote

Sports PhotoOn Sunday, the Cubs’ David Bote became the first since 1936 to hit a game-winning grand slam with his team down 3-0 and down to its final strike. SC’s Jeff Kallman wonders whether the blow may or may not prove to put paid to the Nats’ season. Complete Story

Why Does Major League Baseball Ignore the South?

Sports PhotoMajor League Baseball has only five teams in the South, tied with the NHL (!) for the fewest of the four major sports leagues (the NBA has 10 and the NFL has 9). SC’s Anthony Brancato explains why there is simply no justification for this scenario. Complete Story

Slant Pattern Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane touches on college football coaches in the hot seat, whether West Virginia and their start QB will meet expectations, and how to make amends for the shame of football fandom. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 22

Sports PhotoChase Eliott held off Martin Truex, Jr. down the stretch to win at Watkins Glen, earning his first career Cup win. Truex ran out of gas and finished second, while Kyle Busch finished third. Check out the rankings! Complete Story

Does Size Matter For Running Backs? 2018 Update

Sports PhotoIt’s 4th-and-goal. The regular RB comes out, replaced by a 245-lb. behemoth and extra blockers. You see this frequently in the NFL, but does it work? SC’s Brad Oremland examines whether big backs are better. Complete Story

The New Boston Massacre

Sports PhotoFour decades ago, the Boston Massacre meant the New York Yankees beginning a classic Boston Red Sox breakage. In 2018, it means the Red Sox possibly beginning an AL East runaway at the Yankees’ expense. Complete Story

“Propping” Up NFL Playoff Chances

Sports PhotoWith the NFL preseason about to get underway for each team, SC’s Ross Lancaster looks at some prop bets for teams making the playoffs, missing the playoffs, or winning their divisions. Complete Story

Where’s the Greener Grass?

Sports PhotoSometimes, a coaching carousel can spit out some interesting connections. SC’s Jonathan Lowe digs into how some college football coaches will try to see each other eye-to-eye … from far away. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 21

Sports PhotoKyle Busch, starting near the back of the field, roared to the front to win the Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono. Busch leads the Monster Energy Cup standings, with Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex, Jr. following. Complete Story

Hot Takes From College Football’s Media Days

Sports PhotoMedia Days generally stir the pot for college football discussion. SC’s Jean Neuberger provides his opinion to some of the hottest topics discussed, including interesting quotes from Larry Fedora and Nick Saban. Complete Story

2018 Tour De France Recap

Sports PhotoSC’s Brad Oremland recaps the 105th edition of cycling’s most famous race, including the success of Geraint Thomas and Julian Alaphilippe, the dullness of Team Sky, and summaries of the four jersey competitions, plus team evaluations. Complete Story

Josh Hader is Okay, John Middlekauff is Not

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes on a pretty bad, bad take by sportswriter John Middlekauff about Josh Hader. It’s appropriate to bear in mind the stupidity one oozes at 17, but not to just shrug off racism and homophobia. Complete Story

Exciting Finish Makes British Open One to Remember

Sports PhotoBetween a six-way tie going into the final day, Tiger being competitive for once, and some unruly crowd members, The British Open was as exciting as golf gets. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 20

Sports PhotoKevin Harvick bumped Kyle Busch out of the lead and raced to the win in the New Hampshire 301. Busch took second, while Aric Almirola finished third, and Martin Truex, Jr. took fourth. Check out Week 20! Complete Story

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