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Peeking Forward to Round Two

Sports PhotoThe 2015 NBA playoffs thus far have seen as many lopsided series scores as SC’s Ross Lancaster can remember. But the likely early endings of much of the first round might end up producing a nice second round, including three matchups we can already be confident of seeing. Complete Story

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A Wild Weekend in Kansas City

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman still can’t believe how questionably the Kansas City Royals went to war with the Oakland A’s over one questionable late Friday takeout slide. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 8

Sports PhotoMatt Kenseth won at Bristol, surviving a rain delay and a late challenge from Jimmie Johnson. Jeff Gordon took third, while Brad Keselowski’s wreck ruined his day and that of his teammate, Joey Logano. Complete Story

Sports Heaven

Sports PhotoWe love sports because sometimes, the unbelievable happens. Unfortunately, great competitors don’t always get what they deserve. SC’s Brad Oremland takes readers on a tour of his personal sports heaven, focusing on NFL, NBA, and MLB. Complete Story

One-Year Wonders Equals Long-Term Success

Sports PhotoDuke’s recent national championship was centered around freshman players who stayed for just a year. SC’s Jean Neuberger writes that the sport’s trend of one-year players isn’t going away anytime soon. Complete Story

No Clear-Cut Favorite in NHL’s Western Conference

Sports PhotoIn the Eastern Conference, the New York Rangers are the clear favorite. In the Western Conference, things aren’t nearly as cut and dry. SC’s Mike Chen takes a closer look at the fatal flaws of each Western team as we head into the Stanley Cup playoffs. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 7

Sports PhotoJimmie Johnson took the win at Texas, outlasting Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. for his second win of the year. Harvick finished second and remained atop the Sprint Cup points standings. Complete Story

NFL Drafts in Hindsight: 2005-2011

Sports PhotoWhy forecast the future and risk being wrong? With the 2015 NFL draft approaching, SC’s Brad Oremland delves into the past, taking advantage of hindsight to analyze the best and worst choices for every NFL draft from 2005-2011. Complete Story

A Smart Move?

Sports PhotoFormer VCU coach Shaka Smart finally moved on from his mid-major success to lead a major program at Texas. SC’s Corrie Trouw says Smart’s future wins, not his past record, will be all that matter from now on. Complete Story

NBA Week in Review

Sports PhotoIn this week’s NBA review, the Warriors locked up home-court advantage, Shaun Livingston goes low on Dirk, the Suns’ Morris twins play “jump” ball, and the Lakers lose a franchise-worst 56th game. Complete Story