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NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 15

Sports PhotoKyle Larson outgunned Chase Elliott on the final restart to win the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan. Larson assumed the lead in the Monster Energy Cup points standings and now leads Martin Truex, Jr. by 5 points. Complete Story

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College Football Offseason Questions

Sports PhotoNorth Carolina, Ole Miss, and Oklahoma face the unknown this college football season, though in different ways. SC’s Jean Neuberger explores the questions surrounding their respective programs. Complete Story

All-Name Teams: Part Two

Sports PhotoIf you could compose an all-time baseball team using only one first name, which would produce the best roster? In an ongoing series, SC’s Brad Oremland reveals the answer. This week, we evaluate Team Robert and Team George. Complete Story

Will the Penguins Win Three Cups in a Row?

Sports PhotoOn June 11, at the conclusion of a 2-0 win in Game 6 of the final, the Pittsburgh Penguins hoisted the Stanley Cup for the second time in as many years. It’s a feat that hasn’t occurred in the modern era of the NHL. But can they do it again? Complete Story

Never Say Never Again

Sports PhotoKevin Durant put himself on a prestigious list after winning his first NBA title. However, there’s another list he’s probably more relieved to be removed from. So, which NBA players are taking K.D.’s place? Complete Story

Liveblogging the Venezuelan Premier League Playoffs

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane, ever a fan of the obscure, takes a look at the top Venezuelan football league and its structure, and liveblogs one of their playoff matchups, as well. It’s this week’s Slant Pattern! Complete Story

All-Name Teams: Part One

Sports PhotoIf you could compose an all-time baseball team using only one first name, which would produce the best roster? This summer, SC’s Brad Oremland reveals the answer. This week, we look at the teams with the best infields, Ed and Lou. Complete Story

Is This the Best Rockies Team Ever?

Sports PhotoAn also-ran throughout most of their existence, the Colorado Rockies are off to their best start in franchise history. But is this team for real? SC’s Steve Brenna takes a look at whether this is the best Rocks team we’ve seen, and what moves it will take to carry them to a division crown. Complete Story

Could LeBron Pass M.J. as Greatest Ever?

Sports PhotoWith every passing stellar LeBron James season, it’s getting impossible to stay away from the inevitable comparisons to Michael Jordan. While SC’s Ross Lancaster can’t put LeBron on that level yet, he thinks it might be closer than many think. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 13

Sports PhotoJimmie Johnson took over late to win the AAA 400 at Dover, his 11th win at the track and 83rd career Cup triumph. Kyle Larson finished second, while Martin Truex, Jr. came home third. Check out the rankings! Complete Story

Best NBA Players of 2016-17

Sports PhotoSC’s Brad Oremland updates the Total Statistical Production method of evaluating basketball players, focusing on the players who added the most value in 2016-17. Which star ranks ahead, James Harden or Russell Westbrook? Let’s find out. Complete Story

Pujols Hits a Grand No. 600

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman provides his take on Albert Pujols’s 600th career home run — the first such milestone mash to be a grand slam, hit off former Los Angeles Angels teammate Ervin Santana while he was at it. Complete Story

Slant Pattern Mailbag

Sports PhotoIn this week’s edition of Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane goes back to the mailbag, talking about the L.A. Angels’ path to competitiveness, the inaugural NBA Awards show, the Eagles’ 2017 schedule. Complete Story

The Punishment Doesn’t Fit the Crime

Sports PhotoLet’s see: Hunter Strickland throws at Bryce Harper over an almost three-year-old pair of playoff homers. Harper charges Strickland. Harper suspended four games, Strickland suspended six. SC’s Jeff Kallman says there’s plenty wrong with that picture. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 12

Sports PhotoAustin Dillon successfully gambled on fuel to win the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch finished second, while Martin Truex, Jr. took third and now leads the Monster Energy Cup standings. Complete Story

The Worst Quarterback of 2016

Sports PhotoA major fantasy news site recently called Ryan Fitzpatrick “the worst quarterback in football last season.” That’s an obvious exaggeration, but it got SC’s Brad Oremland wondering: who really was the worst NFL quarterback in 2017? Complete Story

Jim Bunning, RIP: Tenacity

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers Hall of Famer Jim Bunning, author of a Father’s Day perfect game in 1964 and the only Hall of Famer ever elected to Capitol Hill. Complete Story

The Main Attraction: A Triple Feature

Sports PhotoIt’s been anticipated all season. But how historic is Cleveland Cavaliers/Golden State Warriors: Part 3? More than you think, according to SC’s Jonathan Lowe. Complete Story