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The 1954 American League MVP

Sports PhotoIt seems like there’s an MVP controversy in Major League Baseball almost every year. SC’s Brad Oremland looks back at the extraordinary performances in the 1954 American League, including two of the greatest outfielders of all-time. Complete Story

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New Signing Period a Game-Changer?

Sports PhotoWill the new signing period help or hurt new college football recruits? SC’s Jean Neuberger takes a look at the NCAA’s newest rule pertaining to recruiting. Complete Story

Courage, Diligence, Wit, Grace

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman mourns the death of former umpire Steve Palermo, who overcame temporary waist-down paralysis after being shot trying to help two women attacked in a restaurant lot to become MLB’s supervisor of umpires. Complete Story

Canelo vs. Chavez at the Cinema

Sports PhotoFor this week’s edition of the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane took in a boxing match — at a movie theater. What was the event like? How did the crowd behave? Who won the fight they were all there to see? Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 11

Sports PhotoMartin Truex, Jr. dominated on restarts and won the GoBowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. It was Truex’s second win of the season, and he is second in the Monster Energy Cup points standings. Check out SC’s NASCAR power rankings! Complete Story

NFL All-Loser Team: 2002-16

Sports PhotoSC’s Brad Oremland looks back at the past 15 NFL seasons to find the best players on the worst teams, sorting through all-star teams comprised exclusively of players whose teams missed the playoffs. Complete Story

One Night in AAA Ball

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman enjoyed a ball game between the AAA Las Vegas 51s (Mets) and Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals) Saturday — even if a bullpen implosion wrecked the 51s after a solid pitching duel. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 10

Sports PhotoRicky Stenhouse, Jr. passed Kyle Busch on the final lap to win the Geico 500 at Talladega, Jamie McMurray finished second, while Busch took third. Kyle Larson continues to lead the points standings. Complete Story

Best Quarterback in Team History: NFC

Sports PhotoFollowing up a recent article on the greatest statistical QBs of the Modern Era, SC’s Brad Oremland examines the best QBs in the history of every NFC franchise. Complete Story

Kevin Durant’s Second Big Decision

Sports PhotoWith the NBA playoffs largely going according to form, and the second round’s climax still days away, SC’s Ross Lancaster looks at how the Warriors might look drastically different going forward if Kevin Durant opts out of his two-year deal to try to get a four-year, $200+ million contract. Complete Story

Citi Field’s Animal House

Sports PhotoOr, says SC’s Jeff Kallman, in light of Matt Harvey’s suspension and a few more from the blundering herd, the wreck of the Mets. Complete Story

The Dominance of USA Basketball is in Peril

Sports PhotoFIBA has made a decision detrimental to USA basketball, but fine, FIBA does not owe the USA anything. What’s dismaying is that the NBA and Team USA have teamed up to make it worse. SC’s Kevin Beane explains. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 9

Sports PhotoJoey Logano won the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond, capturing his first win of the year. Kyle Larson finished 14th and continues to lead the Monster Energy Cup standings. Check out SC’s power rankings! Complete Story

Now the Red Sox Look Like Plain Idiots

Sports PhotoThirteen years ago, a fun-loving Red Sox team en route a staggering World Series triumph called themselves the Idiots, playfully. This week, says SC’s Jeff Kallman, the Red Sox and a few of their fans made both look like plain idiots. Complete Story

2017 NFL Draft Winners and Losers

Sports PhotoQuarterback trades flew fast and furious in the first round of the NFL Draft. SC’s Brad Oremland evaluates the 2017 winners and losers, including high grades for the best and worst teams of the 2016 season. Complete Story

Noah’s Bark Should Have Gotten a Mets Bite

Sports Photo… and the Mets — not to mention every team in baseball — need to smarten up about handling injuries … and pitching. Complete Story

From Gnats to Crazed Hornets

Sports PhotoAnthony Rendon’s 6-for-6 helped Washington — whom the Mets treated like Gnats in the first two games of the weekend set — turn into crazed hornets in a 23-5 Sunday stinging, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 8

Sports PhotoJimmie Johnson took charge late to win the Food City 500 at Bristol, scoring his 82nd career win. Kyle Larson finished sixth and continues to lead the Monster Energy Cup points standings. Check out the rankings! Complete Story