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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

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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

Play on or Stay Home?

Sports PhotoPlayoff spots are becoming rare for this NBA season. But which teams may actually be in need of the “R&R?” SC’s Jonathan Lowe heads to the Eastern Conference to figure out which postseason hopefuls would be better without the postseason. Complete Story

Joe West Has Game, Unfortunately

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman had better things to think about on Major League Baseball’s Opening Days I and II than Joe West, who ended Twins vs. Tigers with a blown strike call, and that Torii Hunter will likely be fined — wrongly — for his post-game blast. Complete Story

Pro Sports’ Biggest Disappointments

Sports PhotoWith Kentucky’s shocking loss in the men’s NCAA tournament, SC’s Brad Oremland considers the best pro teams that failed to win a title, examining the top three disappointments in NFL, NBA, and MLB. Complete Story

Flipping the Script: Wisconsin’s Historic Offense

Sports PhotoIt’s been said all season that the Kentucky Wildcats possibly had the best defense in college basketball history. But after Wisconsin’s Final Four win over Kentucky, SC’s Ross Lancaster asks if the Badgers have an all-time great college offense. Complete Story

Novak Djokovic and Being Third

Sports PhotoSC’s Mert Ertunga takes a closer look at the dynamics of Novak Djokovic’s rivalry with his two main rivals, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, and points to the steep hill that he has to climb to reach their statuses. Complete Story