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NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 20

Sports PhotoKyle Busch’s dominance continued as he won the Brickyard 400, his third consecutive win. Busch’s four wins tie him with Jimmie Johnson for the most this season. As Busch nears Chase eligibility, Kevin Harvick maintains the lead in the points. Complete Story

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Same Fight, Different Round

Sports PhotoAllen Iverson accepted the NBA Players Association’s inaugural “Game Changer” award last week with an emotional speech. SC’s Corrie Trouw says that Iverson once again reminded the sports world the power of perseverance and self-belief. Complete Story

Froome and Greipel Win at Tour de France

Sports Photo SC’s Brad Oremland recaps the 102nd edition of cycling’s most famous race, including the success of Chris Froome, Nairo Quintana, and Andre Greipel, plus summaries of all four jersey competitions and race evaluations for all 22 teams. Complete Story

Big 12 Needs to Be 12, and Soon

Sports PhotoTalk of realignment once again hit the college football scene this week. SC’s Jean Neuberger takes a look at the one conference that needs to take a serious look at the expansion picture. Complete Story

Bill Arnsparger, RIP: 1926-2015

Sports PhotoSC’s Brad Oremland remembers the career of longtime football coach Bill Arnsparger, who served on seven teams that played for an NFL championship, coordinated the No-Name Defense, and helped create the 3-4 defensive alignment. He passed on Friday. Complete Story

The Forgotten Winners of the Offseason

Sports PhotoAny year’s “winners” of the NBA offseason are always likely to be the teams who signed or re-signed the most elite free agents. However, there are just as many teams who didn’t make the splashiest moves who have good chances to improve. SC’s Ross Lancaster takes a look. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 18

Sports PhotoKyle Busch dominated at Kentucky and won for the second time this year. Joey Logano took second, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. raised the ire of Danica Patrick. Check out SC’s Jeffrey Boswell’s power rankings. Complete Story

A Stat-Based QB Ranking System

Sports PhotoOn the heels of an eight-part series on the greatest QBs ever, SC’s Brad Oremland explains his approach to evaluating regular season statistics, with a formula that balances production and efficiency, and a unique way of rewarding impact seasons. Complete Story

Is San Jose’s Year of Hell Finally Over?

Sports PhotoSan Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson boldly declared that the team’s so-called rebuild was over after one rollercoaster season. Can the team emerge from the wreckage of the 2014-15 season to return to elite status? There are many reasons for optimism, but they all come with big question marks. Complete Story

Foul Territory: Fingers in the Air

Sports PhotoIn this week’s edition of Foul Territory, the U.S. Women’s soccer team conquers the world, while three fingers are casualties in a rough July 4th weekend for NFL players. Donovan McNabb gets busted again, and Donald Trump misses the cut. Complete Story

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