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Twelve Steps to Improve Baseball

Sports PhotoLots of people have ideas about improving Major League Baseball, including SC’s Jeff Kallman. Follow his 12-step plan. Complete Story

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Neophyte Impressions of Curling

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane is no expert, but he takes a look at curling for other non-experts, highlighting what he likes (most of it) dislikes (very little) and the basics (way more than he intended) in the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

PGA Tour Preview: Honda Classic

Sports PhotoThe dreaded “Bear Trap,” the water hazard littered stretch of holes 15 through 17 at the PGA National Champion Course, looms menacingly. Named for Jack Nicklaus, many a contender has had his hopes dashed with an errant shot or a misjudged wind. This week should be no different. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Daytona

Sports PhotoAustin Dillon’s last lap pass gave him the win in the Daytona 500 in the iconic No. 3 car. Darrell Wallace, Jr. took second and Denny Hamlin finished third. Check out the power rankings by SC’s Jeffrey Boswell! Complete Story

How Often is Super Bowl-Winning QB the Best QB?

Sports PhotoFor better or for worse (it’s worse), quarterbacks are often judged by how many Super Bowls their teams have won. SC’s Brad Oremland tries to figure out how often the quarterback with a ring was the best at his position during that season. Complete Story

Big Payday, Challenge For Hosmer, Padres

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says the monster $144 million deal Eric Hosmer now has with the Padres — making him the first Scott Boras client to sign a new contract in this free agency market, and the largest in Padres history — is risk enough for both sides. Complete Story

You Be the Coach

Sports PhotoIn an attempt to reach his team, Warriors coach Steve Kerr made a commonplace coaching decision and everyone flipped out. Join SC’s Bob Campbell as he gives his two-cents on the media-generated issue. Complete Story

What We Learned From the NBA All-Star Game

Sports PhotoLeBron James was named All-Star MVP after dropping 29 points in his team’s narrow 148-145 victory over Team Stephen on Sunday. The new All-Star Game format, which saw James and Stephen Curry choose teams in a draft-style selection, proved to be a roaring success. Complete Story

Foul Territory: Medaling Kids, Triple “Axl’s”

Sports PhotoAmerican teens get “board” at the Winter Olympics, while an MLB pitcher takes the “mound.” Peyton Manning puts on a helmet again, and the U.S. men’s hockey team gets off to a “Slo” start. It’s Foul Territory! Complete Story

Can the NFL and NASCAR Coexist?

Sports PhotoHas the widely-reported decline in ratings that the NFL has suffered recently led to the unthinkable — that NASCAR has overtaken it in popularity? There is only one way to find out, says SC’s Anthony Brancato. Complete Story

PGA Tour Preview: Genesis Open

Sports PhotoTiger Woods, who made his PGA Tour debut in 1992 as a 16-year-old amateur at this event, has never won as a professional at Riviera Country Club. He comes into the week following a 23rd-place finish in his first start of 2018, but faces a formidable field. Complete Story

The Patriots’ Problem

Sports PhotoThe New England Patriots are making headlines for all the wrong reasons. SC’s Brad Oremland ignores today’s scandals and speculations to focus on the team’s real worst enemy: retired safety Bernard Pollard. Complete Story

Cavs Go For Broke, But Will it Work?

Sports PhotoIn an otherwise uneventful NBA trade deadline, the Cavs elected to remake their roster with just 28 games remaining. SC’s Ross Lancaster believes the moves absolutely had to be made, but isn’t totally sold that Cleveland will return to the Finals. Complete Story

Slant Pattern Mailbag

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes a look at Nick Foles vs. Carson Wentz, Lane Kiffin’s fast start at Florida Atlantic, tennis rules, and more in this edition of Slant Pattern! Complete Story

Foul Territory: Super Bowl LII Aftermath

Sports PhotoSuper Bowl LII was a classic, called a “barn-burner” by some and a “pole-greaser” by others. SC’s Jeffrey Boswell reviews the game, the key plays, the halftime festivities, the commercials, and the fallout. Complete Story

The Cinderella Rankings: February

Sports PhotoThere’s been a few shakeups in our college hoops Cinderella Rankings since last month. SC’s Jean Neuberger lists his new top 10 teams who could cause a lot of shredded brackets next month. Complete Story

Preview: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Sports PhotoDustin Johnson leads a stellar field into the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on the Carmel peninsula. Rory McIlroy makes his 2018 debut and joins Jordan Spieth, new sensation Jon Rahm, and Jason Day as they team with top names from entertainment, sports, and business in a tournament that dates back to 1937. Complete Story

Super Bowl LII Review

Sports PhotoThe Eagles won their first-ever Super Bowl in a dramatic game with record-breaking offense, a backup quarterback as MVP, and only one punt. SC’s Brad Oremland breaks down the game, plus the 2018 HOF class, the commercials, and halftime show. Complete Story

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