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NBA Playoffs: Not Swayed By First Impressions

Sports PhotoCan you tell everything you need to know from Game 1 of the NBA Conference Finals series? SC’s Jonathan Lowe doesn’t think so. He gives us a brief synopsis. Complete Story

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2024 NFL Schedule: Highlights and Lowlights

Sports PhotoWhen the NFL schedule came out last week, some teams and their fans threw their hats in the sky while other teams and their fans felt like defenestrating themselves, says SC’s Anthony Brancato. Complete Story

Díazaster For the Mets

Sports PhotoHe’s still struggling to find his bearings — and his confidence. But SC’s Jeff Kallman says Saturday’s disastrous ninth was preventable if Mets manager Carlos Mendoza had looked deeper. Complete Story

Slant Pattern Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoIn this week’s edition of the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane looks at goings-on in by far the three most popular sports leagues in America: the NFL, NCAA baseball, and the World Nineball Tour (yes, that’s right). Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Darlington

Sports PhotoBrad Keselowski ended a 110-race winless streak with the victory in the Goodyear 400 at Darlington. Ty Gibbs took the runner-up spot, while Josh Berry finished third. Check out SC’s NASCAR power rankings! Complete Story

The NBA Lottery is Not Doing its Job

Sports PhotoA draft is supposed to promote competitive balance. But the NBA draft is not doing that. SC’s Anthony Brancato proposes a way to make it more effective in meeting that goal. Complete Story

Here a Fall, There a Fall…

Sports PhotoStrange losses, but a little comic relief from a rally turtle, says SC’s Jeff Kallman about last week in Major League Baseball. Complete Story

Good Luck Keeping the Wolves at Bay

Sports PhotoAfter Minnesota’s commanding win at Denver in Game 2 of the second round, SC’s Ross Lancaster focuses on why the Wolves should now be the favorite to win. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Kansas

Sports PhotoKyle Larson edged Chris Buescher in the closest finish in NASCAR history, winning by .001 seconds to win the AdventHealth 400 at Kansas. Chase Elliott finished third and Martin Truex, Jr. took fourth. Complete Story

2024 NFL Draft: Stallions and Scallions

Sports PhotoSome teams got exactly what they were looking for in the 2024 NFL draft; others, well, not exactly. SC’s Anthony Brancato separates the wheat from the chaff. Complete Story

It’s the Same Sad Song

Sports Photo… for future Hall of Famer Mike Trout, now recovering from surgery to repair a torn meniscus, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Channel Surfing With Slant Pattern

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane wades through sports channels at a dizzying pace, taking a moment on each one to get you up to speed on what was happening at that point in time, and riffs on each and every one of them. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Dover

Sports PhotoDenny Hamlin led 136 laps and held off Kyle Larson over the closing laps to take the win at Dover, Hamlin’s third win this season. Martin Truex, Jr. finished third as the Cup series heads to Kansas. Complete Story

Bettors Should “Honor Marie” in 150th Derby

Sports PhotoThe suspense is over early, because the entries for the 150th Kentucky Derby were drawn this past Saturday. SC’s Anthony Brancato is going with one particular horse to win the race, and explains why. Complete Story

Scherzer: Let Robby the Umpbot Rank the Umps

Sports PhotoIn the wake of Hunter Wendelstedt’s unwarranted ejection of Yankee manager Aaron Boone, rehabbing Max Scherzer has an accountability idea and the solution. Complete Story

We Are the Youth of Hoop Nation

Sports PhotoThere’s still a ton of star power that won’t fade into that NBA twilight. But this year may be the turning point for some of the game’s young guns. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks at the four teams with the likeliest candidates to graduate to the stratosphere. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Talladega

Sports PhotoTyler Reddick swooped by to take the win at Talladega, as contact between race leaders Michael McDowell and Brad Keselowski opened the door. Keselowski held on for second, and Noah Gragson took third. Check out SC’s power rankings! Complete Story

Churchill Downs vs. Bob Baffert

Sports PhotoArkansas Derby winner Muth is being barred from the upcoming 150th Kentucky Derby because his trainer, Bob Baffert, is in the third year of a two-year ban imposed on his horses by Churchill Downs, Inc. Time is running out for this arbitrary and capricious decision to be reversed on appeal. Complete Story

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