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Re-name the MVP the Chandler Award

Sports PhotoBaseball’s MVP awards still bear the name of the commissioner who refused baseball’s integration. SC’s Jeff Kallman says re-name them for the commissioner who allowed it. Complete Story

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NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Indianapolis

Sports PhotoKevin Harvick won at Indianapolis, taking the lead late when Denny Hamlin blew a right-front tire. It was Harvick’s fourth win this season and third Brickyard 400 triumph. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s rankings! Complete Story

Are NFL Preseason Games Necessary?

Sports PhotoImagine no preseason games in the NFL. SC’s Anthony Brancato hopes someday pro football joins college football — and the football world will be as one. Complete Story

College Football? It’s When, Not If

Sports PhotoCollege football is a massive boost of revenue for so many American towns. And, as SC’s Jean Neuberger states, its vast importance makes it essential for the NCAA to find a way to play it this year. Complete Story

Pressure on LeBron in Pursuit of Jordan

Sports PhotoLeBron James would take a serious stride towards joining Michael Jordan as the greatest player of all-time by guiding the Los Angeles Lakers to their 17th NBA championship. But can he do it? Complete Story

Slant Pattern U.S. Sports Covid Update

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane is happy that pro sports are coming together in the United States, but that’s about all he’s happy about as he finds the leagues not being cautious enough. He predicts what that’s going to mean in this week’s Slant Pattern. Complete Story

How COVID-19 Affects NBA Sports Betting

Sports PhotoThe NBA is set to return at the end of July and with it, a rush of sports betting opportunities. However, it’s unclear whether the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will have any effect on the sporting competition. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Pocono

Sports PhotoDenny Hamlin won Sunday’s Pocono 350, while Kevin Harvick was victorious in Saturday’s Pocono 325. Harvick leads in the standings, with Ryan Blaney in second. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s rankings! Complete Story

MMA Goes On, But Team Sports Must Tap Out

Sports PhotoThe coronavirus has forced MLB, the NBA, and the NHL to try and salvage their seasons by making changes which range from the innovative to the ludicrous. At this point, it has long since become an exercise in futility, writes SC’s Anthony Brancato. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Talladega

Sports PhotoRyan Blaney survived a wild last lap to take the Geico 500 at Talladega. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Aric Almirola, Denny Hamlin, and Erik Jones rounded out the top five. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s rankings! Complete Story

Let the Universal DH Stay, Permanently

Sports PhotoIt’s time to let the DH permanently stay. SC’s Jeff Kallman says it isn’t and won’t be the end of the world as you know it. Complete Story

Tiz the Law Wins Watered-Down Belmont

Sports PhotoHorse racing dodged the “asterisk” bullet in 1968 when Forward Pass, who won the Preakness after being elevated to first money through the disqualification of Dancer’s Image in the Derby, finished second in the Belmont. Will the sport of kings be so lucky again in 2020? Complete Story

Summer 2020 Boxing Preview

Sports PhotoIn this week’s Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane previews upcoming boxing matches, and has a special request for all the boxing promoters — start putting up fights. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Homestead

Sports PhotoDenny Hamlin held off Chase Elliott and cruised to the win in the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead. Kevin Harvick struggled, finishing 26th, but still leads the points standings. Check out SC’s rankings! Complete Story

It’s Time to Include Coaches in Salary Cap

Sports PhotoThey may not play a position or wear a jersey, but NFL head coaches are a huge factor in the success or failure of a team. So why shouldn’t their salaries count toward the cap, asks SC’s Anthony Brancato? Complete Story

Once More, Sense About the National Anthem

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman hasn’t changed his mind: real patriotism knows it isn’t necessary to play the National Anthem before every last sports game, race, match, or event. Complete Story

How MLB Plans to Keep Players Safe From Coronavirus

Sports PhotoThe MLB wants to come back. But how will they do it while keeping their players (and fans) safe from the coronavirus? Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Atlanta

Sports PhotoKevin Harvick dominated the final stage to win the Folds of Honor QwikTrip 500 at Atlanta. Kyle Busch took second and Martin Truex, Jr. took third. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s NASCAR power rankings! Complete Story

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