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NFL Division Mini-Previews: NFC East

Sports PhotoSC’s Bob Campbell isn’t the only one longing for football season to start. In the first of a mini-series, he takes a quick look at the NFC East in preparation for fall. Complete Story

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“18 Games Lite”: Too Clever By Half

Sports PhotoA format of two exhibition games followed by 18 regular-season games has been used successfully and without complaints from anyone in the CFL since 1986. But 18 games with players only allowed to play 16? Complete Story

The All-Star Game Didn’t Bomb, But…

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says the anticipated home run barrage surprisingly never appeared, the pitchers ruled the roost, and the league’s commissioner fiddled. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 18

Sports PhotoPart-time Cup driver Justin Haley won the rain-shortened Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona, as many top contenders were involved in wrecks. William Byron finished second, while Jimmie Johnson took third. Complete Story

Who Should Win the ESPYs in Each Category

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane breaks down some of the 2019 ESPY nominees, and who should win, in this week’s edition of the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

Can Even Nick Foles Win With Jags’ Receivers?

Sports PhotoNick Foles earned a starting job somewhere with all his heroics as an Eagle in 2017 and 2018. But did that “somewhere” have to be Jacksonville, where he will have the worst receiving corps that any QB has had to throw to in years, maybe even decades? Complete Story

NBA Free Agency: Coasts With the Most

Sports PhotoFor the most part, NBA free agency has come and gone for the summer of 2019. While this year’s crop made surprising moves, SC’s Jonathan Lowe believes the overall trend isn’t so stunning at all. Complete Story

Remembering the Hefty Lefty

Sports PhotoKentucky legend Jared Lorenzen passed away on Wednesday. He was just 38. Many people remember him for his nicknames. The Hefty Lefty. The Pillsbury Throwboy. The Round Mound of Touchdown. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 17

Sports PhotoAlex Bowman held off Kyle Larson down the stretch to win the CampingWorld 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Joey Logano finished 3rd and continues to lead the Monster Energy Cup points standings. Complete Story

The Anthem “Protest”: It Lives Again

Sports PhotoThe 1974 horror film “It’s Alive” was followed by a sequel, “It Lives Again,” four years later. Well, now the national anthem “protests” in the NFL have a sequel of their own, in the women’s World Cup. SC’s Anthony Brancato gives the sequel an even worse review than the original one. Complete Story

Some People Can Never Be Satisfied

Sports PhotoWhile some people continued grousing about the actual or alleged home run binges and the Orioles’ Maryland Day uniform special, SC’s Jeff Kallman enjoyed an Angels game with his son and his son’s lady — and guess what got cheered the most? Complete Story

The State of American Men’s Tennis

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes the pulse of American men’s tennis, and has a lot to be optimistic about (junior slam finalists and winners) and a lot to feel pessimistic about (many players falling off a cliff). But one thing remains constant: John Isner. Complete Story

They Called it Stormy Monday

Sports PhotoFrom non-apologetic apologies to the press for a Sunday postgame outburst to another loss from mismanagement, Monday was business as too usual for the Mets. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 16

Sports PhotoMartin Truex, Jr. held off Kyle Busch down the stretch to win at Sonoma, his fourth win of the year. Ryan Blaney took third, while Matt DiBenedetto finished fourth. Check out the power rankings by SC’s Jeffrey Boswell! Complete Story

Super Bowl LIV Odds: What They Tell Us

Sports PhotoWith free agency and the draft in the books, definitive seasonal propositions for 2019 are going up all over. SC’s Anthony Brancato separates the good bets from the bad ones. Complete Story

Three Teams With More on the Line Than You Realize

Sports PhotoNBA free agency almost never disappoints, and this year should be no exception. But, as SC’s Ross Lancaster writes, there are teams not receiving much attention this summer that could make a big impact. Complete Story

The Dying Mets Turn to a Vulture

Sports PhotoAs in former relief ace and longtime pitching coach Phil (The Vulture) Regan, who earned his nickname from Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Foul Territory: OJ on Twitter, “Ball’s” on Parade

Sports PhotoIn this week’s edition of Foul Territory, OJ Simpson is guilty (of being on Twitter). LaMelo Ball heads Down Under, a King’s ransom brings Antonio Davis to L.A., and Josh McCown enjoys a lengthy “bye.” Complete Story

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