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How to Fix the NBA’s Three-Point Problem

Sports PhotoSC’s Ross Lancaster appreciates the three-pointer, but it’s clear that the amount of three-point attempts in the NBA is getting out of hand. He looks at some proposals that might help make the sport less dependent on the long-range shot. Complete Story

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Slant Pattern Mailbag

Sports PhotoIt’s time for another edition of the Slant Pattern mailbag, where SC’s Kevin Beane looks at the best coaching hires in the college basketball carousel, the most underrated Yankee, the hype around the rebirth of UCLA hoops, and more. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Martinsville

Sports PhotoMartin Truex, Jr. zipped past Denny Hamlin late to win at Martinsville, becoming the season’s first two-time winner. Chase Elliott took second, while Hamlin finished third and remain atop the points standings. Complete Story

Sports Talk Radio: Blessing or Curse?

Sports PhotoOn July 1, 2021, sports talk radio turns 34, since it is the date of birth of New York’s WFAN station. But is this something that we should be celebrating? SC’s Anthony Brancato is not so sure about that. Complete Story

Wrapping Up This Hoops Season

Sports PhotoWith the NCAA tournament over and the national title sitting in Waco, SC’s Jean Neuberger shares his final thoughts on what was a crazy year in college hoops. Complete Story

Dusty Does the Whatabout

Sports PhotoDusty Baker wasn’t there for Astrogate, but SC’s Jeff Kallman says asking how many trolling fans never cheated is a bad look. Complete Story

Politics Comes to Baseball

Sports PhotoAnti-drunk driving crusaders like to say that gasoline and alcohol don’t mix. Well sports and politics don’t mix either, at least according to SC’s Anthony Brancato. Complete Story

This Mercedes Hit the Road Swinging

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman has a close look at the White Sox’s 28-year-old rookie who looked unstoppable in his first eight plate appearances of the 2021 season. Complete Story

Boxing Betting Preview For April 3rd

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane breaks down four boxing bouts, including a world title fight, happening in the United Arab Emirates this weekend. The action will take place Saturday afternoon on ESPN+ and the Slant Pattern wants your wallet to be ready! Complete Story

NCAA Tournament: Sculpting That Winning Definition

Sports PhotoHow does it feel to win the NCAA basketball tournament? The programs in this year’s Final Four haven’t felt that in a while (or ever). SC’s Jonathan Lowe peeks at what a title might mean for each school’s legacy. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Bristol Dirt Race

Sports PhotoJoey Logano took charge late and took the checkered flag at Bristol Motor Speedway’s dirt race. Points leader Denny Hamlin finished 3rd, while Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. came home in the runner-up spot. Complete Story

17 Games: NFL Owners Still Making One Mistake

Sports PhotoThe 17-game schedule is all well and good. But why not play the Super Bowl on the Presidents’ Day weekend? SC’s Anthony Brancato explains why both the players and the fans would be all in favor of it. Complete Story

No Argument Here?

Sports PhotoLament if you must over high tech dissipating wild on-field arguments, baseball fans, but ponder these ideas… Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Atlanta

Sports PhotoRyan Blaney slipped by Kyle Larson with 8 laps to go to win the Folds of Honor Qwik Trip 500 at Atlanta. Denny Hamlin finished 4th and continues to lead the Cup Series points standings. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s NASCAR power rankings! Complete Story

Sports and the Rites of Spring

Sports PhotoBaseball is getting ready to start up, the NCAA basketball tournament is going on, and free agents are being snapped up right and left in the NFL. So everything is slowly returning to normal again. That’s a welcome development, says SC’s Anthony Brancato. Complete Story

What Makes a Great NCAA Tournament?

Sports PhotoWith the long-awaited NCAA tournament now underway, SC’s Ross Lancaster looks at five things the very best editions of the tournament have to offer fans. Complete Story

Top Prospects in 2021 NFL Draft

Sports PhotoSuper Bowl LV is nearly two months in the rearview mirror and the NFL free agency period has begun. As teams look to add missing pieces during this time, the NFL draft is a chance to seriously build for the future with newly-eligible talent. Complete Story

This Commissioner Gotta Commission Better

Sports PhotoMLB commissioner Rob Manfred really should go, but SC’s Jeff Kallman says that, until he is gone, Manfred needs to step up his game for the sake of everyone. Complete Story

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