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Left-for-Dead Celtics Beat Cavaliers in Game 3

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:47:17 -0400

The Boston Celtics, playing as 16.5-point underdogs without star Isaiah Thomas, beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 in game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Avery Bradley sunk a three-pointer with a second remaining for the win, the biggest playoff upset in 20 years as measured by the betting line.(image)



England Adds Post-Match Bans for Diving

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:02:59 -0400

Next season, the Football Association in the U.K. will put an ex-manager, ex-player and ex-referee in separate rooms to watch incidents where a player dives. If they all agree the player tricked a match official, the player gets a two-game ban and the red or yellow card given out for the incident is rescinded. The change applies at all levels. In other football news, sigh.(image)



Forest Green Rovers: The village team that reached the English Football Leagu

Mon, 15 May 2017 11:21:24 -0400

The Nailsworth-based club, who once played in the Stroud League, beat Tranmere 3-1 at Wembley and next season fans from Coventry City, Swindon Town and Port Vale will be weaving through the Gloucestershire countryside to reach their New Lawn home.(image)



NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

Sat, 13 May 2017 13:49:53 -0400

The third round of the NBA playoffs begins Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Eastern with the Celtics/Wizards second-round series still to be decided on Monday. Ufez Jones leads with 22 followed by bender at 21 and three others at 20. Pick the two teams that will advance to the NBA Finals and the number of games each series will require: San Antonio vs. Golden State and Cleveland vs. the Boston/Washington winner. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Two more points for picking the top points scorer in each series (total points) and top rebounder (total rebounds). The winner receives NBA 2K17.(image)



NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

Fri, 12 May 2017 12:14:17 -0400

The third round of the NHL playoffs begin tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern. Rumple's lead grows to 6 points, while Cixelsyd vies for the coveted Costanza. Pick the two teams that will advance to the Stanley Cup Final and the number of games each series will require: Nashville vs Anaheim and Ottawa vs. Pittsburgh. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. One extra point apiece for picking the top points scorer in each series and the goalie with the best save percentage (minimum two starts). The winner receives a one-year subscription to Hockey News.(image)



THE PATRIOTS, TOM BRADY AND THE GATHERING STORM

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:26:16 -0400

Today, on the three-year anniversary of the Patriots drafting Jimmy Garoppolo, the Jimmy over Tommy possibility remains real.(image)



THE FUTURE OF FOOTBALL

Tue, 02 May 2017 10:39:01 -0400

Football is dead! Long live football? Or, how to fix it before it gets killed off.(image)



Golf's Army of TV Rules Tattletales Just Lost Some Power

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:45:31 -0400

The United States Golf Association and Royal & Ancient have adjusted the rules of golf, normally revised every four years, in response to the Lexi Thompson traveshamockery. The Christian Science Monitor explains: "a player can avoid a penalty if the violation could not be noticed with the naked eye. In the other, officials can eliminate penalties if they feel players made a 'reasonable judgment' in taking a drop or replacing their golf balls on the putting green."(image)



NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:56:37 -0400

The second round of the NBA playoffs begin Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern, even though the Jazz/Clippers first round series isn't finished. Four players share the lead at 15 points. Pick the four teams that will advance out of the round and the number of games each series will require: San Antonio vs. Houston, Boston vs. Washington, Cleveland vs. Toronto and Golden State vs. the Utah/Los Angeles Clippers winner. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Another extra point for picking the top points scorer in each series. The winner receives NBA 2K17.(image)



Dele Alli, Twitter loneliness and the cautionary tale of Renato Sanches

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:02:41 -0400

Lovely writing from Barney Ronay... "The Bayern midfielder increasingly looks a candidate for the title of most startlingly strange meteoric 24-month first-team career ever. Wonderkids beware"(image)



Joey Barton in trouble - again

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:56:58 -0400

In the past it's often been related to violent conduct (on and off the pitch) or verbal abuse of some kind. This time it's gambling.(image)



ESPN laying off 100, including on-air personalities

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:13:12 -0400

Citing a major loss in subscriber base and advertising revenue, ESPN spent Wednesday laying off approximately 100 people, about one-half of them having had an on-air presence.(image)



MLB *Play of the Year* is pretty much locked up by Chris Coghlan after this bit of insanity.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:08:28 -0400


Seriously. Watch the play.
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NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:49:42 -0400

The second round of the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern. Rumple is in the lead with 10 points. Pick the four teams that will advance out of the round and the number of games each series will require: Nashville vs. St. Louis, Edmonton vs. Anaheim, New York Rangers vs. Ottawa and Pittsburgh vs. Washington. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Another extra point for picking the top points scorer in each series. The winner receives a one-year subscription to Hockey News.(image)



Former Bull Craig Hodges on Jordan, Kaepernick, and dissent:

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:27:52 -0400

"Jordan didn't speak out because he didn't know what to say". He was one of the NBA's finest sharpshooters and a two-time champion alongside Michael Jordan, but was run out of the league for his outspoken views. A quarter of a century on, Craig Hodges is still fighting the good fight.(image)