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Joel Embiid Uses a Tactic From a Former MVP to Help Boost His Own Case for the Award

Joel Embiid Uses a Tactic From a Former MVP to Help Boost His Own Case for the Award

For six minutes Friday night, Joel Embiid resembled the MVP. He was living at the free-throw line like he was James Harden. On a night when Kemba Walker gave us a fourth-quarter performance for the ages to bring the Hornets back from a 21-point deficit, Embiid got the last laugh as the 76ers prevailed 133-132 […]

Remember when the Steelers were doomed? Yeah, they figured things out

Remember when the Steelers were doomed? Yeah, they figured things out

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered Week 10 in a familiar spot: first place in the AFC North. They protected that spot atop the division by dominating the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football, 52-21. The blowout win improved the Steelers’ record to 6-2-1 and extended their winning streak to five. Since Ben Roethlisberger was drafted by […]

Comments by Red Sox adviser Bill James draws ire of MLBPA, players

Comments by Red Sox adviser Bill James draws ire of MLBPA, players

MLBPA executive director Tony Clark and several major league players have taken Boston Red Sox special adviser Bill James to task for saying players are as important to the game as “beer vendors” and that “the game would go on” with whoever replaces them. In a series of tweets, some of which were later deleted, […]

Warriors' Steve Kerr impressed with Duke's Zion Williamson, may or may not have compared him to LeBron James

Warriors' Steve Kerr impressed with Duke's Zion Williamson, may or may not have compared him to LeBron James

Watching Zion Williamson, Duke’s extraterrestrial 6-foot-8, 285-pound forward, put up 28 points while slicing through the air effortlessly with rim-rocking dunks and breathtaking blocks, brings one to the alter of basketball hyperbole. Comparisons of him in the aftermath of his season-opening performance that led to Duke’s 118-84 blowout of Kentucky were littered across social media. […]

After an offseason it would like to forget, Kansas looks like it could be heading for a season to remember

After an offseason it would like to forget, Kansas looks like it could be heading for a season to remember

INDIANAPOLIS — The Kansas basketball program took a reputation-hit last month via the federal trial centered on corruption in college basketball because of, among other things, text messages and wiretaps entered into evidence that detailed questionable conversations between the KU staff and two former Adidas employees who are now convicted felons. There was no so-called […]

Week 9 NFL insider notes: Steelers own AFC North as Ravens look broken, James Conner an MVP dark horse

Week 9 NFL insider notes: Steelers own AFC North as Ravens look broken, James Conner an MVP dark horse

I’m going to go out on a limb here — the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to win the AFC North. Again. Their systematic pummeling of the Ravens on Sunday in Baltimore, in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the 23-16 score might indicate, was their latest statement of intent that they are not, […]

UFC 230 bonuses: Israel Adesanya's beautiful TKO leads $50K winners

UFC 230 bonuses: Israel Adesanya's beautiful TKO leads $50K winners

Madison Square Garden played host to some pretty intense carnage last night (Sat., Nov. 3, 2018) at UFC 230 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from New York City, as Daniel Cormier successfully defended his UFC heavyweight title with a dominant second-round submission finish (rear-naked choke) over No. 2 contender Derrick Lewis. In addition to “DC’s” third-straight […]

Lions vs. Vikings: Players to watch, key matchups and questions, prediction

Lions vs. Vikings: Players to watch, key matchups and questions, prediction

ALLEN PARK — The first game of the post-Golden Tate era is here. The Lions (3-4) will try to rebound from the loss of their high-volume receiver and a loss to the Seahawks by going on the road and beating the Vikings (4-3-1). Here are the matchups, players and questions that will decide the outcome, […]

49ers' CJ Beathard: Could lose starting role to Mullens

49ers' CJ Beathard: Could lose starting role to Mullens

Coach Kyle Shanahan hasn’t announced his plans at quarterback for the 49ers‘ Week 10 matchup with the Giants, but Beathard seems unlikely to receive the starting nod over Nick Mullens after the latter’s stellar outing in Thursday’s 34-3 win over the Raiders, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Listed as questionable heading into […]

Titans vs. Cowboys Betting Preview: Dallas a Different Team at Home

Titans vs. Cowboys Betting Preview: Dallas a Different Team at Home

Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys (-6) Mon. 11/5, 8:15 p.m. ET Four things you need to know before betting on Titans-Cowboys: 1. The Cowboys will try to remain perfect at home when they host the reeling Titans on Monday night. Tennessee’s offense, which mustered a total of 31 points over three games in a winless […]