How a curmudgeonly old reporter exposed the FIFA scandal that toppled Sepp Blatter
The biggest news story of the year was breaking, but the journalist responsible was fast asleep. It was just after dawn on May 27 when Andrew Jennings's phone began ringing. Swiss police had just launched a startling raid on a luxury hotel in Zurich, ...
June 3, 2015
Paul Pierce Saves Washington Wizards from Collapse in Pivotal Game 3 vs. Hawks
Now, some of that staggering figure can be chalked up to garbage time ball against the Toronto Raptors that relegated starters to the bench, but the fact remains that Washington needs to find sources of balance with Wall out. At times, that ...
May 9, 2015
Ranking the Top 25 Moves of the NBA Offseason so Far
The exciting portion of the NBA's free-agency period is nearly over, which means we can already look back and react to the biggest moves. But we're not just talking about the players who signed new contracts on the open market. Anything goes here ...
July 9, 2015
A Man in Full: An Oral History of Kevin Garnett, the Player Who Changed the NBA
The preps-to-pros trend? Garnett started it. The age limit? Garnett indirectly triggered it. The max contract? The five-year rookie scale? The 1998-99 lockout? All were influenced by Garnett's then-infamous $126 million contract. The perpetual search ...
May 19, 2015
Is Most of Our DNA Garbage?
Junk DNA's recognition was part of a bigger trend in biology at the time. A number of and microscopes. This is the lab of John Rinn, a 38-year-old former competitive snowboarder who likes to ponder biological questions on top of a skateboard, which ...
March 6, 2015
Atlanta Hawks Reclaiming Elite Status with Rested Wizards Up Next
They allowed Deron Williams to turn back the clock, Jarrett Jack to torch them off the bench and Alan Anderson to capture lightning in a bottle. And this trend is quite important, because as USA Today's Dan Wolken wrote after the Hawks went up 3-2 ...
May 2, 2015
An Icon at 40: The Untold Story of Allen Iverson
There were Michael Jackson posters on his wall. Iverson's lightness of being filled the room. Then suddenly, he was a bolt of lightning. A convoluted mash-up of swagger, naivete and confusion. He practiced the speech he would give the judge after ...
May 28, 2015
But no matter where these clubs find themselves, they all have one thing in common: There's at least one player on their roster they wouldn't mind getting rid of. In a lot of cases, the sentiment is significantly stronger than that. Not everyone on this list has disappointed on the stat sheet, although more than a few fit that bill. Some players are just awkward fits for their current clubs or barriers to the young talent trapped behind them. When all 30 teams reconvene for training camp this fall, these are the players their fanbases really don't want to see. The idea of Pero Antic fits perfectly into the Atlanta Hawks' spread-out, egalitarian offense. There aren't many better ways to stretch a defense thin than having someone with legitimate center size (6'11", 260 lbs) who can shoot the three. While Antic takes a ton of triples ( 6. 0 per 36 minutes, nearly as many as Kyle Korver's 6. 7 ), the big guy hardly ever converts his long-range looks. Of the 142 players to attempt at least 170 threes this season, only 12 had a worse success rate than Antic's 30. 1 three-point percentage. Compounding that issue is the fact that Antic doesn't really bring anything else to the table.
Naysayers quick to discount the King are in full-on backpedal mode, as LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers enter Thursday's Game 4 of the 2015 NBA Finals with the Golden State Warriors staggering toward the ropes. There's a lot to go over in a short period before Vegas doesn't seem to think he can—over at Odds Shark , Golden State is the favorite (-2. 5) going into Game 4, despite the Warriors dropping the last two and this one also coming on the road. "I think I found something when it comes to how I'm going to be able to attack their pick-and-rolls," Curry said, per the Associated Press (via ESPN. "I'll keep that in the memory bank going into Game 4. ". Perhaps more concerning for the Warriors is the plight of wild card. With the Cavaliers hobbled further late in Game 3, Curry seemed to look like the Curry of old, rediscovering his stroke and helping to erase a 20-point deficit to make the final minutes of regulation mean something. If Curry is back on his game again and Harrison Barnes improves on his 0-of-8 Game 3 tally (it's only up from there, right. ), the backs-against-the-wall Warriors can outgun LBJ, who might once again need to deal with lineup shuffles while carrying the team. It's a win for observers no matter how it unfolds, but the trends suggest Vegas is right to align with the Warriors, who.
Match report: Crewe 1 PNE 3
The win bucked the trend in the first round of this competition ... the first of those from David Fox hitting the wall and rolling through to Jordan Pickford. Billy Bingham was off target with the second one, Pickford able to watch the 25-yard attempt ...
August 12, 2015