Thanks to our College Football Playoff model — which simulates every game of the season to figure out each team’s chance of reaching the final four stage — we can see how much influence any given game has on the overall playoff picture. Most games have little to no effect, but some can potentially swing […]

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The Milwaukee Brewers challenged traditional position labels all season. They’ve helped push bullpenning forward in the postseason. They’ve been the most forward-thinking club this October in part out of necessity, entering the playoffs with one of the weaker starting rotations in the field. But they’ve never been more radical than they were early in Wednesday […]

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If anyone could understand the task before LeBron James, it was 6-foot-10 Hall of Fame center Moses Malone. Malone, who died in 2015 from cardiovascular disease, was one of basketball’s most celebrated giants: a three-time NBA MVP, 13-time All-Star and a Finals MVP. Despite intense recruiting from the University of Maryland, Malone went directly to […]

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Start with the photo. Not the one you know, in which he’s suspended in the thin air of Mexico City, limbs lunging forward as his torso chases to keep up, his mouth agape, almost shocked at what he’s doing — which is, of course, leaping 29 feet, 2½ inches to break the world record in […]

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Kobe Bryant smiled. He was moderating a panel discussion with five kids when one of them expressed love for the Los Angeles Lakers. That led to the five-time NBA champion’s reasonable follow-up: “Who’s your favorite player?” Owen Norwood, 11, one of the kids on the panel at the Aspen Institute’s Project Play Summit in Washington, […]

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With the addition of DeMarcus Cousins, the Golden State Warriors are back and better than ever. But the reigning champs’ shot at a three-peat is probably the least interesting question on our minds going into the new NBA season. With a new-look Los Angeles Lakers squad, a rejuvenated Boston Celtics team and a spiraling yet […]

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Conventional NFL wisdom says teams should do whatever it takes to snag a Franchise Quarterback — that from there, the winning just takes care of itself. But for most of Philip Rivers’s career, his Los Angeles (née San Diego) Chargers have been the exception to that rule. Taken fourth overall in the 2004 draft, Rivers […]

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San Jose State honors the legacy of athlete activism, yesterday, today and tomorrow. Join the conversation with #SJSUwordstoaction and watch the livestream, here. Participants include: Harry Edwards Tommie Smith John Carlos Wyomia Tyus Spencer Haywood Paul Hoffman Cleve Livingston Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Ted Butryn Ken Shropshire Jules Boykoff, moderator Keith Harrison, moderator Powered by WPeMatico

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NASSAU, Bahamas – Slaves were allowed three days off during the Christmas holidays in the Bahamas to dance and play music from their native Africa. They donned elaborate and colorful costumes made of newspaper and other litter during the celebration called Junkanoo. Even after slavery ended in the Bahamas in 1834, Junkanoo continued during Christmas […]

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