NHL — The UFA compensation rule seemed like a good idea at the time

When free agency began favoring big markets, the league came up with a compensation plan for small markets that was good in theory, except for that gaping loophole the Maple Leafs mastered.
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NHL – Morning 3-on-3 — Analyzing the Pittsburgh Penguins-Boston Bruins trade

Trevor Daley wasn’t finding a fit in Chicago, so the Hawks dealt him to Pittsburgh and got salary-cap flexibility in the process. In Tuesday’s Morning 3-on-3, we examine the impact of the deal.
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Russell Westbrook Analysis from Fargo

Me: Tell me about Russell Westbrook? Character from Fargo: Ya know… There was an old priest who lived in the woods, must’ve been 20-30 years ago. The town painted him as a loner because, ya know, due to the livin’ in the woods. No one ever saw the priest, except for every other…
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Everton fun to watch in Premier League with Roberto Martinez

It’s hard not to enjoy watching Everton play. They’ve got a bright young attacking nucleus with players like Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley, and Gerard D…
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Report Card for the 2014-2015 Royals, Part 1.

So I think it’s only fair that I grade the performance of all those people – players and non-players alike – who made any sort of contribution to the 2014-2015 Royals. The players are listed in descending order of their bWAR over the last two seasons combined. As always, these…
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Cheap Heat – Tables, Ladders, Who Cares?

On a very special Most Improved episode, the guys discuss Reigns’s smack talk, the movie ‘Paradise Alley’, and make ‘TLC’ predictions.
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From The Mag: Inside the years-long series of airborne insults that helped get Al Golden fired

How anonymous message board members flew the banners that publicly shamed Al Golden, ultimately costing him his job.
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It's the Parkers! A complete review of the 2015 MLS season

After Portland’s victory over Columbus capped a topsy-turvy MLS season, soccer writer Graham Parker looks back on his best and worst of the yearSebastian Giovinco. Any player who finally tipped Toronto into a playoff spot was always going to be celebrated, but the fact that he sealed the deal by…
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With the Timbers' MLS Cup win Caleb Porter showed he is the real thing

The Portland coach has often caused a stir with his brash attitude but he made fine decisions as his team picked up momentum in the playoffsBruce Arena, Oscar Pareja and Pep Guardiola have a WhatsApp group going, messaging each other all the way through Sunday’s MLS Cup final. The common…
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Columbus Crew 1-2 Portland Timbers | MLS Cup match report

Columbus Crew 1-2 Portland TimbersGoalkeeping errors lead to two of games goalsTimbers time late season surge to perfectionIf it wasn’t a classic MLS Cup, it certainly had the most dramatic start in recent memory. Portland opened the scoring within seconds and added another after just seven minutes, to stun Columbus…
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