The Bulls Offense Still Starts And (Especially) Stops With Derrick Rose

On Thursday night in Chicago, the Bulls were clinging to a 4-point lead over the Clippers. With 50 seconds left, Derrick Rose ran off some clock near midcourt; as the shot clock hit 14, he used a Pau Gasol ball screen to beat Chris Paul to the elbow and attack…
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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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MLS Cup: Columbus Crew v Portland Timbers – which team is stronger?

Portland have a better-stocked bench and more quality between the sticks, but Crew have the clear edge in attack. Our MLS writers break down the teams by positionCrew: Steve Clark’s “Yes! Yes! Yes!” celebration has been one of the more colorful aspects of Crew SC’s run to the final, with…
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The Future.

As much as I would like to spend the entire off-season writing about nothing except the legacy of the 2015 Royals, I figure I owe you at least one column to discuss what the Royals of 2016 and beyond ought to look like. It would be lovely to live in…
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