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Boston Red Sox prospects Triston Casas, Jeter Downs, Bobby Dalbec make Baseball America’s 2021 Top 100 list

Boston Red Sox prospects Triston Casas, Jeter Downs and Bobby Dalbec all made Baseball America’s Top 100 prospect list. Casas is ranked No. 47, Downs is No. 71 and Dalbec is No. 90. Baseball America wrote, “Casas is one of the team’s cornerstones for the future as he has preternatural hitting ability to go with his […]

Report: Deshaun Watson “just wants out” of Houston

On Saturday, Sports Illustrated published an eye-popping article that, if you haven’t read it, does not speak highly of those in charge of the Texans organization. We’re not here to talk about the Texans’ ownership. We’re here to talk about Deshaun Watson, whose teammates are on board with doing “what’s best for himself,” per the SI article. The four […]

How Lamar Jackson can end his postseason curse and become a complete quarterback

Well, at least Lamar Jackson was able to help the Ravens win a playoff game this time around. Sort of. Jackson has made the postseason in each of his three NFL seasons, and Baltimore’s 20-13 win over the Titans in the wild-card round was the first time he was able to advance. In that game, […]

Francisco Lindor says he’s open to discussing long-term deal with New York Mets

The New York Mets have been searching for years for a superstar position player. They now have one in Francisco Lindor, and the big question on everyone’s mind: Will he sign a long-term deal with the Mets? Lindor, eligible for free agency after the 2021 season, said during a video call Monday that he’s certainly open to discussing […]

How Rams’ Darious Williams knew what was coming on his pick-6

If you need an example of how important film study is in football, look no further than Darious Williams’ interception of Russell Wilson in the Rams’ 30-20 win over the Seahawks in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs. Williams has had a knack for jumping routes all season long, so it wasn’t surprising to see […]

Ohio State vs. Alabama: A giant film study

Kerry Coombs, Ohio State’s first-year defensive coordinator, laid out the challenge clear as day. “It is a complete offense,” he said of the looming test against Alabama in Monday’s national championship game. “There are five All-Americans on the offensive side of the ball, a Heisman Trophy winner and the runner-up. They have great players, but […]

NFL picks against the spread for the first round of the playoffs

Home-field advantage has been anything but in the opening round of the NFL playoffs. Since 2002, when the league expanded to 32 teams, home squads are 38-34 in first-round games (.528) and even worse against the spread (30-39-3, .435). Home teams favored by three or more points don’t provide value, either, with a measly 22-22 […]

Way-Too-Early Ranking of Next Winter’s Top MLB Free Agents

The road to next offseason is a long and treacherous one. Countless obstacles will present themselves along the way, none bigger than the Dec. 1 expiration of the collective bargaining agreement. More pressing are the inevitably contentious negotiations needing to play out between the owners and players to commence the 2021 season as they bicker over […]

How freshman Will Anderson is giving Alabama the pass rush spark it needs

The moment that Will Anderson stepped on campus in Tuscaloosa as a true freshman from Hampton, Ga., the buzz started. It got stronger and stronger, even without spring practice. By the time the season arrived, it wasn’t all that surprising that the 6-foot-4, 235-pounder had earned a starting role on the Alabama defense. You can […]

Braves’ interest in re-signing Marcell Ozuna likely doesn’t hinge on DH

Marcell Ozuna is the latest player to benefit from signing a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves. In 2018, they inked starter Aníbal Sánchez to a $1 million contract. He revived his career by posting a 2.83 ERA over 25 games and cashed in by signing a two-year, $19 million deal with the Nationals the […]

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