Matthew Schweikert

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How to turn a non-contender into the Oakland A’s in a few easy steps

Maybe they’re not easy steps, but you should still follow them.<p>In 2014, the A’s sent five players to the All-Star Game and carried a 7-3 lead into the eighth inning of the American League Wild-Card Game. They went to the bathroom, and everything was on fire when they came out, including the cat. …

Baseball

The Disgrace of Minor League Baseball

You might see some of the best prospects in baseball getting their big league debuts any minute now. The collective bargaining agreement that governs …

Baseball

Flight of the Sole Man

But <i>Byron McLaughlin</i>? No, that name Lewin didn’t know until, oh, 1989, by which point McLaughlin was a half-decade removed from a brief, forgettable …

Crime

What goes into a big league position switch? Four All-Stars are finding out this spring

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The movie "Moneyball" received six Academy Award nominations and a 94 percent Rotten Tomatoes approval rating while sparking a …

Trump’s Slurred Speech Tied to Low Battery in Putin’s Remote

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J.Trump slurred his speech during his announcement about Jerusalem on Wednesday because of “low-battery issues” with Vladimir Putin’s remote, the White House said on Friday.<p>Speaking to the White House press corps, the press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, …

Donald Trump

Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck, 88, given six-month jail sentence

A Berlin court has sentenced serial Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck to six months in jail for denying the Nazis' extermination of Jews. She has …

Premier League misery rankings 25th anniversary edition: Which side's fans have suffered the most since 1992?

You may have heard that it's the 25th anniversary of the Premier League this season.<p>And you may have read/watched/ignored plenty of best …

Soccer

The first ever Premier League's 22 teams... 25 years on: Where are they now?

NBA Free Agency 2017: 5 offseason needs for the Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets are a work in progress. In their fourth year under Coach Steve Clifford, the Hornets finished 36-46 on the season. Here are …

Ranking the 20 Most In-Demand Free Agents in Europe This Summer

As the summer transfer window edges ever closer, teams across Europe will be finalising their plans for the market and identifying targets who can improve their XIs.<p>One of the first columns checked is always the free-agent one; any player who can be secured for nothing come July and save you …

Premier League predictions: Who'll finish second, and who's going down?

While Chelsea are on course to win this season's Premier League title, there is plenty of uncertainty further down the table.<p>We asked our reporters to how the top six will finish and who will be relegated to the Championship. Here's how they answered:<p>John Percy<p>Chelsea<br>• Spurs<br>• Manchester …

The Evolution of Justin Jackson

I can’t say I recognize this version of Justin Jackson, the 2017 ACC Player of the Year and Wooden Award finalist. I’d long gotten used to catching …

MLB Position Power Rankings: B/R's Top 30 Shortstops

The shortstop revolution is in full swing.<p>Xander Bogaerts, Francisco Lindor, Carlos Correa, Addison Russell, Corey Seager, Trea Turner and Dansby Swanson have taken the major leagues by storm in recent seasons, and there's plenty more talent in the pipeline with J.P. Crawford, Amed Rosario, Gleyber …

The Biggest Emerging MLB Star at Every Position Entering 2017

From Mike Trout to Miguel Cabrera to Clayton Kershaw and many more, Major League Baseball isn't hurting for established stars. And the ranks are swelling every year.<p>Which poses the question: Who's next?<p>We have a few ideas, and we're going to act on them by rounding up the biggest emerging stars at …

NBA Trade Deadline: Team-By-Team Previews

After DeMarcus Cousins migrated south to New Orleans and Serge Ibaka flew north of the border, the two biggest names of the NBA trade season may very …

Sizing Up the NFL Draft’s Quarterback Market

As Bill Belichick so eloquently stated, the poor Patriots are already five weeks behind. And yet Belichick is fortunate; he won another Super Bowl, …

Premier League top six team of the season - and it's not great news for Arsenal and Man Utd

Premier League or Championship? We asked fans of the yo-yo clubs which they prefer

Every season, the same storyline. As the Championship campaign reaches its climax, two teams on the brink of glory head to Wembley for "The Richest Game in Football".<p>Triumph in the play-off final and the riches of the Premier League shall be yours. Television money, glamour matches against the best …

The 13 highest paid sports teams in the world

The report looks at the "average first-team pay" for each club, which Sporting Intelligence says allows it to "compare salaries in hugely contrasting leagues in multiple sports around the world."<p>2016 sees a big shake up of the list. Sporting Intelligence writes: "The upper echelons of previous …

One burning question facing each NBA team heading into 2016-17 season

Are the Warriors actually too good? How much defense is enough in Houston? Buckle up ...<p>Which musician's face will Kevin Durant get tattooed on his …

Ranking College Basketball Conferences by Projected 2017 NCAA Tournament Bids

From the ACC all the way down to the MEAC, we've ranked the 32 men's college basketball conferences based on projected representation in the 2017 NCAA tournament.<p>After we power through a few slides filled with conferences unlikely to produce multiple bids, you'll find the following designations for …

5 Undrafted Free Agents to Watch in 2016-17 NBA Training Camp

Not all NBA careers begin the same way.<p>For some, the path to a guaranteed paycheck and role starts on draft night. Others aren't so lucky. They go unselected—missing out on even the slightest security that comes with being a second-round pick—and begin chasing a roster spot.<p>Most of these players …

Gene Wilder Dies at 83; Star of ‘Willy Wonka’ and ‘Young Frankenstein’

Gene Wilder, who established himself as one of America’s foremost comic actors with his delightfully neurotic performances in three films directed by Mel Brooks; his eccentric star turn in the family classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”; and his winning chemistry with Richard Pryor in …

John Terry Was Made a Pariah by the FA and Owes England Nothing

Here we go again. A new England manager replaces a failed regime, and as he bids to lead the country into a new era, it's John Terry who still dominates the conversation.<p>According to reports, Sam Allardyce had given serious consideration to including the Chelsea captain in his first Three Lions …

2016 Fantasy Football Preseason Takeaway: Pondering the Panthers WRs

Kelvin Benjamin looked like his old self against the Titans, but he played just nine snaps. Is the bigger concern his conditioning or the emergence …

The Man Charged With Starting a 4,000-Acre Wildfire

Investigators say Damin Pashilk started the Clayton fire and several other wildfires from last year.<p><b>NEWS BRIEF</b> A California man was arrested and charged in connection with starting a wildfire that has scorched 4,000 acres, destroyed 175 buildings, and displaced more than 1,500 people.<p>The Lake …

Wildfires

Should we be more excited about the Nationals?

The Nationals have the second-best record in baseball. They seem certain to finish in first place for the third time in five years, something no Washington baseball team has ever done. They’re on pace to finish with their best run differential since baseball returned to Washington. They have at …

The Atlanta Olympic Park bombing, 20 years on: have we learned the lessons?

The biggest hero of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta won no medals, broke no records and signed no endorsement deals. It was neither a lithe sprinter nor a limber gymnast. He was a 33-year-old security guard on temporary hire who lived with his mother.<p>The name of Richard Allensworth Jewell will forever …

Watch this college basketball player make a ridiculous dunk from the free throw line

Virginia freshman Jay Huff hasn't even played in a college basketball game yet, but he's proving his value already after a video of his incredible dunk from the free throw line surfaced.<p>The 6'11" power forward from North Carolina takes his jump – from the free throw line – and makes the shot. His …