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Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: The Best Rounds to Draft Each Position in 2015

Like the pirate's code, average draft position data is more like a guideline than a rule in fantasy football. After all, leagues are populated by humans with biases—five quarterbacks could go in the first two rounds for no discernible reason.<p>It's for that reason that you should take the following …

Orlando Magic will play game in London in January

The Orlando Magic will play a game in London during the 2015-16 regular season.<p>The Magic will face the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 14 at The O2, an arena …

Why The NBA Should Give Female Coaches Like Becky Hammon A Shot

Becky Hammon just made history by leading the San Antonio Spurs to a NBA summer league title. Why don't more teams expand their coaching talent pools and follow suit?<p>Normally, the champion of the National Basketball Association's Las Vegas summer league doesn't generate much interest. Very few of …

NBA Players Don't Think Stephen Curry Should've Won MVP

Who's the real MVP?<p>Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player, but in the minds of fellow NBA players, he’s not the <i>real</i> MVP. That distinction goes to Houston Rockets guard James Harden, who was revealed as the 2015 MVP by the National Basketball Players …

Is Kevin Durant Still the NBA's Second-Best Player Behind LeBron James?

Link to Media<p>For most of his career, Kevin Durant has been widely recognized as the second-best player in basketball behind LeBron James. However, KD's injury-riddled 2014-15 campaign opened the door for players such as Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis and James Harden to stake claims to the No. 2 spot.<p>…

Pitching Notes: Hamels, Cueto, Kazmir, Haren

While some have speculated that <b>Cole Hamels</b> is pitching with an injury following a disastrous pair of starts (14 runs in 6 2/3 innings), ESPN’s Jayson …

The Times' MLB power rankings

Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday:<p>1. ST. LOUIS: After the Cardinals were swept by Pittsburgh before the break, it's suddenly a thrilling divisional race. (1)<p>2. KANSAS CITY: Kendrys Morales hasn't had half a season this good since breaking his leg at home plate in …

Baseball

NL Central Notes: Reds, Parra, Soriano, Alvarez

• <b>Gerardo Parra</b>’s strong play has all but ensured that he’ll be traded by the <b>Brewers</b>, writes Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Parra …

Daily Fantasy Baseball 2015: Best MLB DraftKings Picks, Advice for July 19

There are so many aces on the mound for Sunday's games, the pitching matchups will make you think it's Opening Day.<p>With few games on the schedule without an elite pitcher going, it would behoove DraftKings players to stack their positional picks in the games that don't feature No. 1 and No. 2 guys …

Baseball

Use of defensive shifts in baseball is spreading — because it works

It was the summer of 1946, and after being burned by three Ted Williams home runs in the first game of a doubleheader, Cleveland Indians Manager Lou Boudreau devised a plan.<p>When Williams came to the plate in Game 2, Boudreau stacked his infielders on the right side.<p>As Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully …

Mike Scioscia

2015-16 NFL Playoff Odds

The 2015-16 NFL season is scheduled to begin on September 10th with the annual Thursday night kickoff game featuring the Super Bowl Champion New …

Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas Reset NFL WR Market for Years to Come

Welcome to Football Econ 101. Today, we're talking about the free market.<p>A player hitting the open market usually means a huge payday. With revenues always increasing and the salary cap going up, the bar is reset again and again as top players sign new contracts. For the rest of the NFL, each …

Fantasy Football

The Best Defensive Player in Each NFL Division

This is pretty cut-and-dried.<p>As we impatiently wait for NFL training camps to open in a week or so, we are taking some time to give our choices for the best defensive player in each of the eight NFL divisions.<p>How did we come to these decisions? A combination of statistics and impact was the main …

NFL

ESPN.com predicts back-to-back div. titles for PIT

The Pittsburgh Steelers won the AFC North in 2015 with an 11-5 record, and in dramatic fashion as it came down to a Week 17 game against the …

2015 NFL Season Preview: Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers

Davante Adams was the Green Bay Packers second-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, and many thought that it was a stretch to take him with all of the …

5 NFL Quarterbacks with the Most on the Line in 2015

If we're generous, maybe 10 quarterbacks can play the position at a premier level, and every year the rigid divide in talent among the rest is peppered with uncertainty.<p>At the very bottom, there's a group of often weary journeymen who are just happy they're hanging onto a career. It's here where …

NFL

Top Candidates for Contract Extensions Ahead of the 2015 NFL Season

The month-and-a-half left before the start of the 2015 season leaves a sizable window for NFL teams to sign looming free agents—whose deals expire after next season—to new contract extensions.<p>Expect a number of teams to take advantage of this opportunity in the coming weeks.<p>There are mutual …

Football (U.S.)

Best QB-RB Backfield Combinations in Today's NFL

Link to Media<p>There are 11 offensive players on the field at any given time, and nine of them are important. But the other two, the quarterback and running back, are a little more important—maybe a lot more important.<p>Yes, it all starts with the offensive line, and a great receiver can …

Say hey, baseball: The Reds are ready to trade (almost) everyone

Sunday morning's baseball includes the Reds finally getting that fire sale going, Jonathan Papelbon and the Phillies and the Red Sox disappointing (but successful!) season. Subscribe for your daily Say Hey!<p>Listen, we know it's tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each …

Phillies 'pushing to finish' Papelbon trade

Jonathan Papelbon wants to be traded and a deal might get done over the next few days. The veteran closer has not drawn a notable amount of interest …

WATCH: Rangers, Astros almost brawl wearing excellent throwbacks

Texas and Houston looked great on Saturday night, even while almost coming to blows.<p>During the course of Saturday night's Rangers-Astros game in …

The 3-point-shot as a technology

This much is indisputable: Three-point shooting has transformed the NBA since it was introduced in the 1979-1980 season. In the first year of its …