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8 NBA Rookies Who Should Be Starters in 2015-16

Outside of the top few picks, it's rare for rookies to enter the NBA as starters. However, the 2015 draft class produced a handful of qualified candidates.<p>A number of them landed in spots with clear paths to the starting lineup.<p>In some cases, the prospect adds something specific that's needed in …

PCL opponents: Steven Matz 'the real deal'

NEW YORK -- Left-handed pitching prospect Steven Matz is earning high praise from opposing batters in the Pacific Coast League.<p>Matz, 23, limited …

Total breakdown: Jets draft DT Leonard Williams in first round

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- A few quick thoughts on the New York Jets' first-round draft pick:<p><b>The pick:</b> Leonard Williams, DT, USC<p><b>My take:</b> Wow, the Jets …

Mets Morning News: Harvey shuts down Yanks, Opening Day starter named

Meet the Mets<p>In a game that finally settled the argument over who the best baseball teams in New York is, the Mets crushed the Yankees 6-0 in Port …

'Big Blue Chat ' Episode 5: Let's talk NFL Draft

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are your Saturday morning Giants headlines.<p>MTD's Dan Kadar drops by 'Big Blue Chat'<p>Episode 5 of the 'Big …

New York Giants sign George Selvie to 1-year deal

The New York Giants signed former Dallas Cowboys defensive end George Selvie to a one-year deal on Friday. After the departure of Mathias Kiwanuka, …

Offseason Forecast: New York Giants

<i>With the offseason officially under way, Around The NFL will examine what's next for all 32 teams. The series rolls on with the New York Giants.</i><p><i>With</i> …

LOOK: Marcus Stroman's dad possibly works out

Meet the father of Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman. The elder Mr. Stroman possibly lifts weights in his spare time.<p>Blue Jays right-hander …

S.F. man says he's the biological son of Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain is one of the NBA's most iconic players, but his most infamous statistic has nothing to do with basketball.<p>In his 1991 autobiography, Chamberlain claimed he had slept with almost 20,000 women since he became sexually active at age 15. That's more than one partner per day. For …

Basketball

Inside Slant: Todd Steussie finds post-career drive in analytics

<i>(For all Inside Slant posts, follow this link.)</i><p>At 3:30 a.m., Todd Steussie got up from the table. He went to the fraternity house bathroom and …

Major League Soccer players want new deal that closes salary inequity

Before he was in Major League Soccer, Zach Scott worked in accounting, as a coach and as a substitute teacher to pay the bills while he played in pro soccer's lower division.<p>Scott now plays before crowds of more than 60,000 fans in Seattle with Sounders teammate Clint Dempsey, who made $6.7-million …

Queen Of Tax Fraud Gets 21 Year Prison Term---For The Second Time

Self-proclaimed ‘Tax Fraud Queen’ Rashia Wilson has been sentenced–again. Despite an appellate court’s order to the trial judge to recompute her sentence, she got the <i>same</i> thing: 21 long years. It is an inglorious end for someone who taunted publicly on Facebook that she <i>couldn’t</i> be caught. When …

Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki sounds open to being traded

Will the Rockies trade shortstop Troy Tulowitzki this month? Tulo himself says the idea isn't a crazy one.<p><b>More MLB: Power Rankings | Expert Picks |</b> …

Aaron Hill’s Polarizing Defense

The way in which people evaluate defense fascinates me. Not because I find defense fascinating, per se, but because it strikes me as a very different …

Sports Analytics

EPL 2015: Wayne Rooney's brace helps Manchester United sink Sunderland

England captain Wayne Rooney scored twice to help Manchester United beat Sunderland 2-0 and reclaim the third spot in the Premier League table on …