Patrick Lynch

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Is Carmelo Anthony Really a One-Dimensional Player for NY Knicks?

Three years ago, in his <i>New York Times</i> blog FiveThirtyEight, Nate Silver took a brief but deep dive into how Carmelo Anthony—contrary to conventional NBA wisdom—actually makes his teammates better.<p>Because he is able to score from anywhere in the court, Anthony draws attention and defenders away from …

Basketball

4 NFL General Managers Who Can't Afford to Botch 2014 Draft

The NFL front office is not much different than the locker room in some ways. Usually, just because you've had past success as an NFL executive does not mean you are guaranteed a longer period of stay. It's a "what have you done for me lately" league, and fans will always want someone held …

Football (U.S.)

Tre Mason NFL Draft 2014: Highlights, Scouting Report for St. Louis Rams RB

<b>Tre Mason, RB, Auburn (HT: 5’8½”, WT: 207 lbs)</b><p><b>St. Louis Rams</b><p><b>Third Round: 75th Pick</b><p><b>NFL Comparison: Ray Rice, RB, Baltimore Ravens</b><p>Combine Weigh-in<p>Height<p>Weight<p>Arm<p>Hand<p>5084<p>207<p>30"<p>9"<p>nfl.com<p>Combine Workout<p>40-yd dash<p>10-yd split<p>Vert<p>Broad<p>3-Cone<p>Shuttle<p>4.50<p>1.50<p>38.5"<p>10'6"<p>DNP<p>4.15<p>nfl.com<p><b>Positives</b><p>Possesses a low …

Football (U.S.)

Why the San Francisco 49ers Should Move on from Donte Whitner in 2014

The San Francisco 49ers won't have an easy answer for safety Donte Whitner's contract.<p>For three seasons now, the 49ers have been able to count on Whitner's veteran presence in the secondary. However, Whitner’s contract is set to expire March 11, and it's far from certain that the 49ers will be able …

Football (U.S.)

5 Wide Receivers Dallas Cowboys Must Consider in 2014 NFL Draft

The Dallas Cowboys could benefit from selecting a potential No. 1 wide receiver in the 2014 NFL draft.<p>That’s not a popular opinion, as wide receiver is considered a position of relative strength for Dallas, but the Cowboys could be in monumental trouble if Dez Bryant gets injured, or even if …

NFL

Grading Chicago Bulls' Key Players at 2014 NBA All-Star Break

Heading into the All-Star break, it’s necessary to grade the Chicago Bulls roster. We’ll only focus on the team’s top 10 players, meaning diehard fans of Mike James and Tornike Shengelia should be utterly disappointed. Sorry to let you guys down.<p>And Derrick Rose will not be featured either. The …

NBA

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Difference-Makers for Every 1st-Round Team

Every NFL team is looking for its first-round selection to become an instant-impact player, which is why so much value is attached to these picks.<p>The 2014 NFL draft class is loaded with potential superstars, but it's anyone's guess who they are at this point. From the No. 1 overall pick to Mr. …

Football (U.S.)

Previewing What the Steelers Will Be Looking for at the Scouting Combine

Prospective NFL players spend the offseason before they are drafted under the microscope. Prospects are poked, prodded, inspected and worked over like pieces of meat. And as NFL draft types, we love the whole process.<p>February 19-25 will be the dates for the NFL Scouting Combine. This is an event …

NFL

Will LA Clippers' Bench Be Their Undoing?

Despite running a tight rotation, the Los Angeles Clippers should be fine with an eight-man rotation for the rest of the season.<p>Under coach Vinny Del Negro, the Clippers preferred to play 10-man rotations, employing hockey-like substitution patterns in games. Del Negro grew infamous for playing …

Basketball

Olympic 2014 Results: Day 6 Updates on Medal Count for Each Nation

Day 6 at the 2014 Winter Olympics delivered yet another slate of events chock full of curling and ice hockey qualifiers, but medals were handed out in nearly every other sport. If they strapped on skis or skates, hardware was distributed.<p>You'll have to wait until Day 7 for the completion women's …

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Should the Boston Celtics Trade or Keep Brandon Bass?

It is crucial for any front office in today’s NBA to find a reliable performer on a reasonable contract. Someone who has a select, but strong, skill set and plays within those limitations on the floor. This player isn’t going to steal the show most nights, but is a capable contributor on both …

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Two-Handed Canadians? Oh No!

I’m not saying that Canadian players are always one-handed players, but more often than not they have a true strong hand, and a weaker hand. With …

New York Jets: Jeremy Maclin, Marqise Lee Should Be Team's Top Targets

Despite a roster that lacks star power, the New York Jets managed to go 8-8 in 2013, good for a second place finish in the AFC East.<p>However, to say the team needs to upgrade the wide receiver position this offseason would be a severe understatement. The Jets should do their due diligence and …

Football (U.S.)

2014 NFL Draft: Top WR Prospects for the St. Louis Rams

The St. Louis Rams used their first-round pick on Tavon Austin a year ago, but wide receiver remains a serious concern.<p>Time is running out for the development of Sam Bradford, and finding him another playmaker is a top priority this offseason.<p>The Rams already have a few key pieces of the puzzle in …

Football (U.S.)

Will Sheehey dunks all over Penn State

Tyler Ennis beats the buzzer to save Syracuse's undefeated season

Syracause was finished. Down by one with just four seconds left and inbounding from under their own basket, it looked like the Orange's undefeated season was over.<p>Then freshman point guard Tyler Ennis dribbled the ball down the court and did this:<p>'Cuse survives 58-56. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim …

Inside The Making Of RoboCop’s 3-D Printed Suit

The production designer of the new remake explains how RoboCop was updated (and 3-D printed!) for a post-Apple age.<p>Due to open in theaters nationwide today, Sony Pictures’ <i>RoboCop</i> remake has divided fans of the original from the get-go. Particularly contentious has been the reimagining of the <i>RoboCop</i> …

100 Years Of Olympic Logos: A Depressing History Of Design Crimes

There’s some beautiful graphic design on exhibit in these 45 Olympic Games logos, but most of them make you go WTF.<p>Editor’s Note<p>2/17/14<p>Happy Presidents’ Day! To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>If you’re not a fan of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games’ …