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  • The Blazers and Thunder are stressing me out

    We have that and more in Saturday’s NBA newsletter. The thing that strikes me about this Blazers vs. Thunder series is that it’s incredibly tense, basically all of the time. Damian Lillard is constantly on the verge of destroying Oklahoma City’s defense through slithery drives or new-school long-range threes. In the third quarter of Game 3, during which he racked up 25 points to get Portland in whispering distance, he was there. In the fourth, he always seemed on the precipice of hitting a shot...


  • Capitals betting favorites hosting Hurricanes on Game 5 NHL odds

    The Washington Capitals hope to take advantage of their home ice Saturday night as betting favorites in Game 5 of their playoff series with the Carolina Hurricanes. The Washington Capitals are 5-1 over their last six home games. After losing Game 3 and Game 4 in Carolina, the Capitals will try to get things back on track against the Hurricanes at home on Saturday night.

    Washington is a -140 home favorite on the NHL odds for Game 5 at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Hurricanes will be...


  • Everything you need to know for Crawford vs. Khan

    Terence Crawford and Amir Khan headline a strong ESPN pay-per-view boxing card on Saturday. Here’s all you need to know. A week after two excellent nights of boxing (1, 2), we get another world title fight, this one a Top Rank pay-per-view presented by ESPN. On Saturday, Terence Crawford will defend his WBO welterweight title against Amir Khan in the headlining bout of the main card, which begins at 9 p.m. ET.

    There will be a preliminary card on ESPN2 beginning at 6 p.m., which will also be...


  • Bucks heavy betting favorites at Pistons on Game 3 NBA odds

    The Milwaukee Bucks are heavy betting favorites to pick up another win over the Detroit Pistons in Game 3 of their series on Saturday night. The Milwaukee Bucks are 2-0 straight up and against the spread through the first two games of their playoff series against the Detroit Pistons with back-to-back blowout wins. The Bucks will try to keep things going on the road on Saturday night in Game 3.

    Milwaukee is an 8.5-point road favorite on the NBA odds in Detroit at sportsbooks monitored by...


  • Tiger Woods’ first Friday night outfit with his new green jacket should fill you with joy

    The 2019 Masters Champion went out to his own restaurant for his first Friday night out and he made sure everyone was aware of his recent achievement. On his first Friday night out as the reigning Masters champion, Tiger Woods rolled up to his own restaurant, The Woods - Jupiter, in his new green jacket, a dri-fit Nike t-shirt, and Raiders mesh shorts. This makes me so happy. It should make you so happy. I could not stop grinning when I saw it.

    I would have been disappointed had his first Friday...


  • The 5 worst 2019 NFL Draft takes, ranked

    Everyone has thoughts about the NFL Draft, but some takes are so bad that you can point and laugh before the draft even happens. The NFL Draft is a gold mine for horrible opinions.

    Talent evaluators screw up royally every year. Most mock drafts are horribly wrong, and every prospect has both defenders and detractors. There’s no shortage of rumors, and a ton of them are BS.

    You probably have an opinion about the 2019 NFL Draft that won’t age well, and there’s a good chance you have one that’ll...


  • Ask a former NFL player: Will Nick Bosa’s tweets be a locker room issue?

    This week, retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz also answers questions about the 2019 TNF schedule and Dwayne Haskins’ draft stock, The mailbag is here for the week. We’re now less than a week away from the 2019 NFL Draft, and I’m so pumped. The mailbag will most likely be off next week as I’ll be writing draft recap columns, so be on the lookout for those!

    But as always, keep sending those questions to my Twitter account and on Instagram.

    This week, we’re going talk about a couple draft...


  • The NCAA made three (relatively) good decisions on transfers

    The organization could still be doing more to make transfer rules fair to players. The NCAA announced a handful of good decisions about transfer rules on Friday, which should prevent college sports from becoming even less fair than they are now to the athletes who populate them.

    That’s not to give out too much credit. One of the best decisions was simply not to make a rule change that would’ve taken the NCAA in the wrong direction. The others were highly limited moves toward the good, by the...


  • A.J. Brown helps the Patriots get ready for the future

    New England gets a new wide receiver for Tom Brady in the conclusion of the SB Nation NFL writers’ mock draft. We have come to the conclusion of the 13th annual SB Nation NFL writers’ mock draft. The final choice for the third time in these massive mock drafts belongs to the New England Patriots.

    Coming off another Super Bowl win, the Patriots have to approach this draft looking toward the future. Tom Brady will be 42 when the season starts. The receiver group is aging. Tight end Rob Gronkowski...


  • Cole Anthony is built for greatness

    The stud point guard is going to be college basketball’s next freshman sensation. Cole Anthony’s path to stardom has been atypical even among teenage basketball prodigies. As the son of 11-year NBA veteran Greg Anthony, Cole has had all the advantages of a privileged upbringing combined with the technological advancements that have made developing elite athletic talent a more meticulous and systematic process than ever before.

    Anthony has watched film with Kevin Durant and picked the brain of...


  • 6 NFL teams that could draft Dwayne Haskins

    Haskins may be 2019’s best pure passer — and possibly Eli Manning’s replacement. Kyler Murray is the quarterback who won the 2018 Heisman Trophy. Murray is the quarterback drawing the most media attention in advance of the 2019 NFL Draft.

    Dwayne Haskins is the quarterback who could wind up having the best career of any player taken in next week’s proceeding.

    The Ohio State product, last year’s third-place finisher on the Heisman ballots, may not be the kind of electric dual-threat talent Murray...


  • What do you do when Giannis is destroying your team and you feel helpless?

    This week’s advice column tackles helplessness, and how we can take back control of our lives. Welcome to “Couldn’t be me”, a weekly advice column where I solicit your personal dilemmas and help out as best as I can. Have something I can help you with? Find me @_Zeets.

    This week we’re tackling the feeling of helplessness, and how much of what happens in our lives is beyond our control. Just imagine: you’re a leader, but you’ve been told to sit on the sidelines against your wishes while your...