Pinch that loaf

Though it’s an extremely tough pill to swallow, this trade was exactly what the Oakland Athletic franchise needed to ensure its success in three years and beyond. Executive vice president Billy Beane recently came out saying that the A’s are abandoning their “retool” method of trading and are instead going into full rebuild mode to focus on bringing up a young core team for years to come.
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Baseball doesn’t need to be faster

Instead of trying to become something it’s not, the MLB should embrace the fact that it is a sport unlike any other. It should focus on continuing to cultivate the excitement around its new young players instead of trying to make the game a few minutes faster.
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Serena Williams smashes the cycle in women’s tennis

There is a cycle where young tennis players rise into the spotlight by defeating tennis veterans time after time in grand slams. The most recent cycle had ended until the Williams sisters rose into the scene and completely dominated their opponents. Serena, then 17, defeated Hingis, who was once a part of the younger generation but in that match was the tennis veteran.
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For what it’s worth

Out of sheer curiosity, I spent more than an hour last week looking up how much tickets for Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals between Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. To say I wasn’t surprised is accurate. With many seats priced north of $1,000, it should come as
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LeBron and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Finals

All Falls Down

Let’s not kid ourselves: this was always a two-horse race. And even then, only one steed looked anywhere near fit enough to win this one. Kevin Durant has a lot of people to thank for his current position — four games away from eternal glory on a team perhaps more
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Is it worth watching?

I was sitting on the couch with my dad and brother, taking part in the yearly tradition of avidly watching the NBA playoffs, when I was hit by a wave of deja vu. It was game five of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Celtics and the Cavaliers, and LeBron
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Time to kill the beanball

Deeply embedded in the culture of Major League Baseball is a series of “unwritten rules,” and based on the strict manner in which players adhere to these concepts, they very well may be scripture. A great deal of these unwritten rules are harmless and almost always obeyed purely as a
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A kick in the lotto balls

All Falls Down

On Dec. 9, 2011, the basketball world forever changed. Chris Paul, star point guard of the New Orleans Hornets, was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. All of a sudden, LA was ready for yet another title push. Paul would team up with Kobe Bryant, with rumors swirling that Dwight
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