Category: Sports


James Harden has normalized the 50-point game

James Harden (Ciaran Breen – Yahoo Sports Canada/Getty) Before a game against the Houston Rockets earlier this month, Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse was asked about game-planning for James Harden. “He messes things up because he can score 50,” Nurse said. Any other season, that might sound like hyperbolic praise for the opposing team’s […]

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Michael Avenatti Blasts Nike After Arrest, Claims Deandre Ayton, Bol Bol Received Payments

Avenatti tweeted Tuesday that both the Suns’ rookie and the Ducks’ injured star were paid by Nike but did not provide evidence. One day after his arrest, lawyer Michael Avenatti took to Twitter on Tuesday to follow through on his promise to “disclose a major high school/college basketball scandal perpetrated by [Nike].” The alleged Nike scandal […]

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Uni Watch: MLB Preview 2019

Back in 1999, a writer got the bright idea of creating a column devoted to sports uniforms, beginning with a rundown of that season’s Major League Baseball uniform changes. Twenty years later, Uni Watch is still going strong, and the annual MLB season preview—making its SI debut this year—is still our signature column. But Uni […]

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Five best bets for 2019 MLB win totals

The 2019 MLB season is here, so let’s make some money on over/under bets. The surest bet is that the entire league will finish with a .500 record, but since no sports books seem to offer that wager, let’s delve into the individual team totals to see where to capitalize. Win totals come courtesy of […]

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Nets NBA Playoff Chances: Updated Eastern Conference Playoff Picture

Getty The Brooklyn Nets updated Playoff Chances and Eastern Conference Playoff Picture. On a night marred by a gruesome Jusuf Nurkic leg injury, four quarters of basketball wasn’t enough to decide the matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trail Blazers as the two teams needed two extra frames in order to decide the winner. […]

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