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  1. Pac-12 recruits who fill biggest needs

    Erik McKinney

    The chess-like nature of recruiting forces coaches to look years into the future, both to fill their own roster as well as take advantage of strengths and weaknesses of the upcoming high school classes. Despite the 2014 football season not kicking of...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  2. Lineups that playoff coaches should use more - NBA

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle looks at one lineup combination for each team beyond its starting five that would help going forward. The Pacers, for example, would benefit from a grouping of Ian Mahinmi, George Hill, C.J. Watson, Paul George and Luis Scola.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  3. Keys to Kentucky-UConn title game

    Fran Fraschilla

    Don't let the seed numbers fool you; in Monday night's national championship matchup between the Connecticut Huskies and Kentucky Wildcats, we have two very good teams with distinct strengths and weaknesses that should make for an interesting chess m...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  4. Inside the Manning-Seattle D chess match

    Mike Sando

    Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas' intensity grew Thursday as the Seattle Seahawks completed their final team-wide media session before Super Bowl XLVIII. Thomas sounded ready to walk directly from the podium to the field at MetLife Stadium. "Any quarte...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  5. Scouting Arizona vs. Duke

    Seth Greenberg

    The matchup between the Arizona Wildcats and Duke Blue Devils in Friday night's NIT final (6 p.m. ET, ESPN) will be a chess match of two coaches who want to take advantage of their teams' strengths and minimize their weaknesses. I've come up with ...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  6. Nets' blockbuster trade among five moves that could backfire - NB...

    Amin Elhassan

    Amin Elhassan offers up five NBA offseason moves that are most likely to backfire. The Brooklyn Nets' hiring of coach Jason Kidd and blockbuster trade to acquire aging veterans tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2013
  7. Maddon, Farrell in a chess match

    Buster Olney

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- As Dustin Pedroia walked into Tropicana Field early Monday afternoon, a young Rays fan said to him, with all good humor, that he was hopeful that Tampa Bay might win a game, and that there would be a Game 4 Tuesday night. ...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  8. NBA: Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics Trade Talks FAQ

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh looks at the reported trade talks between the Clippers and Celtics and answers some lingering questions about the deal.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2013
  9. Why Pittsburgh Steelers should let Big Ben air it out - NFL

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating examines the dilemma facing the Pittsburgh Steelers: With a new offensive coordinator, should they let Big Ben air it out?

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  10. Super Bowl 2012 - How New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick w...

    Scouts Inc. breaks down the chess match between Giants QB Eli Manning and Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2012
  11. Kiffin, Chow get set for ultimate chess game

    Greg Katz

    Lane Kiffin looks to outsmart Utah offensive coordinator and former colleague Norm Chow

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2011
  12. Phillies-Brewers chess match begins

    Buster Olney

    There might not be any playoff races left, a longtime evaluator mused the other day, but there is a lot at stake in the four-game series that the Phillies and Brewers begin today, in Miller Park. "Because if you're Milwaukee, do you want to pla...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  13. MLB - Philadelphia Phillies-Milwaukee Brewers series has postseas...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Phillies-Brewers series beginning Thursday has postseason implications, as Milwaukee will look to position itself so that it doesn't have to face Philadelphia in the divisional round.

    Blog | Conversation | September 08, 2011
  14. NBA: Carmelo Anthony could still land with New Jersey Nets

    Chad Ford

    The Nets have taken themselves out of the Melo equation. Or have they?

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2011
  15. 2010 World Cup: Elo ratings can predict World Cup games better th...

    Peter Keating

    The World Cup starts the day after this blog is posted. Are you awash in predictions and possibilities? No doubt you are. Check out Peter Keating's use of Elo ratings -- Sagarin, Scrabble and chess use them -- to determine who might shine in South Africa.

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2010
  16. Steelers will get after Hasselbeck

    Keith Kidd

    After looking deeper into the Seahawks-Steelers matchup, this game could easily come down to quarterback Matt Hasselbeck making the right decisions in the passing game versus defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau's assortment of zone blitz pressure packa...

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2007