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  1. NBA - Playoffs - The Denver Nuggets are a serious contender in th...

    Eric Neel

    The Denver Nuggets have been largely ignored despite grabbing the West's No. 2 seed. Here are eight reasons why it's time to pay attention to them.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2009
  2. NBA - Analysis - Chicago Bulls have momentum, but does that matte...

    Eric Neel

    The Bulls are heading toward the playoffs with momentum, but history shows that their hot streak doesn't mean they're a legit first-round threat.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  3. NBA - Analysis - Houston Rockets keep rolling despite adversity

    Eric Neel

    Without Tracy McGrady and Rafer Alston, the Rockets are better than ever, because of creative thinking and flexible plans.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2009
  4. Lakers looking tough enough

    Eric Neel

    In beating the Spurs, the Lakers showed a defensive toughness that could make them contenders, Eric Neel writes.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | December 10, 2006
  5. A night in the pennant race

    Eric Neel

    It's September now, and the pennant races are burning up. Several contenders faced each other Tuesday night -- and Eric Neel took it all in.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2005
  6. In search of a ring

    Eric Neel

    Kevin Garnett's Wolves were supposed to be title contenders. And no superstar needs a ring more than he does.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2005
  7. Special ingredients to a pennant

    Eric Neel

    Forget the guys like Manny and Sheff. The lesser-known players are the key cogs in each pennant contender.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2004
  8. Pretenders, contenders and picks

    Eric Neel

    With baseball's division races all bunched up, Eric Neel sorts through the contenders, pretenders and a nickname for Vladimir Guerrero.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2004
  9. The few good among the bad

    Eric Neel

    Dmitri Young, Brian Giles and David Riske lead a list of players on bad teams who are having superb seasons.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2003