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  1. Matt Willis

    Matt Willis



    Email | NASCAR

    Matt Willis has been a studio researcher at ESPN since 2006, working on "NASCAR Now" and "SportsCenter," among other shows. He graduated from Ithaca College in 2006 with a degree in journalism. While there, he worked on ICTV, on shows such as "Ya Think You Know Sports?" and "Sports Final."...

  2. Eliminate all but Dustin Johnson at the Masters -- Golf

    Matt Willis

    It takes just six steps for Matt Willis to eliminate every player from the Masters field, save one. He explains why Dustin Johnson will slip on the green jacket Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  3. Hamlin, Gibbs own SpeedWeeks headlines

    Matt Willis

    Tom Pennington/Getty ImagesDenny Hamlin has already won the Sprint Unlimited and his Budweiser Duel this year.The most important part of SpeedWeeks, the three points races for the Camping World Truck, Nationwide and Sprint Cup series, are still yet t...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  4. How legit is Walker's HOF candidacy?

    Matt Willis & Justin Havens

    Brian Bahr/AllSportLarry Walker is one of the most prolific hitters on this year's Hall of Fame ballot.Back for his fourth season on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, Larry Walker hasn't received much of a response or movement in his voting. It was 2...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  5. Rams got a haul in RG III trade

    Matt Willis

    Scott Halleran/Getty ImagesAlec Ogletree is among the players the Rams selected with picks received in the RGIII trade.Less than two years ago, the Washington Redskins made a franchise-changing deal when they traded with the St. Louis Rams to get the...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  6. Junior's popularity & other NASCAR awards

    Matt Willis, ESPN Stats & Info

    Jared C. Tilton/Getty ImagesFor the 11th straight season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the most popular driver.Jimmie Johnson may have rightfully earned the headlines after winning the 2013 Sprint Cup Series championship, his sixth career title, but he's no...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  7. How does Johnson's championship rate?

    Matt Willis

    Jared C. Tilton/Getty ImagesJimmie Johnson won the 2013 Sprint Cup title.Jimmie Johnson wrapped up his sixth career Sprint Cup Series championship with a ninth-place finish Sunday at Homestead. We already knew that. The talk then quickly turned to wh...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
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  9. Jimmie Johnson dominates like few others

    Matt Willis

    Getty ImagesJimmie Johnson (left) is in a class with other champs like Roger Federer and Michael Jordan. The odds of Jimmie Johnson winning a sixth Sprint Cup Series championship are pretty good entering Sunday's season finale (1 p.m. ET, ESPN and W...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  10. Kevin Harvick among best to never win title

    Matt Willis, ESPN Stats & Info

    Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images Kevin Harvick won at Phoenix last Sunday to stay mathematically alive for a Sprint Cup title. Kevin Harvick's win last week at Phoenix was his fourth of the season, just one off his Sprint Cup career high, set in 2006. ...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  11. Numbers don't favor Johnson or Kenseth

    Matt Willis & Andrew Davis

    Josh Harrelson/Getty ImagesMatt Kenseth (left) and Jimmie Johnson (right) both are looking to defy recent history. The Sprint Cup schedule has just two stops left this season, and heads to Phoenix Sunday (ESPN, 3 p.m. ET) with two drivers firmly in ...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  12. 44th World Series of Poker Preview

    Matt Willis, ESPN Stats & Information

    AP Photo/Julie Jacobson The World Series of Poker resumes play tonight (8 PM, ESPN2). Play was last held on July 16.The 44th annual World Series of Poker will resume play Monday (8 PM, ESPN2) with nine players still in the mix for the first-place pri...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  13. Kenseth has advantage to break Chase tie

    Tom McKean & Matt Willis

    Jared Tilton/Getty ImagesMatt Kenseth has reason to be confident heading into the stretch run of the Chase.With just three stops remaining on the Sprint Cup schedule, the top two drivers in the standings, Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson, have earned ...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  14. Who has the edge: Kenseth or Jimmie?

    Matt Willis

    Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR/Getty ImagesThrough four Chase races, Matt Kenseth leads Jimmie Johnson by three points. After Saturday's race at Charlotte, the 2013 Chase will be half over, and the story through the first four races has been Matt Kenseth a...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  15. Morning Roar: Lions work out Willis?

    Michael Rothstein

    Good morning and ROOOOAAARRR!!!! The Detroit Lions might need a wide receiver. So the team is apparently at least taking a peek at a known commodity. The Lions apparently brought in Matt Willis, who the team cut in August, last week for workout...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  16. Johnson could spoil Kenseths history

    Matt Willis

    Matt Kenseth's Chase has started about as well as it could, with back-to-back wins at Chicago and New Hampshire putting him atop the points with eight races remaining. That start, although impressive, is not unprecedented. Kenseth is the third...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  17. Breaking down chances for AL wild card

    Matt Willis

    Jason Miller/Getty Images The Indians enter the season's final week with a 1 1/2-game lead for the second AL wild card spot. All together, six teams are still mathematically in the mix for the two American League wild card spots. The Tampa Bay Ra...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  18. Value of 1st race to Chase is significant

    Matt Willis, ESPN Stats & Info

    John Harrelson/Getty ImagesMatt Kenseth won the Geico 400 at Chicago Sunday night, his sixth Sprint Cup win of the season.How important was Sunday's Chase opener in Chicago in previewing the whole Chase? For Matt Kenseth - A Win at Chicago Bodes W...

    Blog | September 16, 2013