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  1. Mailbag: TCU-Baylor, recruiting parity, BYU

    Jake Trotter

    In this week's mailbag, we discuss West Virginia and TCU in their third year in the league, the College Football Playoff and BYU yet again. To submit a future mailbag entry, simply go here. Now, on to the 'bag: Kevin H. in San Antonio, Texas...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  2. Remaining schedules key in NL

    David Schoenfield

    An early theme of the 2014 season was parity: Through the first two months, just about every team could still sell themselves on a potential playoff chase. But the last month changed all that, especially in the National League, which has sorted itsel...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  3. A's clearly now the World Series favorites

    David Schoenfield

    Billy Beane had to make this trade. The Oakland A's might not be in this position a year from now, let alone three years or five or 10. The A's have been the best team in baseball in this season of parity, a season without a clear title favorite. ...

    Blog | July 05, 2014
  4. Baseball in need of more run production

    Buster Olney

    The topic of parity came up Thursday on "Baseball Tonight," and Rick Sutcliffe mentioned how the sport has changed over the last decade, in the wake of the steroid era. Many, many pitchers have used performance-enhancing drugs, for sure, but the s...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  5. Parity killing off the seller's market

    Buster Olney

    The volume of calls and text messages between general managers is growing as teams look to improve through trades, through adding help from outside of the organization. But as has been noted many times since Major League Baseball expanded its play...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  6. NASCAR - Chase hysteria still smoldering

    Brant James

    Parity ruled the first leg of the Sprint Cup schedule -- with seven different winners in the first seven races. But equilibrium has returned, which is good news for Chase hopefuls such as Matt Kenseth, Brant James writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  7. In season of parity, one great team exists

    David Schoenfield

    Pete Rozelle would have loved this baseball season. The former longtime NFL commissioner loved parity in his league. He once publicly admitted dissatisfaction with the Pittsburgh Steelers winning three Super Bowls in five years, leading Steelers c...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  8. Top teams struggled mightily in NCAA baseball regionals

    Eric Sorenson

    Capped by an early-morning upset of the No. 1 overall seed, only three national seeds and seven No. 1s advanced to the field of 16.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2014
  9. Top five recruiting jobs: Pac-12

    Erik McKinney

    While Pac-12 parity is on the rise thanks to an influx of money and dynamic coaching, all things still are not equal on the recruiting scene. The conference as a whole has more to offer recruits than ever before, but location and tradition simply can...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  10. Little change among top ten in this week's college baseball Power...

    Eric Sorenson

    Looking for drama? Wait until next week as there was very little movement among college baseball's top teams.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2014
  11. Top 10 early trade candidates

    Jim Bowden

    The July 31 trade deadline is a little less than three months away. While every team is focused primarily on the draft right now, they're also realizing that because of the sport's parity and competitive balance, there could be fewer "sellers" at thi...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  12. MLS W2W4: Portland and Houston's slow start, Union scoring woes.....

    ESPN Staff

    A selection of intriguing storylines to watch this weekend: Struggling Timbers and Dynamo look to turn things around There are no must-wins in April. Not in MLS, anyway. After all, the season is less than two months old, and in this parity-...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  13. A 14-Team NFL Playoff Wouldn't Bring More Parity

    New York Giants President John Mara that the NFL would probably not expand its postseason field from 12 to 14 teams for the 2014 season. But make no mistake, sooner or later. The television ratings for playoff matchups -- -- are so monstr...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  14. Liga MX Week 16 roundup: Playoff spots up for grabs

    Andrea Canales

    The age of powerhouse clubs in Liga MX may have come and gone, for as the Clausura 2014 season winds down, it's evident that there is plenty of parity, if not downright mediocrity, in the league. What else can one conclude when the Copa MX champio...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  15. Liga MX Week 16 roundup: Cruz Azul, Toluca and Pumas remain in to...

    Andrea Canales

    The age of powerhouse clubs in Liga MX may have come and gone, for as the Clausura 2014 season winds down, it's evident that there is plenty of parity, if not downright mediocrity, in the league. What else can one conclude when the Copa MX champions...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  16. One key stat plus a prediction for every series - NHL Playoffs 20...

    Matthew Coller and Ryan Wagman

    Matthew Coller and Ryan Wagman of Hockey Prospectus identify one key stat for every NHL playoff series, weighing in with their prediction on whether the trend will continue as well as picking a winner in each series.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014