In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes that the Rockets are rising thanks to the bold moves of owner Leslie Alexander. And if he lands Dwight Howard this summer, Houston could once again have liftoff.
In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating uses statistical analysis to determine the most dominant athletes and teams in each sport over the past 15 years, then compared the winners across sports to name the single best performer in the Mag's lifespan.
If the players were the owners, lockouts wouldn't be a problem. For ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes about the plausibility of a players' league and consults financial experts to create a possible business model.
When new coaches have success, they usually don't deserve all the credit thanks to a statistical law of gravity called "regressions to the mean." So fans shouldn't fall in love with the new clipboard holder until they see what he does over time.
Believe it or not, there are stats to prove chemistry is necessary in the NBA. And it's all about role players doing their thing. Plus, NFL fourth down update and quantifying the nostalgia (or lack thereof) for the San Francisco/New York Giants.