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  1. Houston Astros pitching prospects adjusting to life at unfavorabl...

    Alex Speier

    Alex Speier checks into the adjustments Astros pitching prospects such as Mark Appel and Vince Velasquez are having to make at high-A Lancaster.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  2. NBA decisions with biggest impact

    Seth Greenberg

    While some players -- including Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Marcus Smart -- already have declared for the NBA draft, others are still weighing the decision. Do they leave for the chance at a major payday and a spot on a professional roster? Or do...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  3. Stephen Strasburg and others adding new pitches - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello looks at the new pitches added by the likes of Stephen Strasburg and Tony Cingrani (among others) and explains their impact.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  4. Progress report on 2013 first-round picks

    Christopher Crawford

    Spring training has come and gone, and now the members of the 2013 draft will begin their first full professional seasons. Less than a handful of first-round picks didn't receive full-season assignments to start the year, which means that the overwhe...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  5. Clayton Kershaw's uncertain timeline

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- Clayton Kershaw wants to maintain the five-day regimen that has defined his professional life, and Sunday was the day he was supposed to take the mound, stare toward home plate and cut up the strike zone with his slider and curveball and...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  6. Jason Thompson's demotion

    Nick Borges

    Forward Jason Thompson has started 57 games this season, but over the last two he has been demoted to a backup role. Thompson, despite his struggles this season, is remaining a professional and won't say anything bad about the situation. Thompson doe...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  7. Five draft 'matchups' to watch

    Christopher Crawford

    Competition is a natural part of the MLB draft; dozens of talented players are competing for a chance to fulfill their dream of being drafted by a major league team and have the opportunity to play professional baseball. What ends up happening is ...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  8. Can Seahawks impact Seattle's NBA bid?

    Joe Kaiser

    It had been 35 years since Seattle won a championship in one of the four major professional-sports leagues, a streak that came to an end Sunday with the Seahawks' convincing 43-8 blowout of the Denver Broncos. A day later, though, many around the ...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  9. Jay Bilas ranks the top 68 teams in college basketball

    Jay Bilas

    Jay Bilas gives his latest ranking and analysis of the top 68 teams in college basketball. The Kansas Jayhawks, Louisville Cardinals and Michigan Wolverines are among the risers this week.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2014
  10. Monday Roundup: Thome's future

    Doug Mittler

    Calling it quits is rarely an easy thing to do for a professional baseball player, especially one that loves the game as much as Jim Thome. The owner of 612 career owners admitted as much on Monday morning, saying in an interview on MLB Network tha...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  11. Tanaka's arrival still uncertain

    AJ Mass

    Although Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball have finally come to an agreement on a new posting system that will cap the negotiating rights fee owed to Japanese teams at $20 million, the 2014 fate of pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is stil...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  12. Posting agreement effect on Tanaka

    AJ Mass

    Multiple media reports state that an agreement on the new posting arrangement between Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball has been reached. Under the terms of this deal, MLB teams would be able to bid a maximum of $20 million for n...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  13. Which NY team has the brightest future?

    Craig Custance

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Following his team's gutsy 3-2 shootout win over the Sharks, Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey turned to a teammate in the dressing room and concluded that the first period was as tough as any he's ever played in professional hoc...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  14. Could posting deal keep Tanaka in Japan?

    AJ Mass

    While Major League Baseball and Japan's Nippon Professional League are reported to be close to an agreement on the free agent posting fee process, that might not be good news for teams interested in signing pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. If the terms of...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  15. NBA - Examining whether the Brooklyn Nets or New York Knicks have...

    Amin Elhassan

    Amin Elhassan takes a bite out of the Big Apple's two hoops teams and says both have core problems that will prevent success this season and beyond.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  16. NHL - Three options for the Lightning after losing Steven Stamkos...

    Ryan Wagman

    Ryan Wagman of Hockey Prospectus breaks down three different options for the Tampa Bay Lightning to take in order to stay competitive without Steven Stamkos in their lineup.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2013