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  1. PitchCraft: Felix Hernandez, King of the North(west)

    Shane Ryan

    There's a persistent pitching riddle that goes like this: Is it best to be a strikeout pitcher, ensuring a certain number of "free outs" per game but sacrificing a certain number of innings over a season because of elevated pitch count...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  2. The Uncensored 2014 Masters Power Rankings

    Shane Ryan

    It's April, which means that for the first time since last August, the Average American Sports Fan is ready to pay attention to golf. Well you know what, dudes? I've been here for months already, traveling up and down the West Coast (awesom...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  3. March Madness Men of the Day

    Shane Ryan

    For our final Man of the Hour, as the early games wind to a close, we turn to a mid-major hero whom I dismissed without cause in my Midwest Region picks, but who is currently putting me to shame with a great performance against Cincinnati. He is: ...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  4. Picking the Perfect Bracket: South Region

    Shane Ryan

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, we're going region by region, helping you pick your bracket all the way from the First Four to the Final Four. On Tuesday, we blazed through the West and Midwest Regions, earlier today we tackled the East, and now we're fini...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  5. Picking the Perfect Bracket: East Region

    Shane Ryan

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, we're going region by region, helping you pick your bracket all the way from the First Four to the Final Four. Yesterday we blazed through the West and Midwest Regions, and today, we're tackling the East. THE BRACKET OF O...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  6. Picking the Perfect Bracket: West Region

    Shane Ryan

    Over the next two days, we'll be going region by region, helping you pick your Bracket all the way from the First Four to the Final Four. Earlier, we picked the Midwest Region. Now, the West. The Junior Varsity Bracket If you're an Ohio State Buc...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  7. The Hardcourt Shuffle: College Basketball Lands on Its Head

    Shane Ryan

    Today's Shuffle is going to be a quick one — to get your college hoops fix, check out dispatch no. 1 on Indiana-Ohio State from my Big Ten road trip — but, wow, the wheels have really come off, haven't they? Let's do a list of 10 thoughts...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  8. The Hardcourt Shuffle: The Weekend's Top 10 College Hoops Games

    Shane Ryan

    I was going to make a video of Illinois's comeback against Indiana, but then my editor Sarah Larimer sent me some of the coolest guerrilla footage of the year, from someone standing on the baseline. It starts with Brandon Paul heading to the line for...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  9. About Last Night: Is San Francisco on a Roll or What?

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. A near-perfect Alex Smith threw for 232 yards and three touchdowns as the 49ers dismantled the Cardinals 24-3 on Monday Night Football. As Cardinals coach ...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  10. About Last Night: Giants Are Halfway There

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Madison Bumgarner threw seven scoreless innings and a Gregor Blanco bunt single set up the winning run as the Giants beat Detroit 2-0 to take a 2-0 lead...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  11. About Last Weekend: Giants Give Cards the Bird

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Ryan Vogelsong struck out a career-high nine batters through seven dominant innings as the Giants beat the Cardinals 6-1 to force a deciding Game 7...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  12. About Last Weekend: Down Goes the Captain

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. The Detroit Tigers took a 2-0 lead on the Yankees in the ALCS with a 3-0 win on Sunday after Derek Jeter suffered a season-ending ankle fracture du...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  13. Your Semi-Ignorant Guide to College Football: Week 6

    Shane Ryan

    I'm not sure the world is ready to handle too much serious discussion about Duke football, so I'll make this quick. All I ask is that you look at these rankings. OK, not at the rankings themselves; look a little lower, the "also receiving votes" sect...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  14. About Last Night: NASCAR's Crash Course

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Matt Kenseth managed to avoid a 25-car pileup on his way to earning a Sprint Cup victory at Talladega Superspeedway. Kyle Busch, car No. 25 in the ...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  15. Your Semi-Ignorant Guide to College Football: Week 6

    Shane Ryan

    I'm running a college football pool this year, and the format is pretty basic: Each week, the 18 players pick 10 games against the spread. Our goal is to have all the high-profile games represented, and to avoid spreads higher than 30 points. Simple....

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  16. About Last Night: Moneyball Won't Quit

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Travis Blackley allowed just one run over six innings as the A's beat the Rangers 3-1 to move into a tie atop the AL West with just one game remaining. T...

    Blog | October 03, 2012