2017-NBA-Free agents and trades-East vs West Conferences comparation

Paul Millsap has left the Atlanta Hawks for the Denver Nuggets. Paul George was traded from the Indiana Pacers to the Oklahoma City Thunder, bringing back only a modest return. Ditto for Jimmy Butler, whom the Chicago Bulls sent to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Sure, moves like Gordon Hayward’s journey to the Boston Celtics help cancel out some of the Western Conference’s influx of talent. But the disparity between the East and West is only getting worse. Way worse, in fact. The West was already the vastly superior conference, producing each of the league’s top three records in 2016-17. But it’s only getting stronger at the expense of its counterpart, and we’re turning to NBA Math’s total points added (TPA) metric to underscore the expanding crevasse. Leaving current free agents in the free-agency pool (Andre Roberson’s deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder was the last to go into the calculation), we looked at every player’s Read More

2017-MLB-Regular season-Weekend essentials

Hottest team: Mets (4-0 past four games, 7-1 past eight overall) The Mets have rattled off four consecutive victories, outscoring the opposition 23-10 during the impressive span. The four-game run also has the Mets within 8 1/2 games of the National League East Division, which is the same deficit they find themselves out of a Wild Card spot in the NL. So the Mets need to keep winning, and that’s what they’ll be looking to do against the Phillies on Sunday. New York has posted a 4-1 record over the past five games against a right-handed starter, 5-0 in their past five against a starter with a WHIP over 1.30 and 5-0 in their past five against teams with a winning percentage under .400. The Phillies counter with Nick Pivetta, and that usually doesn’t end well. The Phils are 2-7 in their past nine starts by Pivetta while going just 15-44 Read More

2017-MLB-Regular season- Weekend essentials

Hottest team: Dodgers (9-0 past nine games, 15-1 past 16 overall) The Dodgers continued to mow down the competition on Saturday, turning back the division rival Rockies by a 4-0 count behind Clayton Kershaw. They have outscored the Rockies 10-1 over the first two games of the series, and they’re outscoring the competition 108-57 over the past 16 outings. Brandon McCarthy looks to keep the Dodgers in the win column on Sunday. They have won 13 of his past 16 starts at Chavez Ravine, and 11 of his past 15 outings. And for what it’s worth, the Dodgers have won each of McCarthy’s past six assignments on Sunday. The Rockies are slipping, winning just once in the past six road games while going 0-4 in their past four against divisional foes. Coldest team: Giants (0-4 past four games, 1-11 past 12 overall) While it’s very pleasing to Dodgers fans to see their Read More

2017-MLB-Regular season- Monday essentials

Hottest team: Indians (5-0 past five games) The Indians were in a 3-7 tailspin from June 2-14, slipping two games behind the Twins for first place in the American League Central Division. A four-game sweep in Minnesota over the weekend has Cleveland flying high again all of a sudden. Now, they’ll look to stay hot in Baltimore against the skidding Orioles. It’s a pretty solid pitching matchup with Corey Kluber on the hill against O’s fireballer Dylan Bundy. The Tribe are 21-6 over Klubot’s past 27 starts, while going 7-3 across his past 10 road outings. The O’s have pieced together four wins over their past five at Oriole Park, but they’re just 3-8 over the past 11 overall. Baltimore has also dropped six in a row against teams with a winning overall record. Coldest team Giants (0-6 past six games, 4-15 past 19 overall) The Giants find themselves in a Read More

2017-NBA-Play Offs- Finals- Warriors complete the 4th win in style,we have the new champs !!!

Durant capped his spectacular first season with the Warriors by bringing home that coveted NBA championship he joined Golden State last July so determined to get, scoring 39 points in a fast-and-furious, Finals-clinching 129-120 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 on Monday night. ”You can talk about whatever you want to talk about, but nobody comes in and cares about the game or loves the game as much as I do or works as hard as do I at the basketball game. You can talk about whatever happens on the outside, but inside those lines, I come to bring it every day,” Durant said. ”I work hard, I believe in myself, I believe in the game, I respect the game, I love the game, and I knew at some point in my life that it will come around for me.” Stephen Curry added 34 points, Read More

2017-NBA-Play Offs-Finals- Fans are waiting for new champions tonight, is that going to happen ???

They finished just short of history. One season after breaking the NBA record for most wins in a season with 73, the Warriors were on the verge of becoming the first team to finish the postseason undefeated following a 15-0 start. Golden State returns home on Monday, but not for a parade across the Bay Area. The Warriors have three shots to capture their second championship in three seasons, as Steve Kerr’s squad is back at Oracle Arena for Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Cavaliers. Cleveland blitzed Golden State on Friday with a first quarter barrage for the ages by posting an NBA Finals-record 49 points in the first 12 minutes. The Cavaliers didn’t let up from there as they kept their season alive with a 137-116 blowout of the Warriors to easily cash as five-point home underdogs. Kyrie Irving lit up the Warriors in consecutive games Read More

2017-NBA-Play Offs-Finals-GSW close to history,LeBron powerless

James understood the potential of this Golden State goliath with more firepower than perhaps anything the NBA has seen before. And although he’s on the cusp of being swept in the Finals – for the second time – by a team unequalled in today’s game, James isn’t envious of the Warriors for building a super power in sneakers. He’d do it, too. One day after Cleveland plunged into a 3-0 hole following a demoralizing 118-113 loss in Game 3, James said he didn’t have a problem with Durant tilting the balance of power by joining forces with a star-studded that already had Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. ”It’s part of the rules,” James said Thursday. ”Is it fair? I don’t care. It’s great for our league. Right now, look at our TV ratings, look at the money our league is pouring in. I mean, who am I to Read More

2017-NBA-Play Offs-Finals-Game 2-Cleveland looked powerless in game 1,LeBron needs support…

NBA Finals – Game 2No. 2 Cleveland at No. 1 Golden State (ABC, 8 p.m. ET) Complaints over the NBA playoffs not being competitive got no reprieve on Thursday. The opening quarter of Finals Game 1 was riveting, but Golden State covered as a first-half favorite and then put a 1-0 series lead in its pocket with a 33-20 third-quarter edge fueled by a 13-0 start after action tipped for the break. Both teams threw down spectacular dunks and dished out deft passes. Only one turned the ball over and failed to consistently play lockdown defense, forfeiting any chance of keeping things interesting. The Warriors beat the Cavs 113-91 and were never seriously challenged after Kevin Durant ended a run that had cut their lead to 80-68 with under three minutes left in the third by draining a jumper that restored order. Trust that the stretch of basketball the Cavs Read More

2017-UEFA-Champions League-Finals-Real makes history and wins B2B titles,Juventus became the biggest loser in competition

  Real Madrid arrived back from Cardiff to a hero’s welcome as they paraded the Champions League trophy to thousands of fans from an open-top bus. The victorious squad were driven through the streets of Madrid in a huge white bus emblazoned with the message ‘Campeones 12′ and the club’s crest. White confetti rained down on the squad and the supporters surrounding the bus as Real toasted winning their Champions League success on Sunday evening. Real were earlier welcomed back at the City Hall of Madrid before they headed out to greet thousands of supporters gathered at a large square in the Spanish capital. Madrid regional government president Cristina Cifuentes met with Cristiano Ronaldo and Co at the hall and was handed a shirt by skipper Sergio Ramos to commemorate La Duodecima – the club’s 12th major European triumph. Cifuentes then lifted the trophy aloft with Ramos before posing for Read More

2017-NBA-Play offs-Finals 2017- Gear up for game 1 as Warriors host the champions

NBA Finals – Game 1 No. 2 Cleveland at No. 1 Golden State (ABC, 9 p.m. ET) Cavs-Warriors III is finally here, arriving as the first-ever NBA Finals matchup played between teams vying for the title three consecutive times. Considering the Celtics and Lakers have run things in multiple decades and are unquestionably still the rivalry to end all rivalries, this is quite the accomplishment. Now the series just has to live up to the hype to try and salvage what’s been by all accounts a dud of a postseason. Fortunately, all the ingredients are there. Well, most. Steve Kerr won’t coach Game 1 and is questionable for the rest of the series as he attempts to overcome lingering side effects from back surgery. That means Mike Brown will be coaching these Finals against the Cavs, who fired him after deciding he was expendable back in 2010. LeBron James left Read More