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2017-MLB-Regular season-Midweek essentials

Hottest team: Mariners (4-0 past four overall, 8-1 past nine road games) The Mariners have won four straight games to get themselves right back into the wild-card mix, sitting 1 1/2 games back of the Royals for the final postseason spot in the American League with two months to go. Seattle is back in the black in run differential at plus-4, and they’ve improved to 23-26 on the road thanks to an 8-1 record over their past nine away from home. The M’s have gotten themselves back into contention against the dregs of the league, going 5-0 over their past five road games against teams with a losing record and 5-1 over the past six inside their division. They have also fared well when Ariel Miranda is on the bump, going 9-3 over his past 12 outings against AL West foes and 4-1 over his past five road assignments. Coldest team: Braves Read More

2017-Soccer-CONCACAF Gold Cup- USA enters the finals against Jamaica

The matchup that many fans wanted for the final of the Gold Cup didn’t materialize, but don’t tell the United States that playing upstart Jamaica instead of heated rival Mexico on Wednesday in Santa Clara, Calif., is a letdown. “I could care less who we play in the final. We just want to win a trophy,” U.S. coach Bruce Arena said. His team upheld its end of the possible dream match with a 2-0 victory over Costa Rica on Saturday, but Jamaica shocked Mexico 1-0 in the other semifinal on Sunday. Jamaica, which lost the 2015 final to Mexico, has a chance to join Mexico (seven titles), the United States (five) and Canada (one) as the only Gold Cup champions. “That’s a cycle we want to break,” Jamaican coach Theodore Whitmore said after Sunday’s match. “That’s something we sit and discuss. It’s always Mexico, U.S. We want to be in Read More

MLB-Wednesday essentials-Dodgers first to win 70 games,Royals in a hot streak

Hottest team: Royals (7-0 past seven overall) The Royals have ripped off seven consecutive victories, but unfortunately for them they cannot make up any ground on the first-place Indians. Cleveland won its fifth consecutive game in dramatic fashion with a walk-off grand slam from Edwin Encarnacion on Tuesday. Still, the Royals continue to get good pitching and timely hitting in low-scoring games lately. The Royals are 7-0 over their past seven against AL Central teams, 7-0 over their past seven against teams with a losing record and 19-7 over their past 26 games vs. right-handed starting pitching. Kansas City has also been successful on 13 of their past 19 road outing while winning seven of Ian Kennedy’s past eight outings overall. Coldest team: White Sox (1-10 past 11 games, 8-22 past 30 overall) On the flip side of things in the AL Central, the White Sox continue to scuffle. They have won Read More

2017-NBA-Trade rumours- Rose signs with the Cavs,Melo pursuing for Rockets

Rose met with newly named general manager Koby Altman and other Cavs officials on Monday, just three days after meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers. He passed medical exams with Cavs doctors, Cleveland.com reported. Rose, 28, averaged 18 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists on 47 percent shooting from the field in 64 games for the New York Knicks last season. He was acquired in a trade with the Chicago Bulls, but the 2016-17 season ended in another injury as Rose hit free agency for the first time. Rose had season-ending knee surgery in April but has recovered and settled for a short-term deal in free agency. –LeBron James denied a report that he is “eager” to see Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Kyrie Irving traded after the point guard reportedly asked the team for a trade last week. James, on his Twitter account, re-tweeted two posts from SLAM Magazine’s Twitter account Read More

2017-NBA-Trade rumours- Irving shock everyone demanding trade

Last Friday, shocking news came down that Kyrie Irving had asked the Cavaliers to trade him. The former No. 1 pick whose clutch 3-pointer in Game 7 of the ’16 Finals helped LeBron James make good on the promise to end Cleveland’s title drought has made it known he is done playing with the King. He wants to go his own way. Scorching the earth by putting it out there that he was interested in a new environment where he can be more of a “focal point” in issuing this trade demand seems like a calculated move in order to reach a point of no return, especially since there’s noise out there that Irving believes James made the request public knowledge. Finger-pointing and gossip is popping up everywhere on social media, and even LeBron’s estranged stepfather has decided to get mixed up in it. This drama packs the trifecta of Read More

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