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The Lakers are a dumpster fire not even LeBron James can extinguish

The bad chemistry and bad fortune undoing the Lakers have wrought the unthinkable: an NBA playoffs without LeBronIt’s looking like LeBron James in the NBA playoffs isn’t the forgone conclusion we’ve come to presume.On Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers los…

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Why is Cleveland Indians’ Trevor Bauer MLB’s most hated man?

A climate skeptic and Twitter troll, the pitcher claims he’s only good at two things: ‘throwing baseballs and pissing people off’He may not be the most reviled man in US sports just yet, but Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer seems hell-bent on ear…

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Of course Kareem Hunt already has a second chance in the NFL

If a player is talented enough, NFL teams are more than willing to ignore off-the-field incidentsSomebody was going to pick up Kareem Hunt eventually. There was only so long a 23-year-old running back who led the league in rushing as recently as 2017 w…

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Bryce Harper and Manny Machado: why two of MLB’s best players don’t have teams

The league pulls in $10bn a year and yet no one wants to pay free-agents this offseason. Some believe owners are colluding to keep wages downIt’s only a week until pitchers and catchers start reporting for Spring Training and yet two of baseball’s bigg…

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Julian Edelman’s Super Bowl MVP reveals the NFL’s selective morality

The New England Patriots receiver was crucial to his team’s sixth championship. But some wondered why his PED suspension was not discussedIn many ways Julian Edelman, MVP of this year’s thoroughly un-super Super Bowl, is the perfect example of what it …

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NFC Championship Game: Los Angeles Rams v New Orleans Saints – live!

Teams meet at the Superdome for place in Super Bowl LIIIEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet him @HunterFelt 8.08pm GMT Rams 0-0 Saints, 14:16, 1st quarterThe Saints are starting at their own 25. Brees throws to Michael Thomas on 1st & 10, but …

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NFL championship round predictions: Saints slay Rams, Patriots stumble

The four best teams in the NFL play each other on Sunday. And both games are likely to be decided by the finest of marginsLos Angeles Rams (No2 seed) @ New Orleans Saints (No1 seed). Sunday, 3.05pm EST/8.05pm GMT Continue reading…

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NFL divisional round playoffs: Los Angeles Chargers v New England Patriots – live!

Winner will play Kansas City Chiefs for place in Super BowlEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet him @HunterFelt 6.37pm GMT Chargers 7-7 Patriots, 2:55, 1st quarterPhillips is back on the field for the Chargers, good news for them. Brady finds White…

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NFL divisional round predictions: Cowboys to surge as Saints end Eagles’ hopes

The NFL’s top seeds make their postseason debuts, and one of last weekend’s winners is more than capable of making an upsetWhat the Colts need to do to win: The Colts aren’t going to be able to stop Patrick Mahomes from scoring touchdowns, so they need…

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NFL wildcard round: Philadelphia Eagles v Chicago Bears – live!

Teams meet at Soldier Field for place in NFC divisional roundEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFelt 9.27pm GMT The Chargers will be playing the New England Patriots next weekend. Philip Rivers vs Tom Brady might be a decent quarterback ma…

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NFL wildcard round: Philadelphia Eagles v Chicago Bears – live!

Teams meet at Soldier Field for place in NFC divisional roundEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFelt 9.27pm GMT The Chargers will be playing the New England Patriots next weekend. Philip Rivers vs Tom Brady might be a decent quarterback ma…

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NFL wildcard weekend predictions: Cowboys to march on, Luck to upset Texans

This year the wildcard match-ups look particularly even, making it even trickier to make forecasts, but here’s how things could go down over the weekendWhat the Colts need to do to win: Andrew Luck needs to change his postseason narrative. Luck’s resur…

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The Eagles are playoff bound, the Steelers aren’t | Hunter Felt

Both Pennsylvania teams won in Week 17 but they needed help to make the postseason. The Eagles got it courtesy of the Bears but the Steelers had the misfortune of relying on the BrownsSometimes, it’s just out of your hands. On Sunday, both the Pittsbur…

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Lamar Jackson’s ascendancy brings the end of an era in Baltimore

Joe Flacco days as the Ravens’ starting quarterback are over, and his replacement promises an exciting futureApparently, there will soon be no more debates in Baltimore about whether quarterback Joe Flacco is “elite” or not. Even though he has recovere…

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Monday Night Football: Has Jason Witten ruined a US television institution?

The former Cowboy has been a disaster since he joined the most storied broadcast in American sports, but he’s not the show’s only problemThe NFL has a multitude of problems: players committing off-the-field violence, the Oakland Raiders in general and,…

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Why the Green Bay Packers fired Mike McCarthy

The Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy after Sunday’s loss to Arizona. The move was probably inevitable even if the timing was shockingWhen the Green Bay Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals 20-17 on Sunday afternoon, a consensus began t…

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The brilliant Saints just turned the Eagles’ Super Bowl hangover into a coma

Philadelphia suffered the worst ever loss by a defending champion on Sunday. The team that beat them could end up taking their crown in FebruaryIt was the worst loss ever by a defending Super Bowl champion. The New Orleans Saints demolished the Philade…

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Why did one of the NFL’s best players give up $14.5m and a year of his prime?

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell will sit out the entire 2018 season, as players try to tilt the balance of power away from the league’s ownersAs many had expected, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, one of the best players in the NFL,…

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$100 to not see games? The Warriors’ ‘In the Building’ pass is Silicon Valley in ticket form

Golden State games will be sold out for the foreseeable future, but they’ve discovered a new way to sell the experience: offering fans passes that don’t include a view of the courtThey say things are expensive in the Bay Area, but this is officially ou…

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Aaron Rodgers v Tom Brady II showed a supporting cast is (nearly) everything

Much was made of Sunday’s contest between two of the best players of all time. But the Patriots quarterback has always had a strong team to complement himThe Green Bay Packers faced the New England Patriots on Sunday night and there was a bit of a buzz…