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An NBA championship can make or break a career. The stars of the Heat and Mavs know this all to well. So SC's Jonathan Lowe wants to know who can redeem brownie points, and who could make a valid change to their "legend" status.
It's a great storyline: the aging great, knowing his window is closing, leads his team to glory. But for those of you hoping for a movie script ending for the Dallas Mavericks, SC's Bill Hazell breaks down why it just won't happen.
Who will win the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup? SC's Mike Chen looks at Vancouver and Boston on the eve of the Stanley Cup Finals and makes his prediction, breaking down all aspects of the matchup.
Will an act of the President solve the NFL's labor strife? Who will meet in Super Bowl XLVI? Will Ricky Williams somehow be involve in the next Jets "tripping incident?" Is that Peyton Manning in a neckerchief? SC's Jeffrey Boswell has the answers.
In this edition of Foul Territory, SC's Jeffrey Boswell checks out Kyle Busch's speed habit, strong words from Ray Lewis, testy accusations against Lance Armstrong, the Mets cash woes, and more.
In an easy-come, easy-go NBA world, all of fandome is on the ready to glorify performance and vilify non-performance. SC's Matt Thomas puts a new twist on this in offering up his own awards to the remaining NBA playoff combatants.
This week's article in the New Yorker, "Madoff's Curveball," has generated quite a lot of buzz. SC's Jess Coleman delves into the text and examines the ramifications of Mets owner Fred Wilpon's comments.
Will the Detroit Lions be the NFC sleeper team to watch in 2011? With their draft week coup of Nick Fairley, Titus Young, and Mikel Leshoure, they may be able to not only sneak up on teams in 2011, but give division rivals a run for their money.
Another French Open is underway. SC's Mert Ertunga is on-site and reports on what you will not necessarily read in the news, such as quirky scenery witnessed around the premises and the shortcomings of the current outdated location.
SC's Brad Oremland, a longtime critic of steroids in sports, explains why fans, and especially Hall of Fame voters, may need to re-think their approach to players who use performance-enhancing drugs.
While Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols is only 31-years-old, his poor start to 2011 puts a new spin on his upcoming offseason contract negotiations. SC's Joshua Duffy questions whether we're getting a not-so-promising preview of what Pujols may look like at the end of his next monster deal.
The recent death of Rangers forward Derek Boogaard is just the latest in a line of tragic deaths associated with inherently violent sports. The near-epidemic of head trauma has laid a broad path of destruction in its wake. SC's Clinton Riddle explains why his death could have been prevented.
Dirk Nowitzki shoots down the Thunder, the Yankees go on a "Posada'n Adventure," and Charles Barkley calls out the Heat. Also, Troy Polamalu gets his degree, the Cavaliers get the No. 1 pick, and more in this edition of Foul Territory.
On Friday the 13th, when the man announced the fight was over and hospice care would begin, SC's Jeff Kallman didn't think the gentle passage he wished for Harmon Killebrew would come that fast.
In the wake of Dirk Nowitzki's historic Game 1 performance against the Thunder, SC's Ross Lancaster writes that the 48-point game was the most efficient game by any player in NBA history. He looks at how Dirk was able to dominate and shows an appreciation for Dirk in a historical context.