1. Cold Hard Fact for Friday, August 16, 2014

    Fact: Magic Johnson is the only rookie to ever win the NBA Finals MVP award, which he won when the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Philadelphia 76ers in 1980...

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  2. Stat Projections for Each Los Angeles Lakers Offseason Addition

    They may have their eyes on a postseason return in 2014-15, but the Los Angeles Lakers won't get enough production out of their newcomers to make it there. Even following a disappointing and uncharacteristic 27-55 season, L...

    Josh Cohen Written by Josh Cohen about 1 month ago 26,088 reads 52 comments

  3. NHL 2014-15 Attendance Preview: Avalanche, Stars Expect Big Jumps

    An estimated 74,524 total hockey-starved fans will attend one of four games when the NHL 's 2014-15 season begins on October 8...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 1,594 reads 1 comments

  4. Analyzing Brock Lesnar's Value in the Era of the WWE Network

    On Sunday, August 17, Brock Lesnar will headline this year's SummerSlam event as he challenges John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship...

    Chris Harrington Written by Chris Harrington about 1 month ago 25,939 reads 100 comments

  5. Will Indiana Pacers' Defense Fall Apart Without Paul George?

    The departure of Lance Stephenson in free agency already left a big hole in the Indiana Pacers ' starting lineup, but the loss of Paul George to a gruesome leg injury during a Team USA scrimmage will prove even more devastating...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 month ago 3,172 reads 20 comments

  6. Cold Hard Fact for Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Fact: The biggest single-season turnaround in modern MLB history belongs to the Arizona Diamondbacks, who improved by 35 wins from 1998 (65-97) to 1999 (100-62)...

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  7. Next Steps for DeMarcus Cousins to Become a Franchise Building Block

    Most players bring a combination of positive and negative attributes to the floor, but perhaps none do it as viscerally as the Sacramento Kings ' DeMarcus Cousins ...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 1 month ago 5,963 reads 22 comments

  8. Cold Hard Fact for Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Fact: The Royals were eight games out of first place in the AL Central on July 21. They have gone 16-3 since to move into the division lead...

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  9. Why Atlanta Hawks Are a Real Threat in Remade Eastern Conference

    The Cleveland Cavaliers , regardless of whether they make their long-rumored trade for Kevin Love, are considered the presumptive favorites in the Eastern Conference...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 1 month ago 11,242 reads 46 comments

  10. Breaking Down What Makes Ray Allen a Great Pairing with LeBron James

    LeBron James improves the play of every player with whom he shares the court. His ability to draw help defense and find the open man is virtually unparalleled, and defenses are ...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 month ago 21,503 reads 58 comments

  11. Cold Hard Fact for Monday, August 11, 2014

    [Rory] McIlroy became the third-youngest player to win four majors—ahead of Woods and between Jack Nicklaus and Seve Ballesteros...

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  12. Wrestlenomics of Alberto Del Rio's WWE Career

    The wrestling world was quite surprised on Thursday when Alberto Del Rio (Alberto Rodriguez) was suddenly released from the WWE . The company cited "unprofessional conduct" and "an altercation with an employee" as the reasons for his dismissal...

    Chris Harrington Written by Chris Harrington about 1 month ago 29,485 reads 103 comments

  13. Competitive Advantage in Analytics Here to Stay Despite NHL Stats Revolution

    It’s been an exciting summer for analytics in hockey, as team after team has moved to hire analytics consultants...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 9,360 reads 5 comments

  14. Cold Hard Fact for Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Fact: With a win today Rory McIlroy would become the first player since Tiger Woods (2006) to win three straight events on the PGA Tour ...

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  15. Cold Hard Fact for Saturday, August 9, 2014

    Fact: Derek Jeter passes Honus Wagner for sixth all-time on the career hits list with a single in the sixth inning. He now has 3,431 total hits...

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  16. Cold Hard Fact for Friday, August 8, 2014

    Fact: Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning ranks sixth all-time in blocks per game. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Daily Facts about 1 month ago 11,252 reads 18 comments

  17. Cricket Statistics: Kumar Sangakkara Getting Better with Age in Vintage 2014

    Kumar Sangakkara continued his blistering run of form on Friday, cruising to an unbeaten 102 against Pakistan in Galle to leave Sri Lanka at 252-2 when rain stopped play on Day 3 of the first Test...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 945 reads 1 comments

  18. Wrestlenomics: Updated 2014 WWE Win-Loss Analysis Through Aug. 5

    Periodically, we'll be taking a look at the wrestlenomics of WWE. Wrestlenomics is a term that I've coined that encompasses a statistical analysis of professional wrestling...

    Chris Harrington Written by Chris Harrington about 1 month ago 42,864 reads 138 comments

  19. What We Learn About the US Open from the Rogers Cup and Cincinnati Open

    The U.S. Open Series is the heart of the summer hard courts season with Masters 1000 titles in Canada and Cincinnati. The third and most important tournament is the final Grand Slam event of the year, the U...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 1 month ago 5,988 reads 47 comments

  20. Cold Hard Fact for Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Fact: If Kevin Love signs with the Cleveland Cavaliers, they would be the first NBA team to acquire two players who ranked in the top five in points the previous season...

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  21. How Pau Gasol's Passing Will Help the Chicago Bulls

    The return of Derrick Rose and the acquisitions of Pau Gasol , Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott will undoubtedly help the Chicago Bulls improve one of the worst offenses in the league last year...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 month ago 7,377 reads 45 comments

  22. Cold Hard Fact for Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Fact: Jack Nicklaus' 341-yard shot at the 1963 PGA Championship, done with a persimmon-headed driver and wound ball, would have won the long-drive competition at this year's tournament...

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  23. Cricket Statistics: Does Pakistan's Younis Khan Sit Among Test Cricket's Greats?

    Younis Khan struck a serene hundred on the opening day of Pakistan's first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle , hauling the visitors away from disaster and into a strong position by stumps...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 1,239 reads 0 comments

  24. Next Steps for Anthony Davis to Have Full-Fledged Breakout Season

    Anthony Davis just wrapped up the third-most productive season in NBA history by a player 20 years old or younger, according to Win Shares ...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 1 month ago 26,228 reads 80 comments

  25. Cincinnati Reds: What's Really Killing the Reds Offense

    The Cincinnati Reds are painful to watch at the plate right now. In the last 17 games, the Reds have averaged 2.4 runs per game. Monday night, August 4, marked the 25th time overall this season the Reds have scored one run or less...

    Tyler Grote Written by Tyler Grote about 1 month ago 1,372 reads 0 comments