1. NBA's Greatest Centers of the 21st Century

    In the 12-and-a-half years since the millennium began, there has been only one center who won an MVP—the fewest in any 12 or 13-year period in NBA history. Only a handful of centers have played Hall of Fame-caliber ball...

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  2. NBA's Greatest Power Forwards of the 21st Century

    The tradition of players who were solid rebounds and often also solid scorers, yet were not bulky enough to be centers, has continued in the last 12 or 13 years with tall playmakers like Kevin Garnett , Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki ...

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  3. NBA's Greatest Small Forwards of the 21st Century

    This is the third installment in a series following the "NBA 's Greatest Point Guards of the 21st Century" and the "NBA's Greatest Shooting Guards of the 21st Century...

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  4. NBA's Greatest Shooting Guards of the 21st Century

    The last few decades have been good for shooting guards. Once again, the decade featured two MVP winners ( Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson ), and many players who had solid numbers in points, three-pointers and player efficiency rating...

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  5. NBA's Greatest Point Guards of the 21st Century

    While the days of Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas are long gone, having a solid point guard like Steve Nash , Jason Kidd or Rajon Rondo to run your offense is still very important to having a successful franchise...

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  6. Greatest Developments in Sports During Queen Elizabeth's Reign

    Earlier this week, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II held her diamond jubilee commemorating 60 years on the throne. Sports has changed a lot since then...

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  7. Fantasy Baseball 2012: 5 Middle Relievers for Your Consideration

    If you're in a large league, an AL or NL-only league, a league with deep rosters or a league that tracks holds, you'll need to get a middle reliever...

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  8. MLB All-Star Game 2012: All-Star Picks for All 68 Roster Spots

    Well, we are over a month-and-a-half into the MLB season, and several weeks into All-Star voting. With batters having over 150 at-bats, and pitchers having at least 10 appearances, ...

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  9. Josh Smith of Atlanta Hawks, Most-Snubbed Player of 2012

    You know who hasn't gotten any respect in the NBA this season? Josh Smith . The Hawks cornerman led the league in defensive win shares, was fifth in defensive rating, 10th in boards, 18th in steals and eighth in blocks...

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  10. Philadelphia Phillies: Just Waive Jim Thome Already

    In the offseason, with Ryan Howard out for an extended period of time, the Philadelphia Phillies grabbed Jim Thome for $1.25 million. That experiment has run its course, and it’s time for the club to part ways with the aging bat...

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  11. Boston Red Sox: Why David Ortiz Should Be Put in the Outfield

    If you're a fantasy player, you're probably well aware that the Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz is one of the only players in the game with no positional eligibility: he can only play designated hitter at a utility slot...

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  12. NBA Playoffs 2012: 5 Reasons Oklahoma City Thunder Walloped Los Angeles Lakers

    Many experts thought that the younger and higher-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder would take Game 1 in the Western Conference semifinals over the Los Angeles Lakers , en route to winning the series...

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  13. Team USA Basketball: 5 Men Who Could Succeed Coach K

    Earlier today, team USA Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski indicated that the 2012 Olympics would be his last at the Team USA helm...

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  14. 2012 Summer Olympics: What Would Al Horford Mean to the Tournament?

    Hawks forward-center Al Horford had been out for most of the 2011-12 NBA season, but returned to action for Game 4 of the first-round series against the Celtics...

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  15. Roy Oswalt: San Diego Padres and 4 Other Teams That Should Sign Him

    After both the Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds took well-publicized passes at Roy Oswalt in the offseason, Oswalt, still intent on pitching in 2012, remains the best free-agent pitching commodity...

    Charles Bennett Written by Charles Bennett about over 2 years ago 2,248 reads 5 comments

  16. Team USA: One Crazy Addition Colangelo Should Make to the Roster Pool

    Well, due to injuries to LaMarcus Aldridge, Andrew Bynum, Dwight Howard and Amar’e Stoudemire, the United States Olympic basketball team is looking a little thin at the 4 and the 5...

    Charles Bennett Written by Charles Bennett about over 2 years ago 277 reads 2 comments

  17. NBA Playoffs 2012: Ranking Competitiveness of Each Playoff Series

    Well, we're two or more games into each NBA playoff series. Some series seem to be just getting started, while others are at the point where Around the Horn panelist Bill Plaschke ...

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  18. 2012 Summer Olympics: Who Should Play in London for Team USA?

    At the beginning of April, it seemed that the Olympic gold medal in men's basketball would be a cakewalk for the United States...

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  19. Cleveland Indians: Who's Better, Jim Thome or Johnny Damon?

    At the end of last season, the Cleveland Indians let 41-year-old Jim Thome go after his second run (or, considering his athleticism, should I say go-around?) with the ballclub...

    Charles Bennett Written by Charles Bennett about over 2 years ago 1,272 reads 3 comments

  20. NBA Playoffs 2012: Why the Hawks Win Shouldn't Surprise Anybody

    When I saw the Atlanta Hawks beat the Boston Celtics in the lid-lifter of their playoff series, my initial response was to be surprised...

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  21. Fantasy Baseball 2012: 12 Biggest Busts of '12 so Far

    Well, we're one month into a surprising 2012 MLB season: Washington is good, Boston is bad, players you've never heard of are putting up numbers, players you HAVE heard of aren't putting up numbers and the injuries are piling up...

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  22. NBA History: 20 Greatest Role Players

    As the playoffs start this week, instead of examining the top playoff performances by superstars, I'm going to examine the greatest role-playing performances. The guy who comes off the bench and drills a three when you need one...

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  23. NBA Year-End Awards: My Picks for Each Award

    Today, the hectic 66-game regular season ends. This is the week sportswriters, broadcasters and coaches mail in their votes for the end of the year awards...

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  24. Portland Trail Blazers: 10 People Who Could End Up Coaching the Blazers

    The Portland Trail Blazers look to be in a rebuilding mode, perhaps to include hiring Mitch Kupchak as GM and completely revamping their lineup. One thing's for sure—33-year-old interim coach Kaleb Canales probably isn't coming back...

    Charles Bennett Written by Charles Bennett about over 2 years ago 2,146 reads 1 comments

  25. Team USA Basketball: Tyson Chandler Should Get Dwight Howard's Minutes

    Dwight Howard, the starting center at the 2008 Olympics and the most dominant center in the league for the past few seasons, won’t be playing in the Olympics this year...

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