February 29, 2024

Max Strus Sinks Mavericks with 59-Foot Buzzer Beater: After the Dallas Mavericks went ahead by 2 with 2.6 seconds left, Max Strus of the Cleveland Cavaliers scored a 59-foot three-pointer to win the game Tuesday night. It's the second longest buzzer beater to win an NBA game in the three point era.

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February 27, 2024

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NBA Pickem Week 17: Enough Basketball For You Edition: There are 13 games this week on TNT, ESPN and ABC, starting tomorrow night with a TNT doubleheader of Sixers/Celtics and Rockets/Thunder and ending Sunday with ABC and ESPN doubleheaders. Howard_T won week 16 with 30. Make your picks.

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February 25, 2024

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February 15, 2024

The Life of an NBA Beat Writer: HoopsHype talked to several longtime NBA beat reporters, past and present, about their jobs. "The money has changed things," said Kerry Eggers, who covered the Portland Trail Blazers for The Oregonian in the 1990s. "And more of the players are not willing to do media interviews. They don't feel like they have to. I remember sitting down with Michael Jordan before games -- just me for a few minutes. Now, that would never happen."

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February 14, 2024

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NBA Pickem Week 16: Ufez Gets Results Edition: There's a shortened schedule of five national games in the week leading up to the NBA All-Star Game. First up is a TNT doubleheader Tuesday of Thunder/Magic and Kings/Suns. I won the week with 40 after switching to Mavs over Knicks to test whether Ufez being in attendance influences the outcome of games. Spoiler alert: It does. Make your picks.

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February 11, 2024

Marathon World Record Holder Dies: A few days after learning his 2:00:35 in Chicago had become the certified world record, Kenyan marathoner Kelvin Kiptum died Sunday with his coach in a car accident in his country.

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February 09, 2024

NFL Playoff Pickem: Super Bowl 0x3A: The San Francisco 49ers meet the Kansas City Chiefs in Las Vegas Sunday night for Super Bowl 0x3A. Though the Chiefs are the defending champions, the Niners are favored to win by two. Werty leads the contest by 7. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:20 PM - 15 comments

February 07, 2024

February 06, 2024

NBA Pickem Week 15: Blown Locks Edition: There are eight NBA games this week, including a TNT doubleheader tonight and games on ABC Saturday and Super Bowl Sunday. Locking the Lakers to lose turned out to be a terrible idea last week. I have regrets. Howard_T wins the week with 23. Make your picks.

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February 05, 2024

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January 30, 2024

Oilers take 16-game winning streak into extended break: The Edmonton Oilers are 1 game away from tying the NHL record, set in 1992-3 by the Pittsburgh Penguins. They've already broken the team record of 9, set in 2001 and tied in 2023. Surprisingly, their longest win streak during the Gretzky era was only 8 games.

posted by kokaku to hockey at 08:35 AM - 3 comments

January 29, 2024

NBA Pickem Week 14: Luka Puts Up 73 Edition: There are eight NBA games on national TV this week, starting with Tuesday's TNT doubleheader of Pacers/Celtics and Sixers/Warriors. Howard_T wins the week with 30. I hold onto first. Make your picks.

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