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Top 10 Defenses That Won Championships

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Truth-Telling Not Always Popular

Andrew Bucholtz, Awful Announcing

Less than a year ago, things were looking bleak for Turner Sports NBA reporter Craig Sager. While he was at a CBS/Turner seminar in New York, just days before he was set to travel ...(full article)

We love a good cliche in sports - and the best cliches are the ones that seem to actually reveal something. One such cliche is the maxim that "defense wins championships." For exam...(full article)

To the untrained eye, Kristaps Porzingis looked fresh and rested as he walked into the Quicken Loans Arena for a late-December game in Cleveland. And for the first three quarters, ...(full article)

Stephen Curry returns to Toronto this weekend for the NBA All-Star Game. He is the league’s reigning Most Valuable Player, and his Warriors are on pace to set the all-time regula...(full article)

Given that local radio and TV analysts are often employed by the teams they cover and always spend plenty of time around them, it’s not surprising when they’re not willing to c...(full article)

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