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Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce Desperately Needs to Rethink His Newcastle United Tactics

Newcastle United’s form before the international break was inconsistent if anything; encouraging signs in their opening day performance against West Ham United fizzled quickly after lacklustre showings against Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur. Beating Burnley brought some confidence back, but it also highlighted a lack of innovation in the tactics Steve Bruce deploys. […] READ MORE

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Temporary Relocation Top Canadian AHL Option for 2020–21

When Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley let slip that the idea of a Canadian NHL division had been proposed, no one should have been surprised. It’s an idea that has been around for decades, though back in the ’80s it was for financial reasons. But there is more to the league than their top-tier. […] READ MORE

Joe Thornton

Joe Thornton Ends His Epic Run With San Jose Sharks

It was as mundane as it was extraordinary. Or maybe it was extraordinary because it was mundane. The image is this: the San Jose Sharks Joe Thornton, handling the puck as he scans the ice while easing up the half wall. A defender vainly trying to disrupt the big man affectionately known as Jumbo. The […] READ MORE

The Robin Soderling Saga: Opportunities Created…but Not Converted

Roger Federer will always remain indebted to Robin Soderling. The Swede helped the legendary Swiss add the final piece to his Grand Slam puzzle. The 2009 edition of the French Open happened to be Federer’s 11th attempt at the title. The Swiss, then 28, already had an impressive haul of 13 Grand Slam titles in […] READ MORE

Wrigley Field

Haunted Wrigley Field: A Tale of Its Haunts

Haunted Wrigley Field A Brief Walk Down Halloween Lane The seasons are changing, leaves are turning, it’s getting dark earlier, and the ghosts and goblins are coming out of storage. Change can make people do strange things and one of those things is Halloween. 2,000 years ago the Celts (people who lived mostly in what […] READ MORE

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw Has a Complex Postseason History

Clayton Kershaw Postseason Success Varies It is safe to say that most baseball fans know that Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is one of the best pitchers of the last 50 years. Even though he still has at least a few good years left in the tank, he’d be a lock for the Hall […] READ MORE

The Success of the NBA Bubble

The strange 2020 NBA season culminated in LeBron James returning the Los Angeles Lakers to basketball prominence. Obviously, the NBA faced significant challenges to finish this season. We all know the league chose to pause in March during the Covid-19 outbreak, resulting in nearly four months without basketball. The NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver decided […] READ MORE

Los Angeles Lakers NBA Title

Los Angeles Lakers Win 17th NBA Title Behind LeBron James

The Los Angeles Lakers are 2019-20 NBA Champions, winning the title in six games. The title — their first since 2010 — comes just months after the tragic death of Kobe Bryant. The Lakers tied the Boston Celtics for the most titles in NBA history with 17 after a rather quick 4-2 series with the […] READ MORE