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Padres Talk Contract Extension for Fernando Tatis Jr.
Lacey Yahnke - Jan 13, 2021

Is a Contract Extension in Fernando Tatis Jr.’s Future? Rumors about an imminent contract extension for Fernando Tatis Jr. flew around baseball news sites last week. Now, different sources have confirmed that the alleged deal hasn’t even been talked about, let alone decided. Regardless, the San Diego Padres seem eager to ink Tatis with a […]

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Can Moneyball Be Used In The NHL? A Test Run with the Los Angeles Kings Roster
Dylan Loucks - Jan 18, 2021

In this paper, we use the principles and equations used in the film and book Moneyball. Also, discussing the application of “Moneyball” management to the hockey industry while, following the review of Moneyball and the use of sabermetrics in other sports, we attempt to apply similar practices to the sport of hockey. More specifically, we’ll […]

Francesca Jones Defying the Odds
Glenys Furness - Jan 17, 2021

Francesca Jones qualified for the 2021 Australian Open in the United Arab Emirates, where the qualifying was held due to COVID-19. The young Brit had been one of the lowest ranked players in qualifying. She only made the event due to other players withdrawing. Jones defeated Lu Jiajing in the final round to book her […]

2021 Stanley Cup Final Predictions

Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word On Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […]

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2021 Men’s Tennis Predictions: New Generation Takes Over or Big 3 Dominance?

It finally happened. For the first time since 2016, someone not named Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer won a Grand Slam title. Granted, Djokovic had to get himself disqualified for it to happen, but it happened nonetheless. That, followed by Daniil Medvedev’s scintillating unbeaten run to victory in the ATP Finals in London […]

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Andy Murray Tests Positive: What it Means for Tennis
Fraser Learmonth - Jan 14, 2021

It’s fair to say that the coronavirus had an immense impact on the sporting world in 2020, with leagues and events across every sport being cancelled, postponed or altered to some degree. And whilst we may have left 2020 behind, the virus continues to affect sports in numerous ways. For the fans, it has meant […]

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Yankees Prospect Brooks Kriske Discusses His Journey

Every year since 1992, MLB and the MLBPA have held the Rookie Development Program geared towards the growth of younger players. This program’s objective is to help up-and-coming prospects avoid certain pitfalls that could derail their careers. One participant, a rookie by definition but at least five or six years the superior of some attendees, […]

WTA Abu Dhabi Open: Sabalenka Stands Tall, Breakthrough For Gasanova

Some things in tennis will most likely remain unchanged even in these disorientating times. Aryna Sabalenka playing tennis at a breakneck pace, with power and courage, is one of them. The soon-to-be World No.7 sealed a perfect week in the Emirati capital by winning the inaugural WTA Abu Dhabi Open, beating the hopeless Veronika Kudermetova […]

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Examining If New York Islanders Lou Lamoriello is Good Negotiator

The Kyle Dubas vs Lou Lamoriello debate gets rehashed on Twitter every few weeks, and it seems like a big waste of time. That being said, one argument about Lou Lamoriello always sticks out. Conventional wisdom states that one benefit of tough old Lou is that he’s great at negotiating contracts. This is often presented […]