The NBA’s revamped draft lottery system goes into effect this year, flattening the odds at the top of the draft order and effectively lessening the incentive to be the very worst team in the league. Here’s how the new lottery system compares to the old one: Lottery odds: new vs. old Team record (worst to best) Old system chance at No. 1 New system chance at No. 1 Team record (worst to best) Old system chance at No. 1 New system chance at No. 1 1 25 14 2 19.9 14 3 15.6 14 4 11.9 12.5 5 8.8 10.5 6 6.3 9 7 4.3 7.5 8 2.8 6 9 1.7 4.5 10 1.1 3 11 0.8 2 12 0.7 1.5 13 0.6 1 14 0.5 0.5 Under the new system, the team that finishes with the worst record still has a 48.9 percent chance to fall to the fifth pick, which would have been impossible under old system (when it had a 35.7 percent chance to fall to fourth in a worst case scenario.) This is the NBA’s attempt to stop shameless tanking, a refusal to reward teams who are built to … [Read more...] about 2 reasons teams should tank in the 2019 NBA Draft
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All of the best highlights from Week 5 are right here by Pete Blackburn @PeteBlackburn moments ago • 3 min read NFL Week 5 is here. To keep tabs on some of the choicest highlights and other big news throughout Sunday, keep it locked here for updates. SCHEDULE Thursday New England Patriots 38, Indianapolis Colts 24 (Recap)Sunday Cincinnati Bengals 27, Miami Dolphins 17 (Recap)Pittsburgh Steelers 41, Atlanta Falcons 17 (Recap)Cleveland Browns 12, Baltimore Ravens 9 OT (Recap)N.Y. Jets 34, Denver Broncos 16 (Recap)Detroit Lions 31, Green Bay Packers 23 (Recap)Kansas City Chiefs 30, Jacksonville Jaguars 14 (Recap)Carolina Panthers 33, N.Y. Giants 31 (Recap)Buffalo Bills 13, Tennessee Titans 12 (Recap)Oakland Raiders at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m. … [Read more...] about NFL games today, Week 5 scores, highlights, updates, schedule: Joseph scores Big Man TD, gets oxygen in style
The Colts' quarterback missed all of the 2017 season with a shoulder injury by Ryan Wilson @ryanwilson_07 16m ago • 2 min read Andrew Luck hasn't taken a regular-season snap since Jan. 1, 2017. He missed all of last season following shoulder surgery despite indications a summer ago that he would be ready for training camp. Twelve months later and the Colts really do think Luck will be on the field in August. Peyton Manning knows what it's like to return to football after a year-long layoff; he missed the 2011 season following neck surgery. The Colts released him in March 2012, weeks before they drafted Luck with the No. 1 pick. Six years later, Manning, who retired following the 2015 season and will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer in 2021, has some advice for his successor in Indianapolis. "Everything is an individual thing, so you have to be careful speaking on it since injuries are different," Manning told ESPN.com's Mike Wells on Wednesday. … [Read more...] about Here’s Peyton Manning’s advice for Andrew Luck as he works his way back from injury
Sports NFL Peyton Manning is reportedly considering joining an ownership bid for the Carolina Panthers, after turning down multiple offers to return to the NFL. According to sources cited by the Charlotte Observer, the five-time NFL MVP has been contacted by Ben Navarro, a billionaire who is involved in negotiations to buy the Panthers, and is considering the offer to become a limited partner. Peyton Manning looks on prior to Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis. Elsa/Getty Images Manning retired in 2016 after guiding the Denver Broncos to success in Super Bowl 50 against the Panthers and has had a number of opportunities to be involved with the NFL again. Last year, CBS Sports reported the two-time Super Bowl winner had been approached by the Cleveland Browns for a role in their front office, a rumour Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has since dismissed. Recommended Slideshows 51 … [Read more...] about Carolina Panthers Sale: Could Peyton Manning Return to the NFL as Owner?
Joe Rodgers Omnisport @Rodgers_PG Updated at 9:29 p.m. ET Updated at 9:29 p.m. ET Watch NFLNFL with fuboTV Peyton Manning isn't interested in TV analyst jobs, but he could be returning to the NFL as a part-time owner. According to the Charlotte Observer, Manning was approached by Charleston billionaire Ben Navarro about joining his group that is bidding on the Panthers. The CEO of Sherman Financial Group, Navarro is believed to be the leading bidder for the Panthers at $2.6 billion. He's hoping Manning will become a limited partner in his ownership group. The future Hall of Fame quarterback declined offers to be the lead analyst for Fox's "Thursday Night Football" and ESPN's "Monday Night Football," claiming he wasn't ready to get in the broadcast booth. "I don’t want to be a critic at this point," Manning said, via the Restaurant Business … [Read more...] about Peyton Manning approached about becoming part-owner of Panthers, report says