Episode 266: One-and-dones noticeably absent from Final Four Apr 5, 2019 at 12:10 pm ET Kanell and Bell are joined by Matt Norlander and Tim Doyle from Minneapolis to breakdown the Final Four including intriguing storylines, the lack of freshmen talent, the coaches and matchups. The guys discuss Sixers-Bucks or more like Embiid-Giannis, before diving into a Bleacher Report article detailing how egos split up Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy. Next, some Eastern Conference playoff discussion and analysis of the Jets new jerseys. Finally, Final Four picks and Raja's new job! Episode 265: BIG3 coming to CBS Sports, will Raja get involved? Apr 4, 2019 at 12:10 pm ET Kanell and Bell discuss another ejection from Gregg Popovich (2:30), the red-hot Rockets (9:30) and Doc Rivers as a Coach of the Year candidate (14:30). The guys then analyze whether the Nationals should have thrown at Bryce Harper (19:30), before dissecting the battle for the top pick in the NBA Draft … [Read more...] about Listen to Off The Bench with Kanell and Bell
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A regularly updated look at the injuries that are causing the biggest stir across the NBA by James Herbert @outsidethenba Mar 30, 2019 at 3:46 pm ET • 21 min read Players are being shut down left and right as the regular season is almost over and, for teams that are not battling for playoff position, there is little sense in making anyone play through significant pain. The most interesting injury situation around the league, though, involves an MVP candidate and the team with the league's best record. Milwaukee managed to avoid major injuries for the vast majority of the season, and now, in addition to the various things afflicting Malcolm Brogdon, Nikola Mirotic, Pau Gasol and Donte DiVincenzo, superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo's gimpy ankle has become a concern.Antetokounmpo has downplayed the injury and insisted that he doesn't want to miss time, but Milwaukee has just six games left and has essentially locked up the top spot in the … [Read more...] about NBA injury report: Return timeline, updates, impact for Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jusuf Nurkic, Jrue Holiday, other injured stars
Getty Images Now we turn our attention to what could be the most interesting draft story in a generation: Who falls in love with 5-foot-9 7/8 (in his stocking feet) quarterback Kyler Murray, who now seems likely to be the first athlete ever drafted in the top 10 in two sports? To begin to answer the question, start at ground zero. Dispel what you think you know about Murray—unless, of course, you’ve scouted him thoroughly or saw every game Oklahoma played last season. Because a sub-5-10 quarterback who runs the 40-yard dash in less than 4.4 seconds, ran the ball 140 times last fall and has quickness in Tyreek Hill’s league would naturally be a scrambling, throw-on-the-run type of player, right? “What percentage of the time,” I asked Oklahoma coach and Murray mentor Lincoln Riley the other day, “would you guess Kyler threw from the pocket this year?” Riley thought for a few seconds. “Eighty-five percent?” Riley said. “Ninety, … [Read more...] about FMIA: Kyler Murray and One Coach’s Argument For Why The Small QB Will Have a Massive Impact in the NFL
The Parramatta Eels can’t seem to keep themselves away from problems and poor performances. After being one of the major disappointments last season, they will be at long odds to do any better in 2019. This is The Roar’s NRL preview series. For the next 16 days, I’ll comprehensively look at each team ahead of the 2019 season, moving backwards on my predicted ladder – so it’s not great news for the men in blue and gold. A team widely forecast to go well in 2018, the famous old club flopped from loss to loss and eventually, the wooden spoon. What actually went wrong is anyone’s guess, but their defensive line looked like it didn’t want to be there, they had a confused spine, which was chopped and changed all year, no actual home ground, and some very poor rugby league from start to finish. Whether it was the form of Mitchell Moses and Corey Norman in the halves, a horrendous injury toll or a lack of go-forward up front, there are plenty of … [Read more...] about Why 2019 is set to be another dreary year for Eels fans
By Kevin Roose Published 7:45 pm PST, Saturday, December 15, 2018 The obsession with frictionless design has led to problems, including foreign influence campaigns, viral misinformation and ethnic violence abroad. The obsession with frictionless design has led to problems, including foreign influence campaigns, viral misinformation and ethnic violence abroad. Photo: Corey Brickley / New York Times Photo: Corey Brickley / New York Times Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The obsession with frictionless design has led to problems, including foreign influence campaigns, viral misinformation and ethnic violence abroad. The obsession with frictionless design has led to problems, including foreign influence campaigns, viral misinformation and ethnic violence abroad. … [Read more...] about Analysis: Is tech too easy to use?