Mavericks Warriors: Previewing the Western Conference Finals

The West finals begin Wednesday with a fresh face and some less fresh ones. After a two-year hiatus from the playoffs, the Warriors are looking to make their sixth Finals appearance with the Stephen Curry-Klay Thompson-Draymond Green group leading the charge. Meanwhile, after not winning a playoff series since the 2011 Finals, the Mavericks are … Read more

NCAA transfer portal has cautionary tales like Josiah Jeffers

Radford, Va., Is home to the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, touted as “America’s Favorite Drive,” miles and miles of breathtaking vistas and ethereal sunsets looming over old historic buildings and picturesque farmsteads. It’s a quaint, mountainside community with just north of 17,000 people surrounding the city’s namesake university. There, 4,000 fans pack the Dedmon Center … Read more

US Soccer reveals historic equal pay CBA deals with USMNT, USWNT

The US Soccer Federation, along with its men’s and women’s senior national teams, announced a pair of historic labor deals early Wednesday that will unite the respective player pools under similar contract terms while cementing the equal pay long sought by world-champion women. The new CBAs, which have already been approved by the USSF’s board … Read more

An Ode to Danny Green

Between Luka and the Mavs taking Phoenix’s soul, the relentless chatter surrounding the Ja Morant injury, the fantastic Celtics-Bucks series and the fever pitch that descended upon James Harden, Doc Rivers and the Sixers after their dud of a season-ending loss, I worry that one of the league’s most depressing story lines of the week … Read more