The case for Warriors over 52.5 wins

The 2022-23 season is quickly approaching and our betting experts have got you covered. Over the next two weeks we are taking a look at how to approach some of the top teams in league and giving out some futures best bets ahead of tipoff. Count Doug Kezirian as a fan of the Warriors, who …

2022-23 NBA betting preview — The case for the Boston Celtics

The 2022-23 season is quickly approaching and our betting experts have got you covered. Over the next two weeks we are taking a look at how to approach some of the top teams in league and giving out some futures best bets before the season tips off. Here is the best case, worst case and …

NBA preview 2022-23 – 10 breakout candidates, including a former No. 1 pick and a EuroBasket phenom

Which NBA players are on the verge of a breakout season? Last year, it was third-year point guard Ja Morant, who increased his scoring to average to 27.4 points per game from 19.1 during his sophomore season and led the upstart Memphis Grizzlies to the league’s second-best record. Morant set the breakout bar pretty high, …

Lowe’s annual NBA tiers – Ranking the league’s best and worst teams … and the Nets and Lakers

It’s time for our 13th annual Tiers of the NBA — my alternative to power rankings. With exceptions both happy (the San Antonio Spurs from the mid-1990s through the Kawhi Leonard disaster, perhaps the Golden State Warriors now) and sad (KANGGGZZZZZ!!!), team-building flows on a soft boom-and-bust cycle: stars rise, peak and then fall — …

Fantasy Baseball: Way-too-early 2023 top 25

The Los Angeles Dodgers won the most games in baseball in 2022. They did so, in part, by scoring the most runs in the sport — more than five runs per game. The top of their lineup was arguably the best in baseball, with three hitters finishing among the most valuable in all of fantasy …

One last playoff push for Cardinals’ Albert Pujols

THE 35-FOOT WALK from the on-deck circle to the batter’s box at Busch Stadium has become habitual to Albert Pujols. He has made it more than 2,000 times throughout his career (4,000 if you count the old place). But something about it felt different on Sept. 2, when he was announced as a seventh-inning pinch-hitter …

Ranking most efficient NFL routes

7:00 AM ET Matt Bowen Close ESPN Staff Writer Former NFL safety Matt Bowen is a veteran of four teams over seven seasons, and now provides analysis for ESPN Insider. Seth Walder Different NFL routes produce varied results, based on the route itself, team tendencies and receiver profiles. So what are the most efficient route …

Ranking NFL MVP candidates, awards picks through Week 4 2022

Let’s pick quarter-season NFL awards for the 2022 campaign. It’s ridiculous to hand out awards for four weeks of football — and with 17 regular-season games now, we’re not officially quite at the 25% mark — but it’s also a good time to take hold of what has happened across the league over the first …

Inside Kelly Kleine’s football journey, from Vikings to Broncos

KELLY KLEINE HAS half an hour to catch her breath and sip a latte before practice begins at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. It’s early February, and she’s in her uniform of athleisure, a white baseball cap and red manicured nails. Her upbeat demeanor masks any hint of exhaustion after spending the previous three …

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