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Here’s how the WNBA’s new playoff format works

The WNBA Playoffs radically changed its format two years ago. Since then, there have been some obvious successes — namely, the two straight years of Lynx vs. Sparks that format change produced. But with the league so wide open this season, there have been some unexpected ripple effects. Several of the league’s flagship stars and […]

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Eli Manning and Giants settle fake ‘game-worn’ memorabilia lawsuit. Here’s what we know

A lawsuit between Giants quarterback Eli Manning and a sports memorabilia collector, Steiner Sports, had been ongoing since 2014 until the two sides settled on Monday, according to ESPN. The lawsuit alleged that Manning and the Giants were in on a scheme in which phony game-worn gear was passed off as real. “Eric Inselberg, Michael […]

I’m from Gainesville, Florida and live in New York City. Here’s what makes this a unique college football town

NEW YORK — USF is starting slowly, and it’s the reason I’m more sober than I expected. The bar I’m at, called Van Diemens, gives out free shots whenever USF scores a touchdown. To be a college football fan in Tallahassee or Columbus or Austin or Boise is easy. To be one here, so far […]

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Here’s the MLB hit leader born in each of the 50 states

Adrian Beltre got his 3,000th hit right at the end of July, making him the first Dominican-born player to reach that threshold. This got us at SB Nation thinking about various hit leader lists, and eventually, we ended up wondering about which states had the most impressive baseball hitters born there, as measured by hits. […]