Shoot or Pass Podcast - Episode 7: 2018 NBA All-Star Recap & Lebron's Winning Weekend

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Chevall and DeMario are joined by a new Baseline Times Media member! Tune-in as this trio talks NBA All-Star Weekend, why LeBron had a successful weekend, and views on the second half of the season

Top 10 Battle Rap NBA/Basketball Bars of all Time

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Continuing my anthology of some of my favorite sports-related bars of all time, we're moving into basketball with this list. I don't think there's a battle rapper who hasn't made at least one NBA or basketball reference in their career.
Pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer (Photos by The Associated Press)

Top Ten Cumulative Pitching Leaders of the 2010s

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As we sit here on Valentine's Day 2018, pitchers and catchers…
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Do the Mets have enough pitching?

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Fresh off back to back trips to the playoffs, the New York Mets…

Shoot or Pass Podcast - Episode 6: New Cavaliers, LaVar Ball's Big Three, and All-Star Weekend Picks

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Chevall and DeMario sound off on the new look Cavaliers, LaVar Ball's Big Three plans, and announce their 2018 All-Star Weekend Picks in this latest episode of Shoot or Pass Podcast
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The Return of the XFL

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The XFL will be making its return in 2020. Vince McMahon is promising an exciting alternative to the modern NFL with the revival of the XFL. But with the NFL juggernaut still running strong, can the XFL carve out a niche to be successful?

NBA Trade Deadline Updates

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Today is February 8th, 2018 and the NBA Trade Deadline is here. Stay up-to-date with Baseline Times reporting the player movement

Blake Griffin traded from Clippers to Pistons in a blockbuster deal

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Blake Griffin traded from Clippers to Pistons in a blockbuster deal

Yelich Gets His Wish, Traded to Brewers

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Christian Yelich expressed his desire to be traded several weeks…

Shoot or Pass Podcast - Episode 5: Cavs Struggles, Kidd Fired, and All-Star Reserves

Shoot or Pass Podcast is back with another episode! Tune in as Chevall and DeMario talk the latest in the NBA as the Cavaliers struggle, Jason Kidd is fired, and the All-Star Reserves are announced

Cardinals Trade Randal Grichuk to Toronto

The St. Louis Cardinals continued their trade-heavy offseason…

Giants Acquire Andrew McCutchen

After several years of trade rumors surrounding the former MVP…

Struggling Cavaliers host and Warriors for regular season last rematch

The day of celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. is becoming a familiar affair for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors

Shoot or Pass Podcast - Episode 4: Paul Pierce demands special night, LaVar Ball talks again & Mid-Season Awards

Chevall and DeMario discuss the top recent NBA stories and also share their NBA Mid-Season award winners

Shoot or Pass Podcast - Episode 3: IT Returns, 2018 NBA Expectations, Early NBA All-Star Picks

Chevall and DeMario welcome in 2018 with a new episode! The duo speaks on the IT return, 2018 expectations, and early starting five All-Star picks

Top NBA teams heading into 2018

Baseline Times NBA Contributor Billy Aristide gives his top 10 NBA teams heading into 2018

Is paying for a big-money reliever worth it?

The Rockies have signed Wade Davis to the biggest annual average value contract in MLB history for a reliever at $17.33M for 3 years and $52M overall. With the way that reliever salaries have been skyrocketing, is it worth it to sign a big-money reliever? How many have been worth it?

Top NBA New Year's Resolutions for 2018

A few good resolutions the NBA may want to see in 2018

Warriors get last laugh in controversial ending of Finals rematch

Warriors get last laugh in controversial ending of last season's Finals rematch

NBA 2017 Christmas Day Preview

No Christmas is complete with a full day of NBA games. Baseline Times NBA Contributor Chevall Kanhai breaks down the holiday's big matchups
Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has averaged 30 home runs over his first seven MLB seasons, but has played in more than 125 games in only two of them. (Photo: Jeff Curry, USA TODAY Sports)

Whoa, We're Halfway There: Recapping the MLB Offseason at the Midway Point

Every year, the holidays mark the point in the offseason in Major…

Shoot or Pass Podcast: Episode 2 - Early Surprises, OKC Struggles, and LeBron's Year 15

Chevall Kanhai is joined by DeMario Jackson for another NBA exclusive episode! The duo talk about their early surprises, Oklahoma City Thunder's struggles, and DeMario praises Lebron for his fabulous year 15. Homage is paid to Kobe and some LaVar talk ensues. 
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Clayton Kershaw and the 7th Inning Threshold

Clayton Kershaw has 8 postseason starts beyond 6 IP since 2013. In the first 6 IP of those starts, he has a 1.69 ERA. After? Over a 28.00 ERA in 5.1 IP.

Minnesota Timberwolves 2017-2018 Season Preview

Baseline Times NBA Contributor Chevall Kanhai previews the Timberwolves 2017-18 season

Milwaukee Bucks 2017-2018 Season Preview

Baseline Times NBA Contributor Nate Ledsinger previews the Bucks 2017-18 Season

Miami Heat 2017-18 Season Preview

Baseline Times NBA Contribuor Billy Aristide previews the Heat 2017-18 season

Toronto Raptors 2017-18 Season Preview

Baseline Times NBA Contributor Gabe Lloyd previews the Raptors 2017-18 season

Washington Wizards 2017-2018 Season Preview

Baseline Times NBA Contributor Billy Aristide previews the Washington Wizards 2017-18 season

Boston Celtics 2017-2018 Season Preview

Baseline Times NBA Contributor Gabe Lloyd previews the Boston Celtics 2017-18 season

NBA 2017-18 Season Predictions

Baseline Times NBA Contributor DeMario Jackson gives us his 2017-018 NBA Season Predictions.

Rounding Third Podcast - Episode 12: Cubs vs. Dodgers NLCS Thoughts and Musings

In this episode of the Rounding Third Podcast, Greg and Bobby…
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ALCS Preview: New York Yankees vs Houston Astros

The Astros are an offensive powerhouse led by MVP candidate Jose Altuve. Can Aaron Judge turn his playoff slump around to lead another Yankees upset?
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NLDS Review: Los Angeles Dodgers Sweep Arizona Dbacks

The last month of the season had people thinking the Dbacks could take the Dodgers down, but the momentum didn't mean a thing in the Dodgers 3-0 sweep.

Oklahoma City Thunder 2017-2018 Season Preview

Baseline Times NBA Contributor Chevall Kanhai previews the Oklahoma City Thunder 2017-2018 season

Cleveland Cavaliers 2017-2018 Season Preview

Baseline Times NBA Contributor Nate Ledsinger breaks down the Cleveland Cavaliers 2017-2018 season
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NLDS Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers

The Diamondbacks and Dodgers have some bad blood in recent history. This series is unlikely to be a quick one, expect it to go 5 long games.

NLDS Preview: Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals

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Cubs and Nationals 2017 Regular Season Chicago Cubs - 92-70…

ALDS Preview: New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians

Yankees and Indians 2017 Regular Season New York Yankees - 91-71…
Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws against the Mariners during the first inning at Safeco Field in Seattle. (Photo: Joe Nicholson, USA TODAY Sports)

ALDS Preview: Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros

The Red Sox and Astros ALDS will not be easy for the Red Sox. They are going to have to rely on Sale and Kimbrel if they want to make it to the next round.

Views From The Baseline - Episode 3: NCAA Basketball Scandal and Early Top 5 Predictions

Chevall Kanhai hosts an exclusive NCAA Basketball episode. He is joined by Nate Ledsinger from the Baseline Times team and a special guest Anthony Taylor. Anthony is known as "Coach Taylor" and the director/Head Coach of TaylorMade Basketball Academy
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Clayton Kershaw's Four Years of Dominance

2017 ended Kershaw's 4-year run as the MLB's fWAR pitching leader. No starting pitcher has led in four straight years since Steve Carlton from 1980-1983.

Carmelo Anthony joins Oklahoma City Thunder around Russell Westbrook's loyalty

Carmelo Anthony makes his OKC debut on media day

Don't Look Now, Kris Bryant is Making a Push for NL MVP

What an incredible year for bats throughout all of Major League…
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The NL Cy Young Race Is More Crowded Than We Realized

Scherzer and Kershaw have been the NL Cy Young favorites all season, but Strasburg, Greinke, and Nelson are right on their heels.

Rounding Third Podcast - Episode 11: Dodgers Slump, Dbacks Surging, and MVP Discussions

In this episode, Greg and Bobby discuss Giancarlo Stanton and 61 home runs, the Dodgers slide with the Dbacks surge, and the MVP races.

New Orleans Saints 2017 Season Preview

Drew Brees and Adrian Peterson are both in the twilight of their careers. Do they have what it takes to bring New Orleans another championship?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017 Season Preview

Hurricane Irma temporarily delayed the start to the Bucs season, but Winston and Co. are primed for an exciting 2017.

Atlanta Falcons 2017 Season Preview

Matty Ice went cold in last year's Super Bowl, but don't think that's going to stop the Falcons from dominating the regular season once again.

Carolina Panthers 2017 Season Preview

Cam is coming off surgery, but Christian McCaffrey has entered the fold to take some of the load off Newton's shoulder.

San Francisco 49ers 2017 Season Preview

The once-proud San Francisco 49ers franchise was literally the…

Seattle Seahawks 2017 Season Preview

Doug Baldwin and Russell Wilson are healthy and ready to take the NFC West by storm this year.

Arizona Cardinals 2017 Season Preview

How much do you Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald have left in their tanks? Is it enough to propel the Cardinals to the Super Bowl?

Los Angeles Rams 2017 Season Preview

Can Gurley and Goff lead the Rams out of the gutter in 2017?

Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 Season Preview

Baseline Times Contributor Brett Miller the Steelers 2017 Season
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MLB's MVP, Cy Young, and Best Teams of August

In the month of August, the Twins went 20-10, Giancarlo Stanton tied the August home run record with 18 and Corey Kluber had a sub 2.00 ERA and 54 Ks.

Dallas Cowboys 2017 Season Preview

Baseline Times NFL Contributor Justin Mears previews the Dallas Cowboys 2017 Season
Detroit Tigers' Justin Upton celebrates hitting a two-run home run against the Minnesota Twins in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Thursday, April 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Angels Trade For J. Upton, Strengthen Playoff Push

The Angels trade for Tigers outfielder Justin Upton. The Angels lineup has been getting hot at the right time, and Upton may just get them to the playoffs.
Aroldis Chapman walks to the dugout after being pulled in the 10 inning in the Yankees’ 3-2 loss Sunday. (MIKE STOBE/GETTY IMAGES)

The 6 Biggest MLB Free Agent Busts of 2017

The 2016-2017 MLB free agent class was not great and has provided many busts in 2017. Here are the six biggest free agent busts to this point.

New England Patriots 2017 Season Preview

Baseline Times NFL Contributor Brett Miller previews the Patriots 2017 Season

Green Bay Packers 2017 Season Preview

Baseline Times NFL Contributor Justin Mears previews the Green Bay Packers 2017 Season
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Boston Red Sox Young Bats Are Failing Them

The young offensive core of the Boston Red Sox has failed them in 2017, and it's gotten much worse as the season has gone on.
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Giancarlo Stanton Joins The 50 HR Club

Giancarlo Stanton joined the 50 Home Run Club with his game winning HR in yesterday's game. With 33 games remaining, 60 is more than in reach.

Baseball is Better When Big Market Teams Are Successful

Sports fans claim that they love a great underdog story. The Miracle USA Hockey Team, George Mason basketball and their Final Four run of 2006, and the 1969 Miracle Mets were all stories that will be told for lifetimes. But there is one thing that fans love more than underdogs: Powerhouse programs and organizations matching up to win a championship.

Breaking down the Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas blockbuster

Baseline Times NBA Contributor Matt McKenna gives his breakdown of the NBA's latest blockbuster trade. Kyrie Irving for Isaiah Thomas

2017 NFL Fantasy: Top 15 Defense/Special Team Rankings

Our Fantasy guru Wesly Avendano previews the top defense/special teams to draft in this year’s NFL Fantasy Leagues.
Rich Hill is scheduled to start of the Dodgers in a the decisive Game 5 of a National League division series against the Washington Nationals on Thursday. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

Rich Hill Again Flirts With Perfection

For the second time in less than a year, Rich Hill flirts with perfection. Sadly, he loses the perfect game and no hitter in 9th and 10th innings.

Why do the New York Knicks Suck?

The New York Knicks are the vanguards of the Mecca of basketball. Why has this storied franchise turned into ruin and is there hope for a turnaround in sight?

Cavaliers trade Kyrie Irving to Celtics for Isaiah Thomas

The Celtics have acquired All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving from the Cavaliers for point guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and Brooklyn's 2018 unprotected first-round pick, sources tell ESPN.
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The Unqualified Superstars of 2017

MLB superstars like Judge, Altuve, and Stanton have grabbed headlines this season. But forgotten are some of the unqualified superstars.
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Giancarlo Stanton Is Finally Doing What We All Expected

At 43 home runs with 45 games remaining, Giancarlo Stanton is on pace for 60 home runs. This is what we have waited nearly a decade to see from him.
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It Is Not World Series Or Bust For The Dodgers

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The 2017 Dodgers are on pace for 115 wins and their 5th straight NL West title. If they do not end up winning the World Series, this will not be a failure.

NBA releases full schedule for all 30 teams

The NBA has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2017-2018 NBA Season

Fantasy Impact: Ezekiel Elliott's Suspension

The Cowboys’ most dominant offensive weapon, Ezekiel Elliott, has been suspended for 6 games by the NFL. How does this impact his fantasy status?

NBA announces opening week and Christmas Day Schedule

NBA announced the schedule for the 2017 Opening week and Christmas Day

Knicks and Rockets resume Carmelo Anthony trade talks

Knicks and Rockets resume Carmelo Anthony trade talks
Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has averaged 30 home runs over his first seven MLB seasons, but has played in more than 125 games in only two of them. (Photo: Jeff Curry, USA TODAY Sports)

Giancarlo Stanton hits his career high 38th HR

Giancarlo Stanton hit the 38th home run of the season tonight, setting a new career high for him. With 51 games remaining, 50-plus is in reach.
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Mike Trout, the 2017 AL MVP, and Barry Bonds

Mike Trout is having a historic season with the bat, doing something only Barry Bonds has in the last 60 years. Don't count him out for the MVP.
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Joey Gallo is Hitting .206, But it Doesn't Matter

Despite a .206 batting average, Joey Gallo is having a good season. In fact, he might be the best low average hitter of this generation.

Stop Drafting Adrian Peterson So Early

Adrian Peterson is currently being drafted in the 6th round of fantasy drafts. That is just too damn high.

2017 NFL Fantasy: Top 15 TE Rankings

Our Fantasy guru Wesly Avendano previews the top Tight Ends to draft in this year's NFL Fantasy Leagues.
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Cody Bellinger and 30 Home Run Hitting Rookies

Cody Bellinger now has 30 home runs on the season in just 87 games. By the end of the season, he could move near the top of the rookie HR list.
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The MLB's leaders from the last 365 days

There are some leaders the last 365 days you would expect, like Sale, Kershaw, and Trout. But some others that are a bit surprising to see up there.

The Fantasy of an NBA Buyout Clause

As Neymar Jr. finds his way to Paris-Saint Germain, the cost is hefty. What if the NBA's culture allowed for superstars to be bought by other franchises?
Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate Chris Taylor’s (3) walk off single in the bottom of the ninth inning during their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 6, 2017. The Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 5-4. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

MLB's MVP, Cy Young, and Best Teams of July

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The Dodgers were the best in July going 20-3. Jose Altuve was the best position player and James Paxton the best pitcher. Who else succeeded in July?

2017 NFL Fantasy: Top 15 WR Rankings

Baseline Times NFL Fantasy guru Wesly Avendano gives us a break down of his top 15 Wide Receivers to go after this year.

Amed Rosario to make big league debut tonight

By all accounts, the 2017 season has been an absolute disaster for the New York Mets, but at least the final two months will provide fans a glimpse into the future, as the club has finally promoted heralded shortstop prospect Amed Rosario to the Major Leagues.

2017 NFL Fantasy: Top 15 RB Rankings

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Baseline Times NFL Fantasy guru Wesly Avendano gives us a break down of his top 15 Running Backs to go after this year.
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The best team in MLB lands Darvish

The Dodgers trade MLB.com #69 prospect Willie Calhoun and 2 others for 2-plus months of Texas starting pitcher Yu Darvish.
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Dodgers acquire a pair of Tonys with Watson and Cingrani

The Dodgers trade for two lefty relievers named Tony today. They get Watson from Pittsburgh and Cingrani from Cincinnati. Are they good?
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Adrian Beltre and 3,000 Hits

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Adrian Beltre sits just four hits shy of 3,000 for his career. Is he a HOFer? 25 of the current 30 3,000 hit members are, and so should Beltre.

Rounding Third Podcast - Episode 10: The One With The Trades

In this episode of the Rounding Third Podcast, Kory welcomes back Greg Huss of Wrigley Rapport to discuss trades that have already happened, trades that might happen, and trades that should happen

Why the Celtics are a dynasty with Kyrie Irving

NBA Contributor Matt McKenna gives the Celtics a reason why they should trade for Kyrie Irving.
Jun 25, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Houston Astros second basemen Jose Altuve (27) hits a three-run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the second inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY

Baseball's Second Best Position Player: Jose Altuve

Mike Trout is Baseball's best player. But who is the next best? Is it Harper? Bryant? Machado? Goldschmidt? No, it is Jose Altuve.

Derrick Rose expected to sign one-year deal with Cavaliers

Per sources: Derrick Rose is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

2017 NFL Fantasy: Top 15 QB Rankings

Baseline Times NFL Fantasy guru Wesly Avendano gives us a break down of his top 15 Quarterbacks to go after this year.

Potential trades the Cavaliers can make for Kyrie Irving

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As reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Kyrie Irving reportedly has met with the Cleveland Cavaliers front office last week and requested a trade. The news also comes with the notion that Irving is seeking an opportunity where he can be the focal point of an offense and does not want to continue to play alongside Lebron James. 

Moves each team could make by the MLB trade deadline

MLB Contributor Justin Mears shares his thoughts on the moves that each team could make by the July 31st deadline.

2017 NBA Vegas Summer League: A Purple and Gold Affair

“The Lakers are back”
Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits his second home run of the game, a two run shot scoring Logan Forsythe #11, in the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Dodger Stadium on July 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Justin Turner, Chipper Jones, and Wade Boggs

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Justin Turner is currently doing something that puts him in a historic group with Wade Boggs and Chipper Jones. He could even eclipse the HOF pair.
Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Cody Bellinger (35) follows through during the fifth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Photo: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Cody Bellinger First Dodger Rookie to Hit for Cycle

Cody Bellinger was the first Dodger to hit for the cycle since 2009, and the first rookie ever to hit for one in franchise history.
Chris Sale reacts during the seventh inning against the Pirates at Fenway Park on April 5, 2017 in Boston. (Maddie Meyer / Getty Images)

Baseline Times First Half Cy Young Winners

Much like Aaron Judge in the first half AL MVP race, Chris Sale dominated his competition for the Cy Young. The NL was far more competitive, however.

Baseline Times First Half MLB MVP Winners

Who are the first half MVP winners? Was Judge dominant enough to take the AL first half MVP? What about in the NL? Did Harper's hot start help him take it?

Sources: Knicks to hire Sacramento Kings Scott Perry as GM

Per sources, the New York Knicks plan to name Scott Perry as their next General Manager. 

A Boston Celtics Farewell to Avery Bradley

Baseline Times NBA Staff Contributor Matt McKenna is a lifelong Boston Celtics fan. Here is a raw and honest opinion from the Celtic fan within.

Aaron Judge wins 2017 MLB Home Run Derby

Aaron Judge impresses all by not winning the 2017 HR Derby, but by crushing his competition! Check out the moment by moment updates of the entire derby.

The NBA's Summer League is a growing brand

It's July and the NBA Finals ended over a month ago. However, we're still watching the NBA dominate headlines with ball games. Proof that the NBA is showcasing a growing brand.

Five reasons to watch the MLB All-Star Game this year

The rosters have been announced and there are a couple of days to go until the MLB All-Star Game. It's a platform for baseball's brightest stars to shine in one place, but for many, it's also a contrived cash-grab by the league. If you fall into the latter camp, here are five reasons to get hyped about the Midsummer Classic.
Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins celebrates after winning the Home Run Derby at PETCO Park in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

2017 Home Run Derby: Judge Visits Stanton's Island

Giancarlo Stanton is defending his 2016 Home Run Derby crown in 2017. There are many good sluggers, but the one match-up we all want is with Aaron Judge.

James Harden receives NBA's largest contract extension

The Houston Rockets have confirmed that they have signed guard James Harden to a max, long-term contract. The deal is reportedly expected to be $228 million, through the 2022-2023 season.

Shoot or Pass Podcast: Episode 1: 2017 NBA Free Agency

Baseline Times Media presents a NEW NBA Podcast! Listen in now!

Justin Turner Wins Final Vote, Becomes 1st Time All-Star

It was announced today that Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Mike Moustakas of the Kansas City Royals each won their respective All-Star Final votes today.

Danny Ainge in a bind to make way for Gordon Hayward

Getting Gordon Hayward is great, it gives the Celtics another All-Star who can take the scoring load of Isaiah Thomas. However, it means that someone has to go.

Aaron Judge Ties Yankees Rookie HR Record

In tonight's 7-6 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees rookie phenom Aaron Judge hit his 29th home run of the season. Judge has been blasting home runs all season, but this one is special.

Gordon Hayward announces he will sign with Celtics via The Players' Tribune

"Thank You, Utah", writes Gordon Hayward as he officially announces that he will join the Boston Celtics. Hayward announced his decision via The Players' Tribune on Tuesday evening.

No surprise that Kevin Durant takes less money to stay with Warriors

To some, it almost seemed too good to be true. Would the Super Golden State Warriors set aside their egos, take less money, and keep a potential dynasty together? 
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AL All-Star Selections: Are They Deserving?

On Sunday, July 2nd, the MLB revealed the end results of the 2017 All-Star Game fan voting, as well as player and manager selections. A quick look at both the AL and NL rosters looks as though the fans voted in most of the players deserving to start in the game, minus a couple of spots. Of course, there were some very good players left off of the rosters and not even considered for the final vote.
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Phillies' Galvis emerges as clubhouse leader in losing season

Freddy Galvis is frustrated. After unleashing a profanity-filled rant about the state of the Phillies, Galvis cemented himself as a leader in the clubhouse.

Raptors secure Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka

The Toronto Raptors retain two of their starters in the opening weekend of NBA Free Agency
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Should the Mets bring back Bartolo Colon?

Last Thursday, just seven months after signing Braves designated veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon for assignment. Should the Mets bring him back?

The Cubs are bad, but they're also not the Cubs

It's July, and the defending World Series champions have been hovering around .500 the entire season. So, what gives?
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Max Scherzer or Clayton Kershaw?

IT'S HAPPENED. Max Scherzer has passed Kershaw to become the #1 starting pitcher in baseball.

3 in the Key Podcast - Episode 45: NBA Draft Recap and Free Agency Talk

Chevy, Markus, and Nate discuss the 2017 NBA Draft highlights, free agency rumors, and the Chris Paul to Houston trade. The team debates on if Paul to Houston makes sense. Listen in now to see who thinks Houston improves and will win 60 games next season!

How does Chris Paul to the Rockets affect the Celtics?

Jerry West has arrived in LA in a big way. Just a few weeks ago Jerry West arrived and was willing to say what no one else in the Clippers organization was willing to admit, the current core had maxed out their potential.

Clippers trade Chris Paul to Rockets

The Houston Rockets will acquire All-Star LA Clippers All-Star point guard Chris Paul

Phil Jackson and Knicks mutually agree to part ways

Sources: The New York Knicks and Owner James Dolan is expected to part ways with Phil Jackson later today. 

Old News: The Celtics are attempting to acquire Paul George and Gordon Hayward

As Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news today that the Celtics are trying to acquire both Gordon Hayward and Paul George and the NBA world lost their collective mind. People seemed to have forgotten that Adam Kaufman had reported this nearly a week ago.

Russell Westbrook wins MVP to top NBA Player Awards

The wait is finally over in one of the most intriguing MVP races in the NBA. It was Mr. Triple-Double, Russell Westbrook running away with the NBA's Most Valuable Player award Monday night.

2017 NBA Draft: Winners and Losers

Baseline Times NBA Writer Matt McKenna reviews the winners and losers of the 2017 NBA Draft.
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21 Year Old Cody Bellinger Continues to Mash

Cody Bellinger is at it again. On Sunday in the Los Angeles Dodgers comeback victory against the New York Mets, Cody Bellinger had yet another multi-home run game. For the game, Bellinger was 3-5 with an infield single to go along with his two home runs.

2017 NBA Player Awards show debuts tonight

The 2017 NBA Player Awards show is tonight at 9 PM EST on TNT. Hosted by Drake.

NBA News & Rumors - June 24 & June 25

NBA News & Rumors for the weekend of June 23-25
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Into the New Age of MLB Sluggers

The 2017 MLB season has been a very interesting one so far. It's been filled with many previously average players suddenly playing like stars, such as Marcell Ozuna, Aaron Hicks, and Zack Cozart among others.

2017 NBA Draft First - Round Results

Live results of the 2017 NBA Draft

NBA News & Rumors - June 22

NBA News & Rumors for June 22nd

A call to Danny Ainge: Bring in project Kristaps Porzingis

This is your moment Danny! You’ve waited and waited, year after year obtaining more assets so when an NBA superstar becomes available you are in position to strike.

Final 2017 NBA Mock Draft

Baseline Times NBA Staff Writer Nate Ledsinger gives us his final Mock Draft before the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday night.

3 in The Key Podcast - Episode 44: 2017 NBA Draft & Trade Rumors

The Baseline Times Staff kicks off the off-season coverage! Listen in as they weigh in on the recent NBA Trades, rumors and the NBA Draft!

NBA News & Rumors - June 21

NBA News & Rumors for June 21, 2017

Hawks Trade Dwight Howard to Hornets 

Sources: The Hawks will trade Dwight Howard and their 31st pick in the 2017 NBA draft to the Hornets

Lakers send D'Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov to Nets for Brook Lopez and first-round pick

Lakers send D'Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov to Nets for Brook Lopez and first-round pick

2017 NBA Mock Draft

NBA Staff Writer Matt McKenna shares his final Mock Draft for the 2017 NBA Draft.
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Cody Bellinger Fastest to 21 Home Runs

Through two innings in tonight's Los Angeles Dodgers game, Cody Bellinger has two home runs in what is now a 7-1 game against the New York Mets. The home runs hit for Bellinger were his record tying 20th home run in 51 games, and then recording breaking 21st home run.

Cavaliers and general manager David Griffin part ways

The Cleveland Cavaliers have confirmed that they have part ways with general manager David Griffin. His contract was set to expire at the end of the month. 

Celtics finalize trade sending No. 1 pick to 76ers

The Boston Celtics have announced the trade as official with a press release today. The Celtics will be trading away the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft to the Philadelphia 76ers. In return the Celtics will receive a "favorably-protected rights to a future first round pick."

Sources: Cavaliers and Pacers have talked Paul George deal

As first reported on The Vertical. Paul George has informed the Indiana Pacers recently that he will become a free agent in the summer of 2018 and leave the team.

NBA Draft Preview: Top 15 Prospects

The ball always keeps on rolling in the NBA. Last week the Golden State Warriors reclaimed the NBA crown. This week, the next class of potential stars will take center stage at Barclays Center for the 2017 NBA draft.

A Celtics Fan Cry: Don't Do it Danny

If you’ve got an Internet connection and a pulse chances are you have heard the rumors swirling about the Celtics #1 overall pick. In these hypothetical trades, it looks like the Celtics would be receiving the #3 overall pick and some assortment of the future picks that the Sixers hold, either the 2018 Lakers pick or 2019 Kings pick.

Top TV shows to watch while the sports world vacations

That evening time slot you used to dedicate to game day just opened up and your flat screen TV is collecting dust. Staff Writer Billy Aristide gives you options.

How the Celtics can help the Pacers appease Paul George

A lot this offseason has been made of the possibility of the Celtics trading the for Paul George and teaming up with Isaiah Thomas and the rest of the Celtics to try to topple current kings of the east; Lebron and the Cavs. What If instead of wearing Celtic green Isaiah and PG13 make a run at Lebron wearing Pacer blue?

The NBA is thriving despite top heavy teams

The NBA is thriving regardless of top heavy teams and the notion that the league is noncompetitive.

Warriors are golden again

The Larry O'Brien trophy is back in Oakland.

Sluggers Judge and Sanchez Leading The Way

In 2016, Gary Sanchez came up midseason for the New York Yankees and was sensational. In only 53 games, Sanchez hit .299/.376/.657 with a 171 wRC+ and 20 home runs. At 20 home runs in just 53 games, that is a pace of over 60 (6o!!!) home runs in a full 162 game season.

Warriors must avoid return to Cleveland

Another one.... As DJ Khaled would say, the NBA Finals stands at 3-1 advantage Golden State for the second year in a row. 
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Since late April, Alex Wood has been the best

Alex Wood has been the best pitcher in baseball over the last month. Not Sale. Not Kershaw. Not Scherzer.

3 in the Key Podcast - Episode 43: NBA Finals Game 5 Discussion

Chevy, DeMario, Gabe, and Markus talk the NBA Finals through four games! Game 5 Predictions and has KD passed LeBron? Does anyone think that Cleveland has a chance to come back?

Cavaliers force Game 5 and face familiar 3-1 deficit

History was to be made Friday night if the Warriors clean up the NBA Finals with a sweep. Aiming to become the first team to go 16-0 in the postseason the Warriors failed to make history. Game 5 would go to the Cleveland Cavaliers who are quite familiar with making history of their own in the 2016 NBA Finals. 

By Just How Much Are The Cubs Underperforming?

Going into the season, the Chicago Cubs were not only the defending champions, but they had nearly the same exact roster as the 103 win team from the year before.

The Making of a Golden State

It's a bit dusty in the NBA but that could all be swept up should the Golden State Warriors run away with the Larry O'Brien trophy after Game 4. The Warriors have swept every series leading up to the Finals and currently sitting 15-0 with a 3-0 against the defending champions Cleveland Cavaliers.

LeBron James sees no issues with super-teams

Lebron James took the podium Thursday facing a 3-0 deficit to the Golden State Warriors. For the first time in his career, he states he is facing the "most firepower".
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Newcomb's Promotion is Just the Beginning for Up and Coming Braves

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Sean Newcomb's promotion is just the first wave of the promising cache of pitchers in Atlanta's system. The Braves are in good shape for years to come.

Warriors take 3-0 lead on Kevin Durant dagger

The Golden State Warriors won't stop and can't be stopped.
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Historic Night in Cincinnati for Scooter Gennett

Coming into Tuesday night, Gennett had never hit more than 4 home runs in a month, let alone a game.

How Cleveland Must Defend the Land

The Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves in a familiar place after Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals.

Rounding Third: Twins Special

Today's episode features two die-hard Twins fans, Callie and Calder. They're joined by Kory, who is absolutely not a Twins die-hard.

Rounding Third: A Seattle Mariners Special

This Rounding Third Episode brings us a very specific topic. The Seattle Mariners are the focus of this Episode. Dustin was joined by new voice Derek to talk all things, Seattle.

3 in the Key Podcast - Episode 42: NBA Finals Coverage

Billy, Chevy, and Markus from the Baseline Times NBA Staff give reactions after two games of the 2017 NBA Finals. Are they still sticking with their picks? The trio also talks about opinions of super teams. Tune in now!
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Here's How the Mets Can Save Their Season

Two short months ago the New York Mets were a popular World Series pick, yet today, on June 4th, at 24-31 they sit in 4th place in their division.
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Albert Pujols Joins the 600 HR Club

On Saturday night, Albert Pujols hit his 600th career home run, and did it in grand style.

Kershaw and 2,000 Strikeouts

On Friday night, Clayton Kershaw continued to make history.

Warriors take 2-0 lead and move to 14-0 in the postseason

The talk of Game 2 was how is Cleveland going adjust and come to better prepare for Golden State and their new guy. Yeah, the former MVP and four-time scoring champ Kevin Durant.
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Jose Bautista and 6 Other Unexpected Hitting Performances in May

Some of these players had their most productive offensive month in years, some are defensive minded players doing better on offense than they ever have before, and some may just be coming into their own as a hitter.
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Chris Archer and Six Other Unexpected Pitching Performances in May

Every month in Major League Baseball, there are several players that have an unexpectedly great month. Here are 7 you may have missed

Warriors run away in Game 1 of NBA Finals

A 113-91 rout of the Cavaliers was fueled by Durant who finished with 38 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists. The Warriors new comer displayed the reason he chose Golden State last summer on the NBA's biggest stage.

The Power of a Strikeout

MLB hitters are trending upward in two things: Strikeouts and Home Runs. We've seen a recent surge in both, so that begs the question: Should we care about Ks?

Your Favorite American League Team Should Trade For Matt Kemp

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Not everyone seems to realize it, but Matt Kemp has been one of the best hitters this season. In fact, he is tied for 12th in wRC+ with Paul Goldschmidt.

Baseline Times NBA Staff: Finals Predictions

It's a rubber match between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. Our writers make their predictions for the NBA Finals, which tip off Thursday.

Pressure for the Rubber Match

The chasing of Michael Jordan's legacy or proving that betraying your former team of nine seasons was worth the switch?

The Angels Can Finally Sell, Two Years Too Late

This season is already lost. So, is it time for the Angels to do the unthinkable: Trade Mike Trout? What would that mean for their future?

3 in the Key Podcast Episode 41: NBA Finals Preview

Chevy, Gabe, and Markus from the Baseline Times Media NBA Team join in a discussion about the 2017 NBA Finals. The trio previews the Finals and sounds off about the match-ups. Tune in now to find out who they are rolling with!

Stephen A. Smith: Wrong Six Years in a Row

Normally I would tell you to ignore every word that comes out…

James Jones: The Forgettable Wingman

James “Champ” Jones is currently a backup small forward and shooting guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers. His current jersey is number 1, and that is for good reason.

Bryce Harper Incites Brawl by Hitting Home Runs Three Years Ago

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Yesterday during the Nationals and Giants game, pitcher Hunter Strickland hit Bryce Harper with a fastball on the hip. Harper took exception to this.

2017 NBA Finals: Five Fast Facts

The 2017 NBA Finals is set to start this coming Thursday, June 1st. There are a few unique circumstances that surround this year's Finals than of the norm.

Rounding Third Episode 7: The All Cubs Special

The Rounding Third Podcast welcomes Cubs expert, and writer for Wrigley Rapport, Greg Huss. In this episode, they discuss Cubs prospects, the rotation woes (including what to do about John Lackey), and much more!

Lebron James: It's Time to Appreciate

Here it is. A calling to fans in distaste for the "The King", "the kid from Akron", or LeBron James.

Golden State: Thine Kingdom Come

Death, Taxes, and a Lebron James NBA Finals appearance are the only three things you can’t avoid in this world.

2017 NBA Finals: A First Time Trilogy

"Best 2 out of 3." It's a concept we're all familiar with. As kids, we all played rock, paper, scissors, and if you lost the initial round, you would always yell out "best 2 out of 3!" in hopes of getting a rematch.

Cavaliers head to NBA Finals as LeBron James makes history

Only needing 28 points to pass Michael Jordan as the all-time scoring leader in the playoffs, LeBron James also needed a win to get to his seventh straight NBA Finals.

LeBron sees All-Time Playoffs scoring record as personal goal

During his press availability today James was questioned by reporters about his chance to past Michael Jordan and become the NBA's All-Time scoring leader in the Playoffs.
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No Record For Sale, But Sox Offense Keeps Rolling

As it turns out, Chris Sale is not Superman. However, no one can deny that he’s having one hell of season for the Boston Red Sox.
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Blame Squarely on Collins in Mets' Latest Debacle

Fans often like to nitpick Major League Managers' strategic in game decisions. With Terry Collins, it's justified.

Clayton Kershaw's Phenomenal WHIP

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A line of 9 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, and 10 K is not a rare occurrence for Kershaw, but what that line accomplished is truly something special.

Kyle Schwarber hit a bomb last night that may not have landed yet

We’ve seen Kyle Schwarber hit big home runs before, but the one he hit yesterday may still be orbiting Wrigleyville.

Chris Bosh and Heat reportedly agreeing to part ways

Chris Bosh has reportedly come to terms with the Miami Heat, Players Union and the NBA to part ways with the Miami Heat.

Charlotte to host 2019 NBA All-Star Game

The NBA has announced that the 2019 All-Star game has been awarded to Charlotte.

Cavaliers take 3-1 lead back to Boston

The biggest question of the night was how would LeBron James rebound from an 11-point night and being held scoreless in the final 16 minutes of Game 3. How does 34 points (15-of-27), five rebounds, and six assist sound?

NFL Owners vote to move Super Bowl LV to Tampa

Super Bowl LB was set to take place in a new stadium in Inglewood, CA the site where the Chargers and Rams would call home.

Orlando Magic make new hires in front office

The Orlando Magic have hired a President of Basketball Operations and a new General Manager.

NFL relaxes penalties for Touchdown celebrations

Today Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the NFL will be easing up on penalties for Touchdown celebrations.

Warriors sweep Spurs, head back to NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors become the only team other than the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference to reach three-straight NBA Finals.

Episode 40: NBA Conference Finals Coverage

Pre-recorded Podcast: Chevy, Gabe and Markus make up the trio to discuss the NBA's Conference Finals thus far. The team sounds off on the Cavaliers blowing a 21-point lead and LeBron James' performance.
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MLB Season Predictions Review: May 22

We're well over a month into the season, so it's time to check in on our staff's preseason MLB predictions. Take it easy on us.

Celtics bounce back from 21-point deficit to win Game 3

After a 44-point loss on their home floor Friday night the Boston Celtics had all odds against them heading to Cleveland for the next two games. After falling behind by as much as 21 points the Celtics found a way to come back

Warriors remain undefeated in 3-0 series lead

For the second straight game the San Antonio Spurs were without their All-Star Forward Kawhi Leonard. An ankle injury that seems to be serve enough where Leonard cannot play has kept the Spurs at a disadvantage for most of the series. A 120-108 victory put the Warriors up 3-0 in the Western Conference Series.

Baseline Times Interview: Get to know our Mr. Bachelor

Sometimes life takes you down a path to find that special one. In modern day it also can happen on reality tv. Baseline Times proudly announces that our very own DeMario Jackson will be appearing on this upcoming season of The Bachelorette.

Cavaliers deliver record setting win

It was 41 points that separated the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics in game two. The biggest Cavalier lead was 50 points midway in the third quarter. After game one LeBron James stated that the Cavaliers could be better, this was how much better the Cavaliers can be.

NBA announces Finalists for Player Awards

The NBA has announced the Finalists for the Player Awards of the 2016-2017 NBA season. For the first time the awards will be presented on an award show on June 26th live on TNT.

NBA announces 2016-2017 All-NBA Teams

Today, the NBA released its first, second and third All-NBA teams. Headlining the first-team is Lebron James and the most votes first place votes went to James Harden. Despite having four All-Stars no member of the Golden State Warriors made the All-NBA First Team.

Episode 1 - Sports Radio 56: The Can

New York fans rejoice as there is finally a Podcast dedicate to you! Baseline Times presents Sports Radio 56: The Can! This is a raw and brash New York Podcast, listen with the fair warning! (NSFW).

Cavaliers dominate game one of Eastern Conference Finals

Prior to game to game one Lebron James was 1-10 in game one when playing in the road. Tonight he would make it 2-10 with a 117-104 led over the Boston Celtics.

Celtics (1) vs Cavaliers (2)

The Eastern Conference Finals is set. The Boston Celtics will host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night to kick-off the series after a long seven games series against the Washington Wizards.
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5 Bullpen arms for the Mets to target

The relief pitcher market can be dangerous. Predicting year to year success is nearly impossible. Still, the Mets bullpen continues to cost the team.

NBA Staff: Eastern Conference Finals Predictions

Check out our NBA Staff's Eastern Conference Finals predictions!

Warriors slap spurs with 136-100 victory in game two

It was a night where the Golden State Warriors saw it all too easy in the Western Conference Finals. Without Kawhi Leonard in the line-up for San Antonio the Warriors ran away in game two with a 36-point victory.

Mets injury woes continue

After losing cornerstones Yoenis Cespedes and Noah Syndergaard for extended periods, the Mets have now lost closer Jeurys Familia

Celtics earn number one pick NBA Draft

Call it luck of the Irish or some wise patience from Danny Angie. A trade that dates from 2013 is still paying off.

Episode 39: NBA Conference Finals Coverage

Chevy, DeMario and Markus all join forces in this episode to talk about the NBA Conference Finals. Reactions from game one of the Western Conference series and predictions in the East! Listen in now!

Celtics win game seven and head to Eastern Conference Finals

Boston jumped out to 10-2 lead to start the game but would ultimately slow down as both teams got their footing. It would stay close in the first half with both teams shooting over 50% from the field early. Washington went into half leading 55-53.

Kawhi Leonard will not play in game two

The San Antonio Spurs have confirmed that Forward Kawhi Leonard will not play in game two of the Western Conference Finals.

Warriors erase 25-point lead and take game one

The San Antonio Spurs jumped out to a 30-16 lead after the first quarter in game one of the Western Conference Finals. From there the Golden State Warriors seemed out of answers to hold the Spurs offensively as the halftime score would be 62-42, advantage Spurs.

Derek Jeter Night reactions from the baseball world

On Derek Jeter Night the baseball world honored one of MLB's iconic players. Jeter's jersey retirement commenced as his family and former players joined the former Yankees short-stop.

NBA Staff: Western Conference Finals Predictions

Our Baseline Times NBA Staff make their predictions for Western Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs. Check them out now! Do you agree?

Western Conference Finals: Warriors (1) vs Spurs (2)

As many speculated the Western Conference in the NBA would come down to two powerhouse teams.

John Wall delivers go-ahead three to force game seven

If there was any indication that the Wizards would just fold in Game 6, John Wall would tell you otherwise. The Wizards irked out a 92-91 game 6 Victory over the Celtics to force a Game 7.

Danté Exum: Bust or no bust?

Coming into the 2014 NBA Draft, the hype surrounding then 18-year-old Australian phenom point guard Danté Exum was as high as any player in the Draft not named Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, or Joel Embiid.
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Five MLB Hot Starts to Sell

I wrote an article about five players off to hot starts who I am buying into. For that list I chose Miguel Sano, Jay Bruce, Justin Upton, Taijuan Walker, and Carlos Carrasco.
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Five Hot MLB Starts to Buy

Can these players sustain their hot starts? Bobby thinks they can.

Kawhi Leonard will be ready for Western Conference Finals

Per Michael C. Wright of ESPN, Kawhi Leonard will be available for the Spurs for game one of the Western Conference Finals.

Spurs minus Kawhi Leonard close out series vs Rockets

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All signs pointed to the Houston Rockets as the favorites to force a game seven. Kawhi Leonard was held out of game six due to an ankle injury which seemed as a default to force a game seven back to San Antonio.

Aaron Altherr: Can he be the real deal?

His name may not make the headlines after the Seattle Mariners' capped off a two-game series by trouncing the Philadelphia Phillies 11-6, but Aaron Altherr's two-home-run outing was a high point in the outfielder's narrative for this young season.