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The 'Bonehead blunder that watered down the 1931 AL home run crown' quiz

Unless you're the die-hardiest of die-hard baseball fans, you've probably never heard of Lyn Lary. Lary was a light-hitting journeyman shortstop from the 1930s, very much akin to Julio Lugo and Erick Aybar from a skillset standpoint, according to Baseball-Reference's similarity scores. And for all intents and purposes, Lyn Lary seemed to have lived an enjoyable and accomplished life...
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Draft prospects we're most excited to see in the NFL

Whether you agree with the rules in place that make players ineligible for the NFL Draft until three years after their high school graduation or not, it does afford football fans an opportunity to get familiar with players at the collegiate level. That means by the time they reach the draft process, we know quite a bit about many of the pro prospects.Welcome to the Yardbarker roundtable...
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Stanley Cup Playoffs: The West is full of surprises

And then there were eight: the crop of NHL teams that survived the bloodbath that was Round 1 in order to advance to the conference semifinals. First, the four that survived the Western Conference melee. Unlike the contingent on the Atlantic coast, the Western Conference got itself set relatively quickly. Two of the advanced teams swept their first round competition, and one got...
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Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

The NFL Draft begins Thursday in Philadelphia and ends Saturday. To get your prepared, we here at Yardbarker have a myriad of NFL Draft coverage, both for 2017 and over the past several decades.Check it out as we all wait in anticipation to find out which names will be called when and where the top players from college football will ply their trade in the pros.Names you need to know...
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The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The beauty in sports isn’t the scores or endless streams of data that explain outcomes. It’s usually what’s outside the lines that captivate us. As much as we all love watching a game-winning shot or a milestone game, it is the stories of how those athletes get there that bring a more human element to sports. Those are the stories that usually get made in documentaries, not...
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How the Astros are following the Cubs' blueprint to the top

There is a showdown taking place this week between two of the biggest dogs in the American League yard. In one corner stands the Cleveland Indians, the reigning AL champions, who look far from ready to relinquish their crown atop the league. In opposition to the Tribe stand the Houston Astros, who have run out of the gate in 2017 to a 13-6 record, tying them for the most wins in...
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The 'QB or not QB? That is the question' quiz

We are mere days away from the annual NFL Draft. As expected, the takes are flooding in, and they most certainly are of the hot variety. It starts right at the top with Myles Garrett, who is, depending on who you speak to, either worthy of a team trading all of its draft picks to move up or a lazy fraud who is not worthy of the #1 overall selection. Marshon Lattimore will either...
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NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Paul Millsap needs a twin phone

The NBA has a new hotline for players to call and speak their minds about NBA referees, and it's still active for the playoffs. Players can appeal technicals, ask for clarification and demand answers to why Scott Foster is still allowed to work playoff games. It's a way to blow off steam without risking a fine or turning into a T-shirt. Each week, we’ll present a look at the hotline’s...
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Perfect matches: Handpicking players for certain teams in the 2017 NFL Draft

Some players just seem destined for certain teams. Tom Brady is a prime example. Can you imagine him on any other team than the Patriots? The same goes for the likes of Emmitt Smith, Derrick Brooks or Reggie Wayne, for instance.Welcome to the Yardbarker roundtable, where we're throwing the rules of the NFL Draft out the window and playing matchmaker instead. We sought to find the...
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NFL Draft do-overs we'd most like to see

No matter the sport and no matter how certain the "experts" are about a player's future, no one really knows how any particular draft pick will turn out. Even though the draft grades will be flying in as early as late Thursday night for the 2017 NFL Draft, it'll take years to truly see how well each team did in the draft process.Inevitably, there will be some big-time misses. No...
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The 'Bonehead blunder that watered down the 1931 AL home run crown' quiz

Draft prospects we're most excited to see in the NFL

Stanley Cup Playoffs: The West is full of surprises

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

How the Astros are following the Cubs' blueprint to the top

The 'QB or not QB? That is the question' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Paul Millsap needs a twin phone

Perfect matches: Handpicking players for certain teams in the 2017 NFL Draft

NFL Draft do-overs we'd most like to see

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