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It comes as no surprise to anyone, anymore when high-profile athletes get busted for drugs. Sports headlines are filled with players testing positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) or having run-ins with the law for illegal substances. This last week has been a terrible week for athletes and drugs.
In the sport of baseball, steroids have dominated the news for years. Names and legacies of Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Jose Conseco and so many more will forever be linked to scandals involving...
Jonathan Bales is the author of Fantasy Football for Smart People: How to Dominate Your Draft—the #1 ranked football book in the world. He writes for the New York Times. You can purchase his 2012 fantasy football rankings for $2.99.
After Robert accepted my invitation to dominate his Dollarnaire Fantasy Football League, I posted part of a chapter from my book Fantasy Football for Smart People here at BSO. That was Part I, and this is Part II.
Game Theory’s Value in Fantasy Football
A few years ago, I was discussing an upcoming fantasy draft with my dad (who is part of my dynasty league and was new to the game that year). He mentioned he was thinking of taking Bears running back Matt Forte with the second overall selection. At that time, Forte wasn’t going in the first few rounds of drafts (he was ranked
Twenty-four hours after receiving a CBA proposal from the NHLPA, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told NHL.com that there is still a "wide gap" between the two parties in terms of the economic system.
"I think it's fair to say that we value the [Union's] proposal and what it means in terms of its economics differently than the Players' Association does," Bettman told NHL.com. "And, I think there are still a number of issues where we're looking at the world differently. I'm not sure that there has yet been a recognition of the economics in our world, and I mean the greater world and the sports industry, taking into account what recently happened with the NFL and the NBA. And, so there is still a wide gap between us with not much time to go, but this is a process that we're going to continue to work hard on. But, I do think it's fair to say that the sides are...
McCoy, 16, signed for $150,000 and is one of Nicaragua's best pitchers. At 6'3", 170 pounds, the young left-hander has an athletic, projectable body. His velocity has ranged from 85-88 mph in the past, but Badler reports McCoy's fastball has touched as high as 91 mph recently. He also has a breaking ball in his arsenal, which is still being developed.
Garcia, who signed for $50,000, is also a 16 year-old left-hander, but has a larger frame than McCoy at 6'4" and 185 pounds. Like McCoy, Garcia's fastball ranges from 85-88 mph.
With the signing of McCoy, the Yankees have spent all of their $2.9 million international bonus pool limit. If they sign another top international...
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