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No. 1 Golden State Warriors Only One Man Can Stop Steph Curry. His Name Is Kevin Durant.

IT’S MARCH 15, and Stephen Curry is hard at work in his laboratory, firing shots at the basket tucked in the corner of Golden State’s practice facility. Steph’s hoop has been a constant since 2012, back when he lived in a loft on the same block as the facility. Curry might change shoes at halftime if his shot is errant, but he’s never changing baskets. The hoop is on the fifth floor of the pinkish-beige downtown Oakland Marriott, resting above the city’s attached, unassuming strip of a convention center. Atop the beige box sits a panopticon where media and visitors stare at the efforts of a m
Mic
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Sports

'MLB The Show 17': 5 Tips For Building An Effective Road To The Show Player

Road to the Show in MLB the Show 17 has a storyline this year, but don't let that distract you from constructing a sound plan for building a beastly character. Asking yourself who you want to be is very important question at the outset of your RTTS journey. Do you want to be a speedster like the Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton, or a masher like the New York Yankees' Aaron Judge? Once you know, choose your starter attributes accordingly. Go big on power if that's your objective, or do the same for speed if that's where you plan to make your mark. You could upgrade your player after every game,
Inc.
2 min read
Sports

No.2 Change the Metrics

REWRITING THE RULES OF THE GAME Going into the 1993 NFL season, Buffalo Bills running back Thurman Thomas sought a raise from $1.6 million to more than $3 million yearly—an amount that, at that point, only elite quarterbacks such as Dan Marino and Joe Montana were making. Thomas hired Leigh Steinberg, the agent widely cited as the inspiration for the movie character Jerry Maguire, to help him get there. Steinberg says, “The key is: Whose reality is going to prevail?” Steinberg and his team argued that Thomas’s value to the Bills exceeded that of a running back and was more like that of a quar
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Gut instinct vs. big data…

Does incorporating data analysis take away from the art of sports, or does it sweeten the taste of victory? This “Moneyball”-esque tale about the MLB Pirates puts in the hard work & examines the raw data to find out.