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Recent articles by Neil:

Is anyone the ‘next’ Mike Trout? Probably not.

Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich compare favorably to Trout this year but Trout’s overall performance at similar ages dwarfs both superstars. → Read More

Melvin Gordon is a great running back but a terrible investment for NFL teams

There isn't much evidence to suggest signing a running back to a big second contract makes any sense. → Read More

The NL Central is MLB’s only divisional race worth watching

Since 1995, the first postseason with the wild-card berth, 93 of the 144 eventual division champions (65 percent) held at least a share of the division lead at the all-star break. → Read More

LeBron James at point guard will shape the Lakers’ rotation

James has often served as the de facto floor general for his team since entering the league in 2003. → Read More

This season’s MLB home run projections are bonkers

There have been 3,691 home runs hit in 2019, a historically high rate of 1.37 per game. → Read More

NWSL announces media rights agreement with ESPN

ESPN will televise 14 matches beginning July 14. → Read More

Bernard Tomic fined more than $56,000 for ‘embarrassing’ loss at Wimbledon

The Australian was fined his full Wimbledon prize money for his play during a 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 loss in the first round to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. → Read More

The Golden State Warriors’ demise has been greatly exaggerated

ESPN NBA analyst Bobby Marks doesn't think the Warriors will be a playoff team next year. That's a little premature. → Read More

A 58-game NBA regular season makes a lot of sense

“ ... if ultimately the science suggests that 82 games is too many games for these players, maybe you shouldn’t have an 82-game season,” says Commissioner Adam Silver. → Read More

The Orioles are helping drag the American League to new lows

For the first time, four AL could lose 100 or more games this season. → Read More

Bol Bol’s slide could result in an NBA draft heist for Denver Nuggets

Bol, the son of former 7-foot-7 NBA center Manute Bol, produced 21.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per contest in 2018-19 for the Ducks before a stress fracture in his left foot limited him to just nine games. → Read More

Max Scherzer has been a $210 million steal for the Nationals

An ESPN poll of 35 MLB executives dubbed Scherzer's deal the “Worst Free Agent Signing” and “Most Outrageous Contract” of the 2015 offseason. That turned out to be incorrect. → Read More

Zion Williamson isn’t a lock to win NBA rookie of the year

Williamson is the biggest NBA rookie of the year favorite since Kevin Durant. → Read More

Max Scherzer, not Hyun-Jin Ryu, should be the front-runner for this year’s NL Cy Young Award

Scherzer is striking out more batters per nine innings than Ryu, doesn’t get as much run support as Ryu and plays in front of one of the worst fielding teams in the majors this season. → Read More

After adding Anthony Davis, the Lakers are NBA title favorites. They shouldn’t be.

The Lakers opened at 20-1 odds to win the 2020 NBA title in May and are now 3-1 favorites at the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas. → Read More

Blues’ Stanley Cup victory, Jordan Binnington reinforce the importance of franchise goaltenders

Binnington looked like a Vezina Trophy winner during the regular season, stopping 748 of 807 shots (.927 save percentage) with a league-leading 1.89 goals against average. → Read More

Bruins’ depth gives them the edge over the Blues in Game 7 of Stanley Cup finals

Boston has 19 skaters with at least two goals scored, the most ever by a team in a single postseason. → Read More

The Browns look like a playoff contender everywhere but their offensive line

It has been 11 years since the Cleveland Browns finished the regular season with a winning record. → Read More

MLB’s netting dilemma: With current standards, danger is just a second away

Line drives can reach seats not covered by protective netting in just over a second and impact with a force equivalent to a 10-pound weight striking a person's head from a height of 11 feet. → Read More

Oddsmakers set Redskins win total in 2019 at 6.5. Take the under.

There is a 60-percent chance the Redskins win six or fewer games in 2019. → Read More