Posted on: July 2, 2009 11:41 am

Pistons land big free agents and Hossa gets paid

Destination: Detroit

The Pistons work fast on the first day of free agency, agreeing to deals with Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva. Ken Berger says Detroit feels the time to act is now, not next summer. Full story | Berger: Collins out

Dumars' deadline | Berger: Artest to Cavs? | Turkoglu | FAsB/R | Hey!

Free spending

The Blackhawks sign Marian Hossa to a 12-year deal, the Rangers get Marian Gaborik and the Canadian teams enjoy their holiday on Day 1 of the free-agent market. Wes Goldstein analyzes the biggest moves.

Wild sign Havlat | Tracker | B/R: Gazing | Speak up!

TEs: Get in line

There are those who would argue for Antonio Gates, Jason Witten, Dallas Clark or others as the NFL's best tight end. But Pete Prisco has a certain record-setting, Hall of Fame-bound No. 1 guy in mind. Top 10 TEs

Prisco: DTs | B/R: Boldin for Marshall? | Fantasy: Gonzalez | Projections

Posted on: May 18, 2009 11:18 am
Edited on: May 18, 2009 11:20 am

Magic advance to East finals and Fantasy tidbits

Trick and treat

It's never easy to oust a champ, but the Magic make Boston disappear with a 101-82 win in Game 7. Orlando's reward: the Cavs in the East finals, which the Magic are better prepared for now, Ken Berger says.

Series: Magic 4, Celtics 3 | Playoff bracket | Experts | Yo!

Fantasy: Ah, Choo!

Why are Fantasy owners sitting Cleveland's Shin-Soo Choo? He's been heating up in the cleanup spot and is a must-start. Do not fear playing L.A.'s Randy Wolf this week, either. Planners: Hitting | Pitching

Mack: Strasburg | By the Numbers | Dear Mr. Fantasy | Waiver Wire

Mighty morphing Rangers

When it comes to Rangers rotation woes, it is a tradition. Not this season, Scott Miller says in Weekend Buzz. The Twins' home-field advantage is in jeopardy minus the Metrodome, Danny Knobler says in Look Ahead.

Rangers win seventh straight | Talk! | Twins fall to Yankees in 10th | Talk!

Posted on: April 23, 2009 10:46 am
Edited on: April 23, 2009 10:50 am

Magic hold off Sixers and Rangers edge Capitals


The Magic are a good team, even when Dwight Howard struggles. As the Defensive POY deals with foul trouble, Orlando blows an 18-point lead but holds off Philadelphia 96-87 to even the series at 1. Full story

Related Links: Series: Tied at 1 | B/R: Howard | Yo!

Taking control

Alex Ovechkin finally breaks into the scoring column, but the Rangers edge the Capitals 2-1. Chris Drury and Paul Mara score to push New York to a 3-1 lead in the series. Game 5 is Friday in Washington. Story

Related Links: NYR 3, WAS 1 | B/R: Is Ovechkin NHL's Iverson? | Talk!

Double vision

Want a draft sneak preview? Using the latest scuttlebutt from their best sources, Rob Rang and Chad Reuter dish up 10 predictions on what's going to go down this weekend in New York. Story

Related Links: Prisco: Risers, fallers 

Posted on: April 21, 2009 10:52 am
Edited on: April 21, 2009 10:53 am

Allen nails a big 3 and the Capitals get a win

Triple threat

Call it destiny? Ray Allen, his 1-for-12 Game 1 in mind, nails a 3 with two ticks left to clinch a 118-115 win over the Bulls. Boston might not make the Finals, but for one night the Magic is still here, Ken Berger says.

Related Links: Series: Tied 1-1 | Berger: Rondo | Yo!

Small Capital gain

Washington receives a partial bailout, avoiding a three-game hole in its first-round series. Alexander Semin scores twice in the opening period and the visiting Capitals defeat the Rangers 4-0 in Game 3. Full story

Related Links: NYR 2, WAS 1 | Goldstein: No Flames out | B/R | Talk!

Sleeper central

Draft grades? Pete Prisco doesn't need no stinkin' draft grades. He does his own scouting for players who will be better than most of the projections, starting with unlucky QB Stephen McGee. Better-Than Team

Related Links: Prisco: '08 Better-Than Team | Yo! Stafford, Sanchez

Posted on: April 16, 2009 10:43 am
Edited on: April 16, 2009 10:44 am

Intense NHL playoffs and LeBron James as MVP

Pounding start

Playoff intensity is evident from the get-go as the Rangers hit the higher-seeded Capitals for a 4-3 victory. Wes Goldstein says the home team dominates, but goalie Jose Theodore might be Washington's downfall.

Related Links: Series: NYR 1, WAS 0 | Drury sits game | Bracket | Hey!

Draft needs: Chiefs

Two things we don't know about the Chiefs: Whether Matt Cassel will pan out as the long-term QB, and what's on GM Scott Pioli's mind. But Pete Prisco knows this: Kansas City needs help at linebacker. Full story

Related Links: Mocks | Rang blog | Speak up!

It's easy as M-V-P

You're giving Ken Berger a headache with your hypotheticals, not to mention fretting over the definition of 'valuable.' So he'll make this easy: LeBron James had the best season, so he is the NBA MVP. 2009 awards

Related Links: B/R: Here's to the winners | Playoff schedule | Talk MVP!

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