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Chicago Cubs

Cubs Wish List: Elite Pitcher to Replace Arrieta

If the Chicago Cubs pick up an elite starting pitcher or two to make up for losing Jake Arrieta, they could have the final piece to a return to the World Series two years after winning it all.

AP Max Becherer

NFL Draft Takes Most Early Talent from LSU, Bama

While college seniors prepare for graduation in the coming weeks, the following student-athletes chose to instead enter this week’s NFL draft before their senior year of college football. We took a look at the teams hurt the most by talented players leaving early.

AP Laurence Kesterson

$23 Million Reasons for Players to Leave Nova, Remaining College Projections

Mikal Bridges needed to choose between returning as the top-rated college basketball player in 2019 according to the Value Add Basketball projections – or the potential $9.5 million in guaranteed contracts over three years if the projection of him going ninth in the NBA draft proves accurate.

AP Tony Gutierrez

99th Percentile Bracket and More Important Things

My Tuesday speech asking Senators to pass a resolution stating that states – not judges – should determine their campaign finance laws was pre-empted by a Senator shouting out, “Don’t tell me you had a basketball bracket in the 99th percentile after all these upsets!”

AP Keith Srakocic

Full Bracket After Key Injuries, and Committee Cheating Team’s Named After Mary

My potentially most stupid pick from the complete bracket below, could come from the movie World War Z, in which an Israeli official explains the “10th Man Theory” to Brad Pitt. The officer’s job was to contradict the opinions of nine other offices to believe that zombies were invading India.

AP Keith Srakocic

Value Add Reveals Bracket After Strong 2017 and 2016

Last year the Value Add bracket posted on Breitbart Sports predicting the Gonzaga-UNC Final, a year after the 2016 Value Add All-American bracket dominated the brackets of both President Obama and Nate Silver.

AP Coach K

New Value Add Rankings Point to Bracket Winners

Before filling in the March Madness bracket stuck in front of you next Monday, check www.valueaddbasketball.com, which dominated President Obama’s last March Madness bracket, and last year picked the Gonzaga-UNC final and that Sindarius Thornwell was the nation’s best player before he shocked the basketball world by leading South Carolina to the Final Four.

AP Ben Margot Landale

Conference MVPs, All-Americans 20 Days Before March Madness

As Breitbart Sports prepares to once again announce the first All-American basketball team and lay out predictions on the 68 teams selected on March 11 to play in this year’s NCAA tournament, here are the 68 players we would pick today if the tournament were between players rather than teams.

AP Laurence Kesterson

Value Add: 20 Teams With 4 Players in Top 10%

One month before Selection Sunday for March Madness, only 20 teams boast at least four stars for a big March Madness run based on players in the top 10 percent of all players in the new www.valueaddbasketball.com ratings.

AP Mayfield

Oklahoma Football-Hoops Duo Challenge Tebow-Horford for Greatest of Century

The overwhelming Heisman Trophy vote for Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, coupled with new Value Add Basketball Rankings showing Oklahoma’s Trae Young as the best basketball player of the century so far; gives the Sooners a chance to challenge Florida’s Tim Tebow and Al Horford as the greatest football-basketball duo of the century.

CollinSexton

Bama Hoops Star Dominates #14 Gophers in 3-on-5; Nova Star Now No. 1 Value Add

Any Alabama fan who flipped to basketball after watching their football team’s loss at Auburn witnessed a once-in-a-lifetime performance, as Collin Sexton dominated #14 Minnesota despite playing three-on-five basketball to establish himself as the 16th most valuable player in the country according to www.valueaddbasketball.com.

AP Photo

Astros Skip Imploding Relievers to Take World Series Title, Shock LA

The 2017 World Series time machine seemed to go back, with an audience that dwarfed NFL games and the Astros winning by using the outdated process of letting the team’s starting pitchers back each other up instead of relying on modern relievers’ roles.

AP Photo

Amid NFL Excuses, TV Viewership Improves 95% for Astros-Yankees over Last Season’s ALCS

As liberals pretend half-empty NFL stadiums and falling TV ratings have nothing to do with President Donald Trump calling out anthem protests, the New York Daily News reports the Yankees-Astros American League Championship Series averaged 95 percent more viewers than last year’s clash for the pennant between the Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays.

AP Photo

Breitbart Sports August 5 Prediction of Astros-Dodgers World Series Proves Accurate

Despite Las Vegas giving only a 35 percent chance of either the Los Angeles Dodgers or Houston Astros winning the World Series, Breitbart Sports’ Dodgers, Astros Shaping Up As Likely World Series Match-up headline 77 days ago proved prophetic with the Astros 4-0 win over the New York Yankees Saturday night.

Rick Pitino

Despite Scandal, Count Me as a Pollyanna College Hoops Fan

As I prepared to release these Value Add Basketball ratings right before Midnight Madness, the day that thousands turn out at 351 Division 1 schools to watch the first day of practice and dunk contests, news spread of the arrest of four coaches as the result of an FBI investigation, and the firing of Rick Pitino of Louisville. Count me as the Pollyanna who wants the cheaters caught so that those who refuse to cheat, like Tom Izzo, compete on a level playing court.

Nick Emery

West Coast: After Footballl, BYU Will Challenge Basketball-only St. Mary’s & Gonzaga

Brigham Young withstood bids from power conferences to maintain an independent football program. Value Add projects the BYU basketball team to be better than their football squad this season. TJ Haws (worth 6.00 extra points per game) gives the team a chance in West Coast play to catch national runner-up Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s and National Player of the Year candidate Jock Landale (worth 10.38 extra points per game).

Donald Trump

More Americans View Trump Favorably Than When They Elected Him

More Americans view Donald Trump favorably today than when he swept into office, which, coupled with the 11 million Americans who voted for Trump despite having an unfavorable view of him, indicates a good chance he would be re-elected today.

AP Photo

Dodgers, Astros Shaping Up as Likely World Series Matchup

If newly acquired Yu Darvish matches Friday’s seven scoreless-inning, 10-strikeout performance in the playoffs and his Dodger teammate Clayton Kershaw is 100%, and the Astros’ line-up continues to hit anything like it did Friday when they scored 16 runs with all three starting All-Stars on the bench, it could be a great World Series clash. But look out for the Washington Nationals based on the OPS and ERA of their top 11 players.

Jayson Tatum, Chris Silva

Duke Tops Kentucky With Average 5.5 Future NBA Players Per Season

Four Duke 1st Round Draft picks play Summer League with guaranteed NBA contracts bring the total to 38 Duke players in the Value Add historical database who made the NBA, and the average Duke team since 2001-02 boasted a national best 5.5 future NBA players per season.