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How much does scorekeeper bias affect NBA box scores?

Statistics are meant to be objective. But it’s always worth remembering how they’re recorded: by an employee of an NBA team. Each NBA team employs a scorekeeping crew, whose job is to watch each game in real time and instantly categorize and credit every play in an official box score. Some stats are black and white – there’s no confusion ...

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Cowboys' Jones trusts Elliott as much as 'he trusts himself'

Ezekiel Elliott‘s first two seasons in the NFL have been a roller-coaster ride. The Dallas Cowboys‘ star running back burst onto the scene as a rookie in 2016, but domestic violence allegations and a subsequent fight with the NFL over a six-game suspension dominated his sophomore campaign. C… NFL | theScore

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Gronk dismisses trade rumors: 'Shows how much fake news is out there'

Rob Gronkowski quashed rumors of a potential trade away from the New England Patriots on Saturday. “Just shows how much fake news is out there,” the star tight end told WBZ-TV’s Lisa Gresci. “Hashtag fake news. That’s all I know. It’s true, it exists. (I) see it all the time about me.” <fi… NFL | theScore

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5 trades that make too much sense not to happen

Trades don’t have to be complicated. Sometimes, teams match up so perfectly that a 10-minute telephone call should wrap it up. That has happened plenty over the years. For instance, pretty much anytime Billy Beane and the late Kevin Towers dealt with one another, the discussions were straightforward and quick. Simply put, they trusted one another. Trades don’t have to ...

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NFL still rules the sports scene, but for how much longer?

The sudden, toothless, unclear policy announced by the NFL this week regarding protocol for national anthem observation became yet another public-relations disaster for a league seemingly insistent upon dragging its own reputation through the mud. In trying to simultaneously satisfy both supporters and critics of anthem protests with rules that permit players to remain in the locker room but fine ...

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