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Did The Bruins Win The Trade Deadline? And Will The Canucks Ever Play Again?

neil (Neil Paine, senior sportswriter): One of hockey’s annual big events came and went earlier this week, with Monday’s trade deadline. Though the deadline brought fewer players on the move than usual, it did offer some moves that ranged from “intriguing” to “borderline blockbuster.” So let’s quickly unpack what happened and then talk about what we’re...

Can You Crack The Case Of The Crescent Moon?

Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. Two puzzles are presented each week: the Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-size and the Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle movement. Submit a correct answer for either,1 and you...

It’s Not Just Young White Liberals Who Are Leaving Religion

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll(s) of the Week Only 47 percent of American adults said they were members of a church, mosque or synagogue, according to recently released polling that was conducted by Gallup throughout last year. It marked the first time that a majority of Americans said they were not members of...

Zion Williamson Is Used To Rejection

The NBA has never seen a player like Zion Williamson. “This is a Shaquille O’Neal-type force of nature with a point guard skill set,” Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle told reporters recently after his team fell to Williamson’s New Orleans Pelicans. Carlisle had just watched Williamson pulverize his defense by pouring in 38 points on 13-of-20...

Why Serious Changes To Policing Are So Unlikely To Happen

In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses how public opinion of the Black Lives Matter movement has changed since last summer and what that means for police reform more broadly. [Related: How Views On Black Lives Matter Have Changed — And Why That Makes Police Reform So Hard] Watch: https://abcnews.go.com/fivethirtyeight/video/confidence-interval-andrew-yang-mayor-york-city-77033668...

Politics Podcast: How Opinion On Policing Has Changed Since Last Summer

By Galen Druke, Alex Samuels and Anna Rothschild, Galen Druke, Alex Samuels and Anna Rothschild and Galen Druke, Alex Samuels and Anna Rothschild   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS A Brooklyn Center, Minnesota,...

In Formula One, Does The Driver Or Car Matter More?

As we enter the second round of the 2021 Formula One Championship this weekend at Imola, we could be forgiven for assuming that this season will play out the same way each year has since 2014. With Lewis Hamilton’s win in the opening round at Bahrain last month — on his way toward breaking Michael Schumacher’s all-time record with eight titles — Mercedes...

Can Leicester City Hold On To A Top-Four Spot?

After Matchweek 24 of the 2019-20 Premier League season, it appeared as though Leicester City was a lock to finish in the top four and qualify for the 2020-21 Champions League. The Foxes were in third place, too far behind eventual champions Liverpool to mount a legitimate title challenge — wasn’t everyone? — but just 3 points behind second-place Manchester...

Few Americans Who Identify As Independent Are Actually Independent. That’s Really Bad For Politics.

If you’ve ever been in a conversation about politics, you’ve probably heard someone say, “I don’t like either party” or “Politics is just so ugly these days.” That person also may have claimed not to identify as a Democrat or a Republican but as an independent instead. Today, that person is pretty representative of how Americans identify politically....

The Mavericks Bet Big On Kristaps Porziņģis. It’s Paying Off On Offense, But What About Defense?

Midway through Luka Dončić’s rookie season, the Dallas Mavericks seized on an opportunity that doesn’t come around all that often. Then-New York Knicks star Kristaps Porziņģis, still recovering from an ACL tear at the time, informed Knicks management that he wanted out of New York. Mere hours after news of the fateful meeting between Porziņģis and the...

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