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Federer vs Nadal: The Clash of the Titans

Alex Perl | July 11th, 2019

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the two greatest tennis players of our generation. If you ask most people, the term greatest of all time is just a debate between them. July 12, 2019, is the date that will mark their 40th meeting vs one another. The tournament is Wimbledon, which will be their fourth overall meeting in this tournament and the tournament’s semi-final match. With Federer holding the 2-1 advantage in this tournament, and Nadal holding the better overall record, the excitement and audience views for this matchup will more than likely surpass the number of viewers for the actual final. This just shows how big and important this matchup will be.

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BIG3 Releases Four Former NBA Stars, Fines “Big Baby”

Josh Elias | July 11th, 2019

Early yesterday evening, the BIG3 sent out a press release. There was always expected to be one in the wake of the incident Glen Davis was involved in last weekend, announcing his punishment, or at the very least a warning.

But while the press release did announce a serious fine, misspelling his name and humorously referring to him by his derogatory nickname of “Big Baby” whilst doing so, that wasn’t the headline. The main story is that they were releasing, or in their terms, “deactivating”, four former NBA players, two of whom were all-stars. Continue reading

Stroke vs TIA

Dr. Beth Sullivan| July 9th, 2019

The week of July 4th was full of unusual medical news from the sports world. It started with the untimely and unexpected death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs and ended with the news that former New England Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi had suffered a second stroke. His first occurred in February 2005 during the offseason. Continue reading

PGA DFS: 3M Open Picks

Joey Ricotta | July 3rd, 2019

For the second week in a row, we have a new course and a new tournament to the PGA Tour. This week it’s the 3M Open that will be hosted by TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota. The course is a Par 71, 7,468 yards with bentgrass greens, 27 water hazards, and 72 bunkers. The course served as host to the PGA Tour Champions event, the 3M Championship from 2001 to 2018. Late in 2018, Tom Lehman and PGA Tour staff began designing and renovating the course to make it more challenging and up to standards for PGA Tour play. The course has been lengthened and short par 5s have now become long par 4s. We still should see a lot of low scores, but the water hazards and bunkers will be enough to keep the cut line reasonable. Unlike last week, where it was at a ridiculously low marker. With all of that said, let’s get into some DFS picks I like for this week’s Fourth of July tournament, the 3M Open. Continue reading

RIP Tyler Skaggs: Rising Star Taken Too Soon

John Lepore | July 1st, 2019

Tyler Skaggs was born on July 13, 1991, in California. He would go on to dominate High School hitters in and around Santa Monica and ultimately get drafted by the Los Angeles Angels with the 40th pick in the 2009 MLB Draft.

His debut as a 21-year-old lefty went fairly well on August 22, 2012, beating the Miami Marlins and going 6.2 IP while only allowing two ER. Skaggs would struggle with his control for the first few seasons and on August 13, 2014, Tyler had Tommy John Surgery to fix his UCL.

He would come back in 2016 and showed improvement in his control and command. Pitching only 49.2 innings he struck out 50 while walking 23. He would improve even further the following year going 85 innings with a 76/28 K/BB rate. Last year he started to shine and in only his 26-year-old season he threw 125.1 innings and had a very good 129/40 K/BB rate. Tyler was poised to shine this season as a healthy 27-year-old and bring stability to an often-depleted Angels staff as their ace.

The young left-hander passed away today in Texas. The cause of death has not been released as of this article. We can only say that a talent has been taken way too soon. We, at The Scorecrow, offer our condolences to Tyler’s friends, family, and teammates in this difficult time.

RIP Tyler

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Washington Mystics Rise to #1 in WNBA League Standings after a 102-59 Beatdown of the Connecticut Sun

Michaela Smalley | June 30th, 2019

Following a four-game winning streak, the Washington Mystics obliterated the Connecticut Sun on Saturday at Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.

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PGA DFS: Rocket Mortgage Classic Picks

Joey Ricotta | June 27th, 2019

Passionate golf fans throughout the state of Michigan are jumping with joy to see big-time golf back in Michigan. The state hasn’t hosted a PGA Tour event since Tiger Woods won the Buick Open for the third time in 2009. Mainly due to the automotive industry going down the tubes and eventually causing the population to decrease and the city of Detroit to file America’s largest municipal bankruptcy on July 18, 2013. So, this is more than just a tournament to a lot of Michigan natives. This symbolizes sort of a restoration or upswing in prominence and stability for the city of Detroit, Michigan. The Rocket Mortgage Classic or “Detroit’s major” as it reads from a billboard hanging above 7 Mile Road, will mark the first PGA Tour event ever within the city limits of Detroit. Continue reading