Tom Oldfield

NBA
Basketball

Five “seeding games” to look forward to in the NBA bubble

While it is easy to skip ahead and focus on the potential NBA playoff matchups when the season resumes in Orlando, there are sure to be some thrilling moments in the final games of the regular season (eight for each of the 22 teams heading into the bubble) before we get to the postseason. The Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks appear locks to finish with the number one seeds in their respective conferences, but almost everything else is up

MLB
Baseball

Breaking down the big subplots for the 2020 MLB season: Part 2

As we edge closer to the 60-game MLB season, we are walking through some of the biggest subplots for the 2020 season. Rule change #1 – a designated hitter (DH) in all games One of the big rule changes for the 2020 is the addition of the designated hitter in the National League, bringing it in line with the American League. This tweak is a long time coming and avoids the strange World Series scenario where a DH drops in

Baseball

Breaking down the big subplots for the 2020 MLB season: Part 1

Finally, there is reason for optimism for baseball fans, with a 60-game MLB season on the horizon, barring any new setbacks. The shortened schedule likely impacts a number of the preseason conclusions drawn back in February, but there is still a steady flow of storylines to get excited about as we head into another attempt at Spring Training. Over the coming weeks, we will walk through some of the biggest subplots for the 2020 season, along with previews for each

Baseball

Baseball is around the corner after MLB confirms 60-game season

Though the road to setting up a shortened 2020 MLB season was anything but smooth, we can finally turn our attention to the on-field action after weeks of negotiations between owners and players. A 60-game season has been approved, with the usual ten playoff spots, and July 24 has been mentioned as a revised Opening Day. In the meantime, teams will be scrambling to firm up training camp dates for the start of July while trying to figure out how

NBA
Basketball

NBA refresher: Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers

As the NBA moves towards a late-July restart, this week the Toronto Raptors became the first team to arrive in the Orlando hub that will host the abridged finale to the regular season – eight games for each team plus the potential for a play-in tournament for the eighth seeds – and then the usual playoff format. Make no mistake, the 2019/20 NBA championship race is wide open. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence

NBA
Basketball

NBA refresher: Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz

Despite the ever-evolving landscape, the NBA continues to work through the countless steps required before the 2019/20 season can resume. A late July restart, featuring 22 of the 30 teams, is becoming increasingly likely, but there are a number of key hurdles still to clear. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence of fans in the arena are major variables in the race for the 2019/20 championship, but a wide open playoff picture should add

Thunder
Basketball

NBA refresher: Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets

While there are various hurdles still left to clear, the NBA remains focused on a return to action in late July restart, featuring 22 of the 30 teams. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence of fans in the arena are major variables in the race for the 2019/20 championship, but a wide open playoff picture should add another fun layer. Looking ahead to the abridged finale to the regular season – eight games for

NBA
Basketball

NBA refresher: Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies

Live NBA basketball could be just over a month away! As the league continues to work through the countless steps required before the players can return to action, a late July restart, featuring 22 of the 30 teams, is becoming increasingly likely. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence of fans in the arena are major variables in the race for the 2019/20 championship, but a wide open playoff picture should add another fun layer.

MLB
Baseball

MLB season hangs in the balance as owners, players continue stand-off

As other sports leagues inch closer to a return, the ongoing stand-off between MLB owners and players is leaving baseball in a worrying position, with more at stake than simply cancelling the 2020 season. Quite aside from the health risks involved in getting the MLB season up and running, baseball’s bickering is in stark contrast to the cohesive efforts of NBA commissioner Adam Silver and the league’s owners and players. No resolution in sight Entering the second half of June,

Nuggets
Basketball

NBA refresher: Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans

With every passing day, live basketball grows a little bit nearer. As the NBA continues to work through the countless steps required before the players can return to action, a July 31 restart, featuring 22 of the 30 teams, is becoming increasingly likely. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence of fans in the arena are major variables in the race for the 2019/20 championship, but a wide open playoff picture should add another fun

NBA
Basketball

NBA refresher: Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns

As the NBA continues to work through the countless steps required before the players can return to action, a late July restart, featuring 22 of the 30 teams, is becoming increasingly likely. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence of fans in the arena are major variables in the race for the 2019/20 championship, but a wide open playoff picture should add another fun layer. Looking ahead to the abridged finale to the regular season

NBA
Basketball

NBA refresher: Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors

As the NBA prepares to return to action in late July, featuring 22 of the 30 teams, the unprecedented circumstances and surroundings have thrown the championship race wide open. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence of fans in the arena mean that many of the usual criteria for picking the favourites have to be thrown out of the window. As we gear up for an abridged finale to the regular season – eight games

Celtics
Basketball

NBA refresher: Boston Celtics and Miami Heat

The NBA has announced its plans to return to action on July 31, featuring 22 of the 30 teams in a single location setup, and these unprecedented circumstances and surroundings have thrown the championship race wide open. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence of fans in the arena mean that many of the usual criteria for picking the favourites have to be thrown out of the window. As we gear up for an abridged

NBA
Basketball

NBA refresher: Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers

As sports leagues across the globe start to return to action, the NBA is expected to follow suit in late July, featuring 22 of the 30 teams. But make no mistake, the unprecedented circumstances and surroundings have thrown the championship race wide open. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence of fans in the arena mean that many of the usual criteria for picking the favourites have to be thrown out of the window. As

NBA
Basketball

NBA refresher: Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards

With the NBA expected to return to action on July 31, featuring 22 of the 30 teams, the unprecedented circumstances and surroundings have thrown the championship race wide open. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence of fans in the arena mean that many of the usual criteria for picking the favourites have to be thrown out of the window. As we gear up for an abridged finale to the regular season – eight games

NBA
Basketball

NBA approves plan to return for a unique end to the season

After suspending its season on March 11, the NBA has reached agreement on a plan to get back on the court and, barring major setbacks, crown a 2019/20 champion. Commissioner Adam Silver, faced with the impossible challenge of finding a solution that would keep owners and players happy in these challenging times, received the necessary buy-in for 22 teams to travel to Orlando and gear up for a provisional July 31 start date. A brief tune-up period before we enter

NFL
American Football

NFL opt against proposal to replace onside kicks

In a move that has implications for the betting markets, the NFL sidestepped a proposal in late May to replace onside kicks with a fourth-and-15 pass attempt from a team’s own 25-yard line. Under the proposed adjustment, the same principle would have applied – if the attempt is successful, possession is retained and the drive continues. Food for thought With onside kicks so rarely successful under the current rules (less than 10% for the last two seasons), momentum has been

NBA
Basketball

NBA with key decisions still to make despite progress towards return

Against the backdrop of the current barren sports landscape, the NBA appears to be inching closer to an uplifting return to action and the chance to crown a 2019/20 champion. As discussions continue around the option of using Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando as the bubble for players and coaches, the notion of resuming the season is gathering momentum. Timing remains unclear, but a late July restart is still in play. Finding the right format to finish

Transfers
Football

Five young guns who could grab the transfer headlines this summer

As Europe’s top leagues gradually edge towards returning to action, with the Bundesliga the first to test the waters, some teams will already be looking towards the summer and the chance to transform their squads. We take a look at five young stars who might have caught the eye of Europe’s big-spenders. Lautaro Martinez, Inter Milan Martinez has quickly built a deadly partnership with Romelu Lukaku, pushing Inter into Serie A contention before some recent struggles. Still just 22, he

Seattle Seahawks
American Football

Seahawks bolstering backfield options after injury-hit end to 2019

The Seattle Seahawks have built their offense around the running game for years, and they are making moves to sure up their backfield heading into the 2020 campaign. The team agreed to a one-year deal with Carlos Hyde last week and there is still a chance that Marshawn Lynch will be back after ending his retirement to help out the Seahawks late last year. It is easy to see why Seattle are being cautious. The injury bug hit the Seahawks

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