Women’s T20 Challenge 2022 – Legspinner Maya Sonawane is the Paul Adams clone you’ve got to see to believe

“I know what they’ll say. ‘Her action is so unusual, just like Paul Adams.’” Uncapped Indian bowler Maya Sonawane was speculating about what the cricketing world at large would think about her when they saw her play in the Women’s T20 Challenge. Sure enough, when she came on to bowl for Velocity in the 11th … Read more

NBA playoffs 2022 – For the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, the most important ability has been availability

MIAMI – In late January, the San Antonio Spurs traded backup guard Bryn Forbes to the Denver Nuggets. Five months later, that unassuming move has made a major impact on the 2022 Eastern Conference finals. It was the opening of an opportunity for the Boston Celtics that has been fully realized, as they have pushed … Read more

‘You want that opportunity’ – Current men’s college basketball coaches on why they transferred as players

Ten years ago, nearly 400 men’s college basketball players transferred following the 2011-12 season. With an average of one player per team deciding to transfer, critics within the game began to call the exodus of talent an “epidemic.” This year, that number is over 1,700 – an average of nearly five players per Division I … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – Takeaways after four games in each second-round series

We’re past the halfway point of each second-round series in the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, and one conference semifinalist has already begun its offseason, as the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Florida Panthers were swept by the Tampa Bay Lightning. What have the first four games of each series taught us? And how will those lessons impact the … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How Connor McDavid has somehow taken his game to another level

EDMONTON – Connor McDavid is putting on a masterclass of postseason performance, and it’s pushing the Edmonton Oilers to greater heights. Take, for example, McDavid’s play in Game 2 of Edmonton’s second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Calgary Flames. The Oilers were trailing 3-1 after a disallowed goal and McDavid had just set up … Read more

French Open 2022 – With early exits of Barbora Krejcikova, Naomi Osaka and others, a huge opportunity emerges for rising stars

The look of disappointment was obvious all around the grounds at Roland Garros during the first two days of play. Ons Jabeur. Garbine Muguruza. Naomi Osaka. Anett Kontaveit. And defending champion Barbora Krejcikova. With play suspended on every other court due to rain on Monday afternoon, all eyes were on No. 2-ranked Krejcikova in her … Read more