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Warriors add Wiggins from Wolves as Russell, two others depart

BY MASON BISSADA In the final hours before the NBA’s annual trade deadline, the Golden State Warriors agreed to trade point guard D’Angelo Russell to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for forward Andrew Wiggins and the Wolves 2021 first-round pick and 2021 second-round pick. In addition to Russell, Golden State …

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Warriors fall to Pacers 129-118 despite 37 from Russell

BY MASON BISSADA Though they refused to die until the very end, the Golden State Warriors were unable to overcome the Indiana Pacers on Friday night at the Chase Center, losing by a score of 129-118 in a game that felt much closer than the final score indicated. Leading the …

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Warriors embarrassed by Utah 129-96 as slide continues

BY MASON BISSADA The Golden State Warriors became the latest victim of the surging Utah Jazz on Wednesday, falling 129-96 at the Chase Center in what was essentially a wire-to-wire defeat. Utah, which came into the game having won 17 of their last 19 games, dominated Golden State on both …

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Raiders RB Josh Jacobs named Offensive Rookie of the Year

Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs was named the Pro Football Writers of America’s Offensive Rookie of the Year on Tuesday in voting conducted by the PFWA, becoming just the second Raider to win the award.   Jacobs started in all of his 13 appearances, rushing 242 times for 1,150 yards and …

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Warriors mid-season report card: Focusing on the future

BY MASON BISSADA The 2019-20 season has been one of pain for the Golden State Warriors organization. Its players are feeling this pain physically in the form of broken hands (Stephen Curry), torn ACL’s (Klay Thompson) and shoulder contusions (D’Angelo Russell), and its fans are feeling the pain mentally and …

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Can we finally lay to rest biases about African-American QB’s ?

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ Throughout the history of the NFL, minority quarterbacks coming out of college have been saddled with the notion that they don’t have the necessary skills to succeed in the NFL. As recently as last year, these quotes were offered about Lamar Jackson, the current front-runner for the …

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Warriors give game away to Thunder 100-97

BY MASON BISSADA In what may have been their most painful loss of the season, the Golden State Warriors gave a truly winnable game away to the Thunder, losing in frustrating fashion to Oklahoma City 100-97 Monday night. The Warriors seemed to have their fourth win of the season locked …

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A stab in the dark at Baseball’s top free agent destinations

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ There are literally hundreds of major league baseball players who qualify as free agents this offseason. With the obvious caveat that no insider information informs these musings, here are my best guesses as to where the top 15 most impactful players will land, and for how much. …

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