2016 World Series - Chicago Cubs v. Cleveland Indians: Game Seven

MLB on Sling: Cubs Mount Title Defense, Dodgers Have Other Ideas

The Chicago Cubs come into the 2017 season aiming to do something they haven’t done since 1909: defend their title. It was an incredible season for the North-siders, who dominated the National League, spending just one day out of first place despite losing starting leftfielder Kyle Schwarber in the third game of the season. They…


NBA on Sling: The Immigrant Quota All Stars

The great baseball writer Joe Posnanski recently asked for help putting together an All Star team with the caveat that you can only have one player from each country. Sounds like fun, let’s try it out on the NBA. Starting 5 Goran Dragic, PG, Slovenia: One of the quirks of compiling a national team like…

USA Soccer

U.S. Faces Tough Task as World Cup Qualifiers Resume

Qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia resumes this week. In CONCACAF, the FIFA division that encompasses North America, Central America and the Caribbean, the United States is one of six nations to have advanced to the final round of qualifiers, known as the Hexagonal. The Hexagonal With the semi-ironic nickname, “The Hex,” the…

Cleveland Cavs

NBA on Sling: League Needs to Back Away From Back-to-Backs

The “resting stars in preparation for the postseason” thing is officially a problem for the NBA, and man is it a dumb one. What makes it so dumb is that it’s entirely the consequence of coaches responded logically to boneheaded scheduling. The Cavs took a drubbing at the hands of the Clippers Saturday, falling 108-78,…

Cavs vs Warriors

NBA on Sling: So Much for That Cavs-Warriors Rubber Match

Was a third straight Cavs-Warriors finals so much to ask for? Don’t we need – don’t we deserve – a rubber match to settle this once and for all? A final 7-game series to determine the dominant team of the era? A chance for LeBron to finally convince the world that he really is Jordan’s…