Crowley: A different answer to the ‘How are the SF Giants doing this?’ question — Red Bluff Daily News

The answer often appears simple, but Giants players know it’s not as easy as pointing to Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford and saying, “That’s it.”

Crowley: A different answer to the ‘How are the SF Giants doing this?’ question — Red Bluff Daily News

Looking for a little respect, Sparks face Atlanta Dream — Whittier Daily News

In one swoop, the Sparks’ 75-70 victory over Indiana on Sunday both snapped their six-game losing streak (this season) and extended their 16-game winning stretch (at Staples Center). Derek Fisher’s squad will try to keep the trend going against the Atlanta Dream, who are in L.A. for games Tuesday and Thursday. Both teams are hoping…

Looking for a little respect, Sparks face Atlanta Dream — Whittier Daily News

SF Giants blow past 75-win projection, but still forecast to finish behind Dodgers — Chico Enterprise-Record

The Giants have a well-earned reputation of being one of the most data-driven teams in Major League Baseball. So how is it there wasn’t an algorithm to forecast their spectacular success? Before the season, the Giants were forecast to finish 75-83 according to their PECOTA ranking from Baseball Prospectus. For the uninitiated, PECOTA stands for…

SF Giants blow past 75-win projection, but still forecast to finish behind Dodgers — Chico Enterprise-Record

Adam Silver says he spoke to LeBron James about play-in tournament, open to tinkering after full season — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Lakers star LeBron James – who often gets his way on these things – became the leading voice against the NBA’s play-in tournaments.

Adam Silver says he spoke to LeBron James about play-in tournament, open to tinkering after full season — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Report: Raptors told Pascal Siakam they’re not looking to trade him — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Last season, Raptors forward Pascal Siakam lagged behind the high level of play he displayed a couple years ago.

Report: Raptors told Pascal Siakam they’re not looking to trade him — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports