Taylor-Brown on the home strait after Yokohama win

Triathlete Georgia Taylor-Brown kicked off her post-Olympic season in style last weekend as she looks ahead to AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds on 11-12 June.   The 28-year-old returned from Tokyo last summer with gold and silver medals to her name in the mixed relay and women’s individual respectively.   And she was back … Read more

Celtics’ awesome, excellent, extremely dominant defense makes Heat look inept in Game 4 of conference finals

Get this: The Boston Celtics, who had the best defense in the NBA in the regular season, who frustrated Kevin Durant in the first round and Giannis Antetokounmpo in the second, who employ savvy, switchable defenders at every position, who needed a win Monday to avoid falling down 3-1 in the Eastern Conference finals, absolutely … Read more

Bullpen report: David Bednar on fire, the Clay Holmes era is almost here and more

In a fantasy landscape where many sites assign traditional roles in non-traditional bullpens, The Athletic embraces volatility, and the nuances each bullpen provides. There’s a changing of the guard in high leverage situations in the Bronx, new shared roles in Tampa Bay and will anyone emerge as the highest leveraged reliever in Boston? There are … Read more

Why bringing Russell Westbrook back would be a colossal mistake for the Lakers

What would it look like if the Los Angeles Lakers pivot and keep Russell Westbrook next season? It’s a question the organization has been asking itself over the last few weeks as it regroups from a disastrous 2021-22 season. Though Westbrook can technically become a free agent and leave L.A. this summer, all indications point … Read more