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His greatness a product of preparation and intensity

9:29 PM ET Before Game 1 of the World Series, I was talking to Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley about playing behind Clayton Kershaw. Utley said only one pitcher could match Kershaw in intensity and preparation: Roy Halladay, his former teammate with the Phillies. “He’s even better than I expected,” Utley said of Kershaw. “You see all the work he does between starts, and you really appreciate that. He definitely reminds me of Roy. Roy worked his butt off between starts, and that’s one reason both had so much success.” ...

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Barnwell: Verdicts on NFL players on pace for greatness — and failure

7:41 AM ET The idea of a player or team being “on pace” to do something is a joke until it isn’t. Through two weeks last year, Matt Forte was on pace for a 1,568-yard rushing season, while Ezekiel Elliott was on pace for 1,072 yards. Forte finished with 813 yards, just over half of what we saw coming after two games. Elliott ran for 1,065 yards — nearly hitting that full-season mark — over his next nine games. And yet, sometimes, pace does matter. Mike Evans had 169 receiving ...

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Hellblade is One Patch Away From Greatness on PS4

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Historically, there has been a stigma associated with budget game releases. If there wasn’t enough confidence to charge full price, there was a good chance the game was a real stinker. Thankfully, that paradigm has changed completely, and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is an excellent example of what can be achieved in a half-price game with a smaller scope. Set in medieval Europe, Hellblade tackles some heavy topics. Abuse, mental illness, death, and spirituality are all ...

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Hellblade is One Patch Away From Greatness on PS4

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Historically, there has been a stigma associated with budget game releases. If there wasn’t enough confidence to charge full price, there was a good chance the game was a real stinker. Thankfully, that paradigm has changed completely, and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is an excellent example of what can be achieved in a half-price game with a smaller scope. Set in medieval Europe, Hellblade tackles some heavy topics. Abuse, mental illness, death, and spirituality are all ...

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Somehow, Federer keeps pushing the boundaries of greatness

5:25 PM ET LONDON — He keeps rocketing farther into the tennis firmament. Keeps pushing the boundaries past what was previously thought possible in his sport. Roger Federer‘s record-setting 19th major victory unfolded under threatening skies here Sunday, but with no hint of trouble on court. He lost just eight games against an opponent in Marin Cilic who was hobbled by an injured foot. It took 101 minutes. From the Swiss, the most memorable emotion came minutes after he won the last point with an ace: He sat in his ...

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Snyder on the path to unprecedented wrestling greatness

On the final day of the Rio Olympics, Kyle Snyder, 21, became the youngest American to win a wrestling gold medal.  7:09 PM ET RIO DE JANEIRO — By the time he was a junior in high school and had already piled up a 179-0 record and three straight Maryland prep titles, Kyle Snyder knew he wanted to be the best ever. So he attended high school in Colorado Springs his senior year in order to train at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. It was at Coronado High where Snyder ...

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