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Writer and Reporter — Sports Illustrated
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Writer/Reporter for Sports illustrated and @sinow; adjunct at @columbiajourn, alum of @UMKnightWallace; fan of Ann Arbor, Buffalo and New York. Father of twins.

Kawhi Leonard's ceiling, Thunder's outlook, Brad Stevens' Celtics and more examined — SAN ANTONIO - There's a story people in the Spurs organization like to tell about Kawhi Leonard's work ethic. In June 2012, San Antonio completed one of the most anticlimactic drafts in franchise history. With its lone pick -- No. 59 overall -- the Spurs selected Marcus Denmon, a Missouri guard who would never play a minute for them.

Sports Illusrated's predictions for LeBron James' 2014-15 season with the Cavaliers — What to expect from the return of LeBron James On Thursday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Lee Jenkins discusses the atmosphere in Cleveland ahead of opening night when LeBron James will take the floor once again for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Barkley's thoughts on race in the NFL, Carmelo and his 'Role Model' spot — With the NBA tipping off this week, Sports Illustrated had its annual season-opening check-in with Turner Sports NBA analyst Charles Barkley, who stars on what many consider the best sports studio show on television: TNT's Inside the NBA.

Sorry, Kobe: Lakers' defense could be headed for historically bad season — Opening night in the NBA is a window. We see at a distance how some recent acquisitions might fare with their new teams, gauge contenders on first glance and ogle the potential of some player or another.

Despite domestic violence scandals, the NFL's TV ratings remain strong — The drumbeat of negative headlines, the collective outrage over the actions of Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and Adrian Peterson, blowouts seemingly every Thursday night. It doesn't matter. You keep watching. When evaluating where the NFL's TV viewership stands at the midway point this season versus 2013, keep in mind that any overall comparison is apples to oranges thanks to the CBS/NFL Network Thursday Night package.

Pelicans' Anthony Davis dominates Magic with nine blocks in opener — No NBA player drew more offseason hype than Anthony Davis and the freakishly talented Pelicans forward wasted no time proving that the chatter was warranted. Davis, 21, had a night to remember in a 101-84 season opening victory over Orlando in New Orleans on Tuesday.

Barkley on Kobe's career, LeBron as a Cav and falling out with M.J. — With the NBA tipping off this week, Sports Illustrated had its annual season-opening check-in with Turner Sports NBA analyst Charles Barkley, who stars on what many consider the best sports studio show in history: TNT's Inside the NBA.

Charles Barkley criticizes Roger Goodell, DeMaurice Smith on handling of domestic violence in NFL — NBA Charles Barkley criticized the NFL's handling of domestic violence issues Tuesday, and called for both the NFL and NBA to ban for life any member of its organizations who commit a second domestic violence offense. "They dropped the ball on this domestic violence thing," said Barkley, who was in New York City promoting the upcoming season of Turner's "Inside The NBA."

MLB, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Bud Selig donating replicas of stolen items to Yogi Berra Museum — MLB The New York Yankees, New York Mets, MLB and outgoing commissioner Bud Selig are donating exact replicas of the items recently stolen from the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center to the museum, the museum's board of trustees announced Monday. The league and teams will also donate several new items to the museum.

ESPN NBA Countdown host Sage Steele executive Mark Gross on the show's changes for the 2014-15 season — One need not be Nancy Drew or Philip Marlowe to deduce that there was creative tension on the set of ESPN's NBA Countdown last year. ""I will admit that last season wasn't always easy"," said Sage Steele, the host of the show. And why was that?
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Oct 31, 2014

RT @JesseSanchezMLB: Remembering Oscar Taveras: The life and tragic death of a rising star and one of the Dominican's favorite young sons

Oct 31, 2014

Fascinating. RT @chicoharlan: The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, but in some key ways Germany is still divided.

Oct 31, 2014

RT @Longreads: "One of Us." Memories of being a Southie kid and black in a mostly white neighborhood. @BostonMagazine #longreads

Oct 30, 2014

@Jeremy_Wilson21 @dakern The one thing there though is Gordon can't instinctual know from the box that the ball is getting booted.

Oct 30, 2014

@dakern @Jeremy_Wilson21 All good. On a serious note: 3B coach has to play low risk IMO given situation and a good hitter coming up.

Oct 30, 2014

Alex Gordon would have been thrown out by 538 feet.

Oct 30, 2014

@tdappel Haven't seen it but he should aim to call it straight or admit otherwise.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @clairecm: Why Internet access in the US is so frustrating. Hint: it has nothing to do with technology.…

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