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Sam is a widely published freelance writer, covering basketball, baseball and a range of other sports. He's still trying to decide if he prefers a rundown shot block or a smooth double play.

2024 MLB London Series

2024 MLB London Review: Thrilling Sunday game, high prices & future of MLB in Europe

The 2024 MLB London Series was the most entertaining yet. After Saturday’s routine win for the Philadelphia Phillies, the New York Mets staged a dramatic comeback and ultimately clung on for the win on Sunday. Two dysfunctional bullpens treated us to some thrilling baseball at London Stadium.

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LeBron James

The Lakers should see what they can get for LeBron before the trade deadline

The Lakers aren’t going to trade LeBron James. It would be an admission of failure this season, and James is one of that small group of players that franchises just do not trade, even if they are going to walk in free agency. Instead, the question is should the Lakers at least consider the possibility? No, they probably won’t even humour it… But, what if they did?

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Blake Snell

10 bold predictions for 2023-24 MLB free agency, including Snell, Ohtani & Bellinger

It might not be the deepest free agent class in recent memory, but this offseason is certainly going to be rife with 2023 MLB free agency predictions. Shohei Ohtani, Blake Snell and Cody Bellinger are the headline names hitting the open market, with each set to command mega, long-term deals.

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Cardinals in London

2023 MLB London review: Great for existing fans, yet pricing makes long-term future unclear

Changes were considerable between the 2019 MLB London Series and their 2023 offering. Beyond swapping the Yankees and Red Sox for the Cubs and Cardinals, MLB also took over Trafalgar Square, tweaked the stadium layout and hiked the ticket prices even further. 

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Porzingis vs Celtics

Porzingis-Smart trade grades: Celtics clear winners, Grizzlies can still be content

The 2023 NBA Draft has threatened to provoke trades. While attention was on others, the day before the Draft was all about the Boston Celtics and Kristaps Porzingis. After an eventful few hours, the Porzingis Celtics trade was eventually complete.

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