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State of the NBA: The center position is obsolete in today’s NBA

Stephen Curry basks in the glow of the Golden State Warriors' NBA championship parade alongside his wife Ayesha and daughter Riley in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Friday, June 19, 2015. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Kenneth Berry

July 5, 2015

In what was the highest-rated NBA Finals ever on ABC, the world was witness to one of the greatest performances in Finals history by forward Lebron James and regular season Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry. The world was also witness to the complete dismissal of the center position all series long...

Opinion: 2015 NBA Draft winners & losers

Notre Dame's V.J. Beachem (3), Pat Connaughton (24), and Bonzie Colson (35) battle Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns (12) for a first-half rebound in the NCAA Tournament's Elite 8 on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. (Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader/TNS)

Jordan Ball

June 26, 2015

Winners: D'Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns The two franchise changing players in the entire draft were selected first and second overall. Kentucky's big-man Karl-Anthony Towns was regarded as the consensus number one pick ahead of the draft and the Minnesota Timberwolves rightfully selec...

Blackhawks shutout Lightning, win 2015 Stanley Cup

The Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday, June 15, 2015, at the United Center in Chicago. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Jordan Ball

June 16, 2015

In a Stanley Cup Final classic, the Chicago Blackhawks win their third Stanley Cup in six years by defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in game 6. Duncan Keith scored the game-winning goal with two minutes, 37 seconds left in the second period off of a Patrick Kane pass and then Kane delivered the final blow by scoring on a one-time...

NHL On the Ice: Five X-Factors of the Stanley Cup Final

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, middle, makes a save on a shot by the Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane (88) in the first period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times/TNS)

Jordan Ball

June 3, 2015

1. Toews and Kane Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are two of the most dynamic players in the NHL, so in a must win game six of the Western Conference Finals, head coach Joel Quenneville reunited the two superstars as line-mates. It’s like they had not missed a step because this reunion did not disappoint, producing nine points in the final two games o...

4th & Forever: NFL Draft recap, way too early picks and Pete Camarillo send off

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Kenneth Berry

May 9, 2015

In the spring finale of 4th & Forever Assistant Sports Editor Kenneth Berry, Fall 2015 Sports Editor Julius Lasin (like the street) and former Sports Editor and trailblazer Pete Camarillo hash out their takes on the NFL Draft, potential busts and superstars and the crew sends off Pete, the creator of the podcast in true Sundial Sports fashion. Follow @sundialsports5...

The Patriot Way: Advantageous or Scandalous?

Illustration by Thomas Gallegos

Thomas Gallegos

January 26, 2015

Column and illustration by Thomas Gallegos Thanks to Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, sports headlines were predictable and up for grabs this week. “NFL Squeezes Patriots Balls” via NY Post and “Ballbuster” via Daily News are two of my favorites, but just a small sa...

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