July 2013

Basketball

Under the Microscope: Dwight Howard’s Back Injury

Dwight Howard has been a topic of major discussion for going on three seasons now. What often gets lost in the shuffle of where he’ll end up or why he hasn’t been as dominant as he was during some of his final years in Orlando is the fact that he’s been playing with a back injury. TheGP’s resident sports medicine guru Doug Freeman sheds light on the situation.

Other Sports

Brazil setting sights on World Cup after Confederations Cup championship

As Brazil claimed a 3-0 victory in the Confederations Cup final over Spain, we witnessed more than just a changing of the guard in the 2014 World Cup hosts. Players like Neymar and Fred are adjusting nicely to the world stage as veterans like Cesar and captain Silva prepare to hand the reigns over to the youth. But still, does Brazil have what it takes to make history as the first nation to follow a Confed Cup title by claiming victory at the next World Cup?

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Betting tips on the MLB season

It’s very much early days yet in the 2013/14 MLB season, but this is no barrier to the arguments and betting about which sides will win the American and National Leagues, or the World Series – indeed many of those debates started virtually as soon as the last season ended.

Basketball

Nothing But Nets: The End of an Era in Boston

It probably wasn’t supposed to end like this for Paul Pierce. Not after so many years in Boston. It’ll be strange to see him playing alongside Kevin Garnett next season, wearing the black and white Brooklyn uniform, chasing after one more ring. It doesn’t feel right to see him playing anywhere else. Mark Milner explains the End of the Era in Boston.