MONDAY JULY 9, 2018 SPORTS REVIEW, TROUT, RAIDERS, LEBRON, COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Something has been gnawing at me about Mike Trout and Mookie Betts. Both are practically perfect hitters, and in practically identical ways. It’s not just that they both hit the ball hard and far, but that they control the construction of each plate appearance: Los Angeles Angels center fielder Trout has a phenomenal batting eye — his chase rate is … Read moreMONDAY JULY 9, 2018 SPORTS REVIEW, TROUT, RAIDERS, LEBRON, COLLEGE FOOTBALL

MICHAEL BARI SHOW FIRST ROUND NFL DRAFT SELECTIONS

Since everyone puts out a mock draft, here is my version. You never know about trades so teams can get a specific player or stock pile picks. Obviously everyone talks about the number of first round QB’s but there are plenty of quality in this draft. The Cleveland Browns should trade the first pick. I … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW FIRST ROUND NFL DRAFT SELECTIONS

PATRICK REED WINS MASTERS WEARS THE GREEN JACKET WELL

So far in the 2018 Masters, leader Patrick Reed has shot 69, 66 and 67. With that being said, if you’re superstitious, you may want to stop reading here, because Nike isn’t allowing Reed to wear red on Sunday for the final round. Nike golfers are being mandated to wear pink for the final day at Augusta. By Kevin … Read morePATRICK REED WINS MASTERS WEARS THE GREEN JACKET WELL

TIGER WOODS WAY BACK AT MASTERS-MICKELSON STRUGGLES-McILROY SURGES

Tiger Woods shot an even 72 in Round 3 of the 2018 Masters, staving off what would have been his third consecutive round over par and leaving him 13 shots off the lead at the time he finished. Woods is obviously out of contention at this tournament, but now it looks as if he’ll be kept from … Read moreTIGER WOODS WAY BACK AT MASTERS-MICKELSON STRUGGLES-McILROY SURGES

RECRUITING TIME FOR COLLEGE BASKETBALL PROGRAMS-DUKE LOSING FOUR FRESHMAN

Duke recruit R.J. Barrett 6-foot-7 shooting guard averaged almost 29 points per game during the 2017-18 season for Montverde (Fla.) Academy, earning the Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year award and leading his team to a perfect 35-0 record, not to mention a national championship. By Cody Benjamin   Unless you’ve been in a coma … Read moreRECRUITING TIME FOR COLLEGE BASKETBALL PROGRAMS-DUKE LOSING FOUR FRESHMAN