Is America Ready For Openly Gay Male Athletes in Major Sports Leagues?

Wade Davis II and others speak to the reasons why so many female pro athletes have made that leap, and why no male athletes have followed.
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The Trade Market for Closers Is Insane, and the Royals Would Be Crazy Not to Take Advantage

The Yankees got a great prospect haul for Aroldis Chapman. The Royals, who have holes to fill and a closer worth more to other teams than them, could do even better.
Steven Goldman
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VICE Sports World News Roundup: April 20, 2016

Start your day with VICE Sports. Here's our morning roundup of the sports news from around the world.
Brian Blickenstaff
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The Dawn of the Super Bullpen Era and the Pitching Trend That Wasn't

Last year, the Royals and Mets weren't just playing for the World Series. They were also playing to determine the league's new prevailing pitching strategy.
R.J. Anderson

Recovering Ballplayer Vol. 3: The Wade Davis Experience

The dominance of Wade Davis brings up existential questions about the nature of MLB pitching staffs.
Fernando Perez
the royals way

How The Royals Won The James Shields Trade, And Everything Else

Two years ago, the Royals were crushed for trading their best prospects in a blockbuster deal. They won that trade, for the same reasons they'd later win it all.
Matthew Kory
Wide World of Balls

Wide World of Balls: Boxing Is Sooooooo Fixed

Here’s everything important that happened in every sport last week, even the boring ones. If it’s not in here, it’s unathletic.
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