Raising the salary cap or lifting the number of DPs permitted would surely see MLS teams achieve a greater balance across their rosters, potentially improving the standard of the league’s defensive play. Until then, however, the top-heavy nature of most MLS sides will keep the goalscoring rates high. With Inter Miami, Nashville, Austin FC and a St Louis team set to join the league over the next three years, they could get even higher. History suggests this is probable. … [Read more...] about Is MLS blessed with brilliant attackers … or are its defenders just terrible?
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These issues have crystallized in the conflict over sanctuary cities. The concept gathered energy as the Obama administration ramped up deportations of undocumented immigrants with criminal records. Trump’s broader, blunter actions have jolted mayors into proclaiming themselves principled defenders of the foreign-born. Many cities forbid their police forces to ask people they stop or arrest about their immigration status. And local law-enforcement agencies often refuse ICE requests to detain anyone who can’t show proof of legal residency. It’s a stand that pits them not only against federal authority but often against their own state government. The mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, announced preemptively that the city would refuse to comply with an anti-immigrant bill now working its way through the (Republican-controlled) state assembly: “Regardless of what the legislation may be, the Houston Police Department is not going to profile people. We are not going … [Read more...] about The Urban-Rural Divide Matters More Than Red Versus Blue State
There are still kinks to work out. The free throw ending is one of them. A suggestion that has made the rounds on Twitter involves free throws removing points from the opponent rather than adding them to one's own score, thus ensuring a field goal as the game-winner. The target score being set 24 points above the leader's total was meant as a tribute to Kobe Bryant. The league would have to tinker to find the right number. The Basketball Tournament only goes up to eight, but waits until four minutes remain in the fourth quarter rather than eliminating the timed portion entirely. … [Read more...] about NBA Buy or Sell: The Elam Ending, a revamped Slam Dunk Contest and more from a wild All-Star Weekend
It seems like she had a good time at the NBA All-Star weekend as well. After Sunday night's festivities, she retweeted a video of Luka Doncic talking to reporters about the night. He said that he was glancing at the courtside seats to see which celebrities were there, and his favorite sighting was Cardi B. … [Read more...] about NBA All-Star 2020: Cardi B Reveals Giant Fur Coat That Sparks Debate of If It’s Real or Not
Freimuth says that for some smaller-category committees, like the one for dance music, members can amend the list of nominees for review with up to two names from the initial ballot, in order to “put out a list that is as current and relevant as we possibly can.” But general-field categories like Album of the Year allow “absolutely no write-ins or additions,” Freimuth says. Explaining the dance-music case, he says, “It’s really music that is intended to be played by DJs in dance clubs. The feeling is that there’s a relatively specialized subset of our voters who aren’t even that aware of everything that’s happening in the clubs, what’s current, and what’s working on the dance floor. So, they’re given a list of 15 — not 20 — and they are allowed to add up to two selections from the first ballot.” These hand-picked selections may be considered by the review committee “so long that they have a … [Read more...] about Inside the ‘Secret Committees’ That Quietly Run the Grammy Awards