There’s a reason San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds is the home run king. At an age where most players experience steep decline, Bonds continued to mash at the plate until he became too toxic for teams to sign. While he was compromised defensively during his final season, Bonds still hit 28 home runs and led the league in walks and on-base percentage as a 42-year-old. He could still play at a high level.
The golden rule in the NBA scouting community is never overreact to a single game. It’s at the intersection of those two rules that we present a new mock draft in the wake of De’Aaron Fox’s thorough dismantling of Lonzo Ball in the Sweet 16. Fox didn’t just outplay Ball, he buried him: 39 points on 20 shots with the season on the line.
Open-wheel veteran and occasional NASCAR racer Dave Steele was killed Saturday night in an accident at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, Florida during a sprint car race. According to SPEED SPORT, Steele reportedly crashed while driving for position in his winged sprint car, in the Southern Sprintcar Shootout Series event. The track confirmed Steele’s passing in a Facebook post, writing: “Desoto Speedway owners and staff are saddened by tonights passing of David Steele in the Sprint car feature. Steele made three starts in the Indy Racing League in 1998 and had been brought on by Panther Racing as a development driver for the team’s first crack at a two-car effort, then teammate to Scott Goodyear, the last two races of that season.