Fantasy MLB – Daily notes, pitcher rankings and hitter ratings plus players to add for Sunday

6:28 PM ET Todd ZolaFantasy Close Writing on fantasy baseball game theory and player analysis since 1997 Winner of the 2013 Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association Best Baseball Article It looks like we’re about to come full circle as the weather issues dotting the early season schedule are back this weekend. Hopefully pennant races, MLB and fantasy, aren’t negatively affected. Sunday’s slate offers a nice array of pitchers to stream, including some “break glass in case of emergency” options for those in deeper leagues or needing a late-week miracle to pull…

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San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman launching daily fantasy site

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman is entering the daily fantasy sports business. Sherman announced Thursday that his new fantasy site, Daily Number, will be launching paid contests in 23 states. Sherman is the co-founder, along with CEO Tom McAuley, and will be the chief brand ambassador, appearing in an upcoming video ad campaign. While many NFL stars have endorsed fantasy sites, Sherman is believed to be one of the first, if not the first, to have a founding stake in a fantasy game. Richard Sherman, who is recovering from…

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How media, daily fantasy and new thinking from U.S. pro sports commissioners helped sports betting become accepted

The sports betting landscape in America shifted forever on a Monday morning in May, when the U.S. Supreme Court released a game-changing ruling that put the nation on a path toward widespread legal sports betting. Shortly after 10 a.m. ET, on May 14, the Supreme Court struck down the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which for 26 years had limited legal sports betting to primarily Las Vegas. The interest in the decision was remarkable. SCOTUS had already decided cases on terrorism, immigration and human rights violations in the…

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2018 Stanley Cup Final – Alex Ovechkin is unwavering in his commitment to daily meal from Mamma Lucia’s

7:00 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN When Alex Ovechkin came to the Washington Capitals in 2005, the team had the same meal ordered to the practice facility after every game-day morning skate. It was a large spread from Mamma Lucia’s, a local Italian chain. Think: carbs, sauces, more carbs. “It’s a tradition from day one,” Ovechkin told ESPN before the season. “They have the Italian food always when we came to the rink, and it’s very delicious.” Up to 10 guys were in on the order back then. By 2012, the…

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