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Stat corner: Fielding independent pitching (FIP)

Stat corner: Fielding independent pitching (FIP)
  • Stat corner: Fielding independent pitching (FIP) FWC: Stat corner: Fielding independent pitching (FIP)

    Fielding independent pitching, or FIP, is a stat that focuses only on the events a pitcher has the most control over — strikeouts, unintentional walks, hit-by-pitches and home runs. It is used often by fantasy baseball players to predict who will improve for one year to the next. If a pitcher’s…

  • Saints march on at Hull FC FWC: Saints march on at Hull FC

    St Helens took full advantage of Wigan’s slip-up to move eight points clear at the top of Betfred Super League following a hard-fought 34-18 victory at Hull FC.

  • Sky Live: England v India FWC: Sky Live: England v India

    Captain Eoin Morgan admits England must improve or risk getting exposed when they face Kuldeep Yadav again after India demolished England at Trent Bridge.

  • NFL Nation predicts: Playoff teams, MVPs, hot seats in each division FWC: NFL Nation predicts: Playoff teams, MVPs, hot seats in each division

    The Eagles are obvious picks in the NFC East, but who else will take division crowns? NFL Nation has full breakdowns of all eight.

  • Just rename Louisville’s stadium after Muhammad Ali FWC: Just rename Louisville’s stadium after Muhammad Ali

    Hard to top this. Louisville is renaming Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, further disassociating “Papa John” from the university in light of him using a racial slur while arguing that his complaints about NFL player protests weren’t racist. It’s Cardinal Stadium now, which is a fine name for a stadium, but it can get better. In honor of The Greatest! We…

  • Laura Davies, Trish Johnson share US Senior Women's lead FWC: Laura Davies, Trish Johnson share US Senior Women’s lead

    Laura Davies, Trish Johnson share US Senior Women’s lead

  • Middleton targets Rangers berth FWC: Middleton targets Rangers berth

    Glenn Middleton admits he was shocked to be handed his Rangers debut against Shkupi but is confident he can cement a place in the first-team squad.

  • FIFA president raises political stakes with comments on World Cup expansion FWC: FIFA president raises political stakes with comments on World Cup expansion

    FIFA President Gianni Infantino is again meddling in Middle East politics. Speaking Friday at his only formal World Cup news conference, Infantino made it clear as he has previously that he would like to see the World Cup field expand to 48 teams when the tournament resumes in Qatar in 2022. That…

  • Watch: Has Charles Barkley’s infamously bad golf swing actually improved? FWC: Watch: Has Charles Barkley’s infamously bad golf swing actually improved?

    Charles Barkley has long been mocked and ridiculed over his infamously terrible golf swing. Is it possible that Sir Charles has been putting in the work to refine it and his atrocious backswing has actually improved? Barkley will make another appearance — as he has for decades — in Lake Tahoe, Nev., to compete in the American Century celebrity golf…

  • Dylan Groenewegen wins longest stage of Tour de France in sprint FWC: Dylan Groenewegen wins longest stage of Tour de France in sprint

    Dutch rider Dylan Groenewegen beat favorites Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan in a sprint to win the longest stage of the Tour de France on Friday. Four-time champion Chris Froome and the other favorites finished safely in the main pack on Stage 7, which — unlike earlier sprinting legs — was without…

  • Magic Johnson plans to consult with LeBron James on the Lakers' personnel decisions FWC: Magic Johnson plans to consult with LeBron James on the Lakers’ personnel decisions

    Before Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson met with LeBron James, he studied the teams James had played on. He studied what they looked like — what worked and what didn’t work — and it gave him an idea what kind of team would best serve James. But as their partnership goes forward,…

  • What league insiders are buzzing about at NBA summer league FWC: What league insiders are buzzing about at NBA summer league

    Here’s what league insiders have been chatting about at Las Vegas summer league.