Cole Hamels allowed just one run on four hits and no walks while striking out nine batters over seven innings in Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Braves.
Hamels tossed a gem on Saturday, as he improved to 4-5 with a 2.83 ERA and 1.17 WHIP through his first 17 starts. Despite a poor record, Hamels has pitched excellent in 2014, having allowed three runs or less in all but three trips to the mound while owning an impressive 115:38 K:BB rate over 114.1 innings. He will look to get back to .500 when he takes on Tim Hudson and the Giants on Thursday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Kobe Bryant is still unsure if 2015-16 will be his final season in the NBA.
“We haven’t set anything in stone and I’ve talked about it before. But could this be the last [season]? Absolutely," Bryant told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports. "It’s tough to decide. It’s really tough to make those types of decisions." In a nutshell, Kobe said that he won't be able to make a decision until after the season. He wants to see how much he enjoys playing still and the only time to make that determination is after the season comes to a close. It looks like this will annoyingly drag out all season and all of next summer. Analysis: Howard Bender
Ameer Abdullah is apparently impressing during the early stages of training camp.
Abdullah has been turning heads since being selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. The Lions' see him as the second coming of Reggie Bush in Joe Lombardi's offensive system. If that is true, he'll get the ball on average 10.5 times per game but most expect that number to be the bare minimum for Abdullah's rookie-year. The ADP on Ameer has him getting selected in the sixth round of most drafts. Analysis: Drew Phelps