Kavitha Davidson is a sportswriter and co-host The Athletic's daily sports podcast The Lead.
So far, 2021 has been the year of the pitcher -- and none have been better than Mets ace Jacob DeGrom. But what has made DeGrom's performance this year so remarkable is that, among other things, he’s throwing harder as he gets older. Tim Britton, who covers the Mets for The Athletic, recently spoke with people who know DeGrom and have worked with him over the years, to try and figure out how DeGrom is adding velocity as he moves into his mid-thirties, if it's an anomaly or part of a trend, and what all of this could mean for the future of baseball.More from Tim Britton:https://theathletic.com/author/tim-britton/
Will the Seattle Storm (and their big three of Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird, and Jewell Loyd) repeat their dominance from last season? What will young superstar Sabrina Ionescu look like this season after missing almost all of last year with an injury? And who will bring home MVP, Rookie of the Year, and Championship honors in 2021? The Athletic's Chantel Jennings joins us to answer all of these questions and more.More from Chantel Jennings:https://theathletic.com/author/chantel-jennings/
The Carolina Panthers turned some heads in the 2021 NFL Draft by selecting cornerback Jaycee Horn eighth overall, when Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields was among the players still available. Today, we’re joined by The Athletic’s Joe Person to look at why the Panthers made Horn their choice, and how he was groomed for success by his dad — former New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl wide receiver Joe Horn — through a combination of grit, competitiveness, Red Bull and an unconventional approach to youth sports.Read Joe Person’s full story about Jaycee and Joe Horn: https://theathletic.com/2569369/2021/05/06/red-bull-games-in-the-hood-and-a-fathers-touch-how-jaycee-horn-became-panthers-top-dog/?source=theleadpodcaastListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thelead
The Milwaukee Bucks have been one of the best regular season teams in the NBA over the past two seasons, but that success hasn't really translated to the playoffs. To try and improve their fortunes in the postseason the team acquired guard Jrue Holiday this offseason in a blockbuster trade. Today we're joined by The Athletic's Eric Nehm who fills us in on how the Holiday experiment has been working out and whether or not the move will help propel them past the likes of Brooklyn and Philadelphia and into the NBA Finals.You can read Eric Nehm's Milwaukee Bucks coverage here: https://theathletic.com/author/eric-nehm/Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thelead
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