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Are The Cubs Baseball’s Answer To The Warriors?

Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (April 26, 2016), we break down how Steph Curry’s MCL strain will affect the Warriors’ chances of repeating as NBA champions. We discuss the Chicago Cubs’ lightning start to the baseball season and ask if they might turn into the Warriors of MLB. Then we talk to The Washington Post’s Neil Greenberg about the first round of games in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Finally, a significant digit on Leicester City, the little English team that’s one game away from winning the league title. Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Links to what we discuss are here:

FiveThirtyEight: Warriors’ title chances take big hit

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Chadwick Matlin was a deputy managing editor at FiveThirtyEight.

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