1. The Most Controversial Sports Stories of 2016

    Sports aren't meant to replicate the rigors of everyday life, but they're often a reflection of the zeitgeist, which is why these nine controversial sports stories of 2016 triggered such intense debate among fans...

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  2. Sports Stars Who Are Close to Their Sell-By Date

    Watching the decline of an athlete is similar to watching a thoroughbred that comes up lame but doesn’t realize it and keeps racing...

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  3. 10 Sports Stars Ending the Year with a Bang

    It's all about hot streaks in sports. You have to love them. Athletes tend to catch fire at random times, providing fans with an out-of-body experience...

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King Written by Giancarlo Ferrari-King about 4 months ago 4,424 reads 6 comments

  4. 10 Sports Figures Who Flipped the Script in 2016

    Kevin Durant went from hero to villain in 2016. Tim Tebow went from football to baseball. Sometimes, a monumental turnaround doesn't take long —just a few months or even seconds...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 months ago 3,742 reads 4 comments

  5. 10 Sports Stars Fans Had Beef with in 2016

    Fans always have beef. There's warranted beef, like disliking a player on a rival team. For instance, a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers disliking Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy ...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 4 months ago 3,980 reads 4 comments

  6. Best Sports Stuff Right Now: Zeke, Weezy and a True Savage!

    Saving the best for last is an oft-used strategy that the sporting world is pulling out of the bag this week. With snow potentially on the ground and holiday cheer throughout, the sporting realm is in a giving mood for fans this week...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 4 months ago 26,526 reads 21 comments

  7. 10 Biggest Current Home-Field Advantages in Sports

    Home-field advantage is only worth as much as the home squad and crowd, the combination of which creates a potent edge. Fans may fancy themselves the best in the world, but it doesn't matter if the team doesn't perform...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 4 months ago 3,326 reads 14 comments

  8. Same Faces, New Places: 10 Movers and Shakers for 2017

    Sports has always remained a fluid industry. It's the nature of the business. Athletes change cities, coaches come into town and the cycle of life repeats itself. We call it same faces, new places...

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King Written by Giancarlo Ferrari-King about 4 months ago 3,241 reads 0 comments

  9. Holiday Wish List for the Sports World

    If there were 10 things you could change about sports, what would they be? That is to say, changes to rules, formats or generally accepted practices...

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  10. The Best Sports Entertainment Gifts of 2016

    It's that time of year—you know, the time to be frantically searching for the perfect holiday gifts and overpaying for shipping when procrastination takes over...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 months ago 2,231 reads 0 comments

  11. 10 Young Athletes Surpassing a Star Teammate for Top Billing

    Before rising to the top, every star athlete must eventually take the baton from an esteemed peer. Julio Jones started his career as the Atlanta Falcons' No. 2 receiver behind Roddy White...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 4 months ago 5,713 reads 3 comments

  12. 10 Recent Sports Moves That Screamed 'Win Now'

    With one Chris Sale trade, the Boston Red Sox told the sports world, in no uncertain terms, they plan to win. Now. Across sports, teams are generally at various places...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 months ago 4,216 reads 3 comments

  13. Most Shocking Sports Surprises of 2016

    Sports mirrors life in that you may make plans, but unexpected things happen that you can’t account for, and that’s what makes the most shocking sports surprises of 2016 so fascinating...

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  14. 10 Sports Stories That Won't Die with 2016

    Some sports stories will fade quietly into the night with 2016. Enthusiasm over the Chicago Cubs' World Series title will dwindle, and controversy over the final four College Football Playoff teams will blow over...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 months ago 2,070 reads 0 comments

  15. Why 2016 Was the Best and Worst Sports Year Ever

    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," wrote Charles Dickens in his famous piece A Tale of Two Cities . Dickens, unknowingly, essentially described the 2016 sports world...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 4 months ago 6,310 reads 7 comments

  16. Best Sports Stuff Right Now: Pioneers, Friendship Goals and Love Is Back

    The onset of bowl season marks arguably the best time of year for sports fans. Not only do bowl games signify the march to the College Football Playoff, they offer farewell to the collegiate season and the year itself...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 4 months ago 5,443 reads 2 comments

  17. Bold Sports Predictions for 2017

    2016 gave us many memorable sports moments. Leicester City became unlikely Premier League champions. Cleveland, Ohio evolved into a city of champions before our very eyes...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 4 months ago 6,739 reads 6 comments

  18. 10 Unheralded Stars Who Helped Teams Contend in 2016

    Sports fans often wait until it's too late to appreciate an undervalued star. Earl Thomas has never received more national attention than on Sunday, when the safety missed the first game of his decorated career...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 4 months ago 3,567 reads 4 comments

  19. Top 10 Athletes Who Can't Catch a Break

    Some athletes just can't catch a break. More often than not the sporting world gives off a vibe of everything going as planned, athletes living the dream life and able to overcome anything thrown their way...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 5 months ago 4,450 reads 3 comments

  20. Future Game-Changers: Young Stars That Teams Should Absolutely Tank For

    The one constant with bad teams is that there’s always next year. It's a promise of hope that isn’t always empty, especially if game-changers are available in the draft, ...

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  21. Biggest Sports Chokes and Collapses of 2016

    2016 will largely be remembered by sports fans for the numerous chokes and collapses that happened throughout different competitions...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 5 months ago 2,017 reads 0 comments

  22. 2016 Overpaid/Underpaid List

    The free market doesn't always value athletes properly, causing steep discrepancies between a player's salary and actual worth...

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  23. The Top 10 Bad-Team MVPs of 2016

    MVP awards usually go to players on winning teams. Fair enough. Amazing performances from superstar players lift what would normally be perhaps average teams to glory, maybe even with historic numbers...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 5 months ago 6,497 reads 11 comments

  24. 20 Most Bizarre Sports Plays of the Year

    Was Central Michigan's Hail Mary the most bizarre play of the year? Or was it the final 13.5 seconds of that Oklahoma City Thunder-San Antonio Spurs playoff game? You know the one ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 5 months ago 36,613 reads 6 comments

  25. Teams Guaranteed to Turn Things Around in 2017

    A plethora of sports teams are likely thankful 2016 is coming to an end. The Cleveland Browns are currently four losses away from being remembered as literally one of the worst teams in the history of the National Football League...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 5 months ago 7,781 reads 14 comments