1. 3 NBA Players Who Cheat Advanced Stats (and How They Do It)

    Advanced stats are the joy of some fans and analysts and the bane of others. While the numbers reveal much, some of what they “reveal” is highly misleading...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 8 hours ago 3,963 reads 5 comments

  2. NFL Predictions Week 17: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Projections

    It's all come down to this. Only a single Sunday remains in the 2014 regular season. For many teams across the NFL , that means simply playing out the string. For some, a loss does more to help them in the future than a win...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 days ago 160,710 reads 174 comments

  3. Louisville's Blueprint to Upset Dominant Kentucky in Rivalry Showdown

    Rick Pitino needs to channel Rollie Massimino this week. It's not March yet, so a win on Saturday for fourth-ranked Louisville wouldn't carry with it the historic relevance of ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 days ago 9,336 reads 38 comments

  4. Kynon's Korner: The Latest on the Under Armour All-America Game Commitments

    It's officially all-star season on the recruiting circuit as many of the nation's top prospects will turn their attention to the Under Armour All-America Game, U.S. Army All-American Bowl and Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl...

    Kynon Codrington Written by Kynon Codrington about 13 hours ago 9,935 reads 12 comments

  5. 6 NBA Franchises Missing a Clear-Cut Building Block

    Successfully rebuilding is one of the toughest tasks to execute in professional sports. It takes a combination of smarts, savvy and vision, plus a heaping helping of good fortune...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 10 hours ago 20,639 reads 68 comments

  6. What Is James Shields Truly Worth in Today's MLB Pitching Market?

    With the calendar ready to flip to 2015, two big-name, big-money free agents remain on the market in Max Scherzer and James Shields , both of whom are proven, highly regarded right-handed starting pitchers looking to score massive contracts...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 20 hours ago 6,411 reads 14 comments

  7. Are the Cleveland Cavaliers Still Overusing LeBron James?

    Just nine games into his second tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers , LeBron James opened up about his heavy usage. Up to that point, James was averaging over 39 minutes a game, his highest playing time since the 2007-08 season...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 1 day ago 13,559 reads 29 comments

  8. How Much Better Will the Detroit Pistons Be Without Josh Smith?

    It's not at all uncommon for a breakup to benefit both parties. If the circumstances of a given union are so dire as to even consider a split, chances are, that relationship wasn't going to last in any healthy way anyway...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 hours ago 5,217 reads 24 comments

  9. Frank Lampard: Do Manchester City Respect New York City FC?

    If Frank Lampard 's loan is extended, then Manchester City are treating New York City FC as the little brother that gets pushed around...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 8 hours ago 2,956 reads 21 comments

  10. After Up-and-Down Career, Longhorns Seniors Can Redefine Legacy in Texas Bowl

    Anyone who has played at an elite level of athletic competition does not play to lose. In fact, many competitors do not handle losing very well. Unfortunately for the Texas Longhorns, losing has been all-too familiar for the senior class...

    Taylor Gaspar Written by Taylor Gaspar about 9 hours ago 2,066 reads 4 comments

  11. Every Power 5 College Football Team's Breakout Player of the Year

    With the bowl season in full swing, the 2014 college football season is nearing its end. The College Football Playoff is just days away, with everyone anticipating Florida State-Oregon and Alabama-Ohio State...

    Greg Wallace Written by Greg Wallace about 13 hours ago 36,339 reads 79 comments

  12. Rockets' Kevin McHale Earns Extension with Style That Could Work for Josh Smith

    Leslie Alexander, in his 21st season as the Houston Rockets ' owner, had just done something he had not since Rudy Tomjanovich put championship rings on his fingers...

    Jonathan Feigen Written by Jonathan Feigen about 14 hours ago 5,682 reads 32 comments

  13. Does Derrick Rose's Resurgence Make Chicago Bulls NBA's Most Complete Team?

    A perfect storm is brewing in the Windy City, where Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls are both forcing themselves back into the ranks of the NBA 's elites...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 15 hours ago 16,534 reads 61 comments

  14. Rockets' Josh Smith Experiment Starts Out Right and Other Friday NBA Takeaways

    Josh Smith 's debut with the Houston Rockets was an unequivocal success, and he actually had a lot to do with it...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 3 hours ago 29,270 reads 122 comments

  15. Barcelona: Could It Be the Right Time to Consider Dropping Sergio Busquets?

    Sergio Busquets has been a mainstay of the Barcelona first-team ever since he was introduced by Pep Guardiola as a 20-year-old in 2008...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 1 hour ago 310 reads 7 comments

  16. A Progress Report on the Form of AC Milan Midfielder Sulley Muntari

    Soon after taking the job of Ghana national team head coach, Avram Grant admitted that he was considering inviting Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng back to the national side...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 hour ago 36 reads 0 comments

  17. Predicting Which Slumping NHL Players Will Improve in 2015

    NHL players like Jakub Voracek , Tyler Seguin , Rick Nash and Vladimir Tarasenko have started the 2014-15 season with great acclaim and success, and they are currently riding a wave of good vibes...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 hour ago 33 reads 1 comments

  18. Roberto Martinez and Everton Need the Lingering Influence of David Moyes

    Roberto Martinez had lofty ambitions for this season. In fact, so successful had the Spaniard been in his debut campaign as Everton manager he even talked up his side’s chances of challenging for the Premier League title this season...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 2 hours ago 407 reads 0 comments

  19. Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl 2014: Game Grades, Analysis for NC State vs. UCF

    The North Carolina State Wolfpack raced out to an 18-point lead behind a highlight-reel effort from quarterback Jacoby Brissett and hung on to beat Central Florida 34-27 in the Bitcoin St...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 2 hours ago 975 reads 1 comments

  20. Chris Terry's Play Daring Carolina Hurricanes to Keep Him in NHL

    When Jordan Staal makes his season debut for the Carolina Hurricanes —whether that's on Monday or in another game in the next few weeks —his much-awaited return will ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 3 hours ago 73 reads 0 comments

  21. San Antonio Spurs' Title Defense Rests in Kawhi Leonard's Injured Hand

    The San Antonio Spurs have always been more than the sum of their parts, but some parts seem to be proving more essential than others. Reigning Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard's 9...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 4 hours ago 3,178 reads 22 comments

  22. WWE SmackDown Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from December 26

    Every week on Bleacher Report, I take an in-depth look at WWE SmackDown to recap the action, offer analysis and grade the matches, segments and anything else that takes place on the show...

    The Doctor Chris Mueller Written by The Doctor Chris Mueller about 3 hours ago 4,647 reads 12 comments

  23. Biggest Surprises and Disappointments for Miami Heat

    The Miami Heat 's start to the 2014-15 NBA season hasn't exactly gone to plan. Through 30 games, the Heat find themselves 14-16, good for the seventh-best record in a dreadful Eastern Conference...

    Sam Richmond Written by Sam Richmond about 3 hours ago 2,958 reads 13 comments

  24. 5 Bold Predictions for Pittsburgh Steelers' Week 17 Matchup

    As the most competitive division in the NFL , it is only appropriate that the winner of the AFC North will be decided in the final week of the regular season...

    Chris Gazze Written by Chris Gazze about 4 hours ago 511 reads 1 comments

  25. Why the Signing of Erick Torres Is a Game-Changer for Houston and MLS

    When the Houston Dynamo unveiled Erick "Cubo" Torres as their newest signing Tuesday night, team president Chris Canetti had the perfect words to describe the move...

    Joe Tansey Written by Joe Tansey about 4 hours ago 795 reads 5 comments