1. Are Chelsea and Liverpool the Premier League's Dark Horses for Next Season?

    "Blue leads red in Pasadena," cried the commentator on Chelsea TV as Gary Cahill nodded Chelsea in front against Liverpool at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday evening (or the early hours of Thursday if you were watching in England)...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 11 hours ago 13,807 reads 49 comments

  2. WWE NXT Results: Biggest Winners, Losers and Moments from July 27

    There is no accounting for the aura and presence Shinsuke Nakamura brings to the squared circle, and Wednesday night on NXT, those two elements and a championship announcement fueled him to "biggest winner" status from the July 27 episode...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 11 hours ago 8,895 reads 14 comments

  3. Re-Drafting the 2016 Rookie Class Following the NBA Summer League

    Hopefully your favorite NBA team made the right pick the first time around. Jonathan Wasserman joins Stephen Nelson to re-draft this year's rookie class, now that the NBA Summer League season has come to an end...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 11 hours ago 11,770 reads 45 comments

  4. SEC Extra Points: Why Alabama's Defense Could Be Even Better in 2016

    Alabama used its stout defense—which gave up just 276.3 yards per game and 4.3 yards per play—to roll all the way to the national title a year ago...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 11 hours ago 7,528 reads 81 comments

  5. Planting the Seeds for a Soccer Relegation Revolution in the U.S.

    If you crave stories about the early days of professional soccer in the United States, if you want to relive the fleeting moments of success and the crushing failures, if you want ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by George Dohrmann about 11 hours ago 95,225 reads 147 comments

  6. Team-Player Free Agent Matches That We Didn't Expect to See

    NHL teams have done most of the heavy work of free agency, with a few secondary signings each week drifting in...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 11 hours ago 6,355 reads 9 comments

  7. MLB Trade Deadline 2016: Date and Latest Rumors on Top Stars

    The MLB trade deadline is on Monday, Aug. 1—a day later than usual since the typical date of July 31 falls on a Sunday this year...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 12 hours ago 2,205 reads 0 comments

  8. Stoudemire Did More Than Most with His Gifts, but Still Left Us Wanting More

    The fond farewells are out there, as always when someone of any significance retires. It's not even oversaturated with saccharine sentiment in this case...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 12 hours ago 30,104 reads 72 comments

  9. Bayern Munich: Franck Ribery Back at His Best Under Carlo Ancelotti

    Last season seemed to mark a changing of the guard at Bayern Munich, as the team that for so long had relied upon Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery managed to achieve success in the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal largely in the absence of their talismanic duo...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 12 hours ago 3,298 reads 28 comments

  10. Alvaro Morata and Mateo Kovacic Early Beneficiaries from Zidane's 4-4-2 Switch

    Real Madrid 's pre -season programme started in disappointing fashion in the International Champions Cup , losing 3-1 to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday in what was the Spanish side's first match since they won the UEFA Champions League in May...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 12 hours ago 5,867 reads 27 comments

  11. Javier Mascherano's New Deal Buys Barcelona Time to Bed in Summer Signings

    For a long while, it seemed like Javier Mascherano was on the way out of Barcelona. The Argentinian defensive midfielder was with his national team, playing in the Copa America, ...

    Rik Sharma Written by Rik Sharma about 12 hours ago 3,112 reads 13 comments

  12. MLB Rumors: Trade Buzz on Jonathan Lucroy, Jay Bruce and More

    As we inch closer to the Major League Baseball trade deadline, rumors surrounding the top available players only grow more intense...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 13 hours ago 1,243 reads 0 comments

  13. Roger Federer's Professional Future Is in Flux with Knee Injury Rehab Ahead

    Tennis is about to receive its first extended preview of a post- Roger Federer reality. Days after withdrawing from the Rogers Cup, Federer unexpectedly announced on his Facebook ...

    Joe Kennard Written by Joe Kennard about 14 hours ago 2,144 reads 25 comments

  14. Browns Fans, Fantasy Owners Should Temper Expectations for Josh Gordon in 2016

    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is finally on the verge of making his NFL return. There are still some obstacles in front of him—like an offseason quad injury and ...

    Kristopher Knox Written by Kristopher Knox about 14 hours ago 6,135 reads 17 comments

  15. How to Judge an NFL Quarterback Competition

    You’re at a job interview, and the usual nervous ticks start. Your right leg keeps jittering and bouncing as though you’re ready to take off. And there’s sweat...

    Sean Tomlinson Written by Sean Tomlinson about 14 hours ago 4,586 reads 17 comments

  16. Undrafted but Undeterred: What I Learned from My First Year in the NFL

    The following is a first-person narrative from former undrafted free-agent running back Thomas Rawls, who is entering his second year with the Seattle Seahawks , as told to Bleacher Report's Gary Davenport...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Thomas Rawls about 14 hours ago 25,920 reads 134 comments

  17. Yankees Facing Most Important Trade Deadline of the Brian Cashman Era

    Including this one, the New York Yankees have been winners in each of the last 24 seasons. That's meant 24 years of buying or staying the course at the trade deadline, as one does when one is a winner...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 14 hours ago 44,331 reads 115 comments

  18. Ryan Fitzpatrick and the NY Jets Finally Did the Smart Thing for a Silly Reason

    Sometimes, it takes something really stupid to convince smart people to do the smart thing. Take Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets , a journeyman quarterback and the team he led to the verge of the playoffs last year...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 14 hours ago 43,127 reads 94 comments

  19. PSG Beat Real Madrid 3-1, but Edinson Cavani Continues to Disappoint

    On Wednesday night, Paris Saint-Germain recorded their third-straight pre -season victory and their second of the International Champions Cup as they beat Real Madrid 3-1 in Colombus , Ohio...

    Andrew Gibney Written by Andrew Gibney about 14 hours ago 7,499 reads 7 comments

  20. Ragnar Klavan Makes Case to Displace Mamadou Sakho in Liverpool Loss to Chelsea

    Liverpool continued their pre -season preparations with a clash against Premier League rivals Chelsea in the early hours of Thursday morning...

    Jack Lusby Written by Jack Lusby about 14 hours ago 8,239 reads 19 comments

  21. 5 Things for Manchester United Fans to Look Forward to in 2016/17 Season

    For perhaps the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, there is a widespread spirit of optimism among Manchester United fans ahead of a new season...

    Paul Ansorge Written by Paul Ansorge about 14 hours ago 11,291 reads 21 comments

  22. Which Boston Celtics Rookies Should Make the 2016-17 Roster?

    Barring any major moves, the Boston Celtics ' core for next season is already established. But roster spots are still up for grabs, and plenty of young candidates are fighting for them...

    Vytis Lasaitis Written by Vytis Lasaitis about 15 hours ago 11,110 reads 29 comments

  23. Are Arsenal in Danger of Getting Left Behind in the Premier League Title Race?

    For more than a decade, Arsenal fans have been predisposed to feeling envious about their rivals because of all the Premier League titles, glamorous signings and overall greater sense of direction and ambition...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 19 hours ago 12,666 reads 88 comments

  24. Carlos Gonzalez Blockbuster Trade Opportunity Could Be Now or Never

    The Colorado Rockies don't have to trade Carlos Gonzalez . He's under contract through 2017, and he's having an All-Star season...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 19 hours ago 11,035 reads 15 comments

  25. M'Baye Niang Impresses for AC Milan in Friendly Win over Bayern Munich

    Much of the discussion surrounding Vincenzo Montella’s appointment as AC Milan head coach has been centred on his style of play. With Fiorentina , he implemented beautiful passing football that neutrals admired...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 19 hours ago 2,730 reads 29 comments