1. Atletico Madrid Left in a Midfield Muddle After Opening-Night Disappointment

    At Atletico Madrid , they pride themselves on doing things differently to their two main Liga rivals, but they aren ’t supposed to be quite this different...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 4 days ago 1,544 reads 9 comments

  2. WWE SummerSlam 2016 Results: Top Takeaways from Latest PPV Event

    Sunday's WWE SummerSlam 2016 was a packed show, loaded with matches between all the major performers on both Raw and SmackDown. Every championship in WWE was hanging in the balance, with a new world champion for Raw also set to be crowned...

    Kevin Berge Written by Kevin Berge about 4 days ago 25,903 reads 51 comments

  3. US Open Tennis 2016: TV Schedule and Predictions for Event's Biggest Stars

    This year's U.S. Open kicks off Aug. 29th, and it's going to bring a series of compelling storylines and perhaps more mystery as to who will eventually hoist the shining silver trophy than in many years past...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Brett Klein about 4 days ago 9,600 reads 26 comments

  4. NFL Cuts 2016: Predicting Notable Roster Releases Before Regular Season Begins

    The arrival of the NFL season is always exciting, but along with it comes an unfortunate reality—all 32 teams will cut down their rosters to meet league requirements and leave notable names out of jobs...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 4 days ago 47,422 reads 41 comments

  5. Olympic Spirit Prevails over Difficulties, Dangers of Rio, but It Was Close

    RIO DE JANEIRO — I was stranded. I had just attended a USA men’s basketball practice at a tiny gym in the Flamengo Club—at one point I watched Carmelo Anthony ...

    Lars Anderson Written by Lars Anderson about 4 days ago 41,308 reads 19 comments

  6. Which School Has the Strongest Claim on the 'DBU' Moniker?

    LSU cornerback Tre'Davious White has no problem stating he thinks his school should still be referred to as DBU, or Defensive Back University, the mythical title associated with the school best known for having premier players in the secondary...

    Christopher Walsh Written by Christopher Walsh about 4 days ago 23,141 reads 165 comments

  7. Georgia's Kirby Smart Is the Ultimate Nick Saban-Steve Spurrier Hybrid

    ATHENS, Ga. — When Kirby Smart got the job as Georgia's head coach after nine years on the Alabama staff under Nick Saban , Bulldog nation rejoiced...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 4 days ago 25,599 reads 56 comments

  8. La Liga Hangover: Sampaoli's Sevilla Are Already a Wonderful Point of Difference

    Quique Sanchez Flores slumped back angrily into his chair, thumping his matchday notes over his knee with the exasperation of a man who'd had enough. "It's only Week 1, Quique," you wanted to reach out and say...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 4 days ago 7,262 reads 17 comments

  9. Gokhan Tore's Premier League Return Should Be a Lesson for Chelsea's Youngsters

    LONDON STADIUM, London — The fortunes were mixed for two players with connections to Chelsea on Sunday as West Ham United hosted Bournemouth in the Premier League...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 4 days ago 5,221 reads 16 comments

  10. Edinson Cavani's Struggles Highlight PSG's Need for a Centre-Forward

    It was far from a classic, but Paris Saint-Germain kicked off their first home match of the 2016/17 Ligue 1 campaign with a 3-0 victory over FC Metz on Sunday night...

    Andrew Gibney Written by Andrew Gibney about 4 days ago 1,512 reads 7 comments

  11. Preseason College Football Rankings 2016: Amway, AP NCAA Poll Top Differences

    The 2016 season has yet to kick off, but that hasn't stopped college football fans from arguing over the first batch of preseason polls. USA Today released the Amway Coaches Poll on Aug...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 4 days ago 23,482 reads 24 comments

  12. Terrelle Pryor Has Gone from Scrap Heap to Potential Difference-Maker

    Look at the numbers Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor produced through two preseason games. Look hard, and take as much time as you need. In fact, stare until the disbelief turns into amazement...

    Sean Tomlinson Written by Sean Tomlinson about 4 days ago 53,269 reads 64 comments

  13. Pete Carroll Q&A: Seahawks HC Talks Motivation, Consistency and Coaching History

    RENTON , Wash. — Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll may be 64, but only his hair shows it. Carroll still talks faster than most teenage girls and handles himself like the mayor of the Seahawks more than some authoritarian coach...

    Jason Cole Written by Jason Cole about 4 days ago 10,118 reads 49 comments

  14. Tennessee Football: Week 3 Fall Camp Stock Report

    It looks like the Tennessee football team will take on Appalachian State with no Chance —as in potential starting right tackle Chance Hall, that is...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 4 days ago 5,059 reads 22 comments

  15. Fantasy Football 2016: Highlighting Top Team Names and WR Rankings

    Wide receiver might stand as the most difficult position to draft in fantasy football these days. Quarterbacks aren't hard to project so long as owners take them in later rounds...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 4 days ago 28,003 reads 2 comments

  16. Madden 17: Cover, Player Ratings, Roster Info and Modes Preview

    One of the biggest days on the NFL calendar has nearly arrived. Only hours remain before Madden NFL 17 hits shelves, signaling the approach of a new year on the gridiron...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 4 days ago 5,172 reads 0 comments

  17. Liverpool Must Use Potential Investment to Plot for Long Term Under Jurgen Klopp

    Emerging in the immediate aftermath of Liverpool 's 2-0 defeat away to Burnley on Saturday afternoon, reports of possible investment from a Chinese consortium served to highlight the bigger picture on Merseyside once more...

    Jack Lusby Written by Jack Lusby about 4 days ago 2,816 reads 10 comments

  18. PL Hangover: Pogba, Zlatan and Mourinho Give Man United the Swagger of Champions

    In his seminal profile of Frank Sinatra for Esquire magazine in 1966, American writer and journalist Gay Talese wrote of his subject, "Frank Sinatra had a cold. Sinatra with a cold is Picasso without paint, Ferrari without fuel—only worse...

    Alex Dunn Written by Alex Dunn about 4 days ago 44,912 reads 100 comments

  19. Arsene Wenger's Stubborn Pursuit of His Happy Ending Is Hurting Arsenal

    On an emotional afternoon in May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson got the happy ending he always craved and believed he deserved at Manchester United ...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 4 days ago 8,060 reads 30 comments

  20. UFC 202 Results: Anthony Johnson's KO Is Great, but Did It Show Anything New?

    Anthony Johnson knocking people out is great. It’s just the best . Some poor guy goes in there, brimming with confidence that he’s The One, that his path to victory ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 4 days ago 52,352 reads 7 comments

  21. Ohio State Football: Week 2 Fall-Camp Stock Report

    Ohio State's fall training-camp session officially ended on Saturday, meaning head coach Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes are officially in game-planning mode for the 2016 season...

    David Regimbal Written by David Regimbal about 4 days ago 1,755 reads 0 comments

  22. WWE SummerSlam 2016 Results: Twitter Reacts to Top Stars, Moments and More

    A Match of the Year candidate, a victorious return, ugly title belts, new champions and a controversial conclusion to SummerSlam 2016 dominated Twitter feeds Sunday night as one of WWE's marquee extravaganzas trended worldwide...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 4 days ago 77,309 reads 151 comments

  23. WWE SummerSlam 2016 Review: Top Highlights and Low Points

    In typical fashion, WWE promised to have the biggest party of the summer with the 2016 SummerSlam pay-per-view and this year's advertised lineup certainly fit the bill...

    Anthony Mango Written by Anthony Mango about 4 days ago 48,641 reads 166 comments

  24. 6 Most Overrated College Football Teams in the 2016 Preseason AP Poll

    Preseason football Top 25 polls can be an exercise in futility. Taking factors like graduation, early NFL draft departures and incoming recruiting classes into account, sportswriters ...

    Greg Wallace Written by Greg Wallace about 4 days ago 23,337 reads 107 comments

  25. NHL Teams That Could Have New Coaches After the 2016-17 Season

    The NHL coaching carousel made some unusual stops this summer, with Bruce Boudreau moving from the Anaheim Ducks to the Minnesota Wild. Now, new names coach Calgary Flames and the Ottawa Senators, while the Colorado Avalanche have a current opening...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 4 days ago 12,133 reads 26 comments