1. Lost and Found: Taj McDavid Today Is More Than an NBA Draft Punch Line

    I don’t believe in ghosts. But there is one standing before me. He is big—6'6" or so. And eye-catching. He has a black bead pierced below his bottom lip and silver hoops in each ear...

    Jeff Pearlman Written by Jeff Pearlman about 1 month ago 562,227 reads 341 comments

  2. Rusty Staub Played Like Stainless Steel for the 1969 Montreal Expos

    Third in an 11-part series examining the vagaries of awards voting. Just as performing marginally on a pennant winner still can earn accolades in the MVP vote (see my Elston ...

    Randy S. Robbins Written by Randy S. Robbins about 1 month ago 318 reads 0 comments

  3. Scott Coker: Looking at the Path of the New Bellator Boss

    It's 1985. Wham! is the hottest thing in music, and movies like The Breakfast Club and The Goonies are reinventing the "random kids come of age, often while wearing awesome '80s clothes" genre...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 1,809 reads 1 comments

  4. San Francisco 49ers: 10 Most Painful Losses in Franchise History

    The San Francisco 49ers normally are on the other side of crushing losses. They’re the team that rallied back from a 38-14 deficit to crush the New York Giants in the 2002 ...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 7,636 reads 51 comments

  5. 1 Win Earned Elston Howard Impossible MVP Votes in Boston's Dream Season

    Second in an 11-part series examining the vagaries of awards voting. Finishing 17th in an MVP vote normally would not rate a second glance...

    Randy S. Robbins Written by Randy S. Robbins about 1 month ago 189 reads 0 comments

  6. Al Bumbry Got a Bum Deal in the 1973 MVP Vote

    First in an 11-part series about the vagaries of awards voting. Al Bumbry rightfully earned American League Rookie of the Year honors in 1973...

    Randy S. Robbins Written by Randy S. Robbins about 2 months ago 264 reads 0 comments

  7. U.S. Open: Would the No-Rough/Brown Look at Pinehurst Work for Your Course?

    The USGA is still in the middle of the great golf course experiment at Pinehurst No. 2 where the U.S. Open was played last week and the U.S. Women's Open is being contested this week...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 2 months ago 590 reads 2 comments

  8. As Tony Parker Celebrates Yet Another NBA Title, Many GMs Left Asking 'What If?'

    Watching the NBA Finals always carries a bit of pain for the NBA general managers who are not directly involved, but it can be especially bitter when the action includes players they could have drafted...

    Ric Bucher Written by Ric Bucher about 2 months ago 319,382 reads 369 comments

  9. Chuck Noll: Teacher, Coach, Champion, Teacher

    "Teaching is the highest form of understanding." — Aristotle "I learned this a long time ago. Sometimes if a player isn’t getting it or understanding, it’s not always his fault...

    Tom Danyluk Written by Tom Danyluk about 2 months ago 462 reads 0 comments

  10. Tottenham Hotspur: Will a Year Ending in '4' Be Significant Again for Spurs?

    As with any football club, dates play an important part in the mythology of Tottenham Hotspur . Tottenham were founded in 1882. Their first major honour came when they won the FA Cup in 1901...

    Thomas Cooper Written by Thomas Cooper about 2 months ago 5,011 reads 10 comments

  11. Bodybuilder Becomes Crohn's, Keratoconus Advocate Because of Machine Gun Kelly

    Before hip-hop artist Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) was spending time with Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving and owner Dan Gilbert at the NBA All-Star Game, he lived a painful childhood...

    David Daniels Written by David Daniels about 2 months ago 5,647 reads 0 comments

  12. 'How Does It Feel to Drop the World Cup?': Reliving 1999 Cricket World Cup Quote

    Few quotes in the game's history hold more notoriety than Steve Waugh's alleged "How does it feel to drop the World Cup?" snipe at Herschelle Gibbs during cricket's limited-overs showpiece in England in 1999...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 2 months ago 982 reads 1 comments

  13. Looking Back at Seth Rollins' Pre-WWE Life as Tyler Black

    After turning heel and attacking his partners in The Shield on Raw last week, Seth Rollins became the hottest wrestler in WWE ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 2 months ago 57,252 reads 76 comments

  14. World Cup 2014: Ian Wright Discusses His Favourite England World Cup Memory

    For former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright, Michael Owen ’s wonder goal against Argentina in France '98 could have been a bittersweet moment...

    Dave Hornby Written by Dave Hornby about 2 months ago 277 reads 1 comments

  15. Anschluss of Gijon: The 1982 Disgrace That Changed World Cup Scheduling

    “We will dedicate our seventh goal to our wives, and the eighth to our dogs.” West Germany did not expect to be troubled by Algeria at the 1982 World Cup...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 2 months ago 33,242 reads 19 comments

  16. Carl Hubbell and Juan Marichal: Two Meal Tickets, One Pair of Giants

    No, they’re not doppelgangers—see my previous article for a fuller explanation—but Carl Hubbell and Juan Marichal —the New York/ San Francisco ...

    Randy S. Robbins Written by Randy S. Robbins about 2 months ago 272 reads 0 comments

  17. Tottenham Hotspur Must Be Careful with Any World Cup-Inspired Transfers

    Tottenham Hotspur will be among the European clubs casting their eye over the players performing at this summer's World Cup...

    Thomas Cooper Written by Thomas Cooper about 3 months ago 12,063 reads 20 comments

  18. Hall of Famer Al Kaline Reflects on Being a Bonus Baby, Upcoming MLB Draft

    Al Kaline was in Indianapolis as part of an appearance for the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians over the weekend. I was given a chance to sit down with "Mr...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 3 months ago 1,997 reads 2 comments

  19. Remember the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers' Stanley Cup History

    The New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings are set to meet in the Stanley Cup Final starting Wednesday night in Los Angeles. While the Kings and Rangers are not traditional playoff foes, this is not the first time they have met in the playoffs...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 3 months ago 952 reads 0 comments

  20. Are the San Antonio Spurs Gearing Up for Their Last Title Run?

    The date was December 23, 1996 and the Spurs were up against the Miami Heat . The San Antonio Spurs were on a three-game win streak, sparked by the return of their star center David Robinson...

    Jeremy Dawson Written by Jeremy Dawson about 3 months ago 819 reads 0 comments

  21. Ranking the Most Disappointing Triple Crown Misses in History

    Eleven horses in racing history have won the Triple Crown. Since Affirmed became the most recent Triple Crown winner in 1978, 11* horses have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness before losing in the Belmont Stakes...

    Brendan O'Meara Written by Brendan O'Meara about 3 months ago 21,877 reads 8 comments

  22. Tottenham Influence on England World Cup Squad Is Sign of Times at Club

    Tottenham Hotspur will be represented at this summer's World Cup, but not by any Englishmen. Hugo Lloris is France captain, while Paulinho is set to be a prominent part of host nation Brazil's attempts to win the tournament...

    Thomas Cooper Written by Thomas Cooper about 3 months ago 6,728 reads 14 comments

  23. Experts Say RB Position Is Going Extinct in the NFL, Are They Right?

    On July 29, 2006, the New Orleans Saints signed their rookie running back , Reggie Bush, to a five-year, $62 million contract. This made Bush the highest-paid rookie running back in NFL history...

    Jeremy Dawson Written by Jeremy Dawson about 3 months ago 389 reads 0 comments

  24. Texas Football: Legacy Coaches Key to Reviving Longhorns' Tradition

    When Texas head coach Charlie Strong hired his new coaching staff, he expressed the importance of his staff having ties in the state of Texas. But two of his assistant coaches' ties are much deeper than the others...

    Taylor Gaspar Written by Taylor Gaspar about 3 months ago 5,951 reads 14 comments

  25. Fred Fitzsimmons' Fat ERA Still Left Room for the Shutout Crown

    Despite playing his entire 19-year career in the metropolitan New York area, Fred Fitzsimmons was never a household name outside of Manhattan or Brooklyn...

    Randy S. Robbins Written by Randy S. Robbins about 3 months ago 202 reads 0 comments