1. Michigan State Basketball: Takeaways from Spartans' Opening Games

    Despite being only two games into the season, there is plenty to take away from Michigan State's opening games. MSU won its first matchup of the season against Navy 64-59 and was upended by Duke 81-71 on Tuesday night...

    Brad Almquist Written by Brad Almquist about 9 days ago 920 reads 3 comments

  2. The 10 Most Insane Sports Contracts

    You won’t find a “boatload of cash” on any conversion table, but that's roughly the amount of money Giancarlo Stanton just received from the Miami Marlins...

    Jesse Pantuosco Written by Jesse Pantuosco about 9 days ago 930 reads 0 comments

  3. Awesome Stories to Make You Love Sports Even More, Part 1

    There are so many awesome sports stories to tell that this is going to take two days—and that won’t even be enough. The great thing about sports is that they can represent so much more...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 9 days ago 14,532 reads 12 comments

  4. Dubious Sports Records Held by Superstars

    Though we often romanticize and idolize our legends of sport, they—perhaps better than anyone—teach us that with true greatness comes frequent failure...

    Scott Janovitz Written by Scott Janovitz about 9 days ago 17,706 reads 10 comments

  5. 13 Sports Fanbases That Have It the Worst Right Now

    These fans are having a real rough go of it lately. This is not a list of long-suffering sports cities (I see you, Cleveland). Instead, these are teams that, as of this moment, you would not want to be a fan of...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 10 days ago 21,594 reads 76 comments

  6. The Friendliest Rivalries in Sports

    Some sports fans and writers automatically assign the adjective "bitter" to any rivalry, but many who compete against each other, from LeBron James and Chris Paul to Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki, are actually close friends...

    Sean Hojnacki Written by Sean Hojnacki about 10 days ago 29,927 reads 14 comments

  7. Crazy Sports Celebrations that Went Wrong

    There has been a long list of athletes who continue to push the envelope when it comes to celebrating a big play during a game...

    Nick Dimengo Written by Nick Dimengo about 11 days ago 27,037 reads 17 comments

  8. HBO State of Play: Preview and Schedule for Fall 2014 Editions

    Over the past few years, ESPN's "30 for 30" series has turned the Worldwide Leader into the premier producer of high-profile sports documentaries. HBO, which used to carry that crown, will continue its documentary rebranding on Nov...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 11 days ago 1,974 reads 0 comments

  9. 15 Instances When It's Actually OK to Cry in Sports

    So much of the language of sports is about toughness—we talk about a team being in "gut check" mode, or an athlete "playing through injury." Win or lose, players and coaches are expected to move on to the next battle...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 11 days ago 17,162 reads 19 comments

  10. No. 4 Best City to Be a Sports Fan: Dallas

    How much does where you live matter as a sports fan? The short answer is: It depends. If you're an Alabama football fan, there's no better place to live than Tuscaloosa. If you're a Red Sox fan, there's no worse place to live than New York City...

    Jeff Miller Written by Jeff Miller about 11 days ago 8,090 reads 9 comments

  11. The 15 Things No True Sports Fan Should Ever Say

    Being a sports fan isn't always easy—or always fun—but it's a responsibility that each one of us should take very seriously...

    Nick Dimengo Written by Nick Dimengo about 13 days ago 53,744 reads 51 comments

  12. Biggest Premature Sports Reactions

    Humans are reactionary. It's just how we are wired. Knowing that, sports has become a great breeding ground for those reactions to manifest, then eventually explode...

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King Written by Giancarlo Ferrari-King about 14 days ago 21,723 reads 14 comments

  13. Ranking North Carolina State Basketball's Top 5 Nonconference Matchups

    Year in and year out, the North Carolina State men's basketball program prides themselves on scheduling tough out-of-conference games. Looking at the 2014 slate, this year is no different...

    Tyler Bolton-Fuhrman Written by Tyler Bolton-Fuhrman about 14 days ago 450 reads 0 comments

  14. The Best 1-Year Wonders in Sports

    Even though most athletes find a way to perform with some sort of consistency throughout their careers, every so often sports fans are mystified by a one-year wonder...

    Scott Janovitz Written by Scott Janovitz about 14 days ago 34,346 reads 50 comments

  15. Teams That Looked Better Than They Played

    In an age of throwback and alternate uniforms, some teams have shown that, while they look great in their outfits, their play during the game actually clashes...

    Nick Dimengo Written by Nick Dimengo about 14 days ago 17,386 reads 16 comments

  16. Best Foreign Sports Commercials on YouTube

    Sometimes, as Americans, we don’t get a chance to see some of the best foreign sports commercials out there. No worries—that’s what YouTube is for. Some of these great commercials are old, and some are new...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 14 days ago 16,892 reads 1 comments

  17. Funny Things Athletes Can Get Away with That Real People Can't

    It's probably not surprising to see or read about some of the crazy things that pro athletes have been able to get away with, right? While us "normal" folks are restricted to harsher ...

    Nick Dimengo Written by Nick Dimengo about 14 days ago 9,204 reads 12 comments

  18. Athletes with Glorious Media Rooms

    You can't see every game—in every league—in person, even if you wanted to. So, the next best thing to attending a live sporting event is watching it in HD on the big ...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 14 days ago 8,929 reads 6 comments

  19. Central American and Caribbean Games 2014: Dates, Schedule, Events and Countries

    The premier sporting spectacle of Central America and the Caribbean is nearly set to commence as Veracruz, Mexico, will host the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games starting on Nov...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 15 days ago 1,568 reads 0 comments

  20. Power Ranking Legendary Press Conferences

    Ninety-nine percent of the time a press conference, regardless of whether the person speaking is a coach or an athlete, is a bland affair—saturated with cautiously chosen words that rarely stray from "coachspeak...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 15 days ago 9,678 reads 10 comments

  21. Funny Sports Fan Petitions

    Sports fans will take any means necessary to get what they want—even submit petitions to the White House...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 16 days ago 15,592 reads 11 comments

  22. Top 20 Most Well-Known Sports Families

    Although I have two extremely talented sisters, the highlight of their athletic careers consisted of the older one earning an All-Star nod in softball in sixth grade, and the younger being told she had "a strong foot" during her short-lived soccer days..

    Nick Dimengo Written by Nick Dimengo about 16 days ago 15,588 reads 40 comments

  23. Daniel Tosh Goes Off on ESPN for Stealing His 'Tosh.0' Segment

    Anyone who has seen the Comedy Central show Tosh.0 knows comedian Daniel Tosh isn't afraid to call people out. When he saw that ESPN had come up with a segment similar to one he does on his show, he took some time to address the matter...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 16 days ago 1,055,593 reads 200 comments

  24. Arjen Robben Presented with 'It Wasn't a Penalty' Shirt Ahead of Mexico Rematch

    The Netherlands take on Mexico on Wednesday in Amsterdam, bringing back memories of one of the most controversial games of the 2014 World Cup...

    Sean Fay Written by Sean Fay about 16 days ago 8,372 reads 15 comments

  25. The Best Sports Documentaries You Never Knew Existed

    Nothing is better than a good story. It doesn't matter if we're talking about sports or politics; if you can weave a compelling tale, you will always have an audience to preach to...

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King Written by Giancarlo Ferrari-King about 16 days ago 56,580 reads 20 comments