1. Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Josh Gordon and Late-Season Spark Plugs

    Josh Gordon looked a little paunchy in his return to the field Sunday. Gordon didn't look paunchy by sportswriter standards (he could walk through standard-sized doorways) or even by slugging outfielder standards...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 3 days ago 131,748 reads 144 comments

  2. Tony Romo Plays Hero, Keeps Dallas Cowboys in NFC East Contention

    For years, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been the butt of everyone's jokes. For as many wins as he's led the Cowboys to, and as many yards, touchdowns and big plays ...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 3 days ago 70,890 reads 244 comments

  3. Angry Brady, Patriots Punch Colts in the Face…and Other Places

    The game was initially horrible, almost unwatchable. Then it became something else. It became a statement, almost a referendum. Andrew Luck has beaten Peyton Manning , Aaron Rodgers , Russell Wilson and Eli Manning...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 10 days ago 157,224 reads 341 comments

  4. Kobe Bryant Hero Ball All Los Angeles Lakers Have, and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    In a manner of speaking, Kobe Bryant bounced back. The Los Angeles Lakers, though, fell woefully flat. After slogging through an illness-induced 1-of-14 shooting night against the San Antonio Spurs on Nov...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 days ago 63,892 reads 221 comments

  5. Kevin Harvick Makes Long-Awaited Move into NASCAR's Top Tier with 2014 Title

    All season long, the story was the same: Kevin Harvick had one of the fastest cars, he won the most poles, he led the most laps, but he often found a way to lose races anyway...

    Lindsay Gibbs Written by Lindsay Gibbs about 11 days ago 7,166 reads 18 comments

  6. Colts OC Pep Hamilton Is the NFL's Hottest Head Coaching Candidate

    There was something I remember Matt Hasselbeck, backup quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, telling me about offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, 40, last season. It went like this: Pep sees and remembers everything...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 20 days ago 134,821 reads 198 comments

  7. Cleveland Browns Impossible to Ignore After Big Thursday Night Win

    Don't look now, but the Cleveland Browns are in first place in the AFC North. The 6-3 Browns just stomped the Cincinnati Bengals 24-3 in yet another unwatchable Thursday Night Football game...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 20 days ago 123,284 reads 364 comments

  8. Houston Rockets Proving There's Method to Daryl Morey's Madness

    The Houston Rockets remained undefeated with a 98-81 victory against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night, decisively claiming their sixth win as they continue a virtually impeccable debut to the 2014-15 season...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 20 days ago 49,679 reads 229 comments

  9. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Big Ben's Big Change of Course

    1. The road was long for Roethlisberger We look at Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger now, and we see history. We see greatness. He's become so good, so astounding, we've forgotten how far he's come...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 22 days ago 94,197 reads 143 comments

  10. 10 Stars Who Re-Define the NBA's Boundaries

    This isn't your grandfather's NBA . Maybe not even your older brother's NBA. The league is constantly staggering us in new ways, and its current transformation is spearheaded by a group of unmatched stars...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 22 days ago 26,145 reads 91 comments

  11. Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Patriots, Steelers Rock Their Rivals

    Tom Brady-Peyton Manning XVI was an old-fashioned Brady-Manning game. For fans of thrilling, mythological showdowns, that's not a good thing. Old-fashioned Brady-Manning games were like old-fashioned Super Bowls: They were often terrible...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 24 days ago 104,621 reads 83 comments

  12. Brady vs. Manning Is Not Complicated: Brady Is Better

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Before we dissect how, yet again, Tom Brady has proven to be from the planet Krypton, beating his rival and maybe the best team in football with astounding ease, we need to go back in time...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 24 days ago 360,596 reads 1473 comments

  13. Miami Heat's Season-Opening Win More Significant Than Most

    MIAMI — Old habits are hard to break, and old rivals are hard to like, so the Heat fans did what they have always done when Paul Pierce has been introduced here, and especially ...

    Ethan Skolnick Written by Ethan Skolnick about 28 days ago 48,573 reads 132 comments

  14. Giants Parade 2014: Route, Date, Time, Live Stream and TV Info

    For the third time in five years, the San Francisco Giants will grind the heart of their city to a halt to bask in a World Series triumph...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 28 days ago 90,328 reads 7 comments

  15. Who Is the NFL's Midseason MVP?

    We're at the midway point of the NFL season, and award talk has started to heat up. Aaron Rodgers and DeMarco Murray stand out as favorites for NFL MVP based on their performances, ...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 29 days ago 19,438 reads 186 comments

  16. What Really Goes on During an NFL Bye Week?

    When the NFL schedule is released in late April, we look at the top matchups , try to predict records and focus on teams that could possibly make a deep playoff run months before the season even starts...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 30 days ago 44,074 reads 34 comments

  17. Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Harvin, Big Ben and Brilliant Disguises

    Let's kick things off with some quick hitters this week. It's a little game called Pretty, Ugly or Pretty Ugly? Steelers Uniforms: We have seen the sideways-striped bumble ...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 1 month ago 115,291 reads 56 comments

  18. NFL Power Rankings: Where Does Every Team Stand Heading into Week 9?

    Week 8 did not disappoint. Peyton Manning ran up the record books, Tom Brady reminded folks that he's still pretty dang good and the Detroit Lions guaranteed Mike Smith's Atlanta Falcons would have a long flight home from London...

    Matt Miller Written by Matt Miller about 1 month ago 472,724 reads 913 comments