1. 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 1 month ago 44,192 reads 34 comments

  2. 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 115,383 reads 56 comments

  3. 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 473,320 reads 913 comments

  4. Flip the Script: Adam Jones Takes on Leadership Role with Cincinnati Bengals

    The 2014 NFL season has been marred by mug shots and court dates, most notably for Pro Bowl players Greg Hardy, Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice ...

    Sean Jensen Written by Sean Jensen about 1 month ago 189,266 reads 88 comments

  5. Mo'ne Davis, Spike Lee and Sticking It to the NCAA Once and for All

    Teenage pitching phenom Mo'ne Davis was back on the national stage during the World Series—sorry, Major League Baseball's iteration of the World Series, not the Little League ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 1 month ago 62,123 reads 78 comments

  6. NBA Draft Lottery Reform Proposal Reportedly Voted Down, Format to Stay the Same

    Changing the NBA draft lottery may ultimately be inevitable, but the league has reportedly decided against reform for the 2014-15 season...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 1 month ago 38,283 reads 130 comments

  7. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Another WR Learns Not to Disrespect the QB

    1. Russell Wilson If you want to understand, at least in some ways, the dynamics of the Seattle Seahawks locker room and why Percy Harvin was fitted to an ejector ...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 545,527 reads 335 comments

  8. Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Shattered Records and Missing Weapons

    Peyton Manning broke arguably the most important record in America's most popular sport at approximately 7:42 local time in Denver. The ensuing kickoff occurred at 7:46 local time...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 2 months ago 201,361 reads 143 comments

  9. Peyton Manning's Legacy Did Not Start—and Does Not End—at No. 509

    DENVER — Before 509, before history was made on a cool night, by football royalty, as the football world watched. Before the video tributes and smiles and recognition. Before he waved to the crowd...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 87,257 reads 194 comments

  10. With NFL's Best Big 3, Dallas Cowboys Have Legit Claim to League's Top Team

    It took almost 20 years, but the Dallas Cowboys have remembered how to be a dominant football team. With a 31-21 win over the New York Giants in Week 7, the Cowboys improved to 6-1...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 2 months ago 81,426 reads 265 comments

  11. Where Have You Gone, Coach O?

    The drive between Northwestern State and Mandeville, Louisiana is roughly four hours. It’s an unassuming trek—with two roads doing the majority of the heavy lifting—although ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 2 months ago 74,331 reads 124 comments

  12. Warriors Hope Steve Kerr Is the Final Ingredient in Creating an NBA Juggernaut

    LOS ANGELES — An abundance of enticing young talent drew Steve Kerr back to California last spring. There was 26-year-old Stephen Curry , the baby-faced point guard with the killer three-point shot...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 2 months ago 73,430 reads 216 comments

  13. NFL Predictions Week 7: Expert Consensus Projections

    There's a good chance that history will be made in the National Football League in Week 7. With two more touchdown passes Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 154,548 reads 122 comments

  14. Matt Bowen's Week 7 NFL Film Study

    Every Thursday, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen brings you his film study: a breakdown of the league from multiple angles...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 2 months ago 20,359 reads 35 comments

  15. NBA Rookie Stock Watch: 2014-15 Preseason Edition

    Thanks to summer league, training camp buzz and preseason NBA action, we're starting to get a better feel for how the 2014-15 rookies stack up. Some of them, like Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker, have performed pretty much the way we expected..

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 months ago 109,141 reads 107 comments

  16. Jerome Champagne Exclusive: FIFA Presidential Candidate on How to Save Football

    Jerome Champagne announced his candidacy to stand for FIFA president in September. The Frenchman will run against Sepp Blatter, who is seeking a fifth term in office and stands as arguably the game's most controversial figure...

    Samindra Kunti Written by Samindra Kunti about 2 months ago 25,276 reads 27 comments

  17. The Cautionary Tale of Ken Caminiti: The Steroid Era's First Truth-Teller

    The past springs to life on an 80-inch flat-screen in a family room in Reno, Nevada. The television is extra-large because the woman watching it is battling macular degeneration. The man is a reluctant viewer...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 2 months ago 654,899 reads 150 comments

  18. Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Jay Cutler Is the New Herschel Walker

    This could have been a Statement Sunday, a day on which the NFL 's hot-and-cold-running 3-2 teams emphatically defeated opponents and proved that they belong in the Super Bowl conversation...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 2 months ago 192,886 reads 137 comments

  19. College Football Superlatives from Kramer's Korner: The Death of Defense

    16,200. That’s approximately—give or take a few hundred—how many seconds it took for Baylor and TCU to play a regulation football game on Saturday...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 2 months ago 51 reads 11 comments

  20. My Morning with Muhammad Ali

    I'm sitting on a couch in a dimly lit hotel room on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River near Cincinnati. The man sitting next to me is asleep. The man is Muhammad Ali ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim Smith about 2 months ago 145,067 reads 141 comments

  21. 10 Biggest Takeaways from 2014 ALDS, NLDS Action

    The 2014 Division Series round of the playoffs is in the books, and it provided as much drama as any in recent memory, with three extra-inning affairs and nine of the 14 games decided by one run...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 2 months ago 37,118 reads 83 comments

  22. LeBron James Poised to Have His Most Impressive Statistical Season Yet

    The 1961-62 season was unlike any other in NBA history. That year, a 23-year-old guard, in just his second professional season, successfully averaged a triple-double...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 2 months ago 69,233 reads 163 comments

  23. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Campbell Discusses Intent of Thomas' Chop Block

    1. Campbell says injurious hit was "over the top" and "unnecessary" Calais Campbell figures the difference was tiny. Maybe half an inch. Maybe even less...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 439,533 reads 310 comments

  24. Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: The Peyton Manning 500

    Five hundred passing touchdowns are a lifetime's worth of touchdowns. Peyton Manning threw the 500th touchdown of his career in the first quarter against the Cardinals on Sunday...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 3 months ago 156,728 reads 144 comments

  25. New York Jets Are All but Done, and Rex Ryan Will Take Fall for Team's Woes

    So, now it's official: Not even Mike Vick can save a capsized ship. "I'm watching the Jets play San Diego," tweeted Joe Namath , the most famous Jet ever, "and it's no fun at all...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 3 months ago 174,363 reads 299 comments