1. 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 4 months ago 37,148 reads 83 comments

  2. 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 4 months ago 69,314 reads 163 comments

  3. 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 4 months ago 439,592 reads 310 comments

  4. 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 4 months ago 156,773 reads 144 comments

  5. 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 4 months ago 174,390 reads 299 comments

  6. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Blame Belichick—Not Brady—for Pats' Problems

    1. Belichick Has Failed Brady An NFC scout on Tom Brady 's play: "It's not good. There's no question about that. [But] the larger problem isn't Brady. The problem is what's around Brady...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 4 months ago 98,424 reads 221 comments

  7. At Quarter Mark of Season, Everything We Thought We Knew About the AFC Is Wrong

    The AFC was supposed to be a two-team conference, with the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos facing little resistance en route to an AFC Championship Game rematch...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 4 months ago 46,683 reads 184 comments

  8. Chris Paul and the Clippers Begin New Era Mindful of Hard Lessons Ahead

    PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — As a little man who has become great in a big man's game, Chris Paul has consistently challenged those bigger and stronger than him...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 28,214 reads 146 comments

  9. J.J. Watt Is a Young Michael Strahan, and That Is the Ultimate Compliment

    The best thing anyone can say about a young defensive lineman is to call that player a young Michael Strahan. That is J.J. Watt ...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 4 months ago 101,605 reads 154 comments

  10. Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Romo's Redemption, the Race for 2nd Place

    Love him or hate him, you cannot fall asleep when Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is playing. Romo threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns on 17-of-22 passing in the first half Sunday night, building a 24-0 lead against the New Orleans Saints...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 4 months ago 155,891 reads 187 comments

  11. Scott Miller's Starting 9 (+7): October Brings Questions, and We've Got Answers

    1. Where can I locate the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox this month? You can't even find them with a satellite dish and a GPS...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 4 months ago 41,513 reads 59 comments

  12. Heat's 1st Step After LeBron James' Departure Is to Move out of His Shadow

    MIAMI — When you're one of the most photographed men in America, you can be selective with your self-portraits, only posting those that say something significant to you...

    Ethan Skolnick Written by Ethan Skolnick about 4 months ago 29,955 reads 84 comments

  13. Derek Jeter Authors One More Legendary Moment in Goodbye to Yankee Stadium

    NEW YORK — Moments unspooled on the gargantuan video board between innings all night, Derek Jeter as he so often appeared: Larger than life...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 4 months ago 240,391 reads 149 comments

  14. Why Has Team Europe Dominated Team USA at the Ryder Cup?

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland—Losing is the great American sin. A Harvard-educated author of young adult fiction, John Tunis, said that first. Losing is what America has done in the Ryder Cup...

    Art Spander Written by Art Spander about 4 months ago 6,727 reads 8 comments

  15. NFL Report Cards: Team-by-Team Grades for Week 3

    The NFL season is a marathon, not a sprint. If the NFL season were a sprint, we'd be talking about what these teams are...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 4 months ago 199,245 reads 186 comments

  16. Ravens, NFL and Ray Rice All Taking Turns Tossing Each Other Under the Bus

    All the world's buses are in Baltimore, and there are bodies being tossed under them with great enthusiasm...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 4 months ago 68,709 reads 146 comments

  17. Roger Goodell Announces NFL's Plans to Aid Domestic Abuse Prevention

    Updates from Friday, Oct. 3 In a memo released Friday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell detailed the plans that are in place to help end domestic violence, including ...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 4 months ago 12,714 reads 29 comments

  18. Scandal-Plagued NFL Will Be Leery of Jameis Winston

    This isn't a story bashing Jameis Winston . This is a story about the changing world Winston will soon enter and the lessons that need to be learned in the meantime...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 4 months ago 174,055 reads 417 comments

  19. NBA Front-Office Talk Can Be Brutal, but Execs Say Hawks' Ferry Crossed Line

    When the doors are closed, and NBA team executives are speaking freely among themselves, the words can be blunt, and the judgments harsh. A player might be called selfish, or lazy, or a knucklehead, or an alcoholic...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 4 months ago 28,727 reads 46 comments

  20. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Owners Passing the Buck on NFL's Problems

    1. The owners are being gutless In Carolina, it was the coach, not the owner, who explained why a man convicted of physically abusing and threatening to kill a woman was going to play...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 5 months ago 118,977 reads 519 comments

  21. Bleacher Report's Week 2 NFL Awards

    It was a wild week in the NFL . Off-the-field issues understandably gripped the league in the wake of the child-abuse charges filed against Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 54,301 reads 106 comments

  22. Kobe Bryant Helped Team USA Basketball Regain Its Dominance with Single Game

    Have you noticed? The world just doesn't seem to hate the U.S. men's national basketball team quite the way it once did. It's understandable, seeing as our demeanor isn't as hate-inspiring...

    Ric Bucher Written by Ric Bucher about 5 months ago 345,964 reads 415 comments

  23. Is Kyrie Irving Now the Face of Team USA After FIBA World Cup MVP Performance?

    So much of the talk during Team USA’s pre-FIBA training camp concerned how head coach Mike Krzyzewski would construct a team perfectly suited to stop Spain’s formidable frontcourt for when—not if—the two sides met in the final...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 5 months ago 71,269 reads 336 comments

  24. NCAA Football Rankings 2014: Hits and Misses from Week 3

    Well, that was interesting. Week 3 is in the books, and now the college football landscape appears even more confusing than ever. It's certainly tough to put together a top 25 after Saturday's action...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 71,263 reads 147 comments

  25. Danny Ferry Takes Leave of Absence: Latest Details, Analysis and Updates

    Updates from Saturday, Sept. 13 Hawks CEO Steve Koonin posted an open letter to fans online on Saturday...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 5 months ago 32,126 reads 110 comments