1. 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 3 months ago 98,347 reads 221 comments

  2. 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 3 months ago 46,672 reads 184 comments

  3. 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 3 months ago 28,202 reads 146 comments

  4. 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 3 months ago 101,520 reads 154 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 155,823 reads 187 comments

  6. 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 3 months ago 41,502 reads 59 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 29,935 reads 84 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 240,341 reads 149 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 6,718 reads 8 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 199,109 reads 186 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 68,691 reads 146 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 12,703 reads 29 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 173,978 reads 417 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 28,695 reads 46 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 118,960 reads 519 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 54,290 reads 106 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 345,866 reads 415 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 71,151 reads 336 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 71,248 reads 147 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 32,116 reads 110 comments

  21. Updated 2014 MLB Playoff Chances with 2 Weeks Remaining

    There are just over two weeks left in the 2014 MLB regular season, and while the playoff picture has started to take shape, there is still a lot to be decided between now and October...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 59,999 reads 60 comments

  22. How Las Vegas Became the Boxing Capital of the World

    When Floyd Mayweather and a pop singer to be named later walk to the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, while Marcos Maidana waits patiently to unleash his trademark ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 70,862 reads 55 comments

  23. MLB Power Rankings: An Updated Look at Where All 30 Teams Stand

    This week's MLB power rankings again feature a new No. 1 team. The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels had the featured matchup last week as they continue to battle it out for the AL West lead and the majors' best record...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 4 months ago 88,310 reads 203 comments

  24. Highlighting Every NFL Team's 2014 Preseason MVP

    The term “Most Valuable Player” means different things to different people. So we will try to appease everyone in this piece. Here is a look at who we feel are the 32 NFL team's MVPs this preseason...

    Russell S. Baxter Written by Russell S. Baxter about 4 months ago 241,317 reads 217 comments

  25. Each MLB Team's Player Most Likely to Be Dealt This Offseason

    With the primary focus of the baseball universe affixed on the free-agent market once the offseason begins, it's easy to forget that the trade market is also open for business...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 117,935 reads 183 comments