1. Ranking Top 5 NBA Stars at Every Position: Anthony Davis Blowing Away the Field

    Anthony Davis hasn't just arrived as a superstar for the New Orleans Pelicans. He's taken the league by storm during his third season in the NBA , asserting himself as one of the very best players, regardless of position...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 5 months ago 73,440 reads 365 comments

  2. Predicting MLB's All-Bust Team for 2015

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but chances are that your favorite baseball team might have a bust—or two—sitting on its roster heading into the 2015 season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 5 months ago 36,560 reads 91 comments

  3. Projecting Every MLB Team's Starting Lineup 2 Weeks from Spring Training

    Pitching may win championships, but having a high-powered offense to back that pitching goes an awful long way as well...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 5 months ago 201,027 reads 234 comments

  4. The 25 Best Individual Performances in Super Bowl History

    In advance of Super Bowl XLIX, we recently power-ranked all 48 Super Bowl MVPs . It was a lot of fun and, not surprisingly, sparked a lot of conversation among NFL fans...

    Russell S. Baxter Written by Russell S. Baxter about 5 months ago 45,385 reads 131 comments

  5. NBA All-Star Rosters 2015: Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    It's NBA nitpicking time! The league announced the reserves for the 2015 Eastern and Western Conference All-Star teams on Thursday night, and as per usual, there are selections to applaud and snubs to lament...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 216,926 reads 436 comments

  6. 2015 NBA Mock Draft: Predicting How 1st Round Shakes Out, Midseason Edition

    Our 2015 NBA mock draft board has seen a shake-up at the top. For the first time all season, we have a couple of new freshmen who've moved into the top three...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 270,267 reads 328 comments

  7. Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Attack of the Zombie Quarterbacks

    The NFL is a copycat league. So when cable zombie programs started beating the NFL in the television ratings, it was only natural for coaches to begin turning to zombie quarterbacks for a competitive edge...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 6 months ago 147,357 reads 69 comments

  8. Seahawks Back in NFC Driver's Seat, with Super Bowl Straight Ahead

    The Seattle Seahawks will return to the Super Bowl because they are so good. The Seahawks will return to the Super Bowl because the backup quarterbacks of the Arizona Cardinals are so bad...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 6 months ago 89,993 reads 415 comments

  9. Amid Turmoil Surrounding Kings, Rudy Gay Emerging as Crucial Agent of Change

    SACRAMENTO — It wasn't an epiphany. That would imply an instantaneous realization, an aha moment. Rudy Gay 's awakening didn't happen all at once. It came gradually, through a series of jolts to his confidence and his psyche...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 7 months ago 174,003 reads 88 comments

  10. Steelers Are Our Only Hope for Breaking the AFC's Patriots-Broncos Logjam

    We all know that AFC stands for American Football Conference. It might as well also stand for Another Foregone Conclusion...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 7 months ago 153,820 reads 411 comments

  11. College Football Superlatives from Kramer's Korner: End-of-Year Awards

    It was just August; how exactly did we arrive here ? Each year, we tell ourselves to relish each and every moment of the college football season, knowing the silent void ahead...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 months ago 34,668 reads 30 comments

  12. Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Hot Teams and Baby Animals

    In this week's Hangover: Manziel Mania! Johnny Fever! All-access, 360-degree, 10-speed, 20-story, single-malt Johnny Manzilla stomping through the pleasure centers of your brain! ...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 7 months ago 96,286 reads 89 comments

  13. Oregon vs. Florida State in a Battle for the Soul of College Football

    Last year's Heisman winner vs. this season's (likely) Heisman winner. Longest winning streak in the nation against the hottest team. And also what many fans may choose to view as Good vs...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 7 months ago 73,050 reads 978 comments

  14. From Jim Harbaugh to Chip Kelly, Early Coaching Gossip Is Getting Silly

    Coach shopping season, like holiday shopping season, arrives earlier every year. We have all complained about Christmas decorations in the mall on Labor Day, even you 20-somethings who harken back to the days when Christmas began right after Halloween.

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 7 months ago 69,109 reads 78 comments

  15. Duke Catches Fire to Down Wisconsin as Both CBB Heavyweights Live Up to the Hype

    Early-season games that get billed as "potential Final Four previews" often disappoint. But Duke and Wisconsin delivered in a big way Wednesday night, both looking like championship-caliber teams...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 7 months ago 36,863 reads 57 comments

  16. Ray Rice's On-Field Form Playing Key Role in Keeping RB off the Field

    Football teams make football decisions. With former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice still on the free-agent market, it's important to keep things in perspective...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 7 months ago 47,764 reads 89 comments

  17. Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Cyber Monday Deals on QBs, Playoff Spots

    Happy Cyber Monday, football fans, and thanks for taking time out from your busy online shopping schedule to read Hangover! Cyber Monday is the ultimate American shopping holiday...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 7 months ago 92,538 reads 101 comments

  18. Aaron Rodgers Takes Another Big Stride into Realm of NFL Quarterback Legends

    The legend-in-the-making got his hand stepped on. It looked to be a bloody mess. But a bleeding limb can't stop Aaron Rodgers . A truck might not. Maybe not even a nuke. The throws the legend-in-the-making made, despite a hurt hand, were uncanny..

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 7 months ago 268,771 reads 565 comments

  19. 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 7 months ago 134,469 reads 144 comments

  20. 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 7 months ago 71,939 reads 247 comments

  21. 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 8 months ago 157,893 reads 341 comments

  22. 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 8 months ago 64,188 reads 221 comments

  23. 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 8 months ago 7,282 reads 18 comments

  24. 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 8 months ago 140,325 reads 198 comments

  25. 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 8 months ago 123,502 reads 363 comments