1. 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 11 months ago 25,426 reads 27 comments

  2. 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 11 months ago 681,611 reads 150 comments

  3. 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 11 months ago 193,194 reads 137 comments

  4. 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 11 months ago 74 reads 11 comments

  5. 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 11 months ago 158,029 reads 141 comments

  6. 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 11 months ago 37,173 reads 83 comments

  7. 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 11 months ago 69,501 reads 163 comments

  8. 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 11 months ago 439,668 reads 310 comments

  9. 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 11 months ago 156,856 reads 144 comments

  10. 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 11 months ago 174,422 reads 298 comments

  11. 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 11 months ago 98,512 reads 220 comments

  12. 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 11 months ago 46,733 reads 184 comments

  13. 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 11 months ago 28,237 reads 146 comments

  14. 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 11 months ago 101,711 reads 154 comments

  15. 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 11 months ago 155,931 reads 187 comments

  16. 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 11 months ago 41,537 reads 59 comments

  17. 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 11 months ago 29,978 reads 84 comments

  18. 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 11 months ago 240,557 reads 146 comments

  19. 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 11 months ago 6,765 reads 8 comments

  20. 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 11 months ago 199,294 reads 186 comments

  21. 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 11 months ago 68,738 reads 145 comments

  22. 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 11 months ago 12,730 reads 29 comments

  23. 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 11 months ago 174,141 reads 417 comments

  24. 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 11 months ago 28,770 reads 46 comments

  25. 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 12 months ago 119,012 reads 519 comments