1. 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 1 month ago 74,093 reads 124 comments

  2. 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 1 month ago 73,270 reads 216 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 154,458 reads 122 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 20,303 reads 35 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 108,994 reads 107 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 25,239 reads 27 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 653,773 reads 150 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 192,764 reads 137 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 14,356 reads 11 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 143,805 reads 141 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 37,061 reads 83 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 69,124 reads 163 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 439,452 reads 310 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 156,637 reads 144 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 174,281 reads 299 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 98,297 reads 221 comments

  17. 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 1 month ago 46,658 reads 184 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 28,152 reads 146 comments

  19. 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 2 months ago 101,398 reads 154 comments

  20. 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 2 months ago 155,744 reads 187 comments

  21. 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 2 months ago 41,467 reads 59 comments

  22. 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 2 months ago 29,902 reads 84 comments

  23. 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 2 months ago 240,235 reads 150 comments

  24. 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 2 months ago 6,682 reads 8 comments

  25. 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 2 months ago 198,961 reads 186 comments