1. Jay Cutler Doing More Than Enough to Win Division With Banged-Up Bears Offense

    Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has always had the talent to be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL , but he's always found a way to be less than the sum of his numbers...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 17 hours ago 48,696 reads 232 comments

  2. 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 days ago 172,145 reads 415 comments

  3. Making the Call on Week 3's Toughest Fantasy Lineup Decisions

    The third week of the 2014 NFL season is already upon us. That noise you hear is weeping and gnashing of teeth from winless fantasy football owners or perhaps the smug chuckling from the undefeated...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 5 days ago 85,723 reads 115 comments

  4. 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 5 days ago 27,395 reads 46 comments

  5. Floyd Mayweather to Face Nevada Athletic Commission for Unsanctioned Fights

    Updates from Tuesday, Sept. 23 Dan Rafael of ESPN, Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports and Jeremy Botter of Bleacher Report passed along comments from Floyd Mayweather 's hearing on Tuesday: ...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 5 days ago 95,032 reads 89 comments

  6. 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 6 days ago 118,641 reads 519 comments

  7. 'Violence Is Violence': Adrian Peterson and the Science of Spanking

    A four-year-old can barely distinguish between right and wrong, between cause and effect, between his or her home and the whole world. Good and bad are still vague notions for a preschool child...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 7 days ago 23,831 reads 9 comments

  8. The NFL Needs Its Own Supreme Court to Clean Up Its Act

    We, the people who support the NFL with our wallets, eyeballs, affection and devotion, hold these truths to be self-evident: The NFL’s Problems Are Not Going Away ...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 7 days ago 56,055 reads 273 comments

  9. 49ers Give Away Game to Bears—Did off-Field Distractions Play a Part?

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The building was shiny in its newness, its occupants giddy and frenetic. Levi's Stadium was drenched in red and cheers. This is what happens when a new stadium opens...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 9 days ago 184,787 reads 465 comments

  10. 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 11 days ago 31,924 reads 110 comments

  11. 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 11 days ago 59,551 reads 60 comments

  12. B/R MLB 500: Top 35 Third Basemen

    With shortstops in the bag, the B/R MLB 500 will now wrap up its trip around the infield at the hot corner...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 days ago 77,806 reads 140 comments

  13. 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 12 days ago 69,813 reads 55 comments

  14. Is Roger Goodell Still Bulletproof?

    Roger Goodell owns you, and he knows it. You aren't going to boycott the NFL . You won't rip up your season tickets, stop watching your team on TV or abandon your just-drafted fantasy team...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 12 days ago 56,131 reads 152 comments

  15. 15 College Football Freshmen Who Look Like the Real Deal

    The first two weeks of college football season are behind us, which means every freshman in the country has had at least one and probably two chances to get on the field (unless he plays for Cincinnati)...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 12 days ago 141,585 reads 153 comments

  16. 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 29 days ago 88,114 reads 203 comments

  17. 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 29 days ago 240,972 reads 217 comments

  18. 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 29 days ago 117,073 reads 183 comments

  19. When Will Your NHL Team Make a Stanley Cup Run?

    There's a reason the same two teams have claimed the Stanley Cup in four of the last five seasons. The Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings have used a mix of veterans and ...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 30 days ago 67,373 reads 129 comments