1. Bulls Have Carmelo Anthony to Thank for Roster Ready to Make NBA Title Run

    NEW YORK — NBA free agency is a wicked game of musical chairs, a wild rumpus of dollar signs and tangled destinies, each player's decision affecting the next one down the line...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 1 month ago 142,477 reads 257 comments

  2. Who Is the NFL's Midseason MVP?

    We're at the midway point of the NFL season, and award talk has started to heat up. Aaron Rodgers and DeMarco Murray stand out as favorites for NFL MVP based on their performances, ...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 1 month ago 19,490 reads 186 comments

  3. What Really Goes on During an NFL Bye Week?

    When the NFL schedule is released in late April, we look at the top matchups , try to predict records and focus on teams that could possibly make a deep playoff run months before the season even starts...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 2 months ago 44,231 reads 34 comments

  4. Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Harvin, Big Ben and Brilliant Disguises

    Let's kick things off with some quick hitters this week. It's a little game called Pretty, Ugly or Pretty Ugly? Steelers Uniforms: We have seen the sideways-striped bumble ...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 2 months ago 115,393 reads 56 comments

  5. NFL Power Rankings: Where Does Every Team Stand Heading into Week 9?

    Week 8 did not disappoint. Peyton Manning ran up the record books, Tom Brady reminded folks that he's still pretty dang good and the Detroit Lions guaranteed Mike Smith's Atlanta Falcons would have a long flight home from London...

    Matt Miller Written by Matt Miller about 2 months ago 473,390 reads 913 comments

  6. Flip the Script: Adam Jones Takes on Leadership Role with Cincinnati Bengals

    The 2014 NFL season has been marred by mug shots and court dates, most notably for Pro Bowl players Greg Hardy, Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice ...

    Sean Jensen Written by Sean Jensen about 2 months ago 189,381 reads 88 comments

  7. B/R Interview with Ronnie Lott: On Harbaugh, Hitting and Health

    Ronnie Lott , one of the great defensive players the sport of football has ever seen and a former 49er, was asked a simple question: Could he have played for current San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh? Lott laughed...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 66,503 reads 226 comments

  8. Mo'ne Davis, Spike Lee and Sticking It to the NCAA Once and for All

    Teenage pitching phenom Mo'ne Davis was back on the national stage during the World Series—sorry, Major League Baseball's iteration of the World Series, not the Little League ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 2 months ago 62,158 reads 78 comments

  9. NBA Draft Lottery Reform Proposal Reportedly Voted Down, Format to Stay the Same

    Changing the NBA draft lottery may ultimately be inevitable, but the league has reportedly decided against reform for the 2014-15 season...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 2 months ago 38,295 reads 130 comments

  10. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Another WR Learns Not to Disrespect the QB

    1. Russell Wilson If you want to understand, at least in some ways, the dynamics of the Seattle Seahawks locker room and why Percy Harvin was fitted to an ejector ...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 545,801 reads 335 comments

  11. Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Shattered Records and Missing Weapons

    Peyton Manning broke arguably the most important record in America's most popular sport at approximately 7:42 local time in Denver. The ensuing kickoff occurred at 7:46 local time...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 2 months ago 201,370 reads 143 comments

  12. Scott Miller's Starting 9 (+9): Who Has Edge in Giants-Royals World Series?

    KANSAS CITY — Matching 'em up, from top to bottom, left to right, north to south and right-side-up to upside-down: The teams, the cities, the drama. First pitch, Tuesday night at 8:07 p...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 2 months ago 59,773 reads 175 comments

  13. With NFL's Best Big 3, Dallas Cowboys Have Legit Claim to League's Top Team

    It took almost 20 years, but the Dallas Cowboys have remembered how to be a dominant football team. With a 31-21 win over the New York Giants in Week 7, the Cowboys improved to 6-1...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 2 months ago 81,474 reads 265 comments

  14. Unsung Heroes Power Up in Time to Launch Giants Into World Series

    The fact that Travis Ishikawa, a no-name journeyman first baseman who was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates in early April and spent nearly all of 2014 at Triple-A, has been starting ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 2 months ago 38,876 reads 30 comments

  15. 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 2 months ago 74,367 reads 124 comments

  16. 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 2 months ago 20,361 reads 35 comments

  17. 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 2 months ago 655,066 reads 150 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 192,903 reads 137 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 53 reads 11 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 145,283 reads 141 comments

  21. 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 3 months ago 69,248 reads 163 comments

  22. 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 3 months ago 439,542 reads 310 comments

  23. 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 3 months ago 156,736 reads 144 comments

  24. 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 3 months ago 174,373 reads 299 comments

  25. 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 98,357 reads 221 comments