1. 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 5 months ago 36,860 reads 57 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 47,739 reads 89 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 92,524 reads 101 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 268,705 reads 565 comments

  5. Weary Yankees Appear Ready to Give Alex Rodriguez a Most Unwelcome Return

    Pass the mashed potatoes, please, while we count our blessings. Family? Definitely. Friends? Absolutely. Food on the table and a roof over our heads? You bet. Mom's homemade pumpkin pie? Yessir (with whipped cream, please)...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 months ago 92,880 reads 92 comments

  6. Despite Loss, a Star Is Born as Odell Beckham Breathes Life into Giants Offense

    You can't admit this because it violates an unwritten rule in the world of professional sports, but when you're 3-7 (now 3-8), it becomes less about wins and losses and more about signs of progress...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 5 months ago 40,822 reads 97 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 71,932 reads 247 comments

  8. 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 6 months ago 64,180 reads 221 comments

  9. Winners and Losers from NFL Week 11

    Week 11 of the NFL season had it all, from a J.J. Watt offensive touchdown to a big day for Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 6 months ago 69,905 reads 95 comments

  10. Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: 49ers, Lions, Chiefs Prove Playoff-Worthy

    The San Francisco 49ers will remember this Sunday when they are in the playoffs. They will remember Ahmad Brooks' strip and Chris Borland's recovery, Michael Crabtree slipping ...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 6 months ago 92,474 reads 118 comments

  11. 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 6 months ago 140,270 reads 198 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 123,492 reads 363 comments

  13. Houston Rockets Proving There's Method to Daryl Morey's Madness

    The Houston Rockets remained undefeated with a 98-81 victory against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night, decisively claiming their sixth win as they continue a virtually impeccable debut to the 2014-15 season...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 6 months ago 49,839 reads 229 comments

  14. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Big Ben's Big Change of Course

    1. The road was long for Roethlisberger We look at Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger now, and we see history. We see greatness. He's become so good, so astounding, we've forgotten how far he's come...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 6 months ago 94,467 reads 143 comments

  15. Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Patriots, Steelers Rock Their Rivals

    Tom Brady-Peyton Manning XVI was an old-fashioned Brady-Manning game. For fans of thrilling, mythological showdowns, that's not a good thing. Old-fashioned Brady-Manning games were like old-fashioned Super Bowls: They were often terrible...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 6 months ago 104,896 reads 83 comments

  16. Brady vs. Manning Is Not Complicated: Brady Is Better

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Before we dissect how, yet again, Tom Brady has proven to be from the planet Krypton, beating his rival and maybe the best team in football with astounding ease, we need to go back in time...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 6 months ago 365,690 reads 1486 comments

  17. College Football's All-Week 10 Team: Top Performers at Every Position

    Week 10 was the first week in history played in knowledge of the College Football Playoff rankings , but those rankings did not always hold true in their first on-field test. No...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 6 months ago 46,882 reads 130 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 142,600 reads 256 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 19,542 reads 186 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 44,450 reads 34 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 116,202 reads 56 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 473,873 reads 912 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 189,603 reads 88 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 66,689 reads 226 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 62,871 reads 79 comments