1. Who Ya Got on Defense: Draymond Green or Kawhi Leonard?

    Kawhi Leonard and Draymond Green own the last three Defensive Player of the Year Awards, and any conversation on the NBA 's top stopper starts with them...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 17 days ago 15,964 reads 0 comments

  2. Predicting Rookie Stat Leaders for Each Major NBA Category

    Few NBA rookies produce at notable levels. There could be more in 2017-18 based on the talent in this class and how the chips fell in the draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 17 days ago 23,556 reads 0 comments

  3. EPL Desperation Meter: How Worried Should Your Team Be After Transfer Window?

    It all seems so simple on paper, doesn't it? Draft up a list of brilliant players, lodge the appropriate bids, complete the signings and let the fans drink in those images of your new acquisitions holding your club's shirt aloft...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 17 days ago 16,601 reads 0 comments

  4. Week 1 NFL MVP, Award Rankings

    How early is too early to start breaking down the races for top NFL awards? November? The midway pole? Week 1? How about before the start of the regular season? It's never too ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 17 days ago 26,507 reads 0 comments

  5. Dark-Horse Candidates to Watch for CBB Player of the Year in 2017-18

    Grayson Allen, Miles Bridges and Michael Porter Jr. are among the most obvious candidates to be named the 2017-18 college basketball National Player of the Year, but who are the dark ...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 17 days ago 10,178 reads 0 comments

  6. Fantasy Football Week 1: Examining Trade Market for Top 100 Flex Players

    You've completed your fantasy drafts, the NFL season is just about to kick off and...you're thinking about making trades already? Of course you are. A great fantasy owner never rests on his or her laurels...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 17 days ago 3,788 reads 0 comments

  7. NFL1000: Rookie Review Heading into 2017 Regular Season

    Once the draft is over and rookies report to their teams, it's a total reset. Now, it doesn't matter in the least where they were drafted or even if they were drafted—now, it's time for talent to win out...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by NFL1000 Scouts about 18 days ago 32,345 reads 0 comments

  8. How Kevin Durant Can Reclaim NBA's MVP Award in 2017-18

    After adjusting to a new city and new squad last season, Kevin Durant has used this summer to get reacquainted with some old friends...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 18 days ago 12,151 reads 0 comments

  9. Checking Receipts on College Scouting Reports of NBA Top Stars Under 25

    A ton of film review, note-taking and reporting goes into NBA draft scouting. It's informative to go back and assess previous evaluations...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 18 days ago 38,289 reads 0 comments

  10. The NBA Stints That Time Forgot

    There's great risk in defending hipster concert-goers, as few species are more deserving of scorn. But this trend-obsessed, "I'm cool because I'm cool with being purposely uncool" subset of humanity is the only faction performing a vital cultural task..

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 18 days ago 25,773 reads 0 comments

  11. Trade Packages and Scenarios for Cleveland's 2018 First-Round Pick Via Nets

    Could the Brooklyn Nets ' 2018 first-round pick be on the move yet again? Surely not. Except apparently yes. According to Cleveland...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 18 days ago 160,897 reads 0 comments

  12. World Cup Power Rankings After Aug. 29 to Sept. 5 Qualifiers

    It's about that time in the FIFA World Cup qualifying process where things genuinely start to get interesting. It made the whole international break just a tiny bit more bearable; the abrupt divorce from renewed domestic action a little less savage...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 18 days ago 102,532 reads 0 comments

  13. NFL Power Rankings 2017: Predicting Season-Opening Standings

    It's one thing to assess an NFL team on paper, but action on the field brings actual results. Nonetheless, it's fairly easy to spot a few dumpster fires or playoff contenders, but surprises may pop up along the way...

    Maurice Moton Written by Maurice Moton about 18 days ago 11,009 reads 0 comments

  14. Fantasy Football Week 1: Matt Camp's Fantasy Big Board

    Isn't it nice to be talking about games that actually matter this week? As excited as the football nation is to talk about Week 1, the reality is that this might be the toughest week to actually rank players...

    Matt Camp Written by Matt Camp about 18 days ago 222,014 reads 0 comments

  15. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: The Seahawks Defense Is Scaring Teams Once Again

    Regular-season football is back. The Seahawks have that look again, the NFL 's justice system also has that look again and Rams fans will have to look for any and all quarters hiding in their couch cushions...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 18 days ago 337,635 reads 0 comments

  16. NCAA Football Rankings 2017: Hits and Misses from Week 2 Polls

    One week doesn't make a season, but in the world of college football it sure does lead to some significant upheaval in the polls...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 19 days ago 38,868 reads 0 comments

  17. Imagining Braun Strowman's Next Acts of Destruction After Breaking Steel Cage

    One cannot help but marvel at the wreckage Braun Strowman has left in his wake on WWE Raw. There is no more compelling behemoth on the roster right now...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 19 days ago 8,364 reads 0 comments

  18. NFL1000: Doug Farrar's Week 1 QB Rankings

    In the modern NFL , there is one absolute: If you have a good-to-great quarterback, you have a chance to compete through the regular season and into the playoffs...

    Doug Farrar Written by Doug Farrar about 19 days ago 67,608 reads 0 comments

  19. 10 NHL Players to Watch in Their Contract Years During 2017-18 Season

    Opening night for the 2017-18 NHL regular season doesn't arrive until Oct. 4, but it's never too early to start looking at the next crop of unrestricted free agents who could soon be switching teams...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 19 days ago 5,275 reads 0 comments

  20. College Football Playoff 2017: Latest NCAA Predictions After Week 1 Standings

    Nothing is decided after an initial full slate of NCAA football, but there is useful information available to better forecast the College Football Playoff thanks to an eventful Week 1...

    Brian Marron Written by Brian Marron about 19 days ago 3,349 reads 0 comments

  21. NBA Relationship Counseling: How Will New Star-Studded Duos Work?

    In the NBA , you can't just mash together top talent and assume it'll work. Chemistry matters. So does an established pecking order that dictates bus boarding protocol, crunch-time priority and who gets to yell at whom...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 19 days ago 37,382 reads 0 comments

  22. A Five-Part Blueprint for Lonzo Ball to Win Rookie of the Year

    Lonzo Ball is still learning the ins and outs of NBA life. Sure, he flashed the on-court skills to secure MVP honors in summer league...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 19 days ago 12,547 reads 0 comments

  23. Metrics 101: Greatest Point Guard Seasons in Modern NBA History

    Even within the modern portion of NBA history—1973-74 through the present day (when the scope of box scores expanded), point guards have seen their roles change dramatically...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 19 days ago 72,237 reads 0 comments

  24. Best NFL Free Agents Still Available Heading into Regular Season

    The pickings are slim, but value can still be found among the top remaining free agents. NFL teams simply aren't content to stand pat. Every option is considered in an attempt to improve a franchise's 53-man roster...

    Brent Sobleski Written by Brent Sobleski about 19 days ago 90,325 reads 0 comments

  25. Ranking College Basketball's Most Dynamic Duos in 2017-18

    Grayson Allen will be back at Duke for one final season, and he should be one half of college basketball's most dynamic duo. In the NBA, it has become impossible to compete for a title without a "Big Three" or even a fearsome foursome...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 19 days ago 26,756 reads 0 comments