1. Crash Course on Each World Cup Group

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup group-stage draw has been completed. Each of the 32 participating nations now know the immediate fate that awaits them in June and can begin planning accordingly...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 15 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  2. 2018 World Cup Power Rankings After Draw

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup draw has been completed! All 32 teams know the fate that awaits in Russia come June, with the eight groups of four that begin the first phase of the tournament decided...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 15 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  3. Matt Hardy Is 'Broken' and the Most Controversial Stories of the Week

    The word of the week in WWE is "broken." This past week on SmackDown Live, the alliance between Jinder Mahal and the Singh Brothers was broken up...

    Alfred Konuwa Written by Alfred Konuwa about 15 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  4. 5 Worst Performers Against Current Salary at Every NBA Position

    Just imagine Scrooge McDuck lounging around with his ridiculous reserves of money. Once that image is firmly in your head, you'll be in a far better place to appreciate the gaudy nature of these 25 contracts...

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  5. NBA Power Rankings: James Harden, Chris Paul Have Houston Rockets Rolling

    A power rankings hiatus over Thanksgiving means we've got double the sample size to analyze in this edition. To understate the situation: A few things have happened since last we convened...

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  6. Ranking the 10 Best Rivalries in the 2017-18 NHL Season

    Team rivalries are a big selling point in sports at every level. In the NHL , competition between longtime rivals, such as the New York Rangers and New York Islanders, garners interest among diehard hockey fans and helps to attract new ones...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 16 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  7. Rogers Centre: Breaking Down the MLB's Most Intense Place to Play

    Baseball fans were treated to a brilliant postseason that featured the Los Angeles Dodgers dethroning the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series and the Houston ...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 17 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  8. Potential Trade Packages and Landing Spots for LA Clippers Star DeAndre Jordan

    The Los Angeles Clippers could be on the verge of demolition. After losing Blake Griffin to an MCL sprain , the Clippers —recent losers of nine straight — are ...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 17 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  9. Mind on My Money: NBA Players Killing It in Contract Years

    Killer contract-year performances are bread and butter for payday-seeking NBA players. Looming negotiations act as an extra incentive to overachieve—particularly for players ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 17 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  10. Best Team-Rookie Pairings from Early NBA Season

    A handful of NBA teams and their rookies have come off as puzzle-piece matches early on. And the right fit can make all the difference in a prospect's development and a franchise's roster...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 17 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  11. Early Rankings for the 2017-18 College Basketball Player of the Year

    The 2017-18 men's college basketball season isn't even three weeks old, yet it already feels like everyone is chasing Marvin Bagley III for the title of National Player of the Year...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 17 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  12. The World Cup Favourites' Worst Possible Draws

    The world will stop on Friday at around 3 p.m. GMT for one of the most prestigious and highly anticipated events in global football: the FIFA World Cup group-stage draw...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 17 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  13. Who's Been the NBA's King of Clutch This Season?

    Listen hard enough, and you'll hear the entire world clamoring for the NBA to objectively crown a king of early-season crunch-time heroics. And so, here we are. Assembling these ladders always invites awkwardness and vitriol...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 18 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  14. Re-Evaluating Warriors' Biggest Championship Threats

    The Golden State Warriors have reached the first-quarter mark of the 2017-18 season without the NBA 's best record in hand. But there's no doubting their continued position atop the basketball world...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 18 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  15. Every NFL Team's Kryptonite

    Today's NFL is built around the ability to identify an opponent's weakness and exploit it. Even the best teams aren't perfect. A hole in the roster or poor performance in a certain area turns into glaring problems that must be addressed each week...

    Brent Sobleski Written by Brent Sobleski about 18 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  16. How Isaiah Thomas' Impending Return Impacts Cavaliers

    That slow grind is almost over. Isaiah Thomas is nearing his return from a hip injury, ready to take the reins as the starting point guard of the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 18 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  17. Report Card Grades for Every NBA Team so Far This Season

    If you trust the process or fear the beard (note: not deer), you'll probably be pleased with your team's grade at the quarter mark of the 2017-18 NBA season...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 18 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  18. Heisman Trophy 2017: Ranking the Top 10 Candidates Ahead of Week 14

    Baker Mayfield wrapped up the regular season with a convincing win over West Virginia, and he probably locked up the Heisman Trophy at the same time...

    David Kenyon Written by David Kenyon about 18 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  19. NBA Rumors: BS Meter on Marc Gasol, Jahlil Okafor and Other Hot Topics

    Playoff mainstays are crumbling, coaches are getting fired and cornerstone centers once thought untouchable could soon be on the move. In other words, it's just another week in the NBA ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 18 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  20. NFL1000: Players with the Most Untapped Potential

    The NFL isn't always fair. Many times, potentially great players are hidden on the depth chart because their teams are stacked at their position, or the coaches have a different ...

    Doug Farrar Written by Doug Farrar about 18 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  21. College Football Playoff 2017: Final Four Predictions After 5th Top 25 Rankings

    Let the controversies rage. Rivalry weekend turned out to be one of the major developments, as top-rated Alabama lost to an excellent Auburn team on the road, while previously unbeaten Miami lost to an ordinary Pittsburgh team...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 18 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  22. The Biggest Overachievers in the 2017-18 NHL Season So Far

    With increased scoring in the NHL this season, many of hockey's biggest names have taken up residence at the top of the statistical leaderboards...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 18 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  23. NFL1000: Doug Farrar's Week 13 QB Rankings

    Some quarterbacks have one or two good games in them per season, or perhaps a stretch of good games that lasts a month or so. But as the season stretches on, players reveal themselves in both good and bad ways, and quarterbacks are no different...

    Doug Farrar Written by Doug Farrar about 18 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  24. What Are the Comfort Levels for Fantasy Studs Heading into Week 13?

    With Week 13 of the fantasy football season upon us, we've officially hit the regular season finale. That's right, after Week 13 (for most leagues) the fantasy playoffs start. For many of you, you might be facing a win-and-you're-in situation...

    Richard Janvrin Written by Richard Janvrin about 19 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  25. Metrics 101: NBA's 10 Best Pick-and-Roll Combos

    When defenders see these pick-and-roll combinations coming at them, they're in trouble. They aren't necessarily the pairings that have experienced the most success while working ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 19 days ago 1 reads 0 comments