1. Biggest Ticking Time Bombs in 2017 NBA Free Agency

    Free agency can be—and often is—a dangerous game in the NBA . Every summer, one team or another is all but guaranteed to overpay for veteran talent that winds up choking its cap sheet like alien weeds in a once-thriving lake...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 18 days ago 73,792 reads 0 comments

  2. 5 Stats Defining Cleveland Cavaliers' Postseason

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are once again on vacation working hard to stay fresh between long playoff series layoffs...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 18 days ago 23,606 reads 0 comments

  3. B/R's NBA Playoff 'Small Sample Size' All-Stars

    The biggest stars determine the course of every NBA postseason, but desperate times and the strategic intricacies of a playoff series mean less-heralded contributors always make an impact, too...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 18 days ago 51,970 reads 0 comments

  4. 2017 NBA Offseason: Every Team's Biggest Flaw to Address This Summer

    The NBA offseason is the time for adjustments. If a defense is struggling, teams can attempt to add more stoppers by drafting them, trading for them or acquiring them as free agents...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 18 days ago 216,083 reads 0 comments

  5. MLB Metrics 101: Ranking MLB's 'Luckiest' Hitters of 2017

    Last week, the B/R MLB Metrics 101 took on hitters who've hit into extreme amounts of bad luck. Now it's time for a look at the other side of that coin. Hello and welcome back...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 18 days ago 44,360 reads 0 comments

  6. UEFA Champions League: Best XI After the Semi-Final 2nd Legs

    The 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stages started with 32 clubs from across Europe. Those were eventually halved to 16, then to eight and then to four...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 18 days ago 5,995 reads 0 comments

  7. Premier League Player Rankings: Chelsea and Manchester City Stars on the Rise

    Particularly in the higher reaches, this edition of the Premier League player rankings is packed with movement...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 19 days ago 8,542 reads 0 comments

  8. Rising NFL Stars to Keep an Eye on in 2017

    The next wave of top NFL talent is always waiting to claim its spot among the league's elite. The majority of the game's stars didn't step into the professional ranks and immediately dominate...

    Brent Sobleski Written by Brent Sobleski about 19 days ago 118,701 reads 0 comments

  9. What Every NBA Lottery Team Should Do If It Wins No. 1 Pick

    Scenario: Your favorite NBA lottery team just won this year's No. 1 pick. What should it do? Should it draft Markelle Fultz out of Washington? Take UCLA's Lonzo Ball? Select Josh ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 19 days ago 114,960 reads 0 comments

  10. NBA Free-Agent Ranking: Top RFAs Most Likely to Stay Put in Free Agency

    Restricted free agency may not have the same wide-open appeal of its unrestricted cousin, but in several ways, it's more intriguing...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 19 days ago 66,290 reads 0 comments

  11. NBA Draft Big Board: Ranking the Top 30 Prospects Heading into Combine

    The NBA Draft Combine, which began Tuesday in Chicago, signifies the true start to the predraft process. Five-on-fives create a platform for fringe players and possible first-rounders to move the needle...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 19 days ago 154,687 reads 0 comments

  12. Top 8 Reasons to Be Excited About the Washington Redskins in 2017

    A new-look defense finally reloaded up front, an overhauled receiving corps and a roster better equipped to beat their most fierce division rival are among the top reasons to be excited about the Washington Redskins in 2017...

    James Dudko Written by James Dudko about 19 days ago 10,428 reads 0 comments

  13. Ranking Liverpool's Greatest over-30 Signings of the Premier League Era

    American actress Helen Hayes once said age is not important unless you're a cheese. However the same could also be said about Premier League footballers. Life in the English top tier can be incredibly unforgiving for those past their prime...

    Rob Lancaster Written by Rob Lancaster about 19 days ago 2,964 reads 0 comments

  14. Ranking Manchester United's Greatest Over-30 Signings of the Premier League Era

    Manchester United have generally avoided signing older players. In the Premier League era, a small percentage of the players they have brought in have been north of 30 years old when they arrived at Old Trafford...

    Paul Ansorge Written by Paul Ansorge about 19 days ago 6,340 reads 0 comments

  15. Biggest Offseason Priorities and Targets for Utah Jazz

    A sweep is never a satisfying way to end a playoff run in the NBA . But for the Utah Jazz , getting wiped out by the Golden State Warriors was practically academic on both ends...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 20 days ago 4,712 reads 0 comments

  16. 5 Stats Defining the Golden State Warriors' Postseason

    Imagine the words that could be used to define the Golden State Warriors in their 2017 playoff run —buzzsaw, behemoth, brilliance, beasts. And that's only with one letter...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 20 days ago 35,184 reads 0 comments

  17. The Unsung Hero of Every Remaining NBA Playoff Team

    Not all NBA heroes wear capes. Some of them, in fact, don't even get enough metaphorical hugs for their postseason efforts. So let's pour one out for the unsung heroes. Current All-Stars have no place here...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 20 days ago 40,373 reads 0 comments

  18. Ranking Barcelona's Greatest over-30 Signings of the Last 20 Years

    Barcelona might be famed for bringing through players from their youth academy over the past decade or two, but they also have a huge presence in the transfer market and are capable of signing the world's best players for enormous fees...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 20 days ago 7,219 reads 0 comments

  19. New College Football Coaches Killing It on the Recruiting Trail

    P.J. Fleck has yet to coach a game at Minnesota, but it's already clear from the early results on the 2018 recruiting trail that he is one of the new head coaches changing his college football program for the better...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 20 days ago 71,165 reads 0 comments

  20. NBA Metrics 101: Which NBA Playoff Myths Are Actually True?

    Most NBA fans have heard the supposed truisms before. Defense wins championships. Games slow down in the playoffs. Nerves keep players in check. Referees swallow their whistles and let the players play...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 20 days ago 90,373 reads 0 comments

  21. Highlighting Every NFL Team's Best UDFA Signing

    Every NFL athlete has a chip on his shoulder. Some have boulders. First-round picks are celebrated, but the majority of NFL rosters are built upon the contributions of individuals who were either late-round selections or weren't drafted at all...

    Brent Sobleski Written by Brent Sobleski about 20 days ago 188,539 reads 0 comments

  22. Which NFL Players Have the Most to Prove in 2017?

    Now that we have a general idea of what most NFL rosters will look like in the fall, we can take a look at projected depth charts to get a feel for which players have something extra to prove in 2017...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 20 days ago 79,481 reads 0 comments

  23. Ranking Chelsea's Greatest Over-30 Signings of the Premier League Era

    Look at Chelsea now and we see a club built for the future. Manager Antonio Conte has a team blended with youth and experience; it's one ready to take the Blues into the next generation ...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 20 days ago 6,068 reads 0 comments

  24. Potential Landing Spots for Kyle Lowry in 2017 NBA Free Agency

    Kyle Lowry didn't need long to ponder the first step for his NBA future. The morning after the Toronto Raptors became the latest Eastern Conference contender to meet the Cleveland ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 21 days ago 177,355 reads 0 comments

  25. Demian Maia, Nate Diaz and the Best Active UFC Fighters to Never Win UFC Gold

    Marino. Malone. Moss. Maia? The jiu-jitsu world champ and current UFC contender has torn off six straight wins, several of them over the company's top welterweights...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 21 days ago 16,265 reads 0 comments