1. Summer Olympics 2016: Biggest Surprises from Day 1

    It's the Olympics. Not everything goes according to plan. That reality was in full effect on Day 1 of the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, where an American teen became a shooting ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 18 days ago 24,534 reads 3 comments

  2. Summer Olympics 2016: Winners and Losers in Rio on Day 1

    The first day of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro went off mostly without a hitch. The focus, thankfully, was on the athletes and not what's been built up as an unfit setting in Rio...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 19 days ago 151,671 reads 52 comments

  3. Olympic Swimming 2016: Live Results and Highlights from Saturday's Day 1

    The United States captured three silver medals in the first four swimming finals held at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Saturday. Day 1 of the 2016 Summer Olympics was a success but not a triumph for Team USA in the pool...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 19 days ago 58,727 reads 16 comments

  4. Takeaways from MLB Week 18

    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has largely been a mystery since he made his MLB debut in 2013. He has flashed unbelievable talent and athleticism that suggests he could be among baseball’s best to play the game...

    Seth Gruen Written by Seth Gruen about 19 days ago 24,214 reads 40 comments

  5. Introducing the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class

    As it does every year, the 2016 NFL preseason gets underway Sunday evening, with the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts taking the field for the Hall of Fame Game at 8 p.m...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 19 days ago 23,013 reads 34 comments

  6. Predicting the Top Candidates for the 2016-17 Norris Trophy

    Norris Trophy voting looks like it's headed for a bit of a shakeup in the 2016-17 season. Year after year, the members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association tend to focus ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 20 days ago 10,710 reads 98 comments

  7. NFL Training Camps 2016: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for August 5

    Everyone loves to go camping. There are ghost stories and the making of s'mores. Fishing and sitting outside under the stars. Grueling two-a-days in the sweltering heat. Wait, what? See, not everyone loves camping...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 20 days ago 44,076 reads 78 comments

  8. Athletes Who Overcame the Most to Win Olympic Gold

    Many athletes train years and years to get their opportunity to compete for Olympic gold. In many cases, elite athletes have top-of-the-line coaches and work under the best of conditions so they can perform at a peak level...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 20 days ago 160 reads 0 comments

  9. 2016 Olympics: Countries on the Climb

    There was a time when the United States and the Soviet Union would engage in a taut battle at the Summer Olympics for athletic superiority...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 20 days ago 86 reads 0 comments

  10. Olympic Fan Favorites with the Toughest Climb to a Medal

    There's no bigger stage than the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and no better way for athletes to gain global acclaim. Each athlete qualifying for his or her respective events enters Rio with plenty of renown as is, some more than others...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 20 days ago 174 reads 0 comments

  11. Ranking College Football's Best New Uniforms of 2016

    College football is a brutal, vicious sport that requires amazing physical strength and athletic ability in order to be successful. And with all that effort being put forth, it doesn't hurt to look good in the process...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 20 days ago 78,884 reads 152 comments

  12. Off-the-Radar Teams That Might Shock Us This Fall

    One of the beautiful things about sports is the unpredictability. When things that are expected to happen don't, it gives fans memorable moments that they'll never forget...

    Nick Dimengo Written by Nick Dimengo about 20 days ago 12,074 reads 38 comments

  13. Biggest Challenge for Each Top Heisman Candidate in 2016

    Anticipation and constant debate about preseason college football rankings aren't just for teams. In the last several years, offseason chatter on which player will win the next Heisman Trophy has reached new heights...

    Justin Ferguson Written by Justin Ferguson about 20 days ago 27,786 reads 341 comments

  14. WWE SummerSlam 2016: Greatest Title Matches in PPV's History

    For nearly 30 years, SummerSlam has been one of the signature events on WWE 's schedule, an August spectacular dedicated to the hottest feuds, biggest matches and most prestigious championships...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 20 days ago 13,684 reads 29 comments

  15. John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose and 7 Must-See Post-WWE Draft Feuds

    The 2016 WWE draft, which took place back on July 19, sent shock waves throughout the WWE Universe, forever shaking up the landscape of Raw and SmackDown Live...

    Graham GSM Matthews Written by Graham GSM Matthews about 20 days ago 14,624 reads 32 comments

  16. One-and-Done Candidates on the NBA Draft Radar in 2016-17

    College basketball freshmen look poised to dominate the 2017 NBA draft board. Next June's lottery will be loaded with one-and-done prospects. It wouldn't be shocking to see nine of them go in the top 10...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 20 days ago 1,925 reads 0 comments

  17. Keys to Victory for US Women's National Team vs. France

    The United States women's national team face their toughest test of the group phase at the 2016 Summer Olympics on Saturday when they take on France at 4 p.m. ET...

    Joe Tansey Written by Joe Tansey about 20 days ago 3,461 reads 4 comments

  18. Every Top 25 College Basketball Team's Most Intriguing Freshman in 2016-17

    As sad as it may be to see so many great college basketball players leave the game each year, some after only one season, there's never a shortage of star talent to get excited about for the following season...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 20 days ago 44,193 reads 36 comments

  19. Olympic Boxing 2016: Boxers with Best Chance to Be Professional Stars

    From the late 1950s through the late 1970s, nearly every man who reigned as the heavyweight boxing champion of the world was a former Olympic gold medalist: Floyd Patterson, Muhammad ...

    Briggs Seekins Written by Briggs Seekins about 21 days ago 4,096 reads 16 comments

  20. The Biggest Storylines to Watch for in Rio 2016 Olympics

    The drama. The diversity. Scandals and showcases. There's nothing quite like the Olympics. Like the world's biggest wedding, everyone fusses about the preparation, whether they're ...

    Beau Dure Written by Beau Dure about 21 days ago 13,275 reads 9 comments

  21. Breakout Stars to Watch for at the 2016 Summer Olympics

    With blazing speed and a compelling backstory, Team USA's Boris Berian is one of several athletes destined to become a breakout star at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 21 days ago 17,926 reads 10 comments

  22. NFL Training Camps 2016: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for August 4

    It's August, and that can mean only one thing. OK, it means several things. In the Midwest, it means the humidity is approximately 812 percent. For kids, it means summer is about to give way to school...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 21 days ago 78,331 reads 54 comments

  23. WWE NXT: Updated Prospect Rankings and Analysis, Predictions for Week of Aug. 4

    A showman, storyteller and star allowed WWE NXT to restock its reserve of talent as Bobby Roode made his TV debut for the brand on Wednesday night. The arrival of the former TNA world champion crowds NXT 's top tier...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 21 days ago 12,294 reads 25 comments

  24. 10 'What Could Have Been' Athletes of the 2000s

    Many athletes never reach their full potential for whatever reasons. These types of stories play out in sports practically every year. Some are their own worst enemies...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 21 days ago 193,432 reads 250 comments

  25. Updated Ranking of the Top 10 College Basketball Recruits in Class of 2018

    The Class of 2018 will be juniors this fall, but they don't have as much star hype as the past few years. There is still plenty of time to go before these guys play a game of college ...

    Scott Phillips Written by Scott Phillips about 21 days ago 14,701 reads 15 comments