1. NHL Coaches on the Hot Seat in 2017-18

    With the start of the NHL 's 2017-18 season on Wednesday, several head coaches face considerable pressure to improve their respective rosters. The Chicago Blackhawks' Joel Quenneville and the Colorado Avalanche's Jared Bednar are among those...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 25 days ago 7,513 reads 0 comments

  2. How Each Top Returning Prospect Can Improve 2018 NBA Draft Stock

    Each returning top prospect must follow a certain recipe to maximize his 2018 NBA draft stock. A few of these players took chances by returning with greater expectations and potentially more to lose than gain...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 26 days ago 35,744 reads 0 comments

  3. Not Buying It: 5 Overhyped Players Entering 2017-18 Season

    So much of the NBA 's offseason appeal is tied to hype. But you should know not to believe it all. Remember, optimism is never more accessible than when everyone is holding identical 0-0 records, and that was especially true this summer...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 26 days ago 89,821 reads 0 comments

  4. Week 4 NFL MVP, Award Rankings

    When October arrives, the NFL season can no longer be considered young. And for all intents and purposes, 30 of the NFL's 32 teams have entered the 10th month on the calendar...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 26 days ago 25,576 reads 0 comments

  5. EPL 100: Ranking of Premier League's Best Players After Matchday 6

    A weekend in which Premier League strikers seemed to take over unsurprisingly resulted in a truckload of goals...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 26 days ago 11,782 reads 0 comments

  6. Cupcake Connoisseurs: CBB Teams with Absurdly Easy Nonconference Schedules

    Constructing a strong nonconference schedule for college basketball is an art form, and Georgetown is No. 1 on the list of teams that miserably failed that art class this year...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 26 days ago 4,605 reads 0 comments

  7. How LeBron James Can Reclaim NBA's MVP Award in 2017-18

    Shouldn't preparation for your 15th NBA season be a grind? Not if you're the Association's resident cyborg, LeBron James , apparently. "He seems younger," Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue observed at media day ...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 26 days ago 24,969 reads 0 comments

  8. Ranking the Best SEC Football Matchups of Week 5

    Conference slates are heating up as teams begin to settle into their regular routine of league opponents, and there are more than a few intriguing SEC football battles that will take place Saturday...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 27 days ago 1,164 reads 0 comments

  9. CenturyLink Field: Breaking Down the NFL's Most Intense Place to Play

    When the Seattle Seahawks play in front of their home fans at CenturyLink Field, they have a huge advantage over every team in the league. The Seahawks moved into their current home in 2002, and they are 87-35 since then...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 27 days ago 943 reads 0 comments

  10. 2018 NBA Draft: Every Projected Lottery Team's Way-Too-Early Top 5 Big Board

    NBA scouting departments will start the year with must-watch prospect targets. And for the most part, teams know what tier of the draft they'll be picking in...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 27 days ago 63,631 reads 0 comments

  11. Legit or Nah? Verdicts for College Football's Top Week 4 Performances

    If you like watching running backs shred defensive front sevens, Week 4 of the 2017 college football season was the week for you...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 27 days ago 14,907 reads 0 comments

  12. Pull the Plug: One Player Every NFL Team Should Bench

    The NFL is considered the ultimate meritocracy. This is the league's great lie. Individuals often maintain significant roles without the requisite performance to warrant such a position...

    Brent Sobleski Written by Brent Sobleski about 27 days ago 330,327 reads 0 comments

  13. Ranking the Top 10 NBA Shooting Guards Entering 2017-18 Season

    Sorting through the NBA 's best backcourt partners proves uniquely challenging since the lines between 2s, 3s and 4s have become increasingly blurred...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 27 days ago 150,428 reads 0 comments

  14. NFL Power Rankings 2017: AFC, NFC Records, Division Standings and Week 4 Outlook

    It's almost impossible for Week 4 matchups to top the thrilling finishes from Week 3. However, we may see two teams mark their first tally in the win column. The NFL will export another matchup to Wembley Stadium in London...

    Maurice Moton Written by Maurice Moton about 27 days ago 3,296 reads 0 comments

  15. Fantasy Football Week 4: Matt Camp's Fantasy Big Board

    Last week looked like it might be a nightmare with such a long injury list full of superstars. For the most part, it turned out better than expected, although that all depends on how ...

    Matt Camp Written by Matt Camp about 27 days ago 123,186 reads 0 comments

  16. NFL1000: The Most Underrated Stars in the NFL

    There are many ways to discuss which players are the NFL 's most underrated at any given time. There are late-round and undrafted rookies who show up every season to beat their projections...

    Doug Farrar Written by Doug Farrar about 27 days ago 152,245 reads 0 comments

  17. Chris Simms' NFL All-Week 3 Team

    By this point in the NFL season, the truly great players begin to separate themselves. Not only are they in the rhythm of the regular season and finally in game shape, they—like ...

    Chris Simms Written by Chris Simms about 27 days ago 34,825 reads 0 comments

  18. Picking Liverpool's Quickest and Strongest XI According to FIFA 18 Ratings

    Brilliant in attack but too often brittle defensively, Liverpool are fun to watch —as long as you're not a supporter of the club. For their fans, however, watching the Reds this season has developed into a traumatic experience...

    Rob Lancaster Written by Rob Lancaster about 27 days ago 3,046 reads 0 comments

  19. Projecting the Most Dominant NBA Starting 5s in 5 Years

    Five years is a long time. Heading into the NBA 's 2022-23 campaign, we'll probably be excited to watch a few players who aren't even on the radar yet...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 27 days ago 128,582 reads 0 comments

  20. NFL1000: Doug Farrar's Week 4 QB Rankings

    Week 3 of the 2017 NFL season started out with atypical quarterback performances; a Thursday night shootout between Jared Goff and Brian Hoyer wasn't expected, nor was a Sunday morning ...

    Doug Farrar Written by Doug Farrar about 28 days ago 99,525 reads 0 comments

  21. Ranking College Football's Best Freshmen in 2017

    The 2017 college football season is nearly a month old, and most FBS teams have played at least one-fourth of their scheduled games...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 28 days ago 52,808 reads 0 comments

  22. What Are the Comfort Levels for Fantasy Studs Heading into Week 4?

    Week 3 of the NFL season was perhaps one of the stranger weeks we've seen in a while. Not only did 12 underdogs cover their respective spreads, but eight outright. Because of that, there were some surprising fantasy performances...

    Richard Janvrin Written by Richard Janvrin about 28 days ago 134 reads 0 comments

  23. One-Hit Wonder Potential of Each 2017 MLB Breakout Star

    How much stock should you put in a breakout season? It's a question fantasy baseball owners ask themselves each spring and it's one we're going to try our best to answer here in the waning days of the 2017 MLB season...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 28 days ago 43,465 reads 0 comments

  24. 5 Realistic Goals Los Angeles Lakers Should Set for 2017-18

    This isn't season one of the Los Angeles Lakers rebuild, but the freshness feels that way. There's a new Hollywood star at the center of a revamped roster, plus an overhauled front office responsible for the personnel changes...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 28 days ago 10,485 reads 0 comments

  25. Not Buying It: 5 Overhyped Teams Entering 2017-18 Season

    Fourteen NBA teams are going to miss the playoffs and 29 will fall short of a championship. Just a friendly reminder that even in these days of irrational exuberance just before ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 28 days ago 34,953 reads 0 comments