1. 'Old Soul' QB Sam Darnold Has Given Life to Resurgent USC with Quiet Confidence

    The text message showed up on Sam Darnold's phone last December on the night Alabama's Derrick Henry won the Heisman Trophy: "Save me a seat when you go for the Heisman ceremony...

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  2. B/R Experts' Picks for College Basketball Awards, All-American Teams in 2016-17

    Last year was the year of the senior. The year before that was the year of the freshman. How are we going to remember this college basketball season? The preseason narratives ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 20,576 reads 15 comments

  3. The Ex-Retiree Who Could Shake Up the CFB Playoff Picture: Utah's Joe Williams

    Joe Williams was already one of the most bizarre stories in college football. Following Utah's second game of the season, the team's starting running back decided to quit. The school sold it as his "retirement...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 27,008 reads 17 comments

  4. Meet Cal's Chad Hansen, the Walk-On Turned Dominant Wide Receiver

    As two Texas defenders sandwiched California quarterback Davis Webb, he did what quarterbacks are taught to do: throw the ball away. As it floated toward the sideline during the fourth quarter back on Sept...

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  5. NCAA Allegations Suggest Louisville Will Be Largely Unpunished for Sex Scandal

    The NCAA released its notice of allegations to the University of Louisville on Thursday, and the result was the opposite of a "got ya" moment. Nothing new surfaced in the NCAA's investigation of the program...

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  6. Ohio State's OT Escape in Wisconsin Saves the College Football Season

    The rain spit down momentarily Saturday night at Camp Randall Stadium, long enough to allow the ball to slip out of Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett’s hand and almost spoil one of the most anticipated matchups of the season...

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  7. Summer Olympics 2016: Winners and Losers in Rio on Day 13

    Usain Bolt stole the show Thursday night at the Olympics and diverted attention away from Ryan Lochte. These Olympics have been awesome for cementing the legendary status of its ...

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  8. Simone Biles' Beam Bronze Proof That Perfection Isn't a Guarantee, Even for Her

    Simone Biles put both hands on the balance beam Monday afternoon, and that one slip was enough to ruin her bid for five golds in Rio. Biles had to settle for bronze...

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  9. Summer Olympics 2016: Winners and Losers in Rio on Day 9

    Usain Bolt's defense of his 100-meter crown was one of the most anticipated moments of the Olympics. Bolt justified the hype on Sunday night with another awe-inspiring performance to win gold...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 32,265 reads 9 comments

  10. Summer Olympics 2016: Winners and Losers from Day 4 in Rio

    Can these Summer Olympics get any better than Day 4? It's going to be tough after the performances Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky and the United States women's gymnastics team put forth Tuesday...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 27,984 reads 13 comments

  11. Summer Olympics 2016: Winners and Losers from Day 2 in Rio

    The Olympic Games don't really begin until Michael Phelps has a gold medal around his neck. Well, they are now underway. Phelps gave his 4x100-meter relay team the lead on the second leg, and the Americans helped him secure a 19th gold medal...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 67,208 reads 44 comments

  12. 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 8 months ago 151,954 reads 50 comments

  13. World Records Most Likely to Be Broken at the 2016 Rio Olympics

    Olympic viewers want to see world records. It's why NBC shows the world-record-pace line during swimming telecasts, and it's constantly part of the conversation during track and field...

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  14. Realistic Expectations for Memphis Grizzlies Rookie Wade Baldwin IV in 2016-17

    The Memphis Grizzlies set themselves up this offseason for the present and future at the point guard position by re-signing Mike Conley, drafting Wade Baldwin IV in the first round ...

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  15. Burning Questions for the 2016 Summer Olympics

    The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics are five days away, and there is no shortage of storylines entering these Games...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 10,146 reads 9 comments

  16. Realistic Expectations for Chicago Bulls Rookie Denzel Valentine in 2016-17

    Denzel Valentine missed his first six shots in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game last week, and he didn't score until the fourth quarter...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 12,122 reads 17 comments

  17. Summer Olympics 2016: Athletes Most Likely to Win Gold in Their Debut Games

    There's no comparison in sports to how quickly an athlete can become a star at the Olympics. Most casual sports fans have never heard of the first-time Olympians who will win gold ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 22,472 reads 21 comments

  18. Realistic Expectations for Toronto Raptors Rookie Jakob Poeltl in 2016-17

    By selecting Utah 's Jakob Poeltl with the ninth pick in the 2016 NBA draft, the Toronto Raptors pre-emptively addressed their one roster hole that free agency created...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 8,059 reads 5 comments

  19. Realistic Expectations for Milwaukee Bucks Rookie Thon Maker in 2016-17

    The Milwaukee Bucks made the most shocking move of the 2016 NBA draft by selecting Thon Maker with the 10th overall pick...

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  20. Realistic Expectations for Phoenix Suns Rookie Marquese Chriss in 2016-17

    Marquese Chriss' upside was on display for short glimpses in Las Vegas. During the NBA Summer League opener against the Portland Trail Blazers , Chriss had a drive from the ...

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  21. Realistic Expectations for Denver Nuggets Rookie Jamal Murray in 2016-17

    The Denver Nuggets were fortunate to have Jamal Murray fall to them at No. 7 in the 2016 NBA draft. He was exactly what they were looking for: a three-point shooter who can play both guard positions...

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  22. Even in Simone Biles' Shadow, Laurie Hernandez Is USA's Rising Star Gymnast

    The United States' Olympic gymnastics trials lacked drama this weekend in San Jose, California, because everyone correctly predicted the five who made the team...

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  23. 2012 Olympics Darling Gabby Douglas' Rio Bid Looks Shaky After Subpar Night 1

    The belief heading into the Olympic trials on Friday was that United States national team coordinator Martha Karolyi had her five already picked...

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  24. US Women's Gymnastics 2016 Olympic Trials: Meet Team USA's Rio Hopefuls

    They called the 2012 gold medal-winning American women's gymnasts "the fierce five." The next five will be picked this weekend to represent the United States, and the only real debate might just be what to call them...

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  25. 2016 US Olympic Swimming: Meet the Women's Team

    Welcome to Katie Ledecky's Olympics. The 19-year-old is the face of women's swimming and is a good bet to win more gold medals in Brazil than the rest of her teammates combined...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 9 months ago 11,660 reads 0 comments