1. Ranking the Most Dominant Performances in US Open History

    We tend to remember players who won a U.S. Open finals in overwhelming fashion, but players who dominate every opponent on their way to winning the two-week Grand Slam event in Flushing Meadows may deserve more credit...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 2 days ago 1,954 reads 2 comments

  2. Wimbledon 2015: Final Grades for Top Stars at All England Club

    Was Novak Djokovic's run to his second consecutive Wimbledon title more impressive than Serena Williams ' historic march to her 21st Grand Slam title? Both will receive high marks ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 month ago 5,557 reads 4 comments

  3. Ranking the 10 Most Iconic Moments in Wimbledon History

    With most of the favorites still in contention in this year's Wimbledon, a memorable moment may be in store...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 month ago 7,233 reads 7 comments

  4. Ranking the Greatest Champions in Wimbledon History

    Roger Federer is shooting for his eighth Wimbledon title this year. Serena Williams is going for her sixth. With those credentials, they belong in the discussion regarding the greatest Wimbledon champions...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 2 months ago 12,361 reads 47 comments

  5. French Open 2015: Final Grades for Top Stars at Roland Garros

    Was Serena Williams dominant enough while winning her 20th Grand Slam singles title to earn an A, or perhaps an A-plus, for her performance? Should Stanislas Wawrinka get even higher marks for his remarkable performance in knocking off No...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 3 months ago 8,451 reads 22 comments

  6. Ranking the 10 Most Surprising Runs in French Open History

    No. 88-ranked Alison Van Uytvanck was an unlikely quarterfinalist in this year's French Open, but she needed to do more to earn a place on our list of the most surprising runs in French Open history...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 3 months ago 4,062 reads 5 comments

  7. 2015 French Open Burning Questions After the Early Rounds

    The first week of the French Open generates many of the tournament's storylines, as the field is reduced to 16 men and 16 women. The possibilities have become apparent for the final eight days of the year's second Grand Slam event...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 3 months ago 1,949 reads 1 comments

  8. Ranking the 10 Most Disappointing Performances in French Open History

    The second week of the French Open is about inspiring success stories and glorious feats. However, the first week is often about disappointing performances...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 3 months ago 5,006 reads 9 comments

  9. Duke vs. Wisconsin: X-Factors to Watch in 2015 NCAA Championship Game

    Even though Kentucky won't be playing in Monday's NCAA tournament championship game, the contest between Duke and Wisconsin offers plenty of intrigue...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 5 months ago 26,349 reads 53 comments

  10. NCAA Bracket 2015: How to Stop Each Team in the Sweet 16

    The NCAA tournament is down to the Sweet 16, and there are no weaklings at this point. All but two of the remaining teams are from power conferences, and the two interlopers, Gonzaga ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 5 months ago 11,368 reads 15 comments

  11. Teams on Upset Alert on Day 4 of the 2015 NCAA Tournament

    One of the endearing traits of March Madness is that major upsets are almost commonplace. At least one team seeded 13th or worse has won its opening NCAA tournament game each of the past seven years...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 6 months ago 18,232 reads 35 comments

  12. March Madness 2015 Predictions: Best Upset Picks for Every Region

    The major upsets that occur so frequently in the first week of the NCAA tournament are one of the chief reasons for the event's appeal. Those surprises are an essential element of the so-called March Madness...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 6 months ago 91,257 reads 54 comments

  13. NCAA Bubble Teams 2015: Which Teams Deserve to Make the Field of 68?

    A number of anxious teams will be watching Sunday's NCAA tournament selection show, not knowing for sure whether they are in the tournament or not. Some will be sweating more than others...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 6 months ago 30,250 reads 46 comments

  14. 10 College Basketball Players Who Opposing Fans Love to Hate

    No one in college basketball today elicits the kind of hatred from opposing fans that players like Duke's Christian Laettner , Mississippi's Marshall Henderson (pictured above) and Oregon State's Gary Payton did in years past...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 6 months ago 48,326 reads 111 comments

  15. 10 NCAA Basketball Players Who Have Improved Their NBA Stock the Most This Year

    Quite a few college players were practically locked into their NBA draft position before the season even started. We knew freshmen such as Jahlil Okafor, Karl-Anthony Towns and Stanley Johnson would be lottery picks before they stepped on campus...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 6 months ago 32,128 reads 44 comments

  16. College Basketball Teams That Most Need to Get Healthy for 2015 NCAA Tournament

    Teams want to enter the NCAA Tournament riding a wave of momentum. But what is even more important to coaches is the health of their teams. An injury to a key player can ruin a team's postseason chances before it starts...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 7 months ago 10,028 reads 8 comments

  17. Ranking the Most Unstoppable Offenses in College Basketball

    Defense has been the identity of two of the nation's top teams this season, Kentucky and Virginia. However, no team can expect to advance far in the NCAA tournament without the ability to score points in a variety of ways...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 7 months ago 16,278 reads 62 comments

  18. Lockdown Defenders Who Could Make an Impact During March Madness 2015

    One standout offensive player with a hot hand can carry a team through a round or two of the NCAA tournament almost by himself. That's why teams need a lockdown defender to counter that type of one-man offensive scheme...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 7 months ago 10,510 reads 40 comments

  19. 2015 Australian Open: Final Report Cards for the Top Stars

    Serena Williams captured her 19th Grand Slam singles title in Melbourne, but was her overall performance in the Australian Open worthy of an "A+" or even an "A" grade? Does she deserve ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 7 months ago 5,088 reads 4 comments

  20. The 10 Most Overworked Players in College Basketball

    Some players are asked to do more than others. Sometimes, it's because the team lacks depth. Other times, the team simply needs that player on the floor nearly all the time. Nobody on the roster of No...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 7 months ago 21,682 reads 37 comments

  21. Ranking the Most Dominant Performances in Australian Open History

    It's one thing to win a Grand Slam tournament. It's quite another to plow through the field, overwhelming every opponent over two weeks...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 7 months ago 21,810 reads 40 comments

  22. The Best Unde-the-Radar Rivalries in College Basketball

    Any basketball fan is familiar with the rivalry between Duke and North Carolina. Other high-profile rivalries, such as Louisville-Kentucky, Indiana-Purdue and Xavier-Cincinnati, strike a chord with most hoops fans as well...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 7 months ago 6,263 reads 5 comments

  23. 2015 Australian Open: Burning Questions After the Early Rounds

    The first week of a Grand Slam event provides the questions. The second week gives us some of the answers. At the midway point of this year's Australian Open, a number of issues demand to be addressed based on the results of the first three rounds...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 7 months ago 2,997 reads 7 comments

  24. Ranking the Most Exciting Matches in Australian Open History

    Rafael Nadal's gritty, second-round, five-set victory over Tim Smyczek this week provided some exciting tennis, but it pales in comparison to several matches of past Australian Opens...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 6,642 reads 14 comments

  25. The Biggest Flops of the 2014-15 College Basketball Season

    Flops are based on a failure to achieve expected success. Misguided projections are sometimes more to blame for the perceived underachievement than the team or player, but that's the way it is in sports...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 14,838 reads 24 comments