1. 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 5 days ago 10,844 reads 45 comments

  2. 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 29 days ago 8,382 reads 22 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 4,043 reads 5 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 1,946 reads 1 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 4,984 reads 9 comments

  6. 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 3 months ago 26,345 reads 53 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 11,368 reads 15 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 18,222 reads 35 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 91,126 reads 54 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 30,247 reads 46 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 48,264 reads 111 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 32,119 reads 44 comments

  13. 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 5 months ago 10,021 reads 8 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 16,241 reads 62 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 10,475 reads 40 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 5,086 reads 4 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 21,674 reads 37 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 21,792 reads 40 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 6,247 reads 5 comments

  20. 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 5 months ago 2,993 reads 7 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 6,602 reads 14 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 14,830 reads 24 comments

  23. Ranking the Most Explosive Scorers in College Basketball in 2014-15

    You've heard of players scoring a quiet 20 points, right? That's a player who is barely noticed during the game as he picks up points here and there throughout the contest...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 6 months ago 24,224 reads 35 comments

  24. College Basketball Players Who Would Make Great Coaches

    Projecting who will become a great coach based on someone's style, skill set, knowledge and personality as a college player is an imperfect science, to say the least...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 6 months ago 6,292 reads 18 comments

  25. 10 College Basketball Players Who Will Stuff Stat Sheets the Rest of the Season

    In past years it was Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson; today it's LeBron James. They are the stat-stuffers, players who are special because they help their teams win in so many ways...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 6 months ago 9,697 reads 17 comments