1. NCAA Conference Tournaments 2016: Last-Second Predictions for Major Conferences

    Part of what makes March Madness the greatest sporting event in the world is the appetizer that leads up to the Big Dance. That would be the conference tournaments, where teams vie for automatic tournament berths and/or optimal seeding...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 9 months ago 50,878 reads 125 comments

  2. Keep Good Going: The Hottest Players Heading into March Madness

    In college basketball, if a team can manage to heat up as the weather does, it's made some pretty good company for itself. The snow and cold are letting go, and conference tournaments will soon get rolling in earnest...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 9 months ago 14,918 reads 53 comments

  3. Miesha Tate and Nate Diaz Wins Will Help with UFC's Long-Term Matchmaking

    Three dimes vs. one quarter. At first glance, the quarter is certainly the largest thing there. Shinier? Oh, much shinier. But I want to take this opportunity to let you in on a little secret: Cumulatively, the dimes are actually worth more...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 9 months ago 8,082 reads 21 comments

  4. UFC 196 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from McGregor vs. Diaz Fight Card

    A late change in opponent doesn't typically lead to a change in career trajectory. That's just more evidence that Conor McGregor is not your typical fighter...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 9 months ago 68,289 reads 241 comments

  5. The Most Incredible Buzzer-Beaters of the 2015-16 College Basketball Season

    If there's anything that gets a fan more in the mood for March Madness than a good old-fashioned buzzer-beater, I don't what it is...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 9 months ago 9,079 reads 18 comments

  6. Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic Heavyweight Title Fight Set for UFC 198

    Fabricio Werdum will defend his UFC heavyweight title for the first time on May 14, when he faces Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC 198 in Brazil...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 9 months ago 3,197 reads 10 comments

  7. The Beaten Path: Prospect Darrion Caldwell Is Ready to Match Past Glories

    There’s a lot of distance between Rahway and Raleigh. Or is there? One pole is where Darrion Caldwell learned he didn’t want to be accountable for anyone else, or vice versa...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 9 months ago 3,692 reads 2 comments

  8. NCAA Tournament 2016: Latest Sleeper Rankings

    Are you already filling out brackets in your sleep? Good, then it's not just me. If you are like me in at least one other regard, you're already looking around for teams you can pencil in for surprise performances in the big dance...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 9 months ago 5,474 reads 9 comments

  9. The Best Finishing Moves in the UFC

    The finishing move is a pro wrestling concept. It's the culminating hold or blow that puts away an opponent (at least ostensibly) for good, and all great wrestlers have one that belongs entirely to them...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 9 months ago 17,325 reads 69 comments

  10. Anderson Silva Coach: Silva Believed He Re-Injured Surgically Repaired Leg

    After his unanimous decision loss to Michael Bisping on Saturday, Anderson Silva took criticism for what observers saw as a tentative, fitful attacking style...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 20,901 reads 33 comments

  11. Frankie Edgar Calls on Conor McGregor to Vacate UFC Featherweight Title

    If Conor McGregor 's first fight after UFC 196 does not happen at 145 pounds, he should vacate his featherweight title...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 15,514 reads 114 comments

  12. Referee Herb Dean Discusses Decision to Let Bisping Continue After Flying Knee

    Saturday's UFC Fight Night 84 main event between Michael Bisping and Anderson Silva contained a lot of strange moments. Several of those strange moments occurred in rapid succession at the end of the third round...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 69,368 reads 42 comments

  13. Michael Bisping Takes Blame for Mouthpiece Confusion That Nearly Caused KO Loss

    Perhaps the strangest moment in a strange fight came in the final second of the third round. That's when, in the main event of Saturday's UFC Fight Night 84 , Anderson Silva landed ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 22,659 reads 51 comments

  14. UFC Fight Night 84 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from London

    It wasn't quite Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock 3. But the main event of UFC Fight Night 84 in London was the UFC's version of a legend vs. legend bout...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 60,269 reads 146 comments

  15. March Madness 2016: Stock Watch for Bubble Teams at Week 16

    The bubble membrane is as thick and slippery now as it is any time during college basketball season. Teams land on it, bounce off, slide down, gain purchase on the side or drop into oblivion...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 22,950 reads 25 comments

  16. Conor McGregor Is MMA's Best Trash Talker, but Nate Diaz Is Up to the Challenge

    Conor McGregor was a surgical scalpel, Nate Diaz was a railroad tie and the news conference to formally announce and promote their fight at UFC 196 was one for the books...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 71,011 reads 238 comments

  17. The Most Entertaining Players in the 2015-16 College Basketball Season

    At this time of year, entertaining college basketball players are more than flash. You need wins, too. Empty stats aren't cutting it anymore...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 8,929 reads 26 comments

  18. Marion Reneau to Appeal UFC Pittsburgh Judges' Decision for Ashlee Evans-Smith

    Marion Reneau isn't leaving it in the hands of the judges. The women's bantamweight, who lost a controversial split decision to Ashlee Evans-Smith Sunday at UFC Fight Night 83 in ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 1,057 reads 4 comments

  19. Holly Holm Manager: Holm Proposed Catchweight Fight with 'Cyborg' Justino

    The manager for UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm said he has proposed to UFC officials a 140-pound catchweight fight between Holm and Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino.

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 43,540 reads 100 comments

  20. UFC Fight Night 83 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Pittsburgh

    UFC Fight Night 83 and its fighters faced plenty of misfortune in the run-up to the event, held Sunday night in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. No fewer than seven competitors originally booked for the event had to drop out for one reason or another...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 26,688 reads 38 comments

  21. Bellator 149 Results: Real Winners and Losers from Gracie vs. Shamrock 3 Card

    You may know Bellator 149 by its more common, if less official name: That Thing That Had Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie and Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 in It. Whatever makes you feel good...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 37,384 reads 47 comments

  22. UFC Fight Night 83 Predictions: Main Card Staff Picks for Cowboy vs. Cowboy

    The UFC limps into the Steel City for a rare Sunday card. UFC Fight Night 83 contains some interesting matchups, as all UFC and many other MMA cards tend to do, but no one should ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 15,009 reads 5 comments

  23. The Beaten Path: WSOF Bantamweight Timur Valiev Is Dagestan's Latest Prospect

    Timur Valiev wants you to appreciate Dagestan for two things: fighting and hospitality. “The first thing you do in Dagestan is fight,” he said. “You no fight [sic], nobody respect you...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 1,254 reads 1 comments

  24. UFC Fight Night 83: Lauren Murphy and the Psychology of MMA Heartbreak

    Tunnel vision is a side effect of adrenaline. It comes on during extreme moments like, oh, say, a fight. But during the fight, Lauren Murphy was seeing just fine...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 3,290 reads 4 comments

  25. Gracie vs. Shamrock 3 and the 10 Biggest Freak-Show Fights in MMA History

    There's probably a nicer way to put it than "freak show," but not a whole lot nicer. There are probably also nicer ways to make a buck, particularly for older guys who poured the foundation of modern MMA ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 31,371 reads 24 comments