1. Ranking the Top College Basketball Coach of the Year Candidates for 2015-16

    When your sport ends its season with a 68-team, single-elimination tournament, it's probably fair to say the issue is never settled until the thing's played out. Working around that caveat, the 2015-16 college basketball campaign is coming into focus..

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 16 days ago 20,685 reads 60 comments

  2. College Basketball Players Who've Improved Their Games During Conference Play

    If there's a time to up your game, now is that time. We're in the thick of college basketball's conference season, so it's time to put up or shut up. You have to go big, or, failing that, you have to go home...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 18 days ago 10,145 reads 31 comments

  3. Paige VanZant: My Stock Grew After Bloody, Lopsided Loss

    Paige VanZant is good at being undaunted. During her December fight with Rose Namajunas, the UFC's well-marketed strawweight never gave up despite a tremendous beating that draped her face in sheets of blood...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 19 days ago 11,934 reads 61 comments

  4. The Best Players on Bad College Basketball Teams in the 2015-16 Season

    There are few things more fun in sports than finding a diamond in the rough. With so many teams on the landscape and legions of fans (college and pro) looking for any glimmer of hope, college basketball is a perfect landscape for that pursuit...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 19 days ago 8,735 reads 16 comments

  5. The Beaten Path: Top 25 MMA Prospects for 2016, Part 1

    No other sport needs prospects the way MMA needs prospects. The machine is always hungry. With it being a bloodsport and all, not to mention an individual sport, and an extremely ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 23 days ago 18,459 reads 9 comments

  6. The Biggest Takeaways from the 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season so Far

    Give or take a game or two, we now sit at the halfway point of the 2015-16 college basketball season. The season has already given us plenty of memories for the scrapbook...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 27 days ago 44,519 reads 57 comments

  7. Ranking the Best 'Glue Guys' in College Basketball in 2015-16 Season

    Glue is sticky and binding. The definition of a glue guy is anything but. At least when it comes to the definition of a glue guy, there are more than a few ambiguities—and even outright contradictions...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 28 days ago 9,317 reads 16 comments

  8. BJ Penn Planning Return to MMA, Calls out Featherweight Nik Lentz for UFC 197

    Those rumors of BJ Penn 's return to MMA just became a lot more than rumors. On Wednesday afternoon, Penn posted a message and photo on his Instagram account that pledged a return to the UFC...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 29 days ago 14,873 reads 46 comments

  9. Justin Gaethje, Top MMA Lightweight, Will Defend Belt vs Brian Foster at WSOF 29

    Justin Gaethje may be one of MMA 's most under-recognized champions. Even so, the man who holds the lightweight belt for the World Series of Fighting promotion is 15-0 and has yet to meet a credible threat...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 1,394 reads 5 comments

  10. We Could Have a New Lightweight Great After UFC 197, and It's Not Conor McGregor

    March 5, 2016: a date that will live in lightweight history. Last week, Bleacher Report MMA first reported the news that Conor McGregor will, as he has long promised to do, ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 140,765 reads 144 comments

  11. Compelling Options Abound for Luke Rockhold's 1st Middleweight Title Defense

    Will it be business, or will it be personal? In his first title defense, new UFC middleweight champ Luke Rockhold and matchmakers will have to choose what they think is the best ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 36,469 reads 86 comments

  12. The Beaten Path: 5 Top MMA Prospects to Watch in January

    Happy new year. It's a time of new beginnings. Even as we turn over the calendar, do you know what else we turn over? New leaves. That's right. Here in January, it's all about the newness...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 4,829 reads 11 comments

  13. Overrated Teams That Could Miss the 2016 NCAA Tournament

    There's no way this draws animosity from anyone. I'm excited for the kind of honest, level-headed discourse that can only come from pointing to a bunch of college basketball teams and calling them overrated...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 14,529 reads 26 comments

  14. Predicting Which Mid-Major College Basketball Stars Have NBA Futures

    Life is a little easier for mid-major players these days. Leave the NBA lottery for the one-and-doners and the blue bloods. That's OK. A new stratum has drifted down onto college basketball: the veteran...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 4,678 reads 5 comments

  15. Top Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling: Fighters Not Earning What They Deserve

    MMA fighters, particularly those in the UFC, aren't taking in as much money as they should. That's the opinion of Aljamain Sterling, a 12-0, 26-year-old bantamweight who recently became a free agent after nearly two years with the UFC...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 6,682 reads 47 comments

  16. Conor McGregor Named 1 of 2015's '25 Hottest Sex Symbols' by Rolling Stone

    Well, this is escalating quickly. Less than one month after Conor McGregor knocked out Jose Aldo to take the UFC's undisputed featherweight crown at UFC 194, Rolling Stone ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 8,102 reads 74 comments

  17. Ed Soares Talks Past, Present and Future of Resurrection Fighting Alliance

    Four years can be a long time. Especially in MMA . In the sport’s minor leagues, marking time is like riding a bull. It’s not an easy place to get or keep a foothold, whether you’re a fighter or a promoter...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 2,393 reads 0 comments

  18. UFC 195: Michinori Tanaka Shows Fine Line Between Hot Prospect and Unemployment

    There's a fine line sometimes between success and failure. At UFC 195, after a close but impressive split-decision win over Joe Soto on Saturday in Las Vegas, Michinori Tanaka ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 4,102 reads 3 comments

  19. UFC 195 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Lawler vs. Condit Fight Card

    Hi, kids. Do you like violence? With Eminem's famous opening line ( Warning: NFSW language )—so simple, so, I don't know, fraught?—we welcome you to UFC 195. Come one, come all...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 63,923 reads 69 comments

  20. Rizin Fighting Federation Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Both Cards

    There was one word for the first two events of the Rizin promotion: sprawling. Contested in Japan over two separate nights, Rizin Fighting Federation 1 and 2 hosted more than ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 13,151 reads 23 comments

  21. Fedor Emelianenko Gets First-Round KO in First Fight After 3-Year Retirement

    Fedor Emelianenko is back. The Russian MMA fighter considered by many to be the greatest of all time at heavyweight—if not all weight classes—earned a first-round ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 148,295 reads 95 comments

  22. Ranking the 10 Best Must-See College Basketball Games of January

    Ready or not, here it comes. Baseball's in the deep freeze. And your fantasy football team has been out of it for weeks. It must be time to get the college basketball season going in earnest...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 4,004 reads 11 comments

  23. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta Reports Record UFC Revenue, Defends Fighter Pay Scale

    The UFC broke a record in 2015, raking in about $600 million in revenue—a new high mark for the promotion...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 15,074 reads 47 comments

  24. 2015-16 ACC NCAA Basketball Primer, Power Rankings Heading into Conference Play

    College basketball's about to blow up, and the season's biggest powder keg lies somewhere in a traffic jam along Tobacco Road. In this case, we don't want to reach it before it goes off...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 15,041 reads 44 comments

  25. Anderson Silva vs. Michael Bisping Set to Headline UFC London in February

    Christmas came a day early for MMA fans in the United Kingdom. A fight between former middleweight champion Anderson Silva and British favorite Michael Bisping will headline the UFC's next visit to London, scheduled for February 27...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 469 reads 3 comments