1. College Basketball Players Who Need to Step It Up to Salvage 2015-16 Season

    Parity has an underside. When the top of the playing field is level, as it is during the 2015-16 college basketball season, all the unevenness has to go somewhere, right? Of course it does...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 44,801 reads 68 comments

  2. B/R MMA Round Table: Breaking Down Benson Henderson's Move to Bellator

    On Monday, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson announced his move to the Bellator promotion...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 16,216 reads 40 comments

  3. After Defeating Sage Northcutt, Bryan Barberena Appears to Mock 'Sage Flip'

    Last fall, we were introduced to the Sage Flip. Saturday night, we met the Barberena Barrel Roll. After upsetting Sage Northcutt with a second-round submission Saturday night on ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 19,259 reads 31 comments

  4. UFC Official: Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Rematch in the Works

    It looks like Jon Jones will return to competition soon, and when he does, it will be for the title he never lost...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 42,034 reads 129 comments

  5. UFC Officials Set November as Newest Target Date for New York Event

    You have to hand it to the UFC: They refuse to give up on New York. After yet another recent setback scuttled a planned UFC event in April, company officials have now established ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 5,025 reads 14 comments

  6. Aging Champs Lyoto Machida, Dan Henderson Vie for Relevance in Reported Rematch

    Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson are going to wage a rematch. Though the UFC has made no official announcement, the two middleweights verbally agreed to the contest, according to ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 13,076 reads 35 comments

  7. UFC on Fox 18 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from New Jersey

    One of the great things about MMA is its athletic purity. Not to get all purple on you, but nothing else strips physical competition to bare wood like fighting...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 43,000 reads 81 comments

  8. Report: UFC Releases Danny Castillo, Mike Pierce, 9 Other Fighters from Roster

    Lightweight and Team Alpha Male veteran Danny Castillo and welterweight Mike Pierce are among 11 fighters who have been released from the UFC. That's according to a Friday report from Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 73,218 reads 42 comments

  9. Ryan Bader Coach: Anthony Johnson Is Mentally Weak, Tires Easily

    Ryan Bader 's coach, Aaron Simpson, thinks Anthony Johnson is a good fighter. Simpson also thinks Johnson has a tendency to break inside the cage...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 7,166 reads 28 comments

  10. Chael Sonnen Among Contestants for Next Season of 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    Well, this ought to be interesting. Celebrity Apprentice , the reality show originally hosted by a certain Donald Trump, has announced a new slate of cast members and contestants for its eighth season, Variety 's Elizabeth Wagmeister reports...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 5,636 reads 10 comments

  11. UFC 196 Renamed Fight Night 82 After Move to Cable, Main Event Cancellation

    UFC 196 was a pay-per-view event scheduled for Super Bowl weekend and featuring a heavyweight title bout. UFC Fight Night 82 airs on cable TV and features a non-title welterweight match...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 14,137 reads 25 comments

  12. The 10 Must-See NCAA Basketball Games in February

    Spoiler: The top college basketball game on tap for February is the Kansas-Oklahoma rematch. That's just the way it is. Right after the new year, Kansas, then ranked No...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 7,670 reads 21 comments

  13. Sage Northcutt to Pay Critics: 'The UFC Sees That I Bring Something of Value'

    Find your own gimmick. That, in a nutshell, is the message from Sage Northcutt , UFC's 19-year-old promotional darling of the moment, to those who believe he is paid or marketed ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 14,082 reads 53 comments

  14. Carlos Condit Takes New Driver's License Photo—3 Days After Fight with Lawler

    Carlos Condit better be ready for a lot of raised eyebrows. A lot of chuckles. A lot of low whistles. Why? Because he has a big, huge black eye in his new driver's license photo...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 99,014 reads 16 comments

  15. UFC Fights an Increasingly Complex Battle to Legalize MMA in New York

    The news conferences, celebrity fighters and other public posturings are still there. Now more than ever, though, the move to legalize mixed martial arts in New York—the only ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 3,592 reads 10 comments

  16. Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum and the Top Canceled Fights in UFC History

    Super Bowl weekend became decidedly less super for MMA fans Monday when heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum withdrew from the main event of UFC 196...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 67,942 reads 72 comments

  17. 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 7 months ago 21,435 reads 61 comments

  18. 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 7 months ago 10,270 reads 31 comments

  19. 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 7 months ago 12,157 reads 61 comments

  20. 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 7 months ago 8,943 reads 16 comments

  21. 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 7 months ago 19,998 reads 9 comments

  22. 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 8 months ago 44,684 reads 57 comments

  23. 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 8 months ago 9,575 reads 16 comments

  24. 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 8 months ago 14,915 reads 46 comments

  25. 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 8 months ago 1,523 reads 5 comments