1. Gennady Golovkin Must Swallow His Pride If He Wants a Canelo Alvarez Superfight

    It was the offer heard 'round the world. Or at least the suggestion of an offer heard 'round the world...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 9 days ago 18,330 reads 144 comments

  2. Ranking the Best Opponents for Canelo Alvarez's Next Fight

    Being Canelo Alvarez means never having to say you're sorry. Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s co-star in one of history's most lucrative fights three years ago subsequently jumped to middleweight, ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 13 days ago 15,171 reads 66 comments

  3. Ranking the Best Opponents for Gennady Golovkin's Next Fight

    Let the debate over Gennady Golovkin begin. Again. Those who don't believe the multi -belted middleweight champion was at his best during a five-round tussle with ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 21 days ago 18,905 reads 72 comments

  4. Does Gennady Golovkin Have Anything to Gain in Fight vs. Kell Brook?

    All things considered, it's pretty good to be Gennady Golovkin. The multi-belted middleweight monster has won all 35 of his professional fights, has defended his International ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 24 days ago 4,468 reads 74 comments

  5. Summer Olympics 2016: Winners and Losers from Day 14 in Rio

    Superstar finales. Heartbreaking disappointments. Off-the-field ridiculousness. Another day at the 2016 Summer Olympics...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 32,527 reads 26 comments

  6. Team USA's Best Chance for Gold in Every Women's Gymnastics Event

    It's a gigantic stage for a colossal anticlimax. Though it seems a suggestion of Ruthian or Gretzkyesque proportions, the idea that Simone Biles will run roughshod over the individual gymnastics competition at the Rio Games is now perceived as a given..

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 3,056 reads 2 comments

  7. Summer Olympics 2016: Biggest Surprises from Day 1

    It's the Olympics. Not everything goes according to plan. That reality was in full effect on Day 1 of the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, where an American teen became a shooting ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 24,763 reads 3 comments

  8. USA Olympic Swimming 2016: America's Best Chances for Gold in Rio

    It's American superhero time. Every fourth year, the goings-on in the Olympic pool give us a glimpse of the greatest athletes the U.S. has to offer—both in terms of names we all already know and compelling newcomers primed for a first star turn...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 1,529 reads 0 comments

  9. Olympic Gymnastics 2016: Complete Guide to Men's Events in Rio

    There's something compelling about watching the greats perform. Even though you know going in, their victories are essentially inevitable, it's still worth watching to see just how high they can push the bar...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 991 reads 0 comments

  10. Olympic Swimming 2016: Complete Guide to Women's Events in Rio

    You want modern-day superstars? You want all-time Olympic heroes? The women's swimming pool in Rio de Janeiro will have both...and then some...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 1,452 reads 1 comments

  11. PGA Championship 2016: Biggest Winners and Losers from Baltusrol

    The 2016 PGA Championship has come and gone, and with it another season of major tournament golf. Jimmy Walker, a quality PGA Tour player who'd never gotten appreciably close to ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 8,567 reads 3 comments

  12. Ranking the Best Opponents for Leo Santa Cruz's Next Fight

    It's detour time, at least temporarily, for Leo Santa Cruz. Though the previously unbeaten featherweight title-holder went into his Saturday night defense against Carl Frampton ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 9,067 reads 55 comments

  13. PGA Championship 2016: Complete Guide to This Year's Tournament at Baltusrol

    No, you didn't read the calendar incorrectly. It's still July. There have been no NFL preseason games played. And yet it's still time for the final golf major of 2016, the PGA Championship...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 9,751 reads 5 comments

  14. Summer Olympics 2016: Ranking the Most Competitive Events in Rio

    Summer Olympics time is almost here. Though there will be dozens of competitions over what'll seem like countless hours of television for the next few weeks, there are certainly a handful of events in Rio de Janeiro in which interest is ratcheted up..

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 3,491 reads 7 comments

  15. The Best Names at the 2016 Summer Olympics

    There are hundreds of athletes set to compete in dozens of events at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next month, and most of them will be noticed based solely on their competitive acumen...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 2,824 reads 2 comments

  16. Is Terence Crawford vs. Manny Pacquiao Primed and Ready?

    What a difference a few months make. When Terence Crawford was asked about the prospect of a Manny Pacquiao bout after he'd grounded Hank Lundy into a fine powder in February, the Nebraskan didn't mince words...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 19,653 reads 48 comments

  17. Terence Crawford vs. Viktor Postol: Live Round-by-Round Reaction and Highlights

    It's official: Terence Crawford is on boxing's biggest stage. The Nebraska native took a one-sided star turn in the first pay-per-view starring role of his career on Saturday night, ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 26,334 reads 44 comments

  18. Falling Just Short at Epic British Open Only Adds to Phil Mickelson's Legacy

    In the end, Phil Mickelson 's competitive side won out. Upon finishing the Open Championship with a final-round 65 that left his aggregate score equal with what had been a 23-year-old tournament record, he wanted zero part of moral victories...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 23,304 reads 21 comments

  19. Ranking the Best Opponents for Deontay Wilder's Next Fight

    Chris Arreola's best days were a few years back. Nevertheless, to suggest he was the best fighter Deontay Wilder had met since earning a share of the heavyweight championship 18 months ago was hardly hyperbolic...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 23,359 reads 64 comments

  20. Win or Lose, Seeing Vintage Phil Mickelson at 2016 Open Championship Is a Treat

    It was old-school Phil Mickelson . Over a few Saturday minutes on the 18th hole at Royal Troon, the 46-year-old showed the smorgasbord of moods and magic those who’ve followed his game for decades have grown accustomed to...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 18,452 reads 5 comments

  21. The Open Championship 2016: Full Guide to This Year's Tournament at Royal Troon

    If it feels like The Open is here a bit soon this year, you're right. The European-based leg of the golfing Grand Slam was moved up a week in 2016 to allow players time to prepare for next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 5,846 reads 1 comments

  22. For Simone Biles, Winning Olympic Gold Is Merely a Formality of Her Brilliance

    It’s not the typical road map to gymnastics greatness. In past years, it’s taken memorable Olympic performances to make all-time American heroes out of athletes like Shawn Johnson, Shannon Miller, Nastia Liukin and Mary Lou Retton...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 3,901 reads 4 comments

  23. Day 1 of Women's Gymnastics Trials Gives Us More Surprises Than Certainties

    The folks at NBC Sports did their best to sell it as high drama. But in spite of Al Trautwig, Tim Daggett and Nastia Liukin's collective up-front breathlessness, we all pretty much knew how things would shake out when Day 1 of the U...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 2,514 reads 0 comments

  24. 2016 US Olympic Swimming: Meet the Men's Team

    The quadrennial celebration of American swimming has come and gone at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska, leaving the U.S...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 6,677 reads 0 comments

  25. Ryan Lochte Has 1 Last Chance to Forge a Legacy Separate from Michael Phelps

    Let's say you're Ryan Lochte. When it comes to elite-level swimming in the United States, you're royalty. You've been on more medals stands than 99...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 3,253 reads 0 comments