1. 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 1 day ago 7,100 reads 5 comments

  2. 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 days ago 2,352 reads 5 comments

  3. 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...

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  4. 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 4 days ago 18,957 reads 48 comments

  5. 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 4 days ago 25,493 reads 44 comments

  6. 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 11 days ago 23,264 reads 21 comments

  7. 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 11 days ago 21,470 reads 64 comments

  8. 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 11 days ago 18,404 reads 5 comments

  9. 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 16 days ago 5,826 reads 1 comments

  10. 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 17 days ago 3,440 reads 4 comments

  11. 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 19 days ago 2,377 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 24 days ago 4,798 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 3,074 reads 0 comments

  14. Keith Thurman-Shawn Porter Claim Welterweight Supremacy in Rematch-Quality Duel

    At long last, boxing fans woke up to a pleasant morning after. Rather than the walk of shame prompted by sought-after fights performing far below expectations, the Saturday night ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 5,658 reads 37 comments

  15. 2016 US Olympic Swimming: The Most Exciting Events to Watch at the Trials

    Opening ceremonies at the Summer Olympics in Brazil are fewer than 50 days away. What that means to American swim fans is the premier quadrennial domestic pool event is even closer...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 2,654 reads 0 comments

  16. US Men's Gymnastics 2016 Olympic Trials: Meet Team USA's Rio Hopefuls

    The U.S. Olympic Trials for men's gymnastics are this week in St. Louis, and by Saturday night, we'll know the full team bound for Brazil...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 2,533 reads 0 comments

  17. US Open 2016: Biggest Winners and Losers from Oakmont

    For those who like their major championships with a side of drama, it was a masterpiece. The U.S. Open at Oakmont had intermittently awful weather, a lingering anonymous interloper ...

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  18. U.S. Open 2016: Biggest Questions Entering Moving Day

    Two days into the U.S. Open at Oakmont, Pennsylvania, and little is carved in stone. Wicked weather impacted everyone in the field, which means the 36-hole cut line won't even be official until sometime Saturday...

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  19. U.S. Open Odds 2016: Favorites to Win the Championship Trophy

    Father's Day is a week away. And for golf fans, that means U.S. Open time is nearer still. The best golfers in the world are flocking to Oakmont Country Club in suburban Pittsburgh ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 7,284 reads 3 comments

  20. HBO's Harold Lederman on Ali, the Hall of Fame and Being Boxing's 1st TV Judge

    Dear Executives: Please excuse Harold Lederman from work on Saturday night’s Boxing After Dark show. He’ll be unable to attend due to induction commitments...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 1,197 reads 3 comments

  21. Ranking the 10 Best Fights of Muhammad Ali's Career

    "The Greatest" wasn't just a nickname for Muhammad Ali . The Louisville, Kentucky, native took his gold medal from the 1960 Summer Olympics and embarked on a pro career that yielded ...

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  22. Erislandy Lara Opens Up on How Improved Cuba-USA Relations Have Changed His Life

    There are good back stories. And then there are better ones. It’s no reach to suggest Erislandy Lara’s story belongs in the second batch...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 2,652 reads 11 comments

  23. Fans Will Have to Wait for Canelo vs. Golovkin After Alvarez Ditches WBC Belt

    Make no mistake, Canelo Alvarez is as brave a fighter as there is. And his promoter, Oscar De La Hoya , made a career of taking on daunting ring challenges...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 28,048 reads 212 comments

  24. Fantasy Mayweather-McGregor Fight Fueling Floyd's Need for the Spotlight

    Some prefer General Hospital . Others lean toward The Young and the Restless . And still others are riveted by the Days of Our Lives . But when it comes to combat sports these days, it's all about the Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 5,595 reads 35 comments

  25. Wilder vs. Joshua: Finally a Heavyweight Matchup Worth Getting Excited About

    The answer depends on when fans came of age. Those in their 50s will hear the phrase “big heavyweight fight” and instantly recall 1970s images of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman...

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