1. NBA Power Rankings (Dec. 15): Streaking Celtics Regain Top Spot

    Tough crowd? The Lakers' streak-ending loss at Utah Saturday night ended up pushing them out of the top spot in the rankings for the first time in a few weeks...

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  2. Fantasy Football Risers and Fallers: Week 14

    A couple of lesser-known guys (Bruce Gradkowski, Devin Thomas) were able to put up some huge numbers in Week 13. Will they be able to consistently perform at that level? Who knows, as there ...

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  3. NFL Power Rankings: Week 14, AFC Powers Faltering

    While the NFC playoff picture is clearing up, the AFC seems to get more and more muddled with each passing week. If the season were to end today, the NFC playoffs would feature New Orleans, Minnesota, Arizona, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Green Bay...

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  4. NBA Power Rankings: Lakers' Weapons Keep Them on Top

    Kobe Bryant's improbable heroics against Miami Friday night helped the Lakers' win streak stay alive. The defending champs have now won nine consecutive games, and are the NBA's undisputed heavyweight through the first quarter of the '09-'10 season...

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  5. Allen Iverson To Philly: Happy Homecoming or Epic Mistake?

    So, Allen Iverson is headed back to Philadelphia. I've written in the past about how he needs to accept the fact that he's in decline and nobody cares to have a whining, selfish, aging player as a franchise centerpiece...

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  6. NFL Fantasy Football Risers and Fallers: Week 13

    Week 12 saw quarterbacks going wild, a few old friends reasserting themselves (Miles Austin, Antonio Gates), and the weekly "random running back that puts up insane numbers...

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  7. NFL Power Rankings: Week 13: New Orleans Saints Back on Top

    Last night, the New Orleans Saints made all the hype surrounding their matchup with the New England Patriots seem quite silly...

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  8. NBA Power Rankings (Nov. 30): Lakers Back to The Top

    How rare is this picture of Kobe Bryant donning Laker purple? Quite. Just four of the defending champs' first 21 games this season come on the road. With an NFL -like record of 13-3, L.A...

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  9. NFL Power Rankings, Week 12: Indianapolis Assumes Top Spot

    We have a new No. 1 in the NFL, and it should come as no surprise that the Colts' recent slew of victories over Houston, New England, and Baltimore is enough to push them just ahead of the Saints for the top spot...

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  10. Texans-Titans: For the Second Straight Game, Houston Faces Must-Win

    Coming off the bye week, the Houston Texans have had plenty of time to think about "what could've been" after week nine's crushing divisional defeat at the hands of the Colts...

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  11. NBA Power Rankings (Nov. 23): Eastern Powers Asserting Themselves

    Though this NBA season is still extremely young, is it possible that the four teams most predicted to finish atop the Eastern Conference are already there to stay? Orlando, Atlanta, Boston, and ...

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  12. Tracy McGrady Situation Is a Dicey One For Houston Rockets

    Houston Rockets guard and former cornerstone Tracy McGrady hasn't played in an NBA game since Feb. 9 against Milwaukee last season. A few days later, it was announced that McGrady would undergo season-ending microfracture surgery on his left knee...

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  13. Allen Iverson To the Knicks: Why Not?

    First of all, let me say that I didn't think it was possible for Allen Iverson to actually have a worse stop than he did in Detroit last season. The photo above is quite the rare one: it captures Allen Iverson playing in a Memphis Grizzlies uniform...

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  14. Dirk Nowitzki: From MVP To Under-the-Radar Superstar

    Let's go back two-and-a-half years to April 2007. To the objection of many (myself included), Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki appeared to be a mortal lock to win the MVP award...

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  15. Fantasy Football Risers and Fallers: NFL Week 11

    In the past couple of weeks, we've seen a slew of running backs go down hurt, including Clinton Portis, Ronnie Brown, Michael Turner, Cedric Benson and Brian Westbrook (again)...

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  16. NFL Power Rankings: Week 11

    The NFL 's two undefeated teams certainly struggled to remain that way Sunday. The Saints surprisingly had trouble with the one-win Rams, while the Colts needed a rare gaffe by Bill Belichick in order to keep their perfect record intact...

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  17. Breaking News: Warriors Trade Stephen Jackson to Bobcats

    According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the Golden State Warriors have traded forward Stephen Jackson and guard Acie Law IV to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for guard Raja Bell and forward Vladimir Radmanovic...

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  18. NBA Power Rankings (Nov. 16) Atlanta Hawks Swoop Into Top Spot

    Two losses apiece for the Celtics and Lakers this past week have opened the door for other teams to seize the top spots in the rankings. The team that overtook everyone was...the Atlanta Hawks? Indeed, it was...

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  19. In 2009, NCAA Needs College Football Playoff More Than Ever

    It's quite unfortunate that we'll likely never know if these Florida Gators, Alabama Crimson Tide, or Texas Longhorns are actually better than these TCU Horned Frogs, Cincinnati Bearcats, or Boise State Broncos...

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  20. Surprising Atlanta Hawks Bring 6-2 Record into Beantown To Face Celtics

    Finally, it appears as though Josh Smith has found "it." What is "it," exactly? Quite simply, Smith has looked like the player the Hawks thought they'd be getting when they signed the former high school-draftee to a $58 million contract two summers ago...

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  21. NFL Fantasy Football Risers and Fallers: Week 10

    The 2009 NFL season hasn't been particularly kind to a few of the running backs that were taken at the top of most fantasy drafts. Players like Matt Forte, Steve Slaton, and Michael Turner have struggled through disappointing seasons thus far...

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  22. NBA Power Rankings: Nov. 10

    Sure, we don't have any unbeaten teams left in the NBA, but there is still a team searching for their first win. That's just as good, right? Here's how the NBA teams stack up, 1-30. 1...

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  23. NFL Power Rankings: Week 10

    The NFL's two unbeatens coming into the week remained that way ... barely. With the Saints and Colts appearing to be coming back to the pack, the door is slowly swinging open for a few other contenders...

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  24. NFL Power Rankings: Week 9

    Going into week nine, the contenders are separating themselves from the rest, while others are jockeying for draft position already. Here's my rundown of the NFL, 1-32. 1...

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  25. Defense Is What Separates Young Thunder from Young Blazers

    The Portland Trail Blazers and Oklahoma City Thunder have each been heralded in recent years as "the future of the NBA." Each team boasts several young, rising star players...

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