1. Pressure Won't Derail Yuna Kim's Quest for a 2nd Gold in Sochi

    When you're the defending gold medalist and world-record holder, a virtual rock star in your home country and everyone's odds-on favorite to repeat, you walk around with a big target on your back, and the pressure is enormous...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 7 months ago 39,418 reads 2 comments

  2. Young Polina Edmunds Will Be America's Breakout Star in Sochi

    It's amazing how three minutes can transform a young woman's life. Polina Edmunds , who is currently in her sophomore year of high school, entered the 2014 U...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 7 months ago 8,365 reads 0 comments

  3. Controversial Selection Will Fuel Ashley Wagner in Sochi

    With tears in her eyes, Ashley Wagner sat, huddled over with her coaches at the TD Garden in Boston, awaiting the scores that she knew just wouldn't be good enough. When they were read, her total of 182...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 7 months ago 47,016 reads 3 comments

  4. Olympic Speedskating 2014: Live Men's 5000-Meter Medal Results and Analysis

    Olympic speedskating got off to a fast start on Saturday afternoon in Sochi, with the Dutch team snagging all three spots on the podium in the men's 5,000-meter race...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 7 months ago 10,678 reads 2 comments

  5. Why the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Rematch Is All About Respect

    In boxing, respect is a buzzword. It's often sought after, but hard to come by, and many fighters spend an entire career feeling like they haven't gotten enough—if any—of it...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 7 months ago 7,973 reads 27 comments

  6. Kansas Rolls over Baylor 69-52 in Waco

    Most of the stories written about the Kansas Jayhawks this season have revolved around their pair of stud freshmen, Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid , but on Tuesday night in Waco, ...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 2,243 reads 1 comments

  7. 10 Boxers Who Are 1 Flaw Away from Being Elite

    In boxing, there are many fighters who are very good. There are some more who are excellent, and still fewer who you can classify as truly elite. Floyd Mayweather is elite...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 10,157 reads 34 comments

  8. The Hottest Boxing Storylines for the Week of Feb. 3

    There's a lot to discuss, so let's get right to it. In this week's edition of the hottest boxing storylines , we discuss Gennady Golovkin's big, untelevised in the United States ...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 11,636 reads 48 comments

  9. Gennady Golovkin Stops Osumanu Adama in the 7th for His 16th Straight Knockout

    WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin did his best terminator impression on Saturday night in Monte Carlo, patiently stalking challenger Osumanu Adama for seven rounds before zeroing in for the kill...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 29,574 reads 73 comments

  10. Luis Collazo Scores Devastating Second Round Knockout Win over Victor Ortiz

    Luis Collazo promised that he wouldn’t lose to Victor Ortiz in front of his hometown fans on Thursday night, and he backed that statement up—emphatically...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 27,039 reads 56 comments

  11. Victor Ortiz and Luis Collazo Both Fighting for 1 Last Shot at Stardom

    Victor Ortiz knows a thing or two about adversity. He's been facing it since he was a child growing up in Garden City, Kan., the son of an alcoholic father and a mother who abandoned the family...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 5,578 reads 8 comments

  12. Duke Uses Huge Second-Half to Upend Pitt 80-65 on the Road

    With two disappointing conference losses already on their ledger, and a looming trip to the Carrier Dome to face Syracuse on Saturday, Mike Krzyzewski's Duke Blue Devils entered Monday ...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 7,971 reads 15 comments

  13. The Hottest Boxing Storylines for the Week of Jan. 27

    We have a ton of stuff to unpack this week, as the boxing calendar got into full swing with a pair of cards and some big news from one of the sport's top pound-for-pound fighters...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 21,676 reads 176 comments

  14. Mikey Garcia Scores Lackluster Decision over Juan Carlos Burgos to Retain Title

    Perhaps we’ ve become a bit spoiled, but Mikey Garcia’s latest performance failed to live up to the massive hype that has surrounded him since a banner 2013 placed him firmly in the pound-for-pound conversation...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 9,847 reads 11 comments

  15. Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao II: Head-to-Toe Breakdown of Both Fighters

    More than 18 months have passed since Timothy Bradley wrested the WBO welterweight title from Manny Pacquiao in one of boxing's most hotly disputed verdicts, and the two appear to be ready for a sequel...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 26,344 reads 153 comments

  16. Nadal Crushes Federer to Reach Australian Open Final

    Rafael Nadal is heading to his third Australian Open Final. The 27-year-old Spaniard continued his mastery of longtime rival Roger Federer on Friday, winning the second of two men's semifinals 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 in straight sets...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 38,975 reads 66 comments

  17. Dominika Cibulkova Runs over Agnieszka Radwanska to Reach Australian Open Finals

    Dominika Cibulkova, who's had a habit of knocking off higher ranked players lately, did it again on Thursday afternoon, running over Agnieszka Radwanska for a 6-1, 6-2 victory and a spot in the Australian Open Finals...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 4,186 reads 1 comments

  18. The Hottest Boxing Storylines for the Week of Jan. 20

    It's been said that boxing doesn't have an offseason, and while that's true, we've certainly seen a lull in the recent weeks. But all that changed this past weekend as the fists began flying once again on HBO...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 29,638 reads 56 comments

  19. Bobsleigh World Cup 2014: Live Results, Times for Women's Race

    For the American bobsleigh team, it was selection Sunday, and we now know the names and faces of those who will represent the United States in Sochi...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 11,507 reads 1 comments

  20. Jean Pascal Dominates Lucian Bute to Win the Battle of Montreal

    It was billed as the Super Bowl of Canadian boxing, and after years of build-up, Montreal has finally settled one of its longest-standing rivalries...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 41,725 reads 70 comments

  21. US Grand Prix 2014 Skiing: Live Results for Freestyle Olympic Qualifier 4

    With just one event remaining in the U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix, the American mens freestyle skiing half-pipe team for Sochi remains far from settled...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 2,262 reads 0 comments

  22. Odds for the Top Contenders to Be Floyd Mayweather's Next Opponent

    Boxing 's pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather makes headlines wherever he goes. On a recent trip to South Africa, he indicated, via ESPN, that the world may soon find out the identity of the latest man to win the right to face him...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 9,752 reads 80 comments

  23. Jean Pascal vs. Lucian Bute: Preview and Prediction

    Jean Pascal vs. Lucian Bute will take place on Saturday night from the Bell Centre in Montreal, and it will be a true crossroads battle for two former champions...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 5,437 reads 17 comments

  24. The Hottest Boxing Storylines for the Week of Jan. 13

    With the boxing calendar about to jump out of the starting gate this coming weekend, there is obviously a lot to cover and a lot to talk about...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 12,816 reads 23 comments

  25. US Figure Skating Championships 2014: Live Results and Sunday Highlights

    After an intense final day of competition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championship, Jeremy Abbott held off a strong charge from Jason Brown to secure his fourth national title and a spot on the U...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 8 months ago 45,559 reads 10 comments