1. Maryland Basketball: Defense Fuels Terps' 71-62 Win over UNCW

    The Maryland Terrapins got Mark Turgeon’s tenure off to a good start Sunday with a 71-62 win over the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks. Terrell Stoglin, coming off the bench, led the Terps with 22 points on 6-16 shooting...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about almost 3 years ago 353 reads 0 comments

  2. Carolina Panthers: Ron Rivera Is Not Head-Coaching Material

    Ron Rivera waited a long time to get a head-coaching job in the NFL . It didn't take long to realize he doesn't have what it takes to do the job...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about almost 3 years ago 1,116 reads 39 comments

  3. Chelsea FC: Despite 3-1 Win over Norwich City, Blues Still a Work in Progress

    One of the sure signs of a champion is the ability to win games when not at your best. If Chelsea are able to secure their fourth Premier League title, that cliche will, once again, ...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about 3 years ago 674 reads 9 comments

  4. Chelsea FC: For Andre Villas-Boas, Patience Is Key

    Roman Abramovich is not a very patient man. He shells out millions of dollars every year and, understandably, expects an immediate return on his investment...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about 3 years ago 762 reads 0 comments

  5. EPL Power Rankings: Week 1

    Some things never change. Joey Barton was fighting, Manchester United were scoring a late winner and Fernando Torres wasn't scoring. And if you love draws—and who doesn't?—then this was your weekend...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about 3 years ago 355 reads 0 comments

  6. English Premier League: "Noisy Neighbors" Man City Thrash Swansea 4-0

    If Manchester City are, in fact, rival Manchester United 's "noisy" neighbors, then off-season signing Serio "Kun" Aguero must have sounded like a banshee to Red Devils manager Sir Alex during a Premier league debut for the history books...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about 3 years ago 358 reads 3 comments

  7. Chelsea FC: Draw Against Stoke City Shows Team Is Still a Player Away

    It’s not the start that Andre Villas-Boas had in mind when he signed on at Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea ’s 0-0 draw against Stoke City was encouraging nonetheless...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about 3 years ago 1,887 reads 14 comments

  8. Breaking Down the Tape: Cam Newton Impresses at Panthers Fan Fest

    For the Carolina Panthers , this offseason has been about keeping the team together rather than adding to it...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about 3 years ago 105 reads 0 comments

  9. Chelsea vs Thailand Stars: Blues Score Four, Midfield Creativity Still a Problem

    Sometimes, goals can be deceiving. Mistakes are made when you focus on results and not processes. And although Chelsea did show some improvements against the Thailand all-stars, their performance, in truth, was not three goals better...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about 3 years ago 803 reads 0 comments

  10. Chelsea FC: Tour of Asia Takes on Added Importance for Andre Villas-Boas

    Aside from getting fit, preseason tours are nothing more than a fort night-long commercial for the traveling club with a couple of friendlies mixed in. For Andre Villas-Boas and Chelsea , the club's tour of Asia has taken on added importance...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about 3 years ago 659 reads 0 comments

  11. Manchester United Impress in Preseason Opener, but Questions Remain

    The New England Revolution are not having the best of seasons in 2011. To make matters worse, Manchester United , champions of the Barclays Premier League, invaded Gillette Stadium ...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about 3 years ago 1,150 reads 4 comments

  12. Washington Nationals: Midseason Check-Up

    For the Washington Nationals , the 2011 has been a rousing success. The team came in to the season with four major goals: Get Stephen Strasburg healthy; guide Bryce Harper through ...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about 3 years ago 685 reads 6 comments

  13. Washington Nationals: Upcoming Stretch Will Dictate Trade Deadline Activity

    The Washington Nationals are riding a six-game winning streak and currently sit 5.5 games back in the wild-card standings...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about over 3 years ago 546 reads 0 comments

  14. LeBron James Continues to Say the Wrong Things

    LeBron James has had a tough year. He's gone from the NBA's poster child to the poster child for everything that's wrong with today's athlete. He's unaccountable, and everything that comes out of his mouth just reaffirms that...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about over 3 years ago 927 reads 0 comments

  15. Washington Nationals: Is Ryan Zimmerman the Cure to What Ails Jayson Werth?

    The Washington Nationals have played a grand total of eight games without their franchise player, Ryan Zimmerman, in 2011. Since Zimmerman went out, the Nats have gone a respectable (actually, inconceivable) 27-31...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about over 3 years ago 529 reads 0 comments

  16. MLB Draft 2011: Washington Nationals Hit It Out of the Park...Again

    The Washington Nationals are not used to waiting at the MLB draft . The last two years, the team has had the honor of picking first, which resulted in Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about over 3 years ago 2,499 reads 6 comments

  17. Washington Nationals: With Help on the Way, the Nats Are Learning How to Win

    Say what you want about the offense, but the Washington Nationals are a resilient bunch. Every time it looks as if the Nats are ready to go into a tail spin, they fight back, which bodes well for the future of the team as contender...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about over 3 years ago 322 reads 1 comments

  18. Washington Nationals: Is the Offense Really This Bad?

    The simple answer is no, the Washington Nationals offense can't be this bad. At least, that is what those who play for, manage for, cover and run the team keep telling us...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about over 3 years ago 574 reads 4 comments

  19. Maryland Basketball: Are the Terps Better off Without Gary Williams?

    This is hard for me to say. And I think it will be hard for some Maryland fans to accept. Before I say it, I want to make it clear that I was NOT in the group of fans who wanted ...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about over 3 years ago 1,118 reads 5 comments

  20. Maryland Basketball: What the Coaching Search Says About the Program

    There are two opinions out there on the job the University of Maryland and athletic director Kevin Anderson did in finding a replacement for Gary Williams: There are some who applauded ...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about over 3 years ago 694 reads 2 comments

  21. Gary Williams: Maryland Basketball Coach Retires After 22 Years

    On Wednesday, the Maryland Terrapins lost their best player to the 2011 NBA draft. Today, they lost the greatest coach in the program's history...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about over 3 years ago 648 reads 3 comments

  22. Washington Nationals: A Month Later, Questions Still Persist

    Back in spring training, the Washington Nationals were a team full of question marks and after a month of regular season games, the Nats are still looking for answers...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about over 3 years ago 226 reads 0 comments

  23. 2011 NFL Draft Results: Cam Newton and the Future of the Carolina Panthers

    A year ago, not many of us even knew the name Cam Newton. He's the Carolina Panthers' future. The pick the Panthers made on Thursday night's NFL Draft will dictate their success for the next 10 years or so...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about over 3 years ago 901 reads 17 comments

  24. Washington Nationals: Week 3 in Review

    Let's get this straight: The Nationals have the lowest batting average in the NL, are third to last in runs scored, lead the NL in errors, are without their best player and do ...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about over 3 years ago 138 reads 0 comments

  25. Washinton Nationals: Week 2 in Review

    Trips to Miami have been less than stellar for the Washington Nationals , and through the first two of a three-game set against the Marlins , nothing has changed...

    Steven Ruiz Written by Steven Ruiz about over 3 years ago 175 reads 1 comments