1. Fantasy Football 2012: Running Backs That Will Be Fantasy Machines in Week 1

    The NFL keeps being called a quarterback’s league, but in fantasy football, it is still a running back’s world. Who was the highest-selected player in fantasy drafts on average, according to ESPN...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 5,553 reads 7 comments

  2. Rashard Mendenhall: Latest Injury Update and Fantasy Outlook for Steelers RB

    Recently activated off the PUP list , Rashard Mendenhall is raring to give Week 1 a go in the Steeler’s Monday night game in Denver...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 14,301 reads 4 comments

  3. Adrian Peterson: Week 1 Status and Fantasy Impact for the Vikings' Star

    After tearing both his ACL and MCL at the end of last season, no one would be surprised if Adrian Peterson sat out Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars . But the Vikings running back is attempting to defy the odds to open the NFL season...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 2,338 reads 0 comments

  4. US Open Tennis 2012: Previewing Djokovic vs Ferrer and Murray vs Berdych

    With Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer sitting at home in these U.S. Open Semifinals, that opens the doors for Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray to rise back into the limelight...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 15,499 reads 18 comments

  5. US Open 2012 Men's Semi Finals: Andy Murray Needs Superb Outing to Win Title

    Andy Murray is two victories away from the biggest win of his life at the 2012 US Open. He didn’t get to this point without struggling in this tournament, though, and no ...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 2,699 reads 2 comments

  6. Novak Djokovic vs. Juan Martin Del Potro: Why US Open Is Djoker's to Lose

    Novak Djokovic ’s quest for a repeat U.S. Open championship was thought to be the toughest task of his career to date...

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  7. BMW Championship 2012: Bold Predictions for the Tournament Weekend

    The big hitters will feast on the wet grasses at the BMW Championship this weekend. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy sit at the top of the leaderboard on Thursday and won’t be leaving anytime soon...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 1,430 reads 3 comments

  8. BMW Championship 2012: Tiger Woods Will Spoil Rory McIlroy's Back-to-Back Bid

    Rory McIlroy has been the shining light of this past month, but many golfers matched him stride for stride in the opening round. One man lurking two strokes behind has the best chance to slay the Irishman: Tiger Woods ...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 2,380 reads 6 comments

  9. BMW Championship 2012: Day 1 Leaderboard Updates, Highlights and More

    A pair of this year’s major champions top the leaderboard, among others, following the first round of the 2012 BMW Championship. PGA Championship winner Rory McIlroy shares the lead with reigning U...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 7,607 reads 3 comments

  10. LeBron James and the 6 Most Explosive Stars in the NBA

    “Explosive” is a unique trait, usually god-given and only for a select few. LeBron James doesn’t just move toward the rim—he explodes. Explosions in basketball are more numerous than at first glance...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 296 reads 8 comments

  11. One Nickname to Perfectly Describe Every NBA Franchise

    Basketball loves its nicknames. From "The Big Ticket" to "Showtime" to the "Bad Boy Pistons," no team or player in hoops can shy away from being given its moniker...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 4,696 reads 16 comments

  12. Miami Heat: 1 Key Improvement Each Member of Heat Must Make Before Next Season

    Title contenders are emerging out west. The Miami Heat may have to be even better than they were in 2011. Los Angeles now has a Big Four in purple and gold...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 9,290 reads 25 comments

  13. One Bold Prediction for Every Miami Heat Player for Next Season

    Predictions for the Miami Heat 's title defense are a dime a dozen. Calls for a third straight finals appearance and even a repeat championship in August are the flavor of the summer, ...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 7,649 reads 42 comments

  14. 6 NBA Teams That Positioned Themselves for 2013 Shopping Sprees

    While teams are finishing up polishing their rosters for the upcoming season, a select handful have had their sights set on the free agent class of 2013...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 273 reads 163 comments

  15. 2012 Olympics: Power Ranking the US Men's Teams

    The United States finished ahead of the pack in the final Olympic medal count with 104 overall. While the women took center stage by winning more than half of those medals, the men certainly had an impressive Olympics ...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 711 reads 1 comments

  16. Olympic Basketball 2012: Stat Leaders for US Women's Gold-Medal Team

    The U.S. women’s basketball team is golden, again. In yet another Olympic gold-medal game, the American women put an exclamation point on a masterful run in London, beating France by 36 points ...

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  17. Jake Varner Ends Olympic Wrestling on Right Note for Team USA

    When American wrestler Jake Varner reigned victorious on the final day of the 2012 London Olympics , the chants of “USA” weren’t far behind. That’s because Varner’s win saved Team USA wrestling from a paltry Olympic outing...

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  18. 2016 Olympics: New Events Debuting in Rio

    Golf, sevens rugby and kitesurfing take center stage at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The 2016 Games will hold 28 sports and 38 disciplines in total; golf and sevens rugby were voted ...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 29,574 reads 33 comments

  19. Dwight Howard Trade to Lakers Means Showtime Is Back in Los Angeles

    The “Showtime Lakers ” are back in town. And no, Magic , Kareem, and Worthy are not coming out of retirement...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 1,174 reads 5 comments

  20. 4 Things Standing Between Miami Heat and Another NBA Title

    Trying to repeat for an NBA championship is a daunting task—one that only elite teams have been able to do in the modern era...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 5,616 reads 28 comments

  21. Most Pointless Player on Every NBA Team

    An NBA game only has so many minutes to go around. That leaves a whole pool of underutilized talent and awkward fits on the professional level...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 1,995 reads 17 comments

  22. Miami Heat: Step-by-Step Guide to Repeating as NBA Champs

    Now that the Miami Heat are NBA champions, the target on their back only gets bigger. First the constant media attention, then the malaise from the opposing crowds would supercharge opposing teams to play their peak game...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 3,436 reads 10 comments

  23. Women's Olympic Soccer 2012: 5 Lessons US Learned from World Cup Loss to Japan

    There is no doubt that the players on the U.S. Women's National Team enter the Olympic soccer final against Japan with revenge on their minds. Abby Wambach , Megan Rapinoe and Co...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 2,329 reads 1 comments

  24. US Olympic Track Team 2012: Why Brittney Reese Is Destined for Long Jump Gold

    Brittney Reese’s trophy case is stocked with top accolades that span five years of dominance in the women’s long jump: four straight world championship golds from 2009 ...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 681 reads 0 comments

  25. 5 NBA Free Agents Still Available Who Could Start on Opening Night

    As the NBA free agency pool starts to evaporate, teams are looking for NBA talent that can fill out their rotations and contribute when needed...

    Mike Shiekman Written by Mike Shiekman about almost 2 years ago 9,623 reads 28 comments