1. USA World Cup Draw 2014: Analyzing USMNT's Road to Knockout Stage

    When the 2014 World Cup Draw went live on Friday, fans of the United States men's national team waited with bated breath that the Americans might draw a favorable group. They didn't...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 4,243 reads 11 comments

  2. Bowl Projections 2013: Highlighting Best Potential Non-BCS Games

    Conference Championship week means plenty of buzz surrounding the BCS bowls. But let's face it, even when the champions of the ACC , Pac -12, Big Ten and SEC have been crowned, ...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 7,479 reads 0 comments

  3. Alabama vs. Auburn 2013: Keys to Victory for Tigers and Tide in Iron Bowl

    College football's rivalry week offers a lot of interesting games this weekend, but none are more important than the tilt between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Auburn...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 6,960 reads 22 comments

  4. Week 13 NFL Picks: Dissecting Closest Calls Against the Spread

    Oddsmakers know exactly what they're doing by Week 13 of the NFL season, which means finding good value when picking against the spread becomes increasingly difficult...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 3,653 reads 0 comments

  5. Manny Pacquiao Doesn't Need to Rush Back to Ring After Victory over Brandon Rios

    At 34 years old, Manny Pacquiao is no longer in the prime of his career. The Filipino hero's resume is rivaled only by that of Floyd Mayweather as being this generation's top star in boxing...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 4,917 reads 6 comments

  6. Battle 4 Atlantis 2013: Top Storylines to Watch in Thanksgiving Weekend Tourney

    The Battle 4 Atlantis may be set in the beautiful Bahamas, but that doesn't mean it's all fun and games. The Thanksgiving weekend tournament provides the background for an exciting slate of basketball with plenty of storylines to watch unfold...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 7,532 reads 2 comments

  7. National Dog Show 2013 Results: Best in Show and List of Winners

    The National Dog Show has become a staple of American Thanksgiving television fare, and that tradition continued with the 2013 edition...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 42,797 reads 0 comments

  8. Week 13 NFL Predictions: Teams That Will Make Major Statement in Playoff Race

    Week 13 of the NFL season means that the playoff race is really starting to heat up. It's at this point in the season, with three-quarters of the games already done, that the details of the playoff picture start sorting themselves out...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 711 reads 1 comments

  9. Jhonny Peralta Signs 4-Year Deal with St. Louis Cardinals

    The St. Louis Cardinals have wasted no time in reloading for another run at the National League pennant and a shot at the World Series...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 34,697 reads 114 comments

  10. Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 12: Analyzing Best and Worst Matchups Across the League

    With most leagues heading into the playoffs in two weeks, now is not the time to make a mistake when setting your fantasy football lineup...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 1,022 reads 0 comments

  11. Pacquiao vs. Rios: Pac-Man's Dominant Win Keeps Mayweather Superfight Alive

    Manny Pacquiao 's back-to-back losses against Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley may have put a serious damper on a potential bout with Floyd Mayweather , but his thorough ...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 677 reads 1 comments

  12. Heisman Race 2013: Biggest Winners from Wild Week 13

    Week 13 proved to be a very strange one for the 2013 Heisman race. Heading into Saturday's action, it appeared to be a four-man race featuring Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota , Johnny Manziel and Bryce Petty...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 3,710 reads 15 comments

  13. College Football Rankings 2013: Projecting New Top 25 After Week 13

    Week 13 of the college football season might not give us a new No. 1 or 2 in the polls, but it likely will bring about some notable changes in the Top 25. Both No. 1 Alabama and No...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 3,766 reads 0 comments

  14. Pacquiao vs. Rios Highlights: What Went Right and Wrong for Each Fighter

    Manny Pacquiao had a lot of doubters heading into his fight with Brandon Rios early Sunday morning in Macau , China...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 529 reads 1 comments

  15. Marion Grice Injury: Updates on Arizona State RB's Leg, Likely Return Date

    Updates for Sunday, Dec. 15 From AZ Central's Doug Haller: ASU coach Todd Graham said he still expects Marion Grice to be ready for Holiday Bowl. Grice still not practicing...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 13,556 reads 4 comments

  16. UFC 167: Top Storylines to Emerge from GSP vs. Hendricks Event

    The UFC set out to celebrate its 20th anniversary in style with a stacked UFC 167 card. What resulted was a night full of shockers and just enough controversy to remind fans why we love (and maybe hate) this sport...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 5,489 reads 6 comments

  17. UFC 167 Results: Highlighting Top Preliminary Performances in Las Vegas

    UFC 167 not only featured a main card stacked with big names, but it provided plenty of impressive performances before the pay-per-view action got started in Las Vegas...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 1,825 reads 1 comments

  18. GSP vs Hendricks Rematch: Dana White Thinks St-Pierre Must Fight Bigg Rigg Again

    Georges St-Pierre may not want to rush back to the Octagon anytime soon after narrowly defeating Johny "Bigg Rigg" Hendricks on Saturday night, but UFC president Dana White has other ideas...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 125,943 reads 331 comments

  19. UFC 167: Evans vs. Sonnen Recap and Analysis

    Rashad Evans reintroduced himself as one of the top light heavyweights in the world with a superb performance against Chael Sonnen in the co-main event at UFC 167 : Rashad Evans d...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 1,817 reads 0 comments

  20. 49ers vs. Saints: Key Stars Who Will Determine Outcome of NFC Clash

    Two of the NFC's best teams will collide when the 7-2 New Orleans Saints host the 6-3 San Francisco 49ers on Sunday...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 6,724 reads 44 comments

  21. Jameis Winston's Updated 2013 Heisman Outlook After Win over Syracuse Orange

    Jameis Winston kept himself squarely in the middle of the Heisman race with Florida State's 59-3 romp over the Syracuse Orange at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday afternoon...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 1,927 reads 11 comments

  22. UFC 167: Last-Minute Odds and Predictions for GSP vs. Hendricks Card

    The UFC will celebrate its 20th anniversary in style with a stacked UFC 167 card on Saturday night. Not only will we get to see a highly anticipated Georges St-Pierre title defense ...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 11 months ago 2,252 reads 2 comments

  23. Real Betis vs. Barcelona: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

    Barcelona will look to continue its La Liga dominance with yet another victory over hapless Real Betis on Sunday. In the grand scheme of La Liga matches this weekend none should be more lopsided than this one...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 12 months ago 5,997 reads 17 comments

  24. Tottenham vs. Newcastle: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

    Tottenham Hotspur looks to continue its hot streak in Premier League when it hosts a strong Newcastle United team on Sunday at White Hart Lane...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 12 months ago 1,473 reads 4 comments

  25. LSU vs. Alabama: Keys to Victory for Both Sides in Pivotal SEC Clash

    The No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will face one of their most difficult tests of the season when they welcome the No. 13 LSU Tigers to Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday night...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 12 months ago 493 reads 0 comments