1. MLB Playoff Race: 5 Reasons Los Angeles Dodgers Will Overcome Pitching Woes

    The Los Angeles Dodgers ’ pitching staff has fallen on tough times recently. But there are reasons to believe that a turnaround is on the horizon, in spite of all that’s occurred over the past two weeks...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 2,337 reads 5 comments

  2. MLB Playoff Race: Why the New York Yankees Will Miss the Playoffs

    The New York Yankees are in the midst of an epic collapse that is likely to keep them out of the MLB playoffs this year. New York held a 10-game lead in the AL East on July 18...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 2,556 reads 28 comments

  3. Stephen Strasburg: Shutdown Won't End Washington Nationals' World Series Dreams

    Stephen Strasburg ’s imminent shutdown date has brought into question the Washington Nationals ’ chances of reaching the 2012 World Series ...

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  4. LA Dodgers: 3 September Call-Ups That Can Make an Impact Down the Stretch

    The Los Angeles Dodgers made several trades over the past six weeks to improve their roster. But injuries will force a few of their September call-ups to have a major impact as the Dodgers make a push towards the playoffs...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 3,861 reads 13 comments

  5. New England Patriots: Tom Brady Will Be Better Than Ever in 2012

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is still getting better. That may sound crazy given that the 35-year-old, three-time Super Bowl champion is beginning his 13th NFL season...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 4,007 reads 26 comments

  6. Fantasy Football Draft Strategy 2012: 10 TEs Worth an Early-Round Pick in 2012

    The evolution of the NFL game has resulted in a weekly air show that is waging an assault on the record books while redefining the expectations of the tight end position...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 9,416 reads 25 comments

  7. NFL Rumors: Should the Jacksonville Jaguars Trade Maurice Jones-Drew?

    Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro running back Maurice Jones-Drew 's prolonged holdout has raised the question of whether or not the NFL 's leading rusher in 2011 should be traded...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 5,670 reads 18 comments

  8. MLB Trade Deadline 2012: The Most Overrated Players Traded Before the Deadlines

    Major League Baseball teams routinely look to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline(s) to help make a late-season push towards the playoffs. But they often end up looking for love in all the wrong places...

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  9. Los Angeles Dodgers-San Francisco Giants Rivalry Entering a New Golden Age

    The rivalry between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants is the second-most high-profile grudge match in Major League Baseball, trailing only the New York Yankees ...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 5,180 reads 74 comments

  10. Los Angeles Dodgers Create Offensive Dynasty with Kemp-Ethier-Hanley-Gonzalez

    The Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox completed a blockbuster trade Saturday that added first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to the heart of an increasingly fearsome lineup in L...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 15,940 reads 165 comments

  11. Arsenal Transfer Rumors: 3 Players Who Could Make Up for Losing Robin van Persie

    Arsenal has been scrambling to find reinforcements following the departures of former Gunners Robin van Persie and Alex Song at the beginning of the 2012-13 English Premier League season...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 27,126 reads 43 comments

  12. Man United vs. Man City: Why Manchester City Will Dominate the EPL This Season

    Manchester City and Manchester United are two of the fiercest rivals in world football. Their battle for supremacy in the English Premier League—the most popular league in ...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 4,689 reads 138 comments

  13. NFL Power Rankings 2012: Definitive Preseason Rankings

    Trying to evaluate an NFL team's regular prospects based on preseason results is a lot like using movie trailers to write movie reviews: Poor results are usually deadly accurate ...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 3,192 reads 0 comments

  14. Roger Federer: Why Tennis Legend Must Take Home US Open Crown

    When Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray in this year's Wimbledon final—his 17th Grand Slam singles title—it was a not-so-subtle reminder that Federer is still the greatest male tennis player that ever lived...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 4,806 reads 134 comments

  15. Boston Celtics: Analyzing the Long-Term Impact of Dwight Howard Trade in Boston

    The Boston Celtics must be relieved to see former Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard traded out of the NBA 's Eastern Conference...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 4,802 reads 23 comments

  16. Los Angeles Dodgers Trade Rumors: Updating All of L.A.'s Hottest Waiver Rumors

    The Los Angeles Dodgers were Major League Baseball's most active team leading up to the July 31 non-waiver deadline...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 5,894 reads 21 comments

  17. 6 Questions Boston Celtics Fans Must Ask Themselves This Offseason

    The Boston Celtics quickly moved on from a disappointing Game 7 loss to the Miami Heat in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals and went on to have a fantastic offseason...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 4,959 reads 100 comments

  18. Boston Celtics: 5 Reasons Avery Bradley Will Succeed as Boston's Starting SG

    Boston Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley will eventually return to the starting lineup once he recovers from offseason surgery to repair injuries to both of his shoulders...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 4,635 reads 29 comments

  19. 4 Ways Melky Cabrera's PED Suspension Impacts the Giants-Dodgers NL West Race

    The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers are locked in a battle for the NL West title that was shaping up to be one of the best in the history between these longtime rivals...

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  20. Was Los Angeles Dodgers' All-in Approach at MLB Trade Deadline a Winning One?

    The Los Angeles Dodgers ’ approach to the July 31, MLB non-waiver trade deadline reminded me of a maxim that I always keep in mind when I’m sitting at a poker table: “Never compete with someone who has nothing to lose...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 4,443 reads 13 comments

  21. Hard Knocks 2012: Why Every Football Fan Should Be Watching

    The Miami Dolphins may not be much to watch on the field in 2012, but they sure will make for good TV. The HBO reality series Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins ...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 2,014 reads 0 comments

  22. Cowboys vs. Raiders: What We Learned About Oakland in Preseason Loss

    The Oakland Raiders are a bit of a mystery entering the 2012 season. The organization has undergone a huge shakeup since the death of long-time team owner Al Davis ...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 3,901 reads 27 comments

  23. MLB Opening Day 2013: Predicting Every NL West Team's Opening Day Lineup

    The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants were two of the most active teams leading up to Major League Baseball’s July 31st non-waiver trade deadline...

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  24. Why Los Angeles Dodgers Fans Are the Best Fanbase in L.A.

    Los Angeles Dodgers fans have had it rough over the past 24 years. The Dodgers haven't won a World Series since 1988; and in that time they've had to watch championship parades for ...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 476 reads 63 comments

  25. Power Ranking the 11 Best 'Little Guys' in World Football

    World football—unlike sports like U.S. football, basketball and, to a certain extent, hockey—is not a sport where a player's height necessarily limits his ability to be successful on the field...

    Geoff Ratliff Written by Geoff Ratliff about almost 2 years ago 2,811 reads 22 comments