1. NFL Power Rankings, Week 10: No. 1 Goes Down Again

    1. (2) Baltimore Ravens (6-2) The Ravens, who have won seven straight at home, have defeated the Jets, Steelers and Dolphins. 2...

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  2. Why Michigan State, Duke, Ohio State and Tennessee Will Make the 2011 Final Four

    Before the 2007-08 college basketball season, I came up with a mathematical formula to create my very own preseason Top 25. As it turned out, the top three teams in my rankings (Memphis, Kansas and UCLA) made the Final Four...

    Jordan Schwartz Written by Jordan Schwartz about 4 years ago 1,446 reads 7 comments

  3. New York Yankees Grades For 2010

    Overall, the 2010 season was a disappointment because the Yankees did not win the World Series, but last year's championship softens the blow a bit. This is not the collapse of 2004, the gutwrencher of 2001 or the frustrating drought of 2005-08...

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  4. NFL Power Rankings Week 9: Teams at the Top Take a Tumble

    (previous ranking in parentheses) 1. (2) New England Patriots (6-1) The Patriots held Randy Moss to one catch for eight yards on Sunday and are 3-0 since trading away the receiver...

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  5. Joe Girardi Did Very Little to Help Overmatched New York Yankees in ALCS

    In the end, the Rangers were simply better than the Yankees in every facet of the game. During the six games of the American League Championship Series, Texas outscored New York, 38-19, outhit the Bombers, ...

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  6. NFL Power Rankings Week 8: NFL Is Completely Unpredictable

    1. (2) New York Jets (5-1) With Pittsburgh stealing a victory from the Dolphins, the idle Jets move up to No. 1 this week. New York hosts Green Bay on Sunday. 2...

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  7. New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Earns Mediocre Grade for 2010 Season

    Despite winning a World Series last fall, Yankees GM Brian Cashman kept busy over the winter. He acquired Curtis Granderson in a three-team deal that sent top outfield prospect ...

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  8. ALCS 2010: New York Yankees' Season on the Brink After Game 4 Loss

    A.J. Burnett was pitching well until Bengie Molina sent the first pitch he saw in the sixth inning into the left field seats for a three-run homer and a 5-3 lead, one the Rangers ...

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  9. NFL Power Rankings, Week 7: The AFC Is a Lot Better Than the NFC

    I can't remember the last time the balance of power in the NFL was shifted this heavily toward one conference. The top five and eight of the top nine teams in my Power Rankings are members of the AFC...

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  10. ALCS 2010 Preview: New York Yankees Get What They Wanted vs. Texas Rangers

    Things have gone exactly to plan for the Yankees so far this postseason. New York tanked the American League East so it could face the whipping boy Twins instead of Cliff ...

    Jordan Schwartz Written by Jordan Schwartz about 4 years ago 1,045 reads 11 comments

  11. NFL Power Rankings Week 6: Where Are the Dominant Teams?

    For the first time in 40 years, there are no 4-0 teams in the NFL. The Colts took care of the last undefeated club in the league on Sunday, when they outlasted the Chiefs, 19-9...

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  12. 2010 ALDS Preview: New York Yankees-Minnesota Twins

    No matter what they say, over the final three-plus weeks of the season, the Yankees played as if they favored taking on the Twins in the first round of the playoffs over securing ...

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  13. Bernie Williams Interview: Life With and Without the New York Yankees

    One of Bernie Williams' most memorable conversations with the late George Steinbrenner had nothing to do with baseball...

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  14. NFL Power Rankings, Week 5: Parity Rules

    After four weeks of play in 2009, there were five undefeated teams in the NFL. This year, there's only one. And that club has only played three games...

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  15. NFL Power Rankings, Week 4: Three Undefeated Teams Remaining

    1. (3) Pittsburgh Steelers (3-0) The Steelers are undefeated despite averaging the fewest passing yards per game in the NFL. How good will they be when last year's fifth-highest rated passer returns? 2...

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  16. New York Yankees' American League Division Series: Who Makes the 25-Man Roster?

    It only took six days for Joe Girardi to finally realize the Yankees needed to start winning games or they wouldn't be going to the playoffs. On Sept...

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  17. NFL Power Rankings, Week 3: Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys at 0-2

    1. (1) New Orleans Saints (2-0) The Saints are 31st in rushing offense and they just lost Reggie Bush; but they still have Drew Brees. 2. (4) Green Bay Packers (2-0) Clay Matthews' six sacks are two more than anyone else in the NFL...

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  18. New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays Battle One Last Time for AL East Crown

    Don't tell Joe Girardi, but the Yankees haven't clinched anything yet. The sputtering Bombers, who have lost nine of their last 13, somehow still have the best record in baseball...

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  19. NFL Power Rankings, Week 2: New Orleans Saints Open on Top

    1. New Orleans Saints (1-0) The Saints offense was not as explosive as we’ve become accustomed to in their 14-9 win over the Vikings, but the defending Super Bowl champion’s ...

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  20. Yankees-Rays: Joe Girardi Lies When Saying Winning the Division Is Important

    Before the Yankees' painful 1-0 loss to the Rays in 11 innings on Monday night, Manager Joe Girardi told MLB.com that "the division is important because everyone wants their home fans behind them as long as you can...

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  21. Nick Swisher Bails Out Joe Girardi as Yankees Snap Three-Game Slide

    One swing of the bat erased 52 nervous hours for the Yankees. Nick Swisher's two-run, walk-off homer to beat the Orioles, 3-2, on Wednesday afternoon in the Bronx cleansed the palette ...

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  22. U.S. Open Tennis 2010: The 10 Best Night Matches in Tournament History

    One of the things that makes the U.S. Open stand out from the other three tennis majors during the calendar year is its long history of dramatic night matches. The excitement of moving down to the lower levels in Ashe Stadium at 11 p...

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  23. U.S. Open 2010: Nine First-Round Matches to Watch for Potential Upsets

    I only see three seeds bowing out in the first round—Fernando Verdasco (7), Ivan Ljubicic (15) and John Isner (18)—but there are six others that may have a tough time winning their opening match of the 2010 U...

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  24. U.S. Open: Picking All 127 Matches of the Men's Draw

    Rafael Nadal (1) def. Teymuraz Gabashvili The No. 1 player in the world opens his quest for a first U.S. Open title against a man he beat twice in straight sets last year. Denis Istomin def...

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  25. Buck Showalter's Hiring Makes American League East Division of Managers

    When Buck Showalter was named the Orioles' 17th full time skipper on July 29th, it signaled the completion of the American League East's stranglehold on the title of Division with the Best Managers...

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