Cy Brown

Who's the Smartest in the NFL?

We know he's smart in the pocket, but how smart will Green Bay packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers be when Alec Trebek is hurling questions (excuse me, answers) at him? Rodgers is set to appear on Celebrity Jeopardy! More»
Cy Brown

Stephen Curry Pities the Fools

On Tuesday night, the Warriors beat the Clippers 110-106, but the most significant moment of the game was when Stephen Curry left Chris Paul -- one of the best guards in the league -- helpless on the floor after a wicked ankle-breaker. More»
Brian Kenny

New Wave Manager Tipping Point

Jeff Banister recently talked about changing the Rangers lineup day to day, depending on the numbers. While this may not seem extraordinary, it's a strong signal that the sabermetric revolution has broken another barrier: the gatekeeping manager. More»
Will Leitch

March's 10 Dumbest Sports Stories

From LeBron playing without a headband to a non-existent Dez Bryant video to Tim Tebow trying out for the Eagles, March was full of absurd sports controversies that got us all riled up before we forgot about them and moved on. More»
Terence Moore

Tiger's Biggest Hurdle

The reason for Tiger Woods' recent struggles on the golf course aren't complicated to figure out: They're mental. As we wait to see whether Tiger will play in the Masters next week, it's clear he may need to spend more time on his mind than his swing. More»
AJ Cassavell

Easiest Early MLB Schedules

The long MLB season always features a few teams sprinting out of the gate. In an effort to predict this year's fast starters, we can take a look at the projected schedule strength of each team in the first month. Here are the five easiest starts. More»
Tim Healey

Watt and the Best Athlete TV Cameos

J.J. Watt guest starred on Tuesday's episode of the FOX comedy "New Girl." He joins the legions of athletes over the last half century-plus who temporarily crossed over from the realm of sports to that of television. For better or worse. More»
Matt Brown

Saban Won't Admit His Mistake

Nick Saban came under fire in January for signing Jonathan Taylor, who was dismissed from Georgia following domestic violence charges. Taylor has now been dismissed from Alabama after getting charged again, pointing questions right back at Saban. More»
Tim Healey

Robert Kraft takes the stand

The most talked about sports figure in Boston media Tuesday was Robert Kraft, but it had nothing to do with New England's NFL free agency efforts. The Patriots owner/chairman/CEO took the stand as a prosecution witness in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial. More»
Ross Tucker

Get Rid of the PAT: It's Brutal

The NFL may enact some changes soon to the PAT to make it more "exciting." But if you really want to improve the game, get rid of the extra point altogether. That eliminates the health and safety issue, while also saving all of us some precious time. More»
Will Leitch

MLB Preview: The West Divisions

Many of the offseason's biggest movers and shakers were teams in both the American and National League West divisions. But will the roster reshaping by the A's, Padres and others make a difference in the standings? Let's sort it all out. More»
Cy Brown

Will Mullin Succeed at St. John's?

Chris Mullin has been named the new head coach at his alma mater, St. John's, though there is already skepticism over the hire because of his lack of coaching experience. Here are some other productive pro players who made the jump to coaching the college game. More»
Matt Brown

Never Too Many Bowl Games

Last college football season featured a record 38 bowl games plus the national championship, and expansion isn't finished. With reports that Little Rock and Tucson could host new bowls, we should continue to embrace the strangest postseason in sports. More»
Michael Pina

Rockets can win it all with Howard

Dwight Howard isn't fully healthy -- he's currently restricted to about 20 minutes per game -- but in the 55 minutes we've seen through three games so far, Howard looks like the athletic, game-altering monster we haven't seen consistently since his days in Orlando. More»
Brett Koremenos

The Future of College Basketball

Notre Dame and Wisconsin helped author a pair of games this weekend that will immediately occupy a place in NCAA tournament lore. But to simply earmark their performances as a footnote in the storied history of this illustrious competition would be a mistake. More»
Tim Healey

NFL Nabs Teams For 'Cheating'

The NFL meted out punishment for two different so-called scandals on Monday. As dumb as the Falcons and Browns look for trying to cheat the system, their infractions were, in the grand scheme of life and the NFL, rather benign. More»
Kenneth Arthur

NFL Coach Reps: Myth Vs. Reality

After a reporter called him a "defensive guru" last week, Bucs coach Lovie Smith responded with: "I haven't heard that on in awhile. You know I was 2-14 last season?" That got us thinking about other coaches who belied their reputations in 2014. More»
Will Leitch

MLB Preview: The East Divisions

The American League East could be in for another reshuffling as the Blue Jays hope their offseason maneuvers pay off and the Red Sox look to load up. Over in the National League East, it looks like the Nationals' division to lose. Can anybody challenge them? More»
Matt Brown

A Final Four To Love

You may hate Kentucky, or you may hate Duke, but put all personal feeling aside. The 2015 Final Four, also featuring Wisconsin and Michigan State, is loaded with NBA talent, all-time great coaches and an endless supply of intriguing storylines. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Put Faith In These Spring Stats

You're a smart guy or gal, right? You know better than to get overly excited or overly worked up about Spring Training statistics. But in some cases, exhibition output may prove meaningful when the 2015 season gets real. More»
Steven Lebron

Blatt In The Spotlight

In his first season as NBA coach, David Blatt has been thrown straight into the fire, introduced to the day-to-day craziness that envelopes a team with LeBron James, and forced to take on the goal of winning a title this season. More»
Cy Brown

Winslow Leads Duke to Final Four

Duke small forward Justise Winslow spent most of this season playing third fiddle to Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones. However, as the Blue Devils advanced past Gonzaga on their way to the Final Four, Winslow has proven himself to be their most dynamic player. More»
Tim Healey

Reliving Michigan State-Louisville

Michigan State topped Louisville 76-70 (in overtime) Sunday afternoon to move on to the Final Four, in a game that seemingly had it all. We turn to Twitter to see what people cared about as it happened. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Q&A With UK Superfan: Ashley Judd

After Kentucky's thrilling win over No. 3-seed Notre Dame, we caught up with the team's most visible celebrity fan, Ashley Judd, to discuss the thrill and anxiety of rooting for perfection and the travails of the celebrity fan in our social media-savvy society. More»
Richard Justice

David Ortiz's Legacy Still Intact

David Ortiz is caught up in speculation about PEDs again after using Jeter's Players Tribune to angrily deny that he'd ever "knowingly" used steroids. If I had one wish for Ortiz, it would be that he allow the past to be past. This is a debate he can't win, so why engage in it? More»
Anthony Castrovince

Kentucky Survives Scare From Irish

What happened Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena -- an unmistakably and unexpectedly tense 68-66 Kentucky victory over a resolute Notre Dame squad -- may be nothing more than a footnote, but it was a hell of a game. More»
Cy Brown

5 Reasons Wisconsin Can Win It All

For the second time in as many years, the Wisconsin Badgers have beat the Arizona Wildcats to advance to the Final Four and they did it in style. Here are five reasons why the Badgers have a legitimate shot to win the national championship. More»
Tim Healey

Tale of the tape: Pitino vs. Izzo

The NCAA men's basketball tournament field is down to an Elite Eight. One of the games this weekend -- the East Regional Final -- will pit two brand-name coaches against each other, Louisville's Rick Pitino vs. Michigan State's Tom Izzo. More»
Matt Brown

Elite Eight Viewing Guide

While the matchup in the East was unexpected, this year's NCAA tournament Elite Eight delivers four enticing showdowns. From Kentucky's quest for 40-0 to Gonzaga pursuing its first Final Four bid, here's what to watch this weekend. More»
Tim Healey

New alternatives for 'home run'

The Associated Press Stylebook on Friday revealed a portion of its latest round of changes, including the suggestion that home runs should not be called "dingers," "jacks" or "bombs" anymore. Here are some alternatives. More»
Cy Brown

10 Modern Plots for 'Coach'

NBC is reviving it's 90s sitcom "Coach" -- which starred Craig T. Nelson as Hayden Fox, head coach of the fictional Minnesota State University -- has ordered a 13-episode run for the show. Here are some modern plot lines the show could use. More»
Will Leitch

MLB Preview: The Central Divisions

The Major League Baseball season is almost here! To get you prepared, we'll be previewing each division, two at a time, over the course of the next week. To start things off, let's tackle the American and National League Centrals. More»
Brian Kenny

About That Apology to the Astros

Yes, dropping a bonus offer for Brady Aiken last year made the Astros looked cheap. But after news broke about the No. 1 Draft pick having Tommy John surgery this week, Houston's move also looked like a wise one. More»
Matt Brown

Dekker Sends Wisconsin to Elite Eight

While Wisconsin was sloppy at times in Thursday's Sweet 16 win over North Carolina, the takeaways from the game are mostly positive, headlined by the best game of the season from Sam Dekker, who may finally be turning into a star. More»
Cy Brown

Kentucky Makes Sweet 16 History

You may have switched the Kentucky-West Virginia game early, what with the Wildcats obliterating the Mountaineers and a perfectly good Arizona-Xavier game happening. But if you did, you missed one of the most lopsided wins in Sweet 16 history. More»

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