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Alexander Goot

Hinchcliffe Survives, Thrives at Indy

One year after he was seriously injured in a crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, James Hinchcliffe is back, stealing the headlines for the 100th running of the Indy 500 by claiming the pole position for Sunday's race. More»
Alex Wong

King and His Court Are Finals Bound

On Friday night in Toronto, LeBron James finished with 33 points, 11 rebounds and six assists as the Cavs pulled away with a 113-87 victory against the Raptors to win the Eastern Conference Finals in six games. But they're not done yet. More»

Ole Miss Responds to NCAA, Self-Imposes Penalties

Mississippi has self-imposed scholarship reductions in football because of NCAA violations. The university released its 154-page response Friday to the notice of allegations received in January regarding an investigation that dates back to 2012. More»
Daniel Kramer

Mayor of Ding Dong City takes Boston

From five Major League callups in 2015 to an offseason of uncertainty to a sudden Spring Training competition to, now, a very good two months, Travis Shaw has risen from nonprospect to third-base mainstay in Boston. More»
Tim Healey

Spelling Bee: Dez, Steph, Dabbing

Spelling might not be a sport, but the Scripps National Spelling Bee (co-)winner seems to know his sports. Nihar Janga, 11, paid tribute to Dez Bryant after the competition ended, one of the highlights of the 2016 edition Thursday. More»
Erik Malinowski

Dubs Not Done Yet, Silence Thunder

Thanks in no small part to 31 points by Steph Curry, Golden State wrapped up a 120-111 victory against Oklahoma City at Oracle Arena Thursday that now sends the Western Conference finals back to OKC on Saturday for Game 6. More»
Joe DeLessio

Peng-Wins Made All the Right Moves

What a difference a year has made for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Last spring, the Pens lost in the first round of the playoffs. Now, after a series of savvy moves by GM Jim Rutherford, Pittsburgh is heading to the Stanley Cup Final. More»
Matt Brown

Fallout at Baylor: Will Others Learn?

The firing of Art Briles at Baylor raises a question brought up seemingly every time a major sports scandal is revealed: Will it happen again? Learning starts with universities not pretending that they are immune. More»
Will Leitch

Final Four: Best Jersey in MLB bracket

Three weeks ago, we began our First Annual MLB Jersey Bracket, where you could vote on your favorite jerseys. Now, we're down to the Final Four, and what an eclectic bunch it is. Voting is open until Thursday. Go forth! More»
David Ubben

Timeline of the Baylor Scandal

The seeds for what Art Briles and Baylor reaped on Thursday were sown over years. Now, the university is dealing with the shame of yet another national scandal within its athletic department. Here's how it happened. More»
Will Leitch

Best MLB Players Born In Each Year

With 19 year-old Julio Urias making his debut, I thought I'd look and see which active players have put up the best career Baseball-Reference WAR totals for each year of birth. This may make you feel old. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

NFL Sophomores Ready for Leap

Last year, a handful of rookies entrenched themselves as core components of their respective team's rosters. The following list aims to forecast which ones look most likely to make the jump in Year 2. More»
David Ubben

Firing Briles Baylor's Only Choice

Baylor fired football coach Art Briles, re-assigned university president Ken Starr and placed athletic director Ian McCaw on probation Thursday in the wake of an investigation into the mishandling of sexual assault allegations by the university and football program. More»
Tim Healey

Get to know Dodgers phenom Urias

The prospect-following world was abuzz Thursday morning when news broke that the Dodgers will call up 19-year-old pitching phenom Julio Urias for the team's game Friday night against the Mets. Here's a little more info on Urias and why this news is so significant. More»
Cy Brown

Champions League Final: It Gets Real

Cristiano Ronaldo is on the verge of breaking his own record for Champions League goals in the season. But to do it, and lift the Cup with Big Ears, he and Real Madrid will have to break through Atletico Madrid's world class defense Saturday in the final. More»
Will Leitch

End of the Road For the Warriors?

Three months ago, NBA teams were said to be admitting to themselves they would never be as good as these Warriors. That was a long time ago. Now, with Golden State down 3-1 to the Thunder in the Western Conference Finals, it could all end. More»
Joe DeLessio

Cup O' Joe: Thornton Breaks Through

After 1,367 regular season games, Joe Thornton has finally reached the Stanley Cup Final. After years of being just on the brink, the 36-year-old veteran is playing at an incredible level and on a mission bring the Cup back to San Jose -- no matter what it takes. More»
Matt Brown

College Football Coach Hot Seat 2016

The coaching carousel in college football never seems to stop. Twenty-eight of 128 FBS teams have made coaching changes since the start of last season, and many more are bound to open this fall. Which coaches face the most pressure to win in 2016? More»
Ross Tucker

For the NFL, Viva Las Vegas

When it comes to an NFL or any major professional sports team moving to Las Vegas, the usual argument against it -- there are too many casinos, sports books and sketchy people -- don't hold up. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Clayton's Place Among Best Ever

A casual comment about Clayton Kershaw being in the GOAT conversation yielded the expected Twitter response, but it's not all that far-fetched. Kershaw's peak -- an ongoing experience -- is about as good as any pitcher's peak ever. More»
Alex Wong

Home Cookin': Cavs Devour Raptors

The Cavaliers faced their first real brush with adversity and responded as well as anybody could have expected. Cleveland beat Toronto, 116-78, at home in Game 5 to get within a win of another NBA Finals appearance. More»
Terence Moore

The Downside of Hero Worship

Phil Mickelson recently had some noise around him about insider trading. Maria Sharapova is still dealing with the fallout from a drug scandal. Why are we surprised by any of this? It's just how the mind works when you're a sports fan. More»
Cy Brown

USMNT's New Recipe for Success

The USMNT looked poor in the first half of a 1-0 win against Ecuador, but it was vastly improved in the second thanks on its way to a win in a friendly leading up to the Copa America, thanks in part to key substitutions made by Jurgen Klinsmann. More»
Michael Tunison

Report: Noah Wants Out Of Chicago

According to a report by the Chicago Sun-Times, a Chicago Bulls player said that teammate Joakim Noah has been saying that he's done with the Bulls and will sign with a new team in free agency. More»
Mike Lupica

Golden Statement: Just Win, Curry

Stephen Curry says that this isn't the way the story for the Warriors is going to end. We'll see about that, but no matter the factors involved in Golden State's 3-1 series deficit to the Thunder, there are no excuses. Winning is all that matters. More»
Michael Tunison

Le'Veon Still Bitter Over Burfict?

In case you thought a few months would cool the animosity between Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell and Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, it hasn't. More»
Michael Tunison

Here's An Ultimate Frisbee Hack

One way to get around how many steps you can take after a catch in ultimate frisbee is to keep tipping the pass forward. Delrico Johnson of Major League Ultimate's DC Current mastered the move. More»
Will Leitch

Of Two Minds: Harvey vs. The Media

Matt Harvey avoided questions after getting shelled by the Nationals Tuesday night. An example of a thin-skinned player dodging responsibility or an overblown controversy? Here, I debate the hot topic ... with myself. More»
Michael Tunison

Klay Makes Presser Even Sadder

Following the Warriors' Game 4 loss to the Thunder Tuesday night, shooting guard Klay Thompson was looking for a silver lining. Too bad he misread the stat sheet. More»
Joe DeLessio

Penguins force Game 7 vs. Lightning

The Lightning have fought through quite a bit -- injuries and late-game deficits included -- to get to where they are, on the cusp of the Stanley Cup Final, and now they face another: Game 7 on the road, following a Game 6 loss at home to Pittsburgh on Tuesday. More»
Erik Malinowski

OKC Has Dubs Thunder Pressure

An inspired and unstoppable style of basketball propelled Oklahoma City to another statement win in Game 4 and put the defending champ Warriors on the brink of elimination. More»
Matt Brown

Cardinal Ruler: McCaffrey's Encore

After breaking the FBS single-season all-purpose yards record previously held by Barry Sanders, Christian McCaffrey set himself up for one of the hardest tasks in college football in 2016: attempting to somehow pull off a satisfying follow-up. More»
David Ubben

Big 12 Expansion's Point of No Return

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby has emerged as a measured voice in uncertain times across college sports, but as the conference mulls expansion from 10 teams to 12, he's already talked the it into a corner that might make expansion inevitable. More»

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