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article July 21, 2017

Rhule School: Baylor's New Offense

For the better part of the last decade, "Baylor" and "offense" were as synonymous as "Alabama" and "dominance." So what does new coach Matt Rhule have planned for the Bears' offense? His plan is both versatile and ambitious. More»
AP_17201716778308 article July 20, 2017

O.J. Obsession Won't Go Away

O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after serving almost nine years of a 33-year prison sentence for a Las Vegas armed robbery in September 2007. The nation's fascination with him is still there -- and shows no signs of slowing down. More»
GettyImages-613071000 article July 20, 2017

Riley Makes Strong Impression at OU

A few months ago, nobody thought Lincoln Riley would be representing Oklahoma at Big 12 media days. But the 33-year-old new head coach is making a strong first impression as Bob Stoops' replacement as he tries to maintain OU's high level of success. More»
GettyImages-627465888 article July 12, 2017

No Beating Saban At His Own Game

With Florida's Jim McElwain, Georgia's Kirby Smart and South Carolina's Will Muschamp, the SEC East has three coaches who are former Nick Saban assistants. However, there's yet to be any proof that trying to emulate Saban is a way to actually beat him. More»
AP_17171716931598 article June 21, 2017

Will To Win? Grier Gives WVU QB Boost

West Virginia will look a lot different in 2017, with many of its key players gone from a 10-3 team. However, one area is looking a lot better: Quarterback. Florida transfer Will Grier received a waive to be eligible at the start of the season, giving WVU a prized new passer. More»
1996 Draft article June 20, 2017

Best NBA Draft Classes In History

While we don't know where the 2017 draft class will rank among the best of all time, we can still know where the bar has been set. Let's look to the past and determine the top 10 NBA Drafts of all time, based on number of titles, All-Stars, MVP Awards and more. More»
Stoops1 article June 7, 2017

Stoops Goes Out on Own Terms

On Wednesday, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops shocked college football by announcing a retirement preceded by almost no chatter during the season or offseason. But his legacy is secure -- and he now has a life to live. More»
Oklahoma-WCWS-1 article June 7, 2017

Sooners Now! OU Wins WCWS Title

After Monday's epic, 17-inning Game 1 of the Women's College World Series between Oklahoma and Florida, the Sooners held off any more late Gators' heroics in Tuesday's Game 2 to earn a second consecutive national title. More»
matta_ohio article June 5, 2017

Matta's Run Ends at Ohio State

One decade ago, Buckeyes coach Thad Matta brought the school to the National Championship game. Ten years and two back surgeries later, Ohio State has seen some very different results, and Matta's tenure comes to an end after 13 seasons. More»
FrankDeford article May 30, 2017

Greatest Stories Deford Ever Told

Frank Deford, who died on Sunday, was a giant whose accomplishments stack up alongside anyone who ever penned a story and called themselves a sports writer. He left behind countless classics for anyone to enjoy. More»
GettyImages-633483996 article May 29, 2017

Timeline of Tiger's Troubles

Next month marks nine years since Tiger Woods last won a major. In the near-decade since, his life on and off the course has been marked by failures, scandals and injuries. The latest is a DUI arrest in Florida early Monday morning. More»
AlwaysDreamingPreakness article May 20, 2017

2017 Preakness Stakes Cheat Sheet

The Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore is set for a 6:45 ET start time on Saturday, with Kentucky Derby champion Always Dreaming a solid favorite to get a step closer to the Triple Crown. Here's where to put your money. More»
Nets-WorstTrades article May 18, 2017

Most Uneven Trades in Sports History

In 2013, the Nets -- trying to add flash to their Brooklyn move -- gave up a treasure trove of draft picks to the Celtics for aging veterans. How does that awful swap stand alongside some of the other worst trades in sports history? More»
LeonardAnkleInjury article May 15, 2017

History of NBA's Dirtiest Deeds

With one small tweak, closing out on a shooter can morph from great hustle play on defense into a dirty move. Just ask Zaza Pachulia, who was accused of intentionally landing on Kawhi Leonard's ankle on Sunday. Here, we put the controversy in context. More»
nba-sweeps article May 9, 2017

Warriors, Cavs Sweeping Into History

While the NBA playoffs have lacked intrigue, they've hosted plenty of dominance. Since the NBA moved to a best-of-seven first round in 2003, we've never seen two teams reach the conference finals without a loss in the same season. Until now. More»
Derby-2017-Handicap article May 5, 2017

2017 Kentucky Derby Cheat Sheet

Hold your horses: The most exciting two minutes in sports is set for Saturday at Churchill Downs when the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby gets underway. Where should you put your money this year? This expert will help you can cash in. More»
GettyImages-599942114 article May 3, 2017

Big 12 Hopes To Defy Recent Trends

The Big 12 was noticeably absent from much of last week's NFL Draft, with only one first-round pick and 14 total selections. It's part of a troubling trend for the conference, with a growing gap between it and the rest of the Power Five conferences. More»
GettyImages-451628012 article April 28, 2017

Cubs At Sox: Best Matchup In Sports?

This weekend, two of the most stories franchises in baseball will meet when the Cubs take on the Red Sox at Fenway Park. It's a special matchup -- and rare. We took a look at other unique showdowns that are epic events. More»
jordan-favre article April 27, 2017

Biggest Sports Retirement Comebacks

Marshawn Lynch is back, returning from retirement to play for the Oakland Raiders. He's not alone in making such a move. Plenty of other greats have made returns to their sport after retiring. How did their second acts play out? More»
AP_05042305599 article April 27, 2017

The Craziest NFL Draft Moments Ever

Every year, the NFL Draft gets harder to predict. But no matter what, there's always one guarantee: There will be drama. So before Thursday night's first round, let's look back on the wildest moments that stand out in the draft's history. More»

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