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article May 20, 2017

2017 Preakness Stakes Cheat Sheet

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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»
GettyImages-648269598 article April 25, 2017

Garrett Talent Can Be Seen For Myles

With freakish athleticism, Myles Garrett has been projected as a potential top NFL Draft pick for years. Now, that dream is about to become a reality, but even the most certain stars can't help but be faced with uncertainty at the next level. More»
GettyImages-621680786 article April 20, 2017

Mahomes Is Where The Heart Is

Quarterbacks in Air Raid offenses are often met with skepticism in the NFL, and that's certainly true for Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes. But with undeniable raw talent, Mahomes is set on answering critics and breaking through to NFL stardom. More»
CarewReuland article April 14, 2017

Heart of Gold: Reuland's Gift to Carew

Back in September 2015, legendary Hall of Famer Rod Carew suffered a major heart attack. Carew ended up needing heart and kidney transplants, and he received them from former NFL tight end Konrad Reuland, who died in December. More»
unbreakable-records article April 10, 2017

Most Unbreakable Records In Sports

For a second time in two seasons, an "unbreakable" record in the NBA faced erasure from the history books and lost thanks to Russell Westbrook's 42nd triple-double. So which sports records still feel impossible to break? More»
GettyImages-183694999 article April 6, 2017

Stars Injured Before The Big Game

The day before the Masters tournament began, the top golfer in the world, Dustin Johnson, injured his back to the point where he couldn't compete. Painful -- but he's not alone. Here are some other star athletes who suffered injuries on the eve of big moments. More»
RomoSports article April 5, 2017

The Tony Romos In Other Sports

Tony Romo's career is done ... for now. Which got us thinking: Who are the good-to-great players in other sports that ended their careers without winning a ring and also inspired strong opinions (some more informed than others, of course)? More»
GettyImages-526912756 article April 4, 2017

Team Icons Who Return as 'Saviors'

Patrick Ewing is returning to Georgetown as its new head coach. But he's far from the first franchise face to become a coach, front office executive or administrator to rebuild a fallen team. How have others fared? More»
Gamecocks1-NCAAW article April 3, 2017

Dawn of a New Day For South Carolina

Dawn Staley has been a stalwart in women's college basketball for nearly three decades, reaching three consecutive Final Fours as a player at Virginia from 1990-92, but came home empty-handed each time. On Sunday, she got that elusive title coaching South Carolina. More»
GettyImages-152732550 article April 2, 2017

The Weirdest Endings In Sports

North Carolina made its claim to history in the Final Four on Saturday: Who misses four free throws in the final six seconds -- while nursing a one-point lead -- and lives to tell the tale? The Tar Heels did, joining a list of other strange endings in sports history. More»
AP_17091163903744 article April 1, 2017

UGone! MSU Wins Stunner, Ends Streak

One of the greatest winning streaks in sports history is over. Mississippi State shocked UConn in the NCAA women's Final Four on Friday, as Morgan William hit a buzzer-beater to lift the Bulldogs to victory and snap the Huskies' streak at 111. More»
finalfour-coaches article March 30, 2017

First-Timers' Final Four Challenges

While North Carolina's Roy Williams is a Final Four veteran, that isn't the case for the other three coaches in the NCAA Tournament's national semifinals. For Dana Altman, Mark Few and Frank Martin, there's a lot to learn in a short amount of time. More»

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