As we did last month, we took a look at the stories that rattled around the sports biosphere, got us all riled up, and then went away. From Fat Panda to A-Rod's apology letter, here are the 10 Dumbest Sports Controversies of February 2015. More»
Suddenly, it's a three-team race in the NL West, and everybody's flooring it. From Bumgarner to Puig to Kemp, we take a look at the names you'll want to keep an eye on from Opening Day until the last game of the season. More»
As much as I love the pure joy involved in court storming (a ritual that continually comes under scrutiny each year in college basketball), I think the practice is about to go away forever. And all told, sad as it is to say, it is probably time. More»
Rob Manfred recently suggested that going to a 154-game season in MLB would be up for discussion, even if it's "not at the top of his mind." As unlikely as such a change would be, the fact that we're even having an open conversation about baseball is encouraging. More»
Dave Kingman is one of those baseball players spoken of in whispers, a certain sort of awe; he is a slugger from another time, a home run specialist who struck out so much that he wasn't taken seriously. These days, those K's look quaint. More»
The moves that baseball announced to address pace-of-game are minor, but that doesn't mean they're not important. There were always going to be changes made. That they are this moderate makes you feel more comfortable about the future. More»
Cole Hamels, the subject of essentially every trade rumor in the sport for about eight months now, has publicly expressed his desire for the Philadelphia Phillies to finally make a deal happen, so he can go to a contender. But what if he wanted to stay? How would Phillies fans feel about that? More»
The AL East might be the only division in baseball that looks like any team could win it, but it also looks like one with no great teams. The upside is that it's most likely going to have the most compelling race, filled with compelling players who have a lot on the line. More»
There's no getting around it: A-Rod will soon suit up for the New York Yankees. But how is this going to go down? Let's go through some of the possible scenarios. I think you'll be surprised. In almost every one, he's more valuable than you might think. More»
In his nearly four seasons as a Knick, Amar'e Stoudemire neither won all that much or won over the city of New York. But his failed tenure isn't all on him. This is basically the tale of the Knicks in the James Dolan era. More»
The American League Central generally gets a bum rap in the baseball world, but it hasn't looked this competitive in years. Let's take a look at which players could decide the race. More»
Grand Canyon University, a small school in the Western Athletic Conference, has nicer facilities than many Division I programs. That's because the team plays at a for-profit school, which could soon cause the NCAA plenty of headaches. More»
There hasn't been an undefeated Division I men's basketball team since 1976. That could change this year with Kentucky, the epitome of NCAA basketball's new era. I'm pulling for them, even if their own coach may have been actively trying to lose Tuesday night. More»
Billy Bean once quit baseball without warning out because he was afraid to come out as gay. He is now MLB's Ambassador of Inclusion and his story will be told in full in an MLB Network documentary on Tuesday night, and his message is more important than ever. More»
Most of the time, the deceased, in our sports and popular culture, can and will be replaced. But the career and influence of Dean Smith feels like an exception. We don't really do Dean Smith anymore. This current world won't allow it. More»
Every week for the rest of the offseason, we'll be previewing each division by looking at its 10 most compelling players. We begin with the National League East, where many young stars could be the difference makers. More»
The idea of Syracuse placing itself under citizen's arrest for a crime that it still hasn't revealed isn't absurd, or unfair, or unusually craven. It seems like the most logical thing in the world. This is the NCAA world we're living in now. More»
It's time for another edition of the NFL's most tortured fan bases. So who is most due? Which team and its fan base most deserves a title? Who's been through the most? Who has earned it? More»
Yasiel Puig made news recently when he said the Cardinals -- and not the Giants -- are the Dodgers' biggest rival. In fairness, Puig hasn't been around long enough to know the history, so here's a primer: Ranking the top three rivals for every MLB team. More»
The ending of Sunday's Super Bowl was messy and dramatic. But it sort of had to go down like that, didn't it? The Patriots couldn't win in some unambiguously glorious fashion. There could be no more fitting finish for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. More»
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