An investigation led by the FBI and the U.S. attorney general targeted 14 FIFA officials, charging them with corruption. Even though few were surprised about Wednesday's arrests, bigger shockwaves could be coming to the world soccer organization. More»
The fading away of the RBI from important and public consciousness is inevitable and almost certainly correct, at least from an analytical perspective. Here are some takeaways from glancing at the career and season RBI leaderboards. More»
With the Cavaliers and Warriors on the verge of winning their respective series 4-0, we should take a moment to appreciate sweeps. They're the broccoli we eat to fortify us, to allow us to appreciate the full meals we will be eating soon. More»
To help figure out what's going in these divisions -- especially in the American League -- let's take a look at the Baseball Reference WAR leaders in each of the six divisions. Teams, after all, are merely the collection of their parts. More»
Not a single player in the last decade has done in one season what Babe Ruth did in 22 with a record 1.1636 OPS. But, as of this moment, Bryce Harper has that mark beat. Let's see if he can keep up the torrid pace. More»
This annual event, which will take place at 8:30 ET Tuesday night, is one of my favorite sports events of the year. It is that rare sports event that is both hugely important and yet charmingly dorky. There's nothing else quite like it. More»
The parlor game of What Bill Simmons Does Next is a fascinating one, but that almost doesn't matter. What Simmons was able to pull off from within ESPN is almost more impressive than anything he might do in the future with absolute autonomy. More»
Only eight NBA franchises have won championships since 1983. But, this year, we may see a team win for the first time ever (or a team at least win for the first time in a long time). This is good for the sport, and hopefully becomes the norm. More»
Al Horford has some smoothness for a big man, but when you draw up the platonic ideal of just how lovely basketball can look, he is not what the sketch looks like. But he's been leading the Hawks for a long time and Wednesday night was his moment. More»
There's no ideal time to be in last place in baseball, but all told, if you're in last place on May 13, you've got at least some time to turn it around. Do any of the six current teams at the bottom of its division any hope? And if not … when will they pack it in and start selling off talent? More»
We're putting together the most aesthetically pleasing All-Star Game ballot imaginable. These might not be the best players, or the ones having the best season, but the ones that the most number of fans will have the highest level of enjoyment watching play. More»
We give David Blatt, and others like him, an illusion of authority because he has the title "coach." But professional basketball hasn't been like this for a long time. It's probably time to stop pretending. We'll all be a lot happier. More»
Bill Simmons departing ESPN is the end of an era, one that shaped not just sports journalism, but sports culture over the last 15 years. It was probably time for this damaged relationship to be severed. That doesn't make it feel any less strange. More»
You don't really hear Mike Trout and Bryce Harper linked that much anymore, which is strange, because for a couple of years there, they were the Coke and Pepsi on the prospect world. Will there ever be a year where Harper ends up as the better player? More»
The 2015 baseball season is already almost 20 percent over, but at this point the standings can only tell us so much. So what has the start to the season actual meant moving forward? Updated PECOTA projections set the stage for the rest of the year. More»
This has been the best season in Atlanta Hawks history, with 60 wins, a re-energized fan base and charismatic team. But over the last two games at Philips Arena, that was almost all completely eradicated by the Wizards. And that's just not fair. More»
The MLB All-Star ballot came out last week, and though it's completely online, it still has some people eligible to make an All-Star Game that probably shouldn't. So let's offset intelligent, well-reasoned ballots with a really, really bad one. More»
As we've done since the beginning of the year, we decided to take a look at the most idiotic things the sports world was obsessed about each month. April featured "news" about Britt McHenry, Bryan Price, Kelly Olynyk and, of course, Tim Tebow. More»
For raw breadth of the sports experience, the staggering number of options available, it's tough to beat this weekend. Starting from the time you get off work Friday until early Monday morning, you can make a stop at every sports fan station. Here's a guide to it all. More»
The Kentucky Derby is, perhaps, more American than the Super Bowl. So is the way everyone picks a horse to bet on: the names. Only the names. Here they are, ranked in ascending order of name quality. More»
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