The sports world has given you much opportunity to have your family and friends gather from all across the country to sit together and not talk to one another. For the next five days, your sports calendar is completely full. Here's how to schedule out your Thanksgiving week. More»
Thanksgiving is one of the two days a year -- the other being Super Bowl Sunday -- when people who know nothing about sports suddenly start talking about sports. Here's our yearly Thanksgiving column on how you can respond to the uninformed things they'll probably say. More»
The Hall of Fame ballot for the class of 2015 was released on Monday, and it might be the most packed ballot ever. Here's a guide to everything you need to know about this year's group of legends vying for a plaque in Cooperstown. More»
This weekend, the Southeastern Conference, and much of college football, essentially, is taking the day off. They scheduled it that way to prepare for the crazy weekend after Thanksgiving, followed by the conference championship games. Let's relax while we still can. More»
We are down to the grit of the nit, people: our ongoing Best College Football Stadium poll has reached its Final Four. The Big Ten barely snuck a school in our second to last bracket, as Wisconsin's Camp Randall Stadium edged Texas A&M's Kyle Field. More»
After signing his $325 million contract, Giancarlo Stanton was asked if he was "embarrassed" to be making that kind of money. It's time to stop shaming athletes for the money they make, because it's a representation of what they are worth. More»
ESPN's NFL Playoff Machine lets you toggle every possible scenario for league's postseason going into the final month-and-a-half. Think the Jets can still make it? How about a No. 1 seed for the Browns? It's all in the realm of possibilities. More»
There is no question that Kobe Bryant is one of the best players in NBA history. Of course, he refuses to accept the fact that his skills have slipped, and by firing up shots like he's still in his prime he is leading the Lakers to one of the more entertainingly bad seasons in NBA history. More»
The Cardinals traded Shelby Miller and minor league pitcher Tyrell Jenkins to Atlanta for reliever Jordan Walden and … Jason Heyward. It's a move that has wide-ranging ramifications for both franchises, but it's clear that Heyward is a good fit for St. Louis. More»
Until recently, the Arizona Cardinals were a punchline. But thanks to a brilliant coach and engaged owner the team has become an NFL powerhouse, and fans of the club just aren't sure how to process this juggernaut. More»
A common criticism of college basketball is that its regular season doesn't matter enough. But on the contrary, every game has a lot at stake. And the beauty of the sport is that, no matter how small the school, everybody has a chance to win it all. More»
Eventually, the College Football Playoff is going to expand to eight teams. This development is inevitable and will surely be welcomed. (Especially if they play first-round games on home campuses.) We will not force you to wait several years. We're at our Elite Eight now. More»
Our Best College Football Stadium poll has reached the Final 16 after two months of voting, conference by conference. And unlike the College Football Playoff voting, you actually hold the key to your team's success here. Let the bracket voting begin! More»
The Royals might have lost the World Series, but there is no question that they were the best story of the postseason. They join a long list of teams that didn't win it all but maintained a spot in history that transcends even the team that beat them. More»
With the end of another baseball season and a sad, cold winter staring us in the face, the hour has come: It's time for our Tortured Fanbase Rankings: MLB edition. See where you fall on the list. More»
When Joe Maddon was introduced as the Chicago Cubs' manager on Monday, he became the latest person to think he can be the one to end the Cubs' World Series drought. But unlike his predecessors, he's uniquely positioned to make it happen. More»
When Madison Bumgarner entered Game 7 of the World Series, it settled it all. Suddenly there were no moves to be made, no strategies to try out, no edges to be found. He came in and secured the Giants' third World Series championship in five seasons with a 3-2 victory. More»
A mini-debate has popped up this World Series about the notion of managerial second-guessing. Namely: Are we doing it too much? But both Royals manager Ned Yost and Giants manager Bruce Bochy survived Game 6 with their teams essentially intact and ready for Game 7. More»
Giants fans are obviously cheering for them to wrap this up tonight, and they should. But the rest of us: We want a Game 7. This has been too good to be over just yet. You want a Game 7. We all want a Game 7. Who wouldn't want a Game 7? More»
The Giants and Royals are two very similar teams, but there is a key difference between them: Only one of them has Madison Bumgarner. After the lefty's complete game shutout in Game 5, San Francisco is now just one win from the title. More»
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