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article September 27, 2016

My Struggle With Obits

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Obit writing will always be a part of journalism, but for some, it will be harder than it seems. It requires writing about someone you usually never truly knew, but you still knew in a different way. That public grieving may never feel right in my case. More»
GettyImages-609844422 article September 27, 2016

Playoff Dossier: The Indians

The Cleveland Indians have won the American League Central division for the first time since 2007. With Cy Young Award candidate Corey Kluber, along with a strong lineup and bullpen, the Tribe is poised to make a deep playoff run. More»
GettyImages-600046054 article September 26, 2016

Playoff Dossier: The Dodgers

For the fourth straight season, the Dodgers won the National League West. But L.A. failed to make it to the World Series in each of the past three years. Will 2016 be the year that the Dodgers finally make it to the Fall Classic? More»
GettyImages-605791298 article September 26, 2016

Every Team Has Something At Stake

We're down to the final week of baseball's regular season, and the Wild Card races are jam packed. But it's not just the playoff spots that will be clinched this week. Every team still has something of individual significance to play for. More»
GettyImages-603543592 article September 26, 2016

Playoff Dossier: The Nationals

The Washington Nationals have won the National League East for the third time in the past five seasons. But the Nats haven't been able to get past the NL Division Series. Will that change in 2016? Not if the Cubs have anything to say about it. More»
RangersClinch article September 24, 2016

Playoff Dossier: The Texas Rangers

We are perilously, thrillingly close to the beginning of the MLB postseason. Over the next two weeks, we'll be doing a Playoff Dossier of every team that has clinched a spot in the playoffs. Today, the Texas Rangers. More»
GettyImages-456383938 article September 23, 2016

Best W.S. Winner: Round of 64

It's time for the ultimate baseball bracket of all baseball brackets. You've voted on best stadium, jersey, hat and throwback uniform. Now, get ready for the most important vote. Which World Series-winning team was the best of them all? More»
GettyImages-609574024 article September 23, 2016

Playoff Odds: Last Chances

With just a few series left in baseball's regular season, there are plenty of teams that technically have a chance at making the postseason. One last time, here are the odds for every team still fighting to play in October. More»
GettyImages-607571468 article September 22, 2016

Baseball Gets Wild, Others Don't

Don't let the Wild Card races fool you. While the teams fighting for those spots have had rocky seasons, the Wild Card teams can easily make deep playoff runs and even win the World Series. More»
GettyImages-456431396 article September 21, 2016

Drama of One Game Hard to Beat

The Wild Card Game will celebrate its fifth birthday this October. And while the one-game playoff contest may not feel fair, each one has been packed with excitement. Here is a ranking of all eight so far in terms of drama. More»
GettyImages-608598008 article September 20, 2016

Why Everyone Hates Jay Cutler

Quarterback Jay Cutler left Monday's loss to the Eagles with a thumb injury, and Bears fans probably don't care how long he's out. I do not think it is an overstatement to say that Cutler is the most universally derided quarterback of my lifetime. Why is that the case? More»
GettyImages-607333378 article September 19, 2016

Playoff Dossier: The Chicago Cubs

It's quite obvious who the favorite is to win the 2016 World Series. The only team to clinch a postseason spot thus far is the Chicago Cubs -- so it's time to break down just how they cruised to the NL Central title. More»
GettyImages-605919234 article September 16, 2016

Postseason Clinching Predictions

The Chicago Cubs became the first team this season to clinch a playoff spot, thanks to a loss by St. Louis on Thursday night. Now, it's time to figure out when the rest of the playoff spots will be clinched. More»
Best World Series-winning Teams article September 15, 2016

Best World Series Winner? You Decide

It's postseason time, which means we need you to settle the most important question of all: Who's the best World Series winner? We're going all the way back to 1947, with 68 teams all vying for the title. You decide the champ. More»
GettyImages-602992564 article September 15, 2016

Browns Already Running Out Of Time

Cleveland Browns chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta has a plan to rebuild the franchise. That plan is going to take time. But that kind of thinking doesn't seem to work in the NFL. In football, waiting for long-term plans to work out doesn't happen. More»
GettyImages-154748807 article September 14, 2016

No Place Like Home In the Playoffs

Seeing your favorite baseball team actually win a playoff game at home, in person, is one of those experiences you'll never forget. There are 16 teams still in the hunt right now, and some fan bases have been waiting a long time for such a feeling. More»
SimsDancing article September 13, 2016

No Fun League Still Makes No Sense

We're only one week into the season and the No Fun League has reared its ugly head once again. The NFL wants its officials to crack down on innocent celebrations of good plays. But why? What's the big deal? Who knows? More»
GettyImages-602998442 article September 12, 2016

It's Not In The Cards This Year

The St. Louis Cardinals have had an incredible run over the past seven seasons. But it looks like the good times at Busch Stadium are finally about to come to an end. The Cardinals have been reeling as of late, and the last three weeks only get tougher. More»
GettyImages-600952610 article September 9, 2016

Hits on Newton Mar NFL Opening Night

Thursday was supposed to be a night celebrating the beginning of another NFL season. But Denver's repeated hard hits on Cam Newton in the second half changed the narrative, putting concussion protocol back in the spotlight. More»
NFL-PredictionsLeitch article September 8, 2016

140 Predictions for the NFL Season

I've previewed every division in the NFL. But, as the season begins, it's time to get into the nitty-gritty. Kickoff is Thursday night, and you want predictions. And if you want 'em, I've got 'em. In droves. More»

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