Pete Rose claims his admitted gambling on baseball is a lesser crime, and less damaging to baseball, than players who used PEDs. Whether or not you believe Pete Rose should be allowed back in baseball, he is wrong. Here are 10 reasons why. More»
During Rick Ankiel's MLB debut in 1999, he vibrated with talent, and you worried he was a live wire with too much current flowing through it. That feeling turned out to be woefully true in this feel-good-feel-bad-feel-good story. We look back on Ankiel's fascinating MLB career. More»
This 2013-14 Charlotte Bobcats season has looked familiar. That is, they lose a lot and are often humiliated in the process. But this team is also almost assured of a playoff spot, which could be a good or bad thing, depending on your perspective. More»
To play fantasy baseball, you really have to pay attention. It's a lot of work. This is what makes fantasy baseball so difficult, and what makes it so worth it. Fantasy baseball is only for those who care. It's supposed to be work. That's why it's so fun. More»
Discussions about expanding the NCAA tournament come along pretty regularly, but there's really no need. Since more than 300 teams can still dream about getting there via conference playoffs, the tourney already has expanded, and the fun has already started. More»
Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci won't satisfy all baseball fans, especially those wary of Reynolds' reluctance to accept modern thinking, but neither of them are Tim McCarver, and that in itself should be an improvement. But can they be entertaining and informative? More»
Players don't stay with one team very long because they're disloyal, or because they only want to play for the highest bidder. They don't stay long because teams don't want them to stay long: By the time they get expensive, teams are ready for them to leave. More»
Sochi's Winter Olympics went off without any major incidents or tragedies, so by that measure alone they were a success. But for those visitors who take the time to think about what will happen to this town when the tourists never return, it's an uncomfortable feeling. More»
If you should ever be so lucky as to attend a Winter Olympics, how will you know what sports and arenas are worth your time? Fortunately, with only a limited number of venues, you can manage to see a bit of everything. Let us help guide the way to a memorable experience. More»
Most of North America had been counting down the minutes until Canada and the United States faced off, but Canada's 1-0 victory was largely a disappointment. Now Canada heads off to the gold medal game, while the Americans try to invest themselves in a potential bronze. More»
Watching figure skating in person, you find yourself caring about each competitor in a deeper way than you could possibly have predicted. Here, we give proper recognition to all 24 women who gave everything they had at Sochi. More»
Did the Team USA ultimately hurt themselves by selecting Lolo Jones to the bobsledding squad? Even though they won two medals, the attention she drew was called "suffocating" by some and may have alienated the sport's core fanbase. More»
There comes a point in every Olympics when people start getting sick. It's inevitable. Pity poor Eric Frenzel of Germany, then, the favorite to win the long hill/10km at the Nordic Combined event. He caught a virus last week that derailed his chances. More»
In most sports, finishing second is painful. During the Olympics, however, getting runner-up or even runner-up to the runner-up feels amazing. It's refreshing, if entirely counter to the whole way the rest of our American sports culture is structured. More»
A day after one of the most hotly contested, tension-filled games in United States Olympic hockey history, Slovenia was the perfect matchup for Team USA. They stomped Slovenia 5-1 to officially win Group A and clinch a bye to the quarterfinals on Wednesday. More»
Even though there's another hockey game tomorrow, even though there's a whole week's worth of madness left in this tournament, they'll be talking about this one in the United States and Russia for a long, long time. It's always something with USA-Russia. It always will be. More»
Sochi's Olympic venues have generally been excellent, yet there's always a disconnect between the expense needed to construct them and the limited time for which they're actually needed. What happens to Sochi's sparkling arenas after the Games leave? More»
The star-studded U.S. men's hockey team will almost certainly be watched by fewer fans than just about any other squad at Sochi this side of curling. After their dismantling of Slovakia, that may be fine by them -- but the true test awaits. More»
Shani Davis failed in his attempt for a third consecutive Gold Medal in today's 1,000-meter speed skating final, a historic achievement that almost nobody would have noticed. Few Americans are in Sochi to watch, and Davis is almost entirely anonymous in the U.S. More»
At some point, Shaun White went from the spokesperson for snowboarding to overshadowing it. But after finishing a shocking fourth in the Olympic halfpipe event, it's clear that he's no longer invincible -- and that may be a relief for the sport. More»
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