There was a time in baseball history where Matt Moore was ranked above Bryce Harper and Mike Trout on prospect lists. And Thursday night, he reminded us that he still has it in him to be that pitcher when he pitched a near no-no. More»
Every team has a throwback, and everybody -- well, everybody but Chris Sale -- gets a big kick out of them. So now we are trying to choose the best one through the democratic process of online polls. We have reached the Final Four. More»
A pitcher hitting a homer is like watching a cat play a few notes on the piano by accidentally walking on it -- it's funny because it's not supposed to happen. Even the best ones aren't all that good. Just look at the numbers More»
Our NFL division preview series continues with the NFC North, where the Bears are stuck at the bottom looking up at the improving Lions and Vikings and a Packers team that could be poised for another run to the Super Bowl. More»
Tony La Russa achieved something rare for a manager: a storybook ending, when the Cardinals made an improbable World Series run in 2011. Now, however, his return to baseball in the Diamondbacks' front office seems headed for a much worse ending. More»
Throughout the season, we have been looking at Baseball Prospectus' Playoff Odds Report and trying to make sense of the actual standings. Here's a look at the August update to see just how much things have changed. More»
There have been many reasons posited for the Olympics' ratings slippage, some of which make sense and some of which seem a bit strained. Let's take a look at 10 of the most common explanations, and see how much water they hold. More»
The thing about winning a championship is that, as much as you'd like to just celebrate it forever, eventually another season has to start. For the Royals, the 2016 season hasn't gone as planned, but that won't stop fans from continuing to enjoy the World Series. success. More»
Every team has a throwback, and everybody -- well, everybody but Chris Sale -- gets a big kick out of them. So now we are trying to choose the best one through the democratic process of online polls. Here are the eight still in the game. More»
Every Thursday I've been previewing the whole NFL, division-by-division. Obviously, much will change between now and the first week of the season, but let's take a dive into the AFC South and see what we got. Hint: It's not pretty. More»
Every one-month stretch in baseball has all sorts of random chaos in it. But this one has been unusually unusual. Here are 30 stunning factoids from the second half of the baseball season so far, since July's MLB All-Star break. More»
My first ever draft pick was Troy Aikman. I tallied points by hand and had to call up my fellow league mates on the phone to request trades. How much has the fantasy football landscape changed? A lot. It's sometimes hard to keep up. More»
Giancarlo Stanton is one of those rare unicorn baseball talents who looks like he's going to hit a home run every time he comes to the plate, but after another injury that could end his season, we're again left wondering about what could be instead of what he's done. More»
The question I ask myself at the end of every player's career is: Did this player provide me enjoyment? And I can't think of many players who provided me more enjoyment, on and off the field, than Alex Rodriguez. We should appreciate it more. More»
Last week, we launched Best MLB Throwback Jersey bracket. Every team has a throwback, and everybody -- well, everybody but Chris Sale -- gets a big kick out of them. So now we are trying to choose the best one through the democratic process of online polls. More»
Every week until the start of the NFL season, we're breaking down a division, team-by-team. This week, it's the NFC East, where the Eagles are trying to pick up the pieces and the Cowboys and Giants are plugging holes in an attempt to catch that team in Washington. More»
As we head into the homestretch of the season, there are a few scenarios yet to play out, and none of them have to do with the playoffs. Will we have a 20-game winner? How about a 20-game loser? Let's take a look. More»
Alex Rodriguez will have the oddest ending to a Hall of Fame-caliber career of my lifetime. And more than anyone, the new star who resembles A-Rod most is Bryce Harper. Here's a helpful guide for Harper to avoid going out more like A-Rod than Big Papi. More»
The Orioles have been one of baseball's best teams over the last five years, but their success is always met with skepticism. But I'm done doubting them. This looks like a team that, right now, at this exact point, is starting to put it all together. More»
Every week until the start of the NFL season, we're breaking down a division, team-by-team. This week, it's the AFC North, where the Ravens are trying to recover from a down year and the Steelers should play some of the league's most exciting football. More»
More News and Analysis
- WILL LEITCH Fantasy football preview with Andy Behrens.
- MIKE LUPICA ESPN's Mike Greenberg talks Ryan Lochte, Jets, Roger Goodell.
- MATT BROWN Ranking the top 100 college football coaches ever.
- TERENCE MOORE Jackie Robinson's daughter talks Simone Manuel.
- WILL LEITCH Giancarlo Stanton and the curse of potential.