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2019-11-13the_athleticTristan Thompson’s 3-pointers, final missed shot and more: Six observations from Cavs’ one-point loss to 76ers
2019-11-13the_athleticPortzline: 10 observations from the Blue Jackets’ 3-2 shootout loss to Montreal
2019-11-13the_athleticRumors swirl around Ilya Kovalchuk’s status with the Kings — scratched or sitting for much longer?
2019-11-13the_athletic‘There was no way we were going to shut down’: Utah’s 119-114 win over Brooklyn was anything but easy
2019-11-13the_athleticIn its win over Minnesota, Butler showed what its versatile roster can really do
2019-11-13the_athleticBrewers’ Craig Counsell finishes runner-up (again) for National League manager of the year honor
2019-11-13the_athleticDiscuss: The latest batch of CFP rankings are out — Did the committee get it right?
2019-11-13the_athleticLeBrun Notebook: Wayne Gretzky considering Spengler Cup coaching opportunity
2019-11-13the_athleticDiscuss: Ilya Kovalchuk reportedly has been benched by the Kings
2019-11-13the_athleticShot Takers: We’re back, and we’ve brought the DePaul hot takes
2019-11-13the_athleticSearching for answers after Penn State’s first loss, James Franklin provides some of his own
2019-11-13the_athletic49ers Minutia Minute: Kyle Shanahan is disappointed in Dante Pettis; Joe Staley is dealing with another fracture
2019-11-13the_athleticColts film review: Nyheim Hines can help jump-start the offense, Darius Leonard’s big bounce back and more
2019-11-13the_athleticBills All-22 Review: Josh Allen’s regression holds back Bills, and is it time for a change at defensive end?
2019-11-13the_athleticMandel: Four key observations from the second College Football Playoff top 25
2019-11-13the_athleticWhy Georgia’s offensive line, while not perfect, is still a ‘very good group’
2019-11-13the_athleticOhio State is No. 2 in latest CFP rankings: Thoughts, context and theories
2019-11-13the_athleticWhat being No. 5 means for Alabama in the College Football Playoff race
2019-11-13the_athleticFive prospects Padres could trade in what’s expected to be a busy offseason
2019-11-13the_athleticMichigan State explains injury protocol following Brian Lewerke head hit
2019-11-13the_athleticCould a role be developing for Bobby Dalbec on Red Sox next season?
2019-11-13the_athleticDiscuss: What are your thoughts about the Giants hiring Gabe Kapler?
2019-11-13the_athleticAndrew Friedman says Dodgers ‘did not know anything definitive’ about Astros’ alleged sign-stealing in 2017
2019-11-13the_athletic‘No panic’: The steady hand that made Rocco Baldelli AL Manager of the Year
2019-11-13the_athleticBraves’ GM mum on free agents, but not on need to make significant moves
2019-11-13the_athleticVideo Review: Carey Price drags the Canadiens to a win against the Blue Jackets
2019-11-13the_athleticNine observations following the Bruins’ fourth straight defeat
2019-11-13the_athleticRick Hahn and the White Sox look to underpromise and overdeliver this offseason
2019-11-13the_athletic2019 Week 11 fantasy football rankings | Streaming QB and DST
2019-11-13the_athleticTwo officials assaulted a week, minimal BAME representation and a five-a-side ban – why there are so few referees
2019-11-13the_athletic‘I had to convince Mahrez that Leicester weren’t a rugby team’: Steve Walsh on helping to build title-winning side
2019-11-13the_athleticStars of the future: ‘The next Virgil or next Trent? Neither!’ Ki-Jana Hoever just wants to keep bringing Klopp joy
2019-11-13the_athleticEngland’s no-cap wonders: ‘It’s a kick in the bollocks, to be honest’
2019-11-13the_athletic‘I’d like to achieve promotion with to Championship with Ewe Rams through playing football… rather than because we’ve got money’
2019-11-13the_athleticSleeping in, missing team meetings and being shunted out to the right. What’s up with Moise Kean?
2019-11-13the_athleticSidney Crosby mulls surgery for sports hernia that has bothered him all season
2019-11-13the_athleticSet pieces at both ends must improve if Wednesday are to mount a promotion push this season
2019-11-13the_athleticIan Holloway: ‘If you play a dinosaur fashion it’s not sexy and you’re going to get sacked in the morning’
2019-11-13the_athleticOliver Skipp exclusive: ‘Kane and Winks have shown that the pathway is there for academy players at Tottenham’
2019-11-13the_athletic‘More flexible and more armed’ Angels feel their competitive window is now
2019-11-13the_athleticSilva, self-appointed captain of Forest’s showboat, is getting used to being ‘kicked’ as their Portuguese players embrace new home
2019-11-13the_athleticWho should Bilic call upon to fill in for the suspended Sawyers and Livermore?
2019-11-13the_athleticBobby Zamora – My Perfect Player: ‘In terms of wanting to smash you and winning the ball, John Terry was a master of the art’
2019-11-13the_athleticWhy Christmas has come early for Burnley fans – and Chris Wood
2019-11-13the_athleticHas ‘happy and confident’ Fred finally turned a corner at United?
2019-11-13the_athleticShort on players and practice time, Pacers guard Victor Oladipo plays full court with the Mad Ants
2019-11-13the_athleticNever too static: The Diamondbacks enter the offseason looking for creative paths to improvement
2019-11-13the_athleticGabe Kapler is the new Giants manager, and he has a lot of convincing to do
2019-11-13the_athleticWith ‘a whole new level of swagger,’ Kaapo Kakko taps in game-winner in overtime victory over Penguins
2019-11-13the_athleticFreshman 15: Avalanche rookie Cale Makar thrives after crossing early-season milestone
2019-11-13the_athleticWhy Xavier fared so much better against Missouri than last year’s fiasco
2019-11-13the_athleticKnicks collapse in loss to Bulls: David Fizdale under fire, the return of RJ Barrett’s playmaking and other notes
2019-11-13the_athleticDown 4-0? No problem for Panthers, who storm back in the third and beat Bruins in shootout
2019-11-13the_athleticThe ripple effects of Tomas Tatar’s terrible, exceptional season and why him leveling out is vital to the Canadiens
2019-11-13the_athleticWelcome back, Kyle Kuzma: Lakers’ third-year forward states his case to be their third star
2019-11-12the_athleticRaiders, not satisfied with their recent improvement, continue to work in new players as they aim for the postseason
2019-11-12the_athleticLive Q&A with Saints beat writer Katherine Terrell on Tuesday at noon CT
2019-11-12the_athleticPoint After live Q&A with Michael-Shawn Dugar: Seahawks at 49ers
2019-11-12the_athleticSubmit a question for Stewart Mandel’s Mailbag
2019-11-12the_athleticBasu: Don Cherry was always a problem. Why it took Canada so long to see it
2019-11-12the_athleticLive Q&A: Jason Quick takes your Trail Blazers questions on Thursday, Nov. 14 at noon PT
2019-11-12the_athleticMarket share report: Brian Hill, J.D. McKissic, Deebo Samuel among the must-get waiver options
2019-11-12the_athleticAs Rams’ offensive line crumbles, young players get a chance to prove their value
2019-11-12the_athleticEven with Adam Wainwright back in the fold, the Cardinals should consider outside pitching upgrades
2019-11-12the_athleticSeriously, the oral history of the stolen ice cream cone at the Hurricanes game
2019-11-12the_athleticCan John Tavares drive a line for the Maple Leafs without Mitch Marner?
2019-11-12the_athleticFive observations: The Warriors are defending at a historically bad rate, while Draymond Green is adjusting to a new offensive life
2019-11-12the_athleticTroy Brouwer authored one of the biggest moments in Blues history, but is bringing him back the right move?
2019-11-12the_athleticSeven thoughts after Luka Doncic kind of, nearly, almost beat the Celtics single-handedly
2019-11-12the_athleticMirtle: With Michael Hutchinson waived, Maple Leafs (reluctantly) turn to Kasimir Kaskisuo as adversity hits
2019-11-12the_athleticSnap judgments: Jadeveon Clowney, Seahawks defense hand 49ers first loss in wild Monday night battle
2019-11-12the_athleticThe future is now: Celtics’ young stars win clash with the league’s new titan, Luka Doncic
2019-11-12the_athleticArsenal fans are used to waiting for change. But allowing Emery to persist will be interpreted as passively accepting mediocrity
2019-11-12the_athleticWhat it means to captain England
2019-11-12the_athletic‘It’s a bit humbling, really.’ Fifteen years since Bournemouth fans’ EddieShare helping bring Howe home
2019-11-12the_athleticNewcastle defenders preventing – and poaching – goals to make up for Benitez’s ‘short blanket’
2019-11-12the_athleticLovren wanted to leave Liverpool last summer but Klopp will be mightily relieved he did not move to Serie A
2019-11-12the_athleticHolebas: ‘Only we can help ourselves get out of this situation. I think the boys start to realise this now’
2019-11-12the_athleticJack’s knee injury underlined why tensions between clubs and countries always rise in international week
2019-11-12the_athletic‘He gave the people what they were looking for’ – how Bielsa came to walk on water in Chile
2019-11-12the_athleticThe pride of Bambali. Watching Sadio score against City with the Mane family
2019-11-12the_athleticAre Chelsea contenders in the title race?
2019-11-12the_athleticWeek 11 fantasy football waiver wire | QB streamers, DST options
2019-11-12the_athleticJohn Brannen finds room for improvement in first win as Bearcats coach
2019-11-12the_athleticStephen Curry expects to return this season, but will need a second hand surgery in December
2019-11-12the_athleticSubmit a question for Corey Brock’s Mariners mailbag
2019-11-12the_athleticHow Arizona State prepared freshman QB Joey Yellen for USC in just a few days
2019-11-12the_athleticRaptors ratchet up aggression as thinned squad continues to defend well
2019-11-12the_athleticFood, football and Floyd of Rosedale: Inside some of the culinary customs that define Iowa-Minnesota week
2019-11-12the_athleticCraig Ludwig’s letter to Sergei Zubov: Every forward hoped the puck was on Zubie’s stick
2019-11-12the_athleticChampionship 4 deep-dive: Why this is the best version of Denny Hamlin we’ve ever seen
2019-11-12the_athleticRockets-Pelicans roundtable: What’s the vibe with these teams after 10 games?
2019-11-12the_athleticLive Q&A: Chat Falcons with Jason Butt from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12
2019-11-12the_athleticThe World According to Cartier Diarra
2019-11-12the_athleticWill Elvis Andrus be part of the next Rangers playoff team?
2019-11-12the_athleticThe biggest reason for Chad Morris’ firing, according to Arkansas athletic director Hunter Yurachek
2019-11-12the_athleticNebraska Mailbag: On the recruiting impact of a losing season, Mario Verduzco and the leadership culture
2019-11-12the_athleticIs there a fix for the Sabres’ recent scoring woes?
2019-11-12the_athleticBeat back and forth: Analyzing Brandon Brooks’ extension and takeaways from the Eagles assistant coaches
2019-11-12the_athleticWith reinforcements coming, can Washington turn in a better second half? Predicting the final seven games
2019-11-12the_athletic“Here’s Pep!” says Klopp, before jogging away – inside the elite coaches forum staged 24 hours after Anfield
2019-11-12the_athleticExplaining my AL Rookie ballot — with John Means deservedly second — and my other MLB award takes
2019-11-12the_athleticCan the Nats afford Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon? On payroll, expectations and being unafraid of the luxury tax
2019-11-12the_athleticA Week in the Life of Frederik Andersen: Dining with the Matthews family, late-nights watching Tiger and fantasy football Sunday
2019-11-12the_athleticMandel’s Bowl Projections: Will roses bloom in Minnesota this Winter?
2019-11-12the_athleticFrom bus rides and bear crawls to off days and hotel stays, how Dabo Swinney balances punishment and praise
2019-11-12the_athleticQ&A with Hayley Wickenheiser on becoming a doctor, working with the Leafs and her Hall of Fame speech
2019-11-12the_athleticA DeAndre Jordan pep talk, a doughnut run and ‘non-negotiable’ rookie duties: Inside Nic Claxton’s Nets debut
2019-11-12the_athleticFour key questions ahead of the second College Football Playoff Rankings
2019-11-12the_athleticLoad management and eating pucks on the kill: Inside Olli Juolevi’s progress in his return from major knee surgery
2019-11-12the_athleticMcIndoe: I grew up on Coach’s Corner. Don Cherry’s fall has been hard to watch
2019-11-12the_athleticNotre Dame Mailbag: The outlook for the Irish against Navy and well beyond
2019-11-12the_athleticKenPom: The stolen identities of college basketball
2019-11-12the_athleticMeet TJ the D.J., the man who provides the soundtrack to the Boston sports world
2019-11-12the_athleticThe Indians need an infielder, and the free-agent market is ripe for the picking
2019-11-12the_athleticLive Q&A with Laker Film Room’s Pete Zayas on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. PT
2019-11-12the_athleticDavis: My picks against the spread for Oregon-Memphis, Minnesota-Butler and the rest of the night’s top games
2019-11-12the_athleticSoda, donuts and gummy bears? Oh my. At the NHL table, sugar is practically poison
2019-11-12the_athleticIsaiah Thomas wants more than a big paycheck. He wants a home
2019-11-12the_athleticIf Tennessee upsets feel more frequent and impactful, that’s because they are
2019-11-12the_athleticCategory helpers: Kevin Huerter, Frank Ntilikina and other fantasy basketball problem solvers
2019-11-12the_athleticAfter first Phillies season, Bryce Harper says, ‘All I want to do is give my heart and soul to this city’
2019-11-12the_athleticKawakami: Welcome back to the big time, 49ers — this loss was a learning moment
2019-11-12the_athleticFive observations: This time, against Seattle, the 49ers can’t outrun their injuries and offensive errors
2019-11-12the_athleticKawhi Leonard beat the Raptors, but it is clear what he lost when he left Toronto
2019-11-12the_athleticJack’s knee injury a reminder of difference between club and international training
2019-11-12the_athleticGoyette on Wickenheiser: The player, the person, the competitor and now the Hall of Famer
2019-11-12the_athleticPutting Filip Hronek’s impressive early-career production into context
2019-11-12the_athleticHurricanes vibe check: How sustainable are the highs, how worrisome are the lows?
2019-11-12the_athleticDhaliwal’s Diary: Elias Pettersson’s big payday, Chris Tanev’s future and the latest word on Troy Stecher
2019-11-12the_athleticHow Trevor Story tweaked the ‘Jeter Jump Throw’ to become one of the best shortstops in baseball
2019-11-12the_athleticThe progress Florida’s Kyle Trask has made as a quarterback willing to run
2019-11-12the_athleticFrom 4 to 97, Oilers both new and old share the stories behind their jersey numbers
2019-11-12the_athleticIf the Knicks are playing the blame game, who really is at fault for the latest chaos at Madison Square Garden?
2019-11-12the_athleticLive Q&A: John Martin will take your Memphis (and James Wiseman) questions from 2-3 p.m. CT Tuesday
2019-11-12the_athleticBeing Blake Griffin: One game through the eyes of the Pistons All-Star
2019-11-12the_athleticMcGinn’s Grading the Packers: Staying healthy, turnover differential, red-zone proficiency dismantle Panthers
2019-11-12the_athleticBills film room: The Browns beat Josh Allen with their pressure schemes and provided a blueprint
2019-11-12the_athleticWhy time running out has turned into Thrill Time for Will Barton and the surging Nuggets
2019-11-12the_athleticTalk It Out Tuesday: On point spreads, the Michigan game and ‘replacing’ Chase Young
2019-11-12the_athleticSubmit a question for Josh Kendall’s South Carolina Mailbag
2019-11-12the_athleticChampionship 4 deep-dive: Why this is the best version of Denny Hamlin we’ve ever seen
2019-11-12the_athleticCould a fall trade improve the fortunes of your NHL team in 2019-20?
2019-11-12the_athletic‘We are what we tolerate’: Inside Matt Rhule’s approach to rebuilding Baylor football
2019-11-12the_athleticOn the Scouting Trail: Graham Adomitis, Manasseh Bailey and six more under-the-radar 2020 NFL Draft prospects
2019-11-12the_athleticHayley Wickenheiser à travers les yeux de Danielle Goyette
2019-11-12the_athleticDiscuss: Kansas lands 5-star guard Bryce Thompson
2019-11-12the_athleticWatching De Bruyne’s channel charges helped Liverpool keep Man City at bay
2019-11-12the_athleticKendrick Bourne explains those costly drops as an undefeated season slips from 49ers’ grasp
2019-11-12the_athleticLive Q&A: Panthers reporter George Richards takes your questions Friday at 1 p.m. ET
2019-11-12the_athleticDecoding Kellen Moore: How Cowboys stalled against Vikings despite Prescott’s finest performance
2019-11-12the_athleticChasing 20 wins and overcoming Yankees mystique: Pat Hentgen’s improbable 1996 AL Cy Young award
2019-11-12the_athleticYoung Texas A&M team has improved — and must continue to do so
2019-11-12the_athleticJust how good can Kelvin Harmon and Jimmy Moreland be for the Redskins?
2019-11-12the_athleticInside a squandered performance: The 49ers defense delivered spectacular plays to stay afloat against Seattle
2019-11-12the_athleticLive Q&A: Join Pistons writer James L. Edwards III on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from noon-1 p.m. ET
2019-11-12the_athleticHow Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk have formed a special type of chemistry
2019-11-12the_athleticSchultz: Falcons fail, Georgia incomplete and other grades this football season
2019-11-12the_athleticWhat’s next for Coach’s Corner and Hockey Night in Canada?
2019-11-12the_athleticWhat happens inside the body during a knockout? Some aspects remain a mystery
2019-11-12the_athleticSubmit a question for ‘The Satchel,’ Tim Graham’s Buffalo sports mailbag
2019-11-12the_athleticBourne: The Leafs are trying to be a different kind of team and it will take time to make that work
2019-11-12the_athleticVikings takeaways: Do running backs matter? Dalvin makes his case in Dallas
2019-11-12the_athleticThe injury mailbag is now open!
2019-11-12the_athleticMeet the Marlins’ new coach who is tasked with helping them hit 300 homers next year
2019-11-12the_athleticLive Q&A: Max Olson breaks down the College Football Playoff rankings from 1-2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 13
2019-11-12the_athletic10 thoughts on the Grizzlies’ first 10: Lots of places to find optimism in 3-7 start
2019-11-12the_athleticEngland fans: discuss the Czech Republic game with our reporter Kieran Theivam after the final whistle
2019-11-12the_athletic‘It’s just nice to go see a friend’: Why Marco Scandella is willing to cross the Atlantic for a specific tattoo artist
2019-11-12the_athleticPac-12 Roundtable: On the league and the CFP, USC’s coaching situation, future stars and power rankings
2019-11-12the_athleticUpon further review: Ten likes and dislikes from Week 10 in the NFL
2019-11-12the_athleticThe Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 — part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball
2019-11-12the_athleticLive Q&A: Scott Cruickshank and Eric Duhatschek answer your Flames questions on Wednesday at noon MT
2019-11-12the_athleticLive Q&A: Join Missouri beat writer Peter Baugh from 1-2 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Nov. 13
2019-11-12the_athleticNFL Power Rankings: The Raiders(!) are in the Top 10 and the Seahawks are in the Top 5 after a wild week of action
2019-11-12the_athleticThe Chiefs can either stop with the costly miscues or prepare for Groundhog Day
2019-11-12the_athletic‘It was pretty full-on and food went everywhere’ – Sterling’s clash with Gomez and Southgate’s U-turn
2019-11-12the_athleticVernon Hargreaves out as Buccaneers are set to rely on youthful defensive backs
2019-11-12the_athleticBy the numbers: How Deshaun Watson has improved in his third pro season and become an MVP candidate
2019-11-12the_athleticLive Q&A with Raiders beat writer Vic Tafur on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m PT
2019-11-12the_athleticLive Q&A: Join Utah Utes writer Chris Kamrani at 1 p.m. MT on Wednesday, Nov. 13
2019-11-12the_athleticDear Andy: Ask Andy Staples your questions about college football and more
2019-11-12the_athleticThe backstory — and love story — behind an iconic flyover photo at West Virginia
2019-11-12the_athleticWhat’s gotten into Devonte’ Graham? Preparation, hard work, confidence and opportunity
2019-11-12the_athleticLeroux’s Roster-building Analysis: The issues the Suns need to resolve ahead of the summer of 2020
2019-11-12the_athleticTheo Epstein plans for the future, knowing the trade rumors will keep following the Cubs
2019-11-12the_athleticHow Blackhawks goalie Collin Delia turned his leather-working hobby into a business
2019-11-12the_athleticLeroux’s Roster-building Analysis: The issues the Warriors need to resolve ahead of the summer of 2020
2019-11-12the_athleticUnpacking Bryan Harsin’s message to the ‘Twitiots’ about Boise State’s recent struggles
2019-11-12the_athleticLeroux’s Roster-building Analysis: The issues the Clippers need to resolve ahead of the summer of 2020
2019-11-12the_athleticHow Sam Merrill became the player who could carry Utah State deep into March
2019-11-12the_athleticOne-on-one with Brad Treliving: On scheduling woes, the Milan Lucic trade, and why the Flames’ record is flattering
2019-11-12the_athleticLeroux’s Roster-building Analysis: The issues the Kings need to resolve ahead of the summer of 2020
2019-11-12the_athleticDuring stunningly hot start, Suns emphasizing how they close out each quarter
2019-11-12the_athleticBurke: Eventually, the Lions might have to save Matthew Stafford from himself
2019-11-12the_athleticLeroux’s Roster-building Analysis: The issues the Lakers need to resolve ahead of the summer of 2020
2019-11-12the_athleticLowetide: Analyzing Dave Tippett’s defensive usage and what the Oilers will do when Adam Larsson returns
2019-11-12the_athleticIf Scott Harris does his job as the Giants’ new GM, you’ll never notice him
2019-11-12the_athleticRoyals prospect Nick Pratto embraces offseason opportunity to grow, learn from ‘horrific’ season
2019-11-12the_athleticJahns: 5 takeaways from the Bears’ 20-13 win vs. the Lions in Week 10
2019-11-12the_athleticWhat we learned: Asanti Price stepped up, Jose Alvarado was missed
2019-11-12the_athleticDoes Alabama still have a realistic path to the College Football Playoff?
2019-11-12the_athleticFor Washington to go places, Quade Green has to be — and find —himself
2019-11-12the_athleticTo shoot or not to shoot? Analyzing Zach LaVine’s curious shot selection, decision-making
2019-11-12the_athleticUpon further review: Ryan Tannehill’s legs, Derrick Henry’s speed, red-zone prowess keep Titans in wild-card mix
2019-11-12the_athletic‘I love you two and we’ll be together forever’: Parker’s emotional ceremony puts a bow on Spurs’ Big Three era
2019-11-12the_athleticMSD’s morning after: Seahawks send a message in statement win over 49ers
2019-11-12the_athleticO’Connor’s Observations: The Flyers are rolling, PK has emerged as a strength, Philippe Myers is finding balance
2019-11-12the_athleticLet’s talk about this eye-opening six-game tear for Andrew Wiggins
2019-11-12the_athleticWhat a difference a roster makeover can have. These Celtics are so much fun to watch
2019-11-12the_athleticThe ever-changing realities of life in the AHL for NHL veterans
2019-11-12the_athleticLa réalité changeante de la vie dans la Ligue américaine pour des vétérans de la LNH
2019-11-12the_athleticKawakami: The 49ers lost the game, but it still was the night Levi’s Stadium came of age
2019-11-12the_athleticThe past two weeks, sometimes the right call (and rare opportunity) can at first look like the wrong one
2019-11-12the_athleticWith last year’s Colts as the model, the Browns carry ‘playoff mentality’ into Thursday rivalry game
2019-11-12the_athleticWhy finding run-game success is so important for Auburn to keep Georgia ‘honest’
2019-11-12the_athleticShattered glass, NHL dreams: Clayton Keller’s boyhood home a vivid reminder of the goal ahead
2019-11-12the_athleticAmong items on Diaz’s bye week to-do list: Chat with Miami underclassmen about the NFL
2019-11-12the_athleticRyan Day takeaways: On Don Brown’s Michigan warning shot and Chase Young
2019-11-12the_athleticSixers Notebook: Team preaches patience for Zhaire Smith, getting over bad calls and more
2019-11-12the_athleticThompson: Russell Wilson embodied what Jimmy Garoppolo will need to be for the 49ers — a difference-maker
2019-11-12the_athleticChaim Bloom is now running the show. But don’t expect a fast start to Red Sox hot stove season
2019-11-12the_athleticMonday Rewind: Five post-weekend thoughts from the Chargers’ loss to the Raiders
2019-11-12the_athleticWho needs to step up for the Bucks with Khris Middleton out 3-4 weeks with a left thigh contusion?
2019-11-12the_athleticBengals Final Thoughts: Coaches’ criticism, a run scheme shift and historic futility
2019-11-12the_athleticAs Scott Harris departs, Cubs’ search for more front-office brain power intensifies
2019-11-12the_athleticState of the Wild: Bill Guerin on the plan, the team, Boudreau, Kaprizov and more
2019-11-12the_athleticThere was only one Charles Rogers, the athlete ‘who could do anything’
2019-11-12the_athleticA turn for the worst: The Kings’ rough start just got worse with De’Aaron Fox’s sprained ankle
2019-11-12the_athleticAfter setting a bar in 2019, Twins have as much incentive to spend now as ever
2019-11-11the_athleticNorwich’s plan to join Finland’s Pukki party – inflatable canaries, a mini documentary and a pop-up shop
2019-11-11the_athleticA third straight loss, Kyler Murray’s ‘unfortunate’ interception and David Johnson’s disappearance
2019-11-11the_athleticLive Q&A with Jason Lloyd at noon ET Monday
2019-11-11the_athleticIn a tough loss in tough conditions, did Panthers QB Kyle Allen take another step forward?
2019-11-11the_athleticColts’ Quenton Nelson: On blaming himself for Jacoby Brissett’s injury, offensive line inconsistencies and losing to the Dolphins
2019-11-11the_athleticKravitz: Are the Colts willing to miss the playoffs because of misguided loyalty to a future Hall of Fame kicker?
2019-11-11the_athleticIn a raucous, chill-inducing environment, Sounders win another title and show how far MLS has come
2019-11-11the_athleticLloyd: Rashard Higgins, Baker Mayfield and the Browns’ Hollywood ending
2019-11-11the_athleticSixers-Hornets: Grading Furkan Korkmaz’s hot shooting, Josh Richardson’s defense and more
2019-11-11the_athleticBig mistakes glaring in Ryan Finley’s debut, but there were some positives
2019-11-11the_athleticLouisville commit Bryce Hopkins wants to be the program’s next Jordan Nwora
2019-11-11the_athleticScouting notebook: Christian Kirk comes alive, New York running backs Saquon Barkley, Le’Veon Bell struggle
2019-11-11the_athleticThe Armies: Canucks in a rut, Bo Horvat captains up and Blackwood for Vezina?
2019-11-11the_athletic‘It hurts’: Frustration reigns in Toronto FC’s locker room after painful final loss
2019-11-11the_athletic‘We have to fix it’: Bills’ good fortunate runs out in loss to the Browns as AFC playoff race heats up
2019-11-11the_athleticA playoff-caliber offense still hasn’t materialized for the Bills
2019-11-11the_athleticColossal collapse: Chiefs’ late blunders in all phases of the game allow Titans to snatch the victory
2019-11-11the_athletic10 on 10: Why Bears players continue to believe in QB Mitch Trubisky
2019-11-11the_athleticEven in the Saints’ most successful seasons, there’s always been a hiccup along the way
2019-11-11the_athleticA last-minute, game-winning drive, a blocked kick, a quality win — so what’s next for the Titans?
2019-11-11the_athleticIf MetLife Stadium was the ‘Toilet Bowl’ on Sunday, the Giants stunk worse in a loss to the Jets
2019-11-11the_athleticVindication all over the field as Buccaneers rally late to beat Cardinals 30-27
2019-11-11the_athleticMemo to Jets fans: Relax and enjoy the victory over the Giants, just for the moment
2019-11-11the_athletic‘That’s just who he is’: Lamar Jackson is making us reconsider what’s possible
2019-11-11the_athleticDarius Perry doubles down at point guard, and Louisville is better for it
2019-11-11the_athleticDehner Jr.: Laughing is the only coping mechanism in the Bengals’ spiral
2019-11-11the_athleticLarry Ogunjobi’s prayerful pose sums up Browns exhilaration
2019-11-11the_athleticVikings Week 10 game thread: A Sunday Night Football showdown in Dallas
2019-11-11the_athleticThe Lions weren’t good enough with Matthew Stafford, and they’re probably doomed without him
2019-11-11the_athleticSchultz: Grady Jarrett fittingly at center of Falcons’ unexpected uprising
2019-11-11the_athletic10 observations from Florida Panthers’ up-and-down weekend in New York
2019-11-11the_athleticBrains and Braunecker: How a Harvard boy got the Bears offense going when they really needed it
2019-11-11the_athleticYes, the Bears were right to celebrate their win over the Lions — just as long as Ryan Pace wasn’t dancing
2019-11-11the_athleticBy blasting Brooklyn Nets, Phoenix Suns pass another early-season test
2019-11-11the_athletic‘You can see guys get up slowly’: Inside the Vikings’ game-winning drive behind 10 straight rushes
2019-11-11the_athleticChris Boucher and the Raptors bench give Nick Nurse a lot of players to like in shocking win
2019-11-11the_athleticNFL Panic Index: Assessing the Week 10 damage to playoff hopefuls
2019-11-11the_athletic‘Scott and I are not happy’: How Knicks management rang the alarms after a 2-8 start, putting everyone on notice
2019-11-11the_athleticOrnstein on Monday: doubts over Aubameyang captaincy, new keeper for West Ham and ‘craziness to break out in coaching world’
2019-11-11the_athleticThe Thunder are competitive but settling firmly into the middle of the NBA
2019-11-11the_athleticJust starting to get comfortable, Pacers guard T.J. McConnell efficiently leads the second unit
2019-11-11the_athleticKaboly’s report card: What ‘A’ day for Minkah Fitzpatrick and the Steelers’ now mighty defense
2019-11-11the_athleticThe goal scoring has picked up, but what the Blackhawks need right now are points
2019-11-11the_athleticDon Cherry’s ‘Hockey Night in Canada’ future remains unclear after apologies from everyone but the man himself
2019-11-11the_athleticWhat Villa must do to avoid getting dragged into the relegation zone
2019-11-11the_athleticPotter: ‘Any team misses a player like Izquierdo, who can go by people and create something out of nothing’
2019-11-11the_athleticTaylor looks set to stay in the XI after performance that brought best out of McNeil
2019-11-11the_athleticBad decisions, players unmarked and defenders outjumped: How West Ham are conceding goals
2019-11-11the_athleticOne win from six was so nearly one loss in eight — Bournemouth’s life of fine margins
2019-11-11the_athleticNtcham’s new-found consistency a real bonus for Celtic
2019-11-11the_athleticStray passes and control still minor problems but giant Goldson is maturing into a leader for Rangers
2019-11-11the_athleticDavies is an ‘animal on the training ground’ and now he is making Everton’s midfield tick
2019-11-11the_athleticSouth American steakhouse owner, loyal friend, top of the Championship – the left-back Hull (mostly) forgot
2019-11-11the_athleticQatar interest shows how far Leeds United have come since Cellino
2019-11-11the_athleticInside the Packers’ final stand against the best running back in football
2019-11-11the_athleticThis was the day the shackles came off. To a man, Liverpool stepped up, puffed out their chests and delivered
2019-11-11the_athleticHow City ended up with a defence not fit for champions
2019-11-11the_athletic3 takeaways from a 3rd straight Bruins loss
2019-11-11the_athleticAll of a sudden, qualifying for Europe again doesn’t look so crazy for Wolves
2019-11-11the_athleticAnyone who wrote off Sheffield United as a direct, functional team might want to watch the goal they scored at Spurs
2019-11-11the_athleticNdidi is even better under Rodgers this season: ‘There is no reason why he cannot be a superstar like Kante’
2019-11-11the_athleticFrom a ‘funny little fat kid’ to United’s flying machine – the making of Daniel James
2019-11-11the_athleticFamily: The pain, triumph and togetherness behind the Sounders’ 2019 MLS Cup victory
2019-11-11the_athleticFantasy hockey waiver wire: Robby Fabbri and more top streamers, under-owned players to add
2019-11-11the_athleticThis Colts loss provides the proof: We are underappreciating Jacoby Brissett
2019-11-11the_athleticMarkelle Fultz and T.J. McConnell enjoy a happy, ‘family’ reunion
2019-11-11the_athleticThe Pile: One call to destroy them all, analytical Ron Rivera and Carolina’s baffling run defense
2019-11-11the_athleticLeafs Report Cards: Matthews line puts on a show, but can only do so much without help
2019-11-11the_athleticDolphins might soon force front office and fans to adjust their goals for the season
2019-11-11the_athletic‘Inches are the difference’: 5 plays the Saints would have liked back in loss to Falcons
2019-11-11the_athleticAs big hopes dwindle, Rams need quick answers to multiple problems
2019-11-11the_athleticTexas Takeaways: On finding hope on defense, Keaontay Ingram’s surge and Brandon Jones’ resolve
2019-11-11the_athleticAs losses mount, Missouri coach Barry Odom insists he knows what buttons to push with No. 10 Florida up next
2019-11-11the_athleticUntil Iowa overhauls its offense, inconsistency will continue to hold it back
2019-11-11the_athleticWhy Saturday’s matchup with Georgia is one of the most important games of Gus Malzahn’s Auburn career
2019-11-11the_athleticKey takeaways from Wisconsin’s win against Iowa and what it means for the Badgers down the stretch
2019-11-11the_athleticLSU Film Room: Why the Tigers’ offense could do no wrong and their defense was so effective on third down
2019-11-11the_athleticUne rencontre avec Sean Burke, le gros nom le plus méconnu chez le Canadien
2019-11-11the_athleticVaclav Nedomansky’s Hall of Fame journey started with a secret dash to freedom in 1974
2019-11-11the_athletic‘If I don’t get brought up like that, I’m probably not here’: How country music helped lead Matt Duchene to Nashville
2019-11-11the_athleticSo you think it’s a good idea for the Cubs to trade Kris Bryant? Really?
2019-11-11the_athleticRangers 2019-20 offseason prospect rankings: Part 6 (Prospects 6 through 12)
2019-11-11the_athleticThe Top Five: Breaking down the Phoenix playoff race
2019-11-11the_athleticRemembering Sid Gueran, one of Southampton’s fallen war heroes
2019-11-11the_athleticQ&A: Caps legend Peter Bondra on being traded, having his number retired and the Hall of Fame
2019-11-11the_athleticFlick reunites Bayern in seven days and exposes Dortmund’s identity crisis
2019-11-11the_athleticWest Virginia Takeaways: On Sam James’ promise, the O-line’s protection problem and the flea-flicker gone wrong
2019-11-11the_athleticMandel’s Forward Pass: Alabama again must find a way to get ahead
2019-11-11the_athleticWith everybody ‘frustrated,’ will South Carolina change it up enough to get bowl eligible?
2019-11-11the_athleticSmall but fierce, Celtics defense proving energetic, resilient and ferocious
2019-11-11the_athleticBubble Screen: Ballet in ’Bama, and the cameras captured every twist
2019-11-11the_athleticAt Second Glance: A closer look at Georgia’s uneven performance and the merit of prevailing narratives
2019-11-11the_athleticThis Week in Mid-Major: Penn’s big win, a new coach’s new baby and a shakeup in our top 10
2019-11-11the_athleticThe Athletic 130: With a clear top three, who should be ranked No. 4?
2019-11-11the_athleticHow Pat Tillman’s legacy lives on through the veterans who earn the scholarship in his name
2019-11-11the_athleticHoop Thoughts: Roy, Mack and others on their team’s early games, plus my top 25 ballot
2019-11-11the_athleticKapadia: Ten thoughts on the state of the Eagles going into the final seven games
2019-11-11the_athleticMelnick’s weekly GBU: It’s called coaching, and Claude Julien did a lot of it to lead a great week for the Canadiens
2019-11-11the_athleticThe 53rd guy on the Broncos’ roster is kind of a genius: Meet Calvin Anderson
2019-11-11the_athleticIt’s time to say goodbye to Don Cherry and his xenophobic ways
2019-11-11the_athleticThomas Chabot Q&A: Sens defensemen talks defending Sidney Crosby, rooming with Colin White and hot dogs
2019-11-11the_athleticMonday Morning Leafs Report: William Nylander’s surge helps take (a little) sting from Mitch Marner’s absence
2019-11-11the_athleticA divided locker room. No sign of his offensive prowess. Here’s what doomed Chad Morris at Arkansas
2019-11-11the_athleticFinal thoughts: One more look at Florida State’s gritty win at Boston College
2019-11-11the_athleticThe letter in the wall: The story of Radioman 3rd class Lawrence Merideth
2019-11-11the_athleticTennessee takeaways: What we learned from the Vols’ crucial win at Kentucky
2019-11-11the_athleticArizona’s freshmen put on a show for rowdy Illinois fans in Sunday victory
2019-11-11the_athleticCollin Sexton’s career-high, defensive rebounding and more: Six observations from the Cavs’ latest road win over Knicks
2019-11-11the_athleticLakers’ Achilles’ heel uncovered as Raptors bring seven-game winning streak to an end
2019-11-11the_athleticThe Morning After: After ominous Cowboys loss, familiar feelings of mediocrity creep back in
2019-11-11the_athletic‘This is the real deal’: Damian Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Hawks, then holds his own Veterans Day tribute
2019-11-11the_athleticPistons mailbag: Blake Griffin’s return, Andre Drummond’s role, the impact on Luke Kennard and more
2019-11-11the_athleticKravitz’s Dopey Report Card: Ouch! Not a lot of positive marks for Colts in stunning loss to Dolphins
2019-11-11the_athleticPete Zayas: Diving further into the sport I love with analysis of Lakers and NBA
2019-11-11the_athleticNorwich’s plan to gatecrash Finland’s Pukki party – inflatable canaries, a mini documentary and a pop-up shop
2019-11-11the_athleticLive Q&A with NFL draft analyst Dane Brugler at 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 12
2019-11-11the_athleticWhat We Learned: Notre Dame’s finish hinges on player development
2019-11-11the_athleticNext for the Nuggets: Jabari, Kyrie, and a young group of Grizzlies
2019-11-11the_athleticFarhan Zaidi finds his collaborator as the Giants hire Scott Harris as GM
2019-11-11the_athleticPosnanski’s Browns Diary: The good news is the Browns aren’t alone in mediocre NFL
2019-11-11the_athleticA chat with Sean Burke, the least-mentioned big name in the Canadiens’ front office
2019-11-11the_athleticPostgame Pompei: A win is a win, but Bears should’ve dominated short-handed Lions
2019-11-11the_athleticDaniel Alfredsson lends his voice to help honour Canadian veterans
2019-11-11the_athleticLive Q&A with NFL film analyst Ted Nguyen at 3 p.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 11
2019-11-11the_athleticNine for No. 9: The moments that defined Tony Parker’s Hall of Fame career with the Spurs
2019-11-11the_athleticSando’s Pick Six: What an upset-filled Sunday told us about the Titans, Dolphins and Falcons
2019-11-11the_athleticHollinger: Tony Parker’s jersey retirement speaks volumes about the Spurs wondrous past, uncertain future
2019-11-11the_athleticSubmit questions for Grace Raynor’s Clemson Tigers Mailbag
2019-11-11the_athleticLeave your questions here for Eric Young’s fantasy hockey mailbag!
2019-11-11the_athleticSubmit questions for Allan Taylor’s West Virginia Mountaineers Mailbag
2019-11-11the_athleticThe fantasy football mailbag is now open!
2019-11-11the_athleticCub o’ coffee: Get out the tape measure, because it’s time for Pat Hughes to land in Cooperstown
2019-11-11the_athleticVikings Mailbag, Week 11: Submit your questions here for Arif Hasan
2019-11-11the_athletic2019-20 NHL playoff chances and standings projections (updated daily)
2019-11-11the_athleticDGB weekend power rankings: Early-season surprises slow down, Caps and Blues stay hot and Don Cherry thoughts
2019-11-11the_athleticRosenthal: Who will win? Who should win? Start the debate – here are my choices for the MLB awards
2019-11-11the_athleticSubmit a question for David Ubben’s Tennessee Vols Mailbag
2019-11-11the_athleticWhat should the Canucks do with Troy Stecher?
2019-11-11the_athleticWhy doesn’t Shogun Rua just call it a career?
2019-11-11the_athleticDeitsch: Ranking the top 10 in women’s college basketball for the 2019-20 season
2019-11-11the_athleticIsola: The Knicks are in full-blown crisis mode again — Mills, Perry and Fizdale should consider themselves warned
2019-11-11the_athleticMondays with Mayberry: Chandler Hutchison’s moment has arrived while Denzel Valentine waits in line
2019-11-11the_athleticLive Q&A: Dave DuFour answers your NBA questions on Monday, Nov. 11 at noon ET
2019-11-11the_athleticGrizzlies mailbag: The dichotomy of losing now and winning later, roster analysis and possible rotation changes
2019-11-11the_athleticShap Shots: A legend reconnects with Stars, plus context on Benn & Seguin struggles
2019-11-11the_athleticHeisman Straw Poll: Joe Burrow takes a commanding lead after a signature win
2019-11-11the_athleticAfter years of reliability, Chiefs’ special teams have slipped to the point it actually cost them Sunday’s game
2019-11-11the_athleticWhat would make this White Sox offseason a success?
2019-11-11the_athleticSeahawks offense will rely on balance to expose 49ers defense in prime time
2019-11-11the_athleticContextualizing Kristaps Porzingis’ early-season “struggles” with his own introspective high expectations
2019-11-11the_athletic‘He’s the next David Wright in this organization’: How Pete Alonso came into his own on and off the field
2019-11-11the_athleticLeroux: What the Warriors will be facing in July when trying to build their 2020-21 team
2019-11-11the_athleticUpon further review: Takeaways from Penn State’s loss to Minnesota
2019-11-11the_athletic‘Sherm wants revenge,’ but Seahawks/49ers rivalry isn’t back — yet
2019-11-11the_athleticExit Survey: What we learned from USC’s win over Arizona State
2019-11-11the_athletic49ers vs. Seahawks predictions: Kyle Shanahan’s receiving conundrum will only get tougher this month
2019-11-11the_athleticHow Tony Parker nearly began his NBA career in Boston instead of San Antonio
2019-11-11the_athleticRichard Sherman looks back: The 49ers cornerback revisits all 37 of his career interceptions
2019-11-11the_athleticDoes defense matter? With Russell Wilson facing the 49ers, we’re about to find out
2019-11-11the_athleticFive takeaways from Cowboys’ loss to Vikings: Dak Prescott deserved better
2019-11-11the_athleticNFL Draft scouting takeaways from LSU defeating Alabama
2019-11-11the_athleticMeet the Thelma to Kyle Whittingham’s Louise: Helen Livingston, Utah football’s nucleus
2019-11-11the_athleticA death, a decision, and one day beyond basketball
2019-11-11the_athleticThe Logo speaks: Jerry West on the Kawhi Leonard-Paul George pairing, the battle for LA and load management
2019-11-11the_athleticThree takeaways from Steelers-Rams, a memorably unwatchable game
2019-11-11the_athleticKyrie’s lack of aggression, Kenny Atkinson’s concern level: Five observations from the Nets’ blowout loss to the Suns
2019-11-11the_athleticFurkan Korkmaz’s growing confidence, needing to fix the turnover problem and more observations from Sixers-Hornets
2019-11-11the_athleticClemson Takeaways: On a Playoff rankings jump, fast starts and a historic defense
2019-11-11the_athletic‘It’s a penalty. That… is… a… penalty! How can you not give that?’ Watching Liverpool v Man City with Kevin Keegan
2019-11-11the_athleticThomas Bryant’s shot selection, Isaiah Thomas’ defense, Bradley Beal’s shooting and other Wizards thoughts
2019-11-11the_athleticWhy Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians threw a red flag knowing he was out of challenges
2019-11-11the_athleticHow the Ducks’ woeful power play is costing them wins
2019-11-11the_athleticMMA Mailbag: Is it time to pump the brakes on featherweight Abe Lincoln?
2019-11-11the_athleticHow long will Sidney Crosby be out? The mystery continues
2019-11-11the_athleticLive Q&A: Join Lions writer Chris Burke on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from noon-1 p.m. ET
2019-11-11the_athleticHow the Clippers’ starting lineup and rotation will change with Paul George
2019-11-11the_athleticThe IkoSystem: Mike D’Antoni’s ace in the hole and the problem with double-edged swords
2019-11-11the_athleticAre the Kings being too patient in their rebuild or should they trade now?
2019-11-11the_athleticSubmit a question for Christian Caple’s Washington Huskies Mailbag
2019-11-11the_athleticFrom the GM’s Eye: Mike Tomlin, who doesn’t waver in times of trouble, has revitalized the Steelers once again
2019-11-11the_athleticSounders’ risky game plan versus Toronto pays off with MLS Cup victory
2019-11-11the_athleticSubmit questions now for Lance Pugmire’s Boxing Mailbag
2019-11-11the_athleticMonday reaction: Something Arizona State does really well — and it keeps getting better
2019-11-11the_athleticQ&A: Sergei Zubov on number retirement, Hall of Fame thoughts and quitting smoking
2019-11-11the_athleticSubmit your questions for Jay Glazer’s NFL mailbag
2019-11-11the_athleticWhat potential extensions might look like for José Berríos and Byron Buxton
2019-11-11the_athleticAZ Media 10.0: Coyotes’ Bob Heethuis proves nice guys finish first; Suns booth update and more
2019-11-11the_athleticRest Ja Morant (and Brandon Clarke) at home on a weekend? That’s reality for fans, like it or not
2019-11-11the_athleticThe Athletic’s NBA Power Rankings Week 3: The #WashedKing looks clean
2019-11-11the_athleticJesus, porn stars and teenagers galore: Inside the bizarre night of KSI-Logan Paul II
2019-11-11the_athleticAnatomy of a Raptors upset: Siakam’s adjustment, Anunoby contains LeBron, bring on Kawhi
2019-11-11the_athleticWhat we learned: Despite Falcons’ season to date, anything can happen in rivalry games
2019-11-11the_athleticLive Q&A with NFL writer Mike Sando at noon ET on Thursday, Nov. 14
2019-11-11the_athletic7 observations from Bills-Browns: Josh Allen’s weaknesses exposed, questionable decisions and more
2019-11-11the_athleticNBA survey: How do you fix the load-management problem?
2019-11-11the_athleticLeBrun: Q&A with Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher on advice from his HOF dad and what makes Carter Hart special
2019-11-11the_athleticSubmit a question for Kelli Stacy’s Arkansas Mailbag
2019-11-11the_athleticSubmit your questions/comments for Ari Wasserman’s ‘Talk It Out’ feature
2019-11-11the_athleticLive Knicks Q&A with Mike Vorkunov on Tuesday 11/12 from 2-3 p.m. ET
2019-11-11the_athleticDon’t overanalyze it: The Saints simply got whipped, by a division rival, at home
2019-11-11the_athleticHi, Mets fans. Please don’t hate me for voting Mike Soroka over Pete Alonso for NL Rookie of the Year
2019-11-11the_athleticUnderhill: Yes, the Patriots have problems. But most teams would welcome these problems
2019-11-11the_athleticFarhan Zaidi and new GM Scott Harris plan to ‘challenge each other’ seeking ambitious ways to remake the Giants
2019-11-11the_athleticLincoln Riley takeaways: Oklahoma will be without Trey Sermon, Kenneth Mann the rest of the way
2019-11-11the_athleticKliff Kingsbury talks booth reviews, David Johnson’s performance and time mismanagement
2019-11-11the_athleticRavens vs. Steelers is a huge game again, Michael Pierce’s injury and Lamar Jackson’s big day: Ravens observations
2019-11-11the_athleticBilly Eppler says Angels have ‘ability to be aggressive’ in free agency
2019-11-11the_athleticSorting out the Gophers’ path to the Big Ten title game and the reward it brings
2019-11-11the_athleticA Veterans Day chat with Rodney Mott, NBA referee and Navy veteran
2019-11-11the_athleticA Jamal Adams takeover, and other final observations from the Jets’ bounce-back game
2019-11-11the_athleticDiscuss: Khris Middleton expected to miss ‘several weeks’
2019-11-11the_athleticMichigan on ‘high alert’ for struggling Spartans, and what Chris Evans’ return could mean for 2020
2019-11-11the_athleticBurned again by the pass, Vikings face a question they didn’t expect to have
2019-11-11the_athleticMahomes interrupted: Andy Reid trusted his play call over the MVP’s skills when it mattered most Sunday
2019-11-11the_athleticNick Foligno suspended three games; Joonas Korpisalo benched; Blue Jackets’ season needs saving already
2019-11-11the_athleticWhy MLS is more of a gamble for bookmakers than savvy bettors
2019-11-11the_athleticQ&A: Jets’ Jack Roslovic on his unique career arc, his ideal role and trick shots gone wrong
2019-11-11the_athleticSarris: How the various WARs could affect the award races
2019-11-11the_athleticMore QB decisions: What the Broncos need to see from rookie Drew Lock to end his time on IR
2019-11-11the_athleticAfter latest in long line of controversies, Don Cherry out at Hockey Night in Canada
2019-11-11the_athleticJames Conner sounds ready to return — and the Steelers seem ready to improve
2019-11-11the_athletic‘I’m proud of everything they’re doing’: Kent Bazemore misses the Hawks, but he’s happy now
2019-11-11the_athleticSubmit your questions for Antonio Morales’ USC Mailbag
2019-11-11the_athleticLive Q&A with Chargers writer Daniel Popper on Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. PT
2019-11-11the_athleticLive Q&A with Rams writer Vinny Bonsignore on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. PT
2019-11-11the_athleticMitchell Schwartz’s snap streak ending just the latest hit in what has been an injury-plagued season for Chiefs’ O-line
2019-11-11the_athleticWell aware of Jordan-Hare: How its last trip to Auburn has Georgia primed for this week’s challenge on the Plains
2019-11-11the_athleticUnpacking the tension between Skylar Diggins-Smith and the Wings, and what her WNBA future might hold
2019-11-11the_athleticSubmit your questions for Joe Rexrode’s Mailbag
2019-11-11the_athleticSubmit your questions for Dave Southorn’s Boise State Mailbag
2019-11-11the_athleticVirginia Tech takeaways: On Georgia Tech quarterback James Graham and two Hokies players stepping up
2019-11-11the_athleticIn Review: Thoughts, observations from Georgia Tech’s loss to Virginia
2019-11-11the_athleticBowden: What each of the 30 MLB teams will be looking for this offseason
2019-11-10the_athleticFinal thoughts from Maryland: Ohio State barely broke a sweat in moving to 9-0
2019-11-10the_athletic‘I wanted to control our own destiny’: Holding steady for final 10 laps, Brad Sweet clinches World of Outlaws title
2019-11-10the_athleticZachary Winston, brother of Michigan State’s Cassius Winston, dies at 19
2019-11-10the_athleticSix-figure earnings, one free pair of boots and no half-time replays – what it’s really like to be an elite referee in 2019
2019-11-10the_athleticSubmit a question for Scott Dochterman’s Iowa Mailbag
2019-11-10the_athleticStuggling Kings turn words into action, as young players earn bigger roles
2019-11-10the_athleticSubmit a question for Jesse Temple’s Wisconsin Mailbag
2019-11-10the_athleticWhy Penguins might be OK-ish if Sidney Crosby finally has to miss games because of an injury
2019-11-10the_athleticGlobal Series: How Victor Hedman and the Lightning got their ‘swag back’ in Sweden
2019-11-10the_athleticWith South Carolina’s loss to Appalachian State, where does its offense go from here?
2019-11-10the_athletic‘We’ve gotten better and better’: Why Clemson’s dominance in the last 5 games is hard to deny
2019-11-10the_athleticKante is not simply a defensive midfielder any more. So what is his best role for Chelsea?
2019-11-10the_athleticThe problem with Spurs jettisoning the old guard is the replacements aren’t as good
2019-11-10the_athleticBoise State’s latest clutch escape is more like a sigh of relief than a storybook
2019-11-10the_athletic‘I can’t be standing here next week saying the same thing’: How Missouri’s collapse continued at Georgia
2019-11-10the_athleticWhy trading Willson Contreras could help the Cubs extend their contention window
2019-11-10the_athletic‘I will never forget this birthday… thanks Grabban for your present!’ – Lamouchi overjoyed as derby win fires fledgling Forest love affair
2019-11-10the_athleticBumping into Bruce walking his dog shows he’s not embattled or encircled – he’s just proud to manage a club he loves
2019-11-10the_athleticUne analyse détaillée du but le plus incroyable de Shea Weber avec le Canadien
2019-11-10the_athletic‘We were really soft’: Spurs come out flat as the Celtics clobber the San Antonio defense
2019-11-10the_athleticFinal thoughts: A look back at Washington’s 19-7 win at Oregon State
2019-11-10the_athleticBarrows: Three 22-year-olds are manning the middle of the 49ers defense; why no one’s freaking out
2019-11-10the_athleticDiscuss: With Matthew Stafford reportedly out, what is the Lions’ game plan today?
2019-11-10the_athleticFrom the hope of pre-match carnival to the misery of post-game pints. This is derby day
2019-11-10the_athleticFive years on from previous Germany defeat at Wembley, has Neville improved the Lionesses?
2019-11-10the_athletic2019-20 NHL playoff chances and standings projections (updated daily)
2019-11-10the_athleticSouthampton’s defence is in freefall: Leicester had 25 shots, then Everton had 24 on Saturday
2019-11-10the_athleticDiscussion: Steelers vs. Rams, Week 10
2019-11-10the_athleticTales from the Flames’ brush with the Stanley Cup champions
2019-11-10the_athleticSunday Randomness: Why Oakland needs to drop the Coliseum lawsuit, Jalen Richard’s rules, and more
2019-11-10the_athletic‘It really means nothing until you win’: Padres bring back the brown, but the offseason still awaits
2019-11-10the_athleticMLS Cup live Q&A: Matt Pentz, Josh Kloke and Sam Stejskal answer your questions right after the lineups come out, from 11:15 a.m. ET
2019-11-10the_athleticPalace need full-backs and a centre-forward. They are working to strengthen in both areas in January
2019-11-10the_athleticBlack eyes, lost shoes and ‘The Drop’: The pros and cons of the Thunder’s defense after an offseason overhaul
2019-11-10the_athleticHowever predictable, demolishing Duke puts Notre Dame’s season in a new light
2019-11-10the_athleticPortzline: 10 observations from the Blue Jackets’ 4-2 loss to Colorado; Nick Foligno could face a suspension
2019-11-10the_athleticHow Oklahoma’s good day almost turned into a nightmare of a night
2019-11-10the_athleticAs Marc-Edouard Vlasic finds his game, so, too, do the Sharks
2019-11-10the_athleticA thorough breakdown of the most incredible goal Shea Weber has scored in a Canadiens uniform
2019-11-10the_athleticSaturday Takeaways: In defeat, Alabama becomes the Playoff’s biggest problem
2019-11-10the_athleticLove it or hate it, one thing is certain: KSI-Logan Paul II delivered on promise of entertaining night
2019-11-10the_athleticExclusive: Arsenal will not sack Emery and are ‘100%’ behind the manager. They believe club are on the right path
2019-11-10the_athleticIn their own words: How Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green changed the Raptors forever
2019-11-10the_athleticBy not covering a short distance, Iowa’s chances of reaching 2019 goals get longer
2019-11-10the_athletic‘You just don’t know what to say’: Fractured hand is another unlucky break for Gordon Hayward
2019-11-10the_athleticVideo Review: Shea Weber powers the Canadiens to a necessary win
2019-11-10the_athletic‘You can’t remake that’: How LSU finally shook its Alabama albatross
2019-11-10the_athleticThe Heisman Trophy belongs to LSU QB Joe Burrow after historic performance vs. Alabama
2019-11-10the_athleticMichigan State has problems, and after another meltdown, it’s clear they’re not going away
2019-11-10the_athleticThe more Arizona State stumbles, the more fans may question the program’s bright future
2019-11-10the_athleticLeafs Report Cards: William Nylander finds his footing in Leafs’ loss to Flyers
2019-11-10the_athleticStaples: Ed Orgeron saw Saturday coming because he had been witnessing it for months
2019-11-10the_athletic‘The conversation just changed’: Gopher football’s elite day, as the faithful saw it
2019-11-10the_athleticGolden Knights will break out of current slump with smart hockey, not by seeking retribution
2019-11-10the_athleticJames Beattie – My Perfect Player: ‘Franny Benali is a class gentleman off the pitch… on it, he’d take players out at the knees, hips or shoulders!’
2019-11-10the_athletic‘He’s not dead, not to me’ – Teresa Enke on her husband Robert’s legacy 10 years on from his death
2019-11-10the_athleticWhy a ground-and-pound approach was the perfect way for Wisconsin to find redemption against Iowa
2019-11-10the_athleticDaniel Taylor: They built a house to help lure Pep but what will City do when he hands back the keys?
2019-11-10the_athletic‘We showed y’all’: It took a long drive and walk-off field goal, but Texas proved it’s not done yet
2019-11-10the_athleticInside one of the worst collapses of the Mark Dantonio era
2019-11-10the_athleticAs the Georgia offense struggles to find consistency, its defense continues to find success
2019-11-10the_athleticFive observations: Steve Kerr says 2-8 Warriors can’t just ‘accept our fate’ after winless road trip
2019-11-10the_athleticMitch Marner goes down, will miss first regular-season game since his rookie year
2019-11-10the_athleticLoss to Texas is a reminder Purdue still has maturing to do
2019-11-10the_athleticEight decisions that defined Week 11: Rewards and regrets from a landscape-shifting day
2019-11-10the_athleticTennessee weathered another storm and showed it can close at Kentucky
2019-11-10the_athleticFrom back talk to comeback: Wild erase deficit vs. Darcy Kuemper and Coyotes with some chirping along the way
2019-11-10the_athleticMandel’s Top 10: Week 11 brings clarity among the top three, but what about the rest?
2019-11-10the_athleticNuggets from my notebook: Lauri Markkanen’s strange season and second-half collapses now defining the Bulls
2019-11-10the_athleticThe 19 most interesting stats from college football’s Week 11
2019-11-10the_athleticChristian Rector and the play that proves USC won’t stop fighting
2019-11-10the_athleticKSI-Logan Paul was billed as a chance for Devin Haney, Billy Joe Saunders to attract new fans. It didn’t go as planned.
2019-11-10the_athletic‘I am the guy’: Arkansas’ Chad Morris doubles down on patience as his hot seat blazes
2019-11-10the_athletic‘It’s only one way — the Nole way’: How Florida State persevered to beat Boston College
2019-11-10the_athleticBreaking down the underrated moments of Georgia Tech’s loss to Virginia
2019-11-10the_athleticPaul George is back on the practice court for the Clippers. How will he fit when it’s game time?
2019-11-10the_athleticP.J. Fleck takes full advantage of a chance to earn validation at Minnesota
2019-11-10the_athleticOn a bad day marked by boos and a backslide, it’s clear there are no quick fixes for West Virginia
2019-11-10the_athleticSmall-sample theater: Projecting Georgetown’s season after 80 minutes
2019-11-10the_athleticMistakes and missed opportunities leave Penn State with a lot to explain
2019-11-10the_athleticDesmond Ridder’s home comes to homecoming as Bearcats blast UConn
2019-11-10the_athleticWith title hopes in peril, where does Alabama’s defense go from here?
2019-11-10the_athleticInside the peculiar lumberjack video that helped Colorado rally past Stanford and finally topple a losing streak
2019-11-10the_athleticMandel: LSU is the better team, and Alabama is a different team
2019-11-10the_athleticJarren Williams sets record against Louisville, and Hurricanes show ‘a glimpse of what’s coming’
2019-11-10the_athleticHow Virginia Tech’s win over No. 19 Wake Forest was vintage Bud Foster
2019-11-10the_athleticSabres where they’re expected to be after losing second Global Series game; now they have to be better
2019-11-10the_athleticThe echoes of the past are heard in LSU’s and Ed Orgeron’s present
2019-11-10the_athleticSubmit your questions for Pete Sampson’s Notre Dame Mailbag
2019-11-10the_athleticTom Izzo sees it: A little selfishness from Jaren Jackson Jr. could take be just what the Grizzlies need
2019-11-10the_athleticNew (and young) Giants general manager: Cubs executive and Bay Area native Scott Harris
2019-11-10the_athleticWhat’s on the Red Sox’ agenda for this week’s GM Meetings
2019-11-10the_athleticDiscuss: Heat suspend Dion Waiters for 10 games for ‘conduct detrimental to the team’
2019-11-10the_athleticKawakami: $100 million for Jon Gruden to run the Raiders? What a bargain
2019-11-10the_athleticQ&A: College athletes right advocate says Wiseman case could be watershed moment for NCAA
2019-11-10the_athleticOpen thread: Seattle Sounders are the 2019 MLS Cup champions
2019-11-10the_athleticBehind the Ballot: A history-making week for Minnesota and … Indiana?
2019-11-10the_athleticFirst Thoughts: Jarvis Landry redeems himself as Browns snap losing streak
2019-11-10the_athleticSubmit questions for Ben Fowlkes’ MMA Mailbag following UFC Moscow
2019-11-10the_athleticLowetide: What’s going on with the Bakersfield Condors?
2019-11-10the_athleticLive Q&A: College football chat with Matt Fortuna at 1 p.m. ET Monday, Nov. 10
2019-11-10the_athleticFeldman: Identifying the candidates to be the next Arkansas football coach
2019-11-10the_athleticDion Waiters suspended 10 games by Heat for edible marijuana incident on team plane
2019-11-10the_athleticA first NHL goal for the Rangers’ Ryan Lindgren, who’s settling nicely into his opportunity
2019-11-10the_athleticNick Kwiatkoski steps in for Danny Trevathan, helps Bears ‘D’ get its swagger back
2019-11-10the_athleticStars 20/20: Winning streak ends as frustration with Benn and Seguin’s lack of production grows
2019-11-10the_athleticSubmit your Hornets Mailbag questions to Roderick Boone
2019-11-10the_athleticThe ‘different perspective’ from Raheem Morris helped lead Falcons in win over Saints
2019-11-10the_athleticDiscuss: Matthew Stafford is out, so what should the Lions’ game plan be today?
2019-11-10the_athleticCreate. Destroy. Rinse. Repeat. That’s the plan for the Avs’ newest first line
2019-11-10the_athleticFive thoughts on Virginia Tech’s win over Wake Forest, including what feels like quite a turnaround
2019-11-10the_athleticDiscuss: Arkansas has fired Chad Morris. Where should the Razorbacks look next?
2019-11-10the_athleticDynamic Iorfa looks very hard to drop, giving Monk a happy centre-back headache
2019-11-10the_athleticWhy the VAR images you’re seeing are not what’s really happening
2019-11-10the_athleticJoe Thornton’s special friendship with Bruins legend Johnny Bucyk endures after more than two decades
2019-11-10the_athleticCoaching job profile: Pluses and minuses of the Arkansas opening
2019-11-10the_athleticBlue Jackets’ Nick Foligno will have disciplinary hearing after hit on Avalanche’s Pierre-Edouard Bellmare
2019-11-10the_athleticAfter all of these novelty fights, returning to the actual world of fighting is like sobering up
2019-11-10the_athleticUtica Comets: Life after Sven Baertschi, the Nikolay Goldobin situation and Mike DiPietro’s dominant start
2019-11-10the_athleticISM Raceway live discussion: Setting the Championship 4
2019-11-10the_athleticSack Schultz: Make your picks for Week 12 of the college football season
2019-11-09the_athleticDavis: Picks against the spread for Texas-Purdue, Rhode Island-Maryland and the rest of the day’s top games
2019-11-09the_athleticBills-Browns preview: Frank Gore and Devin Singletary vs. Browns’ poor tackling
2019-11-09the_athleticInside the night when Frank Ntilikina’s chutzpah stole the show from Kristaps Porzingis and drove a Knicks win
2019-11-09the_athleticLeBron the #WashedKing? ‘It’s my personal motivation every every single night’
2019-11-09the_athleticLuka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis combined for 66 points. Here’s how the Mavericks still lost
2019-11-09the_athletic‘I kicked it out to the right guy’: How the Nuggets orchestrated the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in franchise history
2019-11-09the_athletic‘The weight has lifted’ as Watford rubbish rumours of discontent
2019-11-09the_athleticNorwich at a loss on the pitch but uneven financial playing field means overall health of club comes first
2019-11-09the_athleticGophers vs. Penn State game thread: Minnesota vies for a program-defining win
2019-11-09the_athleticPlayStation, Chuck Taylors and music: The Hawks’ must-have items ahead of their longest road trip of season
2019-11-09the_athleticNick Richards is emerging as the dominant big man Kentucky needs
2019-11-09the_athleticRosenthal: Trevor Bauer often takes an unconventional approach and now that includes how he uses representation
2019-11-09the_athleticCapping off a disappointing road trip in Denver, Sixers and Joel Embiid show just how far they still have to go
2019-11-09the_athletic‘He don’t cause trouble’: Damian Lillard continues work on his greatest project yet — Hassan Whiteside
2019-11-09the_athleticOpen Thread: ‘UFC Moscow: Magomedsharipov vs. Kattar’ discussion
2019-11-09the_athleticFive intriguing games of NFL Week 10
2019-11-09the_athleticRaiders Film Room: Inside the game-winning drive against the Chargers
2019-11-09the_athletic10 veteran quarterbacks the Bears can pursue in 2020
2019-11-09the_athletic‘This is what I’m used to’: Robin Lehner isn’t sugarcoating things, but he’s not complaining, either
2019-11-09the_athletic2019-20 NHL playoff chances and standings projections (updated daily)
2019-11-09the_athleticBengals coach to honor local military family as Who Deys rain from heaven
2019-11-09the_athletic‘We always knew we had it in us’: Washington’s defense beyond dominant against Oregon State
2019-11-09the_athleticFlorida Panthers mailbag: Is the front office worried about Henrik Borgström and Owen Tippett?
2019-11-09the_athleticMuddled tactics, disastrous handling of star players and the scars of losing 6-1 to Barca: the signs have been there all along for Emery
2019-11-09the_athleticLive Q&A: Discuss England’s match with Germany with our reporter Kieran Theivam | Sat 11 Nov – 7:30pm BST, 2:30pm ET
2019-11-09the_athleticHow some real talk at the Craven Country Jamboree helped Kole Lind get back on track as a top Canucks prospect
2019-11-09the_athleticWhy Omar Gonzalez chose to join Toronto FC, keying a club turnaround
2019-11-09the_athleticA tale of two Jets rookies: David Gustafsson sticks around as Ville Heinola heads home
2019-11-09the_athleticDown on the farm: First-round pick Senyshyn’s arrival shows Bruins pipeline is working as planned
2019-11-09the_athleticInjuries, L.A. back-to-back will thrust Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby into Raptors’ spotlight
2019-11-09the_athleticDefense is carrying the Lakers early, but long-range shooting must improve
2019-11-09the_athletic15 Cowboys notes: Dak explains why Zeke is NFL’s best RB heading into matchup with league-leading rusher
2019-11-09the_athleticPackers-Panthers preview: Beat writers answer 10 pressing questions
2019-11-09the_athleticDiscuss: Bubba Wallace fined after admitting intentional spin at Texas
2019-11-09the_athleticGuideposts: Taking stock of the Blue Jackets’ slim margin for error and their defensive optimism
2019-11-09the_athleticHow Spencer Dinwiddie’s performance against Portland showed an improvement in the Nets’ chemistry
2019-11-09the_athleticVikings Week 10 preview: What to watch vs. Cowboys, keys to victory and picks
2019-11-09the_athleticHow Quentin Westberg’s quest to ‘never be comfortable’ led him to Toronto FC
2019-11-09the_athleticA matter of repetition: How two simple plays sunk the Bucks and handed the Jazz a late win
2019-11-09the_athleticAtes: With Blake Wheeler and Patrik Laine struggling, the Jets are getting by on hard work and heart
2019-11-09the_athleticFinal Thoughts: UFC Moscow’s headliner could’ve really used those extra 2 rounds
2019-11-09the_athleticAfter NASCAR fines Bubba Wallace for intentional caution, drivers say it’s best to shut up
2019-11-09the_athleticHow Mohamoud Diabate capitalized on his biggest role to create havoc for Florida
2019-11-09the_athleticWith George Kittle doubtful, Ross Dwelley prepares for a big role and the 49ers contemplate ‘Celek time’
2019-11-09the_athletic‘This isn’t Buckwheat State’: Garrett Wilson’s ongoing evolution into a star
2019-11-09the_athleticHow Ohio State is handling Chase Young’s absence and uncertain future
2019-11-09the_athleticLoan tied to Ohio State DE Chase Young’s suspension dates to December trip
2019-11-09the_athleticPotential No. 1 overall pick James Wiseman’s eligibility status is unclear: What does it mean for NBA scouts?
2019-11-09the_athleticIntentional spins build pressure on NASCAR to make a call
2019-11-09the_athleticWild notebook: Parise laments missed chance, Zucker gets a message and more
2019-11-09the_athleticUSMNT rep says the women deserved more than the men in their CBA, blasts USSF as USWNT wins class certification
2019-11-09the_athleticBlue Jackets headed to Helsinki in 2020 for two games vs. Avalanche
2019-11-09the_athleticPay it forward: Unused Michigan State tickets find welcoming home among local youth organization
2019-11-09the_athleticOne lost forward, two steps back: Sabres stumble in Sweden and have a decision to make after Vladimir Sobotka’s injury
2019-11-09the_athleticThe Raiders are getting plenty of production from their role players, helping to key a playoff push
2019-11-09the_athleticRyan Nugent-Hopkins shines, mad props for Leon Draisaitl and more to like as the Oilers beat the Devils
2019-11-09the_athleticThe Armies: Baertschi’s redemption, Quinn’s Gucci flex, Tanev the warrior and the case for load management
2019-11-09the_athleticRookie career-highs, ball movement and more: 7 observations from Cavs’ first road win over Wizards
2019-11-09the_athleticJosh Jackson’s G-League debut was a success, but how long will he stay there?
2019-11-09the_athleticJazz making big strides with two big wins and Quin Snyder’s trust
2019-11-09the_athleticD’Angelo Russell dazzles, Andrew Wiggins rolls and the whispers that won’t die
2019-11-09the_athleticFive observations: D’Angelo Russell erupts for 52, but Warriors lose to Wolves in overtime
2019-11-09the_athleticZach attack: Xavier freshman Freemantle’s toughness is as advertised
2019-11-09the_athleticSixers-Nuggets: Grading Joel Embiid’s poor night, Trey Burke’s spark and more
2019-11-09the_athleticSource: Mets to interview Jeremy Hefner for pitching coach job
2019-11-09the_athleticMichael Cox’s Iconic Teams of the Decade: Klopp’s gegenpressing helped drag Dortmund to the pinnacle
2019-11-09the_athletic‘I’m not going to play against Arsenal, am I?!’ – when Alan Smith joined Arsenal from Leicester, then played for Leicester against Arsenal
2019-11-09the_athleticMemphis prepared for standoff with NCAA over James Wiseman’s eligibility
2019-11-09the_athleticChelsea and Liverpool among those looking at Rangers’ 15-year-old defender King
2019-11-09the_athleticWith Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka injured for the Raptors, the Pascal Siakam show will be supersized
2019-11-09the_athleticPenny Hardaway made a bad mistake, and now Memphis and James Wiseman are paying the price
2019-11-09the_athleticIt’s early, but Missouri looks way better than preseason rankings suggested
2019-11-09the_athleticSaquon Barkley is being underutilized and 10 other thoughts on the Giants
2019-11-09the_athleticWhat does Chaim Bloom’s final year in Tampa tell us about what he’ll do with the Red Sox?
2019-11-09the_athleticLife without Ederson: What Man City gain, and what they lose, with Claudio Bravo in goal
2019-11-09the_athleticWhy the Maple Leafs offence has gone stagnant this season, and what needs to change now
2019-11-09the_athleticDarius Garland and Bradley Beal meet on the court and off it: ‘I love him. He’s my brother’