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NFL Week 14 injury report

Week 14 was brutal for injuries, including four quarterbacks. Here's a rundown of the injuries as of Sunday night.
December 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Sports & Politics Intersect: When Olympic gold corrupts

Front Five: The top stories that shaped both sports & politics this week “I fear that there are still people working at these organizations who put money, medals and reputation above the safety of athletes.” - Aly Raisman on the institutions that enabled Larry Nassar’s sexual predation Larry Nassar, former trainer with USA Gymnastics and a doctor at Michigan State University...
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December 08, 2017  |  Discuss

The best games of 2017

2017 featured plenty of great games that will be remembered for years to come. Here's a rundown of the 50 best games of the year.
December 08, 2017  |  Discuss

The naughty and nice athletes list for 2017

As 2017 draws to a close and the holiday season sets in, it is as good a time as any to take inventory on has been very good, as well as very bad this year. For a handful of athletes and sports luminaries, it was a banner year of accomplishment that spanned far beyond just what their statistical success indicated. And for a handful of others, they should look forward to a substantial...
December 08, 2017  |  Discuss

The 'And the winner is...' quiz

The 2017 Heisman Trophy ceremony is on Saturday and one of three finalists — Louisville's Lamar Jackson, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, and Stanford's Bryce Love — will take home college football's most prestigious award. As you can imagine, the resumes of each finalist are quite impressive, so let’s take a closer look as to why this race is so competitive.The big question for Lamar...
December 08, 2017  |  Discuss

NHL Weekender: Caps gain ground, Kings ready to rule?

At the end of every work week, we will take a look at what the NHL has in store for the weekend. We'll see whose stock is soaring, who needs to get their act together, and what tilts are promising to keep you on the edge of your seat.Who's on fire heading into the weekend Yes, the Tampa Bay Lightning remain the team to beat, but they aren't the only squad out east that had a good...
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December 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Dissecting the road to the NFL postseason

We have reached the final quarter of the NFL season. Thus far, 2017 has been highlighted — or lowlighted, more fittingly — by injuries to superstars and a lot of bad play. There are just 12 teams with winning records three-fourths of the way through the year, while the Cleveland Browns still find themselves winless.Still, there is plenty of intrigue as we head down the stretch, and...
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December 08, 2017  |  Discuss

The 'What's old is new again (but also still old)' quiz

These are the types of headlines that are generated when a long-retired, 53-year-old former MLB player who went through a very public fall from grace announces, out of the blue, that he is considering an attempt at a comeback: Is Rafael Palmeiro seriously considering an MLB comeback at 53 years old? Apparently Rafael Palmeiro hints at possible MLB comeback despite being an ancient...
December 07, 2017  |  Discuss

The NFC playoffs will be loaded from top to bottom

In a year of upheaval in the NFC playoff picture, Sunday night restored a bit of order. As it stands, the only 2016 NFC playoff team that would qualify for the postseason this year is the Seattle Seahawks — yes, the team that has represented the conference in the Super Bowl two out of the last four years.Even with the impressive win over the Eagles, the Seahawks are only on the edge...
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December 07, 2017  |  Discuss

NFL Week 14 predictions

Intrigue at the top of the NFC defines Week 14, as the Eagles continue their west coast trip against the Rams, with a loss potentially knocking them out of the conference's top spot. Minnesota, meantime, gets a chance to flex its muscle against a second straight NFC South opponent when it heads to Charlotte to face off with the Panthers. The AFC picture is a little clearer at the...
December 06, 2017  |  Discuss
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