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  1. Trading the gridiron for hoops

    C.L. Brown

    We'll probably never see another football-basketball star like Florida State's Charlie Ward from two decades ago. Today's players have a tendency to specialize in one sport early, but not all of them do. Many of today's top basketball players could h...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
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  3. Washington attorney Michael Hausfeld might be most powerful man i...

    Steve Fainaru and Tom Farrey

    Michael Hausfeld has one big idea -- that the bureaucrats who run our games ought to play by the rules that govern society and industry -- and that has made him one of the most powerful people in sports.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  4. Badgers embody Bo Ryan's toughness

    C.L. Brown

    Editor's note: During the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball, as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today, we unveil No. 7: Wisconsin's Bo Ryan. On Friday, we release No. 6. Bo Ryan knew he'd likely be the on...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  5. Bills have NFL's tallest wide receivers

    Mike Rodak

    Some have called the modern NFL "basketball on turf," and the Buffalo Bills could probably field a hoops team at one position. With an average height of 6-foot-2 among their 12 wide receivers, the Bills have the NFL's tallest group of pass-catcher...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  6. USC's fab five in NFL draft

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - When the "Fab 5" label is used, it generally refers to the 1991 Michigan basketball recruiting class that included Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King, Juwan Howard and Ray Jackson. However, when it comes to USC football history -- ...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  7. Buzz That Was -- Lorde tweets courtside for Chicago Bulls-Oklahom...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Lorde tweeted she was "an outsider to the world of sport" while at the Thunder-Bulls game, so we've got quite an introduction today for the pop star: mascot humiliation, musical nerds and a football-playing canine.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  8. Uni Watch Power Rankings rates NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL uniforms fro...

    Paul Lukas

    Uni Watch Power Rankings Day 5: Rating the uniform sets of the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL from 1-122.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2013
  9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with Lawrence Tynes hurting, sign Rian Lind...

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed veteran kicker Rian Lindell, the team announced Wednesday morning.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2013
  10. Brian Polian gets his shot as a college football head coach, repl...

    Mark Schlabach

    His last name is familiar in football circles, but Brian Polian is intent on establishing his own identity. It will be a difficult task, as he sets out to replace coaching legend Chris Ault at Nevada.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  11. Caveman with a van: Revisiting Norwood

    Stefan Marolachakis

    Editor's note: Drummer Stefan Marolachakis is traveling the country in a black van with tinted windows, touring for his band Caveman's eponymous second album. Every week, Stefan will hunt the nation to gather musicians and athletes to discuss the lin...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  12. Webber & the 10 biggest sports gaffes

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Hard to believe, but it's true: 20 years have passed since Chris Webber made his most infamous play, calling for a timeout with none left in the 1993 national championship game between Michigan and North Carolina. So, to "celebrate" the 20th anniv...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  13. Fans keep old leagues alive on the Web

    Doug Williams

    When it comes to endurance, Warren Willis has a lot more than the XFL ever did. He has had a website devoted to the defunct pro football league for about 10 years. The league itself went toes up in 2001 after its first and only season. Willis, ...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  14. Playbook's Daily Gallery: Put these on

    Playbook Visuals

    Creative dresser John Daly went patriotic at the Hong Kong Open on Thursday. So did Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller before his team's game against the Miami Dolphins. And let's not forget about all the great sports action from Thursday night ...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  15. Vote for inaugural members of Hall of Fans

    Playbook Fandom

    There are national Halls of Fame for mostly everything in sports, from baseball and basketball to mascots and Canadian motorsports. Now the fans who support these sports have their very own Hall of Fame. Voting is now open for the first class ...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  16. Quiz: Name that Rookie of the Year!

    Patrick Dorsey

    MVP? Look at the list of winners in the major North American sports, and you'll see: It's pretty much the best of the best. Rookie of the Year? Not so much. Not that the award always fails; Kyrie Irving, named the NBA's winner Tuesday, should beco...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  17. Brodie Smith: 1 year of ultimate trick shots

    Patrick Dorsey

    A year ago, inspired by trick-shot artists in basketball and football, ultimate/Frisbee enthusiast Brodie Smith decided to try his (throwing) hand at his own YouTube clip. He expected a few thousand views -- similar to his "how-to" Frisbee videos,...

    Blog | May 11, 2012