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  1. Recruit and return: Duke Blue Devils

    Jeremy Crabtree

    Under David Cutcliffe, Duke has transformed itself into a contender in the ACC and a real threat on the recruiting trail. Gone are the days when Duke fans only go to football games as something to do before the start of basketball season. Key loss...

    Blog | December 27, 2014
  2. Previewing Team USA's World Junior Championship team - NHL

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman serves up his preview of Team USA at the upcoming World Junior Championship, featuring key facts and scouting notes on every player on the roster.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2014
  3. NBA - Pistons' thinking on Josh Smith release, and where he'll la...

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton explains the next steps for the Detroit Pistons after waiving Josh Smith. Pelton also identifies some contenders who could have their sights set on Smith.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  4. Hamels would make Pads a top contender

    Buster Olney

    The Padres are said to be pursuing Cole Hamels, writes Ryan Lawrence. San Diego still has three of its top four prospects remaining after its flurry of trades, based on Baseball America's rankings -- catcher Austin Hedges, pitcher Matt Wisler, an...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  5. Buyer's guide to Coyotes, Sabres, Hurricanes and Oilers - NHL

    Rob Vollman

    As the trade rumor mill ramps up, which players on the teams at the bottom of the standings should be targeted by the contenders? Rob Vollman examines.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2014
  6. Secret to Golden State Warriors' success - NBA Front Office

    NBA Front Office

    ESPN's NBA Front Office looks closer at reasons for Golden State's success thus far and discuss whether a trade is necessary to become legitimate title contenders.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2014
  7. Philadelphia Eagles being fueled by defense and special teams, no...

    Aaron Schatz

    The Eagles have one of the most unique offenses in NFL history -- but its production level has been just average. Aaron Schatz explains why it's defense and special teams fueling Philly's contender status, not Chip Kelly's offensive scheme.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2014
  8. From the Indianapolis Colts to the Dallas Cowboys, we evaluate fi...

    Staff

    Five would-be contenders and their chances of making a deep January run.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
  9. Five-star Josh Sweat's decision looming

    ESPN.com staff

    Five-star DE Josh Sweat, No. 5 in the ESPN 300, will announce his commitment Wednesday. Gerry Hamilton updates Sweat's recruiting and where the contenders stand. Find out RecruitingNation's prediction in the Hot Board ....

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  10. White Sox fill two major holes on roster

    Keith Law

    The White Sox do not have time for your so-called "rebuilding process." Their Monday night acquisition of starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija via trade and signing of closer David Robertson continues Chicago's acceleration back into contender range, ...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  11. Cubs bet on Hammel returning to NL form

    Keith Law

    The Chicago Cubs used Jason Hammel exactly as a non-contending team should last year: They signed him to a low-base, one-year deal, got three great months from him and flipped him to a contender for a prospect; he was part of the Jeff Samardzija trad...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  12. Achilles' heels of Patriots, Broncos, Packers, Seahawks - NFL

    Neil Hornsby

    The Patriots, Packers, Seahawks and Broncos have separated themselves from the NFL pack. But each of them has a glaring weakness, according to Neil Hornsby of Pro Football Focus.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2014
  13. Biggest remaining needs for contenders

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- As the winter meetings kick off, here are the most significant needs for 12 teams that view themselves as top contenders in 2015: 1. Boston Red Sox: A starting pitcher Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval are unique in this winter's m...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  14. Saban the most feared among contenders

    Travis Haney

    It's Selection Day and the first time in history that college football will have a four-team bracket. When it comes to the playoff, who would coaches least like to see on the other sideline? I've ranked the top six from the playoff contenders. Th...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  15. Baltimore Ravens have biggest coverage weakness of playoff conten...

    Aaron Schatz

    Want to attack Baltimore's vulnerability? Throw deep on the Ravens.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2014
  16. Blue Chip Battles: Top 10 football recruiting battles for 2015 cl...

    RecruitingNation

    RecruitingNation ranks the top 10 battles for football's elite

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2014