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  1. NBA - Three non-stars on contending teams who must step up in 201...

    Bradford Doolittle

    Which contending teams have a non-star who will be critically important? The Cleveland Cavaliers have three stars, but perhaps one of the most important parts will be the defense of Shawn Marion.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2014
  2. Kansas State Wildcats among teams that can demolish playoff conte...

    Brian Fremeau

    Insider Brian Fremeau uses his Football Outsiders' projection system to identify four teams that aren't in the playoff picture but could derail contenders. The season-spoiling could begin Thursday night in Manhattan, Kansas.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2014
  3. Why New Orleans Saints are no longer Super Bowl contenders - NFL

    Neil Hornsby

    The Saints can still make the playoffs after their 0-2 start, writes Neil Hornsby. But they have shown through two weeks that they aren't the Super Bowl contender we thought they were coming into the season.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  4. Angels bullpen reason for second-half success

    Mike Petriello

    In ESPN The Magazine, Insider Mike Petriello explains how the Angels turned their bullpen from the worst to arguably the best, and Jim Keller shows how other contenders turned their seasons around.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  5. The biggest defensive liabilities on top contenders -- MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt of Baseball Info Solutions takes a look at the biggest defensive liabilities on potential playoff teams. He leads with second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera, who has cost the Nationals 11 runs since Aug. 1.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  6. Blue Chip Battles: Top 10 football recruiting battles for 2015 cl...

    RecruitingNation

    RecruitingNation ranks the top 10 battles for football's elite

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  7. Why the Pittsburgh Steelers can win the AFC North - NFL

    Aaron Schatz

    Is this the season the Pittsburgh Steelers re-take the AFC North division crown? Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders explains why it's a good possibility.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  8. Georgia Bulldogs, Alabama Crimson Tide lead wide open SEC title r...

    Brian Fremeau

    Insider Brian Fremeau uses his projection system to handicap the SEC title race and sizes up the obstacles that lie ahead for the top teams in the SEC pecking order, predicting a regular-season record for each.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2014
  9. Packers' offensive line issues among contenders' kryptonite - NFL...

    Field Yates

    Preseason Super Bowl contenders the Colts, Packers, Patriots and Saints all showed areas of weakness in Week 1 losses. Field Yates examines whether each can overcome them.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2014
  10. Is Notre Dame a legitimate College Football Playoff contender?

    College Football Insiders

    Are the Fighting Irish legitimate playoff contenders? Which coach's early-season hot seat is the warmest? And which teams should be on Week 3 upset alert? Insider's panel of experts weigh in.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  11. #NBAFrontOffice on rebuilding Knicks, Lakers, 76ers - NBA

    NBA Front Office

    Are the Knicks, Lakers and 76ers on the road to redemption or completely off course? Insider's panel of front-office experts debates the rebuilding efforts and outlooks of each team based on Insider's NBA Future Power Rankings.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  12. Klay Thompson among FIBA World Cup players to watch -- NBA

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla breaks down one player on each of the 16 remaining FIBA World Cup teams to watch. The list includes NBA players Klay Thompson, Gorgui Dieng, Boris Diaw and Luis Scola.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2014
  13. Ranking FIBA World Cup teams by tiers - NBA

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla breaks down the remaining 16 FIBA World Cup teams into tiers. Which are legitimate title contenders and which have no shot?

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  14. Ranking Week 1 overreactions

    Travis Haney

    It's just one game. That single sentence is a handy guide to avoid a very natural reaction -- which is to overreact. There was plenty of that after Week 1. In several cases involving playoff contenders, it didn't matter whether a team won or lo...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  15. Gonzaga could be a title contender

    Seth Greenberg

    Gonzaga has a rich basketball tradition, appearing in 17 consecutive West Coast Conference finals and 17 NCAA tournaments over the past 21 years. Since 2004, the Bulldogs have earned one No. 1 seed, one No. 2 seed and two No. 3 seeds in the Big Dance...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  16. Florida State's schedule weakest among Power 5 contenders -- Coll...

    Brian Fremeau

    Insider Brian Fremeau projects how Florida State would fare against the schedules of the division favorites in the other Power 5 leagues. The result: at least one extra loss against Alabama's, Georgia's, Oregon's and USC's schedules.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014