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  1. How will Bears handle O-line injuries?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Chicago Bears not only lost their season-opening game to the Buffalo Bills, but they also lost a couple of offensive linemen during the contest. Both center Roberto Garza and left guard Matt Slauson were felled by ankle injuries. How serious a...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  2. Buy-low candidates and waiver-wire pickups after Week 1 - Fantasy...

    KC Joyner

    Whose Week 1 performance can you believe in, and which was an aberration? KC Joyner identifies his buy-low and sell-high candidates after Week 1, including Robert Griffin III.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  3. Is Spain the FIBA World Cup favorite? - NBA

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton looks closer at the inevitable FIBA World Cup final between the USA and Spain. He writes why Spain could be favorite entering the contest.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  4. What's left in Verlander's tank?

    AJ Mass

    When Justin Verlander takes the mound on Wednesday to face the Cleveland Indians, the pitcher concedes he might not be at 100 percent -- and should he struggle to work deep into the contest, there could be some concern as to how many more innings he'...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  5. Scout's Take: ESPN 100 Purifoy to Auburn

    Adam Finkelstein

    ESPN 100 small forward Danjel Purifoy committed to Auburn and head coach Bruce Pearl on Friday night, announcing his decision on ESPN3 during the dunk contest for the Under Amour Elite 24 game in New York. Why he committed: While Pearl's show-caus...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  6. Scouting Kentucky's early showcase

    Seth Greenberg

    The 2014-15 Kentucky Wildcats are one of the biggest and deepest teams in recent history. In their first three exhibition games in the Bahamas this past week, 10 players averaged between 19 and 21 minutes per contest. Kentucky used a platoon system t...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  7. The deepest Kentucky team in years

    Jeff Goodman

    My summer began with the LeBron James Skills Academy and didn't truly end until I landed in Charleston (for a planned vacation with my wife) to the news that Cougars coach Doug Wojcik had been fired. Along the way, there were countless AAU contest...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  8. Will Reid continue riding Charles?

    Tom Carpenter

    But for that pesky 2011 campaign when a torn ACL cut Jamaal Charles' season short after just two games, the running back has managed to avoid major injuries. In his other five seasons, he has missed only a pair of contests. Making that feat more impr...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  9. Astros won't deal Qualls

    AJ Mass

    Losing 13-1 on Thursday to the Oakland Athletics, the Houston Astros didn't have a need to use closer Chad Qualls in the contest. However, in the bigger picture, the team intends to keep Qualls around so that they can indeed turn to him in the future...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  10. Angels pursuing Padres pitchers?

    AJ Mass

    As we enter the All-Star break, the Los Angeles Angels are in a good position in the standings, having won 12 of their 14 July contests. However, that doesn't mean the team isn't still looking to improve their roster going forward. As Ken Rosentha...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  11. How long will Altuve miss?

    AJ Mass

    Everything had seemed to be going Jose Altuve's way over the past few weeks, as he's hit .349 over his last 20 starts, hitting safely in 18 of those contests. However, since Tuesday, things have started to go downhill in a hurry for the Houston Astro...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  12. Mets may be cautious with Mejia

    AJ Mass

    The New York Mets are hoping that they won't need to turn to yet another closer to handle opposing hitters in close contests, but were forced to watch as Jenrry Mejia had to leave Thursday night's game as he struggled to warm up at the start of his s...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  13. Should Shorts seek extension now?

    Tom Carpenter

    During his second season in the NFL (2012), Cecil Shorts made a name for himself by pulling in seven touchdowns -- highlighted by four 100-yard games in his last eight contests -- on a bad Jacksonville Jaguars team. Last year, he started his third se...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  14. 2014 Stanley Cup finals - How the New York Rangers have improved,...

    Matthew Coller

    Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus examines how the New York Rangers have improved from the regular season to the postseason and analyzes their chances of pulling the upset over the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 Stanley Cup finals.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2014
  15. Two NFL franchises in London?

    Tom Carpenter

    The NFL has played at least one regular-season game in London, England, since the 2007 season. Last year, they expanded to two contests. This year, the NFL will play thrice in London. It appears that the league will continue to expand the number of g...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  16. Last season with Broncos for Welker?

    Tom Carpenter

    Wes Welker was one of the more durable and productive wide receivers in the NFL during his first eight NFL campaigns, missing only three games. However, he missed the same number of contests during his first season with the Denver Broncos in 2013. ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014