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  1. Lions defense has edge in mystery for now

    Michael Rothstein

    The advantage will disappear as the weeks go by, as the Detroit Lions play more games and defensive coordinator Teryl Austin starts to unload more of his schemes and playbook. Right now, though, heading into the opener, Austin has as much of an ad...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  2. Damontre Moore impressing teammates

    Dan Graziano

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Damontre Moore is something of a wild card on the New York Giants' defensive line this year. The 2013 third-round selection played little on defense last year as he worked to pick up the playbook, but he was a terror on speci...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  3. Back to The Roots with NYC's rap icons

    Manoj Gopinath

    Since the explosion of hip-hop in the early 1990s, rap music and sports have always gone hand in hand. Your favorite athlete wants to rap, and vice versa. Super Bowl week is a prime example of how hip-hop culture and sports can create the perfect ...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  4. TMQ's NFC preview: Is the zone-read here to stay, or the flavor o...

    Gregg Easterbrook

    Now that Seattle and San Francisco have found success with the zone-read, will other teams follow suit?

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  5. Irrelevant Week is pretty, well, relevant

    Doug Williams

    Each goes by the name Mr. Irrelevant, but no two are alike. So when Irrelevant Week is held annually in Newport Beach, Calif., to honor the last player taken in the NFL draft, many of the activities are tailored to fit the guest of honor. Whil...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  6. Who are the worst teams to win a title?

    ESPN Stats & Information

    If the Los Angeles Lakers do the improbable -- the very, very improbable -- they would join quite the exclusive club. Ditto the Boston Celtics (or the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks or Milwaukee Bucks). And over in hockey, there'...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  7. A cornerback name for the Giants

    Dan Graziano

    Our Insider series "Offseason Playbook" recently took a look at the New York Giants, citing cornerback as the team's top need this offseason. Each of these entries offer the name of a potential free-agent target who would realistically fit in terms o...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  8. 2013 NFL free agency -- Offseason plans for the New York Giants

    Gary Horton and Field Yates

    Gary Horton and Field Yates take a look at the team philosophy, offseason needs and a key free-agent move for the New York Giants.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2013
  9. Database breaks down NFL team spending

    Kristi Dosh

    While the NFL's salary cap may create one of the more even playing fields in professional sports, it still leaves room for organizations to make choices. Should they spend more on offense or defense? Are special teams a priority? A new interactive da...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  10. Douglas-Tyson among 10 best upsets ever

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Monday marks the 23rd anniversary of Buster Douglas' thunderous, stunning win over the vastly favored Mike Tyson in Tokyo. And although it was a match of many myths, one thing's for certain: It was one of sports' greatest upsets. Here's a look at,...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  11. DJ Gallo's ELITE NFL offseason predictions

    DJ Gallo

    The NFL offseason is upon us. Last offseason featured Joe Flacco's declaration that he is the best quarterback in the NFL. That worked out well for him. So let's make some bold predication for the vast football-less hellscape between now and 201...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  12. Trending: It's a basketball boy wonder

    Bill Speros

    LeBron James has Nike. Dwight Howard has adidas. Titus Ashby has Thomas the Tank Engine. Ashby, who turned 2 on Jan. 25, is the latest viral sports star on YouTube. The video of his various trick shots was posted on Sunday by his father, Jo...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  13. Flem File: Losers' guide to the NFL playoffs

    David Fleming

    I went ahead and ran the numbers and I don't know if you're aware of this or not, but one of the major flaws of the current NFL playoff system is that the season is actually over for 24 teams and 75% of the fan bases. We keep watching, obviously, ...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  14. Its not over for Tebow, Johnson, Romo

    DJ Gallo

    As you may have heard, the Broncos, Patriots, Falcons, 49ers, Texans, Packers, Ravens, Redskins, Colts, Seahawks, Bengals and Vikings are all in the playoffs. Good for them. We will learn all of their fates in the coming weeks. But what about the...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  15. Social media: Super Bowl is tops for 2012

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    From the New York Giants to the San Francisco Giants, the NFL referee lockout to the NHL lockout, #linsanity to #HeIsManziel, 2012 will go down as a win for sports and social media. In recognition of another banner year, here are the top sports a...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  16. Baseball stadiums dominate 'check-ins'

    Bill Speros

    Just checking in. Many users of Facebook are eager to let you know where they are. In 2012, a lot of Facebook users were checking in at baseball stadiums across the country. The social media site released its Top 10 "check-in" sites and Top 1...

    Blog | December 13, 2012