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  1. NBA - LeBron James among finalists for 2014 calendar-year MVP

    Kevin Pelton

    If soccer's calendar-year MVP award, the Ballon d'Or, were carried over to professional basketball, which NBA player would be most deserving based on regular season, playoff and international performance in 2014? Kevin Pelton breaks down the field.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2014
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  3. The future of MLB in Cuba

    Buster Olney

    There is a temptation to say that the possible normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States could lead to rapid and significant changes in professional baseball, because we've all heard the harrowing stories of escape from the island...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  4. Behind the scenes of a coach's first hours of a new job

    Adam Rittenberg

    From the moment a coach is hired to a new job, everything changes. Adam Rittenberg goes inside "the blur" that is a coach's first hours on a new job.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2014
  5. Offseason dominoes begin to fall

    Buster Olney

    In one day, Major League Baseball served as the backdrop to a major trade, the second-biggest contract ever doled out by a team from Canada and the finalization of the largest contract in the history of North American professional sports. Offseaso...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  6. Links from around the rink - November 17

    Doug Mittler

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver turned some heads last week with an editorial in the New York Times calling for the legalization of professional sports betting. Silver's comments may have had the NHL in mind. "It means," one NHL executive told Elli...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  7. Up close with Texas hoops

    Fran Fraschilla

    The Texas Longhorns struggled through a 2012-2013 season that saw them miss their first NCAA tournament under coach Rick Barnes since he took over in 1998. Poor team chemistry led to the exodus of his four leading scorers to professional basketball a...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  8. Extra motivation for Cordarrelle vs Pats?

    Tom Carpenter

    We all know that New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick chooses his limited public words more carefully than a PR professional, so he all but never gives his opponents bulletin-board material. However, Cordarrelle Patterson, whose Minnesota Vik...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  9. The real reason pitchers get injured

    Matt Buschmann, Special to Insider

    I've been in professional baseball since 2006 and every year there seems to be a rash of injuries that plague pitchers. This inevitably leads to an eclectic mix of baseball people comprising a panel trying to explain the injury epidemic on local and ...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  10. Why Johnny Manziel can be successful as a rookie starting quarter...

    Matt Williamson

    Can Johnny Manziel be a success as the Cleveland Browns' starting QB this season? Matt Williamson believes that certain key factors put him in a good position to do so.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2014
  11. Soccer - How does Major League Soccer stack up with world's top l...

    Adrian Melville

    Adrian Melville takes a look at how MLS stacks up against the world's best leagues, polling media analysts, former players and coaches, and European club officials.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2014
  12. Links from around the rink - July 14

    Doug Mittler

    While the free agency period in other professional sports can drag on for weeks, if not months, the NHL gets the overwhelming majority of its deals done in the first few days of July. But some free agents are still looking for work, which brings ...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  13. Cubs prospects Javier Baez, Kris Bryant put on hitting display be...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford has the pregame scouting notes from Sunday's Futures Game, including reports on Jorge Baez, Kris Bryant and Joey Gallo.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2014
  14. Examining title windows for Patriots, Broncos, Steelers - NFL

    Field Yates

    How long will the championship windows of the Patriots, Broncos and Steelers remain open? Field Yates takes a look.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2014
  15. Broyles finally ready to make mark?

    Tom Carpenter

    Time and time again Ryan Broyles' body has betrayed him, stunting his attempts to settle in as a professional football player. He spent the previous two offseasons rehabbing from torn ACLs. This time around, he's working his way back from a ruptured ...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  16. Room for Julius Thomas to improve?

    Tom Carpenter

    For the first two years of Julius Thomas' professional career, he carried only potential because he couldn't get healthy. After exploding for 788 yards and a dozen touchdowns on 65 receptions over 14 games last year, the question is whether he can ma...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  17. Bundesliga players vote against Qatar 2022 World Cup

    2022 World Cup news

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2014