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  1. Angel Di Maria among X factor players on World Cup contenders - 2...

    Adrian Melville

    Adrian Melville outlines X factor players for each of the top five teams entering the 2014 World Cup. Among them is Angel Di Maria for Argentina.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2014
  2. Why Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's best player - 2014 World Cup...

    Adrian Melville

    Adrian Melville outlines why Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's best soccer player. While a case can be made for Lionel Messi, Adrian writes that no player on the planet can match Ronaldo's consistency and clutch play as an attacker.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  3. The decline of Spain and tiki-taka - 2014 World Cup

    Adrian Melville

    Adrian Melville examines the decline of Spanish soccer dominance as the team slowly moves away from its traditional tiki-taka style.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2014
  4. The case for taking Manziel, for 11 teams

    Mike Sando

    One player in the 2014 NFL draft has the power to instantly transform an irrelevant franchise into a compelling one. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel stands alone in that regard. He's the X factor in the top 10 selections, the player hard-cor...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  5. X factor players for UCL contenders

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:image caption:Marco Reus is a big part of Borussia Dortmund's midfield. END# Half of the quarterfinal field for the UEFA Champions League is now set, and the road to the title is inevitably about to become more difficult for the top cl...

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  6. X factor players for EPL contenders

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:image caption: Arsenal's Olivier Giroud and Manchester City's Fernandinho play pivotal roles for their respective teams. END# The critical months of the 2013-14 Premier League season are upon us, and because the league is a...

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2014
  7. Who are contenders' X factor players?

    Jeff Goodman

    It's clear how important guys like Russ Smith, Marcus Smart, Nick Johnson and C.J. Fair are to their respective teams. However, who are the X factor players for the legitimate national title contenders? These are the guys who very well could deter...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  8. Scouting reports for ALCS between Detroit Tigers and Boston Red S...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron breaks down the ALCS matchup between the Tigers and Red Sox, noting that Shane Victorino could be the series' X factor.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  9. Teams expected to decline in 2013-14

    Jeff Goodman

    We recently looked at 10 X factor teams heading into the season, clubs that could surprise people. Now it's time to take a look at 10 teams that may fall in 2013-14, whether it be out of the NCAA tournament, or just a dip from where they have been re...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  10. Top 10 X-factor teams for 2013-14

    Jeff Goodman

    With the July recruiting period in the rearview mirror, it's time to now start focusing on college hoops again. Sure, we'll still touch on recruiting at times in this space -- and also NBA topics -- but the primary focus will be college basketball. ...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  11. New York Giants are the team to beat

    Adam Schefter

    Adam Schefter answers reader questions in his mailbag twice a week. Got a query of your own? Submit it here. Q: Who do you think will be the X factor in the Giants-Cowboys game on Wednesday? Do you think Jason Witten will play? -- Christian ...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  12. NFL - Mailbag on New York Giants, Peyton Manning, more

    Adam Schefter

    Adam Schefter dives into his mailbag to answer questions on the New York Giants, Peyton Manning and more. He also ranks the top five NFL teams entering the 2012 season.

    Blog | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  13. NBA playoffs: Postseason MVP rankings

    David Thorpe

    Who were the best performers in the playoffs? We've been keeping track.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2011
  14. 2011 NBA Playoffs - Lamar Odom or Kendrick Perkins: Who is bigges...

    Chris Broussard and Ric Bucher

    Chris Broussard and Ric Bucher debate which player is the biggest X factor in the second round of the NBA playoffs, the Lakers' Lamar Odom or the Thunder's Kendrick Perkins.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2011
  15. Charles Woodson is Packers' X factor

    Adam Schefter

    Adam Schefter often answers reader questions in his blog. Got a query of your own? Submit it here. Q: The Green Bay Packers have had so many reserves step up to help them make the Super Bowl. Who do you think is the X factor for this team come Sunda...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  16. Super Bowl XLV: Five questions concerning the Green Bay Packers

    Adam Schefter

    Adam Schefter answers questions about the Green Bay Packers, including what they should do at linebacker and with Matt Flynn as well as whether they will be able to move the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2011