COMMENTARY | It's no secret that the expectations for the Kansas City Royals were sky high entering this season. After trading away the farm system for the coveted "win now" mentality, the fans and the players have had every right to demand more from their boys in blue. With offensive prowess being joined by competent starting pitching, all the eggs were lined up in a row in a winnable AL Central. No matter how well laid the plans of Dayton Moore, the biggest oversight, by far, was the retention of Ned Yost as the manager of this young baseball team. More »Royal Woes: The Cancer of Ned Yost
COMMENTARY | Since they traded Deron Williams a little more than two years ago, the Utah Jazz have struggled to properly man the point guard position. More »Five Point Guard Prospects the Utah Jazz Should Get to Know
COMMENTARY | With Brandon Beachy, Jonny Venters and Jason Heyward all currently relegated to the disabled list, it would seem that the Atlanta Braves have managed to hold on to first place in the NL East division with more than a few of their hands tied behind their back. Although the Braves have not been at full strength at any point during the 2013 season, Atlanta's infirmary ward is about to get a little lonelier thanks to the impending activation of some key veterans. Just when can fans expect to have their team back to 100 percent? More »Atlanta Braves Injury Update: Jason Heyward, Brandon Beachy and Jonny Venters Close to Returning
COMMENTARY | The offensive stats are impressive. Even after nail-biting losses to the pesky Cleveland Indians, the Detroit Tigers are offensively at or near the top of baseball in several key statistical categories -- 1st in hits, 2nd in runs, and 1st in RBIs, BA and OBP. More »Despite Their Talent, the Detroit Tigers Still Don't Win as Often as They Should
COMMENTARY | The New York Mets (14-20) are on pace for 96 losses after dropping five out of seven games, including three of four to the Pittsburgh Pirates at home this past weekend. The Mets are in disarray, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Unfortunately, the tunnel is the 2013 season. More »New York Mets on the Right Track for 2014
COMMENTARY | Stop me if you've heard this before, but Tiger Woods is back. More »Vintage Tiger Woods Doing What He Does Best at the Players
COMMENTARY | Robin Ventura says he is tiring of the Chicago White Sox's last-rated defense, but he is late to the party. While the White Sox offense has stolen the spotlight for its own low rankings, the White Sox's defensive miscues continue to undermine their meager offensive efforts as well as their excellent pitching that is left with little margin for error. More »Defensive Miscues Costing Chicago White Sox
COMMENTARY | The Minnesota Twins continue to put themselves in a hole, and if the trend doesn't start to change, it could become a difficult obstacle to overcome for a team that is trying to shake off 195 losses the previous two seasons. More »Minnesota Twins Finishing Better Than They Are Starting
COMMENTARY | Throughout their history, the Minnesota Twins have had a slew of great center fielders. At the top of the list was Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett, who lead the franchise to their two World Series championships. When he had to retire due to glaucoma in 1995, he mentored Torii Hunter. More »Carlos Gomez Has Become the Next Great Center Fielder the Minnesota Twins Let Slip Away
A little modern NFL history lesson and numbers that most football fans are very familiar with. More »Will it Continue to Be Doomsday for the Cowboys?
COMMENTARY | Chip Kelly sometimes refers to the Philadelphia Eagles as a program, as if they are a college football program. So much can be expected from a coach who has spent his entire career at the collegiate level. On Monday, as the Eagles opened up organized team activities, practice had a certain college feel to it with a quick tempo practice featuring short stops in between plays and loud music blaring over the speakers on the practice field as it was all going on. More »Philadelphia Eagles: Chip Kelly Turns the Volume Up on Up-tempo Practice
COMMENTARY | At one point and time in this young Major League Baseball season, the Milwaukee Brewers were 14-11 and just a game away from taking over first place in the National League Central. More »Starting Pitching and Mental Roadblocks Have Led to Inconsistency for Milwaukee Brewers
COMMENTARY | In his 15 years with the team, Paul Pierce has been through it all with the Boston Celtics. After being drafted with the 10th overall pick out of the University of Kansas, Pierce has spent his entire career with the same team, a feat rarely accomplished in the free agency era. More »Assessing the Legacy of Paul Pierce as a Boston Celtic
Reports out of Toronto indicate that Bryan Colangelo may have grown tired of waiting to hear back from MLSE about his future as the president and general manager of the Toronto Raptors. More »Bryan Colangelo is Considering Resigning from Toronto Raptors
COMMENTARY | The New York Mets are in trouble. Maybe it hasn't yet reached crisis mode, but as the Mets went 2-4 on the just-completed homestand, major issues surfaced. More »For the Wrong Reasons, Jordany Valdespin Has Become the Story
COMMENTARY | The New England Patriots made seven selections in the 2013 NFL draft, yet the best choice may have come in Round 7. More »Michael Buchanan, the Steal of the New England Patriots' 2013 Draft?
COMMENTARY | LeBron James and the Miami Heat won't let off the gas pedal in Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs 2013 matchup with the Chicago Bulls. And just as analysts predicted, Friday night's meeting brought the thunder. Sure, the series has gone awry and is a bit discombobulated. But the last thing the Heat needs to do now is turn the other cheek. More »LeBron James, Heat Won't Even Think About Running from the Bulls
It's the final week of the 2012-13 European football seasons, and that's a fact that is reflected in the lack of live soccer airing on television in the United States during the midweek. It's not a total loss, however, as multiple Premier League fixtures will be featured on TV. Copa Libertadores matches will also air. Those of you who are able to escape your workplace will be able to watch the 2013 Europa League Final on Wednesday afternoon. More »List of Live Soccer Games on US TV for May 13 to May 16
COMMENTARY | Over the past year or so, a lot of people have come up with a lot of different theories about the surprising recent success of the Baltimore Orioles. They've been described as lucky (as in lucky to win all those close games). Their improvement has been credited to the team's manager, Buck Showalter, who seemingly pushes every correct button. ... More »It’s No Secret Why the Baltimore Orioles Are Great Again
COMMENTARY | It's no secret that Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Starling Marte has had a tremendous start to this season. Even the casual fan can recognize that a .329 batting average signifies significant production, especially for a man whose only job as leadoff man is to get on base. But his overall numbers don't do justice to the headaches Marte is causing opposing pitchers in the first inning. More »Is Starling Marte the Best Leadoff Hitter in Baseball?
COMMENTARY | Major League Baseball's offseason is key to building a team. More times than not, teams will strike out when winter comes to the future of their franchise, but there are rare instances when a team's free agent signing fits just like a missing puzzle piece. More »Torii Hunter Has Emerged as Detroit Tigers' Best Free Agent Signing Since 2004
COMMENTARY | The Philadelphia Eagles have been on the decline for each of the past four seasons but they continue to be the talk of the town in Philadelphia. At a time when the city's hockey and basketball franchises each missed out on the postseason and the local baseball team struggles to find any positive consistency, the Eagles once again have shown they continue to be the top sports story in town. More »Why Philadelphia is an Eagles Town
COMMENTARY | In the history book of the Minnesota Twins, Justin Morneau will have a large chapter due to his accomplishments. More »Justin Morneau's Days with the Minnesota Twins Are Numbered
COMMENTARY | A struggling Boston Celtics franchise turned around their fortunes prior to the 2007-2008 NBA season when Danny Ainge pulled the trigger on a couple of blockbuster trades. All of a sudden, long-time Celtic Paul Pierce was joined by fellow stars Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Fans rejoiced, and they immediately became a force to be reckoned with. More »Was the Boston Celtics "Big Three" Era a Success or Failure?