COMMENTARY | The New England Patriots have enjoyed three excellent seasons from Rob Gronkowski since drafting the tight end out of the University of Arizona. However, the team has cause for concern about his mounting injuries and how they could impact his production going forward. More »Rob Gronkowski's Mounting Injuries Should Concern the New England Patriots
COMMENTARY | The Chicago White Sox's slow start at 20-23 is not cause for alarm for first-year general manager Rick Hahn. While the mediocre results and aging core has caused some fans to call for a rebuilt roster like what is in progress on the north side of Chicago, Hahn does not appear interested in such a project. More »No Rebuild in Sight for Chicago White Sox
COMMENTARY | Part one of a seven-part series predicting 2013 statistics for key Arizona Cardinals players begins with quarterback Carson Palmer. Despite being in a new offense with new coaches, Palmer has a chance this season to do what few Cardinals quarterbacks have done in a season. More »Arizona Cardinals 2013 Statistical Predictions: QB Carson Palmer to Have a Big Year?
COMMENTARY | Since Brian Cashman took over as general manager in 1998, the New York Yankees have had 21 first-round draft picks. Of those, 12 have been pitchers, including Phil Hughes (2004, #23), Ian Kennedy (2006, #21), and Joba Chamberlain (2006, #41). Of the remaining picks, only two - John-Ford Griffin (2001, #23) and Bronson Sardinha (2001, #34) - ever got a taste of big league experience. That's why I think Cashman will go with his scouting staff's biggest strength - finding big league arms - at the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, which begins June 6. More »With Three First-Round Picks, New York Yankees Likely Eyeing Hurlers
COMMENTARY | The NHL introduced an amnesty buyout clause in the new collective bargaining agreement which was drawn up before the start of this year's shortened season. The amnesty buyout allows a team to get rid of a player by paying the individual two-thirds of their remaining contract without any salary cap penalties.The New Jersey Devils must use the amnesty buyout on defenseman Anton Volchenkov who is currently owed $4,250,000 for each of the next three seasons. Here are two main reasons why. More »The New Jersey Devils Must Use the Amnesty Buyout on Anton Volchenkov
COMMENTARY | Cornerback Adam Jones of the Cincinnati Bengals is still a name most fans associate with negative feelings thanks to his past transgressions, but Jones is one of the most important players on Cincinnati's roster. More »Cincinnati Bengals CB Adam Jones Doesn’t Get Enough Credit
COMMENTARY | There was no doubting Clayton Kershaw was going to be a good Major League pitcher. When the Los Angeles Dodgers drafted him with the seventh pick of 2006 MLB draft, they were getting a guy who would have a long and distinguished career. More »Clayton Kershaw's Greatness Shouldn't Be Taken for Granted by Los Angeles Dodgers' Fans, Others
COMMENTARY | The trials and tribulations of the New York Mets' outfield has been well-documented. Looking ahead to 2014, who could Sandy Alderson target in the free agent market? The salaries of Johan Santana and Jason Bay are coming off the books, giving New York more financial flexibility. While some want the Mets to go after Shin Soo-Choo and Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran should be given heavy consideration. More »Could Carlos Beltran Be an Option for the New York Mets in 2014?
COMMENTARY | The past six months haven't exactly been kind to UFC lightweight Nate Diaz. The Stockton native was thoroughly dominated during his first title fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship against Benson Henderson last December, and he wasn't able to get back to his winning ways when he welcomed Strikeforce import Josh Thomson back into the promotion a month ago at UFC on Fox 7. More »Nate Diaz Refuses to Back Down; Won't Apologize for Using Gay Slur to Describe Bryan Caraway
COMMENTARY | When your life becomes the plot of a bad telenovela and the nest egg in your bank account more closely resembles a robin's egg, there's only one thing for a humbled former boxer to do - Return to the ring. More »Antonio Margarito, Riddick Bowe to Carry on with Ill-Advised Comebacks
COMMENTARY | The beat goes on for the Milwaukee Brewers, and it's not a very catchy jingle. A devastating 10-game road trip recently came to a close in which the Brewers went 2-8 against the top three teams not only in the National League Central, but in the National League in general. More »The St. Louis Cardinals Are Better Than the Milwaukee Brewers, but it Goes Deeper Than That
COMMENTARY | A decade ago, Annika Sorenstam stood on the 10th tee at Colonial C.C., about to hit an historic tee shot. More »Colonial in 2003: The Missed Cut that Defined the Annika Sorenstam Brand
As the New York Giants prepare to kick off the final phase of their offseason program--the phase during which offense and defense can go against each other in seven-on-seven, nine-on-seven, and eleven-on-eleven, no contact drills--there are several storylines that will play themselves out over the next few weeks. Here's an overview of those. More »New York Giants Set to Kickoff OTAs
Someone in the behemoth traveling television compound behind the Charlotte Motor Speedway's main grandstand messed up in a big way Saturday night. Some crazy NASCAR fans made it worse. More »Hot/Not: The Conspiracy Look Isn't Too Charming, NASCAR Fans
COMMENTARY | For almost two full games against the Cincinnati Reds this weekend, the Philadelphia Phillies offense looked absolutely pathetic. Going into the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon against one of baseball's best closers, flame-throwing Aroldis Chapman, the Phils had that stick-a-fork-in-them look, so very done. More »This is Why We Keep the Faith in the Philadelphia Phillies
COMMENTARY | The Lakers and Celtics have a storied rivalry that spans decades. For both teams, major questions surrounding their immediate futures exist amid uncertainty and doubt about where they go next after a disappointing season. More »Lakers Vs. Celtics Offseason 2013: Who's Got it Worse?
COMMENTARY | After beginning the season on a blistering pace, leading the division, and showing the moxie to pull out wins in games that had "loss" written all over them, the Kansas City Royals have ground to a complete halt. More »Royal Outlook: A Review of the Kansas City Royals' Roster
COMMENTARY | The New York Jets and their new general manager, John Idzik, need to send a clear message to their team and to their fans: More »New York Jets Need to Cut Mike Goodson Following Arrest
COMMENTARY | Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals kicks off May 22 at the American Airlines Arena, where the Miami Heat host the Indiana Pacers. LeBron James' team lost the regular season series to the Pacers (1-2). It's no secret the two rivals have little affection for the other. Will LBJ "choke" as Lance Stephenson suggested last season? More »Why LeBron James and the Miami Heat Should Fear the Indiana Pacers
COMMENTARY | Arizona Cardinals wide receiver LaRon Byrd suffered a neck spasm while running a route during practice May 14, the opening day of voluntary organized team activities. More »Arizona Cardinals Injury Report: Status of WR LaRon Byrd’s Neck
COMMENTARY | Miguel Maysonet's journey to play in the NFL will have to continue elsewhere after he became the odd-man out of the Philadelphia Eagles running back picture. As the second week of organized team activities got underway on Monday morning, the Eagles released the undrafted rookie free agent running back from the roster. The Eagles announced the roster news via Twitter. More »Philadelphia Eagles: Miguel Maysonet Release Should Have Been Expected
COMMENTARY | With less than a decade as a major-league franchise, not counting their prior incarnation as the Montreal Expos, the Washington Nationals' forays into free agency have been fairly limited. More »Washington Nationals' Top Five Free-Agent Busts
COMMENTARY | The New York Jets' running back competition is no longer a two-horse race between Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson. Recent allegations against Goodson bring his role on the team into jeapardy. Meanwhile, special teams star Joe McKnight is not willing to settle for anything but the starting running back position. This duel is quickly becoming a four-man free-for-all, with Bilal Powell rounding out the group. Who wins? More »Mcknight's Fire, Goodson's Firearms Shake Up New York Jets' Running Back Competition
The race to represent your conference in Super Bowl XLVIII will hit the field in less than four months. More »Champs Until Dethroned: Are the Baltimore Ravens the Best in the AFC?