The lifting of US economic sanctions against Cuba has to catch the attention of any Major League Baseball fan. A potential new wave of Cuban players could flip the competitive balance of Major League Baseball in ways that no fan can currently anticipate. Yes, there are many complicated and emotional factors in the US relationship with Cuba that are far greater than the limited realm of just our sp
By Joe Kukura on Dec 20, 2014
The two names that really stick out in the MVP race right now are James Harden and Stephen Curry. They’re first and fifth in the league in scoring, averaging 26.7 and 23.9 points per game respectively and their teams are 19-6 and 22-3. Harden’s had to make do with the absence of Dwight Howard and a number of other injuries in Houston including Terrence Jones and Patrick Beverly, while Curry’s led
By Andrew Ericksen on Dec 19, 2014
We haven’t even hit the first day of the 2014-15 bowl game slate — and the College Football Playoff is still nearly two weeks away — but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to crown an early favorite for next season’s preseason No. 1 overall favorite, right? NationalChamps.net, which has provided an “Early Bird Preview” for 14 years now with superb accuracy, came out with their 2015 Top 25 on Thursda
By Tyler Waddell on Dec 19, 2014
Since his suspension for performance enhancing drug use while playing for the San Francisco Giants in 2012, Melky Cabrera has signed two separate free-agent contracts. One, with the Toronto Blue Jays, paid him $16 million. The second, agreed to last week with the Chicago White Sox, will pay him $42 million over three seasons. That’s $58 million after he got caught in a PED test. Cabrera's rap shee
By Paul Lebowitz on Dec 17, 2014
Jay Cutler isn't just spearheading the demise of the Chicago Bears, he's bringing the rest of Illinois down with him. A Chicago sportscaster probably took it a step too far (or three or four) when he put an ultimatum on the Bears' dire QB situation: cut Jay Cutler, or cut your wrists. Seems a little extreme, no? There's nothing like watching a passionate fan base devolve over the course of a terri
By Greg Fortier on Dec 17, 2014
Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray has been one of the most exciting players of the 2014 NFL campaign for a number of reasons. First of all, he is racking up highlight-reel plays on a regular basis, and not much is more exciting than that. Additionally, he is the driving force behind a Cowboys team that is actually playing at a playoff-caliber level. Murray's fantasy owners love him becaus
By Matthew Shovlin on Dec 16, 2014
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