The 10 best position groups in the NFL

Richard Sherman Earl Thomas Kam Chancellor

As OTAs are winding down for NFL teams we’re starting to get a better picture of what each roster will look like this fall. With that in mind, here our ranking of the 10 best position groups in the league. Some of them have been helped out by free agency and the draft, while others have been dominant for several years.

Way-Too-Early 2014 MLB Award Winners

Troy Tulowitzki

We’re already at the quarter mark of the MLB season, which is hard to believe, really, but there are a number of individuals who are off to sensational starts. At this point several players have distinguished themselves and have separated themselves from the rest of the pack.

Here’s a look at the leader for each of the three main awards for each league: Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and MVP.

Top 10 Immediate Impact Rookies from 2014 NFL Draft

Jadeveon Clowney

There were 256 players selected last week during the 2014 NFL Draft, but only some of those guys will make an instant impact in the league. Here’s our look at the 10 rookies who will make the biggest immediate impact with their new teams.

2014 NFL Draft: The Consensus Mock Draft

2014 NFL Draft logo

It’s finally NFL Draft week, much to everyone’s delight. Teams are putting the finishing touches on their big boards, just as various experts are finalizing what they predict the first round will look like on Thursday night.

Here we take a look at six of those experts and where they have the consensus top 25 prospects being selected in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Weekly Watch: NL Central intra-division play heats up this week

Yadier Molina

The National League Central has a important week of intra-division play this week. Here is a preview.

2014 NFL Draft: Top 10 defensive players available

Jadeveon Clowney

Quarterbacks typically get the majority of the hype before the NFL Draft, but the better players and the cream of the crop in the 2014 draft play on the other side of the ball. Here’s a look at the top 10 players in this year’s draft class.

Top 10 Performers from the 2014 NCAA Tournament

Shabazz Napier

The 2014 NCAA Tournament will be remembered for a long time. Here’s a look at the 10 best performers from this year’s event.

The 10 best picks from the 2013 NFL Draft

Eddie Lacy

It’s easy to look at a draft immediately after it ends and declare a “winner” and “loser” because none of those draft picks have ever played a game. Now that those players have a full season under their belts (and with the 2014 draft right around the corner), it is a much better time to look at the outgoing rookie class and try to figure out which were the best picks.

Winners and losers of NFL free agency

DeMarcus Ware

Some teams have fared better than others over the first week of the free agency period, so here’s a look at the winners and losers from the past week.

Packers lose Evan Dietrich-Smith to Tampa Bay

Evan Dietrich-Smith

According to multiple reports, center Evan Dietrich-Smith has signed a four-year deal worth $14.5 million dollars to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The 10 stories that defined the Sochi Olympics

Sochi Strays

As with any great sporting event, the Sochi Olympics had a mix of both triumph and tragedy over the course of the Winter Games. Here’s a look at the top 10 storylines – in no particular order – that came out of Russia over the past few weeks.

Why do people hate the Yankees, but love Derek Jeter?

Derek Jeter

There’s the old Seinfeld cliche that people are simply “rooting for laundry” when they cheer for professional sports teams. That may be true, but even the most adamant of Mets fans would agree there’s something about Derek Jeter that transcends the pinstripes that he has donned for the better part of two decades.

Report: Milwaukee Brewers sign Matt Garza for four years, $50 millon

Matt Garza

According to multiple reports, including Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network and FOXSports.com, the Milwaukee Brewers have come to terms with 30-year old right handed pitcher Matt Garza. The deal is reportedly worth $52 million over four seasons, but the club has yet to confirm it.

How far can each Big Ten basketball team go?

Tom Izzo

While only four of the 12 schools in the Big Ten were ranked in the most recent AP poll, the conference could easily see double that amount make the NCAA tournament come march, with three or four in contention to be playing on the season’s final weekend.

Green Bay Packers are flawed but still playoff-bound

Aaron Rodgers

By now, Packers fans around the world have (likely) exhaled after their favorite team’s thrilling 33-28 victory over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday.

I spent my Sunday afternoon like most Green Bay fans, alternating between sitting on the edge of my seat, pacing around the room and gesturing at the television.
But hey, it worked.