Sacramento Kings Allegedly Interested in John Calipari

The Kings have been linked to rumors involving hiring John Calipari to be their head coach.

When you are among the top college basketball coaches in the country, NBA offers often come about and rumors spread. Kentucky coach John Calipari has apparently been linked to the Sacramento Kings for the head coach position. Yet, there has been no confirmation and both sides have denied any activity between them.


Pablo Sandoval Jumps to Hit Crazy High Pitch

On a knuckleball at the eyes, the Red Sox third baseman had to jump to hit it.

Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval has never really had great plate discipline when batting. However, he last night reached a new high – literally. In his first at bat with knuckleballer R.A. Dickey on the mound, Sandoval went airborne to swing at a pitch. The Panda had to jump in order to swing at a pitch over five feet off of the ground.


Jim Harbaugh Once Babysat a Current Recruit

The new Michigan head coach hopes that this bond will help bring Connor Murphy to his team.

College football coaches look for any way to lure high school players to come play for them. They usually boast the amenities or the success of the team. But new Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has arguably the most unique relationship with a recruit. He was a one-time babysitter for Connor Murphy, a highly rated defensive end out of Phoenix.


College Football's All-Sophomore Team for 2015

Highlighting the top sophomores in college football.
College Football's All-Sophomore Team for 2015

Awards are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s preseason accolades or awards after the year has finished, All-America, all-conference teams or even a list of the best freshmen, these are an entertaining and informative way to get prepared for the next season or look back at the year that was.


18 Weeks After Scary Crash Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Back in Victory Lane at Sonoma

Tom Bowles goes “Through the Gears” following Busch's impressive road course victory
18 Weeks After Scary Crash Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Back in Victory Lane at Sonoma

18 weeks. That’s all it took for Kyle Busch to go from a broken leg on one side, broken foot on the other to be healed, healthy and sitting in Sprint Cup Victory Lane. Athletes come back from injury all the time; many wind up successful again. But even the most optimistic soul could never have imagined a journey back this quick after the vicious hit Busch took at Daytona.


Gregg Popovich Will be in Bed At Start of Free Agency

With the free agency period coming, the Spurs coach will not be calling players at midnight.

While NBA team executives and coaches anxiously await the start of the free agency period beginning just after midnight on Wednesday, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has other plans. Instead of vying from a normal schedule, he clearly stated that he will be in bed. He told the San Antonio Express News, “I'm not calling anyone at midnight. I'll be in bed. And if that's the difference, then I don't want them.”


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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

How quickly will No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston make the Buccaneers a factor in the NFC South?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

The morning of the NFL Draft, Bucs general manager Jason Licht took a walk around the team’s three practice fields completely at peace with the decision to select Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick.


“It’s like your wedding day,” Licht says. “Without the cold feet.’’

New Orleans Saints 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

Drew Brees and the Saints are hoping an influx of new faces will help get them back to being a contender in the NFC
New Orleans Saints 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

As long as Drew Brees is the quarterback, the Saints will always have a shot to win the NFC South and make the playoffs. But rivals have passed the Saints in other areas, and it all caught up to them in 2014. Team officials realized they couldn’t continue to rely on Brees to simply outscore opponents with his dazzling passing skills.

Carolina Panthers 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

Can Cam Newton and the Panthers make it three NFC South titles in a row?
Carolina Panthers 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

In 2014, the Carolina Panthers did something no other team in the NFC South had done before — they repeated as division champs.


Now in 2015 they will try to extend that streak to three years, relying once more on a standout defense that is the strength of the team.