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In a weird spring training moment on Sunday between the Angels and Royals, bees invaded a microphone attached to the net behind home plate at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Fans cleared the first six rows behind home plate and moved to the...
Jesica Parsley
1 month ago
Jose Bautista
The American League East is completely up for grabs in 2015. For most teams in the East, scoring runs won’t be much of a problem, but the fact there is not one single, proven, ace in any team’s rotation is telling. No team in the...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Stephen Strasburg
The Nationals’ talented but underachieving roster reached a crossroads this winter, with a slew of critical players heading into their walk years in 2015. The choices were clear: Keep the band together for one more run at a title, even if it...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Cole Hamels
After several years of hoping to coax one more run out of the rusting frame of the team that won five division titles, two pennants and a World Series from 2007-11, the Phillies have finally given in to a full rebuilding effort. Consecutive 89-loss...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Matt Harvey
After six consecutive losing seasons, tied with Houston for the longest active streak in the majors, the Mets believe they can finally break the .500 mark — and these days, if you do that, you can contend for a wild card. Anything less would...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Giancarlo Stanton
As Marlins manager Mike Redmond pointed out during the winter meetings, it was difficult to envision a scenario in which his team would be better without right fielder Giancarlo Stanton. The Marlins, in spite of a widely held belief that Stanton...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Ndamukong Suh
NFL free agency hasn’t even officially started, but the Miami Dolphins are already making waves, reportedly landing former Detroit Lions All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. The biggest fish on the market, it’s fitting that Suh ends...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Los Angeles Dodgers
Athlon Sports has polled 10 experts from around Major League Baseball in an effort to find the best place to watch a game. Based on criteria like fan support, home-field advantage, amenities, tradition, surrounding area, facilities, gameday...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Quarterback battles are easily one of the biggest storylines in any college football offseason. And it’s even more under the microscope in 2015, as the position lost several top performers, including Florida State’s Jameis Winston,...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
DeMarco Murray
DeMarco Murray led the NFL with 1,845 yards rushing last year, but will the free agent running back re-sign with the Dallas Cowboys? The team used its franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant, which put Murray on the open market with free agency...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Julius Thomas
Coming off of back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons, Julius Thomas is looking to cash in as the top tight end in this year’s free agent class. Unheralded when Denver drafted him in the fourth round in 2011, the former Portland State football and...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
James Conner
The ACC is losing some significant star power with the departure of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley, Louisville safety Gerod Holliman and Miami running back Duke Johnson (just to name a few). All 14...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Freddie Freeman
John Hart has tried his best to convince Braves fans that the team wasn’t simply rebuilding for the opening of the new stadium in 2017. The newly named president of baseball operations tried to argue that the Braves would be “very...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
This college basketball season has been one of mixed emotions. We’ve celebrated the careers of legends Dean Smith and Jerry Tarkanian while mourning their passing. We watched Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and Philadelphia’s Herb...
David Fox
1 month ago
If Kentucky and Duke meet in the Final Four or the national championship game this season, the matchup will be between a pair of coaches who have met only twice in their illustrious careers and never in the postseason. It will also be between...
David Fox
1 month ago
New Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is a Twitter superstar. That much has been established. Now, we’ll find out if he can judge a guy should try to turn a single into a double. Harbaugh arrived at Oakland Athletics spring training in...
David Fox
1 month ago
Jim Boeheim
Syracuse basketball will never be the same. The NCAA committee on infractions hammered Syracuse on Friday, suspending coach Jim Boeheim for nine ACC games next season and restricting scholarships for widespread violations regarding academics...
David Fox
1 month ago
Miguel Cabrera
Spring training is underway, and the 2015 Major League Baseball is less than a month way. With the first pitch of 2015 fast approaching, Athlon Sports is taking a look at some of the key storylines for the upcoming season. The AL Central produced...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Yu Darvish
The last place the Texas Rangers expected to find themselves in 2014 was last place. But that’s where they finished after injuries conspired to knock them from favorites in the American League West to a 95-loss season and sole occupancy of...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Felix Hernandez
This shapes up as a season of hope — and expectation — in Seattle after last year’s 16-game turnaround and the addition of the major leagues’ home run champion. The Mariners fell one game short a year ago of ending a...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Sonny Gray
You can no longer tell the A’s without a scorecard. Quite a change from the team that won the American League West in 2012 and ‘13. A three-peat was expected last season, but the A’s crawled through the wild card door after owning...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Michigan Wolverines flag
Michigan enters spring practice with question marks on both sides of the ball, but that’s not the main storyline in Ann Arbor. The return of Jim Harbaugh to the Maize and Blue has the Wolverines back on the rise in the Big Ten. Harbaugh has...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Mike Trout
The investments took a bit longer to pay off than expected, but the Angels finally justified the free-agent expenditures of recent winters and returned to the playoffs in 2014. They announced their return to championship contention with unexpected...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Marcus Mariota
What does the trophy case look like for one of the most accomplished college football players of the last few years? Digital journalists Matt Walks and Carli Krueger visualized such a trophy case for former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota,...
David Fox
1 month ago
Nick Saban Lane Kiffin
College football’s 2015 season doesn’t officially start until September, but the national championship race is already underway with the start of spring practice. Offseason workouts aren’t necessarily going to provide the best...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago

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