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Craig Kimbrel
Whether you are preparing for your fantasy baseball draft or just have an interest in the makeup of MLB bullpens, Athlon Sports has you covered. Below is a chart that identifies the closer and setup man for all 30 teams based on available...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
Tulane is adding a new jersey and helmet to its uniform rotation for 2015. While the new gear hasn’t been officially announced by the school, images are already circulating of the Green Wave’s new jerseys and helmets. The black...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
The day after Selection Sunday is not a great time to get caught up on the college basketball season. As you start to fill out NCAA Tournament brackets for your pools, Athlon Sports did some of the homework for your basketball cram session....
David Fox
1 week ago
Now that Selection Sunday is over, it's time for March Madness to kick into high gear. It's that time of year when everyone —even your IT guy and Midge in accounting — starts caring about college basketball. Most...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kentucky skipped the tradition of cutting down nets after it won the SEC tournament championship Sunday. Instead, team managers cut down nets after Kentucky’s 78-63 win over Arkansas and brought it to the locker...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ever since Memphis missed critical free throws in the 2008 national championship game against Kansas to send the game to overtime — a game and title the Jayhawks eventually won — free throw shooting has been...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
Poor, poor Stony Brook. The Seawolves latest attempt to reach their first NCAA Tournament ended in the most cruel way. Albany’s Peter Hooley hit a 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left to give the Great Danes a 51-50 win in the America...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Auburn may be staring down the most lopsided final score in the SEC tournament. If that’s the way Saturday’s semifinal plays out, it will be the most one of the meaningful blowouts in the history of Auburn...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
Bob Huggins
The shooting woes of the 2015 West Virginia basketball team are very well documented by anyone that follows the Mountaineers and has left head coach Bob Huggins searching for answers. After the Mountaineers' gut-wrenching loss to Baylor in the...
Jeremy Simon
2 weeks ago
Madison Bumgarner
When it became clear that the Giants wouldn’t catch the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West, they held a team meeting. The message: Just find a way to play baseball in October, and the rest would take care of itself. By this point, who would...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
DeMarco Murray
The Philadelphia Eagles signed not one, but two running backs on Thursday as DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews became the latest pieces added to Chip Kelly’s ever-changing puzzle. Combined with holdover Darren Sproles. Kelly definitely doesn...
Mark Ross
2 weeks ago
Andrew Cashner
It was shaping up to be another ho-hum winter for the Padres when first-year general manager A.J. Preller changed the complexion of the team with a dizzying series of blockbuster trades in just more than a week in mid-December. After eight seasons...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Clayton Kershaw
The Dodgers are hoping to find out what happens when ‘Moneyball’ gets big money. Two years of record payrolls and high-profile acquisitions did just what they were supposed to do — regain credibility for the franchise after...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Troy Tulowitzki
The Rockies endured their fourth straight losing season. Their 96 defeats were eight more than in 2013 and two shy of the franchise record. A regime change resulted. General manager Dan O’Dowd turned down a contract extension and resigned. So...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Paul Goldschmidt
The Diamondbacks are rebooting, and it is hard to blame them. The wall-to-wall changes began with the hiring of Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa as chief baseball officer last May, and also include new GM Dave Stewart, new director of baseball...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Joey Bosa
The national perception of the Big Ten shifted at the end of the 2014 season thanks to Ohio State’s national championship and Michigan’s hire of Jim Harbaugh as the program’s new coach. While the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
College basketball, especially this time of year, is all about mismatches. In general, that means a power forward with quickness or a big guy who can step out to take a 3. With 351 teams in college basketball, the sample size leads to...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Let’s get weird, NCAA selection committee. In one day, the SEC lost probably one and perhaps two teams in consideration for the NCAA Tournament. Texas A&M lost 66-59 to an Auburn team that won four SEC games...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
Dak Prescott
The SEC hasn’t won a national title in the last two seasons, but this conference is still the best in the nation. And the two-year drought certainly won’t last much longer with the talent flowing to the 14 teams over the last few years...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
College basketball seems to be in a state of crisis. The sport is fading into a niche market with only March Madness able to capture widespread national attention. The reasons are many: The sport lacks the stars power it did when players...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
Chip Kelly
Chip Kelly isn’t the nicest or most humble guy in the room but he’s probably the smartest. Just ask him. After all, you don’t go from New Hampshire’s offensive coordinator to NFL head coach and general manager in...
Braden Gall
2 weeks ago
Adam Wainwright
Ten days after the Cardinals’ postseason run ended just shy of their intended destination, a tragedy stunned the organization and sent its future in an unplanned direction. The prospect the Cardinals intended to unleash in right field and one...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Bill Belichick
The NFL’s new league year isn’t even a day old but you wouldn’t think so based on all the moves that have already transpired. Not only has free agency gotten off to a furious start, but last week’s LeSean McCoy trade ended...
Mark Ross
2 weeks ago
Andrew McCutchen
It is almost hard to believe the Pittsburgh Pirates were the laughingstocks of baseball not long ago. They had 20 consecutive losing seasons from 1993-2012, the longest such streak of futility in major North American professional sports history....
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Tom Crean
Earlier, Athlon Sports looked at the teams that are surging into the NCAA Tournament. This is the flip side. These are teams that are limping their way into the field, provided some of them making at all. For whatever reason — cold...
David Fox
2 weeks ago

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