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Burning Questions as the Cleveland Browns Enter Training Camp

With training camp getting started, here are some questions the Browns will need to answer.
Questions as the Cleveland Browns Enter Training Camp

The AFC North is arguably the NFL's most competitive division with three teams having made the playoffs last season.

Roger Goodell: You Hate Him, NFL Loves Him

The NFL loves Roger Goodell despite his many PR blunders.
Roger Goodell: You Hate Him, NFL Loves Him

You probably hate Roger Goodell.

 

He botched BountyGate. He bungled the Ray Rice scandal. His handling of Adrian Peterson was anything but perfect. Who knows what really happened in the Greg Hardy situation?

 

And it’s taking longer to sort out over-inflated footballs than it took to work out an Iranian nuclear deal.

 

But you know who loves the NFL’s commissioner?

 

Picture Day 2015: ACC Coaches Captioned

It was picture day at ACC Media Days.
Picture Day 2015: ACC Coaches Captioned

It was picture day at ACC Media Days 2015 on Tuesday.

 

There is just something hilarious about this photo of 14 grown adult men in golf shirts posing together. Some look happy, some look angry, some look like they have no idea what they're doing posing for a class photo. So here are a few captions. (Feel free to send your ideas to @AthlonSports.)

 

Burning Questions as the New Orleans Saints Enter Training Camp

With training camp soon, here are some questions the Saints will need to answer.
Questions as the New Orleans Saints Enter Training Camp

The fact that the Saints missed the playoffs by less than a game, while sporting a losing record, is simply unbelievable. But that shows how up in the air the NFC South is, and how minor improvements can have drastically positive consequences. They ranked first in total offense and in the top 10 in points, but ranked near the bottom in total yards and points allowed. The offense should continue to put up big numbers, so the real question is how the defense can improve.

 

Brandon Phillips Dazzles with Behind the Back Toss

The play helped preserve a one run lead for the Reds.

Not much has been going right for the Cincinnati Reds this season, but Brandon Phillips may have made one of the top plays of the season. With men on first and second down by one, the Cubs’ Jorge Soler hit a tough grounder right up the middle that could’ve tied up the game. However, Phillips raced to the ball, slid to the ground, and flipped the ball behind his back to the bare-hand of shortstop Eugenio Suarez. Suarez then stepped on the bag to end the inning.

 

Becky Hammon Coaches Spurs to Summer League Championship

As the first female head coach in the league, she won the championship in her first year.

For years, Becky Hammon has been rising through the professional basketball ranks. Now, she is a champion. As the head coach of the Spurs' Summer League team, she led the team to a championship in Las Vegas. She was the first woman to be a head coach in the league and seems poised for an even greater future within the NBA.

 

Setting First-Year Expectations for Florida's Jim McElwain

What's a realistic goal for McElwain in 2015?
Setting First-Year Expectations for Florida's Jim McElwain

Florida is one of the premier jobs in college football. The location in a fertile recruiting area allows the Gators to have access to some of the nation’s top talent, and the program won two BCS national championships under Urban Meyer.

Breakdown of the Miami Dolphins Running Backs Entering the 2015 Season

Lamar Miller is expected to be the Dolphins' No. 1 backfield option after rushing for 1,099 yards last season
Breakdown of the Miami Dolphins Running Backs Entering the 2015 Season

Coming into the 2014 season, Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno were both supposed to lead the Miami Dolphins’ rushing attack. After a good start to the season, Moreno tore his ACL on Oct. 12 against the Green Bay Packers and missed the rest of the season. Miller stepped up in Moreno’s absence and rushed for 1,099 yards and eight touchdowns.

 

Is the College Football Bubble About to Burst?

Despite unprecedented success, college football is facing a host of challenges during its golden age
Is the College Football Bubble about to Burst?

If college football ever needed validation that it’s really, really popular — and the game doesn’t need the ego boost, trust us — it was on display as Ohio State won the first College Football Playoff championship game.

 

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