The New England Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions and won't officially open defense of their title until Sept. 10 when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers to kick off the 2015 NFL regular season.
Since 1998, the MLB has been filled with 30 teams spanning 17 different states, in addition to a team in both Washington DC and Canada. However, commissioner Rob Manfred stated that he is open to the idea of adding another team. As he sees the MLB as a growing business, he sees expansion as a type of natural progression.
With just under an hour left before the signing deadline, the Cowboys reached a contract agreement with Dez Bryant for $70 million over five years. Just a short time after, the Broncos inked Demaryius Thomas to the same deal. The signing quells any possibility that Bryant would follow through with his guarantee of sitting out regular season games.
As Tom Brady and the Patriots eagerly await Roger Goodell’s decision on his Deflategate appeal, the NFLPA would plan to take the case to federal court if the suspension remains. While no decision date has been given, it seems likely that one would be given within the next few weeks.
With the first half of the MLB season completed, it's time to take a look back at some of the key moments from the first few months of action. There have been plenty of memorable moments, ranging from impressive feats to scary moments. After the All Star break, the 30 MLB teams will resume play and make their pushes for the postseason. Here's a look at some of the top moments of the season:
As the MLB unveiled the Franchise Four for each team, as voted by the fans, they also honored the four best living players of all time. The fans ultimately decided that those players were Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, and Johnny Bench. See reasons below why they earned this title:
With the best stars in the MLB all on the field together in the All Star Game, Mike Trout made his case for the top player in the league. In the game's first at bat against Zack Greinke, who hasn’t allowed a run in 35.2 innings, he launched a home run to opposite field. Not only did the blast give the AL a 1-0 lead, but it also was the last remaining piece of Trout’s career All Star Game cycle.
The College Football Playoff Committee proved the general trend of tougher scheduling last fall.
The Big Ten may not get one team in the Playoff — it could actually end up with two in college football's version of the Final Four. A big reason why that's even possible is Michigan State's non-conference showdown with Oregon.