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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...
Josh Hamburger
2 years ago
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...
Josh Hamburger
2 years ago
Leonard Fournette
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...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Kyle Busch 2015 Toyota Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway
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...
Tom Bowles
2 years ago
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...
Josh Hamburger
2 years ago
Julio Jones
The bleeding never stopped. The Falcons blew a 17-point lead at home in the 2012 NFC Championship Game and, two full seasons later, still haven’t recovered. An offensive line thin on talent suffered a collection of season-ending injuries in...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Cam Newton
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...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Drew Brees
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...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Jameis Winston
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. ...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Speedy Noil
The SEC is home to some of college football’s top receivers in 2015. Laquon Treadwell is a first-team Athlon Sports All-American, and the Ole Miss receiver should be at full strength from a leg injury suffered against Auburn. In addition to...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Baylor Bears
 The Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football podcast is back! Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox take listeners inside the preseason College Football preview magazine. The guys break down the top four teams in the preseason top 25 and...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Kansas Jayhawks new helmets 2015
Kansas is facing an uphill battle in 2015, as first-year coach David Beaty inherits a major rebuilding project and few returning stars.  But the Jayhawks could be rebuilding in 2015 with new uniforms and helmets. A post that popped...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
With the deadline looming, Dwyane Wade joins a lengthy list of NBA players, who recently opted out of their deals in favor of free agency. Before last season, Wade signed a two-year contract, but now he wants a longer contract like so many other...
Josh Hamburger
2 years ago
As arguably one of the nation’s top college basketball coaches, Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan announced that he would retire after this upcoming season. Ryan has been the team’s head coach since 2001, amassing a 357-125 overall record over...
Josh Hamburger
2 years ago
New SEC commissioner Greg Sankey and several league basketball coaches supported removing the Confederate flag from conference campuses and athletic facilities. Speaking on the summer SEC men’s basketball teleconference, Sankey...
David Fox
2 years ago
Urban Meyer has a difficult predicament this offseason, although it isn’t necessarily a bad one. As college football fans are aware, Ohio State cycled through three quarterbacks, after the first two went down to injuries. However, J.T....
Josh Hamburger
2 years ago
If any pitcher is flying under the radar right now, it has to be Zack Greinke. He only has six wins, tied with 17 other pitchers for 32nd best in the MLB. However, he ranks atop the MLB in ERA and is second in WHIP (behind Max Scherzer). Yesterday...
Josh Hamburger
2 years ago
J.J. Watt
Just like last year, Athlon Sports' 2015 NFL Preview magazine includes NFL player rankings at every position. The rankings in the magazine are provided by Dan Shonka of Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services, a company that's been in the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Top Mets pitching prospect Steven Matz did more than just pitch well in a rout of the Cincinnati to earn his first Major League win in his first start. In 7.2 innings, he only allowed two runs, while striking out six. But arguably his best...
Josh Hamburger
2 years ago
Jacques Patrick
College football fans and coaches already know about the established stars, Heisman contenders and proven players entering 2015. However, there’s no shortage of new faces ready to emerge onto the scene as key contributors for all 128 teams...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The Pac-12 is stacked with quality football teams and elite coaches. The rise of the Pac-12 began with the hiring of Larry Scott as conference commissioner. It continued by bringing in great coaches like Rich Rodriguez, Todd Graham, Chris...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
After only producing one playoff team last season, the NFC East will be looking for a better outcome this year. The top two teams finished with mirror records of the bottom two, as they look to close the gap between them. There is certainly room...
Josh Hamburger
2 years ago
Paul Johnson
First things first: Don’t call it the “triple option.” The offense’s modern author will correct you. “That’s a play. That’s not an offense,” Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson says. “We might...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Anthony Jennings
The Johnny Manziel Circus came to Baton Rouge in late November 2013 promising all sorts of offensive fireworks. And, if LSU fans were lucky, perhaps the notorious Texas A&M quarterback would pull some kind of reality TV stunt, like trying to...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
The Phillies have baseball’s worst record with no sign of improvement. And now they’ll be without Hall of Fame manager Ryne Sandberg. After replacing Charlie Manuel as the manager late in the 2013 season, he became the permanent manager...
Josh Hamburger
2 years ago

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