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2014 bowl and Playoff projections, Week 2: Let's put UGA in and see what happens

With minimal evidence, it's time to revise the college football postseason forecast. Right now, how can you not picture Georgia in the top four? We've seen one week of college football. We knew little coming in, and anything we think we've learned so far is tainted with some combination of overreaction and confirmation bias, chances are. Show More Summary

The Numerical, Week 1: Ole Miss and Wisconsin play 2 games at a time

Bo Wallace pulled a Bo Wallace, LSU and Colorado State stomped on throats, and Wake Forest might have the worst offense in the history of the world. 5,588 From the moment Tre Mason was tackled to end Florida State's BCS ChampionshipShow More Summary

Here's the Rugby World Cup's 'Game of Thrones' teaser

If this doesn't get you ready for the big event, nothing will. We've become accustomed to hearing overwrought speeches delivered by celebrities ahead of a major sporting event. It makes people feel like they're part of a cool club, and ingratiates that celebrity to an entire sport's worth of fans. Show More Summary

Goldman's baseball quotables #1: The Ty Cobb machine

Beginning a new series of words, pictures, and ruminations on what it all means. First up: Ty Cobb, one of the most revered and despised ballplayers meets a Taoist thought, from roughly 2500 years ago. Ty Cobb might have been the perfect athlete. Show More Summary

What It's Like to Finally Get the Call-Up to 'The Show'

It's 2008, and I’m on a rooftop at a high-end bar called the Sky Lounge. It’s the chief attraction at the Gaslamp Marriott Hotel, a five-star joint kitty-corner to one of baseball’s newest cathedrals, Petco Park. There is a line in the lobby waiting to get to it, unless, of course, you’re staying at the hotel—which I just happen to be. Show More Summary

MLB Calendar

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Sept. 30 — Postseason begins.

Good morning, let's talk about Dario Saric and embezzlement

That and a whole lot more in Tuesday's NBA newsletter. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Let's basketball. DIENG! The story of the FIBA World...Show More Summary

Paul McGinley picks Ian Poulter, Stephen Gallacher, and Lee Westwood for European Ryder Cup team

Luke Donald is left off the European roster for Gleneagles as captain McGinley opts to go with another English veteran for the 12th and final spot. The European side is all set for the home Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Paul McGinley rounded...Show More Summary

USA vs. New Zealand, FIBA World Cup 2014: Game time. TV schedule and more

Anthony Davis leads the U.S. into its third game of the World Cup on Tuesday. After a day off on Labor Day, Team USA continues play in the 2014 FIBA World Cup on Tuesday when coach Mike Krzyzewski's squad faces New Zealand. The United...Show More Summary

Quotables: Montreal Alouettes reach out to Michael Sam, and Robert Griffin III says Washington's offense is ready for the regular season

Also, 49ers Ray McDonald says "the truth will come out" regarding his arrest for felony domestic violence. "With no other teams knocking on the door, what's next for [Michael] Sam? The Canadian Football League is one option." - Dan Hanzus,...Show More Summary

Scott Miller's Starting 9: Giants' Bruce Bochy Moving Toward Hall of Fame Status

1. Bruce Bochy moving up charts with a bullet Late last Wednesday night, manager Bruce Bochy and his coaches gathered in private in the San Francisco clubhouse for a quiet champagne toast. It was a short respite in the middle of theShow More Summary

2014 FIBA World Cup schedule: United States faces struggling New Zealand

The Americans hope to show improvement against New Zealand after having trouble with Turkey, while a Group D matchup between Australia and Lithuania has potential to be entertaining. Through the FIBA World Cup's first two days of competition, the United States was the only team in sole possession of its group's top spot. Show More Summary

Prospects on the Rise...

9 hours agoBaseball / MLB : Scouting Book

These prospects have moved up in our composite rankings recently: Jorge Soler (#23)... Chris Taylor (#40)... Dalton Pompey (#70)... Rusney Castillo (#84)... Dilson Herrera (#94)... Michael Gettys (#106)... Brandon Drury (#121)... Bradley Zimmer (#125)... Show More Summary

Albert Pujols as a Leader Can Help Angels' World Series Run

The numbers are now celebrated only in relevant context, and the comparisons to himself as a productive superstar are less frequent, replaced by comparisons to himself as an injured shell of one of the greatest hitters the sport hasShow More Summary

Hamels, 3 Phils Relievers Combine to No-Hit Braves

11 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The biggest number for Cole Hamels after six innings wasn't the zero in the hits allowed column but the 108 pitches thrown by the Philadelphia Phillies' starter.

Houston Astros Fire Manager Bo Porter

11 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Houston Astros are looking toward the future, and they decided there is no time like the present to get going on that.

U.S. Open bracket 2014 update: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams advance in straight sets

The No. 1 seeds continue to play well at the U.S. Open with Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic both moving on. Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic capped the night with one of the latest-finishing matches in U.S. Open history. The rounds of 16 rolled on at the U.S. Show More Summary

J.J. Watt, Texans agree on 6-year $100 million extension

J.J. Watt may just be the best defensive player in the NFL and now he's paid like it. J.J. Watt is set to become the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL after he and the Houston Texans agreed on a six-year extension worth $100 million, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Show More Summary

Homer-Happy Nationals Beat Dodgers 6-4

15 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Denard Span hit two of Washington's four homers, Gio Gonzalez got his first victory of the second half and the Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 Monday night in a matchup of division leaders.

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