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Rex Ryan tried to trick Julian Edelman into revealing the Patriots' QB plans

Rex Ryan, investigative reporter. Nobody knows who’s going to start for the New England Patriots at quarterback this week. Maybe it’s Jimmy Garoppolo, who sat out last week with a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder. Maybe it’s Jacoby Brissett, who injured his right thumb in Week 3. Show More Summary

Tim Tebow really hit a home run on the 1st pitch of his 1st professional at-bat

. BOOM! @TimTebow hits a homer during instructional league game! — Katie Johnson (@Katie_Johnson_) September 28, 2016 Some things in this life are destined to come true. The sun will rise in the east and set in the west. Show More Summary

The most obvious candidate for the LSU head coaching job is also the right choice

Here are five reasons you should outbid everyone else for Tom Herman. When LSU backed off firing Les Miles last November, it simply prolonged a festering problem, namely that it had a coach who was turning A+ talent into B+ results.Show More Summary

West Ham fan gets players in trouble for 'drinking' with a Twitter hoax

Don't do this. Want Backheel Breakfast in your inbox? Sign up for the email version here. If you're thinking about starting an internet rumor about some soccer players being unprofessional, please rethink that. West Ham players AndyShow More Summary

Brittney Griner’s resurgence gives the Mercury a chance to knock off the mighty Lynx

As long as Griner continues to play like she has down the stretch, the sub.500 Mercury can give the mighty Lynx a series The Phoenix Mercury are the biggest winners of the WNBA’s new playoff format so far. The 16-18 team barely reached the postseason, clinching the final spot with just two games left in the season. Show More Summary

NFL panic index, Week 4: Will we ever see dominant J.J. Watt again?

Elsewhere, you — yes YOU — picked off Ryan Fitzpatrick and Carson Palmer. Is it time for Jets and Cardinals fans to freak out? Early in the offseason, J.J. Watt gave Houston Texans fans heart palpitations when he said that he wasn’tShow More Summary

Scott Miller's Starting 9: Vin Scully Writes Final Stanzas of Baseball Career

I can fly higher than an eagle, for you are the wind beneath my wings… 1. Vin Scully and the Dodgers Match Walk-Offs One by one, we say goodbye to the greatest summers of our lives. A man in Pasadena, California, shakes his head, smiles...Show More Summary

MLB needs more playoff chaos, so we devised new formats to make it happen

The MLB postseason setup is alright. We think it could be better. (Well, most of us do.) Some people like MLB’s playoff format. Some of y’all hate it. It’s here, though, so we all just have to deal, whether it’s with the postseason format itself or just the people complaining about it. Show More Summary

These college football players spoke out about race. It’s time I do it, too.

I’ve spent a lot of time not wanting to write something like this. Not wanting to write about race because I felt I was either not good enough to do it, not black enough to do it, or both. Sometimes I feel like an Uncle Tom because I’m not outward with my views on race among my friend group, which is almost exclusively white. Show More Summary

Saturday’s Wisconsin-Michigan is a huge part of the Big Ten race. Here’s how it’ll define things

Full projections for both divisions below, ahead of a battle between top-10 teams that few people saw coming. The last time Michigan played Wisconsin, Bret Bielema’s Badgers ran all over the defense of coordinator Greg Robinson. Montee Ball and James White combined for 354 yards and six touchdowns, Scott Tolzien threw for 201 yards, and No. Show More Summary

Essay: A Father and Son’s Shared Passion: Hating the Cubs

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What a Cubs World Series title would mean to a family of lifelong White Sox fans.

The Cavs keep watching their Game 7 win over the Warriors again and again and again

Game 7 between the Cavaliers and Warriors was one of the most memorable NBA Finals games in history, the series itself being the best movie of the summer. There’s no doubt Cavs fans re-watched that entire game many times since then,Show More Summary

Will the Pac-12 have the last laugh in the TV money battle after all?

Also, let’s check in on the likely site of the ACC Championship and Ed Orgeron’s chances of landing the full-time LSU job. USC and Oregon are flailing, so Friday night’s Stanford-Washington game will almost certainly determine the Pac-12’s...Show More Summary

We don’t understand Phil Jackson’s plan with the Knicks

It looked like Phil Jackson would rebuild the Knicks slowly. Then, he traded for Derrick Rose and signed Joakim Noah. How is this supposed to work? Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller are previewing all 30 teams via conversation. Next up: the New York Knicks. Show More Summary

Mike Tolbert got angry at a car shop and paid them with $3,900 in coins

Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert is in the middle of an internet war with a custom car shop. Being an upset customer isn’t exactly new, but Tolbert’s response was something out of a sitcom. On Monday, Motor Lab Tuning posted the following to their Facebook page. Today was a huge waste of time and a major disappointment. Show More Summary

Danny Willett’s brother calls U.S. Ryder Cup fans ‘obnoxious,’ ‘imbeciles’ in blog post rant

Hooooooooo boy. Ryder Cup Week just got extremely lit — and it’s about to be a long few days in Minnesota for the Masters champ. When Danny Willett was there to capitalize on Jordan Spieth’s mess on the back nine on Sunday at Augusta,...Show More Summary

You tell us: Was Nationals' fourth starting pitcher strongest in 2012, 2014 or 2016?

Two of our previous Nationals beat writers decided to debate the merits of all three teams, position by position.

Buster Posey Is 1st Player to Get 1st 1,000 Hits with Giants Since Rich Aurilia

Fact: Buster Posey recorded his 1,000th career hit with a home run in the Giants' 12-1 win over the Rockies on Tuesday night. He is the first player to get his first 1,000 hits with the Giants since Rich Aurilia in 2003. Bleacher Report...Show More Summary

2017 MLB Free Agents: Rumors and Predictions for Jose Bautista and More

The MLB postseason is quickly approaching, but many teams around the league already have their sights set on the offseason and potential improvements before the 2017 campaign. After all, the World Series dreams have been extinguished for plenty of squads, leaving them with no choice but to focus on the long-term future. Show More Summary

NL Playoff Standings 2016: Latest Wild Card Info, Team Records and More

With the three National League division races wrapped up and the top record in the league already well in hand, the remaining drama in the dwindling days of the 2016 regular season stems from the wild-card race. The Chicago Cubs, Washington...Show More Summary

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