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2015 NFL season preview

A new NFL season is upon us. Get ready for it with our massive, free preview. Predicting a Super Bowl winner in September is tricky. Picking weekly games is hard enough as it is, much less the AFC and NFC champions and the eventual Super...Show More Summary

Diamondbacks' Rubby De La Rosa Throws One of the Strangest Balks You'll Ever See

Every pitcher has thought about it: "What if I just skipped the whole preparation phase of a pitch and instead just stunned the batter with a surprise fastball?" Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Rubby De La Rosa actually went for it on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Do's and Don'ts of Catching a Foul Ball

Baseball players get paid millions to catch foul balls, which means there isn’t a substantial list of do’s and don’ts to consider. When catching the ball impacts both personal stats and the outcome of a game, "do" is the only option....Show More Summary

Which rookies are worth drafting in your fantasy football league?

Projecting fantasy performance is always tricky -- but even moreso for rookies. So which of the NFL's newest neophytes warrant a spot on your fantasy team? Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to SB Nation on YouTube

Michele Roberts says NBA, union hope to reach labor agreement by year's end

The NBAPA's new boss is already talking with Adam Silver in hopes of avoiding a lockout. The NBA's collective bargaining agreement is set to expire in the summer of 2017, putting fear in the hearts of fans across the globe that the league could be in for another work stoppage. Show More Summary

Ozuna, Prado Help Marlins Top Braves 8-3 in 3-Game Sweep

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Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run homer, Martin Prado and Jeff Mathis each had two RBIs and the Miami Marlins beat the reeling Atlanta Braves 8-3 to finish a three-game sweep on Wednesday.

NFL relocation can't be stopped because you care too much

The NFL is headed back to Los Angeles, no matter how many hearts it breaks in the process. R ay Perez is Dr. Death. Dr. Death is the Oakland Raiders. The Oakland Raiders are everything to Perez, who has been advocating ceaselessly to keep the team in Oakland while attending school at Sacramento State. Show More Summary

Fantasy football sleepers 2015: Antonio Gates still not getting the respect he deserves

The mainstay for the San Diego Chargers refused to go quietly in 2014, and can still be had at a bargain a year later. We break down the fantasy implications. It seems like fantasy owners have been ready to write off Antonio Gates for quite some time now. Show More Summary

An Internet commenter in King Bayless' Court

We sent PFT Commenter to Bristol, Ct., for a live taping of First Take and to meet Skip Bayless. They talked sports, takes and sports takes and now they're best friends. All spelling errors are intentional, we think. -- The editor. "First Take" the TV show is a morning instituton on ESPN2. Show More Summary

As the NFL opens up the air, DBs are sitting ducks

Last year, the NFL Competition Committee enacted stricter enforcement of rules protecting wide receivers. The game might never be the same. "Has it ever been tougher to play defensive back in the NFL?" That question, posited by Kevin...Show More Summary

The future is now for the NFL's top rookies

The quarterbacks may get the most attention, but the NFL's next batch of rookies features plenty of future stars. Jameis Winston of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Marcus Mariota of the Tennessee Titans are inextricably connected. The two...Show More Summary

Each NFL team's breakout player for 2015

There's always one, that player who comes out of nowhere to surprise fans and the league with a big season. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White went through each team's roster to try and identify this year's breakout players. One thing we can all agree on is NFL players develop their skills at different rates. Show More Summary

Boswell: If misery loves company, fans of Washington’s teams will never be lonely

Why do we do this again?Why do we volunteer, year after year, for pain from games? This sports-fan voyage we take together is often tied to our hearts — to the towns where we live, our schools, our fidelity to our family’s favorite teams and our childhood affections. Show More Summary

Fantasy Football Sleepers 2015: Steve Smith not done yet

The sun may be setting on Smith's career, but his fantasy outlook isn't dark. We break down the fantasy implications. Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith is beloved by his team's fans, hated by his team's rivals, but nearly forgotten...Show More Summary

Derek Anderson signs extension, fantasy value as backup unchanged

Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson will be with the team for two more years. We break down the fantasy implications. Carolina Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson has signed a two-year extension with the team worth $5 million. He started...Show More Summary

Here are the key NBA players competing with their national teams this month

Tony Parker, Dirk Nowitzki and more are suiting up for international tournaments this month. The NBA season doesn't begin for weeks, but international basketball is here in the meantime to give us a peek at some of the game's best players. Show More Summary

Nats Journal: Few batters see fewer strikes than Bryce Harper, who loves to walk

What is perhaps most impressive about Bryce Harper this late in the season is how well he has managed to keep his approach at the plate. In recent weeks, with the Nationals lineup getting healthy and easing back to form, he has seen fewer pitches to hit. Show More Summary

Kyle Schwarber Injury: Updates on Cubs Star's Ribs and Return

Chicago Cubs star Kyle Schwarber was scratched from the team's lineup Wednesday with sore ribs. Continue for updates. Schwarber Battling Rib Issue Wednesday, Sept. 2 The Cubs announced Schwarber won't play in Wednesday's game due toShow More Summary

If Don Mattingly is in demand, how will he and the Dodgers respond?

With the Dodgers at their happiest point of the season -- with Clayton Kershaw on the mound Wednesday as they try to sweep the San Francisco Giants and all but end the suspense in the National League West -- the Miami Marlins have thrown a curve ball toward Dodger Stadium.

Red Sox Outfield Full of Promise as Jackie Bradley Jr. Starts to Hit

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Bradley, hitting.438 in his last 20 games, is finally turning into the hitter Boston expected when it let Jacoby Ellsbury leave as a free agent in 2013.

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