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2016 MLB Free Agents: Rumors and Predictions for Mike Leake, Chris Davis & More

For 22 Major League Baseball teams, all of the focus remains on the field and a quest to win a World Series. The rest of the league is making plans to be where eight teams are at right now, led by the start of free agency in November. This is one of the best free-agent classes in recent memory, with a great balance between hitting and pitching. Show More Summary

Toronto Raptors 2015 roster: Raptors retool, but have they already peaked?

The Raptors have most of their future riding on the success of this season. The Toronto Raptors weren't supposed to win with this core of players. Then they did win, making the playoffs in 2013-14 and briefly looking like the Eastern Conference's best team last season before the Hawks and Cavaliers firmly stole that title. Show More Summary

NFL picks and predictions, Bills vs. Titans 2015: Buffalo slight favorite on the road

Two flailing teams will try to keep pace in the AFC. Rex Ryan against a rookie quarterback is usually an easy call. In his time with the New York Jets, Ryan went 9-2 in games when facing rookie signal callers for the first time. But in his first year with the Buffalo Bills, Ryan's defense has failed to live up to expectations. Show More Summary

No starting QB named for Texans, Hoyer and Mallett present minimal fantasy value

The Texans got mixed performances from each of their quarterbacks during Thursday's 27-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. We break down the fantasy implications. Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien has not declared a starter at quarterback...Show More Summary

Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez is confident his back won't affect him in NLDS

Adrian Gonzalez said his back won’t present any problems for him Friday night when he takes the field in the Dodgers’ postseason opener. "It should be 100%," Gonzalez said. "I don't think it's going to be an issue at all. If I don't get a hit, it’s not because of my back." In the final weeks of...

Thabo Sefolosha found not guilty on resisting arrest in New York court

Thabo Sefolosha has been found not guilty for resisting arrest and two other charges by the Manhattan Criminal Court after an arrest last April. Sefolosha, a forward for the Atlanta Hawks, was arrested and broke his leg in the same incident...Show More Summary

England vs. Estonia live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch Euro 2016 qualifying

This is basically a friendly for already-qualified England, but Estonia has a chance to surprise their way into the third-place playoff round. At this point in the European Championships qualifying tournament, there's nothing meaningful left for England to do. Show More Summary

How much is FBS membership worth? Eastern Kentucky's willing to spend $10 million

And New Mexico State is willing to spend almost half that just to stay in the Sun Belt. Here's a look at how both pitched themselves to the SBC. In September, the Sun Belt grabbed Coastal Carolina from the Big South. The Chanticleers...Show More Summary

The worst part of baseball is baseball... but it's worth it

Baseball is the best and the worst thing, and the playoffs are the greatest reminder of this. The worst part of baseball is baseball. Last year, I followed my Kansas City Royals through one of the the most fantastic postseasons in baseball history. Show More Summary

FanDuel roster advice: There's no one way to do this

Some like to advocate splurging on a quarterback. Some say to spend on receiver. The truth is that all of these are good advice, and all are bad. A good roster is a good roster is a good roster. Editor's Note: FanDuel is running a $1,500,000 fantasy football league in Week 5. Show More Summary

Rams vs. Packers 2015 picks and predictions: No upset expected at Lambeau Field on Sunday

The Packers haven't lost a home game since 2013 and are looking like the best team in the NFC, but the Rams have a history off pulling off stunning upsets. On paper, the matchup between the St. Louis Rams and Green Bay Packers at Lambeau...Show More Summary

NLDS traffic jam concerns have Dodgers asking fans to arrive early

Get your motor runnin' and early at that. The Dodgers' first two playoff games at home against the Mets figure to be a challenge for those hoping to be in Dodger Stadium for first pitch, even for veterans of Los Angeles traffic. Friday’s National League Division Series opener is scheduled to start...

The Rams think blasting the 'Macarena' in practice will help them beat the Packers

Often, teams preparing to play in loud stadiums -- say, for instance, Lambeau Field -- will pipe in crowd noise during practice to prepare players for calling a game in noisy conditions. The St. Louis Rams, who will face the PackersShow More Summary

Mets Rookie Noah Syndergaard: Record-Setting Season

In 1995 the New York Mets felt they were on the verge of an All-Star pitching rotation consisting of Bill Pulsipher, Jason Isringhausen and Paul Wilson. This highly promoted young trio was dubbed "Generation K." Expectations, though, fell heavily short as all three prospects succumbed to injuries within a year. Show More Summary

Rangers vs. Blue Jays Game 2: Live ALDS Score and Highlights

After a 5-3 victory in Game 1, the Texas Rangers will look to take full control of their division-series matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday afternoon when they send Cole Hamels to the hill. First pitch is scheduled forShow More Summary

49ers vs. Giants 2015 odds: San Francisco TD betting underdog vs. New York

The New York Giants will go for their third straight win this Sunday as touchdown favorites at home against the reeling San Francisco 49ers. The San Francisco 49ers are 2-7 straight up and 1-8 against the spread in their last nine games. Show More Summary

Which pro wrestler proudly represents your MLB playoff team?

Geographically, that is. By now, you almost certainly have a rooting interest in the 2015 MLB playoffs. That's good! Now it's time to find out which famous pro wrestler is most closely associated with your team. We attempted to give each team the most famous pro wrestler that was either born in, billed from, or resided in a given city or region. Show More Summary

NFL picks and predictions, Browns vs. Ravens 2015: Baltimore near-lock to beat Cleveland

The Browns have one win in their last 14 games against the Ravens and haven't won a game in Baltimore since 2007. You think the Ravens are a heavy favorite on Sunday? The Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens face off on Sunday with identical 1-3 records, but that's where the similarities end. Show More Summary

Here are the 13 best pictures of squirrels in our photo tool

Our photo tool can search every Getty image and every USA Today Sports image. FOTO FINDER FUN FRIDAY is a feature where we type random words into that tool and find the best photos we have. Last week: Dogs yawning! This week: Squirrels 1. Photo...Show More Summary

There are reasons to be nervous about the Raptors

After a bad playoff flame-out, Toronto tried to get smaller and tougher. We're not sure it worked. Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller are discussing every single NBA team in this Flanns and Zillz marathon leading up to the 2015-16 season. Click here for past editions. ZILLER: Let's tackle the elephant in the room up front. Show More Summary

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