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Watch: Texas Freshman Kerwin Roach Jr Can Touch Top of Backboard And Do Back Flip

The Texas Longhorns basketball program went through an unprecedented era of success under head coach Rick Barnes, making the NCAA Tournament in 16 of his 17 seasons at the helm, but new upstart coach Shaka Smart is bringing his own brand of success and excitement from VCU with him, as they hope to challenge Kansas […]

Complete Preview and Predictions for the Boston Bruins in 2015-16

The once-mighty Boston Bruins made big changes over the summer in an attempt to reverse their downward spiral and get back into the playoff picture. Presidents' Trophy winners in 2013-14, the Bruins started slow last season, then struggled as a result of injuries to key players like Zdeno Chara and David Krejci before fizzling out down the stretch. Show More Summary

Complete Preview and Predictions for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2015-16

When the Chicago Blackhawks won their third Stanley Cup in six seasons last June, they categorically erased the memory of a pretty forgettable regular season. Chicago went into the playoffs in third place in the Central Division andShow More Summary

Complete Preview and Predictions for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2015-16

The Pittsburgh Penguins are aiming to reclaim their position among the Metropolitan Division's elite teams after a tumultuous 2014-15 campaign. A strong start to the season, sparked by an explosive power play, was soon badly derailed...Show More Summary

Complete Preview and Predictions for the Detroit Red Wings in 2015-16

It's the dawn of a new era in Motown. After 10 years, 10 playoff appearances and one Stanley Cup, coach Mike Babcock has moved on to new challenges, leaving the Detroit Red Wings turn a corner in their franchise's long, storied history. High-profile...Show More Summary

Complete Preview and Predictions for the New York Rangers in 2015-16

It's tough to get to the top, and even tougher to stay there. The New York Rangers earned the 2014-15 Presidents' Trophy after finishing first overall in the NHL standings—a feat the franchise hadn't accomplished since the year of its...Show More Summary

The Top Storylines for the 2015-16 NHL Season

Puck drop for the new NHL season has finally arrived, and there are a number of intriguing plot lines to follow, from superstar rookies looking to make their mark to new rules that may impact the standings. There was a great deal of turnover in the offseason, with multiple coaching changes and players swapping uniforms as well. Show More Summary

Raffi Torres Suspended For Half The Season

Raffi Torres of the San Jose Sharks has just received one of the longest suspensions in NHL history. He has been suspended 41 games for a dirty hit to the head of Anaheim’s Jakob Silfverberg during a preseason game last weekend. This is the longest suspension since McSorley was handed a full-season ban for slashing […]

Zack Kassian Suspended, Placed in Substance-Abuse Program by NHL

The NHL announced Monday it placed Montreal Canadiens forward Zack Kassian in Stage 2 of the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program following his car crash over the weekend. According to the Montreal Gazette, the 24-year-old was a passenger in a truck that collided with a tree in a Montreal borough early Sunday morning. Show More Summary

NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Preseason Poll

The 2015-16 NHL season is mere days away, which means it's time for Bleacher Report's stable of stellar hockey writers to come out of hiding and prognosticate the league's best and worst teams, then go right back into the governmentShow More Summary

Raffi Torres Suspended: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

The San Jose Sharks will be without left winger Raffi Torres for the first half of the 2015-16 season. NHL Player Safety announced Monday the 33-year-old veteran was suspended for 41 games for an illegal check to the head and interference of Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg during Saturday’s preseason contest. Show More Summary

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly Comments on Cocaine Use Among Players

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly suggested the apparent increased use of cocaine among players is a phase a small cluster of individuals are going through and is not indicative of a major problem. TSN's Rick Westhead reported what Daly...Show More Summary

George Karl Offered Back-handed Apology to DeMarcus Cousins

George Karl wants DeMarcus Cousins to know that he’s sorry…for the media. Ever since Karl took the reins in February as the Sacramento Kings’ newest head coach, rumors of discord brewing between he and Cousins have littered the web. That chatter has been denied to no end, because, you know, that’s what happens. But, over […]

Blake Griffin Destroys The Shot Clock

The LA Clippers were in Vancouver on Sunday for their first preseason game against the Raptors. Griffin, the Clippers big man, threw down a dunk so powerful during warm-ups that he took the shot clock down with him. Watch Blake Griffin's dunk demolish the shot clock during pregame warm-ups. #dunkline — LA Clippers (@LAClippers) October […]

Viktor Postol Re-Writes the Rankings at 140 Pounds

On Saturday night in Carson, California at the Stub Center, undefeated Ukranian light welterweight Viktor Postol claimed the vacant WBC belt when he knocked out Lucas Matthysse in Round 10. For Postol, it was the most impressive performance of his career, in the biggest fight of his career. He’s overturned the rankings at the top […]

Chicago Blackhawks' 2015 Stanley Cup Championship Rings Feature 355 Diamonds

These rings certainly are fit for a team that has won three of the past six Stanley Cups. On Sunday, the Chicago Blackhawks posted pictures of their latest championship rings. One word: incredible. Chicago's 2014-15 Stanley Cup championship...Show More Summary

LeBron Is Ready for Tristan Thompson and Cavs to End Contract Madness

LeBron James has a message for Tristan Thompson and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hurry up. James caused quite a stir on Saturday night when he posted a picture of himself and Thompson at the wedding of a mutual friend with the caption “Get it done!!!!” Some interpreted the picture as him trying to play general manager […]

Fantasy Hockey 2015: NHL Player Rankings and Sleepers You Must Add

The 2015-16 NHL season kicks off Wednesday night with a quartet of games, including the Chicago Blackhawks beginning their title defense against the New York Rangers. That also means it's crunch time for drafting fantasy hockey teams. While...Show More Summary

NHL 500: Ranking the Top 75 Left Defensemen

We recently introduced a new project, the NHL 500, by looking at the game’s top 50 goaltenders. We then turned to defencemen, starting with the top 75 right-side defencemen. In this slideshow, we finish our work on the blue line by turning...Show More Summary

2015-16 NHL Predictions: Preview and Picks for Atlantic Division

It's shaping up to be another interesting season in the NHL's Atlantic Division. In 2014-15, the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning dueled for the top spot in the standings. The Detroit Red Wings made the playoffs for the 24th...Show More Summary

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