After 5 minutes of college basketball play, is Arkansas' Nick Smith Jr. still a big deal?
The highest-projected lottery pick in college basketball made his (brief) regular-season debut this week. Reviews remain positive, but how will he slot into an already-strong Arkansas lineup?
NFL execs regrade the offseason's biggest trades: Russ, Khalil Mack and three star wideouts
Trades of A.J. Brown, Tyreek Hill, Russell Wilson and others made a huge offseason splash. Here's how executives throughout the league judge those deals now.
Stanford Steve and The Bear: Conference championship college football picks, bets and nuggets
Stanford Steve and The Bear preview conference championship week of the college football season, offering their picks and betting tips on games such as Georgia-LSU and USC-Utah.
'It's a never-ending process': How Trea Turner evolved into a potential $300 million free agent
For all the talk about Aaron Judge, Turner is right there as this winter's top free agent. Here's why.
Week 13 NFL buzz: Staying power of Rodgers and Stafford, Seahawks' prognosis, MVP ballots and upset picks
Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler talk banged-up QBs, a Sam Darnold renaissance and the Seahawks' skid, and make fantasy and upset picks heading into NFL Week 13.
The complicated numbers behind 12 QB contracts: Do the Packers and Broncos have room to maneuver?
Who's a free agent? Which struggling QBs are impossible to cut? A look at the some of the most intriguing, fluid quarterback situations come the offseason.
The Timberwolves' Towns-Gobert experiment just hit a massive snag
Minnesota will be without one half of its All-Star big man duo until January. Here's how the Wolves stay afloat without Karl-Anthony Towns.
College football's real best player list: We polled 45 coaches in five conferences
Coaches from the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC gave responses both surprising and expected when asked to name the best players in their conference.
Passan: Why a winter meetings frenzy could be brewing -- and who could sign in San Diego
Without a lockout looming, this MLB offseason has gotten off to a slow start -- but there are signs things could start to change as the winter meetings finally return.
Making the perfect offseason moves for five of MLB's most interesting teams
We plot out the moves to make -- and avoid -- for a number of clubs that could define the winter.
Ranking the NFL's top 25 under 25: We stacked the league's best young players, including four QBs
Who are the best players in the NFL currently 24 years old or younger? We ranked the top 25, plus 10 honorable mentions and a few snubs who could have made the cut.
What the CFP rankings should look like -- and what title-game chaos could mean
There's a path to a drama-free playoff field, but projections say it's more likely to get messy -- and Alabama could be lurking to pick up the pieces.
NHL trends at the quarter mark of 2022-23: Which will continue?
Offense continues to boom, teams continue to use the "power kill" strategy, and there are fewer empty-net goals. We predict which changes will stick.
MLB free agency and trade grades: Report card for Jose Abreu's deal with Astros and more
Whether it's a nine-figure free agent deal that changes your team's future or a blockbuster trade that has the whole league buzzing, our experts are ready to weigh in.
Who passes, who fails? Grading all 32 NHL teams at the quarter mark of 2022-23
The Devils, Bruins and Knights are at the head of the class, while others might be destined for detention. Here's a look at what's gone right and what's gone wrong for all.
Tyrese Haliburton and the other players who should be first-time NBA All-Stars in 2023
These young stars might want to start packing their winter coats for a trip to Salt Lake City in February.
Connelly: How Jim Harbaugh flipped the script on Ryan Day and other Rivalry Week lessons
How Jim Harbaugh and Michigan have turned the tables on the Buckeyes, plus breaking down the CFP hunt, the Heisman race and the week's best games.
Bowl projections: All the matchups entering conference championships
With USC and Michigan moving closer to a playoff berth, we predict all the bowl matchups, including the CFP and New Year's Six.
Four teams, seven scenarios: Predicting what the CFP committee will do after Championship Week
Ohio State has a chance despite Michigan's rout, and two-loss Alabama isn't done yet as the College Football Playoff scenarios play out in Championship Week.
Eight coaching candidates to watch at Stanford, including Chris Petersen
How does Stanford replace David Shaw, who led the Cardinal to three Pac-12 titles early in his tenure but went 14-28 over his final four seasons?
Light the beam ... in the postseason? Why these Kings might be for real
No offense in the West is more efficient than Sacramento's. But that's only half the reason to believe in one of the NBA's most surprising teams.
NFL draft buzz: Prospects to watch, predictions for Friday and Saturday games
Which draft prospects will stand out in Michigan-Ohio State? And will Bijan Robinson, Cam Smith, Anthony Richardson and Josh Downs make statements in their rivalry week games?
Stanford Steve and The Bear: Week 13 college football picks, bets and nuggets
Stanford Steve and The Bear preview Week 13 of the college football season, offering their picks and betting tips on games such as Tennessee-Vanderbilt and Oklahoma-Texas Tech.
Coaching carousel buzz: The latest on Auburn, Nebraska and other open jobs
After a season of coaching change that started earlier than ever before, schools will now begin to narrow their searches.
NFL hot seat preview and Week 12 buzz: Who's in trouble, who's next, coach of the year candidates and upset picks
Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler assess the NFL hot seat, identify the next group of qualified head coaching candidates, and make fantasy and upset picks heading into NFL Week 12.
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