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Joe Sparacio

Fantasy Football Week 7: Start/Sit

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Everyone can always use a little extra fantasy football advice before Sunday kickoff, right? Let us help you determine your best lineup (or pick daily fantasy players) as we prepare for what will undoubtedly be a tumultuous Week 7. More»
Cliff Corcoran

4 Winning Lessons the Astros Learned

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The Houston Astros are headed to the World Series having defeated the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the American League Championship series Saturday night. They'll also carry some valuable lessons with them into the World Series. More»
Matt Brown

CFB Saturday Takeaways: Week 8

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After a chaotic Week 7, college football's Week 8 felt a lot different. With few upsets, the story of the day on Saturday was blowouts: In addition to No. 1 Alabama crushing Tennessee, Notre Dame dominated USC and Penn State routed Michigan. More»
College Football

WVU Survives At Baylor With 2-Point Stop

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Xavier Preston sacked Charlie Brewer on a two-point conversion attempt with 17 seconds left and No. 23 West Virginia withstood a furious fourth-quarter Baylor rally to escape with a 38-36 win Saturday night. More»
College Football

Horned Frogs Demolish Kansas In Rout

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Kenny Hill matched his career high with five touchdown passes, and the TCU defense dominated overmatched Kansas in the fourth-ranked Horned Frogs' 43-0 victory Saturday night. The Jayhawks finished with just 21 total yards. More»
Matt Brown

Irish Topple USC in Rivalry Statement

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It's hard for a top-15 Notre Dame team to fly under the radar, but this year's squad had done just that through the first half of the season. That will no longer be the case after the No. 13 Fighting Irish clobbered No. 11 USC 49-14 on Saturday. More»
Matt Brown

PSU Whites Out Michigan For Revenge

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Penn State's fortunes changed after a blowout loss to Michigan last season. On Saturday, the No. 2 Nittany Lions continued their perfect 2017 run by getting revenge, crushing No. 19 Michigan 42-13 in front of the largest crowd in school history. More»
Matt Brown

Sooners Storm Back, Avoid Upset Trap

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It's almost impossible to avoid viewing a ranked opponent visiting a Bill Snyder-coached Kansas State as a possible upset trap. But after a rough first half, No. 9 Oklahoma bounced back and beat the Wildcats 42-35 with a late Rodney Anderson TD. More»
College Football

Canes Pass Another Test, Hold Off Orange

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Malik Rosier threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns, and Travis Homer's 33-yard touchdown run with 2:48 left helped No. 8 Miami defeat upset-minded Syracuse 27-19 on Saturday as the Hurricanes extended their winning streak to 11 games. More»
College Football

UCF Outlasts Navy For First 6-0 Start

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Adrian Killins ran for 122 yards and two touchdowns, McKenzie Milton passed for 233 yards and No. 20 Central Florida beat Navy 31-21 on Saturday for the first 6-0 start in school history. More»
College Football

Bama Rolls to 11th Straight Win Against Vols

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Bo Scarbrough had two fourth-down touchdown runs and No. 1 Alabama continued its domination of rival Tennessee with a 45-7 victory on Saturday. The Crimson Tide improved to 11-0 in the traditional Third Saturday in October game under coach Nick Saban. More»
College Football

Late Field Goal Lifts Louisville Past FSU

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Blanton Creque made a 34-yard field goal with five seconds remaining as Louisville defeated Florida State 31-28 on Saturday and got its first win at Doak Campbell Stadium since 1952. More»
College Football

Badgers Cruise To Easy Win Over Terps

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Jonathan Taylor ran for a touchdown and broke the 1,000-yard mark for the season, Alex Hornibrook passed for two scores and No. 5 Wisconsin stayed unbeaten with a 38-13 win over Maryland on Saturday. More»
Matt Brown

Cowboys Give Texas More Heartbreak

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Little that happened Saturday afternoon resembled what we expect from an Oklahoma State football game, and yet the No. 10 Cowboys won anyway, inflicting more heartbreak upon Texas with a 13-10 overtime win over the Longhorns. More»
Will Leitch

Dive Into Five: The Weekend Watch List

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There are so many sports every weekend that it can be nearly impossible to keep track of them all. From Game 7 of the ALCS to Penn State-Michigan to the NFL, here's our weekly guide to the biggest events to watch on Saturday and Sunday. More»
Cy Brown

Huddersfield Stuns Man United

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On Matchday 9 of the English Premier League season, Manchester United doubled its goals allowed total for the season in an upset loss to Huddersfield Town, while Chelsea mounted a roaring comeback to defeat upstarts Watford. More»
Terence Moore

'05 USC Loss Still Stings For Irish

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Saturday night is the biggest Notre Dame-USC game in South Bend since 2005, when Reggie Bush's push of Matt Leinart into the end capped a wild, controversial finish that leaves Fighting Irish fans -- and QB Brady Quinn -- still bitter to this day. More»
Alex Wong

Future Uncertain For More Linsanity

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One of the building blocks for the Nets was supposed to be point guard Jeremy Lin, who signed a three-year, $36 million deal in 2016. But now that Lin is out for the season with a torn patellar tendon, his fate in Brooklyn is up in the air. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Glory Days Here Again For Dodgers

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The Dodgers are returning to the World Series for the first time in 29 years, and they are doing so looking every bit a juggernaut. Yes, there was a late-season swoon, but if you look closer at how that happened, you'll see that wasn't the real LA. More»
Will Leitch

Turner Field Lives on For GSU Football

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The official name of Georgia State's home football stadium just outside downtown Atlanta is Parker H. Petit Field at Georgia State Stadium, but you know it as Turner Field. It's become a unique sports experience that I highly recommend. More»
Alex Wong

Rap Party Just Getting Started

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For years, the Toronto Raptors have relied on their starting backcourt of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan to carry them. But with the team falling short in the playoffs time and time again, it was finally time to try something new, starting now. More»
Matt Brown

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 8

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Last week's dramatic upsets are a tough act to follow, but Week 8 in college football features plenty of intriguing matchups, headlined by two huge games in prime time: No. 19 Michigan at No. 2 Penn State and No. 11 USC at No. 13 Notre Dame. More»
David Ubben

Big Injuries Don't Always Mean Doom

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What happens when a sports team loses a star? The results have been mixed -- sometimes the team can fall into ruin, but often a new star emerges or the season ends up better than expected. Maybe the Packers and Celtics can look at some history. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Ranking the NFL's Top Running Backs

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Which running back in the league is the best at breaking tackles? What about the most versatile? Who has the most yards after the carry? We answer all these questions and more in our running back rankings heading into Week 7. More»
Matt Brown

Midseason CFB Rankings: All 130 Teams

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The second half of the 2017 college football season is about to begin. First, it's time to prepare by ranking all 130 FBS teams, from No. 130 UTEP to No. 1 Alabama, and trying to offer a positive thought or reason to watch for each team. More»
David Ubben

Knight and Day: UCF's Fast Turnaround

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No college football team has been on a roller coaster in recent years quite like UCF, which went from the Fiesta Bowl in 2013 to winless in 2015 to a promising 2017 campaign that has the Knights 5-0, ranked 20th and scoring 50 points per game under coach Scott Frost. More»
Will Leitch

NFL Confidence Pool: Week 7

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This season, rather than doing pure NFL picks against the spread, I've decided to do weekly confidence pool rankings and pit myself against both Vegas and analytics. I'm currently 14th out of 123 competitors through three weeks -- see if you can do better. More»
Will Leitch

Yankee Stadium Has Gone Electric

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For some time, the new Yankee Stadium seemed to lack the energy of the old place. Now, all that has changed. With a homegrown team winning thrilling postseason games, the cathedral in the Bronx is rocking and rolling again. More»
Terence Moore

Falcons Still Have '28-3' In Mind

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The Super Bowl is all anyone talks about when it comes to the Atlanta Falcons, but it's a necessary discussion as the team heads to New England on Sunday. The memory of "28-3" has haunted them, as demonstrated by last week's collapse against Miami. More»
Alex Wong

World of Pain For Hayward, Celtics

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On the NBA's opening night, the Celtics' new acquisition Gordon Hayward fractured his left ankle while landing awkwardly on the court. The injury affected everyone who saw it, and it will alter the trajectory of the Eastern Conference. More»
Matt Brown

Midseason CFB Playoff and Bowl Picks

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In seven weeks, the field of College Football Playoff contenders has significantly narrowed. It's time to use what we've learned so far and make an educated guess as to how the postseason race will play out, with picks for the playoff and all the bowls. More»
Ross Tucker

Uncertainty Is Always Part of the NFL

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Injuries are the worst. Every year, some of the NFL's marquee players go down. But, while the league is not better off without stars like J.J. Watt and Aaron Rodgers, it does mean that opportunities open for other players and teams. More»
Mike Lupica

Rise & Shine: All Eyes On Judge

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Aaron Judge might not win the AL MVP Award. But what he has established in his hit-or-miss postseason is that he continues to be one of the most magnetic players in the game, whether it's with his big bat or stellar play in the field. More»
Will Leitch

10 Signs that the NBA is at its peak

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Think about where the NBA is at this specific moment in its history -- from its on-the-court product to its off-the-court voice, the league has everything going. Here are 10 signs that basketball is peaking, and why we should get excited for the new season. More»

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