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Bill Bender

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16 most-hated college basketball players of all time

Grayson Allen is the latest college basketball player opposing fans love to hate. Here's a look at the most-hated college hoops players of all time.

  • Tom Izzo's very bad day start of very good March for Spartans
  • Message is loud and clear: When Bryn Forbes is on, Michigan State is tough to stop
  • Michigan State 81, Ohio State 62: Three things we learned
  • 10 hottest spring games: All eyes on Notre Dame, Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State
  • Top 20 college football states: No. 1 might surprise you
  • Michigan announces April 1 evening spring game
  • 'Yeah, but' moments are the new norm for NFL quarterbacks

Nick Birdsong

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Stefan Moody is the Stephen Curry of college basketball...kind of

The 5-10 senior scored 24 in the first half against Mississippi State.

Kel Mitchell turns up Hornets Nick Night with Kid 'n Play-inspired halftime dance
Carmelo Anthony gets rejected by the rim
  • Stephen Curry drills game-winner against Thunder in OT
  • Russell Westbrook honors Avon Barksdale with 'Above the Rim' throwback jersey
  • WATCH: Avery Johnson dances to Young Thug's 'Best Friend' after Alabama downs Auburn
  • NFL Network analyst calls Carson Wentz 'the next former Browns quarterback'
  • Kyle Lowry scores 43, nails game-winner for Raptors against Cavaliers
  • Carmelo Anthony doesn't care who Aaron Gordon is
  • Paul George drains 3-pointer at the buzzer over two Hornets

Ken Bradley

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Early arrivals: 15 newcomers with big opportunities in spring practice

Which quarterback on campus early has the best chance to start in 2016? Who are the other instant impact players already on campus and getting a jump start on next season?

Problem acknowledged, but solving Auburn's offensive issues bigger step
Jim Harbaugh spreading the word, flooding the zone with maize and blue
  • Michigan State bumps Mark Dantonio's salary to $4.3 million
  • Baylor vs. Ole Miss in 2020 is step in right direction for Bears' scheduling
  • Auburn loses WR coach, elite recruiter Dameyune Craig to LSU
  • Miami high school makes South Beach Tow star state's first female football head coach
  • Tom Herman stomps, takes swings at fax machine Office Space style
  • It's time to accept it: Nick Saban's not going anywhere and neither is Alabama
  • National Signing Day 2016 updates: Alabama claims another recruiting title; Gary goes to Michigan

Rana L. Cash

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NFL Draft 2016: When is the NFL Draft, TV, time, location

The 2016 NFL Draft is just around the corner and heads back to Chicago for the second straight year.

Russell Wilson launches a new clothing line...with a twist
Tyrann Mathieu managed just four bench press reps at NFL Combine
  • J.J. Watt wants you to know no ordinary injury would keep him off the field
  • Hue Jackson sounds ready to 'move on' from Johnny Manziel-type behavior
  • The real reason Cam Newton walked out on Super Bowl interview
  • Aqib Talib would be ejected from Super Bowl under Roger Goodell's new rule proposal
  • What time does Super Bowl 2016 start? TV, kickoff, online streaming for Super Bowl 50

Cory Collins

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U.S. Soccer has a new look, and delivered it straight to fans' doors

For the first time since 1995 — when Alexi Lalas still looked like the old Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo — U.S. Soccer delivered a swag redesign.

The NFL Combine, America's most-watched cattle call
MLB milestones, records in reach for the 2016 season
  • Dennis Rodman fires back at Ted Cruz because he still loves Donald Trump
  • Dexter Fowler intrigue ultimately no big deal for Orioles or Cubs
  • Yes, Barry Bonds said 'God knows I'm a Hall of Famer,' and headline writers rejoiced
  • Peyton Manning's darker past: Why a Tennessee sexual assault scandal has resurfaced
  • Leicester City's improbable EPL run, bolstered by Buddhist monks?
  • Cam Newton erotic novel, 'Dabbin' with Cam,' is the hottest take out there
  • Panthers go from team of destiny to dream deferred

Mike DeCourcy

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NCAA disqualifies Derrick Jones over test scores; attorney blasts timeline, motivation

The ACT cancelled UNLV freshman Derrick Jones' test scores, making him ineligible to compete.

Indiana's miraculous recovery is one shining moment in Hoosiers' recent gloom
VanVleet, Baker leave Wichita State as backcourt legends
  • Colts either build around Andrew Luck now, or crumble beneath a porous offensive line
  • 12 things that have happened since Kansas' Big 12 title streak began
  • A'Shawn Robinson carries Alabama habits in his hands
  • ACC needs to have a word with Duke's trippin' Grayson Allen
  • John Elway respectfully enables Peyton Manning's pondering
  • Cardale Jones insists he's in correct NFL Draft class
  • NFL draft scouts' new question: Do you really love the game?

Sean Deveney

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Pat Riley has a two-year plan for the Heat that's enough to keep rivals on edge

There's been talk that Heat president Pat Riley might consider retirement. With two tumultuous free-agency periods ahead, though, few believe it.

Luke Walton as a head coach? No guarantee for Knicks, Lakers or anyone else
NBA trade market is set up for summer blockbusters, even for All-Stars
  • Orlando Magic carved out all this cap space, but will any free agents chomp?
  • NBA trade deadline 2016 winners and losers: Small deals go far
  • Kevin Love to the Celtics is the eternal (and valid) NBA trade rumor
  • NBA trade deadline chatter: Waiting for waivers may be the best move
  • NBA All-Stars from Kevin Durant to Al Horford face wild trade rumor mill
  • Adam Silver's next task: Figure out how to end intentional fouling
  • SN source: Clippers turned away 'just about every team' on Blake Griffin trades

Ryan Fagan

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Field of 68: Battle for final No. 1 seeds still fierce as March arrives

Selection Sunday is just a few weeks away, but the No. 1 seeds are still up for grabs

High Point star John Brown leaves Senior Night game with foot injury
Worst seasons for every ACC basketball school in the past 30 years
  • Ranking the 11 most disappointing college basketball teams this season
  • Field of 68: Crazy week of upsets shakes up ever-evolving bracket
  • Nine MLB players who could be breakout stars in 2016
  • College hoops road trip: Thrilling Wofford victory closes great day of layups and lures
  • Fagan's annual college hoops road trip, Part II: Adding trout fishing to the mix
  • Ranking the nine best Duke-UNC games in the Williams-Krzyzewski era
  • Ranking the 15 best four-year college basketball stars of the 2000s

Jason Foster

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25 years later: When star athletes joined Voices That Care to sing and sway for the troops

In 1991, elite athletes joined a supergroup of musicians and movie stars, recorded a song and awkwardly shot a video to support the troops during Operation Desert Storm.

Orioles are right to be a wet blanket about pie-face celebrations
Official: Braves have no plans to retire Andruw Jones' No. 25
  • Every MLB team's greatest catcher of all time
  • Chewbacca wants the Panthers to win Super Bowl 50
  • GOP presidential candidates give Super Bowl predictions ... for some reason

Tom Gatto

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Draymond Green makes the impossible happen with defensive gem

The Warriors forward is a beast.

Hall of Famer, Rangers legend Andy Bathgate dies at 83
Vin Scully would vote no on Pete Rose for Hall of Fame
  • Six potential Colin Kaepernick trade takers
  • Ozzie Smith baffled by current hitters' approach to shifts
  • Mets make heart transplant recipient's spring visit unforgettable
  • Jenrry Mejia can close careers, too
  • Lennie Pond dies; longtime NASCAR driver was top rookie in '73
  • Tony Stewart accident: Fellow rider says Smoke stuck a landing too hard

Sean Gentille

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Aubrey McClendon, Thunder co-owner and accused bid rigger, dies in car crash

McClendon was indicted on federal conspiracy charges a day before his death.

Le'Veon Bell's mixtape kind of sounds like Future
Erin Andrews got rich off stalker's video, Marriott lawyers say
  • Sorry, J.J. Redick — 'the Duke villain' is real, and that is completely fine
  • Tony Burton, the awesome, underrated 'Duke' from the Rocky series, dies at 78
  • Why you should hate ‘Rudy,’ the real worst sports movie ever
  • Raptors, 'Ellen' team up to help Sam, 'The Dancing Barista'
  • NFL combine: Look at these insane questions a prospect had to answer
  • How Rachel from 'Friends' explains the meaning of sports
  • Yankees' StubHub disaster is an impressive show of contempt

Tadd Haislop

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New witness backs Peyton Manning's account of Tennessee incident

The MMQB spoke with Greg Johnson, Peyton Manning's Tennessee roommate who claims to have witnessed the incident in question.

Overdue NFL preseason format change gains momentum
NFL Combine records: Top 40 times, bench press reps, more
  • NFL Combine 2016: TV schedule, dates, participants
  • Ravens to perform CPR on Trent Richardson's NFL career, report says
  • Andre vs. Calvin Johnson: Retirement rumors prompt historic comparison
  • RGIII will have choice of 'a couple teams' in free agency
  • Aqib Talib speaks from experience with 'greatest QB of all time' opinion
  • Connor Shaw and Marco Rubio, a match made for South Carolina votes
  • Mike Mularkey wants Marcus Mariota to be Kordell Stewart, not Cam Newton

Matt Hayes

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Jim Harbaugh pokes the bear again — are you not entertained?

The Michigan coach's latest tweet — a veiled shot at the SEC — is the latest Harbaugh moment that will help bridge the gap between now and the start of the 2016 season.

Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss keep proving skeptics wrong (and they like it)
Big day for Charlie Strong, Texas, but QB problem still exists for 2016 season
  • National Signing Day: Five biggest overachieving programs

Vinnie Iyer

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Another Sam Bradford, Nick Foles swap crazy enough to work

What's old could be new again if the Rams and Eagles swap quarterbacks like they did last season.

NFL Misery Index: Every fan base ranked from most to least miserable
What we think every NFL team at Combine was thinking about the draft
  • David Bakhtiari on 'phenomenal ride' as one of Packers' fresh faces
  • Ezekiel Elliott an easy first-round pick, a coach's and team's dream
  • Lovable Joey Bosa acts like NFL's next defensive superstar
  • Connor Cook doesn't deserve NFL Draft cold shoulder
  • NFL Draft: Worst picks in the history of every team
  • Colin Kaepernick needs 49ers a lot more than they need him
  • Glenn Gronkowski sounds like a Gronk, but isn't 'Gronk'

Adi Joseph

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Stephen Curry's absurd buzzer-beater is still difficult to fathom

They want to move the 3-point line back? Let them.

Clippers hate index: Who has the best reason to hold a grudge?
Joe Johnson is joining the Heat, which makes sense if you squint enough
  • Stephen Curry is directing his shimmies right at your own insecurities
  • Knicks call up Jimmer Fredette from the D-League
  • NBA trade deadline 2016: Ranking all 10 deals by importance
  • Markieff Morris trade shows Wizards scratching for relevance
  • Randy Foye trade gives the Thunder clarity and the Nuggets draft picks
  • Channing Frye trade brings Cavaliers sharp-shooting big for popular Anderson Varejao
  • When is the 2016 NBA trade deadline?

Cristina Ledra

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World Cup of Hockey rosters: NHL stars to represent their countries in 2016

Here are the rosters for the eight teams — United States, Canada, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Europe and North America — vying for the World Cup of Hockey.

10 unforgettable moments in the Red Wings-Avalanche rivalry
How Canada became basketball's next great power years before 2016 NBA All-Star Game
  • Artemi Panarin, Dylan Larkin among top NHL rookies in 2015-16

Matt Lutovsky

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Fantasy baseball SP rankings for 2016

Prep for your fantasy baseball draft with Sporting News' starting pitcher rankings for 2016.

Fantasy baseball RP rankings for 2016
Fantasy baseball SS rankings for 2016
  • Fantasy baseball 3B rankings for 2016
  • Early 2016 fantasy football rankings: Running backs
  • Early 2016 fantasy football rankings: Top 15 tight ends
  • 2016 Fantasy Baseball: Key MLB players on new teams
  • Fantasy Baseball 2016: 30 sleepers to add to your draft cheat sheet

Troy Machir

Penn State's Saquon Barkley is a weight room monster and his teammates love it

Saquon Barkley is a monster.

Allen Iverson got destroyed by Nelly in H.O.R.S.E. because he was too drunk
Yoenis Cespedes' spring training extravaganza continues with actual horsepower
  • Rajon Rondo defies all logic with back-to-back delay of game calls
  • DeMarcus Cousins showed 'some' restraint against Thunder; nearly KO'd Steven Adams
  • Clippers owner Steve Ballmer continues to be an overexcited mad man
  • Sorry, Phil Jackson, but Steph Curry is not like Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf at all
  • Mississippi State DT has major 'wardrobe malfunction' during 40-yard dash fail
  • This supercut of all of Steph Curry's 3-pointers against the Thunder is magical
  • Michael Bisping's controversial victory over Anderson Silva was bizarre madness

Kami Mattioli

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Indiana has celebration for the ages after claiming Big Ten regular-season title

Indiana beat Iowa to claim the 2016 Big Ten regular-season title on Tuesday night.

John Calipari called Erin Andrews to offer support after day of trying testimony
Rick Pitino undecided about future at UofL, but says return is 'highly likely'
  • Georges Niang overcome with emotion during Senior Night speech
  • Marcus Paige's emotional Senior Night speech made Roy Williams cry
  • Virginia student nails half-court shot for $18k on first attempt
  • When is Selection Sunday? How to watch the NCAA Tournament's field of 68 reveal
  • Eight teams whose tourney dreams could be crushed on Saturday
  • Sporting News Kangaroo Court college hoops podcast: Episode VI
  • Ill-timed court slap will cost Jae'Sean Tate remainder of season

Justin McGuire

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Jeff Owens

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12 NASCAR upsets we want to see

Everybody loves a big upset or a feel-good story. Here are a dozen NASCAR fans would like to see in 2016.

NASCAR's Brian France taking big risk by endorsing Donald Trump
Is Jimmie Johnson now better than Dale Earnhardt?
  • Why switch to Ford is a bad move for Stewart-Haas
  • Daytona is over; now what? NASCAR's championship contenders
  • Dale Jr.'s Daytona wreck like a belly flop by a fat guy
  • Tony Stewart, Stewart-Haas leaving Chevrolet, switching to Ford in 2017
  • Denny Hamlin knew his Daytona 500 destiny way back in second grade
  • Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin happy his teammate's not pissed
  • Denny Hamlin makes spectacular move to win thrilling Daytona 500

Steve Petrella

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Five events the NFL doesn't televise but probably will soon

The NFL will televise just about anything, from the Combine to the league's schedule release. Here are five things they might soon.

Had 1980 U.S. hockey team lost to Finland, Soviets would have won gold
Misguided Mark Emmert doesn't like Michigan's spring break practices
  • American Pharoah's breeding career begins
  • SI swimsuit legend remains inspiration, glad she posed nude in Playboy at 50
  • Former Hawk Ivan Johnson banned from Philippines league; also banned in Korea
  • Super Bowl 50 betting odds, game pick, prop bet picks — All you need to bet Panthers-Broncos
  • Five-star DT Derrick Brown signs with Auburn
  • Brazil, Rio face difficult financial decisions ahead of Summer Olympics

Brad Pinkerton

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Travis d'Arnaud among catcher breakouts

Highlight these five sleepers in your 2016 fantasy baseball catcher rankings.

2016 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Buster Posey headlines best backstops (again)
2016 Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy: Versatile catchers squat atop rankings
  • Fantasy baseball catcher rankings for 2016
  • Fantasy baseball 2B rankings for 2016
  • Fantasy baseball OF rankings for 2016
  • Fantasy baseball 1B rankings for 2016
  • Early 2016 fantasy football rankings: Top 35 wide receivers
  • Early 2016 fantasy football rankings: Top 20 quarterbacks
  • Fantasy baseball owners should grab these 12 saves sleepers for 2016

Ray Slover

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Jimmie Johnson goes overtime to win at Atlanta

Racing under NASCAR's new low-downforce rules proves to be no problem for Jimmie Johnson, who pushes ahead on a final restart for victory at Atlanta.

Engine builder Doug Yates: Stewart-Haas key to Ford's new focus on winning
Atlanta starting lineup: First race in Sprint Cup's new reality is here
  • Kyle Busch finishes Atlanta Xfinity race as he started: first place
  • Kyle Busch's Atlanta problem: Stubbed toe in inspection could happen again
  • Starting lineup for Atlanta Xfinity race: Kyle Busch leads 1-2-3 Toyota crew
  • Brand loyalty in NASCAR: No matter how good, bundle of switches
  • Drivers' reaction to car handling changes? Less downforce, more fun
  • Soccer officials arrested, indicted, suspended or banned
  • Switzerland's Gianni Infantino elected FIFA president

Jesse Spector

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Chapman suspension hardly closes door on Yankees' playoff chances

Losing their new closer for the first month or so won't wreck the Yankees' bullpen. In fact, it might help make the relief corps stronger overall.

For Yankees, 2016 could be year the wheels finally fall off
Sorry, haters, Cardinals could be really good again
  • Phillies will be bad in 2016, but future looks bright following teardown
  • Orioles aren't tanking in 2016, but they may wish they were
  • It's an even-numbered year, so the Giants have a reason to smile
  • Yoenis Cespedes has a Festivus, and the rest of us should just enjoy it
  • Paid leave for Jose Reyes right first step as MLB puts domestic violence policy into action
  • No-tank zone: Every American League team has legitimate shot at October
  • Gallardo brings steady presence to shaky Orioles rotation

David Steele

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Joe Flacco gives Ravens money's worth, plenty sleep at night

The Ravens know life with and without Joe Flacco, and they're paying accordingly.

No. 1 pick is price Patriots pay for not fighting Deflategate harder
Sam Bradford wins only at contract time
  • Peyton Manning humming Brett Favre's favorite: 'Should I stay or should I go?'
  • Patriots must use second chance, reward Tom Brady for contract sacrifice
  • Joey Bosa, 'the next J.J. Watt,' falls victim to lazy racial comparison
  • Wonderlic test a good cognitive measure for anything but football
  • Quick change may get Navy QB Reynolds into NFL, even with military obligation
  • NFL's 10 greatest rivalries
  • NFL Draft: 10 worst quarterbacks to go No. 1

Colleen Thomas

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Peyton Manning makes fun of Eli's face, smashes eggs on extra-large forehead on Tonight Show

Apparently Peyton had seen that same expression from Eli a couple times before.

Conan O'Brien mocks Cam Newton's sulky post-Super Bowl press conference
Jimmy Fallon's puppies predict Super Bowl 50 winner
  • Rashan Gary, nation's No. 1 recruit, commits to Michigan
  • Four-star safety Deontay Anderson skydives his way to his commitment
  • Super Bowl 50: Denver's top sports stars