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NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 20

Sports PhotoKasey Kahne outlasted the field to win at Indianapolis, winning for the first time in three years. Martin Truex, Jr. continues to lead the Monster Energy Cup standings. Check out SC’s power rankings! Complete Story

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The Other Shoe Falls in Oxford

Sports PhotoAfter years of fighting the NCAA, a skeleton in the closet ended the tenure of Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze. SC’s Jean Neuberger discusses the gamble the Rebels took that ended very, very badly. Complete Story

Chris Froome Wins Fourth Tour De France

Sports PhotoSC’s Brad Oremland recaps the 104th edition of cycling’s most famous race, including the success of Chris Froome, Marcel Kittel, and Warren Barguil, plus summaries of the four jersey competitions and race evaluations for all 22 teams. Complete Story

Who Will Be the Next First-Time Slam Winner?

Sports PhotoRoger Federer continued to confound expectations with an ultimately comfortable stroll to the title at Wimbledon. Federer’s revival is bad news for the younger generation seeking to break through. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 19

Sports PhotoDenny Hamlin held off Kyle Larson to win at New Hampshire, taking his first win of the season and giving Joe Gibbs Racing its first victory this year. Martin Truex, Jr. leads the NASCAR points standings, with Larson 38 points behind, says SC’s Jeffrey Boswell. Complete Story

All-Name Teams: Part Six

Sports PhotoIf you could compose an all-time baseball team using only one first name, which would produce the best roster? In the final installment, SC’s Brad Oremland breaks down the best all-name teams, and assembles an All-Girl-Names Team. Complete Story

Will Beltran Finally Nab Elusive Title With Houston?

Sports PhotoIn his 20th and likely final season, Carlos Beltran still seeks his first championship. He now finds himself on the AL’s best team, seeking its first title. SC’s Steve Brenna takes a look at the chances this happens. Complete Story

The Best Moments of 2016-17 NBA Season

Sports PhotoWe’re taking a look back at what was another heart-stopping season of the NBA. The Golden State Warriors won the championship, the first time in NBA Finals history that the same teams have met in the finals for three consecutive years. Complete Story

2017 Part One: Houston, We Have a Problem

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman has a look back at baseball’s first half, including the Astros’ steamrolling of the American League. Complete Story

Stay Pure, Daniel Faalele

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes a look at Daniel Faalele, a college football recruit that has many major programs fighting over him. What makes him unique? He has never played a down. This week’s Slant Pattern looks at the pros and cons of a system that makes cases like Faalele possible. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 18

Sports PhotoMartin Truex, Jr. easily won the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, scoring his third win of the season. Kyle Larson finished second and leads the Monster Energy Cup points standings. Complete Story

All-Name Teams: Part Five

Sports PhotoIf you could compose an all-time baseball team using only one first name, which would produce the best roster? SC’s Brad Oremland reveals the answer. This week, we look at the runners-up: Charles, Dave, Frank, Jack, Larry, Mike, and Tom. Complete Story

Buzzed on Expectation

Sports PhotoThere are “haves” and “have nots” in the NBA’s pecking order. This offseason, though, one team may be threatening to move from one category to the other. SC’s Jonathan Lowe examines that case. Complete Story

NBA East Officially Becomes the JV

Sports PhotoFor many years, the Eastern Conference has been the inferior of the two in the NBA. But after the first couple weeks of the offseason, SC’s Ross Lancaster writes that the East will be weaker than ever before. Complete Story

All-Name Teams: Part Four

Sports PhotoIf you could compose an all-time baseball team using only one first name, which would produce the best roster? SC’s Brad Oremland reveals the answer. This week, we look at the J’s: Jim and Joe. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 17

Sports PhotoRicky Stenhouse, Jr. won the crash-filled Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, taking his second win of the season. Clint Bowyer finished second, while Kyle Larson leads the NASCAR points standings. Complete Story

Grace Under Real Pressure

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers ill-fated Mets pitcher Anthony Young, who had the grace and guts to smile through a record 27-decision losing streak in 1992-93 and the brain tumor that claimed his life Tuesday. Complete Story

World’s Earliest 2017 College Hoops Preview

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane brings his “earliest” preview series to college basketball for the first time. Will Alabama get over the hump against Memphis? Will Belmont beat Washington? Will Grayson Allen exact revenge on Elon? It’s the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

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