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2014 NFL Preseason Power Rankings

Sports PhotoWith the NFL’s 2014 regular season finally set to open on Thursdayy night, SC’s Brad Oremland reveals his annual preseason power rankings, including playoff and Super Bowl predictions, plus the best Week 1 selection in survivor pools. Complete Story

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Macho Meatheads

Sports PhotoRon Washington wants Yu Darvish on the mound before his elbow inflammation heals properly. The Mets aren’t ready to shut David Wright down despite shoulder issues. Neither team’s going anywhere. SC’s Jeff Kallman thinks machismo is overruling medical and other sense here. Complete Story

Rough Summer Waters For San Jose Sharks

Sports PhotoThe San Jose Sharks have been a model of consistency for more the past decade. But strife on the roster and in the locker room has made 2014 the roughest — and most intriguing — summer in team history. Are they doomed from the start or is the upcoming season a blessing in disguise? Complete Story

Foul Territory: Well-Oiled Machines

Sports PhotoIn this edition of Foul Territory, Matt Prater now has a 12-game season because of a 12-ounce can, Tiger Woods ditches his swing coach, and Richie Incognito could be back in the NFL for a team owned by a Glazer, which rhymes with hazer. Complete Story

Final College Football Preseason Thoughts

Sports PhotoWe’re just hours away from the start of college football and SC’s Jean Neuberger takes a moment to offer some final thoughts before the 2014 season kicks off. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 24

Sports PhotoJoey Logano took his third win of the year, winning at Bristol as Penske teammate Brad Keselowski finished second. Twelve drivers have locked up Chase positions with two races before elimination rounds begin. Complete Story

Should I Draft Adrian Peterson?

Sports PhotoYour fantasy football draft is probably in the next week. SC’s Brad Oremland offers his take on this year’s field, with particular attention to perennial top pick Adrian Peterson. Is he still a good investment? Complete Story

Vetting the Replacements

Sports PhotoThere are shoes to fill every time the college football season starts. Some are heralded, and others … not so much. But which unfamiliar names will SC’s Jonathan Lowe be paying attention to? Complete Story

Does Manfred Have a Vision Thing?

Sports PhotoBaseball finally has a commissioner-elect. SC’s Jeff Kallman wants to know whether Rob Manfred — who’s helped keep the labor peace and knows a thing or three about consensus-building — has vision equal to his nuts-and-bolts agility. Complete Story

NFL 2014 Week 1 Odds

Sports PhotoPreseason has just started, but betting sites have already opened for NFL Week 1 action. SC’s Brad Oremland checks in on the early numbers for anything noteworthy, including Super Bowl XLIX Futures. Complete Story

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