Sports Photo

Chris Sale: Right Idea, Wrong Subject

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane gives kudos to Chris Sale for standing up to management, a rare thing in team sports, and making a compelling, non-selfish case for why he did what he did. But he’s still wrong, and you can find out why in the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

Sports Photo

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 20

Sports PhotoKyle Busch started from the pole and dominated at Indianapolis, winning the Combat Wounded Coalition 400. Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin finished second and fourth. Complete Story

Emotion and Class at Cooperstown

Sports PhotoBaseball’s newest Hall of Famers — Ken Griffey, Jr. and Mike Piazza — blended emotion and class at their Sunday induction, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Chris Froome Wins Third Tour De France

Sports PhotoSC’s Brad Oremland recaps the 103rd edition of cycling’s most famous race, including the success of Chris Froome, Peter Sagan, and Mark Cavendish, plus summaries of the four jersey competitions and race evaluations for all 22 teams. Complete Story

Secrets of the 2016 NFL Season (Pt. 1)

Sports PhotoWho is the favorite to win Super Bowl LI? Has Aaron Rodgers really seen an alien? Was Kirk Cousins’ 2015 season a fluke? What’s up with the NFL-produced movie “Concussionception?” SC’s Jeffrey Boswell has these answers and more. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 19

Sports PhotoMatt Kenseth outlasted the field at New Hampshire to win his second race of the year. Tony Stewart finished second, while Kevin Harvick took fourth and remains atop the Sprint Cup points standings. Complete Story

Why the Warriors Might Not Win in 2017

Sports PhotoWith the signing of Kevin Durant, the Warriors are now the prohibitive favorite to win the NBA title this coming season. While the Warriors have a mind-blowing collection of top-level talent among their best four players, SC’s Ross Lancaster writes that a championship may not come as easy as many think it will for Golden State. Complete Story

Chaos on Mont Ventoux

Sports PhotoThe Tour de France is normally contested on bikes. For about 100 meters on Thursday, that wasn’t the case, as defending champ and race leader Chris Froome ran the course following a bizarre crash. SC’s Brad Oremland breaks down Stage 12 of this year’s Tour de France. Complete Story

Golf, Zika, Entitlement, McIlroy, and Olympics

Sports PhotoA lot of golfers are skipping the Olympics because, basically, they are yellow-bellies, but Rory McIlroy takes it one step further and gives a middle finger to the game that made him rich. SC’s Kevin Beane explains. Complete Story

Once in a Lifetime: A Preview of the 2016 Olympics

Sports PhotoThe 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are nearly upon us and they’re shaping up to be one of the most competitive and controversial ever. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 18

Sports PhotoBrad Keselowski conserved fuel to pull of the win at Kentucky, holding off Carl Edwards down the stretch. Kevin Harvick finished ninth and still leads the Sprint Cup points standings, with Keselowski 4 behind. Complete Story

No More Scheme Teams

Sports PhotoAnother NBA superstar (Kevin Durant) has joined another team that was already excellent. SC’s Brad Oremland explains why such signings are timid, unsportsmanlike, and bad for the NBA. Complete Story

Why Durant Signed With the Warriors

Sports PhotoSC’s Louie Centanni analyzes why the Golden State Warriors lost to the Cleveland Cavs, why this led them to Kevin Durant, and why it all might not matter anyway. Complete Story

Opening Up at Media Days

Sports PhotoMedia Days are approaching, and with so much controversy over the summer, SC’s Jean Neuberger explains why college coaches shouldn’t dodge from the issues. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 17

Sports PhotoBrad Keselowski dominated at Daytona in winning the Coke Zero 400, while Kyle Busch took the runner-up spot. Kevin Harvick leads the Sprint Cup points standings with Keselowski only 14 behind. Check out SC’s power rankings! Complete Story

David Ortiz and the Unfair Shadow of Steroids

Sports Photo40-year-old Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is the best hitter in baseball. SC’s Brad Oremland explains why Ortiz’s success is one more reason to hate baseball’s Steroid Era, since it casts a shadow of blame onto aging athletes who continue to excel. Complete Story

Liveblogging the UEFA Champions League

Sports PhotoRemember a few weeks ago when Real Madrid beat their neighbors to win a thrilling Champions League final? Well, the next edition is here with the lowest of the low who can still call themselves “champions” in action. SC’s Kevin Beane reports. Complete Story

Can Serena Make History at Wimbledon?

Sports PhotoIf Serena manages to get herself to the final of Wimbledon in the next eight days, she’ll be on the brink of being recognized as the greatest female tennis player of all-time. But does she have enough gas in the tank? Complete Story