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Peterson’s Sports Bar Walkthrough: Why it’s No Big Deal

Sports PhotoA lot of people were appalled that star back Adrian Peterson, on top of being injured, had to get walked through a high-end sports bar to have his injury looked at. But this is really no big deal, and if it is to you, other things should be an even bigger deal. Complete Story

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NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 3

Sports PhotoThe Broncos and Bengals clash in Cincinnati, and the Browns take their talents to South Beach, while the Dolphins bring the “Heat.” Josh Norman and Odell Beckham, Jr. race off, and the Saints host the Falcons. It’s Week 3’s predictions! Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 27

Sports PhotoMartin Truex, Jr. overcame a flat tire and stormed back to win the Chase For the Cup opener at Chicagoland. The series now heads to New Hampshire for round two of the Chase. Check out SC’s power rankings! Complete Story

2016 NFL Week 2 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoSC’s Brad Oremland hands out game balls, ranks all 32 teams, and throws water on the hype for first-round QBs Sam Bradford and Carson Wentz. Plus: why Houston is ranked second, and which defensive player is approaching Hall of Fame territory. Complete Story

Red-Lit For Success

Sports PhotoWe now have a new leader in the Heisman Trophy race. Just how is Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson impressing everyone, including a certain NFL pro? SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 2

Sports PhotoThe Bengals and Steelers battle for early control of the AFC North, while the Redskins and Cowboys look for a win. The Vikes host the Packers, and the Raiders go for two vs. the Falcons. It’s Week 2! Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 26

Sports PhotoDenny Hamlin won from the pole at Richmond, but was overshadowed by fireworks between Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman. The Chase For the Cup starts on Sunday, says SC’s Jeffrey Boswell. Complete Story

2016 NFL Week 1 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoThe NFL is back, and so are Sports Central’s NFL power rankings. SC’s Brad Oremland hands out game balls, ranks all 32 teams, and explains why we should cool the hype for the Cowboys’ Dak Prescott. Plus: Week 2 selection in survivor pools. Complete Story

Can Houston Break the Glass Ceiling?

Sports PhotoIn the BCS and College Football Playoff era, a team from outside the biggest conferences has never competed for an undisputed national title. This year’s Houston Cougars team stands an excellent chance of ending that trend. But here’s why it might be tougher than it seems. Complete Story

Around the Sports Twitterverse

Sports PhotoIn this edition of the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane looks at a few tweets and weighs in on them, from Donald Trump’s sporting claims of greatness to Jabari Ruffin’s insufficient punishment, and more. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 1

Sports PhotoCam Newton looks for redemption, and a few fumble recoveries, against the Broncos. The Cardinals host the Tom Brady-less Patriots, and Kirk Cousins leads the ‘Skins against the Steelers. It’s Week 1! Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 25

Sports PhotoMartin Truex, Jr. pulled away from Kevin Harvick to win at Darlington, posting his second win of the year. Harvick leads the Sprint Cup points standings as the series heads to the regular-season finale. Complete Story

2016 NFL Preseason Power Rankings

Sports PhotoWith the NFL’s 2016 regular season set to open this week, SC’s Brad Oremland reveals his preseason power rankings, including playoff and Super Bowl predictions, the strongest division, and the best Week 1 selection in survivor pools. Complete Story

Why L.A. Rams Won’t Be Better Than St. Louis Rams

Sports PhotoFans of the Rams, whether located in Los Angeles or the team’s former home of St. Louis, shouldn’t be too optimistic about the fortunes of the franchise changing in the immediate future, says SC’s Jack Choros. Complete Story

2016 College Football Predictions

Sports PhotoCollege football finally heads into Week 1 and SC’s Jean Neuberger has his predictions in for the winners (and the losers) of this upcoming 2016 season. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 24

Sports PhotoKyle Larson passed Chase Elliott with nine laps to go to win the Pure Michigan 400, earning his first Cup victory. Larson was the 13th different driver to score a victory this season with two races until the Chase. Complete Story

Colin Kaepernick Stands Up

Sports PhotoCan an athlete stand up by sitting down? SC’s Brad Oremland explains why San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick should not be reviled for sitting during the singing of the national anthem. Complete Story

The Unthinkable: Baseball Without Vin Scully

Sports PhotoThe Dodgers’ season will end in due course. The last words Scully will ever deliver over the microphone and on the set will pass through the air soon enough. SC’s Jeff Kallman offers tribute to the legend. Complete Story