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Evaluating the Boston Celtics at the trade deadline

By Mark Chiarelli

February 21, 2013

As the armchair general managers and rabid sports radio callers amp up their intensity this week, Danny Ainge will remain very much in the background. Many will demand ludicrous trades while others will defend the current...

What defines an elite NFL quarterback?

By Mark Chiarelli

February 15, 2013

With the Super Bowl coming and going, plenty of attention now resides on the shoulders Joe Flacco. Due to America’s fascination with professional quarterbacks, Flacco understandably now becomes a major factor in sports discussion. With the spotlight, stardom and face-time that comes with a ...

Boston Red Sox 2013 Offseason Tracker: Jonny Gomes

By Jackson Alexander

February 12, 2013

Jonny Gomes Former team: Oakland Athletics Position: Outfield Contract: 2-year, $10 million Projected role: Starting left fielder In 2011, the Boston Red Sox were accused of focusing on beer, chicken an...

Boston Red Sox 2013 Offseason Tracker: Mike Napoli

By Jackson Alexander

January 24, 2013

Mike Napoli Former team: Texas Rangers Position: Catcher/First base Contract: 1-year, $5 million Projected role: Starting first baseman Mike Napoli’s balky hip turned what would have been a po...

Boston Red Sox 2013 Offseason Tracker: David Ross

By Jackson Alexander

January 22, 2013

David Ross Former team: Atlanta Braves Position: Catcher Contract: 2-year, $6.2 million Projected role: Backup catcher Boston’s signing of Davis Ross, an 11-year veteran, fills one of the team’s les...

NFC divisional round predictions

By Taylor C. Snow

January 11, 2013

BACK Green Bay Packers (11-5) @ San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1) The Green Bay Packers have the worst offensive line in the NFL. After matching up with a mediocre Minnesota defense, Aaron Rodgers now has to go up against...

AFC divisional round predictions

By Taylor C. Snow

January 11, 2013

BACK Baltimore Ravens (10-6) @ Denver Broncos (13-3) The Baltimore Ravens handled the Indianapolis Colts without contest last week in Maryland, but they will not have the comforts of home on Saturday, which, if histor...

AFC wild-card weekend predictions

By Taylor C. Snow

January 4, 2013

No. 6 Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) @ No. 3 Houston Texans (12-4) Winners of seven of their last eight, the Cincinnati Bengals are arriving in Houston on fire, as they are set to face a Texan team going through its coldest st...

NFC wild-card weekend predictions

By Taylor C. Snow

January 4, 2013

No. 6 Minnesota Vikings (10-6) @ No. 3 Green Bay Packers (11-5) There is one thing that the Green Bay Packers have to focus on so that the Minnesota Vikings don’t pull off back-to-back wins against them, and it shouldn’t be too difficult: they need to make ...

Concussed: The NFL’s path towards death

By Taylor C. Snow

October 16, 2012

Arguably the most detrimental injury in football is the concussion; so why has it been vastly overlooked for such a long period of time? While most injuries make an immediate impact on the body — such as a broken bone or a torn ...

What Fantasy Football means for women

By Christina Gregg

September 27, 2012

“What are you up to?” she says. “Studying,” he types back. “…When’s the draft?” she replies. The summer has ended, making way for the approaching autumn. As a woman, you look forward to apple picking, cider don...

FBS Top 10 Results: Week Two

By Greg Romagna

September 13, 2012

Week 2 of the college football season saw some significant change after a number of ranked teams were dropped from the rankings due to bad losses: No. 1 Alabama defeats Western Kentucky (35-0) Who would have thought tha...