Re-Grading the New England Patriots’ 2011 NFL Draft Class – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThere’s always a mad rush to put grades on each team’s picks in the draft minutes after its conclusion. In reality, it takes at least three years to really…

10 Players Who Killed Their Draft Stock at the NFL Combine – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportDeath in the context of a prospect’s draft stock is a term used liberally when considering every draft hopeful still has a chance or two to revive their flatlining…

Should Philadelphia Eagles Target Wide Receiver Early in 2014 NFL Draft? – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportOffensive linemen Jason Peters and Jason Kelce were both given long-term contract extensions to remain in Philly. Wide receiver Riley Cooper was re-signed to a team-friendly, five-year deal at…

Gibson Leads Bulls Past Mavs, 100-91 – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportTaj Gibson had 20 points and 15 rebounds off the bench and the surging Chicago Bulls scratched and clawed their way to a 100-91 victory over the Dallas Mavericks…

Golden State Warriors vs. New York Knicks: Live Score and Analysis – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportGolden State Warriors All-Universe shooter Stephen Curry dropped 54 points against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 27, 2013. Friday night he returned to MSG…

LeBron James’ Mask Hides Miami Heat’s Real Story vs. New York Knicks – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportMIAMI—All ’round the rounded locker room, players were prompted for their perceptions of the black mask and the man who wore it so well. Norris Cole used the word…

Miami Hurricanes begin spring football at 9 am Saturday – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comGet out the sunscreen and pack up the kids (and some bottles of cold water). University of Miami spring football begins at9 a.m. Saturday at Greentree Field, and everyone is…

Ravens Round One Big Board After the NFL Combine – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThe Baltimore Ravens went to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine with a big board in place; but after conducting interviews and watching the on-field workouts, that board has changed…

Dan Girardi signs six-year extension with New York Rangers – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comDan Girardi has signed a six-year contract extension to remain with the New York Rangers the team announced. According to multiple reports including by TSN’s Darren Dreger, the deal is…

New York Knicks Have Officially Checked Out on Mike Woodson – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportAs terrible as Mike Woodson has been at coaching the New York Knicks this season, he still has a knack for providing unintentionally hilarious quotes. This time, he was…

Will Atlanta Braves’ Lack of Experience in Rotation Doom Playoff Aspirations – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThe excitement surrounding the new season officially began when the first pitches were thrown out on Monday. The Atlanta Braves still have unanswered questions about their starting rotation, which…

The Fundamentals: Why the Rockets are emerging as championship contenders – SI.com

SI.comHouston, next in line record-wise (along with Portland) behind those four contenders, isn’t trusted in quite the same way. Any claim of the Rockets’ potential for a winning run seems…

2014 team preview: Atlanta Braves – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comMore: Likes, dislikes | Over/unders | All Team Previews | Spring Training. Last season, the Braves barged to 96 wins, a +140 run differential and a division title. What does…

Clowney Is Clear-Cut No. 1 for HOU – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThere is much speculation around the NFL about what the Houston Texans will do with the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Will the Texans select a…

Mock draft 2.0: Jadeveon Clowney to Texans, Johnny Manziel goes No. 8 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWith the annual NFL scouting combine complete, USA TODAY Sports’ Nate Davis re-assesses this year’s rookie prospects with a new mock draft: 1. Houston Texans — Jadeveon Clowney, DE,…

NFL Draft 2014: Intriguing 2nd-Round Prospects Who Possess Star Potential – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThe 2014 NFL draft class is extremely deep from top to bottom, and there are some prospects who will certainly slide out of the first round only to become…

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Combine Update – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportWho will be the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft? That’s the question on everyone’s mind as the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine comes to a close. Will…

5 Ways the 2014 Winter Olympics Will Benefit the Pittsburgh Penguins – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportWith the conclusion of the Sochi Olympics and the resumption of the NHL schedule, it’s time for the Pittsburgh Penguins who took part to put away either their medals…

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat: Live Score and Analysis – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThis season, the burden has been almost entirely on Carmelo Anthony’s shoulders, and the losses are adding up. For the Heat, the key will be how LeBron James responds…

Whose Stock Improved Most at Combine? – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportAaron Donald’s draft stock has steadily been on the rise over the past couple of months, and leaped even higher at the combine. Donald was a beast in the…

NFL Combine’s ‘medal winners’ – ChicagoBears.com

ChicagoBears.comThere’s a lot of debate about how well the 40-yard dash and other tests that measure speed, agility and strength at the NFL Scouting Combine translate into production on the…

Thoughts from a week spent at the NFL combine – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comBack from a week in Indy at the NFL combine. Here are some thoughts from what I saw and heard: * As I wrote a month ago, Va. Tech QB…

Alpine Skiing: Will Sochi Hangovers Hit Winter Olympics Stars in the World Cup? – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThe sight of Mario Matt successfully navigating the twists and turns of the Rosa Khutor slalom course last Saturday will be the last Alpine skiing many watch for a…

Dan Girardi, Rangers still talking – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)NEW YORK — While the negotiations between Ryan Callahan and the New York Rangers are at a stalemate, making it appear increasingly likely that the 28-year-old captain may be…

2014 NFL Draft Big Board: Post-Combine Update – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThe 2014 draft has been called one of the best ever. In a press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert called it the “deepest” he had seen in…

NFL Combine 2014: Top Prospects Who Must Bounce Back from Lackluster … – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThere are a few top NFL prospects who likely wish they could have a mulligan for the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine after putting together underwhelming performances. Thankfully, they still…

Examining the San Francisco 49ers’ Super Bowl Window – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThe San Francisco 49ers’ Super Bowl window has been a divisive topic of discussion this offseason. The Niners have been the victim of tough luck on the NFL biggest…

Khalil Mack Is Top-10 Lock in 2014 NFL Draft After Amazing Combine – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportElite pass-rushers don’t grown on trees, and they’re nearly as important as quarterbacks in today’s pass-happy NFL game. For this reason, Buffalo’s Khalil Mack will assuredly be selected in…

The NFL Combine: Who Won? – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalKent State running back Dri Archer ran the fastest 40-yard dash, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel measured in shorter than expected and Miami (Fla.) punter Pat O’Donnell put…

Texas Football: NFL Combine Grades, Analysis and Results for Former Longhorns – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThe NFL combine is a week-long event where future NFL hopefuls have the opportunity to meet with NFL coaches and display their talents with the hopes of improving their…

Sammy Watkins Is No Lock as Top-5 Pick in 2014 NFL Draft – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportFormer Clemson Tigers receiver Sammy Watkins is easily one of the top five players in the 2014 NFL draft, but it won’t be shocking if he slides out of…

Houston Texans Mock Draft Tracker – SI.com

SI.comHouston Texans 2014 NFL Mock Draft Tracker: Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville. Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville (David E. Klutho/SI). What will the Houston Texans do in the 2014 NFL draft? Keep track of…

Arizona’s experience with controversial laws and boycotts – Washington Post

Washington PostNearly 250 gay rights supporters protested Arizona’s controversial bill at the state capitol last Friday. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). The state of Arizona is in the news right now…

Why Caron Butler to Miami Heat Makes Too Much Sense Not to Happen – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportSensible solutions to problems that don’t really exist just seem to find the Miami Heat. Caron Butler now appears to be another one of those solutions. Still headlined by…

Report: Jonathan Martin’s agents reject request from Miami Dolphins to rejoin team – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Yahoo Sports (blog)“Hickey did most of the talking from Miami’s side, according to sources, with Philbin ‘staring daggers’ across the room. At the end of the meeting, however, sources said…