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The 500 HR club is becoming special again

The answer is Jay Bruce. Now, there are going to be under-30 hitters who join Bruce soon. Giancarlo Stanton might do it before the All-Star...

Notre Dame made it through a brutal 2015. Now it's time to contend for a Playoff spot.

He picked up a heavier load down the stretch and thrived, averaging 16.4 carries per game and 7 yards per carry over the final five...

How Lovie Smith's pro-style experiment makes Illinois worth watching

You can see Tampa Bay weakside linebacker Lavonte David demonstrating it in this clip against Chip Kelly's Eagles. Successful installation will ... If the interior...

Utah State has an awesome QB and a ton of regrouping to do in 2016

USU is projected a conservative 73rd. That means a bowl isn't a guarantee (especially with road trips to USC, Boise State, BYU, and Colorado State),...

Colorado State is investing in its football future, but 2016 might be a retooling year

The passing game is obviously a concern moving forward; Higgins, Joe Hansley, and tight ends Kivon Cartwright and Steven Walker are gone after accounting for...

With transfers and an aggressive identity, Arkansas State is playing for keeps

That was a particularly easy comparison to make when the Red Wolves hired former Boise State offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin in 2013. But by hiring...

The Broncos defense is so good it's boring

However, facing an offense like the Packers' and a quarterback with the rare skill set of Aaron Rodgers can tempt even the most conservative of...

Alabama deserves its high spot, and 4 other College Football Playoff rankings ...

Alabama very much looked the part of a top-five team against Wisconsin, ULM, Texas A&M and Georgia (which, as committee chairman Jeff Long noted, still...

FanDuel strategy, Week 1: Undervalued, Overvalued players

He faces an average-at-best Colts defense at home, is a threat with his arm and legs, and comes off a stellar preseason helming Rex Ryan's...

The big Cincinnati Bearcats football guide: The 2015 AAC's safest bet?

UC was forced to become far more conservative than it wanted. But after a slow start that .... Defensive co-coordinator Hank Hughes moved on to...

A history of awesome Arsenal vs. Manchester United FA Cup matches

In the 86th minute Steve Coppell slung a free-kick across the Arsenal penalty area, Joe Jordan sent it back into the middle, and Gordon McQueen...

NLCS Game 2: Managers make moves, but home runs predominate

Writing about the Yankees for many years, I often referred to this as the moment that the generally conservative, rational Joe Girardi was replaced by...