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Top 10 NBA Individual Efforts of 2013-14

Brian Colella, RealClearSports

Consider This: 10 What-Ifs for Masters

Shane Bacon, Devil Ball Golf

Top 10 Stats of 2014 NCAA Tournament

Brian Colella, RealClearSports

Forget Rushmore, Noah Is New Yardstick

Thom Loverro, Washington Times

5 NFL Teams That Are Winning Offseason

Dan Banks, Sports Illustrated

Bobcats fans, look away. Charlotte provided the hapless foil in the two biggest individual offensive explosions this year, less than two months apart. Golden State and Cleveland ...(full article)

The start of the Masters is now being counted in hours, and that means the questions get louder and louder about who will emerge from Augusta National victorious. While the champio...(full article)

After a hectic first weekend, the NCAA Tournament resumes on Thursday with the first of the Sweet 16 games. How's it going so far? Well, nobody's winning Warren Buffett's $1 billi...(full article)

Mount Rushmore is over. Let’s face it, there’s not a day that goes by in America where someone isn’t debating a Mount Rushmore of something — the Mount Rushmore of NFL coac...(full article)

Twenty teams disappoint their fan bases and miss the playoffs every season in the NFL, and history says five or six clubs make the postseason in any given year after missing out th...(full article)

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