B.S. Meter on the Top MLB Free-Agency and Trade Rumors

B.S. Meter on the Top MLB Free-Agency and Trade Rumors

0 of 9 Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images As we charge toward mid-November, the MLB hot stove is crackling to life. That means rumors will swirl like so many autumn leaves in a stiff breeze. We raked up the biggest ones that involve marquee players and teams from top markets and put them through the B/R…
UFC 1, 25 Years Later: The Story Behind the Event That Started an Industry

UFC 1, 25 Years Later: The Story Behind the Event That Started an Industry

B/R It started with a belch and ended with a bite. But it was the kick in between that made UFC 1, celebrating its 25th birthday Monday, truly memorable. It came out of nowhere, a visceral shock to the system, violence in a moment we'd been trained to expect anything but—when a man was down…
DeMar DeRozan’s Wake-Up Call

DeMar DeRozan’s Wake-Up Call

These days, DeMar DeRozan is putting pen to paper more often, scribbling notes and reminders when he can. The messages are his and his alone. "This is mine. This is mine," he says. He writes them as a means of claiming ownership over things in his life, no matter how small or trivial. Given how…
These 5 NBA Rookies Deserve More Minutes Now

These 5 NBA Rookies Deserve More Minutes Now

0 of 5 Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Some NBA rookies need to be eased in, but there are five from the 2018 draft class who aren't getting enough minutes. They've performed well in limited action and deserve more time to play through mistakes. Though it's still mostly about their long-term potential, these rookies can contribute…
NFL Team Grades for Week 10

NFL Team Grades for Week 10

0 of 32 Gregory Shamus/Getty Images If you watch enough NFL football, you're going to hear the cliched expression about how a team or an individual "came to play." It's a silly expression as, obviously, that's what they're there to do, but it implies that someone is competing with a lot of effort. Unfortunately, it…
Bryce Harper Sweepstakes Winner Will Have to Risk $350M Black Hole Contract

Bryce Harper Sweepstakes Winner Will Have to Risk $350M Black Hole Contract

Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press In all likelihood, the richest contract in Major League Baseball history will soon belong to a player whose downside is as perilous as his upside is extraordinary. To the extent that there ever was a secret, the secret is out that superstar outfielder Bryce Harper and super-agent Scott Boras are indeed…
Rockets Rumors: Carmelo Anthony Told His Time in Houston Is Over, Out vs. Pacers

Rockets Rumors: Carmelo Anthony Told His Time in Houston Is Over, Out vs. Pacers

Mary Altaffer/Associated Press The Houston Rockets were without Carmelo Anthony for Sunday's game against the Indiana Pacers and his time with the team may be over. Marc Stein of the New York Times cited two sources and reported "Anthony has been informed that his brief time with the team will soon be ending." Stein noted…
Todd Bowles Needs to Go After Humiliating Loss Reveals Depth of Jets’ Demise

Todd Bowles Needs to Go After Humiliating Loss Reveals Depth of Jets’ Demise

Stacy Revere/Getty Images In the pantheon of terrible, disgraceful, putrid and unforgivable Jets losses—and there are many of them—the loss to the Bills on Sunday will go down as one of the most terrible, disgraceful, putrid and unforgivable in team history. The game will likely cost coach Todd Bowles his job. It should. Moreover, the…
Aaron Jones Is the Playmaker the Packers Desperately Need

Aaron Jones Is the Playmaker the Packers Desperately Need

Matt Ludtke/Associated Press There is a wealth of evidence that the Green Bay Packers cannot make a Super Bowl run without steady support for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.  Rodgers is the highest-rated passer in NFL history, but for much of this decade he's been tasked with having to carry a team that has lacked offensive imagination,…
Dallas Cowboys’ New ‘Big 3’ Puts NFC East on Notice

Dallas Cowboys’ New ‘Big 3’ Puts NFC East on Notice

Wesley Hitt/Getty Images The Dallas Cowboys' game day started like any other: Continued rumors of Jason Garrett's potential firing led to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport which stated owner Jerry Jones and executive vice president Stephen Jones already "have an affinity" for Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley.  By day's end, the Cowboys earned a…

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