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The inside story of how Jurgen Klopp weathered the worst to lead Liverpool to the Champions League final

March Madness: 10 myths about Selection Sunday and how the committee picks the field

Bats are blind, Napoleon was short, and the NCAA Tournament selection committee lives and dies with the RPI.<p>MARCH MADNESS SHOP<p>All myths. It’s the …

Liverpool, Roma's shared history extends to the Boston men in charge

Boston to Kiev is not the most well-trodden path, but when Liverpool take on AS Roma in the Champions League semifinal this Tuesday, it will all be …

Jürgen Klopp rallies neutrals to support 'special' Borussia Dortmund

An hour after the first of Jürgen Klopp's many jokes, interspersed with his worldly insights into football and life, he returns to a more personal memory. It is fitting and evocative because the tumultuous journey that Klopp and Borussia Dortmund have taken to the Champions League final at Wembley, …

Why the 2017 season is proof the College Football Playoff should never expand

Alabama nabbed the No. 4 spot in despite not winning a de facto division title game on rivalry weekend<p>At about 12:30 p.m. ET Sunday, the college …

Here's why there will not be an eight-team College Football Playoff anytime soon

'Too many games' is one but far from the lone reason the CFP will not be expanding<p>Hate to de-program half the sports talk shows in the country, but …

Jurgen Klopp, Bill Shankly and how the two compare at Liverpool

“I loathe to compare people but there’s definitely so much of Shankly in him, there really seriously is. He’s a completely different version, but a …

Jürgen Klopp: 'I have this helping syndrome. I really care about people'

Jürgen Klopp is calm and serene. His face lights up, of course, at the prospect of “the mighty battle” which awaits Liverpool on Tuesday when Roma arrive at Anfield for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final. He also leans forward animatedly when assessing the intriguing challenge the …

Soccer

The Case of Jay Bilas vs. the NCAA Will Now Be Heard

The outspoken lawyer-turned-ESPN analyst may be the moral conscience college basketball needs this season, as it grapples with its biggest scandal in decades.<p>After 22 years as a college-basketball commentator for ESPN, Jay Bilas is now slogging through his busiest November yet. Finding himself …

Student Athletes

Why Liverpool might not miss Philippe Coutinho as much as people think

No sooner had Philippe Coutinho’s frenetic scribble sealed a £142m transfer to Barcelona than he was forced to hurdle the first attempted tackle on him at Camp Nou. What, one interrogator asked at his unveiling, did he make of his fee? “It’s an honour but I’ll leave the topic of money for the …

Soccer

Liverpool’s success without Coutinho is testament to Klopp’s genius

I have heard Jürgen Klopp cite inspirations as varied as heavy metal music and Rocky Balboa so I wouldn’t be surprised if the Liverpool manager was also familiar with Aristotle. After all, Klopp showed in January that his football philosophy is very much in line with the great Greek thinker who …

Soccer

The Influences, Stories Behind Jurgen Klopp's Rise and Success at Liverpool

Accomplished journalist Rapahel Honigstein, author of the new Jurgen Klopp biography "<i>Bring the Noise: The Jurgen Klopp Story</i>," joins the Planet …

Remembering Harry the Hat: A Magician Hiding in Plain Sight

“The question I am most often asked is how did I get started in this business. And when I’m asked that question I always tell this story, and you can …

Keith Jackson was the sound of college football

Among Keith Jackson's many broadcasting skills lived that Sinatra-like sense of timing. If he had to leave us, which he did Friday night at age 89, …

Kevin Durant's donation to Texas discredits prevalent criticism of 'one-and-done' rule

Kevin Durant played a single season at Texas. To some, including some with considerable power in the world of college athletics, that makes him a …

How Atlanta became the capital of college football

ATLANTA -- It took four years for the College Football Playoff to bring its national championship game to Atlanta. What took so long?<p>If the Bill …

B1G Hockey: How Penn State hockey got here

No individual embodies Penn State hockey like Joe Battista. As Associate Athletic Director for Ice Arena and Hockey Development, Battista knows the …

Power, control and legacy: Bob Knight's last days at IU

<i>Editor's note: "The Last Days of Knight," the latest installment in ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary series, will be available on Thursday exclusively on</i> …

Montreal shines light on the museum experience with MAC renovation

The Musée d’art contemporain (MAC) chose a windowless theatre on Monday as the scene for its big reveal of a $44.7-million renovation design that will flood its fortress-like building with natural light. The plan outlined by Gilles Saucier of Saucier+Perrotte Architectes will replace much of the …

Price carving own niche in Canadiens goaltending history

<b>MONTREAL</b> -- One by one, in a variety of categories, Carey Price has been catching and passing the greatest goaltenders in Montreal Canadiens …

Alex Galchenyuk: Mr. Worldwide | Montréal Canadiens

<b>By Joanie Godin / March 28, 2018</b><p>Alex Galchenyuk is probably the most Russian American player, the most Italian Russian player, and the most American …

How Loyola used information and skill -- not luck -- to reach the Final Four

ATLANTA -- It was easy to get swept up in the emotion of Loyola-Chicago's win over Kansas State on Saturday night to advance to the Final Four. There …

It's Time for an RSS Revival

The modern web contains no shortage of horrors, from ubiquitous ad trackers to all-consuming platforms to YouTube comments, generally. Unfortunately, …

Can Social Media Be Saved?

I don’t need to tell you that something is wrong with social media.<p>You’ve probably experienced it yourself. Maybe it’s the way you feel while scrolling through your Twitter feed — anxious, twitchy, a little world weary — or your unease when you see a child watching YouTube videos, knowing she’s …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Steven Gerrard – A Manager on the move

On a personal note, Gerrard has his own title designs. The 2005 Champions League victor can guide Liverpool’s U18s to domestic glory in his debut …

The secrets behind Liverpool's scouting of Roberto Firmino

Such noise was simple to skip for those in recruitment - from the scouts, to the research team headed by the esteemed Ian Graham, through to the …

Soccer

The March 15 meeting which formed Liverpool Football Club

The details of the meeting are sadly unrecorded.<p>But it was an informal affair. John Houlding sat down with his good friend William Barclay at his …

Soccer

Naby Keita's story: From dodging cars in Guinea to fast lane of Europe's elite

The makeshift ball is magnetised to his bare feet as he turns away from two markers, darting towards stones that serve as the goal. The handed-down …

Inside the managerial mind of Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp

Inside the mind of Jurgen Klopp<p><i>By Melissa Reddy</i><p><i>“How is he?”</i><p><i>“Is his family doing well?”</i><p><i>“I remember him telling me the story of how he met his wife,</i> …