Aly Dhanani

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Breaking Down New York Giants' Situation at Receiver

In this installment of my New York Giants position previews, I look at the receivers.<p><b>2015 in Review</b><p>There was Odell Beckham Jr., and then there was everyone else.<p>That’s what the Giants found out the hard way when they had to go at it in Week 16 without their star receiver, suspended for one game …

Football (U.S.)

Breaking Down Offseason Priorities for Miami Heat

MIAMI — The 2015-16 Miami Heat didn't have the season they wanted or the one they expected.<p>But given the body blows they were dealt along the way—namely, the loss of both Chris Bosh (at the All-Star break) and Hassan Whiteside (early in the second round)—they're proud of the year they …

NBA

Get ready for Android N, VR and more at Google I/O 2016

It's that time of year again -- Google's about to give developers a serious show at I/O 2016, which this year is at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California (also known as Google's backyard). We'll be there throughout the week bringing you thoughtful, up-to-the-moment coverage of …

NBA Draft Lottery winners and losers: Lakers win, Ben Simmons loses

The NBA Draft Lottery brought us chalk for the first time but there were still some winners and losers<p>The NBA Draft Lottery has gone chalk for the …

Basketball

Nokia will return to mobile with Android phones and tablets

The Nokia brand will return to the smartphone market. Just as Microsoft announced it's offloading Nokia's old feature phone business to a Foxconn subsidiary and a mysterious Finnish company called HMD Global Oy, Nokia has revealed that HMD is <i>also</i> acquiring the relevant rights to use the Nokia name …

Rapid Reaction: San Jose Sharks 4, St. Louis Blues 0

ST. LOUIS -- After playing well enough to win in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, the San Jose Sharks made sure it happened in Game 2. With a …

Ice Hockey

How Much Money Is Tyrann Mathieu Really Worth?

"True" cornerbacks like Darrelle Revis, Patrick Peterson, Richard Sherman and Josh Norman arguably receive more adulation, but it's possible Tyrann Mathieu of the Arizona Cardinals is the best defensive back in the NFL.<p>The 24-year-old can only really be described as a hybrid safety-corner—fast …

Football (U.S.)

Top Offseason Priorities for Teams Eliminated in 2nd Round of 2016 NHL Playoffs

With the NHL's conference finals now underway, the clubs eliminated during second-round competition are left pondering their derailed playoff dreams. For teams such as the Washington Capitals (pictured above), it means assessing their biggest roster needs this summer.<p>Each club has their own unique …

NHL

Raptors vs. Cavaliers: Game 1 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 NBA Playoffs

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished a mere one game ahead of the Toronto Raptors during the 2015-16 regular season, but they looked worlds apart on Tuesday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.<p>Cleveland established control of the series with an overwhelming 115-84 victory at Quicken Loans Arena …

Basketball

NFL Underachievers Who Need to Live Up to Expectations in 2016

Even if they've never read a word of Charles Dickens, promising prospects selected high in the NFL draft know their fair share about great expectations.<p>From castoff quarterbacks looking for a revival with a new team, to oft-injured and inconsistent talents on both sides of the ball, the NFL has a …

Football (U.S.)

10 NHL Players Who Must Step Up Down the Stretch in 2015-16 Season

As the NHL regular season winds down, teams jockeying for playoff positions need their best players to rise to the occasion. Several notable stars, such as New York Rangers center Eric Staal (pictured above), have struggled in recent weeks.<p>Staal faces a unique situation of adapting to a new team …

NHL

Potential 2016 NHL Playoff Matchups We Can't Wait to See

The NHL regular season is winding toward its final days, and the playoff picture is coming into focus.<p>Here's what we know following the completion of games on April 3:<p>The Washington Capitals are the runaway winners of the 2015-16 Presidents' Trophy. They'll hold home-ice advantage as long as they …

Ice Hockey

NHL Rookies Most Likely to Make an Impact in the 2016 Playoffs

Several NHL rookies, such as Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson (pictured above), have made a positive impact on their teams during the regular season. A lucky handful face a bigger test in the upcoming 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs.<p>Some on this list are on teams that have already clinched playoff …

NHL

2016 NHL Draft Prospects Tearing It Up in the Playoffs

NHL scouts have been viewing this year's best prospects all winter, and now there is a chance to view some of them through a different lens. Across North America and Europe, league playoffs are giving prospects a chance to prove themselves on a bigger stage.<p>A strong playoff performance can improve …

Ice Hockey

NHL Playoff Picture 2016: Bracket Predictions and Teams to Watch

Color the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers as winners Tuesday night in the NHL, as the former picked up two points with a shootout win while the latter appeared to gain strength even though they did not show up to play.<p>The Islanders defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 even though they …

Ice Hockey

Ranking the NHL's Top 10 Shooters in 2015-16

Scoring goals is the hardest job in the NHL. Those who can consistently post strong scoring numbers are the highest-paid players in the game.<p>Some scorers are volume shooters, peppering the net from everywhere and cashing in. Others find holes and corners and tend to have impressive shooting …

NHL

NHL Players Who Could Break out in 2016-17

The NHL's top teams are preparing for their respective playoff pushes as the 2015-16 regular season enters its final weeks.<p>For clubs that won't reach the postseason, talent evaluations have already begun in earnest for next year's rosters. On playoff teams, young players will have the opportunity …

NHL

NHL Players Who Will Have the Biggest Impact on the 2016 Playoff Race

With only a month left in the 2015-16 NHL regular season, the final push for the playoffs is underway. Several postseason contenders are jockeying to improve their positioning while others battle to secure a wild-card berth. A handful of players, such as center Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh …

NHL

The Most Troubling Statistic for Every NHL Team in 2015-16

It may seem impossible to use a single statistic to define an NHL team.<p>However, we're going to try.<p>Some stats reveal plenty about a team's problems, whether as a measure of positional play in goal, at the forward ranks or the group of defensemen. In some cases, it's a combination of these that …

NHL

Top 10 Player-Team Perfect Fits for 2016 NHL Free Agency

The NHL regular season is winding down, and for teams outside the playoffs, summer planning can begin. With no postseason on the way, a head start in addressing needs may be key to a successful year in 2016-17.<p>Much of the big-money additions will come in free agency, and most of that will occur on …

NHL

Stock Up, Stock Down for 2016 NHL Free Agents: Stretch-Run Edition

On Dec. 9, we examined the stock of this summer's top unrestricted free agents. With the playoffs only a month away, it's worth revisiting the value of stars like Los Angeles Kings left wing Milan Lucic to determine if their stocks have gone up or down.<p>In this slideshow, we'll list the current …

NHL

Browns Brass Talk Colin Kaepernick Trade Rumors, Robert Griffin III, Josh Gordon

The Cleveland Browns have been linked to high-profile quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III after the Browns cut ties with controversial quarterback Johnny Manziel.<p>On Monday, three of the major decision-makers for the Browns—head coach Hue Jackson, Chief Strategy Officer Paul …

Football (U.S.)

10 NHL Players Who've Seen a Major Improvement in 2015-16

Most improved is not an title pro athletes covet. It's probably on par with the most sportsmanlike, otherwise known as the Lady Byng Trophy. There's no actual trophy for the most improved, but there have been some notable achievements on that end from some NHLers, young and old, this season.<p>Whether …

NHL

The Biggest Offseason Priority for Every Projected Non-Playoff NHL Team

The NHL season still has a few things to sort out, but most of the 14 teams that will miss the playoffs are known at this time. In those cities, management people are already sifting through the season to identify what went wrong.<p>Changes for NHL teams usually come two or three at a time over the …

NHL

The Latest 2016 Calder Trophy Rankings in the NHL

With less than one month remaining in the NHL's 2015-16 regular season, it's time to start thinking about which players will receive this year's edition of the league's annual awards.<p>One of the most intriguing races this season is for the Calder Memorial Trophy, which goes to "the player selected …

NHL

NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 24 Poll

The closer the NHL regular season gets to its end, the more exciting the races are.<p>Three different NHL divisions have three teams within three points of first place; we may not know how the Central, Pacific and Atlantic Divisions stand until the final day of the season. Then there's the playoff cut …

NHL

Bold Predictions for the Rest of the 2015-16 NHL Season

Disclaimer: There is no such thing as a crystal ball that can actually foretell the future. If there was, the predictions you are about to read wouldn't be so bold.<p>And anyone can predict Patrick Kane's imminent Art Ross Trophy, linemate Artemi Panarin's Calder victory or the Washington Capitals' …

Ice Hockey

Why did Maria Sharapova allow herself to get caught?

Maria Sharapova topped the list for the world’s highest earning female athlete for 11 consecutive years. Not that she has ever been the world’s best female athlete. She isn’t even the best in her own sport. You measure tennis players by their grand-slam singles titles: Sharapova has five, Serena …

Maria Sharapova

YouTube Gaming app hits Canada and 3 more countries today

The YouTube Gaming mobile app is live in Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, for iOS and Android devices. The app launched in the US and UK last year, and YouTube promises it'll hit "many more countries" soon. Plus, the Android app receives a few tweaks this fine morning: It's now possible …

Another Curry bomb sparks Warriors' win over Jazz

Another Curry bomb sparks Warriors’ win over Jazz<p>OAKLAND, Calif. — Bo Jackson was known for his versatility in a brilliant sports career.<p>Even so, rarely, if ever, was his name used in a basketball context.<p>Until the amazing Stephen Curry made it happen Monday night.<p>Curry capped a …

Basketball