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UFC Middleweight Division Captured in Colorful Illustration

Once thought to be a weak, lackluster division serving as little more than an arena for the greatest fighter of all time to showcase his superiority, the UFC's middleweight class is suddenly deep and intriguing.<p>It hasn't just gone from "below-average" to "acceptable;" it's exceptional now.<p>After …

New Jersey

Jameis Winston tops Mel Kiper's first NFL mock draft

Kiper has Mariota going at No. 2 to the Titans, followed by DE Leonard Williams to the Jaguars with the third pick.<p>It's everyone's favorite time of the year -- mock draft season -- and ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. released his first mock draft of 2015 on Thursday. Let's dive into the top 10 picks:<p><b>1. Jameis</b> …

NFL

Jamal Crawford scores all of the bench points in Clippers' win

Jamal Crawford, theNBA's reigning sixth man of the year, had 25 points off the bench in theClippers' 100-94 victory over thePortland Trail Blazerson Wednesday.<p>The rest of the bench, which only consisted of<p>Spencer HawesandGlen "Big Baby" Davisthat night, were a combined 0-for-3 from the field.<p>"He …

Basketball

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

James Harden scores 31 points to go along with 10 assists and nine rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to a 112-101 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder! It's Rockets coach Kevin McHale's 200th career win as coach.

Basketball

Luke Willson proves himself as integral part of Seahawks’ offence

In the first college football game Luke Willson played, he caught one pass, a short toss, and took it down the field for a 52-yard touchdown. It was late in the game, and didn't make much difference as Willson's school, Houston's Rice University, lost on the road to University of Alabama-Birmingham.<p>…

NFL

Colts vs. Patriots: Top Fantasy Bets, Predictions for 2015 AFC Championship

For a long time, an AFC Championship Game matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots was standard fare. Both teams have undergone some notable changes since their last meeting in this spot eight years ago, but the old playoff rivalry gets renewed one more time on Sunday.<p>These …

Fantasy Football

NFL Playoff Bracket 2015: Complete Guide to the AFC Championship Game

The wheels of the NFL just keep turning.<p>Last week during the divisional round, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck defeated the Denver Broncos, a team led by quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning, who had been entirely defined by a fantastic career as a Colt, may not have ever been the …

NFL

Rizzo: Cubs worthy of World Series

CHICAGO -- Not only did Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo not back down from his end-of-season comments about the team making the playoffs in …

NBA Rumors: Updates, Speculation for Week of Jan. 12

It was a busy week of on-court action in the NBA that included the return of LeBron James, but off-court rumors drew plenty of attention as well.<p>After all, player movement in the middle of the season can set the stage for the playoffs in 2015 or beyond, and there were plenty of whispers from around …

NBA

California High School Girls Basketball Coach Suspended After Massive Win

Link to Media<p>A girls high school basketball game in San Bernadino, California, that finished with a 159-point margin of victory (161-2) for Arroyo Valley High School over Bloomington High School Jan. 5 led to a two-game suspension for its coach, Michael Anderson.<p>Troy Machir of Sporting News reports …

High School Basketball

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo guarantees NL Central title

The<p>Chicago Cubswon the World Series in 2015 in the movie "Back to the Future 2" and current first baseman Anthony Rizzo doesn't think that's just movie magic.<p>In fact, on Thursday the 25-year-old Rizzo, who was born a little more than a month before the release of the cult classic, guaranteed the …

Baseball

David Price avoids arbitration with Tigers, signs for record $19.75 million

David Price has signed the richest arbitration contract in the history of the game.<p>Starting pitcher David Price and the Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration on Friday by agreeing to a record one-year, $19.75 million deal.<p>Price posted a 3.59 ERA with 9.5 strikeouts per nine and 1.7 walks per nine in …

Baseball

Seattle Suburb Banishes Cheese from City Hall Ahead of Packers Game

The city manager of the Seattle suburb of Bainbridge Island is taking drastic measures to make sure city hall is giving the Seahawks its full support …

Damian Lillard Spent The Summer Training In The Mountains After Getting Cut By Team USA — Now He's Dominating The NBA

Lillard entered the season as an All-Star player, but the third-year guard is having the best year of his career, averaging career highs in points (22), field goal percentage (45%), and rebounds (4.7) to go with six assists per game.<p>Despite having a breakout year last season — which was highlighted …

Current, former USC players react to NCAA action in Penn State case

The<p>NCAA’s announcement that it was restoring victories to Penn State drew reaction from current and formerUSCplayers.<p>Penn State had been forced to vacate 112 victories as part of sanctions handed down in the<p>Jerry Sanduskychild-abuse case.<p>Last June, USC came off four years of NCAA probation and …

College Sports

Manny Pacquiao On Floyd Mayweather, Jr: 'We're Just Waiting On Him'

Manny Pacquiao is widely considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time, regardless of weight class. A 10-time world champion, the 36-year-old made headlines this week by telling the world that he wants to fight the undefeated Floyd Mayweather, Jr. On the heels of his announcement and the …

Baseball news and notes, Jan. 16

Detroit Tigers left-hander David Price set a record for the highest one-year contract for a player in salary arbitration, agreeing to a $19.75 million deal Friday as 95 players reached agreements on the busiest day of baseball’s offseason.<p>Several other pitchers got big salaries, including …

David Price

Milwaukee Bucks' Larry Sanders suspended by NBA for at least 10 games

Larry Sanders, who hasn't played a game for theMilwaukee Buckssince Dec. 23, was suspended for at least 10 games after violating the terms of theNBA's anti-drug program.<p>Sanders' absence was initially said by the team to be because of an illness, but then "personal reasons" were cited.<p>The former …

Milwaukee Bucks

Brad Marchand suspended 2 games

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended two games and will forfeit $43,387.10 in salary for his slew-foot on New York Rangers forward …

Ray Lewis backtracks from his comments about Tom Brady

Ray Lewis isn’t quite finished talking about the Tuck Rule.<p>After Tom Brady brushed off the former Ravens’ player’s comments that “we only know who Tom Brady is because of the Tuck Rule”, Lewis backtracked a bit on Twitter:

NFL

After Further Review: Past meetings may hold key to NFC, AFC title games

The Packers visit Seattle and the Colts visit New England to decide the NFC and AFC championships in a pair of games between teams that have already …

NFL