Michael Gebremeskel

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Latest Info on Kobe Bryant's Recovery, LeBron James in LA and More

The Los Angeles Lakers are having one of the most interesting and exciting—although not particularly fruitful—offseasons in the league.<p>It’s been a non-stop whirlwind of free-agency defections and additions, amnesty clauses, injury rehabilitation, rumors and much more.<p>Let’s take a look at the latest …

Basketball

SEC, Big Ten, Pac-12 won't participate in EA Sports college football game

The biggest conference in the country -- as well as it's B1Ggest -- will not have any of its trademarks appear in new versions of EA Sports College Football. Will more conferences and schools follow suit?<p>Update: The Big Ten is out, too.<p>Update 2: As is the Pac-12.<p>The SEC has joined the NCAA in …

Mitch McGary striving for consistency, offensive growth as sophomore

McGary's strong showing in March has some believing he's now the best center in college basketball.<p>Mitch McGary was an enigma last season. Labeled as one of the top prospects in the 2012 recruiting class and one of the best incoming players to ever step foot in Ann Arbor, expectations were sky-high …

Man United's Javier Hernandez Would Be a Bold Late Summer Signing for Tottenham

Link to Media<p>Newspaper reports linking Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale with Manchester United earlier this week introduced another name to the ongoing speculation—Javier Hernandez.<p>Both <i>The Independent</i> and the <i>Daily Star</i> identified the striker as a possible mutually agreeable makeweight in a …

Soccer

McNabb: RG III being 'brainwashed'

RICHMOND, Va. -- Robert Griffin III made it clear he doesn't want to talk to Donovan McNabb -- at least right now. McNabb made it clear what he …

NFL

NY Knicks Reportedly Willing to Let Carmelo Anthony Build His Own Team in 2015

The New York Knicks are already starting to think about how to keep Carmelo Anthony once his massive contract expires.<p>'Melo has a player option after the 2013-14 season comes to a close, and he is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in 2015 even if he chooses to stay with the team for …

NBA

Shot creation's value is a function of team construction

The vexing question on the importance of shot creation is further complicated by team dynamics.<p>Many sectors of player performance are easy to understand and value properly. Efficient shooting is good! There is a direct, strong correlation between shooting efficiency and offensive performance, and …

How the 2013 NBA Offseason Is Erasing the NBA's Middle-Class Teams

Link to Media<p>The NBA's richest teams are getting richer.<p>A quick scan across the league's landscape shows that the 2013 offseason didn't do much to encourage parity. Virtually every squad that enjoyed home-court advantage in last year's playoffs either improved or did enough to retain its status as …

NBA

Players Who San Antonio Spurs Most Need to Step Up Next Season

Players getting older and slight roster changes mean the San Antonio Spurs will need a few players to step up in 2013-14.<p>Most NBA free agents have been signed, so San Antonio's front office is putting the final touches on the team's season-opening roster.<p>With two additions to the team, longtime …

NBA

Comparing High School Scouting Reports of LeBron James and Andrew Wiggins

Before diving in, it's important to note that Andrew Wiggins isn't the next LeBron James. We're talking different levels of stardom here—two different styles, two different ceilings and certainly two different personalities.<p>However, both became high-profile athletes before turning 18 years old.<p>The …

Basketball

Manchester United's Best Plan for a Wayne Rooney Replacement

Wayne Rooney currently stands alone in a world of uncertainty.<p>The Manchester United forward wants out, he would have said otherwise, but new manager David Moyes is loathe to have to sell such a world-class player.<p>He would not want that to be his first major act at Old Trafford.<p>Ultimately, however, …

Soccer

Should Bulls Keep Luol Deng in Chicago Long-Term?

Luol Deng has been perhaps the best wing player to play for the Chicago Bulls since the days of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.<p>He was the face of the Bulls for the period of time that spanned the post-M.J. days up until the emergence of Derrick Rose.<p>He has meant a ton to the Bulls and their …

NBA

Updated Top QB Rankings in the 2014 Class

The 2014 recruiting class is packed with talent at the quarterback position. These top QBs are always working to improve their skills, so it's time to update the rankings.<p>At 6'3", 185 pounds, Texas A&M commit Kyle Allen is progressing at a rapid rate. He is a huge passing threat and can also keep …

College Football

Ryan McDonough's vision for the Phoenix Suns comes into focus

New Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough has already gotten to work accumulating assets to help with the team's rebuilding project. He sits down with SB Nation to discuss the progress of his plan.<p>LAS VEGAS -- The phone call Ryan McDonough had been waiting for came early in free agency. With …

Adrian Peterson Predicts He'll Break Emmitt Smith's Rushing Record in 2017

Link to Media<p>Minnesota Vikings superstar running back Adrian Peterson has never been afraid to set lofty goals. His latest may be his most idealistic to date, as he sets his sights on Emmitt Smith and the NFL's all-time rushing record.<p>Dan Wiederer reports Peterson is not only planning to break …

Football (U.S.)