Nick

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Now That’s How You Start!

<i>From now until the opening of training camps, The MMQB will run a series of our Greatest Hits from the site’s first year. From August, Rookie Journey</i> …

'Everything's on me'

play<p>ESPN The Mag: Mayweather's Money Issue All Access<p>Go all access with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on his ESPN The Magazine Money Issue cover shoot.<p><b>THE</b> …

Sportstorialist: Baseball’s Swagger Problem

Why we're talking about steroids in the era of Puig, Trout, and Harper<p>This was supposed to be a story about why I love certain baseball players, why …

Greg Oden on Why He Chose Miami

About a year ago, Greg Oden told me that his plan was to rejoin his high school and college teammate Mike Conley Jr. in Memphis at the start of the …

The trouble with Johnny

<i>Editors' note: This story includes mature subject matter and language.</i><p><i>@JManziel2: Bullshit like tonight is a reason why I can't wait to leave college</i> …

Handle With Kid Gloves

A few days after Rams rookie Janoris Jenkins and a teammate were instructed to run the bleacher stairs at Candlestick Park last November, their …

What It’s Like to Get Whacked

<i>From now until the opening of training camps, The MMQB will run a series of our Greatest Hits from the site’s first year. From July 25, 2013,</i> …

Where I’m Coming From

My name is Richard Sherman. I'm a 25-year-old cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks. You might know me for my mouth, but I hope you get to know me this …

Aaron Hernandez, Odin Lloyd's Unlikely Friendship That Allegedly Led to Murder

Aaron Hernandez and Odin Lloyd came from vastly different worlds, unlikely associates who friends said would often hang out and talk football, but …

Colin Kaepernick Does Not Care What You Think About His Tattoos

<i>From now until the opening of training camps, The MMQB is running a series of our Greatest Hits from the site’s first year. From July 2013, Peter</i> …

When 772 pitches isn't enough

<b>THESE ARE</b> Tomohiro Anraku's last moments of invisibility. Outside Japan, at least, he has been that ultra-rarity -- the unseen sensation, a real-life …

Is Chris Davis Becoming the Next Generation of David Ortiz?

Hello, boys and girls. It's fairy tale time.<p>Today, we're going to be learning about the story of how a great hitter came to be.<p><i>Once upon a time...</i><p>There was a promising young slugger.<p>This slugger hit with a big stick from the left side, and he was once a top prospect in the minors who showed flashes …

Baseball

Chris Douglas-Roberts, with career in flux, remains positive

After spending last season out of the NBA, the 26-year-old is trying to keep a positive outlook on his career.<p>LAS VEGAS -- Chris Douglas-Roberts might have an old soul, but he's still young. At 26, he has all kinds of experience -- he's been a starter and a role player, he's played in New Jersey …

The only one

It may not be an accident. His father loved defense as well. A 1992 second-round pick, Popeye averaged 7.0 points and 4.4 defensive rebounds per game, and was often on the floor as a defensive substitution late in games. The son may not have followed his father’s sport, but he certainly adopted an …

Jermaine Taylor hopes to finally stick in the NBA

Jermaine Taylor has played for many teams since being drafted in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft. This may be one of his last shots to find an NBA squad to call home.<p>LAS VEGAS -- The back of Jermaine Taylor's jersey always spells his last name in bold letters. The front of his jersey is …

Yasiel Puig Spends All-Star Break Chilling with Snoop Lion at Playboy Mansion

A little over a year ago, Yasiel Puig was drifting through the Windward Passage, hoping to make it to American soil to live out his dream as a star MLB slugger. As Monday night turned into Tuesday morning, Puig lived the sweet life at the Playboy mansion.<p>Yes, the year of the Puig continues.<p>Chris …

Chris Brown

From Cuba With Heat

Marlins rookie pitcher Jose Fernandez on his journey from Cuban defector to MLB All-Star<p>Miami was beautiful. That much, Jose Fernandez remembers.<p>He …

A Serious Man

What could make a professional basketball player return a six-figure sum to his team in midseason? Ask former University of Pennsylvania star Ibby …