Robert James Aagard

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Why Wyoming QB Josh Allen is poised to be the top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft

<i>This story appears in the May 15, 2017, issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. To subscribe to the magazine, click here.</i><p>Josh Allen holds a deck of cards …

Seems like even NBA drug testers couldn't believe Kawhi Leonard's heroics Monday

The Spurs star had to go for a 'random' drug test following his big night<p>Like all U.S. pro sports leagues, the NBA requires players to periodically …

L2M: Rockets should've been whistled for foul on final possession vs. Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs had a little luck on their side in Monday's victory over the Houston Rockets.<p>According to the NBA's last-two-minute report, the …

Basketball

Watch NBA stars morph from rookies into vets in these mesmerizing GIFs

NBA stars: They grow up so fast, you know?<p>One season, your favorite player is a young rookie full of promise. Then, what feels like a few months …

Basketball

Rockets look to lock down 3 seed against Jazz

<i>NBA Today complements Keith Smith’s “NBA Yesterday” feature, “The Skip Pass.” While Keith’s feature will emphasize what we “saw,” this will focus on</i> …

Former Wyo football players @B_Heezy5 & Chase Roullier will participate at NFL Scouting Combine in Indy #gowyo #wyoming #nflcombine #nikon https://t.co/3tLUJa2xca

Best Draft Classes of the Past Decade

The rules for evaluating draft classes vary per North American professional sports league.<p>One reason is because of the different lengths of the drafts. Every NFL draft class includes more than 200 picks. An NBA draft concludes on one night after two rounds and only a few hours of televised action. …

WATCH: BYU's 410-pound lineman wins sprint in dress clothes

400-pound BYU commit Motekiai Langi is on his mission in Arizona but still has time to beat friends in a sprint at a gas station.<p>Motekiai Langi, a …

Super Survival Kit: 16 Essential Items for Water Emergencies

Part ditch bag. Part boat mechanic’s toolbox. Entirely awesome.<p>Be sure to check out these other ultimate survival kits:<p><b>The Backcountry Beast</b><p><b>The</b> …

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1964, is an annual international showcase of the very best in nature photography. Owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, the contest includes 18 individual categories, ranging from birds and mammals to "Creative Visions" …

Chernobyl and Fukushima exclusion zones: Nuclear disaster sites are not wildlife havens

The exclusion zones of the Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear disaster sites have not become wildlife havens in the absence of humans. Rather, the …

Federal wildlife officials say deaths of 13 bald eagles caused by humans

Federal wildlife officials say 13 bald eagles found dead on Maryland's Eastern Shore did not die of natural causes.<p>U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokeswoman Catherine J. Hibbard said in a statement Thursday that necropsy results of the eagles discovered in Federalsburg on Feb. 20 ruled out …

Whale without a tail spotted off New Zealand coast stuns wildlife experts

Experts are “bewildered” about how the whale lost most of its tail<p>A whale without a tail spotted off the coast of New Zealand has left wildlife experts “bewildered” after photos were shared online.<p>The humpback whale, which has most of its tail missing, was spotted by whale watchers near the town of …

Wildlife on your doorstep: April

Birds are nesting in the northern hemisphere as in the south all creatures great and small prepare for the cooler months. So what sort of wildlife will we all discover on our doorsteps? We’d like to see your photos of the April wildlife near you.<p>Share your photos and videos with us and we’ll …

Wildlife

The Private Sector Must be a Part of the Wildlife Trafficking Solution

For several years now, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have had a laser focus on the issue of wildlife trafficking with the help of the U.S. government, other national governments around the world, and multilateral institutions such as the Convention on International Trade in …

Kenyan wildlife authorities prepare to torch ivory to deter poaching

Kenyan wildlife authorities Monday started moving at least 105 tons of ivory and one ton of rhino horn in preparation for the torching of the items at the end of the month to discourage ivory and rhino-horn trade believed to be fuelling poaching of elephants and rhinos.<p>In a musty basement …

Princess Kate Shows Off Her Bottle-Feeding Skills with Baby Rhino and Elephant!

Princess Kate and Prince William may have left their own little children at home but the royal couple were still able to tend to some babies in India …

Tyler Luatua to transfer from Notre Dame to BYU

Tight end Tyler Luatua is leaving South Bend, Ind., for Provo, Utah.<p>The 6-foot-2 ½, 255-pound sophomore will transfer to BYU this fall, according to cougaraccess.com’s Terrell Williams. Luatua didn’t catch a pass in 20 career games with Notre Dame.<p>Per NCAA rules, Luatua will have to sit out a …

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Is the Best Thing Ever

If you only make one cheesecake in your life, make it this one.<p>Even if you've never set foot inside a Cheesecake Factory, you know the chain likely excels at one thing: cheesecake. Fortunately for all you cheesecake-obsessed readers, Delish dreamed up the one cheesecake recipe you should probably …

5 great recipes to celebrate National Banana Bread Day

Happy National Banana Bread Day, as if you needed a questionably designated reason to celebrate the stuff. The method is a perfect way to use ripened bananas, the fruit lending moist texture and rich flavor to your baked goods. Banana bread, whether a classic take or a riff on the old school …

3 Players with the Most to Prove at 2016 NFL Combine

The 2016 NFL Scouting Combine kicks off this week in Indianapolis, and there are several prospects whose performances in the coming days could make or break their draft statuses.<p>Which three players have the most to prove at the combine?<p>Watch Stephen Nelson and Bleacher Report NFL draft scout Matt …