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7 Catfish Myths Explained

Catfish are the subject of a lot of lore. Maybe it’s because they’re big or because they’re invisible in their turbid river homes or the dark depths …

Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

New medical guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition. That means now nearly half of U.S. adults have it.<p>High pressure has long meant a top reading of at least 140 or a bottom one of 90. That drops to 130 over 80 in advice …

This Awesome Hiking Backpack Saved Me From Dehydration

Sip water as you scale a mountain with this CamelBak Hydration Pack<p>I was somewhere in the Adirondack Mountains when I got dizzy and started to sway back and forth in my hiking boots. It couldn't be that my muscles were giving out on me, because I'd only been on the trail for a few hours. It wasn't …

Backpacking

50 States, 50 U.S. Parks You Need to Visit

Experience the best of nature—in every U.S. state. How many have you visited?<p>Peppered across the United States you can find pristine coastlines, majestic mountains, and historical monuments. But that doesn't do the diversity justice, so explore the best park in each state, experiencing canyons, …

National Parks

Instagram will now let you hide offensive comments automatically

Haters gonna hate. But you don't have to see it anymore, at least not on Instagram.<p>Facebook's photo sharing app announced a new product Thursday that …

Better Bonfire? Leave Out The Smoke

A double-wall steel case and unique ‘secondary combustion’ features create a new kind of campfire experience.<p><b>Backyard fire pits are pretty great.</b> But …

Outdoors Gear

Your Ultimate Camping Packing List

Camping

Trump administration refuses to let Exxon Mobil drill for oil in Russia

The Trump administration has denied a request from Exxon Mobil Corp. to waive U.S. sanctions against Russia to allow the company to resume oil drilling around the Black Sea.<p>Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said Friday in a brief statement that the administration "will not be issuing waivers to …

Oil

2016 NFL Draft: Ranking the Biggest Boom-or-Bust Prospects

Just like Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne hitting the big screen together, there are always a handful of NFL prospects in each draft class who possess the potential for both lofty success and crushing disappointment.<p>From raw but rare athletic talents to inconsistent performances that have shown flashes …

College Football

NFL Draft 2018 - Latest Draft News and Predictions - CBSSports.com

Mock Draft Central<p>2018 prospect rankings<p>La Canfora: Ranking the first six QBs drafted<p>In rankings where team situations play as big a role as ability, …

NFL

NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Paxton Lynch to the Eagles is the early favorite

The 2016 NFL Draft is still quite a bit off. But that doesn't matter because mock draft season is in full gear and there's no shortage of opinion as …

Carson Wentz ahead of Jared Goff in Mike Mayock's 2016 NFL Draft position rankings

Mike Mayock's first positional rankings are out, and Carson Wentz from North Dakota State tops the list at quarterback.<p>Now that Super Bowl 50 is behind us and the 2015 season is officially over, draft season is in full swing. Although the 2016 NFL Draft won't be here until April 28, the NFL Combine …

NFL Draft 2016: Post-Pro Bowl Selection Order and 1st-Round Mock Draft

Noah Spence, Dak Prescott and others stole the show at the 2016 Senior Bowl, the first major landmark on the path to the 2016 NFL draft.<p>The league-related festivities didn't stop there, with the Pro Bowl going down from Hawaii this last weekend, too.<p>While the results of both don't have a rather …

Football (U.S.)

Mayock: Cowboys, Browns, Chargers could strike for QB in draft

The situations are different, but the compelling need could be the same.<p>And with quarterback being the most important position on the field, the …

NFL Draft Prospects Most Likely to Be Overdrafted in 2016

Every year, NFL teams fall in love with high-upside prospects who fail to pan out at the next level.<p>Despite an alarming rate of developmental prospects unable to achieve success in the NFL, teams simply can't help themselves. The upside of landing a superstar is simply too great to pass up.<p>Here's …

NFL

Top five 2016 NFL Draft prospects by position

Bucky Brooks reveals his initial rankings of the top five prospects by position and offers a glimpse into what NFL teams across the league are …

Mel Kiper NFL Mock Draft 2016: Notable Picks from ESPN Guru's 1st Mock

Mel Kiper Jr. is perhaps the most respected NFL draft analyst in the business, which is why the release of his first 2016 mock draft Thursday on ESPN.com feels very much like the official start of draft season.<p>While the latter portion of the draft order has yet to be determined because of the …

NFL

Biggest 2016 draft needs for every NFL team

NFL Nation reporters look ahead to what each team's biggest need will be in the 2016 NFL draft.<p>AFC EAST<p><b>Buffalo Bills:</b> It was a close call between …

NFL Draft 2016: Mock Draft Projections and Analysis for Top Prospects

So begins one of the wildest paths to the draft imaginable.<p>Not only have certain franchises moved while others are pondering such a billions-of-dollars sort of thing, the 2016 draft is on approach while more than a handful of teams retool coaching staffs.<p>As a brief example, the Cleveland Browns now …

NFL

Powerball Lottery: 28 People Were 1 Number Away From Winning Jackpot

They may not be billionaires, but there were dozens who became millionaires as a result of the latest Powerball drawing.<p>There were 28 people who had …

At least 2 dead after Texas pummeled again by heavy storms

BUDA, Texas (AP) — Punishing storms and suspected tornadoes Friday socked an already sodden swath of Texas that was still drying out from the …

A Guide To Understanding The Terminology Of ‘The League’ On FXX

As we near the end of <i>The League</i> on FXX, it’s time we look back and give thanks to the series for all the new words and phrases the show has introduced into our lives. The fantasy football series has given us its own shorthand that many of us in fantasy football leagues employ in our everyday lives. …

Fantasy Football

The best place to travel every month of the year

We teamed up with Kayak to find the best international destination to visit each month of the year.<p>Kayak calculated the median monthly airfare and median hotel rates for four-star properties in multiple destinations around the world. Activities and weather were also taken into consideration.<p>Here is …

10 Rare Whiskeys Picked by a Whiskey Hunter

When chef Chris Shepherd isn't blowing away diners at Houston's Underbelly, he's hunting for unique bourbons. Here's his ten favorite.<p>Whiskeys like Wild Turkey and Gentleman Jack are perfect for college tailgaters and corporate imbibers, but some in the culinary know like to dig a little deeper. …

James Beard

Left-handed hitting help on the way for Cubs

Theo Epstein has been on a mission to add left-handed hitters over the last 14 months.<p>The Cubs president started it in the 2014 draft when he selected Kyle Schwarber with the fourth pick, and Schwarber has been a huge help to an offense that expects to become more balanced in the upcoming …

Baseball

Slide Down This 35-Foot Waterfall and Have the Chillest Summer Ever

The perfect summer adventure is more perfect in 4K.<p>Sometimes you just find that perfect spot. Like a natural slip-and-slide that leads to a 35-foot drop off a waterfall. And while we'd be thankful to these gorgeous young people for recording their amazing antics in stunning 4K, it's also a …

British Columbia