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Jon Horford, Dave Merritt

Email<p>Michigan has a chance to grab hold of first place in the Big Ten this Sunday with a win over Michigan State, and the Crisler Center is sure to …

Daytona 500 2014: Meet the Kentucky Boys, hosts of Daytona 500's biggest party

They’re called the Kentucky Boys, and every year they host the biggest party at the Daytona 500 with excessive amounts of beer, fun and frivolity.<p>DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- You wouldn't be wrong if you thought Daytona International Speedway was teaching a class in Tailgating 101. Anywhere you look, …

Can Orlando Conjure a Superstar?

The Magic have all the right pieces: cap space, young talent, draft picks, smart leadership. But they won’t escape rebuilding mode without a trick up …

The Worst Contracts in the NBA

The Sports Guy is no Joe Dumars, but he knows a thing or two about awful deals — these are the 30 most abysmal in the league<p><i>B ad deals are</i> …

Welcome to the NFL’s SATs

The stopwatches, team doctors, and GMs are descending on Indianapolis in an attempt to make sense out of the scouting combine<p>The scouting combine is …

NBA Team Values Hit New High

The business of basketball has never been as good as it is today. Not by a long shot.<p>The value of the average NBA franchise has climbed 25% in just one year, to $634 million, with the median operating income (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) for the league’s 30 teams …

Bo Jackson, Entrepreneur

Anyone who saw Bo Jackson play football or baseball knows that he was the greatest athlete of his generation and one of the best of all-time.<p>But few know that Jackson has evolved into an entrepreneur since retiring from professional sports in the 1995. He is an investor in a bank and has a youth …

How The NFL Built Thursday Night Football Into A $2 Billion Brand

The National Football League has built Thursday Night Football into a $4 billion brand in just nine years. Or, looked at though the lens of of its 32 owners, a television package that is now conservatively worth $63 million to each team. That number is based applying a multiple of four (a rough …

The Most Valuable Nascar Teams

Thirty years ago Rick Hendrick launched All-Star Racing with five employees and 5,000 square feet of workspace. Geoff Bodine raced the fledgling outfit’s sole Nascar Cup entry in the No. 5 car and finished ninth in the season long standings, including three victories. The company was rebranded …

Down With The NCAA's No-Agent Rule

<i>Originally published on Bloomberg View.</i><p>The criminal cartel that is the NCAA has struck again. This time, the apparent victim is one of the best …

Baseball

100 Amazing Sports Quotes

As a form of entertainment, sports is a laughably unfair rival for its chief competitors: movies, television, video games, or any activity that only works with an audience.<p>Sports, from pee-wee to the pros, features all its rivals' best elements―passion, drama, emotional ties, amazing stories and …

New York Knicks

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Team-by-Team Predictions for Entire 1st Round

NFL scouts are working overtime from now until the 2014 NFL draft in May to determine which players their respective teams should target.<p>It's a grueling process, but it's the one that pays off the most when building a franchise into a contender.<p>There are hundreds of prospects to choose from, but …

Football (U.S.)

Talent Should Trump Need in Chicago Bears' 2014 Draft Efforts

Every general manager has his own philosophy when it comes to the draft. Some believe it's right to draft the best talent on the board, while others take a player based on need. For the Bears, it should be a clear-cut decision: General manager Phil Emery needs to draft solely on talent this …

NFL

NFL Draft 2014: Projected Landing Spots for Each Round 1 QB

For rebuilding teams across the NFL, drafting a franchise quarterback is the first step on the road back to respectability, which is why the high-end prospects under center are subjected to so much scrutiny in the weeks leading up to the 2014 NFL draft.<p>As of now, it seems to be a foregone …

Football (U.S.)

adidas offering $100,000 to player who runs fastest 40-yard dash at NFL scouting combine

Most NFL observers will downplay how important the 40-yard dash is at the NFL scouting combine.<p>adidas has provided 100,000 reasons to disprove that …

Saints Respond to Gold-and-Black 'Who Dat' Casket with Cease-and-Desist Letter

New Orleans Saints fans will have to find a different way to show their undying love for their beloved football team. After news surfaced of a Saints-themed casket going on sale from custom casket maker 'Til We Meet Again, the franchise sent a cease-and-desist letter to the store's owner, calling …

Football (U.S.)

How will schedules affect East race?

Earlier this week, Adam took a look at how the schedules would impact the West Division race in 2014. Schedules become a key factor because that …

Pat Fitzgerald testifies against union

CHICAGO -- Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald testified for three hours Friday about a push by his players to form the nation's first union for …

2014 NBA Mock Draft: Predictions for 1st Round Following Trade Deadline

The NBA draft is months away, but with so much talent at the collegiate level this season, it is hovering over many of the transactions that have occurred this year as well as those that did not.<p>Teams were more reluctant to trade draft picks out of fear of missing out on the next can’t-miss …

NBA

Beck/Bucher: Will Kyrie Irving Be a Cleveland Cavalier in 2 Years?

Stop me if you've heard this before, but the Cleveland Cavaliers' star player will have a big free-agency decision to make very soon.<p>Kyrie Irving may not have come out and said he wants to leave the Cavs, but does that mean he'll stay with the struggling franchise?<p>Watch the video above to see what …

Basketball

Introducing the "MLB's Worst Tools" Awards

When talking about player and prospect evaluation in baseball, something that is discussed a fair amount around these parts, it is virtually …