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How NFL Players Really View Fantasy Football

It's a billion-dollar industry, by any accounting. Fans love it. Websites like Bleacher Report, ESPN, and Yahoo give it top billing. New companies offering advice on it emerge seemingly daily.

We all know that fantasy football has exploded.

But what do those in real football think of it? At …


College coaches talk postseason format change in ESPN survey

College basketball coaches outside the Power 5 conferences are fearful of a breakup or a disruption of the current NCAA tournament format, an ESPN survey showed.

Some 150 Division I men's basketball coaches responded to the survey last month. The coaches from outside the Power 5 (the ACC, Big Ten, …

College & University

Baylor's Shawn Oakman: The Gigantic Man Behind the Meme

WACO, Texas — Watching through a window as Baylor's Shawn Oakman approaches the restaurant door—shirtless and flanked by three unleashed bulldogs—Shorty's Pizza Shack manager Ron Brown feels a lot like the defensive end's opponents on the football field.


And also a little scared.

Tabbed by …

Baylor University

Hassan Whiteside Will Be Test Case in NBA's New Age of Rotations

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is a monster, but he's not the kind that scares everyone equally.

So if you thought the Heat were going to reward him for his breakout season with more minutes and a bigger role, think again.

Heat assistant Dan Craig said Whiteside—last year's out-of-nowhere …


Ric Bucher Builds the Ultimate NBA Point Guard

Point guard play is prevalent in the NBA because players at this position control most of the tempo and offensive decision-making for their teams. To be a solid point guard, you must have fundamental skills such as ball-handling, shooting and court vision.

Which NBA point guard has the best …


5-star PG Frank Jackson commits to Duke, gives Coach K another terrifying recruiting class

Jackson joins elite wing Jayson Tatum in what's shaping up to be another powerful recruiting class for Duke.

A year ago at this time, Frank Jackson seemed determined to wait until the 2018-19 season to make his debut in college basketball. Jackson, then a BYU commit, had gone on record about his …

College Sports

BDL 25: Kevin Durant is back to score at will and dominate headlines

The NBA offseason has brought many changes to rosters, coaching staffs, and the list of championship contenders. As we draw closer to opening night,

Kevin Durant

Many coaches prefer universal officiating system, survey shows

Division I men's basketball coaches want to see one governing body for officials, much like the NBA model, an ESPN survey conducted in August showed.

There were 140 responses from the 351 coaches who received an email asking what they wanted to see changed in college basketball. Making officials …

College Sports

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ESPN survey: Coaches believe differing COA payments will impact recruiting

The additional money men's basketball players will receive due to the newly NCAA-allowed cost of attendance will be a recruiting advantage as recruits begin to understand the wide range of money they could receive from different schools, according to more than 70 percent of the Division I men's …

Grand Canyon

LeBron James May Be Done Winning NBA MVP Awards, and That's OK

Still in the thick of his prime, with the NBA's top talent firmly in his shadow, it doesn't seem possible that LeBron James has already won his last MVP award.

James has four Maurice Podoloff trophies to his name, tying him with Wilt Chamberlain for the third most in league history. He has finished …

Lebron James

Dwight Howard Says James Harden Is the Best Lefty of All Time

Whenever James Harden gets beat on defense, Dwight Howard has his back.

Apparently the Houston Rockers' 7-footer has the superstar shooting guard’s back in arguments about the all-time greats, too.

Howard took to Twitter on Monday to ask and tackle all types of basketball questions, and one of his …

Dwight Howard

Arizona basketball: Cats 'treated like gold' with new Nike deal : Arizona basketball

Even though Arizona will receive an average annual package of about $3.8 million from its newly extended partnership with Nike, the Wildcats will …

March Madness

Why former 49er Chris Borland is the most dangerous man in football

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ONE DAY IN April, the NFL asked Chris Borland to take a random drug test. The timing of this request was, in a word, bizarre, since Borland, a San Francisco 49ers linebacker, had retired a month earlier after a …

Brain Damage

Eleven years after messy breakup with Lakers, Kobe and Shaq make up on podcast

More than a decade after a feud between Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal led to the breakup of one of the NBA's most dynamic duos, the two shared stories about their bickering Lakers days and why it all fell apart.

Bryant, entering his 20th season with the Lakers, and O'Neal, an NBA analyst on TNT, …


Bet on NBA with a Shorter Season

Apparently the looming 66 games is almost here and pretty much everyone is in a panic mode and have been wide awake at night thinking about it. …


Report: Kyrie Irving's broken knee cap could keep him out until January

The Cleveland Cavaliers' NBA Finals defeat at the hands of the Golden State Warriors was inseparable from the stars missing from the starting lineup. …

Kyrie Irving

Darryl Dawkins was too strong and too funky for our basketball world

Wishing Chocolate Thunder a pleasant journey back to his home world, Planet Lovetron.

Darryl Dawkins died at the age of 58 Thursday in Pennsylvania. There is no official cause of death, but it was sudden: Wednesday he was tweeting about the Little League World Series and sharing pictures of his dog, …

Darryl Dawkins

Anthony Davis Bulks Up, Adds 12 Pounds of Muscle Ahead of 2015-16 Season

This has been a busy summer for New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis.

Not only did he receive a massive contract extension and work to improve his three-point game, but he also put in time working on his body.

According to Jim Eichenhofer of, Davis has spent this summer adding bulk to his …

Anthony Davis

Jimmer Fredette's Hoop Dream Gone Wrong: 'Every Day Could Be Your Last'

It’s not clear exactly when Jimmermania began, but we can thank Kevin Durant for ushering in its arrival.

On January 26, 2011, BYU senior Jimmer Fredette scored 43 points against the No. 4 team in the country, then-undefeated San Diego State University.

Kevin Durant, at the time the favorite to win …


Battle for the soul of basketball: Meet the All-1970s NBA (and ABA) team

The glory the NBA would enjoy in the '80s and '90s wouldn't be possible without players like Dr. J and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar laying the groundwork for the league in the '70s.

The 1970s are not the most fondly remembered decade of pro basketball. They were no strong national rivalries, no dynasties, no …


Derrick Rose Camp Denies Gang-Rape Allegations

TMZ published an explosive story Wednesday night, in which an unidentified woman alleges that Derrick Rose drugged and gang-raped her two years …

Derrick Rose

Russell Wilson: The Chosen One

Seattle's field general has been groomed since birth to be one thing: the perfect NFL quarterback

Throned and dethroned Super Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson is working the artificial turf at the University of Southern California. Nearly 300 kids are screaming his name at a session of the Russell …

Russell Wilson

Pelicans' Anthony Davis knows he has 'a chance to win an MVP every year'

Alvin Gentry is planning on bringing some sweeping changes to the Pelicans' offense, which his superstar player, Anthony Davis, strongly backs that idea. Gentry has been heaping praise on Davis every chance he gets and is envisioning the All-Star big man to become a dominant presence inside the …

Anthony Davis

Russell Wilson says 'recovery water' healed his NFC title game head injury

During the second quarter of Seattle's NFC title game over the Packers, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson took a vicious hit from Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.

After the hit, Wilson looked a little dazed, but it wasn't enough to keep him from playing because the Seahawks quarterback was in the …

Russell Wilson

Howard Beck's 1990s NBA Starting 5

In the 1990s, the NBA showcased some of basketball's all-time greats, including Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal. These players competed to be the best at a pivotal time in NBA history.

But who were the best players at every position in the 1990s? John Stockton or Gary Payton? Reggie Miller or …


New campaign aims to put Earl Lloyd, NBA's first black player, on U.S. postage stamp

Despite occupying a pivotal place in basketball history as the first African-American ever to play in an NBA game, Earl Lloyd's contributions to the …


Klay Thompson Says He and Stephen Curry are the Best Shooting Duo Ever

In 2013, Mark Jackson called his backcourt duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson as the greatest in NBA history.

Thompson, at a recent sneaker promo …

Stephen Curry

NBA says owner Michael Jordan can't pick Jordan Brand endorsers

The $250,000 fine imposed upon the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday for presenting then-free agent DeAndre Jordan with an impermissible third-party …


Candid Coaches: Who is the best defensive coach in college basketball?

CBS Sports college basketball writers Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie spent the July evaluation period at various NCAA-sanctioned events. They asked for honest opinions on players, coaches and issues in the sport. They'll be sharing those opinions, from nearly 100 Division I basketball

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