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Fresh starts in Montreal and Edmonton, a bad week for the Bruins, and the Ducks face some tough decisions
Sean McIndoe
Feb 14
Sometimes midseason coaching changes work out, sometimes they don’t. We saw two this week, and both had been feeling inevitable for weeks.
Recruiting revisited: Ranking college football’s Class of 2018, four years later
Max Olson
Feb 14
Georgia delivers, Cincinnati lays its foundation, and Buffalo rises more than 100 spots in Year 5 of our annual evaluations.
All-time greatest Super Bowl halftime show rankings: Michael Jackson, Prince, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg lead the way
Rhiannon Walker
Feb 13
Since the '90s, Super Bowl halftime shows have become full-on pop-culture-phenomenon moments. Here's a list of the best shows so far.
Tiers of excitement: Diamondbacks prospects not yet on the 40-man roster who could crack the majors this year
Zach Buchanan
Feb 11
The Diamondbacks pulled from beyond the depths of their 40-man early and often last year. They'll do so again in 2022.
Bracket Watch: Let’s play The Blind Résumé Challenge!
Brian Bennett
Feb 11
Who joins Gonzaga and Auburn on the No. 1 seed line? Take out challenge and make your picks.
Sarris: Four pitchers showed intriguing, fundamental differences late last season. Can they carry over?
Eno Sarris
Feb 11
Sifting through the data to determine which late-season trends are real when it comes to MadBum's curve, Triston McKenzie's velo and more.
NHL players dish on their favorite subtle skills around the league: ‘I don’t know how he does that’
Mark Lazerus
Feb 11
We asked more than 20 NHL stars for the unique skill they most admire in other players.
Designated hitter candidates for every National League team
The Athletic MLB Staff
Feb 11
MLB is adopting a universal designated hitter in 2022, according to commissioner Rob Manfred. How will NL teams respond?
Who is Glenn Thomas? Arizona State’s offensive coordinator brings a detailed touch and a trail of QBs willing to vouch
Doug Haller
Feb 10
Thomas arrives at Arizona State with little fanfare, but his charges at past coaching stops say they learned plenty from his approach.
Diamondbacks’ top 20 prospects for 2022: Keith Law ranks Arizona’s farm system
Keith Law
Feb 10
Keith Law ranks Arizona's top 20 prospects, projecting who will have the biggest impact in 2022, who is on the rise and who is falling.
Men’s college basketball power rankings: Chet Holmgren has actualized, pushing Gonzaga to a whole new level
Eamonn Brennan
Feb 10
Good morning. Let’s do some power rankings! We’ve got a new (or, well, return) No. 1 today, which, hey, fun times. Before we begin, though, one note: If you’re the kind of person tempted to write a comment below this post talking about how a certain dominant basketball program only...
Bowden: The first move each NL team should make when the lockout ends
Jim Bowden
Feb 10
Impact free-agent signings, significant trades and big-money extensions. Here's what each of the NL teams should do first post-lockout.
How they beat the Rams: Our NFL writers break down how the Titans and Cardinals took down Los Angeles
Joe Rexrode, Brandon Howard and more
Feb 13
How do you beat the Rams? We asked the beat writers of the teams that took them down in the regular season how they did it.
NBA 75: At No. 8, Shaquille O’Neal was a dominant physical force who had an outsized personality to match
Jason Jones
Feb 9
At 7-1, 325 pounds, athletic and relentlessly charismatic, O'Neal was unlike any player the NBA had ever seen before ... and since.
Bubble Watch: We don’t talk about LSU. No, no, no. (OK, we need to talk about the Tigers)
Eamonn Brennan
Feb 8
Providence, Texas Tech and Illinois join the locks, but it's the team that got locked early that's on Eamonn Brennan's mind.