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Bubble Watch: Rutgers is the new Providence. Tell your friends
Eamonn Brennan
Feb 15
After a disastrous first month of the season, Rutgers is somehow back in the NCAA Tournament picture.
Post-Super Bowl thoughts on the Eagles: An all-in trade for a QB, rushing the passer and more
Zach Berman
Feb 14
Is Jalen Hurts capable of leading the Eagles to February? Plus the vexing "what ifs" about a Jalen Ramsey trade that never happened.
Everything that didn’t happen at the NBA trade deadline, featuring the Lakers and Thunder: Hollinger’s Week That Was
John Hollinger
Feb 14
It’s a truism in front office work that you end up thinking more about the deals that didn’t happen than the ones that did.
NBA Power Rankings: After the NBA trade deadline, who got better and who got worse?
Zach Harper
Feb 15
Zach Harper looks at each team's moves (and non-moves) and whether they improved or got worse.
Men’s college basketball rankings: Should Providence be in the top 10? Should Memphis be ranked?
Seth Davis
Feb 14
Seth Davis ranks the top 25 teams in the country, with Gonzaga confirming its spot on top of the rankings.
‘They don’t have anyone who’s elite:’ Anonymous coaches take us inside the Big Ten, SEC, Pac-12, WCC, American
Seth Davis
Feb 14
Seth Davis goes behind enemy lines for more scouting reports on NCAA Tournament contenders.
Three hitting trends the Phillies must reverse in 2022
Matt Gelb
Feb 14
The 2021 Phillies were built to outhit their other weaknesses, but they did not score enough. Here are key areas where they must improve.
Phillies’ top 20 prospects for 2022: Keith Law ranks Philadelphia’s farm system
Keith Law
Feb 14
Keith Law ranks the Phillies top 20 prospects, projecting who will have the biggest impact in 2022, who is on the rise and who is falling.
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.
Joel Embiid’s triple-double masterpiece leads Sixers over Cavs
Rich Hofmann
Feb 13
Embiid was dominant with 40 points, 14 boards and 10 assists. Tobias Harris played a big role on defense and James Harden has arrived.
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.
Sixers pull out ugly win over Thunder, but now the real work begins
Rich Hofmann
Feb 12
Newly acquired Sixers player James Harden was not in attendance nor will he play Saturday against Cleveland.
College basketball picks: Seton Hall-Villanova, Ohio State-Michigan, USC-UCLA and other top games ATS
Seth Davis
Feb 12
Seth Davis makes his picks against the spread for Saturday's top games, including Saint Mary's-Gonzaga and Texas-Baylor.
Vecenie: Can Ben Simmons unlock his inner Draymond Green? How will James Harden fit next to Joel Embiid?
Sam Vecenie
Feb 11
In Brooklyn, Simmons might actually have the perfect situation for him to thrive. And a Harden-Embiid duo could be lethal offensively.