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Why intra-MLS trade prices have gotten so high; FC Cincy interest in Gruezo; Cowell contract details: Notebook
Sam Stejskal
Feb 16
The decline of TAM and influx of GAM has had a material impact on the price tag of recent transactions between MLS clubs
Capitals trade targets? Connor McMichael’s usage? Utilizing LTIR? Mailbag, Part 2
Tarik El-Bashir
Feb 16
Answering questions about Connor McMichael's deployment, Martin Fehervary's trajectory, the "fourth" line and Tobais Geisser's development.
NFL Power Rankings: Rams end season as unanimous No. 1. Other teams weren’t so easy to slot
Lindsay Jones
Feb 16
Our voters had to consider unexpected playoff results and Tom Brady's retirement for the final rankings of the 2021 NFL season.
Kirk Cousins in Denver? Matt Ryan in Cleveland? What about Rodgers and Russ? 10 (mostly) bold NFL offseason predictions
Sheil Kapadia
Feb 16
Prepare yourself for a wild NFL offseason, when fantasy could easily become reality.
2022 NFL Super Bowl era franchise rankings: Rams shoot up another tier with title
Bob Sturm
Feb 15
How far did the Rams climb with their Super Bowl championship? Which teams moved up ... and which ones dropped?
WNBA free-agency power rankings: Chicago Sky secure core stars, Phoenix Mercury rule with savvy moves
Chantel Jennings
Feb 15
The Chicago Sky kept Kahleah Copper, putting them in position to compete with the Mercury for the championship again.
Washington Commanders’ offseason roadmap, non-QB edition: Could there be a splash, free-agent signing?
Ben Standig
Feb 15
If the Commanders don't land a big-name quarterback via trade, they should have the cap space to splurge. Davante Adams, anyone?
Ideal Virginia Tech schedule, instant-impact candidates, measuring Brent Pry’s progress, more: Hokies mailbag, Part II
Andy Bitter
Feb 15
What would be the best Virginia Tech schedule? Which freshman could play right away in 2022? What if Michael Vick didn't pick the Hokies?
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.
Behind the scenes at spring training: Fernando Tatis Jr. stuns, Barry Bonds dresses up and golf carts cause chaos
The Athletic MLB Staff
Feb 14
We asked for the best spring training memories and answers ranged from Nolan Arenado's Wiffle ball game to Charles Barkley's chip shot.
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.
What Wizards exec Tommy Sheppard said, and what he meant, after trading for Kristaps Porziņģis
Josh Robbins
Feb 12
The Wizards took a "big swing" in the hour before the NBA trade deadline. Here's how the team's chief decision-maker justified the move.
Exploring the Washington Commanders’ veteran QB options: Aaron Rodgers? Russell Wilson? A surprise?
Ben Standig
Feb 11
Ron Rivera has made it clear Washington will be aggressive pursuing its next QB. We dig into the latest buzz around who that might be.
Brent Pry calling defensive plays, changes to Virginia Tech program, memorable position switches, more: Hokies mailbag
Andy Bitter
Feb 11
Answering your Virginia Tech questions about the start of the Brent Pry era, successful position changes, hypothetical conferences and more.