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Bucks GM Jon Horst Q&A: On the Serge Ibaka trade, the buyout market and more
Eric Nehm
Feb 14
For the first time since the Bucks acquired Serge Ibaka at the NBA trade deadline, GM Jon Horst spoke to the media about the recent move.
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.
Matthew Stafford, like Tom Brady, delivers Super Bowl win after changing teams. What QB chaos is next? Sando’s Pick Six
Mike Sando
Feb 14
Plus, a coach's and exec's real-time reactions to the Super Bowl, Sean McVay's future and more
New role, new goal: Inside Darryl Peterson’s push to become the next great Wisconsin outside linebacker
Jesse Temple
Feb 14
Peterson, who played DE in high school but moved to OLB as a true freshman last season, hopes to win a starting job next fall.
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.
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.
How Wisconsin CB signee A’Khoury Lyde made the most of a lost senior season and what he brings to Madison
Jesse Temple
Feb 11
Lyde, a three-star prospect from New Jersey, missed most of last season with a torn ACL but enters college with high expectations.
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?
Aaron Rodgers says his future remains in limbo after fourth MVP award: ‘Definitely a lot to weigh’
Matt Schneidman
Feb 11
Rodgers addressed his future in a video conference with reporters after winning his fourth NFL Most Valuable Player award Thursday night.
Brook Lopez Q&A: Bucks center talks for first time since his back surgery
Eric Nehm
Feb 11
From details about his surgery to how difficult it's been not to play to watching Bogie and Bacall, Lopez explains how he's spent his time.
Serge Ibaka brings depth to the Bucks frontcourt; how else does the veteran big help Milwaukee?
Eric Nehm
Feb 10
With Brook Lopez still working toward his return from back surgery, we look at how Ibaka can fit in with a team looking to repeat as champs.
Bucks add Serge Ibaka, Pistons get Marvin Bagley III in four-team deal: Instant grades and reaction
Zach Harper
Feb 10
This is an interesting deal with a couple of teams looking to fortify their rotations heading into a playoff run.
For Jordan Stolz, Team USA’s 17-year-old speedskating phenom, Olympic dreams started with a TV and Apolo Ohno
Will Sammon
Feb 10
Jordan Stolz, Team USA's 17-year-old speedskating prodigy, heads to Beijing with medals — and the culmination of a dream — on his mind.