Holes on contenders that didn't get filled at the trade deadline
The Dodgers and Yankees might be among MLB's best teams, but they came out of the deadline with problems that could haunt them down the stretch.
Big questions for the NBA's new title contender tiers
This is the first year since 2015-16 without an established odds-on favorite.
Tyler Lockett's outrageously efficient 2018 season: Behind the numbers
Don't just check the box score for the Seahawks receiver's stats. Meet the NFL's most underused superstar.
Picking between peak Pujols or Trout today, who's better?
One Angel is the best player in baseball, but his teammate held that title for an even longer stretch in his prime seasons.
College Football Playoff Predictor: Michigan makes the top four
Clemson and Alabama are, unsurprisingly, the two clear favorites to make the playoff. But Jim Harbaugh's Wolverines are the next-most likely team.
How baseball should fix the ball
Home runs are hopping at a rate that makes the game almost unrecognizable, and you don't need to go far to find a big reason.
New UNC commit Cole Anthony fills a huge void for Tar Heels
ESPN's No. 2 recruit for 2019 picked Carolina on Tuesday and should make an immediate impact this fall.
Trying to figure out MLB's most unpredictable players of 2019
Some guys simply don't fit baseball projection models, but here are the telltale signs for some of the trickiest calls.
Projecting the 2019 NFL draft's top running backs
There are some intriguing running backs in this year's class -- including one who might be getting overhyped in the pre-draft process.
Projecting the season for five hot starters
Kolten Wong, Domingo Santana, Corbin Burnes, Jake Odorizzi and Sandy Alcantara are off to a hot start, how aggressive should you be in adding them to your roster?
Here's what's wrong with every West playoff team
All eight of these teams have potentially fatal flaws. Can they fix them in time?
Oregon stands alone as potential Giant Killer
The Ducks have reached the Sweet 16, but can they topple No. 1 seed Virginia?
Why Luka Doncic's game is perfect for the future of the NBA
This is maybe the best rookie season of the decade.
Dunk Dynasty: Zion's astonishing slam index
Duke freshman Zion Williamson is among the most explosive dunkers the game of basketball has ever seen. We cataloged the best and most impactful of his 52 dunks during a scintillating season in Durham.
Will LeBron become the greatest scorer of all time?
Can LeBron catch Kareem for the NBA's all-time scoring record?
16 Giant Killer candidates who still have work to do
Can't wait to see Lipscomb in the NCAA tournament? Here's what the Bisons and other potential Giant Killers (hello, Ja Morant and Murray State) need to accomplish.
Projecting win-loss record for all 30 teams now that Bryce has signed
In our spring MLB stock watch, we examine who gained (and lost) the most wins during the offseason with the biggest names finally off the market.
These step-back 3s are sent from another planet
How is James Harden doing this? Get ready -- there's more coming.
NBA draft lottery deep dive: Rankings, Zion odds and intel
Here's everything you need to know before Tuesday's NBA draft lottery.
Look out for these second-round Giant Killer candidates
These teams are likely to be seeded as second-round underdogs, but they are dangerous.
How James Harden relentlessly attacks Steph Curry
Harden vs. Curry is perhaps the wildest one-on-one matchup in the NBA.
Top 25 players in college basketball 2.0 ... still Zion's World
The mighty Zion Williamson (day-to-day and on the mend) is No. 1. There's lots more talent right behind him on our list.
Ja Morant, Murray State lead batch of potential Giant Killers
With Selection Sunday fast approaching, it's time to update our candidates to pull off first-round upsets.
Three '19 teams (not just Duke) rank among most dominant of decade
Without realizing it, we're witnessing college hoops dominance this season that extends well beyond Duke.
Clemson tops Alabama again -- in FPI rankings
With an edge on offense, Clemson gets the nod over Alabama in FPI's first ranking of 2019. Where did the rest of the FBS teams land? Check it out.
College Football Playoff path for top 10 FPI teams
Take a look forward at what the College Football Playoff selection committee will be paying extra close attention to on each FPI top-10 team's schedule.
Do you even watch basketball? Guess that All-Star
Here we go: Ten multiple-choice questions on the All-Stars and snubs. Shoot your shot.
The stars who drive potential Giant Killers
South Dakota State's Mike Daum has been there before, leading his underdog team in March. This season he will have company.
This Philly starting five could reach absurd heights
The rest of the Eastern Conference might be in trouble.
How NET rankings could impact Kansas, Gonzaga and 2 others
Houston's and Virginia Tech's tournament hopes also could hinge on how the selection committee uses the new metric in Saturday's top 16 release.
Duke's most dangerous stretch of basketball is on the horizon
Starting Saturday, Duke faces the hardest six-game stretch in all of college basketball. Here's a look at how it may shake out for them, even if you aren't feeling too sorry for the Blue Devils.
Your BPI-influenced NCAA tournament draft
ESPN's BPI enthusiasts pick 12 teams in an entirely mythical NCAA tournament draft. There will be twists.
How Duke fares against the toughest Giant Killers
How's this for a tough bracket: We used BPI to find the Blue Devils' hardest road to the Final Four.
Barnwell: Predicting 2019 Vegas win totals for all 32 NFL teams
Let's project over/under win totals for next season, from worst to best. The Vikings and Colts could be tricky.
Stop saying there are no great teams, and other hot takes I can prove
The absence of undefeated teams doesn't mean there are no great ones. Plus, some more college hoops hot takes I can prove.
The 2018 NFL QB awards: Best and worst passers in 14 categories
As NFL awards season nears, we recognize the most memorable (and forgettable) QB performances of 2018.
Why Mississippi State, others could become Giant Killer victims
Mississippi State has the look of an ascendant tournament team, but warning signs linger for the Bulldogs and others.
Here's that Kentucky run you'd been awaiting (or maybe dreading)
Kentucky scored an impressive win at Auburn on Saturday, and the data says the Wildcats are legit. Plus, some other college hoops hot takes I can prove.
The best shooter ever: Steph Curry is still completely unfair
You're not supposed to be able to score from these spots.
Rating, predicting the on-court impact for every NBA player
Midway through the NBA season, here are the team-by-team RPM leaders so far.
Loyola-Chicago (yep, them again) and other Giant Killer candidates
A strong returning cast has Loyola-Chicago primed for another first-round upset. Plus, three more Giant Killers candidates.
2.5 seconds or less: Players who dominate a new NFL number
In the NFL, the first 2.5 seconds of a play are everything. Who did their jobs the best -- and worst -- immediately following the snap?
Barnwell: Destroying myths about the eight NFL playoff teams
Nick Foles is magical. The Saints are unbeatable at home. Let's separate fact from fiction for the remaining playoff teams.
Barnwell's 2018 NFL awards: Settling Mahomes vs. Brees and more
MVP. Defensive Player of the Year. Rookies of the Year. Bill Barnwell makes his regular-season pick for every major award.
Why Tom Brady's early-season slump was a mirage
The Patriots' two-game losing streak has many anointing their demise. But their veteran QB actually has been the NFL's best since Week 12.
Barnwell's rookie QB report cards: All the good, bad and ugly
All five first-round signal-callers are now starters, but their results have been hit-and-miss so far. Here's what you need to know.
Three-point revolution? LeBron's noticed
LeBron James, deep 3-point sniper? It's not the first image that comes to mind when thinking about The King.
Carmelo Anthony is the last great American ball hog
Gregg Popovich says there's no beauty in basketball anymore. Melo's fall helps make his case.