Bracketology is little more than arbitrary pseudo-science designed to prognosticate someone else's arbitrary pseudo-science. The reason we care so much is only partly about the games themselves.

Chris Borland is the latest in what's been a mass exodus of players seemingly in their prime leaving the NFL for greener pastures. And the reaction to his exit says almost as much about the problems in the industry as the reasons he's leaving in the first place. 

Canada has 35 million people and one professional basketball team. The Toronto Raptors are an NBA experience unlike any other.

Hiring coaches is a very dumb, very flawed process. It becomes that much dumber and more flawed when teams start burrowing into the past to find new ones.

A conversation with Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's "Only A Game," about his new anthology of W.C. Heinz, the masterful writer—forgotten and then rediscovered—who helped define what sportswriting could be.

The world of professional wrestling is one largely built on the idea of good and evil. But in a world of moral relativism, is there anything they can do to work to start working from a fixed point again?

Some players get compared to other players. Russell Westbrook gets called a cyborg, if only because nothing else seems to fit. But he's something scarier than that—a player without a precedent.

Connor Huchton

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A preview so comprehensive, so wide-ranging, so dedicated to getting you up to speed with MLS that it has both Terence Malick and a crossword puzzle in it.

Juan Roman Riquelme has finally retired after 19 seasons of brilliance. His legacy is rich and disputed, but those who watched him play understand what he meant to the game.

Derrick Rose has gone from young superstar to injury-wracked cautionary tale. The saddest part is that it all seemed to happen so naturally.