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Your Guide To The 2019 NCAA Women’s Tournament

The early release of the women’s NCAA tournament bracket on Monday afternoon actually did fans a favor: If any year merits having additional time...

Mike Trout Is A $430 Million Bargain

As reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Angels are closing in on a 12-year contract extension worth at least $430...

Uh, Did The Selection Committee Actually Get It Right?

FiveThirtyEight Welcome to the return of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast! On today’s episode (March 19, 2019), we discuss...

Why Are There So Many Bats At Spurs Games?

There are a few things we’ve come to expect over the years from San Antonio Spurs basketball. The team will always find a way...

What If The National League Had A DH?

For a brief moment this winter, it seemed like the designated hitter might finally come to the National League. The MLB players union proposed...

Mike Trout Should Have Won A Playoff Game By Now

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is a positive outlier in far too many ways to count. But one of the rare negatives in...

The NBA’s Other Offensive Revolution: Never Turning The Ball Over

We’re in a golden age for NBA offense. Teams are scoring 110.1 points per 100 possessions during the 2018-19 season, according to Basketball-Reference.com —...

The Jets’ Deal For Le’Veon Bell Makes Sense. We’re Surprised, Too.

In an era when NFL success is defined by passing, one New York team said goodbye to one of the most electrifying young receivers...

Can England Win The Champions League?

The round of 16 of the Champions League is over and only eight teams remain. And for the first time in more than a...

Did The Giants Just Make The Browns Super Bowl Contenders?

In a sudden, potentially league-altering deal, Mike Garafolo reported late Tuesday that the New York Giants have agreed to trade their enigmatic star receiver,...

The 2019 Orioles Are One Of The Most Anonymous Teams In MLB History

The 2018 Baltimore Orioles were so bad that we questioned whether they belonged in the major leagues at all. They were our runaway pick...

Can Derek Carr And The Raiders Make The Most Of Antonio Brown?

After reports late last week that Antonio Brown was heading to the Buffalo Bills, the Pittsburgh Steelers will instead reportedly trade their star receiver...

The Mets Picked A Bad Year To Try To Win The NL East

After a long winter spent changing general managers and retooling a roster which went 147-177 the previous two years, the New York Mets are...

Tacko Fall Is 7-Foot-6. And He’s Breaking Basketball.

If Dr. James Naismith had known that the sport he created would one day be dominated by Tacko Fall, he probably would have nailed...

PSG’s Collapse Completes A Week Of Champions League Mayhem

We write to you with elbows tucked, stroopwafels out — and a new understanding of what’s possible in soccer. Just half of the second-leg...

The Lakers Weren’t Supposed To Be Like This

Graphics by Ella Koeze As things stand, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are not going to make the playoffs this year. In...