2015 NFL Draft: Latest Details and Rumors on Dates and Location

The start of the NFL draft is set to move back to April in 2015, but the league has yet to settle on a formal location.  According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, sources are reporting that the 2015 draft will be held from April 30 through May 2, and tha...

Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 5: Final Review Before Thursday Night Football

Generally on this weekly edition of "Start 'Em, Sit 'Em" I focus on a few players set to be in action on Thursday night and save the rest for players in action on Sunday or Monday. But with enough intriguing options on TNF this week, the entire column ...

Fresh NFL Storylines for October: Philip Rivers for MVP, Jerry Jones’ Genius & More

October has arrived, and that means pumpkin beers, harvest festivals, hoodies, Halloween decorations and a chance to turn the page on the worst NFL month ever.  September is gone, taking all the September storylines with it. J.J. Watt is awesome? ...

Why 49ers Made Right Decision Going with Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smith

It's been nearly two years since Colin Kaepernick took the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback position from Alex Smith.  OK, maybe the better word is "stole." Smith had won 19 of 24 regular-season games before suffering an injury against th...

Eagles Offensive-Line Woes Affecting LeSean McCoy, Nick Foles

It’s a frustrating time to be a consumer of Philadelphia Eagles coverage right now, what with all the narratives asking, “What’s wrong with LeSean McCoy? What’s wrong with Nick Foles?” Folks, this really isn’t that c...

Beane defends trades after A’s postseason exit

A's general manager Billy Beane is standing behind both of his July blockbuster trades, particularly the one that gave him 12 starts from Jon Lester. "Simply put, if we don't have Jon Lester, I don't think we make the playoffs," he said.

Bucs don’t pout after rout, reflect fondly on season

Wednesday night's 8-0 loss to the Giants was a rough way for the Pirates to end their season, but they didn't lose sight of the successes they had together along the way in 2014, when they finished second to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National Leag...

Dallas Cowboys Aren’t Concerned About DeMarco Murray Wearing Down on Record Pace

IRVING, Texas — Have the Dallas Cowboys gone from not giving running back DeMarco Murray the ball enough to giving it to him too much? Should they be concerned about him wearing down on what is already a personal- and NFL-record pace? Ironic...

Fade to black: Pirates fall in Wild Card shutout

After two days of plots, subplots and plotting, Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford boiled the National League Wild Card Game down to a one-act drama. He took Edinson Volquez out of PNC Park, and took that notorious PNC Park crowd out of the game. Crawfo...

Toast of two coasts: AL Division Series on tap

Madison Bumgarner and the Giants are moving on in hopes of adding a third World Series title in five years. But that will have to wait, because Thursday is next, and it's all about the American League, as both Division Series begin. They'll command our...