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They left us in 2023

The things they said in 2023

Sheffield's big stick spoke loudly. Will Cooperstown listen?

Flacco, Mayfield are back on stage

Following the Bolts can drive you nuts

The true Sportsman of the Year is revealed through time (not Prime)

It's Ohtani. Of course the contract is different.

Fields forever? The Bears QB makes his case

LeBron remains a Rock of Age

Rahm can eat his own word salad, with caviar on the side

Despite Jake Browning's star turn, one QB isn't enough these days

The CFP committee jumps, but Seminoles get penalized

Five teams, four parachutes, and the pursuit of unhappiness

There's life below the Heisman

Different Ravens, same birds of prey

The Nick Six enters the Alabama pantheon

Michigan and Ohio State, and the beautiful brutality of winner-takes-all

A starter list for Thanksgiving

KC would like to borrow time, or at least its hands

Bulldogs close in on their triple crown

Jimbo Fisher becomes a coaching idle

Stroud is riding high, but not alone, in Houston

And the baseball award winners are (or should be)....

Michigan's angry footprints decorate Happy Valley

The CFP contenders make their push to the Four-front

Cowboys, Dolphins lose games, gain credibility

Oklahoma State stays alive on the day that Bedlam dies

Knight was college basketball's last brand

Seager becomes a legend of the fall in Texas

A.J. Brown is now flying over the radar, and everything else

Ketel was the One to lead Arizona forward

Kansas football is rocking the chalk

Bochy's bullpen mastery is on stage again

Like their namesakes, the Diamondbacks sent out warnings.

The AFC North is industrial-strength

For Astros and Rangers, seven is the magic number

The Huskies fight off the upset bug

The Lions aren't kings yet, but they're prowling

Rangers in October: Get used to it.

Oregon swaggers its way to a damaging loss

Stanford pushes the right buttons, including mute

By now the Dodger losses are aftershocks

Steelers, Ravens renew their familiar contempt

Oklahoma-Texas was high-level drama. How about an encore?

Butkus was as much a synonym as a star

The playoffs get off to a catchy start

Houston might become everybody's problem

Without big-time closers, welcome to a wide-open playoff

A Ryder Cup runs over with rancor and surrender

Bowers is the Bulldogs' best friend

Goodbye to the true Lord Baltimore

The Eagles' Jalen Carter is playing like the top pick he should have been

Who gets left behind in the A.L. West?

Can Penn State squeeze into college football's front seat?

Lincoln Riley, USC decline their own penalty

Can a defensive player be the NFL's MVP? Several are trying

The fall color is a dull beige in this part of New England

Buffaloes show they're (barely) ready for Prime Time

Playoffs might be easier for Brewers than payoffs

The Jets learn their leaders were there all along

A new herd of Rams invades the NFL

Sarkisian, Longhorns stand tall against the Tide

It's a small hoop world, but Team USA can't measure up

Oregon State baseball built something special. Moneygrubbers threaten to ruin it.

Seminoles put the brakes on a runaway game

The Prime Piper has the world marching to Boulder

The Padres' nightmare features lots of ghosts

The U.S. Ryder Cup team goes from juggernaut to jitters

It's time to cut out the cupcakes

Orioles weren't built in a day, but they might win for years

Pac-12's demise isn't worth mourning

Big bucks, little bang for the Mets

Terence Crawford proves he has everything but a rival

The Golden Boy removes the glitter

The Monster mashes his way to more belts

Harman's bullseyes dominate the Open

Outstanding weekend in Cooperstown

Senate starts to fix the problems that the colleges won't.

No generation gap is too big for Alcaraz, Djokovic

Sixty (notes) for 30 (ballclubs) at the break

Suddenly, all the news doesn't fit

Bill Walton and the pursuit of everything

Four years later, we await the L.A. takeover

When baseball is this good, what's the rush?

Ohtani moves closer to an Oh-my-God moment

Wyndham Clark beats golf's degree of difficulty

Johnny Miller's 63 still looks nifty at 50

The NBA champs are not only gold, but solid

Glory days for Jokers from Serbia

Monahan folds the PGA Tour's winning hand

Golf's war is over. Peace will take a while.

The Heat's huddled masses are breathing free

The NHL lets the sunshine in

Hey! Nuggets packed a lot of joy into this ride

Caleb Martin is the Miami Vice-president

Derrick White follows a basketball into the pantheon

Goodbye to the real Commish

Granite and Block at the PGA

Hard to tackle, harder to exaggerate

Tkachuk is rocking the playoffs, around the clock

Boston still has Philly's number (7)

Of all the Laker revelations, don't forget the coach

Blackhawks get Connor, not without dishonor

Draisaitl continues his noisy, Newsy playoff

What's good for Gooch should be good for golf

The NHL's first round will be remembered for its casualties, including logic

You measure the Warriors' heartbeat with their Stephoscope

The NFL Mockery Draft is a lot more fun

Kershaw adds to his long-playing album

Kentucky's NBA crew doesn't need MBAs

The suspended animation of Draymond Green

At the end of the toughest 16 wins in sports, there's a Cup.

Can the Sacramento Kings act like they've been there before?

How to tame the transfer portal

Rahm brightens an olive-drab Masters

The LSU-Iowa arguments are sweet music for women's hoops

UConn approaches its favorite game: The last one

When two Final Fours collide

MLB predictions for 2023: Look once, add water

N.L. East preview: Battle of the titans

A.L. East preview: Jays emerge from the scrum

A.L. Central preview: Cleveland should rock-n-roll

N.L. Central preview: Cardinals and sinners

AL West preview: Mariners set to push Houston

NL West preview: A tectonic shift

'Canes join the NCAA mutiny

Gonzaga's road ends, one exit too early

'Bama's kids are caught in wrong place, wrong age

Florida Atlantic comes in from the warm

Sho business is great business for baseball

Izzo, Spartans continue their marathon dance

Princeton again spreads its Ivy poison

Dispatches from the long March, Part 2

Dispatches from the long March, part 1

Edwin Diaz gets hurt needlessly, but not in vain

The bracket (for entertainment purposes only)

Scheffler turns Sawgrass into Scott-land

A man for all seasons, particularly winter

Panthers' choice should be Stroud and clear

College basketball's Indomitable Snowman finally comes inside.

A tipsheet for the Madness

At Georgia, the party's over

Anaheim's teardown puts Gibson on the firing line

Heads are in the sand as the Tide rolls out

Nouveau-richer PGA Tour stars should tip a cap to LIV

Antoine Davis and his parting shots

The World vs. The U.S. Now, that's an All-Star Game

Big 12 is the heartland of college hoops

Tim McCarver and the tools of assurance

Amid the malfunctions, the smarter team wins

Eagles-Chiefs: Don't overthink it

Suns make a splash, without a lifejacket

James gets it done but Lakers don't. Now what?

Super Bowl Week: The official preview

An early guide to NCAA bracket mischief

Seattle releases the Kraken on the NHL

Chiefs, Eagles ride their pass rush to Arizona

Is James the best ever? Wait until he's done, if you can

Rolen enters the Hall of Fame's hot corner

Eleven resentful men return the Bengals to a familiar place

The Kelce bloodstream keeps two teams flowing

And then along came Jones, just in time for the Giants

Unlike his fastball, the Nolan Ryan documentary is visible and watchable

This will be a less painful divorce for Brady

The longest 2 yards become the shortest 98 in Cincinnati

DeadBolts can't lock the door in Jacksonville

Presenting the George Awards, for NFL excellence

Maybe we need a Champions League, starring the SEC

Bills put on a show for a beloved teammate

TCU proves that the playoff is no closed shop

If we liked Ike then, we'd love him this week

Hamlin's toughest fight, but not his first

A Baywatch revival, starring the NFL's Sunshine Boys

It was champagne football, but in 2024 the bubble bursts