It's true that Burfict's on-field persona -- domineering, explosive, mercurial -- does not appear to extend off the field. But the problem is how he plays football -- with a violence that can be excessive.
Inside a conference room at a Texas resort hotel, 13 CFP committee members hunkered down to make a difficult decision. After sleeping on it, they settled on Alabama over Ohio State. Here's how they did it.
Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith, who suffered a season-ending Achilles injury Sunday, has been suspended four games for a PED violation. Because of his injury, Smith will not appeal the suspension.
What if we told you the 6-6 Chiefs, losers of six of their past seven games, are actually in OK shape? The AFC playoff picture is four simultaneous races. Here's who's getting in and why.
As the world awaits the International Olympic Committee's ruling on Russia on Tuesday, we break down the latest with the investigation, what penalties Russia faces and how much is at stake for the IOC and athletes.
Let's get a few things straight: The Bilas Index looks at the best 68 teams in college basketball. It is never wrong. It loves Duke and Villanova, it predicts who will climb and who will fall, and explains why, in this sport, every game really matters.
If you haven't already, it's time to take Russell Wilson seriously as an MVP candidate after another outstanding performance in a win over the Eagles.
Monday's Supreme Court hearing will help determine the path of legalized sports gambling in the United States. Here are the possible outcomes and how the pro sports leagues, Congress and the gambling industry are preparing for the future.
There'll be a rookie manager in the Yankees' dugout next year, but with a ton of young talent and a hungry fan base, the pressure will be intense.
The 41-year-old golfing icon is different in this latest comeback, and the remarkable transformation isn't about his game.
Colin Kaepernick was presented with the Eason Monroe Courageous Advocate Award to the surprise of a star-studded audience at the ACLU of Southern California's annual Bill of Rights Dinner in Beverly Hills.
It has taken a while, but Saturday could represent a milestone for one of the more intriguing trends in MLS: the rise of the Eastern Conference.
Mike Keenan didn't win many friends during his tumultuous, 40-year career, but if he is judged on the whole of his work -- which includes a strong NHL résumé and international success -- it will be difficult to keep him out of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Geno Smith says he wants to continue playing for coach Ben McAdoo amid a report of his possible ouster. The Giants QB also said he was caught off-guard by Rex Ryan's remarks.
With a quick start on offense and a solid showing by their depleted defense, the Seahawks posted their most impressive victory of the season.
Week 13 brought some drama to the playoff race. We have a new-look NFC field, including a change at the top, and a three-way tie in the AFC West.
Arizona State has hired Herm Edwards as its head coach after the former NFL coach and current ESPN analyst emerged as a leading candidate last week.
From the Celebration Bowl to the College Football Playoff National Championship, Adam Rittenberg picks his winners for bowl season.
There was hope for the Pac-12 when this season started. Arizona was in the discussion for No. 1. USC was top-10. Now? You can't find either of them in Power Rankings, and the league is relying on ... Arizona State. No, this isn't following the plan.
Josh Gordon made his return to football with a four-catch, 85-yard performance for the Browns. Gordon, who hasn't played since 2014, said the other thing different in Sunday's loss to the Chargers was the "new stadium ... that's about it."