PERSONAL MATTERS CLOUD EARL THOMAS' AVAILABILITY FOR WEEK 3

Earl Thomas is one of last vestiges of Seattle's Legion of Boom. That's why the Seahawks desperately need him on the field against...

SHOULD PANTHERS SIGN ERIC REID TO REPLACE INJURED DA'NORRIS SEARCY?

The Panthers have one of the most progressive owners in the NFL and a big hole at safety. Could Carolina be the team to finally sign...

 
 
 

TEXAS RANGERS PART WAYS WITH MANAGER JEFF BANISTER

As a second straight disappointing season winds down, the Texas Rangers have parted ways with manager Jeff Banister. Over his first...

BAKER MAYFIELD CAN LEAD THE CLEVELAND BROWNS TO THE PLAYOFFS IN 2018

Browns fans are still celebrating Thursday night's win, but it's time for the players to have higher goals. Baker Mayfield can get...

 
 
 

DEREK JETER GIVES DON MATTINGLY A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE

In the midst of another rebuild, Derek Jeter said Don Mattingly will be the Miami Marlins manager next year. The Miami Marlins are...

THE EURO PREVIEW: SCHALKE 04 AND INTER MILAN IN PANIC MODE

The domestic club season may have just gotten started, but teams like Schalke and Inter Milan desperately need points to salvage their...

 
 
 

BOCA-RIVER SUPERCLÁSICO HEADLINES BIG WEEKEND IN SOUTH AMERICA

The biggest derby in Argentine soccer takes place on Sunday between Boca Juniors and River Plate. Here is this weekend's South America...

LINDSEY HORAN AND TOBIN HEATH ARE KEY TO PORTLAND'S TITLE HOPES

The Portland Thorns face the North Carolina Courage in the NWSL final on Saturday. Here are three keys to the game for the Thorns....

 
 
 

ABBY ERCEG AND THE COURAGE DEFENSE HAS CAROLINA BACK IN THE NWSL FINAL

The North Carolina Courage are back in the NWSL Final. Here are three things to know about the Shield winners ahead of the match. For...

SOUTHAMPTON TRAVEL TO ANFIELD WONDERING WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

As Southampton travel to face Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday, it's hard not to imagined what might have been. With every player Southampton...

 
 
 

LONZO BALL HAS BEEN REWORKING HIS JUMP SHOT

In an apparent effort to function better off the ball, Lonzo Ball has been tweaking his shooting form. Lonzo Ball came basically as...

ARE THE CARDINALS WORRIED ABOUT JOSH ROSEN'S MENTAL TOUGHNESS?

Cardinals fans are ready to see Josh Rosen take over for Sam Bradford, but the front office seems to have concerns about his mental...

 
 
 

WHICH TEAMS IN THE EASTERN CONFERENCE ACTUALLY GOT BETTER?

The countdown to opening night has been going on all summer here at Fastbreak Breakfast, but it officially kicks off in earnest with...

DESHAUN WATSON CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF REELING GIANTS

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson dropped more than 300 passing yards on the Tennessee Titans in Week 2, and he could have...

 
 
 

COWBOYS' PASS RUSH WILL FEAST ON RUSSELL WILSON, SEAHAWKS

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks' offense will be feasted on by the pass rush of the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3. Getting a pass...

PATRIOTS AT LIONS: CAN WINLESS DETROIT GET OFF THE MATT?

It's the teacher vs. the student on Sunday night in the Motor City. And the New England Patriots are bringing a new toy to this prime...

 
 
 

CORBIN EXPLAINS: DEVIN BOOKER AND THE PHOENIX SUNS

Over the next few weeks, Corbin Smith will be bringing his enormous intellect to bear here at The Step Back, explaining some aspect...

BRONCOS AT RAVENS: WHICH DEFENSE SHOWS UP SUNDAY?

The Denver Broncos are off to another terrific start. But what can be expected when the team clashes with the unpredictable Baltimore...

 
 
 

GIANTS AND TEXANS BOTH NEED TO GET INTO WIN COLUMN IN WEEK 3

Somebody will break into the win column on Sunday, as the New York Giants and Houston Texans each try to avoid an 0-3 start. If NFL...

MELVIN GORDON CAN STEAL TODD GURLEY'S THUNDER AT RAMS

Melvin Gordon can upstage fellow elite running back Todd Gurley when the Los Angeles Chargers meet the L.A. Rams in Week 3. Football's...

 
 
 



Timberwolves owner fielding trades for Jimmy Butler, report says

Timberwolves owner fielding trades for Jimmy Butler, report says

After reports surfaced the Timberwolves aren't interested in trading Butler, another stated owner Glen Taylor is encouraging the deal. Read more ...

Texas Rangers part ways with manager Jeff Banister

Texas Rangers part ways with manager Jeff Banister

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Baker Mayfield takes over and leads Browns to first win since 2015

Baker Mayfield takes over and leads Browns to first win since 2015

Mayfield's performance dominated the sports world Thursday night. Read more ...

Pick up Corey Clement as a flex this week in fantasy football

Pick up Corey Clement as a flex this week in fantasy football

Running backs Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles will miss the Philadelphia Eagles' Week 3 game against the Indianapolis Colts. Read more ...

The Latest: Report says UM used inadequate cooling devices

The Latest: Report says UM used inadequate cooling devices

The findings of an independent investigation into the death of Maryland football player Jordan McNair states that there appeared to be a lack of appropriate implementation of... Read more ...

Seahawks' Earl Thomas misses practice ahead of home opener against Cowboys

Seahawks' Earl Thomas misses practice ahead of home opener against Cowboys

The most formidable part of Seattle's secondary missed Friday's practice ahead of a highly anticipated matchup with the Cowboys. Read more ...

Vikings' Sendejo fined more than $53K for hit on Packers' Adams

Vikings' Sendejo fined more than $53K for hit on Packers' Adams

Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo has been fined $53,482 by the NFL for his hit during a play in Minnesota's tie at Green Bay last Sunday. Read more ...

Mourinho: Pogba's World Cup victory has helped United find momentum

Mourinho: Pogba's World Cup victory has helped United find momentum

After losing two of their first three games this season, the Red Devils have rallied since to win three on the trot with the aid of their French star Read more ...

Tigers' Victor Martinez will play final game Saturday before retiring

Tigers' Victor Martinez will play final game Saturday before retiring

Martinez will stay with the team during its season-ending road trip but wants his final MLB appearance to come in Detroit. Read more ...

14-second clock after offensive rebound among new NBA rules

14-second clock after offensive rebound among new NBA rules

​The shot clock will be reset to 14 seconds after offensive rebounds next season, down from 24, and the NBA has made alterations to two other rules. Read more ...