From Iga Swiatek to everyone else: Breaking down the men's and women's French Open fields

Where does Rafael Nadal rank in his last hurrah? Can anyone beat Iga Swiatek in the women's field? We divided the French Open contenders into five tiers.


When realignment leaves a school behind: 10 teams and how they fared

The good news for Oregon State and Washington State is that teams have been left behind before and survived.


May viewing guide: Champions League final, title chases, relegation fights and more

Here are your key dates for the end of the European soccer season, including the Champions League final, thrilling title races, relegation scraps and more.


No young superstars, no trophies: What are Dortmund in 2024?

Borussia Dortmund are known for developing stars, but without any in their ranks and well off the Bundesliga pace, they face an identity crisis.


April viewing guide: Finding Champions League final four, more

The Champions League will be whittled down to the final four in April, with the month delivering plenty of must-watch football around the world.


Connelly: Why SEC and Big Ten greed could ruin College Football Playoff expansion

The revenue from a bigger College Football Playoff could compensate athletes throughout Division I and buoy other sports. That won't happen. Not with Greg Sankey, Tony Petiti & Co. trying to take as much for their leagues as possible.


Money, power plays and the Rose Bowl: The many times we almost had a playoff, and why the attempts failed

Believe it or not, but in its more than 150 years, college football has often argued for a real champion-deciding playoff system. It has failed at every turn, for various reasons, but there are lessons to remember as the sport begins its new era.


March viewing guide: Champions League, Premier League, LaLiga, Copa América qualifying and more

From the UEFA Champions League to Premier League and international soccer, March is jam-packed with action. Here is your guide to all the big games.


Leverkusen showcase Bundesliga title credentials

Bayer Leverkusen showed they are the perfect team to end their opponents' title streak.


February viewing guide: Champions League, Premier League, LaLiga, AFCON and more

The UEFA Champions League is back as it headlines an entertaining, thrilling February in soccer. Here is your guide to the games to watch in the Premier League, LaLiga and more.