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All Rights Reserved en-us Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:06:52 -0500 5 NFL free agency: Outlooks for five teams with most salary cap space http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/03/02/nfl-free-agency-biggest-spenders-salary-cap?xid=si_topstories Just because you have a lot of financial flexibility doesn't mean you're going to move up in the world. You can ask the principals of any bust-out... Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:15:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/03/02/nfl-free-agency-biggest-spenders-salary-cap marquee NFL free agency: Outlooks for five teams with most salary cap space Doug Farrar Doug Farrar Give and Go: The final playoff spot http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/03/02/give-and-go-final-playoff-spot?xid=si_topstories Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix and Rob Mahoney discuss which team will capture the final playoff spot in the West, what the Chicago Bulls... Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/03/02/give-and-go-final-playoff-spot marquee Give and Go: The final playoff spot MMQB: Which team will end up playing in Los Angeles? http://www.si.com/external/link/mmqb-which-team-will-end-playing-los-angeles?xid=si_topstories Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/external/link/mmqb-which-team-will-end-playing-los-angeles marquee MMQB: Which team will end up playing in Los Angeles? Peter King Peter King Texas comes back for dramatic win, keeping tourney hopes alive http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2015/03/02/texas-baylor-isaiah-taylor-big-12-bubble-ncaa-tournament?xid=si_topstories Let's just start here: Texas was out. This was halftime of Monday's night's game against in-state and Big 12 Conference rival, Baylor. The... Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:45:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2015/03/02/texas-baylor-isaiah-taylor-big-12-bubble-ncaa-tournament marquee Texas comes back for dramatic win, keeping tourney hopes alive Brendan Prunty James Harden suspended one game for kicking LeBron James in groin http://www.si.com/nba/2015/03/02/james-harden-suspended-kick-lebron-james?xid=si_topstories Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been suspended for one game without pay for kicking Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James in the groin during Sunday's game. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/03/02/james-harden-suspended-kick-lebron-james topstories James Harden suspended one game for kicking LeBron James in groin SI Wire Heat's Hassan Whiteside, Suns' Alex Len ejected for third-quarter fight http://www.si.com/nba/2015/03/02/miami-heat-hassan-whiteside-phoenix-suns-alex-len-ejected?xid=si_topstories Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside and Phoenix Suns center Alex Len were ejected for their role in a fight in Monday night's game.... Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/03/02/miami-heat-hassan-whiteside-phoenix-suns-alex-len-ejected topstories Heat's Hassan Whiteside, Suns' Alex Len ejected for third-quarter fight SI Wire Duke's Coach K refuses comment on Sulaimon sexual assault allegations http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2015/03/02/duke-mike-krzyzewski-refuses-comment-rasheed-sulaimon-dismissal-allegations?xid=si_topstories Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:15:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2015/03/02/duke-mike-krzyzewski-refuses-comment-rasheed-sulaimon-dismissal-allegations topstories Duke's Coach K refuses comment on Sulaimon sexual assault allegations SI Wire NFL rumors: Buzz around free agency, trades, draft http://www.si.com/external/link/nfl-rumors-buzz-around-free-agency-trades-draft?xid=si_topstories NFL rumors: Buzz around free agency, trades, draft Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/external/link/nfl-rumors-buzz-around-free-agency-trades-draft topstories NFL rumors: Buzz around free agency, trades, draft Lions choose to not place franchise tag on DT Suh http://www.si.com/external/link/lions-choose-not-place-franchise-tag-dt-suh?xid=si_topstories Lions choose to not place franchise tag on DT Suh Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:15:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/external/link/lions-choose-not-place-franchise-tag-dt-suh topstories Lions choose to not place franchise tag on DT Suh Report: Texans give WR Andre Johnson permission to seek trade http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/03/02/houston-texans-andre-johnson-trade?xid=si_topstories Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/03/02/houston-texans-andre-johnson-trade topstories Report: Texans give WR Andre Johnson permission to seek trade SI Wire Nets stave off Warriors behind Jack's late jumper http://www.si.com/external/link/nets-stave-warriors-behind-jacks-late-jumper-0?xid=si_topstories Jarrett Jack hit the game-winning jumper with under two seconds left as the Nets staved off a furious Warriors' rally to win, 110-108. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:00:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/external/link/nets-stave-warriors-behind-jacks-late-jumper-0 topstories Nets stave off Warriors behind Jack's late jumper Seven players ejected from Baylor vs. Texas game for sideline scrum http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2015/03/02/baylor-texas-fight-players-ejected?xid=si_topstories Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2015/03/02/baylor-texas-fight-players-ejected topstories Seven players ejected from Baylor vs. Texas game for sideline scrum SI Wire No. 2 UVA rallies to top 'Cuse, wins ACC http://www.si.com/external/link/no-2-uva-rallies-top-cuse-wins-acc?xid=si_topstories Virginia overcame a slow start at Syracuse and went on to win 59-47. The win locks up the second-straight ACC season title for the Cavaliers.... Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:45:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/external/link/no-2-uva-rallies-top-cuse-wins-acc topstories No. 2 UVA rallies to top 'Cuse, wins ACC Iowa St. erases huge deficit in win over OU while walking dangerous line http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2015/03/03/iowa-state-oklahoma-big-12-comeback?xid=si_topstories It was so bad that you had to check the numbers to make sure they were correct. Could Iowa State really be down 19 points to Oklahoma ... at home?... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:00:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2015/03/03/iowa-state-oklahoma-big-12-comeback topstories Iowa St. erases huge deficit in win over OU while walking dangerous line Brendan Prunty Aaron Hernandez trial: Testimony of Lloyd's sister is key point of Day 18 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/03/02/aaron-hernandez-trial-day-18-odin-lloyd-shaquilla-thibou?xid=si_topstories In a case built on convincing jurors of a timeline where Aaron Hernandez is with Odin Lloyd at the moment Lloyd dies, Bristol County (Mass.)... Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/03/02/aaron-hernandez-trial-day-18-odin-lloyd-shaquilla-thibou topstories Aaron Hernandez trial: Testimony of Lloyd's sister is key point of Day 18 Michael McCann Michael McCann 2015 NHL Trade Deadline: blogging the day's action http://www.si.com/nhl/2015/03/02/2015-nhl-trade-deadline-deals-analysis?xid=si_topstories Trades and analysis of NHL Trade Deadline Day 2015. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:15:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/nhl/2015/03/02/2015-nhl-trade-deadline-deals-analysis topstories 2015 NHL Trade Deadline: blogging the day's action Allan Muir Allan Muir Report: Cowboys use franchise tag on WR Dez Bryant http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/03/02/dallas-cowboys-dez-bryant-franchise-tag?xid=si_topstories The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly used their franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/03/02/dallas-cowboys-dez-bryant-franchise-tag topstories Report: Cowboys use franchise tag on WR Dez Bryant SI Wire Tiger Woods accuser retracts drug suspension claim http://www.si.com/external/link/tiger-woods-accuser-retracts-drug-suspension-claim?xid=si_topstories Tiger Woods accuser retracts drug suspension claim Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/external/link/tiger-woods-accuser-retracts-drug-suspension-claim topstories Tiger Woods accuser retracts drug suspension claim play fantasy http://www.si.com/external/link/play-fantasy?xid=si_topstories Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/external/link/play-fantasy topstories play fantasy Spring training previews: Storylines to follow in each division http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/02/20/spring-training-previews-all-30-teams?xid=si_topstories With players reporting to camp across Florida and Arizona, SI.com MLB's experts broke down the big questions, camp battles and prospects to watch... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:45:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/02/20/spring-training-previews-all-30-teams topstories Spring training previews: Storylines to follow in each division SI.com Staff Bloated cap prevents Lions from using franchise tag on Ndamukong Suh http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/03/02/ndamukong-suh-franchise-tag-detroit-lions-free-agency-2015?xid=si_topstories J.J. Watt is currently the NFL's highest-paid defensive player at $16.6 million per season. The Lions would have had to pay Ndamukong Suh $10... Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:45:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/03/02/ndamukong-suh-franchise-tag-detroit-lions-free-agency-2015 xltile Bloated cap prevents Lions from using franchise tag on Ndamukong Suh Chris Burke Chris Burke Bloated cap prevents Lions from using franchise tag on Ndamukong Suh http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/03/02/ndamukong-suh-franchise-tag-detroit-lions-free-agency-2015?xid=si_topstories J.J. Watt is currently the NFL's highest-paid defensive player at $16.6 million per season. The Lions would have had to pay Ndamukong Suh $10... Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:45:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/03/02/ndamukong-suh-franchise-tag-detroit-lions-free-agency-2015 xwtile Bloated cap prevents Lions from using franchise tag on Ndamukong Suh Chris Burke Chris Burke Swim Daily http://www.si.com/swim-daily?xid=si_topstories http://www.si.com/swim-daily writer Swim Daily Negotiation time: Teams with the most to lose in upcoming free agency http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/03/02/nfl-free-agency-2015-dallas-cowboys-denver-broncos-detroit-lions?xid=si_topstories Many NFL teams enter free agency with a Christmas list of sorts, looking to spend wisely (hopefully) to improve the look of their franchises.... Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:35:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/03/02/nfl-free-agency-2015-dallas-cowboys-denver-broncos-detroit-lions writer Negotiation time: Teams with the most to lose in upcoming free agency Doug Farrar Doug Farrar Bracket Watch: Villanova replaces Gonzaga as No. 1 seed in the West http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2015/03/02/ncaa-tournament-bracket-gonzaga-kentucky-virginia-duke-villanova?xid=si_topstories After Gonzaga's loss to BYU, the Bulldogs drop off the top line in our NCAA tournament bracket projection. Villanova joins No. 1 seeds Kentucky, Virginia and Duke. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2015/03/02/ncaa-tournament-bracket-gonzaga-kentucky-virginia-duke-villanova writer Bracket Watch: Villanova replaces Gonzaga as No. 1 seed in the West Michael Beller Michael Beller <![CDATA[The history of college basketball's offensive decline?and how to fix it]]> http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2015/02/26/hoop-thoughts-college-basketball-scoring-pace?xid=si_topstories College basketball faces unprecedented problems with scoring and pace of play. Will coaches and administrators make the necessary changes to make the game stronger? Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:45:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2015/02/26/hoop-thoughts-college-basketball-scoring-pace writer Seth Davis Seth Davis <![CDATA[Possible motives behind freshman ineligibility push; Punt, Pass & Pork]]> http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/03/02/freshman-ineligibility-punt-pass-pork?xid=si_topstories Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:24:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/03/02/freshman-ineligibility-punt-pass-pork writer Andy Staples Andy Staples An in-depth look at ESPN Audio and the future of sports talk radio http://www.si.com/more-sports/2015/03/02/espn-audio-sports-radio-qa-noise-report?xid=si_topstories One of my most vivid memories of my childhood is sneaking a small radio into bed at night and spinning the AM dial in hopes of landing on sporting... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:00:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/more-sports/2015/03/02/espn-audio-sports-radio-qa-noise-report writer An in-depth look at ESPN Audio and the future of sports talk radio Richard Deitsch Richard Deitsch Why college basketball is facing a slow pace-of-play crisis http://www.si.com/college-basketball/video/2015/03/02/why-college-basketball-facing-slow-pace-play-crisis?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Seth Davis explains that this is the lowest-scoring season of college basketball since 1952 and tells... Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:38:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/college-basketball/video/2015/03/02/why-college-basketball-facing-slow-pace-play-crisis lists Why college basketball is facing a slow pace-of-play crisis Has James Harden done enough to earn MVP award? http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/03/02/has-harden-earned-the-mvp?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Chris Mannix explains if James Harden is now the leading MVP candidate. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:06:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/03/02/has-harden-earned-the-mvp lists Has James Harden done enough to earn MVP award? Can the Thunder overcome injuries to make the playoffs? http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/03/02/can-thunder-overcome-injuries-for-playoffs?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Chris Mannix tells us whether or not the injured Oklahoma City Thunder can make the playoffs despite... Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:36:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/03/02/can-thunder-overcome-injuries-for-playoffs lists Can the Thunder overcome injuries to make the playoffs? Bubble teams that will survive Selection Sunday http://www.si.com/college-basketball/video/2015/03/02/march-madness-selection-sunday?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Seth Davis shares which bubble teams he thinks will make it to the NCAA tournament this year. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:41:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/college-basketball/video/2015/03/02/march-madness-selection-sunday lists Bubble teams that will survive Selection Sunday LeBron James, Cavs must stick to Blatt's offense to make a NBA Finals run http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/03/02/lebron-cavs-blatts-offense-nba-finals?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Chris Mannix gives his take on what the Cleveland Cavaliers need to do in order to make it to the NBA... Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:24:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/03/02/lebron-cavs-blatts-offense-nba-finals lists LeBron James, Cavs must stick to Blatt's offense to make a NBA Finals run Most Traded NHL Players http://www.si.com/nhl/photos/2012/02/20most-traded-nhl-players?xid=si_topstories As the NHL trade deadline looms, we present the league's most-traveled players of the past and present. These players were dealt at various times... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/nhl/photos/2012/02/20most-traded-nhl-players bigtiles Most Traded NHL Players