SI.com - Top Stories http://www.si.com/si_topstories.rss SI.com is the league leader in original in-depth coverage of professional, local, college and international sports. And we're updated continuously, delivering the level of rich in-depth coverage Sports Illustrated fans demand. SI.com - Top Stories http://www.si.com/sites/all/modules/custom/si_outbound_feeds/images/si_rss_icon.gif http://www.si.com/si_topstories.rss 48 48 SI.com is the league leader in original in-depth coverage of professional, local, college and international sports. And we're updated continuously, delivering the level of rich in-depth coverage Sports Illustrated fans demand. (c) 2015 Time Inc. All Rights Reserved en-us Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:27:49 -0400 5 2015 NBA free agency: Live updates on latest signings, buzz and rumors http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/01/nba-free-agency-live-blog-updates-rumors-buzz-news?xid=si_topstories The NBA free agency period began at 12:01 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning. Follow along here for all the rumors, updates and news about the free agent period. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/01/nba-free-agency-live-blog-updates-rumors-buzz-news marquee 2015 NBA free agency: Live updates on latest signings, buzz and rumors SI Wire Branding in college football: Identity goes beyond just uniforms and logos http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/06/26/college-football-branding-oregon-ducks-tennessee-volunteers?xid=si_topstories The power of branding in college football: As Oregon showed, program identity goes far beyond just uniforms and logos. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/06/26/college-football-branding-oregon-ducks-tennessee-volunteers marquee Branding in college football: Identity goes beyond just uniforms and logos Andy Staples Andy Staples Roundup: 2015 NBA free agent grades http://www.si.com/nba/2015/nba-free-agency-grades-analysis-signings?xid=si_topstories Can't keep up with NBA free agency? We've got you covered. SI.com is grading every deal. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/nba-free-agency-grades-analysis-signings marquee Roundup: 2015 NBA free agent grades SI.com Staff Anthony Hargrove remains in football exile years after Bountygate scandal http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/06/30/anthony-hargrove-bountygate-new-orleans-saints?xid=si_topstories Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:41:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/06/30/anthony-hargrove-bountygate-new-orleans-saints marquee Anthony Hargrove remains in football exile years after Bountygate scandal Jason Buckland SI.com's 2015 NBA free agent tracker http://www.si.com/nba/2015/nba-free-agency-tracker-players-teams-moves-signings?xid=si_topstories Follow every move this off-season with SI.com's free agent tracker. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/nba-free-agency-tracker-players-teams-moves-signings topstories SI.com's 2015 NBA free agent tracker SI.com Staff Grade the deal: Kevin Love returns to Cavaliers on 5-year, $110 million deal http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/01/kevin-love-cleveland-cavaliers-free-agency-lebron-james-grades?xid=si_topstories Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:36:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/01/kevin-love-cleveland-cavaliers-free-agency-lebron-james-grades topstories Grade the deal: Kevin Love returns to Cavaliers on 5-year, $110 million deal Ben Golliver Ben Golliver Reports: Jimmy Butler, Bulls finalizing five-year, $90 million deal http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/01/jimmy-butler-bulls-agree-five-year-95-million-deal?xid=si_topstories Jimmy Butler and the Bulls have agreed to a five-year, $90 million deal. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:30:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/01/jimmy-butler-bulls-agree-five-year-95-million-deal topstories Reports: Jimmy Butler, Bulls finalizing five-year, $90 million deal SI Wire Live blog: NHL free agent frenzy 2015 signings, rumors and more http://www.si.com/nhl/2015/07/01/nhl-free-agent-frenzy-live-blog-signings-trades?xid=si_topstories As NHL free agency opens on July 1, SI.com live blogs all the signings and trades with opinion and analysis. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:30:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nhl/2015/07/01/nhl-free-agent-frenzy-live-blog-signings-trades topstories Live blog: NHL free agent frenzy 2015 signings, rumors and more Allan Muir Allan Muir Maple Leafs trade winger Phil Kessel to Penguins http://www.si.com/nhl/2015/07/01/toronto-maple-leafs-trade-phil-kessel-pittsburgh-penguins?xid=si_topstories The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded right wing Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:30:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nhl/2015/07/01/toronto-maple-leafs-trade-phil-kessel-pittsburgh-penguins topstories Maple Leafs trade winger Phil Kessel to Penguins SI Wire Day 3: American women knock out two seeds as Wimbledon heats up http://www.si.com/tennis/2015/07/01/day-3-recap?xid=si_topstories Wimbledon 2015: CoCo Vandeweghe and Bethanie Mattek-Sands pull off upsets; Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Maria Sharapova ease in third round and more results. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:16:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/tennis/2015/07/01/day-3-recap topstories Day 3: American women knock out two seeds as Wimbledon heats up Courtney Nguyen Courtney Nguyen Grade the deal: Raptors land DeMarre Carroll with 4-year, $60 million deal http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/01/demarre-carroll-toronto-raptors-kyle-lowry-demar-derozan?xid=si_topstories Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/01/demarre-carroll-toronto-raptors-kyle-lowry-demar-derozan topstories Grade the deal: Raptors land DeMarre Carroll with 4-year, $60 million deal Ben Golliver Ben Golliver Report: Dwyane Wade pursuing max contract with Heat http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/01/miami-heat-dwyane-wade-free-agency-max-contract?xid=si_topstories Free-agent shooting guard Dwyane Wade is reportedly pursuing a maximum contract with the Miami Heat. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:30:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/01/miami-heat-dwyane-wade-free-agency-max-contract topstories Report: Dwyane Wade pursuing max contract with Heat SI Wire Grade the deal: Davis, Pelicans agree to 5-year, $145 million extension http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/01/anthony-davis-pelicans-contract-extension-nba-free-agency-2015?xid=si_topstories Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/01/anthony-davis-pelicans-contract-extension-nba-free-agency-2015 topstories Grade the deal: Davis, Pelicans agree to 5-year, $145 million extension Ben Golliver Ben Golliver Jerry Dipoto resigns as Angels general manager http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/07/01/los-angeles-angels-jerry-dipoto?xid=si_topstories Wed, 01 Jul 2015 06:15:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/07/01/los-angeles-angels-jerry-dipoto topstories Jerry Dipoto resigns as Angels general manager SI Wire Brett Favre on head injury concerns: 'It really is scary' http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/07/01/brett-favre-career-head-injuries-concussion-concerns?xid=si_topstories Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:27:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/07/01/brett-favre-career-head-injuries-concussion-concerns topstories Brett Favre on head injury concerns: 'It really is scary' SI Wire Grade the deal: Goran Dragic re-signs with Heat for five years, $90 million http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/01/goran-dragic-miami-heat-grades-free-agent-pat-riley?xid=si_topstories How Goran Dragic's new contract with the Heat could impact the future of Dwyane Wade...and Kevin Durant? Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:43:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/01/goran-dragic-miami-heat-grades-free-agent-pat-riley topstories Grade the deal: Goran Dragic re-signs with Heat for five years, $90 million Rob Mahoney Rob Mahoney Grade the deal: Spurs, Kawhi Leonard agree to 5-year, $90 million contract http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/01/kawhi-leonard-san-antonio-spurs-contract-extension-free-agency-2015?xid=si_topstories Grading the San Antonio Spurs' five-year contract agreement with small forward Kawhi Leonard. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/01/kawhi-leonard-san-antonio-spurs-contract-extension-free-agency-2015 topstories Grade the deal: Spurs, Kawhi Leonard agree to 5-year, $90 million contract Ben Golliver Ben Golliver Donovan downplays Wambach tweet, says it was no dig at Klinsmann http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/07/01/landon-donovan-tweet-abby-wambach-jurgen-klinsmann-world-cup?xid=si_topstories Landon Donovan says his tweet directed to Abby Wambach last night had no subtweet intent toward Jurgen Klinsmann for leaving him off the 2014 U.S. men's World Cup team. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/07/01/landon-donovan-tweet-abby-wambach-jurgen-klinsmann-world-cup topstories Donovan downplays Wambach tweet, says it was no dig at Klinsmann SI Staff 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 Summer Transfer Tracker: Keep up with the latest moves across Europe http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/07/01/summer-transfer-window-rumors-moves-europe-epl-la-liga-bundesliga?xid=si_topstories Keep track of the latest transfers across Europe, with the summer transfer window open for business. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/07/01/summer-transfer-window-rumors-moves-europe-epl-la-liga-bundesliga topstories Summer Transfer Tracker: Keep up with the latest moves across Europe U.S. women endure roller-coaster ride in semifinal win over Germany http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/07/01/usa-germany-womens-world-cup-semifinal-julie-johnston?xid=si_topstories Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/07/01/usa-germany-womens-world-cup-semifinal-julie-johnston xltile U.S. women endure roller-coaster ride in semifinal win over Germany Grant Wahl Grant Wahl U.S. women endure roller-coaster ride in semifinal win over Germany http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/07/01/usa-germany-womens-world-cup-semifinal-julie-johnston?xid=si_topstories Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/07/01/usa-germany-womens-world-cup-semifinal-julie-johnston xwtile U.S. women endure roller-coaster ride in semifinal win over Germany Grant Wahl Grant Wahl Oregon of the East? Maryland hopes branding leads to recruiting success http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/07/01/maryland-terrapins-recruiting-branding-under-armour?xid=si_topstories Can the flashy branding built on Maryland's connection to Under Armour draw in elite recruits? That's what the Terrapins are hoping happens. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:15:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/07/01/maryland-terrapins-recruiting-branding-under-armour writer Oregon of the East? Maryland hopes branding leads to recruiting success Chris Johnson Chris Johnson Giants rookie sensation Beckham Jr. is much more than 'The Catch' http://www.si.com/external/link/giants-rookie-sensation-beckham-jr-much-more-catch?xid=si_topstories Giants rookie sensation Beckham Jr. is much more than 'The Catch' Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:15:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/external/link/giants-rookie-sensation-beckham-jr-much-more-catch writer Giants rookie sensation Beckham Jr. is much more than 'The Catch' Emily Kaplan Emily Kaplan How baseball vet Todd Zeile went from run producer to movie producer http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/07/01/todd-zeile-hollywood-producer-charlie-sheen-profiles?xid=si_topstories Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/07/01/todd-zeile-hollywood-producer-charlie-sheen-profiles writer How baseball vet Todd Zeile went from run producer to movie producer Albert Chen Albert Chen For Athletics, luck literally hasn't been on their side in dismal season http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/07/01/oakland-athletics-pythagorean-record-bad-luck-billy-beane?xid=si_topstories Stuck at the bottom of the American League West and with their playoff hopes all but dead, the Oakland A's can blame some phenomenally bad luck for their rough season. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:48:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/07/01/oakland-athletics-pythagorean-record-bad-luck-billy-beane writer For Athletics, luck literally hasn't been on their side in dismal season Ben Reiter Ben Reiter Blake Griffin eyes Clippers' next step as Jordan's free agency looms large http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/01/blake-griffin-deandre-jordan-free-agency-nba-clippers-doc-rivers?xid=si_topstories Blake Griffin knows DeAndre Jordan's return to the Clippers is far from a sure thing. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:15:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/01/blake-griffin-deandre-jordan-free-agency-nba-clippers-doc-rivers writer Blake Griffin eyes Clippers' next step as Jordan's free agency looms large Ben Golliver Ben Golliver Fallen Angel: GM Dipoto loses power struggle with Scioscia, resigns http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/07/01/jerry-dipoto-resigns-general-manager-los-angeles-angels-mike-scioscia?xid=si_topstories A power struggle between Mike Scioscia and Jerry Dipoto has ended with the latter resigning his post as the Angels' general manager amid a contentious season in Anaheim. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:48:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/07/01/jerry-dipoto-resigns-general-manager-los-angeles-angels-mike-scioscia writer Fallen Angel: GM Dipoto loses power struggle with Scioscia, resigns Jay Jaffe Jay Jaffe USA blanks Germany, advances to Women's World Cup final http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/video/2015/06/30/womens-world-cup-usa-germany-semi-final?xid=si_topstories Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:29:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/video/2015/06/30/womens-world-cup-usa-germany-semi-final lists USA blanks Germany, advances to Women's World Cup final Why Kevin Love will stay in Cleveland http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/06/30/why-kevin-love-stay-cleveland-cavaliers?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Chris Mannix explains why Kevin Love will forgo being the face of the franchise on another team to win... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:46:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/06/30/why-kevin-love-stay-cleveland-cavaliers lists Why Kevin Love will stay in Cleveland Will anyone pry Marc Gasol away from Grizzlies? http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/06/30/will-marc-gasol-leave-memphis-grizzlies?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Chris Mannix discusses why Marc Gasol will probably stay with the Memphis Grizzlies and which free... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:49:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/06/30/will-marc-gasol-leave-memphis-grizzlies lists Will anyone pry Marc Gasol away from Grizzlies? Where Rajon Rondo can make the biggest impact in 2015 http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/06/30/rajon-rondo-biggest-impact?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Chris Mannix breaks down which team is the best fit for NBA free agent Rajon Rondo. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:47:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/06/30/rajon-rondo-biggest-impact lists Where Rajon Rondo can make the biggest impact in 2015 Chris Jericho reveals how to become a WWE superstar http://www.si.com/more-sports/video/2015/06/30/chris-jericho-reveals-become-wwe-superstar?xid=si_topstories Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:30:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/more-sports/video/2015/06/30/chris-jericho-reveals-become-wwe-superstar lists Chris Jericho reveals how to become a WWE superstar Jet Stet: An SI editor earns his wings with the high-flying Breitling team http://www.si.com/edge/2015/07/01/breitling-jets-cannella?xid=si_topstories A top SI editor goes along for the ride with the aerial athletes of Breitling Jet Team and manages to keep his wits and his lunch about him while going over 400 mph and in close quarters with other fighter planes. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:42:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/edge/2015/07/01/breitling-jets-cannella bigtiles Jet Stet: An SI editor earns his wings with the high-flying Breitling team Stephen Cannella