College football top 25: North Dakota teams rise, Jackson State jumps into CBS Sports FCS Power Rankings

College football top 25: North Dakota teams rise, Jackson State jumps into CBS Sports FCS Power Rankings

Welcome back, Ivy League! This weekend, The Ancient Eight kicks off the 2021 season, and for the first time since November 2019, we’ll see any of them play soccer. In what should be one of the most competitive Ivey races in recent memory, there should be no shortage of teams from the league who are … Read more

NBA teams growing more and more comfortable with the treadmill of mediocrity as a path to contention

NBA teams growing more and more comfortable with the treadmill of mediocrity as a path to contention

In 2011, current Indiana Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard introduced the concept of the “mediocrity treadmill” to describe the purgatory of winning without contending. Acquiring and retaining good players costs money and assets that can no longer be funneled into the sort of high-upside superstar moves that tend to win championships. It traps your team … Read more

MLB roundtable: As the Yankees, Blue Jays and Red Sox battle for AL wild card spots, which teams will prevail?

MLB roundtable: As the Yankees, Blue Jays and Red Sox battle for AL wild card spots, which teams will prevail?

There are less than three weeks remaining in the regular season, and postseason races much tougher than it seemed a few weeks ago. We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and there is still so much to be decided. After-season races, awards, history classes, etc. During the CBS Sports … Read more

2020 Ryder Cup: Brooks Koepka unintentionally reveals United States team’s biggest problem

2020 Ryder Cup: Brooks Koepka unintentionally reveals United States team's biggest problem

You can fill the Library of Congress with theories about why the United States lost seven of the last nine Ryder Cups. There are no forbidden ideas, there are no too fantastic scenarios. From scenarios to rotational speed to inappropriate capsules and inconsistent psychological test results – if the reason is indirectly plausible, it was … Read more

Countdown to 2021-22 NBA season: Things to know for all 30 teams, including rosters, schedules, top storylines

Countdown to 2021-22 NBA Season: What All 30 Teams Need to Know, Including Lineups, Schedules, Storylines

Getty Images The NBA offseason is drawing to a close and training camps begin in late September, which means the 2021-2022 season is almost here. Regular season October 19 tips as the league celebrates its 75th anniversary. After a season that has endured countless postponed games, empty arenas and tightening restrictions due to the COVID-19 … Read more