Matt O'Brien

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Andy Roddick Edges Robin Soderling, Advances To Quarterfinals Of Cincinnati Masters


Andy Roddick passed a key test Thursday night, edging No. 5 Robin Soderling in a tight three-set win at the Cincinnati Masters, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (5). Coming off a string of unimpressive results,...

The FedEx Cup: How Far Will Tiger Woods Go In Golf's Playoffs?


The FedEx Cup has always been a bit contrived. Playoffs for golf? Sure, why not? More than that though, it's been anticlimatic. With players accumulating year-long points in designated events --...

Don't Call Them Sleepers: 2010 Fantasy Football All-Value Team

When it comes to fantasy football, choosing guys in later rounds who produce can be the key to victory. SB Nation has some suggestions.

Wait, Lou Gehrig Might Not Have Had Lou Gehrig's Disease?


Koala bears aren't bears (they're marsupials), Arabic numerals actually came from India...and Lou Gehrig might not have had Lou Gehrig's disease? According to the New York Times, a new study set to...

2010 Ryder Cup: Corey Pavin Says Tiger Woods 'High On List' But Won't Guarantee A Spot On Roster

The last large remaining drama of the 2010 golf season is whether Tiger Woods will be on the U.S. Ryder Cup squad. The once unthinkable proposition that Woods would need to be one of Corey Pavin's...

Do MLB Umpires Really Miss 20 Percent Of Calls Like ESPN Says?


Everybody knows MLB umpiring needs an overhaul, right? As usual, Bud Selig has been slow to adopt measures common in other professional (and even kids') leagues, this time with video replay. And...

Lee Westwood Withdraws From 2010 Bridgestone Invitational, PGA Championship


Lee Westwood will withdraw from both the 2010 Bridgestone Invitational and next week's PGA Championship due to injury, according to SI's Gary Van Sickle (via Waggle Room). Westwood was clearly...

Tiger Woods Likely To Lose World No. 1 Ranking To Phil Mickelson After 2010 Bridgestone Invitational


Tiger Woods' grip on the world No. 1 golf ranking has been in jeopardy for months. At both the U.S. and British Opens, Phil Mickelson could have passed Woods if Lefty had managed to win either of...

Tiger Woods' Struggles Continue At 2010 Bridgestone Invitational, Second Round


It was another disappointing round for Tiger Woods at the 2010 Bridgestone Invitational, on a course he has historically dominated. Woods' 2-over 72 during Friday's second round doesn't look so...

Alabama Ranked No. 1 In 2010 Preseason Coaches Poll


Alabama will begin the 2010 season where it finished the 2009 one: atop the coaches' poll. NIck Saban's squad received 55 of 59 first-place votes in the USA Today Coaches' poll, well ahead of...

2010 Bridgestone Invitational, First Round: Bubba Watson Leads, Phil Mickelson Tied For Second, Tiger Woods Struggling


With the afternoon groups finishing up their rounds at the first round of the 2010 Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club, Bubba Watson has a two-shot lead. Watson fired a 6-under 64...

Verdict In: Karen Sypher Found Guilty On All Six Counts, Including Extortion, In Rick Pitino Trial


Rick Pitino just got a big win, this time time off the court. Karen Sypher, who had accused Pitino of raping her seven years ago, was found guilty of all six charges levied against her, including...

Grizzlies Reportedly Close To Signing Acie Law


The Grizzlies are reportedly closing in on signing point guard Acie Law, according to Hoops World's Alex Kennedy. The thrice-traded Law would presumably be an end-of-the-bench option for Memphis,...

After Retirement Report, Brett Favre Practices On Hattiesburg High School Field


Amid conflicting reports over whether Brett Favre has told teammates that he will retire (in 2010), Favre has apparently returned to the high school field near his Hattiesburg, Mississippi home to...

Michigan State's Chris Allen Removed From Team, Will Not Return For Senior Season


Michigan State guard Chris Allen will not return to the team for his senior season, according to CBS Sports' Gary Parrish. Allen was notably absent during the team's second consecutive run to the...

Report: Carmelo Anthony Will Not Sign Extension With Nuggets, Become Free Agent In 2011


There's a new big-market team in the chase for Carmelo Anthony. The Los Angeles Lakers have entered the fray, offering Andrew Bynum, according to reports.

2010 NFL Draft Pick Signings: Jermaine Gresham Signs Five-Year, $18 Million Deal With Bengals


For a nice change of pace, the Bengals have come to terms with their first-round pick without a lengthy holdout. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Cincinnati and first-rounder Jermaine Gresham...

Greg Paulus Hired As Navy Assistant Basketball Coach


Greg Paulus' nascent professional sports career is over. Now begins his nascent coaching career. After an abortive effort to make the Saints' roster as Drew Bree's caddy back in May, Paulus has...

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. May Enter Big For Texas Rangers During Auction On Wednesday


The seemingly endless saga that has been the sale of the Texas Rangers will likely reach denouement on Wednesday when the franchise will be auctioned off. But between then and now, there is plenty...

2010 NFL Previews, Tampa Bay Bucs: Where The Future Is Brighter


By Craig T of Bucs Nation With a second full offseason and draft class under its collective belt, Mark Dominik, Raheem Morris and the Buccaneer brain trust...

Niners Sign Pair Of 1st Rounders, Anthony Davis And Mike Iupati


Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati are officially San Francisco 49ers. The pair of first-rounders, who figure to anchor the Niners' offensive line for years to come, both came to terms with the team on...

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