You can’t stop CJ Spiller. You can only hope to contain him. Spiller helped lead the Bills to an exhibition win over the Bengals, scoring twice in the 35-20 win on Saturday night. He carried the ball 12 times for 52 yards, including a 20-yard sprint. Spiller added two catches for 33 yards. The workload [...]

Go ahead and play the theme of “Rocky” one more time. Play it loud for Rocky Wirtz and the re-tooled, youthful, re-energized Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. I’ll admit it. My emotions got the best of me when Patrick Kane’s shot flipped past Michael Leighton at the 15:54 mark of the overtime period. I got [...]

The hype machines are being allowed to cool. There’s been so much hyperbole chucked out across the airwaves that we faced a spill of BP proportion. Seriously, the adjectives and statistical comparisons between Stephen Strasburg and (insert Hall of Fame pitcher here) have reached the point of inducing nausea. That’s right. I said it. I’ve [...]

The hour is almost at hand. Fantasy owners are clamoring to the waiver wire in the hope that the next big thing will be wearing a Nationals cap. I remember the episode of The Simpsons where billboards, banners and commercials announced that “Gabbo Is Coming.” Who? What? Where? Well, it ended up being a smart-alleck [...]

What else do you need to say? Nash and the Suns swept the Spurs to make their claim on one side of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals. He did his part in spectacular fashion, finishing the fourth game of the sweep with stitches, bandages and a right eye that had swollen shut. That’s right. He [...]

I sat down to pick this week’s “Fantasy Man-Crush” of 2010, and there were more than a few candidates on the radar. Do I pick the chalk, Albert Pujols, after he slammed two home runs on opening day? Do I take one of the obvious candidates, Coach K (or Geno Auriemma), following their title wins? [...]

It’s almost impossible to believe that Andrew Bogut is already in his fifth NBA season. With the regular season winding down, Bogut is set to establish new career marks in points (16.2), rebounds (10.4) and blocks (2.5). He’s been a beast in March, averaging 17.8 points and 10.3 rebounds and four blocks per game to [...]

Say what you will about Chad Ochocinco. Call him brazen, brash, bold, cocky or any of 1,000 descriptors. You cannot deny that the man is entertaining and, ultimately, good for business in the NFL. His mouth gets him in trouble at times, but he’s yet to appear in the blotter other than his fines from [...]

We can’t applaud his overall numbers against the 49ers on Sunday, but 2008 Man-Crush award winner Steve Slaton did find the end zone twice. However, he’s overshadowed by the dynamic duo in Cincinnati — Carson Palmer tossed five touchdown passes, and Cedric Benson nearly racked up 200 yards on the ground in a grudge match [...]