Allen Barra

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  • 2 months ago

    Wladimir Klitschko is the heavyweight champion of several different organizations that claim to represent boxing, but there's no point in listing them because whatever group doesn't recognize Klitschko as heavyweight champion is meaningless. The g...

  • 3 months ago

    We wish we had a handle on what to expect from the Amazin's this year. Lucas Duda looks like a legit slugger, and Michael Cuddyer, who had the NL's best batting average (.332) with Colorado last year (though not enough plate appearances to qualify...

  • 3 months ago

    Before you despair about the Yankees' upcoming season, keep two things in mind: First, there is no clear favorite in the A.L. East this year; the Orioles, who owned last year, lost a lot of power. The Red Sox and Blue Jays have acquired some gaudy...

  • 3 months ago

    The National Invitation Tournament is often overshadowed by the NCAA's Men's Tournament, which not only determines the national championship but attracts millions of casual fans who think their brackets can win them some coin and impress their fri...

  • 5 months ago

    While having the Super Bowl take place in New York last year was epochal, the game was, after all, in New Jersey and much of the excitement turned out to be about how to get there. This year, however, the NBA All-Star Game is in our face, with eve...

  • 6 months ago

    Eight seconds may not seem like a lot of time, but the Professional Bull Riders organization insists it’s the toughest eight seconds in sports — and we agree. The annual Monster Energy Buck Off pits 35 world-class cowboys against the f...