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Nebraska, UCLA, FSU and the Year 2 leap…

7:30 AM ET Bill ConnellyESPN Most of the teams in college football's preseason top 10 have experienced the "second-year leap" at some point over the past 20 years. During that span, Nick Saban at Alabama,…

The making of Hashim Amla

MIGHTY HASH RETIRES Amla was quickest to 2000 ODI runs, 3000, 4000 and 5000. © Getty Hashim Amla once told me that his blood was green. Although it chimed with the times (there was a…

Moeen Ali dropped for Lords Test

ASHES 2019 The left-arm spinner shone brightly with the willow in the Lord's Test versus Ireland © Getty England have dropped Moeen Ali from their 12-man squad for the second Ashes Test. Somerset's left-arm spinner…

Ohio State D seeks redemption after subpar 18

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State defense seemed to hit rock bottom in a confounding loss to unranked Purdue in the eighth game last season. But the weaknesses that led to the 49-20 blowout by…

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How Scott Frost, Jimbo Fisher and other Year…

When new coaches were hired after the 2017 college football season, some were taking over programs needing a rejuvenation, some were restarting at new schools and some were just starting their head-coaching careers. No matter…