The Yankees are old. Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson, and Alex Rodriguez will start the season on the disabled list. Mariano Rivera, 43, is returning from a devastating injury last season. This could be the year that roster of aging stars falls apart, as many in the American League have long hoped for. However, Ken Rosenthal at Fox Sports thinks the Yankees can still make the playoffs, advanced years and all.
Halfway through the shortened season, the Chicago Blackhawks have yet to lose a game in regulation. The Hawks have earned a point in 24 straight games, and 30 if you include last year. Their latest win came thanks to two late goals to tie and then take the lead against the Colorado Avalanche. But with Marian Hossa out, Mark Lazarus says the Blackhawks' record streak could be in danger.
Last year's rookie of the year, and "winner" of this year's NBA All-Star Game, Kyrie Irving is one of the league's best new faces. Lang Whitaker sat down with Kyrie for GQ to do a Q&A with the Cavaliers' quietly rising star.
It was a night of game-winners. First, LeBron gave the Heat 16 in a row:
Also... Jeff Green's layup lifted the Celtics over the Pacers.
Dwight Howard made a game-saving block to keep the Lakers ahead.
And Georgia Tech beat Miami on a last-second tip-in of a missed shot.
Three for Seven
The three most popular stories on RealClearSports for the past seven days. (Previous position-days on chart.)
1. The New York Times reports that Rupert Murdoch's Fox Sports 1 is a true challenger to ESPN. (1-2)
2. Lance Armstrong told Michael McCann at Sports Illustrated that every top rider doped. (NA-1)
3. Bob Harig at ESPN calls Rory McIlroy's "tooth pain" story a fairy tale. (2-4)