Barry Bonds, baseball's all-time single-season and career home run leader, has a new career as a roving hitting instructor for the Giants. That much isn't surprising -- though his name was connected to allegations of steroid use, Bonds is in the argument for the finest hitter of all time. Also unsurprising is the fact that he believes he belongs in the Hall of Fame. Bonds has hovered below 40 percent in his two seasons on the ballot and faces a strong uphill battle for induction, but given that he has over a decade still on the ballot, there's plenty of time for a reappraisal of his storied and controversial career.
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Clippers win eighth straight
The Clippers are the hottest team in basketball right now, winning eight straight games against the likes of the Thunder and Rockets. They've been so good, in fact, that J.A. Adande thinks it's time to include Blake Griffin in the MVP race, formerly a two-person competition between Kevin Durant and LeBron James. Griffin definitely looked like an MVP last night against the Suns, scoring 37 points and only missing two of his 16 shots. With a healthy Chris Paul dishing assists to Griffin, the Clippers could be a force in the playoffs.
Revis goes from Bucs to Pats
Revis Island is taking a trip up the East Coast. After being released Wednesday by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Darrelle Revis will sign a one-year, $12 million deal to join the New England Patriots, according to league sources. For the Bucs, it's a money and draft-position-saving move. For the Pats, it's a way to replace the departed Aqib Talib. What do you make of it all?
Seahawks to win 2015 Super Bowl?
Yeah, OK, so we're barely more than a month removed from the most recent Super Bowl, and the NFL famously produces surprise champions. But with the Seattle Seahawks on Monday re-signing defensive end Michael Bennett -- thought by many to be the best free agent in this year's class -- and coming off such a comprehensive title-clinching victory over the Denver Broncos, it's impossible to avoid thinking of a repeat in the Emerald City -- even after Seattle lost Golden Tate to Detroit on Wednesday. What are your thoughts?