College basketball rankings: Preseason countdown of every team continues with Nos. 200-69 for 2021-22 season

This is the stage where things start to get controversial. The unveiling of part two of my preseason rankings spans the widest range: Nos. 69-200. This is the only portion of the three where all 32...

College basketball rankings: Countdown of every team continues with Nos. 200-68 for the 2021-22 season

Now things really start to get interesting. The unveiling of No. 68-200 of my preseason rankings of every team in men’s Division I college basketball spans the widest range. All 32 conferences are represented with at...

College basketball rankings: Countdown of every team begins with Nos. 358-201 for the 2021-22 season

College basketball starts in less than a month. (Opening day is Nov. 9.) So we’ve still got some time, but you know games will be here before too long. That in mind, I couldn’t go another...

Nets ban Kyrie Irving from team activities ‘until he is eligible to be a full participant’

The Brooklyn Nets took a drastic step to compel All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to get the COVID vaccine. Irving won’t play or practice with the Nets “until he is eligible to be a full participant,” Brooklyn...

Back in Toronto, the Raptors are the same, but different: Taking the temperature on a team in transition

Before considering what comes next for the Toronto Raptors, one must look at their sojourn in Tampa Bay. Broadly speaking, was the Raptors’ 27-45 record more about misfortune or mismanagement? Before the COVID outbreak and the...

Candid Coaches: Who will be the best team and most likely national champion this season in college basketball?

CBS Sports college basketball writers Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander surveyed more than 100 coaches for our annual Candid Coaches series. They polled everyone from head coaches at elite programs to assistants at smaller Division I...

Suns’ Chris Paul seems lock for NBA’s 75th anniversary team

Monty Williams kept it real when expressing why Chris Paul should make the NBA’s 75 greatest players list in celebrating the league’s 75th anniversary season. “I’m not sure how you can call a guy the best...

Pacers the sleeper team in Ben Simmons trade sweepstakes?

The 76ers are looking for trade partners, with USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt reporting the team is “targeting” squads in the Western Conference. However, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said Friday the Indiana Pacers may emerge as a contender,...

Who should serve as Celtics captains on Ime Udoka’s new team?

Forsberg: Who should serve as captains for Udoka’s Celtics? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka said Saturday the team will likely select a pair of captains for the 2021-22 season. Jaylen...

Candid Coaches: Should a team forfeit if it can’t play a game due to COVID-19 issues?

CBS Sports college basketball writers Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander surveyed more than 100 coaches for our annual Candid Coaches series. They polled everyone from head coaches at elite programs to assistants at some of the...