Offseason Zim: Vikings coach finds solace on his sprawling ranch

Mike Zimmer is a “different person” when he retreats to the 160-acre ranch inspired by his wife, a respite for a veteran coach embarking on what could be the most pivotal season of his career. – NFL

10 lessons from the 2019 NHL offseason

From a decree to stop contract shaming to naming the NHL’s ‘Lord Business,’ this week’s Wysh List runs down 10 things we learned this offseason. – NHL

NHL offseason grades: How all 31 teams did in 2019 free agency

Our NHL writers grade every team’s offseason wheelin’ and dealin’s. And a pair of tri-state franchises both earned high marks. – NHL

Rating the offseason for all 32 teams: Why the Browns are on top

Did the Browns indeed have the best offseason? Which teams struggled to reach their goals? NFL Nation ranks them and looks toward training camp. – NFL

Kyler Murray crushed the offseason, Cardinals teammates say

The Cardinals’ veterans and newcomers were impressed with what they saw from Murray during OTAs and minicamp. – NFL

Gurley remains biggest unknown during Rams offseason

The Rams star has the most touches in the league over the past three seasons, but the workload has caught up to him and injury questions will hang over the entire offseason. – NFL

Josh Norman’s offseason: Blue Angels, Rio Grande, helping others

The outspoken cornerback revels in his wide-ranging adventures and serving others, and scoffs at the idea that he’s just “a controversial guy.” – NFL

NFL offseason agendas: Barnwell’s to-do lists for all 16 NFC teams

The Cowboys have to splash the cash on two stars. The Giants need a quarterback succession plan. Here’s what’s on the docket for the NFC. – TOP

NFL experts debate: The teams that declined most this offseason

The Giants took a step back. The Dolphins are rebuilding. Our insiders pick the teams that downgraded most over the past few months. – NFL

LeBron: Offseason ‘critical’ for himself, Lakers

With the playoffs out of the picture, the Lakers will enter the offseason seeking players to join their superstar. “I’ll be as active as I need to be for us to get better,” LeBron James said about hitting the recruiting trail. – TOP

Love/Hate offseason edition: Baker Mayfield wins big

There has been no shortage of impactful trades and free-agent signings this offseason in the NFL. Here are the players most positively and negatively affected by all of this activity. – NFL

Offseason has Browns destined for greatness

Cleveland has not only won a pivotal portion of the offseason, but also just changed the perception and future of a rebuilding franchise.

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‘Professor Cope’: NFL linebacker’s offseason job? Teaching ‘Life 101’

Brandon Copeland wanted to give college students practical financial information that would have aided him, so he helped create a class at his alma mater. – NFL

NFL CBA quirks that could have a big effect on the 2020 offseason

The 2019 free-agency period is just beginning, but here’s why NFL teams are already thinking about next year, and how they’ll structure contracts. – NFL

Who’s replacing Bortles? Barnwell predicts AFC South offseason moves

Bye-bye, Blake — Jacksonville will have a new quarterback in 2019. Houston, Indianapolis and Tennessee could undergo big changes, too. – NFL

Let’s improve the Raiders: Barnwell predicts AFC West offseason moves

Oakland needs to add talent (and more picks). The Chargers and Chiefs face crucial decisions. Let’s make offseason moves for the AFC West. – NFL

What now for Green Bay? Barnwell predicts offseason moves for NFC North

The Packers should let Clay Matthews walk. Minnesota should explore the trade market for Trae Waynes. Let’s make offseason moves for the NFC North. – NFL

Predicting NFL offseason dominoes: 7 free agents who could cause ripples

One signing or trade can dictate several more moves. Let’s lay out destinations for seven potential free agents, then predict what comes next. – TOP

Bold offseason predictions for all 32 NFL teams

Le’Veon Bell’s landing spot, blockbuster trades, draft moves — we have fearless predictions that would shake up the NFL. – NFL

Picking offseason priorities for NFL teams drafting in the top 10

What should Kliff Kingsbury focus on first this offseason? We helped out the new Cardinals coach and the rest of the league’s worst teams. – NFL

Europe in Winter: 35 Reasons to Visit Off-Season

Insider advice on how to spend the winter season in some of Europe’s top destinations—from Paris to Stockholm. Plus: The Christmas markets and ‘tasteless fish’ dishes best avoided. Lifestyle


Weekly Reader: The most baffling contracts of the offseason

Perhaps it’s the term, perhaps it’s the money, perhaps it’s something else. Plus, is Alex Kovalev right about the state of the game? – NHL

Melo accepts his offseason as ‘new norm’ in NBA

Carmelo Anthony said it took him a while to accept the fact that he’s on the verge of being with his fourth team in a year, saying that the process of being waived or bought out is “the new norm in our society in basketball.” – NBA

Philip Rivers’ offseason job? Playcaller for son’s football team

Philip Rivers learned to play football from his father and now he’s following suit, coaching his son Gunner’s flag football team. – NFL

Answers for the five biggest NFL questions left in the offseason

Will OBJ get a new deal? Where will Dez Bryant sign? We take on the NFL’s biggest questions left to be answered this offseason. – NFL

NFL Insiders predict: Teams that are worse after offseason moves

The Legion of Boom’s reign is officially over, and Seattle is left with defensive holes to fill. Our Insiders weigh in on teams that have declined. – NFL

Browns’ offseason needs extend beyond just the quarterback position

While shoring up the quarterback position is a top priority, the Browns also have needs at receiver, cornerback and, possibly, left tackle. – NFL

Could Gruden clean house? Offseason moves to improve AFC West teams

The Raiders could move on from Marshawn Lynch, Michael Crabtree and more expensive veterans. But should they? Let’s pick out five offseason moves to improve each AFC West team. – TOP

The NFL’s top 10 offseason priorities: Catch rule, concussions, anthem, more

From addressing viewership decline to rethinking the Rooney Rule, here are the issues the league will (or should) consider over the next six months. – NFL

Trade Foles, cut Dez and let Cousins walk? Offseason moves for each NFC East team

Can Philly get a second-round pick for the Super Bowl MVP? Will Dallas’ top receiver take a pay cut? Can Washington get anything for its star quarterback? Here are five offseason moves to improve each NFC East team. – TOP

Bold offseason predictions for all 32 NFL teams

Which teams will fail in the bidding war for Kirk Cousins? Who will sign Jimmy Graham? Will the Steelers re-sign Le’Veon Bell? NFL Nation reporters make projections for big moves in the coming months. – TOP

Barnwell: How all 12 NFL playoff teams could change this offseason

In 2017, we saw eight new playoff teams in a 12-team field. Why? Because teams routinely look a heckuva lot different year-to-year. – TOP

Regrading every NHL team’s offseason

We weren’t sure what to make of Tampa Bay’s summer moves during the preseason. Now? It looks like another brilliant set of transactions by GM Steve Yzerman, Julien BriseBois & Co. Here’s how every team’s offseason acquisitions look now. – NHL

Three offseason options for suddenly dominant Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles is the NFL’s best quarterback this season — in December. Seriously. That means the Jaguars have an interesting decision to make this offseason. Plus, more lessons from Week 15. – NFL

With hopes of 25-year career, Russell Wilson bolsters offseason routine

With hopes of 25-year career, Russell Wilson bolsters offseason routine – NFL

Offseason work is voluntary but Cowboys believe games ‘are won right now’

Offseason work is voluntary but Cowboys believe games ‘are won right now’ – NFL