College Football Bowl Picks: Six best favorites, underdogs for bowl pick 'em contests, betting pools

If you want to make the smartest college football bowl picks in your pick 'em contest or confidence pool (or individual bets), you need to identify favorites and underdogs that are flying under the radar. Why? Because making unpopular picks is a big part ...

Brief and brutal selection process pushes U.S. freeskiers, snowboarders through four Olympic qualification contests in six weeks

PARK CITY, Utah — The punishing path to PyeongChang will push American freeskiers and snowboarders through a carefully crafted but grueling selection Olympic process featuring four competitions in six weeks. It’s the same approach U.S. coaches deployed ...

Here's how the Alabama special election is stacking up against contests that have been playing out all year

What propels Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama is renewed energy among Democratic voters who are irate about President Trump. What keeps Republican Roy Moore a narrow favorite is the staunch loyalty of core GOP conservatives. Those broad contours match the ...