About The Sports Daily

The Sports Daily (est. 2008) is a collection of over 100 sports blogs that delivers cutting-edge content for a passionate reader base. Our site covers a variety of different sports leagues including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, UFC, English Premier League, Major League Soccer and the NCAA.

We aim to feature the perfect mix of original content and aggregated news to keep readers informed. You’ll find list articles, reactionary columns, quick hits, game reports, rumors, podcasts and viral videos on our network of blogs.

The Sports Daily’s writers strive to deliver unique takes on the hottest stories—without an agenda. Our articles are syndicated on NESN.comMSN.comYardbarker.comFOXSports.com, Google Play Newsstand, Apple News, and other media outlets.

We love to interact with readers on social media, so please feel free to follow us on Twitter and be our friend on Facebook.

Our Staff

Our team is comprised of passionate writers who have worked at some of the largest outlets in sports media. They bring their craft to The Sports Daily to deliver the best in sports news and analysis, each and every day.  To contact one of our staff writers, simply click on their name or fill out our contact form.

Derek Hanson, President and CEO

Doctor by day, blogger by night, Derek Hanson is the founder of The Sports Daily Network.


Matt Birch, Editor-in-chief

Matt manages all editorial operations for The Sports Daily. His work has been featured on MSN, Fox Sports, Yardbarker, SB Nation and Bleacher Report. Matt has also written for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He enjoys eating good food, shooting hoops and making original, compelling stories go viral.


Mike Batista, Associate Editor

Mike is a longtime NFL analyst and Steelers fan. He currently writes for Steelers Addicts, and has also written for Bleacher Report.


Chris Roling, Associate Editor

Chris is an Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism graduate and associate editor here at TSD. He also covers breaking news and the NFL at Bleacher Report and resides in Athens (OH) with his wife and two dogs.


Marcelo Villa, Associate Editor

Marcelo is an associate editor at The Sports Daily, and has covered the San Diego Chargers for Bleacher Report. He also writes for Sportsdirect Inc.