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Cy Brown

Leicester's back. Tell a friend.

In a 4-2 win over a short-handed Manchester City, Leicester was full of life, clinical and deadly on the break -- pretty much everything they haven't been so far this season. Elsewhere in the EPL, Arsenal come from behind to top Stoke, and Bob Bradley gets a needed win. More»
David Ubben

NFL Quarterbacks: Biggest School Ties

A week ago, Baylor had zero starting QBs in the NFL. On Sunday, the Bears will have two for the first time in school history. Two starters from one school in a season is relatively rare, but only a few colleges have had more NFL starters at one time. More»
Michael Klopman

Bat Men For Hire: Best Fits

The Winter Meetings are over, and two sluggers -- Edwin Encarnacion and Mark Trumbo -- still have yet to sign new contracts. There's still plenty of time to sign them. But which teams should heavily pursue one of the two? More»
Cy Brown

Here's the Kicker: An Epic MLS Cup

MLS Cup Fans
One match remains to crown the champion of Major League Soccer. Perennial power Seattle Sounders square off with Toronto FC, a league cellar-dweller for the first eight of its 11 years in existence, in the MLS Cup, Saturday at 8 p.m. EST in Toronto. More»
Michael Pina

One Golden Flaw? Green's Offense

It's obvious: The Golden State Warriors wouldn't be as good as they are without Draymond Green. He can do it all. But even with Kevin Durant on the team now, his offensive efficiency has dropped significantly. Should this be cause for concern? More»
College Football

Houston Promotes Applewhite To Head Coach

Major Applewhite has been hired to replace Tom Herman as coach at Houston. It's the first head coaching job for the 38-year-old Applewhite, who served as Herman's offensive coordinator. The Cougars chose Applewhite despite reported interest in Lane Kiffin and Les Miles. More»
Mike Lupica

Wrigged Election: Person of Year

LeBron James had a wonderful 2016, but if I were picking my own Sportsperson of the Year, I would pick Theo Epstein. His talent -- or gift -- as a baseball executive was the beginning of the end of all the waiting for the Chicago Cubs. More»
Will Leitch

Dex In Effect: Thoughts on Fowler

After winning a World Series championship with the Cubs, center fielder Dexter Fowler has reportedly decided to sign with Chicago's NL Central rival, the St. Louis Cardinals. As a diehard Cards fan, here's my reaction to the deal. More»
Matt Brown

Guide To The 2016 Heisman Trophy Race

For most of the season, Lamar Jackson's performance meant that there appeared to be little drama in the 2016 race for the Heisman Trophy. On Saturday, we'll find out if any of the other four finalists did enough to close the gap late and win. More»
Michael Tunison

After Further Review: Resting Stars

After clinching the first playoff spot in 2016, Jerry Jones said this week that it's business as usual for the Dallas Cowboys. Of course, his comments will surely ignite the annual debate about resting starters going into the postseason. More»
Michael Tunison

Hill Yeah! Chiefs Stall Carr, Raiders

The Chiefs turned the ball over three times but were still able to beat the Raiders at home on Thursday night, completing a sweep of their AFC West rivals, with a first-round bye possibly on the horizon. Also: Tyreek Hill is amazing, in case you didn't know. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Playoffs Won't Hide Texans' Problems

Despite the fact that they're having a rough season, the Houston Texans are still on track to make the playoffs, if they can win the AFC South. But if they do host a first-round game, it hopefully won't distract the front office from the truth. More»
Alex Wong

Portland Trailing Lofty Expectations

Few expected the 2015 Trail Blazers to win much, yet they ended up tallying 44 wins. But they haven't been able to make another leap so far this season. It will be up to star point guard Damian Lillard to lead the young core group to more success. More»
Will Leitch

Fan Hate Can Change to Love Quickly

Jerks are jerks, except when a jerk is actually playing for your team. See, Jose Bautista probably is hated by Orioles fans, like O's GM Dan Duquette claimed as the reason they won't sign him. But if they did sign him, O's fans would love him. More»
Anthony Castrovince

10 Takeaways From Winter Meetings

The 2016 Winter Meetings are over, but that doesn't mean the Hot Stove is done. There are still plenty of trades and signings to be made. Let's get you all caught up -- and see what it all means for the MLB landscape. More»
Matt Brown

The Best of College Football 2016

It is awards week in college football, with the Heisman winner set to be announced on Saturday night. We've named our All-America teams already, and now it's time to narrow things down with the best individual player and coach performances. More»
Cy Brown

Dortmund finishes 1st after comeback

Dortmund managed to dig itself out of a two-goal hole to tie Real Madrid and finish in first place in their Champions League group. Plus, Tottenham is officially knocked out of the competition, and Porto dismantled Leicester City. More»
Terence Moore

The Legacy of 'Catholics vs. Convicts'

Twenty-eight years later, the infamous "Catholics vs. Convicts" game still leaves a lasting impression as one of college football's greatest games. Memories are still fresh from Notre Dame's classic, highly anticipated win over Miami in 1988. More»
Michael Klopman

Rox and Roll! Desmond Will Be a Hit

The Rockies had the best offense in the NL in 2016 in terms of runs per game, and they added another bat in the form of Ian Desmond. With speculation that they could trade an outfielder, here's hoping that they keep their high-flying offense intact. More»
Matt Brown

McCaffrey Skill Set Valuable In NFL

After finishing second in the Heisman race last year, another big season for Christian McCaffrey has almost flown under the radar. Now, we have only one more chance to watch him in a college uniform, as the Stanford star announced that he'll turn pro. More»
Matt Brown

Taggart Wise Choice To Rebuild Ducks

After pulling off impressive rebuilds at Western Kentucky and South Florida, Willie Taggart will take another step up, landing the Oregon job to replace Mark Helfrich. While Taggart is a Harbaugh disciple, his USF offense should look familiar to the Ducks. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Would a Harper Trade Make Sense?

Bryce Harper is set to be a free agent after the 2018 season, and will most likely test the market. If the Nationals don't think they'll be able to sign him to a massive deal, shouldn't they see what they could get in a trade involving? It's not unthinkable. More»
Alex Wong

Towns and Porzingis Are Big Deals

Two 21-year-old giants are taking over the NBA. Both Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns and New York's Kristaps Porzingis have been dominant in their sophomore seasons, and it looks like they'll continue for the next decade. More»
Matt Brown

College Football All-America Teams

The College Football Playoff field has been set, five Heisman finalists have been named and 40 bowls will soon begin. With the 2016 regular season over, it's time to look back and honor the best players and freshmen at every position. More»
Will Leitch

The Most 'Untouchable' Players In MLB

Before Tuesday, some thought the Boston Red Sox would never trade prospect Yoan Moncada. Then they did, for ace Chris Sale. That begs the question: Are there any untouchable players in the Majors anymore? Let's find out. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Boston's Holiday Sale: Red Sox Get Ace

Major League Baseball was just rocked by a blockbuster trade on Tuesday, as the Chicago White Sox sent right-handed ace Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for four prospects, including Cuban star Yoan Moncada. More»
Cy Brown

Group On! Arsenal Wins Big In UCL

PSG was thought to have a firm grip on the top spot in its Champions League group, but the Parisians faltered and Arsenal capitalized to take the top spot. Plus, Bayern snaps Atletico Madrid's perfect run and another tough outing for Manchester City. More»

'94 Heisman Winner Salaam Found Dead

Authorities say 1994 Heisman winner Rashaan Salaam has been found dead in a Colorado park. The Boulder County coroner's office said Tuesday that it was still investigating the cause of the death of the 42-year-old Salaam. More»
Joe Sparacio

Photos Of The Week

As part of an ongoing series, Sports on Earth is partnering with Getty Images to bring you the best snapshots from around the sports world each week. Here are the best photos from Nov. 29-Dec. 5. More»
David Ubben

New Rhule at Baylor: a Fresh Start

After firing Art Briles amid a scandal in May, Baylor has finally found his permanent replacement: Temple coach Matt Rhule, who is an odd fit in some respects but has had undeniable success in winning 10 games in back-to-back seasons. More»
Will Leitch

$400M? That's A Bargain Bryce

USA TODAY Sports reported on Monday that the Nationals aren't interested in Bryce Harper's request for a 10-year deal worth a minimum of $400 million. For those who think that's a ridiculous contract to give Harper, think again. More»
Matt Brown

5 Finalists Named For Heisman Trophy

Lamar Jackson's invitation to the Heisman Trophy presentation on Saturday was a foregone conclusion. On Monday, it was announced that Deshaun Watson, Baker Mayfield, Dede Westbrook and Jabrill Peppers will join him in New York as finalists. More»
Michael Pina

Boogie Nights: Cousins In Limbo

DeMarcus Cousins is an enigma. He's one of the best basketball players in the world, but is also thin-skinned with plenty of other faults. And he's stuck on the Kings. But hopefully, he'll soon be showing his dominance on a relevant team. More»
Matt Brown

Fournette Worthy Of A Top-10 Pick

In a decision that will surprise nobody, LSU running back Leonard Fournette announced that he will enter the 2017 NFL draft. While his junior season didn't go as planned, Fournette has established himself as a rare talent who should be a top-10 pick. More»
Mike Lupica

Go, Fisher: Rams Without A Clue

Through his first four seasons as the head coach of the Rams, Jeff Fisher never recorded a winning season. They aren't going to have a winning season in 2016 either. But still, for some reason, Fisher received a two-year extension. Huh? More»

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