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Michael Tunison

Let's Discuss This Wilson Poster

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Russell Wilson has a ridiculous '80s style poster that is being sold to raise money for his foundation, but not without the Internet making fun of it. More»
Mike Lupica

Rice Pays Justified Price; Is He Done?

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Ray Rice has been steadfast in taking responsibility for his domestic violence incident; he has taken steps through therapy and counseling to try to understand what brought him to that moment. It may still not be enough. More»
Erik Malinowski

Durant Era Dawns In Oakland

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Kevin Durant's performance Tuesday night at Oracle Arena with Team USA a resounding success, but everyone figured it would be. The real test -- the real fun -- begins in earnest come late October, some three months from now. More»
Will Leitch

Of Two Minds: Cheers For Chapman

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Continuing our series in which I debate, well, myself, today we explore the moral dilemma in Aroldis Chapman going to the Chicago Cubs. Has the feel-good story on the North Side been soured now? Let's talk amongst ourselves. More»
Michael Tunison

Youth Football DIstorting Data?

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According to a New York Times review of the Heads Up Football study, the program has been distorting how well he prevents injuries and concussions in youth football. More»
Ross Tucker

QB Wins: Flawed, But Still Important

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The people that say wins and losses shouldn't be a quarterback statistic are as wrong as those that would have you believe it's the only one that matters. More»
Matt Brown

Top 100 CFB Coaches Ever: 50-26

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As we move into the second half of our countdown of the best coaches in college football history, we're dealing almost exclusively in coaches who won national championships, with stiff competition for the top spots. This is Part III, covering Nos. 50-26. More»
Alex Wong

That's Amar'e: What Could Have Been

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Amar'e Stoudemire will be remembered as a comet, a prime that was too brief. Nonetheless, at the height of his powers, Stoudemire was an athletic freak that made the game feel like a playground where he was the big bully. More»
Terence Moore

Favre: The Gunslinger That Got Away

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With Brett Favre preparing for his induction on Aug. 6 into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, former Falcons exec Ken Herock is still sick to his stomach over trading him. More»
Joe Sparacio

Photos of the week

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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 July 19-25. More»
Will Leitch

Ultimate NFL Road Trip 2016

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For the last two seasons, I've put together a plan where you, Mr. or Ms. NFL Fan, could attend games at every stadium. Thus, today, we put together this year's itinerary, with the goal of hitting all the NFL stadiums before Thanksgiving. More»
Matt Brown

Top 100 CFB Coaches Ever: 75-51

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With Nick Saban winning his fifth national championship, Sports on Earth is determining his current place in history by counting down college football's 100 greatest coaches. The series continues with Part II, breaking down coaches 75-51. More»
David Ubben

Bill Snyder Still Not Slowing Down

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In 1989, Bill Snyder took on one of the biggest challenges in college football: a moribund Kansas State team with little track record of success, coming off two winless seasons. Snyder has succeeded more than anyone could have imagined, and at 76, he's still going. More»
Cy Brown

EPL manager power rankings

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The English Premier League has experienced a major influx in top managerial talent in the last year. With its current crop there isn't a better managed league in the world than the EPL. Let's take a deep dive and find out who are the 10 best Premier League bosses. More»
Manny Randhawa

Chapman Have-Nots Have Work to Do

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When the Cubs finalized a deal to acquire flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees on Monday, they may have separated themselves from the rest of the pack. But the move was as much about depriving rivals of an asset as it was acquiring one. More»
Michael Tunison

J.J. Watt Pens Letter to Fans

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The Houston Texans have placed J.J. Watt on the PUP list to start the season. Meanwhile, the Pro Bowl defensive end is spending his time thanking his fans for their support. More»
Michael Tunison

Gordon Reinstated, Out Four Games

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL and given a four-game suspension to start the 2016 season. More»
Michael Pina

The Pistons' Chemistry Experiment

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Stan Van Gundy's vision isn't new or enlightening, it's a systematic necessity. He won 12 more games in his second season on the job in Detroit, and he got there in large part by shuffling the deck more than almost every other team in the league. More»
David Ubben

Big 12 Rivals Talk Baylor

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Baylor's yearlong sexual assault scandal and ensuing fallout dominated discussion during last week's Big 12 media days, with Baylor officials, league coaches and Big 12 administrators speculating on what's next for Bears football. More»
Michael Tunison

Jordan Comments On Recent Violence

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Michael Jordan commented publicly on the recent deaths of blacks at the hands of cops and the targeting of police officers by gunmen. He announced two $1 million donations to organizations to improve police-community relations. More»
Michael Tunison

NFL Finds No Evidence Peyton Doped

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Following a seven-month investigation into an Al Jazeera America report that Peyton Manning accepted shipments of HGH, the NFL has cleared Manning of using or obtaining prohibited substances. More»
Will Leitch

Mike Mayers and Baseball's Cruelty

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Baseball can be a brutal game for a young and unproven pitcher. Unfortunately, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Mike Mayers found that out on Sunday Night in front of a packed crowd on national TV. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Trade Winds: Ready to Set Sale?

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Will Chris Sale's five-game suspension for insubordination related to his reported displeasure at wearing a throwback uniform slash his price in the trade market? Don't count on it. We'll also discuss Aroldis Chapman, Alex Bregman and more. More»
Matt Brown

Top 100 CFB Coaches Ever: 100-76

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After another national title, Nick Saban is making a case as one of the greatest coaches in college football history. Is he the best? All week, we're counting down the 100 best college coaches ever in four parts, starting with coaches 100 through 76. More»
David Ubben

Foltz, Sadler Leave a Lasting Legacy

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Nebraska's Sam Foltz and Michigan State's Mike Sadler -- who both died in a car accident on Saturday while returning from a kickers camp -- reminded us of what we love about college football with their passion, generosity and humor. More»
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Sale's cutter: Ace suspended 5 games

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The Chicago White Sox suspended ace Chris Sale five days without pay for destroying throwback uniforms the team was scheduled to wear. The White Sox announced the punishment on Sunday after Sale was scratched from his start and sent home the previous night. More»
Manny Randhawa

Griffey and the Rays of Admiration

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Walk through any big league clubhouse and ask about Ken Griffey, Jr. and eyes will light up. Now that he's officially a Hall of Famer, current stars who grew up watching Junior play are still in awe, Evan Longoria and Kevin Kiermaier in particular. More»
Michael Tunison

IOC Allows Russia To Compete In Rio

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The IOC declined to issue a blanket ban to Russian athletes for the 2016 Rio Olympics after officials had uncovered a widespread doping scandal. Instead, Russians must prove they have never been sanctioned for doping and undergo further testing. More»
Erik Malinowski

Piazza: Hall of an Underdog Story

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A player who defied every obstacle to become a big-league star, Mike Piazza has cemented his legacy as one of the game's best with a Hall of Fame induction -- at long last. More»
Alex Wong

Griffey's Pop Culture Legacy

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Ken Griffey, Jr. carried himself in a particular manner that made everything feel at ease. He had an appeal off the field that allowed him to cross over into the sphere of pop culture, and it influenced a generation. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Green Was Who We Thought: An Icon

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The NFL lost one of its most important coaching figures of the '90s on Thursday night after Dennis Green died of complications from a cardiac arrest at the age of 67. Many remember him for his infamous postgame rant, but his legacy goes beyond that. More»
David Ubben

Texas Hits Reset With New Identity

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If you can't explain your offense in a sentence or two, you've got a problem, and thus it's not surprising that Texas' offense has struggled in two years under Charlie Strong with an unclear identity. Can a new coordinator and a freshman QB be the answer? More»
Will Leitch

Of Two Minds: Trade Trout?

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The essence of most sports commentary is debate, people on two sides of an issue discussing (or, more often, shouting) their views on opposite sides of a table. Enter the Mike Trout topic when it comes to the future of the Angels. More»
Mike Lupica

Junior Was Next Best to A Mays

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We can debate Barry Bonds and his place in baseball history, but Ken Griffey, Jr. was our Willie Mays. It was Junior, the kid who didn't just play center field the way the Say Hey Kid did, but who played the game with the same kind of joy. More»

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