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Matt Brown

Be Prepared For Iowa Deja Vu

Iowa can't possibly repeat the success it had during the 2015 regular season, when it finished undefeated before losing the Big Ten title game and the Rose Bowl. But while they appear headed for regression, 2016 could look a lot like last year. More»
Terence Moore

Cleveland Rocks! Tribe On a Roll

When it comes to magic teams, Indians manager Terry Francona is a wizard, but only without the hat, the robe, the magic wand and the total belief that his pixie dust actually works. He has the Tribe on an 11-game winning streak. More»
Manny Randhawa

Peavy's Turnaround Boosts Giants

A rough start to the 2016 season weighed heavily on San Francisco pitcher Jake Peavy, but he has learned that he can turn things around on a dime. Suddenly, the 35-year-old right-hander is on a hot streak, and so are the Giants. More»
Andrea Hangst

Safeties Under Pressure in '16

From new faces taking over as starters to others looking to rebound from significant injuries, here are the five safeties facing the most scrutiny during the upcoming season. More»
Ross Tucker

PSLs in the NFL: Money For Nothing

"Personal Seat Licenses" have essentially become standard operating procedure in the NFL every time a new stadium is about to open. Fans hate them -- and for good reason. Here's why I love 'em. More»
Michael Pina

30-something: An NBA Treasure Hunt

Here are five free agents, all older than 30, who're coming off interesting/bad/terrible seasons. What do they still have to offer as their career peter out on a precipitous decline? Perhaps more than you think. More»
Anthony Castrovince

MLB Rain Rules May Need Adjustment

Monday night at Yankee Stadium was an extreme event, but prolonged rain delays are unfortunately not uncommon in a game largely subject to Mother Nature's whims, and it's time MLB rethink its policy on rain delays. More»
Doug Farrar

How Ryan's 46 Defense Ruled Football

Buddy Ryan, who died on Tuesday, revolutionized football in the 1980s through his 46 defense, which helped make the Bears a Super Bowl champion by finding new ways to pressure and attack quarterbacks. His legacy will continue to live on. More»
Mike Lupica

Serena and the Williams To Win

Serena Williams has looked slow in big moments this year, even stumbling during her straight-set victory over Amra Sadikovic at Wimbledon Tuesday. But she has come back big in the past. Can she do it again? More»
Mike Lupica

England Loss to Iceland Not Cool

This was the day after in England, which means the day after Iceland 2, England 1 in Euro 2016. After one of the worst losses in the history of English soccer, the people of London have added a sixth stage to the typical five stages of grief: gallows humor. 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 June 21-27. More»
David Ubben

Summitt's Peak Lifted Us All

Even women who never knew Pat Summitt felt the weight of what she had done for the game. Her excellence and rise showed universities across America that women's basketball was more than just viable. It could be an asset, and the game grew as a result. More»
Andrew Garda

Buddy Ryan: Genius, Jerk, Winner

Buddy Ryan -- who passed away at the age of 85 -- was a genius, as his 46 defense helped change the way the NFL was played. Buddy Ryan was also jerk. Most innovators are a little bit of both. That's why we love them. More»
Will Leitch

Surprising MLB All-Star Starters

Today's star is tomorrow's "Hey, didn't he used to be in the league?" Thus, with 2016 voting ending this week, we take a look back, over the past 20 years, at the most surprising people to be voted into the MLB All-Star Game as starters. More»
Daniel Kramer

Tulo's Spirit Still Reigns For Rox

Troy Tulowitzki is playing in Denver for the first time since last summer's blockbuster trade that shipped him to Toronto, but arrived with a refreshed attitude. Those who are leading the Rockies now have lived up to his example. More»
Doug Farrar

NFL Pot Stirrer: Medical Marijuana

With a multitude of new research available about the effects of marijuana usage and their treatment of painkillers in the past, it's not only time to reopen the discussion of league-wide testing -- it's time for significant reform. More»
Matt Brown

CFB Defensive Linemen Rankings 2016

Next to quarterback, it can be argued that there is no more valuable position in football that a strong pass rush. Defensive line is always a unit highly valued in the NFL draft, and there is a ton of talent returning to both defensive end and tackle in college this season. More»
Dani Wexelman

Colabello Wants to Clear Name

Last year, after a career mostly spent in the Independent Canadian American Association, Chris Colabello emerged as an impact player on one of the Major's best and most entertaining teams. And then came a dreaded call a month before Opening Day 2016. More»
Cy Brown

Icy Brexit For England at the Euros

Iceland shocked the world on Monday by defeating England, 2-1, and advancing to the quarterfinals of Euro 2016. Elsewhere, defending Euro champs Spain were knockout out at the hands of Italy. But about that Iceland-England match ... More»
Mike Lupica

True Brit: Welcome to Wimbledon

Djokovic is back. Serena is back. Wimbledon is back. At a time when everything changes in sports, and not just the players and the uniforms and the stadiums and the cities in which teams are playing, Wimbledon doesn't change. This is a good thing. More»
Michael Tunison

Harden Schools Kid At Hoops Camp

A child tried to guard James Harden at a basketball camp and you will be shocked to discover that it did not go well for him. More»
Michael Tunison

2016 USA Basketball Roster Set

USA Basketball finalized its 12-man roster in advance of the Rio games, with Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant leading the team. But there will be plenty of notable no-shows. More»
Alexander Goot

Stewart Wins Close Sonoma Race

Thanks to some smart pit stops and a bit of fearless, late contact with Denny Hamlin's car, Tony Stewart broke a long winless streak to secure a victory at Sonoma. The Smoke Show is well on its way to the Chase, as Stewart hopes to end his career on a high note. More»
Michael Tunison

Was Messi Serious About Retiring?

After losing in the Copa America final to Chile, Lionel Messi says that he is retiring from playing with the Argentina national team in international football. More»
Michael Tunison

Harrison Wants A Visit From Goodell

James Harrison is continuing his fight with the NFL over PED testing. Now the Steelers linebacker is requesting that an interview be done at his home with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in attendance. More»
Matt Brown

CFB's Players Under Pressure

The fate of any college football season can hinge on one player or position group. As always, no position is more important than QB, but this type of pressure extends to line play and beyond. As the season nears, these are 10 players or position groups under the microscope. More»
Cy Brown

Messi's Miss Seals Argentina's Fate

Chile won the Copa America Centenario, its second consecutive Copa, in a penalty shootout after Argentina missed two of its spot kicks, including a terrible shot that soared over the goal from the world's best player, Lionel Messi. More»
Anthony Castrovince

A Longo and Winding Road For Rays

The Rays have been decimated by injuries this year, hampering their chances to make noise in the AL East. One thing that has gone right, though, is the resurgence of Evan Longoria. But his performance may initiate a tough decision. More»
Cy Brown

France, Germany Still Alive in Euros

France went up against a feisty Ireland squad in the Euros on Sunday, but emerged victorious. Meanwhile, Germany had no problems against Slovakia and Belgium took down Hungary with four late goals. More»
Michael Tunison

Fight Night at NASCAR

A protracted fight broke out between during the final laps of Saturday's Camping World Truck Series race Saturday night between John Wes Townley and Spencer Gallagher. More»
Cy Brown

USMNT's Copa: Lessons Learned

The Copa America taught us a lot of things about the USMNT, both good and bad. And the U.S. will need to reflect deeply on its performance to get the most out of its next big tournament: the World Cup 2018 in Russia. More»
Brian Kenny

Peak Pitching: Kershaw Vs. The Greats

Clayton Kershaw has re-emerged as the no-doubt Best Pitcher On The Planet, and he already has enough of a track record to challenge some of the greatest stretches in the history of baseball. So let's compare Kershaw to the all-time great peaks. More»
Terence Moore

Oscar Robertson On LeBron

On Friday at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Oscar Robertson said LeBron James is so peerless these days in the NBA that the league should get rid of its MVP Award for embarrassing itself by giving it to someone else. More»

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