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Oh My, Ky! Irving Saves Cavs' Skin

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On Tuesday, when things were looking bleak for the Cavaliers in Game 4 against Boston at home, Kyrie Irving bailed out his team, scoring a playoff career-high 42 points to lead the Cavs to victory. This should come as no surprise. More»
NHL Playoffs

Sens Mightier Than Pens, Force Game 7

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Mike Hoffman scored the tie-breaking goal early in the third period to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night and force a decisive Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals. More»
Matt Brown

Badgers' Reliability Worthy of Praise

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Before Barry Alvarez transformed the program, Wisconsin spent a quarter-century lost as a Big Ten afterthought. For another 25 years now, however, the Badgers have been something entirely different: one of the most reliably good football teams in America. More»
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FWIW, Tony Romo Can't Dance

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What does Tony Romo have in common with your middle aged dad? You don't want them dancing. Meanwhile, Torii Hunter makes a strong case for fans to leave their gloves at home. More»
SoE Staff

Top 5 Athletes On Earth This Week

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Each week, the Sports on Earth staff presents the greatest sports performances we can find anywhere in the world. This week, we have the retirement of a legend in San Antonio and possibly the most dominant high school pitcher you'll ever see. More»
Mike Lupica

Pivotal Stretch For Sox, Skipper

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Before we get to Memorial Day, people are starting to talk about Red Sox manager, John Farrell, because that is just the way things go, and not just in Boston. An underachieving team can still turn things around, though, to save the manager's job. More»
Joe Sparacio

Top 13 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 we count down the best 13 photos from May 17-22. More»
Cy Brown

Sports World Unites For Manchester

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Manchester United, Manchester City and a number of athletes took to Twitter to express their grief and disbelief over a bombing that killed 22 and injured 59 people late Monday night after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. More»
Will Leitch

Playoff Odds Report: May Edition

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Every month, we take a look at the MLB playoff picture with the help of Baseball Prospectus' Playoff Odds Report. This month, the Mets and Red Sox may be in better shape than the standings say, while there's skepticism about the Orioles and Twins. More»
Joe Sparacio

Yonder Alonso: Earning His A's

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Yonder Alonso is returning to the A's lineup soon after a few days off from a sprained knee. That's good news, because thanks to some changes in swing mechanics and better plate discipline, the slugger is quietly one of the biggest breakout stars of the season. More»
Will Leitch

Teams Still Chasing Title Chance

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The Nashville Predators finally have the monkey off their back, as they have reached a Stanley Cup Final, but there are 17 other teams which have never even reached the pinnacle of sports, let alone won a championship. More»
NBA Playoffs

Sweep Dreams For Golden State

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Steph Curry scored 36 points and the Warriors completed a dominant sweep over the Spurs in the Western Conference Final with a 129-115 victory Monday night, becoming the first team in NBA history to start the playoffs 12-0. More»
Joe DeLessio

Pred of the Class! The West's Best

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Certain NHL teams and markets get more visibility and promotional love. But sometimes it's just as important for one of the league's non-preferred members to enjoy the spotlight. Say hello to the Predators, winners of the West. More»
Alex Wong

King's Crown Still Heavy in Cleveland

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The Cavs finally lost a game, blowing a 21-point lead on Sunday at home to the Celtics. Most of the talk afterward, though, wasn't about whether Boston still has a chance -- it was about LeBron's poor performance. Incredibly, he still has doubters. More»
Matt Brown

College Linebacker Rankings 2017

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Sports on Earth's 2017 college football player rankings series began last week with the best receivers and continues with the top 35 linebackers, headlined by dynamic LSU pass rusher Arden Key and many other rising stars. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Rangers For Real? Behind the Numbers

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The Rangers have won 11 of their past 12 games, surging past .500 and into second place in the American League West, significantly out-playing sabermetric expectations. But, looking closely at the numbers, they may not be able to keep it up. More»
Ross Tucker

Reporting Concussions Not So Simple

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Concussion reporting is a hot topic after the comments from Tom Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, indicating that Brady has suffered concussions in his career, including one last year. The issue is unfortunately complicated. More»
Joe Sparacio

The Preakness Stakes in Photos

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The Preakness Stakes was a fun day at the track, especially for Cloud Computing and jockey Javier Castellano. Let's take a closer look at the festivities. More»
Joe Posnanski

The Mysteries of Novak

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As a recent No. 1 player in the world, Novak Djokovic's current struggles on the tennis court aren't about skills. He's not hurt. He hasn't suddenly slowed down. Maybe the spark of greatness is simply getting harder and harder to summon. More»
Will Leitch

The NBA Finals We Hate to Love

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Fans have been complaining about the repeated possibility of a Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals matchup all season, but secretly it's the one we all want and need. Here's why that's the case. More»
NHL Playoffs

Pens Ice Out Sens to Take Series Lead

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Penguins coach Mike Sullivan calls it "getting to our game." Physically translated, it looks like the 60 minutes Pittsburgh put together Sunday in a 7-0 demolition of the Senators in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final to take a 3-2 advantage in the series. More»
NBA Playoffs

High C's: Thomas-less Boston Shocks Cavs

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Avery Bradley's 3-pointer danced on the rim and dropped with less than a second left and Boston, blown out in the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals and playing without star Isaiah Thomas, stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 on Sunday night in Game 3 More»
Alex Wong

How To Fix The NBA Playoffs

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This year's NBA playoffs have been lacking in suspense, as the two best teams in the league -- the Cavs and Warriors -- seem to be on a collision course to meet in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive season. How can the playoffs be improved? More»
Anthony Castrovince

Fishing For Ways to Stop Trout

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The fact that Terry Collins considered intentionally walking Mike Trout with the bases loaded over the weekend just gives us occasion to point out the very ridiculous reality that right now Trout is a better hitter than he has ever been before. More»
Joe DeLessio

Penguins' Netminder Over Matter

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The Penguins raised a few eyebrows when they replaced Marc-Andre Fleury with Matt Murray in goal for Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against the Ottawa Senators. But the main question for Pittsburgh may be: Can the team continue to score? More»
Cy Brown

Drama On The EPL's Last Day

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After nine months and 380 matches, the English Premier League season has come to a close. Liverpool secured top four while Arsenal missed it for the first time in 20 years. And Harry Kane won the Golden Boot with a hat trick. More»
Cy Brown

Cloud Computing Wins the Preakness

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Always Dreaming fell short in pursuit of the Triple Crown with a loss in the 142nd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday. Cloud Computing won the race after an incredible surge down the home stretch to barely edge Classic Empire. More»
Richard Justice

No Doubting Ortiz's Legacy In Boston

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Fifty years from now, David Ortiz's legacy will not be complicated. He'll be remembered as one of the greatest players of his generation and a larger-than-life figure, and whether he did or didn't fail a test for performance-enhancing drugs 14 years ago is no longer relevant. More»
NBA Playoffs

Boston Massacre: Cavs Embarrass Celtics

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An NBA playoff-record, 41-point halftime lead. A franchise record for total points. A 13th consecutive playoff win, tying another league record. It was all part of a huge 130-86 Cavaliers win over the Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Top 8 Potential MLB Callups

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As we enter the latter part of May, we're quickly approaching the part of the season in which some of the game's top prospects are likely to be called up to the majors. Which elite youngsters headline the list? Let's scout them out. More»
Will Leitch

Dive Into Five: The Weekend Watch List

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Baseball, hockey, horse racing, hockey and hoops will be highlighting the sports landscape on Saturday and Sunday, with plenty of action to keep you planted on the couch. Let us be your viewing guide. More»
Michael Tunison

NFL: Best to Swap Safety For Ties?

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NFL owners are expected to pass a measure that would reduce overtime in the regular season from 15 minutes to 10 minutes in an effort to reduce the number of snaps players take. Is that worth the almost certain increase in tie games? More»
Lindsay Berra

Red Nose Riders are On a Mission

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A ground of cyclists wearing fake red noses are excited to make a difference next week and help end poverty. Red Nose Day, and the Red Nose Ride, has raised more than $1 billion to help children in need worldwide, all while keeping its participants in shape. More»
Mike Lupica

New Yanks Have Staying Power

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Yankees fans still talk about Yankee Universe -- but what they really want is order being restored to the baseball universe. And now they hope that kids like Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez begin to do that, as they have become a team to watch again. More»
SoE Original

FWIW, Cro Can't Stop Procreating

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Antonio Cromartie's doctor is revealed. And in an era where top secret information is so important, the NBA demonstrates there are no loose lips in their organization. It's a new episode of "FWIW" with Robert Flores, the latest thing you can hate on the internet. More»

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