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Joe DeLessio

Christie To WFAN? Not So Crazy

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Believe it or not, unpopular New Jersey governor Chris Christie is under consideration for Mike Francesa's timeslot on WFAN when the "sports pope" hangs it up. It's not really that wild an idea when you think about it. More»
Matt Brown

The Next First-Time NCAA Champion

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It's been more than a decade since Florida cut down the nets at the NCAA Tournament for the first time. With Gonzaga undefeated and ranked No. 1, will March Madness see a first-time national champion again soon? More»
Cy Brown

10 Spaced-Out Sports Connections

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On Tuesday, NASA announced that there are seven potentially habitable, Earth-sized planets in a system just 40 light years away from us. The news got us thinking about space-sports connections. There are plenty. More»
Matt Brown

Butler Scoring Burst Sweeps Nova

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College basketball coaches won't want to face defending national champion Villanova in the NCAA Tournament, but if they have to, it's no secret what the preparation should be: Try to emulate Butler, which won at Villanova on Wednesday to complete a season sweep. More»
Michael Tunison

The NFL's Expansion to Trappist-1

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With the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets in a star system 40 light years away, the NFL is already setting up plans to have a franchise based there in the next 10 years. Hey, it could be more viable than Vegas. More»
Matt Brown

Orange Bank In 3 To Topple Duke

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As if simply beating Duke wasn't enough, Syracuse did it Wednesday night on a buzzer-beater banked 3-pointer by John Gillon to end the Blue Devils' seven-game winning streak and provide an enormous boost to the Orange's tourney hopes. More»
College Football

Ole Miss Self-Imposes 1-Year Postseason Ban

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Mississippi has self-imposed a one-year postseason football ban for the 2017 season after officials say the school received an amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA that alleges more rules violations by the program. More»
Anthony Castrovince

10 Things To Love About Spring Games

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In case you didn't notice, the 2017 baseball season has officially begun. No, the regular season hasn't started. But exhibition games are underway! So with that in mind, here are 10 things everyone can love about MLB's exhibition season. More»
Michael Klopman

'Miracle On Ice' Still Gives Us Chills

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Thirty-seven years ago, Al Michaels famously asked, "Do you believe in miracles?" That's when the U.S. hockey team defeated the Soviets at the 1980 Olympics in one of the greatest sports upsets ever. More»
Mike Lupica

Terry Talk: Hope Springs For Mets

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Perhaps no team dealt with as much adversity as Terry Collins and the Mets did in 2016. But that didn't phase them. Now that Spring Training is here, Collins is more than ready for another long season, because it never gets old. More»
Alex Wong

Clippers Believe, But Time Running Out

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Despite all the bad luck they've had since last year's playoffs, the Los Angeles Clippers believe they are a championship contender as long as they're healthy. But time is running out for the Clips in terms of vying for a championship with their current core. More»
Will Leitch

NL West Still Belongs To Dodgers

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The National League West division has been dominated by the Dodgers in recent years. In fact, they've won the division four years in a row. And guess what? They're the favorites to win it again. Who can challenge them this season? More»
Michael Klopman

30 Under-the-Radar MLB Storylines

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It's Spring Training, so it's time to talk baseball. And most will want to focus on the obvious narratives. But for this space, let's discuss some not-so-obvious players who might generate headlines as exhibition games get underway. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Star Power In Dallas Has a Cost

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As it stands right now, the Dallas Cowboys have the highest-paid player at six positions in the NFL. That might be hard to believe, but it's true. Will they figure out how to manage the salary cap in order to put a competitive team on the field in 2017? More»
Matt Brown

NCAA Teams On The Rise And Decline

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The college basketball regular season is coming to a close, and March Madness is nearly upon us. Who's peaking at the right time? Who needs to break out of a slump before the NCAA Tournament begins? Here are five teams on the rise and five on the decline. More»
Terence Moore

The Butler Way Marches On

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Year after year, from coach to coach, Butler basketball continues to sustain success. After decades as a national afterthought, The Butler Way has brought consistent magic to Hinkle Fieldhouse in recent years, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. More»
SoE Staff

Greatest Athlete On Earth: Feb. 15-21

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The Pelicans' Anthony Davis set an All-Star Game record, a pair of college athletes dazzled on the court, Dustin Johnson took over the No. 1 ranking in the golf world and Patrik Laine netted five goals and three assists in his last four games. Which player stood out the most? More»
Cy Brown

Man City mounts stunning comeback

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Manchester City and Monaco played an absolute barn-burner Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League tie. In an eight-goal match, City rattled off three in a row after the 70-minute mark to go from 3-2 down to 5-3 up for the win. 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 Feb. 14-20. More»
Michael Pina

Magic Touch Could Doom The Lakers

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Los Angeles Lakers' front office, as you knew it, is gone. Instead of Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss, there's now Lakers legend Magic Johnson, who will take over as president of basketball operations. And the odds are stacked against him. More»
Cy Brown

Live Free Or Pie Hard Goalie Resigns

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Here's something you don't hear about every day. Wayne Shaw, the backup goalkeeper for fifth-tier Sutton United, was forced to resign after his pie-eating antics during an FA Cup match against Arsenal actually led to a gambling investigation. More»
Will Leitch

The Absolute Worst Sports Fan I Know

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We've all been around this type of sports fan at some point in our lives: the loud, angry, impossible-to-please fan who shows up to games just to let out aggression. You know this fan. So let me tell you about the worst fan I know. More»
Alex Wong

The Worst NBA Trades of Past 15 Years

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On Sunday, the Kings traded DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans, with the centerpiece being Buddy Hield. It's even worse when you consider that Kings GM Vlade Divac said the team had a better offer a few days ago. Worst deal in recent history? Let's see. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Getting Up to Speed In the Spring

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Fretting about a pitcher's velocity has become an annual ritual in the era of PITCHf/x and Statcast. I typically preach calm and reason rather than alarm -- but that doesn't mean a drop in velocity isn't a red flag. Just look at the past five seasons. More»
Matt Brown

Bama Aims For Comfort On Offense

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Jalen Hurts shined in many ways at quarterback for Alabama as a freshman, but his limited passing in the playoff cost the Crimson Tide the national title. His comfort level with new coordinator Brian Daboll is likely to decide next year's national title, too. More»
Cy Brown

Wenger's Seat Still Hot After Win

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Arsenal has been miserable for the last month, losing important matches and losing ground in the two biggest competitions of the season. But there's still the FA Cup, and the Gunners took another step toward lifting it again on Monday. More»
Michael Klopman

VOTE: Over/Under Picks For AL West

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The American League West could once again be a three-team race in 2017. The Rangers took the division in 2016, but with a +8 run differential. The PECOTA system has the Astros taking over this division in 2017 with 94 wins. What do you think? More»
Ross Tucker

Revis Has Tarnished His Own Legacy

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New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis went into the 2016 season as one of the best of all time at his position with a clean track record. But he ended up being a shell of himself in '16, and has now been charged with four felonies after an altercation in Pittsburgh. More»
Will Leitch

Ugly Fan Backlash Unfair to Fowler

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After making harmless comments about how President Trump's executive order affected his family, Cardinals center fielder Dexter Fowler experienced a backlash from the ugly minority of St. Louis fans. The franchise shouldn't ignore this. More»
Michael Pina

Steal Deal: NOLA Dances With Boogie

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In one of the most lopsided and instantly regrettable NBA deals in recent memory, the Sacramento Kings reportedly shipped DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans for an underwhelming package of draft picks and other assets. Good job by the Pels. More»
Michael Klopman

VOTE: NL Central Over/Under Picks

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The Chicago Cubs easily ran away with the National League Central division in 2016. And surprise! They're projected to win the division again in 2017 despite winning 10 fewer games. How do you think the division will play out this year? More»
Matt Brown

Nova Takes Aim At Back-To-Back Titles

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Only two teams -- Duke and Florida -- have repeated as national champions since John Wooden's UCLA dynasty. The odds and history may seem to be against Villanova, but the Wildcats continue to look like as strong of a title contender as anyone. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Oddest Spring Storylines So Far

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Spring Training isn't just a source of optimism, but strangeness. And that strangeness comes at us in waves in the spring's first days, when a flurry of news stories emanate out of camps as players give their first interviews and everything feels brand new. More»
Michael Tunison

Let Fans Read At Sports Events

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A man was spotted reading a car owner's manual in the stands at a college basketball game -- and the internet was quick to judge. How about we let the guy read about his Volvo in peace? More»
Manny Randhawa

How Stats Can Change Arb. Cases

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Dellin Betances lost his arbitration case with the New York Yankees and will be paid $2 million less this season than he asked for. Comments by Yankees president Randy Levine raised the profile of the case. Could advanced metrics help resolve such conflicts? More»

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