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Rodgers That: Packers Tame Bears

Aaron Rodgers set a record for completions in a game and, after a slow start in the red zone, the Green Bay Packers picked up the pace in the second half to overpower their offensively-challenged Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field, 26-10. More»
Michael Tunison

After Further Review: Bradford Back?

The Vikings' Sam Bradford is one of the surprise success stories of the 2016 season, though there were signs late last season that improvement had already started. This Sunday, he gets a chance to exact revenge on his former team, the Eagles. More»
Matt Brown

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 8

The second half of the college football season begins with a weekend that includes another couple of big games for the top two teams in the country -- No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 2 Ohio State at Penn State -- plus several other intriguing matchups. More»
David Ubben

Williams Sparking Utah After Hiatus

A month ago, Joe Williams was finished with football. The Utah running back suddenly retired after the Utes' second game, and he was enjoying life. But after a run of injuries, Utah asked him to return, and the result was one of the best games of his career. More»
College Football

Evans Sharp Again As Hokies Beat Miami

Jerod Evans threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third to lead Virginia Tech to a 37-16 win over Miami on Thursday night, keeping the Hokies atop the ACC Coastal while the Hurricanes are likely out of the division title race. More»
Michael Tunison

Da-ble Feature: Bears, Cubs ... Oh My

Chicago had two teams playing big nationally televised games on Thursday night -- the Cubs in Game 5 of the NLCS and the Bears in Lambeau against the rival Packers on Thursday Night Football. How did fans hold up? Well, depends. More»
Mike Lupica

Hallowed Wins: Terry Is Scary Good

Maybe this is just Terry Francona's time the way it is Cleveland's time in professional sports. The manager -- who has a perfect record in the World Series -- takes the Indians to the Fall Classic and isn't afraid to make a bold move when needed. More»
Will Leitch

Tie Fighters: A Look at Game 5 History

Tied at 2-2, the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers are going to play an incredibly important Game 5 of their National League Championship Series on Thursday night. Let's take a look back at the 10 most recent Game 5s in a tied series. More»

NCAA Accuses Louisville Over Escort Allegations

The NCAA is accusing Louisville of four violations stemming from its investigation of allegations that a former men's basketball staffer hired escorts and strippers for sex parties with Cardinals recruits and players. More»
Cliff Corcoran

5 Best Postseasons Ever By Relievers

Cleveland's Andrew Miller is posting one of the greatest playoff performances ever by a reliever. And he gets to continue it in the 2016 World Series. While we wait to see who they play, let's look at some other amazing postseasons by relievers. More»
Matt Brown

Midseason CFB Rankings: 128 to 1

The 2016 college football season is seven weeks old, and at the halfway point, we have learned a lot. As the second half of the season begins, it's a good time to stop and reset the national landscape, ranking every FBS team from 128 to 1 More»

Cubs Wake Up, Tie NLCS With Blowout Win

Chicago's bats are alive! The Cubs bounced back in a big way after getting shut out in the last two games, scoring 10 runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers to win Game 4 and tie the National League Championship Series at 2-2. More»
David Ubben

Why The WVU Defense Is Thriving

Despite losing many key players from last year's team, the West Virginia defense is playing at at high level this season. It's helped the Mountaineers to an impressive 5-0 start and No. 12 ranking, with hopes of contending for the Big 12 title. More»
Andrea Hangst

Dak to the Future: Romo's Return

The Dallas Cowboys are going to have a very tough decision to make soon. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott is playing extremely well right now, but Tony Romo will soon be healthy enough to play. Should Dallas stick with Prescott? More»
Michael Klopman

AL Ceased: O's, Jays, Sox All Fall Early

Three of the five playoff teams in the American League came from the East division. But neither of those teams ended up making it all the way to the World Series. In each round of the playoffs, an AL East team collapsed. More»
Alex Wong

What's Next For the Blue Jays?

For the second year in a row, the Toronto Blue Jays' season ended in the ALCS. This time, they were eliminated in five games by the Cleveland Indians. Now they head into the offseason with a few major decisions to make. More»
AL Champs

Windians! Cleveland Heads to World Series

Rookie Ryan Merritt coolly delivered a lead to the Andrew Miller-led bullpen and the Cleveland Indians won their first pennant since 1997, blanking the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 Wednesday in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. More»

Jury Clears Rose In Rape Lawsuit

On Wednesday, jurors cleared Derrick Rose and two friends in a lawsuit that accused them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol. The jury reached the verdict in federal court in Los Angeles after hearing dramatically different accounts of the August 2013 sexual encounter. More»
Cy Brown

Messi's hat trick beats Pep, Man City

For awhile on Wednesday, it seemed like Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola held the secret to beating his former club, Barcelona. But keeper Claudio Bravo's red card gave Barca the advantage and Lionel Messi put three in the back of the net. More»
Mike Lupica

In This Corner: Cubs' Heavy Wait

To quote Mike Tyson, "Everybody's got a plan 'till they get hit." Now the Chicago Cubs have been hit. Hard. And they didn't hit in Game 2 and Game 3 of the NLCS against the Dodgers. How they respond will determine their season. More»
Will Leitch

Love Him Or Hate Him, Lackey Is Key

You love him when he's pitching for your team, but it's impossible to root for him when he's pitching against you. That's what happens when you've pitched in as many postseason games as John Lackey has. And now the Cubs will turn to him in Game 4 of the NLCS. More»
Cliff Corcoran

No Offense: Cubs Bats In Hibernation

With their 6-0 loss to the Dodgers Tuesday night in Game 3 of the NLCS, the Cubs became just the 13th team since 1903 to be shut out in consecutive games of a single postseason series. Can they turn things around before it's too late? More»
Matt Brown

Midyear CFB Postseason Projections

The only thing we can ever really be certain of in college football is that we can never be too certain of anything. But at the midway point, there seems to be some clarity as to how the playoff race could play out. Here are midseason playoff and bowl projections. More»
Terence Moore

Tommy Nobis: Another NFL Casualty

He wasn't as famous as some of his contemporaries, but Tommy Nobis was one of the best linebackers of his time. But the post-football life of the former Atlanta Falcons star has been a struggle as he shows signs of CTE. More»

Hill Yeah! Dodgers Take NLCS Lead

Rich Hill outpitched reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of the NLCS. The Dodgers posted six runs while shutting out the Cubs to take a 2-1 series advantage. More»
Alex Wong

Jays Finally Bring Rain, For One Day

Toronto's offense finally woke up in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion had key hits as the Blue Jays staved off elimination and cut the series deficit to 3-1. There's still a long way to go. 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 Oct. 11-17 More»
Ross Tucker

PI Should Be Added to Replay Rules

The NFL is in desperate need of a rule change regarding replay reviews. After a missed pass interference call that cost the Atlanta Falcons a chance to beat the Seattle Seahawks, the league needs to make some adjustments. More»
Will Leitch

Believeland of Opportunity

Three years ago, nobody believed that Cleveland's sports teams were anywhere close to winning championships. But here we are, in 2016, and the Cleveland Indians have a chance to win the city's second title this year alone. It's been a long time coming. More»

Cards Deck Jets Behind Johnson's Big Game

Stopping the run was one of the few things the New York Jets had done well this season. Until they faced David Johnson and the Arizona Cardinals. Johnson rushed for 111 yards and three TDs, and the Cardinals shut down the listless Jets 28-3 on Monday night. More»
Matt Brown

Midseason College Football Awards

With seven weeks down and seven more weeks until the playoff is announced, the college football season has reached its midway point. There is still a lot to be decided, but it's time to stop and take stock of the best performances of the season so far. More»
Andrew Simon & Matt Kelly

108 Cubs Moments In 108 Years

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Led by four Hall of Famers, the Cubs appeared destined for more success after their 1908 World Series win. Even though the North Siders are still looking for that elusive title, plenty has happened in the century-plus since the last one. More»

Indians Ovecome Bauer Outage, Take Big ALCS Lead

Cleveland's bullpen pulled off its most impressive feat yet in the playoffs, taking over after Trevor Bauer's first-inning exit, holding off the Blue Jays in a 4-2 victory Monday night in Toronto. The Indians are now within one win of their first pennant since 1997. More»
David Ubben

Big 12 Says No To Expansion

On Monday, after a long process that got 11 candidates' hopes up, Oklahoma president David Boren and conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced that the Big 12 would not, in fact, expand from its current roster of 10 members. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Barren Rodgers: Packers O Looks Lost

There were plenty of reasons why the Green Bay Packers didn't meet expectations in 2015. But Aaron Rodgers and the Pack are still struggling, and those 2015 excuses don't apply anymore. Can they get back on track, or do major changes have to be made? More»

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