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College Football All-Breakout Team

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Breakout college football players can be unpredictable, but we can make educated guesses based on a combination of opportunity, recruiting evaluations, glimpses we saw in 2016 and spring hype. These are our 2017 picks for new stars at every position. More»
David Ubben

Riley Makes Strong Impression at OU

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A few months ago, nobody thought Lincoln Riley would be representing Oklahoma at Big 12 media days. But the 33-year-old new head coach is making a strong first impression as Bob Stoops' replacement as he tries to maintain OU's high level of success. More»
Cliff Corcoran

The Deadline's Diamonds in the Rough

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Not all big deals at the MLB Trade Deadline involve hot commodities. Some of the most impactful swaps have revolved around former top prospects who have failed to live up to expectations, but are revived by a change of scenery. Who could be on the block this year? More»
Cy Brown

Yet Again, USMNT Just Good Enough

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The USMNT defeated El Salvador, 2-0, in the quarterfinal of the Gold Cup on Wednesday night, but it wasn't a victory that will inspire a lot of confidence. Even with some talented players called up recently, the U.S. still needs to improve in order to win the Cup. More»
SoE Original

'Money' vs. McGregor? Blight Night

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Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather aren't the heroes we need but the ones we deserve. Plus, the definitive reason why gender reveal videos should be banned and Michael Vick's advice for Colin Kaepernick. More»
Manny Randhawa

Yanks' Big Deal: Power of Three

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In a game that is now, more than ever, dominated by the three "true outcomes" of home runs, walks and strikeouts, the Yankees hit the jackpot on Tuesday night by acquiring Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle. More»
Matt Brown

Stanford Still Serious Pac-12 Threat

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There are two clear-cut favorites in the Pac-12 entering the 2017 season in Washington and USC, but it would be a mistake to overlook a third team: Based on recent history, there's little reason to believe that Stanford won't be a top contender. More»
Will Leitch

Ultimate CFB Road Trip 2017

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It's that time of year ago: quit your job, buy a large vehicle and get ready for the Fourth Annual College Football Road Trip. The goal, as always, is to hit the maximum number of college football games in the 2017 season. Here's your plan. More»
Cy Brown

7 Golfers to Watch at the British Open

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The British Open returns to Royal Birkdale this weekend for the 146th playing of one of golf's greatest events. The whipping wind at the links course will be a major challenge and give a major advantage to any player who can tame the gales. More»
Terence Moore

ACC Is New King of College Football

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When it comes to the biggest debate in college football, it shouldn't involve whether the ACC has spent the past few years surpassing the SEC for the first time since before anybody heard the name "Bear Bryant." I know, you know, and everybody else knows the ACC is better. More»
SoE Staff

Top 5 Athletes On Earth This Week

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Who is this week's Greatest Athlete on Earth? How about the baller in Los Angeles that won the Summer League MVP Award? What about one of the greatest tennis players in history? Or maybe...just maybe...it was some guy that is very good at "tag." More»
Kenneth Arthur

NFL Quarterback Rankings for 2017

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We all know that quarterback has become the most important position in football ... heck, Derek Carr is now the highest paid player in the league! We'll tell you where he falls, along with everyone else, as we rank all 32 teams by QB units. More»
Ross Tucker

Is It Ever OK to Switch Your Fandom?

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Is there ever a good enough reason to switch the team that you root for? What if you root for the Washington Redskins, a franchise that has been embroiled in controversy and failed to come to a long-term agreement with a potential franchise QB. Can fans call it quits? More»
Will Leitch

Bartolo Colon's Last Stand

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On Tuesday night, 44-year-old Bartolo Colon gave it another go. After the Braves released him, Colon signed with the Twins, and he'll make his Minnesota debut against the Yankees, an outing that could decide just how long his career continues. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Top Prospects Dealt at the Deadline

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Plenty of trades take place before July 31, but not all of them pan out like both teams want. We take a look back at the past ten seasons to see what became of the top prospects dealt at each Deadline and which prospects turned out to be the hidden gems. More»
Matt Brown

Top 25 College Football Unit Rankings

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It's one thing to recruit and develop a handful of great individual players scattered throughout a team. It's another to recruit and develop an entire group of great players at one position. Led by Clemson's D-line, these are college football's top 25 units. More»
Joe Sparacio

Report: Zeke involved in bar incident

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Star Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott allegedly assaulted a patron at Clutch Bar in Dallas. While no arrests have been made, if true, this follows a pattern of off-the-field incidents for the youngster, certainly a troubling trend indeed. More»
Will Leitch

Orioles Could Be at Crossroads

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The Orioles have continually surprised with their dedicated play and ability to beat analyst projections. But tough questions could be looming at the Trade Deadline and beyond, as it looks like the fun run in Baltimore might be coming to an end. More»
Alex Wong

10 Athletes Who Got Better With Age

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On Sunday, Roger Federer, at age 35, became the oldest Wimbledon winner (male or female) in 108 years. Inspired by his performance, here's a look at some of the greatest performances from athletes in the twilight of their careers. More»
Matt Brown

Auburn Back To Being SEC Wild Card

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With a hyped new quarterback coming in after an 8-5 season, Auburn is getting a preseason push as it hopes to make the SEC interesting and challenge Alabama for supremacy in the West. Auburn has faltered in such situations before. Is Jarrett Stidham the answer? More»
Anthony Castrovince

Trade Winds: Biggest Contender Needs

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The Cubs have made a move that's working out so far. The Nationals got bullpen help. With a couple of weeks before the non-waiver Trade Deadline, let's take a look at some other contenders and see what they may be looking for. More»
Karim Zidan

Mouthing Off: "Money Fight" a Farce

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Following four days of grandiose pageantry, ostentatious extravagance, tasteless entertainment and unabashed egotistical exposure, the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor world press tour has mercifully come to an end. More»
Mike Lupica

Fed Alert: At 35, Best in the World

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Three weeks short of his 36th birthday, older than any Wimbledon champion, man or woman, in 108 years, Roger Federer wins his second major of 2017, and clearly establishes himself once again as the best tennis player in the world. More»
Joe Sparacio

5 Surprising Star Player Comps

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What if I told you that there was another Jose Altuve in the league? Or a Stephen Strasburg, or Yu Darvish? Some good players are getting overlooked, even though they are putting up elite numbers. Let's give them their due. More»
Karim Zidan

No Fairy-Tale Ending For Venus

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Venus Williams' dream run at Wimbledon didn't yield the ending that many hoped for on Saturday. Up against Garbine Muguruza, an opponent 14 years her junior, in the final, Williams was unable to match the youngster's intensity in a 7-5, 6-0 loss. More»
Mike Lupica

Old Rush: Fed & Venus Are Back

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Roger Federer, three weeks short of his 36th birthday, tries to become the oldest man to win Wimbledon in 108 years. Venus Williams? All she does is try to win her sixth Wimbledon singles title at age 37. It's Back to the Future at the All England Club. More»
Will Leitch

Dive Into Five: The Weekend Watch List

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There are so many sports every weekend that it can be nearly impossible to keep track of them all. This week, our guide focuses on Wimbledon, the NBA Summer League, the Gold Cup and a big week of baseball headlined by Red Sox-Yankees. More»
Alex Wong

Sports Reality TV Shows We Need

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Recently, Facebook reportedly picked up the rights to a reality series that will follow Lonzo, LiAngelo, LaMelo and of course LaVar Ball. It got us thinking about 10 other sports reality series concepts that we want to see happen. More»
Will Leitch

Predicting Next All-Star Game Sites

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I am a bit of a Future All-Star Game Location enthusiast, if such a thing exists. The best part, for me, isn't the game itself: It's how the city hosting it embraces it. With that in mind, here's a guess at where the Midsummer Classic will be held over the next 12 years. More»
Matt Brown

Ole Miss Can't Freeze Out Drama

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SEC media days were mostly forgettable until news surfaced that a former coach, Houston Nutt, filed a lawsuit against his former school, Ole Miss. It was news that yet again made current Rebels coach Hugh Freeze the center of attention for non-football reasons. More»
Mike Lupica

Man of Steal: Super Dave Leads L.A.

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A winner keeps winning, and that's exactly what Dave Roberts has done, this time as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. We all remember him from The Steal in Boston: Now, Roberts is ready to make more October memories. More»
Joe Sparacio

Crosstown Deal! Cubs Get Q From Sox

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Things are heating up in the Windy City, as the White Sox shipped out Jose Quintana to the Cubs in exchange for a stable of top prospects. Here, a breakdown of the deal. More»
Will Leitch

The Outlook For Each MLB Division

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Now that we are at the baseball season's unofficial halfway point, it's time to take it all in and look closely at where we are across every division. Which teams will rise to the top and which could continue to sink? Let's make some predictions. More»
Matt Brown

Top 130 College Football Players 2017

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Media days have begun, preseason practice is nearing and our seven weeks of preseason position rankings are finished. That means it's time for an annual Sports on Earth tradition: a comprehensive ranking of college football's top players. More»
Anthony Castrovince

5 Predictions for MLB's Second Half

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We know the Dodgers and Astros are in the conversation for best team in baseball. We know the Nationals are but an entire bullpen change away from saying the same. What about the rest? Let's look into the second-half crystal ball. More»

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