Kenneth Arthur

NFL Week 2's Winners and Losers

Darren Sproles shined in the Monday night game against the Colts, the second week in a row he's helped the Eagles mount a comeback. Other players in Week 2 didn't distinguish themselves quite as well. Time to sort it all out. More»
Jenifer Langosch

Lynn: The Cardinals' Secret Weapon

To understand how Lance Lynn has emerged a front-line starter without the due attention, you first must accept that he'll offer no air of niceties, no concern as to whether you like him or not. He certainly won't fit into the mold you think he should. More»
Matt Brown

Florida's Moment of Truth

It didn't take long for the positive vibes around the Florida offense to disappear. Now, after edging Kentucky in three overtimes, Florida travels to Alabama with a lot to prove. Can it finally be effectively aggressive and exploit Alabama's weaknesses? More»
Sports on Earth Staff

10 Most Jets Moments in Jets History

Same old Jets. How many times have we heard that phrase uttered, no matter how many new ways New York's long-beleaguered franchise find to shoot themselves in the foot? After this Sunday, we decided to look back at some other #lolJets moments. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Kershaw stacks up with pitcher MVPs

The question is not whether Clayton Kershaw will win the MVP, which is almost inevitable, but how his season ranks among those of the select few pitchers -- 10, to be exact -- who have claimed the honor since 1956, when the Cy Young Award was introduced. More»
Will Leitch

Don't Feel Bad About Watching The NFL

The NFL has come under fire over the last week for the way the league has handled a variety of controversies. And while that should make us angry as fans, that doesn't mean we should feel guilty about watching, as long as we continue to hold the league accountable. More»
McFadden and Mughelli

Washington Better Off Without RGIII

The story of Week 2 was injuries to some key players, including Robert Griffin III and A.J. Green. Former NFL players Bryant McFadden and Ovie Mughelli are here to tell you how these injuries will affect the rest of the season. More»
Richard Justice

Young The Right Man For Rangers

Above everything else, running an MLB team is about managing people. It's much more than that, but this is where it starts. This is also where many managers fail. That's why Michael Young might be a perfect choice to manage the Texas Rangers. More»
Matt Brown

Success is Fleeting

Despite the understandable rush to judgment, especially early in the fall, college football teams are rarely the same from week to week. Just ask Georgia, USC and Virginia Tech, all of which were riding high the first two weeks, then fell back to reality. More»
Lindsay Gibbs

Hardy Move: Too Little, Too Late

After months of inaction, the Panthers finally deactivated Greg Hardy, but that's not enough. Since Hardy's domestic violence case is still awaiting a trial by jury, the discipline that he should receive is not clear-cut, but it should be definitive. More»
Corey Brock

The New Hot Seat

Coors Field is the latest big league ballpark that has made changes to keep up with the fan experience. This season, the Rockies introduced The Rooftop, a standing-room only area with bars, TVs, games -- every creature comfort fans could want. More»
Matt Brown

Back In Business

Week 3 may not have looked like much on paper, but it delivered drama on Saturday. Virginia Tech and USC both suffered stunning upset losses, while Georgia's bad fortune at South Carolina continued in a pivotal SEC East win for the Gamecocks. More»
Lindsay Berra

Rutgers Erases Ray Rice

On Saturday night, Rutgers played its first game as members of the Big Ten Conference. But noticeably missing from the sea of red was any sign of Ray Rice, who at one time was the star of the Scarlet Knights, but who now the team no longer wants to mention. More»
Andrew Garda

Adrian Peterson: What Happens Now?

We can say, without hyperbole, that this has been one of the worst weeks for NFL news ever. On Friday, Adrian Peterson was indicted for reckless or negligent injury to a child, and now the league faces another difficult decision. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Chris Sale's Season for the Ages

Sure, you know Sale is awesome, but have you taken a moment to realize how great he's been this year? Here are a few bits of brilliance that the White Sox southpaw has delivered thus far, which puts him in the company of legends. More»
Will Leitch

MLB Postseason Hope Rankings

Of the 18 teams still theoretically alive for playoff spots in the MLB postseason, what records do they need to notch over the last 2 ½ weeks of the regular season to get in? Here's a look at the contenders and longshots. More»
Sports on Earth Staff

5 Great Matchups to Watch

Our sports weekend viewing guide features a pivotal Dodgers-Giants series, two excellent Saturday college football matchups, a fascinating early EPL match and an unexpectedly riveting NFL game on Sunday. Oh, and beer. Lots and lots of beer. More»
Matt Brown

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 3

No, there isn't much to be excited about when looking at Saturday's slate of games, but that doesn't mean Week 3 doesn't offer plenty of intrigue. From Tennessee-Oklahoma to Georgia-South Carolina, here's what you need to be watching. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Twins face tough leadership choices

Now that Ron Gardenhire, the second-longest tenured skipper in the sport behind Mike Scioscia, is wrapping up his 13th season with a Twins team spinning its wheels in an attempt at transition, it takes a lot of faith to blindly assume he's still a good fit for Minnesota. More»
Sheil Kapadia

Dolphins' offense has a Philly Feel

There was plenty of talk during the summer about how the Dolphins' attack might resemble what Chip Kelly did with the Eagles in his first season. But these predictions seemed far-fetched. After Week 1, though, the similarities between Kelly and Bill Lazor's offenses are undeniable. More»
Will Leitch

Goodell Set Himself Up For This

The NFL and Roger Goodell have long since gone beyond just being a sports league and have positioned themselves as a moral arbiter. As a result, the latest controversy involving a possible cover up of the Ray Rice tape shouldn't surprise anyone: This was a long time coming. More»
Andrew Garda

How the Jags D Ruffles Feathers

For two quarters of football, the Jacksonville Jaguars had the high powered Philadelphia Eagles offense looking like what we expected the Jaguars to look like, before weaknesses were exploited. Can it work this against Washington? More»
Matt Brown

The Great Unknown

In its impressive opening win over Clemson, Georgia didn't have to rely much on new QB Hutson Mason. With Georgia facing a vulnerable South Carolina pass defense on the road, we may find out just how much its offense has beyond Todd Gurley. More»
Brian Burke

Man vs. Machine: NFL Week 2 Picks

Entering the NFL's second week, there's only one thing that's statistically reliable enough for making predictions, and that's home-field advantage. Offensive efficiency from Week 1 appears to matter a bit, but don't put much stock in one game. With that in mind, here's our Week 2 predictions. More»
Matthew Leach

Verlander Makes Sense In The Pen

For all the potency of the front of their rotation, the Detroit Tigers lack starting depth. Justin Verlander is currently their fourth-best starter, but if Anibal Sanchez returns and the Tigers make the postseason, the equation changes, pushing a slumping Verlander out of their top four. More»
Sports on Earth Staff

13 Underrated Sports Video Games

Everyone loves Tecmo Bowl, R.B.I. Baseball and the early Maddens. But in honor of National Video Games Day Sept. 12, our staff dug deep into our console-addicted, finger twitchy pasts to unearth the less heralded sports titles that could use a little more love. More»
Sports on Earth Staff

Best And Worst Athlete Tippers

LeSean McCoy made the news this week for reportedly leaving a 20 cent tip at a Philadelphia restaurant. Of course, he is not the first prominent athlete to cause a stir because of his grautity habits, so we decided compiled a list of the best and worst athlete tippers based on reputation. More»
Will Leitch

Predicting When Teams Will Clinch

It's the time of year when we can seriously start looking at magic numbers, and Will Leitch goes through each of the division leaders to predict the exact day on which they will clinch a first-place finish. (Apologies in advance for any jinxes.) More»
Matt Brown

The Big 12's Texas Problem

It got overshadowed by the Big Ten's terrible weekend, but Texas' blowout home loss to BYU wasn't just a bad result in Austin. It was a bad result for the entire Big 12. Now, Oklahoma and Baylor need to be hoping for a Texas turnaround vs. UCLA. More»
Dan Pompei

The Education of a Rookie

After being chosen in the fourth round of the NFL draft, Brock Vereen reported to Chicago Bears rookie minicamp on May 15. From there, we tracked every step he made, from OTAs to charging out of the Soldier Field tunnel for his first regular season game. More»
Jim Callis

Ranking this year's rookie class

As Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine can attest, future stars don't always shine as rookies. With that in mind, we've decided to rank baseball's best dozen rookies, not on how they've done this season, but on how good they'll be in the long run. More»
Andrew Garda

The NFL's Suspensions of Disbelief

The NCAA is notorious for its "make it up as needed" rules, Monday's Penn State decision being just one example of many. The NFL's handling of Ray Rice indicates that they could be headed down the same arbitrary path, unless stronger accountability is implemented quickly. More»
Kenneth Arthur

NFL Week 1's Passing Fancy

Are passing numbers going to drop this year in the NFL, even amid a cornucopia of new rules for defensive backs? It's far too early to tell that for sure, though for now the records are safe. Here are some of the most eye-opening stats and plays from Week 1. More»
Will Leitch

Monday Night Follies

Monday was a rough day for the NFL, with the second Ray Rice domestic violence video making the league look both lenient and hypocritical. And Chris Berman's discussion of the event on Monday Night Football was an awkward ending to it all. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Bold Pitching Plans for the Halos

A team wins for a lot of reasons, obviously, but there is no exaggeration in stating that the Angels would not have baseball's best record and would not be suddenly lapping the A's in the West if not for their powerful bullpen, which could be just as valuable in the postseason. More»

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