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Andrea Hangst

Steel the One? Ben's Legacy Vs. Pats

When the Steelers go on the road to take on the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, there will be a lot more on the line for Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger than anyone else. Here's why. More»
College Football

Ducks Suspend Strength Coach After 3 Hospitalized

The University of Oregon and new head coach Willie Taggart suspended football strength and conditioning coach Irele Oderinde one month without pay after three players were hospitalized following a series of intense workouts last week. More»
Terence Moore

Haunted Hawks? Still Missing 'Nique

The Atlanta Hawks have been a strange franchise for a while. It's as simple as this: The Hawks haven't been the same since the day they decided to trade Dominique Wilkins, the "Human Highlight Reel." Hawks fans certainly haven't forgotten. More»
Matt Brown

Early 2017 Top 25 Heisman Candidates

Lamar Jackson will be back at Louisville after taking home the Heisman Trophy in December, but history says he'll have stiff competition in trying to win it again. Here's an early look at those best positioned to challenge Jackson for the Heisman in 2017. More»
Will Leitch

In Defense of Sports' Biggest Villains

Those who are aren't New England Patriots fans will certainly be rooting against the Pats during the AFC Championship Game. They're universally accepted villains, and that's a good thing, because we need villains. More»
NBA Injury Report

CP3 Will Miss 6-8 Weeks For Thumb Surgery

The streaking Clippers (7-0 in 2017) are down another All-Star. With Blake Griffin still recovering from knee surgery, the team announced that Chris Paul will need to undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to miss up to two months. More»
SoE Staff

Greatest Athlete On Earth Jan. 11-17

Aaron Rodgers sliced and diced the Dallas defense to perfection, Steelers kicker Chris Boswell set an NFL record and limbo star Shemika Charles showed us the true meaning of "getting down." So who was the Greatest Athlete on Earth this week? More»
Mike Lupica

Not Easy Being Green: Will He Learn?

Nobody is talking about the triple-double Golden State's Draymond Green recorded against the Cavaliers on Monday. That's on him, because Green committed yet another dumb foul when he walloped LeBron James on a fast break. 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 Jan. 9-15. More»
Ross Tucker

Talk the Line: Bigs Win Playoff Games

The NFL postseason trend that many have pointed out is that the teams with the better quarterback have advanced. But there's another trend that has gone unnoticed. The teams with better offensive lines have been winning. More»
Joe DeLessio

Who's Active On NHL's 100 Best Ever?

The NHL will soon reveal their list of the 100 greatest players in league history. Thirty-three of them have already been announced, and there will reportedly be exactly six active players included. So let's break down just who those six might be. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Braves New World: Wins In Atlanta

The Braves finished the 2016 season with one of the worst records in the Majors. But still, they were 40-36 from July 6th to the end of the season. So they have something going for them. These offseason moves could make them a little better. More»
Will Leitch

Dome Sweet Dome? A Fond Farewell

When Matt Ryan and the Falcons host Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, it will be the last-ever sporting event held in the Georgia Dome. The Falcons can end the era by rewriting their disappointing history, or they can simply continue it. More»
Alex Wong

Cav Not: Warriors' Revenge Is Golden

At 34-6 heading into Monday's contest against the Cavaliers, the Warriors didn't necessarily need a victory on their home floor against the team they have played in the NBA Finals the past two seasons. But a 126-91 blowout didn't hurt. More»
Matt Brown

CFB Winners, Losers At Draft Deadline

The 2017 NFL Draft's early entry deadline passed on Monday, and this year has continued a trend that has seen the number of underclassmen leaving skyrocket in recent years. Here are the college teams that gained and lost the most from the decisions. More»
Terence Moore

Hail to the Cubs! Obama fetes Champs

On Martin Luther King Day, the world champion Cubs visited the White House and met with President Obama, who shared some laughs and memories of Chicago. That brought up some ivy-covered memories of my own. More»
Cy Brown

Man City Needs To Rebuild Right Now

Pep Guardiola conceded that Manchester City is no longer in the English Premier League title hunt after a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Everton. With so many problems and little left to play for, Guardiola and City should try to rebuild immediately. More»
David Ubben

Clemson Parties Like It's 1981 Again

Last Monday in Tampa, Dabo Swinney and the Clemson football team joined an exclusive club that had previously only included the 1981 Tigers: Clemson national championship teams. Those who were there in '81 are happy to share the spotlight. More»
Mike Lupica

Rodgers Is All Rumble, Not Fumble

Seven years ago, Aaron Rodgers failed to hold onto the ball, and Green Bay's season, against the Cardinals in the playoffs. This time, Rodgers saved the Packers against the Cowboys. And all Green Bay fans will remember both moments. More»
Michael Tunison

Brown Films Tomlin's Profane Speech

Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown recorded a Facebook Live video after the Steelers beat the Chiefs in the AFC divisional round, and it included a profane remark from head coach Mike Tomlin about the Patriots ... and a warning to stay off social media. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Jays & Jose: A Match That Makes Sense

Most of Major League Baseball's teams don't seem to want slugger Jose Bautista. But the Toronto Blue Jays, once again, might be the team that gives Joey Bats an opportunity to prove all of those teams wrong should the two sides strike a deal. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

How Rodgers Cooked Up Big Play

With the clock working against the Packers in the final moments of their divisional round game against the Cowboys, Aaron Rodgers drew up a play in the huddle to attack Dallas deep that worked to perfection. We break it down. More»
Seerat Sohi

Splash Dance: Klay's Quiet Brilliance

Klay Thompson's rise is part and parcel of the changing nature of the shot creation, and as a result, high-scoring performances. The seconds between the catch and the shot are deceptive, but crucial to his success with the Warriors. More»
Kenneth Arthur

NFL's Final Four: Quarterbacks Key

Pardon me while I write about "QB Winz," but we need to discuss the importance of quarterbacks when it comes to playoff victories. Tom Brady. Aaron Rodgers. Matt Ryan. Ben Roethlisberger. That's all you need to know. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Zeke & Dak: Dallas Stars Still Bright

They may have lost to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the NFC divisional round of the playoffs, but with quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott, the Dallas Cowboys will be back on top again soon. More»
Michael Tunison

Kick Six! Steelers Boot K.C.

The Steelers couldn't find the end zone against the Chiefs on Sunday, but they still came away with a gritty 18-16 victory at Arrowhead Stadium in the divisional round, thanks to a postseason record six field goals by Chris Boswell. More»
Mike Lupica

A-Rod Almighty! 'Boys Sent Packing

All the Packers had was 35 seconds ... and Aaron Rodgers and Mason Crosby. Tied at 31, after Rodgers found tight end Jared Cook for a wild catch, Crosby kicked a game-winning field goal from 51 yards out to beat the Cowboys on Sunday. More»
Michael Tunison

A-Mason' Finish: Pack KO Cowboys

In a wild divisional round showdown in Dallas on Sundays, the Cowboys rallied all the way back from a 21-3 deficit, but Aaron Rodgers and the Packers wouldn't be denied, winning 34-31. Here are the most memorable moments -- and how Twitter reacted. More»
Chris Haft

MLK Day and a Sketch From Memory

The approach of Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day awoke a decades-old memory and compelled me to unearth personal archives for a relic -- a note from cartoonist Charles Schulz that recalled the highly flammable powder keg known as race relations. More»
College Football

Cal Aims To Boost Defense, Lands Wilcox

California changed directions with its football program Saturday, hiring longtime college defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox -- most recently at Wisconsin -- as head coach to replace the offensive-minded Sonny Dykes, ending speculation about Chip Kelly. More»
Alex Wong

N.Y. State of Grind: Knicks In Limbo

This year's Knicks team was supposed to be different from recent vintage, with the offseason acquisitions of Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Courtney Lee. But New York continues to flounder, and there's no much upside in sight. More»
Michael Tunison

McHugh Defends Civil Rights Leader

On Saturday, Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh called out president-elect Donald Trump for his remarks about civil rights leader John Lewis and the Georgia district Lewis represents in Congress. More»
Terence Moore

Falcons' Air Force Keeps on Flying

The Falcons have a slogan they use to motivate each other: Arrive violently. It doesn't just mean big hits on defense, but also refers to the potency with which they dismantle the opposition on offense, as the Seahawks learned on Saturday. More»
Michael Tunison

Pats Regrets? They Have a Few

The Patriots ended up pulling away from the Texans late in their divisional round game, a 34-16 win at home. But New England showed some vulnerabilities that should have them concerned in the AFC Championship game. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Call Good? Scouting NFL Broadcasts

Just like handicapping the on-field matchups in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, it helps to break down who's actually calling the action, whether from the booth or the sidelines or the radio or studio. Which teams are on their game? More»

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