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Michael Tunison

Report: Noah Wants Out Of Chicago

According to a report by the Chicago Sun-Times, a Chicago Bulls player said that teammate Joakim Noah has been saying that he's done with the Bulls and will sign with a new team in free agency. More»
Mike Lupica

Golden Statement: Just Win, Curry

Stephen Curry says that this isn't the way the story for the Warriors is going to end. We'll see about that, but no matter the factors involved in Golden State's 3-1 series deficit to the Thunder, there are no excuses. Winning is all that matters. More»
Michael Tunison

Le'Veon Still Bitter Over Burfict?

In case you thought a few months would cool the animosity between Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell and Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, it hasn't. More»
Michael Tunison

Here's An Ultimate Frisbee Hack

One way to get around how many steps you can take after a catch in ultimate frisbee is to keep tipping the pass forward. Delrico Johnson of Major League Ultimate's DC Current mastered the move. More»
Will Leitch

Of Two Minds: Harvey vs. The Media

Matt Harvey avoided questions after getting shelled by the Nationals Tuesday night. An example of a thin-skinned player dodging responsibility or an overblown controversy? Here, I debate the hot topic ... with myself. More»
Michael Tunison

Klay Makes Presser Even Sadder

Following the Warriors' Game 4 loss to the Thunder Tuesday night, shooting guard Klay Thompson was looking for a silver lining. Too bad he misread the stat sheet. More»
Joe DeLessio

Penguins force Game 7 vs. Lightning

The Lightning have fought through quite a bit -- injuries and late-game deficits included -- to get to where they are, on the cusp of the Stanley Cup Final, and now they face another: Game 7 on the road, following a Game 6 loss at home to Pittsburgh on Tuesday. More»
Alex Wong

LeBron & Legacy: The Game 5 question

LeBron James has long been in the spotlight, even before his NBA debut as an 18-year-old. Wednesday, though, it will be as bright as ever, with the Cavaliers having lost two in a row heading into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. More»
Erik Malinowski

OKC Has Dubs Thunder Pressure

An inspired and unstoppable style of basketball propelled Oklahoma City to another statement win in Game 4 and put the defending champ Warriors on the brink of elimination. More»
Will Leitch

Unexpected Early-Season MLB Stars

Major League Baseball has seen some truly remarkable early-season performances from some of the most recognizable names in the game, but there are still players who having fantastic seasons that no one would have expected. More»
Andrea Hangst

Wide receivers under pressure in '16

Every receiver in the NFL is under immense pressure in every game, but some are facing even more pressure than that for the 2016 season. Various circumstances have led to these five players facing make-or-break situations this year. More»
Matt Brown

Cardinal Ruler: McCaffrey's Encore

After breaking the FBS single-season all-purpose yards record previously held by Barry Sanders, Christian McCaffrey set himself up for one of the hardest tasks in college football in 2016: attempting to somehow pull off a satisfying follow-up. More»
David Ubben

Big 12 Expansion's Point of No Return

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby has emerged as a measured voice in uncertain times across college sports, but as the conference mulls expansion from 10 teams to 12, he's already talked the it into a corner that might make expansion inevitable. More»

New Super Bowl Sites Announced

The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta (2019), Miami (2020) and Los Angeles (2021), three cities that made significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one. More»
Mike Lupica

Green Suspension Would've Been Nuts

Draymond Green's kick was intentional, but not suspending him was the right move. This was about the one thing that commissioners, and their lieutenants, are supposed to bring to moments like this: common sense. More»
Cy Brown

Nyquist Scratched For the Belmont

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist's loss at the Preakness Stakes meant no chance at the Triple Crown. And though we were looking at a showdown between him and Preakness winner, Exaggertor, it turns out we're not going to get that either. More»
SoE Staff

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 May 17-23. More»
Ain't That a Kick?

Green's Day: No Suspension for Draymond

Draymond Green was fined $25,000 but not suspended by the NBA on Monday for kicking Thunder center Steven Adams in the groin. The Warriors star will be on the court in Game 4 as Golden State tries to even the series Tuesday at OKC. More»
Alex Wong

Raps Battle Cavs, Get Even at Home

The Raptors needed to play their two best games of the postseason at home against the Cavs to even the Eastern Conference Finals. And sure enough, they did, capping things off with a 105-99 win in Toronto Monday night. More»
Matt Brown

College Running Back Rankings 2016

The 2016 college football season will be the Year of the Running Back in college football, and thus we begin out annual position-by-position rankings with the top 40 of a a loaded group of backs led by Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey and Dalvin Cook. More»
Andrew Simon

Baseball's Biggest Surprises (So Far)

There are a few things one can count on in baseball these days, such as Clayton Kershaw dominating and Mike Trout raking. For the most part, however, the game keeps us off-balance. Here are five unexpected storylines from the early stages of 2016 More»
NHL Playoffs

Sharks Feast on Blues In Game 5

Joe Pavelski scored two goals, including the go-ahead score in the opening minute of the third period, and the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues, 6-3, on the road Monday night. They're now one win away from the Stanley Cup Final. More»
Matt Brown

Pitt's Conner Says He's Cancer-Free

Pittsburgh running back James Conner, the 2014 ACC player of the year, delivered the best news of the year in college football on Monday. After being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma last November, Conner tweeted that he has been declared cancer-free. More»
Michael Tunison

Annie Apple Joins ESPN Countdown

Annie Apple, the mother of New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple, is going to be a contributor on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown. More»
Will Leitch

Playoff Odds Update: May Edition

I promised to go back and look at the Playoff Odds every month throughout the season to see what we've learned. Here's where things stand now, with just a little more than a quarter of the season in the books. More»
Joe DeLessio

The Playoff Goalie Controversy Index

The Stanley Cup Final begins next week, and four teams remain alive. But in an odd turn, seven different goalies have a realistic chance to be in net for Game 1. Here's a look at each situation and why things are in such flux. More»
Cy Brown

That's Gaal, Folks: Change at United

In the wake of Manchester United's disappointing season, reports came out that players nearly mutinied on Louis van Gaal. Is it possible Jose Mourinho -- another manager with a history of locker room fights -- will suffer the same fate? More»
Mike Lupica

Hero to Zero? Dark Knight In DC

Baseball is a humbling game, and nobody is finding that out more right now than Mets pitcher Matt Harvey. Once the star young ace, Harvey has fallen into a slump, making Tuesday's start against Washington one of the biggest of his career. More»
Michael Tunison

J.J. Watt Has A Logo Now

J.J. Watt is the latest NFL star to adopt his own personal logo, just another example of how he's always keeping his nose to the grindstone. More»
Will Leitch

Lowest Blow: Green's Infamous Kick

In Sunday night's Game 3, Golden State's Draymond Green went up for a shot and either accidentally kicked the Thunder's Steven Adams in the groin or purposely waylaid him. Now, Green will find out that there are few things that people get angrier about. More»
Michael Tunison

Brady To Appeal Suspension... Again

Stop us if you've heard this one before. The NFL players union is making an appeal to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court to appeal Tom Brady's reinstated suspension for deflating footballs. More»
NHL Playoffs

Lightning Electrified By OT Victory

A year after falling to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final, Tampa Bay are one win away from getting back to the championship round after a thrilling overtime win against the Penguins in Game 5 of the ECF in Pittsburgh. More»
Manny Randhawa

Jackie Bradley Jr.'s Joe D Moment

Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to 27 games this weekend, although there was a close play on Saturday that almost ended it. If replay was around in Joe DiMaggio's day, how long could the Yankee Clipper's own streak have been? More»
Erik Malinowski

Dubs Drubbed By Thunder In Game 3

Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals Sunday night in Oklahoma City was the Thunder playing at their best, the Warriors at their worst and the final 28-point differential - a 133-105 win for the Thunder -- didn't do this one justice. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Darvish Return Yu-ge Boost to Texas

Maybe the Trade Deadline period will prove to be more dynamic than the current forecasts suggest, but, even if that's the case, it's hard to imagine a bigger in-season "acquisition" than the one the Rangers will add to their roster Saturday in the form of Yu Darvish. More»

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