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Cy Brown

Arsenal Goes From Hunted to Hunter

Arsenal is the big brother of the North London Derby with Tottenham, but it hadn't beaten Spurs since 2014. On Saturday, the Gunners went reversed trends and scored a major 2-0 North London Derby victory over their neighbors. More»
Will Leitch

Dive Into Five: The Weekend Watch List

There are plenty of sports to watch this weekend, from an unexpected marquee NFL game to the Warriors visiting Brooklyn for a matchup with the Nets to a Northwestern team that is currently ranked in the top 25 in college football and basketball! More»
Joe Sparacio

Fantasy Football Week 11: Start/Sit

Week 11 in football is the last in which fantasy owners have to tangle with bye weeks. And with the fantasy playoffs quickly approaching, it may be the last chance to get your team over the hump and pick up a much-needed win. Here is some advice to help you out. More»
Cliff Corcoran

MLB Awards' Impact on Cooperstown

This week, Max Scherzer won his third Cy Young Award and Corey Kluber won his second. Winning multiple awards in baseball clearly has a significant impact on the chances players have of being voted into the Hall of Fame. How great is that impact? More»
Mike Lupica

Mussina Belongs In The Hall of Fame

The 2018 Hall of Fame ballots go out on Monday, nine years after Mike Mussina retired. There shouldn't be much of a debate: After a long, consistently productive career with the Orioles and Yankees, Mussina deserves to be enshrined in Cooperstown. More»
Matt Brown

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 12

After two massive weeks that featured seven top-25 matchups each, this week's college football schedule hits a lull before things pick back up with rivalry week. But while there's only one matchup of ranked teams, there's still plenty to watch on Saturday. More»
Thursday Night Football

Big Ben's 4 TDs Topple Titans

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns, three to Antonio Brown, and the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled away from the Tennessee Titans in a 40-17 victory on Thursday night. More»
Terence Moore

Irish Focused On Moving Forward

Notre Dame's hopes of making the College Football Playoff likely ended in a blowout loss to Miami last Saturday. After that disappointment, quarterback Brandon Wimbush and the Fighting Irish remain confident that they can bounce back. More»
Will Leitch

Shohei Ohtani: Fantasy Baseball Star

Shohei Ohtani is likely headed to Major League Baseball from Japan as a potential all-around weapon capable of being both an ace pitcher and a dangerous hitter. That creates an intriguing dilemma: How will Ohtani be handled in fantasy baseball? More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Bills Make Bold Move With QB Switch

On Wednesday, the Buffalo Bills surprised fans in the midst of a playoff race, announcing the benching of quarterback Tyrod Taylor for rookie Nathan Peterman. As recent history suggests, making this move in the middle of the season represents a huge risk. More»
Matt Brown

Badgers Have Already Earned Respect

Wisconsin's performances against Michigan have often invited criticism, but Saturday's showdown should be different. The Badgers are 10-0 for the first time, and while there's been skepticism about their resume, they deserve to be taken seriously as a contender. More»
Cy Brown

10 World Cup Teams to Watch

With the World Cup 2018 field of 32 finally set, let's take a look at 10 teams to keep an eye on in Russia next summer, from the tournament favorites to those who are just happy to be there, and everything in between. More»
Will Leitch

NFL Confidence Pool: Week 11

This season, rather than doing pure NFL picks against the spread, I've decided to do weekly confidence pool rankings and pit myself against both Vegas and analytics. I'm currently third out of 123 competitors through three weeks. Can you beat me? More»
Anthony Castrovince

Best Under-The-Radar Free Agents

With the Hot Stove season upon us, every team is looking for a deal akin to what the Astros got with Charlie Morton. It's out there somewhere, so here's a guess at where some of the best values might lie at each particular position. More»
Will Leitch

How Big Contracts Are Playing Out

It is difficult to get equivalent value out of all of big MLB contracts. Allotting for the fact that all $20-million deals are not created equally, let's take a look at the 39 players making $20 million or more in 2018 and see which ones look excessive and which ones are a boon. More»
Terence Moore

Young Wildcats A Work In Progress

Kentucky has been a powerhouse in college basketball ever since John Calipari took over and turned the team into a yearly freshman spectacle. This year feels different, though. After one loss and two shaky wins, can the Wildcats meet high expectations? More»
Matt Brown

Re-Ranking The Best College QBs

With three weekends left before the playoff and bowl matchups are set, let's reset the national college football quarterback landscape, based on a combination of talent and production put on display through the first 11 weeks of the 2017 season More»
Alex Wong

New-Look Thunder Still Adjusting

The new Oklahoma City Big Three of Paul George, Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony has shown signs of dominance, but the Thunder are only 6-7 so far this season. The biggest questions so far? Late-game defense and depth. More»
College Basketball

Allen Lifts No. 1 Duke Past No. 2 Spartans

Grayson Allen scored a career-high 37 points, Trevon Duval had 17 points and 10 assists and the top-ranked Blue Devils beat No. 2 Michigan State 88-81 in the Champions Classic on Tuesday night. More»
Kenneth Arthur

The Top 10 Super Bowl Contenders

There are a lot of ways to judge the success of an NFL season, and it doesn't have to just be "winning a championship." However, for these 10 teams, the Super Bowl championship window is open right now. Can they take advantage? More»
Matt Brown

Familiarity Atop New Playoff Top 25

After No. 1 Georgia was blown out at Auburn and No. 3 Notre Dame was routed at Miami on Saturday, the selection committee reverted to familiar territory with its third top 25 of the season on Tuesday night: Alabama is back to No. 1 and Clemson is No. 2. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Ranking Dodgers Rookies of the Year

Cody Bellinger won the NL Rookie of the Year Award on Monday to become the 18th Dodger to take home the honor. Beyond Bellinger and last year's winner, Corey Seager, how do these award winners stack up over the course of their careers? More»
Mike Lupica

The Graceful Life of Bobby Doerr

Bobby Doerr deserves to be honored today, because this was not just a wonderful baseball life, it was a wonderful American life. Doerr, a Hall of Fame Red Sox teammate of Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky and Dom DiMaggio, died Monday at the age of 99. More»
SoE Staff

Top 14 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 we count down the best 14 photos from November 7-13. More»
Ross Tucker

In Defense of Thursday Night Football

The NFL's Thursday night games have drawn some backlash from players, but a lot of the criticism is unfair. In fact, the positives -- including extra rest afterward -- outweigh the negatives, and the league should keep the schedule in place. More»
Monday Night Football

Panthers Pounce On Dolphins, Win Third Straight

Cam Newton threw for 254 yards and four touchdowns, rookie Christian McCaffrey scored touchdowns rushing and receiving and the Carolina Panthers crushed the Miami Dolphins 45-21 on Monday night for their third straight victory. More»
Barry M. Bloom

Tom Brady Still Not Slowing Down

The New England Patriots are nine games through another National Football League season, and with Tom Brady, their irrepressible 40-year-old quarterback still at the helm, they would seem to be favorites again to win another Super Bowl. More»
Mike Lupica

Stanton Talks Heat Up The Hot Stove

There is one story -- Giancarlo Stanton and his 59 home runs -- and all the other stories that will dominate the wonderful time known as the Hot Stove. We have read and heard about all the teams that might be interested in trading for Stanton, but it's complicated. More»
Will Leitch

Stanton To St. Louis: Is it Possible?

The St. Louis Cardinals have been mentioned in trade talks for Giancarlo Stanton numerous times this month. The Marlins have made it clear that they'd like to deal the slugger. How can the two teams match up on a fair swap for the superstar? More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

How the Jaguars Became Contenders

After Josh Lambo kicked a game-winning field goal against his former team on Sunday, Jacksonville secured its third straight win and now sits tied atop the AFC South. Thanks to a dominant defense and a star rookie running back, the Jaguars are finally contenders. More»
Matt Brown

Auburn Earns Needed Signature Win

Auburn has spent most of the past three seasons chasing moments like Saturday, when post-Kick Six frustration was relieved with a 40-17 rout of No. 1 Georgia that stands as one of the biggest stories of what was a memorable Week 11. More»

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