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Alex Wong

Raptors: NBA East Sleepers Again?

Having won 12 of their past 17 games -- without All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry -- the Toronto Raptors seem ready to make a deep run in the playoffs. Much of that is due to the fact that their defense has drastically improved since the All-Star break. More»
Cy Brown

USMNT Back on Track for Russia '18

It was neither entertaining nor ideal -- especially in the wake 6-0 performance against Honduras just days before -- but the USMNT's 1-1 draw with Panama on Tuesday got the job done. There's still lots more to do, though. More»
Matt Brown

Tar Heels Get Chance For Redemption

One year after enduring the ultimate NCAA Tournament heartbreak, North Carolina is back in the Final Four. It is the 12th defending runner-up to return to the Final Four, hoping to become the fourth team to go from national final loser to winner. More»
Terence Moore

Raiders' Heart Belongs In Oakland

For the second time, the Raiders are going to leave their true home of Oakland. First it was Los Angeles, and after returning, the Raiders will soon pack their bags for Las Vegas, a change that should cause NFL fans to shake their heads. More»
Joe Sparacio

Top 13 Photos Of The Week: Mar. 21-27

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 13 photos from March 21-27. More»
Will Leitch

Complete Guide to the 2017 Cardinals

Don't worry, St. Louis Cardinals fans. We all survived the Chicago Cubs winning the 2016 World Series. And now it's 2017, and a new season is about to begin. So I did deep dive on the team, a bit of a 2017 Cardinals Encyclopedia. Let's do this. More»
Kenneth Arthur

2017 NFL Draft Mock Draft: Part 2

As the calendar turns to April this week, it is time to take stock of the fact that the 2017 NFL Draft is a little more than four weeks away. After running down some picks before free agency kicked off, let's see where things now. More»
Matt Brown

The NCAA's First National Champs

It's been 78 years since an Oregon basketball team was among the Final Four teams left playing for the NCAA Tournament title. This year's Ducks are trying to recapture the magic of the 1939 Webfoots, who won the championship in the tournament's first year. More»
Michael Tunison

6 Ways Vegas Can Prep For Raiders

The Raiders' move to Las Vegas has been approved by NFL ownership, meaning it's just a matter of time until the team moves (reportedly by 2019 or '20). How do Vegas and the NFL go together? We have some marketing ideas. More»
Ross Tucker

Black Hole Done? Raiders Roll Dice

Like a lot of players, I had grown up watching the Raiders and the infamous Black Hole on television. Being there was quite an experience. Now that the team is moving to Las Vegas, its homefield advantage could be lost. More»
Michael Klopman

Long Division: Picking 3 New Champs

Since 2005, there have been three different division winners from the previous season. If that trend continues, that means out of the Dodgers, Red Sox, Cubs, Rangers, Indians and Nationals, three won't repeat. Let's predict which ones fall. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Bye, Bay: Viva Las Vegas For Raiders

The AFC West will soon include the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers and ... the Las Vegas Raiders. After a near-unanimous vote, Oakland is set to relocate to Sin City with play expected to start in 2019 or 2020. Poor Oakland. More»
Mike Lupica

Awesome/Weak End For Cats-Heels

John Calipari's Kentucky team had come all the way back to tie the game against North Carolina near the end on Sunday. But then UNC's Luke Maye hit his shot. Sometimes it's just a miss-or-make sport. Sometimes it's a make-and-make sport. More»
Will Leitch

Fandemonium: Reaction Videos Rule

I don't know about you, but as thrilling as the UNC-Kentucky Elite Eight game was on Sunday, I can't stop watching Wildcats fans react to the ending. That raw, unfiltered reaction is one of my favorite things about sports. More»
David Ubben

March Madness' Best Final Minutes

Everyone who was watching knew that the final minute made North Carolina's win over Kentucky in the Elite Eight an instant classic. While the NCAA Tournament is known for buzzer-beaters, the final minutes of some memorable games can be just as thrilling. More»
Matt Brown

The 10 Unlikeliest Final Four Teams

This year's Final Four will feature an unusual combination of teams, including three teams with a combined one Final Four appearance ever. The surprise team is No. 7 seed South Carolina, which is among the unlikeliest national semifinalists ever. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Five Glaring Opening Day Absences

Spring Training is winding down and Opening Day is just days away, but not for some players. Some, unfortunately, have been shelved with what would be inconsequential injuries if not for the fact Opening Day was approaching. Now it matters. Here are 5 of them. More»
Matt Brown

Maye Day! UNC Shot Sinks Kentucky

North Carolina's ACC player of the year and Kentucky's wealth of future NBA players were on the floor, but when the story of the Tar Heels' instant-classic Elite Eight win over the Wildcats is told, the first name mentioned will always be one nobody expected: Luke Maye. More»
Cy Brown

Rootie! Rucker Loves South Carolina

South Carolina advanced to the Final Four after beating Florida on Sunday, and it was an emotional moment for Gamecock fans. Singer Darius Rucker, a South Carolina alum, welled up at Madison Square Garden after the win. More»
Matt Brown

Gators Done, Gamecocks Make History

South Carolina's dream NCAA Tournament will continue. Behind more phenomenal play from Sindarius Thornwell and their defense, the Gamecocks outlasted Florida 77-70 on Sunday to earn their first-ever trip to the Final Four. More»
Cliff Corcoran

MLB Extensions: Who's Up Next?

Opening Day is still a week away, but contract extension season is upon us already, with Rougned Odor reportedly coming to terms with the Rangers, and a few other players inking deals recently. Which players may be next to sign? More»
David Ubben

Mighty Ducks! Oregon Stuns Kansas

Kansas was an understandable touchdown favorite in its Elite Eight matchup vs. Oregon. But the Ducks' shocking 74-60 win on Saturday means they are the Midwest Region champions and headed to the Final Four for the first time since 1939. More»
David Ubben

Final-ly Four! Zags Going to Phoenix

The 'Dogs had their day, at last. After nearly two decades of NCAA Tournament appearances without a Final Four berth, Gonzaga finally broke through, dominating No. 11-seed Xavier, 83-59, in the Elite Eight to punch its ticket to Phoenix. More»
Cy Brown

Craziest Shots of March Madness

The 2017 NCAA Tournament has not had too many defining moments, especially in comparison to the thrill ride that was last year's edition. But what we've lacked in great games, we've made up for in great shots -- even if not all of them counted. More»
Alex Wong

Noah's Mark? Another Knicks Failure

Early Saturday morning, the NBA announced they had suspended Joakim Noah for 20 games after testing positive for a testosterone booster in violation of the league's anti-drug program. One more reminder of the Knicks' sad state of affairs. More»
College Basketball

Indiana Hires Dayton's Miller As New Head Coach

On Saturday, Indiana announced that it hired Archie Miller from Dayton as head coach. Miller has guided the Flyers to four straight NCAA Tournament bids and replaces Tom Crean, who was fired March 16 after missing the tourney five times in nine seasons. More»
SoE Staff

March Madness' best buzzer-beaters

Florida's Chris Chiozza made a stunning 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat Wisconsin in overtime on Friday, allowing him to join the list of all-time great March Madness buzzer-beaters, from Christian Laettner to Kris Jenkins and more. More»
David Ubben

Buzzworthy! Gators Chomp Wisconsin

Chris Chiozza, welcome to NCAA Tournament lore. Florida's junior guard provided the most memorable moment of this year's tournament, sinking a game-winning three at the buzzer to beat Wisconsin in a wild overtime Sweet 16 game. More»
Cy Brown

6 Is Good: USMNT Romps Honduras

The excitement around the USMNT is back after the squad scored a slew of stunning goals in a 6-0 win over Honduras in World Cup qualifying on Friday night, including a hat trick from Clint Dempsey. We ranked 'em all. More»
Will Leitch

Dive Into Five: Weekend Watch List

Two MVP candidates in the NBA, Russell Westbrook and James Harden, will square off this weekend. There will also be some World Cup qualifying matches going on. And of course, March Madness is just heating up with the Elite Eight. More»
Michael Klopman

6 Contract-Year Players To Watch

While Opening Day is rapidly approaching, it's never too early to start thinking about the next offseason. There will be plenty of intriguing free agents, which means there will be a bunch of star players entering their contract years in 2017. More»
Matt Brown

Kentucky Outfoxes Ball, Bruins

Of the three star freshman guards on the court, De'Aaron Fox often hasn't gotten as much attention as teammate Malik Monk and UCLA's Lonzo Ball, but he stole the show on Friday, scoring 39 points to lead Kentucky to a Sweet 16 win over UCLA. More»
David Ubben

Gamecocks Roll To First Elite Eight

Baylor had dreams bigger than a Sweet 16, but South Carolina refused to comply, eliminating the No. 3 seed Bears with a 70-50 win behind suffocating defense to secure the first Elite Eight trip in the history of the Gamecocks. More»
Matt Brown

Fresh Berry Allows UNC To Cruise

An ankle injury limited Joel Berry during the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, but North Carolina fans can breathe a sigh of relief after the star guard scored a team-high 26 points to lead the Tar Heels to a 92-80 Sweet 16 win over Butler. More»

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