Cat Garcia

For the Cubs, an in-season evolution

The Cubs, in the thick of a playoff race, look a little different know compared to their early-season selves, but many of the changes are subtle. From a stable rotation to unconventional bench, here's a look at five ways the club has evolved since Opening Day. More»
David Ubben

Baylor Learns Opening Game Lessons

While Baylor's first half against SMU didn't go quite as planned, the No. 4 Bears ultimately pulled away to a 56-21 win, learning some lessons along the way. With a target on its back now, Baylor will have to get used to being challenged. More»
Karim Zidan

Serena Guts It Out (As She Does)

Under the bright lights of Arthur Ashe Stadium, 21-time Slam champion Serena Williams faced a surprising challenge in fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who was confident in her role as spoiler. But Williams willed herself to a win. More»
SoE Staff

Brady Statement: 'We have all lost'

Less than 48 hours after U.S. disctrict court judge Richard Berman ruled in favor of Tom Brady and vacated his suspension in the seemingly never-ending Deflategate saga, the Patriots QB released a statement. And it was a little bitter. More»
David Ubben

Baylor Pulls Away From Improved SMU

Chad Morris' new-look SMU offense put a scare into No. 4 Baylor for a half on Friday, but the Bears' explosive offensive ultimately pulled away for a 56-21 win behind new starting quarterback Seth Russell's five touchdown passes. More»
David Ubben

Q&A: Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, in attendance at Friday night's game between SMU and Baylor, sat down with Sports on Earth to talk about the difficult offseason in the rearview mirror, likely changes ahead and the Big 12's position among the Power 5 leagues. More»
Michael Tunison

Deflategate ballboy texts: the sequel

The unexpected stars of the Wells Report were two rather off-color Patriots ballboys, Jim McNally and John Jastremski. With Tom Brady's four-game suspension overturned, more texts between the two have emerged. More»
Cian Fahey

Kirk Cousins isn't better than RGIII

In a vacuum, it's impossible to argue that Robert Griffin III should not have been benched -- he's been hurt and played poorly the last two years. Benching him for Kirk Cousins, however, just doesn't make sense. Here's why. More»
Will Leitch

The drama of college football season

Thursday night, college football season began with some choppy, awkward games, part for the course for Week 1. But I had a blast, and I'm sure you did too. Every minute of every game felt at times almost unbearably intense. More»
Dalton Mack

Top fantasy players by position

We've already given you the top 100 fantasy football players on our Big Board. Now, we rank the top players position-by-position format -- 20 quarterbacks, 40 runnings backs, 50 wide receivers, 20 tight ends and so on. Think of it as a depth chart for your draft. More»
Cy Brown

USMNT Still Trying to Find Identity

The USMNT takes on Peru in its first friendly since its pitiful Gold Cup performance this summer and it will use the match to evaluate itself and try to gain some confidence ahead of October's Confederations Cup play-in mach against Mexico More»
Dalton Mack

5 Unconventional Fantasy Strategies

For those whose drafts are coming in on the late side this year, it may be time to switch things up. Fantasy football is incredibly nuanced, and a little break in tradition could put you ahead of your league adversaries in the long run. More»
Matt Brown

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 1

Thursday provided a nice appetizer, and now we move into the main course with an extended weekend of college football action. From Alabama-Wisconsin and Arizona State-Texas to Ohio State-Virginia Tech on Monday, we pick all the big games. More»
Matt Brown

Five CFB Opening Night Takeaways

The first night of college football is in the books, with 19 games producing plenty of predictably ugly results, from Jim Harbaugh's debut loss to a merely OK win by TCU to an ugly South Carolina win. Here are five things we learned. More»
Maureen Mullen

Brady's Triumphant Return Home

In the last preseason contest for the Patriots, Tom Brady was not seen on the field, but one of the biggest ovations of the night came in the second quarter when the huge end zone video boards showed a fan holding a sign that read: "Judge Berman President 2016." More»
AJ Cassavell

Dodgers Have Something to Prove

The 2015 Dodgers are not perfect. Their bullpen woes have been well documented, the offense is notoriously streaky, and the middle of the rotation is subpar. But they're getting hot at the right time, and that may be all that matters. More»
Cy Brown

TCU Escapes Pesky Golden Gophers

Second-ranked TCU faced a dangerous trip to Minnesota on Thursday, but it came away with a 23-17 win. It was sloppy at times, but quarterback Trevone Boykin made the plays necessary to beat a stingy Minnesota defense. More»
David Ubben

Longhorns Success Rests on Longball

Tyrone Swoopes has the biggest arm of any Texas quarterback in awhile, and this year, the Longhorns might finally have the speed on the field to make it matter. But the quarterback still needs to show consistency to turn the Texas offense around. More»
Karim Zidan

FedExCup: Contenders and Pretenders

Jordan Spieth's collapse at The Barclays let the door open for other golfers to make a run at winning the playoffs. So how does the field look as we enter the Deutsche Back Championship over Labor Day weekend? Let's take a look. More»
Knox Bardeen

Utes Ruin Khaki-Clad Coaching Debut

Jim Harbaugh never lost a season opener as quarterback of the Michigan Wolverines in the mid-'80s. His regular season coaching debut at his alma mater didn't go as well, as Michigan lost to Utah 24-17 in a mistake-filled game. More»
Cy Brown

Turnovers Save South Carolina

In a game of sloppy offenses, slightly better defense and squandered field position, South Carolina beat North Carolina 17-13, largely due to a trio of interceptions from UNC quarterback Marquise Williams and the Tar Heel's inability to do anything in the red zone. More»
Andrew Garda

How the Jets Helped Tom Brady

Yes, the New York Jets -- hated division rival and general pain in the rear -- were (maybe unwittingly) instrumental in the overturn of Roger Goodell's punishment of Tom Brady. It all stemmed from an incident with kicker Jay Feely in 2009. More»
Matt Brown

Another Scandal Hits Rutgers

Five Rutgers football players were arrested on Thursday and charged with assault. One of the players, Nadir Barnwell, is part of an academic tampering investigation involving head coach Kyle Flood, which just adds to the constant problems at Rutgers. More»
Cy Brown

Deflategate Ruling: Twitter Reaction

U.S. district court judge Richard M. Berman nullified the NFL's four-game suspension of Tom Brady on Thursday, meaning the Pats QB will be able to play a week from Thursday. Naturally, Twitter had plenty to say on the matter. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Brady Wins, Goodell Loses (Big Time)

Federal judge Richard Berman vacated Brady's four-game suspension on Thursday, meaning that the Patriots' 10-time Pro Bowl QB will be available to start in the September 10 opener against the Steelers. And Roger Goodell is eating crow. More»
Will Leitch

NFL Preseason Happy List: NFC East

After weeks of waiting, here is the final installment of the Reasons To Be Happy And Love Life NFL Previews: NFC East. Two teams -- the Cowboys and Eagles -- have a lot going for them, then there is the Giants. And then Washington. More»
Matt Brown

College Football Preview 2015

After arguing about preseason polls, sweating out QB battles and adjusting to coaches getting fired, the 2015 college football season is upon us, starting with real live games Thursday night. Get caught up with previews of every conference. More»
Cy Brown

Non-Elite EPL Clubs Close the Gap

Thanks to a enormous new television rights deal, clubs in the English Premier League have more money than ever -- and the non-elite clubs are putting that cash to good use, buying foreign talent and closing the gap on the league's best. More»
Allison Duffy

LLWS: A Look Back In Photos

A 2015 Little League World Series seemingly had it all: smiles, tears, impressive sportsmanship, a hometown favorite going on a run and -- at the end -- yet another championship for Japan. Here's a visual look back at it all, with one telling photo from each day of action. More»
Paul Casella

Ranking the best names in baseball

In an attempt to fix that injustice created by WIns Above Replacement (WAR) not taking fantastic names into consideration, we created a new statistic. Meet NAR, a formula created to evaluate some of the game's top monikers. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Super Bowl Sleeper pick: Vikings

Most see the NFC as a four-team race with the Seahawks, Packers, Cowboys and Eagles. But with a couple of breaks, like Teddy Bridgewater developing and Adrian Peterson returning to form, the Vikings could alter that perception considerably. More»
Matt Brown

The Opening Night CFB Viewing Guide

The wait is over. Nearly eight months after the national championship game, we have new games that will produce results that we'll wildly overreact to, because that is what always happens during Week 1. Here are picks and previews for all 19 opening night games. More»
Anthony Castrovince

This Season's Best and Worst Moves

Evaluating any trade mere weeks after it's consummated is reactionary and unreasonable. But who cares?! Here are, as of this moment, the best, the worst and the most in-between in-season trades made this year. More»
John Schlegel

Spieth Vs. Day: Rivalry Ramps Up

It's been a wild year in golf, one that saw Jordan Spieth's meteoric rise and Jason Day imprint his stamp late in the season. With the two neck-and-neck in the FedExCup points standings heading into this weekend, let's see how they stack up. More»
Matt Brown

College Football Rankings: 1 to 128

This weekend or next, every major college football team will make its 2015 debut, hoping to translate the optimism of the offseason into actual on-field success. We rank all 128 teams and attempt to find something positive to say about everyone. More»

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