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Cliff Corcoran

Best Midseason Hitter Callups Ever

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Boston promoted top prospect Rafael Devers on Monday, hoping to add a spark down the stretch. With that in mind, which callups have made the biggest difference to their teams at the plate over the course of history? We took a look. More»
Will Leitch

St. Louis Stuck With Abandoned Dome

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What happens to a stadium when it gets abandoned? A structure once home to screaming fans and football becomes an eerie relic of times past. Now that the Rams have left, St. Louis is stuck still paying for a mostly empty dome that takes up way too much space. More»
Matt Brown

100 Best CFB Games Ever: 75-51

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Our four-part list counting down the best 100 games in college football history continues with Part II, covering games 75-51. It's a group of classics that includes wild endings at the Big House, dramatic finishes leading to national titles and much more. More»
Alex Wong

10 Biggest Breakups in Sports History

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Kobe and Shaq? Gretzky and the Oilers? Harden and the Thunder? Let's look at the biggest sports breakups in history and where the separations of Kyrie Irving and LeBron James or Neymar and Messi would fit into the puzzle. More»
Andrea Hangst

NFL Coaches On the Hot Seat

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The approaching football season will be an uphill battle for some coaches around the league. Whether it's the need to effectively rebuild or the pressure to contend, five coaches are already on the hot seat for a variety of reasons before training camp even starts. More»
Manny Randhawa

McCutchen Playing Like An MVP Again

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Last year, Andrew McCutchen's name was thrown around in trade rumors thanks to his struggles. This year, he is back to being an elite star in the National League. What is the secret to the outfielder's successful turnaround? We asked Cutch. More»
Ross Tucker

Chiefs, Panthers set scary precedent

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Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt and Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson both fired their general managers this summer in surprising fashion. These moves signal dysfunction and should worry fans and players alike. More»
Will Leitch

Let's Stay Together: KC Makes a Run

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This Royals team ended an unthinkable drought just a few years ago. It defied the odds and gave fans the joy of seeing a team with few expectations claw its way all the way to the top of the sport. Now, these Kansas City vets look like they might have one last run in them. More»
Matt Brown

100 Best CFB Games Ever: 100-76

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When Clemson beat Alabama for the national title in January, one big question was asked: Did we just witness the best college football game ever? We decided to dig deeper. This is Part I of our look at the 100 best college football games of all time. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Pitching In? L.A., Nats May Seek Depth

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The Deadline trade ante might have been upped by what transpired Sunday, when, within minutes of each other, Clayton Kershaw and Stephen Strasburg both left their starts abnormally early, raising questions for the Dodgers and Nationals. More»
Mike Lupica

King Spieth: Jordan's Royal Rally

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What we saw on Jordan Spieth's back nine at Royal Birkdale on Sunday was a great golfer gathering himself like a great fighter, one who had somehow put himself on the ropes. He rallied and won the British Open with an all-time great finish. More»
Cy Brown

Dempsey ties USMNT scoring record

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Clint Dempsey made all the difference for the USMNT on Saturday in a 2-0 win over Costa Rica in the semifinals. Not only did he assist on Jozy Altidore's opening goal, he also tied Landon Donovan's USMNT record with the 57th goal of his international career. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Most Majestic Homers In MLB History

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Aaron Judge almost hit a ball out of Safeco Field Friday night. On Saturday, Bryce Harper launched a moonshot against the D-backs in Arizona. Will they linger as long in the collective consciousness as these legendary home runs? More»
Cy Brown

Pure Grace! First 62 In Major History

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Branden Grace made golf history on Saturday at the British Open. The 29-year-old South African carded an 8-under 62 on the par-70 Royal Birkdale course in the third round, making him the first male player to ever shoot 62 in a major. More»
Alex Wong

Bye, Ky? Cavs In a Bind With Irving

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On Friday, Kyrie Irving's request to be traded from Cleveland became public, and suddenly, an already tumultuous summer for the Cavaliers now appears it might alter the NBA landscape for the 2017-18 season and beyond. More»
Will Leitch

Dive Into Five: The Weekend Watch List

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Your weekly guide to the five games/events/experiences that you will be in danger of missing if you make the mistake of going outside includes Jordan Spieth at the British Open, the USMNT at the Gold Cup and a possible NLCS preview. More»
NBA News

Irving Asks Cavs To Trade Him

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Kyrie Irving has asked the Cavaliers to trade him, two people familiar with the situation told the Associated Press on Friday. Irving made the request last week to owner Dan Gilbert, said the people who spoke on condition of anonymity. More»
Will Leitch

Playoff Odds Report: July Edition

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Every month, we take a look at the MLB playoff picture with the help of Baseball Prospectus' Playoff Odds Report. This month, the numbers show that the Indians and Cubs are still in good shape, while the Twins and Angels have some questions. More»
Mike Lupica

Corner Bat-tle: Your Move, Boston

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The Red Sox, under the management of Dave Dombrowski, are a team clearly built to win now. It is why Dombrowski needs to make a trade now, perhaps for a big bat. The middle of the order should strike fear in the AL East again. More»
Will Leitch

O.J. Made for Today's America

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On Thursday, O.J. Simpson was obviously relieved to be granted parole after serving eight years of a 33-year sentence for armed robbery. I'd argue the rest of us, deep down, might have been even happier that he's back. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

2017 NFL Training Camp Battles

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Training camps across the NFL kick into high gear soon. When rookies engage in their first full-contact interaction with veterans, it'll begin the process of awarding roster spots and key roles on every team. Let's see who will duke it out. More»
David Ubben

Rhule School: Baylor's New Offense

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For the better part of the last decade, "Baylor" and "offense" were as synonymous as "Alabama" and "dominance." So what does new coach Matt Rhule have planned for the Bears' offense? His plan is both versatile and ambitious. More»
Matt Brown

Freeze Out For Personal Misconduct

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On Thursday, Ole Miss announced that coach Hugh Freeze resigned because of a "concerning pattern" of misconduct, unrelated to the NCAA investigation that has hovered over the team. A brief Rebels football peak has hit a sharp decline that keeps getting worse. More»
David Ubben

O.J. Obsession Won't Go Away

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O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after serving almost nine years of a 33-year prison sentence for a Las Vegas armed robbery in September 2007. The nation's fascination with him is still there -- and shows no signs of slowing down. More»
Cy Brown

O.J. Simpson Granted Parole

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On Thursday, a Nevada board voted to grant parole to O.J. Simpson after he's served almost nine years on charges of armed robbery of a sports memorabilia dealer in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2008. Simpson could be released from prison in October. More»
Mike Lupica

All In? Deadline Is Make or Break

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The real Midsummer Classic in baseball is the Trade Deadline. It remains an essential, unchanging pageant of the game, in-season drama unlike any other we have in professional sports, all tied up in risk and reward. More»
Will Leitch

Streaks Could Clarify Trade Decisions

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There are three types of MLB teams at this point of the season: Ones that are all-in, ones moved on to 2018 (or beyond) and ones who don't … yet … know. These are the five teams that face a crucial week that will impact their fate. More»
Anthony Castrovince

10 Most Interesting Teams at Deadline

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As July 31 approaches, teams are faced with some tough decisions as to whether or not they should attempt to make a run or reload for next year. What do the teams do that are on the cusp of success? And do the front-runners sit on their heels? More»
Matt Brown

College Football All-Breakout Team

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Breakout college football players can be unpredictable, but we can make educated guesses based on a combination of opportunity, recruiting evaluations, glimpses we saw in 2016 and spring hype. These are our 2017 picks for new stars at every position. More»
David Ubben

Riley Makes Strong Impression at OU

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A few months ago, nobody thought Lincoln Riley would be representing Oklahoma at Big 12 media days. But the 33-year-old new head coach is making a strong first impression as Bob Stoops' replacement as he tries to maintain OU's high level of success. More»
Cliff Corcoran

The Deadline's Diamonds in the Rough

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Not all big deals at the MLB Trade Deadline involve hot commodities. Some of the most impactful swaps have revolved around former top prospects who have failed to live up to expectations, but are revived by a change of scenery. Who could be on the block this year? More»
Cy Brown

Yet Again, USMNT Just Good Enough

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The USMNT defeated El Salvador, 2-0, in the quarterfinal of the Gold Cup on Wednesday night, but it wasn't a victory that will inspire a lot of confidence. Even with some talented players called up recently, the U.S. still needs to improve in order to win the Cup. More»
Manny Randhawa

Yanks' Big Deal: Power of Three

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In a game that is now, more than ever, dominated by the three "true outcomes" of home runs, walks and strikeouts, the Yankees hit the jackpot on Tuesday night by acquiring Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle. More»
Will Leitch

Ultimate CFB Road Trip 2017

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It's that time of year ago: quit your job, buy a large vehicle and get ready for the Fourth Annual College Football Road Trip. The goal, as always, is to hit the maximum number of college football games in the 2017 season. Here's your plan. More»
Kenneth Arthur

NFL Quarterback Rankings for 2017

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We all know that quarterback has become the most important position in football ... heck, Derek Carr is now the highest paid player in the league! We'll tell you where he falls, along with everyone else, as we rank all 32 teams by QB units. More»

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