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Grading The 2017 ACC Season

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The ACC had a wide range of results in 2017, as Florida State proved to be the most disappointing team in the country, helping to open the door for Clemson to pursue its second straight national championship after winning a third straight league title. More»
Will Leitch

Cardinals' Plans Coming To Fruition

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The Cardinals are acquiring Marcell Ozuna from the Marlins, and that's not going to be the end of their moves. With a deep farm system, St. Louis is leaping into action right now with a plan that has been building for years. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Biggest Winter Meetings Questions

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Baseball's Winter Meetings started slow and finished with a steady stream of done deals, but ultimately, these Meetings created more questions than they answered. So let's run through five prominent ones as they come to an end. More»
Andrea Hangst

Building The Browns Starts at QB

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The Browns are flirting with a winless season, and more changes could be on the horizon after John Dorsey was brought in as the new general manager. No matter how many changes are made, nothing matters more than finding a franchise quarterback. More»
Will Leitch

NFL Confidence Pool: Week 15

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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 sixth out of 123 competitors through three weeks. Can you beat me? More»
Matt Brown

College Bowl Game Confidence Picks

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College football bowl season begins on Saturday, with five games kicking off the 39-game slate that stretches out over more than two weeks during the holiday season. We predict all of the games here, ranking them from most to least confident. More»
Will Leitch

The Orioles Should Keep Machado

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The Hot Stove has heated up in Baltimore, with rumors swirling that superstar Manny Machado is on the trade block. The Orioles may be looking to start a rebuilding process, but, instead, they should keep their star and go for it one more time. More»
Terence Moore

Belichick is the Best in NFL History

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You can say this about Bill Belichick, or you can say that, but you have to say the leader of the New England Patriots with the mumbled responses during interviews is the greatest NFL coach ever. He's on the verge of potentially adding to that claim. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Late QB Injuries Tough To Overcome

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The Eagles were dealt a crushing blow when star QB Carson Wentz suffered a torn ACL vs. the Rams on Sunday. Nick Foles entered the game and led the team to a key win, but will he be able to buck historic trends and lead them to a title? More»
NFL

Rodgers Set To Return Vs. Panthers

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Aaron Rodgers has been "medically cleared to return" after missing seven games with a broken right collarbone, the Green Bay Packers quarterback announced on Instagram on Tuesday night. The two-time MVP could suit up for Green Bay's game at Carolina on Sunday. More»
SoE Staff

Top 14 Photos Of The Week

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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 Dec. 5-11. More»
Alex Wong

Suns Need To Build Around Booker

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Devin Booker looks like the player who can bring the Phoenix Suns back from the depths of the Western Conference. But the 21-year-old scoring phenom needs to improve his defense and the franchise needs to add pieces around him for sustained success. More»
Monday Night Football

Dolphins Halt Patriots' Winning Streak

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Tom Brady was intercepted twice by Xavien Howard and held without a third-down conversion Monday night, and the Miami Dolphins snapped the New England Patriots' eight-game winning streak with a surprising 27-20 victory. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Yankees Can Make Home Run History

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Giancarlo Stanton hit nearly 60 home runs with the Marlins and is now primed to join Aaron Judge, who hit over 50 homers himself in the Bronx. The duo could be historic at the plate, and the Yankees might have one of the most powerful lineups of all time. More»
Ross Tucker

Brown Is In a League of his Own

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As this past Sunday night showed, Antonio Brown is unlike any other wide receiver in the NFL. The Steelers' explosive star has not only been one of the most productive at his position in recent history, he's also been one of the most consistent. More»
Matt Brown

Michigan Making Bold QB Addition

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Faced with pressure to return to the top of the Big Ten, Michigan is bringing in reinforcements. Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson announced on Monday that he intends to transfer to Ann Arbor, where he'll provide a spark, if ruled eligible for 2018. More»
Will Leitch

The Yankees We Know Are Back

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Even non-Yankees fans could find the Yankees likable last season when they made a run to the ALCS. However, after they acquired Giancarlo Stanton to pair with Aaron Judge, the rest of baseball is back to chasing New York. More»
Cy Brown

Ranking UCL Round of 16 Matchups

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In the wake of one of the least eventful UEFA Champions League group stages in recent years, the soccer gods have seen fit to bless us with a fantastic slate of knockout round matches. Let's rank all eight pairings. More»
Michael Tunison

AFR: Jaguars Add Intrigue To AFC

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The AFC is presumed to be a two-team race between the Patriots and Steelers, but with an impressive win over Seattle in Week 14, it's hard to deny the Jaguars are ready to be real factors in the 2017 playoffs. So how far can Jacksonville go? More»
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Steelers Lock Up Division With Late Field Goal

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Chris Boswell made a 46-yard field goal with 42 seconds left and Pittsburgh's defense overcame a sloppy night to stop one Baltimore's last-gasp drive in the Steelers' 39-38 victory Sunday night. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Wentz Injury Changes Playoff Race

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The Eagles beat the Rams to clinch the NFC East, but the win came at a steep price: Star quarterback Carson Wentz left the game with a torn ACL that will end his season. With the MVP candidate sidelined, the NFC becomes wide-open. More»
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Bills Brave The Snow To Pick Up Win in OT

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In a snowy game filled with difficult visibility and slippery conditions, neither the Bills nor the Colts could get anything going on offense. Buffalo eventually came away with a 13-7 victory in overtime, behind LeSean McCoy's 157 yards on the ground. More»
Cy Brown

Man City Tops United, Makes History

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Manchester City defeated Manchester United 2-1 on Sunday at Old Trafford to set the English Premier League record for consecutive wins in a season (14). With one hand on the Premier League title already, what else can City achieve? More»
Matt Brown

Tracking the CFB Coaching Carousel

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The coaching carousel is always a hectic time on the college football calendar, and it's even more chaotic than usual in 2017. It can be a lot to keep up with, so we'll update this coaching carousel tracker as vacancies are officially created and filled. More»
Matt Brown

Mayfield Becomes An All-Time Great

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After two top-four finishes, Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in a landslide over finalists Bryce Love and Lamar Jackson. It's a deserved win that further cements Mayfield's status among college football greats. More»
Matt Brown

Army Tops Navy In Snowy Classic

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There could be no better or more picturesque way to end college football's regular season than the scene in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon, as Army beat Navy for the second year in a row, 14-13, after a late touchdown and missed Navy field goal in the snow. More»
Cy Brown

Toronto FC Wins Its First MLS Cup

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Toronto FC finished off the best season in MLS history by winning the 2017 MLS Cup. The Reds defeated the Seattle Sounders 2-0 on Saturday in a rematch of the 2016 final, behind goals from Jozy Altidore and Victor Vazquez More»
Mike Lupica

Stanton to Yankees Has Familiar Feel

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Giancarlo Stanton is on the verge of heading from the Marlins to the Yankees. It's a big move for the Yankees to acquire the 28-year-old slugger coming off a season with 59 home runs. It also can't help but feel like history repeating itself in New York. More»
Will Leitch

Ohtani Provides Big Spark To Angels

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One of the most surprising facts in baseball is that Mike Trout, the best player in MLB, has never won a playoff game. His chances are about to get a lot better, as the Angels won the Hot Stove sweepstakes to land Shohei Ohtani. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Key MLB Hot Stove Moves To Know

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Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani continue to dominate the conversation around the Hot Stove, but those two aren't the only game in town. After the Marlins traded Dee Gordon to Seattle, here's a quick rundown of the biggest Hot Stove moves made so far. More»
Terence Moore

Atlanta Defense Rises To the Occasion

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With 1:25 left and the Saints driving for the win, Falcons linebacker Deion Jones instead stepped up and intercepted Drew Brees in the end zone. The pick gave Atlanta a crucial 20-17 rivalry win to keep the Falcons in the NFC South race. More»
Alex Wong

Okafor To Brooklyn: 3 Takeaways

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On Thursday, the 76ers finally parted ways with Jahlil Okafor, sending the third overall pick in the 2015 draft -- along with Nik Stauskas and a 2019 second-round pick -- to the Nets in exchange for Trevor Booker. More»
Terence Moore

Tiger's Impact Still Larger Than Life

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Tiger Woods is still peerless. Yeah, there were those wondrous things he did in his prime with a golf club, but I'm talking about his driving, chipping and putting toward the unprecedented: His unparalleled impact on the sport he plays. More»
Matt Brown

College Football All-America Teams

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Earlier this week, Sports on Earth handed out its 2017 college football individual awards. It's time to go deeper and pick All-America teams. We've selected three teams honoring 75 talented players at every position who have had the best year. More»
Matt Brown

The Best of College Football 2017

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The college football regular season is finished and the bowl matchups are set, which means it's time to start handing out 2017 awards. These are our picks for the best individual players and coaches in a variety of categories. More»

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