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West Virginia Tops Baylor, Extends Holgorsen

Skyler Howard threw two TD passes and ran for another score, and West Virginia held on for a 24-21 victory over Baylor on Saturday night in their Big 12 regular-season finale. A contract extension for WVU coach Dana Holgorsen was announced afterward. More»
Matt Brown

Alabama Still Owns The SEC

Despite some uncharacteristic missteps and a bizarre first quarter, No. 1 Alabama beat No. 15 Florida 54-16 to stay unbeaten and win its fourth SEC championship in five years as it gets set to land the top seed in the College Football Playoff. More»
David Ubben

Bedlam Win Sweet For Sooners

A 79-yard fourth quarter run by Joe Mixon eliminated any late drama as No. 9 Oklahoma beat No. 10 Oklahoma State 38-20 in the Bedlam rivalry. While the Sooners won't head to the playoff, a Big 12 title will send them to the Sugar Bowl. More»
College Football

Temple Cruises Past Navy For AAC Championship

Phillip Walker threw two touchdown passes, Temple's defense stuffed Navy's running game and the Owls claimed their first American Athletic Conference title with a 34-10 victory Saturday -- a result that should send Western Michigan to the Cotton Bowl. More»
Matt Brown

Huskies Playoff-Ready After Rout

Projected as a breakout team in the preseason, Washington has managed to exceed expectations anyway. The No. 4 Huskies dominated No. 8 Colorado 41-10 to win the Pac-12 title on Friday, putting them in good position for a playoff bid. More»
Matt Brown

WMU Has Earned Cotton Bowl Trip

It wasn't easy, but on Friday night Western Michigan held off Ohio 29-23 to win its first MAC championship since 1988. The No. 17 Broncos improved their record to 13-0, and their perfect deserves to be rewarded with a spot in the Cotton Bowl. More»
Mike Lupica

Tiger Trending! Out Of The Woods?

It may only be the Hero World Challenge with 18 players in the Bahamas, but on Friday, Tiger Woods gave the golf world a taste of the old Tiger, even if it's just for a day. Nearly 500 days after his last competitive golf, Tiger shot a bogey-free 65. More»
Matt Brown

Last Chance For Heisman Hopefuls

Despite two late losses, Louisville QB Lamar Jackson is widely believed to be the overwhelming favorite for the Heisman Trophy. However, he'll be home this week while other hopefuls make their closing arguments in conference championship games. More»
Will Leitch

November's Dumbest Sports Stories

The L.A. Rams are fighting with the most popular Rams player ever. There was a truly, unbelievably bad onside kick. And of course, there's Curt Schilling. Needless to say, there were a lot of dumb sports stories in November 2016. More»
Will Leitch

On Fake News and Sports Twitter

Fake news stories have taken a toll on American politics in a big way. But they don't make much of an impact in sports. Why? Because fake sports news stories eventually go away when an answer emerges. There's always an endgame. More»

This One Goes to 11: 'Boys Keep Streak Alive

In a gritty Thursday night battle in Minnesota, Dez Bryant caught four passes for 84 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, helping the Cowboys win their 11th straight game with a 17-15 victory against the Vikings More»
David Ubben

1st-and-Tech: Football Needs Lasers

Last week's Ohio State-Michigan game was decided in part by a controversial spot on fourth-and-one with the game on the line. Is there a better way to spot the ball and decide first downs? Technology like the First Down Laser could help. More»
Matt Brown

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 14

It's Championship Week in college football, and a lot is still left to be decided before the playoff and bowl matchups are revealed on Sunday. Here is your guide to what to watch in the key conference title and regular season Week 14 games. More»

FWIW. You might laugh.

Welcome to "For What It's Worth," a new video segment that mines the good, bad and ugly of the sports world, so you don't have to. This week, we take a look at the college coaching carousel, Thanksgiving leftovers, incoherent locker room speeches and more. More»

Ex-NFL Player McKnight Shot to Death

Former NFL player Joe McKnight was gunned down following an argument at an intersection with another motorist in New Orleans. McKnight, who played for the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, is the second NFL player this year to die as a result of a possible road-rage incident. Saints player Will Smith was killed in April. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Gronk Grounded: Pats Lose Star TE

The New England Patriots will have to play without superstar tight end Rob Gronkowski, who will undergo surgery for a herniated disc and will be out for the rest of the season. Can Tom Brady and the Patriots still make a deep playoff run without him? More»
Matt Brown

Wilson Meets Murky End at Indiana

Less than a year after receiving a contract extension, Indiana coach Kevin Wilson resigned on Thursday despite leading the Hoosiers to bowl eligibility again. Athletic director Fred Glass cited unspecific "philosophical differences" as the reason. More»
Mike Lupica

Michigan Impossible? Hope Not

Yes, the Michigan Wolverines just lost to Ohio State in one of the most dramatic games of the season and they're currently sitting one spot outside the playoff, so they'll need some help. But if they get it, they should absolutely be in. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Bold Winter Meetings Predictions

Baseball fans and breathe a sigh of relief now that MLB's players and owners reached a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Now we can get down to business. Here are some bold predictions for how next week's Winter Meetings will shake out. More»
Will Leitch

Key Takeaways From MLB's New CBA

Baseball fans everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief: The game isn't going anywhere. Major League Baseball's owners and players' union agreed to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. So let's break down the minor changes they made. More»
David Ubben

Okla. State Haunted By Early 'Loss'

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy holds a unique distinction. Entering Saturday's Big 12 title showdown with Oklahoma, he's the first coach in history to disagree with the rest of college football about a fundamental fact: his team's record. More»
Matt Brown

Alabama Makes SEC Anticlimactic

Even a year in which its offense is more exciting than ever, Alabama can't help but make things boring. That's because the Crimson Tide's overwhelming dominance on defense has made life miserable for the rest of the SEC entering Saturday's title game vs. Florida. More»
Michael Klopman

These 3 Teams Should Strike It Rich

Free agent Rich Hill was one of the most dominant starting pitchers in 2016. But he's 36 and has an injury history, so he's not going to get a long-term deal. That could allow some small market teams to pursue the veteran. More»
Will Leitch

Fun With NFL Playoff Scenarios

We're through 12 weeks of the NFL season, and you know what that means: It's time to play with NFL playoff scenarios. Fortunately, we have a NFL playoff scenario generator to help us have some fun with all the possibilities that could take place. More»
Joe Sparacio

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 are the best photos from Nov. 21-28. More»
Andrea Hangst

Shuttered Island: Revis Still Reeling

Revis Island doesn't seem to exist anymore. The New York Jets cornerback has been getting picked on and torched throughout the 2016 season. And the Jets are going to have to make a tough decision next year regarding his future. More»
Alex Wong

Russ Busting Historic Moves So Far

Russell Westbrook cannot be stopped right now. After recording his third straight triple-double on Monday night, the OKC Thunder point guard is actually averaging a triple-double on the season. But does that mean the Thunder will make the playoffs? More»
Terence Moore

Prime Time Still On His Game

Folks recall Deion Sanders' two Super Bowl victories, eight trips to the Pro Bowl and moments to fill highlight reels forever. They see him on TV, doing interviews for the NFL Network. But they might not know the person he really is. More»
Matt Brown

Oregon Lost Identity Under Helfrich

For the first time in 40 years, Oregon fired its football coach, announcing Tuesday that Mark Helfrich is out after a 4-8 season, two years removed from a playoff run. It was a tough call, but one necessary for a program that lost what made it unique. More»
Matt Brown

CFP Rankings Are Anybody's Guess

On Sunday, all of the hypotheticals will be finished. No more guessing, no more speculating. For now, we're left to dissect the second-to-last College Football Playoff rankings, featuring Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and Washington in the top four. More»
Mike Lupica

Let's Yo, Mets! Queens Has King

The New York Mets have reached an agreement with Yoenis Cespedes. And this time, they made sure that the slugger will be in their lineup for the next four seasons. Just like that, Mets fans have way more hope for 2017. More»
Ross Tucker

Bills' Alexander Making An Impact

Have you ever seen an offensive lineman suddenly turn into one of the best outside linebackers in the league? Me neither. But that's exactly what Buffalo Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander has done, and it's the best story in the NFL this season. More»
Cliff Corcoran

The NL's Offseason Shopping List

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, the holiday shopping season is kicking into high gear. Here's a quick look at the top item on each National League team's wish list (teams listed in order of 2016 finish). More»
Will Leitch

Give Western Michigan A Chance

On Tuesday night, the penultimate College Football Playoff rankings will come out, and the top of the list will be topped by teams like Alabama and Ohio State. Down toward the bottom? Western Michigan, who is undefeated but doesn't even get a chance. More»
Matt Brown

For CFB Playoff, Eight Would Be Great

With the possibility of College Football Playoff selection controversy looming, it's natural to think about what would happen if the field expanded from four teams to eight. Here's the best way to make a bigger playoff work. More»

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