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Rockets Could Be Built For Long Haul

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All season long, Mike D'Antoni's Houston Rockets have relied on a high-octane offense to power through opponents. That offense stalled a bit against the Thunder, but the team's adjustments in a series win bodes well for the next round. More»
NBA Playoffs

Jazz Leave L.A. On High Note

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Gordon Hayward scored 27 points, Joe Johnson came up huge in the fourth quarter, Utah controlled the paint and the Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 96-92 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Don't Panic Over QB Draft Crisis

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One of the biggest concerns throughout NFL front offices in recent years has been the lack of quality quarterbacks coming out of college, and the problem might not end soon. But this issue is nothing new -- the league has dealt with worse. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Best Cities to Host The NFL Draft

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After spending 50 years in New York, the NFL moved the draft to Chicago, and now Philadelphia. But maybe there should be an application process. Here are all the most compelling ways the NFL could determine the host city. More»
NBA Playoffs

High 5 All Around For Spurs

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Kawhi Leonard had 28 points, Patty Mills had 20 and the San Antonio Spurs rebounded from two discouraging road losses to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-103 on Tuesday night and take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series. More»
NBA Playoffs

Lift Off: Rockets Silence Thunder In Five

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James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped the Houston Rockets overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night to advance to the Western Conference semifinals. More»
Cliff Corcoran

MLB Team Stats That Won't Last

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We're into the fourth week of the MLB season, and if anyone is taking some 2017 season stats at face value, they should probably consider the following team numbers. While the sample size isn't that small, these trends are simply unsustainable. More»
Matt Brown

Trubisky Debate Has Only Just Begun

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In a quarterback class without a true No. 1 prospect, it's easy to see why Mitchell Trubisky is liked, with a well-rounded game that checks a lot of boxes. But with a limited ceiling, Trubisky is only going to get more and more polarizing. More»
SoE Staff

Top 5 Athletes On Earth This Week

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Each week, the Sports on Earth staff presents the greatest sports performances we can find anywhere in the world. Amazing candidates abound, we've narrowed the list down to five, from the NHL, NBA, MLB, tennis and international soccer. More»
NASCAR

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Stuns NASCAR, Announces Retirement

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NASCAR won't be with its most popular star for much longer. On Tuesday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. surprisingly announced that he will retire at the end of the season, saying that he "wanted the opportunity to go out on his own terms." More»
Golf

Golf's New Rules Take On Video Review

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After Lexi Thompson was penalized during the final round of the ANA Inspiration for a minor infraction that happened the day before -- all because someone watching it on TV noticed -- golf's governing bodies decided to act. There are some new rules in place. More»
Will Leitch

Finding Great Multi-Sport Analysts

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Back in the day, Bill Walton used to be an NBC Olympic volleyball analyst. True story. And Phil Simms was a weightlifting analyst in 1996. Crazy, right? This made me think about which current sports analysts would best transfer to other sports. More»
NBA Playoffs

Dubs Drub Blazers For Series Sweep

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Stephen Curry scored 37 points and Golden State beat the Blazers 128-103 on Monday night to advance to the conference semifinals. The Warriors will face the winner of the series between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Peterson To Saints Would Be a Mistake

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After nearly two months of waiting on the open market, former MVP running back Adrian Peterson appears close to joining the Saints. Should Peterson sign with New Orleans, it would mark one of the stranger marriages of star player and team in recent years. More»
Terence Moore

As Hawks Fly, Trash Talk Tanks

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After the Hawks lost on the road last week to the Wizards, Paul Millsap said his team faced an opponent playing MMA. That's when Washington's Markieff Morris wouldn't shut up. He's quieter now that Atlanta has evened things up. More»
Alex Wong

Stormin' Norman Gives Raptors Edge

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On Monday, with the Raptors-Bucks series knotted up, Toronto's Norman Powell was a star, scoring a playoff career-high 25 points, and adding four rebounds, four assists and three steals in 34 minutes to lead his team to a 118-93 Game 5 win. More»
Kenneth Arthur

A 'Shock Draft' That Just Might Work

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When making a mock draft with the actual draft just days away, it's easy to make predictable decisions. That's no fun. So let's go in another direction. Some of these picks are so out there that they actually might be right. Only time will tell. More»
Matt Brown

College Career Rankings Of No. 1 Picks

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Over 81 NFL Drafts, there has been a wide variety of success (and failure) associated with No. 1 picks at the pro level, labels that can overshadow college accomplishments. So how do the college careers of top picks stack up? Let's rank them all. More»
David Ubben

Garrett Talent Can Be Seen For Myles

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With freakish athleticism, Myles Garrett has been projected as a potential top NFL Draft pick for years. Now, that dream is about to become a reality, but even the most certain stars can't help but be faced with uncertainty at the next level. More»
Ross Tucker

Pats to All Teams: Hands Off Jimmy

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Even with Tom Brady turning 40 years old before the next NFL season begins, it doesn't look like the New England Patriots are planning on trading backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo anytime soon. And that tells us everything we need to know. More»
Andrea Hangst

The Massive Beast WWE Needed

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There's a new monster in the world of World Wrestling Entertainment, and his name is Braun Strowman. He's already had a hand in several storylines, while playing a part in collapsing a ring. More»
Alex Wong

Rap Sheet: Issues Linger For Toronto

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The Toronto Raptors did just enough in Game 4 against Milwaukee to tie the series. But plenty of questions still linger, from coach Dwane Casey's adjustments to being tentative on offense. Will Toronto finally take control of the series in Game 5? More»
Will Leitch

In Heated Series, Pedroia Has Sanity

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Manny Machado slid hard into second base and accidentally injured Boston's Dustin Pedroia on Friday. But throughout the aftermath -- because in baseball, there must be an aftermath -- Pedroia was the most reasonable player. More»
NHL Playoffs

Capping It Off: Leafs Fall to Washington

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Marcus Johansson came through to help the Washington Capitals get another big overtime win in a series that had five go games go beyond regulation, lifting the Caps to a series-winning 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 on Sunday night. More»
NBA Playoffs

Rockets Say: Watch 'Em Nene

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James Harden's shot was off, and one of the most unlikely players on Houston's roster came to the rescue. Nene scored 28 points on perfect shooting from the field, and the Rockets beat the Thunder 113-109 on Sunday to take a 3-1 series lead. More»
NBA Playoffs

Boston's Green Machine Finds Another Gear

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Isaiah Thomas is playing through tears after the death of his sister, drawing strength from the rest of the Celtics. The guard scored 33 points, and the Celtics beat the Bulls 104-95 on Sunday in Chicago to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-all. More»
Alex Wong

Dubs Golden, But Kerr Return In Doubt

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Steve Kerr missed Game 3 against the Blazers on Saturday, and it was revealed on Sunday that Kerr is still dealing with symptoms from his surgically-repaired back that could force him out for the remainder of the postseason. Will it matter? More»
Matt Brown

PSU Readies For Lion's Share of Hype

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One year ago, Penn State coach James Franklin was tasked with convincing everyone that his team was heading in the right direction. After a surprise breakthrough to the Big Ten title, the Nittany Lions find themselves awash in newfound outside optimism. More»
SoE Reporters

Brain Games: The Science of Coaching

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In this era of big data, we've been able to advance our knowledge of every professional game. But we tend to rely on just two numbers to assess the best coaches and managers: wins and losses. The story, of course, goes beyond that. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Power Outage Dims NL West Rivals

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The Dodgers and Giants begin a four-game series at AT&T Park on Monday night and, just 12 percent of the way through the season schedule, there's plenty of reason to wonder if the NL West rivals' three-season run of finishing 1-2 is over. More»
Seerat Sohi

Foul Isn't Fair: End NBA Hack-tics

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Intentionally fouling a bad free throw shooter -- like the Rockets did to the Thunder's Andre Roberson -- serves multiple purposes, and can be a smart strategy. It also slows down the game to a crawl, and the NBA needs to end it altogether. More»
NBA Playoffs

Golden Great: Warriors Still In Command

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Steph Curry scored 34 points, Klay Thompson added 24 and the short-handed Golden State Warriors overcame a slow start to take a 3-0 lead in their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 119-113 victory on Saturday night. More»
Manny Randhawa

Giants Need Bats to Come Up Big

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With ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks after a dirt bike accident on Thursday, the Giants -- who already got off to a slow start -- are in a bind. But there is a solution: score early and often. More»
Alex Wong

Blake Out: A Familiar L.A. Story

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When it comes to the Clippers, the more things change … the more they stay a shame. Their playoff track record over the past half decade has been defined by their failures. And now they'll be without Blake Griffin for the rest of the postseason. More»

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