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Cy Brown

Dortmund finishes 1st after comeback

Dortmund managed to dig itself out of a two-goal hole to tie Real Madrid and finish in first place in their Champions League group. Plus, Tottenham is officially knocked out of the competition, and Porto dismantled Leicester City. More»
Terence Moore

The Legacy of 'Catholics vs. Convicts'

Twenty-eight years later, the infamous "Catholics vs. Convicts" game still leaves a lasting impression as one of college football's greatest games. Memories are still fresh from Notre Dame's classic, highly anticipated win over Miami in 1988. More»
Michael Klopman

Rox Offense Is Now a Monster

The Rockies had the best offense in the NL in 2016 in terms of runs per game, and they added another bat in the form of Ian Desmond. With speculation that they could trade an outfielder, here's hoping that they keep their high-flying offense intact. More»
Matt Brown

McCaffrey Skill Set Valuable In NFL

After finishing second in the Heisman race last year, another big season for Christian McCaffrey has almost flown under the radar. Now, we have only one more chance to watch him in a college uniform, as the Stanford star announced that he'll turn pro. More»
Matt Brown

Taggart Wise Choice To Rebuild Ducks

After pulling off impressive rebuilds at Western Kentucky and South Florida, Willie Taggart will take another step up, landing the Oregon job to replace Mark Helfrich. While Taggart is a Harbaugh disciple, his USF offense should look familiar to the Ducks. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Would a Harper Trade Make Sense?

Bryce Harper is set to be a free agent after the 2018 season, and will most likely test the market. If the Nationals don't think they'll be able to sign him to a massive deal, shouldn't they see what they could get in a trade involving? It's not unthinkable. More»
Alex Wong

Towns and Porzingis Are Big Deals

Two 21-year-old giants are taking over the NBA. Both Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns and New York's Kristaps Porzingis have been dominant in their sophomore seasons, and it looks like they'll continue for the next decade. More»
Matt Brown

College Football All-America Teams

The College Football Playoff field has been set, five Heisman finalists have been named and 40 bowls will soon begin. With the 2016 regular season over, it's time to look back and honor the best players and freshmen at every position. More»
Will Leitch

The Most 'Untouchable' Players In MLB

Before Tuesday, some thought the Boston Red Sox would never trade prospect Yoan Moncada. Then they did, for ace Chris Sale. That begs the question: Are there any untouchable players in the Majors anymore? Let's find out. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Boston's Holiday Sale: Red Sox Get Ace

Major League Baseball was just rocked by a blockbuster trade on Tuesday, as the Chicago White Sox sent right-handed ace Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for four prospects, including Cuban star Yoan Moncada. More»
Cy Brown

Group On! Arsenal Wins Big In UCL

PSG was thought to have a firm grip on the top spot in its Champions League group, but the Parisians faltered and Arsenal capitalized to take the top spot. Plus, Bayern snaps Atletico Madrid's perfect run and another tough outing for Manchester City. More»

'94 Heisman Winner Salaam Found Dead

Authorities say 1994 Heisman winner Rashaan Salaam has been found dead in a Colorado park. The Boulder County coroner's office said Tuesday that it was still investigating the cause of the death of the 42-year-old Salaam. 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. 29-Dec. 5. More»
David Ubben

New Rhule at Baylor: a Fresh Start

After firing Art Briles amid a scandal in May, Baylor has finally found his permanent replacement: Temple coach Matt Rhule, who is an odd fit in some respects but has had undeniable success in winning 10 games in back-to-back seasons. More»
Will Leitch

$400M? That's A Bargain Bryce

USA TODAY Sports reported on Monday that the Nationals aren't interested in Bryce Harper's request for a 10-year deal worth a minimum of $400 million. For those who think that's a ridiculous contract to give Harper, think again. More»
Matt Brown

5 Finalists Named For Heisman Trophy

Lamar Jackson's invitation to the Heisman Trophy presentation on Saturday was a foregone conclusion. On Monday, it was announced that Deshaun Watson, Baker Mayfield, Dede Westbrook and Jabrill Peppers will join him in New York as finalists. More»
Michael Pina

Boogie Nights: Cousins In Limbo

DeMarcus Cousins is an enigma. He's one of the best basketball players in the world, but is also thin-skinned with plenty of other faults. And he's stuck on the Kings. But hopefully, he'll soon be showing his dominance on a relevant team. More»
Matt Brown

Fournette Worthy Of A Top-10 Pick

In a decision that will surprise nobody, LSU running back Leonard Fournette announced that he will enter the 2017 NFL draft. While his junior season didn't go as planned, Fournette has established himself as a rare talent who should be a top-10 pick. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Chip Has Sailed: 49ers Need To Rebuild

A lot has changed with the San Francisco 49ers since Jim Harbaugh left for Michigan. Most importantly, they stopped winning. They need to start rebuilding immediately. But will head coach Chip Kelly still be around throughout that process? More»
Matt Brown

Purdue Hires Kind Of Coach It Needs

After winning just nine games over the past four seasons, Purdue finally took a big step in the right direction on Monday, hiring Jeff Brohm as its new coach. At Western Kentucky, Brohm won back-to-back Conference USA titles with prolific offenses. More»
Mike Lupica

Go, Fisher: Rams Without A Clue

Through his first four seasons as the head coach of the Rams, Jeff Fisher never recorded a winning season. They aren't going to have a winning season in 2016 either. But still, for some reason, Fisher received a two-year extension. Huh? More»
Will Leitch

Baseball's Honorary Oscars

Former MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and former Atlanta Braves GM John Schuerholz were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday by the "Today's Game" committee. Don't expect this to be a major debate down the road. More»
Ross Tucker

Gronk May Not Have Been Built to Last

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski recently underwent back surgery for the third time of his NFL career. It's just another example of what the NFL can do to even most incredible physical specimens on the field. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Thomas' Retirement Tweet Alarms

After exiting Sunday night's game against the Carolina Panthers with a leg injury, Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas tweeted that he was contemplating retirement. Did he really mean that? And what does this mean for the 2016 Seahawks? More»
Matt Brown

College Bowl Game Rankings: 40-1

Sunday wasn't just about revealing the College Football Playoff field. The semifinal games were just two of 40 bowl matchups announced, setting the stage for an eventful holiday season. We rank all 40 bowls based on watchability. More»
Alex Wong

'Freak' of Nature Carrying Bucks

When Giannis Antetokounmpo was drafted 15th overall by Milwaukee in 2013, the Athens, Greece native was seen as a long-term project. But just three years later, the "Greek Freak" is already scary good and keeps getting better. More»
Michael Tunison

Say Mess to the Dress: Cam's Violation

Cam Newton was benched for the first play of Sunday night's game against the Seahawks iin Seattle because he reportedly violated the Panthers dress code. But how? I mean, have you seen how he looks each week? More»
Terence Moore

Berry's Homecoming Was Extra Sweet

Get your tissues out -- this one is a tear-jerker. Playing in his hometown of Atlanta for the first time since undergoing chemotherapy to treat his Hodgkin's lymphoma, Chiefs safety Eric Berry put on a performance he'll never forget. More»
Michael Tunison

Steel Yourself: Pittsburgh Is Back

The Steelers won their third in a row on Sunday against the Giants in Pittsburgh, rebounding from a midseason slump. Ben Roethlisberger and company now look like they could once again be factors in the AFC postseason race. More»
NFL Recap

Rolling Raiders Rally Past Bills

With a victory over the Buffalo Bills in Week 13, Derek Carr and the Raiders extended their winning streak to six games. Carr threw two touchdowns and running back Latavius Murray added two more as Oakland solved Rex Ryan's squad, 38-24. More»
NFL Recap

Carson's Cards Hold Off 'Skins

Carson Palmer looked like himself again in Week 13 against the Washington Redskins. The Arizona Cardinals quarterback threw for 300 yards and three touchdown passes, leading his team to a 31-23 victory at home. More»
NFL Recap

Bucs Up: Tampa Bay Gets Fourth Straight W

The Buccaneers are rolling. Quarterback Jameis Winston found Cameron Brate for a go-ahead, 12-yard touchdown in the middle of the fourth quarter, and Tampa Bay never relinquished that lead en route to a 28-21 win over San Diego. More»
NFL Recap

Packers Strike Late To Beat Texans

The Green Bay Packers climbed back to .500 with a win over the Houston Texans in Week 13 in the Lambeau snow. They managed to score two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a 32-yard pass to Jordy Nelson, and won 21-13. More»
NFL Recap

Bears Plow Through 49ers In Snowy Victory

Running back Jordan Howard couldn't be stopped in Week 13, rushing for three touchdowns as the Chicago Bears routed the San Francisco 49ers at home as the snow fell on Solider Field. It was San Francisco's 11th straight loss. More»
NFL Recap

Bengals Feast On Reeling Eagles

Everything went wrong for Philadelphia and just about everything went right for Cincinnati. Andy Dalton threw two touchdown passes and the Bengals managed to score on each of their first six possessions, leading to a 32-14 win. More»
NFL Recap

Denver Deals Jags 7th Straight Loss

It wasn't pretty, but the Denver Broncos got the win they needed on Sunday when they took on the Jaguars in Jacksonville. Bradley Roby interception returned for a 51-yard touchdown in the third quarter helped seal the win. More»
NFL Recap

Ravens Offense Finds Its MoJoe

Did anyone see an offensive explosion from the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13? That's exactly what happened as quarterback Joe Flacco threw for 381 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Ravens to a blowout win over the Miami Dolphins. More»
NFL Recap

Brady Breaks QB Record With Pats' Win

Tom Brady broke the record for most victories by a quarterback in Week 13, getting his 201st win as the New England Patriots dominated the LA Rams. He only threw for 269 yards and one touchdown in the 26-10 victory. More»
Michael Tunison

Drama-Free Detroit: No Lyin'

The Detroit Lions finally got a win in 2016 without trailing in the fourth quarter. Matthew Stafford was solid against the Saints, and now Detroit holds a two-game lead in the NFC North with four games left to play. More»
Anthony Castrovince

6 Teams To Watch At Winter Meetings

Gather 'round the Hot Stove and warm up! Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings are finally here and that means trades and free agent splashes might actually happen. So here are some key teams to keep an eye on during the week. More»
Matt Brown

CFB Playoff Matchups Revealed

The College Football Playoff field is official, and there wasn't nearly as much drama as there could have been. No. 1 Alabama will face No. 4 Washington in the Peach Bowl, and No. 2 Clemson will meet No. 3 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. More»
Matt Brown

CFP: What We Know And Don't Know

All of the games have been played, and conference champions have been crowned. All that's left to do is to argue. If Saturday was any indication, the arguments won't stop when the College Football Playoff field is revealed on Sunday. More»
David Ubben

Clemson Earns ACC Crown Again

All season long, No. 3 Clemson has fought to overcome its worst self. The Tigers managed to do so again on Saturday night to survive a Virginia Tech rally and beat the No. 23 Hokies 42-35 to win the ACC title and most likely lock up a playoff spot. More»
Matt Brown

PSU Roars To Big Ten Title Comeback

In a season filled with improbable results, Penn State pulled off its greatest accomplishment yet: Down 21 in the first half, the Nittany Lions rallied to beat Wisconsin 38-31 for the Big Ten championship, their ninth straight win and first title since 2008. More»
College Football

PSU Comeback Earns Stunning Big Ten Title

Trace McSorley threw four touchdown passes Saturday night and Penn State stunned Wisconsin 38-31, rallying from a 21-point first-half deficit to claim its first conference title in eight years. More»
College Football

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»