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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»
David Ubben

Kiffin Creates A Last Chance FAU

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New coach Lane Kiffin is hardly the only attraction at Florida Atlantic this season, as he has a team with numerous connections to the Netflix documentary series "Last Chance U," meaning that Boca Raton will play host to the show's epilogue this fall. 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

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»
Joe Sparacio

Commissioners Talk State of Sports

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On Tuesday, the Commissioners of the four major North American sports -- Rob Manfred (MLB), Gary Bettman (NHL), Roger Goodell (NFL) and Adam Silver (NBA) -- shared a stage to talk about player safety, replay and the changing media landscape. 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»
SoE Original

'Money' vs. McGregor? Blight Night

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Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather aren't the heroes we need but the ones we deserve. Plus, the definitive reason why gender reveal videos should be banned and Michael Vick's advice for Colin Kaepernick. 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»
Matt Brown

Stanford Still Serious Pac-12 Threat

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There are two clear-cut favorites in the Pac-12 entering the 2017 season in Washington and USC, but it would be a mistake to overlook a third team: Based on recent history, there's little reason to believe that Stanford won't be a top contender. 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»
Cy Brown

7 Golfers to Watch at the British Open

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The British Open returns to Royal Birkdale this weekend for the 146th playing of one of golf's greatest events. The whipping wind at the links course will be a major challenge and give a major advantage to any player who can tame the gales. More»
Terence Moore

ACC Is New King of College Football

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When it comes to the biggest debate in college football, it shouldn't involve whether the ACC has spent the past few years surpassing the SEC for the first time since before anybody heard the name "Bear Bryant." I know, you know, and everybody else knows the ACC is better. More»
SoE Staff

Top 5 Athletes On Earth This Week

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Who is this week's Greatest Athlete on Earth? How about the baller in Los Angeles that won the Summer League MVP Award? What about one of the greatest tennis players in history? Or maybe...just maybe...it was some guy that is very good at "tag." 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»
SoE Staff

Top 11 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 11 photos from July 11-17. More»
Ross Tucker

Is It Ever OK to Switch Your Fandom?

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Is there ever a good enough reason to switch the team that you root for? What if you root for the Washington Redskins, a franchise that has been embroiled in controversy and failed to come to a long-term agreement with a potential franchise QB. Can fans call it quits? More»
Will Leitch

Bartolo Colon's Last Stand

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On Tuesday night, 44-year-old Bartolo Colon gave it another go. After the Braves released him, Colon signed with the Twins, and he'll make his Minnesota debut against the Yankees, an outing that could decide just how long his career continues. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Top Prospects Dealt at the Deadline

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Plenty of trades take place before July 31, but not all of them pan out like both teams want. We take a look back at the past ten seasons to see what became of the top prospects dealt at each Deadline and which prospects turned out to be the hidden gems. More»
Matt Brown

Top 25 College Football Unit Rankings

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It's one thing to recruit and develop a handful of great individual players scattered throughout a team. It's another to recruit and develop an entire group of great players at one position. Led by Clemson's D-line, these are college football's top 25 units. More»
Joe Sparacio

Report: Zeke involved in bar incident

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Star Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott allegedly assaulted a patron at Clutch Bar in Dallas. While no arrests have been made, if true, this follows a pattern of off-the-field incidents for the youngster, certainly a troubling trend indeed. More»
Will Leitch

Orioles Could Be at Crossroads

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The Orioles have continually surprised with their dedicated play and ability to beat analyst projections. But tough questions could be looming at the Trade Deadline and beyond, as it looks like the fun run in Baltimore might be coming to an end. More»
Alex Wong

10 Athletes Who Got Better With Age

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On Sunday, Roger Federer, at age 35, became the oldest Wimbledon winner (male or female) in 108 years. Inspired by his performance, here's a look at some of the greatest performances from athletes in the twilight of their careers. More»
Matt Brown

Auburn Back To Being SEC Wild Card

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With a hyped new quarterback coming in after an 8-5 season, Auburn is getting a preseason push as it hopes to make the SEC interesting and challenge Alabama for supremacy in the West. Auburn has faltered in such situations before. Is Jarrett Stidham the answer? More»
Anthony Castrovince

Trade Winds: Biggest Contender Needs

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The Cubs have made a move that's working out so far. The Nationals got bullpen help. With a couple of weeks before the non-waiver Trade Deadline, let's take a look at some other contenders and see what they may be looking for. More»
Karim Zidan

Mouthing Off: "Money Fight" a Farce

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Following four days of grandiose pageantry, ostentatious extravagance, tasteless entertainment and unabashed egotistical exposure, the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor world press tour has mercifully come to an end. More»
Mike Lupica

Fed Alert: At 35, Best in the World

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Three weeks short of his 36th birthday, older than any Wimbledon champion, man or woman, in 108 years, Roger Federer wins his second major of 2017, and clearly establishes himself once again as the best tennis player in the world. More»
Joe Sparacio

5 Surprising Star Player Comps

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What if I told you that there was another Jose Altuve in the league? Or a Stephen Strasburg, or Yu Darvish? Some good players are getting overlooked, even though they are putting up elite numbers. Let's give them their due. More»
Karim Zidan

No Fairy-Tale Ending For Venus

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Venus Williams' dream run at Wimbledon didn't yield the ending that many hoped for on Saturday. Up against Garbine Muguruza, an opponent 14 years her junior, in the final, Williams was unable to match the youngster's intensity in a 7-5, 6-0 loss. More»
Mike Lupica

Old Rush: Fed & Venus Are Back

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Roger Federer, three weeks short of his 36th birthday, tries to become the oldest man to win Wimbledon in 108 years. Venus Williams? All she does is try to win her sixth Wimbledon singles title at age 37. It's Back to the Future at the All England Club. More»
Will Leitch

Dive Into Five: The Weekend Watch List

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There are so many sports every weekend that it can be nearly impossible to keep track of them all. This week, our guide focuses on Wimbledon, the NBA Summer League, the Gold Cup and a big week of baseball headlined by Red Sox-Yankees. More»
Alex Wong

Sports Reality TV Shows We Need

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Recently, Facebook reportedly picked up the rights to a reality series that will follow Lonzo, LiAngelo, LaMelo and of course LaVar Ball. It got us thinking about 10 other sports reality series concepts that we want to see happen. More»
Will Leitch

Predicting Next All-Star Game Sites

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I am a bit of a Future All-Star Game Location enthusiast, if such a thing exists. The best part, for me, isn't the game itself: It's how the city hosting it embraces it. With that in mind, here's a guess at where the Midsummer Classic will be held over the next 12 years. More»
Matt Brown

Ole Miss Can't Freeze Out Drama

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SEC media days were mostly forgettable until news surfaced that a former coach, Houston Nutt, filed a lawsuit against his former school, Ole Miss. It was news that yet again made current Rebels coach Hugh Freeze the center of attention for non-football reasons. More»
Mike Lupica

Man of Steal: Super Dave Leads L.A.

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A winner keeps winning, and that's exactly what Dave Roberts has done, this time as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. We all remember him from The Steal in Boston: Now, Roberts is ready to make more October memories. More»
Joe Sparacio

Crosstown Deal! Cubs Get Q From Sox

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Things are heating up in the Windy City, as the White Sox shipped out Jose Quintana to the Cubs in exchange for a stable of top prospects. Here, a breakdown of the deal. More»
Cliff Corcoran

10 Best Players Who Could Be Traded

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With the All-Star Game behind us and the non-waiver Trade Deadline two weeks from Monday, the swapping season is upon us. So, here are the ten players believed to be on the trading block who were the most valuable in the first half by bWAR. More»
Will Leitch

The Outlook For Each MLB Division

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Now that we are at the baseball season's unofficial halfway point, it's time to take it all in and look closely at where we are across every division. Which teams will rise to the top and which could continue to sink? Let's make some predictions. More»
Matt Brown

Top 130 College Football Players 2017

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Media days have begun, preseason practice is nearing and our seven weeks of preseason position rankings are finished. That means it's time for an annual Sports on Earth tradition: a comprehensive ranking of college football's top players. More»
Alex Wong

7 Best Moments From the 2017 ESPYS

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Peyton Manning cracked a Kevin Durant joke, Bill Murray celebrated, Julian Edelman threw shade, Vin Scully showed up ... overall, it was a fun-filled night at the ESPY Awards. Here are the highlights. More»
Cy Brown

USMNT gets an ugly, entertaining win

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The USMNT's 3-2 win over Martinique in the Gold Cup was a crazy affair in which the U.S. went 2-0 up, then blew the lead before scoring a winner just minutes later. It was an ugly performance from the Americans, but it sure was entertaining. More»
Anthony Castrovince

5 Predictions for MLB's Second Half

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We know the Dodgers and Astros are in the conversation for best team in baseball. We know the Nationals are but an entire bullpen change away from saying the same. What about the rest? Let's look into the second-half crystal ball. More»
Cy Brown

No Djoke: Novak Needs a Breather

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A nagging elbow injury that Novak Djokovic has battled for more than a year forced him to withdraw from Wimbledon in the quarterfinals. Is it time for Djokovic to take a long break and recover, like Roger Federer after last year's Wimbledon? More»
Kenneth Arthur

NFL Tight End Rankings

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Can they block? Can they catch passes? Great two-way tight ends are often quarterbacks' most utilized weapons and sometimes the most valuable players in the game. We rank all 32 team's tight end corps from best to worst. More»
Mike Lupica

His Honor? Making 60 Sexy Again!

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More than anybody, Aaron Judge has brought back the concept of the "big fly" in baseball. In the process, he and some of the other young sluggers might be doing something even more valuable: making 60 a magic number again in baseball. More»
Will Leitch

All Smiles At the All-Star Game

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MLB's All-Star Game on Tuesday night reminded everyone that baseball can be fun and players will play hard without having anything on the line. And that's just how it should be -- the game of baseball is at it's best right now. More»
Joe Sparacio

The MLB All-Star Game in Photos

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Sports on Earth is partnering with Getty Images to bring you all the best snapshots from the MLB All-Star Game, recapping the events of the American League's 2-1 win on Monday night through memorable photos. More»
Mike McCormick

The All-Star Game's Top 10 Moments

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Tuesday night's All-Star Game at Marlins Park marked the first time that the Midsummer Classic did not determine home-field advantage for the World Series since 2002. But the players and managers involved showed that this contest mattered more than ever. More»
Terence Moore

Hayward's a Winner: Ask His Granddad

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Thirteen years ago, a realtor in Indiana kept bragging about his grandson as he was driving my parents and me around central Indiana. The realtor's name was Gordon Hayward -- and his namesake is now the real deal. More»
David Ubben

No Beating Saban At His Own Game

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With Florida's Jim McElwain, Georgia's Kirby Smart and South Carolina's Will Muschamp, the SEC East has three coaches who are former Nick Saban assistants. However, there's yet to be any proof that trying to emulate Saban is a way to actually beat him. More»
SoE Staff

Top 5 Athletes On Earth This Week

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Time to scan the sports world for this week's Greatest Athlete on Earth. How does a guy who ate 72 hotdogs stack up against a rookie phenom who swatted 47 moonshots at the Home Run Derby? More»
SoE Staff

Top 13 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 13 photos from July 4-10. More»
Cliff Corcoran

5 Potential Second-Half MLB Stars

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The All-Star break is a reset button of sorts as baseball's best gear up for the second half of the season. Which players on contending clubs could be ready to rebound and help their teams reach the playoffs this season? More»
Will Leitch

All-Star Game Counts As Pure Fun

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The All-Star Game is baseball's biggest showcase, when we get to see the heart and joy of all players involved. It may not count for home-field advantage in the World Series anymore, but that frees it up to fully realize its greatness. More»
Joe Sparacio

The Home Run Derby in Photos

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With arguably the most exciting event of the baseball season coming to a close last night, Sports on Earth is partnering with Getty Images to bring you all the best snapshots. Here, the T-Mobile Home Run Derby -- up close and personal. More»
Matt Brown

Orgeron Embraces Rare Second Chance

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Ed Orgeron took the stage at SEC media days on Monday as LSU's head coach, 10 years after his final appearance as coach of Ole Miss. How much he's learned in that decade will determine just how long Orgeron continues to return to Hoover each summer. More»
Cy Brown

Rafa Nadal is Out, But Not Down

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Rafael Nadal lost to Gilles Müller in a five-hour Wimbledon classic on Monday. Even though it's Nadal's sixth consecutive year without reaching the quarterfinals at the major, this loss doesn't have the same sting as his others. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Best Fits For NFL Free Agents Vets

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Months have passed since the hysteria surrounding NFL free agency subsided, and training camp begins soon. But despite ample time, numerous big-name veterans have yet to find a team for the 2017 season. Where should they land? More»
Mike McCormick

Best Rookie Derby Performances Ever

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Even though Aaron Judge's victory in Monday's T-Mobile Home Run Derby could rank up there among the best showings of any slugger of any age, it shouldn't go unmentioned that he's still a rookie. Where does his performance rank? More»
John Schlegel

Summer of love: 1967 All-Star Game

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Fifty years ago, the men on the mound had pitches moving and grooving, setting the stage for a 15-inning MLB All-Star Game rendezvous in which the National League prevailed with a 2-1 win over the American League. More»
Ross Tucker

Free Agency Battle: NFL vs. NBA

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Football and basketball free agency provide very different paths for free agents looking for money and security. In the NBA, players often leave and make a splash, while in the NFL they get locked up in longer deals. More»
Will Leitch

Remembering the Joy of Fernandez

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This should have been Jose Fernandez's All-Star Game. But if you look around Marlins Park or even walk through the streets of Miami this week, in just about every way that's meaningful, it still is. His passion for the game will never be forgotten. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Previewing the Home Run Derby

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What is Giancarlo Stanton's path to take home a second Derby Crown on Monday night? Which participants are under- and over-seeded? How does Marlins Park affect the competition? We'll answer these questions and more.. More»
Mike McCormick

Best ASG Host Team Derby Participants

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Last year we saw what Giancarlo Stanton could do in a Home Run Derby, but the year before we saw Todd Frazier take home the title in front of his hometown crowd in Cincinnati. Stanton would join an exclusive club if he defends his crown tonight in Miami. More»
Matt Brown

Who Is SEC's Next Non-Bama Champion?

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The gap between Alabama and the rest of the SEC has never been wider than last year. But while the Crimson Tide aren't slowing down, their reign is bound to end eventually. So which non-Alabama team from the SEC is most likely to win a national title next? More»
Manny Randhawa

Rookie Rocks, Colorado Looking Up

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Rookie left-hander Kyle Freeland came two outs shy of throwing the first Rockies no-hitter in Coors Field history. But even if he couldn't finish the no-no, he gave Colorado what it's needed: a good feeling heading into the All-Star break. More»
Alex Wong

Warriors Will Make NBA Great Again

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Something unexpected happened this offseason in the NBA. Instead of the rest of the league choosing to wait out the Warriors' dynasty, teams in the West forged ahead and decided to meet Golden State's challenge head on. More»
Cliff Corcoran

All-Star Point Break: Rest Vs. Rollin'

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For many teams, the All-Star break is a welcome reprieve in the middle of the long baseball season. For others, however, it can have the opposite effect, interrupting momentum. Let's see which teams are on either side of the equation. More»
Cy Brown

Wayne Rooney Returns to Everton

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After a legendary 13-year career with Manchester United, Wayne Rooney is returning home. The 31-year-old has signed a two-year deal with his boyhood club, Everton, where he first made a name for himself at the Premier League level. More»
Cy Brown

USMNT Can't Top Panama

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The USMNT couldn't finish off Panama in its Gold Cup opener, which ended in a 1-1 draw. Although it wasn't an ideal result, it should have given manager Bruce Arena a better idea of which marginal players can contribute in the future. More»
Joe Sparacio

Top 10 Hitter Trios in Baseball

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There are plenty of good lineups in baseball, but only a few elite ones. Here, we take a look at the best hitters usually batting back-to-back-to-back, a full inning of absolute terror for opposing pitchers. Good things always come in threes. More»
Will Leitch

Dive Into Five: The Weekend Watch List

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Baseball still takes center stage as we get ready for All-Star Week, but there are a few other things that can keep you glued to your TV this weekend. Check out what's happening across the pond at Wimbledon or even tune into Team USA playing in the Gold Cup. More»
Will Leitch

USMNT Gold Cup Soccer FAQ

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The Gold Cup may be less significant than the World Cup, but its on the United States' home turf. After a less-than-desirable finish the last time around, Team USA wants to win, and here are some reasons why you should tune in. More»
Matt Brown

Most Intriguing 2017 CFB Games

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In just eight short weeks, we'll be getting ready for the first full Saturday of the 2017 college football season on Sept. 2. With the season nearing, let's dive into the schedule to pick out some of the most intriguing and most important matchups of the fall. More»
Kenneth Arthur

NFL Inside Defense Rankings

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This week, we are assessing the "interior defense" for all 32 teams going into NFL training camps, meaning we'll look at defensive tackles, nose tackles and inside linebackers. Let's see who is rock solid up the middle. More»
Will Leitch

100 Wins Still a Magic MLB Number

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In a sport that reveres clean round numbers, there is no team achievement, outside of a World Series title, more accomplished than a 100-win season. Even though they could become more regular occurrences, 100-win seasons will always be unforgettable. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Best Sluggers Who Missed the Derby

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As we are a few days away from the Home Run Derby, fans will get the chance to see mashers like Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge in action. But there have been some great sluggers who have missed the event. Let's give them their due. More»
Mike Lupica

Winner: All the King's Meant

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With a movie coming out about Billie Jean King's famous match against Bobby Riggs in 1973, "Battle of the Sexes," we are reminded once again that King continues to be a pioneer in the world of politics and activism. A truly great American life. More»
Matt Brown

Bentley Primed For Big Things in SEC

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After graduating high school a year early, Jake Bentley was thrown into the South Carolina starting lineup midway through last season to provide a jolt to a young, struggling offense. Despite some growing pains, he did just that, showcasing talent to be excited about. More»
Joe Sparacio

Top 13 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 13 photos from June 28 - July 3. More»
Mike Lupica

Federer Reserve: Old Reliable?

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Roger Federer, the greatest champ on his side of the sport, born a month before Serena Williams in 1981, is at Wimbledon, trying to win his 19th major, a month short of his own 36th birthday. He's never seemed younger. More»
Will Leitch

June's 10 Dumbest Sports Stories

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Believe it or not, there are a lot of dumb sports stories created each month (crazy, I know). We continue to keep track of them, and June featured an interesting wrestling/basketball crossover, a star hoops player giving out his phone number and The Freeze. More»
Will Leitch

Star Power: ASG Pass For Big Vets?

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Hank Aaron appeared in 25 All-Star Games, a remarkable number and a record that may never be broken. Even with rosters for the ASG expanding, it's difficult for veterans to make the squad if they have down years later in their careers. More»
Alex Wong

Hayward Bound For Boston

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After meeting with Miami, Boston and Utah in free agency and spending the entire 4th of July deliberating, Gordon Hayward announced his decision to sign a four-year, $128 million deal to join the Celtics. Here, we break it down. More»
Matt Brown

College Quarterback Rankings 2017

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The 2017 season will be one of the most exciting for quarterbacks in recent college football history. Deshaun Watson is gone, but the Pac-12 and Big 12 are loaded with talented passers, plus Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson is back, too. More»
Terence Moore

Cavs-Warriors: Till They Meet Again?

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We're in the midst of the greatest NBA offseason ever, with all the trades and big signings going on. That said, the Warriors and the Cavaliers are the manifestation of the old phrase that goes the more things change, the more they stay the same. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Rays of Light: Tampa Is For Real

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The first half of the 2017 Major League Baseball season has been shaped in many ways by surprising team performances, but there's one team that should get some more love now that they're fully in the AL Wild Card mix: The Tampa Bay Rays. More»
Mike Lupica

American tennis: Red, White & Due

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Serena Williams is the only American player to win a Grand Slam tournament in the past nine years, and she continues to be the top story in U.S. tennis even while not playing Wimbledon, as we continue to wait for a new generation of stars to emerge. More»
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Trout It Loud: Don't Forget This Star

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Even though he's missed a good portion of the season, Mike Trout's stats still hold up against most of the All-Star starters. In case you forgot how great he is as he works his way back, here is where Trout stacks up against his peers. More»
Alex Wong

Winners & Losers of NBA Free Agency

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The Sixers and Thunder made splashes, the Warriors kept their core, the Clippers lost some stars and the Knicks lost a Zen Master. So which NBA teams and players are the winners and losers of the early offseason madness after the first weekend of free agency? More»
Ross Tucker

Why A Cousins Deal Will Get Done

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Many football fans and analysts have come to the conclusion that a long-term deal between the Washington Redskins and Kirk Cousins will not get done. I beg to differ. Why? It simply comes down to common sense and human nature. More»
Will Leitch

Best Players With Presidential Names

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It's Fourth of July week, and thus, to celebrate our nation's 241nd birthday, let us pick the best player in Major League Baseball history for each president's name, a little nostalgic holiday remembering the best of each of them. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Breaking Down The Final Vote Races

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Major League Baseball's All-Star teams were announced on Sunday night, and this year's process has resulted in strong choices all-around. That doesn't mean deserving players won't be left out. So who should win the competitive AL and NL Final Vote races? More»
Mike Lupica

The Rise of McEnroe, 40 Years Later

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Forty years ago, a then-unknown 18-year-old amateur named John McEnroe made a surprise run to the 1977 Wimbledon semifinals. As this year's tournament begins, McEnroe speaks about his breakthrough and the peak that came after. More»
Joe Sparacio

30 MLB Teams, 30 Franchise Players

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If we mention the phrase "franchise player," which names come to your mind from the past? Derek Jeter? David Ortiz? Chipper Jones? Let's see which current stars fit the bill in baseball across every team in the Majors. More»
Matt Brown

Best And Worst CFB Schedule Draws

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The more that college football conferences expand, the harder it is to create balanced schedules. Which teams in each conference have the most favorable draws? Which teams have the worst luck? The answers could decide championship races. More»
Cliff Corcoran

MLB Teams to Watch In Second Half

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The All-Star break is next week, and the midpoint in the 2017 MLB season is upon us. With that in mind, here's a quick look at the most compelling team in each division at the midway mark. More»
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Curry To Sign Record Deal With Warriors

Golden State GM Bob Myers said Friday the Warriors will finalize a contract with two-time MVP Stephen Curry once the free agency moratorium ends July 6. Curry's agent, Jeff Austin, first told ESPN that the deal will be worth $201 million over five years More»
Alex Wong

By George! Thunder's Big Paul Haul

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Sam Presti and the Oklahoma City Thunder shocked the NBA world late Friday night, acquiring the prize of the offseason, Paul George, for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. Here are three takeaways from the blockbuster deal. More»