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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»
College Football

Tennessee Names Fulmer AD; Currie On Leave

Tennessee has named Phillip Fulmer athletic director and placed former AD John Currie on paid leave amid what has been a tumultuous and still ongoing football coaching search. More»
College Football

Ole Miss Gets Bowl Ban, Other NCAA Penalties

Mississippi's football program has been handed a two-year postseason ban and other penalties by the NCAA. The complicated case consisted of 21 alleged violations, including 15 that were Level I, which the NCAA considers the most serious. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Top Needs for On-the-Cusp Teams

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The non-playoff teams with the best records this past season are on the market and looking for players to help get them over the 2018 postseason hump. Who might be a best fit on each team? What positions need to be filled? More»
Terence Moore

LeBron Puts On Post-Ejection Show

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LeBron James was ejected for the first time in his career on Tuesday. Two days later, the Cavaliers' star took out any lingering frustrations on the Hawks, with 24 points, 12 assists and six rebounds in Cleveland's road victory. More»
Will Leitch

Stanton to Giants? Pros and Cons

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Giants leadership reportedly met with representatives for Giancarlo Stanton on Thursday to gauge Stanton's interest in being traded to San Francisco. With a no-trade clause, Stanton has the power to decide what he wants. Are the Giants the right fit? More»
Cy Brown

Ranking the 2018 World Cup Groups

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With the draw completed, the final countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup has officially begun. It's never too early to start previewing the action. Here's a look at each of the World Cup groups, ranked from easiest to most difficult. More»
Matt Brown

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 14

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Before the final College Football Playoff rankings are revealed on Sunday, this weekend will feature one of the best slates of games ever, with all five Power Five conferences staging championship games between top-12 teams. More»
Thursday Night Football

Cowboys Snap Skid, Top Washington

Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys finally found a way to win without suspended star RB Ezekiel Elliott. Prescott threw two touchdown passes, including a franchise record-breaker to Dez Bryant, and the Cowboys beat theRedskins 38-14 on Thursday. More»
Will Leitch

Georgia's Moment Has Arrived

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Georgia has not won the SEC since 2005 or a national championship since 1980. During those droughts, it has watched as its top rivals have all won acclaim, making the Bulldogs hungrier for more. On Saturday against Auburn, they get their chance. More»
Alex Wong

Howard Is Fitting In With Hornets

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Dwight Howard has bounced around the NBA in recent years, becoming a polarizing player wherever he's been. In Charlotte, the 31-year-old Howard is showing that he can still make an impact on both ends of the floor for the Hornets. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Ohtani Outlook For All 30 MLB Teams

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Every team in baseball is interested in Shohei Ohtani -- the much-talked-about Japanese superstar who can both hit and pitch -- but which is most likely to sign him? We rank the likelihood of all 30 MLB teams competing to land Ohtani. More»
Will Leitch

NFL Confidence Pool: Week 13

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

Conference Title Rematches History

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This week's slate of nine college football conference championship games featured seven rematches of matchups we already saw in the regular season, including the SEC, Big 12 and Pac-12. How have such rematches played out in the past? More»
Mike Lupica

Manning Deserves Better From Giants

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A bad Giants season has gotten even worse now that coach Ben McAdoo will bench quarterback Eli Manning -- as important a New York Giant as there has ever been -- to put an end to a streak of 210 straight regular-season starts. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Best Second-Year NFL Players Ever

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Carson Wentz has helped propel Philadelphia to a league-best 10-1 record and is in the conversation for league MVP. In fact, his second season is one of the best for any player in NFL history. Which other players have made such a big leap in their second year? More»
Matt Brown

New Playoff Top 25: What We Learned

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Before Sunday's final College Football Playoff rankings, the selection committee set the stage for the conference title games with the latest top 25 on Tuesday. From No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Auburn to the potential debates ahead, here's what to know. More»
Terence Moore

Georgia Has Chance For Revenge

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Picking Auburn to beat Georgia in Saturday's SEC title game might seem logical, given that the Tigers just routed the Bulldogs a few weeks ago. Don't be so sure. Georgia has bounced back from that loss and appears ready for payback. 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 November 21-27. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Biggest Needs For Playoff Teams

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The Hot Stove may still be preheating thanks to the Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes leaving the door open, but that gives everyone more time to size up the market. Here's the most pressing need of each of this past season's 10 playoff teams. More»
Alex Wong

Celtics Erasing Doubts As Contenders

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The Celtics have a league-best 18-4 record and look every bit like the top team in the East. A reinvigorated Kyrie Irving, an underrated Al Horford and a pair of youngsters in Jaylen Brown and rookie Jayson Tatum are taking the league by storm. More»
Ross Tucker

Manning's Hall Case Gets Complicated

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Eli Manning's legacy and likely spot in the Hall of Fame were seemingly secured back in 2012 with a second Super Bowl victory over the Patriots. But since then, Manning and the Giants have struggled, and now he's been benched after a 2-9 start. More»
NBA

Grizzlies Fire Fizdale After 7-12 Start

The Memphis Grizzlies fired coach David Fizdale on Monday, with the team at 7-12 and a day after he benched center Marc Gasol for the fourth quarter of an eighth straight loss. Associate head coach J.B. Bickerstaff has been named interim head coach. More»
Matt Brown

Bama Loss Puts Tide In Rare Position

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Alabama finds itself in a strange position as the calendar gets set to flip to December: The Crimson Tide have no control over their postseason fate. After a Week 13 loss to Auburn, Alabama is left waiting for others to decide its championship hopes. More»
Mike Lupica

A Can't-Miss College Football Season

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The best show right now in sports is a college football season as surprising and exciting as any we've had since the playoff was created. Last week's losses by Alabama and Miami set the stage for a conference title weekend like no other. More»
Will Leitch

When Does the 'Hot Stove' get hot?

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It's about time for the Hot Stove to get going, right? To find out when, It is helpful to look to the past. Here's a glance at the dates when the top MLB free agents moved over the past six years to see when the market really got started. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Packers Miss Turnaround Opportunity

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The Packers were clear underdogs in Pittsburgh on Sunday night, but they got Brett Hundley's best performance of the season in relief of Aaron Rodgers and had a chance to win. Alas, a few mistakes cost them a win and maybe a chance at the playoffs. More»
Michael Tunison

AFR: L.A. Charging Back In AFC West

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A win at Dallas and another loss by Kansas City in Week 12 has the Chargers, who started the season 0-4, now only a game back in the AFC West. Can Los Angeles stage a dramatic comeback for the second time in franchise history? More»
Anthony Castrovince

5 MLB Trades We Want To See

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Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani are the big names during the MLB Hot Stove season, but there are many more potential news-making moves on the way. Here are five non-Stanton-related trade suggestions that would help get this Hot Stove season going. More»
JAX @ ARI

Dawson's Long Field Goal Lifts Cardinals

Phil Dawson kicked a 57-yard field goal with one second left and the Arizona Cardinals beat Jacksonville 27-24 on Sunday, snapping the Jaguars' four-game winning streak and dropping them into a first-place tie with Tennessee in the AFC South. More»
DEN @ OAK

Raiders Beat Broncos In Fight-Filled Game

The Oakland Raiders held on for a 21-14 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday, in a game that will be remembered most for a brawl between Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib that led to three ejections. More»
GB @ PIT

Steelers Hold Off Packers With Late Kick

Chris Boswell kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal as time expired to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a 31-28 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. The Steelers won their sixth straight thanks in large part to wide receiver Antonio Brown. More»
NO @ LAR

Goff, Rams halt Saints' winning Streak

Jared Goff threw for over 300 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Rams beat the Saints 26-20. Drew Brees was held to under 100 yards through the game's first three quarters thanks to some stingy defense, and New Orleans lost for the first time in nine games. More»
College Football

Mullen Returns To Gators as Head Coach

Florida has hired Mississippi State's Dan Mullen as its next football coach, bringing back the guy who helped turned Tim Tebow into a star. Mullen previously spent four years as Florida's offensive coordinator and won two national titles under Urban Meyer. More»
CAR @ NYJ

Panthers Beat Jets Late With Defense, Special Teams

In the span of 2:11, the Panthers came from behind to beat the Jets on the road. In the fourth quarter, linebacker Luke Kuechly returned a fumble 34 yards for a touchdown and Kaelin Clay returned a punt 60 yards for a score, giving Carolina a 35-27 win. More»
MIA @ NE

Brady throws for four TDs vs. Dolphins

Tom Brady and the Patriots took care of business at home against the Dolphins, handing Miami a 35-17 loss. Despite throwing a pick-six, Brady fired four touchdown passes, including two to Rob Gronwokski, as the Pats won their ninth game in a row. More»
TB @ ATL

Jones has career day as Falcons win big

Julio Jones exploded against the Bucs, hauling in 12 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-20 victory for the Falcons. Jones now has three games in his career with at least 250 yards receiving, with no other player in history having more than one. More»
CIN @ CLE

Mixon, Dalton flatten Winless Browns

The Browns fell to 0-11 with a loss to the Bengals at home on Sunday. Rookie running back Joe Mixon found a rhythm, totaling 114 yards on the ground, while QB Andy Dalton threw for two scores in a 30-16 victory. More»
BUF @ KC

Bills Buck Losing Streak, Win in Kansas City

The Bills did just enough on the road to snap a three-game losing streak, upsetting the Chiefs 16-10 at Arrowhead Stadium. Tre'Davious White intercepted Alex Smith with just over a minute remaining in the game to stave off a comeback and seal the win. More»
PHI @ CHI

Eagles Rout Bears, Close in on NFC East Title

Carson Wentz picked apart the Bears, throwing three touchdowns in a 31-3 victory. Zach Ertz topped 100 yards receiving and Nelson Agholor scored two TDs as the Eagles reduced their magic number to clinch the NFC East to just one game. More»
College Football

Sumlin Era Ends at Texas A&M

Texas A&M has fired coach Kevin Sumlin after six winning seasons. Sumlin went 51-26 and never had a losing season. But his first year at A&M was his best, and he never could come close to matching it. The Aggies are 7-5 this year after Saturday's loss to LSU. More»
College Football

Graham Out at ASU Despite Win over Arizona

Arizona State fired coach Todd Graham after six seasons on Sunday despite a win over rival Arizona. The Sun Devils are bowl eligible and finished second in the Pac-12 South behind Southern California after rallying to beat the Wildcats 42-30 on Saturday, More»
Matt Brown

CFB Saturday Takeaways: Week 13

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The final full weekend of the 2017 college football season featured losses by both No. 1 Alabama, to Auburn, and No. 2 Miami, to Pittsburgh, throwing a curveball into the playoff rankings and leaving Wisconsin and UCF as the only unbeaten teams. More»
College Football

Clemson Breezes By Gamecocks For Rivalry Win

Kelly Bryant threw two touchdowns to Hunter Renfrow and No. 3 Clemson remained in the hunt for a third straight trip to the College Football Playoff with a 34-10 victory over rival South Carolina on Saturday night. More»
College Football

Stanford Tops Irish With Fourth-Quarter Surge

K.J. Costello threw two of his career-high four touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and No. 21 Stanford rallied for a 38-20 victory over No. 8 Notre Dame on Saturday night. Thanks to Washington's win, Stanford will head to the Pac-12 title game next. More»
College Football

Huskies Dominate Cougars Again in Apple Cup

Myles Gaskin ran for 192 yards and four touchdowns, Washington forced four turnovers and the No. 7 Huskies ended No. 13 Washington State's hopes for a Pac-12 North title with a 41-14 thumping Saturday night. More»
College Football

LSU Races To Win Over Stumbling Aggies

Danny Etling passed 347 yards and three touchdowns and No. 18 LSU beat Texas A&M 45-21 on Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams. Etling completed 19 of 30 passes and had six completions longer than 25 yards, More»
College Basketball

Bama Basketball Finishes Loss With 3 Players

Jordan Murphy scored 19 points and and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead No. 14 Minnesota to an 89-84 victory over No. 25 Alabama, which finished the game with just three players after the entire Crimson Tide bench was ejected following a near brawl. More»
College Football

Mayfield, Sooners Crush Mountaineers

Baker Mayfield threw for 281 yards and three TDs after being punished for directing a lewd gesture toward the Kansas bench last week, and No. 4 Oklahoma routed West Virginia 59-31 on Saturday to maintain its momentum heading into the Big 12 title game. More»
College Football

Penn State Blows Out Maryland for 10th Win

Trace McSorley threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score to to push No. 10 Penn State to its third straight victory, a 66-3 blowout at Maryland. The Nittany Lions have reached double-digit wins for the second year in a row. More»
College Football

Badgers Finish Perfect Regular Season

Alex Hornibrook threw three touchdown passes without an interception for fifth-ranked Wisconsin, and the Badgers overwhelmed rival Minnesota 31-0 on Saturday for their 14th straight victory over the Gophers. More»
Terence Moore

Georgia Looks Ready For SEC Title Tilt

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After losing to Auburn, there's been a checklist for Georgia to rebound and still make the playoff. The No. 7 Bulldogs passed a big test on Saturday, routing rival Georgia Tech to set up a playoff play-in in the SEC championship game next week. More»
Matt Brown

Tide Turned: Auburn Handles Bama

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No. 6 Auburn beat No. 1 Alabama 26-14, a result that was more than just a statement-making Iron Bowl rivalry win. The victory gives the Tigers the SEC West championship, and they'll advance to play Georgia for the conference title next week. More»
College Football

Jackson Shines as Cards Roll Past Kentucky

Lamar Jackson accounted for 372 yards and two passing touchdowns, Reggie Bonnafon rushed for two scores and Louisville coasted past rival Kentucky 44-17 on Saturday to reclaim the Governor's Cup. More»
Matt Brown

Haskins Propels Buckeyes In Relief

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J.T. Barrett left Saturday's game with Ohio State losing by six in the third quarter at the Big House, but backup Dwayne Haskins rallied the No. 9 Buckeyes to 17 straight points for a 31-20 victory in the rivalry showdown with Michigan. More»
Matt Brown

The Impact of Chip Kelly to UCLA

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The biggest name on the college coaching market picked UCLA, as the Bruins announced the hiring of Chip Kelly on Saturday, a day after a 30-27 win over California got them to six wins and bowl eligibility and six days after they fired Jim Mora. More»
College Football

Nebraska Moves On From Riley After Three Years

Nebraska has fired coach Mike Riley after three seasons in which he was unable to return the Cornhuskers to national prominence, let alone make them a factor in the Big Ten. The Huskers finished the season 4-8 after a 56-14 loss at home to Iowa on Friday 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. Here's our weekly guide to the biggest games to watch, including college football's Rivalry Week, Saints-Rams in the NFL, college basketball and more. More»
Matt Brown

UCF Stays Perfect In Rivalry Thriller

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No. 15 UCF beat South Florida 49-42 in the War on I-4 rivalry on Friday in Orlando, a thrilling game that featured three touchdowns in the final three minutes. The shootout win sends the undefeated Knights to the AAC championship game. More»
College Football

Bielema Out After Arkansas Loss to Missouri

Arkansas fired coach Bret Bielema moments after a season-ending 48-45 loss to Missouri on Friday. The loss left Arkansas with a 4-8 record and Bielema with a 29-34 record in his five seasons with the Razorbacks after a successful stint at Wisconsin. More»
College Football

TCU Beats Baylor, Earns Big 12 Title Shot

Kenny Hill threw touchdowns to three different receivers and ran three yards for another score as No. 12 TCU clinched a spot in the Big 12 championship game with a 45-22 win over Baylor on Friday. More»
Matt Brown

Miami Magic Runs Out at Pitt

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Ten years after Pitt upset No. 2 West Virginia to deny the Mountaineers a BCS title shot, Pitt upset No. 2 Miami, ending the Canes' unbeaten run. This Miami team can still make the playoff, but it looked nothing like a playoff team on Friday. More»
NFL on Thanksgiving

Washington Shuts Down Rival Giants

Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes to compensate for a pick-six, and the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night in a game between two injury-depleted teams. More»
College Football

Ole Miss Earns Egg Bowl Upset

Jordan Ta'amu threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns, Jordan Wilkins ran for two scores and Ole Miss upset No. 14 Mississippi State 31-28 on Thursday night. The Bulldogs had to play most of the game without starting QB Nick Fitzgerald, who was injured early. More»
Cy Brown

EPL Black Friday Shopping List

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While folks on both sides of the Atlantic get to do Black Friday shopping, clubs in the English Premier League -- a league that shops like no other -- are left out until the January transfer window. What if top Premier League clubs were allowed to sign one player now? More»
NFL on Thanksgiving

Rivers, Chargers Roll Past Cowboys

Philip Rivers threw for 434 yards and three touchdowns in his first Thanksgiving game in his 14th season and the Chargers beat the fading Cowboys 28-6 on Thursday. The defending NFC East champion Cowboys lost their third straight by at least 20 points. More»
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Vikings Hold Off Lions, Expand Division Lead

Case Keenum picked apart Detroit's defense with his arm and made plays with his legs to help the Minnesota Vikings beat the Lions 30-23 on Thursday. The Vikings took a huge step toward winning the NFC North by taking a three-game lead over the second-place Lions. More»
Will Leitch

NFL Confidence Pool: Week 12

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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 Football Pick 'Em: Week 13

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The final full college football weekend of the 2017 season has arrived. It's Rivalry Week, with much at stake and an expanded schedule that covers both Friday and Saturday. Let's break down every key game to watch. More»
NFL

Chiefs Sign Revis To Boost Pass Defense

The Chiefs signed seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis on Wednesday, a surprising midseason move involving a big-name player. Revis played for the New York Jets last season, and the Chiefs hope for him to aid their struggling secondary. More»
NBA

Miami Snaps Celtics' 16-Game Win Streak

Goran Dragic scored 27 points, Dion Waiters had 26 with a pair of big 3-pointers in the final minutes and the Miami Heat held on to beat Boston 104-98 on Wednesday night and become the first team to defeat the Celtics since Oct. 18. More»
Will Leitch

MLB Teams' Reasons to be Thankful

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With Thanksgiving upon is, it is important to reflect on the things that brought us joy this baseball season and beyond. Whether or not your team made the playoffs, they still give you reasons for hope. Let's find something for every MLB team to be thankful for. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Don't Count out the Chargers Yet

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The Chargers got off to a rough start, but heading into Thanksgiving at Dallas, they've turned their season around behind an excellent defense. With the Chiefs struggling and a soft schedule down the stretch, L.A. has a chance to make a playoff push. More»
Terence Moore

McVay Adds to Cradle of Coaches Lore

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At only 31 years old, Sean McVay is already becoming a successful NFL head coach, leading the Rams to a 7-3 start. Maybe it should have been expected, given where he came from: Miami (Ohio), which has rightfully earned its "Cradle of Coaches" moniker. More»
David Ubben

The Remarkable Return of UAB

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After a two-year hiatus, UAB returned to the football field this year with a mix of holdovers and transfers and uncertain expectations. The Blazers have surpassed what anyone thought was possible, with a 7-4 record that can send them to their second bowl game ever. More»
College Football

Miami Moves To No. 2 In Playoff Rankings

Miami made a small but potentially significant move up to No. 2 behind Alabama in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday night, with Clemson slipping one spot to three and Oklahoma holding at four. Wisconsin and Auburn remained next up behind the top four. More»
College Basketball

Top Recruit Porter Likely Out For Season

Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing lower back surgery. The 6-foot-10 Porter, the top prep prospect in the country last season, is a candidate to be the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. More»
Mike Lupica

The Most Interesting Man In Baseball

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Giancarlo Stanton was supposed to dominate the Hot Stove conversation, but he has company thanks to Shohei Ohtani of the Nippon-Ham Fighters. A pitcher and power hitter from Japan, Ohtani is poised for potential Major League stardom. 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 November 14-20. More»
Alex Wong

Porzingis Becoming King of New York

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After a dysfunctional season last year, things are starting to look up for the Knicks, who have improved chemistry and a rising young star in Kristaps Porzingis. The team is finally starting anew with Porzingis as the centerpiece, without any of the long-running drama. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Breaking Down the 2018 HOF Ballot

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The 2018 Hall of Fame ballot was released by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Monday, and there are plenty of deserving candidates. How do first-timers on the ballot stack up and which holdovers should get in? More»
Monday Night Football

Falcons Hang On For Crucial Win In Seattle

Matt Ryan threw a pair of touchdown passes, Adrian Clayborn returned a fumble 10 yards for a score and the Atlanta Falcons held off a late rally to beat the Seattle Seahawks 34-31 on Monday night. More»
Matt Brown

CFB Rivalry Week: What's At Stake

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From the playoff race to conference championships to bowl eligibility to rivalry bragging rights and trophies, something important is on the line in most Week 13 college football games. Here's everything to know about what's at stake this weekend. More»
Ross Tucker

It's time to hop on the 'Wentz Wagon'

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The "Wentz Wagon" is a very real thing, and people are jumping on board from all over the place. With an engaging personality off the field and a potential MVP performance on the field, second-year Eagles QB Carson Wentz is emerging as a star. More»
College Football

Baker Mayfield Won't Start Home Finale

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield will not start his final regular-season game Saturday at home against West Virginia after making a lewd gesture against Kansas. Coach Lincoln Riley also stripped the senior of his captain status for the game More»
Will Leitch

The Next First-Time MLB MVP

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Last week, Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Altuve each won their first MVP Award. Who might be the next first-time winner? Let's break down the 10 players without one who are most likely to win their first one in the next five years. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Surging Saints Can Win Super Bowl

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New Orleans did the improbable this weekend, storming back from a 15-point deficit with just six minutes remaining in a matchup against the Redskins to pull out a victory. The comeback showed that the Saints are ready to reclaim their Super Bowl glory. More»
Michael Tunison

AFR: Chiefs' Loss A Wake-Up Call

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The Kansas City Chiefs were the last undefeated team in the 2017 season. But Sunday's 12-9 overtime loss at the Giants gave them four losses in five games, meaning they're no longer even assured a playoff spot. What's gone wrong? More»
Matt Brown

Rosen Still On Track For NFL Stardom

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UCLA lost to USC on Saturday and dismissed coach Jim Mora on Sunday, and a disappointing few years are coming to an end. But despite the team's struggles, quarterback Josh Rosen continues to show that he's worthy of the No. 1 draft pick hype. More»
Sunday Night Football

Eagles Soar To Rout Against Cowboys

Carson Wentz threw for two touchdowns and three two-point conversions after Philadelphia lost kicker Jake Elliott to a head injury, and the Eagles all but wrapped up the NFC East with a 37-9 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. More»
CIN @ DEN

Dalton throws three TDs to break streak in Denver

The Bengals snapped a 10-game losing streak in Denver that has persisted since 1975, pulling out a close 20-17 victory. Andy Dalton led the way with three touchdowns and the Broncos fell just short in the fourth quarter, falling to 3-7 on the season. More»
NE vs. OAK

Brady, Pats Dismantle Raiders in Mexico City

Amidst a roaring crowd that sat 7,200 feet above sea level in Mexico City, the Patriots looked right at home, knocking off the Raiders 33-8. Tom Brady threw for over 300 yards and three TDs after getting out to an early lead, and New England never looked back. More»
BUF @ LAC

Chargers pick off Peterman five times in blowout win

Buffalo rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman had a nightmare first half, as the Chargers tallied five interceptions in the first two quarters alone. Peterman was replaced by Tyrod Taylor, but Los Angeles continued to roll to a 54-24 victory. More»
TB @ MIA

Ftizpatrick leads Bucs to win as Miami loses Cutler

In a battle between two struggling Florida teams, Tampa Bay came away with a 30-20 victory over the Dolphins. Jay Cutler threw three picks in the first half and didn't play after getting diagnosed with a concussion. O.J. Howard and DeSean Jackson, both caught TDs for the Bucs. More»
WAS @ NO

Saints extend streak with comeback victory

The Saints won their eighth straight game in spectacular fashion, storming back from a 15-point deficit in the last six minutes of the game and beating the Redskins, 34-31, in OT. In an incredible offensive display, Mark Ingram and Drew Brees combined for over 500 yards. More»
KC @ NYG

Giants Hold Chiefs to 9 Points in Upset

The Giants entered Sunday with just one win but earned a 12-9 victory over the Chiefs in overtime. Fighting through the elements, New York intercepted Alex Smith twice and did just enough to set up a game-winning field goal by Aldrick Rosas. More»
BAL @ GB

Ravens' Defense Dominates Pack In Shutout Win

Baltimore forced five turnovers in Green Bay, as its defense befuddled the Packers during a 23-0 win. The Ravens notched their third shutout of the season, locking in on QB Brett Hundley and picking him off three times in the victory. More»
LAR @ MIN

Vikings slow down Rams, win sixth straight

The Rams and the Vikings faced off in a battle of surprising division leaders and Minnesota came away with a dominant 24-7 victory. The home team bottled up Rams RB Todd Gurley on the ground while his counterpart, Latavius Murray, rushed for 95 yards and two TDs. More»
ARI @ HOU

Foreman carries Houston to Victory before Injury

Rookie D'Onta Foreman had the best game of his young career on Sunday, running for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to help the Houston Texans to a win over the Arizona Cardinals before he exited with an injury. More»
DET @ CHI

Stafford Helps Lions Tame Bears

Matthew Stafford threw for 299 yards and two TDs and Matt Prater kicked a go-ahead 52-yard field goal to give the Lions a 27-24 win over the Bears in Chicago. The Bears kept it close, but kicker Connor Barth missed a 46-yard field goal that would've sent the game to OT. More»
Matt Brown

Mora Out At UCLA After USC Loss

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On Sunday, the day after a rivalry loss to USC, UCLA announced that it has relieved head football coach Jim Mora of his duties near the end of his sixth season. Mora's exit opens the door for speculation about Chip Kelly, who would be a strong fit. More»
College Football

Huskies Score 10 In Last Minute, Top Utah

Tristan Vizcaino hit a 38-yard field goal as time expired and No. 18 Washington scored 10 points in the final 58 seconds to stun Utah 33-30 on Saturday night. More»
Matt Brown

CFB Saturday Takeaways: Week 12

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Week 12 in college football lived up to the relative lack of hype: Miami and Wisconsin pulled away for double-digit wins, and teams ranked in the top 12 of the playoff rankings finished a perfect 12-0, ensuring that the top 25 won't change much. More»
College Football

Darnold, USC Outduel Rosen's Bruins

Sam Darnold passed for 264 yards and ran for a score and No. 11 Southern California persevered for its third consecutive victory over crosstown rival UCLA, 28-23 on Saturday night in a QB duel between top draft prospects Darnold and Josh Rosen. More»
College Football

Wake Forces Late Fumble, Takes Down Wolfpack

The lead was about to slip away from Wake Forest when Demetrius Kemp took the ball away from No. 19 N.C. State. Kemp forced a fumble inches from the goal line in the final minutes and recovered it to preserve the Demon Deacons' 30-24 victory on Saturday night. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Ranking the NFL's Replacement QBs

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On Sunday, the Bills will start Nathan Peterman at quarterback for the first time, as they decided to bench Tyrod Taylor. It's one of many quarterback changes the NFL has seen this season, with results that have been all over the map so far. More»
College Football

Big First Half Propels Barkley, PSU Past Huskers

Saquon Barkley broke Penn State's career touchdown record with three scores and had 208 of 224 total yards in the first half to lead the No. 10 Nittany Lions to a 56-44 victory over Nebraska on Saturday night. More»
College Football

Kansas State Stops Comeback, Pulls Off Upset

Byron Pringle caught three touchdown passes and returned a kickoff for another score to help Kansas State upset No. 13 Oklahoma State 45-40 on Saturday. Oklahoma State nearly erased a 29-point deficit in the second half. More»
College Football

Mayfield Apologizes For Actions in OU Win at Kansas

After getting dissed by the Jayhawks' captains during the coin toss, Heisman Trophy frontrunner Baker Mayfield spent the rest of an otherwise ho-hum 41-3 victory over Kansas trading insults with opposing players and fans. More»
College Football

Ohio State Clinches Big Ten East Title

No. 9 Ohio State scored on its first six possessions -- including J.T. Barrett's 100th career touchdown pass -- as the Buckeyes routed Illinois 52-14 on Saturday and clinched the Big Ten East title. More»
College Football

Georgia Wears Down Kentucky For Runaway Win

Nick Chubb and Sony Michel led a dominant running game and No. 7 Georgia bounced back from its first loss of the season, wearing down Kentucky for a 42-13 victory Saturday. More»
College Football

Fighting Irish Hold On To Beat Midshipmen

Brandon Wimbush threw for 164 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score as No. 9 Notre Dame rallied in the rain and wind to beat Navy 24-17 on Saturday in South Bend. More»
College Football

Clemson Earns Easy Blowout Over The Citadel

Kelly Bryant threw for 230 yards and three touchdowns and was out of the game before halftime as No. 2 Clemson comfortably remained in the playoff race with a 61-3 win over The Citadel on Saturday. More»
College Football

Late TD Lifts Bulldogs Past Arkansas

Nick Fitzgerald threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Deddrick Thomas with 17 seconds remaining, and No. 16 Mississippi State survived a lackluster performance and four fumbles Saturday for a 28-21 victory over Arkansas. More»
College Football

UCF Rolls At Temple To Stay Perfect

McKenzie Milton threw four touchdown passes and ran for a score as No. 15 UCF comfortably took care of business against Temple, winning 45-19 Saturday to stay unbeaten heading into a showdown with rival USF. More»
College Football

TCU Rebounds With Dominant Defensive Effort

True freshman quarterback Shawn Robinson ran for 84 yards and threw a key second-half touchdown in his first career start as No. 12 TCU won 27-3 at Texas Tech on Saturday to stay in contention for a spot in the Big 12 championship game. More»
College Football

Miami Survives Scare With Big Second Half

Malik Rosier threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score, and No. 3 Miami pulled off its biggest comeback in five years by holding off Virginia 44-28 on Saturday to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 15 games. More»
College Football

Auburn Shrugs Off Slow Start, Routs ULM

Darius Slayton's 50-yard scoring catch late in the first half gave No. 6 Auburn the lead, and the Tigers pulled away for a 42-14 romp over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday to set up next week's visit from No. 1 Alabama. More»
College Football

Bama Cruises In Tune-Up Before Iron Bowl

Jalen Hurts passed for 180 yards and three touchdowns in a little more than a quarter and No. 1 Alabama beat FCS team Mercer 56-0 on Saturday. The Crimson Tide raced to a 35-0 halftime lead in what amounted to a tune-up for next week's Auburn game. More»
Matt Brown

Badgers Solidify Status as Contender

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No. 5 Wisconsin was challenged but ultimately had little trouble staying undefeated in the biggest game of Week 12, beating No. 24 Michigan 24-10 at Camp Randall Stadium to confirm its status as a legitimate playoff contender. More»
Cy Brown

Arsenal Goes From Hunted to Hunter

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Arsenal is the big brother of the North London Derby with Tottenham, but it hadn't beaten Spurs since 2014. On Saturday, the Gunners went reversed trends and scored a major 2-0 North London Derby victory over their neighbors. More»
Will Leitch

Dive Into Five: The Weekend Watch List

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There are plenty of sports to watch this weekend, from an unexpected marquee NFL game to the Warriors visiting Brooklyn for a matchup with the Nets to a Northwestern team that is currently ranked in the top 25 in college football and basketball! More»
Joe Sparacio

Fantasy Football Week 11: Start/Sit

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Week 11 in football is the last in which fantasy owners have to tangle with bye weeks. And with the fantasy playoffs quickly approaching, it may be the last chance to get your team over the hump and pick up a much-needed win. Here is some advice to help you out. More»
Cliff Corcoran

MLB Awards' Impact on Cooperstown

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This week, Max Scherzer won his third Cy Young Award and Corey Kluber won his second. Winning multiple awards in baseball clearly has a significant impact on the chances players have of being voted into the Hall of Fame. How great is that impact? More»
Mike Lupica

Mussina Belongs In The Hall of Fame

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The 2018 Hall of Fame ballots go out on Monday, nine years after Mike Mussina retired. There shouldn't be much of a debate: After a long, consistently productive career with the Orioles and Yankees, Mussina deserves to be enshrined in Cooperstown. More»
Matt Brown

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 12

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After two massive weeks that featured seven top-25 matchups each, this week's college football schedule hits a lull before things pick back up with rivalry week. But while there's only one matchup of ranked teams, there's still plenty to watch on Saturday. More»
Thursday Night Football

Big Ben's 4 TDs Topple Titans

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns, three to Antonio Brown, and the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled away from the Tennessee Titans in a 40-17 victory on Thursday night. More»
Terence Moore

Irish Focused On Moving Forward

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Notre Dame's hopes of making the College Football Playoff likely ended in a blowout loss to Miami last Saturday. After that disappointment, quarterback Brandon Wimbush and the Fighting Irish remain confident that they can bounce back. More»
Will Leitch

Shohei Ohtani: Fantasy Baseball Star

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Shohei Ohtani is likely headed to Major League Baseball from Japan as a potential all-around weapon capable of being both an ace pitcher and a dangerous hitter. That creates an intriguing dilemma: How will Ohtani be handled in fantasy baseball? More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Bills Make Bold Move With QB Switch

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On Wednesday, the Buffalo Bills surprised fans in the midst of a playoff race, announcing the benching of quarterback Tyrod Taylor for rookie Nathan Peterman. As recent history suggests, making this move in the middle of the season represents a huge risk. More»
Matt Brown

Badgers Have Already Earned Respect

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Wisconsin's performances against Michigan have often invited criticism, but Saturday's showdown should be different. The Badgers are 10-0 for the first time, and while there's been skepticism about their resume, they deserve to be taken seriously as a contender. More»
Cy Brown

10 World Cup Teams to Watch

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With the World Cup 2018 field of 32 finally set, let's take a look at 10 teams to keep an eye on in Russia next summer, from the tournament favorites to those who are just happy to be there, and everything in between. More»
Will Leitch

NFL Confidence Pool: Week 11

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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 third out of 123 competitors through three weeks. Can you beat me? More»
Anthony Castrovince

Best Under-The-Radar Free Agents

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With the Hot Stove season upon us, every team is looking for a deal akin to what the Astros got with Charlie Morton. It's out there somewhere, so here's a guess at where some of the best values might lie at each particular position. More»
Will Leitch

How Big Contracts Are Playing Out

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It is difficult to get equivalent value out of all of big MLB contracts. Allotting for the fact that all $20-million deals are not created equally, let's take a look at the 39 players making $20 million or more in 2018 and see which ones look excessive and which ones are a boon. More»
Terence Moore

Young Wildcats A Work In Progress

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Kentucky has been a powerhouse in college basketball ever since John Calipari took over and turned the team into a yearly freshman spectacle. This year feels different, though. After one loss and two shaky wins, can the Wildcats meet high expectations? More»
Matt Brown

Re-Ranking The Best College QBs

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With three weekends left before the playoff and bowl matchups are set, let's reset the national college football quarterback landscape, based on a combination of talent and production put on display through the first 11 weeks of the 2017 season More»
Alex Wong

New-Look Thunder Still Adjusting

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The new Oklahoma City Big Three of Paul George, Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony has shown signs of dominance, but the Thunder are only 6-7 so far this season. The biggest questions so far? Late-game defense and depth. More»
College Basketball

Allen Lifts No. 1 Duke Past No. 2 Spartans

Grayson Allen scored a career-high 37 points, Trevon Duval had 17 points and 10 assists and the top-ranked Blue Devils beat No. 2 Michigan State 88-81 in the Champions Classic on Tuesday night. More»
Kenneth Arthur

The Top 10 Super Bowl Contenders

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There are a lot of ways to judge the success of an NFL season, and it doesn't have to just be "winning a championship." However, for these 10 teams, the Super Bowl championship window is open right now. Can they take advantage? More»
Matt Brown

Familiarity Atop New Playoff Top 25

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After No. 1 Georgia was blown out at Auburn and No. 3 Notre Dame was routed at Miami on Saturday, the selection committee reverted to familiar territory with its third top 25 of the season on Tuesday night: Alabama is back to No. 1 and Clemson is No. 2. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Ranking Dodgers Rookies of the Year

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Cody Bellinger won the NL Rookie of the Year Award on Monday to become the 18th Dodger to take home the honor. Beyond Bellinger and last year's winner, Corey Seager, how do these award winners stack up over the course of their careers? More»
Mike Lupica

The Graceful Life of Bobby Doerr

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Bobby Doerr deserves to be honored today, because this was not just a wonderful baseball life, it was a wonderful American life. Doerr, a Hall of Fame Red Sox teammate of Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky and Dom DiMaggio, died Monday at the age of 99. 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 November 7-13. More»
Ross Tucker

In Defense of Thursday Night Football

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The NFL's Thursday night games have drawn some backlash from players, but a lot of the criticism is unfair. In fact, the positives -- including extra rest afterward -- outweigh the negatives, and the league should keep the schedule in place. More»
Monday Night Football

Panthers Pounce On Dolphins, Win Third Straight

Cam Newton threw for 254 yards and four touchdowns, rookie Christian McCaffrey scored touchdowns rushing and receiving and the Carolina Panthers crushed the Miami Dolphins 45-21 on Monday night for their third straight victory. More»
College Basketball

Spartans, Blue Devils Set to Clash In Chicago

Duke's young standouts will have their first big test when the top-ranked Blue Devils meet No. 2 Michigan State in Tuesday night's Champions Classic. The teams collide in the first game of a doubleheader, followed by No. 4 Kansas vs. No. 7 Kentucky. More»
Barry M. Bloom

Tom Brady Still Not Slowing Down

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The New England Patriots are nine games through another National Football League season, and with Tom Brady, their irrepressible 40-year-old quarterback still at the helm, they would seem to be favorites again to win another Super Bowl. More»
Mike Lupica

Stanton Talks Heat Up The Hot Stove

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There is one story -- Giancarlo Stanton and his 59 home runs -- and all the other stories that will dominate the wonderful time known as the Hot Stove. We have read and heard about all the teams that might be interested in trading for Stanton, but it's complicated. More»
Will Leitch

Stanton To St. Louis: Is it Possible?

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The St. Louis Cardinals have been mentioned in trade talks for Giancarlo Stanton numerous times this month. The Marlins have made it clear that they'd like to deal the slugger. How can the two teams match up on a fair swap for the superstar? More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

How the Jaguars Became Contenders

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After Josh Lambo kicked a game-winning field goal against his former team on Sunday, Jacksonville secured its third straight win and now sits tied atop the AFC South. Thanks to a dominant defense and a star rookie running back, the Jaguars are finally contenders. More»
Michael Tunison

AFR: Saints Keep On Marching

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After three straight 7-9 seasons, the Saints look like they're ready to be players once again in the NFC. A rout of Buffalo was the latest reason to start to believe in them again, as New Orleans has now won seven consecutive games. More»
Anthony Castrovince

MLB Awards Week: Key Questions

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The 2017 season is over, but we can't totally turn all our attention to 2018. First, it's time for awards week, from MVPs to the Cy Young to top rookies and managers and more. Here's a primer for the week with the one key question that will be answered each day. More»
Matt Brown

Auburn Earns Needed Signature Win

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Auburn has spent most of the past three seasons chasing moments like Saturday, when post-Kick Six frustration was relieved with a 40-17 rout of No. 1 Georgia that stands as one of the biggest stories of what was a memorable Week 11. More»
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Brady, Patriots Hand Broncos Fifth Straight Loss

Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes and the New England Patriots matched their own AFC record with their 12th consecutive road victory, pummeling the Denver Broncos 41-16 on Sunday night. More»
DAL @ ATL

Falcons Fly To Victory Over Cowboys

Atlanta defensive end Adrian Clayborn set a franchise record with six sacks and forced two fumbles, keeping Dallas QB Dak Prescott off-balance all afternoon. Matt Ryan, meanwhile, threw for a pair of scores, as the Falcons picked up a 27-7 win over the Cowboys. More»
NYG @ SF

49ers pick up first win behind Beathard

Despite Jimmy Garoppolo waiting in the wings, San Francisco QB C.J. Beathard continues to do just enough to keep the job, totaling three scores and nearly 300 yards through the air in the 49ers' first win of the season. The Giants continued to struggle, falling to 1-8. More»
HOU @ LAR

Woods burns Texans as Rams Romp

Jared Goff connected with Robert Woods for two scores as the wide receiver broke out for 171 yards through the air in a 33-7 win over the Texans. Houston, meanwhile, not only suffered a lopsided loss but also saw receiver Will Fuller V leave the game with an apparent rib injury. More»
GB @ CHI

Pack declaw bears for first win without Rodgers

The Packers finally picked up their first win without Aaron Rodgers, securing a 23-16 win on the road in Chicago. Green Bay lost RBs Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery to knee and rib injuries, respectively, but still managed to snap a three-game losing streak. More»
PIT @ IND

Big Ben's late Surge elevates Steelers over colts

The Colts kept the Steelers' big playmakers in check for much of the afternoon in Indy, but Ben Roethlisberger did just enough to set up a game-winning field goal with 35 seconds left to give Pittsburgh a 20-17 win. The Steelers moved to 7-2 with the victory. More»
LAC @ JAX

Lambo gets revenge, kicks game-winner

The Jacksonville Jaguars pulled out an overtime victory vs. the Chargers thanks to the leg of Josh Lambo. The kicker who was cut by Los Angeles earlier in the season came up big in a 20-17 win, hitting a kick to send the contest to OT as well as the game-winner. More»
NYJ @ TB

Fitz beats old team to help Bucs end skid

Neither the Jets nor the Buccaneers scored a touchdown until the second half of their matchup in Tampa Bay, but it was the Bucs that pulled out a 15-10 win. Ryan Fitzpatrick filled in for Jameis Winston at QB and did just enough, throwing two TDs. More»
CIN @ TEN

Murray's Big Day Pushes Titans Past Bengals

DeMarco Murray caught a touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota with 36 seconds left in the game, and the Titans were able to hold off the Bengals for a 24-20 win. Andy Dalton had connected with A.J. Green for a 70-yard TD just minutes prior, but it wasn't enough for a victory. More»
MIN @ WAS

Keenum throws four TDs, Vikings win fifth straight

The Vikings notched their fifth straight win thanks to Case Keenum's impressive day. The backup QB outplayed couterpart Kirk Cousins in a 38-30 win over the Redskins, throwing touchdowns to four different receivers while topping 300 yards through the air. More»
CLE @ DET

Stafford leads rally as Browns remain winless

The Browns held a lead in Detroit for much of the game vs. the Lions, but Matthew Stafford led a comeback in the fourth quarter, finishing with three TDs in the second half. Cleveland QB DeShone Kizer played well but was intercepted in the end zone with 1:19 remaining. More»
NO @ BUF

Ingram, Saints Run All Over Bills

Typically a pass-first offense, the Saints leaned on their running backs in a dominant 47-10 win over the Buffalo Bills. Mark Ingram scored three TDs on the ground, finishing with 131 yards, while pass-catching back Alvin Kamara chipped in a rushing score as well. More»
Matt Brown

What's Next For Tennessee?

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The Butch Jones era at Tennessee ended on Sunday, a couple games short of five complete seasons in Knoxville. As the Volunteers continue to pursue their first SEC championship since 1998, who could be next in line as head coach? More»
College Basketball

Coach K Earns 1,000th Win At Duke

Mike Krzyzewski became the first men's Division I coach to win 1,000 games at one school Saturday night when his top-ranked Blue Devils beat Utah Valley 99-69 behind 24 points and 10 rebounds from freshman Marvin Bagley III. More»
Matt Brown

CFB Saturday Takeaways: Week 11

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A massive Saturday in college football didn't have as much drama as expected, with only two of seven matchups of ranked teams decided by fewer than 18 points. Still, the playoff implications were big thanks to routs by Miami, Oklahoma and Auburn. More»
College Football

Sooners Cruise Past TCU After Strong Start

Baker Mayfield threw three touchdown passes, Rodney Anderson had 290 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns, and No. 5 Oklahoma rolled past No. 8 TCU 38-20 on Saturday night to take sole possession of first place in the Big 12. More»
College Football

Return Of The U: Miami Crushes Notre Dame

Malik Rosier threw for a touchdown and ran for another, Deejay Dallas ran for a pair of scores and No. 7 Miami overwhelmed No. 3 Notre Dame 41-8 on Saturday night behind four forced turnovers. More»
College Football

Bama Escapes Bulldogs With Late TD Pass

Jalen Hurts hit DeVonta Smith for a 26-yard touchdown pass with 25 seconds remaining to lift No. 2 Alabama over No. 16 Mississippi State 31-24 on Saturday night. More»
College Football

USC Wraps Up Pac-12 South Title

Sam Darnold tossed two TD passes and ran for another , Ajene Harris intercepted two passes, including one he returned for a score, and No. 11 Southern California beat Colorado 38-24 on Saturday to wrap up the Pac-12 South title. More»
College Football

Clemson Holds Off FSU, Clinches Division

Travis Etienne rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns, including a one-yard burst with 3:05 left, and No. 4 Clemson won the ACC Atlantic Division with a 31-14 victory over Florida State on Saturday. More»
College Football

Badgers Stay Unbeaten With Dominant Defense

Receiver Kendric Pryor scored twice, and No. 8 Wisconsin relied on stifling defense to overcome four turnovers and No. 20 Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson's two touchdowns in a 38-14 win Saturday over the Hawkeyes. More»
Matt Brown

Auburn Makes Statement in SEC Race

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No. 10 Auburn routed No. 1 Georgia 40-17 on Saturday afternoon at Jordan-Hare Stadium, handing the Bulldogs their first loss of the season. In the process, Auburn announced itself as an SEC contender, setting up a massive Iron Bowl. More»
College Football

Cowboys Up: OK State Escapes Iowa State

Mason Rudolph threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns -- including two in the final 5:55 -- and 15th-ranked Oklahoma State rallied to beat No. 21 Iowa State 49-42 on Saturday to stay alive in the Big 12 championship race. More»
Kenneth Arthur

NFL's Week 10 Must-Win Index

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With the first nine weeks of the season completed, we're starting to get a much better sense of the playoff races in the NFL. Let's rank all the teams in action this weekend based on how essential a win is going forward at this pivotal point in the season. More»
College Football

UCF Preserves Perfect Record Vs. UConn

Otis Anderson rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns, McKenzie Milton passed for 311 yards and No. 18 Central Florida pulled away from UConn for a 49-24 victory on Saturday. More»
College Football

Yellow Jackets Sting Hokies For Upset Win

TaQuon Marshall got two long TD passes out of his only completions, including an 80-yarder to Ricky Jeune with 6 1/2 minutes left, and Ajani Kerr swatted away a fourth-pass in the end zone to preserve Georgia Tech's 28-22 upset of No. 17 Virginia Tech on Saturday. More»
College Football

Buckeyes Rout Spartans for Control of Big Ten East

J.T. Barrett threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more, and Mike Weber rushed for 162 yards and pair of scores as No. 13 Ohio State bounced back from a deflating loss last week to rout No. 12 Michigan State 48-3 on Saturday. More»
College Football

Penn State Bounces Back, Rolls Past Rutgers

Trace McSorley accounted for 258 total yards and three touchdowns as No. 14 Penn State beat Rutgers 35-6 on Saturday. The Nittany Lions scored 35 unanswered points after going down 6-0 in the first quarter. More»
College Football

Huskies' Playoff Chances Toppled By Stanford

Bryce Love ran 30 times for 166 yards and three touchdowns with an injured ankle against the nation's stingiest defense, leading Stanford to a 30-22 victory over No. 9 Washington on Friday night. The Huskies' second loss may knock them out of the playoff race. More»
Will Leitch

Dive Into Five: The Weekend Watch List

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There are plenty of sports to watch this weekend, from a huge Saturday in college football with games like Notre Dame-Miami, to Week 10 in the NFL to an invigorated Knicks team at the Garden. Here's what to tune into on Saturday and Sunday. More»
College Basketball

Sycamores Spoil Miller's Indiana Debut

Brenton Scott scored 24 points, Jordan Barnes added 18 and Indiana State made 17 3-pointers as it routed Indiana 90-69 in Archie Miller's debut game as the Hoosiers coach on college basketball's opening night. More»
Joe Sparacio

Fantasy Football Week 10: Start/Sit

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Ezekiel Elliott is suspended, and the Chiefs and the Eagles are off this week. Let us help you determine your best lineup (or pick daily fantasy players) with a lot of teams -- including the Patriots and Steelers -- having their byes in Week 9. More»
Alex Wong

Can Boogie and the Brow Win It All?

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The pairing of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins gives the Pelicans a tandem of superstar bigs that the NBA has never seen before. But does New Orleans have enough talent around them to make a serious title run before the window closes? More»
Cliff Corcoran

The Best Pitcher in Baseball Chase

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"Best Pitcher in Baseball" is not an official honorific, but it is a title that gets bandied about quite a bit. Clayton Kershaw has held the title for several years, but Max Scherzer is challenging him now. Here's how to put hard numbers behind the debate. More»
NFL News

Sherman Tears Achilles In Seattle Win

Richard Sherman limped off the field with a ruptured Achilles tendon, just one of a host of players knocked out of the Seattle Seahawks' 22-16 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. More»
Terence Moore

Miami Hopes To Turn Tables on ND

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Miami has risen to No. 7 in the playoff rankings, winning 13 straight games since falling to Notre Dame last October. Now, the Hurricanes are hoping for some payback on Saturday in their playoff push. Will Mark Richt have any motivational tactics up his sleeve? More»
Matt Brown

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 11

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For the second straight week, the college football schedule has produced seven games between ranked opponents. In fact, the latest College Football Playoff rankings have set the stage for three top-10 matchups on one Saturday. More»
College Basketball

Top-Ranked Duke Ready To Open Season

Duke is holding a No. 1 national ranking as it begins another season of tremendous expectations. This is how the Blue Devils like it entering the first game of 2017-18 on Friday night against visiting Elon at Cameron Indoor Stadium. More»
Thursday Night Football

Seahawks Soar To Victory Over Cardinals

Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes to Jimmy Graham and the Seattle Seahawks added to their history of success in Arizona with a 22-16 victory over the Cardinals on Thursday night. More»
NFL News

Elliott loses appeal, will not play Sunday

A federal court in New York City denied Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's bid to put on hold the NFL's six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence. As a result, Elliott will be ineligible to play on Sunday. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Most Interesting Offseason Teams

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The MLB free-agent market opened for business earlier this week, and it will be interesting to see how the proliferation of power and the emphasis on bullpens shifts the strategies and price tags. These are the teams in each division to watch. More»
David Ubben

The Key To TCU's Dominant Defense

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Gary Patterson has fielded many great defenses over the years at TCU, and this year's Horned Frogs have been one of his best. His secret? Shorten the game. It's worked so far this season, and TCU hopes it works Saturday at Oklahoma. More»
Cliff Corcoran

MLB Free-Agent Hitter Rankings

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With baseball's free agency starting on Tuesday, teams will undoubtedly be excited to add new talent to their rosters. But which players are worth big contracts and what are the best fits? Here are baseball's top 15 free-agent hitters, ranked. More»
Will Leitch

NFL Confidence Pool: Week 10

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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 7th out of 123 competitors through three weeks. Can you beat me? More»
Manny Randhawa

Remembering Halladay's Greatness

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As the baseball world mourns the passing of Roy Halladay, recollections of his devotion to family, friends and teammates pay tribute to the man he was off the field. But Halladay's greatness has perhaps been understated, much like his humble personality was. More»
College Football

No Change in CFP Top 4, But Big Games Looming

Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson held their spots in the top four of the selection committee's College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday night, and unbeaten Miami moved up three spots to No. 7 before its showdown with the Fighting Irish. More»
SoE Staff

Greatest Athlete on Earth: Nov. 1-7

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In our search for the greatest athlete this week, the first American female to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years, a young Latvian and the World Series MVP Award winner are in the mix. Let's see who came out on top. 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 October 31-November 6. More»
Alex Wong

NBA Storyline Stocks: Buy Vs. Sell

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We've seen plenty of early-season surprises at the start of the NBA season: The Cavs have stumbled to start the season, the Magic sit towards the top of the standings and Ben Simmons has taken the basketball world by storm. What should we believe? More»
Alex Wong

Three Key Bledsoe Trade Takeaways

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The Suns finally pulled the trigger on a deal to trade away Eric Bledsoe, sending him to the Bucs for center Greg Monroe and a 2018 first round pick. What are the ramifications for both teams involved ... and for Bledsoe himself? More»
Mike Lupica

Green Machine: Brad's Celtics Rolling

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With the Celtics winning nine in a row and owning the best record in the NBA weeks after Gordon Hayward went down for the season with a knee injury, it's worth taking a look at what an amazing job coach Brad Stevens has done. More»
Matt Brown

Mayfield Surges Into Heisman Lead

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After throwing for 598 yards to win Bedlam, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has jumped to a clear lead in the chase for the Heisman Trophy with four weeks left. Can anybody catch him? Let's break down the remaining contenders. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Why Trammell Deserves to Be in HOF

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced the ten candidates on this year's Eras Committee ballot (formerly the Veterans Committee) on Monday. And I'd like to make the case for at least one getting voted into the Hall: Detroit Tigers legend, Alan Trammell. More»
Kenneth Arthur

NFL's Remaining Must-Watch Games

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With eight weeks left on the schedule, we have a good idea of which games will carry some playoff weight and excitement as the football season winds down. Here is a list of the much-watch games between now and the playoffs. More»
Mike Lupica

NFL Hurting, But New QBs Emerge

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The NFL has been amazingly unlucky, losing some of its stars to injury this season. It is one more reason why the league is so lucky right now to have Carson Wentz and Jared Goff and the Eagles and the Rams playing the way they are. More»
Will Leitch

2017's Tortured MLB Fan Base Index

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Guess what, Astros fans? You won the first title in franchise history! That should hold you over for a while. But what about the rest of the league? Let's take a look at an updated ranking of the most tortured MLB fan bases. More»
Ross Tucker

NFC's Three New Elite Teams

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This season, the NFC has had the turnaround success stories that the NFL so desperately craves. Look no further than the Rams, Saints and Eagles who all sit atop the conference standings after finishing with losing records last season. More»
Michael Tunison

AFR: 2016 QB Class On The Rise

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The Eagles and Rams won big in Week 9, thanks in large part to the continued stellar play of their second-year quarterbacks, while Dak Prescott continues to show he's a winner. Is the 2016 QB draft class shaping up to be among the best? More»
Matt Brown

Miami Is Ready For Prime Time

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Miami's win over Virginia Tech was one of the biggest stories of Week 10 for many reasons. It was a resume-booster that puts the Canes at the front of the ACC, and it also set the stage for a long-awaited return to the national stage moving forward. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Broncos Have Lost Winning Formula

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Fewer than two years have passed since the Denver Broncos won their most recent championship. But the team's performance has dipped considerably since that Super Bowl title, and a lot has to do with decisions made by John Elway. More»
WAS @ SEA

Redskins stun Seahawks with late Drive

Despite the Seahawks' dominant defense, the Redskins managed to steal a win in Seattle. Kirk Cousins withstood six sacks to engineer a 70-yard drive in 35 seconds and take the lead with less than a minute remaining in the game. More»
ARI @ SF

AP gets going, leads Cards over 49ers

Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson totaled nearly 160 yards on the ground as the Cardinals slowly wore down the 49ers in San Francisco, 20-10. More»
Cliff Corcoran

MLB Free Agent Pitchers: Pros & Cons

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With baseball's free agency starting on Tuesday, teams will undoubtedly be excited to add new talent to their rosters. But which pitchers are worth big contracts and what are the best fits? Let's look at the field. More»
KC @ DAL

Cowboys Take Down KC

The Cowboys scored a touchdown in every quarter and picked off Alex Smith for the first time all season in a 28-17 victory in Dallas. Ezekiel Elliot and Dak Prescott provided a balanced offensive attack, despite being matched up against the vaunted KC defense. More»
ATL @ CAR

Panthers run over Falcons in NFC South Showdown

The Panthers ran for 201 total yards, including 66 yards and a touchdown from rookie Christian McCaffrey and 86 yards and a touchdown from QB Cam Newton, as Carolina stormed to a 20-17 win over the Falcons. More»
IND @ HOU

Hilton heats up as Colts hold off Texans

T.Y. Hilton went on record to say that he wanted the ball more this week and the Colts obliged, as the top receiver hauled in two TDs and totaled over 175 yards. Indy's defense then held on as Tom Savage's Texans comeback fell just yards short as time expired. More»
TB @ NO

Kamara, Brees flatten Bucs in the Dome

The Saints won their sixth game in a row, as Drew Brees threw for 263 yards and two TDs in a 30-10 win over the Bucs. Tampa Bay hoped to end a six-game losing streak, but Jameis Winston left with shoulder soreness and appeared to get into a skirmish on the sidelines. More»
DEN @ PHI

Wentz, Eagles fly high Over Denver's D

Carson Wentz tossed four touchdown passes and running back Jay Ajayi ran for 77 yards and one score with his new team as the Eagles dismantled the league's top-ranked defense. QB Brock Osweiler couldn't get the Broncos back on track in the 51-23 loss. More»
BAL @ TEN

Titans capitalize on Ravens' mistakes

The Titans' deliberate offense and opportune defense gave Tennessee a close 23-20 victory at home, despite the Ravens out-gaining them by almost 100 yards. Rising star safety Kevin Byard intercepted two passes to hold Joe Flacco and Baltimore at bay. More»
LAR @ NYG

Goff, Gurley cut Giants down to size

Rams stars Todd Gurley and Jared Goff were clicking on all cylinders in a 51-17 victory over the Giants, scoring a combined six touchdowns on the day. New York, meanwhile, struggled heavily on defense in the rain, falling to 1-7 on the season. More»
CIN @ JAX

With Green ejected, Jags tame Bengals

The Jaguars won consecutive games for the first time in 13 months, as Jacksonville's defense held the Bengals in check for a 23-7 win. To add insult to injury, Cincinnati's A.J. Green and Jacksonville's Jalen Ramsey got ejected for fighting late in the first half. More»
Cy Brown

Can Anybody Stop Man City?

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Manchester City in unbeaten holds an eight-point lead atop the English Premier League table. With City scoring seemingly at will, you have to start asking whether any club can challenge the Sky Blues for the Premier League title. More»
College Football

Trojans Top Arizona, Take Control of Pac-12 South

Ronald Jones II rushed for 194 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 17 Southern California overcame a big second-half rally led by Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate for a 49-35 victory over the 22nd-ranked Wildcats on Saturday night. More»
College Football

Huskies Dominate Ducks For Another Rivalry Win

A year after breaking a 12-game losing streak to Oregon, No. 12 Washington kept alive its hopes for a return to the College Football Playoff by thumping its rival to the south, 38-3. More»
Matt Brown

CFB Saturday Takeaways: Week 10

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In the first weekend after the selection committee's rankings were released, the Big Ten likely went from three College Football Playoff contenders to just one, Wisconsin, after Iowa blew out Ohio State and Penn State stumbled at Michigan State. More»
College Football

Horned Frogs Leap Past Longhorns

Kyle Hicks ran for two touchdowns and No. 8 TCU rebounded from its only loss, staying tied for the Big 12 lead and in contention for a playoff spot with a 24-7 victory over Texas on Saturday night. More»
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Undefeated UCF Continues Perfect Run

McKenzie Milton threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score, Adrian Killins Jr. rushed for two more touchdowns and No. 18 UCF stayed undefeated with a 31-24 victory over SMU on Saturday night. More»
College Football

Bama Win More Of The Same Vs. LSU

Jalen Hurts passed for a touchdown and ran for a score and No. 2 Alabama sweated out a bruising 24-10 victory over No. 19 LSU on Saturday night, its seventh straight in the SEC West rivalry. More»
Cy Brown

UFC 217: Georges St-Pierre is Back

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In his return to the octagon after 1,449 days away, Georges St-Pierre (26-2) choked Michael Bisping (30-8) unconscious in the third round of their middleweight title bout, one of three title changes in three title fights at UFC 217. More»
Matt Brown

ACC Coastal's Clear For Hurricanes

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For two months, Miami invited skepticism. That's going to start changing after Saturday night, when the No. 10 Hurricanes stayed undefeated with a 28-10 win over No. 13 Virginia Tech in which they made big plays on both sides of the ball. More»
College Football

Clemson Holds Off NC State To Take Division Lead

Tavien Feaster ran for an 89-yard touchdown to end the third quarter and K'Von Wallace picked off Ryan Finley on the final play to help No. 4 Clemson beat No. 20 North Carolina State 38-31 on Saturday in a huge game in the ACC title race. More»
David Ubben

Bedlam Lives Up To Name in OU Win

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No. 5 Oklahoma beat No. 11 Oklahoma State 62-52 in a win in Stillwater that featured plenty of weirdness, nearly 1,500 yards of total offense and yet another memorable performance in a big game from Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield. More»
Matt Brown

Lions Washed Out By Spartans' FG

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It took all afternoon and some of the evening because of a long weather delay, but Michigan State added to the Big Ten's playoff misery and vaulted into the conference title race with a 27-24 win over No. 7 Penn State on a last-second field goal. More»
College Football

WVU Deals Setback to Iowa State's Big 12 Dreams

Will Grier threw two touchdown passes, Justin Crawford broke out of a three-game slump with 102 yards rushing and West Virginia held on for a 20-16 victory over No. 15 Iowa State on Saturday. More»
College Football

Irish Offense Continues Hot Streak

Brandon Wimbush passed for a career-high 280 yards, ran for two touchdowns and shook off an injury as No. 3 Notre Dame won its seventh straight, beating Wake Forest 48-37 on Saturday. More»
College Football

Fromm Leads No. 1 Georgia Past Gamecocks

Freshman Jake Fromm proved he can throw -- and block a little, too -- as his two touchdown passes led No. 1 Georgia to a 24-10 win over South Carolina on Saturday. More»
Matt Brown

Bucks Stop Here: Iowa Routs OSU

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Everybody knew that a trip to Kinnick Stadium could be a trap for Ohio State, but nobody knew just how bad things could go. Iowa crushed the No. 6 Buckeyes 55-24, dealing a massive blow to their chances of a third playoff bid in four seasons. More»
College Football

Auburn Rolls On The Road At Texas A&M

Jarrett Stidham threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns as No. 14 Auburn pulled away in the second half and cruised to a 42-27 win over Texas A&M on Saturday. Kerryon Johnson added 145 yards rushing and a touchdown More»
College Football

Taylor, Badgers Pull Away To Stay Unbeaten

Jonathan Taylor rushed for 183 yards and one touchdown and Alec Ingold had three scores Saturday to help No. 9 Wisconsin pull away with a 45-17 victory at Indiana. More»
College Football

Bulldogs Escape UMass Upset Threat

Nick Fitzgerald ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 16 Mississippi State over UMass 34-23 on Saturday. The Bulldogs trailed 20-13 at halftime but scored two quick touchdowns in the third quarter and held on for the win. More»
Joe Sparacio

Fantasy Football Week 9: Start/Sit

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Everyone can always use a little extra fantasy football advice before Sunday kickoff, right? Let us help you determine your best lineup (or pick daily fantasy players) with a lot of teams -- including the Patriots and Steelers -- having their byes in Week 9. 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. From a huge Saturday in college football, including Oklahoma-Oklahoma State, to Week 9 in the NFL to the NBA and MLS, here's what to watch on Saturday and Sunday. More»
Kenneth Arthur

The NFL's most underrated players

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Heading into Sunday's slate, there are some surprising teams in strong contention for a playoff spot, and many clubs are in the mix thanks to contributions that people didn't see coming. Here are the most underrated players on each team. More»
Cy Brown

GSP Vs. Bisping: 4 Things to Know

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The UFC returns to Madison Square Garden for the second time in the promotion's history Saturday night for UFC 217. Here are four things you need to know to get you ready for the Michael Bisping vs. Georges St. Pierre main event title fight. More»
Will Leitch

7 Teams Chasing First World Series

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Now that the Houston Astros have won the World Series, the first in their history, there are only seven franchises that have never won a championship. Here's a look at the seven teams and their likelihood of winning one next. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Watson Out, Texans Left Scrambling

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In a year when the Houston Texans have already lost J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus to injury, the team got more bad news this week when Deshaun Watson suffered a torn ACL in practice. Where does the team go from here? More»
Matt Brown

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 10

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With the first College Football Playoff rankings revealed on Tuesday, the 2017 season is heading into a massive two-week stretch. There are seven games between ranked teams on Saturday, including Bedlam and two ACC showdowns. More»
NFL Injury News

Watson Done for the Season With Torn ACL

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson sustained a season-ending knee injury in practice on Thursday, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The rookie suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees and will go on the injured reserve. More»
BUF @ NYJ

Jets look to Upset surging Bills at home

Fresh off trading for wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, the surprising Buffalo Bills are looking for their fifth win in six games. Standing in their way, though, are the New York Jets, a team that beat them in the opening weekend of the season. More»
David Ubben

Campbell's Coup: Iowa State Arrives

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Iowa State has won four in a row -- including games vs. Oklahoma and TCU -- and showed up at No. 15 in the first College Football Playoff rankings, as it has rapidly changed its identity and reputation under second-year head coach Matt Campbell. More»
Will Leitch

NFL Confidence Pool: Week 9

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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 7th out of 123 competitors through three weeks -- see if you can do better. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Reasons for Optimism in LA

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When a team loses the World Series, the most important thing for them to do is turn the page. It might not feel like it at the moment, but the 2017 season for the Dodgers was an utter success. What's more is they have a lot of reasons for optimism in the future. More»
Alex Wong

Cav Nots: Cleveland Still Struggling

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Eight games into the regular season, the Cleveland Cavaliers are 3-5 and have lost four straight games. This isn't the first time LeBron's team has gone through tough times, but there are some worrying signs of permanence, especially on defense. More»
Mike Lupica

'Dream Come True': Houston Wins It All

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The Houston Astros won the first title in franchise history on Wednesday night: a Hollywood ending for an extraordinary, relentless team that never gave up. They also gave their city that had been through so much a reason to celebrate. More»
Matt Brown

Bama Making Blowouts Look Routine

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Alabama dominating most of its schedule is nothing new. We've seen it for a decade under Nick Saban. Still, its 2017 dominance has seemed more routine and almost mundane against a weak schedule. Will November increase the drama? More»
Will Leitch

Astro-nomical! Fan's Guide To Glory

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It is perfectly understandable if, on Thursday, an Astros fan would be still walking around in a daze, stunned, totally incapable of a coherent thought. The team just won its first World Series in franchise history. Soak it in. Enjoy it. Here's how. More»