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Cliff Corcoran

Breaking Down the MVP Award Races

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It's never too early to check in on the MVP Award races in baseball. I'll take a look at where things stand right now in each league, with the NL looking like an especially crowded field this year. More»
Will Leitch

MLB may make 100-win history

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Here's something not a lot of people are talking about in MLB right now: There is a non-zero chance that, for the first time ever, we will have four 100-win teams. What does that mean as we head into October? More»
Will Leitch

NFL Confidence Pool: Week 3

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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 15th out of 123 competitors through two weeks -- see if you can do better in Week 3! More»
Matt Brown

50 Best College Football Stadiums

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In pro sports, there's always a race to create the most modern stadium. In college football, renovations are common, but the sport still features a long list of iconic, historic venues. We ranked the 50 best college football home fields. More»
Joe Sparacio

Remembering The Bronx Bull

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Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion and inspiration for the 1980 movie "Raging Bull," died at the age of 95 on Wednesday. He was born a fighter and lived his life as a fighter, but left behind a messy legacy. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Baseball's Second-half All-Stars

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The Midsummer Classic takes place in July to recognize the MLB players that performed the best in the season's first half. But what about all the guys that got hot down the stretch? We've got them covered right here. More»
Mike Lupica

Astros On Mission, Bringing Joy

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The Astros didn't change what Harvey did to Houston, but they did what sports can sometimes do at times like this, in places like this: They produced some normalcy for a few hours a day and made people cheer. Now, it's time for October. More»
Terence Moore

Clemson Tigers Still Burning Bright

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Now that No. 2-ranked Clemson keeps defending its championship by prospering in college football with no end in sight, we have to wonder what the recipe of success is. Says coach Dabo Swinney, "It's about being the best version of you." More»
Matt Brown

Georgia Needs To Win The SEC East

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Florida's win over Tennessee provided a thrilling finish, but the rest of the game left a lot to be desired, a familiar feeling in the SEC East. As expected in the offseason, the first three weeks have reinforced the notion that Georgia needs to step up and take advantage. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Milwaukee's Hopes Still Brewin'

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With just 11 games left in their season, the Brewers trail the Cubs by four games in the loss column atop the NL Central and are one game behind the Rockies for the second Wild Card spot. The formula is pretty simple: Just keep winning. More»
Joe Sparacio

KD Honest About Twitter Mistake

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Kevin Durant is known for his love for responding to trolls and chiming in on basketball debates on Twitter, but he may have taken it too far by criticizing his former organization in Oklahoma City using a different account. Today, he addressed the issue with sincerity. More»
SoE Staff

Greatest Athlete on Earth: Sept. 13-19

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This week, we saw a record-breaking day for Tom Brady, a 22-game win streak on the diamond and an offensive lineman play his 10,000th straight snap. That's not to mention a cyclist who shattered his own world record. More»
Andrea Hangst

Turmoil in Cincy: Dalton on Hot Seat?

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With the Bengals 0-2 and without a single offensive touchdown on the season, fans and ownership are restless. Now, QB Andy Dalton may find himself on the hot seat after posting career lows in completions percentage and passing yards through two weeks. More»
Will Leitch

4 Ways to Get LA To Embrace the NFL

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Yes, it seems like most people are upset about the Rams and Chargers' relocation to Los Angeles. It doesn't have to be this way forever, though! Here are some steps that the franchises can take to begin to make their new city an actual home. 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 September 12-18. More»
Matt Brown

Big Ten Blues: When The MAC Attacks

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On Saturday, Nebraska hit one of its worst lows: a loss to Northern Illinois, a member of the MAC. The Cornhuskers are relatively new to the Big Ten, but now they have experienced the type of loss that the conference's teams have always been desperate to avoid. More»
DET @ NYG

Lions Maul G-Men, Even With OBJ Back

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Matthew Stafford threw for two touchdowns, rookie Jamal Agnew broke the game open with an 88-yard punt return in the fourth quarter and the Detroit Lions beat the New York Giants 24-10 at MetLife Stadium on Monday Night Football with Odell Beckham Jr. active. More»
Alex Wong

Durant's Trash Talk Twitter Mystery

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After winning his first title this spring with the Warriors, Kevin Durant has spent the entire offseason clapping back at his haters online. Usually, he's pretty slick about it. But on Sunday, a Twitter user noticed something unusual. More»
Ross Tucker

Ode to the Endurance of Joe Thomas

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Joe Thomas played his 10,000th consecutive snap on Sunday, something unheard of in the NFL. In fact, Cleveland's veteran left tackle hasn't missed a single snap in his 11-year career. That, in all ways, is truly remarkable. More»
The Fans

NFL Fanalysis: Week 2 Reactions

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What do some of the most passionate NFL fans around the league have to say about their teams after Week 2? We asked. They answered. More»
Will Leitch

For Bolts, LA Is No Place Like Home

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The NFL had a unique opportunity to celebrate the arrival of the Chargers in Los Angeles. Instead the team and the league missed the mark, from the logo to the fanfare. The small-stadium atmosphere in Carson may instead go to waste. More»
Cy Brown

Best Moments from Bobby 'The Brain'

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The pro wrestling world is in mourning following the death of Bobby "The Brain" Heenan Sunday. Heenan was one of pro wrestling's all-time great personalities as both a manager and a commentator. Here are five of his greatest hits. More»
Cy Brown

Beast Mode Dancing Fires Up Jets

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With a Raiders blowout of the Jets well in hand Sunday, Marshawn Lynch broke out some dance moves on the sideline and had everyone in Oakland Coliseum grooving with him. Well, everyone but a few embarrassed Jets players. More»
Michael Tunison

AFR: Dak Gets Flak For Dallas Loss

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All it took was one subpar showing from the Cowboys offense for the doubters to come out. The surprising thing is that those doubts were so readily stoked by head coach Jason Garrett, who called out his QB after Sunday's loss to the Broncos. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Bird Word: NFC Goes Through Atlanta

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it's too early to crown the Falcons as conference champions, and a Super Bowl loser hasn't returned the following year since the Buffalo Bills in 1993, but Atlanta still looks strong through two weeks. Which NFC team could stop them first, and how? More»
Anthony Castrovince

Cubs Look Champed Up Again

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Five things have gotten our attention this week around baseball, including the Cubs' resurgence down the stretch, an ace returning to the bullpen in Boston, a new face in center field for the Tribe and Bryce Harper's health. More»
Matt Brown

Bulldogs Demanding Respect in SEC

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History says that LSU is supposed to dominate Mississippi State, but the Bulldogs turned the tables on the Tigers on Saturday, insisting that they be taken seriously in the SEC race. MSU headlines everything we learned from a busy Week 3. More»
DAL @ DEN

Broncos buck Cowboys After lightning delay

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After an hour-long weather delay, C.J. Anderson ran for over 100 yards and Von Miller tallied two sacks as the Broncos dismantled the Cowboys,42-17. A lot seemed to go wrong for Dallas, as Ezekiel Elliott failed to reach positive yardage on the ground. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Two-Win Teams: Real or Fake News?

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Not all perfect starts are equal in football, and we are here to parse out the contenders from the pretenders in what's been a strange NFL season so far. Let's examine which 2-0 records are lucky and which actually signify more success to come. More»
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Cousins' late drive puts rams to pasture

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Kirk Cousins led a late Redskins comeback, connecting with Ryan Grant to go ahead by a score with under two minutes to play vs. the Rams. Washington would hang on to defeat Los Angeles, 27-20, after Mason Foster intercepted Jared Goff with 1:37 left in the game. More»
SF @ SEA

Wilson, Hawks Claw Out Win Over Niners

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Russell Wilson used his feet to evade a pass rush and fired a dart to Paul Richardson for Seahawks' first-and-only touchdown in a defensive win vs. the 49ers. The teams combined for 21 total points, as Seattle escaped with an ugly 12-9 victory. More»
MIA @ LAC

Fins Sink Chargers' Hollywood debut

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Kicker Cody Parker was the star of the show in Miami's 19-17 win over the L.A. Chargers, drilling his fourth field goal of the day to put his team ahead with under 2:00 minutes left. The Chargers' final rally came up just short, spoiling the team's home opener in a new city. More»
NYJ @ OAK

Raiders leave Jets in dust with 45-20 victory

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Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes and Marshawn Lynch scored a TD in his first game at home in Oakland, as the Raiders blew out the Jets, 45-20. Michael Crabtree scored twice against the Jets' secondary, as the teams' talent disparity showed. More»
NE @ NO

Pats More Like It: Brady, NE Top Saints

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Tom Brady looked to be in peak form vs. New Orleans, joining Warren Moon as the only QBs age 40 or older to throw for over 400 yards and three TDs in a game. Drew Brees totaled 356 yards with two touchdowns himself, but the Saints still lost, 36-20, at home. More»

Kelce Keeps KC Hot, Eagles Grounded

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Rookie running back Kareem Hunt scored two touchdowns and tight end Travis Kelce caught a go-ahead score as the Chiefs held off the Eagles, 27-20. Carson Wentz made the game close for Philadelphia, finishing with 333 yards and two TDs through the air. More»

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