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Will Leitch

MLB Teams' Reasons to be Thankful

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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»

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»

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»

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»

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»

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»

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»

Vikings slow down Rams, win sixth straight

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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»

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»

Stafford Helps Lions Tame Bears

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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

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»
Matt Brown

CFB Saturday Takeaways: Week 12

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»
Matt Brown

Badgers Solidify Status as Contender

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»
Cliff Corcoran

MLB Awards' Impact on Cooperstown

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

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»

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