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NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 7

Sports PhotoThe Patriots host the Steelers, who will be without Ben Roethlisberger, while the Eagles welcome Sam Bradford and the undefeated Vikings. The Cards and Seahawks face off in Arizona, and Brock Osweiler goes back to Denver. Complete Story

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Indians Reach World Series on Merritt

Sports PhotoWith only 11 MLB innings on his resume, Ryan Merritt pitched brilliantly, the Indians bullpen did the usual, and Andrew Miller was the series MVP as the Indians bumped the Blue Jays to one side to go to the World Series, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Bloody Hell — For Jays, Not Indians

Sports PhotoLosing Game 3 starter Trevor Bauer to bleeding through finger stitches from a drone accident just gave the Indians’ bullpen a chance to push the Blue Jays to the brink of an ALCS sweep. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 31

Sports PhotoKevin Harvick won the Hollywood Casinos 400 at Kansas to punch his ticket to the next round of the Chase For the Cup. Up next is Talladega, after which the field will be trimmed to eight remaining drivers. Complete Story

2016 NFL Week 6 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoThere’s a shakeup in this week’s rankings, with Dallas and Buffalo rising as Carolina plummets. SC’s Brad Oremland explains which Super Bowl team the Cowboys remind him of, plus: Hall of Fame nominees, the Green Bay offense, and Odell Beckham. Complete Story

The Playoff Race at the Midway Point

Sports PhotoSeven Saturdays have come and gone in the 2016 season, and seven more are yet to come before playoff teams are picked and bowls are finalized. SC’s Ross Lancaster looks at why the champions of the Big 12 and Pac-12 stand to be disappointed. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 6

Sports PhotoPhilip Rivers finds it super blows in San Diego, while the Panthers look to avoid deep “do do” at New Orleans. Odell Beckham is all the rage in NY, and Richard Sherman goes beast “ode” against ATL. Complete Story

“Let Me Wear This Uniform One More Day!”

Sports PhotoThe Red Sox couldn’t grant retiring David Ortiz that wish as the Indians swept their way to the American League Championship Series, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 30

Sports PhotoJimmie Johnson led 155 laps at Charlotte and won the Bank Of America 500, advancing to the next round of the Chase. Up next in the Chase For the Cup is Kansas. Check out SC’s power rankings! Complete Story

2016 NFL Week 5 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoDak Prescott is rolling, the Panthers are reeling, and Tom Brady returns. SC’s Brad Oremland marvels at Philip Rivers, doubts the Falcons, and writes a poem to the Chiefs. Plus: Pittsburgh dominance. Complete Story

Jays Sweep Rangers, Odorous Karma?

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman marvels that the Ranger who punched Jose Bautista to trigger a season-ending-series brawl in May committed the error that sent the Jays to the AL Championship Series in a sweep. Complete Story

Re-Assessing at the Break

Sports PhotoAt the halfway point of the college football campaign, bowl season starts to creep into our consciousness. But what still needs to be hashed out in the meantime? SC’s Jonathan Lowe takes a look ahead. Complete Story

The Running of the Indians’ Bulls

Sports PhotoCleveland Indians manager Terry Francona needed an early stopper in AL Division Series Game 1 — and he had no trouble finding him, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Dick Enberg’s Great Broadcasting Career

Sports PhotoVin Scully wasn’t the only announcer hanging it up last week — Dick Enberg, whose career also spanned decades, retired, as well. Enberg was everywhere on the airwaves nationally for over 20 years, capping a great and memorable career. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 5

Sports PhotoTom Brady returns from suspension, looking to “air out” his frustration on the Browns. The Broncos “D” faces the Falcons “O” for the “W,” and the Cowboys host the Bengals. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s predictions! Complete Story

Giants Send Mets Home Three Bucks Short

Sports PhotoThe wrong slider from Jeurys Familia to Conor Gillaspie (who?!?), Madison Bumgarner allowed to be his own closer (again?), and the National League wild card game sent the Giants to a division series date with the Cubs, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Showalter’s Vapor Lets Jays Have a Blast

Sports PhotoBuck Showalter didn’t send closer Zach Britton out in a stopper situation Tuesday night, and Toronto’s Edwin Encarnacion made him pay with the Orioles’ season. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 29

Sports PhotoMartin Truex, Jr. was dominant in winning the Citizen Soldier 400 at Dover, his second win of the Chase. Twelve drivers are still in the running for the Sprint Cup championship as the series heads to Charlotte. Complete Story