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College Football’s Surprise Storm

Sports PhotoAmidst the College Football Playoff race, one of the best stories of the year comes from a Power Five school in an unexpected place. SC’s Jean Neuberger takes a look at the surprising success of Iowa State. Complete Story

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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers Insist, “No, Cubs, No!”

Sports PhotoPatience at the plate, pitching superiority, and sub Kike Hernandez’s three Game 5 home runs put the Dodgers over the Cubs and en route the World Series at last. Complete Story

Hayward Breaks a Bone, Sports World Gets Weird

Sports PhotoAs SC’s Kevin Beane watches Gordon Hayward break his ankle — thought at first to be his leg — live, he ponders injuries in the sports world, our fans reactions to it, and whether the reactions are misguided. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 7

Sports PhotoThe Packers say “Hail Mary” as the Saints come to Lambeau Field, while the Jets visit Rick James Stadium in Miami. Denver’s “No Fly Zone” heads to San Diego’s “No Fan Zone,” and the Eagles host the ‘Skins. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 31

Sports PhotoBrad Keselowski survived a crash-filled day at Talladega to win the Alabama 500. Keselowski is through to the next round as the series heads to Kansas for an elimination race, says SC’s Jeffrey Boswell. Complete Story

ALCS Game 3: Unorthodox Smash Hit

Sports PhotoTodd Frazier’s awkward 3-run homer and Aaron Judge’s subsequent 3-run bomb en route a Yankee rout of the Astros smashed the ALCS pattern of good pitching beating good hitting, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

2017 NFL Week 6 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoWeek 6 was a mess of upsets, comebacks, and whatever that was in New Orleans. SC’s Brad Oremland checks the Deshaun Watson hype train, the Carolina ground game, and the state of the 49ers franchise — and that TD reversal from Jets/Pats. Complete Story

NLCS Game 2: Turner’s Gibson Not Music to Cubs

Sports PhotoJustin Turner’s walk-off 3-run homer to win Game 2 of the NLCS brought heroism to the postseason at last and exposed Cubs manager Joe Maddon as having an inner Buck Showalter, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Enough Beef For All

Sports PhotoYes. All of the new team compositions will make for an interesting watch during the NBA season. But SC’s Jonathan Lowe is looking forward to some hoops for reasons that go beyond the court, and the physical. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 6

Sports PhotoJoe Flacco schools Mitch Trubisky, while the Dolphins look to rehab their image against the Falcons. The Jets host the pats in a key AFC East battle, and Tom Price introduces Denver’s “No Fly Zone” on Monday night. Complete Story

NLDS: Strasburg Breaks Mold, Saves Nats

Sports PhotoPumped full of medication after changing-weather mold gave him flu-like symptoms, Stephen Strasburg stepped up as a big-game pitcher in NLDS Game 4. Complete Story

NLDS: The Dodgers Sweep the Snakes

Sports PhotoHall of Famer Sandy Koufax thinks his old club will be in this year’s World Series. SC’s Jeff Kallman says sweeping Arizona was only step one for the Dodgers. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 30

Sports PhotoMartin Truex, Jr. took charge late at Charlotte and went on to win the Bank of America 500. Chase Elliott finished second as the Monster Energy Cup series heads to Talladega’s unpredictable superspeedway. Complete Story

2017 NFL Week 5 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoThe Eagles and Bengals are coming together, the Raiders and Giants are floundering, and no one can beat the Chiefs. SC’s Brad Oremland evaluates Ben Roethlisberger’s future, Jay Cutler’s present, and Deshaun Watson’s hype. Complete Story

ALDS: Belief Isn’t Enough, Except to Astros

Sports PhotoThe Houston Astros didn’t let a Game 3 loss to the Boston Red Sox stop them from pushing their way to the ALCS in Game 4 Monday, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

A Not-So Bird’s Eye View

Sports PhotoIt’s no secret; Philadelphia loves their sports teams. However, the City of Brotherly Love has also developed a reputation for their fans being reckless, bitter, and often downright destructive. SC’s Robert Campbell argues, though, that maybe there is more to Philly fans than meets the eye. Complete Story

Slant Pattern’s Take on #TakeAKnee

Sports PhotoIn this week’s edition of the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane takes on the NFL protests. He stands behind the players, wishes to see them keep protesting, and hopes NBA players follow their lead. Complete Story

Big Little Kid on Astros’ Block

Sports PhotoDiminutive Houston Astros second baseman and MVP candidate Jose Altuve swung a three-homer bat, leading the Astros over the Red Sox to open their AL division series, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

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