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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:48:05 EST
Oklahoma's Big 12 title hopes are already dimming in January
  Trae Young and the Sooners are an amazing story, but Tuesday's loss showed why they are still a notch below Kansas, Texas Tech and West Virginia.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:48:19 EST
Pierce: Guilt behind Celtics' try at sharing night
  Paul Pierce will be the lone former Celtic honored when his jersey is retired on Feb. 11, and he says the only reason Isaiah Thomas nearly got a tribute of his own on that night is due to the franchise's guilt over trading Thomas to Cleveland.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:36:48 EST
Police: WSU QB Hilinski dies in apparent suicide
  Police said Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski was found dead of an apparent suicide Tuesday in an apartment in Pullman.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:37:00 EST
Sources: NBA probe focuses on Ariza as inciter
  Trevor Ariza has become the focus of the NBA's investigation into the Rockets' postgame charge into the Clippers' locker room Monday night, while Chris Paul and James Harden are increasingly described as working to slow Ariza's anger, sources told ESPN.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:22:11 EST
Thankful Bengals fans give to Bortles charity
  Bengals fans are thanking Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles for beating Pittsburgh by donating to his foundation.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:59:24 EST
Bjelica following fight with Afflalo: 'He was wild'
  Minnesota's Nemanja Bjelica says he doesn't know "what's wrong with" Orlando's Arron Afflalo after the two were ejected following a second-quarter fight.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:05:57 EST
Agent: Yelich relationship with Marlins 'broken'
  Agent Joe Longo advocated Tuesday for the Marlins to trade Christian Yelich, saying the oufielder's relationship with the team has "soured" and is "irretrievably broken."

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:23:20 EST
Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar surrounded by enablers as he abused athletes
  Understanding how Dr. Larry Nassar gained unfettered access to sexually assault young female athletes -- despite repeated warning signs -- means confronting an uncomfortable truth: He didn't gain that access alone.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:21:33 EST
Raisman: USA Gymnastics told me to be quiet
  Two-time national team captain Aly Raisman says she felt USA Gymnastics "threatened" her to be quiet when she first accused Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:40:51 EST
Seven events that led to a Case Keenum-Nick Foles NFC title game
  The Eagles-Vikings contest features an unlikely starting quarterback matchup, one made possible, thanks in large part, to injuries and the 2016 draft.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:38:52 EST
Win away from Super Bowl, moving past Minneapolis Miracle isn't difficult for Vikings
  As amazing as the Vikings' win over the Saints was, Mike Zimmer and Minnesota are moving on and have shifted their focus to Philadelphia.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:28:15 EST
Patriots' Dion Lewis hits stride after major injuries and 985-day hiatus
  Through his hard work, Dion Lewis has become the Patriots' top rusher despite having to overcome several serious injuries and questions about his size.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:35:55 EST
LIVE: Wozniacki looking to continue strong form
  Rafael Nadal swept aside Leonardo Mayer to reach the third round, while Nick Kyrgios is up against Viktor Troicki. Earlier, both Caroline Wozniacki and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pulled off incredible comebacks to book their places in the third round.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:44:50 EST
Why Wozniacki is at peace on the tennis court
  Happy life, happy tennis player. Just ask Caroline Wozniacki, who is in a good spot both on and off the court.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:07:36 EST
Kyrie after loss to Pels: Celtics can't come back every game
  The Celtics have made a habit of winning after digging out of double-digit holes, but they couldn't finish the job against Anthony Davis and the Pelicans.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:40:48 EST
Lou Williams has been Stephen Curry-like of late for Clippers
  Williams has gone from sixth man to starter and has performed at an extraordinary level.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:50:33 EST
From UFC champ to fireman: Stipe Miocic's life outside the Octagon
  Stipe Miocic is considered the "baddest man on the planet" as the UFC's heavyweight champion. He also helps save lives -- and cleans toilets -- as a member of the Valley View Fire Department.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:37:11 EST
College basketball's dream matchups
  The 50th anniversary of the "Game of the Century" got us daydreaming about fantasy matchups. Back then, it was Lew Alcindor vs. Elvin Hayes. Imagine Ayton vs. Bagley, Young vs. Sexton and more.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:25:32 EST
Kansas, Duke show why it's hard to beat the king
  Kansas and Duke might not be in Final Four form, but Monday's comeback victories showed that they are significant factors in their conference races.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:50:08 EST
Sources: Rockets push into Clips' locker room
  Houston's James Harden, Chris Paul, Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green pushed into the LA Clippers' locker room Monday night looking to confront Austin Rivers after the Rockets' loss, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:22:49 EST
How Cavs, Spurs handled trade demands by stars is worlds apart
  Both Kyrie Irving and LaMarcus Aldridge asked out this past summer. How Cleveland and San Antonio responded is revealing of the franchises.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:18:44 EST
Player rankings: Anthony Davis just had the best week of his career
  Chris Paul, Lou Williams and The Brow lead the way in our weekly rankings.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:43:59 EST
Donovan's rock star welcome at León
  "I know what I'm like and I'm not going to come here and not be successful." Landon Donovan showed he was serious about returning to soccer with Leon.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:44:35 EST
Why León will be let down by 'Captain America'
  The club is spending a fortune to sign Landon Donovan, but if recent history is anything to go by, the Liga MX side won't get its money's worth.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:12:55 EST
Is pressing the key to beating Man City?
  In recent weeks, teams have found success against Man City by pressing them high up the pitch. It's the best way to beat them but few are capable.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:55:59 EST
The best and worst NFL free-agent signings of 2017
  The Vikings signed a backup quarterback in an under-the-radar deal last March. Now that QB has them one game from the Super Bowl. Here are the deals that exceeded, met or fell short of expectations -- good and bad.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:15:41 EST
MVP, rookie of the year and other award winners in each NFL division
  Some choices were obvious, others might be controversial. See who our NFL Nation reporters chose for offensive and defensive MVPs, coach and rookie of the year in each division.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:15:47 EST
How rookies ranked in 'Madden NFL 18:' Kamara, Saints lead the way
  Alvin Kamara surpassed expectations, substantially elevating his rating to finish among the top of his class. Here are the top 10 rookies in the game.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:36:06 EST
Fans may never forgive Pirates for trading Andrew McCutchen
  The Bucs didn't bring a parade to Pittsburgh. Now without their franchise star, expect empty seats at PNC Park this summer -- and for years to come.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:41:01 EST
Old, bold and unwilling to fold: Can the Giants make one last run with McCutchen?
  Time is running out for the Giants' veterans, but adding Andrew McCutchen means the fading champs are making a desperate bid to keep up with the National League's elite teams.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:25:35 EST
Winners and losers from NFL draft early entries
  With potential first-round defensive linemen Christian Wilkins and Clelin Ferrell returning to school, Clemson is the clear winner of the early entry period. How did other contenders fare?

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:56:40 EST
Bad money: The worst contract investments on all 30 teams
  Wondering why your squad's front office isn't making a splash this offseason? It might be because they're stuck paying these guys instead.

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:29:52 EST
Should there be a 'good guy' exception for NHL suspensions?
  After Ducks center Andrew Cogliano was suspended, snapping his streak of 830 consecutive games played, former NHL tough guy Tie Domi tweeted that the league should have considered Cogliano's streak -- and respect among his peers -- in meting out justice.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:16:00 EST
Regrading every NHL team's offseason
  We weren't sure what to make of Tampa Bay's summer moves during the preseason. Now? It looks like another brilliant set of transactions by GM Steve Yzerman, Julien BriseBois & Co. Here's how every team's offseason acquisitions look now.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:49:09 EST
New year, new beginnings for Stenhouse
  The 30-year-old driver enters 2018 coming off his best Cup season, a breakup with Danica Patrick and a desire to get back to some dirt racing.

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