Zeke on Dallas loss: ‘I’m sorry; this one is on me’

Ezekiel Elliott’s fumbles on back-to-back drives for Dallas in the first and second quarters changed Monday night’s 38-10 loss to the Cardinals. Afterward, Elliott didn’t make excuses.
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Top 10 best free agents still available: Where will Mike Hoffman, others sign?

Who is still remaining on free agency? We rank the best players available on the open market.
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Dodgers-Rays World Series matches up baseball’s best in 2020

Even with an extra round of playoffs, the teams with the best record in each league are the last two standing.
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What the Chiefs need from new running back Le’Veon Bell

Bell provides the Chiefs with a better option along the goal line and in short yardage and gives them depth, which they’ve proved is needed before.
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Winners and losers of 2020 NHL free agency: Sabres come out on top

The Sabres and Alex Pietrangelo won big during free agency, but middle-class forwards and the Bruins didn’t exactly get what they wanted.
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Quiet playcalls, eating alone and more trash-talking: Here’s what NFL game day feels like in 2020

NFL Nation asked players and coaches to describe the differences they’ve experienced on game day, from travel to the crowd noise to the huddle during an unprecedented season.
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Live NHL free-agency tracker: Latest signings, analysis and buzz

The free-agency frenzy is taking place in October this year. Find out where the top players are headed, and what our experts think of all the big deals.
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Source: Bengals expect RB Mixon to face Ravens

Bengals running back Joe Mixon, who had two rushing touchdowns and a touchdown reception in Week 4, is expected to face the Ravens on Sunday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Mixon is listed as questionable because of a shin injury.
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How an up-and-down SEC will shape the College Football Playoff

Aside from Georgia, defense in the SEC was nonexistent Saturday, leaving the door open for the ACC and soon the Big Ten to state their cases for a final four spot.
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Grades for every big NHL free-agent signing: What Krug can do for the Blues

We offer our take on the players’ fits with their new teams, the terms of each deal and and overall grade for each new contract.
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Butler drained after win: ‘Left it all out on floor’

Heat star Jimmy Butler said he had “nothing” left in the tank after posting 35 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in a 111-108 win over the Lakers to force a Game 6.
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Your guide to every Week 5 game, with predictions and fantasy tips

What to watch for in every game. Bold predictions. Fantasy advice. Key stats. And, of course, score predictions.
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LeBron on Green’s open miss: ‘You live with that’

LeBron James stood by his decision to pass to a wide-open Danny Green in the final seconds Friday instead of taking the shot himself, saying, “I trusted him, we trusted him, and it just didn’t go.”
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AD shines in Finals debut but ‘job is not done’

In his NBA Finals debut, the Lakers’ Anthony Davis scored 34 points and added 9 rebounds and 3 blocks in a 116-98 win against the Heat.
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AD’s dominant Finals debut, Heat injuries and big takeaways from Game 1

The Lakers blew out the injury-riddled Heat in Game 1. Here’s what it means for the rest of the series.
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How the Lightning learned to be Stanley Cup champions

Tampa Bay’s journey from 2015 to 2020 was fashioned out of bitter defeats, humiliating moments and fateful decisions, gaining wisdom from each.
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Steve Ballmer was too used to winning to keep things the same

After a disappointing postseason exit, the LA Clippers’ separation from Doc Rivers signals that there is no more time to waste for an organization looking to validate itself as a contender.
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Ravens QB Jackson calls Chiefs ‘our kryptonite’

Once again, Lamar Jackson and the Ravens stumbled against the Chiefs in a 34-20 loss on Monday Night Football, prompting Jackson to label the reigning Super Bowl champs “our kryptonite.”
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Lamar Jackson isn’t in Patrick Mahomes’ league yet

In a matchup of megastar QBs, Mahomes proved that he is playing a different game than everybody else.
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Stanley Cup Final Game 5 takeaways: What went right for the Stars in epic victory

The Stars stay alive with a double-overtime victory, as Corey Perry notches the winning goal. On to Game 6!
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Adebayo redeemed as Heat advance to Finals

The Miami Heat advanced to the NBA Finals with more signature performances from Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, beating the Celtics in Game 6 to take the East finals.
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NFL Week 3 takeaways: Bills survive, but the Falcons collapse — again

The Bills outlasted the Rams in Buffalo, but the Falcons dropped another multiscore lead, this time to the 3-0 Bears. Here’s what to know from Week 3.
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NBA Finals: Storylines and stats that matter ahead of Lakers-Heat

The Lakers and Heat are set for an unprecedented Finals matchup in the bubble. Our NBA experts break down what to expect.
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Celtics ‘relax’ after flat half, stave off elimination

The Celtics exploded for 41 points in the third quarter to take control of Friday’s Game 5, which they won 121-108 to force a Game 6 on Sunday.
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Guide to every Week 3 NFL game: Picks, matchup nuggets, more

What to watch for in every game. Bold predictions. Fantasy advice. Key stats to know. And, of course, score predictions. It’s all here for Week 3.
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The Celtics stopped sleepwalking in Game 5

Brad Stevens told his team that for the first time in several games, they were playing Celtics basketball.
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Week 3 NFL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus early fantasy finds for each team

Dion Lewis could be getting big work soon, Cam Newton seems like a QB1 again and Jonnu Smith is turning into a favorite option for the Titans.
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Jokic’s beloved Serbian coach always knew the big man was destined for greatness

Nikola Jokic’s ability to tear up defenses with his offensive prowess is nothing new to his old coach.
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Stanley Cup Final Game 2 takeaways: How the Lightning held off a late Stars rally

Hint: The win had something to do with their goaltender. Here are the top things to know as the series is knotted heading into Game 3.
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Brees: Job is to direct Saints, not rack up air yards

After a 34-24 loss to the Raiders on Monday Night Football, Saints quarterback Drew Brees laughed off questions about the growing narrative that he is showing signs of decline, noting, “My job is to execute the offense … not to have the most air yards.”
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MJ, Hamlin to field car with Bubba Wallace driving

Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan are teaming up to field a car for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, with Bubba Wallace driving.
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Predictions, stats and schedule for the Stanley Cup Final

The matchup for the Stanley Cup Final is set. Here are our early predictions, along with stats for the matchup and the schedule.
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Celtics downplay locker room angst after loss

Celtics guard Marcus Smart could be heard yelling at his teammates in the locker room following Thursday night’s loss to the Heat, according to ESPN’s Malika Andrews. After the game, players and coach Brad Stevens tried to downplay the situation.
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Baker Mayfield again uses Thursday night game to break through

Mayfield’s NFL career began on a Thursday night. It might have just been revitalized on another one.
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More Bam and a third-quarter blitz: How Miami got within two wins of the NBA Finals

The Heat rallied from 17 points down to take a 2-0 series lead. Our experts break down Miami’s latest statement.
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What to watch for in Episode 2 of ‘Quest for the Cup’

Go inside three Game 7s in the NHL playoff bubbles and experience life on and off the ice at the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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Why are the Nuggets handling this pressure better than the title favorites?

Denver is proving it’s more than “a good story,” while LA is still searching for answers.
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Social media has fun roasting Browns’ Week 1 loss

The Browns did Browns things on Sunday. By that, it means they lost and had some embarrassing moments.
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NFL Week 1 takeaways: Concern for Bucs, Niners?

The stars shone brightly in a surreal, (mostly) fanless atmosphere around the NFL. But a few NFC favorites struggled. Here’s what to know from Week 1.
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How the Islanders are embracing their ultimate underdog status

From the GM to the coach to the players to one of the team’s most famous fans, there’s an “us against the world” ethos that permeates this playoff run.
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Smart delivers ‘unreal’ block to help seal Game 7

Marcus Smart wasn’t going to make the same mistake twice, and it paid off for the Boston Celtics on Friday night when Smart blocked a shot by Toronto’s Norman Powell late in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series.
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Why this next chapter of Heat-Celtics won’t let us down

The Heat-Celtics rivalry has plenty of history. Our NBA experts break down what comes next in the Eastern Conference finals.
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Sources: House’s activity in Rockets hotel probed

Rockets forward Danuel House Jr.’s status for the remainder of the Western Conference semifinals is in jeopardy as the NBA probes a potential violation of campus protocol, sources told ESPN.
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Barnwell: The case for all 32 NFL teams to win the Super Bowl, from the Jags to Chiefs

Let’s find a plausible scenario in which each and every team could win a championship. It’s not as easy as it sounds.
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After being counted out again, the Raptors are headed to Game 7

A gutty double-overtime Game 6 victory has the defending champions one win away from defying the odds.
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Sources: Steelers, Heyward finalizing extension

The Steelers are finalizing a four-year extension with Cameron Heyward that will pay him $ 65.6 million in new money.
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Djokovic’s image takes another hit after US Open default

Novak Djokovic arrived in New York hoping to revive his reputation. Instead, he left the US Open with a default.
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Vegas solves Canucks’ hot goalie to win Game 7

The Golden Knights overcame their postseason baggage and one of the hottest goaltenders in the playoffs to win Game 7 against Vancouver on Friday night, advancing to the Western Conference finals against the Dallas Stars.
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Forgot to do your draft homework? Here’s your fantasy football crash course

Fantasy football hasn’t been a priority for everyone this summer the way it has been in the past. So if you have a draft coming up and feel unprepared, we have the latest news to get you ready.
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The Rockets are winning by playing against expectations: with defense

The theory that Houston is at a disadvantage against the Lakers due to size needs to be reconsidered after Game 1.
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DeBoer on blown lead: ‘No place for frustration’

With the Knights’ 3-1 series lead gone and a Game 7 looming against the Canucks, Vegas coach Peter DeBoer says his team must “reset” following Thursday’s 4-0 loss.
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Dak, Cam, Gronk … Mr. Unlimited? Barnwell’s 40 people who will define 2020

Old faces in new places. Rookies who will play early. Players on the brink of a breakout. Get ready for an unprecedented football season.
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Keys to the offseason for every eliminated NHL team

We explore what went wrong for NHL teams that are looking to the offseason, identify moves they should make and forecast their 2020-21 outlooks.
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Barnwell ranks Achilles’ heels for 20 NFL contenders: Bills’ QB, Pats’ RT, more

Every team has a weakness, even the Super Bowl favorite. A few should worry more than others — including the Bills.
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CP3 elevates in clutch to help OKC force Game 7

Chris Paul answered the bell once again for the Thunder, scoring eight of the team’s final 12 points.
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Marc-Andre Fleury deserved better than this

Replacing him as Vegas’ No. 1 goalie was decisive, but controversial. Was it the right call, and did the Knights handle it the right way?
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Blake Sr.: Bucks’ call ‘touched me so deeply’

Jacob Blake Sr. told ESPN that five minutes after the Bucks walked off the court Wednesday in protest of the police shooting of his son, 29-year-old Jacob Blake, “they were on the phone with me. It touched me so deeply that I shed tears over the phone.”
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Stock watch for all 24 NHL postseason teams

Who has raised his profile this summer? Who has fallen down a notch or two? Here are the players, coaches and others who fall into each camp around the league.
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It took 13 months, but the Clippers finally got their first real test

LA’s blowout of Dallas was a stark reminder of how good this team believed it could be more than a year ago.
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NFL Power Rankings: Our preseason 1-32 poll, plus picks for who’s under pressure

Dee Ford needs to live up to his contract. Dan Quinn has to get some wins. Baker Mayfield is under the microscope. Who else is on the hot seat?
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No-hitter proof Lucas Giolito is an ace you don’t want to face in October

Having come a long way from his struggles, the White Sox’s young ace spun the best no-no in team history.
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NHL Playoffs Today: Let the conference semifinals begin!

After the Flyers and Canucks closed things out Friday, we’re on to the second round — which starts Saturday night. Get caught up on all of it here.
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LeBron, with AD’s help, hits No. 2 in playoff wins

LeBron James passed Tim Duncan for second on the all-time playoff wins list on Saturday, when he and Anthony Davis combined to lead the Lakers past the Blazers in Game 3.
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Learning piano, reading and ‘re-tooling my body’: Inside opt-out season of Vikings’ Michael Pierce

An asthmatic who had a scary bout with pneumonia, Pierce opted to stay away. Now he’s focusing on trying to “be better” and learning a new skill.
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It appears that LeBron James will indeed assert himself in this postseason

After scoring 38 points in Game 3, LeBron made it clear that he’ll be a problem for opponents this summer.
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How the events of 2020 have changed the Washington Football Team

With news that coach Ron Rivera has cancer, Washington continues to experience a series of changes and events that are shaping the franchise.
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Are the Lakers and Bucks in trouble after Game 1?

From Milwaukee’s shocking loss versus Orlando to Portland’s impressive Game 1 win, we ask our writers what to expect after the series openers.
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What it’s like to run the NHL playoff soundboard

There are no fans in the arenas. Instead, someone is hitting lots of buttons to simulate the sound of a crowd in the building. Here’s how that works.
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NBA campus intel: Rivals get set to meet in the first round of the playoffs

One of the NBA’s oldest rivalries will be renewed when the playoffs begin on Monday.
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Cowboys’ Jones not sharing 2020 anthem policy

After talking to a number of people, including President Donald Trump, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones did not say what his team’s national anthem policy would be in 2020, saying, “We’re going to show grace.”
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NBA bubble awards: Our experts pick the MVP, best play and top rookie

Seeding games didn’t count toward the NBA’s official season-long awards, so we’re handing out (virtual) trophies to the bubble’s biggest stars.
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Sports world reacts to Lightning-Blue Jackets five-OT thriller

Here are the best social media reactions to the fifth game in NHL playoff history to go to a fifth overtime.
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How the Blazers, Grizzlies, Spurs and Suns make the West play-in

The eighth and ninth seeds in the Western Conference will be decided Thursday. Here is how Portland, Memphis, Phoenix and San Antonio make the play-in.
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What a spring college football season could — and should — look like

The logistics of spring college football can work … if conferences show the foresight and cooperation they’ve lacked over the five months since the coronavirus pandemic altered the sports calendar.
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NHL Playoffs Daily: Win or go home for Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets

Sunday’s slate of postseason action includes a pivotal Game 5, along with seeding matchups in the West and East round robins.
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Eight games that will swing the NBA playoff race this week

To get you ready for this stretch run, our NBA experts highlight the eight games that will decide the playoff picture.
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Colts’ Darius Leonard can’t ignore his critics, and he’s the biggest one

Darius Leonard already has accomplished a lot in two NFL seasons. But he doesn’t pay as much attention to the praise as he does the criticism.
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The silent shot heard round the world: How one swing changed Collin Morikawa’s life

In normal times, the tee shot Morikawa hit on the 16th hole would have resulted in deafening cheers.
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Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily: The NHL postseason begins!

The most unique tournament in NHL playoff history begins Saturday. Here’s what to watch for on Day 1 of “All Day Hockey.”
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Live NBA bubble updates: Embiid, Milton clash as Sixers struggle vs. Pacers

Welcome to NBA games in August, where T.J. Warren is unstoppable and the Sixers find new ways to scuffle.
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Best of Saturday at NFL training camps: Jimmy Garoppolo shows love for Kittle; DeAndre Hopkins dons new uniform

Hopkins, Philip Rivers and Stefon Diggs were among the stars sporting new uniforms Saturday. Check out the top photos, videos, quotes and notes from the NFL.
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Pacers’ Warren drops 53 to blow past career high

T.J. Warren scored a career-high 53 points in the Pacers’ first game of the NBA restart to carry Indiana to a 127-121 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
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‘March Madness, but for hockey’: The lapsed fan’s guide to the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs

The NHL returns on Saturday. Get caught up on everything you missed (or forgot), and learn how the league is bringing us live hockey for 12 hours at a time.
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Could NFL players wear masks on the field during the season?

Can the NFL find a way for players to wear masks during play? Plus, a look at huddles, roster turnover and opt-outs as the NFL plans for the 2020 season during a pandemic.
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2020 NHL postseason: Picks for qualification round, Stanley Cup

The puck drops on the 2020 postseason on Saturday. We gathered our panel of insiders to make their picks on all the series.
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Everything to know about the NBA’s 22-team restart at Walt Disney World

Get ready for the NBA’s return with the biggest questions, stats and storylines to know for every team in Orlando.
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Best of Wednesday at NFL training camps: Rookies (and Tom Brady) take the field

A few quarterbacks and rookies worked out on the field, and other teams showed off the strangeness of this year’s preseason.
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NBA Continuity Rankings: Which teams hold the edge in the bubble?

Teams are adapting to the bubble. Those who don’t have to adjust between the lines could have a distinct advantage.
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NHL return-to-play update: Game schedule, injury news, lingering ‘bubble’ questions

The NHL resumes play on Saturday! Get caught up on all the ins and outs of the return-to-play format and life in the hub city “bubbles.”
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The very best of the NBA’s bubble activities

After three weeks, players seem to have adjusted to bubble life and are making the most of everything available to them on the NBA’s campus.
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Vegas sports royalty welcomes the Raiders with open arms

The Silver & Black and Sin City seem like an ideal match, as Vegas sports icons past and present are ecstatic about having the Raiders.
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Playing games during a pandemic leaves us with an uneasy feeling

After a wonderful opening weekend, baseball got hit with a sobering dose of reality that has us questioning the whole endeavor.
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How Seattle’s NHL team became the Kraken

When was the name decided upon? Who came up with the color scheme? What about the logo? Here’s the full story on the NHL’s newest club.
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QB Smith cleared for full activity after broken leg

Washington quarterback Alex Smith, who suffered a devastating tibia and fibula fracture in 2018, has received clearance from his surgical team to return to full football activity.
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Winners and losers of the NHL’s new CBA

Everybody wins when there’s several years of labor peace on the horizon right? Not exactly, as we learned from conversations with folks around the league.
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NBA bubble rankings: Predicting the 50 best players in Orlando

LeBron, Giannis or Kawhi at No. 1? How high do Luka and Zion finish? Our experts rank the best players in the NBA restart.
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Report: Ex-Snyder staffers accused of misconduct

Fifteen women who previously worked for the Washington Redskins’ organization have alleged sexual harassment and verbal abuse by former scouts and members of owner Daniel Snyder’s inner circle, the Washington Post reported Thursday.
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2020 NHL playoffs guide: Stanley Cup chances, biggest roster questions, bold predictions for all 24 teams

The NHL will be back on the ice Aug. 1. Before that happens, get up to speed on all 24 postseason teams with our handy preview.
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Washington’s NFL alumni: Name change doesn’t erase history

From Doug Williams to Darrell Green to Jeff Bostic, reactions on the name change vary, but players agree that the franchise’s accomplishments remain.
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Biggest takeaways of the NHL’s new CBA: Olympics, flat salary cap, changes to free agency

The NHL has achieved extended labor peace! Here are the key points from the new pact.
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Eagles penalize Jackson for detrimental conduct

The Eagles penalized DeSean Jackson for conduct detrimental to the team with what a source said included a fine.
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Seifert: DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic posts are a critical teaching moment — for everyone

As athletes drive further into public advocacy, the Eagles wide receiver has shown that the path forward isn’t as obvious as it might have seemed.
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Stephen Jackson: Used ‘wrong words’ in defense of DeSean Jackson’s posts

Stephen Jackson told CNN he could have been clearer in his defense of the Eagles WR’s anti-Semitic messages.
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Best fits, biggest eye rolls of the Alexis Lafreniere sweepstakes

Where does the No. 1 NHL draft prospect fit in best? Who needs him the most? And which potential destinations aren’t likely to go over well with hockey fans?
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What people in the NBA are saying about the Orlando restart

Players, coaches and execs weigh in on difficult Orlando decisions, safety concerns and using the league’s platform for social justice.
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Source: Change likely as Redskins review name

The Redskins on Friday said they were to “undergo a thorough review” of the team’s nickname amid renewed pressure, especially from sponsors. A source told ESPN that a change is now considered likely.
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Washington Redskins’ nickname has been under fire for decades

This isn’t the first time the Redskins’ nickname has been debated. Owner Dan Snyder has been adamant about keeping it but might yet change his stance.
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What questions surround a possible second NBA bubble?

Eight teams will not be going to the NBA bubble in Florida. However, the league is interested in developing another location to begin activities for those teams in September.
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Matt Dumba on fixing hockey’s diversity problems, the Hockey Diversity Alliance

Matt Dumba shares how the newly formed Hockey Diversity Alliance got its start, what it sets out to do and what happens next.
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Barnwell: Josh Allen needs to evolve for the Bills to take the next step. Can he?

Few quarterbacks are more entertaining to watch, but is Allen actually valuable? This is a crucial season for the 24-year-old.
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NBA debate: The legacy of LeBron’s Decision

Our experts break down the fallout from LeBron’s Decision, the 2010-11 MVP vote and his legacy in Miami.
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Here’s what you need to know as baseball finally resumes

Spring training 2.0 … or summer camp? No matter what you call it, baseball’s road back to the field starts today.
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2020 NHL mock draft: Chris Peters’ predictions for Nos. 1-8, plus a look at Nos. 9-31

The first part of the NHL draft lottery is complete. We mocked the first eight picks, then looked at potential options for the remaining teams based on where they might be drafting.
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Sources: NBA plans ‘Black Lives Matter’ on courts

The NBA is planning to paint Black Lives Matter on the court inside both sidelines in all three arenas it will use at the Walt Disney World Resort when it resumes the 2019-20 season late next month in Orlando, Florida, league sources told ESPN.
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Barnwell: Grading the Cam signing, and how the Patriots’ offense could thrive

The idea that Cam Newton hasn’t been valuable since his 2015 MVP campaign is a product of selective memory.
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Here’s what really happened the week of LeBron’s Decision

It was 10 years ago that LeBron James announced he was taking his talents to South Beach. The days around that moment forever changed the NBA.
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‘Bad News Bees’: How one-win Battle Creek became the worst team in pro hockey

How bad were the Battle Creek Rumble Bees of the Federal Prospects Hockey League? They went 1-45-2 and were outscored 304-94. No, really.
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Winslow: Finishing NBA season in Orlando ‘tricky’

Grizzlies swingman Justise Winslow, in a conversation with former NBA forward Caron Butler on the league’s Twitter feed on Friday, said playing out the rest of the season in Orlando is “tricky,” adding “it’s almost the opposite of social distancing.”
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NBA debate: Breakout stars, best matchups and free agents to watch

Our experts break down the likely impact players in Orlando, including upcoming free agents and rising stars.
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The NHL’s coronavirus pause: Camp timeline, hub city buzz and more

The latest on the return-to-play timeline, and what remains to be negotiated. Plus, will we see puck and player tracking this postseason?
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Nine ways these playoffs could wildly reshape the NBA

A supermax for Giannis, LeBron’s legacy and the future of the league itself are just some of the things at stake when — and if — the season resumes.
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Best, worst of past decade in NFL: Signings, fantasy players, game and more

From the top player to the best free-agent signing to the worst call by a referee, we remember the people and moments of impact — good and bad — from the past 10 years.
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Kim Pegula to continue in role as Sabres president

Kim Pegula is staying on as Buffalo Sabres president, with a continued focus on making the small-market franchise economically sustainable, while facing criticism that the team has been mismanaged under her leadership.
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Bucks’ Hill: Basketball ‘last thought on my mind’

Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill grew emotional while discussing the current status of black people in America during a video conference panel Friday
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Longhorns push for elimination of ‘Eyes of Texas’

Texas football players are requesting changes to names of campus buildings and the removal of “The Eyes of Texas” as the school song in an effort to make the Austin campus more inclusive to the black community.
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Marody writes tribute song to honor Colby Cave

Edmonton Oilers prospect Cooper Marody has written a song in memory of teammate Colby Cave to raise money for a memorial fund.
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Sources: Kyrie key voice in Friday call with players

Kyrie Irving has been lending his voice to a discussion with rank-and-file union members on upending the NBA’s plans for a season restart in Orlando, sources said.
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We ranked NFL teams’ continuity from 1-32: Bills and Chiefs lead the way

How much continuity does your team have following a spring and summer devoid of organized team activities and minicamps because of the coronavirus pandemic?
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Lowe: The enormous risks and stakes driving the NBA’s safety discussions

The NBA is developing a detailed plan to keep players safe in the Orlando bubble. Will it work?
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NHL sets training camp opening date as July 10

The NHL says training camps will open July 10 for the 24 teams restarting play, assuming conditions allow for it.
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Sources: 14 of 22 NBA teams out within 53 days

As the NBA firms up its 22-team Orlando restart schedule, 14 of the teams will be eliminated within 53 days of arriving — and only four teams will remain after 67 days, sources told ESPN.
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Successes and mistakes from most recent expansion drafts

NFL Nation writers look back at the hits and misses the four most recent expansion teams made in their infancy.
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Spurs’ Walker cuts hair, feels freed of painful past

In an Instagram post on Thursday, Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV said that when he cut off his signature mass of hair this week he was attempting to free himself from painful memories of being sexually abused as a child.
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The cases for and against the NBA’s nine fringe playoff teams

Our experts examine why each team will and will not advance past the seeding games.
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Barnwell’s NFL mock expansion draft: Picking players for a 33rd team

If the NFL added a new franchise and held an expansion draft, here’s what the new team’s roster could look like.
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The NHL’s coronavirus pause: Updates to the playoff format, more questions as team facilities open

Two big questions on the postseason front were answered, though many more questions have arisen as teams return to a limited form of group practice.
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The NHL’s coronavirus pause: Updates to the playoff format, more questions as team facilities open

Two big questions on the postseason front were answered, though many more questions have arisen as teams return to a limited form of group practice.
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Morey: Rockets ‘would never stand’ for D’Antoni not coaching in Orlando

Mike D’Antoni is part of a group of older coaches pushing back on potential restrictions in the NBA’s restart plans.
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Morey: Rockets ‘would never stand’ for D’Antoni not coaching in Orlando

Mike D’Antoni is part of a group of older coaches pushing back on potential restrictions in the NBA’s restart plans.
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Tom Brady catching Patrick Mahomes? Our lineup of NFL stars drafted by MLB

Our star-studded baseball team of NFL players includes six QBs, five former first-round NFL draft picks and two former Super Bowl MVPs.
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Tom Brady catching Patrick Mahomes? Our lineup of NFL stars drafted by MLB

Our star-studded baseball team of NFL players includes six QBs, five former first-round NFL draft picks and two former Super Bowl MVPs.
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Draft tracker: Each first-round pick, analysis and highlights

Everything you need to know from Round 1, which began with the Tigers taking Spencer Torkelson No. 1 overall.
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Draft tracker: Each first-round pick, analysis and highlights

Everything you need to know from Round 1, which began with the Tigers taking Spencer Torkelson No. 1 overall.
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Ranking the most memorably weird hockey playoff overtime goals

From controversial goals that forced rule changes to others that were just fluky, here are our picks for the most memorable playoff overtime winners.
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Hawks GM: NBA could condense ’20-21 season

Hawks GM Travis Schlenk said Tuesday that the NBA has told the league’s general managers that the 2020-21 NBA schedule could be condensed in order to allow the league to remain as close as possible to its current schedule format.
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We re-drafted the NFL from scratch: Mahomes in Cincy, Rodgers in Vegas, more

Let’s reset NFL rosters. Every player is up for grabs. Our NFL Nation reporters play GM and go four rounds.
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Bronny vs. high school LeBron: Son is ahead of dad’s arc in one area

ESPN’s Paul Biancardi scouted LeBron James as a high schooler and has also evaluated son Bronny. Here’s how their games differ.
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Trump tweet: Goodell OK with players kneeling?

In response to commissioner Roger Goodell’s video last week in which he said the NFL erred in how it dealt with player protests, President Donald Trump tweeted late Sunday night, reopening the national anthem debate with the league.
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Bryant: Why it matters that Goodell didn’t say Kaepernick’s name

In 2017, the NFL sent the message that kneeling was illegitimate. Now the league must rectify the damage.
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‘Embarrassed’ Popovich: Our country is in trouble

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he is “embarrassed as a white person” over the death of George Floyd and that there are “a lot of stop signs that need to go up — quickly — because our country is in trouble, and the basic reason is race.”
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NHL teams clear to reopen facilities Monday

Phase 2 of the NHL’s return-to-play plan will begin Monday, when teams can begin reopening their training facilities if local regulations allow it.
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The biggest questions for all 24 teams remaining in the NHL playoff mix

Who starts in goal for the Rangers? Might Vegas have a home-ice advantage? Here are the biggest lingering concerns for each club.
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‘I just can’t be silent anymore’: College football players speak out, and they are being heard

College football players throughout the country have protested on their campuses and social media feeds in recent days, underscoring a massive call for justice and action and highlighting a major shift by seizing control of the conversation.
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