Kawhi quickly makes splash in preseason debut

Making his Clippers preseason debut, Kawhi Leonard hit a 14-footer, stole a pass and then buried a step-back 3-pointer in the span of 21 seconds during the first two minutes Thursday night.
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Zion promptly takes flight in preseason debut

Zion Williamson soared to the basket to deliver his first dunk against an NBA team with less than two minutes into the first quarter of the Pelicans’ preseason debut. But on Monday night he proved to be more than a walking dunk-machine.
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LeBron, AD dominant in Lakers’ preseason opener

In their first preseason game together with the Lakers, Anthony Davis scored 22 points and LeBron James added 15 as Los Angeles breezed to a 123-101 win over the Golden State Warriors.
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Which preseason storylines matter? Barnwell’s verdict on 11 big ones

Jimmy Garoppolo’s mechanics look off. Antonio Brown’s weird summer. Let’s assess notable preseason storylines.
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NFL preseason Week 3 takeaways: Titans not exactly in midseason form

The Steelers’ dress rehearsal Sunday went pretty well — the Titans’, not so much. Here’s a look at all the big takeaways from the third full week of the 2019 NFL preseason.
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Week 3 preseason takeaways: Browns might have the defensive muscle to match their offense

The Cleveland D recorded five first-half sacks, the Packers and Raiders ad-libbed and Daniel Jones impressed.
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Week 3 preseason takeaways: O Canada, land of the shortened field

The Packers and Raiders ad-libbed, Daniel Jones impressed and Tom Brady showed his wheels. Here’s a look at the big takeaways from the third full week of the preseason.
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NBA preseason predictions: Our experts’ picks for 2019-20

We polled the experts on the ESPN Forecast panel for their predictions heading into the 2019-20 NBA season.
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Preseason Power Rankings: Who’s on the hot seat entering 2019?

Whose job is on the line this season? Here’s how we project the NFL’s best and worst teams, from 1-32.
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Week 2 preseason takeaways: Up and down night for Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones

The No. 6 overall pick had a roller-coaster game the night after No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray struggled.
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Preseason Week 1 takeaways: Mecole Hardman adds more speed to Chiefs’ offense

Kansas City’s top draft pick showed he could add another wrinkle to the Chiefs’ potent offense. It was all part of the big takeaways from the opening week of the 2019 NFL preseason.
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NFL preseason Week 1 takeaways: Baker Mayfield, Browns off to picture perfect start

Baker Mayfield and the Browns lived up to the offseason hype on their first series and the other big takeaways from the opening week of the 2019 NFL preseason.
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NHL Power Rankings: Final preseason edition

Wednesday is opening night of the 2018-19 season. Here’s how our panel stacks up all 31 NHL teams, plus a reason for optimism for every fan base.
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LeBron James Makes Preseason Debut As A Los Angeles Laker [Video]

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers

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We have a feeling the purple and gold will be represented well by LeBron James. His first game as a Los Angeles Laker was a success.

On Sunday, September 30 Los Angeles squared off against Denver in their preseason opener at the Staples Center. From the beginning of the game ‘Bron made it clear he wants prime billing on The Lake Show.

As ESPN noted his first official contribution to the team came in the form of a no-look assist bounce pass to Brandon Ingram which led to a slam dunk. James’ first points were also in superstar fashion as he sank a three-pointer from 26 feet away. He finished the night with nine points, three assists, and three rebounds.

The three-time champion took to Instagram to commemorate his first outing on the new team. “Can’t even front, it’s just felt different! Goosebumps! #striveforgreatness🚀 #thekidfromakron👑“.

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He went on to detail his excitement in a post-game interview. “It always feels different for me anytime you change uniforms,” he explained. “It felt different when I changed from a St. Vincent-St. Mary jersey to a Cavs jersey, from a Cavs jersey to a Heat jersey, back to a Cavs jersey and now being a Laker. So, it definitely feels different, and it’ll take a little bit of time getting used to.”

The Lakers play their first official game of the 2018-2019 NBA season on October 18 against the Portland Trailblazers. Their opener is at The Staples Center on Oct. 20 against the Houston Rockets.

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The biggest injuries from NFL preseason Week 3

Here are the most important injuries of the preseason’s third week, and what they mean moving forward.
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Nick Foles, first-team Eagles offense finish preseason in a funk

The preseason has not been kind to the Super Bowl MVP, who finished with no touchdowns, two interceptions and two lost fumbles.
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Preseason Week 3 takeaways: Adrian Peterson looks like a starter

Here are the biggest things we learned about every team during Week 3 of the preseason.
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Meet the college football preseason All-America team

Wisconsin dominates the All-America team with four first-teamers, while Alabama, Clemson and West Virginia have two each.
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The biggest injuries from NFL preseason Week 2

This week was tough on quarterbacks. Here are the most important injuries of Week 2, and what they mean moving forward.
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Preseason Week 2 takeaways: Mahomes shows off arm, McCarron fractures collarbone

Week 2 of the preseason is underway. Here are the biggest things we learned about every team.
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Preseason Week 2 takeaways: Darnold’s first INT, Brady’s big night

Week 2 of the preseason is underway. Here are the biggest things we learned for every team.
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NFL Power Rankings: 32 surprise players to watch this preseason

As the regular season nears, our NFL experts stack up every team and choose some unexpected players you need to watch.
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Biggest injuries of NFL preseason: Star receivers on the mend

Here are the most crushing injuries of training camp and preseason so far, the prognosis for all those players and who could replace them.
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Preseason Week 1 takeaways: Mayfield, Barkley and more

Week 1 of the preseason is underway, and here are the biggest things we learned for every team so far.
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Power Rankings: How each team has performed vs. its preseason point projection

It’s time for a reset in the NHL, so we checked to see if teams are ahead of, behind or on pace with the projected point totals. The Lightning keep striking, and it seems fitting that the team Vegas (and everyone else) was most wrong about was … Vegas.
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Sports News in Brief: Majority Of NFL Players Say They Wouldn’t Let Their Son Play Preseason Football

NEW YORK—As concerns about the health risks involved for youth players continue to rise, a new poll revealed Thursday that a growing majority of NFL players would not allow their sons to play preseason football. “Now that we know how dangerous it really is, how could I in good conscience let my 7-year-old son go out there and play in a preseason football game?” said Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons, echoing the sentiments of many NFL players who told reporters that the potentially devastating health costs associated with participating in a full four-game preseason outweigh any reward, especially at the professional level. “The fact of the matter is that we just didn’t understand the full risks of preseason football back when I first started playing. I love this sport, but I’m not going to let my child put his long-term health on the line just to play …




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Derek Carr shines despite interception in Raiders' preseason win

Derek Carr shines despite interception in Raiders' preseason win
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