Niners’ future suddenly looks a lot murkier

The excitement in San Francisco about franchise quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has turned to fear and apprehension after his knee injury Sunday.

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Hamilton coach ‘in good spirits’ after collapsing

The Hamilton Bulldogs say head coach Dave Matsos is “resting comfortably” at a hospital a day after collapsing on the team bench during a game.
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It’s official: After ups and downs, Tiger is back

Five years removed from his last win, Woods summoned his greatness one more time Sunday at the Tour Championship.
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Davis inks with LeBron agent, to meet with Pels

Five-time All-Star Anthony Davis has signed with Klutch Sports, which represents LeBron James. Davis has two years and $ 52 million left on his contract with the Pelicans.
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Barnwell: What to copy from the Chiefs’ cheat-code offense

The Chiefs are 3-0 and scoring at will. Here are the lessons the NFL can learn from Kansas City’s record-setting start.
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10 takeaways: Buckeyes hot on Alabama’s trail

Tua Tagovailoa and Alabama appear to be in a class of their own. But Dwayne Haskins (pictured) and Ohio State aren't far behind the Crimson Tide.

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Hamilton coach taken to hospital after collapsing

Hamilton Bulldogs coach Dave Matsos was taken to the hospital after collapsing on the team’s bench Saturday night in an Ontario Hockey League game.
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Sources: Wolves owner wants Butler dealt quickly

Despite the objections of Timberwolves president of basketball operations/coach Tom Thibodeau, owner Glen Taylor has mandated that a deal needs to be negotiated to trade disgruntled All-Star Jimmy Butler in the next several days, sources told ESPN.
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Week 3 NFL score predictions: A guide to best games, more

Winners for every matchup. Fantasy nuggets to get you through the weekend. And everything you need to catch up on Week 3. It’s all here.
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Week 3 fantasy football inactives watch

AJ Mass provides updated inactives and analysis based on the latest reports and official announcements leading up to kickoff.
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What to watch: Is this really Ducks’ season?

After three tuneups, we’ll get a chance to see what Justin Herbert and Oregon are made of Saturday night vs. Bryce Love and Stanford.

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Which teams most need to rally in Week 4?

Wisconsin has to bounce back from its devastating loss to BYU if it has any hope of winning its division, and the Badgers aren’t alone.
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Silver: Cuban’s lack of involvement avoided ban

Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday he decided against suspending Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, in part, because an investigation into harassment and violence toward female employees concluded the owner wasn’t directly implicated in the conduct.
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Weekly Reader: Fortnite and the NHL player

Fortnite has taken hold of the NHL’s younger players, but is it a good or bad distraction? Plus, the Senators have hit rock bottom.
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Fantasy fallout: Can Josh Gordon, Aaron Jones become game-changers?

The Patriots’ new WR has great upside, and expectations are tempered for the Packers’ RB. NFL Nation reporters share their intel on Week 3 unknowns.
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Mayfield engineers win as Browns snap skid

Baker Mayfield rallied the Browns from two touchdowns behind to beat the Jets and hand Cleveland its first win since 2016.

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Inside Ilya Kovalchuk’s decision to return to the NHL

The winger checks in on why he chose the Kings, living in Beverly Hills, Alex Ovechkin’s wild summer, what’s changed in the U.S. since 2013 and more.
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Darnold takes blame for ‘stupid mistakes’ in loss

Outplayed by fellow rookie Baker Mayfield in the second half Thursday night, Jets quarterback Sam Darnold took the blame for the offense’s woes in a 21-17 loss to the Browns.
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Mayfield carries Browns to first win since 2016

Rookie QB Baker Mayfield brought the Browns back from a 14-0 deficit to prevail, snapping a 19-game winless streak dating back to Dec. 24, 2016 — a span of 635 days.
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Why some players aren’t supporting Dickerson

The former NFL running back is fighting for fellow Hall of Famers to receive healthcare and a $ 300K salary for life. It's the salary that seems like an overreach.

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NBArank: Predicting the best players this season, from 20-11

Our annual forecast of the best ballers in the NBA reaches the top 20.
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Coconut on ice: The NHL’s strange love affair

It’s now the go-to form of hydration for athletes at the highest level. Here’s how that happened — and how widespread coconut water fever has become.
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Sources: Butler most interested in Clippers

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler is most interested in pursuing a future with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told ESPN.
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Barnwell: Ranking NFL’s 0-2 teams from eliminated to (barely) alive

These seven winless teams are playoff long shots, but it can be done. Let’s sort in order of their chances of returning to respectability.
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New coaches off to disastrous starts

There has been an epidemic of bad beginnings by new coaches, and nobody has started worse than these seven bosses.

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Odds couple: Golden Knights, bookmaker team up

The Golden Knights have teamed up with William Hill in what is believed to be the first North American partnership between a bookmaker and an NHL franchise.
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Inside the risky play that wrecked college center Bill Belichick’s leg

Bill Belichick was a sophomore at Wesleyan when a dangerous practice tactic left the future Patriots coach injured and fuming.
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Eagles bring back Matthews to help ailing WRs

The Eagles have signed wide receiver Jordan Matthews, who spent his first three seasons in Philadelphia and could bolster an injury-plagued receiver corps.
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NBArank: Predicting Tatum, Mitchell and more top-30 players

Our annual forecast of the best players in the NBA continues at No. 30, with a group of future and current All-Stars.
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NFL in 90: A very bad weekend for kickers

Yahoo Sports' Kevin Kaduk shares his take on an amazing first two weeks, Jacksonville's redemption against the AFC Champs, and a great act of sportsmanship.

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Ranking the best players in the NBA this season, from 50-31

Our annual countdown forecasting the best players in the NBA continues at No. 50.
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Wysh list: Plant-my-flag draft picks for this fantasy season

Greg Wyshynski spills the beans on which players he’s targeting in his fantasy hockey drafts ahead of the 2018-19 NHL season.
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Hall of Famers seek insurance, pay from NFL

Many high-profile Pro Football Hall of Famers said in a letter that they would not attend the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony until Hall of Famers receive health insurance and an annual salary that includes a share of league revenue.
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NFL Week 3 Power Rankings: Rams are new No. 1 … and chaos below

There’s turnover at the top of the Power Rankings, with new teams cracking the top three. Plus: Why every team can be optimistic.
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Week 2 review pod: Stud QBs and draft regrets

Our Yahoo experts dissect Week 2, breaking down some of those crazy QB performances as well as the looming concerns about big names off to slow starts.

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NBArank: Rising stars climbing up the top 100

Our annual countdown forecasting the best players in the NBA starts at No. 100. See which stars made the cut.
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Ranking every NHL team’s prospect pipeline

The Sabres top the pipeline rankings with Rasmus Dahlin and Casey Mittelstadt. Where do the other 30 teams rank?
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Week 2 takeaways for every team: Concern for Eagles, Steelers?

Contenders were dealt wake-up calls on Sunday, as the Eagles, Pats and Steelers all entered the loss column. NFL Nation breaks down Week 2.
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Barnwell: Scoring is up. Bortles bested Brady. Why 2018 is so fun

Blake Bortles is good. Patrick Mahomes is better. And a player retired at halftime. The NFL has been wildly entertaining through two weeks.
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Canelo silences critics with defining win over GGG

The middleweight torch may have been passed Saturday in Las Vegas. After 24 rounds with Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez is brimming with confidence.

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Sources: Butler to talk Wolves future with Thibs

A meeting between Jimmy Butler and Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau is expected to set the tone for Butler’s final season under contract — and his impending free agency in July, league sources told ESPN.
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Pipeline report and prospects to watch: Metropolitan Division

How are the prospect pipelines of the Metropolitan Division shaping up, and who is ready to contribute at the NHL level?
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Week 2 NFL score predictions: A guide to best games, more

Winners for every matchup. Fantasy nuggets to get you through the weekend. And everything you need to catch up on Week 2. It’s all here.
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Fantasy football rankings

Fantasy football rankings from Matthew Berry, Field Yates, Mike Clay, Eric Karabell, Stephania Bell and Tristan H. Cockcroft for Week 2.
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Week 3 what to watch, picks against the spread

Ohio State vs. TCU is among the five best college football games this week, but there are also others that caught our eye from a betting perspective.

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Trade Grades: Sharks earn A- for Erik Karlsson heist

An all-world defenseman changes teams, with a somewhat underwhelming package heading the other way. We grade both GMs.
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Which top-15 team playing away from home has the most to lose?

The road doesn’t tend to be particularly friendly to playoff contenders. Here are the five top-15 teams in that danger zone this week.
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LeBron adds female coach drama to TV portfolio

LeBron James’ production company SpringHill Entertainment has locked in another commitment from NBC on script rights for a show called “Hoops” about a female coach of a men’s college basketball team.
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Matthew Berry’s 50 facts for Week 2

As usual, plenty of correct statements to help you set your Week 2 lineups, as well as the story of a fantasy player in a battle for his life.
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If Hayward is ready to go, Celtics look scary

Boston is looking like the favorite in the East with the return of Gordon Hayward from last year's horrific ankle injury seemingly right on track.

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Evaluating fantasy impact of the Eric Karlsson trade

Erik Karlsson joins a loaded Sharks team. So what does it mean in fantasy? Sean Allen looks at the fallout.
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Kyle Kuzma’s dream of having a LeBron-like impact on Flint

In his struggling hometown of Flint, Michigan, Kyle Kuzma hopes he can drive the kind of lasting change that LeBron James has led in Akron, Ohio.
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Unbeaten Bengals still searching for true identity

Andy Dalton and the Bengals jumped out to an early 21-0 lead, but the offense had its share of struggles in a 34-23 victory over the Ravens.
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TCU alums finally claim 2011 Ohio State billboard prank

After a Rose Bowl victory following the 2010 season, these fans put up 20 billboards around Columbus after OSU president E. Gordon Gee said TCU was only undefeated because they played “Little Sisters of the Poor.”
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Why Love isn’t a perfect NFL prospect

How does Bryce Love project at the next level? Scouts who saw the Stanford RB face USC on Saturday had plenty to say — and it wasn't all positive.

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Pipeline report and prospects to watch: Pacific Division

The Pacific is home to some of the best prospect pools in the NHL, including many NHL-ready pieces.
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Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott continue their rivalry, friendship in the NFL

The Giants rookie remembers sharing a field with Elliott in the Big Ten, now he looks to emulate his rival’s rookie season.
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The best and worst of LeBron James’ signature sneakers

Before the LeBron 16 drops next week, we look back at King James’ signature line, ranking all 15 previous models.
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Barnwell: How the Cowboys are wasting the NFL’s most valuable contract

Dallas has failed to build a competent team around Dak Prescott, and it’s paying for it. Here’s how the Cowboys got here, and what’s next.
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Where Americans risk everything to play hoops

Drawn by the desperate desire to keep their hoop dreams alive, dozens of Americans have taken their talents to one of the world's most dangerous countries.

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Lowe: Welcome to the NBA’s hall of absolute absurdities

The NBA is the most absurd major U.S. sports league. Let’s celebrate it.
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Pipeline report and prospects to watch: Central Division

Chris Peters evaluates the Central’s farm systems and picks each team’s NHL-impact prospect for this season.
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Le’Veon saga 2.0: Torn locker room, wasted $853K, free agency outlook

Bell is now off the depth chart, and the player-team relationship is, at best, icy. Here’s what we know — and don’t — as the stalemate continues.
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The wild Week 1 of 15 new QB starters: Let’s forecast job security

With so much turnover at the game’s most important position, continuity is out the window. What does it mean for 2018 and beyond?
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Darnold completely unfazed by his very Jets start

Sam Darnold, the latest quarterback of the future in New York, threw a pick-six on his first NFL pass. After that, he showed something few QBs in green and white have – poise.

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Trade Grades: Canadiens earn B+ for Max Pacioretty deal

The Habs dealt their captain to the desert in a deal that will have long-term implications for both clubs. Who came out ahead?
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What we learned in Week 1: Le’Veon’s hidden value to the Steelers

James Conner is good, but he doesn’t alter opponents’ game plans the way Le’Veon Bell does. Plus: rookie debuts that mattered.
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NFL Week 2 Power Rankings: Faces in new places who flashed

With Week 1 behind us, our NFL experts stack up teams 1-32 and highlight the most eye-catching debut performances.
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Do the Steelers miss Le’Veon Bell or not?

The performance of Bell’s replacement, James Conner, was not only encouraging, it might be game-changing in the standoff between the Steelers and Bell.

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Week 1 takeaways: Rough starts for Jimmy G, Big Ben

The Bucs shocked the Saints. The Cowboys managed just eight points. The Steelers had six turnovers. NFL Nation dives into the first week of games.
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Sources: Suns’ Booker to undergo hand surgery

Suns star Devin Booker will have minor hand surgery on Monday in Los Angeles, a source confirmed. A timetable for his recovery has not been determined.
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Pipeline report and prospects to watch: Atlantic Division

Chris Peters evaluates the Atlantic’s farm systems and picks each team’s NHL-impact prospect for this season.
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Barnwell: All the Week 1 replacements who set the tone for 2018

Patrick Mahomes was on fire, while Nathan Peterman couldn’t complete a pass. James Conner carried the load, and Adrian Peterson turned back the clock.
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Clemson’s QB controversy may be a good thing

Two games in and the Tigers still haven't settled on a starting QB, but the indecision may end up working in their favor down the road.

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Nash, Kidd, Cheeks lead Hall of Fame inductees

Point guards Steve Nash, Jason Kidd and Maurice Cheeks were inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night as the Class of 2018 included 13 members.
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Bergeron, Chara among Bruins to skip China trip

Patrice Bergeron and a handful of other Bruins players won’t be going to China for a pair of preseason games later this month against the Flames.
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Week 1 fantasy football inactives watch

Keep tabs on inactives and analysis based on the latest reports and official announcements leading up to kickoff.
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Luck admits to snowboarding shoulder injury

As Andrew Luck prepares to play his first NFL regular-season game since 2016, the Colts QB has acknowledged a second shoulder injury he suffered while snowboarding during the 2015-16 offseason.
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Muschamp’s chance at redemption has arrived

Will Muschamp was once seen as a coaching prodigy before things turned south at Florida. Now his ranked South Carolina team faces a big test in Georgia.

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Todd Gurley knows your fantasy football joys and pains

The Rams running back knows how valuable and popular he is to fantasy football players, and he’s paying back the loyalty.
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GameDay Kickoff: Week 2 is no one-trick pony

If you’re thinking the only impactful game on this week’s schedule is the one in College Station, look again. There are several sneaky games that could end up resonating with the playoff committee.
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Looking ahead at the next three Basketball Hall of Fame classes

All eyes are already on 2020, when a star-studded group featuring Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett could become part of one of the best Hall classes ever.
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Fantasy hockey position preview: Goalie

Every good fantasy hockey team has a sturdy goaltender to lean on. Here’s how you should draft the position this season.
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Their specialty: Why Eagles revived famous play

Philadelphia may have sent an interesting message by running a play Thursday that looked an awful lot like their famous Super Bowl score on the "Philly Special."

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Fantasy hockey position preview: Defense

There are only a few high-end fantasy defensemen this season. So how should you approach the blue line in your drafts?
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The 12 true contenders for Super Bowl LIII

Every year, all 32 teams enter the season thinking they could win the Super Bowl. Every year, 31 of those teams are wrong. Here are our 12 that actually have a shot.
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Welcome to Springfield: The candidates we’d put in the Hall

The Basketball Hall of Fame is already one of sports’ most inclusive, but there are plenty of worthy candidates who’ve been left waiting.
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Week 1 NFL guide: Score predictions, best games, fantasy tips

Winners for every matchup. Fantasy nuggets to get you through the weekend. Plus everything you need to catch up on Week 1. It’s all here.
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These guys are coaching for their jobs this season

Seven teams hired new coaches after last season and more than half the league has changed coaches since the end of 2015. And there'll be more this year.

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Bold predictions for all 32 NFL teams

Could Dalvin Cook be the NFL’s rushing champ? Our reporters make fearless forecasts on Super Bowl teams, MVPs and more.
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All the possible Le’Veon Bell scenarios

The running back stayed home another day, and teammates were livid. Where will this stalemate go? There’s a lot to unpack from both sides’ perspective.
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Mo Cheeks, the Thunder’s Westbrook whisperer

The OKC assistant and new Hall of Famer might be the only person in the NBA who can journey into the eye of a Russell Westbrook storm, and calm it.
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Fantasy hockey position preview: Wing

Wingers can be tricky to rank, but you’ll want to draft a few quality players at the position to tack on goals, points and shots to your roster.
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NFL Power Rankings: Football is finally back

With the 2018 season on the horizon, plenty of familiar favorites have their sights set on the Super Bowl, while downtrodden franchises are seeing glimmers of hope.

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Nash: ‘I probably should have shot the ball 20 times a game’

One of history’s best passers also possessed an elite jumper. So, what if Hall of Famer and two-time MVP Steve Nash had flipped his pass-first, shoot-last mindset?
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Fantasy hockey position preview: Center

The center position is loaded with talent, but you’ll want to secure a couple of top-tier pivots in your drafts this season.
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Let’s get all 32 teams to the Super Bowl: Barnwell shows the path

Every team has a chance to win the title, but some of those chances are 0.1 percent or less. Here’s what each team needs to happen to win it all.
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LeBron stands ‘with Nike’; Trump slams NFL

With his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said on Tuesday that he ‘stands with Nike,’ a clear reference to the company’s Colin Kaepernick ad campaign.
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Why Nike made its ‘most controversial move’

Colin Kaepernick's new endorsement deal has drawn plenty of praise and scorn — and it might have happened with another company if Nike didn't step up.

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Sources: 76ers to interview 3 GM candidates

The 76ers have been granted permission to interview Golden State’s Larry Harris, Houston’s Gersson Rosas and Utah’s Justin Zanik for the franchise’s vacant general manager job, league sources told ESPN.
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Who’s under the most pressure for all 31 NHL teams?

We identify the figure — whether it be player, GM, coach or group of players — under the most pressure for each team in the league.
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Federer explains his stunning fourth-round loss: ‘Everything was off’

After a brilliant performance in the third round, Roger Federer could do no right against No. 55 John Millman. So what went wrong?
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Eagles re-sign WR Wheaton; TE Rodgers to IR

The Eagles placed tight end Richard Rodgers on injured reserve Tuesday and re-signed wide receiver Markus Wheaton.
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Kemp does it again as Dodgers seize first place

Matt Kemp haunted Archie Bradley for the second straight night, hitting a walk-off double to give the Dodgers another 3-2 win over the D-backs.

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New Hall of Famer Jason Kidd was ‘the first LeBron’

Jason Kidd was a high school sensation in the Bay Area, where tear-stained battles with Gary Payton helped turn him into a future Hall of Famer.
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Knights D-man Schmidt suspended 20 games

Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt has been suspended the first 20 games of the season for violating the PED policy.
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Chucky Part II: Gruden tales from those who know him best

Jon Gruden is back for another swing at a Lombardi. So what makes Chucky tick? Our reporters collected inside stories from across the league.
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Harbaugh may not be long for Michigan

Michigan's latest offensive dud in a loss to Notre Dame is becoming all-to familiar for this team under Jim Harbaugh, a coach who came in with huge expectations.

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$10,000 well spent: The quirks of outfitting an NHL goalie

We check in with a handful of netminders on their likes and dislikes, as well as how the NHL’s new rules will impact their setups.
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Niners’ fears confirmed: McKinnon has ACL tear

The loss of running back Jerick McKinnon to a torn ACL means it will be Matt Breida and Alfred Morris largely in the backfield for the Niners.
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Who should be panicking, celebrating after Week 1

What have we learned so far from college football’s opening week? See which teams you should sell, buy or wait on before passing judgment.
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Sources: Lakers benefit from Deng $7.5M buyout

Luol Deng agreed to a significant give-back of $ 7.5 million in his contract buyout with the Lakers, clearing $ 38 million in salary cap space for 2019 free agency, league sources told ESPN.
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What to watch: Big matchups on tap for Week 1

You don't want to miss Shea Patterson’s debut with Michigan vs. Notre Dame in South Bend. Here are some other games worth your time.

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Hanifin joins Flames on 6-year, $29.7M deal

Noah Hanifin, who had 10 goals and 79 games for the Hurricanes last season, signed a six-year, $ 29.7 million contract with the Flames on Thursday.
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The gloriously petty history of Michigan-Notre Dame

From a sweater-wearing, Michigan-taunting dog in 1909 to the 2013 “Chicken Dance,” the Wolverines-Irish battles are often as fun off the field as on it.
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Game winners, old-man dunks and a bat: 20 defining Manu moments

As Manu Ginobili calls it a career after 16 years with the Spurs, we look back at the 20 most memorable moments No. 20 gave the basketball world.
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Sources: Bears agree to trade for Raiders’ Mack

After engaging in active trade talks over the past 48 hours, the Raiders have an agreement in place with the Bears to trade Khalil Mack to Chicago, sources told ESPN.
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How a journeyman became the D-backs’ star

David Peralta was rescued from indy leagues before becoming a big leaguer who is now a big reason the Diamondbacks are in first place.

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Source: Yanks obtain OF McCutchen from Giants

The Yankees have agreed to a trade with the Giants for veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen, a source told ESPN’s Buster Olney.
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Sources: Rockets trade away Anderson to Suns

The Rockets are sending Ryan Anderson and De’Anthony Melton to the Suns in exchange for Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Weekly Reader: Seguin, Panarin, Hall and contractual panic

Two of the three stars are in contract seasons, while the other’s deal is up in 2020. Plus, Jersey Foul of the Week, the KHL’s big mistake and more.
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Don’t count out the Seahawks — here’s why they’re a sleeper

While the Legion of Boom is gone, Seattle’s culture remains, and Pete Carroll & Co. are counting on that to keep the wins coming.
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QBs who could become NFL’s first $200M man

After Aaron Rodgers's record payday with the Packers, the league isn't far away from having its first $ 200 million player.

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Point total predictions for all 31 NHL teams

How many teams will top 100 points? Will the Rangers really finish in the 70s? We weigh in on every team’s projected number.
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Source: Packers’ Rodgers signs record extension

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has signed a record-breaking extension Wednesday that has an average annual value of $ 33.5 million, a source told Adam Schefter.
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Browns cut Kendricks after insider trading charge

The Cleveland Browns have released Mychal Kendricks, who was charged Wednesday with insider trading.
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The day Uncle Drew found out Kyrie Irving was traded

One year ago, in between playing one-on-one with his “Uncle Drew” body double and filming an epic dance scene in Atlanta, Kyrie Irving’s basketball future hung in the balance.
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Did Ohio State just birth a new rivalry?

Ohio State didn't need to confirm that now-Texas coach Tom Herman went to a strip club in 2014 with troubled former Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith. It did anyway.

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LeBron: ‘Didn’t feel right’ to stay silent on issues

In Tuesday night’s debut episode of “The Shop,” Lakers star LeBron James discussed his commitment to speaking out on social issues — even if doing so has cost him in popularity.
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Potential fantasy hockey breakout players

Who is ready to make the next step? Sean Allen identifies a handful of NHL players who are poised to break out in 2018-19.
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Barnwell: The NFL’s 50 most intriguing people, and why each matters

J.J. Watt and Andrew Luck are back. Jalen Ramsey is just getting started. These are the most intriguing players, coaches and front-office men of the season.
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Sources: Packers deal QB Hundley to Seahawks

Brett Hundley, who started nine games for the Packers after Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone last season, was traded to Seattle, sources told ESPN.
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Going, going, gone: The disappearing MLB fan

It's not a full-blown panic, but owners are deeply concerned about a pronounced drop in attendance numbers that hasn't been seen since 2003.

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Parise unfiltered: State of the Wild, Kovalchuk and ‘Lost’

The veteran left wing weighs in on the GM change in Minnesota, his former teammate’s return to the NHL, the Wild’s playoff chances and more.
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Sources: Kraft, Jones retain DraftKings stakes

NFL owners Robert Kraft and Jerry Jones have retained their investments in DraftKings, sources said, as the company shifts focus to traditional sports betting.
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Ginobili announces retirement after 16 seasons

Manu Ginobili announced his retirement from basketball Monday after 16 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs.
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Final 53-man roster projections for all 32 NFL teams

Will the Jets keep Teddy Bridgewater? What about the Ravens and Robert Griffin III? NFL Nation reporters project rosters for all 32 teams.
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How to nail, or fail, the late rounds of your draft

When your fantasy draft creeps into the later rounds, the pickings are slim. But, there are difference-making players to be had, and big names to avoid.

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Wings’ Zetterberg (back) uncertain for season

Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg’s back injury could keep the left winger out for the entire 2018-19 season and ultimately end his NHL career, according to coach Jeff Blashill.
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‘Man, I’m gonna get fined.’ Trolling with Enes Kanter

The outspoken Knick shares his thoughts on his LeBron beef, the Warriors, why he loves to talk trash and why he’s not backing down from his stance on the Turkish government.
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Does Eric Berry have another comeback in him? Don’t bet against it

Three-time All Pro Eric Berry is making the third comeback of his eight-year NFL career, but an Achilles injury is “a walk in the park” comparatively.
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NFL Rank: Predicting the best 100 players of 2018

More than 50 ESPN experts voted on who will be the best NFL players this season. Yes, AB, Von and Gronk are ranked high. But two GOATs lead the way.
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National Draft Day: Here’s your complete guide

It's National Draft Day, and we're here to help you start draft season right. We've rounded up advice from our award-winning analysts all in one spot.

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Caps forward brings Stanley Cup to Humboldt

Washington Capitals forward Chandler Stephenson brought the Stanley Cup to Humboldt on Friday to recognize the community’s strength and resilience after April’s deadly bus crash.
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Chaos is the key to Notre Dame’s CFP hopes

With national championship aspirations, coach Brian Kelly is forcing his players to adapt to unique situations in practice in hopes of surviving a brutal late-season travel schedule.
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Diary of a rescue: Marc Gasol’s mission to help immigrants

Moved by the desperation of immigrants and the efforts to rescue them, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol didn’t hesitate to accept an invitation to see for himself what one group is doing to help.
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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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Heisman Watch: Keep your eyes on these guys

It's never too early to look ahead to college football's most heralded award: The Heisman Trophy.

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Kyrie Irving finds a missing piece of his life at the Standing Rock reservation

Standing Rock Sioux gave Kyrie Irving a new Native American name and a new family in a sacred ceremony.
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Hayley Wickenheiser and the search for the NHL’s first female GM

The Canadian icon has been hired as Toronto’s assistant direct of player development. Next stop, a GM job? Here are the women who could do it.
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A year after Harvey, $37 million raised by J.J. Watt is changing lives

On the anniversary of the devastating hurricane, it’s clear the Texans star’s incredible fundraising efforts have become his legacy in Houston.
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Preseason Week 3 intrigue: AD runs wild; Darnold impresses

Here are the biggest things we learned about every team during Week 3 of the preseason.
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Fantasy rookie risers: Pass catchers stand out

Several rookies from this year's class have opportunities to contribute right away. What youngsters could make an immediate impact beyond Saquon Barkley?

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Turning down the noise: Why Trae Young is more NBA ready than you think

Hype. Scrutiny. Hate. Kevin Love, Luke Walton and Adam Silver recognize the pressure players face today. So, what’s the future of mental health in the NBA?
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Fantasy hockey sleepers for the 2018-19 season

Fantasy leagues can be won with great late-round drafting. Here’s some sleepers you won’t want to pass on come draft day.
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Super Bowl LII rematch? 8 bold predictions from ESPN’s FPI

Are the Eagles and Patriots headed toward a Super Bowl rematch? Seth Walder runs through eight bold predictions for the 2018 season.
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Inside Barry Sanders’ record-setting, Heisman-winning (and nap-taking) 1988 season

Coaches, teammates and opponents recall the magical season 30 years ago, when the Oklahoma State running back ran for 2,850 yards, 44 TDs, set 34 NCAA records and exploded from obscurity to win a Heisman — in Tokyo.
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