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How Bob Feller made Ted Williams start preparing for him three days early

National Sports - ESPN - April 30, 2020 - 10:23am
Most times, Ted Williams started getting ready the night before. With Feller, who threw three no-hitters, struck out 17 when he was 17 years old, even the greatest hitter ever knew he had his hands full.
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The uncertain future for John Augenstein and top amateur golfers everywhere

National Sports - ESPN - April 30, 2020 - 10:23am
He was supposed to play in the Masters, then turn pro later that summer. Now what? Like everyone else, John Augenstein has to wait and see.
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How the coronavirus pandemic has given leverage to NHL players

National Sports - ESPN - April 30, 2020 - 10:23am
A strange thing has happened as the league and NHLPA consider when and how to reopen the season.
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Women's college basketball transfer rankings for 2020-21 and 2021-22

National Sports - ESPN - April 30, 2020 - 10:23am
The uncertainty about the status of transfers for the 2020-21 season has not slowed the transfer market. Here are the top names seeking new homes.
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Love. Hurts. Barnwell makes sense of two controversial QB draft picks

National Sports - ESPN - April 30, 2020 - 7:23am
Green Bay and Philadelphia surprised most everyone by taking quarterbacks early in the draft.
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Is the Astros' title tarnished? Is Jeter overrated? We settle the biggest debate for all 30 MLB teams

National Sports - ESPN - April 30, 2020 - 7:23am
From which franchise icon was better to playing what-if in crucial moments gone wrong, it's our turn to have the final word in your favorite club's ultimate argument.
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Would a baseball card lie? Cracking the great Don Mattingly mystery

National Sports - ESPN - April 30, 2020 - 7:23am
Mattingly's 1987 Topps card set Sam Miller off on an adventure that spans the history of trading card blurbs.
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Meet the 2021 NFL draft QB class: Names to know, potential landing spots

National Sports - ESPN - April 30, 2020 - 7:23am
Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields headline a strong 2021 NFL draft quarterback class. Who are the names to know, and which NFL teams might be in the market next year?
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How weed became 'whatever': Leagues are ditching old policies

National Sports - ESPN - April 30, 2020 - 7:23am
The marijuana stigma is eroding, and sports leagues have adapted. The NFL's new approach that focuses on treatment -- not punishment -- has become the norm.
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The ESPN Daily podcast: Ricky Williams and marijuana policy in sports

National Sports - ESPN - April 30, 2020 - 7:23am
Former NFL RB Ricky Williams recounts how his marijuana use once dominated football headlines.
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The Zion-Lonzo connection has the Pelicans -- and the NBA -- eager for more

National Sports - ESPN - April 30, 2020 - 7:23am
It took less than 500 minutes together on the court for Ball and Williamson to become the NBA's most exciting alley-oop partnership.
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Wait, Secretariat has 263 U.S. roads named after him?!

National Sports - ESPN - April 30, 2020 - 7:23am
More than 30 years after his death, Secretariat is still driving the sports conversation. Like, literally -- we found 263 roads named after the legendary horse. Take a trip through the avenues, boulevards and streets of the United States of Secretariat.
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'This is who I am': Cowboy ready for UFC 249, moving past deflating Conor loss

National Sports - ESPN - April 30, 2020 - 7:23am
Cowboy Cerrone hit a low point after his loss to Conor McGregor, but the veteran has reignited his competitive fire in time for UFC 249.
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Amid coronavirus shutdown, English players' union and clubs wary of gaming addiction risk

National Sports - ESPN - April 30, 2020 - 7:23am
Online gaming has been popular among locked-down Premier League stars, but they must be aware of the potential dangers of playing for too long.
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Brit. veteran, 100, honored by F1, WWE, cricket

National Sports - ESPN - April 30, 2020 - 7:23am
Capt. Tom Moore, a World War II veteran, has been honored by sports stars across England.
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Players getting paid? Video games returning? Answering your NCAA name, image and likeness questions

National Sports - ESPN - April 30, 2020 - 4:23am
The NCAA supports a proposal allowing college athletes to sign endorsement deals and receive money for other work, as long as their schools aren't involved. What does this mean for college athletics -- and its beloved football video game?
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Gronk: Bucs playbook comment was just a joke

National Sports - ESPN - April 30, 2020 - 1:23am
Rob Gronkowski went on Twitter on Wednesday to clarify that a comment he made over the weekend suggesting he had received the Bucs' playbook before his trade was made in jest.
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7 sue NCAA, allege negligence in sexual assaults

National Sports - ESPN - April 29, 2020 - 10:23pm
Seven women who allege they were sexually assaulted by male athletes have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA, accusing the organization of negligence, fraud and breach of contract.
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Ex-Jag Smith arrested for unlawful sex with minor

National Sports - ESPN - April 29, 2020 - 10:23pm
Former Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith was arrested Wednesday and charged with unlawful sexual activity with certain minors, a second-degree felony.
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