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Barnwell: Welcome to the most exciting NFL final four ever

National Sports - ESPN - January 14, 2019 - 9:07am
The Patriots-Chiefs and Rams-Saints matchups could be instant classics. Let's run through eight notable reasons why.
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Isner bounced in Australian Open's first round

National Sports - ESPN - January 14, 2019 - 9:07am
Reilly Opelka, ranked just 97th, earned his first victory in a main-draw match at a major by edging John Isner in four tiebreakers at Melbourne Park.
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NBA Power Rankings: Surging Spurs and a change at the top

National Sports - ESPN - January 14, 2019 - 9:07am
Are LaMarcus Aldridge and the Spurs a force to be reckoned with in the West? We hit the halfway point with a jump by San Antonio amid a top-10 shakeup.
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Bryce Harper, Manny Machado will get paid, but are they baseball's best?

National Sports - ESPN - January 14, 2019 - 9:07am
This winter's free-agent duo will be very rich pretty soon, but where do Harper and Machado rank among the best players in baseball right now?
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Cam Reddish isn't an underdog

National Sports - ESPN - January 14, 2019 - 9:07am
Chaotic weekends generate a lot of talk afterward. Amid all the chatter, here's what's real (Kentucky is figuring itself out) and what's fake (UNC will too).
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What's next for Alabama after title-game rout, coaching changes?

National Sports - ESPN - January 14, 2019 - 9:07am
Any team other than Clemson would love to have Alabama's problems. But another year of coaching upheaval has Nick Saban seeking answers.
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Why the Spurs' championship point guard became a Hornet

National Sports - ESPN - January 14, 2019 - 9:07am
Tony Parker never really wanted to leave the Spurs, and the franchise never thought he would. So how in the world did he end up on the Hornets?
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After first playoff win, Rams' Whitworth hoping for more

National Sports - ESPN - January 14, 2019 - 9:07am
Andrew Whitworth was the only player in NFL history to lose all seven of his playoff games. On Saturday night, he and the Rams were determined not to make it eight.
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Our picks for rookies of the year and the league's all-rookie team

National Sports - ESPN - January 14, 2019 - 9:07am
Baker Mayfield revitalized the Browns. Another first-year player led the league in tackles. They're among our best rookies for the season.
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Rookie report: Judging the 2018 draftees

National Sports - ESPN - January 14, 2019 - 9:07am
With one season under their belts, it's time to take a look at the rookies. Which draftees excelled and which faltered?
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For Emery and Arsenal, the honeymoon is over

National Sports - ESPN - January 14, 2019 - 9:07am
Arsenal have lost four of their past eight games and are showing the kind of defensive frailty that turned fans against Arsene Wenger.
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Harden ties Kobe's streak; goes 1-for-17 from 3

National Sports - ESPN - January 14, 2019 - 3:06am
James Harden made history on two fronts. But one of them dubiously encapsulated the Rockets' loss at Orlando.
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Isner bounced from Australian Open's first round

National Sports - ESPN - January 14, 2019 - 3:06am
Reilly Opelka, ranked just 97th, earned his first victory in a main-draw match at a major by edging John Isner in four tiebreakers at Melbourne Park.
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The Lakers, like the Cavaliers, are bad without LeBron

National Sports - ESPN - January 14, 2019 - 3:06am
These Los Angeles Lakers have wanted to be better than LeBron James' former team in Cleveland. But one thing is for sure -- neither is built to win without King James.
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Eagles WR Jeffery takes blame for loss to Saints

National Sports - ESPN - January 14, 2019 - 12:06am
Eagles receiver Alshon Jeffery, after a crucial dropped pass late in a playoff loss to the Saints, said: "I let my teammates down, the city of Philadelphia, that's on me. I'll take that."
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Kerr on rookie Doncic: 'Looks like an All-Star'

National Sports - ESPN - January 14, 2019 - 12:06am
Coach Steve Kerr and Warriors players had high praise for Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic.
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$2.5M sports betting contest ends in controversy

National Sports - ESPN - January 14, 2019 - 12:06am
A national sports betting handicapping contest with a $2.5 million prize pool ended in controversy Sunday in New Jersey after then-leader Rufus Peabody was prevented from making his final wager before the NFC divisional-round game kicked off.
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How the Superdome crowd sparked Lattimore, Saints: 'The advantage is real'

National Sports - ESPN - January 14, 2019 - 12:06am
Marshon Lattimore started and ended the comeback with huge interceptions, but the incredible home-field atmosphere might have been the difference.
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Sources: Machado has 8-year offer via White Sox

National Sports - ESPN - January 13, 2019 - 9:29pm
Manny Machado has been offered an eight-year contract by the White Sox while remaining engaged with the Phillies, sources say.
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Saints lean on Michael Thomas during historic, go-ahead drive

National Sports - ESPN - January 13, 2019 - 9:06pm
The longest drive in an NFL playoff game in at least 20 years featured four penalties, clutch conversions and a lot of Saints All-Pro Michael Thomas.
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