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Source: Astros, Verlander reach $66M extension

National Sports - ESPN - March 23, 2019 - 3:50pm
Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, who was due to be a free agent after the 2019 season, has agreed to a $66 million extension through the 2021 season, sources told ESPN.
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Sources: Spurs nearing deal for vet Motiejunas

National Sports - ESPN - March 23, 2019 - 3:50pm
The Spurs are nearing a deal with Donatas Motiejunas, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The 28-year-old forward/center has spent the past two seasons playing in China.
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Lady Vols bounced in 1st round for just 2nd time

National Sports - ESPN - March 23, 2019 - 3:50pm
Tennessee's 38th consecutive appearance in the women's NCAA tournament didn't last long as the Lady Vols were bounced in the first round for just the second time ever, falling 89-77 to UCLA.
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Old school ride: Rays farmhand living out of bus

National Sports - ESPN - March 23, 2019 - 3:50pm
The transient and thrifty existence of a minor leaguer has led Rays reliever Jack Labosky to live in a renovated school bus with his girlfriend.
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Defending champ Notre Dame opens with dominating win

National Sports - ESPN - March 23, 2019 - 3:50pm
No team has dominated over the last five weeks like Notre Dame. Can the Irish repeat? They were unstoppable inside Saturday in the first round.
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Tennessee's disappointing season ends in first round

National Sports - ESPN - March 23, 2019 - 3:50pm
Tennessee rallied from 17 down to take a fourth-quarter lead but ran out of gas, falling to 6-seed UCLA for its second-ever first-round loss.
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Zion Williamson vs. Tacko Fall: Tale of the tape

National Sports - ESPN - March 23, 2019 - 3:50pm
Duke's Zion Williamson will meet 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall of UCF on Sunday in the NCAA tournament. Here's how they stack up.
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Follow live: LSU, Maryland set for showdown

National Sports - ESPN - March 23, 2019 - 12:50pm
The Tigers and Terrapins kick off the second round of the tournament.
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Kraft releases statement, says he is 'truly sorry'

National Sports - ESPN - March 23, 2019 - 12:50pm
Patriots owner Robert Kraft released a statement Saturday, saying he is "truly sorry" a month after authorities announced he was videotaped twice paying for a sex act at an illicit massage parlor.
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Reds' Gennett expected to miss 8-12 weeks

National Sports - ESPN - March 23, 2019 - 12:50pm
Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett, who hit .310 with 23 homers and 92 RBIs while making his first All-Star team last season, will miss 8-12 weeks with a groin strain.
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After third player defection, Steelers eager to get 'vibe' back

National Sports - ESPN - March 23, 2019 - 12:50pm
The Steelers want -- scratch that, need -- players who want to be in Pittsburgh.
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What a GM sees when he watches a baseball game

National Sports - ESPN - March 23, 2019 - 12:50pm
Jed Hoyer let us sit in with him as his Cubs played in the Cactus League this week. Our question: What is a front-office executive looking for?
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A viewer's guide to UFC Fight Night (8 p.m. ET on ESPN+): Thompson vs. Pettis

National Sports - ESPN - March 23, 2019 - 9:50am
Stephen Thompson and Anthony Pettis, two elite strikers, will square off in Saturday's UFC main event in Nashville. Who will land the decisive blow?
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UCF's Fall: 'I won't allow' Zion to posterize me

National Sports - ESPN - March 23, 2019 - 3:49am
Tacko Fall, UCF's 7-foot-6 center, said he "won't allow" Duke star Zion Williamson to "put me on one of his highlight tapes" in Sunday's second-round NCAA tournament game.
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Reseeding the 2019 NCAA tournament field for the round of 32

National Sports - ESPN - March 23, 2019 - 12:49am
We started with 68 on Tuesday night. Now we're down to 32. Here's how we rank them heading into Saturday.
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Meet UC Irvine, California's top college basketball team

National Sports - ESPN - March 23, 2019 - 12:49am
Long overshadowed by fellow California schools such as UCLA, USC and Cal, UC Irvine pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament so far.
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D'Antoni: Harden's 61 'one of best performances'

National Sports - ESPN - March 23, 2019 - 12:49am
After scoring 57 points on Wednesday, James Harden had his teammates and head coach shaking their heads in awe by scoring 61 in Houston's 111-105 win over the Spurs on Friday night.
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Lakers officially miss playoffs for 6th year in row

National Sports - ESPN - March 23, 2019 - 12:49am
Friday night's loss to the Nets officially eliminated the Lakers from postseason contention for the sixth straight year.
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