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Can college basketball avoid a repeat of college football's calamity?

National Sports - ESPN - August 13, 2020 - 8:33am
A void in leadership and absence of crisis preparation have made a mess of the 2020 college football season. Can college basketball's stakeholders avoid a similar fate?
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How Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier went from texting buddies to fierce rivals

National Sports - ESPN - August 13, 2020 - 8:33am
In 2017, Daniel Cormier visited Stipe Miocic at his firehouse for an interview. But soon after, the friendliness ended. Here's why.
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NHL Playoffs Daily: Blackhawks, Blue Jackets, Hurricanes, Stars look to strike back

National Sports - ESPN - August 13, 2020 - 8:33am
A quartet of Games 2s highlight Thursday's action. Get caught up on everything from around the bubbles.
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Robin Lehner or Marc-Andre Fleury? Inside the Golden Knights' delicate goalie situation

National Sports - ESPN - August 13, 2020 - 8:33am
While Fleury is an iconic figure for the young franchise, Lehner may be its best option in net this postseason.
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Great fight in making: Benavidez, Plant don't get along

National Sports - ESPN - August 13, 2020 - 8:33am
A unification fight between rival titlists David Benavidez and Caleb Plant is one of the best matchups that could be made in boxing.
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Cowboys' Jones not sharing team's 2020 anthem policy

National Sports - ESPN - August 13, 2020 - 8:33am
After talking to a number of people, including President Donald Trump, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones did not say what his team's national anthem policy would be in 2020, saying, "We're going to show grace."
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Perez returns for Spanish GP after COVID lay-off

National Sports - ESPN - August 13, 2020 - 8:33am
Sergio Perez will return to Formula One duty for the Racing Point team at the Spanish Grand Prix after testing negative for COVID-19.
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Fans boo players kneeling before MLS game

National Sports - ESPN - August 13, 2020 - 5:31am
Dallas defender Reggie Cannon said he was disgusted by the boos at Toyota Stadium when players and officials knelt.
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Cubs dominate as other teams struggle to deal with the coronavirus

National Sports - ESPN - August 13, 2020 - 2:31am
Under new manager David Ross, Chicago has been a model team off the field while racking up the best record in baseball on it.
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Which new MLB rules do we love, and which should never be seen again?

National Sports - ESPN - August 13, 2020 - 2:31am
From runners on base to start extra innings to the universal DH, 2020 is full of new experiments.
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Sources: Bills ink McDermott to six-year extension

National Sports - ESPN - August 13, 2020 - 2:31am
Sean McDermott, who has gone 25-23 in three seasons as coach of the Bills, has signed a multiyear extension with the team. Sources told ESPN that it is for six seasons, running through 2025.
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Griffin: 'Felt like Cinderella' as Raptors HC for day

National Sports - ESPN - August 12, 2020 - 11:30pm
Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin said he "felt like Cinderella" on Wednesday, when head coach Nick Nurse allowed him to take over the team against Philadelphia.
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Pacman Jones sets Haden jerseys ablaze in video

National Sports - ESPN - August 12, 2020 - 11:30pm
After receiving a delivery of autographed Joe Haden jerseys, former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones set the Steelers jerseys on fire in his driveway and documented it in a series of Instagram videos posted Wednesday.
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Thomas to have stolen ASG MVP trophy returned

National Sports - ESPN - August 12, 2020 - 11:30pm
Isiah Thomas, whose 1984 NBA All-Star Game MVP trophy was stolen from his high school in 2019, will have the trophy returned to him after it was listed for auction.
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NBA bubble awards: Our experts pick the MVP, best play and top rookie

National Sports - ESPN - August 12, 2020 - 11:30pm
Seeding games didn't count toward the NBA's official season-long awards, so we're handing out (virtual) trophies to the bubble's biggest stars.
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NBA campus intel: Rivals get set to meet in the first round of the playoffs

National Sports - ESPN - August 12, 2020 - 11:30pm
One of the NBA's oldest rivalries will be renewed when the playoffs begin on Aug. 17.
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MLS is Back: The best and worst of the tournament, plus grades for every team

National Sports - ESPN - August 12, 2020 - 11:30pm
After five weeks in Orlando, ESPN looks back at the MLS is Back Tournament to assess the best and the worst and analyze every club's performance.
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Venus vs. Serena is a wonderful welcome back for women's tennis

National Sports - ESPN - August 12, 2020 - 11:30pm
It's not a major or an established event, but when Venus and Serena Williams square off in Lexington, Kentucky, on Thursday, their 31st meeting is just what women's tennis needs after the layoff caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Choupo-Moting finally ends PSG's Champions League curse

National Sports - ESPN - August 12, 2020 - 8:53pm
PSG put to rest 25 years of frustration on Wednesday night, and had the most unlikeliest of heroes in Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to thank for it.
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Dabo: No Big Ten or Pac-12 doesn't devalue title

National Sports - ESPN - August 12, 2020 - 8:30pm
Clemson's Dabo Swinney said the absence of two of the five power conferences will not diminish the meaning of winning a national title, saying, "Whoever wins it, wins it. That's the champ."
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