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Bills' thank-you gift to Bengals: 1,440 wings

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 9:30pm
The Buffalo Bills are sending 1,440 chicken wings to the Cincinnati Bengals as a thank you for their win over the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday that clinched the Bills' first playoff berth since 1999.
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Sharks' Thornton loses chunk of beard in fight

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 8:08pm
Sharks star Joe Thornton had a chunk of his signature beard ripped out during a fight with Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri on Thursday night.
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Serena Williams withdraws from Aussie Open

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 7:03pm
Serena Williams announced on Thursday that she has withdrawn from the Australian Open, in a statement released by the Australian Open.
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Coutinho's £142m move to Barca imminent

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 6:56pm
Jurgen Klopp has nothing to say about Philippe Coutinho with papers reporting a move to Barcelona is "imminent." Transfer Talk has the latest.
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Shazier has regained feeling in legs, report says

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 6:28pm
Without offering specifics, the father of Ryan Shazier says his son is "a long way from where he was on that Monday night when he was laying on the field" after suffering a spinal injury against the Bengals.
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Greek Freak ahead of LeBron on All-Star ballots

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 5:45pm
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James by nearly 7,500 votes after the first 12 days of the All-Star fan vote.
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Follow live: Thunder look to build momentum against Clippers

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 5:40pm
One night after beating the Lakers in L.A., the Thunder are back at Staples Center for a date with the Clippers.
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DE Smith gives Ohio St. 16th ESPN 300 commit

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 5:36pm
Ohio State bulked up its already impressive defensive line haul Wednesday, when ESPN 300 DE Tyreke Smith picked the Buckeyes. Auburn got its 10th ESPN 300 recruit, WR Anthony Schwartz, and Oklahoma got its eighth in LB Nikolas Bonitto.
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Lowe's 10 things: A LeBron-Love dance, the fighting Clips and OKC

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 5:21pm
Zach Lowe highlights LeBron James and Kevin Love pick-and-rolls, Lou Williams' insane scoring, the Thunder in crunch time and more.
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Watch live: Under Armour All-America Game

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 4:54pm
There will be four live commitments during the game, headlined by the No. 68 overall recruit.
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Pierce: Don't want to see C's honor IT Feb. 11

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 4:01pm
Paul Pierce said Thursday that he would prefer the Celtics not run their planned in-game tribute video for Isaiah Thomas' on-court return on Feb. 11, the same night the Celtics will send Pierce's No. 34 jersey to the rafters.
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Elko leaving Notre Dame for A&M DC position

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 3:36pm
Mike Elko will receive a multiyear contract from Texas A&M and is expected to earn approximately $2 million annually, a source told ESPN's Chris Low.
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Fournette buys Rolexes for Jaguars' O-linemen

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 3:36pm
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette purchased the starting offensive line and two reserves Rolex watches as a gift for helping him rush for 1,040 yards as a rookie this season.
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For Kraft, Brady and Belichick, is this the beginning of the end?

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 3:04pm
Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft are aiming for a sixth Lombardi Trophy. But friction between the coach and star QB could put the future of a dynasty in doubt.
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Shirtless flag-bearer tries cross-country skiing

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 2:42pm
Pita Taufatofua, better known as the shirtless Tongan flag-bearer from the 2016 Summer Olympics, is pursuing one final attempt to qualify for next month's Winter Games in his new sport of cross-country skiing.
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No days off: Pats practice despite blizzard, bye

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 2:20pm
Despite blizzardlike conditions in New England and the Patriots being on their playoff bye week, Bill Belichick required players to be at the facility for a regular day of work.
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TV ratings for NFL down 9.7 percent during '17

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 1:23pm
NFL television ratings fell 9.7 percent during the 2017 regular season, according to numbers registered by Nielsen. A typical game was watched by 1.6 million fewer people this season as compared to last season.
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Weekly Reader: Teams that will be buyers -- or sellers -- on the trade market

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 1:21pm
Which franchises are open for business, and who's looking to add assets as the trade deadline looms? The Penguins need another center, the Kings have cap space to spare, and the Blues and Islanders are among the teams sizing up center Max Pacioretty.
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The Wolves are in win-now mode, but at what cost?

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 12:46pm
Jimmy Butler is playing like an MVP candidate for a franchise that pushed in all its chips last summer. While it should result in breaking a 13-year playoff drought, keeping this group together could become an issue for the Wolves.
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Titans rule out RB Murray (knee) vs. Chiefs

National Sports - ESPN - January 4, 2018 - 12:34pm
The Titans have ruled out veteran running back DeMarco Murray, who didn't practice all week due to a torn MCL in his right knee, for Saturday's wild-card game against Chiefs.
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