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Sammartino, WWE Hall of Famer, dies at 82

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 11:02am
WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino, who held the championship belt for nearly eight consecutive years from 1963 to 1971, has died at age 82.
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Bristol breakdown: Johnson's top-5 finish

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 10:20am
While Kyle Busch continues to rack up the victories, the weekend at Bristol boasted many other interesting insights.
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Perseverance (and a little luck) carry Hemric to Cup debut

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 10:20am
Daniel Hemric first caught the eye of Brad Keselowski in a late-model race in Michigan. Six years later, that big break has turned into a start in NASCAR's top series.
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Roundtable: Can the Golden Knights win the Stanley Cup?

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 10:14am
Given goalie Marc-Andre Fleury's dominance and the Golden Knights' relentless, physical play in front of him, our writers like Vegas' chances to make a title run.
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Kobe-directed sports drink ads troll Gatorade

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 9:20am
Sports drink BodyArmor took shots at industry giant Gatorade in ads that debuted Wednesday, including a commercial that ends with the tag line: "Thanks Gatorade. We'll take it from here."
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Lowe: What LeBron and the Cavs can do better in Game 2

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 9:19am
With the Cavs facing a potential 0-2 deficit, Zach Lowe breaks down the Game 1 blowout and what it means for Game 2.
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Talking points: What advice would you give Verstappen?

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 9:12am
Does Mercedes still have the fastest car in F1 and where should Daniel Ricciardo go next year? Our panel of F1 experts answer the main talking points to come out of the Chinese Grand Prix.
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McShay: How Saquon Barkley grades vs. elite running backs

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 8:40am
Barkley is the best running back prospect since ...? Here's where Todd McShay grades him vs. Adrian Peterson, Ezekiel Elliott and other first-round RBs since 2007.
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Saquon Barkley's legend runs deep in his Pennsylvania hometown

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 8:40am
The NFL draft's top RB was a superstar long before Penn State in a tiny town still big enough to turn out a crowd almost double its size to honor him.
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Roundtable: Answering the biggest questions for Nos. 50-1

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 8:38am
Which ranking is the most head-scratching? What will the top five look like next year? We asked our experts to answer some of the biggest questions.
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MLBRank 50-1: Trout is clear No. 1, but who comes next?

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 8:37am
The top spot is an easy call, but then the fun begins. Did Kershaw hold off Scherzer as MLB's best ace? And which MVP passed Harper on our list?
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Inside Taylor Hall's transformation -- and what's next

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 8:25am
After a "grieving period" in 2016-17, the former Oiler led the Devils back to the postseason with an MVP-caliber campaign. How far can he take them?
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Sources: Brady has yet to say he'll play in '18

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 8:21am
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wants to spend more time with his family, and some around him would rather see him retire than play in 2018, sources told ESPN.
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Golden Knights make history with series sweep

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 3:32am
The Golden Knights keep making history in their inaugural season, as they became the first expansion franchise in NHL history to sweep a postseason series in its first season when they defeated the Kings on Tuesday.
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Early exit, blister bring Shohei Ohtani back to earth

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 2:11am
The Red Sox wore out the phenom, and Mookie Betts hit three homers. Were Ohtani's struggles caused by the ball or finally facing a different team?
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Lindor: Hitting homer in Puerto Rico 'special'

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 2:11am
Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor, a Puerto Rico native, hit a two-run home run in San Jose, sending the crowd into a frenzy.
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DeRozan shows form that could take Raptors a long way

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 1:25am
With an offensive performance that left the Wizards dazed, DeMar DeRozan displayed everything he and Toronto can be.
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Holiday party: Pelicans hold off Blazers, go up 2-0

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 1:23am
The Pelicans entered the playoffs as underdogs, but they haven't acted like it, and now head home up 2-0 in their series against the Blazers.
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Bucks' Bledsoe on matchup vs. Rozier: 'Who?'

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 12:24am
Boston's Terry Rozier torched the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 2 of their playoff series Tuesday night, but Milwaukee guard Eric Bledsoe was dismissive of Rozier and his performance afterward.
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Three wild ways baseball in 2018 is unlike ever before

National Sports - ESPN - April 18, 2018 - 12:04am
Duck! Pitches are flying all over, strikeouts are surging and lineups are bottoming out ... it's early, but MLB's latest evolution is taking shape.
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