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What to look for in NCAA's first reveal of top 16 seeds

National Sports - ESPN - January 18, 2018 - 9:47am
Will Rutgers, the biggest surprise of the season so far, wind up in the NCAA's top 16 seeds on Thursday night? What seed will South Carolina land?
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'He's going to be a superstar': Jayson Tatum is no average rookie

National Sports - ESPN - January 18, 2018 - 8:54am
Danny Ainge knew he picked a winner when Boston landed Jayson Tatum, but the Celtics had no idea they'd be hitting the jackpot with their 19-year-old wing.
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Jay Gruden on how to attack the Vikings' and Eagles' defenses

National Sports - ESPN - January 18, 2018 - 8:36am
Redskins coach Jay Gruden gives detailed insight on the Vikings' and Eagles' defenses and where each might be vulnerable.
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Eagles' secret weapon? An analytics-fueled attack

National Sports - ESPN - January 18, 2018 - 8:36am
Going for it on fourth down, going for two, rationing timeouts: Some of what the Eagles do might seem random, but each decision is quite calculated.
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Blazers' Lillard 'frustrated' over All-Star snubs

National Sports - ESPN - January 18, 2018 - 8:36am
Despite putting up career numbers the past two seasons, Portland's Damian Lillard hasn't made the All-Star team. "It feels like I always got to be the fall guy and every other guy has been deserving," he told ESPN.
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AFC title game an 'opportunity,' not redemption for Blake Bortles

National Sports - ESPN - January 18, 2018 - 7:49am
Despite being dissed by fellow NFL players and others, Jaguars QB Blake Bortles continues to take the high road -- straight to Gillette Stadium.
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Great tennis from Tennys in win vs. Wawrinka

National Sports - ESPN - January 18, 2018 - 7:15am
Who saw this coming: Stan Wawrinka meeting a Tennys player who was just too tough.
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Djokovic gets Aussie win in 104-degree heat

National Sports - ESPN - January 18, 2018 - 7:12am
Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic overcame high temperatures and a poor start -- dropping his first two service games -- to continue his career-long domination of Gael Monfils.
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How the Jaguars can defend Gronk: No 'secret formula,' but here's a start

National Sports - ESPN - January 18, 2018 - 7:06am
No defense wants to see Rob Gronkowski spike the football in its end zone. It's a nightmare. Jacksonville has the talent to limit him, however, and force Tom Brady to use other options.
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Who's going to draft a QB in April? Rating all 32 NFL teams' chances

National Sports - ESPN - January 18, 2018 - 6:47am
The 2018 NFL draft class is rich with quarterback talent. Which teams will go for the top-tier guys in Round 1? Which will wait until Day 3? Which aren't even in the market? NFL Nation reporters evaluate interest throughout the league.
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Do the best free-agent deals come to teams that wait?

National Sports - ESPN - January 18, 2018 - 6:37am
As this odd hot stove season lingers on, we crunched the numbers to see who benefits most by holding contract negotiations later in the offseason.
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Austin Rivers has heard it all, and now he's firing back

National Sports - ESPN - January 18, 2018 - 6:35am
Austin Rivers knows what you think about him -- spoiled, cocky, entitled, bust. But that big chip on his shoulder? He says that's how he made it this far.
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Players concerned with extreme heat at Aussie Open, but what's the solution?

National Sports - ESPN - January 18, 2018 - 6:34am
When is hot too hot? At the Australian Open on Thursday, we got a pretty good idea.
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Rivers: I spoke with Ariza about altercation

National Sports - ESPN - January 18, 2018 - 3:45am
Clippers guard Austin Rivers said he and Rockets swingman Trevor Ariza had a lengthy phone call regarding Monday's heated game between their teams. Rivers said "he was really cool about being the bigger guy and calling me."
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Follow live: Federer returns to RLA against Struff

National Sports - ESPN - January 18, 2018 - 1:35am
Reigning Aussie Open champion Roger Federer will look to book the final place in the men's final 32 when he meets Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff. Before that, hometown hero Ash Barty plays Camila Giorgi.
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Bulls PG Dunn chips, dislocates teeth on fall

National Sports - ESPN - January 18, 2018 - 12:01am
Bulls rookie Kris Dunn fell face-first and chipped and dislocated two front teeth in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.
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Sources: Rockets mad no discipline for Clippers

National Sports - ESPN - January 17, 2018 - 11:30pm
The fact that the LA Clippers' Blake Griffin and Austin Rivers avoided disciplinary action from the NBA after Monday's contentious home game with Houston has left the Rockets shocked and disappointed, team sources told ESPN's Tim MacMahon.
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Melo: Game is 'fun again' after accepting role

National Sports - ESPN - January 17, 2018 - 11:04pm
After scoring a game-high 27 points on Wednesday, Carmelo Anthony said the game is "starting to become fun again" as he has accepted his role with the Thunder.
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Breaking down 20 QB battles to watch this spring

National Sports - ESPN - January 17, 2018 - 10:16pm
Alabama and Georgia played for the CFP title, but both teams will start spring practice expecting spirited competition at quarterback. They'll have lots of company as teams search for their next leader.
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Ice and quiet: AHL game bars fans due to snow

National Sports - ESPN - January 17, 2018 - 10:08pm
A snowstorm in Charlotte forced the Carolina Hurricanes' AHL affiliate to play its Wednesday home game without fans.
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