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Seven events that led to a Case Keenum-Nick Foles NFC title game

National Sports - ESPN - January 16, 2018 - 8:40am
The Eagles-Vikings contest features an unlikely starting quarterback matchup, one made possible, thanks in large part, to injuries and the 2016 draft.
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Win away from Super Bowl, moving past Minneapolis Miracle isn't difficult for Vikings

National Sports - ESPN - January 16, 2018 - 8:38am
As amazing as the Vikings' win over the Saints was, Mike Zimmer and Minnesota are moving on and have shifted their focus to Philadelphia.
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College basketball's dream matchups

National Sports - ESPN - January 16, 2018 - 8:37am
The 50th anniversary of the "Game of the Century" got us daydreaming about fantasy matchups. Back then, it was Lew Alcindor vs. Elvin Hayes. Imagine Ayton vs. Bagley, Young vs. Sexton and more.
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Fans may never forgive Pirates for trading Andrew McCutchen

National Sports - ESPN - January 16, 2018 - 8:36am
The Bucs didn't bring a parade to Pittsburgh. After dealing their franchise star, expect empty seats at PNC Park this summer -- and for years to come.
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Winners and losers from NFL draft early entries

National Sports - ESPN - January 16, 2018 - 8:25am
With potential first-round defensive linemen Christian Wilkins and Clelin Ferrell returning to school, Clemson is the clear winner of the early entry period. How did other contenders fare?
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Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar surrounded by enablers as he abused athletes

National Sports - ESPN - January 16, 2018 - 8:23am
Understanding how Dr. Larry Nassar gained unfettered access to sexually assault young female athletes -- despite repeated warning signs -- means confronting an uncomfortable truth: He didn't gain that access alone.
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Stanford RB Love to return for senior season

National Sports - ESPN - January 16, 2018 - 8:23am
Bryce Love, who finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting after rushing for 2,118 yards, will return for his senior season at Stanford.
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Bad money: The worst contract investments on all 30 teams

National Sports - ESPN - January 16, 2018 - 6:56am
Wondering why your squad's front office isn't making a splash this offseason? It might be because they're stuck paying these guys instead.
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The best and worst NFL free-agent signings of 2017

National Sports - ESPN - January 16, 2018 - 6:55am
The Vikings signed a backup quarterback in an under-the-radar deal last March. Now that QB has them one game from the Super Bowl. Here are the deals that exceeded, met or fell short of expectations -- good and bad.
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How rookies ranked in 'Madden NFL 18': Kamara, Saints lead the way

National Sports - ESPN - January 16, 2018 - 6:30am
Alvin Kamara surpassed expectations, substantially elevating his rating to finish among the top of his class. Here are the top 10 rookies in the game.
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It's clear now: The fans forgive Maria Sharapova

National Sports - ESPN - January 16, 2018 - 6:23am
Nearly two years after Sharapova was suspended from the tour, she has been welcomed back to her sport -- a luxury not enjoyed by many other athletes.
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Sources: Growing discontent among Cavs

National Sports - ESPN - January 16, 2018 - 6:13am
Multiple Cavaliers players acknowledged growing discontent and a strong sense of concern that unlike past seasons, this year's team does not have enough to fix its problems.
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D'Antoni accuses Griffin of intentional contact

National Sports - ESPN - January 16, 2018 - 2:17am
Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Clippers forward Blake Griffin intentionally made contact with him Monday night before a heated confrontation that led to double technical fouls with 3:30 to play.
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LIVE: Wozniacki looking to continue strong form

National Sports - ESPN - January 16, 2018 - 1:35am
Who saw this one coming? Down 5-1 in the final set, Caroline Wozniacki stormed back to beat Jana Fett 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 to reach the third round of the Australian Open. On the men's side, 18-year-old sensation Denis Shapovalov and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are duking it out in the fifth set.
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Sources: Rockets push into Clips' locker room

National Sports - ESPN - January 16, 2018 - 12:50am
Houston's James Harden, Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green pushed into the LA Clippers' locker room Monday night looking to confront Austin Rivers after the Rockets' 113-102 loss, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
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CP3 draws mixed reception in return to L.A.

National Sports - ESPN - January 16, 2018 - 12:29am
The boos for Chris Paul weren't the reason it was a disappointing return to L.A. for the former Clippers star, with his Rockets falling 113-102 at Staples Center on Monday night.
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Kansas, Duke show why it's hard to beat the king

National Sports - ESPN - January 16, 2018 - 12:25am
Kansas and Duke might not be in Final Four form, but Monday's comeback victories showed that they are significant factors in their conference races.
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Donovan: Failure at Leon not an option

National Sports - ESPN - January 15, 2018 - 11:50pm
Landon Donovan was presented in front of around 7,000 Club Leon fans on Monday evening in Estadio Leon and wasted no time in setting the bar high.
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Warriors suffer through cold showers at 'The Q'

National Sports - ESPN - January 15, 2018 - 11:39pm
The Warriors, after taking down the Cavs with a stout fourth quarter in which they shot 53 percent, were cooled off in the visitors' locker room after the win. "Somebody call Bron!" Kevin Durant could be heard yelling.
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Melo 'done' with refs after Westbrook ejected

National Sports - ESPN - January 15, 2018 - 11:08pm
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook's ejection minutes before the game's end resulted in a technical foul for coach Billy Donovan and teammate Carmelo Anthony saying he's "done" with officials.
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