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Marlins' Straily: Glad Stanton, Yelich are gone

February 16, 2018 - 2:28pm
While Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich were happy to be traded by the Miami Marlins, right-hander Dan Straily says he wants to be a cornerstone of the team's rebuilding plan.
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Yanks prospect recovering from gunshot to hip

February 16, 2018 - 12:48pm
Yankees minor league infielder Thairo Estrada is recovering after he was shot in the right hip in late January during a robbery attempt outside of a restaurant in Venezuela.
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Giannis: I want to work with Kobe this summer

February 16, 2018 - 12:40pm
In an effort to advance his game, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo hopes to learn from NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
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Kobe: Only the special can handle Lakers' legacy

February 16, 2018 - 12:34pm
Kobe Bryant told ESPN's Jalen Rose that it takes a special kind of player to want to play for the Lakers franchise, and that if he has to persuade anyone to uphold the Lakers' standard, that player should go someplace else.
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Donald Cerrone, despite skid, remains popular in the UFC

February 16, 2018 - 12:10pm
Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone returns to the Octagon for the first time since October on Sunday versus Yancy Medeiros. Despite a recent skid and a prolonged absence, his marketability for the UFC remains undeniable.
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New-look Lindor gets to camp: 'I want to finish'

February 16, 2018 - 11:53am
With a platinum-blond hairdo, a motivated Francisco Lindor arrived at spring training with a desire to make good on the success Cleveland has had in its past two seasons.
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Weekend lookahead: Xavier, Villanova battle for Big East supremacy

February 16, 2018 - 11:30am
The Wildcats have owned the Big East, but recent losses have opened the door for the Musketeers to take the league, starting with Saturday's matchup.
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Olympic hockey daily: Crisis averted for U.S. men

February 16, 2018 - 11:13am
Ryan Donato is just one of many NHL prospects to shine in Pyeongchang. Eeli Tolvanen, the Predators' top 2017 pick, has six points for Finland, and Wild draftee Kirill Kaprizov had a hat trick for OAR.
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Day 9 preview: Nathan Chen looks to rebound, Lindsey Vonn makes debut

February 16, 2018 - 11:08am
Saturday's highlights in Pyeongchang include Nathan Chen, who hopes to rebound from a disastrous short program, while Lindsey Vonn makes her Pyeongchang debut in Super-G.
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Dantonio's annual extension approved by MSU

February 16, 2018 - 10:58am
Despite accusations of mishandled sexual assault claims against his football program, Mark Dantonio's annual contract extension was approved by Michigan State on Friday.
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Who will become NASCAR's most popular driver?

February 16, 2018 - 10:48am
After a string of 15 consecutive most popular driver awards, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have to pass the torch to a fresh face this year. In honor of Junior's original No. 8 car, here are eight likable choices.
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Predicting NASCAR's biggest risers in 2018

February 16, 2018 - 10:44am
Chase Elliott in the top five? Erik Jones in the top 10? William Byron a fixture in the playoff hunt? Believe it. And those aren't the only ones due for a breakout season, according to Mike Clay.
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Man Utd's Mourinho: Pogba rift talk 'a big lie'

February 16, 2018 - 10:34am
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Lindsey Vonn's spaniel, Lucy, is often best in show wherever the duo travel

February 16, 2018 - 10:06am
Being on the road all the time can get lonely for athletes, but Vonn has found a way to combat the loneliness, and her name is Lucy.
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Bracketology: Night of upsets reshape the bracket

February 16, 2018 - 9:59am
Thursday saw four ranked teams get upset by unranked opponents. For Purdue, the loss could cost them a No. 1 seed.
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Source: Mets, Vargas agree to 2-year deal

February 16, 2018 - 9:58am
Jason Vargas, who was 18-11 and an All-Star selection for the Royals in 2017, has agreed to terms on a two-year, $16 million deal with the Mets, a source told ESPN.
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Weekly Reader: Ranking all 31 NHL GMs into tiers

February 16, 2018 - 9:53am
While players get all the attention during trade season, what about the men pulling the strings in the front office? We slot all of them into one of eight tiers, from Golden Boys to Disaster Artists. Plus, Jersey Foul of the Week, Hall for Hart and more.
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Bubble Watch: Struggling to survive in a rugged Big 12

February 16, 2018 - 9:28am
In a league as competitive as the Big 12, opportunities abound for quality wins. The problem, as Texas and Oklahoma are learning in recent weeks, is winning those games.
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Best trade destinations for Evander Kane

February 16, 2018 - 9:26am
Sabres winger Evander Kane is one of the biggest names on the market. Could we see Jumbo Joe Thornton feathering passes to him with the Sharks? Will the Predators pounce if they don't land Rick Nash? And would Kane be a good fit on the Kings' top line?
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Luck looking forward to working with Reich

February 16, 2018 - 9:24am
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck, who missed the 2017 season with a shoulder injury, says he's looking forward to working with new coach Frank Reich.
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