Biggest injury questions for all 32 teams in Week 11

Will the Chiefs have Sammy Watkins against the Rams? NFL Nation reporters update all the key injuries for every team.
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LeBron eclipses Wilt, now 5th all time in scoring

Lakers star LeBron James passed Wilt Chamberlain for fifth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list Thursday night. He now has 31,425 points for his career, with his childhood idol, Michael Jordan, next up at No. 4.
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NHL superstars roundtable: Top priorities in the next CBA

The NHL is in a good spot now, but labor debates loom. Here’s what a panel of superstars say they want out of the next collective bargaining agreement.
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Lakers cook up more than ‘instant oatmeal’ in win

Los Angeles has come a long way since its opening night loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
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Who has the best group of defensemen in the NHL?

Is it the Predators? The Sharks? Someone else? We debate which blue-line crew we’d want to build our team around.
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Losing $14.5M and a season? How we got here with Le’Veon Bell

Two franchise tags, $ 855K lost per week and one lost season. The stalemate is finally over, but getting to this point is a complicated story.
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Warriors suspend Green for game after dust-up

Draymond Green was suspended one game without pay after hours of organizational conversations Tuesday in which senior leadership expressed concern over one of the most volatile episodes in the team’s dynastic run, sources told ESPN.
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Durant wants to keep Green incident ‘in-house’

Warriors star Kevin Durant offered short answers while discussing his issues with Draymond Green following Tuesday’s win over the Hawks, saying, “What happened, happened. We’re trying to move on.”
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49ers bring fire-struck Paradise team to game

It was an invitation the Paradise High School football team was all too ready to accept — a chance to spend the evening with the Niners after the Camp Fire ripped through their town late last week.
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Why Jimmy Butler may not solve Philly’s biggest problem

There are big questions about how Jimmy Butler fits next to Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid in the Sixers’ struggling offense.
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The biggest Hall of Fame snubs, and whom they should replace

It’s unjust that these players remain on the outside looking in. Plus, which players would we remove to make room for our snubs?
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Not done yet: Eli Manning leads Giants past Niners

Manning engineered his 36th career game-winning drive, but just his second in the past two seasons.
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Raiders’ Davis on 1-8 start: ‘Buck stops with me’

In a wide-ranging interview with ESPN after a 20-6 loss to the Chargers on Sunday, Raiders owner Mark Davis accepted blame for the team’s poor season.
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Sources: Carmelo’s teammates believe he’s gone

Houston Rockets players and coaches believe Carmelo Anthony has played his final game for the franchise, sources told ESPN’s Tim MacMahon.
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Boeser (groin) to miss Canucks’ next 4 games

Brock Boeser will miss at least four games for the Vancouver Canucks because of a groin injury. Coach Travis Green said Boeser is week to week.
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Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott help save Cowboys season, for now

Elliott was able to gain 151 yards against an elite run defense as the Cowboys notched their first road win and kept their slim playoff hopes alive.
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The Lakers finally defended, and now they’re at .500

It took 12 games, but the Los Angeles Lakers finally held an opponent under 110 points and improved to 6-6.
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Sabres trade D Fedun to Stars for draft pick

The Stars have acquired defenseman Taylor Fedun from the Sabres, who received a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2020 draft.
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Fantasy fallout: Can you trust Dalvin, Duke and David?

Running backs in Minnesota and Cleveland shined in Week 9, and signs point to some more players returning to fantasy relevance in Week 10.
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Kyler for Heisman, UCF for CFP and more fun Week 11 arguments

Why any college football devil’s advocate should consider the Sooners’ quarterback and the Knights.
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The education of Red Wings rookie Dennis Cholowski

Cholowski is making his quick jump from the WHL to the NHL look easy, but that’s not surprising given how quickly his prospect star rose.
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The teams that simply cannot lose this weekend

The margin for error is very slim for the likes of Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia this weekend.
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Week 10 NFL score predictions: A guide to best games, more

Winners and projections for every matchup, plus fantasy nuggets to get you through the weekend. Catch up on Week 10 here.
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Ingles and Crowder overshadow Hayward’s return

Jazz fans started the night booing Gordon Hayward but ended it in awe of Joe Ingles’ career-high performance and Jae Crowder’s ability to seal the win.
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Fix-it shop: How struggling NHL teams can get back in the race

Every season, a few teams sitting near the bottom in November turn it around to make the playoffs. Here’s how this year’s bunch can do the same.
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Steelers, Panthers set record for fastest 3 TDs

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers in the first quarter of Thursday night’s game did something no two teams had done in the Super Bowl era.
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Thanks for noticing: Bucks on a mission to show they’re for real

The defending NBA champs saw a piece of themselves in the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Bucks were happy to validate the praise.
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Ben Roethlisberger has Steelers playing like a team possessed

Roethlisberger was perfect against the Panthers, and the rolling Steelers weren’t far off in showing that their season could prove special after all.
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Tyson Chandler gives the Lakers exactly what they needed in debut

The veteran center made an immediate impact on the Lakers’ defense and rebounding just a day after arriving from Phoenix.
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Looking ahead to the Colliton-era Blackhawks

How will the team change under the new coach? Are there veteran trades on the way? Here are the next steps for Chicago.
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Halfway through 2018: Grades for all 32 NFL teams

Only three teams — the Chiefs, Rams and Saints — were nearly perfect in the first half of the season.
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Biggest injury questions for all 32 teams in Week 10

Will the Bears have Khalil Mack back in the lineup in Week 10? NFL Nation reporters update all the key injuries for every team.
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What’s next for Blackhawks, Quenneville after stunning firing?

What does Tuesday’s firing of Joel Quenneville mean for the Blackhawks? Here are answers to the most pressing questions.
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Best, worst QBs of the first half: Who follows Mahomes?

Patrick Mahomes is cruising as a first-year starter, but three rookies are showing their youth. Here are the best and worst QBs through Week 9.
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Look out college hoops: Duke is just getting started

The Blue Devils’ fabulous freshmen were everything we imagined they’d be and more. The scary thing is Duke could be better than the hype.
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Blue arrow up: The Nuggets are good, and they could be even better

The Denver Nuggets are not messing around after being the best non-playoff team in the Western Conference the past two years.
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Adidas reinvents Original Six jerseys in EA Sports’ ‘NHL 19’

The Rangers, Blackhawks, Red Wings, Bruins, Maple Leafs and Canadiens each have new looks — or at least they do in video game form.
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Cowboys’ season in jeopardy after another disappointing loss

Dallas still has a mathematical chance to win the NFC East or earn a wild-card bid, but the team’s faults were on display against the Titans.
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Jerry says ‘no’ to in-season coaching change

Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones gave a one-word answer when asked if there was any scenario in which he would make an in-season head-coaching change in 2018 following his team’s loss to the Titans on Monday night: “No.”
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Struggling Kings fire 2nd-year coach Stevens

John Stevens became the first NHL coach to lose his job this season, as the Los Angeles Kings fired Stevens and assistant coach Don Nachbaur after a slow start. Willie Desjardins replaces Stevens.
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Rams dealt first loss as rally vs. Saints falls short

Entering Sunday’s game, the Rams were the lone remaining undefeated team in the NFL, after their first 8-0 start since 1969.
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No connections: How Raptors are making their case to keep Kawhi

Kawhi Leonard has won a championship, is relatively healthy and is from Southern California. Take it all with a grain of salt when it comes to his free agency.
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Need a reminder of the NFL’s GOAT? Tom Brady did it again

It didn’t matter that the 41-year-old struggled early against Green Bay. It was Brady who made the play to win in the end — one more time.
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NHL awards race: Early leaders for Hart, Vezina, Norris and more

One month into the 2018-19 season, Ducks goalie John Gibson is giving the Edmonton Oilers star a run for his money for MVP. Here’s an early look at players in the mix for all the major awards.
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Week 9 NFL score predictions: A guide to best games, more

Winners and projections for every matchup, plus fantasy nuggets to get you through the weekend. Catch up on Week 9 here.
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Sources: Bought-out Chandler plans to join Lakers

The Lakers hope that the bought-out Tyson Chandler can give them some much-needed size and rim protection in limited minutes, as well as veteran leadership.
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Bama’s power, West Virginia’s gamble and other Week 10 statements

The Tide dominated at LSU on Statement Saturday, but Clemson stayed right behind them.
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Matthew Berry’s Love/Hate for Week 9

Matthew Berry offers advice about getting the career you want before giving his thoughts on key players to consider in Week 9 lineups.
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Wizards are off to a terrible start, but there’s not much they can do

The Washington Wizards have a talented core that has overcome adversity before. But when does the hole get too deep in D.C.?
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Blades of Steel vs. Nintendo Ice Hockey — which was better?

It’s been 30 years since the releases of Blades of Steel and Nintendo Ice Hockey. But which game had the upper hand?
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Nine games with playoff implications being played on Statement Saturday

With top-25 matchups all over the map Saturday, top contenders will need statement victories to set themselves apart.
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Mullens puts up historic numbers in 49ers debut

After finding out he was starting just hours before the game, all San Francisco 49ers QB Nick Mullens did was put together one of the best statistical debuts by a quarterback in league history.
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Raiders’ embarrassing effort sets them up for the No. 1 pick

It might only be midseason, but the Raiders look primed to pick first in the 2019 NFL draft after Thursday’s loss to the previously 1-7 49ers.
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Hayward ‘a bit sore’ after big night in Celtics’ win

Gordon Hayward not only put up an impressive stat line — a season-high 18 points on 6-for-11 shooting — but also checked off an important box in his attempt to return to his pre-injury level of play.
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NHL Power Rankings: Players who must step up for all 31

There were many risers and fallers this week in our rundown of all 31 teams. Plus, a player for every club who must get on track soon.
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The NHL’s best Halloween costumes for 2018

Which superstars dressed up as Homer Simpson, the Night King, the Beast and Shrek? We run down our favorites from this year.
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Derrick Rose scored 50 points and NBA players loved it

The former MVP put up a career high in the Wolves’ win over the Jazz and NBA players were quick to shower him with praise on Twitter.
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Biggest injury questions for all 32 teams in Week 9

Will the Steelers have Ben Roethlisberger at full strength in Week 9? NFL Nation reporters update all the key injuries for every team.
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Rose fights tears after career-high 50-point night

Overcome with emotion after scoring a career-best 50 points Wednesday night, Wolves guard Derrick Rose wiped away tears and said the game meant “everything” to him.
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Ranking the NHL’s best lines

Taylor Hall, Nico Hischier and Kyle Palmieri are off to a hot start for the Devils. Where do they rank among the entire league’s best trios?
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NFL trade deadline winners, losers

The Rams were buyers Tuesday while the Packers were selling. We sort out who nailed it and who blew it ahead of the trade deadline.
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2018 NFL trade tracker: All the deadline deals, reaction

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to the Redskins. Dante Fowler Jr. to the Rams. Golden Tate to the Eagles. Here’s every NFL trade made since training camp.
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Clean-cut Kyrie gets back in shape with best game of season

Kyrie Irving heard the criticism of his play — and his conditioning — so far this season, and responded with a 31-point night.
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NBA players react on Twitter after Klay Thompson goes off vs. Bulls

Klay Thompson set an NBA record with 14 3-pointers Monday night, leaving his fellow NBA players in awe on social media.
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Q&A: Bruce Boudreau on goalie pads, coaching millennials and more

We check in with the Wild head coach as his team is — surprise, surprise — on pace for more than 100 points again.
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Patriots’ D flexes versus Bills; Aaron Rodgers, Packers up next

The Patriots proved Monday night that they can win a grind-it-out game. Next Sunday could be more of a shootout.
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Thompson snaps out of slump with record 14 3s

Warriors All-Star Klay Thompson broke out of his early season slump in a big way Monday night, knocking down 14 3-pointers in a win over the Bulls to set an NBA single-game record.
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NFL Week 8 takeaways: Seahawks surging toward wild card?

Seattle moved to 4-3 after a second straight win, picking up wild-card momentum. NFL Nation dives into Week 8.
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LeBron returns 1-on-1 jest to Jordan: ‘I’m ready!’

LeBron James’ sarcastic reply to a tweeted NBC Sports promotional video featuring Michael Jordan teasing about solving the GOAT debate should go a long way toward stirring the pot.
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Why Ben Bishop hates goalie analytics

“I don’t look into analytics at all. They’re not even right, to be honest,” the Stars goalie says. What does he suggest as an alternative?
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From Price to Pearce: How stars and unexpected heroes made Boston unstoppable

The Red Sox used their entire roster to put away the Dodgers. Then they partied on L.A.’s turf, celebrating what they achieved together.
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Players trending up, down for every Western team

After the season’s first few weeks, here’s one player trending up and one trending down for all 15 teams in the West.
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Red Sox rebound, move one win from title with Game 4 rally

After suffering the longest loss in World Series history, the Red Sox piled up nine runs against the Dodgers’ bullpen to gain a 3-1 lead.
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Jaguars players detained after London incident

The Jaguars said four players were detained in London “over restitution of a bill.” The players were not named and are back with the team, which said it will handle discipline internally.
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Lowe’s 10 things: Raptors, Jokic and absurd passes

This week’s highlights include an otherworldly Anthony Davis, Zach LaVine drives and an odd Celtics thing.
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Your guide to stealing tossed pucks from children

Congrats, you caught a puck in the stands! You should probably give it to a child, right?
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Week 8 NFL score predictions: A guide to best games, more

Winners and projections for every matchup, plus fantasy nuggets to get you through the weekend. Catch up on Week 8 here.
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Dominant Durant has Knicks fans daring to dream

With Knicks fans dreaming of landing Golden State’s Kevin Durant as a free agent after this season, Durant gave the Madison Square Garden crowd something to talk about after a 41-point effort in a 128-100 win on Friday night.
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Muncy homer in 18th gives Dodgers life with epic Series win

L.A. outlasted the Red Sox in the longest game in World Series history as Max Muncy’s walk-off homer provided a much-needed lift.
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QB Watson erupts for 5 TDs in Texans’ win

Deshaun Watson lit up the scoreboard in Houston’s win over Miami on Thursday night, tying his career high with five passing touchdowns. The performance came less than a week after injuries prevented the QB from traveling with the team.
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LeBron gets more L.A. firsts with Kobe on hand

LeBron James tallied two more L.A. milestones — his first triple-double and first home victory — with former Laker great Kobe Bryant watching courtside.
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NHL Power Rankings: Unsustainable early stats for all 31 teams

There’s a new No. 1 team in our rankings this week. Plus, an early trend that will improve (or decline) for every club.
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Lakers come together in complete performance to top Nuggets

For the first time this season, the Nuggets took a loss as the Lakers won back-to-back games.
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Curry scores 51, now 5th all time in made 3s

Warriors guard Stephen Curry scored 51 points Wednesday night, moving into fifth on the NBA’s all-time 3-pointers list after knocking down 11 treys in a win over the Wizards.
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NHL superstars roundtable: Is the Vegas Flu real?

We polled a panel of top players about the unique home-ice advantage for Vegas. Plus, Seattle team name suggestions, rule changes and more.
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Red Sox paid Price, Martinez $317 million for nights like this

David Price and J.D. Martinez lived up to their big contracts by helping deliver Boston a Game 2 World Series win.
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Biggest injury questions for all 32 teams in Week 8

Will the Patriots have Rob Gronkowski back this week? NFL Nation reporters update all the key injuries for every team.
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State of the Penguins: Five early-season takeaways

Pittsburgh is once again among the NHL’s top contenders. Here’s a look at what’s driving its success and where it can improve.
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Week 8 Power Rankings: Spark plugs for all 32 teams

Every team has an Achilles’ heel. Who is the key player who can erase it? Here are 32 possible difference-makers.
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How the Pistons learned to stop thinking and start playing

From a free-flowing style to an Andre Drummond overhaul, reigning NBA Coach of the Year Dwane Casey is changing everything — including the outlook — in Detroit.
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Lakers put on a show but can’t come up with Hollywood ending

The Spurs and Lakers entertained for 53 minutes, but it was Patty Mills – not LeBron James – who played the role of hero in the final seconds.
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Giants’ Shurmur: No regrets for 2-point attempt

The Giants’ decision to go for a two-point conversion late in Monday night’s loss at Atlanta was a situation coach Pat Shurmur said they discussed internally before the game.
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LeBron downplays weight of Lakers’ 0-3 start

LeBron James says he isn’t fazed one bit by what’s unfolded so far with the Lakers, after they dropped to his first 0-3 start since his second year in the NBA.
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Why the best is yet to come for Nathan MacKinnon

After a breakout season in 2017-18, the No. 1 pick from the 2013 draft wants to carry the Avalanche to even greater heights this season.
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Ingram, Rondo, Paul get suspended for melee

Brandon Ingram was suspended four games, Rajon Rondo three and Chris Paul two for their parts in a brawl between the Lakers and Rockets on Saturday.
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‘Anything is possible’ Kenyan hockey star reunites with Crosby

After a video featuring his Ice Lions team took the sports world by storm this week, Ben Azegere witnessed his first NHL game — featuring his new friend.
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Bengals struggled with the Chiefs’ speed, then were embarrassed

The Chiefs had players wide open and the Bengals couldn’t get pressure on Patrick Mahomes in a total defensive collapse in Kansas City.
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Mahomes breaks NFL record with 22 TDs in first eight games, leads Chiefs to win

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes threw four TD passes Sunday night, giving him 22 in eight career games and eclipsing Kurt Warner’s mark of 21.
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The NHL’s most indispensable players

Some teams can absorb the loss of a key star. Others — ahem, Edmonton — not so much. Here are the NHL’s most irreplaceable skaters.
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Source: Gronk stays in NE, eyes Week 8 return

Rob Gronkowski, dealing with an ankle and back injury, is not expected to play Sunday against the Bears but will likely return next week at Buffalo, a source told ESPN.
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Nuggets’ Barton sidelined with right hip injury

Veteran Nuggets shooting guard Will Barton left Saturday night’s game with a right hip injury. He is scheduled to have an MRI on Sunday.
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LeBron’s L.A. coronation interrupted by the reality of conflict and challenges

For two hours, Staples Center looked like the NBA at the peak of its cultural power. Then it was hijacked by fisticuffs.
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Revenge game achieved: Jerebko’s tip gives Warriors win in Utah

Jonas Jerebko returned to Utah to face his former squad and capped a 16-point Warriors comeback with a last-second tip-in to give his new team a win.
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Real or fake? Breaking down NHL’s early-season trends

Goals are being scored at a historic clip, the Golden Knights are struggling and Auston Matthews is on a tear. These can’t all hold.
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Ranking the one-loss teams by playoff potential

One loss might not sink a team with CFP hopes, but it does mean that everything has to fall into place for a top-four spot in the committee’s final rankings.
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Week 7 NFL score predictions: A guide to best games, more

Winners and projections for every matchup. Fantasy nuggets to get you through the weekend. Catch up on Week 7 here.
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LeBron’s debut dunk show ends with defeat in Portland

King James brought the fireworks early, but it was Lillard Time late, as the Trail Blazers spoiled LeBron’s first Lakers game.
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McDavid vs. Matthews is the rivalry the NHL deserves

If Crosby and Ovechkin helped rescue the NHL, McDavid and Matthews are raising it to new heights.
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Red Sox on to World Series as Price flips script

David Price overcame his postseason struggles with six shutout innings as Boston won the ALCS by eliminating the defending champs.
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Matthew Berry’s Love/Hate for Week 7

Bad beats are part of fantasy football, but Matthew’s latest one hit him hard. See for yourself, then enjoy the usual advice for setting your Week 7 lineups.
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NHL Hot Seat Index: Checking in on all 31 coaches

After two weeks of the 2018-19 season, we slot each bench boss into one of seven groups based on his chances of being fired.
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Biggest injury questions for all 32 teams in Week 7

Will the Giants get tight end Evan Engram back this week against Atlanta? NFL Nation reporters update all the key injuries for every team.
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Since Anthony Davis decided to ‘be Westbrook’ the Pelicans are on a new level

Anthony Davis promises to dominate every night in a season that could shape the Pelicans for years to come.
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Fan interference denies Altuve of possible HR

A potential two-run home run by the Astros’ Jose Altuve was ruled an out by umpires, who said a fan interfered with Mookie Betts’ catch attempt.
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Warriors get reversible NBA title rings in style

The Warriors celebrated their NBA title by receiving championship rings before Tuesday’s season-opening game.
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Which member of the 2010 draft class would you build around?

The debate is not just Taylor Hall vs. Tyler Seguin anymore. Our panel picks their franchise building block from the 210 players taken that year.
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Canelo signs record $365M deal with DAZN

Canelo Alvarez signed a five-year, 11-fight deal worth a minimum of $ 365 million with DAZN on Wednesday.
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NFL Week 7 Power Rankings: Playoff chances for all 32 teams

After six weeks, just 11 teams have playoff odds of better than 50 percent. Where does your team sit in the playoff hunt?
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Roundtable: Will the Maple Leafs win the East?

Toronto is off to a great start, so we ponder whether they’ll make it to the Stanley Cup Final. Plus, our takes on Auston Matthews, William Nylander and more.
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A week after five misses, Crosby wins it for Packers

Packers kicker Mason Crosby bounced back from a poor performance last week in Detroit by lifting Green Bay to a comeback victory vs. the 49ers.
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Seahawks, Blazers owner Paul Allen dies at 65

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers, has died at the age of 65.
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Why the Sixers believe Embiid, Simmons and Fultz are enough

With an unproven point guard, inexperienced GM and two completely different young superstars, how will the post-Process Sixers repay the trust?
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Blackhawks 1st to start season with 5 OT games

The Blackhawks became the first team in NHL history to start the season with five straight overtime games.
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Mahomes takes an L for first time as a starter

Patrick Mahomes rallied the Chiefs to a brief comeback lead in the fourth quarter, but Kansas City lost its first game with Mahomes starting under center on Sunday at New England.
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Experts’ Finals predictions: Who’s picking against a Warriors 3-peat?

Are the Warriors a lock for their fifth straight Finals appearance? Who from the East could join them, and does it matter?
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Patriots show championship mettle in wild win over Chiefs

The Patriots prevailed with a last-second field goal in an impressive back-and-forth contest that had the atmosphere of a playoff game.
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NHL Power Rankings: Top injury concern for all 31 teams

We’re just a few games into the 2018-19 season but there’s already been some movement in the power rankings.
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Bengals or Steelers? Chiefs or Pats? Week 6 predictions, more

Winners and projections for every matchup. Fantasy nuggets to get you through the weekend. Catch up on Week 6 here.
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Experts’ award picks: Will LeBron’s move to L.A. lead to an MVP?

Who will win top individual honors in 2018-19? Our NBA writers and analysts make their predictions for MVP, top rookie and more.
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Big upsets and narrow escapes highlight chaotic Week 7

Saturday turned miserable for Georgia, West Virginia and Washington, and it wasn’t easy for survivors such as Notre Dame and UCF.
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OBJ enters locker room before halftime in big loss

Odell Beckham Jr. walked off the field and into the locker room before the final play of the first half in a 34-13 loss to the Eagles and did not return to the sideline until after the second-half kickoff.
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Season preview! Ranking your team’s 2018-19 drama

Is there any Stranger Thing than what the Lakers did this summer? Did we just turn all 30 NBA teams into TV dramas? Yes … yes, we did.
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Pacioretty, Stastny carrying on the ‘Golden Misfits’ persona

The Golden Knights aren’t the underdogs anymore, but their two big acquisitions still want to carry last season’s mentality into this season.
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The end of Eli in N.Y.: Time for Giants to move on from Manning

“I know I can play,” the 37-year-old said Thursday night. But Eli Manning was a shell of his two-time Super Bowl MVP self in the blowout loss to the Eagles.
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Biggest injury questions for all 32 teams in Week 6

Deshaun Watson was banged up in Week 5. How will he be impacted on Sunday? NFL Nation reporters update all the key injuries.
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‘Raw’ Butler heated in return to Wolves practice

Jimmy Butler targeted coach Tom Thibodeau, GM Scott Layden and some teammates in a heated return to Wolves practice Wednesday.
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Inside Patrick Maroon’s decision to come home this season

The veteran winger left more money and longer-term offers on the table to be closer to his family — and placed a big bet on himself for his next contract.
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Jimmy Butler on what has gone wrong with Timberwolves

The disgruntled Timberwolves star sat down with Rachel Nichols to discuss his emotional return to practice and what the future holds for him and Minnesota.
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Raiders’ Conley may lose starting spot to Worley

With Daryl Worley back from suspension and playing well, Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley is in jeopardy of losing his spot in the starting lineup.
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L.A. native Klay: ‘Cool’ to see LeBron on Lakers

Warriors guard and Los Angeles native Klay Thompson thinks “it’s pretty cool” to see LeBron James in a Lakers uniform.
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Roundtable: Will the Predators win the West?

As another season gets rolling, we assess the Stanley Cup chances of the defending Presidents’ Trophy winners.
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Yanks’ Sabathia rips ‘terrible’ ump Hernandez

Yankees starter CC Sabathia blasted plate umpire Angel Hernandez after Tuesday’s loss. “It’s amazing how he’s getting jobs umpiring in these playoff games,” Sabathia said.
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Brees becomes all-time passing leader

Drew Brees broke Peyton Manning’s NFL career passing record of 71,940 yards on Monday night in spectacular fashion, with a 62-yard touchdown pass.
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Kerr ejected: ‘I don’t want to be here anyway’

Steve Kerr was ejected early in the third quarter of the Warriors’ preseason game Monday against the Suns after exchanging words with the referee when Steph Curry was whistled for an offensive foul.
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Inside the Hurricanes’ wild new postgame celebration

Carolina captain Justin Williams explains what the team is going for with the jubilant new tradition they started this weekend.
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Peyton Manning, LeBron James among notable social reaction to Brees setting record

Drew Brees received an outpouring of congratulations when he unseated
Manning as the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards.
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Checking in with Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour

The Carolina coach dishes on coaching millennials, his influences, the team wearing Hartford Whalers jerseys and more.
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Week 5 takeaways: Steelers, Vikings reverse playoff course

The Steelers and Vikings bounced back, the Jets found their identity and the Chiefs’ defense wasn’t all that bad. NFL Nation looks at Week 5.
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NFC East craziness: Up is down and .500 is good enough to lead the way

Even if Washington loses Monday night and falls to .500, it’ll be in first place of an NFC East in which nothing is ever simple, predictable or routine.
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Lowe’s League Pass Rankings: New teams at the top

Which teams will be the most entertaining this season? Zach Lowe ranks the NBA’s top 15 squads to see.
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Celts’ Smart ejected after tiff with Cavs’ Smith

A scuffle broke out between the Celtics and Cavaliers on Saturday night, leading Boston’s Marcus Smart to shove Cleveland guard JR Smith and say afterward, “Whatever happens happens. JR knows where I’m at.”
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Blues preview: Rankings, predictions, playoff chances, more

After a flurry of offseason moves, the Blues have become a trendy pick to make some noise in 2018-19.
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Khabib submits Conor; postfight brawl ensues

Khabib Nurmagomedov choked out Conor McGregor in the fourth round Saturday night at UFC 229, but the win was soon marred by an ugly brawl at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.
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Cowboys place C Frederick, WR Williams on IR

The earliest possible return to playing for Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick and receiver Terrance Williams will be December after they were placed on injured reserve Saturday.
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Chris Sale helps deliver crucial Game 1 win for Red Sox; now it’s David Price’s turn

The lefty ace showed some of his strong summer form to give Boston a 1-0 series lead over New York. Can Price match that with his first win in a postseason start?
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Week 5 NFL score predictions: A guide to best games, more

Winners and projections for every matchup. Fantasy nuggets to get you through the weekend. Catch up on Week 5 here.
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Does Seattle have any chance of landing an NBA team anytime soon?

The Sonics left town 10 years ago. When will an NBA team call Seattle home again?
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His heart still in Ottawa, Karlsson focused on the Cup in San Jose

Erik Karlsson won’t hide his affection for Ottawa. It’s where he met his wife and just bought a new home. But he wants a Cup with the Sharks.
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