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Breaking down the PFL lightweight and featherweight playoff brackets

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The PFL’s October postseason has become very interesting. The lightweight and featherweight divisions — two of the best weight classes in PFL — completed their regular season with a mix of some obvious outcomes and a few surprises along the way. Both of the defending champions — Natan Schulte and...
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ESPN’s college football midseason All-America team

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8:00 AM ET Chris Low Close ESPN Senior Staff Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of the University of Tennessee Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia How can you choose...
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How the Clippers will unleash their new superstar duo

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ON A JUNE night this past summer, LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers was dining with a group of golf buddies at Madeo, an Italian restaurant for a well-fixed clientele in Beverly Hills. The NBA’s free agency period was approaching, and Rivers was future-tripping. The Clippers were leading contenders to acquire...
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Beal, Wizards agree to 2-year, $72M extension

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In a commitment carrying leaguewide ramifications, Washington Wizards All-Star guard Bradley Beal has agreed to extend his deal for two years on a $72 million maximum contract, agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports told ESPN on Thursday morning. Beal’s extension, which begins with the 2021-22 season, includes a player option...
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Draymond Green says teams deserve more blame when top picks don’t pan out

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LOS ANGELES — Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green believes that poorly run organizations don’t get nearly enough blame when top draft picks don’t pan out. Green, who has developed into one of the league’s most respected players after being selected in the second round of the 2012 draft by...
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Anthony Davis shares Los Angeles Lakers’ offensive load in Staples preseason debut

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LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis scanned the halftime stats Wednesday night in his debut playing at Staples Center in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform and noticed an uneven equation: He had only six points on 2-for-4 shooting, yet the Lakers were up 26 points on the Golden State Warriors. He...
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Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar call on UFC to make fight

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Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar exchanged tweets on Wednesday saying they’re ready for a fight. Now they must wait for the UFC to actually make the bout happen. After a post by the UFC’s Twitter account celebrating Edgar’s 38th birthday, McGregor chimed in, wishing his fellow fighter a happy birthday...
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Biggest Week 7 injury questions for all 32 NFL teams

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8:07 PM ET NFL NationESPN Some fantasy-relevant players — including Saquon Barkley, Devin Singletary and Mitchell Trubisky — could be suiting up again in Week 7. Get the latest updates from our NFL Nation reporters. Jump to:ARI | ATL | BAL | BUF | CAR | CHI | CINCLE |...
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49ers’ Kyle Shanahan says he’s ‘moved on’ from Redskins dysfunction

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — As his San Francisco 49ers prepare to play the Washington Redskins on Sunday, coach Kyle Shanahan isn’t exactly nostalgic about returning to the nation’s capital. Shanahan served as Washington’s offensive coordinator from 2010 to 2013, working with his father, Mike, who was the head coach at...
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John Calipari of Kentucky Wildcats — More NBA draft rounds would be all about G League

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Kentucky coach John Calipari came out strongly against the idea that the NBA would consider expanding beyond its current draft format, which includes two rounds. Speaking at the SEC Tipoff event on Wednesday afternoon, Calipari argued that the more rounds wouldn’t be for the NBA but rather...
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‘Grateful’ Brock Osweiler says he’s retiring from NFL

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Free-agent quarterback Brock Osweiler says he is retiring from the NFL. The former Denver Broncos, Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins quarterback told 9News in Denver in a telephone interview that he was “extremely grateful for the time I did receive playing in the National Football League.” “The experiences I did...
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Fantasy basketball – Bam Adebayo among deep sleepers

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Pascal Siakam was a late-round gem who swung fantasy titles in addition to the actual NBA championship last season. Siakam is the type of team-altering acquisition who makes fantasy hoops such a rewarding endeavor. There is nothing quite as sweet as successfully identifying a breakout player in the later rounds...
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Roger Goodell says there’s no talk about a draft lottery to combat tanking

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The NFL is not sending the tanking problem to a think tank. Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league is enjoying peak competitiveness, despite five teams winning one game or fewer through the first six weeks of the season. “I don’t think the league has ever been...
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Marcus Mariota — Demotion doesn’t mean career is over

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2:33 PM ET Turron DavenportESPN Close Covered Eagles for USA Today Covered the Ravens for Baltimore Times Played college football at Cheyney University NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota was far from pleased when he was told that Ryan Tannehill would be the starting quarterback against the Chargers. He...

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