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North Carolina’s Roy Williams passes Dean Smith on career wins list with No. 880

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North Carolina coach Roy Williams posted his 880th career victory Saturday with a 94-71 victory over Miami to pass former Tar Heels coach and mentor Dean Smith on the Division I career wins list. Williams is now fourth on the list, trailing only Bob Knight (899), Jim Boeheim (1,060) and......
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Ex-‘Bachelor’ contestant out $1 million after DFS results amended

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Jade Roper Tolbert, a former contestant on reality-TV series “The Bachelor,” is no longer the winner of a DraftKings daily fantasy football contest from early January. On NFL wild-card weekend (Jan. 4-5), Tolbert finished with the top score in DraftKings’ Millionaire Maker contest. She bested more than 105,000 entries and......
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Ex-‘Bachelor’ contestant loses $1 milllion after DFS results amended

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Jade Roper Tolbert, a former contestant on reality TV series “The Bachelor,” is no longer the winner of a DraftKings’ daily fantasy football contest from early January. On NFL wild-card weekend (Jan. 4-5), Tolbert finished with the top score in DraftKings’ “Millionaire Maker” contest. She bested more than 105,000 entries......
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Ex-‘Bachelor’ contestant loses $1 million after DFS results amended

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Jade Roper Tolbert, a former contestant on reality-TV series “The Bachelor,” is no longer the winner of a DraftKings daily fantasy football contest from early January. On NFL wild-card weekend (Jan. 4-5), Tolbert finished with the top score in DraftKings’ Millionaire Maker contest. She bested more than 105,000 entries and......
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Chelsea’s youth movement is ahead of schedule but how many of this team have a future in blue?

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Pretend for a moment that there’s a continuum in football. At one end, there’s the physical: the stuff you can observe and, to some degree, quantify. Technical ability. Stamina. Athleticism. Strength. We can roll many of these things up in cold, hard numbers. Analytics can’t measure them directly, but they......
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Tom Brady over Joe Montana? Choosing the NFL’s greatest ever at each position

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Editor’s note: This story first published on August 21, 2019. the statistics for current players and coaches have been updated through the 2019 season. As the NFL’s 100th season is set to begin, we start the ultimate debate: Who would be a part of the all-time best starting lineup? That......
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The world is in Coco Gauff’s hands at the Australian Open

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MELBOURNE, Australia — School starts for Shaniqua Marukutira, Christabel Masvosva, Shani Chitambo and Thando Gazi on Wednesday, but they might not be able to make it. The foursome have a case of “Coco-mania,” and it may not be over in time for the first day. Ranging in age from 13......
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Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane calls Shooting Stars contest fun but ‘gimmicky’

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ST. LOUIS — Patrick Kane said the newest NHL All-Star skills competition, which featured players shooting pucks over the heads of fans at targets placed on the ice below, was “a little gimmicky,” even as he enjoyed winning the inaugural Shooting Stars challenge. “I’m kind of a fan of the......
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Kawhi Leonard calls first career triple-double ‘a great honor’

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MIAMI — LA Clippers star Kawhi Leonard earned the first triple-double of his career in Friday night’s 122-117 comeback victory over the Miami Heat. Leonard finished the game with 33 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, bringing the Clippers back from a 15-point deficit, while handing the Heat just their......
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Athletics’ Mike Fiers declines to discuss whistleblower role

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers didn’t have any more to say regarding his role as a whistleblower. Fiers declined Friday to answer questions about revealing the sign-stealing scandal that has engulfed Major League Baseball, instead saying he simply wanted to focus on the future. He spoke a......
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Phil Mickelson ‘intrigued’ by idea of star-driven global tour

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SAN DIEGO — Phil Mickelson called the concept of a new professional golf tour that would bring together big names with huge purses “intriguing,” adding that he is “curious” about what the Premier Golf League is putting together. Several players and agents have been approached by the league about participating,......
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Call of Duty League opener was not the disaster that social media advertised

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11:00 PM ET Emily RandESPN MINNEAPOLIS — Blizzard/Activision launched its Call of Duty League on Friday amid rising social media ire around game developer Infinity Ward and Modern Warfare as well as some unfavorable social media coverage of preparations leading into opening day. Fans of other esports were arguably tuning......
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Tiger Woods shoots 71 despite 4-putt; Phil Mickelson misses cut at Torrey Pines

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SAN DIEGO — The putting stroke he lost somewhere between the practice green and the first tee eventually returned, but not until after Tiger Woods four-putted the first green for a shocking double-bogey 6 on Friday at Torrey Pines. Woods recovered to shoot 1-under-par 71 on the South course to......
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Heat’s Jimmy Butler not being voted All-Star starter ‘a joke,’ Erik Spoelstra says

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MIAMI — Heat coach Erik Spoelstra responded swiftly to swingman Jimmy Butler not being selected as a starter for next month’s All-Star Game in Chicago, calling his omission “a joke” and adding that he’s hopeful it will help change the voting process. “I just think it’s ridiculous that we’re still......

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