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Week 15 NFL Power Rankings

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6:30 AM ET NFL NationESPN The NFL Power Rankings are about assessing where teams are every week. But sometimes rankings go beyond ordering teams from 1 to 32. Advanced metrics such as ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) give a deeper look at why some teams are really good (yeah, we...
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Inside a coaching hunt – How an NFL GM embarks on the process, from firing to hiring

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The Carolina Panthers let go of their head coach, Ron Rivera, after nearly nine full seasons on Tuesday amid a four-game slide. Secondary coach Perry Fewell took over in Rivera’s stead with interim duties. That was the easy part for Carolina. Now the Panthers embark on one of the most...
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The decision-makers of the New York Knicks are ghosting their team

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NEW YORK — Before the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers faced off at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, Mike Miller — the man tapped to replace David Fizdale as New York’s interim coach — walked into the news conference room in Madison Square Garden, placed both hands on...
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Week 14 NFL Power Rankings — 1-32 poll, plus who’s under fire in the final month

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6:40 AM ET NFL NationESPN The NFL Power Rankings looked at players, coaches and executives on the hot seat in the preseason. Now that we’re in the home stretch of the regular season, we figured we’d revisit this subject and see who was under fire going into the final month....
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First-class treatment — Team plane perks help Seahawks become road warriors

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Dec 2, 2019 Brady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. — With an ear-to-ear smile on his face and a spring in his step, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney strolled through the visitors locker room at Mercedes-Benz Stadium like a man who couldn’t wait to get where he was going. The Seattle Seahawks had...
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Week 13 NFL Power Rankings

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6:40 AM ET NFL NationESPN The NFL Power Rankings are all about Thanksgiving. Not only are we looking forward to feasting with friends and family, but this holiday gives us a chance to look back at what we cherish the most. NFL teams are no different in this regard. Each...
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76ers get up for a chance to extinguish Jimmy Butler’s Heat

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12:42 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA — The 76ers entered Saturday night’s game against the Miami Heat hoping to prove a point. Their old friend Jimmy Butler was back in the City of Brotherly Love for the first time since leaving the Sixers and joining the Heat in a sign-and-trade...
CNBC Business

Caterpillar: 3 lessons from an iconic brand about digital competition

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Caterpillar is known for big, bulky and very 20th-century industrial machinery, but it was well ahead of the auto sector on autonomous vehicles. Caterpillar chief digital officer Ogi Redzic shares three lessons on how to compete in a tech-led era. Source link: Click here for more
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League of Legends roundtable — Big moves, risky signings and a 2020 lookahead

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This year’s League of Legends free agency started off Monday with a whole host of Wolf Bombs, with phrases like “TSM Kobbe” and “Immortals Xmithie” becoming a reality. As the dust settles, who’s come out on top? We’ve got Jacob Wolf, Emily Rand, Tyler Erzberger and Arda Ocal to give...
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The MLB genie — One wish for fans of all 30 teams … with a catch

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9:00 AM ET Sam MillerESPN.com Close ESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work” After much thought, the Giants fan finally asked the all-powerful baseball genie for his wish: That Tim Lincecum could still, in the year 2019, throw 97 mph...
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Right now, the Trail Blazers and Carmelo Anthony need each other

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Portland Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey had tried to get Carmelo Anthony in trades with the New York Knicks, tried to get him as a free agent post-Oklahoma City. Now, they were together on a call Thursday morning. Time had passed; circumstances had changed. “You need us,”...
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Myles Garrett suspension for Steelers-Browns fight

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On Thursday night, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett committed the closest thing we’ve seen to an on-field crime in the modern era of pro football. Only one response will suffice. The NFL must issue the longest suspension for a single on-field act in its history, ending Garrett’s 2019 season...
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Dime King – The Lakers are benefiting from peak playmaker LeBron James

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LeBron James likes to pass the ball. Legend has it he developed his appreciation for the pass as a 9-year-old playing for the Summit Lake Hornets in a rec basketball league in Akron, Ohio. He fed a diminutive teammate named Sonny Spoon by rolling the rock his way. It was...
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The NFL’s non-QB MVPs – Why T.J. Watt leads the way –

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Non-quarterback MVP should be a real award in the NFL. Seriously. I’d love to be a contrarian and bang the keyboard for a safety to win the actual MVP one year, but the boring take — that quarterbacks are the only players deserving of MVP consideration — is also the...
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MLB shouldn’t expect much from Astros investigating their own cheating

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The Houston Astros announced Tuesday that they’ve opened an investigation after former Astro Mike Fiers told The Athletic the team used a camera in center field to steal signs and immediately communicate that information to its hitters, violating baseball rules. This has overshadowed other breaking news: • Pete Rose declared...
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Commentary: “Face the Nation” reflects on 65 years on the air

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65 years ago, the very first guest on face the nation was senator Joe McCarthy. A politician who rose to prominence on the audacious claim that communists had infiltrated the U.S. State Department. The public hearings and blacklisting that followed are looked back on as a dark period in American...

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