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This Beyonce floor routine by UCLA gymnast Nia Dennis is on its way to breaking the internet

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On Thursday night, Twitter officially noticed the awesomeness that is Nia Dennis on floor. The UCLA junior has been owning it since the moment she started air spelling “Nia” in her choreography — but this year’s Beyonce mashup is her best yet. Come for the ponytail grab, but stay for......
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After an unthinkably difficult season, could Jordan Hasay win the 2020 Olympic marathon trials?

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When Jordan Hasay is overcome with doubt, she remembers the 6-mile loop she and her late mother, Teresa, used to run together, and the mantras her mom would give her when the going got rough. “Just keep smiling!” her mother would often say. Teresa was Hasay’s earliest training partner, and......
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Maria Sharapova’s legacy is a polarizing one — for fans and fellow players

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Maria Sharapova is nothing if not knowledgeable about herself. For as long as she has been in the public eye, she remained true to that pared-down, hyper-aggressive game (oh, that piercing war cry when she struck the ball!) that earned her a career Grand Slam, albeit one with an asterisk......
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Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu makes history against Stanford

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10:33 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. STANFORD, Calif. — Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu on Monday night became the first Division I college......
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Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu makes NCAA history against Stanford

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10:33 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. STANFORD, Calif. — Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu on Monday became the first college basketball player (men’s......
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Watch UCLA gymnast Grace Glenn’s history-making perfect 10.0 beam routine

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On Sunday, senior UCLA gymnast Grace Glenn did something that no other NCAA gymnast has ever done: She scored a perfect 10.0 in the leadoff position on beam. Why is this so jaw-dropping? Because the first athlete up carries the pressure of setting the tone for her team, and on......
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USA Gymnastics’ proposal to sexual assault survivors ranges from $83K to $1.25M

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USA Gymnastics has proposed a tiered system to pay settlements to survivors of sexual assault by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, with amounts ranging from $82,550 to $1.25 million. The payment structure was part of a legal filing Friday that offered more details on the proposed $215 million settlement......
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St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational – How to watch, schedule and results

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The 2020 NCAA softball season is here, and some of the top teams in the country soon will be competing in one of the biggest regular-season tournaments of the year. The St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational features 16 college softball teams, including 2019 national champion UCLA, as well as USA Softball.......
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Former Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages guilty of lying to police

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4:23 PM ET John Barr Close ESPN.com Joined ESPN in June 2003 Winner: 2013 Peabody Award; 2011 Edward R. Murrow Award/Video Investigative Reporting Covers breaking news, investigative pieces and human interest features Dan Murphy Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Big Ten Joined ESPN.com in 2014 Graduate of the University......
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Former Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages found guilty of lying to police

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4:23 PM ET John Barr Close ESPN.com Joined ESPN in June 2003 Winner: 2013 Peabody Award; 2011 Edward R. Murrow Award/Video Investigative Reporting Covers breaking news, investigative pieces and human interest features Dan Murphy Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Big Ten Joined ESPN.com in 2014 Graduate of the University......
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Ranking the 25 best NCAA softball players in 2020

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Jan 29, 2020 Graham HaysESPN.com Close Graham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999. We know there will be a new player of the year in college softball, even if her hold on the honor is even more fleeting than usual.......
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Mystics re-sign MVP Elena Delle Donne to four-year deal

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The Washington Mystics re-signed reigning MVP Elena Delle Donne to a four-year contract on Tuesday, coach and general manager Mike Thibault announced. Delle Donne was an unrestricted free agent. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The star forward was selected as an All-Star for the sixth time in......
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Sun trade three 1st-round picks to Mercury to sign star DeWanna Bonner

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The Connecticut Sun on Tuesday added All-Star forward DeWanna Bonner in a sign-and-trade deal with the Phoenix Mercury. Connecticut dealt three-first round picks (two in 2020 — Nos. 7 and 10 — and one in 2021) to Phoenix and signed Bonner to a multiyear contract. Bonner, a 10-year veteran who......
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Valentina Shevchenko stops Katlyn Chookagian by TKO to defend title

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HOUSTON — Mixed martial arts is running out of words to describe Valentina Shevchenko‘s dominance. And she’s only on her third UFC title defense. Shevchenko (19-3) completely obliterated No. 1 contender Katlyn Chookagian (13-3) in the co-main event of UFC 247 on Saturday, as she finished the fight via TKO......
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‘The five best shots of my life’

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MELBOURNE, Australia — When Sofia Kenin smashed a ball into the net to give Garbine Muguruza three break-point opportunities in the fifth game of the third set, it all looked as though it was about to unravel for the 21-year-old American. Kenin had rallied from a set down to draw......
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Sofia Kenin wins Australian Open for 1st Grand Slam title

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MELBOURNE, Australia — This, essentially, was where Sofia Kenin was going to win or lose the Australian Open final: She was down love-40 while serving at 2-all in the third set against two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza. Kenin came through in spectacular fashion. She won the next five points, each......

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