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Can Kentucky topple rival Louisville?

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No one has a bigger win this season than Louisville, which upset then-No. 1 Oregon last month. But after climbing to No. 2 in the polls, the Cardinals lost to unranked Ohio State. So what happens when one of the most passionate rivalries in basketball resumes? No. 14 Kentucky is...
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Can Notre Dame still make the NCAA tournament?

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2:11 PM ET Charlie CremeESPN.com Close Charlie Creme projects the women’s NCAA tournament bracket for ESPN.com. Until another pair of teams can definitively take the mantle, Notre Dame-UConn is still the sport’s biggest rivalry, even if it didn’t look like much of one Sunday. Since the two began playing regularly...
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UConn’s Megan Walker is espnW’s player of the week

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10:18 AM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.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. Editor’s note: Charlie Creme, Graham Hays and Mechelle Voepel each vote to determine espnW’s national player...
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Women’s college basketball picks — Who should be the No. 1 team in the country?

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The Thanksgiving holiday tournaments shook up the rankings and provided the welcome boost of a few upsets. This week, conference bragging rights are on the line in the Big 12/SEC Challenge and Big Ten/ACC Challenge, and longtime foes UConn and Notre Dame meet again in a game that likely will...
Reuters - Business

Britain’s Reckitt Benckiser gives new parents more paid leave

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FILE PHOTO: A woman walks with her two children at sunset near the seashore in Benghazi April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori/File Photo (Reuters) – British household goods maker Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (RB.L) said on Tuesday it was extending its paid leave globally for new mothers from 16 weeks...
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Women’s basketball rankings: Stanford leads Top 25

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTY4NzQ2MTkzMDg0NDkxMzM3/ncaa-womens-basketball-poll-stanford.jpg Associated Press David Banks-USA TODAY Sports NEW YORK (AP) — Tara VanDerveer and Stanford are No. 1 for the first time in seven years. The Cardinal moved up two spots after a weekend that saw previous No. 1 Oregon and No. 2 Baylor both lose on Saturday. It was...
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What’s the bracket impact after Oregon, Baylor lose on same day?

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11:59 AM ET Charlie CremeESPN.com Close Charlie Creme projects the women’s NCAA tournament bracket for ESPN.com. No. 1 Oregon lost. No. 2 Baylor got upset. On the same day. In the same gym. Bracketology now knows to what it gives thanks. Thanksgiving holiday tournaments so often provide quality matchups, and...
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Oregon women’s basketball upset by Louisville

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTY4NzA0MzUyMDQ5OTY0OTUx/louisville-beats-oregon-womens-basketball.jpg Associated Press Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz wasn’t about to overstate the significance of beating the country’s top-ranked team during a late November tournament in the Caribbean. The eighth-ranked Cardinals handed No. 1 Oregon its first loss of the...
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Top-ranked Oregon has trouble in Paradise, loses to No. 8 Louisville

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6:23 PM ET Graham HaysespnW.com Close Graham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999. The question of the season in women’s basketball was always to be Oregon and who else? With three All-Americans back, including the reigning national player of the...
CBS US News

U.S. abortion rate: Number of abortions in U.S. hits historic low, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study today says

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All statistics measuring abortion in the U.S. — the rate, the ratio to live births, and the absolute number — reached a “historic low” in 2016, according to new data released Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2016, the most recent year available, the government agency...
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Why mid-majors have the most to gain in Thanksgiving tournaments

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11:39 AM ET Graham HaysespnW.com Close Graham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999. Thanksgiving tournaments are a preview of coming attractions for basketball’s ruling class. The holiday getaways are an opportunity for Louisville and Oregon (3:15 p.m. ET Saturday) or...
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Geno Auriemma, UConn, Pat Summitt and Tennessee — A timeline

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10:28 AM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.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. If there was concern that the pilot light might have gone out forever on the UConn-Tennessee...
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Will the No. 2 team in women’s college basketball please stand up?

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Crowded airports and busy roads notwithstanding, Thanksgiving offers most of us a chance to put our feet up for a couple of days. Not so much in college basketball. Not even March matches the scheduling craziness that finds many teams playing back-to-back days — and often back-to-back-to-back days — for...
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Are Texas and Notre Dame in danger of missing the NCAA tournament?

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12:22 PM ET Charlie CremeESPN.com Close Charlie Creme projects the women’s NCAA tournament bracket for ESPN.com. No team can make the NCAA tournament in November, but any team can play itself out of the Big Dance this month. Yes, it’s early, and many teams look very different come February, but...
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‘Why not us?’ – Veteran guards ready to guide Oregon State

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11:52 AM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.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. CORVALLIS, Ore. — She anticipated the pass with 35 seconds left, making what teammates would call...

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