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Why the bubble may be smaller than we think

[ad_1] 10:59 PM ETJohn GasawayESPN Insider CloseESPN Insider college basketball contributor First began covering college hoops in 2004 Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street JournalEditor's note: The NCAA tournament Bubble Watch has been updated through games of Monday. Bubble Watch is of the considered opinion that the way we customarily look at the bracket's dividing line between "in" and "out" may no longer reflect 2019's potentially unique
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Spring previews for 20 top college football teams

[ad_1] As college football teams return to the field for spring practice, here's a look at what the nation's top teams are expecting this spring. What will Alabama's new coaching staff look like? How will Michigan's offense evolve? Which true freshmen are ready to burst onto the scene? And what will Jalen Hurts look like under Lincoln Riley's tutelage? We break down those questions and more for the nation's top
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Oilers score 3 in second-period, rally to beat Sabres 4-3

[ad_1] BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Brodziak scored the go-ahead goal to cap a three-goal outburst over the final 3:31 of the second period, and rallied the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night. Leon Draisaitl scored his team-leading 41st and added an assist, to extend his point streak to 11 games in which he had combined for nine goals and eight assists. Connor
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Which teams in our Power Rankings have best chance to reach Final Four

[ad_1] We're less than two weeks away from Selection Sunday and the most fascinating postseason event in the world, the NCAA tournament. Degenerate gamblers, lawyers, doctors, teachers, stay-at-home parents and store clerks alike will be united in their quests to win their bracket pools and the cash prizes attached to them.We're here to help, we think, by sorting through the reasons the teams ranked in Jeff Borzello's Power Rankings this
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Wade now all-time leader in blocks by a guard

[ad_1] MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade now has more blocked shots than any guard in NBA history.The Miami Heat star swatted away the 1,052nd shot of his career Monday night, blocking an attempt by Atlanta's B.J. Johnson. When factoring in regular-season and playoff games, that's one more block than Michael Jordan had in his career.BEST SHOT BLOCKING GUARD IN NBA HISTORY!!!!!!!!!Congrats again, @DwyaneWade! pic.twitter.com/HaAH91Jab3— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) March 5, 2019 Jordan
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Real Madrid’s issues resurface in back-to-back Clasico defeats. PLUS: Are Liverpool in trouble?

[ad_1] Lose two Clasicos at home in the space of four days and yeah, the sky will be falling at Real Madrid. Especially when the defeats come against a Barcelona side that, despite being on course for a Treble, simply don't look on a par with those of yesteryear. They're on pace to win La Liga with 87 points, which would be the lowest total in 11 seasons and no,
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Rockets, Raptors set for preseason play in Japan

[ad_1] 9:00 PM ETTim BontempsESPN The NBA announced Monday evening that it will be playing preseason games in Japan for the first time in over a decade next season.The Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors will play games on Oct. 8 and Oct. 10 at Saitama Super Arena outside Tokyo. It will mark the first time NBA teams will have played games in Japan since 2003, the last year the NBA
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NHL GMs pleased with increased scoring, quality of play

[ad_1] BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — NHL general managers came to Florida at this time last year looking for clarity and consistency on goalie interference. They got it when the decision was made to hand the final call on the coach’s challenges to the league’s hockey operations department instead of referees. While there is no hot-button issue dominating discussion in 2019, there is still plenty to talk about. The GMs