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Women’s basketball 2019-20 Power 5 predictions

[ad_1] Baylor, Maryland and Oregon are clear favorites in their respective conferences. Can Louisville maintain its place among the ACC's elite? Will South Carolina or Texas A&M take home the SEC crown?A lot of great nonconference games will be played before league play tips off later this season. But espnW's Charlie Creme, Graham Hays and Mechelle Voepel break down the favorites in the Power 5, tackle the burning question facing
Hockey

Crosby, Simon lead Penguins to big win over Flyers

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby and Dominik Simon scored during an early four-goal outburst, and the Pittsburgh Penguins drilled the Philadelphia Flyers 7-1 on Tuesday night. Crosby, wearing a facemask as extra protection after getting hit in the head by a shot over the weekend, added two assists to boost his career point total against the Flyers to 102 as the Penguins rolled to a rare lopsided victory over
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NHL Awards Watch – One-month leaders for Hart, Norris, Vezina and more

[ad_1] Trying to predict the NHL Award winners after the first month of the season is like trying to prove that the Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres will still be first-place teams come April. We can observe where they are currently. We can project what they might become eventually. But who in their right mind thought these teams would be in first place now, let alone expects them to be
Hockey

Crosby has 3 points, Penguins drill Flyers 7-1

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby and Dominik Simon scored during an early four-goal outburst, and the Pittsburgh Penguins drilled the Philadelphia Flyers 7-1 on Tuesday night. Crosby, wearing a facemask as extra protection after getting hit in the head by a shot over the weekend, added two assists to boost his career point total against the Flyers to 102 as the Penguins rolled to a rare lopsided victory over
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Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and the fight to finish the tennis season No. 1

[ad_1] If you didn't know better, you might be hard-pressed to believe that top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are in the throes of a struggle with enormous implications for their respective legacies.Should Nadal win the Paris Masters (where Djokovic is top seed) for the first time in his career this week, he will lock down year-end No. 1 honors for a fifth time, joining the elite company of Jimmy
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For the culture – KD, Kyrie and what comes next for the Nets

[ad_1] BEHIND A HEAVILY fortified fence, menacing security dogs and multiple metal detectors, a trio of players blissfully trained together, ate together, played cards, puffed cigars and swapped dreams.The luxury liner Silver Cloud, a 514-foot cruise ship, was docked at Pier Maua in Rio de Janeiro. In it resided Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan, members of the U.S. 2016 Olympic basketball team.It was a union that was years
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Source — Patriots to sign kicker Nick Folk to replace Mike Nugent

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots released kicker Mike Nugent on Tuesday, and a source told ESPN that they have agreed to terms with veteran Nick Folk to replace him.The NFL Network first reported that Folk, who last kicked in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017, would be the choice.Nugent's release comes after a rain-soaked 27-13 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in which
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Hawks’ Trae Young exits with ankle sprain; X-rays negative, sources say

[ad_1] MIAMI -- Atlanta guard Trae Young left the Hawks' game in Miami on Tuesday night early in the second quarter with a sprained right ankle.X-rays were negative, and there's optimism that the injury isn't serious, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Young will undergo an MRI soon.Young was hurt on a drive about 2 minutes into the second quarter. He went into the air and landed on the foot
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Landeskog the hockey horse out of Breeders’ Cup Sprint

[ad_1] ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson won’t have a rooting interest in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Landeskog, a 3-year-old gelding co-owned by Johnson, has been scratched from the six-furlong race because trainer Doug O’Neill wasn’t happy with how he trained Tuesday. O’Neill says a nuclear scan and X-rays on Landeskog came back clean, but he still decided to pass on Saturday’s race. O’Neill says
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Who was that?!? Check out the NFL’s Quarter 2 unheralded ballers – NFL Nation

[ad_1] We all know the NFL stars who fuel conversation on SportsCenter with weekly monster games, showing off their eye-popping highlight skills. But what about the performances that make us say, "Who was that?"It could be the undrafted rookie who becomes his team’s leading receiver, the backup quarterback who leads his team to one or two upset road victories, or the journeyman defensive end who out of nowhere becomes the