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TBT 2020 — What to know about every team in the 24-team bracket

[ad_1] 1:00 PM ETCarmine CarcieriESPN Basketball is officially back on July 4. No, it's not college hoops or the NBA, but The Basketball Tournament will return with a fully quarantined, 24-team bracket that will be played over 10 days in Columbus, Ohio.Ohio State's alumni team, Carmen's Crew, will look to defend its title as the No. 1 seed, and Overseas Elite reloads with a seven-time NBA All-Star after having its
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Chuba Hubbard, Mike Gundy and the power of college football players

[ad_1] Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard found himself in an unenviable position Monday afternoon when he appeared in a video alongside head coach Mike Gundy.On one side was the burgeoning empowerment movement, where black student-athletes are standing up and speaking out in numbers rarely seen before. On the other was the decades-long college football power structure that dictates those athletes need to shrug off slights, whether they be from
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With 2020 US Open officially a go, players face an uneven training field

[ad_1] American tennis star Coco Vandeweghe feels like she is weeks, if not months, away from being in prime match condition.With her San Diego-area gym still shut down because of local lockdown restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2017 Australian and US Open semifinalist has managed to get a few weights for her house and just only returned to a court with the recent opening of her tennis
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Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy apologizes for ‘pain, discomfort’ caused

[ad_1] Oklahoma State Cowboys coach Mike Gundy apologized Tuesday for the "pain and discomfort" he caused his players and others because of a T-shirt he was photographed wearing and vowed positive changes for his football program.The apology came one day after running back Chuba Hubbard took to social media to call out Gundy for wearing a T-shirt from OAN (One America News). A photo showing Gundy wearing the shirt appeared
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Source — Jets replace longtime trainer John Mellody after injury-plagued 2019

[ad_1] Coming off a season in which they led the NFL with 21 players on injured reserve, the New York Jets have replaced longtime head athletic trainer John Mellody, a source told ESPN.The Jets filled the position by staying in-house, promoting former assistant Dave Zuffelato, who joined the organization in 2006 and worked alongside Mellody.Mellody, who started with the Jets as an assistant in 1996 and became the head trainer
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Why Arteta and Arsenal have more at stake than Premier League rivals over final 10 games

[ad_1] When Mikel Arteta walked into the Football Analysis room at Arsenal's London Colney training base on his first day as head coach, he delivered a message to the staff waiting in anticipation: "You're going to have a lot of work to do -- you know that, right?" A smile spread across his face as he embraced those around him, but the sentiment was serious.Arteta's meticulous attention to detail first
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With majors later, Woods should be in no hurry to return

[ad_1] HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — When it comes to Tiger Woods returning to the PGA Tour, it’s all about the calendar. Nothing raised hopes that he would be at Hilton Head like a website tracking yachts that showed his Privacy on its way to Sea Island off the Georgia coast, about 80 miles south of the RBC Heritage, this week. Woods played Hilton Head only in 1999 (he
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Superdome renovation project sees surge in positive coronavirus tests among workers

[ad_1] More than 10 percent of the workers renovating the Mercedes-Benz Superdome have tested positive for the coronavirus."We can confirm that in the last few weeks, 32 of the 275-plus daily workers on the project have tested positive for COVID-19," the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District, which runs the Superdome, said in a statement Tuesday. "This post-Memorial Day increase is consistent with what 21 other states, not including Louisiana, are
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. headlines NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021

[ad_1] Dale Earnhardt Jr., a two-time Daytona 500 winner and two-time champion in what is now the Xfinity Series, Mike Stefanik, who has nine NASCAR championships and 74 wins in the Modified Series, and Red Farmer were announced Tuesday as the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021.Voting was conducted virtually last week because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the induction ceremony will be held in 2021.Farmer was elected from
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Premier League players face exhausting 13 straight months of football after coronavirus shutdown

[ad_1] Are you ready for a football marathon of unprecedented length and difficulty? The next year promises a run of fixtures and the longest period of competitive action that the game has ever seen after the Premier League returns from its coronavirus shutdown on Wednesday. It also promises to challenge elite players, both physically and mentally, like they've never been tested before.There are 390 days between the Premier League restart