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Navigating the cluttered mind of Jordan Spieth

[ad_1] PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland -- During the final round of last month's U.S. Open, Jordan Spieth, long out of contention and coming off three consecutive bogeys, couldn't believe where his tee shot ended up on the 15th hole at Pebble Beach.Spieth's ball was buried in the tall native grass on top of a deep fairway bunker. Spieth took off his hat, rubbed his thinning hair and drove an iron into
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Power Rankings — Can Yankees bust Dodgers-Astros monopoly on No. 1?

[ad_1] Even with just a short week after the All-Star break to go on, our voters responded quickly to the rising fortunes of some teams to produce a few shake-ups as we embark upon the season's second half. While the Dodgers continue to reign atop our rankings, they once again could not claim every first-place vote and saw their margin narrow to a single ballot. Will the Yankees become the
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Serena Williams hasn’t lost focus — she’s gained perspective

[ad_1] 10:31 AM ETAlyssa RoenigkESPN CloseAlyssa Roenigk is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com whose assignments have taken her to six continents and caused her to commit countless acts of recklessness. (Follow @ESPN_Alyssa on Twitter).LONDON -- A little more than an hour after Serena Williams departed from Centre Court at Wimbledon on Saturday, after losing a third straight Grand Slam final for the first time in her
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‘He’s here with us’ — How the Angels honored Tyler Skaggs with an emotional, historic tribute

[ad_1] ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Most of the Los Angeles Angels struggled to sleep on Friday night. They were still processing the events that unfolded, still too emotional coming off a game that, for some, evoked sentiments of a higher power. Andrelton Simmons, the team's shortstop, was an exception. He slept more soundly than he had in the 11 nights since the tragic death of his friend and teammate, Tyler Skaggs,
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Galaxy drop ahead of LAFC clash; San Jose, Minnesota rise

[ad_1] The theme of the rankings this week is communication. It's important to be clear with your message when conducting the very important business of soccer: Miscommunication can lead to a host of problems and result in numerous aggrieved parties. No one wants angry middle-aged men stalking referees and screaming obscenities. Think of the children.Here at the rankings, we always aim to be understood. We say what we mean, no
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Vettel cost Max shot at P2

[ad_1] Max Verstappen could have finished second at the British Grand Prix had he not been punted off the race track by Sebastian Vettel, according to Red Bull team boss Christian Horner.1 RelatedVerstappen had just passed Vettel for third position when the Ferrari driver plunged into the back of his car at the penultimate corner on lap 38. Vettel later took full responsibility for the incident, which he put down
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Cubs acquire catcher Maldonado from Royals

[ad_1] 12:34 AM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"The Chicago Cubs acquired catcher Martin Maldonado for left-hander Mike Montgomery, the reliever who secured the last out in the Cubs' 2016 World Series championship season and will join the Kansas City Royals, the teams announced Monday.Maldonado, a defensive-minded, 32-year-old catcher, could be an immediate replacement for All-Star catcher
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Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?

[ad_1] While hundreds of free agents have signed with NHL teams this summer (at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in total), some notable names remain on the market. Will they re-sign with their 2018-19 clubs, or move on to new opportunities? Our panel debates the 2019-20 destinations for five of the biggest names left:2018-19 team: Toronto Maple Leafs2018-19 cap hit: $4.05 millionGreg Wyshynski, senior NHL writer: The
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Clarke stakes Grizzlies to summer league crown

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS -- Brandon Clarke had 15 points and 16 rebounds to lead the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies to a 95-92 victory Monday over the third-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves in the championship game of the NBA summer league.Clarke, who was named overall MVP for the summer league, also had three blocks and four assists to earn MVP honors for the championship game, too.The Grizzlies, who led by as many as 17
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The complete SEC East college football season preview

[ad_1] 7:00 AM ETBill ConnellyESPN October 29, 2016: That's the last time Georgia lost a game to an SEC East foe. Kirby Smart's Bulldogs erupted in 2017, winning the conference and reaching the finals of the College Football Playoff. And with no one else ranking higher than 28th in S&P+ or 34th in FPI, it was easy to see the Dawgs owning the division for years to come.That ownership indeed