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The NHL’s coronavirus pause – The keys to play resuming, latest on the 2020 draft, testing and more

[ad_1] It has been 67 days since the NHL hit the pause button on the 2019-20 season because of the coronavirus pandemic. As the cancellations and postponements around the world of sports continue, there have also been continuous nuggets of new information being provided regarding the potential resumption of the season, the draft, the playoffs and how it all impacts 2020-21.As players, executives and fans continue to adjust to the
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Boxing reset — Canelo Alvarez holds the keys at 168 and 175 pounds

[ad_1] The coronavirus pandemic has brought the boxing world to a halt. Nearly all events worldwide are off through at least early May, and more cancellations and postponements are expected to be announced in the coming days.So for a year-round sport that never has an offseason, this is a first. During this lull in the action, let's check in on the light heavyweight and super middleweight divisions and see where
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Brad Gilbert’s keys to the Novak Djokovic-Dominic Thiem Australian Open men’s final

[ad_1] 4:17 AM ETBrad GilbertCloseFormer player-turned coach and author Brad Gilbert is an analyst on ESPN's extensive schedule of tennis programming, including, since 2009, all four majors – the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open. He joined ESPN in 2004 and serves as a studio analyst, match analyst and sideline reporter. After leaving to return to coaching rising star Andy Murray of Scotland in 2006, he came
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NHL experts – Keys to Flyers’ turnaround, West wild-card picks, rookies to build around, more

[ad_1] As we hit mid-December, we pulled together our panel of NHL experts to discuss some of the hot topics of the 2019-20 campaign.Let's dive in, starting with our picks for the final two playoff spots out West.1. Who will be the Western Conference wild cards?Greg Wyshinski, senior NHL writer: Give me the Dallas Stars and Vancouver Canucks. I can see either the Jets or Predators in the third spot
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College Football Playoff Semifinals 2019 — Schedule, how to watch, keys to the game

[ad_1] 1:12 PM ETESPN staffThe 2019 College Football Playoff matchups are finally set, and we've got an early preview of the dates, TV times, betting lines, most important players and key matchups for each team. Here's what to expect when No. 1 LSU faces No. 4 Oklahoma in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and No. 2 Ohio State takes on No. 3 Clemson in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl to determine who
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Kyle Kuzma keys comeback in 4th as Lakers top Bulls

[ad_1] CHICAGO -- With LeBron James catching his breath after playing nearly the entire third quarter and Anthony Davis sitting on the bench right beside him, saddled with four fouls, the Los Angeles Lakers relied on an unlikely lineup to key a fourth-quarter comeback against the Chicago Bulls.When Kyle Kuzma, Quinn Cook, Alex Caruso, Dwight Howard and Troy Daniels stepped onto the court to begin the fourth Tuesday, L.A. trailed
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The four keys to LSU-Texas, and everything else to watch in Week 2

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETBill ConnellyESPN Week 1 of the college football season exceeded last year's opening weekend from the perspective of drama, wacky finishes, funky bounces and by just about any other measure. Week 2 likely will be defined by the outcome of two Saturday games: No. 12 Texas A&M at No. 1 Clemson (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC) and No. 6 LSU at No. 9 Texas (7:30 p.m. ET, ABC).Between
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French Open 2019 – Five keys that will determine Roger Federer’s run at Roland Garros

[ad_1] Roger Federer found himself down match point in his tussle against Gael Monfils earlier this month in the Madrid Masters, just his second match in his first clay-court tournament in three years. At that point, Federer remembers telling himself, "Panic mode is switched on and we are coming in."Although Federer missed his ensuing first serve, he rushed the net behind his second, catching Monfils -- and probably everyone watching
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Ben Simmons, KD, Lou Williams and more keys to these Game 3s

[ad_1] The Brooklyn Nets and LA Clippers have taken home-court advantage heading into pivotal Game 3s on Thursday.What adjustments do the Philadelphia 76ers and Golden State Warriors need to make?Let's start in Philadelphia, where all eyes are on the Sixers' point guard.76ers-NetsThe Har-Ben-ger of things to comeIf Joel Embiid's knee soreness keeps him at less than 100 percent, then Ben Simmons becomes an even bigger key in this series. Simmons