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NBA Power Rankings and big questions for all 22 teams ahead of the restart

[ad_1] The NBA is less than a month away from restarting the 2019-20 season.With teams beginning to arrive at Walt Disney World on Tuesday and training camps set to begin on Thursday, it's time to take stock of the teams that will face off later this month at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.Each roster is full of questions that need to be answered during the
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The Basketball Tournament expert picks — Two teams are on everyone’s list

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETESPN staffThis year's edition of The Basketball Tournament is unique for a multitude of reasons. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the event is positioned to offer American fans the first televised team basketball event since the NBA suspended its season in March. But the TBT will also benefit from an abundance of talent, including multiple players from the G-League and overseas circuits, that seeks to impress
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Inside MLS is Back – Food pics go viral, how teams are adjusting to 95-degree heat

[ad_1] 2:41 PM ETJeff CarlisleCloseU.S. soccer correspondentJeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC.Stefano FusaroWith reporting from Stefano Fusaro in Orlando, Fla.There have been tweets about sketchy room service food, in-hotel wildlife and yes, some of the more comfortable surroundings at Walt Disney World's Swan and Dolphin Resort. And yet the pall of COVID-19 remains impossible to ignore as the league pushes towards the start of
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MLB teams can’t identify players who test positive for coronavirus

[ad_1] 5:31 PM ETMarly RiveraESPN Writer CloseMarly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com.There are no protocols that can completely eliminate the risk of contracting the coronavirus.Therefore, despite Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association having developed an extensive manual to aid in the task of resuming play in 2020, players will continue to test positive during the pandemic.But identifying those players won't be easy.New York Yankees general
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World Series odds, pennant odds and win totals for all 30 MLB teams

[ad_1] Jun 25, 2020ESPN.com staffFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintAfter a long delay and a lot of back-and-forth between the league and the players, there will indeed be a 2020 MLB season, albeit only 60 games. That also means adjusted odds for bettors.The Dodgers and Yankees are still the favorites to reach the Fall Classic. Here are the season win totals, pennant odds and World Series odds for all 30 teams.Odds courtesy of Caesars
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MLB prospects to watch on each team’s 60-man pool

[ad_1] With Major League Baseball scheduled to open camps for "spring training 2.0" in the coming days, teams had to submit their initial 60-man player pools Sunday. Players still can be added with many teams listing fewer than 60 names, but this at least gives us a glimpse of whom we'll see when the players finally hit the diamond.Many of the game's top prospects, Rays phenom Wander Franco chief among
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What players, teams can expect in Orlando

[ad_1] Over the next six weeks, the MLS is Back Tournament will see shouts of "Goal!" grace the environs of Walt Disney World. It also might witness roars of "You sank my battleship!"MLS players received a 61-page player handbook last Monday that attempted to address a variety of player concerns, from the scheduling of various activities between matches to more basic concerns such as food prep and security. And yes,
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Future Hall of Famers for all 31 NHL teams

[ad_1] It's revelation week for the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2020, which means a fresh set inductees and a vitriolic collection of debates over perceived snubs by the selection committee.If only there were a formula to follow that could determine Hall worthiness ...Well, three years ago, we created one. It's a simple four-quadrant test one can apply to prospective Hall of Fame candidates to see if they have
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Minors teams sue insurers over coronavirus claims

[ad_1] A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by 15 minor league baseball teams against five insurance companies alleges that "actions and inaction of federal and state governments" contributed to "catastrophic financial losses" for ballclubs.The suit in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania is over rejections and anticipated rejections by the insurers of the teams' coronavirus-related business interruption claims. It states teams incur more than $2 million in expenses