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Clemson atop AP preseason Top 25 for 1st time

[ad_1] Cross off another milestone for Clemson, college football's newest superpower.For the first time, the defending national champion Tigers are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 presented by Regions Bank after winning the program's second national title in three seasons. Clemson, which won the championship behind freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence in January, now can claim equal standing with Alabama at the top of the sport.The Crimson Tide,
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ICC title win over N.C. Courage has Lyon on top of the world

[ad_1] 3:28 PM ETGraham HaysespnW.com CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.CARY, N.C. -- It is the rare team that can make Olympique Lyon sweat, even with the assistance of a stifling summer evening in North Carolina. But rarer still is, well, Lyon.There is still only one of those. The world might not be big enough for two of them.The
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Thomas takes BMW, Tour Championship top seed

[ad_1] MEDINAH, Ill. -- Staked to a six-shot lead, Justin Thomas spent more time Sunday worrying about what could go wrong than ending 12 months without winning.And right when it started to go wrong, Thomas delivered his biggest shots in the BMW Championship.In a span of three holes around the turn at Medinah, his six-shot lead shrunk to two. Thomas answered with two clutch wedge shots, two big putts and
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Zion, top rookies discuss first dunk, swapping jerseys and Vinsanity

[ad_1] MADISON, N.J. -- Ferguson Recreation Center is a nondescript brick building on the edge of Fairleigh Dickinson University's campus, which is as quiet as one would expect for a Sunday morning in August. A charter bus sits unoccupied along Dreyfuss Road across from the Division III gym, the only clue that something is happening inside.Then, from the building's rotunda entrance, a fully uniformed Boston Celtic bounds toward the street.
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Oregon up, Arizona down in Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2019-20

[ad_1] We're now inside 100 days until the start of the college basketball season, and most of the pieces are in place around the country. This version of the Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25 underwent the fewest changes from the previous month, with Oregon the big riser because it added UNLV graduate transfer Shakur Juiston. Only USC dropped out, and that was purely a numbers thing.Before next month's update, we should
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The heat is on the top tennis players at the Cincinnati Open

[ad_1] This summer of surprises peaks this week at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, the last major tune-up for the US Open. On the ATP side, only two of the 10 events since Wimbledon were won by men ranked in the top 10. The most obvious reason: The only Big Three representative to swing a racket since Wimbledon has been Montreal champion Rafael Nadal.The WTA results were even
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Dallas Wings’ Arike Ogunbowale is top candidate for WNBA rookie of the year

[ad_1] 12:24 PM ETMechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.ARLINGTON, Texas -- Arike Ogunbowale drives past the amusement park all the time and wants to visit."We've been planning to go to Six Flags, so hopefully before the season's over," the Dallas Wings guard said of the venue
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Which sneakers will this year’s top NBA rookies be wearing?

[ad_1] Aug 5, 2019Nick DePaulaESPN Single-handedly, Zion Williamson made this the most anticipated rookie class, from a sneaker perspective, since LeBron James entered the league in 2003.Originally, Williamson was hoping to sign his sneaker deal before the draft lottery, but he didn't ink his deal with Jordan Brand until July 23, holding up several of the draft's other top selections. As they waited for the biggest domino to fall, multiple