Month: October 2017

8:00 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Ask folks in the industry about teams trying to save money in racing, and the responses range from eyebrows raised with rolled eyes to nervous laughter. The honest truth: Teams will spend all
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Nick Saban told reporters this week that he couldn’t care less about the first College Football Playoff selection committee rankings. But nobody will blame him if he gives a sideways glance at the top four. For motivational purposes, of course. Georgia took the No. 1 spot in the rankings released Tuesday night, ahead of SEC
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A little after 4:30 on Monday afternoon, Kristaps Porzingis pulls into the players’ entrance at Madison Square Garden. He steps out of his black Mercedes Benz and exchanges a hand shake and hug with one of the Garden security guards. A small group of Knicks fans standing outside of the security gates confer with one
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MILWAUKEE — Future Basketball Hall of Fame point guard Jason Kidd believes Russell Westbrook‘s aggressiveness with the ball is comparable to a Hall of Famer in a different sport. “He is the [Mike] Tyson of basketball,” Kidd said of Westbrook, prior to Tuesday’s game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Oklahoma City Thunder. “When the
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8:00 PM ET Arash MarkaziESPN Senior Writer Close Former columnist and writer after five years with Sports Illustrated Markazi has also written for Slam, King, Vibe and Playboy On board of directors for Jim Murray Memorial Foundation. Follow on Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers
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Bantamweight world titleholder Luis Nery won’t be stripped of his belt for a failed drug test because the WBC said it believes that the positive finding was the result of food contamination. But, in its ruling on Monday, the WBC also ordered Nery to give former titleholder Shinsuke Yamanaka an immediate rematch. Nery (24-0, 18
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6:29 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The Orlando Magic have declined the fourth-year option on forward Mario Hezonja, the fifth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, league sources told ESPN. Hezonja, 22, will become an unrestricted free agent in July. The option would’ve guaranteed Hezonja $5.2 million in the 2018-19 season. The Magic had discussed
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