Friday , 18 January 2019
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Is DeMarcus Cousins' return just what the Warriors need?

8:00 AM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — After a half-season of anticipation, waiting to see when the Golden State Warriors might break out their newest weapon, DeMarcus Cousins is ready to debut. The former All-Star, who hasn’t played an NBA game since Jan. 26, 2018, is expected to make his highly anticipated Warriors debut Friday night against the LA Clippers. And …

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John Calipari: Rose 'got Towns through that whole Butler mess'

11:00 AM ET PHILADELPHIA — IT WAS late November and the Timberwolves franchise was still staggering after Jimmy Butler had finally bludgeoned his way out of Minnesota. Questions persisted regarding the psyche of Karl-Anthony Towns, who, along with Andrew Wiggins, had been verbally eviscerated by Butler in a fiery (and now public) preseason practice. Butler had just led that same …

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Conference championship predictions and what you need to know

7:30 AM ET Two rounds of the 2018 NFL playoffs are in the books, and only four teams remain. Now we’re previewing Sunday’s conference championship game slate with a rundown for both matchups from Dan Graziano, score predictions and injury updates from our NFL Nation reporters, and Football Power Index projections from ESPN Stats & Information. Plus: Key matchups to …

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Why there was more to Sharapova's win against Wozniacki than meets the eye

10:51 AM ET MELBOURNE, Australia — From the moment the Australian Open draw was released eight days ago, Maria Sharapova said she anticipated a clash with defending champion Caroline Wozniacki in the third round. “It was definitely a match I looked forward to,” Sharapova said. “But obviously I had to get there first, and so did she.” The opportunity to …

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Day 6 preview: Serena, Venus looking to make the second week

9:29 AM ET MELBOURNE, Australia — The third round of the Australian Open continues Saturday and is highlighted by the return of world No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep, both of whom will be hoping for a spot in the second week. It’s also a big day for the Americans. Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Madison Keys are all …

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Cheat Sheet: TJ Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo

UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, left, will square off with UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.  12:52 AM ET It’s a new era for the UFC and the sport of mixed martial arts. The UFC is now on ESPN and ESPN+. Subscribe to ESPN+ to get: Exclusive live UFC events, weigh-ins and …

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How Eric Berry inspires a team, a town and beyond

Kansas City safety Eric Berry has fully participated in practice this week as the Chiefs prepare to face the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.  9:15 AM ET KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On one of the good days between treatments, Alyssa Crane made the 45-minute drive from her apartment in Parkville, Missouri, to the Kansas City …

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C.J. Anderson is more than a punchline

8:00 AM ET WHEN CORTRELLE JAVON Anderson begins to run, when he has his short and fat (his words, not mine) body headed toward the line of scrimmage, you’d be forgiven if you were momentarily alarmed by the idea that he intends to disappear. His shoulders hunch, his torso appears to retract, and his Doric thighs look like they’re going …

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Refs admit bad call at end of 4th in OKC-Lakers

9:29 AM ET OKLAHOMA CITY — The referees admitted that a shooting foul called on the Los Angeles Lakers‘ final defensive possession in regulation Thursday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder should not have been called. The call ultimately didn’t matter, with the Lakers going on to win in overtime 138-128. With 2.9 seconds left in the fourth quarter and …

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Sharapova ousts defending champ Wozniacki

7:32 AM ET ESPN News Services MELBOURNE, Australia — Maria Sharapova smacked a forehand winner — the sort she has hit so many times, at so many key moments, over the years — to take control against defending champion Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open. Sharapova balled up her fists, shut her eyes, threw back her head and let out …

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