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NWSL draft results: All the picks from all 4 rounds

[embedded content] The 2018 NWSL College Draft takes place in Philadelphia Thursday, with Stanford and United States women’s national team midfielder Andi Sullivan going first overall to the Washington Spirit as expected. She’ll be expected to contribute right away in her first season. The Spirit made another midfield acquisition with the third overall pick, acquired […]

The Vikings and Saints played a classic, plus 5 other things we loved from the NFL’s Divisional Round

The Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints played one of the best football games any of us have ever seen on Sunday. There’s really nothing that I, or anybody else, can put into words to adequately just how amazing what we saw was. And yeah, that’s our job: to be able to take these moments […]

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NBA scores 2018: Why the Bucks haven’t arrived yet, and 5 more things from Friday night

The Milwaukee Bucks are nearly certain to make the Eastern Conference postseason, and they still have one of the league’s brightest futures mostly thanks to Giannis Antetokounmpo, their incredible unicorn. But we might have jumped the gun predicting them as the cream of the Eastern Conference. They’re not quite there yet. It’s not specifically Friday’s […]

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Avalanche prospect Cale Makar turns down 2018 Olympics invite from Team Canada, per report

Colorado Avalanche top prospect Cale Makar turned down an invitation to play for Team Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics, reports TSN’s Darren Dreger. Hockey Canada will announce the full roster for the men’s team being sent to Pyeongchang Thursday at 12 p.m. ET. Makar, the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, recently […]

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Antonio Brown to return from injury in time for Steelers’ 1st playoff game

The Pittsburgh Steelers got a massive relief when they clinched a first-round bye, because it gave wide receiver Antonio Brown an extra week to recover from his calf injury. Sure enough, Brown returned to practice Monday and plans to start in the Steelers’ Divisional Round opener against the Jaguars, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Brown […]

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The Mavericks nearly forced OT with a perfectly designed play from Rick Carlisle

The Dallas Mavericks should never have been in a position to force overtime against the Chicago Bulls with a second left in Friday’s game, but somehow, they were. They had trailed by 10 points with one minute remaining and somehow cut that lead to three thanks to horrendous Chicago inbounding and despite a couple questionable […]

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UFC 219 results: Full winners, analysis and reaction from Cyborg vs. Holm

UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm is over, with Cris Cyborg successfully defending her UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship against Holly Holm in the main event. Cyborg and Holm went the distance, with the champion ultimately controlling the latter three rounds, and winning unanimously on the judge’s scorecards. The first round was competitive, with Cyborg landing a […]

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Top highlights from the Steelers’ Christmas Day win against the Texans

The Pittsburgh Steelers clinched a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs by beating the Houston Texans on Saturday in Houston, 34-6. Pittsburgh sacked Texan quarterbacks seven times and had 330 yards offense to the Texans’ 227. Below, a quarter-by-quarter listing of highlights: Steelers 34, Texans 6, 2:46: The Steelers defense has seven sacks. Houston’s offense […]

Jose Mourinho is missing the thing he needs most from his Manchester United team

This season, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho appears to be missing many things. A twinkle in his eye. A skip in his step. Even the tiniest amount of joie de vivre. And, of course, a football team that pleases the eye, raises the neckhairs, and tingles the soul. He’s also missing something that, unlike all […]