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Man City misses opening goal twice

Tottenham has won six straight league matches to rise up the Premier League table. Can it extend its streak at Manchester City?

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11mDave McMenamin

LeBron: Pop 'factors a lot' into 2020 decision

LeBron James said Saturday that the chance to play for new USA Basketball head coach Gregg Popovich will be a big consideration in his decision to participate in the 2020 Olympics.

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Wade tweets apology to fans after Bulls' loss

Dwyane Wade tweeted an apology to fans after the Bulls' loss to the Hawks on Friday night. Jimmy Butler shared Wade's frustration, saying postgame, "I've been, we've been tired of this."

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16hMarc Stein and Chris Haynes

Sources: Wolves, Pistons talk Rubio-Jackson deal

The Wolves and Pistons have engaged in dialogue this week on a potential multiplayer exchange that would be headlined by Ricky Rubio and Reggie Jackson, sources say.

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Rooney's record-breaking goal is clutch (0:45)
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Jay Williams fires up the Duke crowd with his pick (1:03)
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Behind-the-back pass leads to massive Notre Dame dunk (0:39)
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Warriors triumph over rivals during wild win streak (2:03)
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UNC ball boy drains three half-court shots (1:11)
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19hTom Haberstroh

The NBA season is over ... (no, really!)

Now that we're at the midpoint of the season, are you hoping your struggling team can play its way into the playoffs? Well, we have some bad news: Set your alarm for mid-April, because the standings rarely change after Jan. 20. Sorry, Knicks fans!

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Stephen A. cautions against a Manziel comeback (1:54)
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Get up2date: Viruses, injuries, strategy impacting title games (1:57)
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Henrik Sedin scores 1,000th point in win, congratulated by Luongo (0:29)
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Nunes praises Rousey, but says now is her time (2:22)
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20hDoug McIntyre

Checking in on MLS hopefuls for USMNT

Jordan Morris and Kellyn Acosta are among the young MLS players who could grow into a bigger role with the USMNT under Bruce Arena.

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Nifty pass leads to big Notre Dame dunk
NCAAM 

Matt Farrell dropped off this behind-the-back pass to V.J. Beachem, who threw down a thunderous slam. The 15th-ranked Fighting Irish lead Syracuse 41-32 at halftime on ESPN.

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ESPN Stats and Information  

Ky Bowman has 18 points so far for Boston College against North Carolina (7-11 FG). The rest of Boston College has a combined 9 points (4-19 FG). In his previous 2 games, Bowman had a total of 10 points on 4-15 shooting.

NCAAM 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox LHP Drew Pomeranz had stem-cell injection in left elbow after experiencing forearm/elbow discomfort at times last season. Although he called treatment "experimental," he said pain isn't present in offseason throwing sessions.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida has scored 9 points in the first 10:30 of its matchup against Vanderbilt (10 points). Gators defense as impressive as its offense is unreliable.

Nadal survives Zverev in five sets
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Rafael Nadal needed all five sets to defeat 19-year-old Alexander Zverev and advance to the round of 16 in the Australian Open.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The World Series trophy just made an appearance at the Notre Dame-Syracuse basketball game Saturday in South Bend, Indiana. They brought the trophy out during the first timeout of the game and then played "Go Cubs Go," with most of the crowd singing along.

Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

Gus Malzahn gets his guy with Chip Lindsey as the new offensive coordinator at Auburn. "Chip is a man of integrity and character who will fit well within our staff," Malzahn said in a news release. "He has great knowledge and enthusiasm for the game and is a rising star in this profession."

Rooney Breaks Man United Record
Soccer 

With this superb free kick in stoppage time, Wayne Rooney scored his 250th goal for Manchester United, breaking Sir Bobby Charlton's club record and salvaging a 1-1 draw against Stoke City.

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Covington's winner keeps 76ers rolling
NBA 

Robert Covington hit a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final seconds of the Sixers' 93-92 win over the Blazers Friday. Philadelphia has won six of its last seven games.

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Brett McMurphy College football reporter 

Arizona State OC Chip Lindsey will be Auburn's new offensive coordinator, source told ESPN. Lindsey previously worked with Auburn coach Gus Malzahn as an offensive analyst on the Tigers' 2013 team, that reached the BCS title game.

NCAAF 

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Love fully participated in Cavs shootaround on Saturday but remains questionable for the Spurs game.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James, Channing Frye and Kyle Korver getting up shots at the Cavs' morning shootaround to prep for the Spurs

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Andrea Pelkey ESPN Producer 

AFC Championship trophy put under lock and key the day before the game. (Photo credit: Sal Pal)

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Jonathan Smith Man City Correspondent 

90 minutes until kickoff for Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. Scores elsewhere are making this an even bigger game.

Nick Ames ESPN FC 

I'm in Port-Gentil for Ghana v Mali and Egypt v Uganda. The pitch is so bad that the teams aren't warming up on it. Mali's players don't look too impressed here.

Man United trailing at Stoke
Soccer 

Manchester United are trailing 1-0 at Stoke City late in the first half, thanks to this own goal by Juan Mata.

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Swansea holds on to upset Liverpool
Soccer 

After a scoreless first half, the two clubs netted five goals in the second. Swansea City fought off a late charge by Liverpool to win 3-2 and move out of the relegation zone.

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Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ViewFromVegas of NFC and AFC Championship Games (as of 7:15 a.m. ET Saturday): Atlanta is up to a 5.5-point home favorite at the majority of Vegas sports books (Westgate, Caesars and CG Technology have gone to -6, which is the most common line offshore). The over/under averages 61 points though several books have been bet up to 61.5. New England is a 6-point home favorite over Pittsburgh at all 13 Vegas books on the Don Best odds screen. The over/under is still mostly 51 in Vegas (though 5 of 13 books have dipped to 50.5).

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Porcello on WBC, cont'd: "Knowing the pace I took spring training last year and the pace I intend to take it this year, I'm not going to be prepared to pitch in those games. I wouldn't be doing United States team any justice and Boston Red Sox any justice by going out there."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Porcello was on U.S. provisional roster for WBC, but declined in order to build arm strength at deliberate pace in spring training, as usual. "If I'm in a game and I've got second & third and Miguel Cabrera at the plate, I'm not going to be at 80%."

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Forehands and backhands aside, the Grigor Dimitrov-Richard Gasquet match might be decided by who had the most caffeine. The match begin at 11:58 p.m., the latest-ever start at the Australian Open.

Tennis 

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Rafael Nadal pulls through in a difficult five-set test against Alexander Zverev to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. Afterward, Rafa was genuinely impressed with his opponent: "Everybody knows how good Alexander is. He's the future of our sport, and the present also."

Tennis 

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Another barn-burner at Melbourne Park. We're in the fifth set between Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev. Hard to believe but Rafa has lost his past three five-setters.

Tennis 

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni speaking out about the schedule. "I'm sure every coach is saying this, [but] our schedule has been ridiculous," D'Antoni said. "It's been ridiculous. We started it by going to China [in preseason] and they've been pulling and been pushing. ... That's ridiculous what they're asking these guys [to do]." Rockets have played nine games in 15 days, including three sets of back-to-back games. After Saturday, Houston will have played four games in five nights.

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Do we have another upset brewing? Alexander Zverev, who's been touted as a future star, took the first set from Rafael Nadal, 6-4, at the Aussie Open. Rafa is 25-27 in majors when dropping the opening frame.

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