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4hMatthew Berry

Love/Hate for the fantasy playoffs

Matthew Berry offers the players he loves and hates for Week 14 and shares the mixed reactions he got from last week's column.

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Patent office denies Golden Knights trademark

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has denied the Vegas Golden Knights' trademark request, citing a "likelihood of confusion." The franchise had just unveiled its name Nov. 22.

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1hWill Harris

Early CFB bowl betting guide

Bowl season is almost upon us, which means opportunities to bet on 41 college football bowl games. Here are the early wagering opportunities, including winners and losers from bowl selection.

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Beckham, Prescott among Kiper's top players under 25 (2:16)
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Stephen A. thinks the Cavs were successful in humiliating Phil Jackson (1:58)
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Sharing the swagger with Love

It's tough to feel great when you're dealing with cancer. But for one night, Kevin Love is working to help them at least look great -- and have fun doing it.

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3hJayson Stark

White Sox nailing the art of the sale

Why rebuild for the first time in 20 years? After trading Chris Sale and Adam Eaton, credit the White Sox for going where the franchise hasn't been in decades, and there's no white flag in sight.

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Coach B is the first female football coach in Florida

Meet Coach Brunson, the first woman to be named a head football coach in the state of Florida, and who fought an uphill battle to teach her players discipline, the importance of education and respect.

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Bracketology: Kentucky (for now) takes a dip

Big Blue Nation didn't like losing at home to UCLA. It's probably fair to say it won't like falling from a No. 1 seed -- or being matched up against a team that already knocked off a major power this season.

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Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

College Football Playoff coaches are here in Atlanta for the College Football Awards Show. Nick Saban, Chris Petersen, Dabo Swinney and Urban Meyer

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Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Some Raiders are now on the field in Kansas City and I've already seen a number of them return to the locker room for extra layers. One was overhead saying "there's no way you're going to catch the ball without gloves as hard as DC (Derek Carr) throws it." It supposed to be 20 or so at kickoff with single digit wind chills.

NFL 

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with WR Griff Whalen. He helps fill void created by Danny Amendola ankle injury.

NFL 

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Another topical social media post from Carmelo Anthony today. The most logical conclusion here is that Carmelo's referencing Phil Jackson's critique of his ball movement:

NBA 

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets signed guard Spencer Dinwiddie. Dinwiddie player 46 games over the past two seasons with Detroit and averaged 4.4 points, 2.7 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 13.3 minutes per game.

NBA 

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Grizzlies announced contract extensions for their top three basketball executives: GM Chris Wallace, executive VP of basketball operations John Hollinger and executive VP of player personnel Ed Stefanski. "Chris, John and Ed bring a wealth of NBA experience and success, and have done a tremendous job establishing the strong culture that I believe is necessary to ensure sustained success in this ultra-competitive environment," owner Robert Pera said in a statement. "More importantly, I am confident that the toughness, resilience, discipline and unselfishness that are embedded in the fabric of our culture will continue to serve as a point of pride for Memphis, the surrounding region and all Grizzlies fans."

NBA 

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs-Saints injury report...Adam Humphries returned to action. Still no Michael Thomas. Mark Ingram not practicing today as well.

NFL 

ESPN Stats and Information  

Temperatures are expected to be below freezing in Kansas City tonight. Derek Carr has never played an NFL game with a kickoff temperature below freezing. He's 0-2 in his career with a 17.8 Total QBR in games where the kickoff temperature is 40 or below, including a loss at Kansas City in Week 17 last season.

NFL 

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers starting point guard D'Angelo Russell, who has missed 10 games with a sore left knee, participated in non-contact drills during practice Thursday, but Lakers coach Luke Walton said Russell won't return to action until he completes a full practice or at least plays in a competitive 3-on-3 drill. Russell said he feels great and is just trying to "knock the rust off" for the time being.

NBA 

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Grizzlies added C Marc Gasol (right groin) to their injury report, listing him as questionable for tonight's game against Trail Blazers.

NBA 

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Still four hours until kickoff and the parking lots in Kansas City are filling up with tailgaters. Keep in mind it's 26 degrees here and feels like it's 16.

NFL 

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Tom Brady (knee) is no longer on the team's injury report. Likewise for WR Julian Edelman (foot). Those were two significant items of note from the team's injury report Thursday.

NFL 

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons' injury report: Julio Jones (turf toe) still sidelined but Dan Quinn optimistic about Jones participating on Friday.

NFL 

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions tight end Eric Ebron tells me he is auctioning off his Michael J Fox Foundation cleats from Sunday through NFL auctions to raise money for the foundation. Ebron has long been a supporter of Parkinson's disease research.

NFL 

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Tonight's game in Kansas City will be the coldest the Raiders have played since at least 2007. Back then Latavius Murray was at Onondaga Central High School in upstate New York, which means he's played in plenty of cold games. Murray said you just stick to your routine and "don't let yourself think it's any different."

NFL 

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Pugh says knee is "feeling good." Shane Vereen also said he's practicing without physical limitations. Both seem to have a chance vs Cowboys.

NFL 

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Robert Griffin III addresses the reality that the Browns have an open mind about his return in 2017. The team owes him a $1.5 million roster bonus in March; if it's not paid, Griffin becomes a free agent.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox announce signing of 1B Mitch Moreland to a one-year contract. To make room on 40-man roster, LHP Williams Jerez has been designated for assignment.

MLB 

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

After the Chiefs won in Oakland in October, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio used the word "gimmicky" to describe Kansas City's offense. Alex Smith prefers to call it "versatile" and told me they take pride in "not being cookie cutter." You could argue this is the most talented group of playmakers the Chiefs have had in years with the emergence of Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce on a run of three straight 100 yard games, and Jeremy Maclin back.

NFL 

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Another eyewitness testifies in the Will Smith murder trial. He said he saw the altercations leading up to the shooting. Agreed that Smith's passenger Richard Hernandez was acting "ridiculous" and being physical with his own wife, shoving her in face to move her away from him while he was arguing aggressively with Kevin O'Neal. The witness, Justin Ross, said he did not see Will Smith acting the same way toward his own wife. "Not at all," Ross said, and he said Racquel Smith had appeared to restrain Will Smith. Ross testified that he laughed at Hernandez because he found his behavior humorous as an overreaction to a fender bender. And he testified that O'Neal was the only one he heard mentioning a gun, saying, "Back off, back down, I have a gun." Ross said he was turned away when the shots were fired, though.

NFL 

Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Golden State Warriors will hold out guard Shaun Livingston (rest) for tonight's game against the Utah Jazz.

NBA 

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarco Murray on his toe: "Doing a lot better." Back-to-back hard practices have been good.

NFL 

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

DC Steve Spagnuolo on life without JPP: "I don't think we'll change that much. We are who we are."

NFL 

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on all the rumors going around about the reason he was suspended for the first series of Sunday's game: "I violated the wardrobe, and that's it. You don't have to dig into certain stories that violated curfew, was out at a club, somebody was calling the room. I still stand by coach Rivera's decision, and that's just a warning for everybody. At no point in time – or even still – do I think I'm above the law. I never thought that. I'm not that type of player.''

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Doug McIntyre ESPN Staff Writer 

Toronto FC has a spot all picked out to display the MLS Cup they're hoping to win Saturday night against the Seattle Sounders.