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2hBill Barnwell

Where Ohio State's insane rookie class ranks all time

Best ever? It sure looks that way. Zeke Elliott. Joey Bosa. Michael Thomas. That's just the start. A huge Buckeyes group could be the best rookie class in history.

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1mMike Rodak

That stinks: LB Spikes sued by fish mover

A lawsuit filed more than two years ago by an aquatic services company against Bills LB Brandon Spikes resulted in his paychecks being garnished until last week.

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Monday a night of upsets in the NBA (1:00)
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Trouble just seems to find Grayson Allen (1:03)
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4hMicah Adams

LeBron, Kawhi or KD the best SF this year?

Kawhi Leonard didn't receive a vote from NBA GMs who were asked to name the best small forward in the game before the season, but has he actually been outplaying LeBron James and Kevin Durant?

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Greek Freak throws down the hammer and a shimmy in win (0:53)
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Chris Berman, the face of ESPN (1:31)
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Marleau scores four goals in Sharks' win (0:51)
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Have faith in Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines (1:39)
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21hGabriele Marcotti

Man City can build on Spurs draw

Marcotti's Musings: Man City let a 2-0 lead slip vs. Spurs, but the result actually offers plenty of encouragement. Plus: Can Real survive injuries?

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    23hJosé del Valle y Natalia Álvarez | ESPN Digital

    Juan Carlos Osorio es más realista que Matías Almeyda

    El técnico del Tricolor consideró que hay un grupo de 15 jugadores mexicanos muy buenos, por lo que se sigue todavía un proceso para aspirar a ser protagonista de un Mundial como lo sugirió el timonel de la Chivas.

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Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson does not believe the new points system was designed because of his success. How he views the new system:

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Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Jimmie Johnson on shift in his popularity with fans: "I think the more grey you get in your beard they come around...tenure definitely has something to do with it."

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

In my best Muhammad Ali voice: "The champ is here!"

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Golf's biggest industry show starts today in Orlando. The PGA Merchandise Show to golfers is like being invited to the North Pole by Santa, and today's Demo Day is Mrs. Claus letting you drink a fresh batch of homemade cocoa!!

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitcher Brett Anderson is in town for a physical (according to his twitter timeline he flew in last night) as the Cubs add needed depth to their pitching staff. Anderson missed most of 2016 with injuries but had two starts in late September after making 31 in 2015 for the Dodgers. The team won't comment until the deal is official but a healthy Anderson is likely to compete for a back end rotation spot or come out of the pen as the Cubs are thin on lefty veterans.

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Jenni Rutherford ESPN 

Behind the scenes an Aussie has come to Johanna Konta's rescue supplying her with spare black gut to string her racquets for tomorrow's quarterfinal against Serena Williams. If he goes much further with Sam Stosur in the mixed doubles he might need it himself.

Tennis 

Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

Stan Wawrinka on his coming Australian Open semifinal matchup against Roger Federer: "for sure now I'm more confident with myself. When I step on the court, doesn't matter who I play, I know what I have to do if I want to win. Against Roger, it's always special because he's so good. He's the best player of all time. He has answer for everything. But I managed to beat him in a Grand Slam, so we'll see." #ausopen

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Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

The comeback continues for Roger Federer, who moved into his 13th Australian Open semi in the last 14 years with a masterful 6-1, 7-5, 6-2 win over unseeded Mischa Zverev. Federer's resounding comeback from a six-month layoff to mend from a knee injury has been terrific. He's 35 but moving around and making shots like he did in his heyday. He faces good friend and Swiss countryman Stan Wawrinka next. It will be his toughest match so far.

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Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

Roger Federer has seen Mischa Zverev gain confidence as their quarterfinal at the Australian Open has gone along, but Federer still eked out the second set too, 7-5. Zverev, as expected, has served and volleyed throughout -- a rarity in the game today but a tactic possible on these fast courts. Federer has had to try more passing shots in this match that he normally might attempt in five other matches. At times he's also beat Zverev to the net first.

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Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

A ray of hope: Mischa Zverev, with help from a net-cord winner, breaks Roger Federer to inch ahead 2-1 in the second set of their Australian Open QF. Federer blitzed to a first-set win in just 19 minutes.

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Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

As if Roger Federer doesn't have enough going for him, he wins challenges on errant line calls too. Maybe you really can have it all. #ausopen

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Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Twenty tennis Hall-of-Famers in the house to welcome the 2017 class, including Andy Roddick.

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Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

A Roger Federer practice. Yes, it's the place to be.

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Westbrook nails game-winner over Jazz
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Tied at 95 with under 10 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook pulls up and hits a jumper to give the Thunder the lead with 1.4 seconds left.

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ESPN Stats and Information  

Russell Westbrook is averaging more rebounds per game (10.6) this season than Karl Malone (10.1) did in his career, and nearly as many assists per game this season (10.4) as John Stockton (10.5) did in his career.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook picks up his 22nd triple-double of the season, and 59th of his career tying Larry Bird for fifth all-time -- 38 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as the Thunder beat the Jazz, 97-95. Oh, and he also hit the game-winner with 1.4 seconds left.

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Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek after winning a close game: "You lose another one like that guys probably want to quit, call it a year probably."

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Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

Coco Vandeweghe just knocked off her second consecutive major-title winner to advance to her first career Slam semifinal with a dominating 6-4, 6-0 win over defending French Open champ Garbine Muguruza of Spain. Just 48 hours earlier, the 35-th seeded Vandeweghe bounced top-ranked Angie Kerber from the tournament. Next up for her: Venus Williams, who she chased for an autograph when she was a kid. They'll meet Thursday back on Laver Arena.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Confidence-boosting win for Knicks to finally come through in a tight game. After their previous 3 losses came by a total of 6 points, Knicks hold on in Indiana with a 109-103 win. Carmelo Anthony helped the Knicks close the game out, scoring 5 of his 26 points in the last 1:07. Knicks improve to 12-14 in games that are within 5 points in the last 5 minutes.

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Waiters sinks game-winner over Warriors
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Dion Waiters drains a 3-pointer in the final seconds of the fourth quarter to give the Heat a 105-102 win over Golden State.

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Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has clinched the nod for coaching the Western Conference All-Stars in New Orleans.

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ESPN Stats and Information  

Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili, Pau Gasol and Tony Parker did not play tonight, yet the Spurs still won their NBA-best 19th road game of the season

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Dion Waiters is the 1st player in franchise history with 30 points and 5 3-pointers made in back-to-back games.

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Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

South Beach does in another visitor, but this time Golden State Warriors. Miami Heat victorious, 105-102. Warriors' 7th loss. Waiters 33.

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Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

A few numbers from the N.C State win at Duke. Dennis Smith with a spectacular performance 32 points in 33 minutes. (shoots 4-6 from 3) with 6 dimes. State had 30 FTA's on the road. (Only made 20) Wolfpack closed the gap on the glass & points in the paint which was key. Can N.C State get on a roll? Duke had a poor second half performance vs State but a great second half vs Miami. Consistency still lacking with Duke.

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