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Off to an amazing start, can the Celtics contend for a championship?

7:00 AM ET Since losing their first two games in the 24 hours after seeing All-Star newcomer Gordon Hayward suffer a horrific ankle dislocation and fractured tibia on opening night, the Boston Celtics have ripped off 12 consecutive wins to hold the NBA’s best record at 12-2. Despite more bad luck in terms of injuries with stars Al Horford (concussion) and Kyrie Irving (facial fracture) missing time, Boston has relied on the league’s best defense and a series of timely comebacks to keep on winning. While the 70-win season the ...

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Live: 2017 League of Legends World Championship

After a long season, it all comes down to this. Two of the premier League of Legends teams in the world meet in one final showdown for the ultimate prize. In their semifinal match, Samsung Galaxy was able to defeat Team We by a score of 3-1. After losing the first game, Samsung Galaxy went on a tear to win the next three games while barely breaking a sweat. In their three wins they dominated in every phase of the game, taking down Team WE in less than 40 minutes ...

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Kiffin leaving Alabama before championship game

3:32 PM ET ESPN.com news services Lane Kiffin will not be coaching the Alabama offense when the Crimson Tide take on Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 9. Kiffin has already accepted the head-coaching job at Florida Atlantic University, but he was expected to continue at Alabama through the end of the season. Alabama coach Nick Saban said Steve Sarkisian, who had already been named Kiffin’s successor, will be in charge of Alabama’s game plan for the championship game. “We made the decision because it was ...

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Pac-Man: Championship Edition 2 Review

It’s always a risky proposition to take a beloved classic franchise and move it forward with added twists. Change too much, and a reimagined retro game can lose its nostalgic charm. Don’t change enough, and players might not see the point at all. Bandai Namco has been toeing this razor-thin line with Pac-Man for quite a few years, but with good results. In 2007, Pac-Man: Championship Edition bolstered the series’ simple maze template with different modes, challenges, map configurations, and eye-catching effects–and the result was one of the best arcade ...

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NCAA pulls 7 championship events out of N.C.

12:42 AM ET The NCAA will move seven championship events this academic year from the state of North Carolina, including the first and second rounds of the 2017 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, because of the state’s controversial HB2 law. The NCAA’s Board of Governors made the announcement late Monday night. The decision comes on the heels of the NBA moving the All-Star Game in February from Charlotte to New Orleans. The board issued a statement saying, “Current North Carolina state laws make it challenging to guarantee the host communities can ...

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LeBron focused on championship, not MVP

7:58 PM ET Dave McMenaminESPN Staff Writer Close Cavs and NBA writer for ESPN.com Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14 and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09 Syracuse University graduate OAKLAND, Calif. — If the Cleveland Cavaliers lose Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, many believe Cavs star LeBron James would still be named the series MVP. Cavaliers forward LeBron James is sidestepping all the MVP talk and choosing to focus on the pursuit of his third NBA title as ...

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2016 NBA conference championship series betting odds

6:45 PM ET print The Thunder and Warriors will go to Game 7 after Golden State rallied back from a 3-1 series deficit. Who is favored to move on and face the Cavaliers in the finals? Here are the series betting prices for the Western Conference finals as of Sunday evening, courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, along with the previous odds from both conference finals. Western Conference Oklahoma City Thunder (3-3) tied with Golden State Warriors Pre-series: Thunder: +400Warriors: -500 After Game 1: Thunder: +170Warriors: -190 After Game ...

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Seton Hall wins Big East championship, puts Villanova's No. 1 seed in peril

8:59 PM ET Jeffrey Borzello print NEW YORK — One non-call might end up costing Villanova a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. A potential game-winning layup by Josh Hart was knocked away by Angel Delgado — with quite a bit of contact — and Seton Hall held on to beat Villanova 69-67 for the Big East tournament championship on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. Seton Hall continued its surprising run through the Big East tournament, winning it for the first time in 23 years and clinching its first ...

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Seton Hall wins Big East championship, puts Villanova's 1-seed in peril

7:58 PM ET Jeffrey Borzello print NEW YORK — One no-call may end up costing Villanova a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. A potential game-winning layup for by Josh Hart was knocked away by Angel Delgado – with quiet a bit of contact – and Seton Hall held on to beat Villanova for the Big East Tournament championship, 69-67. Seton Hall continued its surprising run through the Big East tournament, winning it for the first time in 23 years and clinching its first NCAA Tournament since 2006. Isaiah ...

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AFC/NFC championship predictions: Which teams will advance to Super Bowl 50?

1:47 PM ET print Here are our NFL Nation reporters’ predictions for Sunday’s conference championship games: Wondering which side to take? Check out PickCenter and do your research before making that critical decision. PickCenter NEW ENGLAND AT DENVER New England Patriots: The Patriots have the edge at the most important position, quarterback, where Tom Brady is still playing at a Pro Bowl level and Peyton Manning has morphed into a savvy game manager. No, Manning didn’t look great at times in the divisional round, and that seems to be why ...

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