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From 7th-grade phenom to failed QB to elite receiver

9:00 AM ET MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — David Sills V has learned to embrace all that he has been. And all that he never was. He was the wunderkind quarterback, who first pierced the taboos of early-age recruiting. He was the 13-year-old whom Lane Kiffin notoriously offered to USC, after watching only one highlight clip. He was then the latest cautionary tale of an athlete gaining fame too young. But that wasn’t the end of Sills’ story. And after exhausting his quarterback ambitions through all means, including giving up his scholarship ...

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Can the Rockies rise to the challenge of facing the Diamondbacks' elite ace?

10:37 AM ET The Giants, many experts said late in spring training, would be a playoff team in 2017, and the Rockies and Diamondbacks would not. Yet, the Giants lost 98 games, finishing 40 games behind the Dodgers in the West, and the Diamondbacks and Rockies made the playoffs. Now they will play each other in the National League wild-card game at Chase Field, where the Diamondbacks went 52-29 this season, the second-best home record in the game. It is Colorado’s first trip to the postseason since 2009, and Arizona’s ...

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Beltre joins elite group with 3,000th hit

5:59 PM ET ESPN.com news services Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has become the 31st member of the 3,000-hit club, thanks to a double in the fourth inning of Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. The milestone hit came on a 3-0 count against left-handed pitcher Wade Miley. Beltre struck out swinging in his first at-bat. After Beltre’s double, his three children ran out to right-center field to reveal a banner commemorating his 3,000 hits on the wall in front of the Rangers bullpen. Beltre’s teammates also joined him ...

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Elite colleges can afford to enroll more low-income students

OSU president: Why we’re recruiting lower income students America’s top colleges are filled with rich kids. The class divide is deeper than you might have thought. Ivy League colleges, for example, have more students from the top 1% of income than the bottom half. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of low-income students would qualify to enroll in an elite college but are attending a less selective institution instead, according to a report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. These students scored above the median on the SAT or ...

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What you need to know about Sunday's Elite Eight games

10:15 PM ET John GasawayESPN Insider Close ESPN Insider college basketball contributor First began covering college hoops in 2004 Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street Journal The 2016-17 season is winding down precisely the way everyone said it would, with the SEC dominating the college basketball landscape and the ACC, Big 12 and Big Ten all trailing forlornly in the league’s long and forbidding shadow. Wait, what? Kentucky, Florida and South Carolina are all still alive. The Wildcats were supposed to make it this far. The Gators ...

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Oregon stuns 3-seed Maryland to reach first Elite Eight

2:58 PM ET BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — First it was a nail-biter against Temple, then a head-turning upset against No. 2 seed Duke. On Saturday afternoon, upset-minded Oregon continued its Cinderella run by knocking off No. 3 seed Maryland, ending the collegiate careers of Terps seniors Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough with a 77-63 win in the Bridgeport Regional semifinals. The Ducks are headed to their first Elite Eight in program history. Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale and Stanford’s Erica McCall never doubted their abilities — or that of their teammates — ...

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What you need to know about Saturday's Elite Eight games

10:00 PM ET John GasawayESPN Insider Close ESPN Insider college basketball contributor First began covering college hoops in 2004 Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street Journal Gonzaga has reached eight Sweet 16s and three Elite Eights, but the Bulldogs have never played in a Final Four. For Xavier those numbers are, well, exactly the same. The hoops gods must like coincidences. The basketball programs of these two Jesuit schools, 2,000 miles apart, have mirrored each other with an eerie degree of fidelity over the last two decades. ...

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McCowan's huge fourth quarter leads Bulldogs to Elite Eight

10:47 PM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.com Close ESPN.com women’s basketball/college sports writer 33 seasons covering women’s college basketball Covered 24 Final Fours OKLAHOMA CITY — The college career of the top scorer in NCAA women’s basketball history, Washington’s Kelsey Plum, ended Friday. But the ascension of Mississippi State sophomore Teaira McCowan might have just begun. McCowan, a 6-foot-7 center, took over the game in the fourth quarter in the Bulldogs’ 75-64 victory over the Huskies in the Sweet 16 of the Oklahoma City Regional at Chesapeake Energy Arena. McCowan finished with ...

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2 former JPMorgan execs face lifetime ban for hiring kids of China's elite

Dimon on public sentiment toward Wall St. Authorities want to permanently ban two former JPMorgan Chase executives from the banking industry for allegedly trying to win business in China by giving plum jobs to the unqualified children of government officials. It’s the latest shoe to drop in JPMorgan’s “Sons and Daughters” hiring scheme in China that regulators have condemned as a “systemic bribery scheme.” The Federal Reserve on Friday said it’s seeking a fine of $ 1 million and a lifetime ban on Fang Fang, the former head of JPMorgan’s ...

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This is the best passport for the globe-trotting elite

Want to live freely, enjoy visa-free travel and pay low taxes? Then get a Swedish passport. That’s the advice from Nomad Capitalist, a consulting firm that recently ranked passports from 199 different countries on a handful of factors that appeal to wealthy people who don’t like to stay in one place. Sweden came out on top, Afghanistan was last — and the United States didn’t even crack the top 30. “Being a U.S. citizen isn’t all it’s cracked up to be,” Nomad Capitalist founder Andrew Henderson said in a video ...

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