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Patriots defense — yes, the defense — leads way in ugly victory

12:13 AM ET TAMPA, Fla. — Here’s a storyline no one saw coming: The New England Patriots‘ defense led the way in an ugly 19-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. That’s right, the defense. Much maligned, and with good reason, the unit answered its critics on a penalty-flag-filled night that was anything but a good advertisement for quality NFL play. The Patriots’ D might also consider sending thank-you notes to inaccurate Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (how many wide-open receivers can you miss?) and erratic kicker Nick ...

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Dak Prescott leads Cowboys to hard-fought win

12:05 AM ET GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dak Prescott has had better games statistically since becoming the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback. He has thrown more touchdowns in a game. He has completed more passes and thrown for more yards. Monday’s 28-17 win against the Arizona Cardinals might have been Prescott’s hardest game and it definitely can be considered his most satisfying. With folks waiting to see how he and Ezekiel Elliott would respond to the worst defeat of their young careers, 42-17 last week against the Broncos, they answered the call, especially ...

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Chase is on in college football, and Alabama leads the pack

Sep 2, 2017 College football is back, and the start of the 2017 season looks very similar to seasons past: many contenders, all of which seem to be chasing Alabama. Week 1 isn’t the be-all and end-all, though it might feel that way for Florida State and Florida fans. We can, however, paint a more detailed picture of the season. Opening weekend is about finding signs of what a team can actually become. As we all know, it isn’t how you start the season, it’s how you finish it, but ...

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Do Not Draft list: Rob Gronkowski leads the way

Aug 17, 2017 New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is one of the signature football players of this era, having topped 1,000 receiving yards three times in his seven seasons and reaching double-digit touchdowns in five of them. He has finished as fantasy’s top tight end in three of those seasons. But other than 2011, when Gronkowski emerged as one of the best players in fantasy and did so as a mid-round draft choice, he has never been a value pick, even for the healthy seasons. And as we ...

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Bellinger’s big weekend leads Dodgers sweep

BATTING2B: Barnes (10, Matz); Turner (20, Smoker)3B: Taylor (4, Ramos)HR: Turner (13, 3rd inning off Matz 1 on, 0 Out); Bellinger (32, 8th inning off Smoker 1 on, 2 Out)RBI: Forsythe 2 (23), Barnes (25), Turner 2 (46), Bellinger 2 (75), Taylor (54)2-out RBI: Forsythe 2, Barnes, Bellinger 2, TaylorGIDP: BarnesDodgers RISP: 3-4 (Forsythe 1-1, Hernández 1-1, Pederson 0-1, Bellinger 1-1)Team LOB: 4 BASERUNNINGSB: Turner 2 (4, 3rd base off Matz/d’Arnaud, 2nd base off Matz/d’Arnaud); Bellinger (7, 2nd base off Matz/d’Arnaud) Let’s block ads! (Why?) www.espn.com – TOP

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LeBron James leads Cleveland to historic comeback win

2:51 AM ET INDIANAPOLIS — It was as rough of a first half as LeBron James has faced in his career, followed by as dramatic a comeback as the 70-year history of the NBA has ever seen. The Cleveland Cavaliers erased a 25-point halftime hole to beat the Indiana Pacers119-114 on Thursday and go up 3-0 in their first-round series. It was the largest halftime deficit overcome in the history of the NBA playoffs. Cleveland trailed by as many as 26 points early in the third quarter. The Cavs flipped ...

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Follow live: Cespedes leads streaking Mets into Miami

4:41 AM ET MIAMI — When the New York Mets visit the Miami Marlins on Thursday to start a four-game series, there is a good chance that the visitors will bring along a Gold Glove center fielder who has yet to play this season. Juan Lagares, who started the season on the disabled list due to a strained left oblique muscle, began playing minor league rehab games on Monday, and everything went smoothly. “He has not shown any signs of discomfort,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “I think it’s very ...

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College hoops' royalty leads Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2017-18

8:31 PM ET GLENDALE, Ariz. — The 2016-17 season is officially in the rearview mirror — barely. The mirror is having some visibility issues, in fact, what with all the confetti buildup on the back window. More literally, the standard Way-Too-Early Top 25 disclaimer, the one we append each and every year, applies yet again: The end of the current season is nowhere near the best time to evaluate what next season’s teams will look like. We’ll still see plenty of freshman-mania, but if seniors such as Oregon’s Dillon Brooks ...

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W2W4 this week: Keys leads way at big clay-court event

1:28 PM ET Greg GarberSenior Writer Close Greg Garber joined ESPN in 1991 and provides reports for NFL Countdown and SportsCenter. He is also a regular contributor to Outside the Lines and a senior writer for ESPN.com. While the men are in Europe and Australia for the Davis Cup quarterfinals, the WTA is staging events in Mexico and South Carolina — where the clay season officially begins. Once the Family Circle Cup, the Volvo Car Open has become the largest women’s-only tournament in North America. Here’s what we’re watching for: ...

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