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How the next month of playoff rankings will play out (we think)

9:00 AM ET Enter the bureaucrats. The true rulers of the Republic. The time has come for the people with the final say on college football’s postseason to hold their first meetings in that swankiest of spots, the Gaylord Texan Resort. The time has come for the 13-person College Football Playoff selection committee to reveal its first rankings of the 2017 season (Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN and ESPN App). That means the time has come for us to yell and scream and overreact to whatever list it hands to ...

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Pokken Tournament DX Has A Smaller File Size Than You Might Think

In a world of giant games, Pokken Tournament DX is coming in as a much smaller one than anticipated. Whether or not you’ve already picked up an extra SD card for your Nintendo Switch, this digital title will fit within your console’s tiny 4 GB limit. Updates to the Pokken Tournament DX Eshop listing on Switch show us the game will only take up 3.2 GB of memory. This is only a slight difference compared to the game’s Wii U version which took up 3.68 GB of memory. This is ...

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Self-proclaimed winners: Yankees think they're better for White Sox deal

2:44 AM ET MINNEAPOLIS — New York Yankees fans had grown to dislike reliever Tyler Clippard. He had pitched really poorly of late, making him quite unpopular. But a baseball team is like a family, and Clippard was part of the clubhouse that he joined nearly a year ago in a trade, spending more time with his fellow Yankees than anyone else in his life. Clippard’s teammates liked him. So after Yankees manager Joe Girardi called him into his office following the team’s 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on ...

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Kevin Durant is the NBA Finals MVP! But not for the reason you think

8:30 AM ET THEY HAD COME to expect he would hit the improbable jumper, the most difficult shot at the most critical time. That’s why Kevin Durant came here, right? In Golden State’s championship-clinching, Game 5 win, the signature Durant basket was a fallaway 3-pointer with a shade over 10 minutes remaining over the outstretched arms of Kevin Love as the shot clock clicked down — 0:06, 0:05, 0:04. That jumper pushed his team’s tenuous lead to eight points. It’s a moment that will be featured in every highlight reel, ...

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Kawhi: I don't think Zaza meant to injure me

8:55 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard reinjured his left ankle Sunday during the second half of the Spurs’ 113-111 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. He is expected to undergo an MRI. “I don’t know. The game just ended,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said when asked about the injury postgame. “I don’t know what Kawhi’s status is. I know he got his foot stepped on again. So he hurt the same foot.” Down as many as ...

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Why Smartphone Speed Tests Don’t Tell You What You Think They Do

Every time a hot new phone comes out, you will inevitably run across videos seeking to show that it’s faster or slower than some other phone. Sometimes these videos get a lot of views, and are held up by fanboys of all stripes as proof positive that their preferred phone is better than the other. These arguments aren’t going to stop happening, but the new phenomenon of speed test videos isn’t adding much to the conversation for several reasons. The latest example of this trend is seen with the release of Samsung’s ...

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Think Twice Before Getting Excited for Nintendo’s Upcoming SNES

In July 2016, we first covered the Mini Classic NES, later officially called the NES Classic Edition. It was a tiny Nintendo with original controllers, 30 preloaded games, and an original controller. As information leaked out, it became clear this thing was really going to be something special, with excellent game reproduction and multiple graphics modes, plus some saved game options that didn’t exist when the NES first launched. My significant other is a fan of classic Nintendo and I never got to play most of the games from the NES ...

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Think Twice Before Getting Excited for Nintendo’s Upcoming SNES

In July 2016, we first covered the Mini Classic NES, later officially called the NES Classic Edition. It was a tiny Nintendo with original controllers, 30 preloaded games, and an original controller. As information leaked out, it became clear this thing was really going to be something special, with excellent game reproduction and multiple graphics modes, plus some saved game options that didn’t exist when the NES first launched. My significant other is a fan of classic Nintendo and I never got to play most of the games from the NES ...

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