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Re-invented Toronto Raptors have their best chance at deep playoff run in years

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick discusses the defensive problems plaguing the Cavaliers and what they can do to fix them. TORONTO – Who knows if the Toronto Raptors can reach the NBA Finals or even the Eastern Conference finals. But they have a better chance of going deeper this season than

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CFP selection committee appoints Lott 5 more

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer Close College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of Indiana University Follow on Twitter Former USC star Ronnie Lott, who played on four Super Bowl winning teams, headlines a list of six people who have been appointed to the 13-member College Football

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Read Sports world mourns Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski

Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski's apparent suicide in Pullman on Tuesday rocked teammates, the Cougars program and rippled throughout college football and beyond. Former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf, who himself has battled demons in his life, encapsulated much of what many

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NFL star rookie Alvin Kamara took his bonus and bought chicken wings—heres why it was smart

NFL player Alvin Kamara is having a great season. The New Orleans Saints running back is on the short list for "Rookie of the Year" and earned $1.4 million in cash in 2017. The rookie also became one of the league's most watched players, proving "more productive per touch" than

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Snow pushes back Mike Vrabel Matt LaFleur interviews with Titans

The Titans were expected to kick off their interviews with potential head coaches on Wednesday, but weather is causing a change of plans. Snow in and around Nashville has caused issues with getting to town, so the team has pushed things back. Albert Breer of SI.com reports that they will start the process

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Walt Bell will leave Maryland football to become Florida State offensive coordinator

Maryland offensive coordinator Walt Bell is expected to be hired in that same role at Florida State, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed on Wednesday. Bell, 32, who was one of Coach DJ Durkin's first hires when he took over in College Park in 2015, will be part of the new staff of

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Blogtable Biggest surprise at halfway point of 2017-18 season

Biggest surprise at the halfway point of the season? So many nominees, so hard to choose. I've been surprised by the Celtics' resiliency in not just surviving but thriving after the Gordon Hayward injury, by Toronto's offensive overhaul, and by the Bulls' anti-tanking performances and

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