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Alex Trebek vs. Pat Sajak: the tale of the tape

Oh, this gauntlet here? This old thing? Yeah; it’s been thrown. Taking a cue from the @NHL, I’m planning to jump Trebek and pummel him in an effort to fire up my staff and prove my manhood. — Pat Sajak (@patsajak) November 5, 2013 This clearly needs to happen. Clearly. So we thought we would help any potential handicappers (looking ...

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2013 Atlanta Hawks schedule: Key games will indicate playoff readiness

Atlanta has retooled under the watch of general manager Danny Ferry by hiring coach Mike Budenholzer and replacing longtime forward Josh Smith with Paul Millsap. The Hawks shouldn’t have much dropoff from last season, but there’s sure to be a different look with Budenholzer running the show. The key matchups of the 2013-14 season will pit Atlanta against familiar faces ...

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Eric Decker practices in full, fantasy status never in doubt

Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (shoulder) fully participated in practice all week long and is expected to start Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. Decker has 34 catches for 477 yards and two touchdowns through six games this year. Fantasy impact: Decker’s status shouldn’t at all be a surprise as he was never really in danger of missing Sunday’s ...

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Clemson vs. Florida State 2013: Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins and the NFL Draft prospects to watch

This is it. The game that prompted ESPN to make a second trip to Clemson. The game that will keep the National Championship hopes of one team alive, while crushing the other team’s similar aspirations. It’s also the game that will help determine the legitimacy of a few NFL Draft prospects that will be on the field. No. 3 Clemson ...

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3 things to know about Jameis Winston, Florida State's star quarterback

1. He’s absurdly efficient. Winston, a redshirt freshman from Hueytown, Ala., was the nation’s top-rated dual thread quarterback recruit when he signed with the Seminoles in February 2012. He has not disappointed. In his first collegiate start, Winston went 25/27 for 356 yards and four touchdowns at Pitt. He followed that up with a near-perfect 15/18 performance against Nevada in ...

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MLB to discuss banning home plate collisions, according to report

MLB executives believe there will be talks in the offseason about banning collisions at home plate, reports Buster Olney of ESPN. Collisions at the plate have been a hot topic in baseball as they become more and more dangerous. The latest incident came in Game 5 of the ALDS when the Red Sox‘ David Ross plowed into Tigers‘ catcher Alex Avila ...

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Newcastle United vs. Liverpool: Final score 2-2, Ten-man Toon hold off Reds

Newcastle managed to hold on for a point against Liverpool in an enthralling contest at St. James Park which was replete with twists and turns throughout. Yohan Cabaye scored a wonder-goal to give the hosts the lead, before a red card and penalty against Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, converted by Steven Gerrard, appeared to have set Liverpool on course for a certain ...

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Alex Rodriguez hearing: New York state senators, HAA president publicly support A-Rod

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez received public support from a pair of New York state senators and the Hispanics Across America president following Thursday’s hearing, reports Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com. New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa and HAA president Fernando Mateo held a press conference outside MLB’s offices. Espaillat called for the ...

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Enjoy Southampton's lofty start while it lasts

The first six months of Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure at Southampton were a strange paradox. The Argentine failed to beat QPR, Newcastle, Norwich and Wigan — all, bar but Norwich, finished beneath them on the table — but led his side to victories over Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool. This season, that rather odd trend has slowly been dispelled, with Southampton’s ...

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The Millsap All-Stars, starring Andre Drummond, John Henson and Jimmer Fredette

Back from 2006-2008, Paul Millsap played in every single Jazz game as a 21- and 22-year-old. He averaged about 19 minutes per game over the two seasons and performed really well in those minutes. As Carlos Boozer struggled with injury and eventually left as a free agent, Millsap’s role grew. A daily column on the NBA.10/17: Melodrama II begins10/16: Bogut, ...

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