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Feb 22

Rating debuts, playoff chances of new driver-team pairings

ESPN.com staff The 2018 Daytona 500 saw a host of Cup series drivers paired with new teams. Our NASCAR experts rate each of the driver-team debuts and provide a look at each driver’s playoff chances. Drivers are listed in alphabetical order: Ricky Craven, ESPN NASCAR analyst: Grade: A. He executed

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Feb 22

Pelton mail: Which non-Hall of Famer had the best peak?

This week’s mailbag features your questions on injuries to star players, pull-up transition 3s, Tyus Jones and more. You can tweet your questions using the hashtag #peltonmailbag or email them to peltonmailbag@gmail.com. “Which non-Hall of Famer had the best peak as a player?” This question

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Feb 22

Rooting for laundry isn’t a joke — it’s why baseball works

Sam Miller ESPN.com Close Follow on Twitter It’s New Clothes Week. Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria and Giancarlo Stanton, all traded this winter, showed up to spring training for their new clothes. J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer and Yu Darvish, just days after signing long-term contracts in brand-new

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Feb 22

Tracking the MVP race: Who can catch Harden?

Kevin Arnovitz ESPN Staff Writer Close NBA writer for ESPN.com since 2008 Former contributor and editor at NPR Follow on Twitter Most Valuable Player: the NBA’s most prestigious, least scientific honor. It’s an award that defines greatness, even though it has no clear-cut criteria. Should voters

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Feb 22

Seven free-agent offers for Kirk Cousins, and the one he should take

ESPN.com Just how much will quarterback Kirk Cousins make when he hits the open market next month, and what could the contract he signs look like? We asked NFL Nation reporters to make their best offer — on behalf of the teams they cover — to the most-coveted free agent, who won’t be back in Washington

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Feb 22

Career Devil Patrik Elias on the A Line, Lou and nearly being a Ranger

Greg Wyshynski ESPN The New Jersey Devils will raise No. 26 to the rafters on Saturday night before their game against the New York Islanders, retiring the number of winger Patrik Elias. He’s the all-time franchise leader in goals (408) and points (1,025), having won Stanley Cups with the Devils

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Feb 22

Dallas Stars vs. Los Angeles Kings – Boxscore

* – A player receives a “plus” if he is on the ice when his Club scores an even-strength or shorthand goal. He receives a “minus” if he is on the ice for an even-strength or shorthand goal scored by the opposing Club. The difference in these numbers is considered the player’s

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Feb 22

New-look Kings host struggling Stars

STATS LLC LOS ANGELES — When the Dallas Stars meet the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night at Staples Center, they will be facing a different team than the one that defeated them in their lone matchup this season. Over the last eight days, Los Angeles…

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Feb 22

Rejuvenated Cavs destined for another playoff run

Brian Windhorst examines the new-look Cavaliers and says that one thing is for sure, if LeBron remains a “high-energy, high-focus, high-enjoyment LeBron” it’ll be near impossible to keep Cleveland out of the Finals.

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Feb 22

NBA’s worst Bad Beats

SVP and Stanford Steve recap the first half of the NBA season’s worst beats, and highlight some affected fans.

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Feb 22

Millsap back at practice, but return uncertain

ESPN Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap on Wednesday returned to his first full practice since undergoing left wrist surgery in November. Although Millsap said it felt good to be back with his teammates, he stopped short of putting an exact date on when he’ll return to game action. “Hopefully

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Feb 22

Rangers’ Georgiev to debut in goal vs. Montreal

Associated Press GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Alexandar Georgiev is set to make his NHL debut for the New York Rangers when they visit the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night. The 22-year-old Russian was 12-11-2 with a 2.97 goals-against average and .908 save-…

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Feb 22

Rangers’ Georgiev to debut in goal vs. Montreal

Associated Press GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Alexandar Georgiev is set to make his NHL debut for the New York Rangers when they visit the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night. The 22-year-old Russian was 12-11-2 with a 2.97 goals-against average and .908 save-…

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Feb 22

Yanks ship OF Blash to Halos for player or cash

Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — The New York Yankees have traded outfielder Jabari Blash to the Los Angeles Angels for either a player to be named or cash. The deal was announced Wednesday. Blash hit .213 with five home runs and 16 RBI last season for …

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Feb 22

Indians, RH Torres agree to minor league deal

Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a minor league contract with free-agent reliever Carlos Torres, who could fill a bullpen opening. Torres pitched in 67 games last season for the Milwaukee Brewers. The right-hande…

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Feb 22

Indians, RH Torres agree to minor league deal

Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a minor league contract with free-agent reliever Carlos Torres, who could fill a bullpen opening. Torres pitched in 67 games last season for the Milwaukee Brewers. The right-hande…

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