Quick Hit Athlete Check-Ins from Under 23 Worlds: Braden Becker

Braden Becker at the 2017 NCAA Ski Championships. (Photo: U23 World Championships in Lahti, Finland got rolling on Jan. 21 with a classic sprint. In our quest to check in with some of the North American athletes in Finland, with emailed a list of quick-hit questions to touch base. Braden Becker is twenty two years old and a senior at Williams College. He races with the Williams cross-country ski team and hails from Yarmouth, ME. This is his first Junior World Ski Champio...
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Arsenal face injury crisis with Laurent Koscielny jaw, Sokratis ankle problem

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's magnificent start as Manchester United's caretaker manager continued in the FA Cup as his side swept aside Arsenal, at The Emirates. Stewart Robson examines what Arsenal have left to play for this season after their FA Cup exit, while Craig Burley says they need to think big picture. Arsenal face an injury crisis after a suspected broken jaw for captain Laurent Koscielny and ankle problem for Sokratis in Friday's FA Cup fourth-round defeat by Manche...
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Jarvis Landry on Freddie Kitchens being named head coach: “It's a good thing”

Wide receiver Jarvis Landry was happy to see Freddie Kitchens hired as the full-time head coach of the Cleveland Browns earlier this month. Yeah, man, it's a good thing,” Landry said, via Herbie Teope of All the things that he implemented and brought to the team and the offense when he stepped in, and now he has the chance to be over the entire team.
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Napoli 'following' Mexico star Hirving Lozano as January plans take shape

Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes pick through the key matches in Serie A this weekend and wonder if Milan or Napoli can gain any ground on Juventus. Mexico striker Hirving Lozano is one of a number of players "being followed very closely" by Napoli, the club's coach Carlo Ancelotti has said. Lozano, 23, has scored 11 goals in 18 games for PSV Eindhoven and could follow in the footsteps of Dries Mertens, who moved to Napoli from PSV in 2013. The Serie A side are also interested in Villarreal m...
Tags: Milan, Mexico, Football, Sport, Story, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Carlo Ancelotti, Transfers, Espn, Fulham, United, Suarez, Italian Serie A, ESPN FC TV

Mario Balotelli scores on Marseille debut

Marseille's loss at home to Lille came with some consolation, as Mario Balotelli marked his debut after joining from Nice with a late headed goal.
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Kevin Porter Jr., Nick Rakocevic and USC dominate Arizona

USC’s Nick Rakocevic shoots over Arizona’s Ryan Luther during the first half of Thursday’s game at the Galen Center. Rakocevic had 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in an 80-57 win. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) USC’s Bennie Boatwright, right, is fouled by Arizona’s Ryan Luther during the first half of Thursday’s game at the Galen Center. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds USC’s Jonah Mathews, right, is defended by Arizona’s Justin Coleman during the first ...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, Usc, Ucla, Southern California, Sean Miller, Alexander, Porter, Wildcats, Boatwright

Busted! Liverpool's Wijnaldum catches man tweeting about him on flight

Be careful if you're tweeting about Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum -- he might be right behind you. Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum was in the right place at the right time to "bust" a fellow passenger who had spotted him aboard a plane. Wijnaldum shared a short Instagram story in which he secretly rumbled the man as he tweeted about being "99% sure" that the Dutch footballer was sat on the row behind him. "99% sure Georginio Wijnaldum is on my flight"Gini catching someone tw...
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Jenkins scores game-winner in FDU’s 60-58 victory

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Jahlil Jenkins drove the lane with a minute left for the tiebreaking basket and Fairleigh Dickinson held on for a 60-58 victory over St. Francis Brooklyn on Thursday night. After Jenkins’ basket, the Terriers’ final possession lasted the entire final minute as they missed three attempts from the arc and a […]
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Bassey, Savage lead W. Kentucky past Southern Miss 66-63

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Charles Bassey scored 14 points and hauled down 17 rebounds — the freshman’s ninth double-double of the season — and Western Kentucky placed five in double-figure scoring to hold off Southern Miss 66-63 Thursday night. He’s had a career-best 17 rebounds in each of the last two games. Jared Savage also […]
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Triple Crown winner Justify caps brief, remarkable career with Horse of the Year honor

Justify was the big winner Thursday night at the 48th annual Eclipse Awards dinner at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla., but Del Mar CEO Joe Harper stole the show by channeling his inner George Carlin. Jerry Seinfeld and Steve Martin have nothing on Harper, who entertained the crowd with a bevy of one-liners while receiving the Eclipse Award of Merit in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding achievement in the industry. Of course, Harper can’t run as fast as Justify, so we’ll focus on the sp...
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Weber State continues domination of Montana State, 93-84

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Jerrick Harding, the reigning Big Sky Conference player of the week, tallied 23 points, Brekkott Chapman scored 21 and Zach Braxton pitched in with a double-double to propel Weber State to a 93-84 victory over Montana State on Thursday night. Braxton finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats […]
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Byrd wins No. 700 at Belmont; Racers star Morant hobbled

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Belmont gave Rick Byrd his 700th victory with the Bruins and handed Murray State its first conference loss, 79-66, on a Thursday night when star Racers point guard Ja Morant was hobbled with an ankle injury. Morant, who has become a national sensation with his soaring slams and dazzling passes, turned […]
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Bracey powers Louisiana Tech to OT victory

RUSTON, La. (AP) — DaQuan Bracey had 25 points, six rebounds and six assists and Louisiana Tech defeated Marshall 89-80 in overtime on Thursday night. Louisiana Tech never trailed in overtime, building an 83-77 lead after a 3-point play by Anthony Duruji with 1:01 to go. Marshall’s CJ Burks hit a 3-pointer before Tech closed […]
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UCLA men’s basketball notebook: Jalen Hill replaces struggling Chris Smith in starting lineup

LOS ANGELES — Chris Smith greeted every UCLA starter as they walked through a tunnel of their other teammates. Just last week, he was the one walking through the tunnel, not the sixth man designated to dole out handshakes. Interim head coach Murry Bartow pulled Smith from the starting lineup Thursday against Arizona State, subbing in redshirt freshman forward Jalen Hill after Smith’s recent struggles. Hill started the first six games of the year when Cody Riley was still recovering from a presea...
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Brisbane Roar 2-2 Western Sydney Wanderers: Roar snatch late point

Two dramatic injury time goals have allowed the Brisbane Roar to draw 2-all with the Western Sydney Wanderers.
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Bryant, UAB snap North Texas’ 14-game home win streak, 52-49

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Zack Bryant scored 17 points, Makhtar Gueye added nine points and a career-high tying 13 rebounds, and UAB beat North Texas 52-49 Thursday night to snap the Mean Green’s 14-game home win streak. Bryant had five points in a 13-2 run that was capped by Jalen’s Perry’s 3-pointer with 30 seconds […]
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Old Dominion wins 5th straight, 50-48 over UTEP

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Justice Kithcart tied a career high with 16 points Thursday night and Old Dominion won its fifth straight with a 50-48 victory over UTEP. The Monarchs (16-5, 6-2 Conference USA) blew an 11-point lead when UTEP’s Efe Odigie made a pair of free throws to tie it at 48 with […]
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No. 6 Michigan State surges past No. 19 Iowa, 82-67

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Cassius Winston scored 23 points, Nick Ward had 21 points with 10 rebounds and sixth-ranked Michigan State blew past No. 19 Iowa 82-67 on Thursday night, extending its winning streak to 13 games. Matt McQuaid added three second-half 3-pointers for the Spartans (18-2, 9-0 Big Ten), who used a 24-2 […]
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Barefield scores 18 to lead Utah past Stanford, 70-66

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Sedrick Barefield scored 12 of his team-high 18 points in the second half, including four free throws in the final 37 seconds, and Utah beat Stanford 70-66 on Thursday night, its first win at Maples Pavilion as a member of the Pac-12. Donnie Tillman added 11 points for the Utes (10-8, […]
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Rakocevic, USC dominate Arizona for 80-57 victory

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nick Rakocevic scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season, and USC defeated Arizona 80-57 on Thursday night. Bennie Boatwright also had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds as the Trojans snapped a five-game losing streak to the Wildcats. USC (11-8, 4-2 Pac-12) […]
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Washington stays unbeaten in Pac-12 on late free throws at Oregon

Jaylen Nowell's three free throws in final seconds after Payton Pritchard foul lift Huskies to eighth straight victory and 6-0 Pac-12 start.
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Austin Peay off to best start in league play since 2010-11

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Porter-Bunton, Zach Glotta and Jarrett Givens each scored 15 points and all five Austin Peay starters scored in double figures for an 89-74 victory over Tennessee State on Thursday night. Austin Peay (14-6, 6-1 Ohio Valley Conference) has won 10 of its last 12 games and is off to its […]
Tags: News, Sports, Tennessee State, Clarksville, Tenn AP, Austin Peay, Ohio Valley Conference, Jarrett Givens, Chris Porter Bunton Zach Glotta

Warriors pay visit to Obama during D.C. trip

A Warriors contingent, including players and coach Steve Kerr, met with Barack Obama in the former president's office on Thursday.
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Carter hits winner for No. 24 A&M women, 69-67 over Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Chennedy Carter scored 28 points, including the game-winning jumper with 4.6 seconds left, and No. 24 Texas A&M defeated Auburn 69-67 on Thursday after letting an 11-point lead evaporate in the final four minutes. Janiah McKay tied the game with a layup with 17 seconds left, Carter dribbled down the clock, […]
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Munnings, Ertel, and Smith push UL Monroe past Troy 75-69

MONROE, La. (AP) — Travis Munnings and Michael Ertel scored 16 points apiece to lead Louisiana-Monroe to a 75-69 victory over Troy on Thursday night. UL Monroe (11-7, 4-2 Sun Belt Conference) has won two straight. Troy (10-9, 3-4) has lost four of six since snapping its four-game win streak. Munnings was 7 of 11 […]
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Eastern Illinois keeps UT Martin winless in OVC, 66-64

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Josiah Wallace hit a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left to lift Eastern Illinois to a 66-64 Ohio Valley Conference victory over UT Martin on Thursday night. The loss is the ninth straight for UT Martin (5-13), which is now 0-7 in conference play. Kevin Little hit a 3 with 4:49 left […]
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Trey Murphy scores 18 points and Rice tops Middle Tennessee

HOUSTON (AP) — Trey Murphy III scored 18 points and the fourth of his four 3-pointers ignited a decisive run in Rice’s 79-68 victory over Middle Tennessee on Thursday night. The second half saw big go-ahead runs alternating among both teams, but Rice went on a 16-0 blitz to take command 70-55 with 3:34 remaining. […]
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Cockfield’s 32 pts pace Arkansas St past App St, 82-81 in OT

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Ty Cockfield scored 32 points and his two foul shots with 41 seconds left in overtime put Arkansas State in the lead for good as the Red Wolves posted an 82-81 win over Appalachian State on Thursday night. Tristan Walley added a pair of free throws for Arkansas State’s final points […]
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ESPN FC Best of the Week

Check out the best of ESPN FC from the last week, including the guys' movie opinions and Maurizio Sarri impressions. Plus, Sebi Salazar dancing.
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Alexander: At Torrey Pines, the masses follow Tiger Woods

LA JOLLA — Like it or not, this is still Tiger’s tour. Many first-day galleries, and most of them here Thursday on the opening day of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, can be measured in the tens or the dozens. When Tiger Woods shows up, you measure them in the hundreds. Yes, this is a fairly illustrious field. Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, to name three, make anyone’s tournament better with their presence (and Rose’s 9-under 63 and Spieth’s 65, along with Jon Rahm’s 62,...
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