USC’s JuJu Watkins is Inevitable
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6d ago
There are more household names in women’s basketball than ever before, and another star is shooting her way to the top of the list. USC’s freshman phenom JuJu Watkins has been turning heads since the moment the season tipped off, dropping 32 points in her first collegiate game to upset current No. 2 Ohio State. And since then, she hasn’t let up, posting 30 or more points in 9 other games, culminating in a 51-point explosion in another upset over Stanford. So as the No. 7 Trojans stare down two top 20 matchups this weekend, Alexa Philippou is here to explain what has fueled the rise of JuJu. A ..read more
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How the Edmonton Oilers Found Their Way
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6d ago
Despite huge expectations and two of the top five players in the world the Edmonton Oilers got off to a disastrous start, finding themselves near the bottom of the standings. But after a coaching change, suddenly they started winning … and winning … and winning.  So today, our NHL expert Emily Kaplan explains how the Oilers found their way – and gauges whether they’re ready to get where they always intended to be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Inside Hockey Canada’s Sexual Assault Allegations
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6d ago
ESPN NHL reporter Kristen Shilton explains how in the summer of 2018, members of Canada’s gold medal winning Junior Hockey team were in London Ontario, being celebrated as heroes for winning that year’s World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. But after a night of heavy drinking by some, then, underaged players on the team, sexual assault allegations emerged, allegations that would quickly be dismissed by the London Police Service. Over the last week, more than five years after the night in question, five former players, now professionals, took leaves of absence from their respective teams after ..read more
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Is the Knicks’ Buzz for Real?
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6d ago
There’s one phrase in the NBA that reflects as crying wolf; The Knicks are back. Different shades of mediocrity have inhabited Madison Square Garden over the last 20-plus years, but this time it may actually be different.  Led by emerging NBA superstar point guard Jalen Brunson, the Knicks are the team that no one wants to play. Following the addition of OG Anunoby, the Knicks look as good as they have in years, but will the shoulder injury of Julius Randle put their playoff hopes in jeopardy? Chris Herring joins the show today to talk about how this team came together and why fans in N ..read more
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Kevin Clark Previews NFL Championship Sunday
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6d ago
It’s time to get ready for championship Sunday in the NFL. In Baltimore, the Ravens host the Kansas City Chiefs, in the first playoff ever matchup between Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson, with a trip to Super Bowl LVIII on the line. Charm City hasn’t hosted the AFC Championship game since the Baltimore Colts beat the Oakland Raiders in 1971, the first season of the NFL/AFL merger! Meanwhile out west at Levi’s Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers have to be feeling all the pressure as they host a Detroit Lions team coming into town playing with house money, and carrying all of Motor City behind t ..read more
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Mina Kimes Previews Super Wild Card Weekend
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6d ago
The NFL postseason is upon us, with six games spread over three days, and a myriad of storylines so juicy, you’ve got to call it Super Wild Card weekend. So Mina Kimes drops by to take us inside the matchups. She tells us what to look for in “you can’t go home again” games, like Matthew Stafford’s return to the city of Detroit, as the Lions host their first playoff game since 1993. And Tyreek Hill’s return to Kansas City, where he’s hoping to send the Chiefs plenty of shivers at a frigid Arrowhead Stadium. Then there’s the “revenge games,” like the one Jared Goff hopes to deliver to the Los ..read more
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What’s Next for Bill Belichick
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6d ago
Bill Belichick is thought of by many as the greatest coach in NFL history. His tenure as the head coach of the New England Patriots has produced nine AFC Championships, six Super Bowl rings, and put Belichick within striking distance of catching Don Shula for the most wins of any coach ever. But after two decades of dominance, and a little bit of controversy, the past few years have been anything but what we’ve come to expect from the Patriots. Instead of being “onto Cincinnati,” they’ve fallen onto hard times, ultimately ending up with their worst record since 1992, landing at 4-13.  A ..read more
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Can Ja Morant Reclaim his Megastar Status?
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6d ago
Last month Ja Morant returned to his Memphis Grizzlies after a 25-game suspension for repeated gun related incidents and accusations. Now his every move is being watched closely. While his presence on the court has been an electrifying boon to his team, off the court, it’s unclear what the league expects out of his “rehabilitation.” So ESPN’s Senior NBA Writer Chris Herring joins the show to explore the complexities of Ja Morant this season and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Kevin Clark Previews the End of the NFL Regular Season
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6d ago
The NFL regular season comes to a close this weekend, and while some of the questions have been answered, plenty still remain. With playoff seeding still undecided in some cases – to say nothing of the AFC East – and other questions that will slide to the back burner until after the postseason, Kevin Clark joins the show to help guide us through the finale of America’s favorite TV show … the NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Getting Griner Out Part 2: Behind the Scenes of the Deal that Brought Brittney Home
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6d ago
The question following Brittney Griner’s arrest at a Moscow airport in February of 2022 was always, what it would take to get her back home safely. What it took was a prisoner exchange between the United States and Russia, one that included Viktor Bout, an arms dealer nicknamed, The Merchant of Death. From the beginning, ESPN’s T.J. Quinn followed the story closely, reporting the names, places, and events that we needed to know. Earlier this month, one year after Griner returned home, he published an exhaustive account, on ESPN.com, of the entire ordeal, including parts of his conversation wi ..read more
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