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How Kobe Bryant helped China grow into basketball-crazed nation
In China, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was god-like. His impact on the nation and the game has been unlike any other NBA athlete.       
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Nets' Kyrie Irving out for year, will have arthroscopic surgery on right shoulder
Kyrie Irving played in just 20 games this season for the Brooklyn Nets thanks to a right shoulder injury.      
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Bryce Harper has no regrets entering Year 2 with Phillies: 'Just so happy to be here'
Harper set a career high with 114 RBI in 2019, but the Phillies missed the postseason for an eighth consecutive year.      
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Opinion: NFL's proposed move to 17-game schedule, expanded playoffs not what it seems
NFL owners approved a proposal Thursday that includes an expanded playoff field and 17-game schedule, which means more football. And more problems.      
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David Ortiz calls ex-Astros pitcher Mike Fiers a 'snitch' for going public about sign-stealing
Legendary Red Sox slugger David Oritz takes issue with ex-Astros pitcher winning a World Series and waiting two years to expose sign-stealing scandal.      
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Arizona State athletics director accused of covering up sexual harassment by athletics booster
Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson is accused of covering up sexual harassment of a booster and firing the person making the accusation.       
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Opinion: Why Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury rematch is boxing at its best
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are scheduled to meet Saturday in Las Vegas in rematch that will be "heavyweight history."       
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2020 NCAA tournament bracketology: Why Big East teams could win on Selection Sunday
The Big East could be the big winner on Selection Sunday with the best percentage of teams capable of making deep runs in NCAA tournament.      
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XFL teams leaving plenty of points on board with lack of point-after touchdown success
XFL teams are a combined 7-for-23 on one-point attempts from the 2-yard line. Two-point tries are being converted at a 28.5% clip (4-for-14).      
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'Field of Dreams' movie site off limits to fans in week leading into Yankees-White Sox game
If you're hoping to visit the "Field of Dreams" movie site the week of game between the Yankees and White Sox, well, you better have a ticket.       
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Astros outrage is splintering off
What I'm Hearing: Union Chief Tony Clark is trying to clean up after the Astros' outrage.       
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Ex-Oakland pitcher Brett Anderson jokes that Athletics couldn't 'afford' to cheat
The former Oakland pitcher pointed out that the team's home ballpark wouldn't allow for such a high-tech scheme.      
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Little Leagues from California to Pennsylvania ban 'Astros' nickname after cheating scandal
The Astros won't have their 2017 World Series title taken away. Their name, on the other hand, won't be sticking around in some Little Leagues.       
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Browns Pro Bowl WR Jarvis Landry changes mind, undergoes hip surgery
Jarvis Landry originally intended to push on, but the Browns WR decided to undergo hip surgery after participating in the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown.      
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Ryan Newman walks out of hospital hand-in-hand with daughters days after horrific crash
Ryan Newman walked out of the hospital holding his daughters' hands after his horrific crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500.       
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No longer a novelty, Rays fear no one - even the Yankees - in 2020: 'We're stacked'
The Tampa Bay Rays, backed by pitchers Blake Snell and Tyler Glasnow, are built to compete with the Yankees in the AL East.       
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Astros scandal whistleblower Mike Fiers says he does not need extra protection in 2020
Mike Fiers may be on some players' bad sides, prompting commissioner Rob Manfred to say MLB will offer the Oakland A's righty protection in 2020.      
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11 NFL draft sleepers to watch at 2020 scouting combine
Big names will command plenty of attention at the NFL scouting combine, but these less-heralded players could make a mark in Indianapolis.      
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Five biggest NBA story lines to watch for the rest of the regular season
Just one-third of the NBA season remains – two months before the playoffs begin on April 18. Here are biggest stories to watch before the postseason.      
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What we know about where things stand with the NFL CBA negotiations
Another round of the NFL's collective bargaining agreement meetings are underway in New York City. Here's what we know so far.      
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Jeremy Roenick gets presidential shout-out at Donald Trump rally in Phoenix
President Donald Trump called fired NBC Sports analyst Jeremy Roenick "an Arizona hockey great" and "a tough golfer" during a rally in Phoenix.      
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Louisville Cardinals radio analyst Bob Valvano, brother of Jim Valvano, doesn't have leukemia
Bob Valvano, who works as an analyst for Louisville basketball and ESPN, revealed Wednesday that he does not have leukemia.       
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NFL to expand to 14 playoff teams under new proposed CBA, per report
The NFL is looking to change its playoff structure, increasing the field from 12 to 14 teams, in the new collective bargaining agreement.      
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Drivers believe NASCAR, IndyCar racing and danger will always be intertwined
Those closest to racing say danger cannot be disentangled from motorsports. In fact, they say, it lives at the sport's very core.      
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Ross Chastain will drive Ryan Newman's No. 6 Ford at next NASCAR Cup race at Las Vegas
Ross Chastain will fill in for Ryan Newman at Sunday's NASCAR Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. There is no timetable for Newman's return.      
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'People need to speak their truth': Even with Gerrit Cole in the room, Yankees players continue to rip Astros
The Yankees lost to the Astros in the ALCS in 2017 and 2019, and New York's players continue to vent their frustrations about the scandal that has rocked baseball.      
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Coronavirus puts Tokyo Olympics in jeopardy for some Chinese athletes
Gymnastics, handball, water polo are among the Chinese teams that may miss qualifying events as a result of restrictions related to the coronavirus.       
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LaVar Ball relaunches Big Baller Brand with new products, website
Nearly a year after shutting down its website, LaVar Ball's Big Baller Brand has relaunched. None of his three sons are mentioned by name on the site.       
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Aaron Judge lashes out at Astros
What I'm Hearing: Aaron Judge doesn't hold back when asked about the Astros.       
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Ryan Newman 'fully alert and walking around,' continues to show improvement following Daytona 500 crash
Less than 48 hours after he crashed on the final lap of the Daytona 500, Ryan Newman is "fully alert and walking around" and even joking with people.      
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