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Why Vonn is still America’s most dominant Alpine skier

2:06 AM ET ESPN staff The Olympics have always presented their own unique tests for American skier Lindsey Vonn. First, there was the 2006 Torino Olympics, where Vonn crashed violently in downhill training and had to be airlifted off the course. The next day, barely able to walk, she finished sixth overall in the downhill event and later received the Olympic Spirit Award. That...

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Gerard eyes second medal, U.S. men in first curling final

The U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team’s gold medal win over Canada has led to golden sales of Team USA merchandise. According to Fanatics, Team USA’s official ecommerce partner, sales of U.S. Olympic hockey merchandise has spiked over 500 percent since their shootout win. More Team USA hockey merchandise was sold on Thursday than in the previous seven days combined. There have also been new...

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What’s it like to guard Harden? Just ‘hope he misses.’

. “Secret? He works on them. He works his butt off. People don’t understand how hard James works, and that’s why he’s good at what he does.” — Los Angeles Lakers’ Corey Brewer on the secret to Harden’s step-back 3 AP Photo/Michael Wyke . “Guys kind of get sucked in and caught up in ball-watching when he gets into his dribble rhythm.” — Oklahoma...

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Ex-NFLer Martin detained over threatening post

11:33 PM ET Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was detained for questioning in Los Angeles as a result of a threatening image posted on social media but was later released, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department said. A law enforcement source told KABC-TV in Los Angeles that Martin is now being held in a mental health facility. The LAPD said...

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Ex-Dolphin Martin detained over social post

4:53 PM ET Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin has been detained for questioning in Los Angeles as a result of a threatening image posted on social media, according to reports. “The individual we believe responsible for the social media post in question has been detained and our investigation is ongoing,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement. ABC News confirmed...

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Sources: Rams agree to trade for CB Peters

4:54 PM ET LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Rams agreed to acquire All-Pro cornerback Marcus Peters from the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, a move that was first reported by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Details of the trade, which won’t be processed until the start of the new league year on March 14, have yet to be disclosed. But the Chiefs are...

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Everything you need to know about the college basketball scandal

1:00 PM ET When Yahoo! Sports published documents from the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college basketball on Friday, it showed that players from more than 20 of the nation’s top programs were implicated in possibly breaking NCAA rules. It’s a complicated case with a lot of layers, so here is a breakdown of the key teams, players and others who have been involved...

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Jags release veteran RB Ivory after 2 seasons

1:16 PM ET JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars released running back Chris Ivory on Friday, a move that will save the team $3.75 million against the salary cap. The move was not surprising considering how little Ivory was used last season after the team drafted Leonard Fournette with the fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft. Ivory did not play in the Jaguars’...

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Report: NCAA teams, players ID’d in FBI probe

9:38 AM ET Players from at least a dozen Division I men’s basketball programs have been identified as possibly breaking NCAA rules through violations that were uncovered by the FBI’s investigation into corruption in the sport, according to documents published by Yahoo! Sports. Schools identified by Yahoo! as having players who possibly violated NCAA rules include Duke, North Carolina, Texas, Kentucky, Michigan State, USC...

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Lowe’s 10 things: The future of the All-Star Game (and draft)

7:34 AM ET Let’s roll with our last batch of an eventful February: 1. The new All-Star Game I’m not sure the new method of picking teams caused players to try harder. Any dramatic formatting change would have thrown into stark relief how unwatchable the game had become — and shamed them into effort. But this one worked, and the NBA should stick with...

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Nagasu: My skate was like a ‘DWTS’ audition

3:54 AM ET GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Mirai Nagasu, who made history by becoming the first U.S. woman to land the triple axel at the Olympics earlier in the Games, pulled out of doing the jump again on Friday in the women’s long program and finished well off the podium in tenth place. Afterwards, she said that having already won a bronze medal in...

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Panthers honor school shooting victims in win

2:11 AM ET Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. — Roberto Luongo spoke eloquently on the ice and then played brilliantly in net. On a night when the Florida Panthers honored the victims of last week’s shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, their veteran goalie delivered a stirring speech to the crowd during a somber pregame tribute. Once the puck was dropped Thursday, he...

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Russian Zagitova, 15, takes figure skating gold

7:32 AM ET ESPN News Services GANGNEUNG, South Korea — A few years back, Alina Zagitova nearly was sent home from training for not working hard enough. Now, she heads home with Olympic gold, the first for the Russians at the Pyeongchang Olympics. A grateful nation — upset that its flag, anthem and dozens of athletes were banned from the Winter Games because of...

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Russia’s Zagitova, 15, takes figure skating gold

12:30 AM ET ESPN News Services GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The Russians finally have a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics, thanks to a 15-year-old who beat the fellow teen who inspired her to become a figure skater. Alina Zagitova won one of the Winter Games’ spotlight events Friday, edging her friend and training partner 18-year-old Evgenia Medvedeva. That ended the gold-medal drought for...

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Marshall’s Aaron dies from NYE gunshot wound

5:07 PM ET Marshall redshirt freshman defensive tackle Larry Aaron, 19, has died after being hit in the back by stray gunfire during a New Year’s Eve party in Severn, Maryland, the school announced Thursday. “Marshall University lost a very special young man today and it has shocked and saddened us all,” Marshall coach Doc Holliday said in a statement released by the school....

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