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I joined my fellow The Trifecta co-hosts, Jane McManus and Kate Fagan, in hosting a three-hour ESPN radio special Tuesday dedicated to Women Making History. The show, which landed on one of the last nights of Women's History Month, was dedicated to t

2017-03-30 10:43:04.503

I joined my fellow The Trifecta co-hosts, Jane McManus and Kate Fagan, in hosting a three-hour ESPN radio special Tuesday dedicated to Women Making History. The show, which landed on one of the last nights of Women's History Month, was dedicated to t



For those fortunate enough to attend the Masters, the trip to Augusta, Georgia, is often more than simply watching a sporting event. It is a celebration, a gathering, a party. It is a place to meet and mingle, while also watching the best golfers in

2017-03-29 13:11:21.353

For those fortunate enough to attend the Masters, the trip to Augusta, Georgia, is often more than simply watching a sporting event. It is a celebration, a gathering, a party. It is a place to meet and mingle, while also watching the best golfers in



It's still a little too early to pin down exactly which teams will be squaring off when the playoffs begin in less than two weeks, but that hasn't stopped us from imagining some dandy first-round, head-to-head matchups. Here are three we'd like to se

2017-03-30 06:28:19.133

It's still a little too early to pin down exactly which teams will be squaring off when the playoffs begin in less than two weeks, but that hasn't stopped us from imagining some dandy first-round, head-to-head matchups. Here are three we'd like to se



Why have the Chicago Blackhawks dominated the Pittsburgh Penguins this season? Scott Burnside: So, watching the Chicago Blackhawks dismantle the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 Wednesday night, pouring in four goals during the first period, do we see a mean

2017-03-30 03:24:11.253

Why have the Chicago Blackhawks dominated the Pittsburgh Penguins this season? Scott Burnside: So, watching the Chicago Blackhawks dismantle the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 Wednesday night, pouring in four goals during the first period, do we see a mean



COLUMBIA, S.C. -- There are two Frank Martins. OK, actually, there's just one. But these days it certainly feels like there are two. There's Frank Martin, the 51-year old head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks, the team that has spent March risin

2017-03-29 18:24:02.997

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- There are two Frank Martins. OK, actually, there's just one. But these days it certainly feels like there are two. There's Frank Martin, the 51-year old head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks, the team that has spent March risin



MONTREAL -- Jordie Benn and Jamie Benn met in the bowels of the Bell Centre late Tuesday night, with their first head-to-head NHL matchup in the books, one brother playoff-bound with the Montreal Canadiens and the other cheering h

2017-03-29 11:36:15.390

MONTREAL -- Jordie Benn and Jamie Benn met in the bowels of the Bell Centre late Tuesday night, with their first head-to-head NHL matchup in the books, one brother playoff-bound with the Montreal Canadiens and the other cheering h



CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- C.J. Skender was up well before dawn last Thursday, pulling his car into a gas station near campus for a fill-up. Skender, a popular accounting professor at North Carolina, let his mind wander to the Tar Heels' Sweet 16 matchup a

2017-03-28 05:09:25.090

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- C.J. Skender was up well before dawn last Thursday, pulling his car into a gas station near campus for a fill-up. Skender, a popular accounting professor at North Carolina, let his mind wander to the Tar Heels' Sweet 16 matchup a



Clint Bowyer had a reason to flash a wide grin following a third-place run on Sunday. In his 52 previous NASCAR Cup finishes, Bowyer did not crack the top five. So while he knows that winning is the goal, he also knows that he can't get there witho

2017-03-29 06:32:12.420

Clint Bowyer had a reason to flash a wide grin following a third-place run on Sunday. In his 52 previous NASCAR Cup finishes, Bowyer did not crack the top five. So while he knows that winning is the goal, he also knows that he can't get there witho



1. The Masters collapse The word itself has such negative connotations. Collapse. And yet it is used so routinely to describe what has happened in the final round of the Masters at Augusta National. Dealing with it was never going to be easy, and tr

2017-03-29 07:58:25.093

1. The Masters collapse The word itself has such negative connotations. Collapse. And yet it is used so routinely to describe what has happened in the final round of the Masters at Augusta National. Dealing with it was never going to be easy, and tr



After the offseason trade of captain Shea Weber, the face of the franchise, to the Montreal Canadiens and a rocky start to the season, the Nashville Predators have rebounded and will be playoff-bound for the third consecutive year. A p

2017-03-29 06:41:42.347

After the offseason trade of captain Shea Weber, the face of the franchise, to the Montreal Canadiens and a rocky start to the season, the Nashville Predators have rebounded and will be playoff-bound for the third consecutive year. A p



To earn a spot in Mark Schlabach's 2017 Way-Too-Early Top 25, your team needs a load of on-field stars. But each of those teams also has an off-field superstar, the one who awes even his strongest, fastest teammates during workouts. 1. Alaba

2017-03-27 09:25:13.273

To earn a spot in Mark Schlabach's 2017 Way-Too-Early Top 25, your team needs a load of on-field stars. But each of those teams also has an off-field superstar, the one who awes even his strongest, fastest teammates during workouts. 1. Alaba



Every few months since he took over as commissioner, Rob Manfred has floated some idea for making baseball more exciting. The challenge, though, is that there's one thing he can't change: the players' incentives. They want to win. They exist to win.

2017-03-20 13:26:59.840

Every few months since he took over as commissioner, Rob Manfred has floated some idea for making baseball more exciting. The challenge, though, is that there's one thing he can't change: the players' incentives. They want to win. They exist to win.



Why did the Detroit Red Wings' playoff streak end? Rob Vollman: The departure of coach Mike Babcock in 2015 and then Pavel Datsyuk in 2016 left the Red Wings on the brink of playoff elimination, but Detroit's blue line was the straw that ultimatel

2017-03-28 19:44:53.127

Why did the Detroit Red Wings' playoff streak end? Rob Vollman: The departure of coach Mike Babcock in 2015 and then Pavel Datsyuk in 2016 left the Red Wings on the brink of playoff elimination, but Detroit's blue line was the straw that ultimatel



BOSTON -- With the exception of those closest to him, few in the hockey world believed Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand would ever be among the league's elite scorers. But with him being among the likes of the Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosb

2017-03-28 12:13:21.210

BOSTON -- With the exception of those closest to him, few in the hockey world believed Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand would ever be among the league's elite scorers. But with him being among the likes of the Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosb



WASHINGTON -- It is a measure of Eric Staal's graciousness that he actually laughs at the joke. It's not a particularly good joke, and perhaps at one point, even as recently as last summer, it might have seemed cruel or just plain stupid. But he

2017-03-28 10:02:22.277

WASHINGTON -- It is a measure of Eric Staal's graciousness that he actually laughs at the joke. It's not a particularly good joke, and perhaps at one point, even as recently as last summer, it might have seemed cruel or just plain stupid. But he



In some ways, China represents all that is appealing to the National Hockey League about staying in the Olympics. In a perfect NHL world, the Winter Olympics would be held in North America every four years and the league would enjoy the ratings bonan

2017-03-28 09:34:31.557

In some ways, China represents all that is appealing to the National Hockey League about staying in the Olympics. In a perfect NHL world, the Winter Olympics would be held in North America every four years and the league would enjoy the ratings bonan