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McIlroy begins busy Masters prep in Abu Dhabi, itching for a win ESPN Golf

2018-01-17 12:17:01.587

April might seem a ways off, but it has been several years since McIlroy has won a major. He's hoping for a victory early in 2018 to boost his confidence ahead of Augusta. Oh, he also shares a Tiger Woods story.



Clemson Tigers overtake Alabama Crimson Tide at No. 1 in Way-Too-Early 2018 Top 25

2018-01-15 10:56:15.407

Sure, Alabama just won the national title, but with Clemson unexpectedly returning several potential first-round picks to its dominant defensive line, the Tigers overtake the Tide for the top spot in our rankings.



Patton Kizzire lesson in perseverance unusual Sony Open Weekly 18 ESPN Golf

2018-01-16 06:58:22.163

Patton Kizzire needed six extra holes to win the Sony Open, the second win in the past four starts for the late-blooming 31-year-old. Jason Sobel runs down a week in Hawaii that included a missile scare.



NHL - Should character be a consideration in NHL suspensions?

2018-01-15 19:29:52.790

After Ducks center Andrew Cogliano was suspended, snapping his streak of 830 consecutive games played, former NHL tough guy Tie Domi tweeted that the league should have considered Cogliano's streak -- and respect among his peers -- in meting out justice.



NHL - Calder Trophy race will come down to Islanders center Mathew Barzal, Canucks winger Brock Boeser, Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy

2018-01-15 04:28:58.747

The rookie of the year hunt is shaping up as a three-horse race between Canucks winger Brock Boeser, who's on pace to score 40 goals; Islanders center -- and human highlight reel -- Mathew Barzal; and dynamic Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy.



Bold predictions for 2018, including Lane Kiffin, Alabama Crimson Tide national championship repeat

2018-01-11 11:56:43.897

Mark Schlabach picked two out of four CFP teams and six of eight division winners, but he whiffed on Lane Kiffin's impact in Year 1 at FAU. He tries to make up for it with 10 bold predictions for 2018.



NHL - Anaheim Ducks, Minnesota Wild or Pittsburgh Penguins among playoff bubble teams that could contend for Stanley Cup

2018-01-12 03:39:05.857

Few teams have more potential for a deep run than the Penguins. The Ducks were a conference finalist last season and still have the health, scoring and solid goaltending to surge again. And the rest of the West should watch out for the Wild.



Supercross star Ken Roczen makes his return for the 2018 season one year and 11 surgeries after horrific crash

2018-01-10 08:41:12.157

Roczen suffered a gruesome injury three races into his 2017 season. Now his left elbow doesn't fully straighten and he has little range of motion in his wrist, but after hours of physical therapy, he made his return.



NHL -- American Mike Testwuide will skate for South Korea in the Olympics

2018-01-11 11:19:53.097

Five years ago, Mike Testwuide was languishing in the minors and at a career crossroads. Now the Colorado native is preparing to play on the world's biggest stage, as an Olympian -- and with a South Korean flag stitched to his jersey.



ESPN Golf Jimmy Walker recovering Lyme disease Sony Open

2018-01-10 11:52:05.130

It has been more than a year of feeling mostly "awful, awful," but a week ahead of his 39th birthday, the six-time PGA Tour winner feels strong enough to resume his golf career at the Sony Open in Hawaii -- where Walker has won twice.



NHL - 2017-18 Power Rankings - The top worry for every team in the second half of the season

2018-01-10 10:10:02.023

Every team has issues -- even the top-ranked Golden Knights (paltry penalty kill). This week's rankings are full of concerns, including whether the Rangers can find help for Henrik Lundqvist or the Penguins can procure scoring from their bottom six.



NHL - Phil Kessel, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jonathan Marchessault among most egregious All-Star snubs

2018-01-10 08:06:52.010

Phil Kessel is a Stanley Cup champ. What he's not, inexplicably, is a 2018 NHL All-Star. This year's team is long on star power (Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury) but short some deserving scorers, including Vladimir Tarasenko and Jonathan Marchessault.



NHL -- Greg Wyshynski - Diana Farkhutdinova is the best player in the world of the week

2018-01-09 11:09:48.423

Patrice Bergeron, the best player on the best line in hockey, had himself a week. So did pond hockey players who braved the bitter bomb cyclone. But no one could top the performance of a 17-year-old Russian goalie who stood on her head to stun Canada.



ESPN Golf Nebraska college recruits 61-year-old to golf team

2018-01-08 12:46:14.680

Don Byers wasn't planning on going back to school. He's nearly four decades removed from his college days. But an offhand joke by Bellevue University's golf coach led to an unlikely union.



Georgia Bulldogs have to wait for national championship after heartbreaking loss

2018-01-08 19:40:03.817

One lapse in concentration cost Georgia. The Bulldogs sacked Tua Tagovailoa on the first play of Alabama's offensive drive in overtime. The next snap dashed their title hopes.



Title win puts exclamation point on Alabama Crimson Tide's decade of dominance

2018-01-08 23:42:50.470

Alabama's overtime victory against Georgia gave coach Nick Saban his sixth national title and again showed just how dominant he and the Crimson Tide have been over the past 10 years.