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  • Super Bowl 2018: Latest NFL Championship Odds, Conference Title Predictions

    The two matchups between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers this season played out in completely different ways. In their Week 5 contest, the Jags intercepted Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger five times in a 30-9 victory. Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette had 181 rushing yards and two scores. That result may have played a part in many folks predicting a low-scoring game when they faced off in the playoffs. For example, the over/under total was just 40.5...

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  • WWE Raw 25: Updated List of Legends Scheduled to Appear

    WWE Raw will see how many icons and big names it can stuff into three hours of airtime to celebrate its 25th anniversary on Monday. Raw is set to commemorate a quarter century of programming, and WWE is making sure this occasion is massive. The show will broadcast from both the Barclays Center and Raw's original home base of Manhattan Center in New York City. The hype level has been akin to that of a pay-per-view. And the company will welcome enough Hall of Famers to fill the wing of a...

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  • Getcha Popcorn Ready: College Choice Is Next Act in the Zion Williamson Show

    For much of this week, Spartanburg, South Carolina, has served as the capital of the college basketball universe. On Tuesday, coaches from Duke descended on the small city of 38,000 people. On Wednesday, coaches from South Carolina came, followed by North Carolina coaches on Thursday and Clemson coaches on Friday. They each arrived with the same goal: to make their final pitches to perhaps the most famous high school basketball player since LeBron James. On Saturday at 8 p.m. ET, from his home...

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  • NFL Playoff Schedule 2018: Predictions, Odds, TV Info for AFC, NFC Bracket

    The four coaches in this Sunday's conference championship games are going to be put to the test by the pressure of the moment and their opponent's skill level. That has never been a problem for Bill Belichick, but past success does not indicate that all will go smoothly this time around as his New England Patriots prepare to face the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC title game. Doug Marrone has to figure out what his team can do best and not try to match wits with Belichick. His team is tough,...

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  • Jaguars vs. Patriots: Updated Odds, Predictions for AFC Championship Game 2018

    Back in early September it would have sounded comical to predict an AFC Championship Game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots, but here we are.  Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have reached the final round of the AFC playoff bracket for the seventh consecutive season. Meanwhile, the Jaguars reached the postseason this year for the first time since 2007, and are in the AFC Championship Game for the first time since quarterback Mark Brunell led them to the game following the...

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  • Vikings vs. Eagles: Updated Odds, Predictions for NFC Championship Game 2018

    Neither the Minnesota Vikings nor the Philadelphia Eagles finished with winning records last season, but each team showed potential for the future. The Vikings started the year 5-0 before going on a 3-8 tailspin. However, they finished with the sixth-best scoring defense and posted wins against two playoff teams (the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers). The Eagles went just 7-9, but they outscored their opponents by 36 points. Like the Vikings, they also beat a few playoff teams, including...

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  • NBA All-Star Game 2018: Least-Deserving Starters, Top Snubs After Lineups Reveal

    The first pieces of the NBA All-Star Game puzzle came together on Thursday, as 10 starters were selected for the event on February 18 at Staples Center.  The reserves for the contest will be announced on Tuesday next week. On January 25, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who were named captains after gaining the highest vote total in each conference, will select from the pool of eight remaining starters and reserves to create the All-Star...

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  • San Antonio Spurs vs. Toronto Raptors Odds, Analysis, NBA Betting Pick

    Two NBA title contenders with identical records will square off in Toronto on Friday when the Raptors (30-13) host the San Antonio Spurs (30-13) as home favorites. The Raptors will be trying to break a four-game series skid against the Spurs, who have won 12 of the last 14 in the series. Point spread: The Raptors opened as six-point favorites; the total is at 206.5, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. Line updates and matchup report. NBA betting pick, via OddsShark computer:...

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  • NXT Stars Most Likely to Enter WWE Royal Rumble 2018

    WWE always likes to pronounce how anything can happen on pretty much every show, but there is no better example of that statement coming true than the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. The titular match itself owes much of its success to the ability to have surprise entrants and shock appearances from people returning from injury, coming from outside the regular roster pool and more. This year in particular, there will be twice as many opportunities for this to happen as there is now a women's Royal...

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  • 2018 NFL Mock Draft: Full Order and 1st-Round Predictions for Top Prospects

    The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NFL draft passed on Monday, and several highly-touted prospects pulled stunners when they announced they would return to school.  Chief among them: Clemson defensive linemen Christian Wilkins and Clelin Ferrell, Ohio State wide receiver Parris Campbell and Stanford running back Bryce Love.  As a result, there were a few adjustments to be made as the NFL prepares for the AFC and NFC Championship Games.  Note: Draft order is current through the...

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  • Early Predictions for CFB's Most Intriguing 2018 Position Battles

    The results of position battles are essential information when finalizing preseason predictions, and the 2018 offseason features a handful of marquee depth-chart fights. Not even the recent College Football Playoff qualifiers are immune to a major competition. The only CFP team with a clear-cut outlook, ironically, is the only program losing its quarterback. Our list focuses on schools ranked in Bleacher Report's super early Top 25, especially those with conference and/or national championship...

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  • Burnley vs. Manchester United: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

    Manchester United will hope to cut the gap to leaders Manchester City at the top of the Premier League when they play Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday. United are embroiled in a deal to try to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez but still have enough firepower in attack to trouble a Burnley side out of form lately. Before a look at the team news, here are the schedule and viewing details: Date: Saturday, January 20 Time: 3 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. ET. TV Info: NBCSN. Live Stream: fubo...

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  • Real Madrid vs. Deportivo: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

    Real Madrid host struggling Deportivo La Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Sunday, hoping to reduce an embarrassing 19-point gap to La Liga leaders Barcelona. Champions Real have slipped to fourth amid growing doubts about the futures of manager Zinedine Zidane and star forward Cristiano Ronaldo. Meanwhile, Depor are in the bottom three and struggling for goals. Before a look at the team news, here are the schedule and viewing details: Date: Sunday, January 21 Time: 3:15 p.m. GMT/10:15...

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  • Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Chelsea: Preview, Live Stream and TV Info

    Premier League champions Chelsea travel to Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday, with the Blues desperate for points after slipping down to fourth in the table. Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has overseen three consecutive league draws, and the Stamford Bridge outfit appear short of ideas. It has been a credible introduction to life in the top flight for the Seagulls, who have 23 points from 23 matches. Brighton could climb as high as 10th with a shock victory, which would...

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  • Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace: Preview, Live Stream and TV Info

    Arsenal welcome Crystal Palace to the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday, with the Eagles rejuvenated under manager Roy Hodgson. The former England coach has steadied the ship at Selhurst Park, and his side have recorded consecutive league victories to accelerate away from the relegation zone. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger remains under perhaps the most severe pressure of his long tenure in north London, and the Frenchman needs three points to calm supporters. Date: Saturday, Jan....

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  • NBA All-Star Game 2018: Predicting Rosters for Team LeBron, Team Steph

    The NBA All-Star game has become so predictable that the league decided to make a major change this year. Instead of having the Eastern Conference All-Stars trade points with their Western Conference counterparts, the Association has borrowed a bit from the NFL and the NHL: The captains of each side will pick their own All-Star teams. The leading vote-getters are LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors, so it's no surprise they will get to choose...

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  • UFC 220 Miocic vs. Ngannou: Betting Preview, Odds, Trends, Card Analysis

    It takes a special kind of fighter to enter the Octagon as a solid favorite against a defending champion in the UFC, but that is the case for Francis Ngannou (11-1) as he prepares to take on heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic (17-2) in the main event at UFC 220 this Saturday at TD Garden in Boston. Ngannou is listed as a -175 betting favorite (bet $175 to win $100) against Miocic at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. The 31-year-old, who was born in Cameroon and later moved to France, has been one...

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  • NFL Draft 2018: Updated Mock Draft Ahead of Conference Championships

    In a matter of 10 seconds and one missed tackle, New Orleans Saints supporters went from being excited about an NFC Championship Game appearance to joining 27 other fanbases thinking about the draft. Only the New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings remain in the hunt for the Lombardi Trophy. The rest of the NFL is officially in offseason mode. Before the conference championships kick off, we're taking an early look at what to expect in April. And now...

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  • Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics: Odds, Analysis, NBA Betting Pick

    The Boston Celtics (34-11) are hoping they will have leading scorer Kyrie Irving in the lineup on Thursday when they host the Philadelphia 76ers (20-20) as home favorites. The Celtics are coming off a 116-113 overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans as 5.5-point home chalk on Tuesday despite Irving's team-high 27 points, and he missed practice Wednesday due to shoulder soreness. Point spread: The Celtics opened as six-point favorites; the total is at 211, according to sportsbooks monitored by...

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  • Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets Odds, Analysis, NBA Betting Pick

    The Houston Rockets (30-12) are expected to have leading scorer James Harden back in the lineup but will be missing some other key players on Thursday when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves (29-17) as home favorites. Harden (hamstring) has missed the past seven games, with the Rockets going 4-3 during that stretch, and he has targeted this matchup for his return. Point spread: The Rockets opened as six-point favorites; the total is at 222, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark....

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  • Chloe Kim Is Just Getting Started

    The attention was overwhelming. It was last February, and Chloe Kim had been appearing at a series of test events in Pyeongchang. A media horde followed her every step, snapping her picture. Korean children flocked to her, hoping to get a glimpse of the world's best halfpipe rider—a girl who looked like them but whose accomplishments still boggled their imagination. (A promotional video from the trip released by the U.S. Embassy in Seoul—titled "Just Like Chloe Kim"—shows Chloe inspiring a group...

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  • NBA All-Star Game 2018: TV Schedule, Live Stream for Captains, Starters Reveal

    If you thought there was drama this week in the NBA, just wait until the All-Star teams are selected.  Unlike previous years when teams were chosen by conference, the 2018 NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center will pit two squads selected by captains against each other.  The player who receives the most votes from the Eastern and Western Conferences will be tasked with setting beefs aside—or relishing them for an exhibition—as they pick the rosters from the talent pool voted on by fans, coaches...

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  • AFC Championship Game 2018: Winner, Score Predictions for Jaguars vs. Patriots

    The New England Patriots enter their seventh straight AFC Championship Game as the overwhelming favorite to knock off the Jacksonville Jaguars and earn a return trip to the Super Bowl. Although their spot in Minneapolis has been penciled in by some, the Patriots aren't underestimating the AFC South champion ahead of Sunday's clash at Gillette Stadium.  The game still has to be won on the field, and with little pressure on the Jaguars as the underdog, the Patriots must deliver their best...

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  • NFC Championship Game 2018: Winner, Score Predictions for Vikings vs. Eagles

    While the NFC's No. 1 and No. 2 seeds' advancement to the NFC Championship Game might seem like an expected turn of events, few people in NFL circles would have pegged the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings as the two teams that would be representing the conference back in the preseason.  But on the dawn of championship weekend, here we are. The Eagles, finishing the regular season with a 13-3 record, advance to the NFC Championship Game for the first time since 2008. The 13-3...

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