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The Call of Duty League’s biggest problem might be the game

2:03 PM ETEmily RandESPN On Friday, the Call of Duty League's inaugural season will begin with a headlining match between the Chicago Huntsmen and Dallas Empire at the Minneapolis Armory.These are, effectively, two of the most popular brands going into the league -- along with the Atlanta FaZe -- due to the history their players or managers have in Call of Duty. The Huntsmen are led by former OpTic Gaming
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Is Javier Hernandez the biggest MLS signing since David Beckham?

The English superstar paved the way for a generation of high-profile players to join MLS but none have quite matched "Goldenballs'" star pulling power.Until now.Javier Hernandez, known across the world as Chicharito, has the potential to make an even bigger impact than Beckham, not only for the Galaxy, but for the league as a whole.The club reportedly paid $10 million for his services -- a huge transfer fee by MLS
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Conor McGregor among combat sports history’s biggest stars

LAS VEGAS – Dana White doesn’t think Conor McGregor is merely the biggest star in the history of MMA. White put former dual-champ McGregor’s name alongside some of boxing’s biggest stars and legends, as well When taking into consideration his accolades, pay-per-view numbers and his overall impact on the sport, McGregor has become a global icon. After Wednesday’s UFC 246 news conference, White raved about McGregor, who takes on Donald
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Conor McGregor fight will be one of the biggest ever

LAS VEGAS – Jorge Masvidal has options for his return to the cage. Since his UFC 244 “BMF” title victory over Nate Diaz in November, welterweight contender Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 11-4 UFC) has done a tidal wave of interviews. In just about every one, two names have repeatedly been brought up: Conor McGregor and Kamaru Usman. Masvidal has said he’ll take on any and all comers. He’s expressed interest in
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Jimmy Johnson’s Hall of Fame surprise was the Cowboys’ biggest triumph in 25 years

10:00 AM ETJustin TinsleyESPN The tears began almost instantly, in part because there was so much history behind them."Oh, boy," Jimmy Johnson said as Pro Football Hall of Fame CEO David Baker shook the already-inducted hands of Terry Bradshaw, Michael Strahan, Howie Long and Tony Gonzalez. Then it was Jimmy's turn.Johnson's smile was permanent. The shock on his face was pure. A day earlier, former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher
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The five biggest victims of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal

The grumbling around the game was thick after MLB commissioner Rob Manfred rendered discipline in the Houston Astros' sign-stealing case Monday, because while two individuals got hammered, the institution that stood to glean enormous benefit from the systemic illicit behavior was mostly left untouched, the players who participated left unscathed.The Astros are still 2017 World Series champions, a title won with cheating. They still possess the financial benefit from their
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The biggest questions for the top conferences in college basketball

Perhaps you've just tuned into college basketball following Monday night's College Football Playoff National Championship. Well, we're here to help you understand what you've missed.Zion Williamson is gone. We know. We're sad about that, too.We entered the week on a roller coaster with six different No. 1 teams in the first two months of the season and incredible chaos along the way.The Wooden Award? No unanimous picks. But under-the-radar talents
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Alistair Overeem names the two biggest rivals of his lengthy career

Alistair Overeem has fought a who’s-who of combat sports throughout his illustrious career. The former Strikeforce heavyweight champion and K-1 world grand prix champ is one of a select few fighters to ever hold titles in both kickboxing and MMA at the same time. Speaking on the “Grange TV” podcast, Overeem (45-18 MMA, 10-7 UFC) said of all the fighters he’s competed against, two names stick out: former K-1 heavyweight
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Biggest questions to be answered in Thursday’s UConn-Baylor showdown

One of the marquee events in the women's college basketball regular season will take place at the XL Center in Hartford on Thursday night, as the top-ranked UConn Huskies host the defending national champion Baylor Lady Bears (7 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN App) in a meeting of two of the game's true brand names.What should we expect? ESPN.com's team of experts weighed in on what's to come:UConn has risen from No.
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Dana White names his biggest UFC missed matchmaking regret

UFC president Dana White has booked a lot of fights in his career. The promotion has held more than 500 events since its inaugural show in November 1993, and White has steered the ship for most of them. Just the past decade alone saw Conor McGregor superfights, Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva title defenses, and two grudge matches between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. It saw McGregor cross over into