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Chloe Kim fulfills her golden destiny — from ‘baby girl’ to full-fledged dragon

ESPN – PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Tuesday afternoon, on the sunniest, warmest, calmest day of the Pyeongchang Olympics, American snowboarder Chloe Kim did what she was supposed to do, what she was expected to do, what she was destined to do. She won. It all happened so effortlessly, so absolutely on-script — and while...
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ICYMI at the Winter Olympics: Chloe Kim! Short-track drama! Gold for Hirscher!

ESPN – PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Tuesday was a great day in the halfpipe at the Pyeongchang Games: Chloe Kim fulfilled her Olympic destiny while hangry, while Shaun White reminded the world he’s still the greatest. Elsewhere, a Swiss skier may have created the newest Olympic sport. Missed the action? We’ve got you covered....
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Christie’s redemption dream comes crashing down; now, for the rebuild

ESPN – GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Redemption will have to wait. For now, there is just devastation. As Elise Christie did a solo lap assessing her fourth-place finish having crashed out in the final of the 500-meter short-track speedskating, her arms fell to her knees, back hunched, momentarily wiping away tears. “I’ve worked so...
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Nelson’s Double-Double Helps Owls Take Down Warriors

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Lady Owls of Oregon Tech defeated the Warriors of Corban University, on the strength of Bailey Nelson‘s double-double performance, by a score 75-66 on Sunday evening at Danny Miles Court. In the first quarter of play, both the Warriors and the Owls found their offensive rhythm, with little separating the two...
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Beavers Rain Threes in Seattle

SEATTLE, Wash. – The Oregon State women’s basketball team used a 3-point bonanza to blow by Washington 95-57 Sunday afternoon in Seattle, Wash. The Beavers finished the game with 18 3-pointers, a new program record, which matches the Pac-12 record for most triples in a conference game. “The team was really ready to play today,” said...
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Beavers Win Double-Overtime Thriller

CORVALLIS, Ore. – We’ve seen this show before – same general area, same result -  Stephen Thompson Jr. for three – Beavs win! Beavs win! Beavs win!  It wasn’t quite a buzzer beater, but it was three-tenths of a second from it as Oregon State (13-11, 5-7 Pac-12) took a dramatic 97-94 double-overtime thriller over Washington (17-8,...
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Anderson’s secret weapons tame conditions and the field to retain slopestyle gold

ESPN – PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Jamie Anderson wanted to run the contest. And that might be the reason she won. After Sunday’s qualifying round in women’s snowboard slopestyle was canceled due to high winds, all 26 riders advanced into the final. They arrived at Phoenix Snow Park on Monday morning to equally strong...
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Five moves each NFC East team should make this offseason

ESPN - Over the next two weeks, I’m going to preview the beginning of each team’s offseason by identifying the first five things it should do during this downtime. I’ll hit the NFC this week and the AFC next week. Here’s the schedule for the week ahead: No team was more aggressive about acquiring talent...
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How Josh McDaniels went from Patriots to Colts and back again

ESPN – The chatter began on Super Bowl Sunday. As the Philadelphia Eagles were upsetting the New England Patriots on the field, social media was alive with speculation on the future of Josh McDaniels. The Patriots offensive coordinator had agreed to become the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts after a second meeting in Massachusetts during the Super Bowl bye...
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The Cavs’ imperfect deadline was the best they could do

ESPN – The Cleveland Cavaliers lost the Kyrie Irving trade. They also made the best available Kyrie Irving trade, solely because of the one asset Cleveland held onto during Thursday’s borderline unprecedented two-hour frenzy: the Nets pick, which could enter the lottery anywhere from No. 1 to No. 8. (Seriously: Look how close the standings are at the...
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