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Analysis: USA Basketball wanted to be tested, and they were

This is why USA Basketball went to Melbourne. The Americans wanted trouble.

They got some.

Thursday’s 102-86 win over Australia was everything that U.S. coach Gregg Popovich could have wanted in a World Cup tuneup game for his squad. 751 more words

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Analysis: Clemson, 'Bama, Ohio St and ... Washington to CFP

Four years of Alabama-Clemson dominance have made the college football season seem like a foregone conclusion.

The Crimson Tide and Tigers have split the last four national championships and four College Football Playoff meetings. 804 more words

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's false claims on fuel economy rules

DETROIT — President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the facts about his proposal to freeze Obama-era fuel economy requirements at 2021 levels.

In multiple tweets Wednesday, Trump blasted auto executives as “foolish” and weak and accused the companies of being “politically correct” for resisting the plan, which two of his agencies are putting together in a final regulation. 706 more words

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AP Analysis: Trump's 'disloyal' jab may boost base, not Jews

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s branding of American Jews who vote for Democrats as “disloyal” to their religion and Israel prompted alarms of anti-Semitism. But his ultimate aim appears to be dividing Democrats, peeling off Jewish support and shoring up his white evangelical Christian base. 1,122 more words

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Powell may signal future rate cuts, but would they matter?

WASHINGTON — The economy is slowing, the trade war is raging and the president is repeatedly attacking.

Under the glare of a spotlight, Chairman Jerome Powell may signal Friday what the Federal Reserve will do — or can do — to strengthen the economy and restore confidence at a time of nagging uncertainties and global weaknesses. 1,006 more words

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Analysis: Arizona State, Auburn, UNC to rely on frosh QBs

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games.

Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season’s College Football Playoff title game. 861 more words

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Reality Check: Why your Top 25 team could tank in 2019

Sorry to be a bummer at a time of the year usually reserved for hope and optimism, but there is a decent chance your favourite college team is going to be a big disappointment this season. 1,118 more words

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