Patrick Doyle is the best hockey player in the world of the week

12:32 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN ESPN presents the best player in the world of the week, celebrating the player that has the best stats, impact or storyline to earn the honor. To nominate someone, please email us here by midnight on Monday each week. Photos and context are encouraged! Our current leader for the Norris Trophy had himself a week for the first-place Flames. Giordano had three goals and five assists in four games to help the Flames to a perfect week. That included a three-assist game in a win…

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This week in golf, January 14-20

Let’s look back in history at this week in golf from Jan. 14-20. Information courtesy Golf Channel Research unit. Jan. 15, 2004: Michelle Wie makes her PGA Tour debut when she tees it up in the Sony Open in Hawaii at the age of 14 years, 2 months, 29 days. Jan. 16, 2000: Paul Azinger wins the Sony Open in Hawaii – his first PGA Tour victory since battling cancer six years earlier. Jan. 17, 1916: A meeting of New York-area golf professionals and amateurs is held at the Taplow Club in New…

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Andy Murray to decide on further hip surgery in a ‘week or two’

Murray’s dilemma: Have another hip operation or retire after Wimbledon? Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January. Andy Murray will make a decision on potentially career-extending hip surgery in a “week or two”. The 31-year-old had said on Friday that he would retire this year because the pain from his hip was “too…

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NBA Power Rankings Week 14

The Toronto Raptors are back atop the East after a double-overtime win over the Washington Wizards. In the midst of a top-three shakeup, Kawhi Leonard & Co. have regained the No. 1 spot in our weekly Power Rankings. Throughout the regular season, our panel (ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz, Tim MacMahon and Andre’ Snellings, The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears and FiveThirtyEight’s Chris Herring) is ranking all 30 teams from top to bottom, taking stock of which teams are playing the best basketball now and which are looking most like title contenders. Previous:…

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Davis Love III off to Singapore Open next week, chasing a British Open exemption

HONOLULU — Davis Love III couldn’t resist the lure of the SMBC Singapore Open for the same reason he couldn’t pass up a chance to compete in the Greenbrier Classic or the John Deere Open. “Anytime you can play in a tournament that could get you into the Open Championship, then you go. That was a big reason for me,” said Love, 54, who is opting for the event co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour and the Asian Tour instead of heading to the Big Island of Hawaii for the…

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Which player had the best sneakers of Week 13 in the NBA?

10:33 AM ET Nick DePaulaESPN A week after his Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook debuted his latest Jordan signature sneaker, Paul George had a debut of his own in store. Dressed in astronaut-suit-inspired metallic materials and fittingly team-friendly colors, his new Nike PG3 sneaker was unveiled in a detailed NASA theme, drafting off of George’s longtime favorite inspirational mantra and his hometown connection to the government space agency. Just as PG was coming into his own as a prep player, the NASA Armstrong Research Center opened in Palmdale, California,…

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Fantasy hockey forecaster for the week of Jan. 14-20

There is little debate, based on the stats alone, as to which lines have been the best in the NHL this season. Through action of Jan. 9, the Colorado Avalanche‘s top trio of Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog have combined for 36 goals at 5-on-5, with another 29 goals on the power play. Meanwhile, the Calgary Flames triumvirate of Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm have collectively been on the ice for 35 scores at 5-on-5 and 27 more tallies with the man-advantage. No other line is…

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Tweets of the week: Alberto Contador, Michael Valgren, Amanda Spratt and more

As we all know, cyclists and Twitter is often a fantastic combination, allowing the fans a behind the scenes look at what goes on in and around the professional peloton. Here are some of the tweets that caught our eye this week, including ones from Adam Blythe, Rigoberto Urán and Phil Gaimon 1. Contadaor’s dog knows a thing or two about drafting 2. The new swimwear cycling kit, presented by Rowe, Valgren and Blythe 3. Christian Bale is a man of many riding talents Climber, sprinter, director sportif https://t.co/O2gijWl6BO —…

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NHL Power Rankings after Week 14

10:50 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN All 31 NHL teams have reached the official midway point of their season, so in addition to this week’s updated rankings, we are offering our take on which teams will finish under or over their current projected points pace. How we rank: We use a panel of voters, and these rankings reflect which teams voters think would win head-to-head matchups. Higher-ranked teams are favored over lower-ranked teams. A run of wins doesn’t guarantee a jump, and a couple of losses doesn’t guarantee a fall. Previous…

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Nick Foles says Week 11 blowout loss strengthened Philadelphia Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — A 48-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 11 was the low point of the season for the Philadelphia Eagles, but quarterback Nick Foles says it was also the turning point. “That game has helped us become the team we are today,” Foles said Wednesday as the Eagles began preparations for this weekend’s divisional playoff against New Orleans. “Going through that, that’s not easy as a team to lose like that. But there was never a pointing of the finger. It actually brought us closer. It…

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