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MLB / NFL / NBA

AL Wild Card Game Tonight (Tuesday):  Yankees – Twins on ESPN, ESPN Radio
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The 2017 MLB Postseason begins today, October 3, exclusively on ESPN with the MLB American League Wild Card Game telecast presented by Hankook Tire at 8 p.m. ET. The New York Yankees and Aaron Judge will host the Minnesota Twins and Joe Mauer as the teams compete in the win-or-go-home game. ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball team of Dan Shulman, analysts Jessica Mendoza and Aaron Boone, and reporter Buster Olney will provide commentary for the telecast. Jon Sciambi will have the call with analyst Chris Singleton on ESPN Radio, including ESPN New York 98.7FM. Ernesto Jerez, Luis Alfredo Álvarez and Guillermo Celis will provide coverage for ESPN Deportes.

Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet, will be on site at the AL Wild Card Game with one-hour shows at 5 p.m. (ESPN2) and 7 p.m. (ESPN). Karl Ravech, David Ross, Mark Teixeira, Eduardo Pérez and Tim Kurkjian will contribute to the two shows. SportsCenter host Nicole Briscoe will also provide on-site updates leading up to and following the game.

Intentional Talk will air a live one-hour show from Yankee Stadium at 4 p.m. on ESPN with Chris Rose and 2004 World Series Champion Kevin Millar. The rest of the week, the show will air at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.

On ESPN Radio, Adam Amin and Pérez will have the call of the MLB National League Wild Card Game on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. when the Colorado Rockies and Charlie Blackmon visit the Arizona Diamondbacks and Paul Goldschmidt. ESPN Radio’s full 2017 MLB Postseason coverage plans will be announced later this week. Baseball Tonight with Karl Ravech, David Ross, Mark Teixeira and Tim Kurkjian will lead into the first pitch with an one-hour Baseball Tonight at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Baseball Tonight will have midnight shows nightly beginning Thursday through the postseason recapping the day’s events. Pedro Gomez will also be reporting for SportsCenter from on site at Chase Field for the NL Wild Card Game.

On Oct. 7, ESPN.com and ESPNDeportes.com will post an interview with ESPN’s Marly Rivera and Diamondbacks right fielder J.D. Martínez in English and Spanish, as part of the season-long, cross-platform, Béisbol Experience initiative. Last week, Rivera spoke with Houston Astros second baseman José Altuve. See the full interview in English and Spanish.

 

Date Time (ET) Telecast Network(s)
Tue, Oct 3 8 p.m. MLB American League Wild Card Game telecast presented by Hankook Tire
Dan Shulman, Jessica Mendoza, Aaron Boone, Buster Olney
ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio
Wed, Oct 4 8 p.m. MLB National League Wild Card Game
Adam Amin, Eduardo Pérez
ESPN Radio

 


Divisional Foes Face Off on ESPN’s Monday Night FootballVikings vs. Bears on Oct. 9
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Next week on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, the Chicago Bears host an NFC North divisional foe, the Minnesota Vikings, on October 9 at 8:15 p.m. ET. MNF play-by-play voice Sean McDonough and analyst Jon Gruden will call the game from Soldier Field in Chicago with sideline reporter Lisa Salters.

This is the 14th time the Vikings and Bears will meet on MNF, which ranks as the third-most in the 48-year history of the series. Vikings-Bears is one of nine divisional matchups on MNF this season.

MNF will also be streamed live on the ESPN App, and the game will be presented in Spanish on ESPN Deportes and ESPN2 with commentators Alvaro Martin, Raul Allegre and John Sutcliffe.

Prior to Vikings-Bears, Suzy Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown (6 p.m., ESPN) from ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Conn., with NFL analysts Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson and Steve Young, insiders Chris Mortensen, Louis Riddick and Adam Schefter and senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry. The show will also include appearances from all three MNF commentators and features from Michelle Beisner-Buck and Chris Berman. Monday Night Countdown is preceded by NFL PrimeTime (1:30 p.m.), The Fantasy Show (2:30 p.m.) and NFL Live (3 p.m.).

ESPN’s studio lineup on Sunday, October 8, is highlighted by Sunday NFL Countdown (ESPN), Fantasy Football Now (ESPN2), SportsCenter (ESPNEWS) and College Football Live (ESPNU). All shows begin at 10 a.m.

 


NBA: ESPN’s First Preseason Game Sunday — Kings vs. Lakers in Las Vegas
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ESPN’s first game of the NBA preseason starts when the Los Angeles Lakers and rookie Lonzo Ball take on the Sacramento Kings and De’Aaron Fox on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 9 p.m. ET. Ryan Ruocco and analyst Doris Burke will call the action with Cassidy Hubbarth as the sideline reporter.

 The Jump— ESPN’s daily NBA studio show hosted by Rachel Nichols— continues to air week days at 3 p.m. Analysts/Insiders Paul Pierce, Brian Windhorst, Byron Scott, Ramona Shelburne and Kevin Arnovitz will join Nichols throughout the week.

 

Date Time (ET) Telecast Network(s)
Sun, Oct 8 9 p.m. NBA Preseason presented by Men’s Warehouse: Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Lakers (in Las Vegas)
Ryan Ruocco, Doris Burke, Cassidy Hubbarth
ESPN

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Michigan State at No. 7 Michigan on ABC’s Saturday Night Football Highlights ESPN/ABC Week 6 Schedule
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ESPN’s networks will be the home to college football top teams and two of the best in-state rivalries in week 6 as conference play heats up across the country. A full schedule will be posted on ESPN MediaZone on Tuesday.

Michigan State and No. 7 Michigan meet on ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Wells Fargo (7:30 p.m.), the schools’ 110th overall meeting all-time. However, it will be the first time the two schools meet under the lights and in prime time. In their storied rivalry, Michigan State has had the edge lately, winning seven of the last nine meetings, including a shocking, last minute win the last time the Spartans traveled to the Big House in 2015. Michigan comes into the game undefeated this season and has yet to allow more than 17 points to an opponent. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor will be at Michigan Stadium for the call of the game.

 


NCAA Division I Soccer: Men’s Slate Features Two Top-10 Match Ups, 11 Ranked Women’s Teams
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On Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. ET, ACC Network Extra will feature two Top-10 men’s soccer matchups: No. 2 Wake Forest will take on No. 5 North Carolina and No. 6 Clemson will face No. 7 Notre Dame. Four additional ranked teams will make appearances across ESPN’s platforms this week: No. 8 Louisville, No. 19 Duke, No. 21 Syracuse, and No. 23 Columbia.

The women’s schedule will showcase 11 of the top 25 ranked teams in the nation including No. 3 South Carolina, No. 5 North Carolina, No. 8 Texas, No. 10 Florida, No. 15 Virginia, No. 16 Rutgers, No. 20 Wake Forest, No. 21 Florida State, No. 22 Notre Dame, No. 23 Texas A&M and No. 25 Tennessee. The third ranked Gamecocks will make two appearances throughout the week: Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. against Mississippi State on SEC Network + and Sunday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. vs Arkansas on ESPNU. The schedule also features two top 25 matchups on ACC Network Extra: No. 15 Virginia vs No. 22 Notre Dame on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. and No. 5 North Carolina at No. 20 Wake Forest on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m.

 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Tue, Oct 3 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at No. 23 Columbia ESPN3
  Elon at No. 19 Duke ACC Network Extra
  Longwood at Liberty ESPN3
  Belmont at NC State ACC Network Extra
  James Madison at No. 5 North Carolina ACC Network Extra
  Northwestern at No. 7 Notre Dame ACC Network Extra
  Akron at No. 21 Syracuse ACC Network Extra
  8 p.m. Illinois-Chicago at Loyola-Chicago ESPN3
Wed, Oct 4 7 p.m. Niagara at Canisius ESPN3
  Spring Arbor at Indiana Wesleyan ESPN3
  Iona at Monmouth ESPN3
Fri, Oct 6 7 p.m. No. 7 Notre Dame at No. 6 Clemson ACC Network Extra
  No. 2 Wake Forest at No. 5 North Carolina ACC Network Extra
  No. 19 Duke at Pittsburgh ACC Network Extra
  NC State at No. 21Syracuse ACC Network Extra
  Boston College at No. 10 Virginia ACC Network Extra
  No. 8 Louisville at Virginia Tech ACC Network Extra
Sat, Oct 7 1 p.m. IUPUI at Detroit Mercy ESPN3
  6 p.m. UMBC at Binghamton ESPN3
  7 p.m. Milwaukee at Cleveland State ESPN3
  UNC Greensboro at Mercer ESPN3
  8 p.m. Loyola-Chicago at Drake ESPN3

** Rankings from the week of September 25, 2017.

 Division I Women’s Soccer Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Wed, Oct 4 3 p.m. Monmouth at Iona ESPN 3
Wed, Oct 4 8 p.m. Illinois-Chicago at Illinois State ESPN 3
Thu, Oct 5 6 p.m. Missouri at No. 10 Florida SEC Network +
  7 p.m. Hartford at Albany ESPN 3
  Louisville at Clemson ACC Network Extra
  NC State at Duke ACC Network Extra
  Boston College at No. 21 Florida State ACC Network Extra
  No. 5 North Carolina at Miami ACC Network Extra
  Syracuse at Pittsburgh ACC Network Extra
  No. 22 Notre Dame at  No. 15 Virginia ACC Network Extra
  Virginia Tech at No. 20 Wake Forest ACC Network Extra
  Arkansas at Auburn SEC Network
  Ole Miss at No. 25 Tennessee SEC Network +
  Georgia at LSU SEC Network +
  Alabama at No. 23 Texas A&M SEC Network +
  Mississippi State at No. 3 South Carolina SEC Network +
  7:30 p.m. Vanderbilt at Kentucky SEC Network +
Fri, Oct 6 5 p.m. Jacksonville at Kennesaw State ESPN 3
  7 p.m. Pennsylvania at Columbia ESPN 3
  8 p.m. Indiana State at Drake ESPN 3
  Kansas State at Kansas ESPN 3
  TCU at No. 8 Texas LHN
Sat, Oct 7 1 p.m. Rider at Canisius ESPN 3
  2 p.m. Valparaiso at Loyola-Chicago ESPN 3
  3 p.m. Northern Iowa at Missouri State ESPN 3
  4 p.m. UIC at Detroit Mercy ESPN 3
  6 p.m. Campbell at Liberty ESPN 3
  7 p.m. Manhattan at Monmouth ESPN 3
  Oakland at Wright State ESPN 3
  8 p.m. Northern Kentucky at Milwaukee ESPN 3
Sun, Oct 8 Noon NC State at Pittsburgh ACC Network Extra
  1 p.m. Ohio at Akron ESPN 3
  No. 15 Virginia Tech at Clemson ACC Network Extra
  No. 21 Florida State at Duke ACC Network Extra
  Boston College at Miami ACC Network Extra
  Syracuse at No. 22 Notre Dame ACC Network Extra
  Eastern Michigan at Toledo ESPN3
  No. 10 Florida at Vanderbilt SEC Network +
  2 p.m. Louisville at No. 15 Virginia ACC Network Extra
  Fort Wayne at Western Illinois ESPN3
  No. 25 Tennessee at Missouri SEC Network +
  3 p.m. Kentucky at Mississippi State SEC Network +
  LSU at Ole Miss SEC Network +
  4 p.m. No. 16 Rutgers at Nebraska ESPNU
  5 p.m. No. 5 North Carolina at No. 20 Wake Forest ACC Network Extra
  No. 23 Texas A&M at Georgia SEC Network
  6 p.m. No. 3 South Carolina at Arkansas ESPNU
  7 p.m. Auburn at Alabama SEC Network +

** Rankings from the week of September 25, 2017.

 


More Than 65 Division I Women’s Volleyball Games Available This Week Across ESPN Platforms
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This week’s coverage of Division I women’s regular season volleyball will include more than 65 matchups across ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, ESPN3, SEC Network + and ACC Network Extra. No. 1 Florida appears twice on the schedule with matchups against Texas A&M on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. on ESPNU and Georgia on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 1:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network +. The schedule will also showcase a top 20 match-up of No. 2 Stanford at No. 16 Oregon on Friday, Oct. 6, at 11 p.m. on ESPNU.

 Division I Women’s Volleyball Schedule

Date Time Game Network
Tue, Oct 3 6 p.m. Furman at The Citadel ESPN3
  7 p.m. Mount Vernon Nazarene University at Indiana Wesleyan ESPN3
Wed, Oct 4 6 p.m. Savannah State at Mercer ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Miami at Florida State ACC Network Extra
  7 p.m. Texas A&M at No. 1 Florida ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  8 p.m. Auburn at Tennessee SEC Network
  9 p.m. Kansas State at TCU ESPNU
Thu, Oct 5 7 p.m. Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan ESPN3
  Ohio at Kent State ESPN3
  Buffalo at Miami (OH) ESPN3
Fri, Oct 6 5 p.m. Buffalo at Bowling Green ESPN3
  6 p.m. Milwaukee at IUPUI ESPN3
  UIC at Northern Kentucky ESPN3
  NJIT at Stetson ESPN3
  Green Bay at Wright State ESPN3
  Cleveland State at Youngstown State ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Florida State ACC Network Extra
  Duke at North Carolina ACC Network Extra
  Louisville at Virginia Tech ACC Network Extra
  7 p.m. Western Michigan at Ball State ESPN3
  No. 21 Northern Iowa at Indiana State ESPN3
  Wake Forest at NC State ACC Network Extra
  Lipscomb at North Florida ESPN3
  Harvard at Pennsylvania ESPN3
  Northern Illinois at Toledo ESPN3
  Carson-Newman at Wingate ESPN3
  Mississippi State at LSU SEC Network
  Alabama at No. 10 Kentucky SEC Network +
  Georgia at South Carolina SEC Network +
  7:30 p.m. UT Arlington at Arkansas State ESPN3
  8 p.m. Valparaiso at Bradley ESPN3
  Drake at Evansville ESPN3
  Loyola-Chicago at Illinois State ESPN3
  Ole Miss at Arkansas SEC Network +
  11 p.m. No. 2 Stanford at No. 16 Oregon ESPNU
Sat, Oct 7 1 p.m. Canisius at Iona ESPN3
  2 p.m. Texas Tech at Kansas State ESPN3
  4 p.m. Green Bay at IUPUI ESPN3
  Milwaukee at Northern Kentucky ESPN3
  5 p.m. Akron at Bowling Green ESPN3
  Western Michigan at Toledo ESPN3
  6 p.m. Cleveland State at Oakland ESPN3
  7 p.m. Northern Illinois at Ball State ESPN3
  Kent State at Central Michigan ESPN3
  Drake at Indiana State ESPN3
  Kennesaw State at North Florida ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Texas State at Arkansas State ESPN3
  South Alabama at Troy ESPN3
  8 p.m. Loyola-Chicago at Bradley ESPN3
  No. 21 Northern Iowa at Evansville ESPN3
  Valparaiso at Illinois State ESPN3
  Missouri State at Southern Illinois ESPN3
Sun, Oct 8 Noon Notre Dame at Virginia Tech ACC Network Extra
1 p.m. Clemson at Boston College ACC Network Extra
Niagara at Iona ESPN3
Wake Forest at North Carolina ACC Network Extra
Georgia Tech at Syracuse ACC Network Extra
Louisville at Virginia ACC Network Extra
Ole Miss at Missouri SEC Network
1:30 p.m. Alabama at Tennessee SEC Network +
Georgia at No. 1 Florida SEC Network +
2 p.m. Auburn at No. 10 Kentucky  ESPNU
Pittsburgh at Miami ACC Network Extra
Duke at NC State ACC Network Extra
Arkansas at LSU SEC Network +
2:30 p.m. Mississippi State at Texas A&M SEC Network +
3 p.m. No. 5 Texas at TCU ESPN2
4 p.m. Youngstown State at Oakland ESPN3

SOCCER

 Soccer: FIFA Match Week Highlighted by USA-Panama World Cup Qualifying Match on Friday
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ESPN2 will present the U.S. Men’s National Team’s pivotal 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match vs. Panama live from the new Orlando City Stadium on Friday, October 6, at 7 p.m. ET (kickoff at 7:35 p.m.). Ian Darke, analyst Taylor Twellman will provide match commentary with sideline reporters Julie Stewart-Binks (covering USA) and Sebastian Salazar (Panama). Host Max Bretos and analysts Kasey Keller and Herculez Gomez will be on site for pre-game, halftime and post-game shows. All ESPN World Cup qualifying programming will be streamed live on the ESPN App.

ESPN3 will dedicate two channels to stream two separate camera angles of the match: Tactical Cam – an aerial wide-angle view of the teams’ formations and positioning; and ISO Cam – an isolation camera focused solely on key U.S. Men’s National Team players. The match and camera feeds will be streamed live on the ESPN App.

USA Panama will anchor a slate of World Cup qualifying matches from Europe featuring top-tier international teams Spain, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal and more; as well as the home and away Asia (AFC) World Cup qualifying playoff series between Syria and Australia. Schedule:

 

Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)
Thu, Oct 5 8:25 a.m. Syria vs. Australia (Asia WCQ Playoff) ESPN3
  11:45 a.m. Armenia vs. Poland (European WCQ) ESPNEWS/ESPN Deportes
  2:30 p.m. Scotland vs. Slovakia (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
  2:35 p.m. Montenegro vs. Denmark (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes+
  2:35 p.m. Malta vs. Lithuania (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes+
Fri, Oct 6 2:30 p.m. Spain vs. Albania (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
  2:35 p.m. Austria vs. Serbia (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes+
  2:35 p.m. Kosovo vs. Ukraine (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes+
  2:35 p.m. Liechtenstein vs. Israel (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes+
  2:35 p.m. Republic of Ireland vs. Moldova (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes+
  7 p.m. USA vs. Costa Rica (CONCACAF WCQ) ESPN2
Sat, Oct 7 11:45 a.m. Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Belgium (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
  11:50 a.m. Gibraltar vs. Estonia (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes+
  2:30 p.m. Andorra vs. Portugal (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
  2:30 p.m. Belarus vs. Netherlands (European WCQ) ESPN3, ESPN Deportes+
Sun, Oct 8 11:45 a.m. Poland vs. Montenegro (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
  11:50 a.m. Denmark vs. Romania (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes+
  11:50 a.m. Kazakhstan vs. Armenia (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes+
  2:30 p.m. Norway vs. Northern Ireland (European WCQ) ESPN/ESPN Deportes
Mon, Oct 9 2:30 p.m. Israel vs. Spain (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
  2:35 p.m. Albania vs. Italy (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes+
  2:35 p.m. Iceland vs. Kosovo (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes+
  2:35 p.m. Moldova vs. Austria (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes+
  2:35 p.m. Serbia vs. Georgia (European WCQ) ESPN3, ESPN Deportes+
Tue, Oct 10 4:55 a.m. Australia vs. Syria (Asia WCQ Playoff) ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Netherlands vs. Sweden (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
  2:35 p.m. Estonia vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes+
  2:35 p.m. Latvia vs. Andorra (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes+
  2:35 p.m. Luxembourg vs. Bulgaria (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes+

 


OTHER NEWS & SHOWS

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon to Receive the National Press Club’s Fourth Estate Award
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ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, award-winning sports journalists and co-hosts of Pardon the Interruption, will receive the National Press Club’s most esteemed prize, the Fourth Estate Award, at a gala in their honor on Wed., October 4, in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes journalists who have made significant contributions to the field. Kornheiser and Wilbon are the 45th recipients and the first joint recipients, joining the likes of Wolf Blitzer, Gwen Ifill, Charlie Rose, Andrea Mitchell, Bob Woodward, Jim Lehrer, Walter Cronkite, Christiane Amanpour and David Broder. ESPN President John Skipper will be among the featured speakers, along with former chairman of The Washington Post Don Graham, Woodward and Maury Povich.

 


New Episode of Marty Smith’s America Debuts Thursday
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NBA star Anthony Davis, LPGA competitor Michelle Wie and NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will be featured in a new episode of SportsCenter presents: Marty Smith’s America debuting Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Smith joins Davis in New Orleans for an intriguing discussion about the state of the country with the Pelicans player. Smith also spends time with Wie at Nike headquarters in Portland, Ore., as she talks about being a child prodigy, and travels with Johnson to Naples, Fla., to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Marty Smith’s America is a monthly television program highlighting Smith’s singular personality and his storytelling and interviewing style.


World of X Games: Trail of Missions
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On Sunday, September 8, World of X Games on ABC will air Trail of Missions 2017 at 3 p.m. ET and 2 p.m. PT. The Trail of Missions 2017 is the ultimate exploration of everything the Baja Peninsula has to offer. For over a decade the Desert Assassins have been sharing remote off road adventures in Baja. In 2017, the Trail of Missions hosts 60 off-road enthusiasts, including 16-time X Games medalist Brian Deegan and successful car racing daughter Hailie, and Rob MacCachren, the most successful off road racer of all time. Cameron Steele, a 19-year X Games host and more than three decade Baja racer, leads the group along the “El Camino Real” or Royal Road as they take in the beauty and remoteness of Baja while visiting historical missions dating back as far as the 1600’s.

 

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