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  • • Dale Earnhardt Jr. breaks down his NASCAR championship dark-horse contenders
    Halfway through the NASCAR season, Dale Jr. explained: "I don't think Hendrick can sustain the the gap in performance."...2021
  • Colts teammates praise quarterback Carson Wentz: 'It's going to be special'
    • Colts teammates praise quarterback Carson Wentz: 'It's going to be special'
    If Wentz is as good as Buckner and Hilton are suggesting, Indianapolis should be in position to make the postseason once again and perhaps even become a dark-horse Super Bowl contender....2021
  • • The Colorado Avalanche are your 2021 Presidents’ Trophy Winners
    Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images Avs ride a second period outpouring to the West Division Title, Presidents’ Trophy and secure home-ice for the balance of the playoffs. While going down early despite dominating play, the Avs stuck with their game plan and poured it on in the middle frame with five unanswered goals to secure the third Presidents’ Trophy in franchise history as ...2021
  • • Dwyane Wade, Shaquille O’Neal have ‘surprising’ pick for Eastern Conference dark horse
    It’s that time of the year again! When many make unreasonable predictions for the NBA Playoffs. But all’s fair in love, war, and basketball. So even if Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neal made a pretty biased assessment, that’s par for the course. On NBA on TNT on Tuesday, Wade and Shaq were asked to pick […] The post Dwyane Wade, Shaquille O’Neal have ‘surpr...2021
  • • 3 Reasons The Knicks Are Dark Horse Championship Contenders
    The New York Knicks are now back where they belong—in playoff contention. From being the laughing stock of the league to now being the fourth-best team in the Eastern Conference, the Knicks are surging. Who would have thought at the start of the season that they would have a better record than the defending champions […] The post 3 Reasons The Knicks Are Dark Horse Championship Contenders ap...2021
  • • Picking A Dark Horse NBA Champion With High Odds
    Since the start of the 2020-21 season, three teams have stood atop the league as the favorites to win the NBA championship. The Los Angeles Lakers started the season as the overall favorite to repeat, but they were surpassed by the Brooklyn Nets after the acquisition of James Harden. The only teams that have topped […] The post Picking A Dark Horse NBA Champion With High Odds appeared first ...2021
  • • Picking Dark Horse NBA MVP Candidates With High Odds
    The NBA MVP race has been a roller-coaster affair since the start of the season. Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic opened as the favorite to hoist the trophy, but quickly gave way to more established names like LeBron James and Stephen Curry. Sixers big man Joel Embiid was a fairly heavy favorite just weeks ago, […] The post Picking Dark Horse NBA MVP Candidates With High Odds appeared firs...2021
  • • Prisco's Top 100 free agents, plus 8 dark-horse players in free agency, and Broncos move up for QB in mock
    Here's everything you need to know about the NFL for March 3...2021
  • • Eight dark horse NFL free agents to watch in 2021 offseason: Melvin Ingram, Tyus Bowser headline list
    Without the combine, will teams lean on veteran free agents instead of risking the unknown?...2021
  • • How to pick a March Madness dark horse in your NCAA bracket
    Here's how to pick a March Madness dark horse....2021

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  • • MHH Roundtable: Surprises, disappointments and looking ahead to the rest of the Colorado Avalanche season
    Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Who has been the MVP for the Avalanche so far this season? With some unexpected time off it’s time to reflect on the first 11 games of the Colorado Avalanche season and to look ahead when play hopefully resumes soon. What has been your greatest surprise and disappointment on the Avalanche 2021 season thus far? Daniel W: Looking dee...2021
  • • Avalanche Prospects at the 2020 World Juniors Day 3: Sampo Ranta came to play
    MATT ZAMBONIN / HHOF-IIHF IMAGES It was a good day to be an Avalanche prospect not on Team Canada. Well, Day 3 at the 2020 World Juniors had our first routs of the tournament, which all four Colorado Avalanche prospects were involved in! Finland blew past Slovakia 8-1, while Russia obliterated Canada 6-0. No Avalanche prospects played on Day 2, which is why I didn’t put up a post on Saturday. ...2019
  • • Yankees P Jordan Montgomery to undergo Tommy John surgery
    Yankees left-hander Jordan Montgomery, who has been on the 10-day disabled list with an elbow strain for a bit more than a month, will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday this week, the team announced to reporters (Twitter link via MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch).Obviously, the news comes as a blow to a Yankees club that was already likely to be in the market for rotation help on the summer trade market....2018
  • • Are the Browns ready for respectability in 2018?
    Slowly but surely, the Browns have been compiling the pieces of a formidable team in the months since becoming the second 0-16 teams in NFL history. This is a franchise that has gotten rebuilds wrong so many times before, so it makes sense that even seemingly smart moves draw jokes and disdain, and the current lineup hasn’t been assembled like a long-term contender. Still, with some breaks and goo...2018
  • • Top 10 MLB MVP candidates
    The MLB season gets underway on Thursday, so the focus will inevitably be on the playoff race and who is contending for a World Series title. There is another worthwhile subplot to watch out for, and that is the race for the Most Valuable Player award in each league.There are many players who could win it, but we’ve narrowed it down to five big candidates in each league. Of course, there are other...2018
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  • • Ask PFW: Ready to go camping
    Could LaAdrian Waddle (or even Cameron Fleming) project as emergency interior OL depth? They are both a bit tall (6-6) for the inside, but they are only one inch taller than Joe Thuney, and otherwise they should have the anchor and footwork to make it work. This wouldn’t be a permanent switch, but just something to add emergency depth and versatility given the current depth chart. The team has qui...2017
  • • NCAA Preview: Division I Women's Preseason Top 20
    The race to May starts today, with Northwestern hosting Canisius in the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse opener. Here's a closer look at the Nike/US Lacrosse Preseason Top 20. 1. North Carolina 2016 record: 20-2 (7-0 ACC)Last seen: Upending the reigning national champion thanks to goalie Megan Ward stoning the Terps for the second time in four years. Starts lost: 27%Scoring lost: 21% Forecast: The...2017
  • • B/R NHL Experts Discuss: Stanley Cup Favorites and Award Winners at Midseason
    2017
  • • Red Sox Spring Training 2017 Preview: Predictions, Players to Watch and More
    2017

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Dark Horse lifestyle

  • • The Last Days of Lob City? Inside the Clippers' Latest Playoff Demise
    2016
  • • Dwayne Harris, Roy Helu Jr. and Other Overlooked Acquisitions Ready to Shine
    2015
  • • Dwyane Wade's New Contract Is Perfect Scenario for Both Star SG and Miami Heat
    2015
  • • Marc Trestman May Never Get Another Shot After Failing Fantastically in Chicago
    2014
  • • Dave Lozo's Bag Skate: If Anyone Should Tank for Connor McDavid, It's Columbus
    2014
  • • Could Chris Douglas-Roberts Be Dark-Horse Small Forward Answer for LA Clippers?
    2014

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Dark Horse trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Prisco's Top 100 free agents, plus 8 dark-horse players in free agency, and Broncos move up for QB in mock
    Here's everything you need to know about the NFL for March 3...2021
  • • Eight dark horse NFL free agents to watch in 2021 offseason: Melvin Ingram, Tyus Bowser headline list
    Without the combine, will teams lean on veteran free agents instead of risking the unknown?...2021
  • • MHH Roundtable: Surprises, disappointments and looking ahead to the rest of the Colorado Avalanche season
    Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Who has been the MVP for the Avalanche so far this season? With some unexpected time off it’s time to reflect on the first 11 games of the Colorado Avalanche season and to look ahead when play hopefully resumes soon. What has been your greatest surprise and disappointment on the Avalanche 2021 season thus far? Daniel W: Looking dee...2021
  • • 3 dark horse trade destinations for Andre Drummond
    Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond is reportedly the latest big name on the trade block. As terrific as he has been for the Cavs this season, most pundits believe he is not a part of the team’s long-term plans. With just a year left in his massive $127 million contract, the 27-year-old double-double machine is […] The post 3 dark horse trade destinations for Andre Drummond appeared fi...2021
  • • 3 dark horse candidates perfect for a Bradley Beal trade
    The Bradley Beal trade rumor mill has been in full swing over the last 24 hours. Most pundits and fans believe his days in D.C. are now numbered, following that viral clip of him looking distraught on the Washington Wizards bench after another devastating loss to the Houston Rockets. The 27-year-old does have quite the […] The post 3 dark horse candidates perfect for a Bradley Beal trade app...2021
  • • Celtics, Raptors join Nuggets as teams in ‘exploratory talks’ for Rockets’ James Harden
    James Harden still wants a trade from the Houston Rockets and there are a handful of teams that have preliminary interest in acquiring him. Besides the Denver Nuggets who have emerged as a dark-horse candidate, the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors have been in ‘exploratory talks’ for Harden, per Marc Stein of the New […] The post Celtics, Raptors join Nuggets as teams in &#...2020
  • • A James Harden, Timberwolves trade is the dark horse to keep an eye on
    The James Harden saga rages on and every day it looks more and more likely that Harden will not finish the season in Houston. The Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers have been the most talked-about destinations because Harden apparently has them at the top of his list, but the Minnesota Timberwolves could be a […] The post A James Harden, Timberwolves trade is the dark horse to keep an ...2020
  • • MHH Roundtable: Looking forward to 2021
    Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images No new NHL season yet, but there are a few interesting distractions The holidays are upon us, and 2021 is finally on the horizon. With the new year will hopefully come the NHL season. In the meantime, news of new sweaters and World Junior Championship preparations fill the time. The Quebec Nordiques-inspired Reverse Retro alternate sweater for...2020
  • • Top 5 guard prospects in the 2020 NBA Draft, ranked
    The guard position headlines the top of the 2020 NBA Draft, with LaMelo Ball and Anthony Edwards viewed by many as the two best prospects in this draft. Here are the top five guard prospects in the 2020 NBA Draft. 5. Kira Lewis Jr. One of the dark-horse prospects who is rising up NBA Draft […] The post Top 5 guard prospects in the 2020 NBA Draft, ranked appeared first on ClutchPoints....2020
  • • Pelicans: The blockbuster trade to pair a star with Zion Williamson
    Every offseason some superstar player moves teams; last year both Paul George and Russell Westbrook were traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder. This offseason there’s a dark horse team that has acquired a lot of assets that is poised to make a big deal, the New Orleans Pelicans. They have young talents like 23-year-old All-Star […] The post Pelicans: The blockbuster trade to pair a sta...2020

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  • • The Colorado Avalanche are your 2021 Presidents’ Trophy Winners
    Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images Avs ride a second period outpouring to the West Division Title, Presidents’ Trophy and secure home-ice for the balance of the playoffs. While going down early despite dominating play, the Avs stuck with their game plan and poured it on in the middle frame with five unanswered goals to secure the third Presidents’ Trophy in franchise history as ...2021
  • • MHH Roundtable: Surprises, disappointments and looking ahead to the rest of the Colorado Avalanche season
    Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Who has been the MVP for the Avalanche so far this season? With some unexpected time off it’s time to reflect on the first 11 games of the Colorado Avalanche season and to look ahead when play hopefully resumes soon. What has been your greatest surprise and disappointment on the Avalanche 2021 season thus far? Daniel W: Looking dee...2021
  • • MHH Roundtable: Looking forward to 2021
    Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images No new NHL season yet, but there are a few interesting distractions The holidays are upon us, and 2021 is finally on the horizon. With the new year will hopefully come the NHL season. In the meantime, news of new sweaters and World Junior Championship preparations fill the time. The Quebec Nordiques-inspired Reverse Retro alternate sweater for...2020
  • • NASCAR: The ultimate dark horse of the Xfinity Series
    While he may fly under the radar, Ross Chastain has the results to prove why he is the dark horse of the NASCAR Xfinity Series. As the only driver in the top seven of the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship standings with no race or stage wins, Ross Chastain can easily be overlooked when it […] NASCAR: The ultimate dark horse of the Xfinity Series - Beyond the Flag - Beyond the Flag - Yo...2020
  • • Graham Rahal 2020 IndyCar Season Preview
    Graham Rahal returns to the NTT IndyCar Series forthe 2020 IndyCar season as something of a dark horse. While the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing veteran got off to a slow start at Texas Motor Speedway, he’s got 12 years of experience under his belt and statistics that demonstrate an Astor Cup isn’t out of his … The post Graham Rahal 2020 IndyCar Season Preview appeared first on F...2020
  • • Simmons told Embiid they will win a lot of rings together
    Many analysts picked the Philadelphia 76ers as a dark horse to reach the Eastern Conference Finals and potentially even knock off LeBron James, but they were eliminated by the Boston Celtics in five games on Wednesday night. Despite the disappointing result, Joel Embiid says the Sixers are as optimistic as ever.While speaking with reporters after the game, Embiid compared himself and Ben Simmons t...2018
  • • Six dark horse Cy Young candidates for 2018
    It seems like the same cast of characters are among the favorites to win the Cy Young award in their respective leagues every year. However, it’s hard to argue since all the pitchers that make up this group are pretty nasty.Guys like Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber, and Chris Sale (among others) should be some of the favorites on a yearly basis because they consistently put up numbers ...2018
  • • Report: Whiteside could be trade candidate for Bucks
    The Milwaukee Bucks need some interior help, and that could lead them to take a walk on the Whiteside.According to a report by Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders on Thursday, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside could be a trade candidate for the Bucks before the Feb. 8 deadline (though there are some caveats):Per Kyler:The dark horse candidate for the Bucks could be Miami’s Hassan Whiteside, but so...2018
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  • • 5 dark-horse teams for a postseason run
    If the postseason began today, exactly half of the 10 entrants would be teams that didn't advance to the October dance a year ago. That qualifies as a season loaded with standings surprises, but, of course, we know better than to assume there aren't any more surprises in store. Let's examine five clubs currently on the outside of that playoff picture who, for one reason or another, have a realisti...2017

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  • • MHH Roundtable: Looking forward to 2021
    2020
  • • Avalanche Prospects at the 2020 World Juniors Day 3: Sampo Ranta came to play
    2019
  • • Report: Craig Kimbrel not lowering asking price, could sit out 2019
    Even with March looming, there are multiple baseball free agents left on the market, and one is refusing to compromise on his perceived value. According to Jim Bowden of The Athletic, free-agent reliever Craig Kimbrel is not lowering his valuation and could sit out the entire 2019 season if he does not get an enticing offer. This would certainly be a bold move. Most free agents in Kimbrel’s situat...2019
  • • Trying to identify 'mystery teams' for Manny Machado
    The apparent staring contest between Manny Machado, the White Sox and the Phillies doesn’t seem to have an end in sight, and the saga will surely drag on even longer if reports of unidentified suitors prove true. With the identities of said teams (assuming for a moment that they do indeed exist) yet unknown — it’s perhaps worthwhile to at least take a high-level pass throughout the league to see j...2019
  • • Are the Phillies the front-runners to sign Bryce Harper?
    Bryce Harper could very well be the most sought after free agent in Major League Baseball history when he becomes available after the 2018 season. While a bidding war of unprecedented proportions is expected, one MLB insider already believes one dark horse team could very well already be among the leaders to secure Harper’s services. ESPN MLB insider Buster Olney stated during a recent “Baseball T...2018
  • O'Shea, Schuplinski focused on Philly
    • O'Shea, Schuplinski focused on Philly
    ST. PAUL  – It’s been no secret that the Patriots will be looking for a pair of new coordinators next season as Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels are off to head coaching jobs in Detroit and Indianapolis, respectively. What has been a little more of a mystery is who might replace them in 2018. Things appear to be pointing in Brian Flores’ direction on the defensive side of the ball as the linebacke...2018
  • • NCAA Preview: Division I Women's Preseason Top 20
    2017
  • • NFL Power Rankings 2016: Updated Standings, Super Bowl Odds for Week 11
    2016
  • • Week 10 Waiver-Wire Pickups: Sleepers Who May Still Be Available
    2016
  • • Snakebit Cubs Fanbase Confident, Ready for Most Important Postseason in Century
    2016

Top Dark Horse news

  • • Is Stephen Curry Really in the NBA MVP Conversation?
    2014
  • • Dwyane Wade's New Contract Is Perfect Scenario for Both Star SG and Miami Heat
    2015
  • • Madison Bumgarner, Giants Flashing October Form Right Now
    2015
  • • Cavaliers Officially Back Among East Elite and Other Thursday NBA Takeaways
    2015
  • • No 'Dark Horse': Perry to play at SB halftime
    Will Katy Perry be a firework at the Super Bowl? Will she show them what she's worth? Will she let her colors burst?...2014
  • • Arian Foster Injury: Updates on Texans Star's Groin and Return
    2015
  • • Why he'll win it: A compelling case for Ryan Newman's title prospects
    Richard Childress Racing driver Ryan Newman hopes to ride the dark-horse label all the way to the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway....2014
  • • Terrance Knighton, Patriots DT, Plans to Recruit Kevin Durant to Celtics
    2016
  • • Why the Mavs are a dark horse to become the next superteam by signing Giannis Antetokounmpo
    The Dallas Mavericks always seem to be involved with big-name free agents. However, they always strike out. There was even some talk that they were trying to lure Kawhi Leonard this past summer, but obviously, that did not work out. But that could change in 2021 when Giannis Antetokounmpo hits the open market. Assuming the […] The post Why the Mavs are a dark horse to become the next superte...2020
  • • The Last Days of Lob City? Inside the Clippers' Latest Playoff Demise
    2016
  • • Mets Generation K 2.0 Rotation Ready 'To Win World Series, Not Just Get There'
    2016
  • • NFL Playoff Bracket 2015: Postseason Format and Super Bowl Odds for All 12 Teams
    2014
  • • Everything You Need to Know About Dark-Horse ROY Contender Jusuf Nurkic
    2015
  • • Why Memphis Grizzlies Are NBA's Most Dangerous Dark Horse
    2014

Dark Horse fantasy rankings and news

  • • MHH Roundtable: Surprises, disappointments and looking ahead to the rest of the Colorado Avalanche season
    2021
  • • Lakers News: Updates on Luke Walton, D'Angelo Russell, Injuries and More
    2016
  • • Fantasy Football Week 13 Rankings: Guide for Top Players and Sleepers
    2016
  • • 2017 NFL Draft: Ranking Nation's Top WRs so Far
    2016
  • • Week 10 Waiver-Wire Pickups: Sleepers Who May Still Be Available
    2016
  • • NFL Power Rankings 2016: Examining League Landscape Ahead of Season Openers
    2016
  • • L.A. Clippers or OKC Thunder: Who Is West's More Dangerous Dark Horse?
    2016
  • • 2015-16 NFL MVP: Latest Odds and Predictions Following Week 17
    2016
  • • Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bilal Powell, Eric Decker Post-Week 15 Fantasy Advice
    2015
  • • Week 14 Waiver Wire: Fantasy Football's Top Breakout Candidates and Pickups
    2015

Dark Horse schedule, game

  • • The Colorado Avalanche are your 2021 Presidents’ Trophy Winners
    2021
  • • 3 Reasons The Knicks Are Dark Horse Championship Contenders
    2021
  • • MHH Roundtable: Surprises, disappointments and looking ahead to the rest of the Colorado Avalanche season
    2021
  • • 3 dark-horse NBA playoff contenders emerging from the cellar
    For a majority of the NBA offseason, many made up their minds on the favorites to make a run at the playoffs. While this season was already predicted to be one of the most unpredictable seasons, a few teams have already played outside of their expectations. Here are three NBA teams emerging to be playoff […] The post 3 dark-horse NBA playoff contenders emerging from the cellar appeared first...2021
  • • NHL Season Preview: Four Sleeper/Dark Horse Teams For 2021
    The 2020-21 NHL season will look a tad different with newly-aligned divisions and a 56-game schedule. But one thing that won’t change is the fact that the league will have its sleeper and dark horse teams to watch out for. The NHL realigned its divisions for the 56-game schedule to reduce travel in an effort […] The post NHL Season Preview: Four Sleeper/Dark Horse Teams For 2021 appear...2021
  • • MHH Roundtable: Looking forward to 2021
    2020
  • NFL dark horses for the Super Bowl: Which teams could make a playoff run?
    • NFL dark horses for the Super Bowl: Which teams could make a playoff run?
    USA Sports' Mackenzie Salmon breaks down the dark horse pick for the Super Bowl with Mike Jones and Jarrett Bell.        ...2020
  • • How Nashville SC became a historically good MLS expansion team and potential playoffs dark horse | Sam Jones
    2020
  • • Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall On Payroll, Future Plans, 2020 Disappointment
    On the strength of three consecutive winning seasons and an aggressive offseason, the Diamondbacks were a trendy playoff pick and even a dark-horse NL pennant contender last spring, but things didn’t at all go to plan.  The D’Backs have a 24-35 record, and tonight’s loss to the Rockies ensured that Arizona will finish last in…...2020
  • • The perfect superstar teammate the Jazz must pair with Donovan Mitchell
    After being eliminated by the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs, the big question now for the Utah Jazz is this: what’s next? Utah made quite a splash last summer, and was considered as a dark horse in the West. The key addition of Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic in the offseason […] The post The perfect superstar teammate the Jazz must pair with Donovan Mitchell appea...2020

Dark Horse rumors, scandals

  • • MHH Roundtable: Looking forward to 2021
    2020
  • • Jim Harbaugh, Jason Garrett favored to be next Panthers head coach
    Now here’s an interesting turn of events. After the Carolina Panthers fired Ron Rivera Tuesday, Jim Harbaugh and Jason Garrett(?) are favored to be the team’s next head coach. New odds released by betonline.ag show that Harbaugh and Garrett lead a wild field of candidates that includes Urban Meyer and shockingly guys such as Jay Gruden and dark horse Bill Cowher. (from @betonline_ag) pic.twitter.c...2019
  • • Report: Raptors 'generating buzz' for Kawhi Leonard
    Recently, trade talks surrounding Kawhi Leonard have cooled since the beginning of free agency. Teams like the Lakers, Sixers, Celtics and even the Clippers have been mentioned in the race for Leonard. But, a dark-horse team could emerge north of the border. According to Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post, the Raptors have been generating buzz for the Spurs star. The Toronto Raptors also generate...2018
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    2018
  • • NHL 2016-17 Dark Horse Award Candidates
    iThe NHL Awards will be held in Las Vegas again this year, and many of the big awards have names already attached to them.Still, there will be a lot of speculation going forward about who will win, and there a few dark horse candidates.Whether it's John Gibson for the Vezina or somebody not n......2017
  • • B/R NHL Experts Discuss: Stanley Cup Favorites and Award Winners at Midseason
    2017
  • • Early On-Court Impressions of Top 2017 NBA Draft Prospects
    2016
  • • Early On-Court Impressions of Top 2017 NBA Draft Prospects
    2016
  • • Boston Bruins Rumors: Latest Free-Agent and Trade Possibilities
    2016
  • • NBA Free Agents 2016: Latest Rumors and Predictions for Market's Top Names
    2016

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