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  1. Women's Final Four 2014 - NCAA championship game picks

    Before Connecticut (39-0) and Notre Dame (37-0) meet in the first women's basketball national championship pairing unbeaten teams, we predict the winner and look at what X factors might most influence the matchup.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  2. Women's Final Four 2014 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish's top offense...

    Charlie Creme

    The nation's most efficient offense meets the country's top defense when Notre Dame and UConn collide in a championship game featuring two perfect teams. What will be the X factors? Which backcourt will rule? We break it down.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2014
  3. Final Four's biggest X factors

    Seth Greenberg

    It's easy to look at this season's Final Four teams and pick out the stars: SEC Player of the Year Scottie Wilbekin (Florida), All-American guard Shabazz Napier (Connecticut), freshman twins Aaron and Andrew Harrison (Kentucky) and 7-foot stretch for...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  4. 3-point shot: X-factors for Final Four

    ESPN.com staff

    Andy Katz identifies an X-factor for each Final Four matchup and also discusses a couple coaching moves across college basketball....

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  5. X factor: Jurickson Profar

    Richard Durrett

    Over the next few weeks, we'll take a look at some X factors for the club this season. A big one in 2014: Jurickson Profar. Profar hit a grand slam in the Rangers' 8-4 win over the San Diego Padres in Thursday's Cactus League game. It was his thir...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  6. X factors for Alabama Crimson Tide, Oklahoma Sooners in Sugar Bow...

    Todd McShay

    Todd McShay takes a look at two key X factors between Alabama and Oklahoma in Thursday's Nokia Sugar Bowl.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  7. Women's college basketball - Connecticut Huskies, Duke Blue Devil...

    Rebecca Lobo

    From foul trouble to free throws and from Duke's defense to UConn's offensive "game-changer," Rebecca Lobo breaks down the biggest X factors heading into Tuesday's 1-2 showdown.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2013
  8. The X-Files: Jeremy Lin

    Shea Serrano

    In the lead-up to the 2013-14 NBA season, Grantland will examine key players — X factors — for contending teams. Shea Serrano talked to James Harden and Jeremy Lin about Lin's role this season. Me: Yo. Harden: Nope. Me: Dude, come o...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  9. The X-Files: Jeremy Lamb

    Danny Chau

    In the lead-up to the 2013-14 NBA season, Grantland will examine key players — X factors — for contending teams. We began the series with Zach Lowe's profile of Kawhi Leonard. Today, Danny Chau looks at Oklahoma City swingman Jeremy Lamb....

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  10. Scouting report for World Series between St. Louis Cardinals and ...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron gives a detailed scouting report of the World Series, and explains why Allen Craig and Xander Bogaerts are the X factors.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2013
  11. 10 X factors down the stretch

    Jim Bowden

    With just two and a half weeks left in the regular season, we still have dramatic division races in the National League Central and American League West as well as an intense wild-card race in the AL where five teams are separated by just three games...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  12. Big 12's "X factor" offensive threats

    Brandon Chatmon

    In a conference filled with players who have the opportunities to make big plays on offense, Kansas running back/receiver Tony Pierson isn't the only potential "X factor" in a Big 12 offense this season. Here's a look at other players who may not ...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  13. X factors for playoff contenders - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski writes about August X-factors for teams in the playoff hunt. He points to the Reds and Athletics as teams in dire need to have a resurgence offensively.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2013
  14. Potential X factors in AFC West

    Matt Williamson

    Examining an under-the-radar player from each team who could loom large in 2013. Denver: Manny Ramirez, center After losing J.D. Walton and now Dan Koppen, Ramirez is moving from guard to center to fill a gaping void in the middle of Denver's o...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  15. McMillan on Ray: 'He was always capable'

    Jared Zwerling

    Raymond Felton has been one of the Knicks' X-factors in the playoffs, averaging 15.7 points on 47 percent shooting to go with 4.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game. Nate McMillan, who coached Felton in Portland last season, told ESPNNewYork.com that...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  16. X factors: Five keys for Rangers in 2013

    ESPNDallas.com

    Opening Day is closing in for the Texas Rangers. We know Matt Harrison will be taking the mound and that Adrian Beltre will be cleaning up at third base again. We know the Rangers need Yu Darvish to build off his strong finish to last season. But wha...

    Blog | March 28, 2013