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How this draft sets up future trades and free agency

Trades and free agency are around the corner. Kevin Pelton looks at the ways an eventful draft night will lead to more moves.

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These six picks won the NBA draft’s first round

Which teams made the best moves in the first round of the draft?

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College World Series

Eric Cole makes terrific catch in ninth as Arkansas eliminates Florida

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FIFA World Cup

The many contradictions of Mexico's Carlos Vela

Whatever people think of Carlos Vela's past, the 29-year-old can still be a game-changer in Russia and he remains El Tri's most talented forward.

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For Neymar, relief replaces frustration

It looked like VAR's penalty reversal would cap a difficult day for Neymar. But Brazil found a way to see off Costa Rica and he found a goal, all of which explained his reaction at full-time.

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More from the draft

Trade tracker: Grades and details for every deal

Which players and picks are on the move? We've got a rundown of the latest trades on draft night.

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Photos of the faces and emotions of draft night in Brooklyn

The fresh faces of basketball's future ride the emotional roller coaster at the Barclays Center.

Knox got advice on booing fans from Porzingis

Kristaps Porzingis told Knicks No. 9 pick Kevin Knox to not worry about the boos after being drafted because they will turn into cheers.

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Do the Suns now have Shaq and Kobe 2.0?

No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton might be on to something by likening himself and Devin Booker to a historically-dominant duo.

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Doncic's whirlwind draft experience

In a span of two days, Luka Doncic not only changed continents but teams as the highly touted guard got his first taste of NBA life.

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Williams: 'Bamba has more upside' than Ayton

Jay Williams recognizes DeAndre Ayton is a better offensively than Mo Bamba, but Bamba's athletic ability gives him a higher ceiling.

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NHL Draft

2018 NHL draft: Every first-round pick

Find details on every pick in the first round of the 2018 NHL draft here.

Best players still available in the NHL draft

There are six more rounds left in the draft. Who are the best players still on the board for Day 2?

Around the league

Giancarlo Stanton shows off the glove

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Aguilar's second homer walks it off for Milwaukee

Jesus Aguilar provides all of the offense for the Brewers as his second dinger is a walk-off homer in a 2-1 win against the Cardinals.

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Martinez's single gives Red Sox lead

J.D. Martinez singles with the bases loaded to drive in two runs to give Boston the lead.

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Arenado cranks 2-run homer

Nolan Arenado wallops Wei-Yin Chen's pitch for a 2-run shot to left field.

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Adames robs fellow SS Gregorius

Willy Adames gets up high to rob Didi Gregorius of at least a base hit and Gregorius gives the stink eye.

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Travelers Championship

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Inside Max Scherzer's process

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  • The true madness of Max Scherzer

    The Nats' ace swears he's normal. The evidence -- three Cy Youngs, 152 strikeouts in 2018 and a near obsession with minor tweaks -- proves otherwise.

The Body Issue turns 10

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  • The Body Issue Archive

    Explore nine years of iconic images, all dedicated to the power of the athletic form.