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Raptors superfan Drake is the NBA's biggest celebrity playoff antagonist

From trolling the Greek Freak to massaging Nick Nurse's shoulders, Drake has made himself part of the Eastern Conference finals.

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Kawhi's vintage performance has Raptors one win away


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Life without KD in Oakland?

Durant responds to critics who say Warriors don't need him


Stanley Cup Final

Game 1: Monday, 8 p.m. ET

The NHL's ultimate troll: Why opponents hate Brad Marchand

The slew-foots, the elbows, the Twitter trolling, the ... licking?

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By the numbers: How the Bruins, Blues match up

We break down the matchups in goal, at forward, on defense, on special teams and everything in between.

NFL contracts

Predicting the next NFL players who could force contract standoffs

Le'Veon Bell rewrote the book on how to negotiate a second NFL contract. Here are the young standouts who could be tempted to follow his lead.

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Saints can't avoid Michael Thomas, Cameron Jordan megadeals much longer

The Saints have a list of underpaid stars who'll need new deals, but they have to take care of their All-Pros first.

Around the diamond

Friday's games


B-team Bombers? Hardly. Backups bid to equal 2018 Yankees' historic HR pace

Even with their roster wracked by injuries, the Yankees' replacements are nearly matching last year's record power output.

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Weekend Watch: Picks, analysis on the top matchups

Playoff hopefuls square off when the Braves play the Cardinals and the Indians meet the Rays. Who has the upper hand? And what else are we looking forward to?

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