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Follow live: Spain looks to keep powering ahead against Iran

Spain is in position to comfortably move past Iran after a thrilling 3-3 draw with Portugal to open World Cup play.

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Lowe: Should Celtics put Jaylen Brown in a Kawhi Leonard trade?

If San Antonio is trading Leonard, what would Boston offer? Zach Lowe explores how far the Celtics should go.

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Stephen A.: 'Spurs are wasting their time' on Kawhi

Stephen A. Smith has no doubt Kawhi Leonard will be in Los Angeles within the next two seasons and San Antonio needs to accept that.



So-called greatest MLB free-agent class ever check-in: Who is up, down?

A good or bad season before hitting the market could be a difference of millions of dollars. See who is (and isn't) making the most of his contract year.

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Max Scherzer swears he’s normal ...

The evidence -- three Cy Youngs, 152 strikeouts in 2018 and a near obsession with minor tweaks -- proves otherwise.


Wednesday games

Ronaldo does just enough vs. Morocco ... and that's a problem

Cristiano Ronaldo got the early goal in Portugal's win, but his teammates need to step up if they're to go far.

Ronaldo breaks Europe's international goal mark

Ronaldo broke Ferenc Puskas' record for the most international goals by a European player with his winner for Portugal against Morocco.

Hislop: Ronaldo's focused on being a leader with Portugal

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop says we're seeing a different Cristiano Ronaldo with Portugal, who is becoming the leader his country need at the World Cup.


Ronaldo makes history in Portugal's sub-par display

While Portugal may over rely on Cristiano Ronaldo and Rui Patricio, FC's Shaka Hislop feels they have the right formula to make a run at the World Cup.


NBA draft

7 p.m. ET, Thursday, ESPN

Inside Mo Bamba's quest to be the NBA's next great big man

This is the behind-the-scenes story of how Bamba is training to join the ranks of the league's top big men.

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Bilas likes Colin Sexton more than Trae Young

Jay Bilas would draft Collin Sexton ahead of Trae Young because of his competitiveness and ability to guard.


Porter says teams 'pretty comfortable' with medical reports

Michael Porter Jr. addresses concerns about his health and durability ahead of the NBA draft.


Mo Bamba: The NBA's next elite rim protector?

Mohamed Bamba showed off his penchant for shot-blocking while at Texas and looks to take his defense to new heights in the NBA.


Doncic drills acrobatic 3 to clinch win in ACB championship


Knicks fans have a love/hate relationship with NBA draft

Knicks fans are passionate about their team and it's clearly on display when New York makes a pick in the draft.


Trae Young breathes basketball leading up to NBA draft

Oklahoma star Trae Young prepares for the NBA draft with his father, Rayford, by his side.



Why Deshaun Watson is the No. 1 QB in fantasy

The Texans' QB was a revelation as a rookie -- until a torn ACL cut his season short. Here is why you should put the small sample size aside and take him first.

NFL bubble watch: 32 veterans who could be cut before Week 1

Could the Packers part ways with Aaron Rodgers' backup? NFL Nation picks a player on each team who might not make the opening-day roster.

NFL offseason rewind: Best moves, looming questions for all 32

With minicamps wrapping up last Thursday, the NFL is officially on vacation. How did your team fare in the offseason?

Dwight Howard trade

Stephen A.: Howard is 'irrelevant'


Trade grades: Who wins Nets-Hornets deal?

The Nets get Howard from Charlotte to help clear space for free agents in 2019. Kevin Pelton grades the trade.

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