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Barnwell’s top 25 young players at World Cup 2018

For young players, making the 23-man World Cup squad is a top indicator of stardom to come. Bill Barnwell picks out the 25 next big things in 2018.

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Salah makes scoring return but cannot stop Russia

The hosts are in prime position to reach the last 16 after another impressive display, while Egypt is on the verge of elimination despite the return of its talisman.

How much Portugal relies on Ronaldo

"Playing with Cristiano is like a dream," Portugal's Andre Silva says. But building the team around him can be a bit of a nightmare.

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NBA Draft

7 p.m. ET, Thursday, ESPN

Trae Young: ‘I want to do something that’s never been done’

The projected NBA lottery pick went from prodigy to bust in only a matter of weeks. Will he rise again?

Six best NBA draft trades we'd like to see

Plenty of picks, like the rights to Luka Doncic, throughout the lottery could be in play for draft-night trades. So which moves should teams make?

Doncic drills acrobatic 3 to clinch win in ACB championship


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.


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.


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.


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Group Stages

Around The Diamond

Yankees launching a historic home run barrage

After hitting four more homers in Tuesday's win, the Bombers' fence-busting antics are adding up to a run at the record books.

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Cubs walk off in 10th on Almora's single

Tied at 1-1 in the 10th, Albert Almora Jr.'s single gets the Cubs a split of their doubleheader with the Dodgers.


Votto shoos away bird, hits grand slam

A bird causes a slight delay on the infield, and Joey Votto later hits a grand slam to right field later in the at-bat.


Kemp, Roberts, Grandal ejected in win

After multiple questionable called strikes Matt Kemp, Yasmani Grandal and manager Dave Roberts get ejected for arguing.


Stanton skies homer to center

Giancarlo Stanton swings at the first pitch of his at-bat and launches his 17th home run of the season to center field.


Torres blasts homer to the bleachers

Gleyber Torres launches his 14th home run of the season that lands in the left-field bleachers.


Camargo bashes grand slam to left

Johan Camargo smashes a grand slam to left field that puts the Braves up on the Blue Jays in the top of the second inning.


Washington takes out Roosevelt in Presidents Race

During the President's Race at the Nationals game, George Washington tackles Teddy Roosevelt to the ground.


College World Series

Continues Wednesday on ESPN networks

The All-College World Series team of current major leaguers

Who are the best active major league stars who also played in Omaha? We've got your squad right here.

India crushes three-run homer for Gators

Junior Jonathan India hits his 21st home run of the season in the sixth inning of Florida's win over Texas.


College World Series

Tuesday's Results


Kyrie Irving talks missing the Eastern Conference Finals, staying in Boston and his new movie

"What I really want, is to bring our team -- all of us together -- to a championship"

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Could CP3 successfully recruit LeBron to Rockets?

Jalen Rose says he loves the possibility of LeBron James joining forces with Chris Paul and James Harden to take on the Warriors in the West.


The next phase of NBA superteam technology: Creating one from scratch

A big three of LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George would be the first of its kind.


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?

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Rams another 'Dream Team' Eagles? We'll wait and see

The 2011 Eagles set the bar for how winning the offseason can go wrong. The Rams are hoping to avoid a similar fate.

NHL Offseason

Destination Tavares: Where the star center could land

Eight teams have emerged as front-runners in the John Tavares derby, as his return to the Islanders is not guaranteed. Here's who is in the mix.

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