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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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Case for the best in the NBA draft

The top future stars of the NBA make their cases for No. 1 overall pick.

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Bilas likes Collin Sexton more than Trae Young

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

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Porter says teams 'pretty comfortable' with medical reports

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

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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.

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Doncic drills acrobatic 3 to clinch win in ACB championship

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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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FIFA World Cup

Who is in the most trouble: Brazil, Germany Or Argentina?

All three of the soccer powerhouses need to make adjustments to avoid catastrophe.

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Hirving Lozano primed to be Mexico's next big star

Lozano's rise at PSV has been no surprise to Mexico fans or pundits but his goal vs. Germany has shown he can be El Tri's next star.

NBA

Jaylen Brown for Kawhi? Not so fast, Boston

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

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.

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Around the league

Jose Altuve's brilliance being taken for granted

He's leading the league in hitting and his team is having a great season, yet somehow it seems no one is talking about Jose Altuve.

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Stanton bashes 453-foot walk-off dinger

Giancarlo Stanton smashes his fourth career walk-off home run and 18th of the year as the Yankees top the Mariners 7-5.

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Astros go back-to-back-to-back in the sixth

George Springer, Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve connect on home runs in consecutive at-bats in the sixth inning.

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Heyward's perfect throw nails Taylor at home

Jason Heyward catches a fly ball and makes a nice throw home where Willson Contreras tags Chris Taylor for the out.

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Kemp makes fantastic diving grab

Willy Adames hits a looper with the bases loaded, but Tony Kemp rushes in for the diving catch to end the inning.

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College World Series

Oregon State goes deep twice in first inning

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Texas Tech pitcher reaches out, meets with 7-year-old cancer patient

Having survived cancer as a child, Texas Tech pitcher Dylan Dusek took time Wednesday to meet with 7-year-old Cal Worrell, who is fighting the disease.

NFL

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?

FIFA World Cup

Stream now on ESPN+: Ronaldo saves Portugal, Uruguay advances to the knockout stage and Spain squeaks by Iran

ESPN

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

Cristiano Ronaldo got the early goal as Portugal got an "unfair" 1-0 win over Morocco, but his teammates need to step up if they're to go far.

Dwight Howard trade

Stephen A.: Howard is 'irrelevant'

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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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On This Date: June 21, 2012

The Body Issue turns 10

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