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The Celtics’ breakout star was once at a breaking point

Jaylen Brown, Boston's second-year swingman, was once so broken up about basketball that he became physically ill. Now, he's breaking out on the NBA's biggest stage.

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NFL Schedule Released

Here are 2018 win-loss predictions (and schedules) for all 32 NFL teams

The full schedule is out, and Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady will meet in Week 9, just the second time they've faced off. We've got predictions for every game.

NFL schedule winners and losers: Why Steelers should be happy

The Steelers could have the AFC North wrapped up by midseason. Plus: How Ed Sheeran influenced eight different games and more.

The way everybody measures NFL schedule strength? It’s wrong.

Evaluating the 2018 schedule with 2017's win-loss results can be misleading.

NBA Playoffs

Friday: 3 Games on ESPN Networks

LeBron James' solo act recalls early Cleveland playoff runs

The lack of production from LeBron's supporting cast is eerily reminiscent of his first stint in Cleveland -- without the stingy defense to match.

DeRozan and Lowry: 'We're playing for everything'

The Raptors are hell-bent on getting to the NBA Finals. DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry talked to Rachel Nichols about their season and their on- and off-court evolution.

Friday's Games

Nats-Dodgers, 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+

Scherzer, Kershaw set to duel

Get ready for a Max Scherzer-Clayton Kershaw showdown

As the two premier pitchers in the National League meet, we go inside the numbers that make them great and give you a chance to pick your ace.

Buster: Scherzer-Kershaw are two best pitchers in the world.


What will it take for the Dodgers to be the Dodgers again?

A slumping lineup, a struggling closer and a sub-.500 record isn't what L.A. had in mind for 2018. We break down what the slow start means.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs

Highlights and analysis: Bruins push Leafs to the brink.


Roundtable: Who is the greatest Penguin -- Sidney Crosby or Mario Lemieux?

Crosby broke Lemieux's mark for career postseason points. Has Sid the Kid also surpassed Super Mario in the pantheon of Penguins greats? Our experts weigh in.

How dangerous are the Sharks?

After quickly disposing of the Ducks, San Jose moves on to Vegas. What are the Sharks' chances of making another run to the Stanley Cup final?

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On This Date: April 20, 1986

Proposing wild NFL draft trades

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  • Barnwell's 2018 All-Trades Mock Draft

    Picture Odell Beckham Jr. or Le'Veon Bell in a Patriots uniform. Yeah, Bill Barnwell is getting weird with trades at every first-round slot.