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Six big winners from the NBA draft's first round

Which teams made the best moves in the first round of the draft?

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Ayton goes No. 1 overall to Suns

Phoenix selects Deandre Ayton with the first overall pick of the NBA draft.

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Porter makes bold claim after falling to No. 14

Michael Porter Jr. says he'll be the best draft pick in Nuggets' history after he drops to the 14th pick.

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Fan who booed Porzingis disagrees with Knox pick

The same New York fan who booed the Kristaps Porzingis pick in 2015 disagrees as the Knicks select Kevin Knox with the ninth overall pick.

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Sexton makes pitch for LeBron to stay in Cleveland

The Cavaliers choose Collin Sexton with the eighth overall pick, then the point guard attempts to pitch LeBron James on staying in Cleveland.

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Allen and Mitchell go from foes to bros

Donovan Mitchell caught Grayson Allen with a hand to the face as ACC rivals, now they team up with the Jazz.

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Grizzlies draft Jackson with the 4th pick

Jaren Jackson Jr. is joined by his parents and is extremely excited to be selected by Memphis with the fourth pick.

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Do the Suns now have Shaq and Kobe 2.0?

No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton might be on to something by likening himself and Devin Booker to a historically-dominant duo.

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Carter Jr. picked by Bulls with 7th pick

The Bulls select Wendell Carter Jr. from Duke with the seventh pick in the 2018 NBA draft.

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FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup

Stream now on ESPN+: The FC crew reacts to Argentina's loss and dissects how much fault should be put on Messi.

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With Messi helpless, Argentina's World Cup dream fades

So much was expected, but when the game came, Lionel Messi had nothing. As Argentina crumbled around him, its star man could do little.

The friends behind the wheel of Mexico's party bus

What better way to see the World Cup than with your friends in a painted bus supporting your country? Meet the friends behind "La Bendicion."

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Jameis Winston's expected suspension hurts, but Bucs have backup plan

Tampa Bay could lose its starting QB for the first three games of the season, but veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick is a comfortable alternative.

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Winston set to be suspended three games in 2018

Adam Schefter reports that the NFL is planning to suspend Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston after investigating an alleged groping incident with an Uber driver in 2016.

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Around the league

Mike Trout's journey to 1,000 career games

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Cubs' bullpen faces trying time with injuries, schedule

Injuries to Brandon Morrow and Carl Edwards Jr., plus a tough stretch of games, will put fill-in relievers such as Randy Rosario to the test.

College World Series

Brady Smith rips RBI triple to give Florida a commanding lead in win

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Travelers Championship

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