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5-on-5: Predicting the loaded East race after the Kawhi trade

Our Insiders answer the big questions about new Finals favorites and dark horse East contenders.

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Why the other Kawhi Leonard trades never happened

What else could the Spurs have gotten for Kawhi? It's complicated.

Lowe: What the Kawhi trade means for Raptors, Spurs and NBA

How will Toronto and San Antonio move on? Zach Lowe breaks down the trade and its major implications on all sides.

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The Open

Tiger Woods shows he still has 'it' at The Open

Tiger Woods' opening round at The Open was nothing special. But that didn't stop him from intimidating those around him.

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Everything you need to know for the second round of The Open

If Rory McIlroy misses more fairways, he won't mind much. Kevin Kisner will be trying to do something he's never done and the U.S. is hoping to keep doing what it's been doing.

The ESPYS

'Sister survivors,' who received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, show powerful moment of solidarity

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Aly Raisman takes on the institutions she led to glory

In her fight to end sexual abuse, the Olympic hero and champion takes the floor.

NBA

Trade grades: Who wins the Carmelo Anthony deal?

How did the Thunder, Hawks and 76ers do in the Melo trade? Kevin Pelton grades the deal.

Rockets strong front-runners for Melo

Adrian Wojnarowski explains where Carmelo Anthony could land after the Hawks waive him and why Dennis Schroder is a good fit for the Thunder.

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Trade talk

Olney: How deadline dominoes will fall following Machado deal

Now that Manny's gone to Hollywood, what will baseball's top contenders do?

What would it take for the Cubs to pull off a deGrom blockbuster?

If Jacob deGrom hits the trade market, Chicago would have to deal from its major league roster to get him. Would the big addition be worth the price?

Machado blockbuster makes Dodgers the NL's team to beat

With a move to Hollywood in the Dodgers' latest deadline splash, rental extraordinaire Manny Machado's stay in L.A. is likely to last deep into October.

NFL

NFL predictions through 2021: Cowboys rise, Harbaugh’s return, more

Will Le'Veon Bell find a new home? When will the Cowboys return to Super Bowl glory? We're forecasting the next three seasons.

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Insiders predict: How many games will the Browns win in next three years?

The Browns are 4-44 over the past three seasons, but have more talent now than they've had in years.

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A light in the darkness

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  • A light in the darkness

    The rescue of a soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand was so daring it defies comprehension. This is what heroism looks like.

Heroic coaches

  • Andrew Kaufman
  • 'He saved so many lives'

    Cross-country coach Scott Beigel, assistant football coach Aaron Feis and athletic director Chris Hixon are the 2018 ESPYS recipients of the Best Coach Award for the difference they made in the lives of students on and off the field of play.