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The NBA's supermax contract is working ... just not like fans expected

When this season's All-NBA teams are announced, more players could become eligible to sign supermax contract extensions. But as we've learned over the past two years, it's not an automatic, for players or teams.

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'It's the Kawhi effect': The impact of having a transcendent star

The Raptors' bench supported Kawhi Leonard by scoring 48 points in a Game 4 win.

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Big Blue's Big Man is back

Men's College Hoops

Jalen: Howard will bring the Fab Five back together


Juwan Howard joins list of stars who returned to coach team

Howard is far from the only prominent ex-player to take over as coach of his former team. Here's a list of notables across sports.

NFL Offseason

Could the Chiefs miss the playoffs? Five reasons why it's not crazy

Thanks to Patrick Mahomes and a dynamic offense, the Chiefs are a Super Bowl favorite. Here's why you should short K.C. instead.

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What can Patrick Mahomes do for an encore in 2019?

After becoming just the second player to pass for 5,000 yards and 50 TDs in a season, the Chiefs expect the bar to remain high for the reigning MVP.

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Wednesday's games


Christian Yelich and reimagining the 'five-tool player' in 2019

He's one of the five best players in baseball. But the Brewers star isn't actually "a five-tool player." Here's how that term is misunderstood -- and why it could use a refresh.

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The big win-now move in May? Calling up top prospects

Phenoms like the Braves' Austin Riley are getting the call. Here's what to expect from them.

Stanley Cup Final

Game 1: Monday, 8 p.m. ET

Whom should you root for in the Stanley Cup Final?

Haven't been paying too much attention? Was your team already knocked out? We help you decide whether to get behind the Blues or the Bruins.

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How the Bruins and Blues were built, and who has the edge

Roster construction is a never-ending debate. We examine how the GMs assembled the Stanley Cup Final teams -- and identify where one team is better.

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  • The best young players in soccer

    Liverpool have been superb this season. Here's what a trophy would mean to a city that has experienced so much joy, hope, despair and tragedy along the way.

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  • UFC on ESPN+: See what's next

    ESPN+ is now streaming exclusive live UFC events, weigh-ins and more, Ariel and the Bad Guy, Dana White's Contender Series and other exclusive MMA content.

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