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So-called greatest MLB free-agent class ever check-in: Who is up, down?

A good or bad season before hitting the market could be a difference of millions of dollars. See who is (and isn't) making the most of his contract year.

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The true madness of Max Scherzer

The Nats' ace swears he's normal. The evidence -- three Cy Youngs, 152 strikeouts in 2018 and a near obsession with minor tweaks -- proves otherwise.

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Lowe: Should Celtics put Jaylen Brown in a Kawhi Leonard trade?

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

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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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Ronaldo leads Portugal to 1-0 victory

Cristiano Ronaldo’s header in the fourth minute gave Portugal the goal they needed to earn three points in their second group-stage match.

Ronaldo breaks Europe's international goal mark

Cristiano Ronaldo broke Ferenc Puskas' record for the most international goals by a European player with his winner for Portugal against Morocco.

NBA draft

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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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Bilas likes Colin Sexton more than Trae Young

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


Porter says teams 'pretty comfortable' with medical reports

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


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.


Doncic drills acrobatic 3 to clinch win in ACB championship


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.


Trae Young breathes basketball leading up to NBA draft

Oklahoma star Trae Young prepares for the NBA draft with his father, Rayford, by his side.



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

Barnwell’s top 25 young players at World Cup 2018

For young players, making the 23-man World Cup squad is a top indicator of stardom to come. Bill Barnwell picks out the 25 next big things in 2018.

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Postcards from Russia: In search of World Cup fever

The World Cup hasn't exactly turned Russia into a nonstop footballing party.

Around The Diamond

Yankees launching a historic home run barrage

After the Yankees hit four more homers in Tuesday's win, the Bombers' fence-busting antics are adding up to a run at the record books.

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Cubs walk off in 10th on Almora's single

Tied at 1-1 in the 10th, Albert Almora Jr.'s single gets the Cubs a split of their doubleheader with the Dodgers.


Votto shoos away bird, hits grand slam

A bird causes a slight delay on the infield, and Joey Votto later hits a grand slam to right field later in the at-bat.


Kemp, Roberts, Grandal ejected in win

After multiple questionable called strikes Matt Kemp, Yasmani Grandal and manager Dave Roberts get ejected for arguing.


Stanton skies homer to center

Giancarlo Stanton swings at the first pitch of his at-bat and launches his 17th home run of the season to center field.


Torres blasts homer to the bleachers

Gleyber Torres launches his 14th home run of the season that lands in the left-field bleachers.


Camargo bashes grand slam to left

Johan Camargo smashes a grand slam to left field that puts the Braves up on the Blue Jays in the top of the second inning.


Washington takes out Roosevelt in Presidents Race

During the President's Race at the Nationals game, George Washington tackles Teddy Roosevelt to the ground.


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The Body Issue turns 10

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