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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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Salah makes scoring return but cannot stop Russia

The hosts are in prime position to reach the last 16 after another impressive display, while Egypt is on the verge of elimination despite the return of its talisman.

How much Portugal relies on Ronaldo

"Playing with Cristiano is like a dream," Portugal's Andre Silva says. But building the team around him can be a bit of a nightmare.

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NBA Draft

7 p.m. ET, Thursday, ESPN

Trae Young: ‘I want to do something that’s never been done’

The projected NBA lottery pick went from prodigy to bust in only a matter of weeks. Will he rise again?

Six best NBA draft trades we'd like to see

Plenty of picks, like the rights to Luka Doncic, throughout the lottery could be in play for draft-night trades. So which moves should teams make?

FIFA World Cup

Group Stages

Stream on ESPN+: FC Daily recaps Russia routing Egypt, Colombia and Poland stumbling, Neymar injuring ankle

College World Series

The All-College World Series team of current major leaguers

Who are the best active major league stars who also played in Omaha? We've got your squad right here.

India crushes three-run homer for Gators

Junior Jonathan India hits his 21st home run of the season in the sixth inning of Florida's win over Texas.

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Tuesday's Games

NBA

Kyrie Irving talks missing the Eastern Conference Finals, staying in Boston and his new movie

"What I really want, is to bring our team -- all of us together -- to a championship"

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Could CP3 successfully recruit LeBron to Rockets?

Jalen Rose says he loves the possibility of LeBron James joining forces with Chris Paul and James Harden to take on the Warriors in the West.

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The next phase of NBA superteam technology: Creating one from scratch

A big three of LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George would be the first of its kind.

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NFL

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?

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Rams another 'Dream Team' Eagles? We'll wait and see

The 2011 Eagles set the bar for how winning the offseason can go wrong. The Rams are hoping to avoid a similar fate.

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The Body Issue turns 10

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  • The Body Issue Archive

    Explore nine years of iconic images, all dedicated to the power of the athletic form.