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Growing up poor and black: The challenges facing some NBA players

A childhood filled with violence, poverty and racism can lead to lifelong anxiety and depression for even the league's best players.

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Anxiety and depression: Pierce, Bosh and Love on a behind-the-scenes struggle

Stars such as Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan opening up has been an important step, but the stigma of mental health issues remains alive in NBA locker rooms.

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Fantasy Football

2018 fantasy football top-300 PPR rankings

Overall rankings for leagues which award one point per reception, updated throughout the summer.

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Matthew Berry's Love/Hate for the 2018 season

It's the must-read column of the fantasy football preseason, highlighting Matthew Berry's most undervalued and overvalued players in drafts.

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Barnwell: What's real and what's too soon about Jimmy Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo, 7-0 as an NFL starter, is ready for his close-up. The reality? There's still a lot we don't know about what to expect in 2018.

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Ranking NFL QB bargains from best (Russ) to worst (Eli)

Which NFL teams have been getting their money's worth at quarterback? We rank every projected NFL starter by production relative to pay.

College Football

Meet the college football preseason All-America team

Wisconsin dominates the All-America team with four first-teamers, while Alabama, Clemson and West Virginia have two each.

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Reranking the stacked 2016 recruiting class

Ed Oliver, Khalil Tate and 23 more players are reranked based on their college production.

Tuesday's Scoreboard


Back in Miami, Giancarlo Stanton is ‘sick’ of the negativity

The Yankees slugger, making a bittersweet homecoming, is "sick" of the negativity. "I want things positive down there. Hopefully it'll start to happen."

Olney: Machado, Harper ... Eovaldi? Red Sox righty could get big payday

There are bigger free-agent names this winter, but don't sleep on the Boston starter, who has remade himself after a second Tommy John surgery.


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Tiger: 'This entire year has been so different'


Tiger, Rickie, Rory and Jordan all enter FedEx Cup with question marks

Tiger Woods returns for the first time in five years. Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy will sit out at least one week. And Jordan Spieth has work to do. Here's a full rundown.

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On This Date: Aug. 21, 1986

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  • Happy birthday, Usain Bolt

    The 32-year-old sprinter ran his last race last August at the World Athletics Championships after 12 years of dominance on the track. Just how dominant? Take a look.

The Saban Effect

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  • Nick Saban is more than a scowl

    We canvassed every level of football to find the 14 Nick Saban stories that reveal the legendary coach's humor, grace and obsessive devotion to domination.