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'Man, can I ever get you out?': Inside Albert Pujols' path to 3,000 hits

As he closes in on one of baseball's most sacred career milestones, The Machine and those around him reflect on the journey Pujols has traveled to get there.

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NFL Schedule Released

NFL schedule winners and losers: Why Steelers should be happy

The Steelers could have the AFC North wrapped up by midseason. Plus: How Ed Sheeran influenced eight different games and more.

Here are 2018 win-loss predictions (and schedules) for all 32 NFL teams

The full schedule is out, and Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady will meet in Week 9, just the second time they've faced off. We've got predictions for every game.

Five games to watch from the 2018 NFL schedule.

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Woodson predicts Eagles' record.

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Pats get Texans Week 1.

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Woodson predicts hot start for Steelers.

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Riddick forecasts Packers' season.

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One win away from second round

Masked man shines in 76ers' win.

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Masked man shines in 76ers' win.

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Embiid's return sparks 76ers past Heat.

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Embiid seals game with big 3.

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Embiid calls playing with mask 'annoying.'

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Redick on mask: 'Like a Patagonia windbreaker.'

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Embiid says he's going to be a 'nightmare' for Miami.

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Embiid and Winslow exchange blocks.

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Johnson hits the 3 and smack talks.

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Wade and Anderson get competitive.

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Embiid grows frustrated with mask.

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Embiid quiets crowd with 3.

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Embiid loses mask on play.

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Simmons shows off handles.

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Thursday's Games

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Roundtable: Trouble signs for Predators, Lightning and Blue Jackets

Even series leaders have issues. Nashville has been leaky defensively, Tampa Bay is taking too many penalties and three OT games have overtaxed Columbus' young guns.

Ovechkin's quick wrister gives Caps insurance goal.

Alex Ovechkin beats Sergei Bobrovsky with his third postseason goal in Washington's 4-1 win, knotting the series at 2-2.

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NFL Draft

Lamar Jackson could change the NFL - if he gets the chance

The Heisman winner's future in the league won't just depend on whether he's ready, it'll depend on whether the NFL is.

New episode: Follow six NFL hopefuls as they prepare for the upcoming draft.

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NBA Playoffs

Lowe: The chessmaster play that NBA playoff teams love to run

Little things matter in the postseason, and one sweet set has rippled across three playoff series -- with perhaps even more to come.

ESPN Forecast: New playoff predictions for Round 1

Who are the new favorites in the NBA playoffs? Our ESPN Forecast panel predicts the outcome of all eight Round 1 series after two games.

Ranking the must-see NBA playoff series this round

We're two games into every Round 1 matchup. Which series will be the most entertaining the rest of the way? Here's our 1-8 rankings.

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Proposing wild NFL draft trades

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  • Barnwell's 2018 All-Trades Mock Draft

    Picture Odell Beckham Jr. or Le'Veon Bell in a Patriots uniform. Yeah, Bill Barnwell is getting weird with trades at every first-round slot.