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2022 FIFA World Cup

An oral history of USA-Iran at the 1998 World Cup: Political tension, teammate betrayal and humiliation

This is the story of heartache, betrayal and embarrassment from the players who lived the USA's loss to Iran at the 1998 World Cup.

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Live updates from Iran vs. USA

It's simple for the USMNT and Iran: Win and advance to the knockout round. Lose and go home.

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NFL RANKINGS

The 25 under 25 rankings: We stacked the NFL's best young players, and four QBs make the list

We ranked the top 25 players in the NFL under the age of 25, plus 10 honorable mentions and a few snubs who could have made the cut.

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Power Rankings: Winners, losers and expectations for all 32 teams

What can you expect from your favorite team the rest of the season? Plus, there's a change in our top five.

STEPHEN A. IS ALL FIRED UP

Stephen A.: Cowboys scared they can't get it done without OBJ

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Stephen A. and Keyshawn get heated debating Von Miller's impact on Bills

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RANKINGS REVEAL: 7 P.M. ET ON ESPN

Key CFP questions: Who's No. 1? Where do Ohio State and Alabama land?

The critical second-to-last CFP rankings reveal will help clarify exactly what is on the line and for whom during Championship Week.

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What Connelly's formula says the latest CFP rankings will look like

There's a path to a drama-free playoff field, but projections say it's more likely to get messy ... Alabama is lurking.

CFP TALK

Can TCU still reach CFP with a loss this weekend?

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Stephen A. makes the case for Alabama getting in if TCU or USC loses

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MLB FREE AGENCY

Making the perfect offseason moves for five interesting teams

We plot out the moves to make -- and avoid -- for a number of clubs that could define the winter.

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Aaron Judge should sign WHERE?! Ranking all 30 MLB teams

We look at what each potential destination does -- and doesn't -- bring to the table for the biggest free agent.

A LOW POINT FOR LAKERS?

Why Stephen A. puts blame on LeBron and AD for Lakers' loss

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Pacers stun Lakers on Andrew Nembhard's buzzer-beating 3

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