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Hall of Fame

Why Mariano Rivera is two Hall of Famers in one

Would Mo have been a Cooperstown lock if he'd ONLY pitched in the postseason? What if he'd never sniffed October? Turns out, he's even better than you might have realized.

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The moral argument for keeping Barry Bonds out of Cooperstown doesn't hold up

The HOF has enshrined mediocre talents and stone-cold racists. It can open its doors for the home run king.

Previewing the Big Ten

East: Could this be the year for Harbaugh and Michigan?

Can the Wolverines get over the hump? How will Ohio State adjust to life after Urban Meyer? Is Penn State ready to be elite? We answer those questions and more about the Big Ten East.

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West: Almost anything is possible this season

Which Wisconsin will show up this season? What makes Minnesota the division wild card? How far can Scott Frost improve Nebraska? We examine those questions and more about the wide-open Big Ten West.

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Pacquiao vs. Thurman

Saturday

'He thrives on this': The adulation that drives Manny Pacquiao

What keeps Manny Pacquiao fighting, even at 40? It's impossible to imagine him giving up the money, the fame or -- least of all -- the attention.

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How a decision at 15 forever changed Keith Thurman's life

As a teenager, Keith Thurman left school to chase his boxing dreams. Now a world titlist and millionaire, Thurman always knew it was a risk worth taking.

Leon Edwards: MMA saved me from being 'dead, in prison or dead broke'

Leon Edwards will fight Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday. For Edwards, getting to this point meant leaving a life filled with violence, crime and gangs.

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How Dos Anjos' volume could be the difference against Edwards

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Leon Edwards on Saturday will come down to who is able to impose their style of fight, and several key metrics could offer the key to how it'll play out.

MLB Trade Deadline

4 p.m. ET, July 31

Passan’s MLB trade deadline preview: 10 big storylines to watch

From the aces who might move to the contenders that could go big, here's where the major players and teams stand as the countdown to the new single deadline heats up.

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What Buster is hearing: Selling starting pitching? You might want to act quickly

With plenty of supply left, sellers might find the best deals sooner rather than later.

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