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Hiring Tony La Russa? Debatable. The way the White Sox did it? Outrageous

Whether or not La Russa can do the job in Chicago at age 76 has nothing to do with what makes his hiring so troublesome.

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AJ Hinch makes the Tigers (and the AL Central) a lot more interesting

Days after Hinch's season-long suspension ended, Detroit turned to the former Astros skipper.

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POLITICAL ACTION

What the work behind political change looks like for LeBron and star athletes

Here's how athletes have spent the past six months trying to channel the power of their collective voice into political action.

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How does political perception differ from reality in American sports?

There's a complex contrast between a league's image and the politics of the people in charge.

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Clemson star QB Trevor Lawrence faces new kind of scrutiny after positive COVID-19 test

Trevor Lawrence has been under the microscope since taking college football by storm as a true freshman in 2018. Now, after the Clemson quarterback's positive COVID-19 test, he will face continued and heightened scrutiny, fair or not.

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Stephen A. isn't concerned about Clemson without Lawrence

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Thiaw's header gives Schalke a rare lead

German Bundesliga: Malick Thiaw (30') Schalke 1-0 Stuttgart. Watch Bundesliga on ESPN+.

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Finebaum rips Nebraska, calls program 'a total embarrassment'

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BREAKING DOWN WEEK 8

Your guide to every Week 8 game, with predictions and fantasy tips

What to watch for in every game. Bold predictions. Fantasy advice. Key stats to know. And, of course, score predictions. It's all here for Week 8.

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NFL experts predict: Upset picks, fantasy sleepers and trade deadline offers

Which players could get traded soon? Is it time to panic for the Patriots?

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