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Potential Texas, Oklahoma move to SEC: The hurdles, domino effects and what we know so far

Texas and Oklahoma expressing interest in joining the SEC shook the foundation of the Big 12 and caught many high-ranking college athletics officials off guard. Can a move really happen? What would it mean for other conferences? We break down the latest.

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Source: OU, Texas could move to SEC in weeks

Texas and Oklahoma could make their move to the SEC official in a matter of weeks, ESPN has confirmed.

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Why many Olympians don't want to carry the flag in the opening ceremony

Being chosen as an Olympic flag-bearer is an enormous honor -- yet athletes routinely turn it down. We talked to Michael Phelps' coach -- and former flag bearers such as Dawn Staley and Erin Hamlin -- to find out exactly how grueling it can be.

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Olympics opening ceremony highlights the good and bad of these Tokyo Games

Questioning whether the Olympics should be held is warranted. And yet, it is also OK to feel excited.

LOOKING AHEAD

It's free-agency season! Here's what every team can afford to do this summer

What every team can do this summer, from the Knicks (who can create $50 million in space) to the Warriors (who are $40 million over the tax line).

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NBA Power Rankings: It's never too early to forecast next season

Here's a way-too-early look at where the champs and all 30 teams stand ahead of 2021-22.

TEAM USA BASKETBALL

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Can Team USA make a run at another gold medal?

After back-to-back seasons of uncertainty in the NBA and no practice time, Team USA still can overwhelm with talent.

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Olympics 2021: Team USA sings happy birthday to Kevin Durant

Fellow Olympians and members of Team USA trolled Durant with a public rendition of "Happy Birthday."

MLB

Why Cleveland's MLB name change should have happened a while ago

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NHL DRAFT

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Biggest NHL draft questions: Top prospects, trade targets, bold predictions

Who will go No. 1 to the Sabres? How many goalies will be taken in Round 1? Which veterans could be on the move?

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Michigan Wolverines hockey on verge of making draft history

Michigan could be the first NCAA team to have three current players taken in the first round.

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Yankees' chaotic pitching helps Red Sox to walk-off win in 10th

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Phillies, Braves have some fun comparing Albies, Torreyes' heights

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The moves that prove Cade Cunningham will become an NBA star

Cade Cunningham is likely to be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA draft. These elements of his game show why he'll thrive in the league.

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How LSU star Cameron Thomas' mom helped him be all he can be

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