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Who's No. 1? Ranking all 50 players in the 2019 World Series

From the starters to the subs to the last man to squeeze onto each roster, here is how the members of the Astros and Nationals stack up.


Best pitching matchups ever? The many layers of the clash of the super rotations

The finest World Series mound showdowns await.

Top Headlines

Opening night in the NBA

Can Anthony Davis and the Lakers get LeBron to play elite defense again?

If the Lakers want to compete for a title, LeBron James will have to play better defense than he has over the past few seasons.

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Experts' Finals predictions: Does the title road go through Staples?

Which elite teams are Finals-bound? Our analysts make their conference championship and Finals picks.

Stephen A.'s Take

Stephen A.: LeBron will be the king of L.A.


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Week 8 NFL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus new goals for every team

The Patriots and Saints want to be No. 1. The Bengals and Dolphins want to draft No. 1. What are expectations like in the NFL now, seven weeks in? Illustration

NFL Trade Deadline

4 p.m. ET Oct. 29

Barnwell's NFL trade grades: Why the 49ers' latest trade is risky

Does veteran receiver Emmanuel Sanders really make the 49ers better down the stretch? Bill Barnwell grades the deal.

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Big Opinions

Kellerman: Saints have everything they need to beat Patriots


Tom Brady is setting up to leave the Pats


College football

Watch live: CFP Top 25


The biggest question remaining for each Top 25 team

Which problem areas could trip up the nation's top contenders?

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'One football can take you so far'

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  • The unbreakable bond

    Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins says he owes his career to his mom. When you hear her remarkable story of survival, you'll understand his devotion.

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  • UFC on ESPN+: See what's next

    ESPN+ is now streaming exclusive live UFC events, weigh-ins and more, Ariel and the Bad Guy, Dana White's Contender Series and other exclusive MMA content.