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The favorites, the long shots and those without a hope at the U.S. Open

Everybody starts the U.S. Open all even. But there are different tiers -- from those who have a chance to those who do not. We separate the contenders, the pretenders and the dreamers.

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ESPN predictions: Is it finally Xander Schauffele's time?

Sure, there are other choices, but our experts are feeling the hometown feel-good story.

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WHAT NOW FOR THE CLIPPERS?

NO KAWHI FOR GAME 5

What Paul George needs to do in Leonard's absence

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Are the Clippers doomed without Kawhi?

The two-time Finals MVP was playing better than anyone this postseason.

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CRITICAL GAME FIVES

How the 76ers and Hawks can each win a pivotal Game 5

Both teams have a chance to take control of the series Wednesday night in Philadelphia. Here's how.

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LIFE WITHOUT CP3

What Chris Paul being in health and safety protocol means for Suns

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NHL Playoffs Daily: Canadiens look to strike back in Game 2

Vegas came out hot in a 4-1 Game 1 victory. Can Montreal even things up before heading back to la belle province?

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    On June 16, 1996, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls beat the Seattle SuperSonics to win their fourth NBA championship and the first since Jordan returned to the NBA following his short baseball stint.

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