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NBA playoff watch: Fading Lakers dealt another blow

Anthony Davis went down again as the defending champs slid closer to the play-in, while the Nets are slipping toward No. 3 in the East.

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Is this the end? Is he the best first baseman ever? What to make of Angels releasing Albert Pujols

The abrupt finish to Pujols' time in L.A. sent shock waves through MLB. Here's what you need to know.

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Willie Mays at 90: He was Steph Curry, Michael Jordan, Simone Biles and Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mays could do it all -- hit, run, throw. But how do you explain Mays, who turns 90 on Thursday, to this generation?

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Why Carmelo Anthony's resurgence means so much to young NBA superstars

Carmelo Anthony has long been one of the most polarizing players in the NBA -- the dividing line between what is perceived as good basketball and bad. But to players, young and old, he's represented something far greater.

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Lowe's 10 things: Julius Randle and the smashmouth Knicks, bully ball by Jayson Tatum and wild-shot taunts

Let's spotlight Julius Randle's incredible ascension, bully ball from Jayson Tatum and bench taunts on wild misses.

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