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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.

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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

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Barnwell's NFL trade grades: The Patriots gave up too much for Sanu

A second-round pick for wide receiver Mohamed Sanu was far too much to give up for the Patriots. Bill Barnwell grades the deal.

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