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Six new Hall of Famers? Here's why each is getting into Cooperstown

Rivera, Halladay, Mussina, Martinez, Smith, Baines: From the first unanimous selection to the latest controversial Cooperstown call, here's why each of these guys is worthy of the Hall.

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Latest updates from Induction Weekend

Check out all of the weekend's activities, from the speeches of those inducted to the scene in Cooperstown, N.Y., around the ceremonies.

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The Open

Shane Lowry won The Open, but Brooks Koepka won the majors

This was how Brooks Koepka did in the four events that matter most in golf: first, second, second, fourth. So while he didn't hold the Claret Jug on Sunday, he was the undisputed champion of the major season.

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Sunday's scores

Pacquiao vs. Thurman

Manny Pacquiao earns split-decision victory over Keith Thurman

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Pacquiao remains the most riveting fighter of his generation

Pacquiao loves this, probably more than he should. And to watch him at work is to witness the entire conflicting boxing experience embodied in one person.

What we learned from Pacquiao-Thurman, and what's next

Dan Rafael and Steve Kim answer some of the biggest questions raised after Pacquiao's dominant win over Thurman.

Madden

The life of a Madden Ratings Adjuster

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Boycotts, bruised egos: How players reacted to 'Madden NFL 20' ratings

DeMarcus Lawrence called for a boycott. Others were just as upset, and some reactions were tongue-in-cheek.

NFL offseason

Opening of Patriots camp will have Rodney Harrison-based theme

The popular former safety who won over fans with his physical play is coming to town as part of the lead-up to his Patriots Hall of Fame induction.

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Ranking most, least improved NFL teams: Browns upgrade; Pats lose out

The Browns loaded up, while the Patriots, Giants and Steelers didn't. Here's how all 32 offseasons stack up.

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