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Chiefs-Rams scorefest a harbinger of NFL's future -- to a point

The NFL's scoring bonanza is real, but football as we knew it isn't dead. It's simply evolving -- and in a thrilling direction.

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Week 12 Power Rankings: Why every NFL team is thankful

It's easy to count the blessings of the one-loss teams, but what about the cellar-dwellers? We have reasons all 32 teams should give thanks.

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One win can't cover up Wizards' long-term problems

Washington's 24-point comeback Tuesday night wasn't enough to transform the mood for a Wizards team still in need of some big changes.

Lowe: The Blazers are good, but are they good enough?

Portland has started hot after last season's playoff collapse. But how high is this team's ceiling?


Richard Jefferson: I'm going to miss dunking on people

In his own words, recently retired Richard Jefferson reflects on the 2016 NBA Finals, the best coach he played for, his early days with the Nets and what he'll miss most.


Transfer Talk: City would need £75m for Frenkie de Jong

Manchester City will need to fend off Barcelona and break their own transfer record to sign Ajax playmaker Frenkie de Jong. Transfer Talk is on it.

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Transfer Rater: Jovic to Liverpool, Cahill to Milan

Luka Jovic to Liverpool and Gary Cahill to AC Milan are two of today's hot rumours, according to Football Whispers.

What's best for Pulisic: Liverpool, Chelsea or neither?

With Liverpool and Chelsea reportedly eyeing Christian Pulisic, Ale Moreno and Craig Burley discuss whether he should leave Dortmund or stay put.



UEFA Nations League

Germany showing signs of revival despite relegation

No team has had a worse 12 months in German national team history. So why was there so much positivity after Monday's 2-2 draw with the Netherlands?

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Van Dijk deployed as STRIKER: Dutch tactics revealed

Depending on your point of view, Koeman's switch was either the essence of Total Football or the age old tactic known as 'throw the big man up top.'


Tuesday's Nations League Fixtures

Positive England reap rewards; Belgium implode

Gareth Southgate's impact was evident again, though his praise of Harry Kane possibly went a bit far. Plus: What went wrong for Belgium and France?


England gain some revenge on Croatia, seal finals place

It won't make up for a World Cup semifinal loss, but England were able to see off Croatia and advance in a fine advert for the UEFA Nations League.

England 2-1 Croatia: Three Lions roar to semifinals

Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane each scored to seal England's 2-1 comeback win over Croatia to reach the UEFA Nations League semifinals.


Kane: Nations League a great chance to win a trophy with England

England striker Harry Kane is already looking ahead to the UEFA Nations League semi-final stage, highlighting the fact they are only two games away from winning a trophy.


Dalic: Football's coming home, very soon

Croatia's Zlatko Dalic believes a young England side are on the verge of winning something special after they beat his side 2-1 to reach the UEFA Nations League semi-finals.


Marcotti: 'Relentless positivity' from fans lifts England

Gab Marcotti says the current England team has a connection with the fans that hasn't been seen in the country in decades.


Duke edges Auburn by 6 in Hawai'i


Duke makes the most of its experience

Finally challenged, the Blue Devils advanced in Maui, but it wasn't one of their fabulous freshmen who led them.

Barrett throws down fast-break windmill

RJ Barrett gets out ahead of the pack and flushes a windmill dunk.


Bolden says win vs. Auburn was a 'big test'

Duke center Marques Bolden details how the Blue Devils beat Auburn and how he teaches the new guys everything he wishes he knew as a freshman.


No. 8 Auburn falls to No. 1 Duke

The Tigers dig themselves a 17-point deficit and come within five, but can't finish as the Blue Devils escape 78-72 in the Maui Invitational.


Bolden blocks, runs the floor and finishes alley-oop

Marques Bolden comes up with a block on defense, then runs the floor for an alley-oop.


Reddish pulls up for deep 3

Auburn gives Cam Reddish too much space as he knocks down a long 3-pointer.


Williamson lobs to Barrett to start 2nd half

Zion Williamson runs the floor and tosses an alley-oop to RJ Barrett for a dunk.


Williamson blocks Harper before halftime buzzer

Jared Harper tries going coast-to-coast before halftime but Zion Williamson shuts the door.


Bolden pins Auburn attempt at the basket

Jared Harper gets his layup blocked off the backboard by Marques Bolden.


Jones makes circus shot to beat shot clock

Duke freshman Tre Jones drives baseline and hits a baseline shot before the buzzer.

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