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NBA opening week: What our experts are watching most closely

The new season brings new questions for contenders and lottery teams alike. Our reporters are looking for answers.

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Opening Week

Ben Simmons isn't here for your 3-point shooting revolution

While the Sixers All-Star point guard continues to work on his outside shot, both he and his team believe he can be the championship-level star the Sixers need by sticking to what he does best.

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UEFA Champions League

Champions League mythbusting: Liverpool's chances to repeat

Champions League Matchday 3 lacks a single stand-out game but the competition has been phenomenal so far. We break down some of the myths about the action to date.


Transfer talk

LIVE Transfer Talk: Real Madrid plan January move for Lewandowski

Real Madrid are eyeing a sensational swoop for Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski in January. Transfer Talk is LIVE with the latest.

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Rare company: Bill Belichick closing in on 300th NFL win

As the Patriots boss nears another accolade for his unrivaled résumé, his peers and players weigh in on the secrets to his sustained excellence.

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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?


Brady Saying Goodbye?

Is Brady playing his final season with the Patriots?



World Series

World Series Daily: Verlander or Stras and the best (and worst) of Minute Maid Park

We choose between the Game 2 starters, weigh in on Houston's ballpark and make our Wednesday picks.

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How the Nats pieced together 27 outs to win Game 1

The Nationals' pitching staff dug deep to take the opener, but will that work as the World Series goes on?

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Mexican GP

Power Rankings: Lewis ready for another coronation

Jake Michaels looks at who's hot and who's not in F1 right now, leading on the 2019-champion-in-waiting, Lewis Hamilton.

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What Hamilton needs to do to clinch the F1 title at the Mexican GP

Lewis Hamilton must finish on the podium to have a chance of wrapping up a sixth world title at the Mexican GP. Here's what teammate Valtteri Bottas needs to do to take the fight to Austin.


Rugby World Cup

How Pep and Sir Alex inspired Jones to reinvent English rugby

Eddie Jones has been able to reinvent English rugby with a helping hand from football influences Sir Alex Ferguson and Pep Guardiola.

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Rugby World Cup semifinals preview, latest team lists, predictions

The Rugby World Cup semifinals pitch New Zealand against England, and Wales look to hurdle South Africa on the way to the final.

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  • Jurgen Klopp on what's next for Liverpool

    The charismatic German has returned Liverpool to football's elite since taking the job in October 2015. He talks to ESPN about the journey and what's lies ahead.

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  • Watch #8 Notre Dame @ #19 Michigan

    Notre Dame will be aiming to make it four straight wins by beating a Wolverines side coming off another big loss. Start your 7-day free trial today.

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  • ESPN FC 100

    Here are the top 100 players and managers in men's soccer, as rated by our experts.

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  • League tables

    Updated tables from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.

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  • Upcoming fixtures

    Keep track of all the important upcoming fixtures in the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.

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  • Latest scores

    Results and scores from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.

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