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LIVE: Lakers, Clippers clash in explosive season opener

A matchup of potential NBA title contenders tips off Wednedsday when the Los Angeles Clippers host the Los Angeles Lakers in a season-opening clash.

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VanVleet scores career-high 34, Raptors top Pelicans 130-122

Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 34 points, Pascal Siakam fouled out with 34 points and 18 rebounds, and the defending champion Toronto Raptors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 130-122 in overtime on Tuesday night in the NBA's season-opening game.

Experts' Finals predictions: Does the title road go through Staples?

Lakers. Clippers. Bucks. Sixers. Which elite teams are Finals-bound? Our NBA writers and analysts make their conference championship and Finals picks.

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NFL

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?

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Inside Jalen Ramsey's first week with the Rams

It's been a whirlwind five days since Jalen Ramsey was traded to the Rams from the Jaguars.

MLB

World Series: begins Wednesday 01:08 BST

World Series viewers guide: Can Nats hang with Astros?

Who will win, matchups to watch, top storylines and more: Here's everything you need to get ready for the Fall Classic.

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Who's No. 1? Ranking all 50 players in the 2019 World Series

From the starters to the subs to the last man to squeeze onto each roster, here is how the members of the Astros and Nationals stack up.

Football

Premier League

Did Man United show the league how to stop Liverpool?

Fans on social media laughed before Sunday's game that Man United would get thumped by the league leaders. Who's laughing now?

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Man United need to get Kane, but are they bold enough?

If this was the old Man United, a £200m move for Harry Kane would be the obvious next step.

College Football

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The biggest question remaining for each Top 25 team

Which problem areas could trip up the nation's top contenders? From Tua's health concerns for Alabama to Oregon handling prosperity, these are the key issues facing college football's best.

Heisman Watch: Joe Burrow is still the one to beat

Another record-setting performance keeps LSU's QB atop the list. Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa follow, and Justin Fields cracks the top four.

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

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    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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