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Olympics opening ceremony highlights the good and bad of these Tokyo Games

Questioning whether the Tokyo Olympics should be held at all is warranted. And yet, as Sam Borden writes, it is also OK to feel excited as we watch the opening ceremony.

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Osaka lights cauldron at Tokyo opening ceremony

Tennis star Naomi Osaka has lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games, ending the flame's long journey from Greece to these delayed Olympics.

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Jack Grealish is nearing a move as the Aston Villa star has agreed to personal terms with Manchester City. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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No Messi until January? Barcelona face brick wall in registering new deal

Barcelona have hit a brick wall in their attempt to register Lionel Messi's new contract -- ESPN's Insider Notebook has the latest.

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TOKYO 2020: SIMONE BILES

What it's like to coach Simone Biles, 'a once-in-a-lifetime talent'

In advance of all that is to come at the Tokyo Olympics, Simone Biles' coach Cecile Landi tells us what to expect over the next two weeks -- and what it's like to coach one of the most unique gymnasts in the history of the sport.

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Simone Biles throws her best Yurchenko double pike yet in Olympic podium training

The Olympics haven't even officially started yet, but Simone Biles is officially doing her GOAT thing.

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Why Cleveland's MLB name change should have happened a while ago

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Biggest NHL draft questions: Top prospects, trade targets, bold predictions

Who will go No. 1 to the Sabres? How many goalies will be taken in Round 1? Which veterans could be on the move?

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Grading the Ristolainen deal: Wait, the Sabres won a trade?

The No. 14 pick, blueliner Robert Hagg and a 2023 second-rounder are coming to Buffalo in exchange for the defenseman.

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It's free agency season! Here's what every team can afford to do this summer

What every team can do this summer, from the Knicks (who can create $50 million in space) to the Warriors (who are $40 million over the tax line).

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FOOTBALL

Gerrard: Managing Everton 'never a possibility'

Steven Gerrard has told ESPN it was "never a possibility" that he would leave his job as Rangers manager to take charge of Everton.

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Gerrard on Everton job: Never an option, not surprised by Benitez

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he would never take the Everton job, but wasn't surprised former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez did.

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JADON SANCHO JOINS MANCHESTER UNITED

Ogden: Expect Sancho to create more goals than score them with Manchester United

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Sancho: It's an honour to join Manchester United

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