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October 23, 2019

Inside the Soto-Cole showdowns that changed the World Series
The Nationals' young superstar made Gerrit Cole look mortal, which hasn't been the case in quite some time.... More >>

'Intense' Kawhi silences boos, leads Clips to win
Booed by Lakers fans during a pregame speech, Kawhi Leonard let his game do the talking in his Clippers debut, scoring 30 points Tuesday night in a 112-102 win over the Lakers.... More >>

Green: Suspension over KD tiff was hard for me
Warriors forward Draymond Green appeared on The Woj Pod and opened up about his altercation last season with Kevin Durant and how it caused him to question his standing with the team.... More >>

Brady taking uncertain future one day at a time
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said that he's taking it one day at a time after being asked about his playing status for next season and beyond.... More >>

Raptors receive 'largest' ever NBA title rings
Raptors players received what the team called the largest NBA championship rings ever, and Toronto unveiled its banner prior to Tuesday's season opener against the Pelicans.... More >>

China doesn't air NBA openers; protests in LA
Chinese state television did not air the NBA's opening night games Tuesday, and the league's streaming partner, Tencent, reduced its schedule and was showing just the Lakers-Clippers game.... More >>

Lions deal Diggs to Seattle, stunning teammates
The Seahawks have acquired safety Quandre Diggs and a 2021 seventh-round pick from the Lions for a 2020 fifth-round pick.... More >>

Why Clippers-Lakers felt bigger than just one game
Round 1 of the battle for L.A. went to the Clippers. Our experts provide their top takeaways from Staples Center.... More >>

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.... More >>

Podcast: What if Simmons turns his struggle into success?
Mina Kimes brings you an inside look at the most interesting stories at ESPN.... More >>

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.... More >>

From top draft picks to uncertain futures for Winston, Mariota
What's going to happen to Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota?... More >>

El Clasico set for Dec. 18, pending challenge
The Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been rescheduled for Dec. 18, organisers have confirmed, but La Liga are expected to challenge.... More >>

Auburn DT Derrick Brown poised for greatness on and off the field
Auburn star Derrick Brown is a likely top draft pick and future NFL star, but those who know him best think he'll make an even bigger impact away from the game.... More >>

Wisconsin Badgers jump up, jump up and get down into the Bottom 10
An inexplicable loss to a 2-4 Illinois team? Pack it up and pack it in to the No. 5 spot.... More >>

Penn pals: Nittany Lions Sean Clifford and KJ Hamler are livin' the dream
Friends since middle school, Penn State's QB-WR duo of Sean Clifford and KJ Hamler have pushed the Nittany Lions into the playoff conversation.... More >>

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.... More >>

Experts' Finals predictions: Does the title road go through Staples Center?
Which elite teams are Finals-bound? Our NBA writers and analysts make their picks.... More >>

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.... More >>

How will Astros react after seeing Gerrit Cole lose?
Houston's mettle will be tested after the Astros saw their best weapon miss the mark in Game 1.... More >>

Passan: The Astros' denial just made a bad situation worse
Houston assistant GM Brandon Taubman's post-ALCS actions were inexcusable. His organization's standing behind him at any cost only adds to the problem.... More >>

The Krueger Effect: How new Sabres coach has led turnaround
Buffalo is off to a hotter start than expected, largely due to Ralph Krueger. We go inside the team's decision to hire him, and his tactics.... More >>

MLS Cup conference semifinals preview: Everything you need to know
With Round 1 of the MLS Cup playoffs in the rearview mirror, we preview the four conference semfinal matches.... More >>

Pascal Siakam strikes a pose with his NBA championship ring on opening night
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Ariel Helwani's MMA thoughts: Maia-Askren grounds for excitement, Hardy's big challenge
Will Ben Askren feel the effects of suffering his first loss -- by KO? Maybe, but Demian Maia presents a different hurdle. Plus, Greg Hardy and other items making MMA news this week.... More >>

Jon Jones unmotivated by light heavyweight foes; Ngannou on horizon?
Dominick Reyes said Jon Jones should defend or vacate, but the light heavyweight champ sounds more interested in heavyweight Francis Ngannou.... More >>

A second chance at life and football: Inside Richard Yeargin's comeback
In June 2017, the former Clemson defensive end was on the rise to stardom. But a car accident and fractured vertebrae sent him on a long road to recovery. Now he is making a comeback at Boston College.... More >>

The best player in college basketball history at every jersey number
From Zion Williamson at No. 1 to Kevin Durant at No. 35, here are the best college basketball players to ever wear each of the NCAA's 37 allowed jersey numbers.... More >>

2019-20 preview: Preseason picks, rankings, complete coverage
The countdown to the 2019-20 college basketball season has begun. Your preparation begins right here.... More >>

Fantasy football Week 8 rankings
Check out rankings from our team of experts.... More >>

Bold predictions for the 2019-20 fantasy NBA season
Curry as King? Morant outpaces AI? Siakam better than Kawhi? RoCo better than Siakam? D12 shines? Who is Matisse Thybulle? Our experts aren't shy about making bold predictions.... More >>

Forecasting opening week
Matchup previews, schedule analysis and more to prepare your fantasy hoops rosters for the week ahead.... More >>

The woes of North American League of Legends
After another disappointing finish by North American teams at the League of Legends World Championship, Emily Rand analyzes how the region must address underlying issues if its teams hope to perform better at international competitions.... More >>

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.... More >>

Rugby World Cup semifinals preview and predictions
The semifinals pitch New Zealand vs. England, while Wales look to hurdle South Africa.... More >>

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