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Heavy Duty: Joshua Defeats Klitschko

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On Saturday night, London's Wembley Stadium played host to arguably the most thrilling heavyweight boxing match in at least a decade, as the UK's Anthony Joshua -- one of the sport's brightest stars -- beat legend Wladimir Klitschko. More»
Cliff Corcoran

April Powers: Biggest Bats In MLB

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One of the most compelling aspects of this year's power surge are some of the unexpected names contributing to it. Here's a look at some of April's breakout home run hitters ranked in order of their measurable raw power. More»
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Broncos Make Kelly Mr. Irrelevant

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Rarely is the last pick in the NFL Draft a big-name college player, but Saturday may have featured the most relevant Mr. Irrelevant ever. With the 253rd pick, the Broncos drafted Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly, the nephew of Bills legend Jim Kelly. More»
Will Leitch

Dive Into Five: Weekend Watch List

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There are so many sports every weekend that it can be nearly impossible to keep track of them all. Here's our weekly guide to the five games/events/experiences that you will be in danger of missing if you make the mistake of going outside. More»
NFL Draft: Third Round

Steelers Land Pitt Star, Cancer Survivor Conner

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A year ago, James Conner was in the middle of chemotherapy treatment as it waged a battle against Hodgkin's Lymphoma that left the Pitt star running back drained but resolute. Now, after a full recovery, Conner was drafted by the Steelers and will stay in Pittsburgh. More»
NBA Playoffs

Paul Ball Helps Clips Get Lucky 7

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Chris Paul scored 29 points and the Los Angeles Clippers forced a Game 7 in their first-round series with a 98-93 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night. The Clippers will host the only do-or-die game of the first round Sunday. More»
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No Bull: Celtics Are Conference Semis-bound

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The hot-shooting Boston Celtics pounded the Chicago Bulls 105-83 on the road in Game 6 to win their first-round series 4-2 on Friday night, a remarkable turnaround considering the Celts lost the first two games of the series at home. More»
NFL Draft: Second Round

Cook's Look: Vikings' Future RB

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The Minnesota Vikings traded up seven spots to the 41st overall pick in the NFL Draft Friday night and snagged Dalvin Cook, the Florida State star whose stellar college career came with off-the-field questions. More»
NFL Draft: Second Round

Bengals Take Chance On Mixon

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Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is headed to Cincinnati with the 48th pick of the NFL Draft. The 5-foot-10 running back was one of the top players available at his position, but teams were wary because of his history. Mixon was suspended for his freshman season after punching a female student and breaking bones in her face. More»
Alex Wong

Best NBA Playoff Presser Moments

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As the first round of the NBA playoffs nears its conclusion, it's been arguably one of the best stretches of postgame press conference moments in league history. We took a look at the 10 best ones so far. More»
Terence Moore

Wonder Wall Pushes Wiz Over the Top

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On Friday, John Wall collected 42 of the smoothest points you'll ever see after he nailed clutch shots in bunches down the stretch against the Hawks, while Bradley Beal chipped in 31. Now, the Wizards are moving on -- with some magic. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Browns: Smartest Guys In the Room?

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Don't look now, but the Cleveland Browns are starting to build a contender. After savvy free agent moves, the team selected game-changing defensive player Myles Garrett -- and now may have a franchise QB in DeShone Kizer. More»
Alex Wong

Bird Has Flown: Larry Leaving Indy

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Larry Bird has stepped down as president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers, leaving the franchise with even more uncertainty than it had before. Unlike some of his counterparts, Bird has had a hell of a run as an executive. More»
Seerat Sohi

Stop Underestimating John Wall

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LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers are the favorites in the East -- no doubt about it. But if there ever were a team that could give them trouble, it could be the Washington Wizards. And that's because of their superstar, John Wall. More»
Will Leitch

The 10 Worst Hitters Of 2017 So Far

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The 2017 season is already one-eighth over. That's not nothing. A lot can happen in 20 games, and some teams and players have dug themselves into holes that look hard to get out of. With that in mind, here are the 10 worst hitters in the league so far. More»
Kenneth Arthur

NFL Draft Day 1 Grades, Rotten Style

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The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft is in the books, and we finally got some answers to the burning questions we've been debating for months. In a Rotten Tomatoes style, I went through every single pick and gave each team's selection a grade. More»
Jon Schwartz

Ellsbury Embraces His Roots

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The small town of Parker, Ariz., isn't where Jacoby Ellsbury was born, and it's not where he developed his love of baseball. But the checkerboard community of Native American and non-tribal land is a crucial piece of his origin story. Let's go back to where it all started. More»
Alex Wong

Iso Joe Putting On a Jazz Show

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A 16-year vet with a reputation of being an iso scorer lacking anything resembling a personality, well, Joe Johnson is one of the major reasons why Utah is one win away from reaching the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2010. More»
Michael Tunison

McKinley's Emotional Draft Night

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UCLA defensive end Takkarist McKinley remembered his grandmother in a stirring speech after being drafted by the Atlanta Falcons at No. 26 in the first round of the NFL Draft. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Hail to the Chief: Mahomes a KC FIt

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There was a lot of speculation leading up to the draft that the Kansas City Chiefs would draft a quarterback in the first round as the heir apparent to Alex Smith, and the hype was no lie: They traded up to No. 10 to pick Patrick Mahomes from Texas Tech. More»
David Ubben

Cubs At Sox: Best Matchup In Sports?

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This weekend, two of the most stories franchises in baseball will meet when the Cubs take on the Red Sox at Fenway Park. It's a special matchup -- and rare. We took a look at other unique showdowns that are epic events. More»
NFL Draft

Jags Boost Run Game, Land Fournette

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The Jaguars selected LSU running back Leonard Fournette with the fourth overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, giving Tom Coughlin the bruising back he craves in his return to the floundering franchise. More»
Mike Lupica

Watson Solves Houston's Problem

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Deshaun Watson put together a legendary national title performance against Alabama, and while Mitchell Trubisky and Patrick Mahomes were picked ahead of him, on Thursday night he gave the Houston Texans the best quarterback in the NFL Draft. More»
NFL Draft

No Doubt About Thomas For 49ers At No. 3

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John Lynch got the player he wanted and some extra picks in his first draft as San Francisco 49ers general manager. The front-office novice was able to move down one spot in the draft before taking Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas. More»
Andrea Hangst

Mister Christian, The Time Has Come

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The Carolina Panthers did the safe, predictable and ultimately smart move. With their first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, No. 8 overall, they selected running back (and all-around offensive dynamo) Christian McCaffrey. Cam Newton should be very happy. More»
Michael Tunison

NFL Draft Fashion Power Rankings

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The NFL is doing increasingly interesting things with the set-up of the draft, like moving it to different cities and setting it up mostly outdoors. But one of the more entertaining aspects of it endures: The bold fashion choices that prospects and their families make. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Air Bear? Chicago's Trubisky Gamble

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It didn't take long for the 2017 NFL Draft to bring the fireworks. In the first trade of the day, the Chicago Bears paid a ransom to the San Francisco 49ers in order to land North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2. Will they regret it? More»
Kenneth Arthur

Myles Over All: Browns Get Garrett

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After rampant speculation in the past couple of days that the Browns would take a gamble on UNC quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, Cleveland selected Myles Garrett at No. 1. And, by all accounts, that was the right move to make. More»
David Ubben

Biggest Sports Retirement Comebacks

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Marshawn Lynch is back, returning from retirement to play for the Oakland Raiders. He's not alone in making such a move. Plenty of other greats have made returns to their sport after retiring. How did their second acts play out? More»
Joe DeLessio

King Henrik Still Rules The Ice

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The margin for error in the first round of the playoffs was ridiculously small for New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. But it didn't matter. The King posted a .947 save percentage and a 1.70 goals-against average, showing that he's not quite finished being dominant. More»
Will Leitch

These 6 Could Be The Next Eric Thames

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Eric Thames is fulfilling the dream of many ballplayers who struggled in the Majors. The league just didn't work out for him, so he went overseas, dominated over there, came back and dominated here. So who could be the next Thames? More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

No. 1 Picks, Ranked By NFL Success

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Being selected No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft carries a ton of significance. All eyes are on you as you try to live up to the hype, and plenty have failed to do that (though many have). Let's rank every No. 1 pick ever in terms of NFL success. More»
David Ubben

The Craziest NFL Draft Moments Ever

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Every year, the NFL Draft gets harder to predict. But no matter what, there's always one guarantee: There will be drama. So before Thursday night's first round, let's look back on the wildest moments that stand out in the draft's history. More»
Anthony Castrovince

10 Players Primed For Turnarounds

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April is baseball's weird uncle, with scores of players who get off to underwhelming starts. Thankfully, for these guys, April is just about over. And for the 10 guys on this list, there is data to support the idea that May and beyond might just be more to their liking. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Best Cities to Host The NFL Draft

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After spending 50 years in New York, the NFL moved the draft to Chicago, and now Philadelphia. But maybe there should be an application process. Here are all the most compelling ways the NFL could determine the host city. More»

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