Trade grades: Oilers come out (way) ahead in Neal-Lucic swap

The Alberta clubs swapped high-priced problems, but one of the two players seems more likely to bounce back.
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Missed the NFL offseason? Here’s everything that happened

Reviewable pass interference, new Jets threads, five teams with new QBs and more. It’s been a wild NFL offseason. Catch up right here.
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Jordan Spieth has another chance to be Jordan Spieth again

He knows how to win majors. He has played two good rounds at Royal Portrush, despite not hitting the ball all that well. Can muscle memory help him overcome his weekend struggles and be a major winner again?
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‘These kids are ticking time bombs’: The threat of youth basketball

In part one of a two-part series, ESPN explores the dangers of youth basketball — and how the culture of perpetual competition is jeopardizing the futures of the very stars it hopes to create.
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Even Tiger knows it: He’s not young anymore

With pain evident on his face and in his voice, Tiger Woods admitted the truth: The days of old are gone. Now, he’s old.
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Former NFL players strive to break into coaching on ground floor

After finishing their careers, several former players are trying to prove themselves again, this time as entry-level assistant coaches.
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Sources: Thunder’s attempts to move Paul stall

The Thunder’s attempts to trade Chris Paul have stalled, meaning he might stay with the team this season, sources told ESPN.
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Why things don’t look good for Tiger and other big Open questions

All signs point toward a rough week for Tiger Woods. But what about Rory McIlroy on home soil, Brooks Koepka making another major run and the other pressing major questions at Royal Portrush?
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Baker Mayfield won’t back down

The uncompromising, unapologetic quarterback is a big reason the Browns are the NFL’s hottest team (yeah, you read that right).
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Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?

Jake Gardiner, Patrick Maroon and other big names remain on the market two weeks into free agency. We identify the best landing spots for each.
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Graziano’s crystal ball: Bold NFL predictions for the next three years

Patrick Mahomes is going to break (money) records. Could Le’Veon Bell change teams again? Let’s project the next three seasons.
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Boycotts, bruised egos: How players reacted to ‘Madden NFL 20’ ratings

DeMarcus Lawrence called for a boycott. Others were just as upset, and some reactions were tongue-in-cheek. It happens every July when ‘Madden’ player ratings are revealed.
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NBA Power Rankings: Who are the league’s best teams now?

Where do the league’s contenders stand now? We’re taking stock of all 30 teams as the dust settles on a wild offseason.
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Holmgren steps down as Flyers president

Paul Holmgren has been with the Flyers for 40 years as a player, coach, general manager and president.
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Anthony Davis: Rob Pelinka called ‘every 30 to 45 minutes’ during free agency

In an interview with ESPN, new Lakers big man Anthony Davis dishes on his exit from New Orleans, trying to recruit Kawhi Leonard and why he’s not thinking beyond 2019-20 in L.A.
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Why we should no longer doubt Novak Djokovic’s place among tennis’ GOATs

For as long as he can remember, Novak Djokovic has been trying to catch and match his two main rivals, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. After a career-defining five-set victory over Federer at Wimbledon on Sunday, Djokovic is chasing them no more.
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Lawyers: Elliott ‘target of extortion’ in complaint

Ezekiel Elliott is the “target of extortion,” attorneys for the Dallas Cowboys running back said Saturday, after a security guard opted to press assault charges over a May altercation in Las Vegas.
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Goalie Binnington agrees to re-sign with Blues

The Stanley Cup champion Blues have reached a deal with goaltender Jordan Binnington on a two-year contract with an annual average value of $ 4.4 million, the team announced Saturday.
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One rival down, one to go for ageless Federer to win Wimbledon title

Eleven years after Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer in an epic Wimbledon final, Federer got some redemption. Up next: Novak Djokovic in the final.
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Gordon: Chargers ‘home,’ but ‘want to get paid’

Two-time Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal, wants “to get paid” but also wants “to end up with the Chargers.”
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Philly bar seeks profits from ‘Play Gloria’ merch

A South Philadelphia bar claiming that it helped create and foster the Blues’ “Play Gloria” rallying cry has filed a trademark for use of the phrase on an assortment of items.
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Angels throw no-hitter on night to honor Skaggs

Taylor Cole and Felix Pena wore Tyler Skaggs’ uniform while combining to no-hit the Mariners in the Angels’ first home game since their teammate’s death.
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Smith: 18 NFL games not in players’ best interest

NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith confirmed to ESPN that the NFL proposed an 18-game schedule in early labor negotiations, as the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, but he said he doesn’t see it “being in the best interest of our players.”
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10 lessons from the 2019 NHL offseason

From a decree to stop contract shaming to naming the NHL’s ‘Lord Business,’ this week’s Wysh List runs down 10 things we learned this offseason.
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The rise and fall of OKC, the NBA’s small-market miracle

With Russell Westbrook and Paul George gone, the next era of OKC basketball sends the franchise somewhere it has never been.
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The NFL’s best and worst offensive arsenals: Barnwell’s 32-1 ranking

Which team has the league’s top offensive firepower? We evaluated all 32. No quarterbacks, linemen or coordinators allowed.
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Best league ever? NBA players react to Westbrook-CP3 trade

Yet another stunning NBA trade left players shaking their heads while also predicting that the upcoming season could be the best ever.
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2019 NHL free-agency grades: Analysis of every big signing

Matt Duchene is headed to the Predators, while Artemi Panarin will be a Ranger. We grade all the big signings for the offseason here.
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Oubre Jr. agrees to $30M deal to stay with Suns

Kelly Oubre Jr., a restricted free agent, has agreed to a two-year, $ 30 million deal to remain with the Phoenix Suns, agent Nima Namakian of BDA Sports told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Source: Kawhi signs shorter 3-year Clips deal

Kawhi Leonard’s three-year deal with the Clippers lines up with that of teammate Paul George, setting up possible free agency for both again in 2021.
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Can LeBron make this Lakers roster work?

Can LeBron James turn this Lakers team with Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and others into contenders for the NBA title?
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NHL offseason grades: How all 31 teams did in 2019 free agency

Our NHL writers grade every team’s offseason wheelin’ and dealin’s. And a pair of tri-state franchises both earned high marks.
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Shane Bieber rocks, home crowd rules on Cleveland’s All-Star night

From an unlikely MVP to a city that embraced its time in the spotlight, here are the moments that made this Midsummer Classic stand out.
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In full audio, Chiefs’ Hill denies assaulting fiancee

In an audio recording of an argument between Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill and his fiancee, Crystal Espinal, that aired Tuesday, Hill denies committing assault and battery against Espinal — a charge he pleaded guilty to in 2015.
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Lowe: Winners and losers in the wildest NBA week ever

What if everything in the league changed in a week? Here’s who came out OK and not so well.
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ESPN’s Bruschi ‘doing much better’ after stroke

Tedy Bruschi described in an Instagram post Monday the symptoms he was experiencing on July 4 when he suffered a stroke and wrote that he is “doing much better.”
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Pete Alonso stole the show in a Home Run Derby for the ages

The Mets rookie was the last man standing, posting a dramatic win in a heavyweight battle full of memorable moments.
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Blue Jackets sign Harrington to 3-year contract

Defenseman Scott Harrington, who set career highs in games played, assists and points for Columbus last season, has signed a three-year contract worth $ 4.9 million with the Blue Jackets.
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What NBA insiders are buzzing about at Las Vegas Summer League

What are scouts, coaches and executives talking about in Las Vegas? We have the latest intelligence and buzz-worthy items from the MGM Resorts Summer League.
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Meet the fun-loving kindergarten cop: Dolphins rookie Christian Wilkins

Miami’s top pick is more than a versatile D-lineman. The Clemson product is a frugal, humble leader who strives to get the most from life.
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On a day filled with soccer heroics, U.S. women made biggest statement

The Mexico and Brazil men’s teams claimed titles of their own, but the day’s standard was set by the U.S. women — both on and off the field.
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Johansson joining Sabres on two-year contract

Free-agent center Marcus Johansson is signing with the Sabres on a two-year, $ 9 million contract. He had 13 goals and 17 assists in 58 games with the Devils and Bruins last season.
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How Kawhi pulled Paul George away from OKC

After failing to recruit Kevin Durant to the Clippers, Kawhi Leonard focused on Paul George and proved to be a “hell of a recruiter.”
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Who was your sports hero? NFL stars talk Jordan, Ali and more

As the 2019 ESPYS approach, we asked players around the league to tell us about their childhood sports heroes.
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Lowe: What Kawhi’s huge moves mean across the NBA

Let’s dive into all the details of how the Clippers’ big moves are reshaping the league.
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The Wysh List: Offer sheets and character assassinations

Hockey fans have yearned for an offer sheet for years. That the Sebastian Aho one failed should not bring scorn to Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin.
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Sources: Clippers to land Leonard, George

The Clippers are set to acquire Paul George in a blockbuster trade with the Thunder, clearing the path for Kawhi Leonard to sign a four-year max contract, sources tell ESPN.
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Former Patriot Bruschi recovering from stroke

Former New England Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi is recovering after suffering a stroke Thursday, his family said in a statement.
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NBA world stunned by Kawhi Leonard-Paul George team-up

The late-night news that Kawhi Leonard and Paul George would be teaming up with the LA Clippers sent NBA Twitter into a frenzy.
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Auston Matthews on the Raptors, Marner, Marleau and modeling

We check in with the Maple Leafs star — and NHL 20 cover boy — on myriad topics.
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Nine more NBA stars who could be on the move

They’re not free agents, but these players could be on the move via buyout or trade in the coming months.
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Despite buzz about Browns, rivals aren’t ready to concede AFC North

The Ravens can admit the Browns, with the addition of Odell Beckham Jr., have a lot of talent. But Baltimore’s the one with a division title to defend.
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Tommy Tomlinson: How Jared Lorenzen inspired so many, including me

Jared Lorenzen died this week. The Kentucky and NFL quarterback wanted to change people with the force of his personality, the way I always hope to change people with my words. I wish my words had been strong enough to make the difference for him.
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Sources: Grizz explore trade market for Iguodala

The Grizzlies do not intend to give forward Andre Iguodala a buyout before the season and are actively exploring the trade market for the former Finals MVP, league sources told ESPN.
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Prospects who might still be moved and why Vegas’ Gusev leads the list

Nikita Gusev is a highly talented forward, and the Golden Knights succeeded in bringing him to North America. Why might he now be dealt?
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Fantasy football sleepers, busts, breakouts for 2019

Our panel of fantasy football analysts offers surprise performers, disappointments and those who will take their game to another level.
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How an NHL offer sheet works and what comes next for Sebastian Aho

Aho has signed an offer from the Canadiens. What does that mean, how will the Hurricanes respond, and will any other RFAs sign one?
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Sources: Green, Mudiay to Jazz on 1-year deals

Jeff Green has agreed to a one-year, $ 2.5 million deal with the Jazz, sources told ESPN. Utah also reached a one-year agreement with guard Emmanuel Mudiay, sources said.
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For Jaguars’ Nick Foles, bigger feats have come with better feet

Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo says Foles’ footwork is better than it was when they worked together with the Eagles.
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Sources: Isaiah Thomas, Wizards agree to deal

The Wizards lost point guard Tomas Satoransky to the Chicago Bulls on Monday, opening an opportunity for Isaiah Thomas to be a backup point guard for the franchise.
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Winners and losers of the first day of NHL free agency

Joe Pavelski, Artemi Panarin and many more found new homes on Monday, and we also saw an actual offer sheet in action. Here’s who came out ahead.
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Bills’ Josh Allen should be on fantasy radar after strong 2018 finish

The QB made a fantasy impact with his legs as a rookie in 2018, but he might be asked to be more selective with his decisions to run this fall.
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Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, 27, dies in Texas

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died Monday at the age of 27, stunning the baseball world and leading to the postponement of the team’s game against the Texas Rangers.
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NHL free agency game plan for the Central Division teams

We examine the pending free agents, cap space and potential targets for all seven clubs.
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49ers’ Goodwin wins ’40 Yards of Gold,’ $1 million

Niners wide receiver Marquise Goodwin won the “40 Yards of Gold” sprint event and its $ 1 million prize on Saturday.
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Sources: Walker, Celtics to finalize deal Sunday

Kemba Walker is expected to finalize a four-year, $ 141 million deal with the Celtics when the free-agency period begins at 6 p.m. ET Sunday, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Trade Grades: Coyotes score big in landing Phil Kessel

Alex Galchenyuk is the centerpiece of the package going back to Pittsburgh. Did the Penguins get enough?
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Sources: Irving, Nets moving toward 4-year deal

The Lakers, meanwhile, have reached out to D’Angelo Russell’s agents to set up a meeting with the All-Star guard.
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Rams’ BFFs, Sean McVay and Wade Phillips, ready for another year together

The yin and yang of the Rams’ success keep feeding off their age, differences and energy. Their relationship is more important than ever this season.
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Free agency, trade priorities for every Pacific Division team

The Sharks made a big move in re-signing Erik Karlsson. How will the others strike back? Here’s a game plan for all eight clubs.
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Sources: Durant to engage four teams in talks

Kevin Durant plans to engage in discussions with the Nets, Clippers, Knicks and Warriors once free agency begins on Sunday, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Lowe: What we’re hearing about the big moves in NBA free agency

NBA free agency gets underway officially on Sunday. Here’s what we’re watching.
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2019 fantasy rankings, cheat sheets, mock drafts, sleepers and analysis

Get everything you need to prepare for your fantasy football drafts here, including rankings and analysis from ESPN’s team of experts.
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Berry: 100 facts for the 2019 fantasy football season

Matthew uses facts to paint the picture he wants you to see, as it relates to the upcoming season.
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Sources: Lakers ship 3 to Wiz, open max space

The Lakers have agreed to send three players to the Wizards, sources tell ESPN. The move will allow Los Angeles to acquire Anthony Davis on July 6 while also leaving the team $ 32 million in salary-cap space.
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NBA free agency questions: Our experts on Kyrie, the Lakers and best values

Here’s what our experts will be watching most closely when the action begins on Sunday.
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Sources: Rockets shop Capela, Gordon for space

The Rockets are shopping Clint Capela, Eric Gordon and P.J. Tucker to create cap space to make a deal for Jimmy Butler, sources told ESPN.
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Ranking the NHL’s top 50-plus free agents into tiers

Who’s available this summer? We break them down into five tiers and include insights on where they might land.
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Answering biggest questions: Can Gurley stay healthy? Can the Kyler-Kliff show work?

The Rams and 49ers are hoping Todd Gurley and Jimmy Garoppolo can recover from injury, while the Seahawks hope for more of the same from Russell Wilson.
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Where are the top NBA free agents going? Our experts predict

We polled the experts on the ESPN Forecast panel for their votes on the next teams for star players.
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Way-too-early picks for the 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame class

Who should be enshrined next year? We take a look at the top 10 candidates, along with other intriguing first-year-eligible players.
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Sources: Rockets eyeing sign-and-trade for Butler

The Rockets hope to recruit Jimmy Butler to push the 76ers for a sign-and-trade deal that would allow the All-Star forward to join Houston.
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The NFL’s most outsized contracts: 20 players with bloated deals

These are the deals — adjusted for position — that most exceed market value. And a 49er is back on top for the third straight year.
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Lowe: Kyrie or D’Angelo? How Brooklyn might handle a difficult decision

If Kyrie Irving wants to play for the Nets, what should they do?
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Who makes the 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame class?

There’s one mortal lock, and then a wide-open field after Wickenheiser. We break down the chances of enshrinement for all the top candidates.
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Fantasy football 10-team PPR mock draft: JuJu over AB?

You may be surprised at how far players like Antonio Brown, Todd Gurley II and Tom Brady slid in our latest fantasy football mock draft.
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Every winner, best moments from 2019 NBA awards show

Giannis Antetokounmpo captured his first MVP, Luka Doncic was named top rookie and Lou Williams won his third Sixth Man award. Who else took home the hardware?
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What we learned at the 2019 NHL draft

From a blockbuster trade to the best names in the draft — Hunter Skinner! — and everything in between, here are the highlights from Vancouver.
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Just Google it: Raiders rookies take a few lessons from Silicon Valley

Oakland’s newest players, including first-round Clelin Ferrell, plan on long NFL careers. But Google is helping them grow beyond football.
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Matt Ryan: Falcons have ‘a great chance’ to return to Super Bowl

The Falcons are 17-15 since their 2016 Super Bowl run, but QB Matt Ryan seems to have more swagger regarding his team’s contender status this year.
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Cauley-Stein’s agent: ‘Time for Willie to move on’

The agent for center Willie Cauley-Stein has encouraged the Sacramento Kings to allow his client to become an unrestricted free agent.
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2019 NHL draft grades: Best picks, value steals and more for all 31 teams

The Hurricanes, one of four teams to earn the coveted A grade, found value everywhere. Chris Peters evaluates the draft classes of all 31 NHL teams.
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First-round winners and losers of the 2019 NHL draft

Here’s the best — hey Flyers! — and worst of the first round, including what we learned and the top remaining prospects still on the board.
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2019 NHL draft: Pick analysis for every team

Every single pick of the NHL draft, including prospect breakdowns and how each first-rounder fits with his new team.
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50 players who could get contract extensions before training camp

Several receivers are in line for lucrative contract extensions, but they aren’t alone. Here’s who could get paid before training camp begins.
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Zion-Barrett meeting set to start summer league

Former Duke teammates Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett are slated to make their NBA summer league debuts against each other.
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2019 NHL draft primer: Answering the 25 biggest last-minute questions

Expectations for Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko. The team that must ace the draft. Odds we see a first-round goalie. All that and more from our experts.
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Why Deshaun Watson will be the No. 1 fantasy QB in 2019

Patrick Mahomes is sure to be the first quarterback taken in fantasy leagues this year, but there is evidence to indicate the Texans’ QB is the better choice.
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Draft trades to watch: Why the fun could start as high as No. 4

After the top three players are off the board, draft night becomes filled with trade possibilities for lottery teams and contenders alike. Here is what we’re watching the closest.
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How 1999 top pick Patrik Stefan moved past a career of letdown

Twenty years after he was the first overall pick in the NHL draft, Stefan still loves hockey, coaching his sons and running a player agency.
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NBA comps for five elements of Zion’s extraordinary game

Here’s how the most unique prospect in a decade can be unleashed all over the court. Tune in to see Zion Williamson at the NBA draft on Thursday, 7 p.m. ET, on ESPN.
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‘$60 to get yelled at’: Why officiating is nearing a breaking point

“I really think technology has done more bad than good at all levels.” The world has changed, and it has affected referees from pro to youth sports.
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When to expect a breakout for WRs, and when to give up on them

What does recent history say about when we should expect a wide receiver to break out? And when should we give up on it ever happening?
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Sources: Lakers hustling to create max salary slot

The Lakers were engaging additional teams on Tuesday to take on the contracts of three players on the roster, trying to create a max salary slot, league sources told ESPN.
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2019 NHL mock draft: Chris Peters’ final first-round predictions

Peters goes 1-31 with his final look at where he expects the first-round talent of the 2019 NHL draft to be selected.
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The latest intel on this loaded free-agent market

Here’s what league execs are now saying about Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, Kemba Walker and the league’s other top free agents.
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2019 NHL draft top 100 prospect rankings: Peters’ final draft board

Chris Peters locks in his final ranking of the best 100 players in the draft class, starting, of course, with Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko.
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Lowe: Where the Anthony Davis trade leaves the Lakers and Pelicans

Finally, the Lakers have a deal to acquire Davis. Are they paying too much?
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Veterans who could be cut by each of the NFL’s 32 teams

Could a former first-round selection be done with the Pittsburgh Steelers? NFL Nation picks a player on each team who might not make the opening day roster.
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‘There’s too much damn turmoil’: An unsettling vibe surrounds these Rockets

Houston’s biggest problem might not be Golden State anymore.
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2019 NHL draft sleepers: Intriguing low-risk, high-reward late-rounders

It’s not all about acing first-round picks. Good draft classes are built in part with late-round prospects with upside. Here’s some names to watch.
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Gary Woodland’s journey through heartbreak to U.S. Open champion

The road here was not easy — there was pain and grief often for Gary Woodland — but at this U.S. Open, there was only joy.
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Social media detox: Chargers’ Isaac Rochell implores us to take notice

In letter to ESPN, the Chargers defensive end writes about the “unhealthy relationship” he had with his phone and what he decided to do about it.
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VanVleet on Kawhi: Nothing else Raptors can do

Fred VanVleet and several Raptors players expressed their hope that Kawhi Leonard will re-sign with Toronto.
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Sources: Lakers reach deal for Pelicans’ Davis

The Pelicans have agreed to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks — including the No. 4 overall in next week’s draft, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Blackhawks trade for Pens defenseman Maatta

The Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Olli Maatta from the Penguins — a move expected to upgrade their blue line — in exchange for forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft.
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O.J. joins Twitter: ‘I got a little gettin’ even to do’

O.J. Simpson, who has generally kept a low profile since his release from prison in October 2017, confirmed that he’s created a Twitter account and is ready to reveal his opinions on “just about everything.”
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The massive risks and rewards behind this Anthony Davis trade

After a monthslong trade demand, Anthony Davis is on his way to Los Angeles, and the Lakers finally got their man. But at what cost?
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NBA Power Rankings, way-too-early edition

What’s next for Toronto, Golden State and the rest of the NBA? We’re ranking every team heading into a pivotal offseason across the league.
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The surprise offseason standout for all 32 teams

Randall Cobb and a 312-pound tight end lead a list of eye-opening performances from under-the-radar players this offseason.
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Klay has torn ACL in left knee, Warriors confirm

Warriors guard Klay Thompson tore the ACL in his left knee Thursday night in the third quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the team announced.
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How the Blues hit reset, then beat the game

St. Louis completed an epic turnaround, from last place on Jan. 2 to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup. Here’s how the Blues did it.
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Lowe: Can any NBA team possibly replicate what Toronto just pulled off?

When a Raptors reboot failed, they started winning. Zach Lowe traces Toronto’s unconventional path to a title.
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The NFL minicamp absences that actually matter, and what’s next

Jadeveon Clowney, Trent Williams and Chris Jones skipped mandatory minicamps. Don’t call them holdouts … yet.
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Oddsmakers won’t alter ways despite Blues’ win

While the St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup championship proved costly to Caesars sportsbook, director of trading Jeff Davis told ESPN it won’t change how it sets the odds going forward. The Tampa Bay Lightning are next season’s favorites at 5-1 odds.
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Lowe: How Game 5’s biggest moments will shape Game 6

Will Game 6 be as epic as Game 5? Here are the ways the Warriors and Raptors are attacking each other for big buckets.
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Minicamp live: Best of rookies, veterans from teams in action

The NFL has another round of mandatory practices underway as the summer break approaches. Here’s what’s happening.
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Blues lean on ‘cool customer’ Binnington in G7 win

Rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington started the season in the minor leagues and finished it hoisting the Stanley Cup, capping an unlikely path to the first title in Blues franchise history.
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Sources: Durant flies to New York to undergo MRI

The Warriors believe an MRI will confirm that the injury Kevin Durant suffered Monday night is an Achilles tear, league sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski.
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The 2019 NHL draft class’ best at everything: Top skater, shooter, more

Who has the best puck skills? The fastest wheels? How about the most unstoppable one-timer? We go through 33 skills for the draft class.
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KD’s injury impact, bold predictions and big Finals questions

Our NBA experts make their predictions for the rest of the series ahead of Game 6 on Thursday night in Oakland.
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Giants-Redskins rivalry about to get heated: ‘It’s going to be crazy’

Between Landon Collins switching teams and the Daniel Jones vs. Dwayne Haskins debate from the draft, this division rivalry now has some extra juice.
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Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily: Blues, Bruins headed for Game 7

The series heads back to Boston with the Stanley Cup on the line. Here’s everything you need to know about how Game 6 played out.
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Who can trigger a review on pass interference? Why NFL coaches are worried

Should coaches or replay officials be responsible for review calls in the final two minutes? The NFL’s reverse engineering of the rule change hits a snag.
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‘An incredible win and a horrible loss’: Scenes from an unforgettable Game 5

In a frenetic Game 5 that went down to the final shot, the lasting images will be of Kevin Durant reaching for his Achilles and the aftermath of a dynasty’s most bizarre Finals win.
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Sources: Warriors believe KD has torn Achilles

The Warriors believe an MRI will confirm that the injury Kevin Durant suffered Monday night is an Achilles tear, league sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Josh Norman’s offseason: Blue Angels, Rio Grande, helping others

The outspoken cornerback revels in his wide-ranging adventures and serving others, and scoffs at the idea that he’s just “a controversial guy.”
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KD practices, listed as questionable for Game 5

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said the team will reevaluate Kevin Durant (calf) after he goes through his first post-injury practice on Sunday afternoon.
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Who is Kawhi Leonard?

The Raptors forward has Toronto one win away from its first NBA title, but he remains the league’s most mysterious superstar, except to those who know him best.
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