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  • 2021 NBA Draft trade tracker: Lakers pull off blockbuster deal for Russell Westbrook; Wolves add Ricky Rubio
    The NBA Draft is always a hotbed for trades, and 2021 has been no exception. The biggest trade so far was reportedly agreed upon between the Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards, and will send Russell Westbrook to L.A. to form a Big Three alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The Golden State Warriors are […]
  • BREAKING: Helio Castroneves Wins Indy 500 for the Fourth Time
    Brazilian auto racer Helio Castroneves made history after winning his fourth Indianapolis 500 race on Sunday. He is now one of four drivers to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” four times. Castroneves, who took the checkered flag in 2001, 2002 and 2009, held off runner-up racer Alex Palou, winning by a mere .4928 of […]
  • BREAKING: 21 runners dead as extreme weather hits China ultramarathon
    Twenty-one people were killed after hail, freezing rain and high winds hit runners taking part in a cross-country mountain race in China, state media said Sunday. The extreme weather struck a high-altitude section of the 100-kilometre (62-mile) race held in the scenic Yellow River Stone Forest in northwestern Gansu province Saturday afternoon. Among the dead […]
  • Trump’s War on Jon Bon Jovi Could Smash His Empire
    Former President Trump may soon start to wish he’d never wrangled with Jon Bon Jovi over football. That’s because their 2014 battle to buy the Buffalo Bills helped set the stage for the New York attorney general’s investigation of Trump’s company. That probe is now showing signs of heating up, and it’s expanded well beyond Trump’s […]
  • Canucks add seven players to COVID-19 protocol list as Brazilian variant found in team's outbreak
    The Vancouver Canucks' season remains on pause as a growing COVID-19 outbreak that has overwhelmed the team has gone from bad to worse. A source confirmed to ESPN on Saturday night that the more infectious Brazil variant of COVID-19 has been found among several of the cases affecting the Canucks, the first known cases of […]

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  • Katie Ledecky, one of the most decorated swimmers in history, will join the University of Florida as a volunteer swimming coach, the school announced on Wednesday.
  • Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant traded punches at a news conference on Tuesday ahead of their super middleweight title unification showdown on Nov. 6 in Las Vegas.
  • Antonio Brown was placed on the Buccaneers' reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, and needs two negative tests 24 hours apart to return, without symptoms.
  • Ian Poulter, who has a 14-6-2 career record entering his seventh Ryder Cup appearance, of which five were European wins, said it would mean "a little bit more" to beat the U.S. team at Whistling Straits as an underdog.
  • Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Wednesday he's going to do "everything he can" to be available to play Sunday against the Bengals after suffering a left pectoral injury in a Week 2 loss to the Raiders.

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  • College football is, generously speaking, a predictably imbalanced product. Five teams have hoarded 22 of the 28 possible bids to the playoff since the tournament was introduced in 2014, with three of those teams having accounted for six of the past seven national titles. Alabama, a program that served as arguably the biggest brand in […]
  • First we look at Week 2 in the NFL, paying particular attention to how the Baltimore Ravens finally overcame their own demons and also the Kansas City Chiefs. Coach John Harbaugh’s call to go for one more yard on fourth down with just over a minute to play may have shocked the broadcasters, but the […]
  • The WNBA is a collection of the finest basketball talent in the world. Who wins and loses is determined by an almost endless collection of factors, a movable chessboard around a basketball court, skill and intellect and physicality in new and unpredictable permutations. Accordingly, I am here to boil down each of the league’s eight […]
  • Among the many welcome returns of MLB playing a full 162-game schedule in 2021, baseball fans have been treated to a particularly interesting home run leaderboard chase this season. First of all, a pitcher — yes, we cannot state this enough, a pitcher — has led the major leagues in homers for most of the […]
  • sara.ziegler (Sara Ziegler, sports editor): After the first week of the 2021 NFL season delivered pure chaos, Week 2 didn’t let us down. We had furious comebacks, worrisome injuries and a field goal attempt that I think we all knew was going to miss.  Let’s kick things off with the fantastically entertaining Chiefs-Ravens game on […]