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Nigeria can breathe a bit, but Osimhen needs help up front

Nigeria were a subdued team in the wake of their 1-0 win over Guinea Bissau in AFCON qualifying on Monday, but they could breathe a sigh of relief.

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The inside story of Antonio Conte's exit from Tottenham

When you hire Antonio Conte, the trajectory is clear: trophies, then turmoil. Except at Spurs, where he skipped the first bit. Here's why he left.

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Messi's MLS move hinges on all teams paying his salary?

MLS clubs could all chip in to pay Lionel Messi's wages in an effort to bring the PSG talisman to the league. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Jabari Smith Jr., Austin Reaves and season-ending award races

The talent that had the 19-year-old regarded by many as the best prospect in the 2022 draft has been on display in Houston.

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Let's fill needs for five NFL teams without a first-round pick: Draft targets for MIA, SF

The Rams, Dolphins, Broncos, Browns and 49ers lack a top-31 selection. We picked out holes to fill and prospects who could make sense on Day 2.

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New NFL mock draft ... with a twist: Tannenbaum plays GM and makes each first-round pick

Mike Tannenbaum puts his GM hat back on and makes his own selections for each team in the first round of the 2023 draft.



MLB season preview: Power Rankings, playoff odds and what you need to know for all 30 teams

Who will rule -- and stumble -- this season? It's time to get up to speed as baseball returns.


Your guide to MLB's offseason chaos: The wild moves that happened -- and the even wilder ones that didn't

Wait, Jacob deGrom is on the Rangers now? Xander Bogaerts and Trea Turner signed where?! And what about Carlos Correa? Yeah, you're going to need to read up before Opening Day.


Russia are playing soccer again despite FIFA suspension. How? Because of sports, politics connection

International sport -- soccer in particular -- are tools for global politics, which will never change. Russia's soccer crossroads is proof of that.

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The Final Four: How the teams still standing booked a trip to Houston

Three first-time national semifinalists, plus one team whose last trip to this round resulted in a national title.

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Destined for Dallas: How Iowa, LSU, South Carolina and Virginia Tech reached the Final Four

Iowa and LSU are finally back. Virginia Tech is Final Four-bound for the first time. And then there's South Carolina, unbeaten and pursuing a perfect season.


How Washington’s NFL franchise sank on and off the field under owner Dan Snyder

Snyder purchased one of the NFL's hallmark franchises in 1999. Twenty-four years later, and with the team up for sale, he leaves a legacy of on-field futility and off-field scandal.


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