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Why Kante is one of the world's most valuable footballers

The all-action French midfielder might be one of the most indispensable players in world soccer right now no matter what role he plays for Chelsea.

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Why Liverpool will/won't go unbeaten in the Premier League

Liverpool could seal a record-equalling 18th consecutive league win vs. Man United on Sunday, but can they go the whole season unbeaten?

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NBA Preseason

Lowe's wild NBA predictions: Giannis' big decision, trades to watch for

Let's get wild! Here are some of the things that will (and won't) happen this season.

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Cricket

India vs. South Africa, third Test, Live on ESPN+ (U.S only)

'We have to fight our way out of these last two losses' - Faf du Plessis

The South Africa captain looks to convert fifties into hundreds to change his team's fortunes

BCCI

South Africa's next in line: Mulder, van der Dussen, Sipamla and more

Four players the team could turn to after the defeat to India

Jeremy Stephens pokes fun at Yair Rodriguez at weigh-in by putting on goggles

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UFC Fight Night viewers guide: Reyes, Weidman face off

Dominick Reyes vs. Chris Weidman headlines Friday's fights in Boston. Who gets it done?

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Lauzon staggers Pearce early on

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Barber calls out VanZant

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McCann pours on the ground-and-pound

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Costa and Salmon exchange leather early

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Brady checks kick, drops McGee with left hand

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Woodson knees Bochniak in the face

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Boxing

Ringside Seat: Gvozdyk-Beterbiev a 50-50 must-see unification fight between two undefeated champions

The light heavyweight unification bout between Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Artur Beterbiev should be an exciting and competitive fight.

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Beterbiev-Gvozdyk will give clarity to a crowded division

Artur Beterbiev and Oleksandr Gvozdyk will fight to unify two light heavyweight titles.

Paxton provides spark with 9-K performance

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LeMahieu, Hicks lift Yanks over Astros, close to 3-2 in ALCS

DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Hicks stunned Justin Verlander with first-inning home runs, James Paxton made the early lead stand up and the New York Yankees beat Houston 4-1 Friday night, cutting the Astros' lead in the AL Championship Series to 3-2.

Paxton encouraged Boone to let him finish the 6th

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LeMahieu, Hicks hammer HRs off Verlander in 1st

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Verlander settles down with 9 K's after 4-run 1st

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Premier League

Weekend preview

Man United can take inspiration from Liverpool's rebuild

Since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, Man United have been in freefall. To arrest that slide, they could do worse than copy the steps taken back to the top of the game by their bitter rivals.

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Any hope for Man United vs. Liverpool? Man City to slip up again?

Can Man United stop the bleeding against pacesetters Liverpool? Are Man City prime to be upset this weekend? It's the Premier League preview.

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