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France haven't looked this bad since before the World Cup

France would have hoped to secure their spot in Euro 2020 over the October international break but familiar flaws got in their way.

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Euro 2020 qualification latest: Spain clinch their spot

Six nations -- Belgium, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain and Ukraine -- have confirmed their places at Euro 2020. Here are the latest qualifying permutations and scenarios.

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MLB playoffs

Yankees vs. Astros, Thursday 2 a.m. (CAT) on ESPN2

What does the Nats' sweep mean for the World Series?

The Nationals looked great in making short work of St. Louis, but can they do the same against the Astros or Yankees?

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Dead ball? Juiced ball? The debate unfortunately rages on

After seeing home runs fly out of ballparks all season, we've seen a lot of warning-track power in the playoffs. What the heck is going on?

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Barnwell grades the Jalen Ramsey trade: Why it might be too late for the Rams

The disgruntled former Jaguars cornerback is headed to L.A. for a huge haul. Bill Barnwell sorts through the details.

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Steep price for Jalen Ramsey doesn't fix Rams' issues on offense

Rams could now go five years without a first-round draft pick and they still need to do something about an aging offensive line.

Transfer talk

LIVE Transfer Talk: Real Madrid playing long game with PSG's Mbappe?

Could France World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe be Real Madrid bound? New targets for Man United? Transfer Talk is LIVE with the latest.

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Man United ready to splash the cash in January

Gab Marcotti identifies areas of Manchester United's squad that need strengthening in January.

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Rugby World Cup

Inside Japan's 'outrageous' attempt to win the Rugby World Cup

The excitement around Japan's rugby team has reached fever pitch ahead of their quarterfinal against South Africa on Sunday.

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England underdone for quarterfinal? Come and watch training

England lock Courtney Lawes has a simple message for anyone who thinks his side might be underdone ahead of their Rugby World Cup quarterfinal with Australia: Come and watch training.

NBA Preseason

My First Basket: Players dish on the moment they 'made it'

More than 500 players played in the NBA last season, and nearly all of them made at least one basket. We analyzed every player's first career basket and got the stories behind them.

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Solo Steph: Get ready for a crazy Curry stat line

We've seen max Harden. We've seen max Westbrook. What could max Curry look like this season without KD and Klay?

NFL

Chiefs @ Broncos, Friday 2.20 a.m. (CAT) on ESPN2

Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus every team's biggest weakness

As we rank all 32 teams through six weeks, we'll identify each squad's Achilles' heel. Some are obvious, while others are subtle.

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Antonio Brown's case for recouping $40 million: Could he really win his grievances?

The wide receiver has filed eight grievances against the Patriots and Raiders, both of whom cut him in September.

Football

European Championship Qualifiers

England's faith in three-step racism protocol rewarded, but...

The triggering of the three-step protocol following abuse of England's black players underlines the challenges football faces in eradicating racism.

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Marcotti's musings: New-look Germany pass another (easy) test

Germany are still a work in progress but thumped Estonia with 10 men. PLUS: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is tearing up MLS and could make sense as a signing for a big club in January.

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