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What to watch for in every game. Bold predictions. Fantasy advice. Key stats to know. And, of course, score predictions. It's all here for Week 14.

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NBA

76ers coach wants Simmons taking one 3 a game

After Ben Simmons hit his second career 3-pointer, coach Brett Brown said he wants his point guard taking at least one a game.

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Boxing

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Is Anthony Joshua the best heavyweight in boxing?

After beating Andy Ruiz Jr., where does Anthony Joshua stand in the heavyweight pecking order?

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College Football Playoff

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College Football Playoff gets it right, gives us matchups we wanted

We can't believe we are about to say this, but ... thank you, College Football Playoff selection committee. You've given college football fans two must-see semifinal matchups.

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First look at LSU-Oklahoma and Ohio State-Clemson

Here's what we're expecting to see when No. 1 LSU takes on No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 2 Ohio State faces No. 3 Clemson.

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Ohio State ranked 2nd in CFP

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Clemson ranked 3rd in CFP

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Oklahoma comes in at 4 in CFP rankings

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La Liga

Football

Messi bags hat trick, earns perfect 10 in masterclass vs. Mallorca

It was the Lionel Messi Show again at the Camp Nou, as the Argentine bagged a hat trick to start his Ballon d'Or defence in style.

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Real Madrid wear green kit to raise climate change awareness

Real Madrid have broken with tradition to wear green shirts instead of white when they face Espanyol.

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Fighters react to Rozenstruik's last-gasp KO win versus Overeem

The MMA world was stunned as Jairzinho Rozenstruik landed a big right hand that split Alistair Overeem's lip and ended the fight.

UFC Fight Night: Aspen Ladd impresses, Song Yadong gets surprising result

A pep talk from her corner spurred Aspen Ladd to a decisive third round, and Song Yadong fought to a draw despite losing a point. Follow all the results.

Nigeria

Football

Nigeria Power Rankings: Red-hot Osimhen returns to the summit

November saw Victor Osimhen return to his previous best form for Lille, while Cyriel Dessers stormed into second in his first ever appearance here.

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Nigerian football needs major surgery, but when will the NFF wield the scalpel?

A number of incidents happened in the space of a few hours this past week that brought into sharp relief the diseased state of football in Nigeria.

Transfer talk

LIVE Transfer Talk: Real plan January fire sale of James, Bale

James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale may need to be sold by Real Madrid to meet FFP regulations. Transfer Talk is LIVE with the latest.

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Top European clubs' best and worst signings since 2009

Europe's elite sides have made some poor transfer decisions since 2009, but does good outweigh bad?

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