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'I was in a very dark place': A South African goalkeeper's journey through alcohol and loss

Former South Africa 'keeper Brighton Mhlongo tells ESPN about his journey with grief, alcohol abuse, and coping with losing sight in his left eye.

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2021 SCHEDULE RELEASED

2021 NFL schedule: Analysis and a bold prediction for all 32 teams

The NFL released the regular-season schedule on Wednesday. The season opens with the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers playing host to the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Sept. 9.

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NFL experts pick best matchups, biggest winners from schedule release

Which games should you circle on your calendar? Which rookie debut will be the most interesting? Our panel weighs in.

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Forget football, Zamalek's focus has shifted to the Basketball Africa League

Zamalek's football team may have lost the most recent final of the CAF Champions League to Al Ahly, but the inaugural edition of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) offers them a shot at continental supremacy in a different sporting code.

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Will rapper J. Cole bring real value to the Patriots and BAL?

US. rapper J. Cole is set to sign for Rwandan club the Patriots for the inaugural Basketball Africa League, which tips off on May 16. Is he legit when it comes to trading a mic for a ball?

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Inter financial issues to see Lukaku, Lautaro exit?

Financial problems could force Serie A champions Inter Milan to part ways with Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Zion's huge season wasn't enough: The best NBA players to miss the playoffs

Zion Williamson was phenomenal, but it wasn't enough to get the Pelicans in the playoffs. He's not the only NBA star whose team couldn't take advantage of his stellar season.

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The young role players who could change the NBA postseason

These under-25 standouts have found a role playing next to superstars, which could help their teams achieve their championship goals.

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Lakers raise 17th championship banner after LeBron, AD thank fans

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