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Tom Ziller

Carmelo Anthony ruined our Banana Boat fever dream

We have that and more in Monday’s NBA newsletter.

Surprising few who can count to 27,900,000, Carmelo Anthony has decided not to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Thunder. He’ll be paid $27.9 million -- he wouldn’t have commanded anything close to that on the open market, and especially not on a competitive team where the coach refuses to force Melo into a more limited role.

Really, Melo has it quite sweet in Oklahoma City: the media pressure is limited because of the...


Bill Connelly

Why we should have patience with P.J. Fleck in Year 2

His second Minnesota squad still has glaring holes, but should be in lots of close games.

Bill C’s annual preview series of every FBS team in college football continues. Catch up here!

You have to say this for Fleck: he’s not one for short-term solutions. Even if it means losses in the interim, and even if it means youth movements or trial and error, he’s going to take his time figuring out solutions.

At his last job, short-term pain meant long-term domination. He won just three of...


Sources: LeBron doesn't want recruiting circus

LeBron James is not interested in elaborate recruiting pitches as he weighs his options, sources told ESPN.


Grant Brisbee

Baseball is good because of hot dog guns, Shohei Ohtani, and majestic mullets

Welcome to this week in baseball-related still images and videos. The Phillie Phanatic almost shot someone’s eye out.

It’s that time of the week where we meet and talk about various baseball things. Last week at this time, the Indians hadn’t yet run away with the American League Central, and the Mets were on a teensy little winning streak. Right now ... neither of those things are true. A lot can change in a week.

For example, Mike Trout hit just .278 without an extra-base hit last...

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Vinicius Jr. Will Reportedly Leave Flamengo, Join Real Madrid for Pre-Season

Real Madrid have reportedly turned down Flamengo's bid to keep Vinicius Jr. on loan for the remainder of 2018, meaning the forward will join Los Blancos for pre-season in July. According to AS ' David F...

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Potential Trade Packages and Landing Spots for Manny Machado

Manny Machado is a 25-year-old generational talent with two Gold Gloves in his trophy case and the ability to man third base and shortstop. He owns a .301 average and .929 OPS this season along with 19 home runs...

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World Cup Groups 2018: Live Stream, TV Schedule and Bracket Picks for Monday

Host nation Russia are back in action on Monday at the FIFA World Cup, although the showpiece matches will come later in the day from Group B...

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MLB Power Rankings: Diamondbacks and Indians Climb into the Top 5

The Houston Astros, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox remain perched atop our MLB power rankings, but this week's version has a different look behind them...

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College World Series 2018: Finals Dates, Start Times, Live Stream, TV Schedule

Arkansas and Oregon State will play each other in the finals of the 2018 College World Series , having outlasted six other teams at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska and another ...

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Lyon Want Nabil Fekir Contract Extension Amid Liverpool Transfer Rumours

Lyon are prepared to offer star forward Nabil Fekir a new contract in an attempt to draw a line under his Liverpool transfer saga...

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Ranking Every NFL Team's Backup QB Situation

Which NFL teams have the best and worst insurance policies at the sport's most important position? Let's break it down franchise by franchise...

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Early Predictions for Most Surprising NFL Veteran Cuts of Training Camp

There is a man who prowls the fields of training camp and the halls of NFL facilities who is feared above all others. Whose very name is spoken only in hushed whispers...

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Jorge Sampaoli Will Reportedly Axe Sergio Aguero After Failed Argentina 'Mutiny'

Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli will reportedly drop Sergio Aguero from the starting lineup for Tuesday's must-win clash with Nigeria for his part in a failed mutiny against him...

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Eden Hazard Reportedly Offered to Real Madrid Amid Transfer Rumours

The father of Chelsea star Eden Hazard reportedly made contact with Real Madrid before the UEFA Champions League final to make it clear the forward would be keen on a switch to the Spanish capital...

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World Cup 2018 Predictions: Monday's Match Odds, Updated Group Standings

Host nation Russia will be seeking to round off a brilliant beginning to the 2018 FIFA World Cup , as they take on Uruguay on Monday with both teams on the hunt for a third win from three games...

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World Cup Bracket 2018: Group Standings, Odds and Picks Entering Monday Play

Groups A and B of the 2018 World Cup will be decided on Monday as the bracket for the knockout phase of the tournament begins to take shape...

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World Cup 2018: Odds and Updated Predictions for Monday Group's Matches

Groups A and B will be decided at the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Monday as teams play their final round of games before the knockout stages. Hosts Russia take on Uruguay in Group A in a game which will decide top spot...

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World Cup 2018: Monday Live Stream Schedule, Online Coverage Guide

The FIFA World Cup begins to get really serious from Monday, as the final set of group games kick off...

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Australia vs. Peru: Team News, Live Stream, TV Info for World Cup 2018

Australia face Peru on Tuesday knowing a win is needed if they're to keep their slender FIFA World Cup hopes alive...

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Denmark vs. France: Team News, Live Stream, TV Info for World Cup 2018

The pressure is on Denmark on Tuesday in Group C, as they need a result against an already qualified France to ensure they progress into the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup ...

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