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5hDavid Schoenfield

Aroldis Chapman makes Cubs the team to beat in NL

With Aroldis Chapman, the Cubs have the NL's best bullpen. It doesn't make them World Series locks, but they are now clear favorites to get there.

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Blackistone on Jordan: Why not give BLM money? (1:41)
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6hJ.A. Adande

Carmelo Anthony is bringing discourse back

Carmelo Anthony can't pinpoint what pressed him into action, but the NBA star is now front and center of a national crisis, J.A. Adande writes. And we're all better for it.

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Risky business for runner who successfully steals home (0:29)
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1hBill Barnwell

Barnwell's bounce-back teams for 2016

After experiencing a bunch of bad luck in 2015, the Cowboys and Tony Romo look primed to improve this season. Bill Barnwell predicts which NFL teams will rise and decline in 2016.

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Golic astounded CFL allows coach to be in QBs ear during play (2:21)
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Saladino the walk-off hero for White Sox (0:37)
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Viral Vault: The epic pizza throw in Boston (0:54)
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Jordan not the same person who refused to take a stand in his 20s (1:45)
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NBA's best poster dunks (1:27)
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Height doesn't stop this 5'2" dunker (0:18)
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Dickerson launches homer to fifth deck at Rogers Centre (0:37)
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8hRyan McGee

Power Rankings: Looking good!

Kyle Busch didn't just win at the Brickyard, he dominated like no one ever. And that's enough "ever" to put him back atop Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers kicker Mason Crosby rides an adaptive bike to practice with George Highshaw, a 7-year-old from Milwaukee who was born with spina bifida. George will get to keep his bike.

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers training camp is underway.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan standout CB Jourdan Lewis enjoys playing for new defensive coordinator Don Brown, nicknamed "Dr. Blitz." Lewis describes Brown's scheme as, "Pressure, pressure. Dr. Blitz knows what he's doing. That's what he's great at, that's what he hangs his hat on, and that's what we're going to do." Lewis first noticed Brown while watching Boston College's defense stifle Florida State in a game last season.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts suspended DL Art Jones said he did a "piss-poor job" of checking what was in the supplements he took. Also said he apologized to the organization. Jones is suspended the first four games of the season

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Made the cut in last 7 majors: Dustin Johnson Jason Day Sergio Garcia Jordan Spieth Matt Kuchar Lee Westwood

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The bike kids are lined up outside Lambeau Field getting ready to Packers players to practice.

Theo on Chapman trade: 'If not now, when?'
MLB 

Cubs GM Theo Epstein believes the time was now for the Cubs to acquire Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees.

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Who's primed to bounce back in NFL?
NFL 

The Cowboys had a bunch of bad luck in 2015, and Bill Barnwell sees them taking a step toward contention this season. For other teams though (sorry, Denver fans), 2016 might not go as smoothly. Bouncing back

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NFL 

Jordan: 'I can no longer stay silent'
NBA 

"We can foster greater understanding, positive change and create a more peaceful world for ourselves, our children, our families and our communities." Michael Jordan speaks out

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NBA 

Risky business for runner stealing home

This steal of home from Graham Tews of Ogden [Iowa] is straight-up impressive.

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Cubs pay a heavy price for Chapman
MLB 

To get Aroldis Chapman, the Cubs not only gave up a lot of talent but also paid a high moral price, Keith Law writes. Baggage (Insider)

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MLB 

NBA's best poster dunks
NBA 

Andre Drummond got posterized twice in the Drew League, but he isn't the only NBA player to be on the wrong side of a poster.

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Cabrera robs Bryant at the wall
MLB 

Kris Bryant needed a bit more power to get it over a leaping Melky Cabrera.

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Sport Science: Swings of Griffey & Piazza
MLB 

John Brenkus and ESPN Sport Science break down the Cooperstown-worthy swings of Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza.

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Height does not stop this 5’2” dunker
NBA 

A young basketball player proves that height is nothing but a number as he shows off his incredible hops by throwing down a one-handed dunk.

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NBA 

What is Josh Gordon's fantasy value?
NFL 

"People know what he's capable of statistically and what the reward is. Unfortunately, people also know what he's capable of otherwise, which is why the risk is substantially greater. Karabell: Risks, rewards (Insider)

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NFL 

How will the East play out in 2016-17?
NBA 

Will the Celtics threaten to dethrone the champion Cavaliers, or will LeBron & Co. continue their reign? Summer Forecast

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NBA 

Dickerson smashes dinger to fifth deck
MLB 

San Diego's Alex Dickerson launched a 452-foot, two-run home run that traveled all the way to the fifth deck at Rogers Centre.

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NFL's biggest injury question marks
NFL 

J.J. Watt just had his second surgery of the offseason, and Tony Romo broke his collarbone twice in 2015. NFL Nation goes team by team to detail the injured players to watch in training camp. Looming injuries

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White Sox love to walk off
MLB 

The White Sox have won their last three games with a walk-off hit in the ninth inning.

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