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UCL draw: Barca vs. Man City, PSG-Arsenal

Pep Guardiola will return to former club Barcelona with current side Manchester City after the two European giants were drawn together in the Champions League group stage.

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NFL culture foiled Hayne: Lynch

Superbowl winner Marshawn Lynch says Jarryd Hayne failed to make it in American football because of the cultural divide between the NRL and NFL.

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Cowboys move into top four

North Queensland have leapfrogged Canterbury into the NRL's top four, courtesy of a 24-16 win at Belmore Sports Ground, with Ethan Lowe scoring two tries.

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NBA draft 2017: Complete coverage

From prospect projections to the lottery and draft night, ESPN.com has complete coverage of the 2017 NBA draft.

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NRL Preview Round 25 with Brett Kimmorley

The NRL top 8 is looking a little clearer but while a couple of teams are in last chance saloon, many already cemented in the finals will jockey for positions. See our round 25 preview here.

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Beale hopes to bring 'X factor' to Wasps

Kurtley Beale admitted to first-day nerves as he joined up with his new Wasps teammates but hopes he can bring an "X-factor" that pushes the club towards European glory.

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Solo banned 6 months for 'cowards' remarks

Hope Solo, the goalkeeper who called Sweden a "bunch of cowards" after the United States was eliminated from the Rio Olympics, has been suspended six months by U.S. Soccer.

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Five Rounds: Who should McGregor fight next?

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis joins Brett Okamoto to discuss a possible Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz trilogy, Jose Aldo, UFC Fight Night and more.

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'One Year Ago Today, We Were In The Boat'

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  • Syrian refugee sisters and heroes say work has only begun

    - Alyssa Roenigk

    Swimmers Yusra and Sarah Mardini saved 18 lives while escaping Syria, and Yusra made the first-ever Refugee Olympic team. Now the sisters want to use their platform to help refugees everywhere.

Well Oiled Green Machine

Olympic Spirit

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  • 10 memorable moments of Olympic sportsmanship

    - Sean Hurd, espnW.com

    By inspiring a fallen foe to finish, U.S. runner Abbey D'Agostino provided a reminder of what the Olympic spirit is all about. Here are 10 other unforgettable moments of Olympic sportsmanship.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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  • Jude Bolton's Round 21 Heroes and Villains

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    Nic Naitanui proved his match-winning quality, but Jude Bolton didn't like the look of some dysfunctional forward lines and the LED signage at Etihad Stadium in Round 21 of the AFL.

Shining Stars

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  • Anthony Milford is back and Jarryd Hayne is just special

    - Brett Kimmorley

    Anthony Milford made a timely return to form in the shadows of the NRL finals while Jarryd Hayne, well we really shouldn't expect anything less -- Brett Kimmorley writes in his Set of Six.

Magic Touch

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  • Touch football's pride in women's sevens Olympic gold

    - Greg Growden

    Touch football is not part of the Olympics. But it's role in one of Australia's most glowing achievements at the Rio Games should not be under-estimated -- Greg Growden writes.

Schooling Phelps

Spurs Star

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  • Welcome to Manu's basketball familia

    - Zach Lowe

    From the glory of representing Argentina to the satisfaction of winning the NBA Finals, the career of Manu Ginobili is defined more by his love of team than anything else.

'These Guys Are Actually Living Gods'

Australian Olympic History

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  • Dressage rider makes Australian Olympic history

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    Mary Hanna has made Australian Olympic history, becoming the nation's oldest competitor at a Games when she rode in the opening round of the dressage competition.

File Under Easy Listening

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  • All Blacks awesome, Wallabies abject

    Can NZ repeat their nigh-on perfect Sydney showing? Can Australia possibly be as bad again? Andy Withers, Sam Bruce & Rupert Guinness break down the Bledisloe Cup.

AFL Heroes & Villains

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  • Jude Bolton's AFL Heroes and Villains: Round 20

    - Jude Bolton

    A star defender and a coaching marvel caught Jude Bolton's eye in round 20 while one side's midfield has been labelled a villain.

Contenders & Pretenders

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  • Ranking every Olympic men's basketball team in Rio

    - Marc Stein

    While no one thinks Team USA will be stopped in Rio, there are 11 other teams vying for Olympic medals. Marc Stein rates the men's hoops competition.

The Real Rio

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  • Behind the Olympic curtain, Rio at a crossroads

    - Juliana Barbassa

    When Rio won the 2016 Olympic bid, it was supposed to help transform Brazil into a world power. With the Games set to begin, the city and country are anything but stable.

Million Reasons To Smile, Jarryd

From The Mag

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  • The Secret History Of Tiger Woods

    - Wright Thompson

    The death of his father set a battle raging inside the world's greatest golfer. How he waged that war -- through an obsession with the Navy SEALs -- is the tale of how Tiger lost his way.