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Ranking the must-see NBA playoff series this round

We're two games into every Round 1 matchup. Which series will be the most entertaining the rest of the way? Here's our 1-8 rankings.

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Pythons and PowerPoints: How the Sixers cracked the culture code

Two years ago, the Philadelphia 76ers won 10 games. Now they're a 52-win 3-seed, with two possible future MVPs, each under the age of 24. This is the inside story of the talk therapy that helped make it all happen.

ESPN Forecast: New playoff predictions for Round 1

Who are the new favorites in the NBA playoffs? Our ESPN Forecast panel predicts the outcome of all eight Round 1 series after two games.

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Jalen apologizes to Mitchell with ROY socks.


Stephen A.: 'Towns looks awful.'


Mitchell's ability to listen sets him apart.


Stephen A.: Celtics should give up 'nothing' for Kawhi.



Thursday's Playoff Games

Morata's misery continues but Chelsea win at Burnley

Chelsea picked up their second victory in five days on their travels to Burnley, but Alvaro Morata's frustrations are becoming more visible.

Burnley 1-2 Chelsea: Chelsea five points from 4th.

Chelsea made the most of Tottenham's draw against Brighton and are now five points away from a Champions League position with four games to play.


Chelsea edge Burnley, narrow gap with Spurs

Chelsea pulled within five points of fourth-placed Tottenham with a 2-1 victory at Burnley on Thursday night.

Burnley 1-2 Chelsea: Chelsea five points from 4th.



Source: Eagles to kick off 2018 vs. Falcons

The Eagles will open their first Super Bowl defense when they host the Falcons to start the 2018 NFL regular season, a source confirmed to ESPN.


Tractors worth $50K stolen from Pippen's farm

Scottie Pippen's family is offering a reward after two tractors worth $50,000 were stolen from the former NBA star's livestock farm in Arkansas.

WATCH: Seinfeld star recreates famous scene.

Patrick Warburton relived his role as 'Puddy' on Seinfeld when painted his face for New Jersey Devils' NHL playoff game versus Tampa Bay.


Zlatan as a movie star? Yes, please!

Everyone's favourite Swashbuckling Swede -- the one and only Zlatan Ibrahimovic -- has admitted he's considering a career as a film star.

Premier League

Premier League: What is still at stake?

Manchester City have wrapped up the Premier League title with a month to spare, but what else has yet to be decided?

Liverpool gearing towards a title challenge

Liverpool are fighting for second place as they look to lay down a marker ahead of a potential title challenge next season.

Premier League winter break: How it could work

The Premier League in February confirmed it is open to the idea of introducing a winter break, and reports suggest it could be announced soon.


Round 7

Roosters shut out Bulldogs in slugfest

The Sydney Roosters have put in a huge defensive effort to defeat Canterbury 6-0 in their round-seven NRL match at ANZ Stadium.

Highlights - Roosters topple scoreless Bulldogs.

The Canterbury Bulldogs have suffered yet another loss this season, this time to the Sydney Roosters.

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    While all 30 clubs settle into the rhythm of a new season, we examine which have seen their 2018 outlooks rise (and fall) the most this spring.

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  • Tracking the key injuries in the NBA playoffs

    This NBA season has been marked by several notable, critical injuries. Here's a look at the most important ones to watch for each team in the postseason.

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  • Who's going to draft a QB?

    Free agency reset the quarterback market heading into the 2018 NFL draft. Which teams are still after the top guys in Round 1? Which will wait until Day 3? Which will sit out altogether?

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  • The Dominant 20

    In celebration of ESPN The Magazine's 20th anniversary, Peter Keating's crunched the numbers to find the most dominant athletes of our time.

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  • NFL's highest-paid players at every position -- and who's up next

    Kirk Cousins set a benchmark for quarterbacks, but Aaron Rodgers is primed to raise the bar even higher. Bill Barnwell breaks down the biggest contract numbers by position and forecasts who is in line for bigger paydays.

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