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NBArank: Wall, Booker, DeRozan and more top-50 players

Our annual countdown forecasting the best players in the NBA continues at No. 50.

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Why NBArank is tough on Melo, Kobe and DeRozan

The big surprises in NBArank are what make the list unique.

Sixers' Brown: Simmons, Fultz working on 3s

Sixers coach Brett Brown said Tuesday that Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz have put in the work needed on their jumpers.

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Champions League

Firmino the hero as Liverpool sink PSG, go top of Group C

Late in the second half it looked as though Liverpool had blown their chance vs. PSG, but Roberto Firmino's 92nd-minute strike gave them a 3-2 win.

Messi sets UCL hat-trick record in Barcelona victory

Lionel Messi scored a hat trick as Barcelona opened their Champions League campaign in Group A with an impressive 4-0 win against PSV Eindhoven.

Neymar goes missing as Liverpool dominate PSG

ESPN FC's Craig Burley & Paul Mariner break down Liverpool's deserved win over PSG and highlight Neymar's disappearance during the match.

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Messi back to his masterful best in win over PSV

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner gives his plaudits to PSV for their efforts, but says Lionel Messi's class shone through once again in Barcelona's UCL opener.

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Extra Time: PSG's Europe woes & struggling Salah

The guys respond to your tweets about Liverpool's win over PSG, including Salah's struggles, assigning blame for PSG and comparing the two No. 9s.

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Pochettino needs to change Spurs less

Craig Burley believes Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino should practice the team-continuity that is helping Liverpool succeed this season.

2:37

Burley: PSG easy to play against

Craig Burley asserts PSG's inability to close down and apply pressure in midfield was what cost them against Liverpool's potent attack.

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Project Football: Experiencing Liverpool's PSG win

ESPN FC chronicles Liverpool's Champions League matchweek against PSG, from the buildup around the city to the celebrations following Firmino's winner.

3:30

Inter stun Spurs with two late goals

Paul Mariner breaks down how Spurs threw away their comfortable 1-0 lead at Inter to lose their opening Champions League match, at the San Siro.

1:49

Ramos: Simeone should teach Griezmann values

Sergio Ramos makes fun of Antoine Griezmann's claims that he 'eats at the same table as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.'

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Arteta: Man City have the best players in the world

Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta insists he wouldn't change any of the side's players and that their hunger for success is incredible.

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NFL

NFL Week 3 Power Rankings: Rams are new No. 1 ... and chaos below

There's turnover at the top of the Power Rankings, with new teams cracking the top three. Plus: Why every team can be optimistic.

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A mental coach, marriage and more: Inside Carson Wentz's comeback

The Eagles QB had done it before, triumphantly returning from injury in college. His mental coach knew this time would be no different.

Limited risk for Patriots in acquiring talented Josh Gordon

The Patriots gave up a fifth-round pick for Josh Gordon. If he pans out, he fills their void at receiver. If he doesn't, the Pats will move on quickly.

AFL

AFL W2W4: The Pies' four-quarter question

What to do with Dusty, the Pies' four-quarter question, Melbourne's happy hunting ground and beating the heat. Here's What To Watch For ahead of two massive preliminary finals.

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AFL Draft Wrap: Bedford stands out against Sandringham

'An unstoppable line-breaking force' headlines Chris Doerre's draft wrap this week after a stellar performance that made life almost impossible for his opponents.

Cox 'not bothered' by critics

Collingwood's Mason Cox speaks on dealing with the outside criticism and insists it makes the sport more interesting.

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Formula One

Singapore Grand Prix

Vettel should be on the verge of a fifth world title

Sebastian Vettel should be waltzing towards a fifth F1 world championship. Here we readjust the championship standings to reflect the alternate universe where he did not make the mistakes which have handed Lewis Hamilton the advantage.

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How did it go so wrong for Ferrari in Singapore?

A closer look at how Ferrari's race weekend unravelled in Singapore while Mercedes went from strength to strength.

The championship permutations after Hamilton's win

Sebastian Vettel's championship hopes are fading fast. Here's what he has to do to overhaul the deficit to Lewis Hamilton and ensure his destiny is still in his hands as we approach the conclusion of the season.

NRL

Finals Week 3

NRL Finals Week 3: Foundation clubs collide

Four teams remain as the 2018 NRL premiership heads into the penultimate week of the finals. Which two teams will win through to the grand final?

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Six Again: Hunt falters at finals hurdle

In the second week of the NRL finals we saw a flood of field goals, twins collide, a veteran Shark shine, a blinder by Dallin, and Hunt fall at the final hurdle.

Must See

Which managers used these animal analogies?

After Mauricio Pochettino's surreal phrase involving cows, the Toe Poke tasks you with guessing which manager said each of these animal analogies.

Pitch invading dog injures player in Romania

A dog gate-crashed a football match in Romania and tripped up one of the players during the game.

0:35

When mascots go bad: Rogues' gallery of furry suits

Football club mascots may appear safe and fluffy but some have been involved in fights, rowed with managers and even entered local politics.

Rugby Championship R4

Team of the Week: Boks heroes toast of rugby world

Last week not a single Springbok made our team of the week following their defeat at the hands of the Wallabies in Brisbane. This week, however, there are South Africans sprinkled all over after their courageous victory over the All Blacks.

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Rebooted: We have to talk about Barrett's goal-kicking

Steve Hansen says it's the nature of goal-kicking, a player can hit 100 percent one week and then have a shocker the next. But how concerned should the All Blacks be about their fly-half's inconsistent right boot?

Wallabies need new blood, new ideas and a new coach - Growden

As the Wallabies slip to a demoralising seventh in the world rankings, the need for a change in direction has never been clearer. These lost Wallabies souls need revitalising, the time to act is now -- Greg Growden writes.

ESPN Fantasy Football

Premier League fantasy is here! Pick your ESPN team

ESPN has a brand new fantasy game! Compete against your friends or people around the world in the Premier League, La Liga, Champions League and more.

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Why goals and assists aren't everything in fantasy

Goals and assists are the most exciting events in a soccer match, but that doesn't mean you should overrate their value in ESPN Fantasy Soccer.

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