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LIVE: Raptors kick off title defence against Zion-less Pelicans

Opening night of NBA 2019/20 kicks off with the defending champion Raptors beginning life without Kawhi Leonard, while the Pelicans will be missing future star Zion Williams. Follow all the action LIVE here.

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Experts' Finals predictions: Does the title road go through Staples Center?

Lakers. Clippers. Bucks. Sixers. Which elite teams are Finals-bound? Our NBA writers and analysts make their conference championship and Finals picks.

Offseason moves may make 2019-20 season most unpredictable ever

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Raptors receive championship rings, unveil banner

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Top Headlines

Can Anthony Davis and the Lakers get LeBron to play elite defense again?

If the Lakers want to compete for a title, LeBron James will have to play better defense than he has over the past few seasons.

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LeBron, Davis reflect on failed bid to land Kawhi

With a plethora of storylines surrounding a renewed Clippers-Lakers rivalry, it is the Lakers' failed attempt to land Kawhi Leonard during free agency that stands out.

King James arrives for opening night

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Wilbon likes Morant for ROY

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AD wasn't surprised by Kawhi's decision to play for the Clippers

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McGrady: Lakers fans will be disappointed at season's end

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LeBron: Lakers need to practice championship habits

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Stephen A.: LeBron will be the king of L.A.

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Windhorst: Good luck beating the Clippers in a 7 game series

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Champions League

Kroos, Hazard help Madrid grab crucial win at Galatasaray

Real Madrid grabbed a massive win at Galatasaray to settle their UCL worries, Toni Kroos starring and Eden Hazard looking like a €100m signing.

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LIVE: World Series, Game 1

The 2019 World Series between the Astros and Nationals gets underway in Houston. Follow Game 1 live on ESPN.

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World Series viewers guide: Can Nats hang with Astros?

Who will win, matchups to watch, top storylines and more: Here's everything you need to get ready for the Fall Classic.

What has contributed to Verlander's success in Houston?

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What has contributed to Verlander's success in Houston?

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Astros hoping their star power brings another World Series title

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Must See

Keeper sacked for video mocking deaths, violence

Mexican side Dorados has terminated the contract of goalkeeper Gaspar Servio for allegedly posting videos mocking violent incidents.

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Zion Williamson

Zion undergoes knee surgery, out 6-8 weeks

Zion Williamson had surgery Monday to treat a torn meniscus in his right knee and is expected to miss six to eight weeks, the New Orleans Pelicans announced.

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Woj: Pelicans optimistic about Zion's recovery

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Wilbon, Kornheiser question Zion's durability

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NBA

The biggest year yet: Previewing the Aussies in the NBA

Season 2019-20 is shaping up to be one of the biggest yet for Australians in the NBA. Nick Metallinos assesses the ceilings and floors for every Aussie ahead of the season's start.

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Paul Pierce answers five burning NBA questions

Is the title the Clippers' to lose? Can Zion Williamson live up to the hype? And how will the James Harden-Russell Westbrook pairing play out in Houston? Paul Pierce answers all the burning NBA questions.

Transfer talk

LIVE Transfer Talk: Arsenal, Man City interested in Isco

Arsenal and Man City are joining the chase for Isco, which would allow Real Madrid to get Christian Eriksen. Transfer Talk is LIVE with the latest.

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