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NBArank 2021: Where the final five check in, including LeBron, Giannis and KD

Does LeBron's reign continue? Does Giannis add another accolade to his list? See where the final five superstars land in NBArank 2021.

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Debating LeBron's spot and the biggest surprises of NBArank 2021

Was King James' ranking unfair? Who didn't belong in the top 50? Which young stars will rise next? Our experts break down this year's countdown.

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AUSTRALIA

LISA DE VANNA EXCLUSIVE

'Heartbroken' Lisa De Vanna walks away from football

In an exclusive interview with ESPN, Matildas legend Lisa De Vanna opens up about Alen Stajcic and why she is leaving football.

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Heartbroken De Vanna walks away from football

Matildas great Lisa De Vanna feels she's given everything she can to her football career, after 150 appearances for the national side.

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De Vanna believes she earned place in Matildas camp

Lisa De Vanna reflects on missing the Matildas squad for the Tokyo Olympics, and her final efforts to earn that spot.

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De Vanna discusses Stajcic dismissal

Lisa De Vanna shares her thoughts on the sacking of Alen Stajcic as Matildas coach in 2019.

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GF - Demons vs Bulldogs

The support cast who can swing a Grand Final

While the 2021 AFL Grand Final has more individual stars than most, here are three players whose games really could prove the biggest factor in delivering their sides a flag.

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How the Dees and Dogs can win the Grand Final

Demons or Bulldogs? With the help of Champion Data, we've analysed what needs to happen for both teams to give themselves the best chance of winning the flag.

PODCAST: Previewing the Grand Final (with Dunks)!

Bulldogs gun Josh Dunkley joins the team ahead of the Grand Final to preview the biggest game of the year.

Is Melbourne's Oliver-Petracca combo the best 1-2 punch in the AFL?

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FOOTBALL

United's Rice pursuit takes a twist; sheep not to blame for Ronaldo move

Man United's Declan Rice move has taken a twist -- ESPN's Insider Notebook has the latest. PLUS: Why sheep aren't to blame for Ronaldo moving house.

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Real Madrid's Benzema making a case to be the best in the world

Karim Benzema said he plays for those who "know" the game. Evidenced by his fine form, we've only just begun to understand it as well as he does.

Ogden: Man United feel price is too high for Rice

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Loss of Christian McCaffrey, Jaycee Horn overshadows Panthers' 3-0 start

Can Carolina sustain its success after losing two of its biggest stars in McCaffrey (hamstring) and Horn (foot) to injuries?

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Texans' Davis Mills continues trend of struggling rookie QBs

Texans fall to 1-2 as Mills makes first NFL start on Thursday Night Football against the Carolina Panthers.

Darnold hands off to Tremble for 7-yard TD

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McCaffrey suffers hamstring injury, does not return

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MUST SEE

Blue Jays pitcher ejected after hitting Kiermaier

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Aaron Rodgers shows off Spanish fluency in postgame interview

Conor McGregor throws one of the worst first pitches you'll ever see

NFL

Barnwell ranks the 0-2 NFL teams from done to long shot: Could the Giants and Colts still make the playoffs?

Both New York teams are winless, while the AFC South and NFC North are off to a combined 4-12 start. A couple of teams have hope, though.

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Rating the NFL's 32 biggest surprises so far: Which will continue, and which are a mirage?

The Raiders' defense looks vastly improved. Teddy Bridgewater is a perfect fit in Denver. And Brandon Aiyuk has only one catch for the 49ers.

Stephen A.: Fields being thrown into the lion's den vs. Browns

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Are the Patriots in a must-win situation against the Saints?

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FORMULA ONE

RUSSIAN GP

Bottas, Hamilton set ominous pace in practice

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