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Lowe’s 10 NBA things: Tatum’s star leap, LaVine’s playmaking and the Luka-Kristaps show

This week we examine the Jayson Tatum explosion, Zach LaVine's playmaking, Jazz adversity and the Mavs' stars solving it.

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Tatum's sensational mixtape: How the Celtics star has emerged

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Inside the evolution of rising Thunder star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

The sophomore guard is tapping into the kind of potential that has some wondering if he can be the next young superstar in OKC.

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NBA

TODAY'S GAMES

NFL COMBINE

'The greatest combine performance ever': How Mike Mamula changed the NFL combine

Twenty-five years ago, Mamula dominated the combine en route to being drafted No. 7. But his legacy brings up the question of just how much you should buy into workout warriors.

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Friday preview: Offensive linemen, running backs take the field

Workouts begin for offensive linemen, running backs, kickers and special-teams players in Indianapolis.

NEW ZEALAND V INDIA

2ND TEST, CHRISTCHURCH

NZ bowl, Wagner plays; Ishant injured, Jadeja in

How Bumrah comes back from injury will define him - McGrath

"He's still quite young and he's got a couple of good seasons, but this would be the making of him."

Bumrah is very close to getting a five-for or a six-for - Shastri

India coach Ravi Shastri says conditions are different but the team isn't here to give excuses

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Coming back into Test cricket is always a big challenge - Boult

Boult speaks to the media ahead of NZ's second Test against India at Christchruch

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NBL

WILDCATS VS. TAIPANS

Cotton stars in Wildcats' overtime win

Bryce Cotton scored 42 points in the Perth Wildcats' one-point semi-final win over the Cairns Taipans at RAC Arena.

AFL

BUSHFIRE RELIEF GAME

The AFL 'Origin' match satisfied our nostalgia, let's keep it that way

Nostalgia is what makes the 'State of Origin' concept such an attractive one, so let's not overdo it and reserve it for the most special of occasions, writes Matt Walsh.

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AFL's 'State of Origin' game a great fit for preseason: players

Victorian players Stefan Martin and Travis Boak have thrown their support behind an annual preseason 'Origin' fixture, after a successful bushfire relief match on Friday night.

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Premier League to open Hall of Fame. What about a Hall of Infamy?

The Premier League is to honour stars "of exceptional skill and talent," but who might make it on a list of players nominated for their notoriety?

LeBron has no chill cheering on Draymond's ejection

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