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How will Astros react after seeing Gerrit Cole lose?

Houston's mettle will be tested after the Astros saw their best weapon miss the mark in Game 1.

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World Series Daily: Verlander or Stras and the best (and worst) of Minute Maid Park

We choose between the Game 2 starters, weigh in on Houston's ballpark and make our Wednesday picks.

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Rare company: Bill Belichick closing in on 300th NFL win

As the Patriots boss nears another accolade for his unrivaled résumé, his peers and players weigh in on the secrets to his sustained excellence.

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From top draft picks to uncertain futures for Winston, Mariota

What's going to happen to Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota?

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Conference semifinals

El Trafico rivalry hits MLS playoffs: Vela vs. Zlatan is exactly what fans want

Seattle-Portland has long been MLS' biggest rivalry, but a conference semi between LAFC and the Galaxy could tip the scales in favor of El Trafico.

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NBA

Ben Simmons isn't here for your 3-point shooting revolution

While the All-Star point guard continues to work on his outside shot, both he and the Sixers believe he can be a championship-level star by sticking to what he does best.

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ESPN Daily Podcast: What if Simmons turns his struggle into success?

Mina Kimes brings you an inside look at the most interesting stories at ESPN.

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Clippers top Lakers

Stephen A.: LeBron was atrocious offensively

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Max: Kawhi has ascended to the best player on Earth

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'One football can take you so far'

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  • The unbreakable bond

    Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins says he owes his career to his mom. When you hear her remarkable story of survival, you'll understand his devotion.

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  • UFC on ESPN+: See what's next

    ESPN+ is now streaming exclusive live UFC events, weigh-ins and more, Ariel and the Bad Guy, Dana White's Contender Series and other exclusive MMA content.