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Why Jimmy Butler may not solve Philly's biggest problem

There are big questions about how Butler fits next to Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid in the Sixers' struggling offense.

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Power Rankings: Butler trade aftermath and a new No. 1

While the Jimmy Butler deal shakes up Minnesota, Philly and the Eastern Conference, a new No. 1 emerges to unseat the defending champs.

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NFL Playoff Race

Barnwell: Nine teams, four spots, one jumbled NFC playoff mess

The defending champs are in trouble. Two South teams might be locks. The NFC playoff race is shaping up to be pandemonium.

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QB Tiers revisited: Mahomes, Goff rising; Prescott, Carr fade

A panel of voters put every starter into a tier this summer. Who'll be higher or lower in 2019 based on this season?

College Football

Why Clemson is a worthy challenger to Alabama -- again

Awestruck coaches say these Tigers have no obvious weakness, led by an all-star defensive line and a versatile offense that could both pose threats to the Crimson Tide.

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QBs and steakhouse waiters are seeing a lot of the Notre Dame D-line these days

No Irish position group has had a more impactful turnaround than the defensive line this season, and it all started at burger night at a local steakhouse.

MLB Awards

Awards roundtable: Who will take home hardware and why

Ohtani or Andujar? Verlander or Snell? DeGrom with just 10 wins?? We break down all the angles in advance of baseball's major award announcements.

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Will two-way performance give Ohtani edge over Yankees' AL ROY finalists?

Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar put up strong numbers in 2018, but despite being limited due to injury, Shohei Ohtani managed to impress as a pitcher and a hitter.

Melo Done In Houston?


What will Melo's next move be?


How the Rockets can move ahead if Melo departs

With Carmelo Anthony's future in doubt, Houston still has big problems to solve.

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