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Juan Soto comes up clutch in Game 1

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Inside the Soto-Cole showdowns that changed the World Series

The Nationals' young superstar made Gerrit Cole look mortal, which hasn't been the case in quite some time.

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Week 8 NFL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus new goals for every team

The Patriots and Saints want to be No. 1. The Bengals and Dolphins want to draft No. 1. What are expectations like in the NFL now, seven weeks in? Illustration

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Barnwell's NFL trade grades: Why the 49ers' latest trade is risky

Does veteran receiver Emmanuel Sanders really make the 49ers better down the stretch? Bill Barnwell grades the deal.

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The biggest question remaining for each Top 25 team

Which problem areas could trip up the nation's top contenders?

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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.