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What risk? With Gerrit Cole, the Yankees are now THE team to beat

The Yankees now have baseball's best pitcher and the Astros (and 28 other teams) do not. It was worth the $324 million gamble. Illustration

Law: Yankees get their man in Gerrit Cole -- but 9 years is a looong time

This long of a deal buys risks as well as rewards.



Mayfield vs. ... everyone? An illustrated guide to Baker's beefs

Baker Mayfield has always used insults and doubts as fuel. As he revisits one of his biggest feuds Sunday against Kliff Kingsbury, here's a tour of some of his most memorable grudges.

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Clark: Cleveland isn't big enough for OBJ



Tua Tagovailoa injury timeline: What's next, dates to know and the big NFL draft question

The injured Alabama quarterback has a decision to make. What exactly is this injury? And how high could he go in the draft? We have answers.

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Predicting the top pick in the 2020 draft: NFL execs on Burrow, Tua and Cincy

We examine the decision at the top of the draft, and why the team in that slot makes a big difference.



Finebaum: Jerry Jones and Urban Meyer would be a terrible marriage




For black fans in Baltimore, Lamar Jackson's success resonates way beyond football

Black excellence, black love, a nappy 'fro and an MVP-caliber season for the Ravens quarterback.

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NFL MVP stock watch: Jackson's historic campaign, and who is still in the race

Is Jackson an MVP lock? Which other QBs are still in the mix, and can anyone catch Baltimore's playmaker?

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30 for 30: Muhammad vs. Larry

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  • Holmes fight affects Ali's final bout

    On this date in 1981, Muhammad Ali fought his final fight. It took place in the Bahamas, a result of his performance in a 1980 fight against Larry Holmes. Relive Ali's attempt to become world heavyweight champion for an unprecedented fourth time with 30 for 30.

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  • The inside story of how everything fell apart

    Manchester United were supposed to be too big to fail, but after countless mistakes, 840M down the drain, four managers and one Ed Woodward, they became specialists in failure.

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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.