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Alisson's tough road to the top, as told by his friends

Liverpool's new addition, Alisson Becker, has overcome problems with weight, emotions and finances to become the most expensive goalkeeper ever.


Salah texted Alisson urging him to join Reds

The former Roma goalkeeper will be reunited with former teammate Salah, whom Liverpool bought for £38 million last summer.

Is there any future for Karius at Liverpool?

Jurgen Klopp has replaced Loris Karius after his errors in Kiev, but how do the confidence-drained goalkeeper and Liverpool move forward?

To what heights will Alisson take Liverpool this season?

With Alisson's move from Roma to Liverpool now official, the ESPN FC guys discuss where the club will finish with the Brazil goalkeeper on board.


Has Klopp had a change of heart on spending big?

The FC crew look back on Jurgen Klopp's comments on spending in 2016 and discuss whether he's a changed man or merely splashing the cash at an opportune time.


Nicol: Alisson is a 'flawless' signing for Liverpool

Steve Nicol is over the moon with Liverpool's reported agreement to sign Alisson, explaining what the much sought-after goalkeeper brings to the club.


Why Alisson is a smart piece of business by Liverpool

Shaka Hislop explains why he's certain Liverpool will get a return on their reported £66.9 million investment should Alisson agree to move to Anfield.


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Carmelo Anthony trade

Sources: Melo headed to Hawks, will be waived

OKC will deal Carmelo Anthony to the Hawks for a package that includes Dennis Schroder. Anthony will be waived, and the Rockets are front-runners for him.

Cain: Carmelo being traded, waived is 'fall from grace'

Will Cain reacts to the Oklahoma City Thunder trading Carmelo Anthony to the Atlanta Hawks, who reportedly will waive him.


Can Carmelo Anthony accept role as 6th man?

Tony Kornheiser and Frank Isola ponder Carmelo Anthony's future as he's traded away from the Oklahoma City Thunder.


Formula 1

German Grand Prix

LIVE: First practice in Germany

Follow ESPN's live commentary of the opening practice session at the Hockenheimring in Germany.


The OPen

LIVE: The Open - Second Round

Kevin Kisner leads the field at Carnoustie as the field set out for the chase. Follow all the action on ESPN.

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Tiger looking to make move in second round

Tiger Woods explains why the first round of the The Open didn't go the way he wanted and how he is looking for a turnaround in the second round.


Collins: Woods looked 'a little bit' like Tiger of old

Michael Collins describes panic when tape was seen on Tiger Woods' neck before his round and explains people must lower expectations with Woods.


Scott: Everything felt good

Australian Adam Scott shares his thoughts after scoring an opening round 71 at The Open Championships.


McIlroy content after steady first day

Rory McIlroy was pleased with round after he shot a 69 to leave himself three off the lead.


International Champions Cup

International Champions Cup: Africans with a point to prove

KweséESPN pick out five African players who'll be desperate to make their mark in the ICC.

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ICC questions: Life after Ronaldo? Liverpool's title hopes?

Ahead of the International Champions Cup, the world's leading clubs have big questions hanging over them.

ICC players to watch: Europe's future stars

Some of Europe's elite will be in action in the International Champions Cup, but which young player from each club could be set for a bright future?

Talking Points

Patrick Kluivert: Mbappe is a future Ballon d'Or winner

Former director of football for PSG Patrick Kluivert shares his thoughts on Kylian Mbappe's World Cup and his chances of winning a Ballon d'Or.


How Gareth Bale can fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo

ESPN FC's La Liga correspondent Sid Lowe explains what it will take for Gareth Bale to seize the opportunity left by Cristiano Ronaldo's departure.


Extra Time: Complaining Mou, Liverpool trophies & Hazard vs. Neymar

The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on Jose Mourinho's negativity at Man United, how many trophies Liverpool will win this season and much more.


Transfer Rater: Courtois, Donnarumma & Morata on the move?

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop and Alexis Nunes examine the latest transfer rumours featuring Thibaut Courtois, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Alvaro Morata.


Hislop: Liverpool the easiest fit for Pulisic

With a number of Prem clubs monitoring Christian Pulisic's development at Dortmund, FC's Shaka Hislop shares why he feels Liverpool is the best fit.


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Little people are the headliners in Mexico's 'lucha libre' wrestling

For decades they were relegated as sidekicks in the iconic Mexican wrestling matches, but little people now train and feature as headliners.

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The weird, wild world of college football message boards

Fans like Stormy Daniels, federal judicial nominees and undercover school presidents (who are former CIA directors) keep college football weird on message boards.

Eagles' Chris Long talks tattoos, philanthropy and making a difference

A wide-ranging conversation with Eagles defensive end Chris Long: From clean water in East Africa to a Ken Flajole tattoo.

Hey, did you see that?

Cambage has second consecutive monster game

Liz Cambage finds herself in the WNBA record books again for the most points in a 2-game span after dropping 35 against the Mystics.


Williams goes 98 yards for Tiger-Cats punt-return TD

Frankie Williams fields the punts and rumbles 98 yards for a Hamilton touchdown.


Jimmy Wilkins wins Skateboard Vert gold

Watch Jimmy Wilkins' gold-medal-winning run in the Pacifico Skateboard Vert final, Thursday at X Games Minneapolis 2018.


How hungry are you? With Serge Ibaka

Toronto Raptors power forward Serge Ibaka invites former Orlando Magic centre Bismack Biyombo to try his surprise dish.

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