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Positive England reap rewards; Belgium implode

Gareth Southgate's impact was evident again, though his praise of Harry Kane possibly went a bit far. Plus: What went wrong for Belgium and France?


Deschamps helpless to stop France repeating World Cup hangover

Didier Deschamps captained France to a World Cup win in 1998, and a yearlong hangover. Now managing Les Bleus, his men seem doomed to the same fate.

Believe the hype around De Ligt, de Jong

After four years of humiliation, fans of Dutch soccer are getting excited again thanks to Ajax's Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong.

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Barnwell: The injuries turning the NFL playoff race upside down

Alex Smith is out for the season, and Washington's NFC East lead could soon vanish. These are the biggest injuries that changed the NFL landscape.

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From hospital to history: Inside Lamar Jackson's first NFL start

Stomach pains and the Bengals' D couldn't derail a historic debut for Jackson, who even played a little "defense" on a referee after his first win.

NFL playoff picture: How the NFC, AFC look right now

With back-to-back wins, the Cowboys are on the fringes of the postseason. Here's how the top six looks in each conference.

Africa Cup of Nations

Cameroon 2019 qualification

How did he miss from there? And again?!

To miss one open goal is unfortunate, but to miss two just moments apart is... well, just ask Lesotho forward Tumelo Khutlang.

Mahrez double seals Algeria's Afcon place

Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria qualified for next year's Africa Cup of Nations, while Guinea, Mauritania and Ivory Coast joined them.

Ayew returns to fire Ghana past Ethiopia

Jordan Ayew returned to score twice as Ghana took a step towards the Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-0 win away in Ethiopia.

NBA Talking Points

NBA Power Rankings: More Jimmy drama and a rising OKC

Where are the Sixers after Jimmy Butler's late-game heroics? And see why the Thunder -- even without Russell Westbrook -- are climbing the charts.

LeBron has 51 in first win at Miami since '14 exit

LeBron James became just the fifth player in league history to score 50-plus points with three different franchises.

Warriors trying to keep perspective after dramatic week

The Warriors have lost four of their past five games, but they see this as an opportunity to come together.

Football Talking Points

Low: 2018 was a slap in the face for Germany

Germany's Joachim Low reflects on a year that saw an early World Cup exit and Nations League relegation but believes they still have a bright future.


Burley: Belgium dealt a blow to their ego

Craig Burley explains what Belgium's exit from the UEFA Nations League by way of a 5-2 loss to Switzerland means for the team long-term.


Extra Time: Modric vs. Iniesta; the ideal Italy striker

The guys respond to your tweets about the Ballon d'Or, Luka Modric vs. Andres Iniesta and who Gab Marcotti thinks is the ideal No. 9 for Italy.


What's best for Pulisic: Liverpool, Chelsea or neither?

With Liverpool and Chelsea reportedly eyeing Christian Pulisic, Ale Moreno and Craig Burley discuss whether he should leave Dortmund or stay put.


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Max will be champion when he irons out 'raw edges' - Wolff

Toto Wolff believes Red Bull's Max Verstappen is an "unbelievable talent" but says the Dutchman still has some flaws he needs to address before he can be Formula One champion.

F1 ready to axe races with 'unattractive' deals

Formula One CEO Chase Carey says races inherited from the Bernie Ecclestone regime are at risk if they do not offer attractive deals for commercial growth and fan interest.

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Manchester United

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  • Jose Mourinho's Last Stand

    Deliberate isolation. Petty feuds. Constant turmoil. The Manchester United manager wouldn't have it any other way.

Ranking your NBA team's 2018-19 drama

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    Is there any Stranger Thing than what the Lakers did this summer? Is there anyone Leftover in Cleveland? Did we just turn all 30 NBA teams into TV dramas? Yes ... yes, we did.

Football: Essentials

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    Updated tables from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.

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  • Upcoming fixtures

    Keep track of all the important upcoming fixtures in the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.

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  • Latest scores

    Results and scores from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.

Move Over, Batman!

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  • Inked: Neymar's new comic book

    PSG star Neymar was the muse for the main character of a new comic book series, "Inked," in which tattoos come alive to help fight crime.

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