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August 2, 2021

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Welcome back, NFL: Recap everything that happened this offseason, from QB trades to big signings

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Though the COVID-19 pandemic appears far from over, the NFL gradually regained a semblance of normalcy during the 2021 offseason. The draft returned to being a live event, as thousands of fans flocked to the banks off Lake Erie in Cleveland. Players reported for offseason workouts in the summer. Teams......

Sources: Eagles WR Smith set to miss 2-3 weeks

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PHILADELPHIA — Eagles rookie wide receiver DeVonta Smith is expected to miss two to three weeks with a sprained MCL, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday. Smith underwent an MRI on Sunday that revealed the knee injury. The Eagles are not expressing much concern about Smith, who is listed......

‘How ’bout them Cowboys?’ The inside story of Jimmy Johnson’s legendary line

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They sat undisturbed at a picnic table at Jimmy Johnson’s favorite Italian restaurant along Highway A1A in the Florida Keys one Saturday night in early April. The Pro Football Hall of Fame coach was with his Hall of Fame quarterback, Troy Aikman, three of his former assistant coaches — defensive......

Giroud and 10 of the game’s most underappreciated strikers

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Olivier Giroud is a Chelsea player no longer after completing his transfer to AC Milan last month, thus bringing his decade-long association with the Premier League to an end. 2 Related In just two and a half seasons at Stamford Bridge, Giroud scored 39 goals and laid on 14 assists......

Sources: Kane not at training, pushing City move

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Harry Kane failed to report to Tottenham Hotspur for preseason training on Monday morning as he attempts to force through a move away from the club, sources have told ESPN. Kane, 28, was due at Hotspur Way for COVID-19 testing and routine blood work after an extended break following England‘s......

Real or Not: Derrick Lewis could be No. 1 heavyweight in the world on Saturday

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UFC 265 is set for Saturday and offers an interim heavyweight title clash as the headlining fight. Derrick Lewis faces Ciryl Gane in the main event, and if he’s able to win, Lewis would improve on one of the most impressive heavyweight resumes in UFC history. With so many big......

U.S. women’s basketball advances to quarterfinals but still isn’t in sync at Tokyo Games

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3:52 AM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. The old adage that it’s not how you start but how you finish might be true,......

Biles coming back to compete in beam final

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TOKYO — After previously withdrawing from the all-around competition and the three other event finals, Simone Biles will be competing in Tuesday’s balance beam final at the Olympic Games. USA Gymnastics confirmed Biles would be participating with a tweet on Monday. Biles said she has been experiencing the “twisties,” since......

United States vs. Canada – Football Match Report – August 2, 2021 – ESPN

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The United States women’s national team were knocked out of the Olympic Games after losing 1-0 to Canada in the semifinals on Monday. Jessie Fleming’s second half penalty was enough to see Canada dump the reigning world champions out of the gold medal match. – Women’s Olympics soccer bracket and......

Farewell, Chicago: Ex-Cubs all homer in debuts

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Kris Bryant on Sunday joined former Chicago Cubs teammates Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez in making an immediate good impression with his new team. Now with the San Francisco Giants, Bryant hit a two-out solo home run in the third inning of a 5-3 win over the visiting Houston Astros......

Olympics 2021 live updates: France tests Team USA women’s basketball, Harrison takes silver by a sliver and more from Tokyo

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Just like that, our pool days are behind us. Team USA dominated in the water throughout these Olympic Games, but, as they say, all good things must come to an end. So it’s time to bid farewell to Katie Ledecky, Caeleb Dressel & Co. and instead turn our attention to......

USMNT’s Gold Cup win will resonate far beyond lifting the trophy

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LAS VEGAS — Prior to the start of the Gold Cup, United States manager Gregg Berhalter made clear that his team’s goal was to win the tournament. It was the kind of statement that was easy to dismiss, a bit of coach-speak for a youthful group of players in which......

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