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Pittsburgh Steelers training camp questions: Can Ben Roethlisberger lead playoff return?

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers open 2021 NFL training camp Wednesday at Heinz Field. Here’s a closer look at a few storylines: At 39 years old, does Ben Roethlisberger have another deep playoff run in him? Maybe. If Roethlisberger makes another deep playoff run, it will be because of his......

Dallas Cowboys training camp questions: How will Dak Prescott’s ankle hold up?

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OXNARD, Calif. — The Dallas Cowboys open 2021 NFL training camp Wednesday at River Ridge Residence Inn. Here’s a closer look at a few storylines: What bears watching regarding quarterback Dak Prescott‘s return from a fractured and dislocated right ankle? Prescott helped erase any questions about the stability of his......

Shootings during Milwaukee celebration wound 3

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MILWAUKEE — Two shootings in downtown Milwaukee early Wednesday as crowds celebrated the Milwaukee Bucks‘ first NBA championship in 50 years left three people wounded, police said. The shootings both happened at about 12:42 a.m. at two locations near Water Street, police said in a statement. TV station WISN had......

UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw on return from suspension: ‘It’s not weighing me down anymore’

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TJ Dillashaw began 2019 as UFC men’s bantamweight champion and one of the highest-ranked pound-for-pound fighters in the world. The year quickly took an unforeseen turn. Dillashaw challenged flyweight champion Henry Cejudo that January, in an effort to become the first UFC champion to go down in weight to capture......

NBA Power Rankings, way-too-early edition: Where the Bucks, Suns and every team stand right now

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The Milwaukee Bucks are the 2021 NBA champions after rallying from a 2-0 series deficit against the Phoenix Suns. Now what? We’re not wasting any time spinning forward to next season, where a host of current contenders and potential superteams will aim to unseat Giannis Antetokounmpo & Co. in 2022.......

Bulls’ LaVine cleared to join Team USA in Tokyo

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Team USA guard Zach LaVine has cleared health and safety protocols, USA Basketball announced Tuesday night. He will join the rest of the U.S. Olympic team in Tokyo on Thursday afternoon. The Olympics begin Friday, with the U.S. set for its first pool-play game Sunday against France. The Bulls star......

Nets open as ’21-22 favorites; Lakers, Bucks next

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11:45 PM ET Doug KezirianESPN Close ESPN Sports Betting Analyst Host of Daily Wager Behind The Bets podcast host Fresh off seeing an NBA champion crowned Tuesday night, oddsmakers have posted the Brooklyn Nets (+225) and Los Angeles Lakers (+400) as the betting favorites for the 2021-22 season. The champion......

Giannis scores 50, Bucks win 1st title since 1971

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11:44 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN MILWAUKEE — Eight years ago, a skinny teenager stood between his parents on the court inside Bradley Center here and gazed up at the rafters, where the retired jerseys for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson hung in the rafters. “Maybe in 15 years, 20 years,”......

Sha’Carri Richardson teams up with Kanye West in new Beats by Dre commercial

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10:30 PM ET Tory BarronESPN Editor Close Tory Barron is a Bristol-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. After retiring from playing lacrosse at UConn, the DC native decided to try her hand at writing about people playing sports. Kanye West has never been one to shy away from the spotlight,......

Sanders: Don’t call me ‘Deion,’ call me ‘Coach’

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Deion Sanders has gone by many names during his Hall of Fame NFL career, but now he just wants to be called “Coach.” Sanders, entering his second season as head coach of Jackson State, made that clear at Tuesday’s Southwestern Athletic Conference media day event after he was addressed as......

Pettitte’s son agrees to terms with Jeter’s Marlins

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MIAMI — Left-hander Jared Pettitte, son of three-time All-Star lefty Andy Pettitte, agreed to terms with the Miami Marlins as an undrafted free agent on Tuesday. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte were New York Yankees teammates for 15 seasons. “Dream into reality!” the younger Pettitte posted to his......

LIVE Transfer Talk: Arsenal plotting swoop for Maddison

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James Maddison is reportedly a transfer target for Arsenal, but will Leicester be tempted by a cash-plus-players deal? Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images Euro 2020 and the Copa America are over and the summer transfer window is open, leaving Europe’s biggest clubs clear to make a splash in the......

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