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August 18, 2022

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Panthers training camp: C.J. Henderson looks ready to turn a corner

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Albert Breer FOXBORO, Mass.—This was a wild one. For the second straight day, the Panthers and Patriots engaged in multiple donnybrooks, complete with players being ejected from practice. Is it unusual to see fights at joint practices? It is not.......

NBA schedule release: The 10 most exciting games to watch in 2022–23

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How Pro Wrestling Shaped Sylvester Stallone’s Storytelling

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SI.com’s Week in Wrestling is published every week and provides beneath-the-surface coverage of the business of pro wrestling. Sylvester Stallone on pro wrestling: “I hear people say it’s not real. Really? Gravity is real. Jumping off the top rope or having 300 pounds landing on you, that’s real.” Sylvester Stallone......

Breaking down Serena Williams’s retirement announcement and legacy

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NBA announces 2022–23 schedule release, annoys fans

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Liverpool’s winless start magnified by Premier League’s fine margins

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTkxNjU2Njc0MTkxMjIyMjU4/mohamed-salah-crystal-palace-liverpool.jpg Jonathan Wilson Last season, the Premier League champion, Manchester City, dropped 21 points total. The season before, title-winning Man City dropped 28 points, but that felt like a pandemic-related aberration. The season before that, Liverpool dropped 15 points and the season before, City dropped 16. One more before that,......

Alabama coach Nick Saban prepares Crimson Tide for next step

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Richard Johnson You can split Nick Saban’s six national championships with Alabama into two parts. The first chapter is best represented by the Tide’s stomping of Notre Dame in the 2012 title game. Until then, Alabama didn’t so much beat you as......

Bill Russell and Adam Silver: ‘A special relationship’

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Howard Beck Long before he was running the NBA, Adam Silver was an eager young staffer whose duties included opening mail, writing memos and carrying around large stacks of glossy Bill Russell photos—all of it important, none of it as......

College football rankings: SI’s preseason top 25 for 2022

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Pat Forde The 2022 college football season is less than two weeks away, with Week Zero looming Aug. 27. Before things kick off on the gridiron, Sports Illustrated is revealing its preseason top 25 ranking. 1. Alabama: If 13–2 was......

Walker Buehler injury seriously dents Dodgers’ World Series hopes

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTkxNjQ4MDg3NDc3ODU1NzMw/walker-buehler.jpg Nick Selbe Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday during the regular season you’ll get a fresh, topical story to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers. The Dodgers entered Monday with a .699 winning percentage and a 16-game lead in their division with 49 left to play. But......

Bengals Let Joe Burrow Control His Return to Training Camp

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Kentucky AD has pointed message for John Calipari, Mark Stoops

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Pat Forde Mitch Barnhart has logged two decades of good work as a college administrator while functioning as a near-hermit. He’s the dean of Southeastern Conference athletic directors, he’s been the chair of the NCAA men’s basketball selection committee, he’s......

Longtime Princeton basketball coach Pete Carril dies at 92

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Joe Dumars recalls Pistons’ near trade for Kobe Bryant: ‘It was that close’

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Howard Beck welcomes Hall of Famer Joe Dumars. The former Pistons Bad Boy is now the NBA’s discipline czar, part of his new role as executive vice president and head of basketball operations. Dumars discusses his approach to the job, then reflects at length on his tenure as Pistons GM.......

Jac Collinsworth, Jason Garrett reportedly to call Notre Dame football on NBC

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1. I’m fully aware that Twitter doesn’t like anything, but sometimes reaction to a piece of news is so harsh that it becomes noteworthy. On Sunday, the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reported that NBC is set to announce Jac Collinsworth and Jason Garrett as the broadcast crew for Notre Dame......

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is improving as quarterback and a leader

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Albert Breer ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Most coaches and players are fine with the way camp has evolved over the last decade or so, with a move off remote college campuses and back to the team’s normal practice facilities. For......

USMNT abroad: Dest, Weah transfer rumors; Tillman, Wright score

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About a month out from the last pre-World Cup international window, the U.S. men’s national team’s player pool remains split into a few categories. There are those who are the perceived locks for a trip to Qatar, those on the fringe looking to climb into that more secure group and......

The Olympics don’t want competitive lifesaving. But maybe they should.

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Emma Baccellieri The first thing you will notice at a competitive lifesaving meet are the dummies. Bright orange, they lurk at the far end of the pool, lying in wait until they can be reached and rescued by the swimmers.......

Thomas Tuchel, Antonio Conte Clash Highlights Premier League Thriller

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Let’s start at the end. Antonio Conte, a couple of minutes after concluding the second-half triptych of escalating goal celebrations with a wildly violent dance, walked toward Thomas Tuchel and shook his hand. But he did so, Tuchel said, without looking him in the eye and so the Chelsea manager......

Manchester United, Erik ten Hag Are Off to an Embarrassing Start

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTkxNjA4OTQ5MDUxNTAwMDE4/harry-maguire-manchester-united.jpg Jonathan Wilson The postwar nadir, everybody has always said, was the 5–0 defeat to Crystal Palace in 1972, but that may have a challenger now. Saturday’s 4–0 defeat to Brentford was epochally bad. It wasn’t just the scoreline—although letting in more goals against Brentford in a 25-minute spell than......

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