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USWNT Concacaf W Championship roster: Morgan, Rapinoe return

USWNT Concacaf W Championship roster: Morgan, Rapinoe return

Vlatko Andonovski has spent the last 10 months since the Olympics reimagining the US women’s national team player pool, calling on new faces while giving the stalwarts a break and cultivating a larger group from which to call upon for the matches that truly matter. The result is what the manager revealed on Monday, a …

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Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins key to Golden State’s title chase vs. Celtics

Warriors' Andrew Wiggins key to Golden State's title chase vs.  Celtics

BOSTON — It’s easy to forget: Before this postseason, Andrew Wiggins had experienced only one playoff series in his entire career. Basketball is basketball for someone who’s about to wrap up his eighth year in the NBA—and just played in his first All-Star Game—but the possession-to-possession intensity, quarter-to-quarter emotional swings and game-to-game stakes are new …

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Ravens, Broncos, Lions among NFL turnaround candidates

Ravens, Broncos, Lions among NFL turnaround candidates

The 2021–22 NFL playoff bracket featured seven teams that had not reached the postseason the year before. The most stunning among them, obviously, were the Super Bowl runner-up Bengals, who finished the previous season 4-11-1. Their transcendent star quarterback suffered an incredibly serious knee injury in 2020, and their forays into free agency seemed, from …

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USMNT vs Grenada LIVE: Nations League video, highlights, updates

USMNT vs Grenada LIVE: Nations League video, highlights, updates

If it were up to the US men’s national team, it likely wouldn’t be continuing its World Cup preparations against FIFA’s 170th-ranked side. But that’s the hand it has been dealt as it begins its Concacaf Nations League title defense on Friday at Austin FC’s Q2 Stadium. The US faces Grenada in its last match …

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Tom Brady agrees to send fan a pair of game-worn underwear

Tom Brady agrees to send fan a pair of game-worn underwear

1. And some people have the nerve to say Tom Brady doesn’t have any personality. On Thursday, the seven-time Super Bowl champion had an eventful day on Twitter, and it all had to do with underwear. After using Instagram earlier this week to promote one of his brands and leave little to the imagination, Brady …

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Manny Machado leads Padres, NL MVP race and chases milestones

Manny Machado leads Padres, NL MVP race and chases milestones

Machado, who turns 30 next month, is playing better than ever and rewriting the narrative of his career. John W. McDonough/Sports Illustrated Welcome to The Opener, where every weekend morning during the regular season you’ll get a fresh, topical story to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers. SAN DIEGO — On the …

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Real Madrid, Barcelona meet in Las Vegas in Soccer Champions Tour

Real Madrid, Barcelona meet in Las Vegas in Soccer Champions Tour

Barcelona and Real Madrid will renew the stateside portion of their rivalry this summer in Las Vegas, where the Spanish giants will play a July 23 friendly at the Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium. The pair met five years ago in Miami. It was a 3–2 Barcelona win attended by more than 66,000 that was part of …

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