Down to one. The Oakland Raiders fired Reggie McKenzie on Monday, which will leave Chris Grier of the Miami Dolphins as the NFL’s lone African-American general manager once Ozzie Newsome of the Baltimore Ravens steps down, as long planned, from his position at the end of the season. For a league with 32 teams that […]

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Ten games into what will almost certainly be his lone season in Durham, Duke’s Zion Williamson has treated college basketball like a rim on a breakaway. Which is to say, he has left it trembling. On game days, the anointed freshman effectively has a residency on “SportsCenter,” his highlights the fantasy-come-true of any sports-radio personality […]

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At the beginning of the year, while still playing with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dwyane Wade couldn’t help but marvel at the sight of his former team’s new threads. The Miami Heat brought “Vice” to the NBA, as part of Nike’s City Edition series of uniforms, designed and implemented by all 30 teams […]

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I haven’t been surprised that the Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons has produced similar stats to his Rookie of the Year numbers from last year. Simmons maintains he worked on his basketball game last summer. He has said he wouldn’t be satisfied with again averaging 15 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists, roughly his current stats. […]

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Pennsylvanians went into the 2018 season believing that it might be a banner year for the state’s NFL teams. The Philadelphia Eagles were league champs the season before, and the Pittsburgh Steelers had harbored their own championship aspirations before an upset playoff loss against Jacksonville. Although we’ve never seen a Steelers-Eagles Super Bowl, we’ve come […]

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As debate has intensified over the plan for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, industries across Britain are preparing for a post-Brexit world. Along with the agriculture, automotive, pharmaceutical and financial services fields, there’s another prosperous British business that could feel the brunt of Brexit: the English Premier League. From March 29 onward, […]

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In this installment of Playing for Something, Buster Douglas, as told to The Undefeated’s Kelley Evans, opens up about his mother and how she motivated him in his fight with Mike Tyson, who was heavyweight champion of the world and unbeaten in 37 fights. Oddsmakers in Las Vegas gave Douglas 42-1 odds of beating Tyson. […]

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An ESPN The Magazine collaboration. Daylight goes by fast in Doha. Jet lag clings, but not to the elite gymnasts who land days ahead and resist luscious naps. It’s October warm in the blockaded country of Qatar, and Simone Biles is somewhere in a state-of-the-art all-women’s wing of a hospital taking Aleve for a kidney […]

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It has been nearly two years since quarterback Colin Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers on March 2, 2017, making him a free agent. Months before, Kaepernick, who was drafted by the 49ers in 2011 and helped lead them to the Super Bowl the following year, started sitting (and later […]

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