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Vogel warns against stagnation after close victory

Coach Frank Vogel pointed to potential cracks in the Lakers' foundation after beating the host Hawks 101-96.

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Week 15 playoff picture: Eight teams in, four more spots up for grabs

The Bills, Patriots, Seahawks, Packers and 49ers all clinched berths on Sunday. Who else is in the hunt?

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NFL takeaways: Packers, Eagles avoid letdown; Texans take control in AFC South

The Packers and Eagles hung on for big wins, the Patriots clinched and the Texans got an important division victory.


Week 15

English Premier League


Man United have progressed under Solskjaer, but have far to go

Sunday's game was a microcosm of Man United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: After consecutive wins against top teams, they were frustrated by Everton.


Man City remain a force, while Arsenal's malaise continues

Watching Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Co. cut Arsenal apart, you would be forgiven for wondering why Man City are so far behind Liverpool.


UFC 245

Inside the moments leading to Usman's win Covington

From the body shots to the first knockdown, a look at how Usman retained his welterweight title.

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World reacts to brutal Usman-Covington battle at UFC 245

Kamaru Usman dropped Colby Covington twice late in the fifth round to win by TKO and retain his UFC welterweight title in a fight that didn't lack for hard-hitting action.

What's next for Usman, Volkanovski and other standouts after UFC 245?

UFC 245 featured three title fights, big KOs and altered expectations for many fighters on the card. Where do we go from here?



What's next for Crawford, and does Lopez have what it takes to beat Lomachenko?

Our boxing experts (and Vasiliy Lomachenko) give their instant reactions to Saturday's title fights.

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South Africa

SA needed 'hardened, experienced' Boucher - Smith

'He is tactically very knowledgeable. We all know what qualities he has as a man as well'

'Beware the wounded buffalo,' Boucher warns England

South Africa's new head coach aiming for a fast turnaround in fortunes ahead of England series

Boucher open to asking de Villiers to come out of retirement

'If I feel he is one of your best players, why wouldn't I want to have a conversation with him?'

Transfer talk

LIVE Transfer Talk: Chelsea's Kante may force Barca, Real Madrid move

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante is looking a switch with the La Liga's top two his preferred destination. Transfer Talk is LIVE with the latest.

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If the Premier League did trades like NBA or MLB

Player-for-player swaps are rare in soccer but here are some trades we would make if we could.

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