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'Stanford Steve' and 'The Bear': Week 9 college football picks, bets, nuggets

What's in store for this weekend? The fellas break down Week 9 of college football with their best bets, parlays worth playing and more.

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Week 9 college football best bets

Our college football experts offer their picks on some of the biggest games this weekend, including Ohio State's prime time game at Penn State.

NFL

NFL experts predict: Week 8 upset picks, fantasy sleepers and trade deadline offers

Which players could get traded soon? Is it time to panic for the Patriots? Our insiders answer six big questions.

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AROUND THE LEAGUE

McShay on Tagovailoa's debut, plus rookie scouting reports on Burrow, Herbert

What should you watch for in Tua Tagovailoa's first NFL start, and what does he bring to the Dolphins? Plus, how have fellow rookie QBs Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert fared so far?

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Why the Buccaneers are the NFL's best team -- by a mile

Though they have two losses, their underlying numbers put a tremendous gap between them and the rest of the top contenders.

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FANTASY FOOTBALL

Fantasy football Week 8 shadow report: Key WR/CB matchups

Find out which receivers to upgrade, downgrade and avoid for Week 8 in fantasy football, plus a full cheat sheet breaking down every matchup.

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Flex rankings for Week 8

Eric Karabell ranks the top 100 RBs, WRs and TEs to make decisions easy for you.

NBA OFFSEASON

No. 1 to No. 25: The best NBA free agents available

Who are the top players available this offseason? Kevin Pelton ranks the best by statistical projections.

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Predicting starting salaries for best available 2020 NBA free agents

What are the likely salary ranges for every available player in the 2020 offseason?

TAMPA BAY RAYS

Key offseason questions for Rays after World Series loss

Here's what's next for Tampa Bay after coming up short in a bid for its first World Series title.

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Why the Rays took Blake Snell out while he was mowing down Dodgers in Game 6

What was behind manager Kevin Cash's ill-fated decision to hook him?

ROCKETS HIRE SILAS

How Stephen Silas can make life easier for Harden and Westbrook

The Rockets have their new coach, but how can Stephen Silas improve things around James Harden and Russell Westbrook?

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Next for Rockets: Roster moves to return to title contention

With a new GM and a new coach, what's next?

NBA DRAFT

The case for Onyeka Okongwu as the NBA draft's best big man

James Wiseman might be the more intriguing talent, but Onyeka Okongwu could emerge as the better center from this NBA draft.

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NBA draft sleepers who could surprise at the next level

These four prospects filled a role in college, but their games are likely better suited for the NBA.

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