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Wall: Wizards 'equal' to top-tier teams in East

With LeBron James transitioning to the Western Conference this summer after signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, the East – from which a LeBron-led team has emerged in each of the last eight years – is now wide open for a new contender to establish dominance. The <a data-in-app-uri="thescore:///nba/teams/1" href="https://www.thesc… NBA | theScore

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MLB trade deadline roundup: Archer escapes AL East with deal to Pirates

The surging Pittsburgh Pirates are intent on making a run at a playoff spot. The Pirates bolstered the front end of their rotation at the non-waiver deadline on Tuesday, adding Tampa Bay’s Chris Archer while sending the Rays a couple of coveted prospects in outfielder Austin Meadows and pitcher Tyler Glasnow and a player to be named.​ Archer, a two-time ...

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Finals or bust: Raptors can win the East if Kawhi buys in

When you strip away the emotional baggage, the Kawhi Leonard trade boiled down to the Toronto Raptors confronting a difficult reality. Their core hit a ceiling after facing the same playoff fate despite catching every break last year, so Raptors president Masai Ujiri traded two years of certainty with DeMar DeRozan for one year of championship potential with Leonard. The ...

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McAdoo pegs Giants as NFC East favorite; not sold on rest of division

Former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo is confident in the team that fired him in December. “I think (the Giants) made a lot of the moves I wanted to make,” McAdoo told The New York Post’s Paul Schwartz Thursday. “I think they’re gonna win the division.” Currently without an NFL … NFL | theScore

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How Celtics, Sixers, Raptors should react to LeBron leaving East

LeBron James finally left after 15 years, which means the Eastern Conference will almost certainly crown a new champion for the first time since 2010. Though the reloaded Golden State Warriors will humble any new challengers for the title, there’s still a huge opportunity available in a weakened East. The Boston Celtics figure to be the favorites, while the upstart

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