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Even-keeled approach carries Raptors to 3-2 lead

The Toronto Raptors could have unraveled down 14 points early in Thursday night's game against Milwaukee, but coach Nick Nurse said the team simply did what it's done all season in staying level. That led to a 105-99 win and a 3-2 series lead.

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World Cup countdown

Seven days to go

Virat Kohli hails Jofra Archer's 'X-factor'

The India captain, however, had a word of warning for England's batsmen, saying going gung-ho from ball one can backfire in the knockouts

Who will win the World Cup? The captains have their say

Is it England? Or India? Or Australia? Or is there a dark horse lurking?

Pakistan: volatile and wonderful

Winners of the 2017 Champions Trophy in England, Pakistan arrive to the World Cup on the back of 11 winless games

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Can SL spring another surprise, 23 years on?

Sri Lanka go into the World Cup marred by captaincy changes, corruption scandals and poor form. But then, no one expected them to win in 1996 either

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A new chapter in Afghanistan's cricketing fairy tale

They have consistently shown their mettle over the last few years, and now, under a new captain, will aim to carry that success into the World Cup

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Bangladesh more than just underdogs

Since the 2015 World Cup Bangladesh have won more ODIs than they have lost

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Football

Dani Alves Exclusive

Dani Alves on his path to Europe, winning with Messi at Barca, life with Neymar at PSG, and MLS

Dani Alves sits down with ESPN to talk about leaving Brazil, how special his time at Barcelona was, and what will come after his time in Paris.

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Dani Alves talks Guardiola's intensity & playing with Messi

Dani Alves recalls what it's like to play for Pep Guardiola and reminisces on his time playing alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar.

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Tennis

French Open preview

What's at stake for Federer, Nadal and Djokovic at the French Open?

There's more to gain for the Big Three this year at Roland Garros than just another Grand Slam win.

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Spoiler alert: Is Dominic Thiem ready to finally win the French Open?

The focus is on the Big Three, but last year's French Open runner-up is primed for his big breakthrough at Roland Garros.

Transfers

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Transfer Talk: PSG's Tuchel knows stars Mbappe, Neymar could depart

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel says he isn't naive and knows that his star duo of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar could leave. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Sancho staying at Dortmund? Lukaku to Serie A?

ESPN FC's Ross Dyer & Paul Mariner share their thoughts on the latest transfer rumours in this week's Transfer Rater.

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Formula 1

Monaco Grand Prix

The Thursday Sessions: Monaco plays to Mercedes' strengths and exposes Ferrari's weaknesses

Mercedes dominates again as Ferrari's season-long problem with front tyre temperature rears its head again.

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Diary: Ronaldo out in Monaco, meets Hamilton

The Formula One paddock is a busy place that hosts a lot of serious business over a race weekend, but this blog will aim to bring you some of the more colourful moments from the Monaco Grand Prix weekend.

Dutee Chand comes out

Ugra: Brave Dutee deserves support, not a pedestal

She will be hailed a gay icon and invited to conferences, but if there is one thing that Dutee Chand has learnt in her young career, it is to never let anyone else define who she is.

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'If you love someone, there is no need to fear'

ESPN first heard of Dutee Chand's story three years ago, in April 2016, when homosexuality was still a criminal offence in India.

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