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Zidane led France to a 1998 World Cup title on home soil.

Why Zinedine Zidane Should Light the Olympic Cauldron in Paris

Choosing the former French soccer star, the child of Algerian immigrants, would make a clear statement in a time of political tension in the country. 

Michael Rosenberg
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Zidane led France to a 1998 World Cup title on home soil.

Why Zinedine Zidane Should Light the Olympic Cauldron in Paris

Choosing the former French soccer star, the child of Algerian immigrants, would make a clear statement in a time of political tension in the country. 

Michael Rosenberg
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Olympic rings displayed in front of the Eiffel Tower ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics.

In Paris, the Olympics Aim for a Return to Glory

After a string of Games marred by doping scandals, runaway budgets and a global pandemic, the Paris Olympics will attempt to restore some much-anticipated normalcy.

Jon Wertheim
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Taurasi has kept up with changes in the game in terms of strategy and workload and expectations. When it comes to her shorts, however, she never deviated from having hers hit at the knee.

Diana Taurasi and the Last of the Big Shorts

The 42-year-old has always done what she wants on the court—and that includes never giving up the ’90s shorts. 

Emma Baccellieri
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Coco Gauff joins LeBron James as the female flag bearer for Team USA at the Paris Olympics.

Tennis Mailbag: Where the Olympics Fall on a Packed Calendar

Jon Wertheim answers your questions about the Paris Games, the next Wimbledon icon and the lost generation. 

Jon Wertheim
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Arizona Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon during an NFL pre-draft news conference at the Cardinals Dignity Health Training Center in Tempe on April 18, 2024.

Jonathan Gannon Comically Reveals Cardinals' Findings From Studying Momentum

Arizona is not afraid to ask the big questions.

Patrick Andres
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Dec 10, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) throws a pass in the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Every NFL Team’s Implied Odds to Win the Division

Iain MacMillan
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Bills wide receiver Keon Coleman runs a pass route during training camp at St. John Fisher University.

Bills' Josh Allen-Keon Coleman Connection Already Has One Astounding Highlight

Tom Dierberger
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Nov 12, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) runs after the catch against the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Alvin Kamara Explains Why He Is Attending Saints Training Camp Amid Contract Talks

Madison Williams
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James on the bench at his first Olympics in 2004.

Coco Gauff and LeBron James Put Each Other’s Careers and Ages Into Perspective

The tennis phenom was born during the basketball icon's rookie season.

Stephen Douglas
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Jul 26, 2021; Tokyo, Japan; Lily Zhang (USA) competes against Offiong Edem (NGR) in singles play during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games at Tokyo Metropolitan Gym. Mandatory Credit: Yukihito Taguchi-USA TODAY Sports

What Are Olympic Table Tennis Rules? Breaking Down Everything to Know For Paris 2024

Liam McKeone
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Jul 9, 2024; London, United Kingdom; Jannik Sinner (ITA) reacts after winning a point against Daniil Medvedev (not pictured) in a gentlemen's singles quarter-final match on day nine of The Championships Wimbledon 2024 at The All England Lawn Tennis Club.

World No. 1 Jannik Sinner Out of Paris Olympics

Madison Williams
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The Paris Games are underway.

SI:AM | The Olympics Are Officially Underway

Dan Gartland
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Shaquille O'Neal, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley on set of 'Inside the NBA' on TNT.

NBA Fans Mourn the End of 'Inside the NBA' After League Rejects TNT Bid

This likely marks the end of Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson's days on TNT.

Karl Rasmussen
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Jul 10, 2024; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; USA guard Tyrese Haliburton (9) looks on in the third quarter against Canada in the USA Basketball Showcase at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Tyrese Haliburton's 'Main Motivation' Comes From AAU Club That Cut Him When He Was 14

Mike McDaniel
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Mar 25, 2024; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; A general view of an official NBA game basketball in the second quarter of a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Charlotte Hornets at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

NBA Teams Sued for Alleged Use of Music in Social Media Posts Without Permission

Patrick Andres
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Apr 27, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dribbles against Denver Nuggets guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (5) during the third quarter in game four of the first round for the 2024 NBA playoffs at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Shares Surprising Revelation on Nuggets-Lakers Playoff Series

Tim Capurso
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The Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox benches clear after an argument between pitcher Cal Quantrill and catcher Reese McGuire.

Benches Clear in Red Sox-Rockies After Cal Quantrill and Reese McGuire Square Up

The heated exchange happened after the pitcher yelled in excitement for escaping an inning.

Madison Williams
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Cardinals’ Nolan Arenado Casually Pulled Out a Cup of Sunflower Seeds Mid-Game

Kristen Wong
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Elly De La Cruz hit one of the most ridiculous home runs of the MLB season Wednesday vs. the Braves.

Elly De La Cruz Hit One of the Most Ridiculous Home Runs of MLB Season vs. Braves

Andy Nesbitt
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Reds’ Spencer Steer Hit Little League Home Run Thanks to Laughably Bad Relay Throw

Andy Nesbitt
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Deshaun Foster froze during his introduction at Big Ten media day on Wednesday.

UCLA’s Deshaun Foster Roasted for Super Awkward Big Ten Press Conference

The first-year UCLA head coach quickly ran out of things to say in his introduction during Big Ten media day on Wednesday.

Mike McDaniel
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Jim Harbaugh Trolls Ryan Day, Ohio State With ‘Third Base’ Dig in Chargers Hype Video

Kristen Wong
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A giant inflatable Oregon duck in the White River in Indianapolis, the site of the 2024 Big Ten Media Days.

Oregon Trolled Everyone at First Big Ten Media Day With Huge Inflatable Duck in River

Tim Capurso
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Jul 22, 2024; Charlotte, NC, USA; ACC commissioner Jim Phillips speaks to the media during ACC Kickoff at Hilton Charlotte Uptown.

ACC Commissioner Vows Lengthy Court Fight If Necessary Against Clemson, Florida State

Patrick Andres
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The Paris Olympic golf competition kicks off next week, but you can purchase this gear for yourself.

What the Men's and Women's Olympic Golf Teams Will Wear in Paris (And How You Can Buy the Gear Yourself)

Janice Ferguson
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Charlie Woods, not happy with his drive on the 5th tee box on the North Course, ended up with a birdie at the 76th U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills on Monday.

How Charlie Woods Fared in Second Round of His First U.S. Junior Amateur Tournament

Tom Dierberger
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Dec 17, 2023; Orlando, Florida, USA; John Daly II plays his shot from the first tee during the PNC Championship at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club.

John Daly Jr. Qualifies for the 2024 U.S. Amateur

Madison Williams
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Muirfield last hosted the British Open in 2013, but it may get the call again soon.

The British Open May Soon Return to One of Its Most Iconic Venues

Bob Harig
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Jul 8, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; US Women's National Team defender Tierna Davidson talks to the media during a press conference at Nike House of Innovation NYC.

USWNT's Tierna Davidson Discusses Teammate Korbin Albert's Past Anti-LGBTQ Posts

Patrick Andres
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Cavan Sullivan during a game between the Philadelphia Union II and New England Revolution II on July 6, 2024.

MLS's Cavan Sullivan Becomes Youngest to Play in Major North American Sports League

Patrick Andres
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Angel City FC Becomes Most Valuable Women’s Sports Team After Landmark Deal

Kristen Wong
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Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez (24) reacts after a shot against Peru in the second half during the Copa America group stage.

Argentina's Enzo Fernandez Issues Apology Over Controversial Social Media Video

Karl Rasmussen
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Mic’d Up Caitlin Clark, A’ja Wilson Had Funny One-Liners During WNBA All-Star Game

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Fans Ripped WNBA Three-Point Contest Lineup Sans Caitlin Clark, Sabrina Ionescu

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Jun 30, 2024; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark (22) against the Phoenix Mercury during a WNBA game at Footprint Center.

Caitlin Clark to be Featured on NASCAR Hood During Brickyard 400 Race

Madison Williams
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