Stipe Miocic is considered the "baddest man on the planet" as the UFC's heavyweight champion. He also helps save lives -- and cleans toilets -- as a member of the Valley View Fire Department.

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Through his hard work, Dion Lewis has become the Patriots' top rusher despite having to overcome several serious injuries and questions about his size.

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Both Kyrie Irving and LaMarcus Aldridge asked out this past summer. How Cleveland and San Antonio responded is revealing of the franchises.

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Chris Paul, Lou Williams and The Brow lead the way in our weekly rankings.

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Alvin Kamara surpassed expectations, substantially elevating his rating to finish among the top of his class. Here are the top 10 rookies in the game.

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Some choices were obvious, others might be controversial. See who our NFL Nation reporters chose for offensive and defensive MVPs, coach and rookie of the year in each division.

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The Eagles-Vikings contest features an unlikely starting quarterback matchup, one made possible, thanks in large part, to injuries and the 2016 draft.

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As amazing as the Vikings' win over the Saints was, Mike Zimmer and Minnesota are moving on and have shifted their focus to Philadelphia.

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The 50th anniversary of the "Game of the Century" got us daydreaming about fantasy matchups. Back then, it was Lew Alcindor vs. Elvin Hayes. Imagine Ayton vs. Bagley, Young vs. Sexton and more.

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The Bucs didn't bring a parade to Pittsburgh. Now without their franchise star, expect empty seats at PNC Park this summer -- and for years to come.

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With potential first-round defensive linemen Christian Wilkins and Clelin Ferrell returning to school, Clemson is the clear winner of the early entry period. How did other contenders fare?

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Understanding how Dr. Larry Nassar gained unfettered access to sexually assault young female athletes -- despite repeated warning signs -- means confronting an uncomfortable truth: He didn't gain that access alone.

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Wondering why your squad's front office isn't making a splash this offseason? It might be because they're stuck paying these guys instead.

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The Vikings signed a backup quarterback in an under-the-radar deal last March. Now that QB has them one game from the Super Bowl. Here are the deals that exceeded, met or fell short of expectations -- good and bad.

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Rafael Nadal is taking on Leonardo Mayer on Rod Laver Arena after two incredible comebacks highlighted the third day of the Australian Open. Earlier, both Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Caroline Wozniacki somehow survived majors scares to progress.

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