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Cox: Stats don't tell full story of Sanchez's struggles at United.

It is true that Alexis Sanchez often concedes possession, but that is not the reason for his struggles at Manchester United.

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The big stars set to miss the plane to Russia and suffer World Cup heartbreak

With the World Cup fast approaching, ESPN FC's country correspondents discuss the stars who will be heading to Russia...and those staying at home.

There's never a good time for an international break.

The FC crew debate the necessity of the March international break, weighing the positives for national team coaches ahead of the World Cup against the risks it poses for club teams.


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Rockets end Blazers' win streak.

James Harden scores 42 points for Houston and hold off a late charge from Portland for a 115-111 victory and snap the Blazers' 13-game win streak.


Harden won't be denied in bid for first MVP

James Harden stared down Damian Lillard and the Blazers and didn't blink, scoring 42 points in again showing he's the NBA's best this season.

CP3 calls MVP race for Harden not even close.

Chris Paul speaks to reporters about his extreme confidence in James Harden after the Rockets' victory in Portland.



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The Dominant 20

The most formidable, awe-inspiring and downright dominant 20 athletes of the past two decades

In celebration of ESPN The Magazine's 20th anniversary, Peter Keating's crunched the numbers to find the most dominant athletes of our time.

The Dominant 20 Teams: All Blacks make the list, but who else?

Behold! It's our unassailable list of the most dominant champions of the past 20 years including the New Zealand rugby team -- but who else joins them?

Choosing ESPN's 20 most dominant athletes.

The formula that determined ESPN The Magazine's 20 most dominant athletes of the past two decades.



Hunter: How Ronaldo rediscovered his scoring touch

Cristiano Ronaldo's always been a capable and lethal scorer but his form since mid-January is another stratosphere entirely. What's changed?

Zidane broke up 'BBC' to save Madrid's season

Zinedine Zidane's tactical decision to abandon the "BBC" has saved Real Madrid's season and has them in the running for a third straight UCL title.

Extra Time: Defining a successful season for Man United.

The FC panel answer your tweets, including whether a second-place finish in the league and an FA Cup title would make this season a success for Man United.



Root seeks new ideas to address England's Test stagnation

Shake-up of new-ball options may help end cycle of overseas failure, but England captain realistic about challenge

McGlashan: Stokes should take his place in a five-man bowling attack.

Andrew McGlashan reports from Eden Park, where England and New Zealand have both completed net sessions in preparation for the first Test


Stokes must be on 'best behaviour' to avoid ban - Root

Allrounder set to resume Test career, but his ICC disciplinary record is hanging over him


Sherman: 'I got fired from one job and I moved on to another.'

Richard Sherman talks to ESPN's Nick Wagoner after his introductory press conference with the 49ers.


Sherman says he's a 'pro's pro' and dons 49ers logo

Richard Sherman met the San Francisco media Tuesday and discussed negotiating his own contract, as well as his decision to play for his former rival.

Source: Pro Bowler Slater returning to Pats

Special-teams captain Matthew Slater is returning to the Patriots, a source told ESPN.

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