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NFL's highest-paid players at every position -- and who's up next.

Kirk Cousins set a benchmark for quarterbacks, but Aaron Rodgers is primed to raise the bar even higher. Bill Barnwell breaks down the biggest contract numbers by position and forecasts who is in line for bigger paydays.

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Kirk Cousins and Alex Smith's contracts side-by-side: Who did better?

Now that the smoke has cleared, the Redskins have a QB at a price they like and the Vikings have what they hope is the missing piece to a championship.

NFL Insiders predict free-agency impact: What's the best move so far?

Kirk Cousins made history when he signed a fully guaranteed deal with the Vikings, but does it top all the other big moves? Our NFL Insiders weigh in on which signing or trade stood out, plus which team is the most improved.

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NBA Future Power Rankings: Who will reign for the next three years?

How will your team perform the next three seasons? Kevin Pelton and Bobby Marks forecast the future for every NBA franchise.

LeBron forecast: Next team, more titles and the GOAT debate

Even in his 15th season, LeBron James' future and legacy remain one of the NBA's greatest questions. Our experts predict what's next for The King.

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Sweet 16 stars compared to NBA standouts.

From Marvin Bagley III to Mikal Bridges, this year's Sweet 16 has its rising stars. Find out who their NBA comparisons are.



Kiper: Sam Darnold's pro day actually counts. Here's why.

The USC quarterback is throwing in front of NFL teams on Wednesday, with a chance to show that he should be the No. 1 overall pick in April. Here's what people in the league will be watching.

Is Darnold ready for the NFL?

Sam Darnold has shown signs of greatness throughout his college football career, but has he done enough to make him great at the next level?


Where top six in draft stand: Who's taking QBs -- or could trade down?

Teams in need of a franchise quarterback highlight the top of the NFL draft. But does that mean a QB will be taken with the first three picks?

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On This Date: March 21, 1964

Giannis gives Bucks hope

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  • Giannis represents best hope for Bucks since Kareem

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar laid the groundwork for making Milwaukee a championship city more than 40 years ago. Now the Bucks are banking on Giannis Antetokounmpo's ability to do the same -- while hoping he doesn't follow Kareem's path out of town.