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SB Nation's 2014-15 NBA preview

LeBron James is back in Cleveland, but a host of other top contenders will make life tough for his retooled Cavaliers. Here's our complete 2014-15 NBA preview.

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SB Nation's 2014-15 NBA preview

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20 maps that explain the NBA

From the past to the present, professional basketball has occupied a major space in our sporting world. Here are several maps that show how the game has changed.

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20 maps that explain the NBA

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Paving the path to relevance

In a league defined narrowly by ultimate success or absolute failure, three teams are finding different ways to build a winner.

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Paving the path to relevance

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The triangle's holy war

The offensive system that won Phil Jackson 11 championships is back, but can it silence a growing legion of critics?

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The triangle's holy war

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How LeBron James changed the NBA landscape

LeBron James isn't just the best player in the NBA -- he's single-handedly capable of changing the league's landscape.

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How LeBron James changed the NBA landscape

LeBron James isn't just the best player in the NBA -- he's single-handedly capable of changing the league's landscape.

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Why you should watch every NBA team

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For some teams, there are many reasons. For others, there may only be a few. But every single NBA club, no matter how good or bad, offers intrigue that deserves to be celebrated.

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Watch The MMA Beat now

On today's episode of "The MMA Beat," the panel discussed Cain Velasquez's injury, the UFC's decision to rescind Cung Le's suspension, UFC 179, and much more.

The quest for 511 passing TDs in a game

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Peyton Manning is now the all-time leader in touchdown passes with 510. Brett Favre's mission: to surpass that in a single game. We realize how impossible this sounds.

How can Kentucky beat No. 1?

Road trips for first-time No. 1s can be tenuous, but Mississippi State will hold most of the matchup advantages over Kentucky in Lexington on Saturday. Can the Wildcats pull off a nearly...

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This week's Connor McDavid power rankings

The chase for Connor McDavid has turned ugly as a league-wide scandal threatens to derail the modern NHL as we know it.

4 reasons Chip Kelly won't coach Florida

Because the Gators can't have nice things, for one.

Bruce Bochy and the impossible Giants bullpen

If the Giants are going to win the World Series, they'll have to do it with a lackluster starting rotation and a bullpen that can't be trusted.

Blaming Balotelli masks Liverpool's real problems

The Italian swapped shirts during halftime of the loss to Real Madrid, but whipping up a media frenzy over the incident is a mere distraction. The Reds have serious problems they'll need to address...

All 5 of these teams will win the Champions League

Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid, Barcelona. It's science.

Jameis can't win the Heisman again

Two quarterbacks stand in front of the Heisman pack. And the familiar face bearing down on them just won't catch them on his own steam.

Yost's aggressive managing helps Royals tie Series

Ned Yost started managing for Game 2 before Game 1 had even finished, and it helped lead to a Royals' win and a tied World Series.

No one on 'Survivor' understands portion control

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John Rocker has been gone for two weeks now. How will our remaining survivors cope?

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Washington should only start backup quarterbacks

Washington best quarterback is the one on its bench. A modest proposal to only start that man.

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Ryan Tannehill thrives in revamped Miami offense

Ryan Tannehill's improved play is a big reason for Miami's October turnaround. Here are a few ways the Dolphins have adjusted the offense to improve their QB. Here are a few ways the Dolphins have...

This Week In Schaden(otre)freud(ame)e

Do not go to the Notre Dame Internet. It is a terrifying place.

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Keepers: Week 8 starts, sits, and fantasy advice

Filling in for Matt during his bye week, Nick Stevens has all of your week 8 fantasy football needs covered.

The Brazilian Colosseum

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Built in 1954, Maracanazinho, the site of Saturday's UFC 179, is one of the most important places in the history of combat sports.

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