No, having an emergency appendectomy just days before the opening ceremonies is not the way to start an Olympics. But American bobsledder Justin Olsen shares how he was able to fight through it and return to the track for Team USA.

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The thrills and spills of snowboard big air will grace the Winter Olympics for the first time this week. What should you be looking out for? Alyssa Roenigk breaks it down.

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A front-loaded, eight-year deal for $144 million put one of this winter's biggest free agents in a Padres uniform. How could this calculated risk also make sense?

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The Jayhawks are able to control their fate in the Big 12 race once again, after rallying to defeat West Virginia at home on Saturday.

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Four years after making history, teammates Nick Goepper and Gus Kenworthy hit rock bottom. But Sunday, after returning to the Olympic men's ski slopestyle final, both know success in life outweighs any medal.

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Unsigned veterans such as Logan Morrison might be tempted to wait to sign after Opening Day, but it's a gambit without guarantees -- or recent success.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo has made it as the face of an NBA franchise and an international superstar. But he won't forget where he came from as he journeys through stardom.

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Kevin Pelton slams out grades for every player in a contest that included tributes to three legendary dunkers.

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Due up: Bryce Harper, Bryce Harper and Bryce Harper! As MLB experiments with pace of play, there are more intriguing ways to add spice to bonus baseball than by simply starting innings with a runner on second base.

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No longer the staff ace, the 37-year-old is content with helping turn his young Yankees teammates into contenders.

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Last year, the Lakers went all-in on Lonzo Ball -- and all that came with him, including his outspoken father, LaVar. Now, with Lonzo sidelined and LaVar across the globe, the Lakers are finding their way on the court, with or without them.

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While players get all the attention during trade season, what about the men pulling the strings in the front office? We slot all of them into one of eight tiers, from Golden Boys to Disaster Artists. Plus, Jersey Foul of the Week, Hall for Hart and more.

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Sabres winger Evander Kane is one of the biggest names on the market. Could we see Jumbo Joe Thornton feathering passes to him with the Sharks? Will the Predators pounce if they don't land Rick Nash? And would Kane be a good fit on the Kings' top line?

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The Jets are estimated to have the second-most salary-cap space this season and should have plenty of money to go after the top free agents.

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The free-agent quarterback will be in New Orleans in 2018. But the deal the two sides need to work out is tricky and has to be set before March 14.

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