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The Draft


Both the Premier League and La Liga campaigns kick off this weekend. Before you put on your favorite club’s kit — and start stressing — enjoy our Friday Conversation with one of the NFL’s brightest young defensive stars.

Making Headlines

Soccer: Liverpool signed Virgil van Dijk to a four-year contract that will keep the defender with the Reds until 2025. Liverpool opens Premier League play against Norwich City on Saturday.

NFL: Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said “everybody will play” — meaning the starters for the defending champs — in Tampa’s preseason opener against the Bengals on Saturday night.

NHL: Joe Thornton signed a one-year deal with the Panthers. The 42-year-old center has played in 1,680 career games — sixth-most all-time.

NBA: Thanasis Antetokounmpo agreed to a two-year contract with the Bucks, according to ESPN.


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