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A deep look into the percent chance Panthers’ safety Eric Reid would be drug tested six times in 11 weeks. [SI]
T. J. McConnell looks back at the 76ers’ “Process” and states it is officially “over.” [The Players’ Tribune]
Is there a case to be made for rethinking the current NFL playoff format? [The Ringer]
Floyd Mayweather will return to the fight game New Year’s Eve in Japan in an exhibition vs. Tenshin Nasukawa. Check out his newest opponent.
A song to take you into the weekend.