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FOR JUNE 5, 2017

+ Oh, You Again?

Warriors vs. Cavaliers. Draymond vs. LeBron. Steph vs. Kyrie. The NBA Finals rematch we all knew was coming is finally here: After steamrolling their respective playoff opponents, Golden State and Cleveland will face off for the Larry O'Brien trophy for a third consecutive year. Who has the edge this time around? What difference will new Warriors additions Kevin Durant and JaVale McGee make in the series? Does Kevin Love—back to his All-Star self after last year's struggles—give the Cavs the advantage? The Crossover's team of experts breaks down every individual matchup and makes a case for why each team could win, at throughout the week, with more in-depth analysis to follow Thursday's Game 1.

Real World

Juventus is looking for its third European championship, while powerhouse Real Madrid eyes its third in four years. So what will decide their meeting in the Champions League finale on Saturday at Wales' Principality Stadium? Start with the back line. To find out why two Brazilian fullbacks—Real Madrid's Marcelo (12) and Juventus's Dani Alves (23)—are the true stars of the matchup, and to get full pre- and postgame coverage, check out

Trade Offs

Summer is almost here, which means it's time for MLB clubs to consider whether they should load up for a playoff push or build for the future. Stars like the Pirates' Andrew McCutchen and the Brewers' Ryan Braun may have new addresses by the July 31 trade deadline—if so, where will they end up? Which teams should be in win-now mode, and which should be sellers? For Jay Jaffe's breakdown of the 2017 trade market, go to