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FOR OCT. 30, 2017

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WORLD BEATERS

One team has to win it all, right? It's the Dodgers vs. the Astros, Justin Turner vs. José Altuve, Clayton Kershaw vs. Dallas Keuchel. Will Los Angeles end a 29-year drought, its longest since moving west? Or will Houston capture the first title in its 55-year history? SI.com's MLB crew will examine every angle, including position-by-position analysis; Tom Verducci's breakdown of the spin-heavy pitching staffs; Stephanie Apstein's look at Yasiel Puig's renaissance; and a peek behind that (in)famous SI cover prediction. For staff picks and complete coverage of the Fall Classic, go to si.com/mlb

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Fresh Starts

It's a week into the NBA season, and even though it's still likely to be a seven-month competition for the right to lose in the playoffs to the Warriors, that doesn't mean there hasn't already been plenty of excitement—including two losses by Golden State in its first three games. Among the other highlights: Bucks wunderkind Giannis Antetokounmpo's making a case for MVP; Russell Westbrook's finding a groove with his new sidekicks in Oklahoma City; and John Wall's elevating the Wizards into true Eastern Conference contenders. The Crossover will break down all that and more at si.com/nba, in addition to delivering weekly power rankings, analysis of the Suns' mess and ratings of the new jerseys.