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2017-06-22
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BEIJING -- China will effectively double the cost for its clubs to buy foreign players in a move aimed at slowing the influx of overseas stars and encouraging homegrown talent. Chi..
A youth football team that had its season canceled amid fallout for protesting during the national anthem is starting anew, and with the backing of an NFL player coalition. Malcolm..
When he was a teen in the late 1940s, my uncle Tito tells me, it cost 40 or 50 cents to go to a baseball game at El Gran Stadium in Havana, which would be like $5 or $7 now. "So wh..
9:39 AM ET The San Antonio Spurs, in pursuit of a top-10 pick in Thursday's NBA draft, have spoken to at least three teams about a possible trade involving power forward LaMarcus A..
It's that time of the year in the sports calendar where the news is made off the playing field, with most of the major sports in their offseasons (except for baseball). Trades are ..
Spending on men's and women's athletic programs has doubled over the past decade across all three NCAA divisions, and the greatest gap between the two can be found in Division I, a..
2017-06-21
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Fultz has the tools but lacks history of winning (0:45) Markelle Fultz would have the worst college record of any top pick in the common draft era. Ben Simmons missed the NCAA tour..
Houston vs. Dallas; Dallas vs. Houston. It's a cantankerous relationship between two Texas cities that goes back as long as the line at a Luby's Cafeteria at noon on a Sunday. Dall..
Bayern Munich have threatened to go to FIFA if clubs approach Robert Lewandowski, amid speculation that Manchester United and Chelsea have held talks with the striker. United and C..
This story also posted in Spanish. To read it, click here. When Adam Jones crushed a Hector Rondon fastball -- 98 mph and up at the letters -- for a game-tying home run in the Worl..
As the NBA draft approaches, the word that repeatedly comes into play for the teams at the top of the draft is "tanking." NBA organizations with little hope of competing for a play..
LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers' home run parade continued Tuesday night. Rookie Cody Bellinger stayed on a power tear with a two-run shot in the first inning of a 12-0 win over the New..
2017-06-20
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In Santo Domingo, Aguilera lived in Santin's own home, along with three other players, two Cubans and a Nicaraguan. To whip Aguilera into shape, Santin hired a trainer named Angel ..
rantnrave:// The Cavaliers are the argument against stability and smooth sailing as pillars of success. They fired their coach and won the NBA title last season. Now they're lettin..
LAS VEGAS -- Imprisoned former football star O.J. Simpson has a July 20 parole hearing that could have him released from a Nevada prison on Oct. 1, a state parole official said. Si..
Defender Alfie Mawson believes the England Under-21s have shown they can "hack'' the pressure at Euro 2017. The Young Lions face hosts Poland on Thursday for a place in the semifin..
MEXICO CITY – Fernando Rangel and his girlfriend, Fernanda Balderas, camped out for 22 hours to meet Patriots stars Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola at a mall in the southern sect..
10:36 AM ET Close The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that wearable fitness tracker Fitbit will have its logo on the team's jerseys next season. The company will be named ..
Diego Maradona says he wishes Cristiano Ronaldo was Argentine, but still prefers Lionel Messi to lead the Albiceleste. Maradona famously led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title w..
Argentina legend Diego Maradona has dismissed Dani Alves' criticism of him, describing the Juventus and Brazil right-back as "an idiot" and criticising his passing ability. Alves t..
The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. It's been a wh..
2:45 AM ET In the battle of rookie sensations, Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Cody Bellinger hit his 20th home run in the first inning in Monday's win over the New York Mets and then c..
NEW YORK -- A record $203 million was spent on international amateur free agents in the just-ended signing period, nearly $50 million more than the previous high and a figure that ..
2017-06-19
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Parts of this interview were conducted in Spanish and have been translated. Read it in Spanish here. Miguel Cabrera's baseball resume features two MVP awards, 11 All-Star game appe..
Where Cristiano Ronaldo will play his football next season is up for grabs. Whether the tax case against him will be proven or resolved is, also, a matter for conjecture. What is h..
Here are five bold statements about this group: Marvin Bagley III will stay at No. 1 Bagley is a once-in-a-lifetime talent. With strong athletic ability, scoring skills and a game ..
9:33 AM ET Manny Pacquiao, one of the biggest stars in boxing history, is coming to ESPN. The Filipino legend's welterweight world title defense against Jeff Horn, along with the r..
--- Honig's office phone doesn't ring anymore. If you've watched a college football game at some point in the past 30 years there's a good chance you've seen Honig's handiwork wit..
Larry Grantham, a starting linebacker on the New York Jets' Super Bowl III championship team and a member of the Jets' Ring of Honor, has died at the age of 78, the team announced ..
Former Liverpool high performance manager Darren Burgess will join Arsenal in July, Australian Rules Football (AFL) club Port Adelaide have announced. Reports last week claimed tha..
Football Federation Australia hopes global exposure of the A-League will increase under a new international media rights deal with management giants IMG. The six-year deal allows I..
The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Real Madrid's ..
2017-06-18
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7:55 PM ET It says something about Diana Taurasi's mindset that when asked earlier this season about the WNBA's all-time regular-season scoring record, she didn't mention herself. ..
DENVER -- With one dramatic swing, Nolan Arenado gave the Colorado Rockies a thrilling victory and finished off his rare feat at the plate. Arenado completed the cycle with a three..
This week's mailbag features your questions on the impact of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Steve Kerr and more. Ben's tweet was in reply to one of mine about Steve Kerr's post-champ..
The Milwaukee Bucks have stayed in-house to fill their general manager vacancy. The team named director of basketball operations Jon Horst as its next GM on Friday. He will replace..
2017-06-17
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The 24-year-old Thomas eagled the par-5 18th for just the fifth 63 in U.S. Open history. Vijay Singh was the last player to accomplish the feat in 2003 at Olympia Fields. Thomas br..
LANSING, Mich. -- The state of Michigan is seeking to terminate the parental rights of Larry Nassar, a sports doctor accused of --- assaulting dozens of women and girls. The L..
There's no other way to say it: The only thing more shocking than Holly Holm's stunning knockout over Ronda Rousey less than two years ago, has been her downward spiral since. In t..
The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Manchester Uni..
11:20 PM ET LAS VEGAS -- Unified light heavyweight world titleholder Andre Ward and former titlist Sergey Kovalev did not come face-to-face following the final pre-fight news confe..
2017-06-16
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rantnrave:// Is 2013 a year without a champion in college basketball? The NCAA ruled Louisville committed some rules violations (OK, having a Louisville assistant facilitate --- fo..
With the NBA draft less than a week away, Lonzo Ball worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers for the second time on Friday to give them an up-close look at his training regimen and w..
5:13 PM ET LAS VEGAS -- Let's flash back for a moment to last Nov. 16 at the T-Mobile Arena. That is when then-unified three-belt light heavyweight world titleholder Sergey Kovalev..
Two hours before Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Shay Goldenberg started roaming around Quicken Loans Arena to scout spots for a live shot near the crowded floor. There were no producers..
New Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford expressed his delight at having got his future sorted after playing a starring role in England's European Under-21 Championship opener agains..
Damned no more, Girona Fútbol Club will be in the first division next season, finally making their debut well into their ninth decade. "History!" Carles Puigdemont, the president o..
England under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd hailed "super" Jordan Pickford after the goalkeeper's penalty save rescued the Young Lions against Sweden. The new £30 million Everton man kept..
As the 2017 U.S. Open continues this week from Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, Wisconsin, our curiosity got the best of us: Which NFL players are scratch golfers, which ones have p..
7:00 AM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers backup quarterback Derek Anderson was struggling with his fundamentals and technique. He wasn't getting the results or consistency h..
RAMAT HASHARON, Israel -- Some of the greatest NFL players of all time descended on a converted soccer field outside Tel Aviv to watch local children scrimmage in a big boost for t..
De'Aaron Fox, the likely NBA lottery pick from Kentucky, figures he should have been well-versed in LaVar Ball's act long before the rest of the nation's sports-minded public. But ..
2017-06-15
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DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins are aiming to have every player on their roster registered to vote in time for National Registration Day on Sept. 27. If they achieve their goal, ..
CAMDEN, N.J. -- Kentucky guard Malik Monk's pre-draft workouts are finished. He traveled to New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Orlando to work out in front of coaches and executiv..
rantnrave:// Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor? OK. It's happening. I didn't want to talk about it but it's too big to ignore. Is this when boxing officially becomes professional wre..
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player in the playoffs after his team hoisted the Stanle..
We know the Penguins are the favorites to win the Stanley Cup next spring. But which teams offer the best value for those looking to place a long-range futures bet? We identify fiv..
6:19 PM ET Close The latest flare-up came Thursday when Draymond Green wore a T-shirt to the Warriors' championship parade mocking the Cavs for only going five games with the Warri..
NEW YORK -- Bill Russell will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the first NBA Awards. The Hall of Fame center and 11-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics w..
MOSCOW -- When FIFA announced this week a new set of "anti-discrimination mechanisms" to address racist and/or discriminatory behavior by fans at the Confederations Cup in Russia, ..
The diplomatic crisis that has left Qatar at odds with its Gulf neighbours has had "no impact'' on the country's preparations for the 2022 World Cup, according to a source close to..
If Louisville has to forfeit its 2013 national championship as a result of NCAA rules violations, the Cardinals would end up making the wrong kind of history. No Division I men's b..
2:54 PM ET PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers got a championship surprise on the final day of minicamp. Pittsburgh Penguins forward Nick Bonino carried the Stanley Cup onto the Steelers pr..
Russian President Vladimir Putin says fans "expect better" from the country's national team and want them to perform like "real warriors" at the Confederations Cup. Russia are host..
The Football Association is not considering scrapping FA Cup third-round replays or moving the competition to midweek, Press Association Sport reports. The growing influence of the..
WASHINGTON -- Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh walked with a purpose down the white marble hallway of the Russell Building in the U.S. Senate, wearing his trademark glasses and..
WOODRIDGE, Ill. -- Like many veteran college football coaches, Florida State assistant Bill Miller maintains homes at multiple past coaching stops. Before a recent move, Miller had..
It was Game 2 of the Western Conference finals when the Golden State Warriors really started doing some damage to Las Vegas sportsbooks. On May 16 at Oracle Arena, the Warriors wer..
Hall of Fame executive and player Jerry West intends to leave his position as an adviser to the Golden State Warriors to take a similar position with the Los Angeles Clippers. West..
Hall of Fame executive and player Jerry West intends to leave his position as an advisor to the Golden State Warriors to take a similar position with the Los Angeles Clippers. West..
10:10 PM ET Close Well, we've really gone and done it now, and we're past the point of no return. This fight is actually happening, and in one way or another, we are probably all t..
12:28 AM ET The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor megafight, which many think could approach the $600 million-plus revenue record set by Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao in 2015, actually w..
2017-06-14
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10:07 PM ET Close LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers want a new arena of their own and have focused in on Inglewood, California, as their future home. The Inglewood City Counc..
Major League Baseball will hold its first Players Weekend late this summer, an event that will allow athletes to showcase their personalities through minimal uniform restrictions, ..
This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's June 26 Béisbol Experience Issue. Subscribe today! Baseball. Man, such a brutal game. Such a mean game. Sadistic, really, the way it runs ..
ERIN, Wis. -- Dustin Johnson had this geography teacher in middle school, and one day that teacher asked her student to identify a certain place on the map. "Mrs. Kennedy," the boy..
Jun 13, 2017 Close This past weekend, the Atlanta Braves owned social media after a man in a full-body suit brutally vanquished a cocky fan in a promotional race. Video of the in-g..
OAKLAND -- BY NOW the folks at Morton's The Steakhouse in Cleveland have the lavish postgame dinner spread for the Golden State Warriors down. There's steak, any way you'd want it...
7:07 PM ET What began as a talk for a fight many perceived as impossible between a boxing legend and the biggest star in mixed martial arts is now a reality. Former pound-for-pound..
The Congressional Baseball Game, an annual charity event held at Nationals Park, will be played as scheduled after a gunman opened fire Wednesday on Republican lawmakers practicing..
rantnrave:// Nothing has affected college sports over the past decade more than TV. The boom in rights fees led to unprecedented revenue for conferences and athletic departments. I..
The end of the 2016-17 season looked awfully familiar, as the Pittsburgh Penguins were once again crowned Stanley Cup champions. The déjà vu didn't end there: Captain Sidney Crosby..
We determine the hierarchy of college basketball each season through the chaos of the NCAA tournament. But regional bragging rights matter, too. The following is a list of the best..
New Orleans Saints superfan Jarrius Robertson has been selected to receive the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at The ESPYS on July 12, it was announced Wednesday on "Good Morning Ameri..
7:30 AM ET Tension mounted. Fingernails receded. Stress bellowed from the deepest innards of New York Giants fans. Would Odell Beckham Jr. hold out from the Giants' mandatory minic..
MINNEAPOLIS -- Eddie Rosario wasn't a very happy camper after not starting four games in the past nine days. He took his frustrations out on the Seattle Mariners' pitching staff, a..