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2017-04-27
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7:38 PM ET Close Emails between New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and equipment manager Joe Skiba, filed by Manning's attorneys last week and obtained by ESPN on Wednesday, s..
BOSTON -- Aaron Judge came running across Fenway Park's right field grass, making his 6-foot-7 frame look a linebacker going for a tackle as he tumbled into the right-field stands ..
2017-04-26
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10:00 AM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rick Hendrick has time to think about who will replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 car. Of course, those thoughts can also ..
More money was bet -- and lost -- on basketball at Nevada sportsbooks in March than in any other month in the state's regulated sports betting history. A record $439.5 million was ..
Quarterback Kyle Bolin has transferred from Louisville to Rutgers, where he may contend for the starting job in 2017. Bolin made the announcement Wednesday on Twitter. As a graduat..
It has become the must-have play for any serious postseason team: a pick-and-roll involving a wing ball handler and whichever teammate is being defended by the opposing point guard..
10:35 AM ET Close METAIRIE, La. -- Andrew Brandt doesn't remember exactly how vocal it was, but he did "feel kind of a rumble from the coaching side of the room" before the Green B..
10:27 AM ET Close Skittles sales are about to rise in Oakland. Marshawn Lynch is joining the Raiders, replacing Latavius Murray atop the team's tailback depth chart. Lynch will add..
10:20 AM ET Close ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Marshawn Lynch coming out of retirement and staying home to play for the Oakland Raiders means a team on the rise has addressed a huge need at ..
BOSTON -- Bruins alternate captain Patrice Bergeron revealed Tuesday that he played the entire 2016-17 season with a sports hernia injury. The top-line center met with the media af..
Burnley midfielder Joey Barton has been suspended from all football activity for 18 months after admitting a misconduct charge relating to betting, the Football Association ha..
Pep Guardiola has told Mauricio Pochettino that Manchester City are not interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli. Guardiola has said he wants to sign more Engli..
This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's May 8 NBA Playoffs Issue. Subscribe today! I'VE NEVER HEARD fans chanting MVP for an opposing player at Oracle Arena. To be fair, it is no..
You never usually need many extra reasons to mention Fernando Hierro, other than the fact that he's one of the preeminent post-war footballers, deeply underrated outside his countr..
2017-04-25
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8:03 AM ET Close So much of the NFL draft is about differences -- about what separates one player from another -- as the choices get made. The whole process is about breaking ties,..
11:32 AM ET Close ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The market has been set for, let's call them, vintage running backs in the NFL. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said last week he hoped..
A lawsuit filed against the NCAA and Pac-12 by former USC football player Lamar Dawson was dismissed by a federal judge in California on Tuesday. The class-action lawsuit, filed in..
Maria Sharapova's aim to play in the French Open is likely to be more complicated than she had hoped. According to the Daily Telegraph, Sharapova could be granted a wild card into ..
Defender Gary Cahill claims Chelsea's 4-2 win against Southampton "feels like a massive step'' in the club's bid to claim a second title in three years. A second-half brace from Di..
The state of Oklahoma has passed a law that will allow its universities to sue sports boosters and agents who expose the schools to NCAA sanctions. The law will allow for lawsuits ..
11:51 AM ET Close The popular notion that boxing needs to be saved is ludicrous. It brings to mind the old joke about how boxing has been buried so many times they've run out of sh..
La Liga's authorities have given Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos a one-game suspension for the tackle on Lionel Messi that earned him a red card in Sunday's Clasico. Ramos was sho..
Maria Sharapova will return to the WTA Tour this week in Stuttgart, Germany, after a 15-month suspension for meldonium use, triggered by inattention to anti-doping rules. She is un..
rantnrave:// It's ironic that the NBA is elevating its MVP reveal to its most high-profile stage yet this year by creating an awards show in June. Not because the MVP doesn't deser..
10:31 AM ET Backed against a wall in front of reporters jammed into a tight hallway at Portland's Moda Center, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich waited for questions following..
Jose Mourinho insists he "doesn't care" if his Manchester United players do not like his public criticism of them. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial and Chris Smalling..
Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has come to the United States to undergo surgery on his knee injury in a bid to save his career. United manager Jose Mourinho would not..
8:31 AM ET Close For Minnesota Vikings fans of a certain age -- especially those under the age of 30 -- there has been no game in Minneapolis more electric than the night Brett Fav..
Kwesé Sports brings you Serie B action on Tuesday evening as Perugia host high flying Hellas Verona live on Kwesé Sports 1, with the visitors looking to consolidate their spot in t..
Real Madrid are to appeal Sergio Ramos' sending off for his challenge on Lionel Messi in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Barcelona in a bid to have him free to play at Deportivo La Coruna on ..
Eden Hazard has told Sky Sports he is not thinking about his long-term future at the moment as he is currently focused on ensuring a successful season for Chelsea. Hazard, however,..
Raptors coach Dwayne Casey saw it in last year's postseason. At one point during that playoff run, he said, "The way [Powell] has played, produced, he has met the challenge," even ..
Maria Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam winner, will make her comeback to the tennis tour this week at the Porsche Grand Prix. After a long, controversial suspension, the Russian w..
rantnrave:// What if sports' decision-makers suddenly were transparent in explaining their choices? Because Mike Sielski makes an interesting suggestion: If you're the team that dr..
Thames homered twice to raise his major-league-leading total to 10, Hernan Perez added a three-run shot, Matt Garza pitched for the first time this season and the Brewers beat the ..
The football world's gossip mill is in full swing, and Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. ..
Former Football Association of Singapore (FAS) vice-president Lim Kia Tong said he had no knowledge of a S$500,000 donation in 2015 that ended up going to the ASEAN Football Federa..
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey is hoping for further review of new football recruiting rules to be considered by the NCAA's board of governors..
2017-04-24
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When NCAA vice president Dan Gavitt went before the National Association of Basketball Coaches and pitched the idea of starting the college basketball season on one day -- and that..
FINDLAY, Ohio -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he's sorry he let a few negative words cause a rift between him and his hometown. Roethlisberger was back i..
The father of NFL draft hopeful Travis Rudolph has been killed in an accidental shooting, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Monday. Darryl Rudolph was shot..
12:07 PM ET Close TORONTO -- Was that joy or relief on the face of Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis in his team's dressing room on Sunday night? Given that his team had just w..
10:00 AM ET This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's May 8 NBA Playoffs Issue. Subscribe today! IF THERE'S A LOW POINT of LeBron James' career, you could make a case for Game 5 ag..
In a late March interview with a Latvian sports magazine, Kristaps Porzingis said that he wanted to spend the rest of his career with the New York Knicks -- but he provided an impo..
7:00 AM ET Even at the dawn of the wearable technology era, NFL receiver Andrew Hawkins could see where it was all headed. There would come a day, Hawkins said, when player evaluat..
Joe Montana had one request as he received a ceremonial sign for a street that will be named after him where Candlestick Park once stood. That the street also honor the wide receiv..
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos believes his red card was "excessive" in Barcelona's 3-2 La Liga Clasico win on Sunday night, adding that he never has the intention to harm a..
Michael Keane is on Manchester United's radar ahead of Jose Mourinho's summer rebuild but they face the prospect of losing out to Liverpool, sources have told ESPN FC. Keane has im..
Believe him or not, Matt Barnes says he wasn’t trying to hit Manny Machado in the head on Sunday, just as Machado claims he didn’t intentionally take out Dustin Pedroia with a spik..
2017-04-23
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Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal said that colleague Sergio Ramos' sending off was the key moment in Barcelona's 3-2 La Liga Clasico win on Sunday night, with Los Blancos direc..
LIVERPOOL -- Jurgen Klopp lamented Liverpool's defending after their top-four hopes were hit by Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Anfield. Former Liverpool striker Christian..
MADRID -- A couple of months ago I was interviewing Thierry Henry and we got to talking about Lionel Messi. Like most of us, even this superlative French athlete is left gasping fo..
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his side had been "in control for 90 minutes" after they won 2-0 at Burnley but could be without Paul Pogba for next week's derby again..
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his side had been "in control for 90 minutes" after they won 2-0 at Burnley to move to within a point of fourth-placed Manchester City...
3:42 PM ET SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Seven seasons after walking away from the San Francisco 49ers and the NFL, running back Glen Coffee is attempting a comeback. The NFL reinstated C..
Antoine Griezmann's adviser has told Telefoot that the France international will consider offers from Manchester United and Real Madrid. Griezmann has been strongly linked with bot..
Simon Mignolet has told Sky Sports that he believes losing the No. 1 jersey was a turning point in his Liverpool career. Mignolet started the campaign in goal, while summer signing..
2017-04-22
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Apr 21, 2017 Boxing will return to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday with yet another meaningful, well-matched main event, this time between former welterweight ti..
Apr 20, 2017 Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has a nickname for a close-knit trio of young, undefeated world titleholders he promotes. "We call them the 'three amigos.' They have such a..
rantnrave:// I am the target demographic for every NBA team's game-day production. The light shows. The T-shirt cannons. The halftime shows. I find intrigue in it all, and am endle..
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said his team were "on the right path" after they stayed on course to finish third in La Liga by winning 1-0 at Espanyol. A very tight game was ..
LONDON -- Three quick thoughts from Chelsea 4-2 Tottenham in the FA Cup semifinals at Wembley on Saturday. 1. Hazard makes the difference for Chelsea Antonio Conte's gamble to leav..
This story is also posted in Spanish. When he was hired by the White Sox this offseason, manager Rick Rentería became the only Latino boss in a sport in which almost a third of its..
The influence of social media during the NFL draft reached an all-time high this time last year. Laremy Tunsil landed in the center of controversy after his Twitter account was hac..
England manager Gareth Southgate described his long-time friend and team-mate Ugo Ehiogu as "a gentleman'' and "a credit to football'' after his death at the age of 44. Ehiogu coll..
12:09 PM ET CHICAGO -- So how do you like the roller coaster so far? The Chicago Cubs have had an up-and-down -- and sometimes dramatic -- start to 2017 as they head out on the roa..
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor addressed a report Friday that he had turned down an extension in the $100 million range, saying talks between him and the team are "in..
The New York Islanders are looking at Belmont Park as the site for their new hockey arena and plan to submit a bid to the state of New York, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Frid..
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey has denied a request seeking his removal as head of the NCAA infractions panel handling North Carolina's ongoing a..
2017-04-21
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LaVar Ball claims his Big Baller Brand will rival Nike after George Raveling, an executive with the shoe and apparel giant, made critical comments about the outspoken father of Lon..
San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career after suffering injuries to his ribs and throwing shoulder in a dirt bik..
All roads lead to Rome, and college football is joining the caravan this weekend. Michigan's football team will land in the Eternal City on Saturday for what could be the most unus..
New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom was scratched from his scheduled start Friday because of neck stiffness and instead will pitch Saturday. The Mets announced a series of injury-re..
Across the hundreds of countries that will broadcast it live, Real Madrid against Barcelona is usually known as El Clasico. Fair enough, too, as it's a genuine all-time classic of ..
There are few more thrilling sights in the Premier than Manchester City pouring forward. Pep Guardiola's attackers can rip opposing defences apart with their pace, movement and inv..
Georgia football coach Kirby Smart has tightened the program's policy on reporting injuries, restricting the media from doing so until Smart is asked and has addressed the injuries..
The father of an Atletico Madrid youth player has been fined €4,000 and banned from attending all sports events for two years. Atletico brought action against the man after an inci..
The football world's gossip mill is in full swing, and Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. ..
LOS ANGELES -- The initial surge of excitement has faded, the honeymoon stage is over, and now, in Year 2 of their relocation, the Rams will find out just how loyal their Los Angel..
MILWAUKEE -- If the Milwaukee Bucks haven't turned the Eastern Conference completely upside down (you could say the Bulls are handling that with the Celtics), they're at least rese..
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- General manager Tim Murray ran out of time to rebuild the Buffalo Sabres into a contender. The team will need a new head coach, too. Sabres owner Terry Pegula clea..
12:05 AM ET Close Chicago Cubs fans continue to prove they can't get enough championship gear -- even the most expensive type. Jostens started selling World Series Champion jewelry..
11:19 PM ET Close INDIANAPOLIS -- It was as rough of a first half as LeBron James has faced in his career, followed by as dramatic a comeback as the 70-year history of the NBA has ..
2017-04-20
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Our experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in NASCAR as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to action at Bristol Motor Speedway this week: Ricky Craven, ESPN NA..
Calling himself a mix of Tom Brady's mind and Cam Newton's body, former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer says he has the ability to be "the greatest quarterback to ever play." ..
NEW ORLEANS -- The man who killed retired Saints star Will Smith and wounded Smith's wife during a traffic dispute last year was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison for mansla..
NEW YORK -- David Stern hasn't left the NBA far behind. Just a few blocks, actually. His office these days is located in a building near the one he had as commissioner, the job he ..
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The injury that sidelined New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul for the final four games of the 2016 regular season and a playoff loss was more s..
. LISTEN: Amanda Jones, coordinator, promotions and regional marketing The Grizzlies Grannies & Grandpas Dance Team goes through a rehearsal hours before taking the floor on ga..
rantnrave:// Is there any overriding lesson to take from Aaron Hernandez's story, which reached a sad finality Wednesday? His suicide was at least the second life taken as a result..
BT Sport highlight: Barcelona's front three produced very little against a resolute Juventus defense and bow out quietly from the UEFA Champions League. Barcelona and Brazil forwar..
Boston College hired Ohio State deputy athletic director Martin Jarmond as its new athletic director Thursday, making him the youngest Power 5 AD in the nation. Jarmond, 37, succee..
"I've done nothing wrong and I have nothing to hide," Manning said Thursday. Manning turned over a potentially incriminating email earlier this month in connection with a lawsuit t..
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- General manager Tim Murray ran out of time to rebuild the Buffalo Sabres into a contender. The team will need a new head coach, too. Sabres owner Terry Pegula clea..
BARCELONA, Spain -- As much from a human perspective as a journalistic one, I'd be really curious to know the true reason that Neymar wept his eyes out on Wednesday night. On the s..
2017-04-19
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rantnrave:// Will esports be in the Olympics one day? Is it crazy to ask? Competitive gaming will be a part of the 2018 and the 2022 Asian Games. That gives esports its largest for..
NEW YORK -- Phil Simms is headed to the studio. A fixture as a game analyst at CBS for two decades, Simms will join the network's "NFL Today" cast for the upcoming season. Simms re..
It was in that postseason that Bumgarner recorded the greatest save of all time, part of an incredible legacy that serves as the trademark for his career. Setting the stage Bumgarn..
Luis Severino had one of the best starts of his career on Tuesday, despite taking the loss against the White Sox. He pitched a career-high eight innings with 10 strikeouts and no w..
When Bill Snyder first arrived at Kansas State, he carried rather improbable recruiting hopes, given the dilapidated state of the program. "I really thought, 'We're going to go com..
1:21 PM ET Close Editor's note: This story originally appeared July 3, 2013. On a recent summer Sunday in inner-city Boston, Odin Lloyd dreamed about his future. He was at a cookou..
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Buccaneers will appear on HBO's "Hard Knocks" for the 2017 season, the team announced Wednesday. It will be the first time the Bucs, which finished 9-7 last year..
12:34 PM ET If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I might not believe some of what has unfolded during the first week of the Stanley Cup playoffs. As John Lennon once sang, these a..
Brian Dozier's inquisitive side can take him in some interesting directions. Several years ago, he saw a YouTube video of an Australian teenager who set the Rubik's Cube world reco..
TORONTO -- For all the things Mookie Betts did that got the attention of Boston Red Sox amateur scout Danny Watkins, it was something he didn't do that stood out most. "I don't rem..
UFC light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa initially had no plans to visit Buffalo, New York, this year. Manuwa (17-2), of London, was scheduled to fly to Las Vegas this month for a sit-dow..
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots safety and six-time captain Devin McCourty headlines a small group of players who have publicly said that they won’t attend Wednesday’s ce..
The Dolphins' casa is Kiko Alonso's casa. The linebacker of Cuban-Colombian heritage answers affectionately in Spanish to a question on what he likes about the city of Miami and th..
The draw for the pool stages of the African Confederation Cup will take place in Cairo on April 26, with the expanded format this season seeing 16 sides take their place in the rou..
Brazil's Supreme Court finally named Sport Recife the winner of the 1987 league title on Tuesday. Sport -- a team that more often fights against relegation than for titles -- beat ..
2:43 AM ET CHICAGO -- In an effort to discourage those within the organization from selling their World Series rings, the Chicago Cubs are asking non-players to sign an agreement g..
12:58 AM ET Close A memorabilia dealer who is involved in the lawsuit alleging that the New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning were complicit in passing off fake game-used mem..