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Why it is as important as ever to build around RBsThu, 19 Jul 2018 10:11:37 EST

The NFL's current crop of young, elite, pass-catching running backs make it vital for fantasy managers to prioritize the position in drafts.

Vettel happy to continue Hamilton rivalry through to 2020Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:49:37 EST

Sebastian Vettel has welcomed the prospect of battling Lewis Hamilton for another two seasons after confirmation of the Mercedes driver's new deal.

Talk that Cup cars could run a dirt race at Eldora? It's seriousThu, 19 Jul 2018 11:10:23 EST

There's a road course at Charlotte Motor Speedway -- yeah, a roval. So, why not add more buzz and entertainment value with a Cup race on a dirt track?

Thomas retains Tour lead in Alpe d'HuezThu, 19 Jul 2018 11:51:11 EST

Geraint Thomas won Stage 12 of the Tour de France and retained the yellow jersey in a thrilling finish in Alpe d'Huez.

Baker: U.S. can win World Cup on home soilThu, 19 Jul 2018 06:37:50 EST

In his final column before the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, Perry Baker says he believes the U.S. can win the title on home soil.

Little people in the 'lucha libre' are headlinersTue, 3 Jul 2018 10:04:58 EST

For decades they were relegated as sidekicks in the iconic Mexican wrestling matches, but little people now train and feature as headliners.

Roach Jr. promises to look 'spectacular' against BassaWed, 18 Jul 2018 12:29:41 EST

Junior lightweight Lamont Roach Jr. is planning on returning to his winning ways on Friday. He just needs to defeat Deivis "El Cabo" Julio Bassa in the main event of a Golden Boy on ESPN card in Cancun.

Core control: Ranking the NHL's locked-in young talentWed, 18 Jul 2018 10:07:34 EST

Looking strictly at players 27 or younger and under contract for at least three more seasons, which NHL teams have the best young cores in the game?

The weird, wild world of college football message boardsThu, 19 Jul 2018 10:03:47 EST

Fans like Stormy Daniels, federal judicial nominees and undercover school presidents (who are former CIA directors) keep college football weird on message boards.

What would it take for the Cubs to pull off a deGrom blockbuster?Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:45:09 EST

If Jacob deGrom hits the trade market, Chicago would have to deal from its major league roster to get him. Would the big addition be worth the price?

Winning isn't the only thing: Realistic second-half goals for all 30 teamsThu, 19 Jul 2018 08:15:28 EST

Is your team down for the count? Probably. But there's still something for it to accomplish after the All-Star break.

Kickoffs are bound to keep evolving -- here's one wild alternativeThu, 19 Jul 2018 08:21:51 EST

The league's most recent changes might not be enough to save the play. So what's next? One thing is clear: We likely won't recognize the kickoff by 2022.

NFL predictions through 2021: Cowboys rise, Harbaugh?s return, moreThu, 19 Jul 2018 08:25:25 EST

Will Le'Veon Bell find a new home? When will the Cowboys return to Super Bowl glory? We're forecasting the next three seasons.

Olney: How deadline dominoes will fall following Machado dealThu, 19 Jul 2018 09:27:19 EST

Now that Manny's gone to Hollywood, what will baseball's top contenders do?

5-on-5: Predicting the loaded East race after the Kawhi tradeThu, 19 Jul 2018 10:34:57 EST

Our Insiders answer the big questions about new Finals favorites and dark horse East contenders.

Amendola lauds Gase; Belichick like a 'principal'Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:32:15 EST

Receiver Danny Amendola gives Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase high marks for his relationship with the team's players.

Sources: Smart, Celtics agree to 4-year dealThu, 19 Jul 2018 11:01:56 EST

Guard Marcus Smart has agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal to stay with the Boston Celtics, league sources told ESPN.

Sources: Falcons not giving Jones new dealThu, 19 Jul 2018 11:16:24 EST

With sources saying the Falcons won't give receiver Julio Jones a contract extension this season, it remains to be seen if he reports on time to training camp next week.

Olympic figure skating medalist Ten killedThu, 19 Jul 2018 10:33:17 EST

Prosecutors in Kazakhstan say Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has been killed, and they are treating the case as murder.

Spieth: 'Brain fart' led to round unravelingThu, 19 Jul 2018 10:56:11 EST

Jordan Spieth had a great first round going at The Open, but he collapsed down the stretch.

Indians get Hand from Padres for top prospectThu, 19 Jul 2018 11:41:32 EST

The Indians have bolstered their bullpen with the acquisition of Padres closer Brad Hand.

Follow live:Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:41:34 EST

Tiger Woods is on the back nine chasing the leaders at Carnoustie as he plays in The Open for the first time since 2015.

Thomas takes Tour de France yellow jerseyWed, 18 Jul 2018 16:20:27 EST

Geraint Thomas of Team Sky and Great Britain is the new leader of the Tour de France after yellow jersey wearer Greg Van Avermaet dropped out of contention.

Moore: Too much to do to be All-Star captainWed, 18 Jul 2018 17:28:24 EST

Maya Moore reveals that she has enough commitments during All-Star Weekend and doesn't need to be a captain.

Ronaldo won't play for Juventus on U.S. tourWed, 18 Jul 2018 15:26:09 EST

The superstar will wait until the preseason friendly against the youth side in Villar Perosa on Aug. 12 to make his debut.

Is Darrelle Revis a Hall of Famer? Yes. First ballot? Let's debate.Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:49:26 EST

Darrelle Revis was a generational talent, but will he get into the Hall of Fame on his first try? Our Insiders break down his chances.

Everything you need to know for the first round of The OpenWed, 18 Jul 2018 14:14:32 EST

Tiger Woods needs a better start. Rory McIlroy is going for a new look. And dry, fast Carnoustie is ready to inflict more pain.

Machado blockbuster makes Dodgers the NL's team to beatWed, 18 Jul 2018 19:01:23 EST

With a move to Hollywood in the Dodgers' latest deadline splash, rental extraordinaire Manny Machado's stay in L.A. is likely to last deep into October.

NBA players echo DeRozan?s thoughts after stunning tradeWed, 18 Jul 2018 13:36:45 EST

DeMar DeRozan expected to be a Raptor for life, so when he was traded on Wednesday, his reaction on Instagram was strong, as was that of his NBA colleagues.

Lowe: What the Kawhi trade means for Raptors, Spurs and NBAWed, 18 Jul 2018 14:26:18 EST

How will Toronto and San Antonio move on? Zach Lowe breaks down the trade and its major implications on all sides.

T.O. on Hall of Fame plan: Not trying to offendWed, 18 Jul 2018 20:47:22 EST

Terrell Owens said Wednesday that the criticism of his forgoing an acceptance speech at the Pro Football Hall of Fame is based on his "reputation" and not his "character."

Trout says 'everything is cool' with ManfredWed, 18 Jul 2018 18:30:56 EST

A day after MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Mike Trout would be an even bigger star if he spent more time marketing himself, the Angels came to his defense. Trout, for his part, said in a statement he would "encourage everyone to just move forward."

Pop on end of Kawhi saga: 'Time to move on'Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:00:08 EST

With the Spurs sending Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich says it's "time to move on."

Dodgers land Machado, send 5 prospects to O'sWed, 18 Jul 2018 21:01:16 EST

Orioles All-Star shortstop Manny Machado was traded to the Dodgers on Wednesday for prospects Yusniel Diaz, Dean Kremer, Rylan Bannon, Zach Pop and Breyvic Valera.

Jimmy V winner Kelly: 'Make a difference today'Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:09:47 EST

Pro Football HOFer and cancer survivor Jim Kelly accepted the Jimmy V Award, and he urged people to "make a difference today for someone who is fighting for their tomorrow."

ESPYS honor Nassar survivors with Ashe awardThu, 19 Jul 2018 00:11:41 EST

The "sister survivors" of disgraced doctor Larry Nassar were honored at the 2018 ESPYS with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

Carlin Isles: More than fastest man in rugbyTue, 17 Jul 2018 09:16:54 EST

The U.S. Eagles superstar wants to win the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francsico, but the "fastest man in rugby" has designs also on the Olympic 100m gold medal at the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

Power Rankings: Busch and Harvick still a clear 1-2Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:12:41 EST

Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick remain 1-2 in Ryan McGee's latest rankings. Who's the biggest mover on the list?

Gabby Williams diary: Getting back to the things I do bestWed, 18 Jul 2018 09:11:26 EST

After "overthinking everything" earlier this season, Sky rookie Gabby Williams is starting to play the way she wants on a more consistent basis.

World Cup 2022: What will top teams look like in Qatar?Sun, 15 Jul 2018 13:00:04 EST

The 2018 World Cup has only just ended, but it won't be long until national teams begin preparing for 2022. How will the top teams look in Qatar?

Baseball lightens up, goes deep at the Midsummer ClassicWed, 18 Jul 2018 03:12:35 EST

This year's All-Star Game aimed to do more than play a game, and it showed off baseball's stars. But did it connect with fans?

ACC preseason power rankings: Can anyone catch Clemson?Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:26:29 EST

Clemson looks like the team to beat in 2018 with its dominant defensive line, but where does everyone else fall?

Liverpool agree record fee for Alisson - sourcesWed, 18 Jul 2018 06:51:37 EST

Liverpool have agreed a world record fee with Roma for goalkeeper Alisson, sources have told ESPN FC.

Bears' revamped offense center of attention on eve of training campWed, 18 Jul 2018 09:49:29 EST

The Bears handed the coaching reins to former Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy, who must develop Mitchell Trubisky and fit pieces around him.

Ravens camp turns into Flacco-Jackson showWed, 18 Jul 2018 09:49:35 EST

Joe Flacco has looked sharp this offseason and has pushed the ball downfield, perhaps spurred by the presence of rookie QB Lamar Jackson.

From the All-Star Game to the trade rumor millWed, 18 Jul 2018 08:08:05 EST

Manny Machado wasn't the only player who spent All-Star week wondering what jersey he would be wearing by the end of July.

Trade Bryce Harper!? It might sound crazy, but is it?Wed, 18 Jul 2018 08:07:37 EST

The Nationals have underachieved and their star slugger could leave at the end of the year. So is there any chance they could follow the Orioles' lead by moving their pending free agent?

The NFL's most outsized contracts: 20 players with bloated dealsSun, 15 Jul 2018 18:27:52 EST

These are the league's biggest deals -- adjusted for position -- that most exceed market value. Welcome to the list, Jimmy Garoppolo.

Deserted Island: Revis announces retirementWed, 18 Jul 2018 11:37:28 EST

Former Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday.

Game on: Antonio Brown on Madden 19 coverWed, 18 Jul 2018 10:31:17 EST

Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown is the cover athlete for the video game "Madden 19," EA Sports announced Wednesday.