SAN ANTONIO -- Quiet concern brews in the business and ticket offices of the San Antonio Spurs over the prospect of losing the revenue they'd come to expect like clockwork from advancing to 20 consecutive postseasons.
By the end of this week, nearly all of the nation's top programs will be well underway with spring football, as powerhouses such as Alabama, Georgia, Michigan and Florida State all get going this week.
Former Memphis star Penny Hardaway has agreed to a deal to become the next Tigers men's basketball coach, and a news conference is expected on Tuesday, sources told ESPN.
Haloti Ngata is typically the biggest man in any room, but in this instance he was standing in the shadow of a legend.
Greg Wyshynski, senior writer: The Colorado Avalanche are starting to state their case as a playoff team, with Nathan MacKinnon willing them into the postseason. Which means we might be down to three teams for two playoff seeds -- the Anaheim Ducks, ...
It takes a brave, or foolish, manager to publicly attack his players, but Jose Mourinho has never been one to play by the rulebook.
On Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. CT, you’ll see a series of breathless posts come across your social media timelines from reporters as they leave the first practice of the spring at the University of Alabama.
MILWAUKEE -- Five-time MVP and six-time NBA champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is wearing a bright-orange vest, a construction helmet and gloves on a frigid January day as he helps show off construction progress on the Milwaukee Bucks' new palace. In a...
LOS ANGELES -- Larry Sanders doesn't watch a lot of television, but, from time to time, when he comes across an NBA game, he says he can easily identify players who are dealing with mental health issues.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- If Manny Machado were any more comfortable in spring training, he'd be carrying a hammock out to the field with him.
The first week of NFL free agency brings a flood of news and numbers. Gotta be careful with those numbers, though. NFL contract figures aren't always what they're initially cracked up to be.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Before his Sunday triumph at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Rory McIlroy's last PGA Tour victory happened at the 2016 Tour Championship, exactly 539 days earlier. He hit some tremendous shots that day, winning both the tournament...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There it was. A buzzer-beating shot from UMBC. It perfectly imperfectly rolled and bounced around the rim and finally fell through just as the backboard behind it lit up bright red. The final points of the game coming from the...
This not the Sweet 16 we imagined, but it's the one we deserve.
The NCAA did not approve of his elbow brace for Sunday's game.
Three Minnesota teams made the 16-team field for the NCAA Division I men’s hockey tournament, but the University of Minnesota and University of North Dakota will not be joining them.
By: ZACH SCHONBRUN
Butler had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but Purdue made it through to the Round of 16 without its senior center.
Keep track of all of Sunday's second-round NCAA tournament schedule with our live updates at the end of every game.
By: Graham HaysespnW.com
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- As they watched television and waited to practice in advance of a second-round game against Oregon State, Tennessee players took in parts of No. 9 Quinnipiac's eventual win against No. 8 Miami. It was Quinnipiac's third...
The Golden Knights' title is their third championship in the last five years.
Ah, March Madness. Nothing beats a buzzer-beater in the NCAA tournament right? Well, for degenerate gamblers, a shot down seven points as time expires can be just as sweet. Here are the five craziest gambling moments (with video!) from the first...
We're down to just 16 teams, which means we have a clear idea of who's probably going to win the whole thing. Well...most years you would. But this year? Your guess is as good as ours.
Last year's champions are OUT of the 2018 NCAA tournament.
By: MARC TRACY
A huge block in the first half set the tone in a game in which the Tar Heels were forced out to the perimeter and could not catch up.
The Tar Heels had been in the championship game the previous two seasons, losing to Villanova and then beating Gonzaga.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- In September, after Juan Martin del Potro took out Roger Federer in the quarterfinals of the US Open, robbing Fed fans of yet another opportunity to watch him potentially play Rafael Nadal in a final at Flushing Meadows, I...
FONTANA, Calif. -- The 2018 Martin Truex Jr. didn't look like the 2017 Martin Truex Jr. for the first four races of the season.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- On consecutive Sundays, just a handful of tournaments into his comeback, Tiger Woods found himself just a shot back of the lead as he played the final holes.
By: KAREN CROUSE
McIlroy earned his first PGA Tour victory since 2016, and Woods, who stayed in the hunt and tied for fifth, advanced his comeback from spinal surgery.
A final round 69 left Tiger Woods in a tie for fifth place at Bay Hill.
Rory McIlroy won for the first time since the 2016 Tour Championship.
She could have taken it to the rim for the tie ... or pulled up and gone for what she hoped was the win. Texas A&M's Chennedy Carter did the latter ... and it was the final dagger that toppled DePaul.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- For the first time in the history of the NCAA tournament, a second consecutive Sweet 16 will take place without the program that helped make March matter.
By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Beavers triumphed by a score of 66-59. In other games, Louisville beat Marquette and North Carolina State beat Maryland.
They'll have to get ready for a red invasion in the Big Blue city. Louisville's women's basketball team and its fans are headed to the Lexington Regional and Rupp Arena as the No. 1 seed -- and the Cardinals come in having played well in their...
By: John GasawayESPN Insider
The 2018 NCAA tournament has had its share of high seeds making big splashes, capped off, of course, by the biggest tsunami in this event's modern era. We've certainly had our share of sensational upsets in the early going.
By: David M. HaleESPN Staff...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Before he had even filtered out of the locker room and onto the team bus, Nolan Gerrity had reached a level of celebrity he had never imagined.
While Michigan provided the latest March Madness dramatics with a buzzer beater Saturday, the day's overarching reminder was that everyone's still chasing the big boys.
Loyola is on to the Sweet 16; Sister Jean's bracket doesn't have them advancing any further.
The U.S. men's national team roster that was named Sunday by caretaker manager Dave Sarachan was expected to include a long-term absentee due to injury. Indeed it did, just not the one that was expected.
As the U.S men's national team continues to rebuild its identity, Dave Sarachan's roster features a young, untested squad for its friendly against Paraguay on March 27 in North Carolina. There will be no Christian Pulisic, however, as the interim...
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The best NCAA tournaments often feature the most skillful talents on the most dominant teams.
NEW ORLEANS -- For the second consecutive game, the opposing coach facing off against the Houston Rockets finished the night with an epic rant against the officials. Following the Pelicans' 107-101 home loss to Houston, New Orleans head coach Alvin...
Alvin Gentry was not pleased with the officiating after Saturday's 107-101 loss to the rockets.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County just showed why in March, hope springs eternal.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- The last time Roger Federer had an 11 a.m. start time, he was 23 and sporting long hair. It came here at Indian Wells in a best-of-five 2005 final he won in straight sets against Lleyton Hewitt to capture his second of five...
NEW YORK -- Jose Ramirez was eight years old when he began boxing, and for the next 17 years he had worked toward this one moment on Saturday night -- to win a world title.
Among the relatively small amount of bets on UMBC to beat Virginia, his was the largest, which means he made the most money on the historic win Friday night.
Surging heavyweight contender Alexander Volkov scored the biggest win of his career Saturday when he knocked out former champion Fabricio Werdum in the fourth round of their UFC Fight Night main event at London's O2 Arena.
After Jose Ramirez finished his decorated amateur boxing career with an appearance at the 2012 Olympics, he was confident he'd have professional success and he had a plan for how his pro career would go when he signed with Top Rank.
PITTSBURGH -- Just moments after his team was knocked out of the NCAA tournament by Duke, Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley had no interest in addressing speculation about potential job openings, despite the fact that sources told ESPN he's the...
Florida Gulf Coast doesn't have much height. Everyone on the roster is shorter than 6 feet tall. But the Eagles, under coaching wizard Karl Smesko, know how to use that to their advantage. They drove and drove and drove against Missouri, and the...
TWICKENHAM, London -- Travelling through south-west London on Saturday morning towards the world's most famous cabbage patch, it was clear that few Irish fans had heeded the Rugby Football Union's warning not to buy second-hand tickets. More lined...
ORLANDO, Fla. - If Tiger Woods is going to win a ninth career Arnold Palmer Invitational title this week, he'll need one of his trademark Sunday afternoon final-round charges.
What happens when you mix the overall No. 1 seed with a huge underdog who wants to play at the fastest pace it can? A whole lot of a possessions -- and a record number of points.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- As the buzzer was sounding on the biggest upset in men's NCAA tournament history Friday night, another giant-killer was stepping up to make history of her own. Down 5-4 in the third set of the semifinals at Indian Wells and...
FONTANA, Calif. -- Jimmie Johnson laughed when he got some bad news prior to the race a couple of weeks ago at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The revamping of the running back room has officially begun. It might not have happened with a bright-lights name or an in-his-prime rusher, but the Detroit Lions are getting exactly what they needed.
The Washington Redskins were blamed quite often for Kirk Cousins’ departure. It’s not that simple and his agent explains why it might have been tough all along for the team to re-sign him. That doesn’t mean the Redskins couldn’t have done...
OKLAHOMA CITY -- It's just like Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti probably always envisioned it, a quality win over a current Western Conference playoff team, a balanced scoring attack across the board with Corey Brewer leading the...
OAKLAND, Calif - At the forefront of the Golden State Warriors ' concerns is the health of their headliners, three of whom are now sidelined with injury after it was announced Friday that forward Kevin Durant will be out for at least two weeks after ...
Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu worked her triple-double magic, No. 1 seeds Louisville and Notre Dame rolled to victories, No. 10 seeds Virginia and Minnesota pulled off upsets, and defending champion South Carolina got a too-close-for-comfort victory.