CLEVELAND -- Sunday's 98-80 loss to the Indiana Pacers put Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James in an 0-1 hole in the first round for the first time in his career.
Think about the most memorable pitching duels from your lifetime of watching baseball. Conjure your favorite. What was it about that game that made it so indelible?
BOSTON -- For the first 47 minutes and 49 seconds of Sunday's Game 1, the Eastern Conference first-round series between the injury-ravaged Boston Celtics and starless-beyond-the-Greek-Freak Milwaukee Bucks was about as unsexy as most anticipated.
BOSTON -- Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo does not believe he earned the sixth foul that forced him out of Sunday's 113-107 overtime loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Kyle Larson is leading the NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, but he'll have to wait a day to see if he can win it.
MANCHESTER, England -- It may actually turn out to be a positive for Manchester City that they were unable to clinch the Premier League title by beating Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium little more than a week ago.
Manchester City have won the Premier League title after second-placed Manchester United were stunned 1-0 at home by West Bromwich Albion.
Thanks to a substandard performance by its fiercest rival and a goal by Jay Rodriguez, Manchester City secured the Premier League title on Sunday in anti-climatic fashion. But the reality is that Pep Guardiola's team was so impressive and...
SHANGHAI, China -- ESPN rounds up the main talking points from a chaotic Chinese Grand Prix where Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo stunned Mercedes and Ferrari to record his sixth victory in Formula One.
SHANGHAI -- A week after saying "this sport can rip your heart out," following an early retirement in Bahrain, Daniel Ricciardo admitted he would take 50 days like last weekend to experience the sort of race he won in China.
PHILADELPHIA - Brett Brown found it early on. A way of coping with what he'd been tasked to endure as head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers and the notorious "Process." A peace that perhaps only he could've found.
The New Orleans Pelicans needed to sweat out the franchise's first playoff win since 2011 - the first under the Pelicans moniker they adopted before the 2013-14 season and the first of Anthony Davis' career.
TORONTO -- As the buzzer sounded and the victorious Raptors funneled through the home tunnel and into their locker room, their exquisitely-tailored president, Masai Ujiri, clapped his hands as his players breezed by.
Down to just one leg (and one eye), UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier knocked out Justin Gaethje in the fourth round of a back-and-forth fight on Saturday.
CHICAGO -- This is why you don't leave a baseball game early. Never. There is no clock. Hope is a vampire in this sport. It cannot die.
LONDON -- It was in the 64th minute of Manchester City's 3-1 victory over Tottenham that Pep Guardiola showed how much he had been stung by his side's three-game losing streak.
Waiting patiently at the top is something that Kingzone DragonX learned to do last year in the 2017 LoL Champions Korea Summer. With the slightly less ridiculous moniker of Longzhu Gaming, the team topped the regular season standings for the first...
Michigan forward Moe Wagner will forgo his final season in college and turn pro, he announced Saturday.
Michigan's Moritz Wagner announced Saturday he will sign with an agent and enter the 2018 NBA draft after three seasons with the Wolverines.
TORONTO -- April 18, 2015, was a glorious early-spring day in downtown Toronto, sunny and reasonably warm. Thousands of Toronto Raptors fans had packed into Maple Leaf Square to watch a massive screen on the side of Air Canada Centre, the...
Former Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns knew he wasn't going to be able to keep No. 88 when he signed with Dallas this spring. At the time, that number belonged to Dez Bryant, who was released Friday. So Hurns (who still doesn't want it) decided to go...
From the sideline of a pro day, an NFL executive was unenthused by 40 times and more eager to peek at something else.
SALT LAKE CITY -- It's hard to say how the dare began. When you work with players as often as Golden State Warriors assistant coach Chris DeMarco does -- which is to say every day, sometimes twice a day -- a lot gets said along the way. In this...
The featherweight world title rematch between Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares has been a long time coming since their first action-packed encounter in August 2015.
The WWE's Superstar Shakeup is set for Monday and Tuesday night, and with so many title changes coming out of WrestleMania weekend and unknowns like Brock Lesnar's future in play, it's hard to say how things will all, well, shake out.
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- After a whirlwind week of news following the checkered flag at Texas Motor Speedway, drivers returned to the racetrack Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway.
HISTORICAL STANDINGS DON'T get a lot of play in the sports news cycle. There's too much happening in the here and now to worry too much about the feats of mostly dead men.
For all the factors that go into the outcome of a playoff series, from health to matchups to stars taking over to adjustments over the course of the season to favorable bounces, their outcome can typically best be predicted by considering just a few ...
Los Angeles FC has never lacked for attention. From the moment of its unveiling as an MLS expansion franchise, with a ceremony attended by co-owners as famous and as varied as Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Tony Robbins, eyeballs have naturally...
MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins open a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night at Marlins Park. But it's the Marlins' next series that has CEO Derek Jeter atypically off his game.
Marlins CEO Derek Jeter will sit out a trip to his old stomping grounds.
With the draws made for the semifinals in the Champions League and Europa League, here's a look at how the big games will pan out.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- With the Cleveland Cavaliers' 2018 postseason set to open up this weekend, Kevin Love knows what could be at stake for the franchise based on how the Cavs perform: LeBron James' future.
Former Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
A clash of narratives is set to take place when the LA Galaxy travel to Bridgeview, Illinois to take on the Chicago Fire this weekend.
Dez Bryant’s eight-year run in Dallas came to an end on Friday when the Cowboys released him. Set to make $12.5 million in 2018 and count $16.5 million against the cap, Bryant was a costly investment for a receiver who hasn’t cracked 1,000 yards ...
FRISCO, Texas -- For eight seasons, Dez Bryant had so many unbelievable catches for the Dallas Cowboys that they often blur together.
Living history will lace up at Monday's Boston Marathon. A pack of elite women who have rewritten the U.S. distance-running books are going head to head on a famous course none of them have totally solved. The confluence rarely happens outside of...
By: Jeff Haden
Tim Don broke his neck last October. On Monday he's running the Boston Marathon -- and will likely finish in a faster time than 90 percent of all entrants.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- In late March, when Patrik Laine limped off the ice against the Los Angeles Kings after blocking a shot, the status of the Winnipeg Jets winger's left leg quickly became a minor international incident. In Laine's native...
So let's get this straight: SmackDown has a new boss, a new bad guy, new bitter rivals, a new blockbuster main event and ...
NEW YORK -- The lobby of the Hulu Theater, inside Madison Square Garden, had been turned into a makeshift stage for the inaugural NBA 2K League draft. Here, gamers were to be recruited by 17 NBA teams to be a part of its new competitive league for...
With the individual awards out of the way and ballots due today, let's run through the five-man teams.
When a head coach like Villanova's Jay Wright does something as remarkable as winning two national titles in three seasons, we like to draw lessons. Surely there must be something about how he coaches or the way he got to this point that spells...
LAS VEGAS -- Late in the third period of the Vegas Golden Knights' first Stanley Cup playoff game, a message flashed on the video board at T-Mobile Arena asking fans to make noise depending on who they were.
Who will be the breakout player of the playoffs and the MVP of Round 1? Which team has the easiest path to Finals?
BOSTON -- It was a rare display of emotion from an unemotional man.
The Red Sox pitcher is throwing a no-hitter despite a rain delay.
Thirty-six women had their dream of becoming a professional basketball player come true on Thursday night at the WNBA Draft, and for those in attendance at the ceremony in New York, it instantly cemented their spot in a basketball sisterhood.
By: Mechelle VoepelespnW.com
NEW YORK _ After spending her life in South Carolina, A'ja Wilson is headed for Las Vegas. The consensus national player of the year was the No. 1 selection by the Aces in Thursday's WNBA draft held at Nike's New York Headquarters.
The South Carolina forward was selected by the Las Vegas Aces.
CHICAGO -- This winter in Pittsburgh was straight out of “Richard III.” You know the line, the one about discontent. Actually, discontent might be a mild way to describe the collective frame of mind of the Pirates' fan base.