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March 20, 2018

Follow live: Rockets and Blazers set to clash
The Blazers, winners of 18 of their past 19 at home, host the Rockets, who have won 22 of their past 23 games.... More >>

Sherman defends deal he negotiated with 49ers
Richard Sherman met with the Bay Area media for the first time on Tuesday. He made it clear how he feels about the negative assessments of his deal with the San Francisco 49ers and why he valued the chance to negotiate it.... More >>

Bills WR Jones arrested for property damage
Bills wideout Zay Jones was arrested and charged with felony damage to property after an incident that involved his brother, Vikings wide receiver Cayleb Jones, on Monday night at a Los Angeles apartment building.... More >>

Bama QB Tagovailoa injures thumb in practice
In Alabama's first spring practice, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa injured his thumb and will be further evaluated in Birmingham. Coach Nick Saban expects the quarterback to miss a few days.... More >>

Golovkin calls Canelo a cheat, De La Hoya 'dirty'
Gennady Golovkin said he believes Canelo Alvarez's recent positive test isn't indicative of the first time Alvarez has used performance-enhancing drugs. Golovkin said he thinks Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya, Alvarez's promoter, also is dirty.... More >>

Kyrie to receive second opinion on ailing knee
Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Kyrie Irving likely will not accompany the team on its upcoming road trip as he continues to deal with soreness in his left knee.... More >>

Orioles set to add Cobb to rotation, sources say
Coming off a career year, Alex Cobb has agreed to a four-year deal with the Orioles that is worth nearly $60 million, sources confirmed to ESPN.... More >>

The dominant 20 athletes of the past two decades
In celebration of ESPN The Magazine's 20th anniversary, Peter Keating crunched the numbers to find the most dominant athletes of our time.... More >>

The 20 best teams of the past 20 years
Behold! It's our unassailable list of the most dominant champions of the past 20 years, including the winningest baseball team in history.... More >>

Tiger tops our list, but how close to great is he again?
In celebration of ESPN The Magazine's 20th anniversary, we honor the 20 most dominant athletes of the past 20 years. Topping the list: Tiger Woods.... More >>

Where top six in NFL draft stand: Who's taking QBs -- or could trade down?
Teams in need of a franchise quarterback highlight the top of the NFL draft. But does that mean a QB will be taken with the first three picks?... More >>

Being UMBC: Inside 72 hours of college basketball's biggest upset
Nobody knew UMBC before the Retrievers pulled off college basketball's biggest upset. But suddenly stars and celebs were talking about them and fans were waiting until all hours to congratulate them.... More >>

Need a new team to root for? We got you
So your bracket is busted and you need someone new to follow. We've done the research for you already. All you have to do now is pick the team that best fits your style.... More >>

With so many top seeds eliminated, it's time to reseed the Sweet 16
Let's try this again. It's not exactly the 16 teams we expected, but it's time to take a good look and put them in the proper order.... More >>

Trae Young: Time has come for me to enter NBA draft
Oklahoma guard Trae Young always dreamed of making the NCAA tournament, but now he's moving on to his next big goal: the NBA.... More >>

The million dollar program that keeps LeBron going strong in year 15
LeBron's back threatened to betray him. Then a former Navy SEAL went to work and gave him new strength.... More >>

Who really got the best NFL free-agent deals?
Trumaine Johnson played the franchise-tag game just as well as Kirk Cousins did, but not every big contract is what it seems. Here's what we learned after a closer look at the biggest contracts.... More >>

Biggest remaining need for all 32 teams
Who will protect Tom Brady's blind side? Will the Packers add a cornerback? Here are the top questions remaining for every team after a furious first week of free agency.... More >>

NFL Insiders predict free-agency impact: Most improved team after first wave
The Bears added Allen Robinson as a target for Mitchell Trubisky, but they're not the only team to make splashy moves on the market.... More >>

Nick Saban is ready for another season -- and that's just the beginning
How much longer will Nick Saban keep coaching? He can't say for sure, but he's showing no signs of slowing down as the Crimson Tide get ready for another title defense.... More >>

Way-too-early MLB trade deadline preview: Which buyers should be all-in?
A powerful bat to put Cleveland over the top? An AL ace ticketed for New York? July is still months away, but it's never too soon to take a look at every 2018 contender's potential summer shopping list.... More >>

Inside the mask: An umpire crew chief on mound visits, mad managers and having your call overturned
In a candid conversation, 20-year veteran major league ump Ted Barrett discusses everything from how MLB's new rule changes will work to being heckled and the most talkative players.... More >>

Adidas release new away kits for World Cup
With the 2018 World Cup now less than 12 weeks away, Adidas have released a batch of new away kits for their competing teams.... More >>

First look at the women's NCAA tournament Sweet 16 field
All four No. 1 seeds and each No. 2 seed reached the regional semifinals. Only 16 teams are left. How did they advance to the Sweet 16 -- and what must they do to move on?... More >>

UConn's Nurse living in the moment
Kia Nurse doesn't know where she'll be playing or living next year. But despite facing more questions than answers right now, the UConn senior is savoring her final March Madness with the Huskies.... More >>

What losing Justin Turner means for the Dodgers
Starting the season without its star third baseman might not cost L.A. the division, but the injury could determine home-field advantage in the NL.... More >>

The mostly bad history of NBA All-Stars as college coaches
Penny Hardaway won't be the first former NBA All-Star to try his hand at being a college head coach. A look back at those who tried before should worry Memphis fans.... More >>

How they got here and what's next for every team in the Sweet 16
The field has been trimmed. Only 16 are left standing. It's time to look at what they did to get here and, more important, what they need to do if they hope to keep moving along in March.... More >>

NBA Power Rankings: Which red-hot team just jumped past the Warriors?
Toronto's 11-game run may be over, but Portland and Utah have kept their impressive winning streaks alive out West.... More >>

Raiders busy remaking roster under Jon Gruden
The Raiders have been doing a lot of maneuvering in the first week of the league year. Here's a look at where things stand.... More >>

Tyrann Mathieu will 'have a lot of fun' playing with J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney
Safety Tyrann Mathieu is excited to play behind the Texans' star-studded defensive line and make the defense as a whole more dominant.... More >>

Salary-cap swap: Jimmy Graham plus Mo Wilkerson equals Jordy Nelson
The Packers ended up getting a 2-for-1 deal in the first week of free agency, as Jimmy Graham and Mo Wilkerson equaled Jordy Nelson's vacated contract.... More >>

ESPN's 2017 prospect of the year headlines Golden Boy card
Junior lightweight Ryan Garcia had an exceptional 2016, winning all six fights by stoppage. He'll try to keep the momentum going when he faces Fernando Vargas in the main event of a Golden Boy on ESPN card Thursday night.... More >>

Why 2018 is Daniel Ricciardo's big year
Daniel Ricciardo talks to ESPN about his title chances, the battle with teammate Max Verstappen and his contract options for 2019.... More >>

Martin Truex Jr.'s margin of victory a significant one
There's winning a Cup series race and then there's running away from the rest of the field by a margin of 11.685 seconds, which is exactly what Martin Truex Jr. did on Sunday for his first Cup win of the 2018 season.... More >>

ESPN's Frozen Four and national title predictions
Three Minnesota teams made the 16-team field for the NCAA Division I men's hockey tournament, but none of them is the consensus pick among our experts to win it all. Here's who John Buccigross and other ESPN puckheads predict will reach the Frozen Four.... More >>

Who should win the Norris Trophy?
The race for the Norris Trophy, given to the best defenseman in the NHL, is crowded this season. At least 10 worthy blueliners are battling it out for top billing. But these three D-men stand out above the rest.... More >>

Ryan Getzlaf on chasing another Cup, how parenthood complicates hockey
As Anaheim's elder statesman, Ryan Getzlaf has weathered plenty of storms on and off the ice. The center tells Greg Wyshynski why bouncing back from a tough start prepared Anaheim to "win now" and how he balances being both a Duck and a dad.... More >>

2018 fantasy baseball rankings, sleepers, cheat sheets and more
Get everything you need to prepare for your fantasy baseball drafts here, including rankings and analysis from ESPN's team of experts.... More >>

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