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May 23, 2018

NFL owners pass new national anthem policy
Under a policy unanimously approved by owners, NFL players and personnel have the option not to take the field for the national anthem, but those who do must stand.... More >>

Players, coaches and owners react to national anthem policy
NFL owners will require players to stand if they are on the field for the national anthem. Here's reaction to the new rule.... More >>

Dozier just misses HR as ball sticks in wall
Twins slugger Brian Dozier narrowly missed a home run on Wednesday when a drive to center field wedged in the seam at the top of the wall.... More >>

Reports: Incognito being held for psych eval
Former Bills lineman Richie Incognito was being held on an involuntary psychiatric evaluation after an incident at a gym, according to reports.... More >>

Doc Rivers receives extension from Clippers
The Clippers have given coach Doc Rivers a contract extension.... More >>

Rangers hire BU's Quinn as next head coach
The Rangers have hired David Quinn of Boston University to be their new head coach, GM Jeff Gorton announced Wednesday. Quinn is the second college coach hired by an NHL team this month and third in four years.... More >>

Fire and ice: Capitals coach skates hot lap
Capitals coach Barry Trotz took a hot lap around the ice to kick off practice, just as Alex Ovechkin had done.... More >>

UFC, ESPN agree to 5-year, $1.5B rights deal
ESPN has reached a five-year, $1.5 billion deal with UFC to carry 30 events per year across its platforms.... More >>

Kyle Korver excels in season of personal sorrow
Despite the sudden loss of his youngest brother, Cavs guard Kyle Korver has managed to play his best.... More >>

Don't expect the irrationally fearless Celtics to fold now
From virtually the opening tip, this season has been a never-ending trial by fire for the young Celtics. Next up? Winning two out of three against LeBron James.... More >>

All about the fit: The story behind the Cavs' travel suits
Why have the Cleveland Cavaliers been showing up in road arenas like they're attending fashionable boardroom meetings? "Unity," says veteran Kendrick Perkins.... More >>

Barnwell: Ultimate surprise sports runs -- where Vegas ranks
Does Vegas' Stanley Cup run make it the most unlikely finalist in modern American sports? Bill Barnwell looks at candidates across the big four.... More >>

Vegas' success wasn't rigged: Here's how the Knights were built
No one expected Vegas to make the Stanley Cup Final this season. Here's how each player taken in the expansion draft has helped (or not).... More >>

Answers to the five biggest questions left in the offseason
Will OBJ get a new deal? Where will Dez Bryant sign? We take on the NFL's biggest questions left to be answered this offseason.... More >>

How 2017 NFL holdouts fared: Donald dominated; Bell took time
There were some high-profile players absent from OTAs and training camp in 2017. How did each get along following his return to the field?... More >>

X factors, picks for Capitals-Lightning Game 7
Which players' performances -- for better or worse -- will determine the winner of the Eastern Conference finals? Our panel weighs in.... More >>

Ovechkin prepares for 'biggest game in my life'
With one game separating him from his first Stanley Cup Final appearance, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin said Wednesday's Game 7 is the biggest game of his life.... More >>

Keeping up with Virat Kohli, India's best cricketer
To be India's best cricketer is to live with the suffocating, infuriating, frightening trappings of fame. But for Virat Kohli, it's seductive all the same.... More >>

The annual ranking of the biggest names in sports
To find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with a list of 600. Then we ranked them based on a formula that consists of three fame factors.... More >>

Offensive juggernaut? Mental toughness secures Game 4
Houston faced a double-digit deficit not once, but twice, in the most feared arena this postseason. But defense and composure were the key ingredients to a pivotal Game 4.... More >>

What does legalized sports gambling mean for baseball?
Three decades after Pete Rose's betting got him banned for life, MLB is entering a potentially lucrative, exhilarating and messy new frontier.... More >>

How will legal gambling change the NBA and the way we watch it?
The NBA has been on the leading edge of legalized sports betting. But what does the Supreme Court decision mean for the league and how will it affect the game?... More >>

What makes each Top 25 team so dominant
Christian Wilkins helps anchor Clemson's deep and talented D-line. Each Top 25 team has such a strength that sets it apart.... More >>

100 things to watch 100 days until college football kicks off
College football is coming! In 100 days, Texas A&M's new $75 million man, Jimbo Fisher, will take the field. That's just one thing we can't wait to see.... More >>

Ozzie Albies, Gleyber Torres are already legit stars
The two 21-year-old infielders are already future All-Stars and putting up big power numbers. If you had to pick one, choosing isn't easy.... More >>

Yanks' Judge rules out repeat run in HR Derby
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge said winning last year's Home Run Derby was "a cool experience" but that he doesn't see a need to defend his title at this year's event.... More >>

Simmons, Mitchell unanimous All-Rookies
Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Utah's Donovan Mitchell are unanimous selections to the NBA's All-Rookie team.... More >>

IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden on the Indy 500 and dealing with pressure
In ESPN The Magazine's World Fame 100 Issue, IndyCar champ Josef Newgarden tells us how he keeps it together on the track and the stage.... More >>

Monaco GP: Was Ferrari's Spanish struggle a one-off?
ESPN previews the Monaco Grand Prix and takes a looks at how vital it is for Sebastian Vettel to close the world championship gap to Lewis Hamilton.... More >>

Christian Pulisic becoming a quiet leader for U.S., Dortmund
Pulisic is the face of the U.S. men's national team and it's a lot of pressure for a 19-year-old. But he is focused on becoming a quiet leader.... More >>

U.S. Open checklist: Where the best players stand a month out
Just how ready are Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods and others for next month's U.S. Open? We go through the list.... More >>

Being born into Philadelphia's Allen family means being born into boxing
Being born into the Allen family of Philadelphia means being born into boxing. Damon Allen Jr. looks to add his story to the family saga.... More >>

Arsenal appoint Emery to replace Wenger
Arsenal have hired former Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery, moving them into a new era following Arsene Wenger's departure.... More >>

Arsenal need Emery pragmatism more than Wenger idealism
On the surface, Arsenal have gone for the opposite of Arsene Wenger in appointing Unai Emery. But a pragmatic approach is what they need most.... More >>

Marcotti's Musings: Mourinho must fix Man United's style this summer
Jose Mourinho can say the FA Cup doesn't matter, and he might be right, but he has to remedy the way his Man United side is playing.... More >>

Petra Kvitova's remarkable recovery, in her own words
Less than 18 months after a violent attack almost ended her career, the two-time Wimbledon champ opens up about her injury, the recovery and how she plans to confront the clay at Roland Garros.... More >>

World Cup 2018: 32 previews
The 2018 World Cup won't have Italy or the U.S. but all the big hitters like Brazil, Germany and Argentina will battle. Get the info you need here.... More >>

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