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June 23, 2018

How this draft sets up future trades and free agency
Trades and free agency are around the corner. Kevin Pelton looks at the ways an eventful draft night will lead to more moves.... More >>

These six picks won the NBA draft’s first round
Which teams made the best moves in the first round of the draft?... More >>

Bruce Bowen on Kawhi: 'Are you kidding me?'
Bruce Bowen has issues with Kawhi Leonard. "You got $18 million this year, and you think that they're trying to rush you? You didn't play for the most part a full season this year ... and you want to say that they didn't have your best interest at heart?"... More >>

Friend: Winston was alone with Uber driver
A friend of Jameis Winston's who was with him the night the Buccaneers quarterback allegedly sexually abused an Uber driver says Winston left as the only passenger in the car.... More >>

Arkansas ousts No. 1 Florida from World Series
Defending champion and No. 1 seed Florida was bounced from the College World Series by Arkansas, making it the 19th straight year a top seed won't win a national title.... More >>

Manning: Brees 'deserves' to break yardage mark
Peyton Manning knows Saints quarterback Drew Brees will break his NFL record for career passing yards, and he told NOLA.com on Friday that Brees is deserving of the record. "He's been a great player for a long time," Manning said.... More >>

Cavs draftee Sexton: No Kyrie-related pressure
Collin Sexton, the point guard drafted Thursday by the Cavaliers, said he doesn't feel like he'll be operating in the shadow of expectations once held for Kyrie Irving.... More >>

C-Webb to appear at U-M after Harbaugh invite
With the NCAA's 10-year ban on Chris Webber having recently been lifted, the former Wolverines basketball star accepted Jim Harbaugh's invitation Friday to attend a football game at The Big House this season.... More >>

The many contradictions of Mexico's Carlos Vela
Whatever people think of Carlos Vela's past, the 29-year-old can still be a game-changer in Russia and he remains El Tri's most talented forward.... More >>

For Neymar, relief replaces frustration
It looked like VAR's penalty reversal would cap a difficult day for Neymar. But Brazil found a way to see off Costa Rica and he found a goal, all of which explained his reaction at full-time.... More >>

Trade tracker: Grades and details for every deal
Which players and picks are on the move? We've got a rundown of the latest trades on draft night.... More >>

Photos of the faces and emotions of draft night in Brooklyn
The fresh faces of basketball's future ride the emotional roller coaster at the Barclays Center.... More >>

J.D. Martinez proving to be worth every penny
Teams balked at paying Martinez big money this offseason, but the Red Sox slugger is now leading the league in RBIs and tied for the lead in home runs.... More >>

Fortnite pro leagues must embrace game's personality
Fortnite isn't an esport yet. But when it inevitably becomes one, it can't lose its fun-loving fans in favor of creating the competition.... More >>

2018 NHL draft: Every first-round pick
Find details on every pick in the first round of the 2018 NHL draft here.... More >>

How a 6-8, 346-pound rugby league star landed with the Eagles
Jordan Mailata went from knowing "peanuts" about football to an Eagles draft pick after an intense transformation at IMG Academy.... More >>

Berchelt motivated to fight at home and defend world title
Junior lightweight world titleholder Miguel Berchelt returns to his adopted hometown of Merida, Mexico, for the first time in more than two years to defend his belt against Jonathan Victor Barros on Saturday.... More >>

Machida signs multifight deal with Bellator
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida has signed a multifight deal with Bellator.... More >>

Jameis Winston's expected suspension hurts, but Bucs have backup plan
Tampa Bay could lose its starting QB for the first three games of the season, but veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick is a comfortable alternative.... More >>

Power Rankings: Strowman back to No. 1, Rousey cracks top 5
Two things we learned: Braun Strowman is ready to be the top guy on Raw, and Ronda Rousey is ready to exceed any expectations.... More >>

Big Van Vader blazed a trail for dynamic big men in the world of pro wrestling
He broke the mold for what a superheavyweight could do, from his high-flying repertoire that included moonsaults to his performance as a dynamic champ.... More >>

ESPN 100: Top players in 2019 class
James Wiseman and Vernon Carey Jr. headline the top players in the 2019 college basketball recruiting class.... More >>

Impact transfer boosts Kentucky to No. 1 in Way-Too-Early Top 25
Kentucky's late addition of Reid Travis forced us to adjust our 2018-19 rankings. There's no denying that the Stanford graduate transfer puts the Wildcats over the top.... More >>

ESPYS Voting: Best Play Round 1
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on ABC!... More >>

ESPYS Voting: Best Performance
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on ABC!... More >>

ESPYS Voting: Best Athlete in a League
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on ABC!... More >>

ESPYS Voting: Best Athlete in a Sport
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on ABC!... More >>

Everything you need to know about CFB's new redshirt rule
A player can appear in four games in a season without burning his redshirt, thanks to a new rule. We asked Power 5 coaches how this changes the college game.... More >>

Lowe: New kind of crunch time has NBA luminaries excited
The Basketball Tournament is going all-in on its radical approach to fourth quarters.... More >>

Trevor Bayne returns from 'benching'
The 27-year-old will be back in the driver's seat at Sonoma, and all eyes will be on Roush Fenway as the team works through its performance issues.... More >>

Why Red Bull's Honda gamble makes sense
On the face of it, a switch from the third most competitive engine of the turbo-hybrid era to the least competitive engine doesn't sound great. But Red Bull's decision to use Honda power from 2019 is all about the future and not the past.... More >>

Three key fixes for Barry Trotz and the Isles
The Isles were winners Thursday when they hired Barry Trotz as head coach, but what's next? Here are three big items on the action plan.... More >>

Uni Watch's Flashback: The NHL's third eye
With the NHL third jersey program set to return this season, here's a look at some past designs that made an impact.... More >>

2018 fantasy football top-200 PPR rankings
Overall rankings for leagues which award one point per reception, updated throughout the summer.... More >>

Why Deshaun Watson is the No. 1 QB in fantasy
The Texans quarterback was a revelation as a rookie -- until a torn ACL cut his season short. Here is why, despite the small sample size, you should take him ahead of all other QBs.... More >>

All the places LeBron James could take his talents in July
LeBron James' decision on where to play next season could shake up the NBA. Where will the King find his throne? We look at the most likely options.... More >>

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