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May 26, 2018

Is it greatness or is it magic? It's Year 15 of LeBron
LeBron James has made a habit of dominating playoff games at home, and Game 6 was no exception with the Cavaliers facing elimination.... More >>

Celtics' Smart says G7 'not going to be pretty'
With a trip to the NBA Finals on the line, the Celtics say they are expecting a tough battle against the Cavaliers on Saturday in Boston.... More >>

LeBron on banged-up leg: 'I wasn't coming out'
LeBron James said he felt some pain after teammate Larry Nance Jr. crashed into his right leg in Game 6, but added he was fine and "we'll see what happens."... More >>

Family connection: Lakers to work out LiAngelo
LiAngelo Ball, the second of the Ball brothers, will get a look from the Lakers in a pre-draft workout on Tuesday. He hopes to show the team that he would be a good fit alongside his brother Lonzo.... More >>

Yanks' Torres homers again, makes AL history
Yankees rookie Gleyber Torres homered to right in the seventh, providing the winning run over the Angels and giving Torres a place in American League history. He's the youngest AL player to homer in four consecutive games.... More >>

Jeter rookie card nets nearly $100K in auction
A Derek Jeter rookie card in top condition fetched $99,100 at auction, the highest price ever for a modern-day baseball card. The buyer was looking to complete a top grade 1993 set.... More >>

Indiana's all-time wins leader Mallory dies at 82
Bill Mallory, who coached at Colorado, Northern Illinois and Miami (Ohio) and is Indiana's all-time wins leader, has died at the age of 82.... More >>

Why the Red Sox parted ways with Hanley Ramirez
The Sox will still owe Ramirez about $15 million for the rest of the season, but with the highest payroll in baseball, they can afford mistakes.... More >>

Juiced baseballs, starting relievers and MLB's next big thing
Now that we know baseballs are flying higher than ever, is there a fix? Also, what to make of bullpenning, and get ready for the best series of 2018.... More >>

Will Harden's Rockets beat Warriors without Chris Paul?
With Chris Paul out, the Rockets will have to rely even more on James Harden. But will it be enough?... More >>

Lowe: Trevor Ariza is easy to miss. He shouldn't be.
The Rockets forward has mastered a role he was never sure he wanted, the overlooked cog in Houston's scoring-and-switching machine.... More >>

Ramos is Madrid's ultimate big-game player
Sergio Ramos gets criticised a lot for his red cards in La Liga, but when it comes to big games in Europe, he's Mr. Clutch.... More >>

Which set of attacking forces will win the Champions League?
Real Madrid vs. Liverpool will be a tale of two strike trios as the "BBC" goes up against Salah, Firmino and Mane. It's a study in contrasts.... More >>

Fulham's Tim Ream predicts 'cagey' playoff final
The United States international is determined not to miss out on promotion for the second straight year.... More >>

Capitals-Golden Knights tale of the tape: Full breakdown and picks
Which team has the superior first line? The better power play? Who has been blessed by the hockey gods? We debate eight categories and make picks.... More >>

Experts' predictions: Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe picks
Our experts -- including Barry Melrose, John Buccigross, Linda Cohn and Steve Levy -- forecast who will win the Cup and MVP honors.... More >>

Graziano: Bungled anthem policy shows NFL has much to learn from NBA
Why can't the NFL get it right with its anthem policy and clumsy handling of players' rights? The answer has to do with sincerity and trust.... More >>

The best memories of the Indy 500-ABC partnership
For as long as the Indianapolis 500 has been on television, it has been on ABC, but it's leaving after this year. Here's a look back at more than 50 years of great memories at the Brickyard.... More >>

Serena Williams the centre of attention
Williams was not at media day on Friday, but that didn't stop reporters from asking anyone they could what it means to have her back.... More >>

Does the clay-court season take up too much of the tennis calendar?
It seems like the clay swing goes on forever, and the truth is, it's not a short stretch by any means. It's time to switch things up.... More >>

A day at Wentworth: 100-foot putts, Rory and tumbles
The action on the course was good. What happened away from it on Day 2 at the BMW PGA Championship was equally entertaining.... More >>

Breaking down the most common mistakes at the National Spelling Bee
From the number of letters to the language of origin, the trickiest traits of National Spelling Bee words... More >>

Meet Wisconsin's backflipping 'Mr. Aloha'
You may know Olive Sagapolu as the 335-pound lineman doing backflips on the beach, but he has other hidden talents, too.... More >>

How college basketball free agency is shaping up
Chase Jeter, who transferred from Duke to Arizona, is among 15 impact players looking for fresh starts.... More >>

Ancajas, Yafai focused on title defenses, not each other
Jerwin Ancajas and Kal Yafai are being featured on the same card as a prelude to a possible unification, but they're focused on the business at hand.... More >>

How to watch the Ancajas vs. Sultan title fight on ESPN+
Looking to watch the Ancajas-Jonas Sultan junior bantamweight world title fight on Saturday? Here's how to do it.... More >>

Breaking down the Charlotte starting lineup
Kyle Busch won his third pole of the season. Joey Logano will start second. Take a driver-by-driver look through the field for the season's longest race.... More >>

Roundtable: Biggest snub in NASCAR Hall of Fame history?
Buddy Baker is one of several NASCAR stalwarts who have yet to be selected. Our experts offer up Baker and others who should be in the HOF.... More >>

How the Monaco GP has changed in 50 years
Fifty years after he visited the Monaco Grand Prix for the first time, Maurice Hamilton looks at how times have changed at the world's most famous street circuit.... More >>

Vettel, Hamilton doubt they will ever be teammates
Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton briefly took time to imagine if a future existed for them as Formula One teammates.... More >>

Top seeds still alive for NCAA men's lacrosse semifinals
No. 1 Maryland plays No. 4 Duke and No. 2 Albany faces No. 3 Yale Saturday on ESPN2 for spots in the title match.... More >>

Has WWE put Ronda Rousey on the wrong path?
Ronda Rousey is getting a title shot at Money in the Bank, but has the WWE rushed its new star, who is still working on her in-ring ability?... More >>

Griner: 'The big girls are taking over' the WNBA
Not long ago there weren't many centers in the WNBA. Now, behind bigs like Brittney Griner, Sylvia Fowles and Liz Cambage, it's a position of strength.... 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 >>

Ashland University signs first Fortnite player
Ashland University is offering $4,000 scholarships for prospective players of the Epic Games breakout hit and has thousands of applicants.... 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 >>

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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