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June 21, 2018

Follow live: Messi, Argentina eye crucial points in tough test vs. Croatia
Croatia is moving on to the round of 16 but Argentina's World Cup fate is out of its hands after another disappointing showing in Russia.... More >>

Howard, Nets to work on buyout of contract
Eight-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard and the Brooklyn Nets have agreed to enter into buyout talks for his $23.8 million expiring contract.... More >>

Islanders name Trotz as new head coach
Barry Trotz, former coach of the Stanley Cup-champion Washington Capitals, has been named the new coach of the New York Islanders.... More >>

June Jones: Manziel 'humble,' should be in NFL
Hamilton Tiger-Cats coach June Jones says Johnny Manziel is "growing up every day" and should be playing in the NFL.... More >>

Grizz shopping No. 4 pick, Parsons, sources say
The Grizzlies have discussed trading the No. 4 pick in Thursday's NBA draft, league sources told ESPN. Any trade would likely include Memphis forward Chandler Parsons.... More >>

FIFA denies U.S. ref asked for Portugal shirt
Both FIFA and sources close to World Cup referee Mark Geiger have denied accusations from Morocco's Nordin Amrabat that the American official asked for a Portugal player's shirt during the game he worked on Wednesday.... More >>

Dad disciplined for pulling son from burning car
Dean Jones was put on probation for going on the track at a NASCAR-sanctioned event to help his son Mike out of burning car.... More >>

Mbappe seals France's progress vs. enthusiastic Peru
France will have to improve to make a deep run, but thanks to teenage striker Kylian Mbappe, a spot in the round of 16 is assured.... More >>

Hirving Lozano primed to be Mexico's next big star
Lozano's rise at PSV has been no surprise to Mexico fans or pundits but his goal vs. Germany has shown he can be El Tri's next star.... More >>

Our top trade offers for Earl Thomas: Cowboys, Pats, Chargers
We crafted deals -- trade and extension -- for the disgruntled safety, then picked the one the Seahawks and Thomas should take.... More >>

Q&A: Lonnie Walker talks NBA draft and Bruce Lee versus MJ
The projected lottery pick discusses his alter ego on the court, which players he patterns his game after, and more.... More >>

Inside Mo Bamba's quest to be the NBA's next great big man
This is the behind-the-scenes story of how Bamba is training to join the ranks of the league's top big men.... More >>

Jaylen Brown for Kawhi? Not so fast, Boston
If San Antonio is trading Kawhi Leonard, what would Boston offer? Zach Lowe explores how far the Celtics should go.... More >>

Jose Altuve's brilliance being taken for granted
He's leading the league in hitting and his team is having a great season, yet somehow it seems no one is talking about Jose Altuve.... More >>

Texas Tech pitcher reaches out, meets fellow cancer fighter
Having survived cancer as a child, Texas Tech pitcher Dylan Dusek took time Wednesday to meet with 7-year-old Cal Worrell, who is fighting the disease.... More >>

Jermaine Kearse tees it up with Jordan Spieth for a new kind of pressure
Jets WR Jermaine Kearse had some nerves playing with major champion Jordan Spieth, but the two bonded over the mental toughness their sports require.... More >>

The lineman and the cutman: Lions rookie has legend in his corner
Lions rookie Tyrell Crosby befriended legendary cutman Stitch Duran while playing high school football in Las Vegas and counts him as a role model.... More >>

PSG, U.S. star Weah answers NYC team's call
An amateur team in New York was scrambling for players in order to fill a full side -- rising PSG and U.S. star Timothy Weah came to the rescue!... 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 >>

NHL draft predictions: Who could be traded, wild cards, more
Our panel checks in on the prospects they most want to see in the NHL, veterans who could be traded, best picks of the past five years and more.... More >>

Destination Tavares: Where the star center could land
Eight teams have emerged as front-runners in the John Tavares derby, as his return to the Islanders is not guaranteed. Here's who is in the mix.... More >>

Cain and Yelich rewarding Brewers for bold offseason splash
In a matter of hours this winter, Milwaukee went all-in on a new one-two punch -- and it hasn't taken long for the splurge to pay off.... 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 rankings. There's no denying that the Stanford graduate transfer puts the Wildcats over the top.... More >>

College big men struggle to adapt to the demands of evolving NBA
The NBA is becoming a less welcoming place for players like Ethan Happ, who was told he needs a jump shot at the next level. It's advice many are taking to heart.... 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 >>

The most exciting player for each Top 25 team
College football may still be a few months away, but it's never too early to get to know the players destined for highlight-worthy moments this fall.... 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 ability to perform as a dynamic world champion against smaller opponents.... More >>

WWE U.K. Championship Tournament night two recap -- new tag champs, Dunne defends
Tyler Bate and Trent Seven defeated Undisputed Era to become NXT tag team champions, Pete Dunne closed out the show and a 205 Live superstar returned to action.... More >>

SmackDown Results: Rusev becomes No. 1 contender
Rusev outlasted Daniel Bryan, The Miz, Samoa Joe and Big E to become the new No. 1 contender -- a role he's deserved for way too long.... More >>

Time for NASCAR to fold on awards ceremony in Vegas
With no financial incentive to continue hosting its annual awards ceremony in Las Vegas, NASCAR should look for a better deal elsewhere.... 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 >>

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

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