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April 19, 2018

Humboldt GoFundMe page raises over $15M
The GoFundMe account collecting funds for the Humboldt Broncos closed Wednesday after raising more than $15 million in less than two weeks.... More >>

Reds fire Price after 3-15 start to season
The Cincinnati Reds have fired manager Bryan Price after a 3-15 start to the season, his fifth with the club.... More >>

Mitchell tops MJ with 55 in first 2 playoff games
Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points in Wednesday's Game 2 win over the Thunder, giving him 55 so far in the series, the most ever by a guard in his first two playoff games.... More >>

Erin Popovich, wife of Spurs coach, dies at 67
Erin Popovich, the wife of Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, died early Wednesday at age 67. She had been battling an illness for an extended period.... More >>

Tractors worth $50K stolen from Pippen's farm
Scottie Pippen's family is offering a reward after two tractors worth $50,000 were stolen from the former NBA star's livestock farm in Arkansas.... More >>

Harden's 'amazing' D atones for 2-of-18 night
James Harden had one of the worst shooting outings in NBA playoff history Wednesday night, but he contributed three steals and three blocks and continued to play strong defense in the post as the Rockets took a 2-0 series lead.... More >>

Cavs ride LeBron's hot start to Game 2 win
After being urged by Tyronn Lue to come out more aggressively, LeBron put on a show in the opening minutes, helping Cleveland even the series.... More >>

How did Donovan Mitchell turn into Utah's go-to scorer? Check the tape
Take an exclusive look inside the film room with Donovan Mitchell and Jazz coach Quin Snyder as the duo breaks down the Rookie of the Year contender's rapid rise.... More >>

Matthews, Marner living to answer Leafs' prayers
This postseason, the Leafs' young stars have each other, and that's a lot. But is it enough to orchestrate a comeback against the Bruins?... More >>

'Man, can I ever get you out?': Inside Albert Pujols' path to 3,000 hits
As he closes in on one of baseball's most sacred career milestones, The Machine and those around him reflect on the journey Pujols has traveled to get there.... More >>

Real or not: Is 15-2 just the beginning of what these Red Sox can do?
Other teams have sizzled in the first month and fizzled later, but banged-up Boston's start already makes it an easy favorite in the AL East.... More >>

Pythons and PowerPoints: How the Sixers cracked the culture code
Two years ago, the Philadelphia 76ers won 10 games. Now they're a 52-win 3-seed, with two possible future MVPs, each under the age of 24. This is the inside story of the talk therapy that helped make it all happen.... More >>

Ranking the must-see NBA playoff series this round
We're two games into every Round 1 matchup. Which series will be the most entertaining the rest of the way? Here's our 1-8 rankings.... More >>

Three wild ways baseball in 2018 is unlike ever before
Duck! Pitches are flying all over, strikeouts are surging and lineups are bottoming out ... it's early, but MLB's latest evolution is taking shape.... More >>

Make no mistake: This is a real punishment for Canelo
The six-month suspension will be a legitimate hit for Canelo Alvarez because he will miss out on an eight-figure payday on May 5. But he will still make that kind of cash when he returns this fall against Gennady Golovkin, says Dan Rafael.... More >>

The defining legacy of Bruno Sammartino
Beyond his 4,000-plus days as world champion in the WWE, Bruno Sammartino's history and convictions made him a believable hero who fans connected to in a deep and meaningful way. His legacy is one of the cornerstones upon which the modern WWE is built.... More >>

Why the Patriots need to solidify a post-Brady plan at QB
The Patriots have the chips to make a move up for a quarterback in the draft, and that strategy is making more sense by the day.... More >>

ICC features Madrid, Barca, Manchester clubs, Liverpool, more
The International Champions Cup announced its full 2018 schedule, featuring games like Real Madrid vs. Man United and Man United vs. Liverpool.... More >>

Six of the biggest games
The International Champions Cup is back for 2018 and will see the game's top teams face off in preseason. Here are six must-see games.... More >>

ESPN 100 Rankings
Five-star small forward R.J. Barrett remains on top in the final ESPN 100 rankings. Duke commitments take the top three spots.... More >>

RecruitingNation 2018 basketball recruiting class rankings
It seemed Duke would run away with the top class after landing the top three players. But, like the last several years, Kentucky has made it a close race.... More >>

What to know about Todd McNair vs. the NCAA
It's the case that began with the NCAA's infractions around Reggie Bush's time at Southern California. McNair is claiming defamation after he was caught up as a chief culprit.... More >>

Jim McElwain might help Michigan most by focusing on receivers
The former Florida head coach, part of Jim Harbaugh's staff shakeup, is charged with improving one of the program's weakest spots last season.... More >>

Power, control and legacy: Bob Knight's last days at IU
Almost 20 years after Indiana fired Bob Knight, the lessons of power and influence -- and their consequences -- still resonate.... More >>

Kevin Lee discusses first camp without head coach, lightweight title picture
UFC lightweight contender Kevin Lee, who fights Edson Barboza on Saturday night, is motivated by carrying on the legacy of his former coach who died in December.... More >>

Power Rankings: Kyle Busch still out front
Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick have won five of eight Cup races, and that's why they're tops in Ryan McGee's latest rankings. Who else made the list?... More >>

Perseverance (and a little luck) carry Hemric to Cup debut
Daniel Hemric first caught the eye of Brad Keselowski in a late-model race in Michigan. Six years later, that big break has turned into a start in NASCAR's top series.... More >>

Bristol breakdown: Johnson's top-5 finish
While Kyle Busch continues to rack up the victories, the weekend at Bristol boasted many other interesting insights.... More >>

Talking points: What advice would you give Verstappen?
Does Mercedes still have the fastest car in F1 and where should Daniel Ricciardo go next year? Our panel of F1 experts answer the main talking points to come out of the Chinese Grand Prix.... More >>

Rafael Nadal shows he's a star molded from clay
Novak Djokovic was also in action at the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters. Nadal eased to a victory and Djokovic toughed one out against Croatia's Borna Coric.... More >>

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