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February 23, 2018

Follow live: Warriors open the season's second half against the surging Clippers
After stunning the defending champs in January, LA looks to continue its recent run against Kevin Durant and Western Conference-leading Golden State.... More >>

Drexel pulls off biggest comeback in D1 history
Drexel set the men's Division I record for a comeback win Thursday, overcoming a 34-point first-half deficit to beat Delaware 85-83.... More >>

Marshall's Aaron dies from NYE gunshot wound
Marshall defensive tackle Larry Aaron has died, the school announced Thursday. Aaron, 19, was hit in the back by stray gunfire during a New Year's Eve party in Severn, Maryland.... More >>

Zona star Trier ineligible after positive PED test
Arizona says Allonzo Trier has been declared ineligible by the NCAA after testing positive for a banned substance. The university is appealing the ruling.... More >>

Cavs' Nance Jr. to wear father's retired No. 22
Larry Nance Jr. announced Thursday night that the NBA has worked it out so he can switch from No. 24 to his father's retired No. 22 with the Cavaliers. Larry Nance Sr.'s jersey was retired by the Cavaliers in 1995.... More >>

Jackson case inactive; cops think WR a victim
Tampa Police says the case involving DeSean Jackson's wrecked vehicle being found abandoned with bullets and marijuana inside is inactive, and that they believe the wide receiver was a victim and had no role in the incident.... More >>

Source: Mizzou's Porter Jr. cleared for contact
Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. has been cleared for full contact, but it's still uncertain whether he will play this season, a source confirmed to ESPN. Porter has missed all but two minutes this season with a back injury that required surgery.... More >>

Live updates from Pyeongchang
Mirai Nagasu, Bradie Tennell and Karen Chen take the ice for the women's figure skating free program.... More >>

No more 'Shustering' for U.S. skip John Shuster
Shuster is the first to say that he's had plenty of Olympic disappointment. The American's last name has even been turned into a verb because of it. But Pyeongchang is a different story.... More >>

No miracle on snow for Lindsey Vonn -- and no tears either
Lindsey Vonn led the women's combined after the downhill, but her knees could not bear the strain of the slalom, while U.S. teammate Mikaela Shiffrin ended a roller-coaster Games with another medal.... More >>

Tracking the MVP race: Who can catch Harden?
It's the NBA's most prestigious, least scientific honor. Where do the rankings stand with seven weeks left, and what can change?... More >>

Lowe: NBA having real discussions about a postseason play-in tournament
Two specific proposals for a play-in tournament for the NBA playoffs are circulating at the league's highest levels. Here's what it means.... More >>

NFL quarterback carousel: The likelihood of every possible match
Take a spin through the 2018 QB merry-go-round by matching up the signal-callers who could be available this offseason with the teams that need help.... More >>

Seven free-agent offers for Kirk Cousins, and the one he should take
Just how much will the quarterback make when he hits the open market next month, and what could the contract he signs look like? We crafted offers for the seven most likely teams -- and picked the best.... More >>

Barnwell: How Patriots can get back to Super Bowl, plus offseason moves for AFC East
New England fell short of winning its sixth Lombardi trophy in 2017. But the path back shouldn't be difficult. Here are five offseason moves to improve each AFC East team.... More >>

Assistant football coach Aaron Feis died as he had lived -- helping students
Feis, who died last week in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was praised by college recruiters and former players for helping dozens of high school athletes land a chance to play in college.... More >>

Stoneman Douglas wrestlers mourn their coach, then wrestle in his memory
Sara Ochoa pinned her first opponent in 16 seconds. Unseeded Matt Kelly won his division. Jason Wolk won in overtime. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Eagles wrestled their hearts out in their first competition since the mass shooting at their school.... More >>

Tiger 'very pleased' with 70 at breezy Honda
Tiger Woods, playing in his fourth tournament since returning from spinal fusion surgery, said he was "very pleased" with a first-round 70 at the Honda Classic.... More >>

Jay Bilas' early guide to March
There's a lot to get your head around as March approaches. Is Duke back? Which teams do you trust -- and we mean really trust? The Bilastrator comes with all the answers.... More >>

The forgotten players at the center of UCLA's international incident
Three UCLA players were arrested in China. Everybody knows about one of them. But what about the other two, whose mistake forced them into an international spotlight and a yearlong suspension?... More >>

Bracketology: Can UCLA keep its tournament hopes alive?
UCLA has won six of its last eight games but remains on the bubble. Will tonight's loss in Utah knock them out?... More >>

'JoJo' Diaz: 'I will remind everyone why I deserve a world title shot'
Undefeated featherweight Joseph "JoJo" Diaz faces Victor "Vikingo" Terrazas in the main event of a Golden Boy on ESPN card Thursday night, hoping a victory will push him closer to a title opportunity.... More >>

Years of mettle by Team USA led to this gold medal
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored a dazzling, triple-deke goal in the sixth round of a shootout thriller, and Maddie Rooney stuffed USA's archrivals from Canada.... More >>

These were the golden opportunities in an epic game
As the drama unfolded in the gold-medal women's hockey game in Pyeongchang, these moments stood out in the Americans' shootout win.... More >>

Remember 2016? These Cubs could be just as good
What do you get when you combine a revitalized rotation with an elite lineup? For Chicago, it might just add up to another World Series at Wrigley.... More >>

Rooting for laundry isn't a joke -- it's why baseball works
As so many players arrive in spring training wearing new uniforms, we're reminded of the old Jerry Seinfeld barb. But with team turnover now so dramatic from year to year, the game depends on fans cheering for clothes.... More >>

When will Tim Tebow play in the majors?
Mets GM Sandy Alderson says the former NFL quarterback is bound for the bigs. So assuming he's right -- when? And for how long?... More >>

How Rick Pitino brought down Louisville
Louisville was forced to vacate a national title. And the Cardinals still have more problems on the horizon. All of it revolves around a disgraced Hall of Fame coach who is no longer there.... More >>

Can Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver really contend for the Heisman?
Ed Oliver already has an Outland Trophy to his credit, but can the junior defensive tackle do the unthinkable and win the ultimate college prize?... More >>

Here are ways Minnesota could use franchise tags with Case Keenum
The Vikings have used the franchise tag only twice in team history, but Keenum presents an interesting situation after career year.... More >>

Julian Edelman 'determined' in his rehab from torn ACL
The Patriots receiver, who missed the entire 2017 season, talks about his progress as he works his way back from a preseason knee injury.... More >>

Finding right fit at QB crucial in Broncos' offseason decision-making
Denver's brain trust has a plan to rebound from an ugly 5-11 season, and that starts with an offense tailored to a quarterback who can pilot it.... More >>

With combine looming, plenty of business awaits Cowboys
The focus for many teams will be the draft prospects, but there will be other business, especially around the Cowboys' impending free agents.... More >>

The storied history of the uniform name game
Now that the NFL might see the first M.D. on a jersey, let's look back at the history of the uniform name game.... More >>

2018 fantasy baseball rankings, sleepers, cheat sheets and more
Get everything you need to prepare for your fantasy baseball drafts here, including rankings and analysis from ESPN's team of experts.... More >>

How you can utilize Shohei Ohtani in fantasy
Ohtani has sparked the imagination of baseball fans everywhere, as his ability to both hit and pitch sets him apart from nearly everyone else in MLB. What can you expect from this one-of-a-kind player in ESPN's fantasy game?... More >>

Rating debuts, playoff chances of new driver-team pairings
Ryan Blaney and Penske Racing started things off on the right foot to kick off the 2018 Cup season. How did the other new driver-team duos fare? Our NASCAR experts weigh in.... More >>

Power Rankings: A trade deadline to-do list for every team
Should the Golden Knights go for it all and keep James Neal? Could the Lightning land Erik Karlsson? Will the bullish Bruins snag another blueliner? This week, we prescribe what moves -- or non-moves -- every franchise should make by Monday's deadline.... More >>

Blood, spit and teeth: the grossest things players have seen on the ice
When Nazem Kadri ripped out a chunk of Joe Thornton's beard last month, we'll be honest: We thought it was pretty gross. So we asked NHL players to share the most disgusting things they've seen during a game. Warning: Don't read this on an empty stomach.... More >>

Mikey Garcia aims for fourth divisional title, possible move up in weight
Mikey Garcia has already won world titles at featherweight, junior lightweight and lightweight. Next month he aims to do it at junior welterweight against Sergey Lipinets. Here's why this next challenge will be the most pivotal of his career.... More >>

A celebration of boxing's most remarkable fighters at SuperFly 2
Size does count but not always the way you might think, especially in boxing where bigger is not always better, and smaller is frequently as good as it gets.... More >>

Opportunities for young Americans remain limited
MLS homegrown players had record contributions in 2017, but those numbers betray just how few chances young Americans and Canadians are getting.... More >>

Local recruit makes good: Wilson transforms Gamecocks
The college career of A'ja Wilson, the hometown star who brought South Carolina its first national championship, is winding down. Saying goodbye won't be easy. But what a ride it has been.... More >>

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