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June 21, 2018

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 >>

Sources: Cavs want Love with or without LeBron
The Cavaliers have not made Kevin Love available for trades entering Thursday's draft, and regardless of what decision LeBron James makes about his future, they have interest in keeping Love, sources said.... 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 >>

Stanton walk-off HR caps Yankees' comeback win
Giancarlo Stanton, who has been struggling at the plate in home games, blasted a walk-off home run to give the Yankees a major league-leading 23rd win when trailing at any point in a game this season.... More >>

Phanatic-launched hot dog injures Phillies fan
A hot dog launched into the stands at Citizens Bank Park by the Phillie Phanatic injured a fan who was struck in the face. The hot dog was wrapped in duct tape so it wouldn't disintegrate upon launch.... More >>

Lakers warn staff about tampering, sources say
Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss and team president Magic Johnson held a meeting warning employees about tampering ahead of the free-agency period.... More >>

Hall wins MVP in tight race; Rinne takes Vezina
Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils barely edged Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon for the Hart Trophy on Wednesday night, winning the NHL MVP race by less than 100 points in the voting.... 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 >>

Follow live: Denmark looks to close in on knockout stage in Russia
Denmark and keeper Kasper Schmeichel, who hasn’t conceded an international goal for 534 minutes, put their 16-match unbeaten run on the line against the Socceroos.... 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 with 7-year-old cancer patient
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 >>

Why Deshaun Watson is the No. 1 QB in fantasy
The Texans' QB was a revelation as a rookie -- until a torn ACL cut his season short. Here is why you should put the small sample size aside and take him first.... More >>

NFL bubble watch: 32 veterans who could be cut before Week 1
Could the Packers part ways with Aaron Rodgers' backup? NFL Nation picks a player on each team who might not make the opening-day roster.... More >>

NFL offseason rewind: Best moves, looming questions for all 32
With minicamps wrapping up last Thursday, the NFL is officially on vacation. How did your team fare in the offseason?... More >>

Players fly Denmark teammate home after daughter's birth
Jonas Knudsen's wife, Trine, gave birth earlier than expected.... More >>

Burger King apologizes for World Cup pregnancy offer
Burger King says it's sorry for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant from World Cup players.... More >>

So-called greatest MLB free-agent class ever check-in: Who is up, down?
A good or bad season before hitting the market could be a difference of millions of dollars. See who is (and isn't) making the most of his contract year.... More >>

Max Scherzer swears he’s normal ...
The evidence -- three Cy Youngs, 152 strikeouts in 2018 and a near obsession with minor tweaks -- proves otherwise.... 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 >>

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 >>

Our 2018 NHL Awards ballots
Don't blame us! Here are the top five on each award from PHWA members Emily Kaplan and Greg Wyshynski, along with their explanations.... 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 >>

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 >>

Why the U.S. Open should stick to a few selected courses
The Open plays a strict rotation of courses. It's time for the USGA to adopt that policy and come up with a specific list of locations for the U.S. Open, beginning with Pebble Beach.... More >>

With a new trainer, Ortiz will test himself against veteran Salgado
Undefeated junior welterweight Vergil Ortiz Jr. appears to have a relatively easy fight against Juan Salgado on Saturday. But the veteran Salgado has learned a few tricks during his 15 years as a pro and could surprise the young prospect.... 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 >>

Ricky Craven: Best road course drivers in Cup history
With the Cup series headed to Sonoma Raceway this weekend, it's a good time to check in on the drivers who Ricky Craven believes best attacked the chicanes.... 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 >>


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