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June 18, 2018

Follow live: Sweden and South Korea meet in teams' Group F opener
Sweden defeats South Korea to tie Mexico atop Group F.... More >>

Donovan explains support for Mexico in WC ad
Former United States forward Landon Donovan attempted to clarify his involvement in a marketing campaign designed to encourage Americans to support Mexico at the World Cup by referencing his upbringing.... More >>

Pats' Brady sees retirement getting closer
Tom Brady says he can see retirement on the horizon, but he's still motivated to play in the NFL.... More >>

France's Pogba: World's 'most criticized player'
Paul Pogba said he has become "the most criticized player in the world" after a challenging campaign with Manchester United and now with France.... More >>

Big Ben values record wins, not record contract
Two years from free agency in a robust quarterback market, Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger isn't concerned with landing a record-breaking contract, telling ESPN, "I care about record-breaking Super Bowl wins and things like that."... More >>

Brewers P Houser vomits twice, finishes inning
Brewers reliever Adrian Houser, after being recalled earlier in the day, fell victim to what manager Craig Counsell said was too much heat, not enough food and probably a little nerves when he became sick on the mound.... More >>

Officials suspect arson at site of Randolph killing
A fire was likely intentionally set at an Indiana bar at which the brother of NBA star Zach Randolph was fatally shot, investigators say.... More >>

Koepka proves that golfers are athletes in his U.S. Open win
Go ahead, try to make the argument that golfers aren't athletes after watching Brooks Koepka muscle his way to a second consecutive U.S. Open victory.... More >>

From Brooks (good) to Phil (bad), it was a wild week at the U.S. Open
This U.S. Open was many things. It was not, however, boring. From Phil Mickelson's wild ride to Brooks Koepka's repeat, there were plenty of highs and lows.... More >>

Harper is playing his way out of $400M deal
Bryce Harper's free-agent season hasn't been a total disaster, but his average is down to .217 -- and $400 million players don't hit .217.... More >>

What can the Celtics trade for Kawhi Leonard?
The Celtics have three highly paid All-Stars, cheap young talent and valuable draft picks. So what should they trade for Kawhi?... More >>

All the places LeBron James could take his talents in July
LeBron James' decision on where to play next year could shake up the NBA. Where will the King find his throne? We look at the most likely options.... 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 >>

Mexico's win redemption for under-fire Osorio
Juan Carlos Osorio hasn't always been a unanimously popular choice as Mexico's manager, but Sunday's win over Germany is proof of his abilities.... More >>

What U.S. sport could learn from international football
What's cooler: Teams called the Nets, Mets and Jets, or the Eagles of Carthage, Pharaohs of Egypt and Samurai Blue? Sam Borden rests his case.... More >>

How Mike Trout stacks up to MLB's greats as he closes in on 1,000 games
He's just 26, but with a grand milestone approaching, we compare the career numbers of baseball's best player to the legends of the game.... More >>

Power rankings: A new No. 1 and NL contenders make their moves
The same three teams are at the top, but which leads the way and how high did the resurgent Dodgers and Diamondbacks climb?... 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 >>

One big question for all 31 NHL teams
Can the Islanders keep John Tavares? What's the deal with Corey Crawford? What will Vegas do with all of that cap space? We dig in.... More >>

Welcome to Lane Kiffin's Charlie Weis Jr. experiment
Florida Atlantic's coach has never been conventional, but now he's trying one of his boldest moves yet: a 25-year-old offensive coordinator.... More >>

Are teams passing on Trae Young missing a future superstar?
Will the college star become a draft steal or are skeptics right about his NBA limitations? That's one of the draft's biggest questions.... More >>

Surprise offseason standouts to know for all 32 NFL teams
Former top-10 pick Kevin White is on his last shot in Chicago. He's not the only near-bust who has had a strong summer.... More >>

Dion Lewis says he and Derrick Henry can be NFL's best RB duo
It's Derrick Henry's turn to be the lead back, but Tennessee didn't sign Dion Lewis to be a change-of-pace reserve. Said Lewis: "We can both eat."... More >>

Semenya takes IAAF to court over ruling
South African middle-distance runner Caster Semenya will challenge a female classification rule imposed by the IAAF at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).... More >>

Alonso wins Le Mans 24 Hours with Toyota
Fernando Alonso has moved one step closing to completing motor racing's Triple Crown with a victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours for Toyota.... 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 cheat sheet central
A collection of downloadable, printable cheat sheets for the 2018 fantasy football season, including PPR, non-PPR and dynasty/keeper leagues.... More >>

The Huskers' road test among preseason schedule superlatives
Sizing up this season's schedule oddities, from the hardest -- Scott Frost's B1G trips -- to Oklahoma State's generous opening stretch.... More >>

The most important game for each Top 25 team
From rivalry games such as Oklahoma-Texas to marquee nonconference games such as Texas A&M-Clemson, these are the battles that will define the season.... More >>

Seven years before her death, Donovan reflected on her career
In a 2011 interview, Anne Donovan discussed how the many stops on her coaching career had finally led her back home and closer to her family.... More >>

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