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March 19, 2018

NCAA tournament Sweet 16 field contains more surprises than sure things
Welcome to the Sweet 16, Sister Jean. Loyola-Chicago's Cinderella story is just one delightful development in this year's field. Half the 1-seeds are gone, and there's no telling who has the upper hand to reach the Final Four.... More >>

How they got here and what's next for every team in the Sweet 16
The field has been trimmed. Only 16 are left standing. It's time to look at what they did to get here and, more important, what they need to do if they hope to keep moving along in March.... More >>

CP3: I'll pay Green's fine for shove, ejection
Gerald Green said he was only coming to the defense of a teammate when he shoved Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in the back, a move for which he was ejected. That teammate, Chris Paul, said he will pay any fine Green is assessed.... More >>

UMBC to offer Odom contract 'within our realm'
UMBC will present coach Ryan Odom with a long-term contract that includes a salary increase that will help keep Odom with the Retrievers, athletic director Tim Hall told ESPN.... More >>

Izzo after loss: 'Don't plan on going anywhere'
Tom Izzo said he is focused on finding a way to "make better this university that I've given over half my life to" following Michigan State's upset loss to the Syracuse, which brought an end to the Spartans' tumultuous season.... More >>

FSU's Hamilton: Upsets point to 'a revolution'
After his Seminoles stunned No. 1 seed Xavier on Sunday, Leonard Hamilton warned reporters not to call anything that happens in the tournament an upset. "I think what you see happening in college basketball, it's almost like a revolution," he said.... More >>

Curry gifts limited-release shoes to Retrievers
Warriors star Steph Curry supplied limited-release shoes and "swag" for No. 16 seed UMBC that the Retrievers wore against Kansas State on Sunday.... More >>

Tiger, 5th at Bay Hill, 'wasn't committed' on 16
Finding himself within a shot of the leaders on the back nine Sunday, Tiger Woods couldn't sustain his late momentum and finished in a tie for fifth at Bay Hill. "I wasn't committed to what I was going to do," Woods said of his effort on the par-5 16th.... More >>

UMBC's brief, but unforgettable, moment in the spotlight comes to an end
Kansas State kept the Retrievers from moving on to the Sweet 16, but the unlikely team from Maryland will always have its place in history.... More >>

The Dominant 20: Tiger tops our list, but how close to great is he again?
In celebration of ESPN The Magazine's 20th anniversary, we honor the 20 most dominant athletes of the past 20 years. Topping the list: Tiger Woods.... More >>

The 20 most dominant athletes of the past two decades
Peter Keating examines the numbers to find the most dominant athletes of our time.... More >>

This one's for you, Arnie: McIlroy ends long drought on course named after The King
It's only fitting Rory McIlroy snapped a 539-day funk by winning a championship on a course named after the man he admired so much, Arnold Palmer.... More >>

The last team in is still in
Syracuse continued its unlikely march through the NCAA tournament by downing Michigan State.... More >>

Carter's late 3 caps comeback win for Texas A&M
Chennedy Carter scored 32 of her 37 points in the second half, including a game-winning 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds left, to lift the fourth-seeded Aggies to a thrilling victory over No. 5 DePaul.... More >>

Oregon State stuns 3-seed Tennessee at home
Oregon State's first win over Tennessee sent the Beavers to the Sweet 16 -- but also marked the first time in program history that Tennessee missed the Sweet 16 in back-to-back seasons.... More >>

Barnwell's NFL free-agency and trade grades: Patriots acquire Cordarrelle Patterson
New England has a new kick returner. Plus: Sheldon Richardson to the Vikings. Dontari Poe to the Panthers. And Kirk Cousins to the Vikings. Bill Barnwell evaluates every big move of the offseason.... More >>

Quarterback-starved Jets make the right move by trading up
After failing to land Kirk Cousins in free agency, GM Mike Maccagnan had to put New York in position to draft a leader for the franchise.... More >>

Pelton mail: Can we predict the next Victor Oladipo?
Kevin Pelton answers questions on the next Victor Oladipo, the Warriors' bench and NBA draft projections.... More >>

Atlanta is No. 2 in MLS Power Rankings
While the jockeying was limited near the top of the MLS Power Rankings this week, teams like Sporting KC, Minnesota and Real Salt Lake made big gains.... More >>

Rock-solid Martin Truex Jr. halts Kevin Harvick's dominance
On a day when an early mistake cost Harvick the chance at a fourth straight trophy, Truex Jr. reverted to his 2017 form and delivered a statement win (by 11.7 seconds) at Auto Club Speedway.... More >>

Gentle giant? Spoiler? Nope, Indian Wells champ Juan Martin del Potro is a beast
A gentle giant? Pfft. Juan Martin del Potro showed he might be the heavyweight champ of the tennis universe with a smash-mouth win against Roger Federer in the final of Indian Wells.... More >>

Notre Dame, Ohio State two of four top seeds in the NCAA hockey tournament
Two Big Ten teams have earned No. 1 seeds in the NCAA men's hockey tournament. Check out the full schedule of regional locations, times and matchups leading up to the Frozen Four in Saint Paul, Minnesota.... More >>

Olney: Why some young players may increasingly jump at long-term offers
After seeing too many peers leave money behind during this harsh free-agency period, more players might grab guaranteed dollars when they're offered.... More >>

U.S. emphasizes youth in squad to face Paraguay
Timothy Weah headlines a squad full of promising young players making headlines across MLS and Europe that will feature for the U.S. against Paraguay.... More >>

NFL free-agency reset: Best remaining players, teams still in the QB market, more
Who are the high-end players still on the market? Here are the top 10, plus more on the new benchmark set for contracts and teams that still will be looking to draft quarterbacks in April.... More >>

Jose Ramirez outslugs Amir Imam to capture vacant belt
In an action fight against his fiercest pro opponent yet, Ramirez rose to the occasion and claimed a vacant junior welterweight belt Saturday night.... More >>

The Sabres' offseason game plan
The Sabres brought in a new coach and GM last summer, hoping for better results. Unfortunately, they're back in the draft lottery. Nevertheless, there are some impressive youngsters in the system around whom they can build. Here's what they should do.... 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 >>

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