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April 7, 2020

Sources: MLB, players eye May return in Arizona
Major League Baseball and its players are increasingly focused on a plan that could allow them to start the season as early as May in the greater Phoenix area and has the support of high-ranking federal public health officials, sources told ESPN.... More >>

Two former Cornhuskers expelled from Nebraska
Redshirt freshmen Katerian LeGrone and Andre Hunt, who were no longer on the Cornhuskers roster, have been expelled from Nebraska, according to documents obtained by ESPN.... More >>

NBA eyes potential rapid-test options, sources say
The NBA and the league's players association have been working in recent weeks to assess the viability of multiple blood-testing devices for the coronavirus that could provide accurate results within a matter of minutes, sources say.... More >>

NBA: No in-person draft workouts or recent video
The NBA informed teams on Monday that organizations are prohibited from conducting in-person workouts or interviews with draft-eligible players until further notice, according to a memo obtained by ESPN.... More >>

Pep's mother dies after contracting coronavirus
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UFC's Smith fights home intruder; man charged
Luke Haberman was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal trespass after he entered the Nebraska home of UFC fighter Anthony Smith unlawfully early Sunday morning, according to police.... More >>

Australia orders Team USA stadium game refunds
Around AU$5 million will be refunded to spectators of last year's Boomers vs. Team USA two-game series at Marvel Stadium, after the consumer watchdog found promoter TEG Live had made false claims about its seating plan.... More >>

NFL players for all 32 teams who would be hurt most by lost offseason
With big names such as Tom Brady, Philip Rivers and Stefon Diggs learning new schemes with new teams, canceled workouts could be felt in the fall.... More >>

Can the U.S. return to sports soon? South Korea might offer clues
While it's still too early to know when our pro teams will be back on the field, what's happening now halfway across the world could provide the blueprint.... More >>

McShay's 2020 NFL draft All-Satellite team: The NFL draft's best playmakers
Who are this year's elite NFL draft prospects in open space? Todd McShay names his All-Satellites, starting with Alabama speedster Henry Ruggs III.... More >>

When will the Masters be played? A complete guide to all the golf schedule changes
The Masters, PGA Championship and U.S. Open all announced new dates. The Open was canceled until 2021. The Ryder Cup didn't change, but the FedEx Cup playoffs moved a bit. Here's a look at where everything stands.... More >>

The ultimate hole-by-hole guide to Augusta National
We offer a look around Augusta National with the help of some folks with green jackets.... More >>

Will abbreviated camp hurt Justin Gaethje? Does winner get Khabib?
Tony Ferguson is dangerous enough when things are equal, but will the benefit of a full fight camp prove decisive? Our panel weighs in.... More >>

Breaking down Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje
Will Tony Ferguson's full training camp ahead of UFC 249 prove decisive? Our experts weigh in.... More >>

How the playoffs could work, new positive tests and more
Our weekly rundown of intel from around the league, including a new idea for the playoffs, when players can return to team facilities and more.... More >>

How Connor McDavid is helping to keep kids fit during coronavirus isolation
Without PE class and recess, staying active can get a bit boring for kids.... More >>

Kobe Bryant's greatest head-to-head, Hall of Fame matchups in photos
A look at Kobe's head-to-head track record against the HOF players of his era -- both current and future ones.... More >>

Bracketology: Kentucky among No. 1 seeds in first 2020-21 bracket
Though NBA draft decisions loom, Kentucky currently projects as a team with the talent to claim a top seed in the 2021 NCAA tournament bracket.... More >>

How a former North Carolina OL helped build an app for college football playbooks
With coaches unable to see their players amid the coronavirus pandemic, they can build lessons and install schemes via an app developed by a former North Carolina offensive lineman.... More >>

The art of faking injuries in college football
It's impossible to officiate. It drives offensive coaches like Stanford's David Shaw crazy. Can anything be done about it?... More >>

U.S. officials allege bribes in '22 World Cup vote
Prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the World Cup.... More >>

I was there: When Messi, Barcelona toyed with Man United
Our writers reveal the best team displays they have seen live, which include Pep Guardiola's Barcelona, Germany thrashing Brazil and Spain in 2012.... More >>

Magnificent Messi leads the way: The best players we've seen
When our writers named the best player they have seen live, Lionel Messi was a popular pick.... More >>

Why Drew McIntyre stored WWE title away until WrestleMania victory aired
Drew McIntyre finally appreciated his championship to the fullest on Sunday night.... More >>

How the home of US Open is transforming into a makeshift hospital
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York will be one of the first pop-up emergency facilities capable of treating patients with the coronavirus.... More >>

Why Naismith Hall of Famer Tamika Catchings is the WNBA GOAT
Nobody in WNBA history, not even Diana Taurasi, has had a better career than Indiana's Tamika Catchings. The advanced stats back up the claim.... More >>

Kurkjian: Late HOFer Al Kaline could do everything on the diamond
Kaline was the youngest player to win a batting title, and opponents marveled at the breadth of skills of the Tigers great.... More >>

After all he's dealt with, Teofimo won't have a problem making weight for Loma
Teofimo Lopez is 160 pounds, but after surviving a vicious tornado and enduring a modern plague, his weight isn't going to stop from the biggest fight of his career.... More >>

Call of Duty League will resume play online April 10
Online matches will follow the original Call of Duty League schedule but will take place entirely online.... More >>

Clay: 50 things I learned while doing 2020 fantasy football projections
Mike Clay puts a ton of work into his projections throughout the year. As he kicks off his 2020, he shares interesting nuggets he uncovered as he went through his process, as well as deep sleepers that emerged.... More >>

Kidnapped in Cuba: F1 legend Fangio's run-in with revolutionaries
In 1958, F1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio, one of the greatest drivers of all time, was kidnapped ahead of that year's Cuban Grand Prix. Here's the story of that remarkable week.... More >>

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