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March 18, 2019

Dirk passes Wilt as NBA's 6th all-time scorer
Dirk Nowitzki has reclaimed the No. 6 spot on the NBA's all-time scoring list, passing Wilt Chamberlain on Monday night.... More >>

Curry's 61-foot 3-pointer longest FG this season
Steph Curry drained a 61 foot 3-pointer, the longest shot anyone in the league has hit all season, to close the first quarter of Monday night's Warriors-Spurs game.... More >>

Roberts: Kershaw won't be ready for opener
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will not be ready to start Opening Day due to shoulder inflammation, manager Dave Roberts said.... More >>

Baylor top seed in NCAA women's tournament
Baylor was named the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA women's basketball tournament Monday.... More >>

Bengals cut linebacker Burfict after 7 seasons
The Bengals have released linebacker Vontaze Burfict after a seven-year run with the team.... More >>

Ngata retires from NFL atop Mount Kilimanjaro
Haloti Ngata, one of the most dominant defensive linemen of his era, announced his retirement in an Instagram post while standing atop Mount Kilimanjaro.... More >>

Why UConn got a No. 2 seed in the women's NCAA basketball tournament
The NCAA bracket held few surprises, but UConn's No. 2 seed was a jaw-dropper. It's the first time since 2006 the Huskies aren't a 1-seed.... More >>

The winners (Lady Vols) and losers (Stanford) of this year’s bracket
The ACC has eight teams in the field, including No. 1 seeds Notre Dame and Louisville. Tennessee and Central Michigan are also big winners.... More >>

It's anyone's game in the 2019 women's NCAA basketball tournament
This NCAA tournament might be as wide open as any since 2006, which is also the last time UConn was not a No. 1 seed.... More >>

From Duke to Prairie View, breaking down all 68 NCAA tournament teams
The 68 teams have been revealed for the 2019 NCAA tournament. Here's your brief look at every one.... More >>

School colors, mascots, fight songs and notable alumni for every team
We've collected the basic information on all 68 schools in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament so you can fake it until you make it.... More >>

Thomas gets his moment, but will it be his last?
While the former Celtics point guard was honored for his past, his future remains very much in doubt.... More >>

Inside NFL free-agent contract numbers: Who really got the best deals?
C.J. Mosley's deal with the Jets makes him free agency's biggest winner. Here's who fared best when we looked at the details.... More >>

Identifying the biggest remaining need for all 32 NFL teams
With free agency a week old, what is your favorite team still looking for? NFL Nation has the answer.... More >>

Passan: How Phillies' 2018 clubhouse issues caused by Fortnite led to a smashed TV
Big offseason changes -- capped by the Bryce Harper signing -- need to fix a culture that grew problematic in Gabe Kapler's first year at the helm.... More >>

MLB Mad Libs: Your chance to predict the 2019 baseball season
Can the Red Sox repeat? Will L.A. stumble? Who is MLB's best player? Pinch hit on this fill-in-the-blanks 2019 baseball forecast -- but we'll have the last word.... More >>

What's it like to be a Miami Marlin? *Rolls eyes, takes deep breath*
As stars continue to get shipped out of South Beach, the remaining players are saying all the right things. Again and again and again.... More >>

Progress, perspective and Tiger's slow build toward the Masters
So even if Tiger Woods isn't threatening at tournaments so far this year, that doesn't mean he's not positioning himself well for Augusta National.... More >>

Rory McIlroy won The Players ... might that mean the Masters is next?
McIlroy put a host of near-misses behind him with a win at The Players. Perhaps that means he's ready to put misses at Augusta behind him next.... More >>

Worst all-time NCAA tournament bad beats by round
Which NCAA tournament bad beats hurt bettors the most over the years? We recap the most brutal by round, including Memphis' collapse in the 2008 title game.... More >>

Spreads for every first-round game
Looking to bet on the 2019 NCAA tournament? Here are the lines for every first-round tournament game from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.... More >>

Biggest point-spread upsets of the 64-team era
Last year, 16-seed UMBC made history, winning as a 20.5-point underdog. Where does it rank among the biggest point-spread upsets according to Vegas? Here are the largest upsets since 1985.... More >>

Messi goes interstellar with that chip vs. Betis
Lionel Messi makes football look easy, far easier than almost anyone to ever play the sport. Yet he still finds ways to push further.... More >>

Man City's road to the quadruple is clear. Can it get there?
Man City faces a potential 15 games in 64 days if it is to make history and win the quadruple. It now knows exactly what it has to do.... More >>

Ronaldo charged for Simeone-style celebration
Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed his crotch in celebration, just as Diego Simeone did during Atletico Madrid's win in the first leg.... More >>

NBA Power Rankings: Guess who's back?
Two big road wins have propelled Golden State back to the top as the injury bug hits Milwaukee.... More >>

Spence is too much for him to handle, but Garcia shows big heart
Although the fight was one-sided, Errol Spence Jr. and Mikey Garcia treated boxing fans to a rarity on Saturday: a meeting of undefeated, in-their-prime titleholders. Garcia, the smaller man, deserves credit for challenging himself.... More >>

Masvidal-Edwards brawl latest sign of UFC fighters taking control
The postfight altercation between Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards is the most recent sign that Dana White and the UFC are losing full control, ESPN's Jeff Wagenheim writes.... More >>

Seattle moves to top of Power Rankings; SKC tumble
The Seattle Sounders are the last remaining perfect team in MLS after three weeks of action, and they top this week's edition of Power Rankings.... More >>

Indian Wells champs Andreescu, Thiem prove 'anything is possible'
In a tournament full of upsets, teen wild card Bianca Andreescu taking the women's crown and Dominic Thiem beating Roger Federer for the men's title only seems fitting.... More >>

The best basketball player on each Top 25 football team
Notre Dame's Chase Claypool has the size, hops and hands to excel on the court. Which other players -- and one championship-winning coach -- join him?... More >>

Fantasy baseball rankings, sleepers, mock draft recaps and more for 2019
Get everything you need to prepare for your fantasy baseball drafts here, including rankings and analysis from ESPN's team of experts.... More >>

How Bottas rediscovered himself and why we still don't know a thing about the real Ferrari
The first race of the Formula One season is notorious for offering up more questions than answers and Sunday's Australian Grand Prix was no exception. We take a look at the main talking points from a surprising weekend.... More >>

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UCL predictions: Barcelona to beat United? City over Spurs?
Man United won't relish going to Barcelona, but Man City landed Tottenham and Liverpool picked out Porto in the UCL quarterfinals. Who will win?... More >>

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