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February 27, 2020

Follow live: Blazers vs. Pacers
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Source: Embiid out a week; no structural damage
Joel Embiid, who sat out the Philadelphia 76ers' game Thursday against the New York Knicks, will be reevaluated in a week, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.... More >>

Tide's Ruggs just misses 40 record, blazes 4.27
Alabama receiver Henry Ruggs III didn't quite get the record he'd hoped for, but officially ran 4.27 in his first attempt in the 40-yard dash on Wednesday at the NFL scouting combine, just shy of John Ross' record of 4.22.... More >>

NBA fines Timberwolves $25K for resting Russell
Minnesota was fined $25,000 by the NBA for resting D'Angelo Russell at Denver on Sunday, the first time the league has enforced the new load-management rules.... More >>

Punter steals show at combine on bench press
Punter Michael Turk stole the show at the NFL combine with his exhibition on the bench press.... More >>

Jones won't rule out Dez returning to Cowboys
Jerry Jones said Thursday that he's not opposed to wide receiver Dez Bryant returning to the franchise if he's healthy after tearing his Achilles in 2018. The Cowboys released Bryant following the 2017 season.... More >>

Clemson signee picks MLS over kicking for Dabo
Clemson signee Tanner Tessmann signed a three-year contract with FC Dallas on Thursday, opting to begin his professional soccer career over playing football with the Tigers.... More >>

Five new quarterback drills to reimagine the NFL combine
Static throws, scripted routes, antiquated movements -- the QB workout at the combine is outdated. Let's mix things up with new drills.... More >>

Wooden Watch Q&A: Marquette senior Markus Howard
Ahead of a senior day matchup with Seton Hall, Howard discussed his four-year collegiate journey with ESPN.... More >>

5-on-5: Bold predictions on NBA awards and more
Our NBA experts answer the big questions about the MVP race and other awards.... More >>

A monocle, mustache and long hair: The story behind the best headshots in college baseball
Division III OF Justin Meekins is "embracing my weirdness" by taking the most iconic roster photos, complete with wild hair and a monocle.... More >>

What if Mike Trout had been on the 2017 Astros? It could have happened
In the wake of scandal, one choice might have changed everything for baseball's signature superstar.... More >>

Everything you need to know about the NFL's 2020 franchise tag
Confused about how the NFL's franchise and transition tags work? Not sure how the CBA talks impact the tags? We walk you through the ins and outs of the system.... More >>

The big question your club must answer
With the 2020 season around the corner, questions abound for all of MLS' 26 clubs, and we ask -- and answer -- the biggest one facing each outfit.... More >>

2020 MLS predictions: Is this LAFC's year?
Who will lift the MLS Cup in November? Who will take home the MVP award? We make our predictions.... More >>

NHL Power Rankings: 1-31 poll, plus the player with the most to prove on every team
The Bruins return to No. 1, while the Knights are back in the top 10. Plus, which player is under the most pressure for the rest of the season?... More >>

Kobe Bryant's sister Sharia shows off tattoo honoring Kobe and Gigi (@VanessaBryant/Instagram)
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Hope, joy and basketball in Zimbabwe
Dr. Jack Ramsay's legacy continues with a new basketball court that brought hope and joy to a Zimbabwe town.... More >>

Joseph Benavidez has waited long enough for third shot at UFC title
Joseph Benavidez gets another shot at UFC gold on Saturday as his perseverance in the face of disappointment has paid off.... More >>

How an emotional Zhang Weili fled China to defend her title
The coronavirus outbreak forced Zhang Weili to uproot her camp twice, but she finally made it to Las Vegas and is ready to fight.... More >>

How three pro-Hong Kong gamers protested their way into an international storm
When a collegiate Hearthstone team decided to protest Blizzard's treatment of a gamer from Hong Kong, it had no idea where its act of defiance would lead.... More >>

Who's the top women's player of the year candidate in every conference?
From Louisville's Dana Evans in the ACC to Gonzaga's Jill Townsend in the WCC, we break down which players have stood out in each conference.... More >>

Clasico burning questions: Will Real or Barcelona take charge of title race?
Sunday's clasico between Real and Barcelona will surely decide who wins La Liga this season. ESPN FC's experts tackle the game's burning questions.... More >>

Soccer's best duos: which pairs of the modern era work best together?
How do you measure chemistry among teammates? A new paper at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference does just that for soccer. What did they find?... More >>

Look who's back: 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez wants to recapture his place among the best in boxing
Two losses and a long layoff kept former pound-for-pound king Roman Gonzalez from the spotlight, but plans are different for Chocolatito in 2020.... More >>

Coronavirus poses logistical headache for opening F1 races
The coronavirus epidemic is giving Formula One teams a logistical headache as they prepare for a new season and the run of long-haul races scheduled to start in Australia on March 15.... More >>

Cockcroft's fantasy baseball playbook
Tristan H. Cockcroft draws upon multiple expert league championships to update his fantasy baseball playbook and provide his best advice for the 2020 season.... More >>

After an unthinkably difficult season, could Jordan Hasay win the 2020 Olympic marathon trials?
Less than five months ago, Jordan Hasay lost her coach, Alberto Salazar, when he was banned on doping charges. She also tore a hamstring. But this weekend, she somehow is a top contender to win the Olympic marathon trials.... More >>

Week 6 a defining moment for college League teams
Here's where the coaches think teams fall as the College League of Legends season approaches its end.... More >>

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