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July 15, 2018

Mbappe magic powers France to World Cup glory
France won a chaotic World Cup final that featured VAR controversy, the latest step on Kylian Mbappe's ascent to greatness and a hatful of goals.... More >>

Mbappe youngest since Pele with World Cup final goal
France's Kylian Mbappe became the first teenager to score in the World Cup final since Pele did so in 1958 with a goal against Croatia on Sunday.... More >>

Djoker back to mountaintop via Wimbledon win
Novak Djokovic is a Grand Slam winner once again, as he swept Kevin Anderson in Sunday's final to claim his fourth Wimbledon championship and first major in more than two years.... More >>

Pitch invaders briefly disrupt World Cup final
Russian activist rock band Pussy Riot have claimed responsibility for the pitch invasion that briefly interrupted the World Cup final in Moscow.... More >>

Tiger: Carnoustie 'most difficult' Open course
Tiger Woods played eight holes of Carnoustie on Sunday as he prepares for his first appearance at The Open since 2015 after missing the past two years due to back issues.... More >>

Tomlin's spirits high as Bell deadline closes in
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin still believes a long-term deal with running back Le'Veon Bell could be reached before Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline.... More >>

Cynn goes distance to win WSOP main event
After a final table that set records for most total hands and most heads-up hands, John Cynn defeated Tony Miles to win the 2018 World Series of Poker main event and $8.8 million.... More >>

Pacquiao stops Matthysse for 1st KO since '09
Manny Pacquiao turned in a sensational performance with a seventh-round knockout of Lucas Matthysse to claim a WBA welterweight belt Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.... More >>

Michael Irvin sides with HOF on T.O. decision
Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin supports the decision not to acknowledge Terrell Owens individually during the enshrinement weekend in August.... More >>

Cardinals fire Mike Matheny in bid to save their season
In St. Louis, managers are expected to take their team to October. Facing falling short a third straight year, something had to give.... More >>

Olney: Sluggers prep for the Home Run Derby
Freddie Freeman hasn't homered in BP in three years, but like all eight hitters competing on Monday, he's going in with a plan to adjust and win.... More >>

Olbermann: Want to fix the All-Star Game? Turn it upside down
With interleague play and modern technology, the thrill of the Midsummer Classic is gone. It's time to try something completely different.... More >>

Who had the best sneakers of 2018 NBA Summer League?
Hooping in Las Vegas is cool, but it's also another opportunity to feature the baddest kicks of the month. Check out the footwork of Marvin Bagley III, Jaren Jackson Jr. and more.... More >>

Watch your head: Charlotte lottery pick Miles Bridges is coming
While Bridges didn't have the most efficient showing in Las Vegas, it is clear that he adds a level of unpredictability to the Hornets.... More >>

Rise Nation intent to 'stay humble, stay hungry'
Don't call it a dynasty yet. Rise Nation has a long way to go, according to Gunless. But with Rodger Saffold at the helm and SlasheR changing up the team chemistry, Rise has reason to be optimistic.... More >>

Who could be next for Pacman?
The win over Lucas Matthysse proves Manny Pacquiao still has a lot left in his tank. But which boxer should he fight next?... More >>

Pacquiao-Matthysse: What we learned
After Manny Pacquiao knocked out Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round Saturday night, what did we learn from his sparkling display?... More >>

The heartwarming Angelique Kerber story we almost forgot about
Serena Williams was the talk of the town, and rightfully so. At least until Angelique Kerber hit her way to the Wimbledon championship.... More >>

Top 12 places Manny Machado could land
How much would adding Manny Machado mean to contenders? We take a look.... More >>

How Jose Ramirez went from 'too small to star' to an artist at the plate
The Indians third baseman didn't turn scouts' heads as a tiny teen, but he has blossomed into MLB's most fearsome switch-hitting slugger.... More >>

Prograis defeats Velasco, gets tourney spot
Regis Prograis, widely considered to be No. 1 in the junior welterweight class, bolstered that notion with a dominating performance over Juan Jose Velasco -- and while boxing before his hometown crowd in New Orleans.... More >>

Best nickname in every NFL locker room: Origins of 'Beast Mode,' more
Marshawn Lynch is synonymous with his on-field moniker. Who else answers to unique nicknames? Here's one for all 32 teams.... More >>

The legend of SaQuads Barkley and his Giant legs
He didn't like it at first, but Giants rookie Saquon Barkley is taking his new nickname in a very strong stride.... More >>

The miraculous heroism of the Thailand cave rescue
The rescue of a soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand was so daring it defies comprehension. This is what heroism looks like.... More >>

Stoneman Douglas coach Scott Beigel 'taught us how to run with our hearts'
Cross-country coach Scott Beigel, assistant football coach Aaron Feis and athletic director Chris Hixon are the 2018 ESPYS recipients of the Best Coach Award for the difference they made in the lives of students on and off the field of play.... More >>

Six tight ends under age 25 poised to become stars
There's a changing of the guard afoot at the tight end position in the NFL, and these six players could become the next household names.... More >>

How Jean van de Velde famously threw away The Open
Jean van de Velde's collapse at Carnoustie in 1999 will go down as one of the biggest meltdowns in sports history. With The Open back at Carnoustie, we relive the mess.... More >>

Are Jabari Parker and the Bulls a good match?
Parker has jumped from the Bucks to the Bulls. Kevin Pelton breaks down what to expect from Parker going forward.... More >>

Lowe: Biggest winners and losers of NBA free agency
With LeBron in L.A. to make the West even stronger, Zach Lowe bounces around the league to assess the best and worst moves.... More >>

ESPYS Voting: Best Performance
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on ABC!... More >>

ESPYS Voting: Best Play Finals
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on ABC!... More >>

ESPYS Voting: Best Athlete in a Sport
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on ABC!... More >>

ESPYS Voting: Best Athlete in a League
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on ABC!... More >>

Riding through the pain? That's the least of it for Lawson Craddock
Hard crashes and bloodied riders are nothing new at the Tour. But for Craddock, the motivation to ride on despite a fractured shoulder goes beyond his team and himself.... More >>

The contenders, the stages and the jerseys all explained
Defending champion Chris Froome makes a controversial return to the Tour de France. Which top riders will challenge him for the top spot on the podium?... More >>


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