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August 15, 2018

Inside Derek Jeter's plan to build a winner in Miami
A champion in New York, Jeter didn't come to Miami to lose. Here's a look at how he plans to put a winning team on the field while learning on the job in South Beach.... More >>

Maryland accepts responsibility in McNair death
The University of Maryland has parted ways with assistant AD for sports performance Rick Court in the wake of "mistakes" that led to the death of Jordan McNair.... More >>

Puig, Hundley tossed for scuffle as benches clear
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Giants catcher Nick Hundley got into a heated exchange during the seventh inning Tuesday night, ultimately leading to the benches clearing and both players being ejected.... More >>

Kuzma: Critics 'underestimating' new-look Lakers
Despite now having LeBron James with the team, Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma said the squad is being underestimated by critics.... More >>

Braves' Acuna hits 2 HRs; 8 HRs in past 8 games
With two more homers Tuesday night against the Marlins, Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. continued his tear at the plate, homering in five straight games and totaling eight homers in his past eight games.... More >>

Eagles' Johnson expects fan backlash facing Pats
Lane Johnson hasn't shied away from sharing his thoughts on the New England Patriots, and the Philadelphia Eagles right tackle expects to hear it from the fans Thursday when last season's Super Bowl teams meet in a preseason game.... More >>

Steelers' Roethlisberger in concussion protocol
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is in the concussion protocol after sustaining a hit early in Tuesday's practice. Roethlisberger got up on his own accord and seemed in good spirits, according to teammates.... More >>

Barkley, Freeman surge ahead in rookie RB race
The RB who looks most likely to emerge the earliest as a true No. 1 is the Broncos' Royce Freeman. Here's your fantasy updates after preseason Week 1.... More >>

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Start drafting now! Create or join a fantasy football league with standard or custom rules.... More >>

32 surprise players to watch this preseason
As the regular season nears, our NFL experts stack up every team and choose some unexpected players you need to watch.... More >>

Porcello supplies crisp stuff, basepaths mayhem and another win
As the Boston Red Sox aim for a franchise-record number of victories, Rick Porcello got a taste of two-way play while stifling the Philadelphia Phillies.... More >>

Summer Forecast: East standings, West standings for 2018-19
Which teams will make the playoffs? Which teams are lottery bound? Our ESPN Forecast panel unveils its early win-loss projections for all 30 teams.... More >>

Everything you need to know about the SEC before kickoff
From the All-SEC team to power rankings and Heisman hopefuls, we've got you covered.... More >>

The Guy After The Guy: Replacing an iconic college QB
The players replacing Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson, Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen have huge shoes to fill, while coaches have to reset the offenses.... More >>

Five burning questions, players to watch for the ACC in 2018-19
The Tar Heels and Blue Devils are chock-full of NBA talent and Final Four contenders. But there's strength in numbers in the ACC.... More >>

Ronaldo's arrival will show Serie A is full of drama
Italian football has taken a back seat of late, but Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus is a big step toward restoring Serie A to its former glory.... More >>

Ronaldo returns to the cover of FIFA 19
Ronaldo is back on the cover, and this year he swapped the white of Real Madrid for Juventus' black and white.... More >>

Sources: Messi to skip Argentina friendlies
Lionel Messi will not rejoin the Argentina national team for two September friendlies and is unlikely to play again for what remains of 2018.... More >>

Vikings, Rams could win it all in 2018 ... or crash and burn
They made the offseason's biggest moves and now have the expectations to match. Is the next stop the Super Bowl for one of these NFC contenders?... More >>

How the Rams won the offseason
From a bar in Hawaii to L.A.'s most fashionable sushi restaurant, the Rams took over the offseason.... More >>

Alonso to retire from F1 at the end of the season
McLaren has announced Fernando Alonso will retire from Formula One at the end of the 2018 season.... More >>

Cyborgs, yachts and VR: How technology will impact sports betting
Sportsbooks on yachts and an eNBA league? Here's a look at five ways technology will shape the U.S. sports betting landscape in the future.... More >>

The five craziest SummerSlam moments
Behind-the-scenes contract issues, an iconic tour bus and a heated backstage argument are some of the most memorable SummerSlam moments.... More >>

That's so '90s: The 12 still-active players from the last millennium
Party of Five? More like Party of 12. Here are the players across the four major sports who first appeared in the '90s and are still active.... More >>

Melo letter thanks OKC, fans for 'genuine support'
Carmelo Anthony, whose one season with the Thunder featured career lows nearly across the board, wrote a letter to thank the team and its fans for "genuine support."... More >>

Mount Puckmore: Four players who define each Atlantic team
If every NHL team created a monument of its history, which faces would be included? Here are our picks -- and a chance for you to cast your votes.... More >>

Why Kevin Harvick's seven Cup wins are impressive
Harvick's seventh Cup win came in just the 23rd race of the season. Since 2000, only Kyle Busch has reached the milestone faster.... More >>

What to watch for as Xfinity, truck series near playoffs
The two NASCAR development series are at Bristol Motor Speedway this week, and each has its own playoff scenario. Bob Pockrass breaks them down.... More >>

Titans return: High time UConn-Tennessee rivalry resumes
Champions, legends and animosity. UConn-Tennessee had it all. Now the next generation will be treated to the most influential rivalry in women's hoops.... More >>

Even without winning, Tiger still won
Tiger Woods wanted to win his 15th major. Pretty much everyone at Bellerive wanted the same thing. That he didn't wasn't so bad when you consider what he has done in the past two majors.... More >>

Brooks Koepka wasn't losing to anyone, not even Tiger
Koepka understood the feel-good story everyone wanted. But he just wasn't going to allow it to happen on Sunday at the PGA Championship.... More >>

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