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November 12, 2019

Inside the NBA's silent tension surrounding Daryl Morey
Here's how the NBA world has reacted since a tweet from the Houston GM ignited an international controversy.... More >>

Sources: George to make Clips debut this week
Paul George, who has not played this season as he makes his way back from shoulder surgeries, is leaning toward making his Clippers debut on Thursday against the Pelicans, sources told ESPN.... More >>

Bucs release CB Hargreaves after benching
The Bucs released former first-round pick Vernon Hargreaves after benching him Sunday for lack of hustle.... More >>

KU lands 1st 5-star recruit since NOA from NCAA
Kansas landed its first five-star recruit since receiving a notice of allegations this fall, as guard Bryce Thompson committed to play for the Jayhawks on Monday.... More >>

Levy out as Nets CEO after less than 2 months
CEO David Levy and the Nets "mutually agreed to part ways" Tuesday, less than two months after he was hired by new team owner Joe Tsai.... More >>

Cardinals bring back Wainwright on 1-year deal
Free-agent pitcher Adam Wainwright, who is coming off his best season since 2014, will be back for a 15th season with the Cardinals after agreeing to a one-year deal.... More >>

Bengals cut LB Brown after $16.5M deal in March
Linebacker Preston Brown, who had started eight games this season after receiving a three-year, $16.5 million deal in March, was released by the Bengals, the team announced.... More >>

Can you match NFL players to their smack talk?
Some players, such as Baker Mayfield and Richard Sherman, have become known around the league for their skills and their mouths. See if you truly know the NFL's best trash-talkers.... More >>

'Crazy trash': How the Rams' Jalen Ramsey 'gets in people's heads'
The Rams have seen and heard trash talkers before, but none like their new cornerback.... More >>

Week 11 Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus biggest game left for each team
Some are for playoff position, while others will factor into who will pick No. 1 in April, but every team has an important game down the stretch.... More >>

College football conference power rankings
There's no question now: LSU is the class of the SEC after going to Alabama and beating the Crimson Tide.... More >>

Sole of the Nike Doernbecher Freestyle collection is all heart
Since 2004, 97 different Doernbecher patients have participated in the Nike Freestyle Collection program. They are children whose stories most can't fathom, little ones battling everything from life-threatening cancers to potentially fatal heart defects.... More >>

Heisman Watch: Joe Burrow stakes his claim as front-runner
A memorable performance in a win against Bama (and Chase Young's absence vs. Maryland) helps put the Tigers' star QB in the driver's seat for the award.... More >>

Penny Hardaway, James Wiseman and the Memphis Tigers: A timeline
With the ties between Penny Hardaway and James Wiseman under the microscope, we look back at the history of their relationship.... More >>

30 for 30 podcast -- The inside story of the Russian spy who signed Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird
Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird had long heard stories about their team owner's history as a KGB spy and links to organized crime, but Shabtai Kalmanovich's death in 2009 forced them to reckon with his complicated legacy.... More >>

After loss to Oregon, should U.S. women's basketball team be worried?
We're still months away from the 2020 Olympic Games, and the U.S. women remain the favorites. But recent exhibitions exposed some concerns.... More >>

Leon Draisaitl on life in Connor McDavid's shadow
Edmonton's "other" superstar has led the team in scoring so far but hasn't eclipsed No. 97 in attention. And that's just fine by him.... More >>

Inside the unique experience of fighting in Brazil
Brazil is considered by many to be the modern birthplace of mixed martial arts. Here's why fighting in that country is one of the most distinctive experiences in the sport.... More >>

Three key questions about Houston's grand experiment with Russell Westbrook
How are Russ and Harden co-existing? Let's examine what's going on in Houston.... More >>

Stinkers for every Super Bowl contender: What to learn from eight disaster games
The Chiefs' defense was carved up Sunday in Tennessee. The Saints flopped at home against the Falcons. Every good team has a bad day.... More >>

Fantasy football Week 11 rankings
Fantasy football rankings from Matthew Berry, Field Yates, Mike Clay, Eric Karabell, Stephania Bell and Tristan H. Cockcroft for Week 11.... More >>

Fantasy intel for all 32 NFL teams ahead of Week 11
From Nick Chubb to Cooper Kupp, Mike Clay has the info you need to make decisions for Week 11.... More >>

NL Central offseason preview: Cards, Cubs, Brewers all need refresh
St. Louis needs more pop despite adding Paul Goldschmidt, Chicago gets a new direction with David Ross and Milwaukee needs to bolster its rotation.... More >>

MLB Awards Week: Who will win Manager of the Year?
Here's what you need to know as baseball's best performers of the season get honored, including analysis of the results.... More >>

How Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos became La Liga's set-piece kings
As soon as the eternal Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi head-to-head withered away when CR7 left Spain, Sergio Ramos stepped up to the plate.... More >>

Why Liverpool's performance vs. Man City even impressed Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho described Jurgen Klopp's team as "the complete puzzle."... More >>

Way-too-early look at MLS in 2020: LAFC to finally win it all
The 2019 MLS season just ended so of course we're already thinking of the future. Here are our bold guesses as to what next year holds.... More >>

The sustained success that makes Phil Mickelson's fall so jarring
He's out of the top 50 for the first time in 26 years. He missed being on a U.S. team for the first time in nearly as long. He's had a long run -- and a sudden drop.... More >>

2020 League of Legends World Championship aims to break esports attendance records
Riot Games will return to the largest League of Legends market in 2020, with a world championship held across six cities in China, culminating in a final at Shanghai Stadium.... More >>

How the 2020 F1 grid is shaping up
A look at how the 2020 Formula One grid is shaping up and the logic behind the decisions teams made -- or should make -- for next season and whether any has assembled a partnership to end Mercedes' dominant run.... More >>

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