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August 11, 2020

Will there be college football this fall? A conference-by-conference breakdown
A surreal Monday in college football started with a player-led push to take the field (and form a players' association). It continued as Big Ten coaches -- and President Trump -- took up the cause. Will it be enough to save a fall season?... More >>

Sources: MLB mulls playoff bubble-type format
MLB has had preliminary discussions about holding its postseason in a bubble-type format after the coronavirus outbreaks on the Cardinals and Marlins wreaked havoc on the regular-season schedule, sources familiar with the conversations told ESPN.... More >>

Frost: Nebraska prepared to play outside Big Ten
Nebraska coach Scott Frost said Monday that the Cornhuskers are prepared to play this upcoming football season, even if it's outside the Big Ten, saying, "I think we're prepared to look at any and all options."... More >>

Heart issue linked to virus drives Power 5 concern
A rare heart condition that could be linked to COVID-19 has been found in several athletes in the Big Ten and other Power 5 conferences.... More >>

Mountain West postpones football, fall sports
The Mountain West will postpone its fall sports season indefinitely. The conference is looking to the spring as an option for football and other fall sports.... More >>

Athletics' Laureano: Vile remark led to brawl
Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron made a vile comment to Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano regarding his mother, prompting Laureano to charge the Astros' bench Sunday, Laureano told ESPN on Monday.... More >>

Rangers win draft lottery with sights on Lafreniere
The New York Rangers, whose commitment to a rebuild in 2018 has since been expedited, won Monday's NHL draft lottery and the right to select consensus No. 1 pick Alexis Lafreniere.... More >>

NBA Power Rankings: A shake-up in the top 5 as playoff matchups take shape
The playoff picture is beginning to form as the first three teams have been eliminated from contention.... More >>

Draft-Day Manifesto: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Drafters
This season will be unlike any other we've experienced, so Matthew provides keys to consider on draft day.... More >>

MLB Power Rankings: Every team's biggest surprise so far
As the races in both leagues start to take shape, we review one player who has delivered more than expected.... More >>

Barnwell: Let’s predict the NFL teams most likely to improve in 2020
Close-game disasters, injuries and poor quarterback play crushed four teams last season. Here's why each could be better in 2020.... More >>

Best of Monday at NFL training camps: One month from kickoff, Edelman's moved on and Ngakoue is changing agents
While Julian Edelman adjusts to camp life without Tom Brady, is Yannick Ngakoue changing tactics in his stalemate with the Jaguars? A look at what's happening across the NFL.... More >>

Tiger Woods has work to do and not a lot of time to do it
He hasn't played much the past five months. The playoffs are coming. There are two more majors in 2020. So how does Tiger Woods prepare for what's next?... More >>

NHL Playoffs Daily: Best series, X factors for next round
The round of 16 matchups are set in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here's how the final pieces fell into place and what comes next.... More >>

How the NHL has kept its playoff bubble coronavirus-free -- so far
Here's how the NHL engineered a best-in-the-industry environment.... More >>

How Alexis Lafreniere fits with the Rangers
After winning the 2020 NHL draft lottery, the Rangers are poised to select the dynamic scoring winger at No. 1 overall in October.... More >>

WNBA Power Rankings: Las Vegas Aces jump to No. 2 behind Seattle Storm
Riding a four-game winning streak, A'ja Wilson, Angel McCoughtry and the Aces moved up six spots. The Mystics had the biggest drop this week.... More >>

The silent shot heard round the world: How one swing changed Collin Morikawa's life
In normal times, the tee shot Morikawa hit on the 16th hole would have resulted in deafening cheers.... More >>

O'Connor: The humbling of Brooks Koepka
Instead of a three-peat, Koepka's final-round letdown at the PGA Championship was a cold dose of reality -- a day after taking a shot at Dustin Johnson's resume.... More >>

MLS is Back final preview: Will Orlando complete fairy tale by beating Portland?
MLS is Back has been totally unpredictable. Can Orlando continue that trend to win its first trophy or will Portland's big-game experience win out?... More >>

Amid Sancho uncertainty, Solskjaer has Man United primed for Europa League glory
A competition that initially wasn't a priority, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is nearing a Europa League crown and his first trophy as boss at Old Trafford.... More >>

College football stars further unite in video call
In a matter of hours Sunday night, a dozen college football players from all five major conferences came together to create a joint statement that expressed their desire to play the 2020 season.... More >>

Bills' Oliver feels violated by unwarranted arrest
Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver said he felt violated when he was arrested in May on DUI and weapons charges that were eventually dropped.... More >>

Rory 'taken aback' by Koepka's dig at D. Johnson
Rory McIlroy took issue with Brooks Koepka noting that Dustin Johnson had "only" won one major championship.... More >>

Real or not: Cormier vs. Miocic winner will be heavyweight GOAT; Cormier will retire
ESPN's expert panel breaks down key questions surrounding the trilogy fight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier at UFC 252.... More >>

Sean O'Malley says he misses the fans, confident that stardom won't compromise him
O'Malley gives his thoughts on his fight with Marlon Vera at UFC 252 and what he's looking forward to.... More >>

Juventus hopes Andrea Pirlo can be a 'Ronaldo Whisperer' after Maurizio Sarri mess
Zinedine Zidane was appointed Real Madrid manager to get the best out of Cristiano Ronaldo. Juventus will hope Andrea Pirlo can do the same.... More >>

Kim Clijsters still has 'good tennis left' in second retirement comeback
At 37 years old, former US Open and Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters couldn't fight the urge to return to tennis after seven years away.... More >>

Jamal James, David Morrell win titles; Vito Mielnicki Jr. shines in KO victoryy
Jamal James made the adjustments and coasted to a win in the WBA interim welterweight title fight against Thomas Dulorme.... More >>

Ferrari says spin, not strategy, cost Vettel
Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto has refuted Sebastian Vettel's claim the team's strategy at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix "didn't make any sense," saying the German compromised his race by spinning at the start.... More >>

Sources: Nicholas 'nitr0' Cannella to transition from CS:GO to VALORANT
Multiple pro teams in North America have reached out to nitr0, looking to make him a full-time starter on their VALORANT roster, sources said.... More >>

Who Won the Weekend: Schalke 04 Esports and TSM
Schalke's miracle playoff run and TSM's rivalry victory won this particular weekend.... More >>


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