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June 2, 2020

How the trust between Adam Silver and Chris Paul will shape the NBA's restart
NBA commissioner Adam Silver has spent years building capital with the players' union. He's going to need all of it to finish this season and beyond.... More >>

When will the NBA return? Latest updates and big questions
Get the latest intel on the league's plans to finish the 2019-20 season.... More >>

Sources: MLB mulls shorter season, prorated pay
Unable to yet reach a return-to-play agreement, Major League Baseball has discussed playing a shorter schedule in which it would pay members of the MLB Players Association their full prorated salaries, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN.... More >>

Mayweather paying for Floyd's funeral services
Floyd Mayweather will be paying for the funeral services for George Floyd, according to a Mayweather representative. Floyd's death in police custody last week has sparked outrage and protests across the country.... More >>

Kap friend: 'This is what we were talking about'
Former Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall hopes people are now ready for what his and Colin Kaepernick's message was almost four years ago.... More >>

Knicks explain lack of public comment to staffers
The company that owns the Knicks told employees that it is "not any more qualified than anyone else to offer our opinion on social matters" in explaining why it had not issued a public statement in the wake of George Floyd's death.... More >>

Clemson WR Ross out for '20 with spinal issue
Clemson receiver Justyn Ross will have surgery Friday for a congenital spinal issue and will miss the 2020 football season.... More >>

Dad: Raiders' Ruggs injures thigh during a move
Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III suffered a cut on his thigh during a move but is "pretty much OK," his father told AL.com.... More >>

MLB is having more trouble getting a 2020 season going than other sports. Here's why
While other sports seemingly move closer to game time, baseball is just bickering. For many reasons, MLB faces different -- and more difficult -- obstacles.... More >>

Olney: MLB is staring down a disaster that could last beyond 2020
If the owners and players can't find common ground, the damage to baseball will be devastating.... More >>

Barnwell debunks the debate around Dak's deal: Just pay him already, Dallas
The Cowboys and their quarterback are locked in the highest-stakes game of chicken in NFL history.... More >>

How real is the ROY debate? Dissecting the big NBA award questions
Our experts break down the awards they're most interested in following, which rookie star they'd rather build around and future MVP races.... More >>

Predicting NBA MVP, ROY, DPOY and the major awards
We polled the ESPN NBA Forecast panel for its awards picks and predictions.... More >>

Dykstra's past cited as suit vs. Darling dismissed
Lenny Dykstra's defamation and libel lawsuit against Ron Darling was dismissed Friday.... More >>

Courage-Thorns to kick off NWSL Challenge Cup on June 27
The NWSL held the draw for the event on Monday, with all 25 games held in the Salt Lake City area.... More >>

Experts debate Jon Jones' saga and Amanda Nunes' next move, plus UFC 250 predictions
Will Jon Jones really relinquish his belt? And does Felicia Spencer have a chance vs. Amanda Nunes? Our panel weighs in.... More >>

NFL ultimate all-conference teams: ACC and SEC
If you took the NFL's best players, sorted them by college conference and built the best lineups, which one would reign supreme? We're about to find out.... More >>

Is your team really committed to its quarterback? We ranked all 32 marriages
The Rams are committed to Jared Goff. Are the Eagles really tied to Carson Wentz long term?... More >>

The hard-to-believe history of the triple
It's not just fast guys who hit triples. After all, Derek Jeter went 683 at-bats without one in 2012. Jim Golden, a pitcher, once had two in a game. In 2011, the Blue Jays tripled in three consecutive at-bats.... More >>

Meet the 2020 MLB draft's man of mystery: A 17-year-old pitcher with enormous upside
With this year's unique circumstances, there are a lot of players whom teams haven't seen much of -- but what Nick Bitsko has shown scouts is eye-popping.... More >>

How one golf company went from making head covers to masks
Seamus Golf knew its golf business was about to slow, or stop, because of the coronavirus pandemic. But it saw an opportunity to shift, and help, all at the same time.... More >>

With NBA draft on horizon, Australian Josh Green is staying busy
From video games and weight training with his brothers to kicking a soccer ball with his sister and hiking with the whole family, Josh Green is staying busy in Phoenix. All the while, the NBA draft burns brightly in the distance.... More >>

Sources: Messi's Barcelona exit clause expires
Lionel Messi, 32, signed terms that run until the end of the 2020-21 campaign in 2017.... More >>

Inter Miami's long wait for a home game goes on amid MLS shutdown
Inter Miami and its fans have been waiting six years for a home game, but are there bigger concerns for the MLS newcomers in the age of COVID-19?... More >>

The NHL's coronavirus pause: Players, coaches offer opinions on return-to-play format
The news of the playoff format sparked optimism last week. Here's the latest on the remaining hurdles the league must clear to get back on the ice.... More >>

Angela Ruggiero: 'Shocking' that more women aren't NHL execs, coaches
Ruggiero is the sole woman behind the bench in the 3ICE league.... More >>

'Be Water': How to watch and stream ESPN's Bruce Lee documentary
Bruce Lee became a cinematic icon, but those who were close to him say that wasn't his greatest contribution to society.... More >>

Vote to determine ESPN's greatest all-time college softball team
To celebrate the NCAA softball postseason that would have been, ESPN is launching a fan-voted greatest college lineup position by position.... More >>

Sugar Ray Leonard wants Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. to show us who's best
A fight between welterweight titleholders Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. is what boxing fans want to see. Will it happen? Sugar Ray Leonard says both fighters need it.... More >>

Silverstone gets go-ahead for two races this summer
Formula One is set to host two races behind closed doors at Silverstone this summer after the British government gave assurances that those travelling with the sport would be able to gain exemption from U.K. quarantine rules.... More >>

Who Won the Weekend: Top Esports claim Mid-Season Cup
Top Esports' success at the Mid-Season Cup and an Overwatch throwback showmatch were the biggest bright spots of the weekend.... More >>

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