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July 17, 2018

Follow live: AL and NL clash in the 89th MLB All-Star Game
Aaron Judge took Max Scherzer deep to put the American League in front in the second inning.... More >>

Cards' Keim suspended after guilty plea for DUI
Cardinals general manager Steve Keim, who was arrested on an extreme DUI charge July 4, has been suspended five weeks and fined $200,000 after he pleaded guilty to the charge Tuesday.... More >>

Sources: O's have deal in place for Machado
The Baltimore Orioles have the structure of a deal in place for Manny Machado and are working through specific aspects of a trade, sources tell ESPN's Buster Olney.... More >>

Cowboys' Gregory reinstated from suspension
The NFL has reinstated Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory, who was suspended all of last season over multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy.... More >>

Sources: Leonard considers USA hoops camp
If Kawhi Leonard attends the USA Basketball national team minicamp, it will give Spurs coach Gregg Popovich another chance to talk with the two-time All-Star -- and other teams can evaluate his return from injury.... More >>

Rams sign Cooks to 5-year, $80M extension
Brandin Cooks hasn't played a game yet for the Rams, but that hasn't stopped them from signing the receiver to a five-year contract extension.... More >>

Cambage sets WNBA mark with 53-point game
Liz Cambage scored 53 points Tuesday to set the WNBA's single-game scoring record and help the Wings defeat the Liberty 104-87.... More >>

Why a young Knick might be this year's Kyle Kuzma
Can NBA summer league predict surprise stars and busts in July? Kevin Pelton takes a close look at what summer league really means.... More >>

Summer league title game stars to watch when the real season tips
Who are the players to watch in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game, and what kind of impact could they have when the real season begins?... More >>

NFL Insiders predict: Teams set up to contend for multiple Super Bowls
The Rams are a trendy pick to make a Super Bowl run. Which teams are in the mix to be the NFL's next dynasty? Our Insiders make their picks.... More >>

2018 NFL All-Retirement team: Witten, Murray lead all-star squad
We built an entire 22-man lineup of players who hung up their cleats this offseason. Here's who made the cut on a stellar offense and so-so defense.... More >>

What no deal means for Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers
There are several implications of another franchise tag for Bell, starting with his likely being finished in Pittsburgh after this season.... More >>

Cowboys content to play game of tag on DeMarcus Lawrence
After a 14.5-sack effort last season, the DE will get a big raise playing under the franchise tag but won't have long-term security.... More >>

How American 20-somethings have taken over golf
The past five majors have been won by U.S. players in their 20s, an unprecedented streak of American dominance. Can the rest of the world catch up?... More >>

Ranking all of The Open courses
The conversation starts, as it should, with St. Andrews. Each course, though, offers something different. Where do they all fall on our list?... More >>

Jordan Spieth's search for the missing magic
Jordan Spieth, perhaps for the first time ever, is struggling. He hasn't won since last year's Open. Is it time to worry -- or is the next act about to start?... More >>

Vegas: 2018 Warriors would be favored over Jordan's Bulls
Four of six polled Vegas bookmakers have the 2018-19 Golden State Warriors as favorites against the 72-win 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.... More >>

Big 12 preseason power rankings: Sooners in familiar spot
Life after Baker Mayfield starts for the Sooners atop the preseason Big 12 power rankings.... More >>

From Cambage to Howard, feel-good stories abound in WNBA
Liz Cambage is back and better than ever. Natasha Howard has transformed into a Storm starter. There has been no lack of feel-good stories in the WNBA.... More >>

Delle Donne, Parker ASG captains; Moore passes
Though she earned the most votes for the WNBA All-Star Game, Maya Moore won't be a captain in the game. Elena Delle Donne and Candace Parker will serve as captains.... More >>

Bryce brings down the house with epic Home Run Derby comeback
His time in Washington might be nearing its end, but on this night, Bryce Harper made Nationals fans forget their frustrations.... More >>

MLB trade deadline: Latest buzz, news and analysis
The July 31 MLB trade deadline is fast approaching. Stay up to date with the latest deals, rumors and analysis as your team contemplates its next big move.... More >>

Power Rankings: Which of AL's three superteams is No. 1?
The Yankees, Red Sox and Astros reached the break looking like 100-plus-win powerhouses, but even among the best, not all are equal.... More >>

'Holy Grail' Mickey Mantle card goes on display
The "Holy Grail" of baseball cards, a pristine 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle valued at several million dollars, was delivered to the History Colorado Center on Monday via armored truck for a 72-hour public display.... More >>

Improved or not: How all 31 NHL teams stack up
Which NHL teams set themselves up the best for the upcoming season via offseason work -- and which not so much?... More >>

Should Stipe Miocic get an immediate title rematch?
Stipe Miocic, who lost his UFC heavyweight belt to Daniel Cormier at UFC 226, believes his next fight should be a rematch for the title. Will that happen?... More >>

Wright-Phillips has climbed from depths of England to MLS peak
Bradley Wright-Phillips was once a highly touted prospect in English football. But after trudging its depths, he's shone since he arrived in MLS.... More >>

Hysteria encompasses Juve upon Ronaldo's arrival
Juventus came oh so close to landing Cristiano Ronaldo 15 years ago. Now that the Old Lady finally has her man, Turin can't contain its excitement.... More >>

What is Russia 2018's legacy?
There are reasons to be cynical about the World Cup, but in the end, Russia 2018's legacy will be about the connections fans made with one another.... More >>

WC lessons: France should be wary, sympathy for Neymar, VAR and more
With the World Cup over, here's a look at what we've learned from the tournament -- which includes a warning for the winners and sympathy for Neymar.... More >>

World Cup stock: Mbappe rises as Messi, Neymar fall
The World Cup always leads to a spike in value for some of its star performers. So whose stock has gone up and whose has gone down?... More >>

Raw recap: Lesnar to defend Universal title against Lashley or Reigns, Rousey gets shot at Bliss
We got a very clear picture Monday of what the Raw title matches will look like at SummerSlam, with Brock Lesnar set to defend his Universal championship against Roman Reigns or Bobby Lashley, and Ronda Rousey getting her shot against Alexa Bliss.... More >>

Wimbledon's done, so what now? Our biggest questions leading up to US Open
After a historic and drama-filled Wimbledon (we can breathe now!), questions surround Serena, Andy Murray, Sloane Stephens and others as we flip to hard-court season.... More >>

OWL sendoffs: Until next year, Boston and L.A.
The Boston Uprising and the Los Angeles Gladiators got knocked out of the Overwatch League playoffs last week. L.A. must be wondering what went wrong, while Boston should hold its head up high. Tyler Erzberger breaks it all down.... More >>

Mercedes confident it has fastest car in F1
Mercedes is convinced it had the fastest car during Formula One's tripleheader, even if that was not represented by points scored.... More >>

How the 2019 F1 grid is shaping up
Your guide to the latest rumors on the F1 driver market as the pieces start to fall into place for next season.... More >>

Nine rules for drafting in fantasy football
Advice to those players getting ready to take part in their first fantasy football drafts, or those still working on their basic draft approach.... More >>

Fantasy football sleepers, busts, breakouts for 2018
Our panel of fantasy football analysts offers expected surprise performers, disappointments and those who will take their game to another level.... More >>

Drivers getting comfortable with tricky Charlotte road course
"The whole time you're on pins and needles afraid you're going to bust your butt." Cup series drivers are testing out the reconfigured road course at Charlotte Motor Speedway.... 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 >>

Alaphilippe king of the mountain in Stage 10
Julian Alaphilippe of Team Quick-Step climbed brilliantly to secure victory in Stage 10 of the Tour de France, as the race hit the mountains for the first time.... 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 >>

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