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February 20, 2020

Nine chaotic moments that could shake up the suddenly stable NBA
Giannis Antetokounmpo's potential free agency is the most anticipated event, but several other big changes could shake up the league ahead of his decision.... More >>

Sources: 14 playoff teams likely in new NFL CBA
If and when a collective bargaining agreement is finalized, it it is expected to change the NFL's playoff structure as currently constituted for next season, league sources told ESPN, including an expansion to seven teams from each conference.... More >>

Pennsylvania Little League district to drop 'Astros'
The head of a Little League district in Pennsylvania that consists of 23 leagues says he is recommending that no teams use the name Astros in 2020.... More >>

ECU-Marshall moved up to remember '70 tragedy
Marshall and East Carolina will play their opener on Aug. 29 after the NCAA granted a waiver to move the game to "Week Zero" to honor the 50th anniversary of the Marshall plane crash tragedy, which claimed 75 lives.... More >>

Coach K: Duke 'not competitive' in NC State rout
Mike Krzyzewski had a fairly mundane explanation for the 22-point bludgeoning of sixth-ranked Duke at the hands of bubble-bound NC State: "It happens," he said.... More >>

Browns wide receiver Landry has hip surgery
The Browns announced receiver Jarvis Landry had hip surgery on Feb. 4 and is expected to make a full recovery for the 2020 season.... More >>

DEA: Ex-Browns LT Robinson had 157 lbs. of pot
NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson was being held Wednesday in a Texas jail on a pending drug distribution charge after federal agents said they found 157 pounds of marijuana in a rented vehicle in which he and two other people were riding.... More >>

What happened to the great American heavyweight? He's back. His name is Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder walked into a boxing gym to try to make some extra money. He soon discovered his superpower: the greatest right hand in the history of boxing.... More >>

Will Alabama fans make an Auburn coach their next senator?
The Crimson Tide faithful haven't forgotten that Tommy Tuberville beat them seven times in 10 seasons. Now, in his U.S. Senate bid, he must campaign on what amounts to foreign turf.... More >>

Should the Chiefs pay up for Chris Jones? Barnwell forecasts AFC West offseason moves
The Super Bowl champs have a big decision to make on their star defensive tackle. Let's predict what's in store for the AFC West.... More >>

Who changed, who stayed put: Coordinators for all 32 NFL teams
NFL Nation has you covered on the league's coaching moves.... More >>

Why players are so willing to sound off against sign stealing and the Astros
The Astros scandal has inspired star players like Mike Trout to air their thoughts on cheating. Will baseball ever be the same?... More >>

Tyrell Fortune: Living to fight another day after they pronounced me dead
Undefeated Bellator heavyweight Tyrell Fortune recalls the weight cut that nearly took his life and left him with a new outlook.... More >>

Why Michigan State is the Big Ten's best hope for a national title
The Spartans aren't even leading the conference standings, but BPI says they're playing like a top-10 team when you consider their opposition.... More >>

Way-Too-Early Top 25: Draft declarations, coaching carousel shake up the rankings
With players making their NFL draft declarations and many programs shuffling their coaching staffs, our second Way-Too-Early Top 25 looks a lot different than a month ago, as the offseason challenges mount for defending champ LSU, among others.... More >>

'Primal and authentic': Inside Paul Felder's journey from stage to UFC cage
The rage Paul Felder tapped into as a theater actor is among the qualities he has carried into his UFC career.... More >>

NHL Power Rankings: 1-31 poll, plus the most captivating U.S.-born player on every team
The Stars charge up the board, but the Lightning remain on top. Plus, we analyze the campaigns of the most intriguing U.S.-born player on each team.... More >>

The Auston Matthews Effect revitalized hockey in Arizona, but what comes next?
The success of the Arizona-born star has many working to create the next generation of players in his wake.... More >>

Inside the Miracle on Ice: How Team USA defied the numbers 40 years ago
Team USA was outpossessed, outshot and overmatched. So how did Herb Brooks' team pull off the miracle 40 years ago? We go inside the numbers and strategy of the upset.... More >>

What's the center of the American hockey universe?
Is Detroit still Hockeytown, USA? We identify the top hockey hotbeds in America right now.... More >>

What's new in Fortnite's Chapter 2, Season 2?
Fortnite's Chapter 2, Season 2 is live. What's new in the update? Arda Ocal has everything you need to know.... More >>

'I don't hold grudges': How Arenado and Bryant are moving forward from trade rumors
After a winter of speculation that they could be on the move, two superstar third basemen opened camp with their old teams. That's where the similarities end.... More >>

NBA predictions: MVP, Finals matchups and best rookie
We polled the ESPN NBA Forecast panel of experts for their predictions now that we are two-thirds of the way through the season.... More >>

Meet Luis Alberto, the most Messi-like player in world soccer
He used to 'play' for Liverpool, he's putting up G.O.A.T. numbers in passes and assists and he could lead his club to a stunning league title.... More >>

Premier League Champions League race: Who will finish top four?
The race for Champions League qualification has never been more intense in the Premier League, but which clubs will make the final spots?... More >>

Newman's Daytona 500 crash reminds us of fragility of life in dangerous sport
As long as drivers continue to push the envelope, racing is always going to come with risks.... More >>

Can SEC topple Pac-12 as best conference? Kentucky holds the key
Kentucky will help carry the SEC flag in March Madness. We also break down the top players who might miss the Big Dance and what's wrong at Oregon State.... More >>

How Arkansas' golf programs built a pipeline to Mexico and Latin America
The Razorbacks' programs have benefited from talented Mexican female golfers who are teeing off their careers in the States after drawing inspiration from a Hall of Fame compatriot.... More >>

MLS 2020: Your team-by-team preview
The 25th season of MLS play is nearly upon us. Join us as we break down all 26 teams in the league on what's new and what you can expect in 2020.... More >>

Kimi top on Day 2, Mercedes still grabbing headlines
Kimi Raikkonen put Alfa Romeo top of the order for Day 2 of Formula One's preseason tests, although Mercedes continued to dominate the headlines.... More >>

Ariel Helwani's MMA thoughts: The time is now to book Conor McGregor's next fight
McGregor wants to stay active, so waiting for April's Khabib-Ferguson fight before booking his next bout is a mistake.... More >>

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