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May 27, 2020

TBT to proceed with robust testing, 'inner island'
The Basketball Tournament will take place starting in July with the help of a comprehensive health and safety plan to minimize the risk of contracting or spreading the coronavirus, organizers announced Wednesday.... More >>

LeBron, Kap join outrage over Minn. man's death
LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick are among the high-profile athletes who have taken to social media to voice their outrage over the death of George Floyd, who died Monday night while in Minneapolis police custody.... More >>

Touted recruit Cisse reclassifying to 2020 class
Moussa Cisse told ESPN that he is reclassifying to the Class of 2020 with an eye on getting to the NBA a year earlier.... More >>

NHL adopts 24-team playoff if season resumes
The NHL and the NHLPA must still figure out health and safety protocols and solve other issues, including where to play, when and if the season resumes.... More >>

Sources: Players balk at MLB's pay cut proposal
MLB has proposed cutting the salaries of the highest-paid players in baseball, with the lowest-paid players taking lesser cuts from their full prorated shares, in its first economic proposal to the union, sources told ESPN.... More >>

ASU's Hurley at odds with AD over allegations
Arizona State basketball coach Bobby Hurley accused athletic director Ray Anderson of "disturbing" actions when dealing with harassment allegations against a prominent athletic booster in a December email.... More >>

Are NHL players on board with return-to-play plans?
The players approved the format generally, but work remains to be done to determine when play can resume.... More >>

College football's strange but true historical facts for each Top 25 team
From the origins of Appalachian State mascot Yosef to Florida's coach getting arrested in Cuba during the 1912 Bacardi Bowl, these are just a few of the hard-to-believe stories for college football's top teams.... More >>

Early NFL season projections: Takeaways and playoff chances for all 32 teams
Chiefs reign supreme again? A new king in the AFC East? We ran 20,000 simulations for the 2020 season with our Football Power Index model.... More >>

Will anyone hit .400? Post a 1.12 ERA? What an 82-game 2020 MLB leaderboard could look like
We look at how much the oddities of a shortened schedule will impact the stats we've grown accustomed to seeing.... More >>

Where NBA teams disagree on restart plans
As June approaches, there are still plenty of questions about who'll be invited when the NBA resumes the 2019-20 season.... More >>

One NBA player is hanging with zebras, kangaroos and wildebeests on his 850-acre Texas ranch
What started as an offseason retreat for Bucks veteran George Hill has become a full-time job during the league's hiatus.... More >>

College basketball transfer rankings for 2020-21 and 2021-22
The college basketball transfer market still has some key names seeking homes for 2020-21 and beyond.... More >>

What's going to happen to transfers in 2020-21?
The NCAA's transfer rule won't change in time for 2020-21, which has left a large group of players in a holding pattern.... More >>

Ariel Helwani on which UFC Twitter feud to believe; what to expect from Tyron Woodley
Trying to make sense of the social media war of words, Jon Jones' future and Saturday's Fight Night card.... More >>

Meep meep! Davies tops 21 mph to catch Haaland
The way Alphonso Davies was running the pitch had teammates comparing him to a cartoon character.... More >>

How WWE superstar Becky Lynch found a way to top 2019 with one announcement -- and give back to Special Olympics
Becky Lynch talks about her love for Special Olympics, the next chapter of being a mom and what's next in the ring. Hint: Don't count Lynch out.... More >>

Key takeaways from MLB's initial economic proposal to restart 2020 season
The league's new plan asks baseball's highest-paid stars to take big pay cuts. Here's how it could work out, and what's next.... More >>

Shared birthdays, identical numbers and other big baseball coincidences you won't believe
Frank Thomas and Jeff Bagwell were both MVPs in '94. They were born on the same day. Dennis Eckersley picked off Kenny Williams in 1987 and didn't have another for four years -- when he got Williams again. Joe Niekro had one homer -- off his brother.... More >>

Fury talked Tyson fight, but nothing 'materialized'
Tyson Fury responded with, "Hell yeah," when asked whether he would like to fight Mike Tyson, but he said he doesn't think "anything's materialized out of it."... More >>

Usman wants July fight vs. Masvidal or McGregor
UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman has extended challenges to Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal.... More >>

Take a bow: Elliott beats Busch to win bounty
Chase Elliott snapped Kyle Busch's seven-race Truck Series winning streak at Charlotte Motor Speedway.... More >>

The 2020 draft lottery explained: Everything you need to know
The lottery will retain some aspects of previous editions, with some important updates.... More >>

Topknot, braids and highlights: The many phases of Ronaldo's hair
Here's a look back at some of the iconic follicular arrangements that Ronaldo has exhibited over the years.... More >>

Why a coach hid his bipolar disorder diagnosis for 30 years
When Brent Guy found out he had bipolar disorder, the diagnosis brought not relief but, rather, years of hiding his truth. Now, Guy has found his true purpose: helping to break down the stigma that surrounds mental health.... More >>

Sugar Ray Leonard on first Thomas Hearns fight: 'What the hell is going on here?'
Sugar Ray Leonard recalls his fight of the year against Thomas Hearns in 1981 and calls it his most important bout.... 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 >>

Call of Duty Power Rankings: London Royal Ravens soar to new heights
The latest Call of Duty League home series final between the Chicago Huntsmen and London Royal Ravens featured twins on both rosters. Seeing double? We are too, so we're diving deeper into what's making teams see double in this week's power rankings.... More >>

Peloton All-Star Ride: Watch Rory McIlroy, Booger McFarland, Bubba Watson, Allyson Felix and more compete
In a unique competition, celebrities and athletes will participate in an all-out, 20-minute ride. Olympians, golfers, celebrities and tennis players are among the riders.... More >>

Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel managing to stay motivated
After winning four medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics, Simone Manuel has tried to maintain her edge as COVID-19 shut down all competition.... More >>

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