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July 9, 2020

Stephen Jackson: Used 'wrong words' in defense of DeSean Jackson's posts
Stephen Jackson told CNN he could have been clearer in his defense of the Eagles WR's anti-Semitic messages.... More >>

Ivy League rules out playing all sports this fall
The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to say it will not hold sports this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic.... More >>

Agent: RB Mostert requests trade from 49ers
Running back Raheem Mostert requested a trade from the 49ers, his agent said Wednesday, citing unproductive contract talks with the team.... More >>

Video: UFC's Perry hits man, uses racial slurs
In a video that surfaced online Wednesday night, UFC welterweight Mike Perry is shown striking an older man at a bar and using racial slurs during a dispute that included at least one employee of the establishment asking Perry to leave.... More >>

Stanford to eliminate 11 of 36 varsity programs
Stanford will eliminate 11 of its varsity athletic programs at the end of this upcoming academic year as it deals with financial ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic.... More >>

Muncy cites Dodgers' CF backdrop for HBP injury
Max Muncy didn't react quickly enough to a pitch running in on him during Sunday's scrimmage from Dodger Stadium and suffered an injury because of it.... More >>

Amazon to pull Redskins merchandise from site
Amazon will pull Redskins merchandise for sale while the team reviews its nickname, making Amazon the latest company to make such a move.... More >>

What will the Ivy League's fall sports decision mean for college football?
As the Ivy League announces it will not have sports this fall, many college football power brokers dismiss its impact on their decision. But the Ivies were first -- and right -- when it came to basketball in March, so are they about to set another trend?... More >>

Why LeBron's Heat won only two NBA titles
Here's the question for LeBron's Miami Heat teams: Were they a success or not?... More >>

The exile of Bruce Maxwell and the birth of MLB's Black player movement
While Black baseball players fear speaking out would be a career death sentence, a Players Alliance is mobilizing.... More >>

Five things MLB can do right now to confront systemic racism
It's time for baseball to take action to improve itself.... More >>

Will Dak Prescott be with Cowboys for the long haul?
By next week, the QB will sign a long-term deal or play the 2020 season on the franchise tag.... More >>

Delle Donne, Charles awaiting exemption rulings
WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne and her new Mystics teammate Tina Charles are waiting to have their cases heard by the league's independent panel of doctors to determine if they'll be medically excused for the season.... More >>

Quiet, please? Why a fan-less Ryder Cup never made any sense
A silent Ryder Cup just wouldn't work. The players wanted no part of it, either, and have been saying so for months. Waiting a year and hoping the gates will be open again in 2021 was the only choice.... More >>

UFC 251: From the White House to the Raptors, this was the road to Max Holloway Inc.
A meeting with the Toronto Raptors helped reshape Max Holloway's professional outlook by narrowing his focus to a singular subject: fighting.... More >>

The 60-game MLB schedule is out! Here's what you need to know and the big matchups we're circling
The dates for baseball's 60-game sprint of a season are officially set. Here's what we can't wait to see once the games begin.... More >>

Counting reasons the Rays -- yes, the Rays -- will win the World Series
Long season, short season or any length in between, here's why David Schoenfield is picking Tampa Bay.... More >>

Will Messi leave Barcelona? If so, would he leave for Argentina, MLS or a team with Ronaldo?
Lionel Messi has broken off contract extension talks with Barcelona. If he leaves, where could the GOAT end up?... More >>

Djokovic bemoans 'witch hunt' over Serbia event
Novak Djokovic has accused critics of subjecting him to a "witch hunt" after his regional Adria Tour tennis event ended in a novel coronavirus fiasco.... More >>

How quickly can NBA players get into 'game shape'?
The biggest hurdle for players to overcome is lack of court time with each other.... More >>

The biggest NHL playoff goalie dilemmas -- and who should get the start
Several teams face a major question as to who starts Game 1. We examine each club's choices and make our picks.... More >>

Return-to-play timeline, testing plans, bubble life details
The NHL and NHLPA provided a major update this weekend.... More >>

How NFL offensive linemen escape the 5,000-calorie lunch and transform in retirement
For their entire playing careers, offensive linemen are conditioned to eat until they can't eat any more. So how are so many of them losing 50, 60, even 70 pounds in retirement?... More >>

Ohio State pauses campus workouts because of virus
Ohio State has paused all voluntary workouts on campus after its latest round of testing for the coronavirus. The decision impacts seven teams, including the football team and men's and women's basketball teams.... More >>

'Equality' most dominant message for NBA jerseys
"Equality" is the most popular social justice message players have chosen to use on the backs of their NBA jerseys so far during the league's upcoming restart, NBPA executive director Michele Roberts told ESPN on Wednesday. "Black Lives Matter" is second.... More >>

A true-crime drama 50 years in the making
A car careened onto a baseball field in Sanford, Maine, during a Babe Ruth game in 2018, revealing a deadly secret that had been hidden for five decades. Watch "The Hero of Goodall Park" at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 7, on ESPN.... More >>

Top quarterback-coach combos in college football: Clemson, Ohio State and more
You can argue they're the two most important people on the field. So who are the top QB-coach duos in college football?... More >>

Fantasy football sleepers, busts, breakouts for 2020
Surprise performers, disappointments and those who will take their game to another level.... More >>

The true story of Nintendo's most coveted game
How did Stadium Events, a boring Nintendo game from 1987, become the most coveted cartridge ever? It's a bit of a mystery.... More >>

Madden '21: Closed beta first impressions
The latest entry in the Madden series comes out next month.... More >>

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