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September 20, 2020

The Celtics found a $32.7 million way to beat the Heat
Getting a key player in Gordon Hayward back in the lineup gives Boston a chance to hold on to the leads it has blown.... More >>

Celts 'proud' of response after uneasy series start
Following two straight collapses down the stretch to open the Eastern Conference finals -- and the accompanying emotional outbursts in the locker room -- the Celtics "persevered" to win Game 3 and get themselves back into their series with the Heat.... More >>

Covington dominant in TKO win over Woodley
Colby Covington dominated his grudge match with rival Tyron Woodley, rolling to a TKO victory in Round 5 of Saturday night's main event.... More >>

Bears give RB Cohen 3-year, $17.25M extension
The Chicago Bears and running back Tarik Cohen have agreed to a three-year extension worth $17.25 million, his agent told ESPN's Adam Schefter.... More >>

Butler on loss: Digging out of big holes 'gets old'
Jimmy Butler said the Heat can't keep creating early deficits, especially against the Celtics, who led by as many as 20 and won Game 3 117-106.... More >>

Yanks win 12th straight vs. Red Sox, tying record
The Yankees beat the rival Red Sox for a franchise-record-tying 12th straight time on Saturday, though manager Aaron Boone characterized the streak as "probably a little bit fluky," given the state of Boston's team. "Enjoy it while it lasts," he added.... More >>

Khudobin's play in goal lifts Stars to Game 1 win
Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin had 22 third-period saves to help Dallas beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday.... More >>

UFC Fight Night takeaways: Covington, Woodley headed in opposite directions
Tyron Woodley's days of fighting the UFC's elite might be over, and Colby Covington proved he's among the best.... More >>

Will the quiet make Matthew Wolff's quest to win the U.S. Open easier? Those chasing him think it might
Matthew Wolff is 21 years and attempting to win the U.S. Open in his very first appearance. He will chase it in silence. It worked for another 20-something last month when Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship. Is it about to happen again?... More >>

College football Power Rankings for Week 3
With the Big Ten entering the fray, Week 3's Power Rankings look quite a bit different from last week.... More >>

College Football Playoff picks after Week 3
Uncertainty surrounding the 2020 season remains, but our experts make their College Football Playoff picks.... More >>

Turnover chains, cult-hero kickers and a star QB? Miami's resurgence highlights Week 3
The Hurricanes put on an offensive explosion and held down the college fort until the SEC and Big Ten return.... More >>

Lightning wake up late, Khudobin puts them to bed: Takeaways from Stanley Cup Final Game 1
The Stars struck first on the strength of a 35-save outing from their veteran netminder in Game 1.... More >>

Guide to every Week 2 NFL game: Picks, matchup nuggets, more
What to watch for in every game. Bold predictions. Fantasy advice. Key stats to know. And, of course, score predictions.... More >>

The NFL got through Week 1 ... now what?
Can the league play a full season? And what happens as more fans are allowed into games?... More >>

Berry: QBs, RBs, WRs and TEs I love -- and hate -- for Week 2
Matthew Berry lists his favorites for each position, but he begins with The Fantasy Show and its 250th episode.... More >>

MLB playoff push: Twins clinch return to October, plus current postseason bracket
With Minnesota becoming the latest team to wrap up a postseason spot, we look at who hopes to join the Twins and more.... More >>

Why losing Justin Verlander to surgery marks beginning of the end of Astros' sad legacy
The ace's absence might not be the only big change for the tarnished franchise.... More >>

Man United's loss to Palace reemphasizes need for new signings
It's been a frustratingly quiet transfer window for Man United, and after losing to Palace, there's yet more evidence that the Red Devils need help.... More >>

Arsenal's need for midfield help underlined by Xhaka, Ceballos frustration
Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos were ineffective vs. West Ham, underscoring Arsenal's need for reinforcements.... More >>

Jose Pedraza dominates Javier Molina, asks for junior welterweight title fight
Jose Pedraza scored a one-sided unanimous decision over Javier Molina and asked for a junior welterweight title fight or a rematch against Jose Zepeda next.... More >>

Kevin Harvick denies Kyle Busch playoff victory at Bristol
Kevin Harvick notched his second victory during NASCAR's playoffs and his ninth this season when he held off Kyle Busch on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway.... More >>

Big Ten football schedule release: Analysis, predictions and team-by-team breakdowns
The full Big Ten football schedule is out, and this is everything you need to know, breaking down the biggest games for each team in the conference.... More >>

Dwight Howard makes good on his promise to the Lakers
In Friday's series-opening win, the Lakers got a whole lot more from Howard than they could have expected.... More >>

Season preview: Can Milan clubs keep Ronaldo, Juventus from another title?
Before you tune in to all the Serie A action on ESPN+, we break down what to watch for throughout the 2020-21 season.... More >>

Juventus gambling that club legend can get the best out of Ronaldo & Co.
Andrea Pirlo taking the reins at Juventus was surprising, but there's little reason to doubt him.... More >>

Sun, Lynx embrace underdog role in WNBA semifinals
A'ja Wilson and the Aces and Breanna Stewart and the Storm are considered the clear favorites when the best-of-five WNBA semifinals open Sunday.... More >>

Bracketologists speak: What NCAA tournament forecasters expect from odd 2020-21 season
ESPN bracketologists Joe Lunardi and Charlie Creme look ahead to March.... More >>

Same as it ever was? 2020-21 college basketball season has plenty of precedent
Afraid of the altered look of the upcoming season? Relax. Much of what's to come is not new.... More >>

Djokovic loses his cool again, advances in Italy
Novak Djokovic had another angry outburst en route to a three-set win in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open.... More >>

Bettman: Unsure when '20-21 season will start
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said he "would not be surprised" if start date is as late as December or January.... More >>

Twins' Donaldson: Umps have 'no accountability'
Twins slugger Josh Donaldson lashed out at Major League Baseball's umpires.... More >>

IPL 2020 in the UAE: It's a big deal, and here's why
The biggest and richest cricket tournament outside the World Cups begins on Saturday. Here's all you need to know about it... More >>

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