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July 16, 2018

Why each Home Run Derby participant will (and won’t) win
This year's Home Run Derby field is the youngest in the history of the event, so here's an introduction to the eight sluggers participating on Monday.... More >>

Home Run Derby picks, must-see All-Star matchups and more
Our experts predict who will deliver the biggest moments and the mightiest blasts and bring home some All-Star Week hardware.... More >>

The Home Run Derby and the beauty of baseball that doesn't count
The Babe used to barnstorm across America. Willie Mays played stickball in the street. None of it "counted," but like tonight's Derby, it didn't have to.... More >>

Agent: 2018 likely Bell's last season as a Steeler
After the Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell failed to reach an agreement on a contract extension before Monday's 4 p.m. franchise tag deadline, Bell's agent told ESPN, "This now likely will be Le'Veon's last season as a Steeler."... More >>

Teams received $255M each in revenue sharing
The Packers' financials show that the NFL distributed over $8 billion in revenue sharing in 2017.... More >>

Harper bats 6th in All-Star Game in home park
Bryce Harper will get to enjoy at least one more grand celebration as a hometown fan favorite at Nationals Park when he trots out to right field at the beginning of the All-Star Game.... More >>

Agent: If no deal, Mets should trade deGrom
Jacob deGrom wants the New York Mets to consider trading him if they aren't interested in signing the ace pitcher to a long-term contract.... More >>

Spieth struggles to give back Claret Jug
Jordan Spieth, defending champion at The Open, had to give back the Claret Jug on Monday.... More >>

LaVar's latest boast: In prime, I'd beat LeBron
In a recent interview with Fanatics View, LaVar Ball said in his playing prime, he would have been able to beat LeBron James because the four-time NBA MVP is "too weak."... More >>

5-on-5: The best, surprising and most disappointing NBA rookies
Who were the standouts and disappointments at NBA summer league? Our experts answer the big questions.... More >>

Making sense of the first Cavalier after LeBron
Whether he wanted to be or not, Collin Sexton is the bridge to the post-LeBron Cavs. Check out what we saw from Day 10 of the Las Vegas Summer League.... More >>

What no deal means for Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers
There are several implications of another franchise tag, starting with Le'Veon Bell likely being done 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 >>

The NFL's best under-25 starting lineup: Our picks, runners-up
Which foundational young stars would you want on your team? We polled our NFL insiders to come up with the best players under 25 at every position.... More >>

NFL Insiders predict: Rookie QB best set up for long-term success
Baker Mayfield was drafted No. 1 overall by Cleveland. Is he the best bet among rookie QBs to have long-term success? Our Insiders make their picks.... 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 >>

Too-early predictions for 2022: France will struggle
The 2018 World Cup is over, so let's look at 2022. France will crash out, Africa's sides will rebound and Cristiano Ronaldo will star, then retire.... 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 >>

Can Jabari Parker get the happy ending Derrick Rose couldn't?
Parker still holds the former MVP in high regard despite Rose's fallout with Chicago. Now the newest Bull looks to rewrite some homecoming history.... More >>

SEC preseason power rankings: Bama, Georgia still 1-2
As SEC media days kick off, Alabama and Georgia top the conference preseason power rankings. The last time they faced off, it was for the national championship.... More >>

Everything you need to know about media days 2018
The next two weeks will be the unofficial kickoff to the season, with media days across the country. Here's when and how to watch them.... 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 >>

Croatia fans watch their national team compete in their first World Cup final.
Even though it ended in heartbreak, Croats cheered loudly from every corner of the little country on the Adriatic Sea. See what is was like from the villages, cities, streets, and even campgrounds during the World Cup final.... More >>

World Cup best and worst: Five weeks in Russia
The 2018 World Cup had some brilliant moments, but what did our correspondents on the ground in Russia think of the tournament?... More >>

World Cup from the Darke Side: Hits and misses
The 2018 World Cup is over, but which moments were Ian Darke's favourites? And what did he not like about Russia 2018?... More >>

Why Mbappe is soccer's future king
When Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi retire, Kylian Mbappe will be the sport's leading man, and there's no limit to what he can do from here.... More >>

Your complete guide to All-Star week
From Futures Game names to watch to Midsummer Classic storylines -- and of course the Home Run Derby in between -- here's what you need to know as baseball's best hit D.C.... More >>

Olbermann: Want to fix the All-Star Game? Turn it upside down
With interleague play and modern technology, the thrill of the Midsummer Classic is gone. It's time to try something completely different.... More >>

This was supposed to be Bryce Harper's All-Star Game
The stage was set for the Harper hometown Midsummer Classic, but given the walk year he's having, should he really be front and center?... More >>

Thrilling World Cup gets the finale it deserves
Didier Deschamps got France's stars to buy into his work ethic, and the result was glory in Russia, but not before Croatia pushed them all the way.... More >>

Extreme Rules recaps and ratings: Two title changes, Lashley wins
Two title changed hands at Extreme Rules Sunday night. We also saw Braun Strowman throw Kevin Owens off a cage, Bobby Lashley shocked Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins and Dolph Ziggler took their Iron Man Intercontinental title match into overtime.... More >>

Wimbledon win could spark another era of Djokovic dominance
Will Novak Djokovic be satisfied after completing his comeback with a Wimbledon victory? Don't bet on that. The now 13-time Grand Slam winner is poised to dominate the game yet again.... 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 >>

The protracted battle with MLS that ended Wynne's career
Marvell Wynne is still coming to grips with how his professional soccer career ended, and his ire is directed at Major League Soccer.... More >>

Apertura: Martinez tops list of 10 new players to watch
Liga MX has increasingly looked outside of Mexico for transfer targets -- this summer has been no exception, as the incoming class of players shows.... More >>

Who could be next for Pacman?
The win over Lucas Matthysse proves Manny Pacquiao still has a lot left in his tank. But which boxer should he fight next?... More >>

Back or not, Pacquiao's win was good for boxing
Manny Pacquiao got his first KO win since 2009 on Saturday night. What's next for him as he plays out the string on a great career?... More >>

Rise Nation intent to 'stay humble, stay hungry'
Don't call it a dynasty yet. Rise Nation has a long way to go, according to Gunless. But with Rodger Saffold at the helm and SlasheR changing up the team chemistry, Rise has reason to be optimistic.... 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 >>

Prograis defeats Velasco, gets tourney spot
Regis Prograis, widely considered to be No. 1 in the junior welterweight class, bolstered that notion with a dominating performance over Juan Jose Velasco -- and while boxing before his hometown crowd in New Orleans.... More >>

The miraculous heroism of the Thailand cave rescue
The rescue of a soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand was so daring it defies comprehension. This is what heroism looks like.... More >>

Stoneman Douglas coach Scott Beigel 'taught us how to run with our hearts'
Cross-country coach Scott Beigel, assistant football coach Aaron Feis and athletic director Chris Hixon are the 2018 ESPYS recipients of the Best Coach Award for the difference they made in the lives of students on and off the field of play.... 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 >>

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 >>

The contenders, the stages and the jerseys all explained
Defending champion Chris Froome makes a controversial return to the Tour de France. Which top riders will challenge him for the top spot on the podium?... More >>


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