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April 4, 2020

Kobe, Duncan, KG lead star-studded HOF class
Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Tamika Catchings, Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens, Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjanovich and Patrick Baumann have been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.... More >>

Where Kobe, Duncan and KG rank among the greatest Hall of Fame classes
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2020 is among the top 10 classes in history.... More >>

Sources: Trump says NFL should start on time
President Donald Trump told the commissioners of 12 major sports that he hopes to have fans back in stadiums and arenas by August and September, sources told ESPN.... More >>

Vanessa Bryant says HOF 'peak' of Kobe's career
Vanessa Bryant said Kobe's election to the Hall of Fame is an "incredible accomplishment and honor."... More >>

Sources: NFL teams prep to draft from home
High-level officials from multiple NFL teams are now preparing to conduct the April 23-25 draft virtually, from home, away from their team facilities, sources told ESPN.... More >>

Reyes: UFC talked Jones rematch before virus
UFC light heavyweight Dominick Reyes says he was in preliminary talks with the promotion about a rematch against Jon Jones before the the impact of the coronavirus pandemic hit the UFC.... More >>

Lineman enters transfer portal after Leach tweet
Defensive lineman Fabien Lovett, who had responded to coach Mike Leach's now-deleted controversial tweet on Thursday, said he has entered the transfer portal and has three years of eligibility remaining.... More >>

Texans' O'Brien on trade: Hopkins wanted raise
The Texans' coach and GM cited Hopkins' desire for a raise as one of the reasons behind his trade to the Cardinals last month.... More >>

From feared enemy to 'sweetheart,' Brock Lesnar stories from those who know him
Brock Lesnar lives a very private life. We asked some who know the real Brock tell their favorite stories about the combat star.... More >>

Peyton Manning's post-football career highlighted by tribute to NFL
Watch the future Hall of Famer talk football past and present during Peyton Places marathon Saturday on ESPN2.... More >>

Loss of pro days makes it harder for teams to find next Austin Ekeler
A lot of 2020 prospects are having to get creative with workout videos.... More >>

All the trash talk overheard during the NBA 2K Players Tournament
Friday's broadcast featured some fun banter among the competitors and other NBA players chiming in on Twitter.... More >>

Bryant: AJ Hinch, Dusty Baker now on different sides of the same coin
The Houston Astros fired one manager after a sign-stealing scandal and hired the other to help the club rebound. Now both managers are finding their respective ways while baseball has been removed from circulation.... More >>

We'll miss the London Series, which gave us the weirdest MLB game of 2019
The game that would be the hardest to explain to a first-time baseball watcher last year was, almost certainly, the one viewed by the most first-time baseball watchers.... More >>

The legend of Tuffy Rhodes
On Opening Day 1994, Rhodes hit three home runs, raising his teammates' expectations.... More >>

Can Tom Flacco be elite, too? He thinks so
A decade younger and 5 inches shorter, Tom Flacco isn't getting the NFL draft adulation his Super Bowl MVP brother once received. That hasn't dampened the fiery younger Flacco's confidence.... More >>

Inside the NFL's $900 million quarterback spending spree
We check in with agents, execs, coaches and other insiders on how these deals came together. Plus, who's the next QB to cash in big?... More >>

No record-setting deals, a weak corner market and more: Barnwell's NFL free-agency lessons
The top of the free-agent class didn't move the market. Here's what you should take away.... More >>

Palettes of N95 respirator masks are off-loaded from New England's team plane
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Baylor coach Kim Mulkey's leap of faith lands her in Naismith Hall of Fame
In April 2000, Kim Mulkey walked away from a program she had dedicated her life to. Twenty years later, it remains one of the most significant moves in women's basketball history.... More >>

The Final Four teams that exceeded oddsmakers' expectations
To find the answer, ESPN compared the point differential for 140 teams in their tournament games leading into the Final Four to their spread total in those games.... More >>

Position U: Which programs produce the best players at each position?
We crunched the historical numbers to find out who produces the best players.... More >>

Watch the best NCAA wrestling championship moments of the decade
The 2018 and 2019 NCAA wrestling championships were two of the most thrilling ones in recent history. Why not relive them?... More >>

If only Twitter had existed: The most meme-worthy moments ever for all 30 MLB teams
Beer flights. Knife fights. Planes, trains ... and parachutes? These stories would have broken the internet.... More >>

Magnificent Messi leads the way: The best player I have seen
When our writers named the best player they have seen live, Lionel Messi was a popular pick. But Diego Maradona, Kaka and others also got some love.... More >>

Mexico's response to 2009 swine flu pandemic foreshadowed current sports landscape
With the coronavirus pandemic gripping the world, it can be easy to forget that Mexico found itself at the center of a global health crisis over a decade ago. Have the lessons learned from H1N1 been ignored?... More >>

How Atalanta's feel-good story became a 'biological bomb' for coronavirus in Italy, Spain
Atalanta's phenomenal season sits in awkward coexistence with the ongoing crisis in Europe.... More >>

Workouts, trick shots and Justin Thomas' hairline highlighted the golf week that wasn't
Making the kids do pushups, helping with science projects and chipping balls into pools and plastic cups and whatever else players can find as golfers try to keep busy.... More >>

Vegas coach Peter DeBoer on the NHL's coronavirus pause, and coaching a team that hated him
As Sharks coach, DeBoer was public enemy No. 2 for Vegas fans. How about now? Plus, his thoughts on what comes next for the NHL.... More >>

Betting roundtable: Our experts reflect on their most regrettable bets
With the sports betting world essentially on hold, our experts look back on some of the worst overall bets they made over the past year.... More >>

100 Thieves continues to lead in esports branding, fashion
100 Thieves' latest drop, the Numbers Collection, has been a major hit for the brand.... More >>

Playbook Inning 2: How to pick the right format
Part 2 of Tristan H. Cockcroft's 9-part expanded "Playbook" goes over the benefits and drawbacks of the different league formats, from roto, H2H categories, points and "only" leagues.... More >>


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