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May 27, 2020

Unveiling our projections for the 2020 NFL season: Wins, Super Bowl chances, more
Chiefs reign supreme again? A new king in the AFC East? We ran 20,000 simulations for the 2020 NFL season with our Football Power Index model.... 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 >>

Reports: 2 horses trained by Baffert fail drug tests
Two horses from the barn of trainer Bob Baffert, including a top contender for the Belmont Stakes, have tested positive for the banned substance lidocaine, according to multiple reports.... 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 said he has extended challenges to Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal for a fight in July, but "these guys are saying no to a title shot ... and they better remain quiet."... More >>

Take a bow: Elliott beats Busch to win bounty
Chase Elliott snapped Kyle Busch's seven-race Truck Series winning streak, earning a $100,000 bounty in the process, on Tuesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The money will go to coronavirus pandemic relief efforts.... More >>

What the playoff format means for all 31 teams, updates on testing, more
Here are the latest updates following the NHL and NHLPA officially approving a playoff format.... 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 >>

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 >>

Our top college football teams that failed to win the national championship
So close, yet so far. Here are the best college football teams that did not walk away with a national championship.... 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 >>

MJ in '11: No Dream Team for me if Isiah picked
In an old interview that was recently aired on a podcast, Michael Jordan is heard saying that he told Rod Thorn, who was on the USA Basketball selection committee for the Dream Team, that "I won't play if Isiah Thomas is on the team."... More >>

McMahon says he will not try to buy back XFL
XFL owner Vince McMahon said Tuesday in bankruptcy court that he won't attempt to buy back the league.... More >>

Damian Lillard: I won't play if no chance for playoffs
Lillard says he won't compete in a restarted season if Portland doesn't have a shot to make the playoffs.... 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 >>

How the bond between Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren changed Missouri wrestling
Tyron Woodley returns to the Octagon for the first time since Ben Askren retired. Here's how the two turned Missouri into a national power.... More >>

Is Conor McGregor a lock for the UFC's Fight Island debut? Not all experts agree
Do you go with title bouts or Conor McGregor's star power? Check out how each of our experts booked the main card.... More >>

The beard isn't weird: The quarantine beard is alive and well in the sports world
Like many people stuck at home, athletes have gotten wild and woolly with the beards they're growing.... 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, starting with catchers.... More >>

Harvey Haddix pitched 12 perfect innings and lost
Harvey Haddix was perfect through 12. But a 13th inning was needed. It was then, he lost the perfect game, the no-hitter, the shutout and the game.... 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 >>

Predicting when and where we'll see Tiger and why
Tiger looked good in the match with Peyton Manning against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady. Now what? Woods is not telling. We look at all the possibilities for him when the PGA Tour schedule resumes.... More >>

New hope for British GP after prime minister intervention
The British Grand Prix could still go ahead this year after the U.K. prime minister called on his government to consider making F1's travelling personnel exempt from the country's new quarantine rules.... More >>

The week in WWE TV: 'Fans' return to Monday Night Raw
There was a crowd ringside at Monday Night Raw and those at the WWE Performance Center witnessed a new champion being crowned and a continuation of number of storylines ahead of Backlash.... More >>

Project GOAT Update: The greatest reliever season in fantasy history
A new team enters the Project GOAT arena and blows up the no-reliever meta that had dominated the contest so far. Just how special was Mark Eichhorn's 1986 campaign? We delve into the numbers and how to value ERA and WHIP in rotisserie scoring.... More >>

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