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February 20, 2020

What happened to the great American heavyweight? He's back. His name is Deontay Wilder
Wilder, who faces Tyson Fury on Saturday night (ESPN+ PPV), walked into a boxing gym to try to make some extra money. He soon discovered his superpower: the greatest right hand in the history of boxing.... More >>

Sources: Kyrie considering shoulder surgery
Nets star Kyrie Irving is considering treatment options on his right shoulder impingement -- including the possibility of surgery, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews.... More >>

Lucroy: Changed signs every pitch vs. Astros
Catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who played for three of the Astros' AL West rivals between 2016 and '19, says "everyone in baseball" knew they were stealing signs and that he changed his signs every single pitch.... More >>

Big Papi: Fiers looks like 'snitch' for outing Astros
Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz says A's pitcher Mike Fiers looks "like a snitch" for exposing the Astros sign-stealing scandal after the fact.... More >>

Yankees shut down Severino; IL stint 'possible'
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said "it's possible" that Luis Severino could begin the season on the injured list after the right-hander was shut down thanks to forearm soreness.... More >>

Bolsinger adds Crane, Vigoa to suit vs. Astros
Former major league pitcher Mike Bolsinger amended his lawsuit against the Houston Astros to include Astros owner Jim Crane and baseball-operations staffer Derek Vigoa, according to a document filed in a Los Angeles court Thursday.... More >>

Ducks' Sabally to enter WNBA draft after season
Oregon's Satou Sabally, who is averaging 16.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, will leave after her junior season to enter the WNBA draft, she told ESPN.... More >>

Nine chaotic moments that could shake up the suddenly stable NBA
Giannis Antetokounmpo's potential free agency is the most anticipated event, but several other big changes could shake up the league ahead of his decision.... More >>

Will Alabama fans make an Auburn coach their next senator?
The Crimson Tide faithful haven't forgotten that Tommy Tuberville beat them seven times in 10 seasons. Now, in his U.S. Senate bid, he must campaign on what amounts to foreign turf.... More >>

Should the Chiefs pay up for Chris Jones? Barnwell forecasts AFC West offseason moves
The Super Bowl champs have a big decision to make on their star defensive tackle. Let's predict what's in store for the AFC West.... More >>

Who changed, who stayed put: Coordinators for all 32 NFL teams
NFL Nation has you covered on the league's coaching moves.... More >>

Why players are so willing to sound off against sign stealing and the Astros
The Astros scandal has inspired star players like Mike Trout to air their thoughts on cheating. Will baseball ever be the same?... More >>

Tyrell Fortune: Living to fight another day after they pronounced me dead
Undefeated Bellator heavyweight Tyrell Fortune recalls the weight cut that nearly took his life and left him with a new outlook.... More >>

Why Michigan State is the Big Ten's best hope for a national title
The Spartans aren't even leading the conference standings, but BPI says they're playing like a top-10 team when you consider their opposition.... More >>

Here are the analytics Jim Boeheim cited in postgame rant (we think)
The Syracuse coach went on a rant against KenPom on Wednesday. This is what he probably meant.... More >>

'Primal and authentic': Inside Paul Felder's journey from stage to UFC cage
The rage Paul Felder tapped into as a theater actor is among the qualities he has carried into his UFC career.... More >>

NHL Power Rankings: 1-31 poll, plus the most captivating U.S.-born player on every team
The Stars charge up the board, but the Lightning remain on top. Plus, we analyze the campaigns of the most intriguing U.S.-born player on each team.... More >>

The Auston Matthews Effect revitalized hockey in Arizona, but what comes next?
The success of the Arizona-born star has many working to create the next generation of players in his wake.... More >>

Inside the Miracle on Ice: How Team USA defied the numbers 40 years ago
Team USA was outpossessed, outshot and overmatched. So how did Herb Brooks' team pull off the miracle 40 years ago? We go inside the numbers and strategy of the upset.... More >>

What's the center of the American hockey universe?
Is Detroit still Hockeytown, USA? We identify the top hockey hotbeds in America right now.... More >>

Way-Too-Early Top 25: Draft declarations, coaching carousel shake up the rankings
With players making their NFL draft declarations and many programs shuffling their coaching staffs, our second Way-Too-Early Top 25 looks a lot different than a month ago, as the offseason challenges mount for defending champ LSU, among others.... More >>

What's new in Fortnite's Chapter 2, Season 2?
Fortnite's Chapter 2, Season 2 is live. What's new in the update? Arda Ocal has everything you need to know.... More >>

2020 H2H Categories rankings
Tristan H. Cockcroft lists the top 300 fantasy baseball players for 2020 and also breaks down the positional rankings.... More >>

'I don't hold grudges': How Arenado and Bryant are moving forward from trade rumors
After a winter of speculation that they could be on the move, two superstar third basemen opened camp with their old teams. That's where the similarities end.... More >>

NBA predictions: MVP, Finals matchups and best rookie
We polled the ESPN NBA Forecast panel of experts for their predictions now that we are two-thirds of the way through the season.... More >>

Meet Luis Alberto, the most Messi-like player in world soccer
He used to 'play' for Liverpool, he's putting up GOAT numbers in passes and assists, and he could lead his club to a stunning league title.... More >>

Premier League Champions League race: Who will finish top four?
The race for Champions League qualification has never been more intense in the Premier League, but which clubs will make the final spots?... More >>

Newman's Daytona 500 crash reminds us of fragility of life in dangerous sport
As long as drivers continue to push the envelope, racing is always going to come with risks.... More >>

WNBA mock draft 2020: How high will Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, Satou Sabally and Ruth Hebard be drafted?
How will Oregon junior Satou Sabally's decision to forgo her final year of eligibility and head to the WNBA impact the draft's first round?... More >>

Can SEC topple Pac-12 as best conference? Kentucky holds the key
Kentucky will help carry the SEC flag in March Madness. We also break down the top players who might miss the Big Dance and what's wrong at Oregon State.... More >>

MLS 2020: Your team-by-team preview
The 25th season of MLS play is nearly upon us. Join us as we break down all 26 teams in the league on what's new and what you can expect in 2020.... More >>

Kimi top on Day 2, Mercedes still grabbing headlines
Kimi Raikkonen put Alfa Romeo top of the order for Day 2 of Formula One's preseason tests, although Mercedes continued to dominate the headlines.... More >>

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