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July 23, 2018

'I played until I literally couldn't play anymore'
After a persistent hip injury, Isaiah Thomas understands the skepticism -- and he's ready to prove himself again.... More >>

Browns' Gordon to miss start of training camp
Josh Gordon will not be with the Browns when they open training camp Thursday, the talented but troubled receiver announced on Twitter.... More >>

Cards RB Johnson ends holdout, to be at camp
With a tweet, Cardinals running back David Johnson declared that he would be at training camp and is ending his offseason holdout for a new contract.... More >>

Manziel traded to last-place Montreal in CFL
Quarterback Johnny Manziel's CFL career will continue in Montreal after the Hamilton Tiger-Cats traded him to the Alouettes on Sunday in a deal involving five players and two first-round picks.... More >>

Vikings O-line coach Sparano dies at age 56
Vikings offensive line coach and former Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano died unexpectedly on Sunday at age 56.... More >>

Klopp warns U.S. not to pile pressure on Pulisic
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Top jockey fractures vertebra when horse dies
The agent for Victor Espinoza says the Triple Crown-winning jockey suffered a fractured vertebra in his neck but was not paralyzed when his horse collapsed and died.... More >>

NBA Power Rankings: How LeBron and Kawhi change the league
Who are the best and worst teams heading into the 2018-19 season? Our experts rank every team 1-30.... More >>

A major loss for Tiger that will lead to a major win
Tiger Woods had the lead at The Open. He didn't finish it off. But being right there, and the pain of not closing, is a necessary step on the road to major No. 15.... More >>

Inside a wild Sunday at The Open
From the return of Tiger roars on Sunday at a major to a Jordan Spieth detour around a forgotten part of the course, The Open's final round had everything.... More >>

Trade deadline target tiers: 31 players who could get dealt
With eight days (and counting) 'til the July 31 trade deadline, here are the top players who could be available to contenders looking for a boost.... More >>

Olney: Why the Indians have an edge over AL contenders
Don't let the records fool you. Cleveland might be better positioned than even the Astros, Red Sox and Yankees as the trade deadline looms.... More >>

Fear Machado in L.A.? Cubs focused on own deadline pursuits
The Cubs haven't been bashful about making July trades in the past, but they aren't going to let a potential playoff opponent's move force their hand.... More >>

Given another chance, would Bucs draft Jameis Winston again?
If they had a 2015 draft day do-over, would the Bucs would select Marcus Mariota over Winston at No. 1? Don't be so sure.... More >>

How a Houston boxing trainer faked his death to avoid murder-for-hire
Ramon Sosa was marked for death by his wife. This is the story of how he survived, thanks to a surprising savior. Watch E:60 on Sunday at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN.... More >>

The best-case scenario for Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors
If Leonard is locked in and returns to his MVP form, the Raptors should project as a legitimate threat to the Warriors, Celtics and Rockets.... More >>

5-on-5: Predicting the loaded East race after the Kawhi trade
Our Insiders answer the big questions about new Finals favorites and dark-horse East contenders.... More >>

Big Ten power rankings: Can anyone catch Ohio State?
It's crowded at the top, with Wisconsin, Penn State, Michigan State and Michigan all chasing the Buckeyes for the top spot in the conference.... More >>

One-handed fighter Nick Newell a bout away from his UFC dream
Nick Newell, one of the top prospects in mixed martial arts, was born with only one hand. On Tuesday he'll fight for a potential UFC contract and a chance to achieve his lifelong dream.... More >>

Scenes from a bar with Jon Gruden and nearly 600 Raiders fans
In part pep rally, part tailgate and part church service, Gruden pumped up Raider Nation before the start of training camp. He even paid for dinner.... More >>

Cubs, Dodgers challenge the AL's power trio
Who could take down the Astros, Red Sox or Yankees? L.A. added Manny Machado to win it all, while the Cubs are riding high in the NL.... More >>

What you need to know about the next wave of freshman phenoms
Say goodbye to Deandre Ayton and Trae Young. Say hello to Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett and Nassir Little and the next wave of highlight-reel freshmen.... More >>

Fittingly, Bird puts finishing touches on WNBA's record-setting week
Guard Sue Bird always said she believed Seattle could return to a championship level.... More >>

Power Rankings: Minnesota moves into the playoff picture
Minnesota United jumped five places off the back of a thumping 5-1 win over LAFC, while New York City FC held first spot in the MLS Power Rankings.... More >>

OWL: London, Philly prepare to square off
The top two seeds in the Overwatch League playoffs were bounced this week by the white-hot London Spitfire and Philadelphia Fusion.... More >>

Kevin Harvick bumps by Kyle Busch late to win at New Hampshire
Harvick wasn't afraid to give Busch a dose of what he doled out in Chicago, as a well-timed bump earned Harvick victory in New Hampshire.... More >>

Hamilton calls German Grand Prix 'greatest' win of career
Lewis Hamilton credited divine intervention and the booing of local fans for his remarkable victory at the German Grand Prix.... More >>

Mercedes explains 'hold position' radio call
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has defended his decision to call off the battle between his drivers in the closing stages of the German Grand Prix.... More >>

Usyk wins WBSS tourney, Ennis shines, Hamazaryan robbed
This past weekend brought us a great end to the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament, a great performance by a prospect, a TKO by a P4P fighter and a bad decision that leaves many questions.... More >>

Ain't no mountain high enough for Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome
The Team Sky teammates are 1-2 after the famed Alpe d'Huez in the Tour de France, and the list of riders who could catch them is becoming shorter.... More >>

Cort Nielsen takes Tour de France stage 15
Magnus Cort Nielsen won a sprint finish on stage 15 of the 2018 Tour de France, beating Ion Izagirre and Bauke Mollema to victory after 20 riders formed an early breakaway.... More >>

Why it is as important as ever to build around RBs
The NFL's current crop of young, elite, pass-catching running backs make it vital for fantasy managers to prioritize the position in drafts.... 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 >>

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