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June 20, 2019

Draft trades to watch: Why the fun could start as high as No. 4
After the top three players are off the board, draft night becomes filled with trade possibilities for lottery teams and contenders alike. Here is what we're watching the closest.... More >>

Sources: Rays to explore playing in Montreal
The Rays received permission from MLB's executive council to explore a plan in which they would play early-season home games in the Tampa Bay area and the remainder of the year in Montreal, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN.... More >>

Sooners land another top QB, Vandagriff, in '21
Quarterback Brock Vandagriff, expected to be one of the top passers in the Class of 2021, committed Thursday to the Oklahoma Sooners.... More >>

Sources: Pelicans pick up Okafor's team option
The New Orleans Pelicans have picked up the 2019-20 team option on Jahlil Okafor, league sources told ESPN.... More >>

NFL finalizes PI replay challenge rule for 2019
Coaches will be able to challenge pass interference calls or no-calls up to the two-minute warning for the upcoming season.... More >>

Cavaliers owner Gilbert released from hospital
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was released from the hospital and will move to a rehab center as he recovers from a stroke.... More >>

Complaint targets transgender HS track athletes
Three Connecticut girls who have run high school track filed a federal discrimination complaint over a state policy on transgender athletes, saying it cost them top finishes and possibly college scholarships.... More >>

Why the U.S. will be its best possible self in showdown against Sweden
The loss against Sweden in the 2016 Olympics did not sit well with the Americans. They have a chance to prove this is a very different team.... More >>

What is at stake for USWNT heading into final group match vs. Sweden
Will winning Group F hurt the USWNT's chances of another world crown? We break down the knockout scenarios ahead of Thursday's group finale.... More >>

NBA shot chart trivia: Guess that draft prospect
Here we go: Six multiple-choice questions on the likely first-rounders. Shoot your shot.... More >>

MLB Awards Watch: An epic MVP race, Cy Young picks and more
Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich are in an NL MVP battle for the ages. Whom do we favor? Plus, the aces and rookies most likely to raise the hardware in 2019.... More >>

Lowe: Mike Conley trade puts Utah in Finals contention
The Jazz quietly won 50 games. Now they are loudly joining the conversation in the wide-open West.... More >>

The latest intel on this loaded free-agent market
Here's what league execs are now saying about Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, Kemba Walker and the league's other top free agents.... More >>

PSG tried to break soccer by signing Neymar and Mbappe. The only thing they broke was themselves
The French giants made the two biggest signings in soccer history back in 2017 in a bid to dominate the sport and change it forever. It didn't work.... More >>

Best Performance: Upsets, records and more
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to The 2019 ESPYS presented by Capital One on July 10 on ABC!... More >>

Best Viral Moment: Ingram, Tucker, Ohashi or Sister Mary Jo
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to The 2019 ESPYS presented by Capital One on July 10 on ABC!... More >>

Best Athlete in a Sport: A crowded field
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to The 2019 ESPYS presented by Capital One on July 10 on ABC!... More >>

Best Athlete in a League: Is Giannis best in NBA?
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to The 2019 ESPYS presented by Capital One on July 10 on ABC!... More >>

Stats indicate a possible one-sided battle if Renato Moicano-Chan Sung Jung is a slugfest
Striking precision appears to be the key factor when Renato Moicano and Chan Sung Jung meet in the UFC Fight Night main event on Saturday.... More >>

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Fighting gave Ashley Yoder a purpose after brother's death
UFC strawweight Ashley Yoder, who fights Saturday in South Carolina, says the death of her brother has impacted her life in more ways than one.... More >>

What to watch for in the PFL's second round of fights
As fighters jockey for spots in the PFL playoffs and postseason positioning, these are the bouts at PFL 4, PFL 5 and PFL 6 to keep a particularly close eye on.... More >>

Can Hammerin' Cameron Maybin stick in the Bronx?
The Yankees' outfield is getting crowded, with Stanton and Judge returning, but Maybin's power surge might be enough to keep him in New York.... More >>

How 'Get it out of the ocean' stoked a rivalry -- and L.A.'s T-shirt business
Max Muncy's exchange with Madison Bumgarner added a spark to Dodgers-Giants and a slogan to the California lexicon.... More >>

'$60 to get yelled at': Why officiating is nearing a breaking point
"I really think technology has done more bad than good at all levels." The world has changed, and it has affected referees from pro to youth sports.... More >>

Amazing Amy: Meet Gary Woodland's U.S. Open inspiration
Amy Bockerstette started taking golf lessons at 14 with the hope of playing with her family. She became the first person with Down syndrome to earn a college athletic scholarship.... More >>

The Wysh List: Don't cook with the Blues' recipe
The NHL is notoriously a copycat league. Here's why other teams shouldn't try to emulate the Stanley Cup champs.... More >>

Draft primer: Answering the 25 biggest last-minute questions
Expectations for Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko. The team that must ace the draft. Odds we see a first-round goalie. All that and more from our experts.... More >>

Jack Hughes, Kaapo Kakko help renew Devils-Rangers rivalry
The top two picks in the draft will invigorate the Hudson River Rivalry, which has been alternately one-sided for seven years.... More >>

Andrew Cancio still juggling two worlds: World champ and full-time construction technician
Andrew Cancio is a world titleholder and has a fight scheduled to defend his belt in a rematch against Alberto Machado on Friday. But he still has a chip on his shoulder -- and a full-time job on the side.... More >>

'There are other kids coming': How Canada is becoming a tennis power
Led by Bianca Andreescu on the women's side and Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime on the men's side, Canada has a new crop of players ready to hit it big.... More >>

Las Vegas Aces right at home in the desert
Whether it's the team's next home game flashing on a marquee or team merchandise sold along The Strip, Las Vegas has quickly become home for the Aces.... More >>


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