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July 17, 2019

Passan’s MLB trade deadline preview: 10 big storylines to watch
From the aces who might move to the contenders that could go big, here's where the major players and teams stand as the countdown to the new single deadline heats up.... More >>

Tua: Learned many lessons from loss to Clemson
Six months after a blowout loss to Clemson in the CFP National Championship, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is appreciating the lessons offered by the Crimson Tide's rare defeat.... More >>

Person avoids prison in college bribery sentencing
Ex-Auburn assistant Chuck Person was sentenced to community service during two years of supervised release for accepting $91,500 in bribes as part of the college corruption scandal.... More >>

Canelo to postpone traditional September fight
Middleweight champ Canelo Alvarez, who calls it a "responsibility" to fight in both May and September, has given up his Sept. 14 date this year after he couldn't find a suitable opponent.... More >>

Ensan pockets $10M with pocket kings at WSOP
Hossein Ensan defeated Dario Sammartino heads up to clinch the 2019 World Series of Poker main event title and the $10 million first-place prize.... More >>

White says 'hell no' to Masvidal-McGregor fight
After his 5-second knockout over Ben Askren at UFC 239, UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal wants to fight Conor McGregor next, but UFC president Dana White told TMZ, "Hell no." He said Masvidal is too big for McGregor.... More >>

Cards release Harrison after arrest warrant issued
North Carolina police issued a felony arrest warrant for lineman Desmond Harrison, who was released by the Cardinals, on charges of assault on a person by strangulation and assault on a female by a male.... More >>

Baker Mayfield won't back down
The uncompromising, unapologetic quarterback is a big reason the Browns are the NFL's hottest team (yeah, you read that right).... More >>

Why things don't look good for Tiger and other big Open questions
All signs point toward a rough week for Tiger Woods. But what about Rory McIlroy on home soil, Brooks Koepka making another major run and the other pressing major questions at Royal Portrush?... More >>

Rory or the field? Our experts make their picks for The Open
The majority of experts like Rory McIlroy to finish holding the Claret Jug. But a few other choices snuck in there, including Tommy Fleetwood's breakthrough moment.... More >>

John Elway, at a crossroads, needs answers for Broncos' future
Since winning Super Bowl 50, Elway's Broncos have slid and fallen apart. Now Denver's beloved star faces real questions about his future with the team.... More >>

Graziano's crystal ball: Bold NFL predictions for the next three years
Patrick Mahomes is going to break (money) records. Could Le'Veon Bell change teams again? Let's project the next three seasons.... More >>

Atlantic preview: Welcome to Clemson's world
Can anyone give Clemson a scare? Will Florida State turn things around? What are the expectations for Scott Satterfield at Louisville? We dig into these questions and more in our ACC Atlantic team previews.... More >>

Coastal preview: Get ready for more chaos and unpredictability
Can Miami find a competent quarterback? We dig into the big questions.... More >>

Midyear MMA awards: A stunning KO and a big surprise top 2019 so far
With International Fight Week in the books, it's now the official midpoint of the MMA year. Which fighters and fights stood out? ESPN's panel gives its winners.... More >>

Athletes join in on the FaceApp #AgeChallenge
The #AgeChallenge went viral today, and it's no surprise your favorite athletes joined in. Take a glimpse into the future with a few of our favorites.... More >>

Mesut Ozil's decline shows soccer's No. 10s are a dying breed
Mesut Ozil had an otherworldly 2015-16 for Arsenal. Ever since, he -- and the rest of football's great No. 10s -- have been in steep decline.... More >>

MLS and USMNT Rumor Rater: Aaron Long leaving for the Premier League?
An unnamed Premier League club has lodged two bids for New York Red Bulls center-back Aaron Long. We delve into that and more in MLS Rumor Rater.... More >>

How Dos Anjos' volume could be the difference against Edwards
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Leon Edwards on Saturday will come down to who is able to impose their style of fight, and several key metrics could offer the key to how it'll play out.... More >>

The legend of Manny Pacquiao continues against a dangerous, younger Keith Thurman
Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman is a legitimately appealing fight, a fading superstar still writing history against a hungry technical fighter who needs the win to get to the elite level. And there is reasonable expectation they will do justice to the hype.... More >>

Breaking down Pacquiao vs. Thurman: Who has the edge?
Saturday's welterweight title fight is one of the most anticipated bouts this year, but who has the edge? We break down what could swing the fight.... More >>

Q&A: Virginia's Tony Bennett on recruiting, transfer rules and a title's impact
Tony Bennett sat down with ESPN to discuss the road ahead for Virginia after winning the national title.... More >>

Should F1 bring back refuelling?
Our F1 team talks about the biggest issues in the sport right now -- Vettel's uncertain future, Helmut Marko's buyers' remorse and whether Valtteri Bottas has any chance of making 2019 a genuine fight.... More >>

Djokovic rules, Serena falls short: What we learned at Wimbledon
The Big Three remains, well, big (especially Novak Djokovic), but is Serena Williams running out of Grand Slam title chances? We look back at an eventful Wimbledon.... More >>

2019 fantasy football handcuffs: Austin Ekeler among top options
Which players are worth drafting to handcuff your best starters? Mike Clay breaks down each team's backfield and pegs the top options at WR, TE and QB.... More >>

Boycotts, bruised egos: How players reacted to Madden NFL 20 ratings
DeMarcus Lawrence called for a boycott. Others were just as upset, some reactions tongue-in-cheek. It happens every July when Madden player ratings are revealed.... More >>

Pardon his French, it was a tough day for Thibaut Pinot at the Tour de France
A Frenchman hasn't won a Tour de France in 34 years, it's early but Thibaut Pinot -- considered France's best hope -- is headed in the wrong direction.... More >>

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