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Sep 26, 2020

Meet Tanner Tessmann, the kid who chose FC Dallas over Clemson football
Playing for Dabo Swinney is an offer most can't refuse, but Tanner Tessmann did just that, and the Clemson coach's godson is thriving for FC Dallas.

ESPN Sports
Sep 26, 2020

College football's most important players: nine QBs, 10 defenders, six other guys
From breakout blue-chippers to quarterbacks trying to channel Joe Burrow, these are the 25 players who will define the run to the playoff.

ESPN Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Alyssa Thomas plays through pain to put Aces on brink of elimination
The Sun and Storm are one win away from the WNBA Finals. Despite a dislocated shoulder, Alyssa Thomas' double-double powered the Sun, and Jewell Loyd lit up the Lynx.

ESPN Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Game 4 takeaways: Controversial ending puts Lightning on cusp of the Cup
Tampa Bay is up 3-1 after a questionable call in OT led to a power-play goal by Kevin Shattenkirk.

ESPN Sports
Sep 26, 2020

MLB playoff push: What's at stake on final weekend, plus current postseason bracket
The Marlins and Reds are in, but two spots in the NL are still up for grabs. Here's the latest on the playoff picture.

ESPN Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Celtics 'relax' after flat half, stave off elimination
The Celtics exploded for 41 points in the third quarter to take control of Friday's Game 5, which they won 121-108 to force a Game 6 on Sunday.

ESPN Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Celts 'relax,' take control in 2nd half to stay alive
The Celtics exploded for 41 points in the third quarter to take control of Friday's Game 5, which they won 121-108 to force a Game 6 on Sunday.

ESPN Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Louisville hoops players lead march, call for unity
Louisville basketball players David Johnson, Charles Minlend and Malik Williams, along with coach Chris Mack, gave speeches calling for unity, tolerance and equality on Friday before leading a peaceful march on campus.

ESPN Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Stars upset with OT penalty: 'It's the playoffs'
Stars coach Rick Bowness wasn't happy with the tripping call on Jamie Benn in overtime of Friday's Game 4, saying, "Players want to dictate the end of the game. ... Let them decide the game."

ESPN Sports
Sep 26, 2020

The Celtics stopped sleepwalking in Game 5
Brad Stevens told his team that for the first time in several games, they were playing Celtics basketball.

ESPN Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Game 4 takeaways: Controversial ending puts Lightning on the cusp of the Cup
Tampa Bay is up 3-1 after a questionable call in OT led to a power-play goal by Kevin Shattenkirk.

ESPN Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Players who break the internet: The most meme-worthy on each likely playoff team
When these guys step to the plate or climb the mound, Twitter takes notice. Here's why.

ESPN Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Marlins make playoffs year after 105-loss season
The Marlins on Friday became just the second team in MLB history to make the playoffs after a 100-loss season.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Best available free agents at every position: Earl Thomas leads the list
If you need a safety, you might be in luck. Elsewhere? There isn't much quality talent available on the market.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Josh Taylor's incredible path to the top includes a near-death experience and a few motorcycle crashes
Josh Taylor is one of the best junior welterweights in the world, but his ascension in boxing was as hard as the way he punches.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Viewers guide: Undefeated rivals Adesanya, Costa perfect for 'Fight Island' showcase
Israel Adesanya is unbeaten, and so is Paulo Costa, going into their UFC middleweight title fight.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

How the 2020 French Open's protocols differ from those of the US Open
The coronavirus restrictions in place at the French Open will seem familiar on the heels of the US Open, but there is one big difference: Fans are welcome in Paris to produce a more "open" Open.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Best available free agents at every position: Earl Thomas leads the list of unsigned players
If you need a safety, you might be in luck. Elsewhere? There isn't much quality talent available on the market.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Braves' Acuna smashes longest homer of season
Ronald Acuna Jr.'s 495-foot leadoff home run is the longest in MLB this season and is tied for the fifth-longest in the Statcast Era (since 2015).

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Howard takes page from Kobe: 'Job not finished'
Dwight Howard echoed Kobe Bryant's comments from more than a decade ago on Friday, saying that despite their 3-1 advantage, the Lakers' job is not finished.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Real or Not: Will Conor McGregor fight Manny Pacquiao next? Can he beat him?
Conor McGregor tweeted that he will fight Manny Pacquiao next. Will the megafight happen? Is this fight actually a good thing for combat sports?

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Howard channels Kobe, says job 'not finished'
Dwight Howard echoed Kobe Bryant's comments more than a decade ago on Friday, saying the Lakers' job is not finished despite their 3-1 advantage.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

MAC to kick off six-game football season Nov. 4
The Mid-American Conference will play a six-game, conference-only football schedule beginning on Nov. 4.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Solskjaer slams fans for Van de Beek 'disrespect'
United have spent £40 million on Donny van de Beek, but there is a growing frustration among fans as the player is the club's only summer signing.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Follow live: Lightning look to light the lamp and take a commanding series lead
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ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Brennaman resigns from Reds games after slur
Thom Brennaman has resigned from broadcasting Reds games after using an anti-gay slur on the air last month.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Conor McGregor: I'm boxing Manny Pacquiao
UFC star Conor McGregor is in serious talks to fight boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, but the bout isn't a done deal yet, McGregor's manager, Audie Attar, told ESPN.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Chelsea's changes, Madrid's malaise, Bayern's challengers: way-too-early analysis from Europe's big leagues
We're barely two weeks into the 2020-21 European soccer season but already, we're learning a lot about Chelsea, Bayern and other super-clubs.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Best available NFL free agents at every position: Earl Thomas leads the list of unsigned players
If you need a safety, you might be in luck. Elsewhere? There isn't much quality talent available on the open market.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Meet Tanner Tessmann: the kid who chose FC Dallas over Clemson football
Playing for Dabo Swinney is an offer most can't refuse, but Tanner Tessmann did just that, and the Clemson coach's godson is thriving for FC Dallas.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Best Betts: Mookie unseats Judge for top jersey
Dodgers star Mookie Betts' No. 50 is now the most popular jersey in baseball, passing Aaron Judge's pinstriped 99.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Azarenka: Nervous to have fans at French Open
Victoria Azarenka, a former world No. 1 in the midst of a career resurgence, said on Friday at the French Open that the tournament's policy of allowing 1,000 spectators to attend makes her "nervous."

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Jaguars LB Jacobs tears ACL, out for season
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Leon Jacobs tore his right ACL during Thursday's loss to the Miami Dolphins and is out for the season, the team announced.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Lightning's Stamkos 'unfit to play,' out Game 4
Saying Lightning captain Steven Stamkos was "unfit to play," coach Jon Cooper said he was ruled out of Game 4 but not necessarily the rest of the series.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Gronk on slow start: 'I'm here to block, baby'
Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski doesn't appear to be fazed my his slow start in Bruce Arians' offense. He's taking things in stride and treating it with some humor.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

49ers to start Mullens at QB; Kittle out again
Nick Mullens will start at quarterback in place of the injured Jimmy Garoppolo on Sunday against the Giants.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Ravens DC: Mahomes 'underpaid' even if $1B
Ravens defensive coordinator Don "Wink" Martindale considers the highest-valued contract in American professional sports signed by Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes a bargain.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Buy into Heat culture or ‘it will make you not like basketball'
The word "culture" gets tossed around in sports. Miami's is real.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Calipari: Won't play Louisville at neutral site
Kentucky coach John Calipari says the Wildcats intend to play their road game this season with Louisville at Louisville after Chris Mack recently said he'd prefer a neutral site because fewer fans will attend this season due to COVID-19.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

49ers to start Mullens at QB for injured Garoppolo
Nick Mullens will start at quarterback in place of the injured Jimmy Garoppolo on Sunday against the Giants, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

College football's most important players: 9 QBs, 10 defenders, 6 other guys
From breakout blue-chippers to quarterbacks trying to channel Joe Burrow, these are the 25 players who will define the run to the playoff.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

League of Legends World Championships 2020: News, updates, stats and more
Every match. Every moment. Every day. Follow along here to catch up on what's happening at worlds.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

How the Stars get back in the series
Down 2-1 -- and coming off a 5-2 loss -- Dallas needs a big boost in Game 4.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month: Roberto Clemente tops list of baseball's legendary Latino faces
Baseball's complicated Latino history began to emerge from the shadows with the arrival of Roberto Clemente, who highlights our list of 15 legendary players who have left their mark.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

A PPV made for the Charlo brothers and why they'll enjoy every minute
As Jermall and Jermell Charlo prepare to defend their respective world titles Saturday on pay-per-view, they embrace the challenges they faced along the way.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Guide to every Week 3 NFL game: Picks, matchup nuggets, more
What to watch for in every game. Bold predictions. Fantasy advice. Key stats to know. And, of course, score predictions. It's all here for Week 3.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Lowe: What a key play by Andre Iguodala tells us about Heat-Celtics
The East finals have turned on a few big plays. Here is one of that mattered most.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Why NBA teams are desperate enough to use zone defenses
With NBA players shooting more 3s than ever, why are teams having success using the zone?

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

'You have to be cut from the cloth': The embodiments of Miami Heat culture
The word "culture" gets tossed around in sports. Miami's is real.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Paulo Costa's incredible UFC journey, as told by those who know him
After attending UFC 147 in Brazil, Costa quit his day jobs and began a quest that has led to Saturday's title shot.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

How the 2020 French Open's protocols differ from the US Open
The coronavirus restrictions in place at the French Open will seem familiar on the heels of the US Open, but there is one big difference: Fans are welcome in Paris to produce a more "open" Open.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Cyclist Dygert after bloody crash: 'I'll be back'
American cyclist Chloe Dygert had surgery for a severe laceration on her left leg after her crash at the road cycling world championships. She is expected to make a full recovery.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

FPI simulates 2020 SEC football season
Florida winning the national championship? It could happen.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

The 25 most important players in the College Football Playoff chase
From breakout blue-chippers to quarterbacks trying to channel Joe Burrow, these are the 25 players who will define the run to the playoff.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

NHL Playoffs Today: How the Stars get back in the series
Down 2-1 -- and coming off a 5-2 loss -- Dallas needs a big boost in Game 4.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Olympic marathoner Molly Seidel found a way to run again
Molly Seidel has stopped trying to outrun OCD, depression and anxiety. She has taken control of her story and is preparing for the London Marathon -- and eventually the Tokyo Olympics.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

The Lightning have short-circuited the Stars' top line
While Tampa's stars are delivering big production in the Stanley Cup Final, the Stars' top-line trio are not. Here's why, and how they can turn the tide.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

WNBA playoffs 2020: Alyssa Thomas plays through pain to put Aces on brink of elimination
The Sun and Storm are one win away from the WNBA Finals. Despite a dislocated shoulder, Alyssa Thomas' double-double powered the Sun, and Jewell Loyd lit up the Lynx.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

What's to like, could go wrong and match predictions for Clash of Champions
Clash of Champions will feature nine titles being defended with some great storylines in play, but how will Retribution impact the night?

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

An FSU-Miami game always brings the unexpected, and 2020's clash is no different
In rivalry games, we all embrace the unexpected and inexplicable. But over the past few years, the once front-and-center FSU-Miami rivalry has become even stranger.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Like father, like son: The Premier League's family dynasties
Like father, like son... There have been 16 family duos to play for Premier League clubs. Welcome to the latest, Liam Delap of Manchester City.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Marty & McGee: 'Enter Sandman' and the best college football entrances
"Enter Sandman" at Virginia Tech is up there for Marty & McGee, but which college football programs truly have the best pump-up introductions?

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Why haven't Hall of Fame locks Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers won more Super Bowls?
Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers have secured their place in history, but it's fair to wonder how their legacies would change with another ring.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

MLB players who break the internet: The most meme-worthy on each likely playoff team
When these guys step to the plate or climb the mound, Twitter takes notice. Here's why.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Messi blasts Barca, fuming over Suarez exit
Lionel Messi has criticised Barcelona on social media after the club agreed a deal to see Luis Suarez join La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

LeBron on guarding Murray: 'It was winning time'
With the Lakers clinging to a four-point lead in the fourth, LeBron James asked to switch onto Nuggets star Jamal Murray, a move that helped L.A. hold on for a 114-108 win.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Malone: Like Lakers, we'll talk to NBA about fouls
Nuggets coach Michael Malone, unhappy with the Lakers' 35 free throw attempts in Game 4, said he would reach out to the NBA to "see if we can figure out how we can get some more free throws."

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

MLB playoff push: Blue Jays punch their ticket, plus current postseason bracket
Toronto is in, but the NL picture is still a glorious mess. Here's the latest on the playoff picture.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Jaguars' Robinson ejected for contact with official
Jaguars left tackle Cam Robinson was ejected late in the third quarter Thursday night against Miami after making contact with an official after attempting to recover a fumble by quarterback Gardner Minshew.

ESPN Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Fitzpatrick sets mark in taking down Jags again
Ryan Fitzpatrick, in leading the Dolphins over the Jaguars on Thursday night, became the first NFL player since at least 1950 to record at least one victory for six different teams against a single opponent.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Follow live: Nuggets look to dig themselves out of another playoff hole in the bubble
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ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Mountain West to start in Oct., play 8-game slate
The Mountain West will play an eight-game football season starting the weekend of Oct. 24, the league announced Thursday night.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Pac-12 football FAQ: Return date, schedule plans, hurdles and more
The Pac-12 was the lone remaining Power 5 holdout when it came to the 2020 fall season, but that all changed Thursday night when the conference announced a seven-game season beginning Nov. 6.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

French Open draw positions Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep as favorites
Simona Halep, the 2018 French Open champion, already has won twice on clay, and Novak Djokovic seeks redemption for his early US Open exit.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Follow live: The Beard vs. the 'Stache. Gardner Minshew and the Jaguars take on Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins
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ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Pac-12 to play 7-game schedule starting in Nov.
The Pac-12 announced it will play a seven-game football schedule beginning Nov. 6. The conference is scheduled to have an 8 p.m. ET conference call Thursday to discuss the decision to play.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Pens ship 2-time champ Hornqvist to Panthers
The Penguins traded Patric Hornqvist to the Panthers on Thursday in exchange for Mike Matheson and Colton Sceviour.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Sources: Cubs expect Wrigley crowd limits in '21
With uncertainty surrounding the number of fans who will be allowed in the stands when Major League Baseball opens its 2021 season, the Chicago Cubs laid off about 25% of their business staff on Thursday, sources told ESPN's Jesse Rogers.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Lowe on West finals: Jokic is the new Dirk
The West might come down to whether the Lakers can shut down Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Charges dropped against Patriots owner Kraft
Florida prosecutors drop charge against Patriots owner Robert Kraft after court bars massage parlor sex video.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Aces' Wilson: Fight continues after Taylor ruling
WNBA MVP A'ja Wilson said Thursday that a grand jury's decision, which included no charges against any of the Louisville police officers in Breonna Taylor's death, was a "slap on the wrist."

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Spoelstra: Adebayo good for Game 5 vs. Celtics
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Thursday that star big man Bam Adebayo is good to go for Friday's potential closeout Game 5 against the Celtics.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Berry's Love/Hate for Week 3: Don't let injuries destroy your chance at fantasy greatness
Matthew Berry lists his favorites for each position, but he begins with some motivation for those who have lost key players to injury.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Charges dropped against Pats owner Kraft
Florida prosecutors drop charge against Patriots owner Robert Kraft after court bars massage parlor sex video.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Injured Jets call on all with 'pulse,' Gase quips
The reeling Jets will be without their top three wide receivers and top running back when they face the Colts on Sunday.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Source: MetLife turf ruled OK after 49ers' gripes
The turf at MetLife Stadium has been inspected and found to meet all standards days after the 49ers had complained about the surface following several injuries to their players in a Week 2 game against the Jets.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Barnwell: Ranking the 11 winless NFL teams from eliminated to barely hanging on
Houston has had a tough schedule, but Philadelphia and Minnesota just don't look right. Which winless teams still have a shot?

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Ten years of worlds: A League of Legends World Championship oral history
The 10-year anniversary of worlds is here. Take a look back at the tournament's beginnings and where it is now.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Royals' Gordon to retire after 14 years with team
Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, the former first-round pick whose rollercoaster career took him from near bust to All-Star and Gold Glove winner, announced Thursday he will retire after the season.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Vettel has mixed emotions about Hamilton's records
Sebastian Vettel says he will have mixed emotions when Lewis Hamilton secures his 91st win and equals Michael Schumacher's record of career victories in Formula One.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

From the practice field to the training room: Behind the scenes with Alabama
We went to Tuscaloosa to get a sense for how Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide are handling things.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Parker named WNBA Defensive Player of the Year
Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker was named WNBA defensive player of the year on Thursday.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Berry's Week 3 Love/Hate: Sanders, Murray, Metcalf, McLaurin and more
Matthew Berry lists his favorites for each position, but he begins with some motivation for those who have lost key players to injury.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Berry's Love/Hate for Week 3: Why I love Sanders, Murray and Metcalf
Matthew Berry lists his favorites for each position, but he begins with some motivation for those who have lost key players to injury.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

'Inside a special movie': What it's like fighting Israel Adesanya
Adesanya's opponents recall 'chirping,' 'energy' and 'elite striking.' See what they didn't like about the middleweight champ.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

The SEC is back! Here's what we can't wait to watch
What will we get with the return of SEC football? Plus, we preview key players and storylines elsewhere.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

2020 League of Legends World Championship regional guides
The conclusion of the League of Legends spring and summer splits around the world means it's time for worlds. To get you caught up, here's a breakdown of the biggest storylines, strongest teams and more from the four major regions: LPL, LCK, LEC and LCS.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

AC Milan: Zlatan tests positive for coronavirus
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who signed an extension with AC Milan last month, has tested positive for coronavirus, the club confirmed Thursday. He has been placed in quarantine at home.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Amid pandemic, Mexico's minor leaguers juggle side jobs, concerns
The cancellation of the 2020 Mexican League season because of the coronavirus pandemic forced many of its players to seek alternative ways to make ends meet.

ESPN Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Alex Pietrangelo's savvy 'local hero' pressure play on the Blues
The Blues' captain is hitting free agency, and has made some tactical moves to convince St. Louis to ante up.

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