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ESPN Sports
Feb 21, 2019

One bad Zion Williamson step leads to one bad night for Duke
The nightmare started for Duke fewer than 40 seconds in. The bad dream didn't let up.

ESPN Sports
Feb 21, 2019

Duke's title odds lengthen after Williamson injury
After Duke star Zion Williamson left Wednesday's game against North Carolina with an apparent knee injury, Caesars Palace lengthened the Blue Devils' odds of winning the national title from 200 to 250.

ESPN Sports
Feb 21, 2019

Roundtable: Implications of Williamson injury for player, Duke
As the basketball world holds its breath over the Zion Williamson injury, our panel weighs in on what it could mean.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

UGA T'd up, loses after fan throws toy on court
Quinndary Weatherspoon sank one of three free throws with 0.5 seconds remaining, giving him a career-high 31 points and lifting Mississippi State to a 68-67 win over Georgia on Wednesday night.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Machado jerseys for sale -- briefly -- at Petco Park
Manny Machado has yet to formally sign his 10-year, $300 million contract with the San Diego Padres, but that didn't stop the team's store at Petco Park from briefly having his No. 13 jerseys available for sale on Wednesday.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Zion (knee) ruled out for rest of UNC-Duke game
Duke forward Zion Williamson has been ruled out for the remainder of Wednesday night's matchup against rival UNC after injuring his knee 36 seconds into the game when his left Nike shoe blew out.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Zion injury a 'mild knee sprain,' Coach K says
Duke's Zion Williamson made an early exit from Wednesday's game against rival UNC after suffering a "mild knee sprain" when his left Nike basketball shoe blew out.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Warriors lift Cousins minutes cap in new 'phase'
Steve Kerr says DeMarcus Cousins is expected to start playing for longer stretches after being capped around the 25-minute mark since returning.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

GM: Roethlisberger can criticize whom he pleases
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert says Ben Roethlisberger is the "unquestioned leader" of the locker room who can publicly criticize teammates -- such as Antonio Brown -- if he sees fit.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Wild UCL Wednesday: VAR effect, vintage Atleti, City escape
As European nights go, this one was not bad. There was grit and intensity in Madrid and late drama in Gelsenkirchen. Oh, and lots of VAR.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Wild Wednesday: VAR effect, vintage Atleti, City escape
As European nights go, this one was not bad. There was grit and intensity in Madrid and late drama in Gelsenkirchen. Oh, and lots of VAR.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Cheetahs player banned for filthy act
Cheetahs centre Nico Lee will sit out 13-weeks of Pro 14 action after he was suspended for clearing "the contents of his nose" on Connacht's Colby Fainga'a during their clash last weekend.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

LeBron: Intensity level 'activated' for playoff push
LeBron James said he is raring to step up his intensity level for a playoff push, starting against the Rockets Thursday, saying the Lakers are "working our tails off to get there."

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

PSG: Neymar will treat broken foot in Brazil
Paris Saint-Germain confirmed on Wednesday that Neymar will head to Brazil to continue treatment on his broken foot.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Kyrie: Call to LeBron needed 'to move forward'
Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving told ESPN's Rachel Nichols that his call to apologize to former Cavaliers teammate LeBron James, now with the Lakers, was needed "just to move forward in my life."

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Kyrie: Made call to LeBron 'to move forward'
Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving told ESPN's Rachel Nichols that his call to apologize to former Cavaliers teammate LeBron James, now with the Lakers, was needed "just to move forward in my life."

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Sixers' Embiid out at least week with sore knee
Sixers center Joel Embiid is out at least a week with knee soreness.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Fury's potential opponents at heavyweight
Now that heavyweight lineal champion Tyson Fury has signed a deal with Top Rank, who are the opponents out there for him? And which pairing is the most realistic, given the current landscape of the boxing industry?

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

ChiSox SS: Machado 'might have' missed the boat
Tim Anderson says Manny Machado 'might have' missed the boat by choosing the Padres over the White Sox.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

GM: Steelers won't use tag on running back Bell
The Steelers will not be using the transition tag on running back Le'Veon Bell, according to general manager Kevin Colbert.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Sources: GSP to announce retirement from UFC
Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre will announced his retirement on Thursday.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Sources: GSP to retire; Khabib pitches Nov. fight
Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre will announce his retirement Thursday, sources confirmed to ESPN, though Khabib Nurmagomedov is making a last-ditch effort to get St-Pierre to reconsider.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Yankees favored over Red Sox to win AL East
The World Series champion Red Sox are not the favorites to win the AL East this season. That honor goes to the Yankees.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Rams set at skill positions, but offensive line faces uncertainty
Expect change on the offensive line, especially on the left side where Rodger Saffold is a pending free agent and Andrew Whitworth mulls retirement.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Mock draft recap: 10-team roto league
Find out where each player was selected when our experts got together for their first mock draft of the fantasy baseball season.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Fantasy baseball mock draft recap: 10-team roto league
Find out where each player was selected when our experts got together for their first mock draft of the fantasy baseball season.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Giannis or Harden? The MVP question that's dividing the NBA
The Beard's historic production and the Greek Freak's brute-force domination represent opposite sides of the league's MVP conversation.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

The MVP battle that's dividing the NBA
The Beard's historic production and the Greek Freak's brute-force domination represent opposite sides of the league's MVP conversation.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Possible ripple effects of Machado's deal for Bryce and baseball
Not only could Manny Machado's $300 million pact increase the price tag for Bryce Harper, it also could lead to even heftier free-agent hauls for Mookie Betts and Mike Trout in two years.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Report: Applewhite to join Alabama's staff in '19
Major Applewhite, who was fired as Houston's head coach in December, is joining Alabama's staff as an analyst, according to AL.com.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Source: Applewhite to join Alabama's staff in '19
Major Applewhite, who was fired as Houston's football head coach in December, is joining Alabama's staff as an analyst, a source confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Bubble Watch: Indiana falls off the bubble
Here's your updated source for all the latest on the NCAA tournament bubble.

ESPN Sports
Feb 20, 2019

Steelers' sensible scenarios for replacing Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell
Moving on from one is tough; parting with both is a talent drain. Here are a few options for the Steelers to make the best of a bad situation.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Source: MLB adding rules to prevent sign stealing
Major League Baseball is putting new rules in place this season to guard against high-tech sign stealing, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan, confirming an SI.com report.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Report: MLB adding rules to prevent sign stealing
Major League Baseball is putting new rules in place this season to guard against high-tech sign stealing, SI.com reported Tuesday.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Student makes 100-mile trek to IU to honor Trent
Purdue student Aaron Lai walked nearly 100 miles from West Lafayette to Bloomington in honor of Purdue superfan Tyler Trent, who died in early January from a rare form of bone cancer. The walk raised more than $20,000 for cancer research.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Ex-Minn. coach Kill on Fleck: 'He's about himself'
Former Gophers coach Jerry Kill was critical of current coach P.J. Fleck on Tuesday, saying in part that Fleck is "about himself."

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Power Rankings: Plenty at stake for Duke, North Carolina
The traditional rivals meet Wednesday, with the Tar Heels hoping to impact the ACC race and more.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Lomachenko to defend title vs. Crolla on April 12
Pound-for-pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko will defend his unified lightweight world title against mandatory challenger Anthony Crolla on April 12 at Los Angeles' Staples Center after their camps reached a deal Tuesday night.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Career Coyote Shane Doan, in the words of his teammates
With Doan's No. 19 being retired by the club, we ask those who know him best why he became such a beloved figure in Arizona.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Anfield draw hardly a nightmare for Liverpool
Bayern Munich silenced usually raucous Anfield, but without an away goal, that's not nearly the disaster scenario for Liverpool it appears to be.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

College football trades we'd make if we could
What if college football teams could shake up their rosters with a trade or two? Here are nine we'd like to see, including another move for former Clemson QB Kelly Bryant.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

How Paige VanZant has fought to build her brand
We caught up with the MMA star fresh off her most recent win to talk about how she has built her brand, and how marketing and perception have played into her fighting career.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

UNC-Duke tickets approaching Super Bowl prices
The cheapest ticket to Wednesday's UNC-Duke game is approaching Super Bowl prices, thanks to Zion Williamson. If you're interested in squeezing into Cameron Indoor Stadium to watch the legendary rivalry, it'll cost you at least $2,500.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Adesanya-Gastelum for interim title at UFC 236
Israel Adesanya has been named as the replacement for middleweight champion Robert Whittaker for UFC 236 and will face Kelvin Gastelum in the pay-per-view event.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Former Dodgers pitching great Newcombe dies
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe has died at the age of 92, the team announced.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Winners and losers from Manny Machado's megadeal with Padres
We break down what the deal means for the infielder, the Padres and a certain other available star.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Winners and losers from Machado's megadeal
We break down what the deal means for the infielder, the Padres and a certain other available star.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Inside the rebuilding of Christian Hackenberg: Can the AAF save his career?
The former second-round pick spent the summer relearning how to throw a football. And at age 24, this might be his last shot to get back to the NFL.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Manny Machado timeline: Big talent with a little attitude
An undeniable talent, Manny Machado also has been called out for dirty play and a bad attitude. Here's a look at what the Padres are getting into.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Sources: Machado, Padres reach $300M deal
Manny Machado, a four-time All-Star who had a .297 batting average with 37 home runs, 107 RBIs and a career-high .905 OPS last season, has reached a deal with the Padres, sources told ESPN.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Brown, Rooney meet, agree 'time to move on'
Embattled receiver Antonio Brown tweeted he had a "great meeting" with Steelers president Art Rooney II on Tuesday, but that both sides "agreed that it is time to move on."

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Alabama looks to regroup off title loss
The expectations -- winning a national title -- remain the same in Tuscaloosa, despite serious player and coaching turnover. What's next for the Tide this spring?

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

A new era for Ohio State
Ryan Day takes over for Urban Meyer, with Georgia QB transfer Justin Fields getting a chance to lead the offense.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

WR Brown: No deal without guaranteed money
Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, who has no more true guarantees remaining on his current deal, said on an Instagram video that he's not playing without more guaranteed money.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Art of the split decision: Gian Villante explains 'the worst thing ever'
Listening to the reading of a split decision might just be the most agonizing moment possible in an MMA fight. Gian Villante, fighting on ESPN on Saturday, has four of those in a row.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Romo to compete in PGA Tour's Byron Nelson
Former Cowboys QB Tony Romo, who missed the cut last year in his only PGA Tour start, has received a sponsor's exemption into the AT&T Byron Nelson in May.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Canes' owner invests $250 million, will chair AAF
Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon has invested $250 million in the upstart football league AAF and will become the new chairman of the venture.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Nate Oats and Buffalo want to do more than ruin your bracket (again)
Buffalo made headlines when it took down Arizona in the NCAA tournament last March. Nate Oats & Co. have a longer stay in mind this time.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

What Fury's deal with Top Rank, ESPN means for the heavyweight division
After Tyson Fury's giant deal with Top Rank and ESPN, rival teams and different broadcasters will sit and plot the future of the heavyweight division. Where do we go from here?

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

The pros and cons of the Panthers adding Colin Kaepernick
The Panthers could use a reliable backup QB, but is the risk of adding Colin Kaepernick worth the potential reward?

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Panthers must weigh pros, cons if considering Colin Kaepernick
The Panthers could use a reliable backup QB, but is the risk of adding Colin Kaepernick worth the potential reward?

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

How we rank the top seven conferences in college basketball
We evaluated the top seven conferences in college basketball based on four distinct factors.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Let's improve the Raiders: Barnwell predicts AFC West offseason moves
Oakland needs to add talent (and more picks). The Chargers and Chiefs face crucial decisions. Let's make offseason moves for the AFC West.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Who's replacing Bortles? Barnwell predicts AFC South offseason moves
Bye bye, Blake -- Jacksonville will have a new quarterback in 2019. Houston, Indianapolis and Tennessee could undergo big changes, too.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Why each remaining suitor will (or won't) sign Harper, Machado
As rumors swirl for both superstar free agents, we examine each team believed to be interested.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

How Patrick Corbin won the winter
With a stagnant market turning free agents into freeze agents, the lefty's six-year, $140 million pact with the Nats sticks out like a sore thumb.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

The most lopsided deadline trades in NHL history
Filip Forsberg for Martin Erat is the clear modern champ, but some historical swaps were just as bad as that robbery. Here are the top 20.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

The most lopsided trades in NHL history
Filip Forsberg for Martin Erat is the clear modern champ, but some historical swaps were just as bad as that robbery. Here are the top 20.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Red Sox owner: 'Spending more money helps'
Boston Red Sox owner John Henry said Monday that, while there is not a perfect correlation between a bigger payroll and winning, "spending more money helps."

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Bracketology: ACC shows strength in numbers
Virginia, which won at Virginia Tech on Monday, is one of nine ACC teams in Joe Lunardi's latest bracket, the highest number for any conference.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Oregon State snaps Oregon's win streak
Aleah Goodman and Destiny Slocum combined for 42 points to lead No. 12 Oregon State to a pivotal Pac-12 upset over No. 2 Oregon.

ESPN Sports
Feb 19, 2019

Harden says streak reflects necessity of situation
James Harden, who has scored 30 points in 31 consecutive games to tie Wilt Chamberlain's second-longest streak, stressed in a sit-down interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols that the Rockets needed him to go on the run.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

The top storylines to watch in the NBA's stretch run
Who will emerge in the Eastern Conference? Will LeBron and the Lakers make the playoffs? Is James Harden an MVP lock? Those are just some of the questions to be answered in the next seven weeks.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

PGA Tour OKs shorts in practice, pro-am rounds
The PGA Tour has relaxed its player attire guidelines and will allow players to wear shorts during practice and pro-am rounds at its events, starting with this week's WGC-Mexico Championship and Puerto Rico Open.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea future depends on mercy of Abramovich
When the supporters turn on you, the owner's goodwill is what keeps you in a job. There's never been much of that at Roman Abramovich's Chelsea.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

'Trash' talk: Bills QB's autograph jabs at Ramsey
Bills quarterback Josh Allen took a shot at Jags cornerback Jalen Ramsey by autographing a photo at a fan's request with the question, "Hey Ramsey ... Am I still trash?"

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

Giants manager Bochy to retire after season
Giants manager Bruce Bochy has said that he will retire after the 2019 season.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

What's next for Ngannou, Velasquez and other UFC Phoenix fighters?
Ngannou needed just 26 seconds to put the lights out on Velasquez. What's next for these heavyweights and others who fought in Phoenix?

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

James keen to impress new boss Queiroz vs. Liverpool
James Rodriguez's role at Bayern Munich this season has diminished but Thomas Muller's suspension provides the Colombian a huge opportunity.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

Sources: WR Brown out for combine, OU pro day
Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown, a projected top-15 pick, underwent surgery for a Lisfranc injury last month that will prevent him from participating in the combine and his pro day, but he still is expected to be ready for summer training camp, per sources.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

Antonio Brown pulls plug on 'Wi-Fi' connection with Ben Roethlisberger
Brown's frustrations that had been simmering for some time came to light on Twitter, creating even more separation between him and the Steelers.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

Antonio Brown pulls plug on 'Wi-Fi' connection with Roethlisberger
Brown's frustrations that had been simmering for some time came to light on Twitter, creating even more separation between him and the Steelers.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

Duke reclaims No. 1; Tennessee falls to fifth
Duke has reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 college basketball poll.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

D-Generation X to be inducted into WWE HOF
D-Generation X, one of the cornerstones of the WWE's "Attitude Era" and the formative period that led into it, will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

In Denny Hamlin's Daytona win, J.D. Gibbs' presence is felt
The late president of Joe Gibbs Racing, who died five weeks ago at 49, discovered Hamlin and watched him rise to stardom.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

In Hamlin's Daytona win, J.D. Gibbs' presence is felt
The late president of Joe Gibbs Racing, who died five weeks ago at 49, discovered Hamlin and watched him rise to stardom.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

Nine simple steps to go from obscure punter to viral sensation
Living in a villa in Bali, owning a tattoo parlor and working construction in Australia. Here's how Miami's Louis Hedley became a signing day star.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

Serena in top 10 for 1st time since giving birth
Serena Williams is ranked No. 10 in the world after reaching consecutive Grand Slam finals, marking her first return to the top 10 since taking a break to have her first child.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

What if college basketball had East vs. West all-star teams?
The NBA has moved away from East vs. West all-stars, but we can pick our favorite collegiate players along geographical lines.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

Fury signs deal to be co-promoted by Top Rank
Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and promoter Frank Warren have signed a deal under which Fury will be co-promoted by Top Rank, they announced on Monday.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

A new sport: France OKs competitive lightsaber
France's fencing federation has recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

The most important things we saw at All-Star Weekend
Another All-Star Weekend is in the books. From Dirk and D-Wade to Diallo's Superman leap, here's everything that stood out in Charlotte.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

Klopp needs to think smart, focus on the Premier League
Jurgen Klopp is a manager who governs with a lot of heart and sometimes, those emotions can hurt and not help. Can he play it 'safe' vs. Bayern?

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

Power Rankings: Put Kentucky in the top tier now, please
UK has teased us before, but Saturday's takedown of top-ranked Tennessee was impossible to fake.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

Chelsea vs. Manchester United is all about managers fighting for their futures
Monday's FA Cup clash between Man United and Chelsea is a chance for Gunnar Solskjaer to prove he deserves the job permanently and for Maurizio Sarri to quiet his critics.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

Chelsea vs. United is about bosses fighting for their future
Monday's FA Cup clash between Man United and Chelsea is a chance for Gunnar Solskjaer to prove he deserves the job permanently and for Maurizio Sarri to quiet his critics.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

Franchise tag predictions: 14 teams that could use it
Jadeveon Clowney is among the players who could get tagged as early as Tuesday. NFL Nation reporters make their predictions.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

Everything you need to know about the NFL's 2019 franchise tag
Having trouble figuring out the NFL's franchise and transition tags? We walk you through the ins and outs of the system.

ESPN Sports
Feb 18, 2019

NBA 'in good hands,' Wade says after final ASG
Future Hall of Famers Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade went out in style in their All-Star swan song, and Wade said he was more than content with it. "The game is in good hands," Wade said. "So it's easy to walk away right now."

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