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June 22, 2018

These six picks won the NBA draft’s first round
Which teams made the best moves in the first round of the draft?... More >>

How this draft sets up future trades and free agency
Trades and free agency are around the corner. Kevin Pelton looks at the ways an eventful draft night will lead to more moves.... More >>

Hawks GM nixed trade after media reports
The Atlanta Hawks pulled out of a possible trade with the Bucks during the NBA draft because of media projections about whom Milwaukee was going to take.... More >>

Celtics' 1st-rounder Williams oversleeps call
Robert Williams, who fell to the Celtics at No. 27 in Thursday's draft, admitted to sleeping through the team's introductory conference call Friday morning due to a "good night's sleep after a busy two days."... More >>

Sources: Lakers decline invite to LiAngelo Ball
The Lakers officially informed LiAngelo Ball he will not be on their summer league team, sources close to the situation told ESPN. Ball went undrafted Thursday night.... More >>

GM Altman: Cavs, LeBron have 'a good dialogue'
Cavs GM Koby Altman said he and LeBron James' camp "continue to have good dialogue" with about a week to go before James has to inform the Cavs whether he intends to pick up the option on his contract.... More >>

Michigan St. board rejects effort to oust Engler
Michigan State's governing board voted 6-2 not to fire interim president John Engler, who had disparaged victims of Larry Nassar and their lawyers in emails.... More >>

Ichiro sits on Mariners bench with fake mustache
Ichiro Suzuki, now a team executive with the Mariners, took in a bit of Thursday's game against the Yankees from the dugout wearing a fake mustache, sunglasses and gray hoodie.... More >>

Follow live: Serbia a victory away from the next round
With a victory over Switzerland, Serbia can move on to the knockout round.... More >>

Brazil -- and VAR -- triumph at World Cup
Brazil will get the headlines for leaving it late, but the biggest triumph was having Neymar's penalty overturned by VAR review.... More >>

Trade tracker: Grades and details for every deal
Which players and picks are on the move? We've got a rundown of the latest trades on draft night.... More >>

Photos of the faces and emotions of draft night in Brooklyn
The fresh faces of basketball's future ride the emotional roller coaster at the Barclays Center.... More >>

How a 6-8, 346-pound rugby league star landed with the Eagles
Jordan Mailata went from knowing "peanuts" about football to an Eagles draft pick after an intense transformation at IMG Academy.... More >>

Pump the brakes on a universal DH, and MLB's next big thing
Sick of seeing pitchers hit? Love NL strategy? Either way, the argument is good for baseball. Plus, a Jeff Luhnow Q&A and Verlander's next milestone.... More >>

Nationals' offense isn't living up to the hype
A couple of wins over the hapless Orioles can't mask a season-long problem for Washington: The bats simply haven't been good enough.... More >>

With Messi helpless, Argentina's World Cup dream fades
So much was expected, but when the game came, Lionel Messi had nothing. As Argentina crumbled around him, its star man could do little.... More >>

The friends behind the wheel of Mexico's party bus
What better way to see the World Cup than with your friends in a painted bus supporting your country? Meet the crew behind "La Bendicion."... More >>

Jameis Winston's expected suspension hurts, but Bucs have backup plan
Tampa Bay could lose its starting QB for the first three games of the season, but veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick is a comfortable alternative.... More >>

How saving a life shaped Christian McCaffrey's approach to 2018
Watch out, NFC foes. What happened on a March hike in Colorado has given the Panthers' second-year running back more purpose than ever before.... More >>

NHL draft predictions: Who could be traded, wild cards, more
Our panel checks in on the prospects they most want to see in the NHL, veterans who could be traded, best picks of the past five years and more.... More >>

Get to know this year's top NHL draft prospects
Which NHL player would top prospects like to play with? Which brand would they love to represent? We asked, and they answered.... More >>

ESPYS Voting: Best Play Round 1
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on ABC!... More >>

ESPYS Voting: Best Performance
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on ABC!... More >>

ESPYS Voting: Best Athlete in a League
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on ABC!... More >>

ESPYS Voting: Best Athlete in a Sport
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on ABC!... More >>

Everything you need to know about CFB's new redshirt rule
A player can appear in four games in a season without burning his redshirt, thanks to a new rule. We asked Power 5 coaches how this changes the college game.... More >>

Lowe: New kind of crunch time has NBA luminaries excited
The Basketball Tournament is going all-in on its radical approach to fourth quarters.... More >>

Three key fixes for Barry Trotz and the Isles
The Isles were winners Thursday when they hired Barry Trotz as head coach, but what's next? Here are three big items on the action plan.... More >>

Impact transfer boosts Kentucky to No. 1 in Way-Too-Early Top 25
Kentucky's late addition of Reid Travis forced us to adjust our rankings. There's no denying that the Stanford graduate transfer puts the Wildcats over the top.... More >>

College big men struggle to adapt to the demands of evolving NBA
The NBA is becoming a less welcoming place for players like Ethan Happ, who was told he needs a jump shot at the next level. It's advice many are taking to heart.... More >>

Reliving our favorite 'Cowboy' Cerrone moments
Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone will look to set the UFC's record for victories on Saturday in Singapore. Our panel describes their favorite moments of his career.... More >>

Berchelt motivated to fight at home and defend world title
Junior lightweight world titleholder Miguel Berchelt returns to his adopted hometown of Merida, Mexico, for the first time in more than two years to defend his belt against Jonathan Victor Barros on Saturday.... More >>

Big Van Vader blazed a trail for dynamic big men in the world of pro wrestling
He broke the mold for what a superheavyweight could do, from his high-flying repertoire that included moonsaults to his performance as a dynamic champ.... More >>

Trevor Bayne returns from 'benching'
The 27-year-old driver will be back in the driver's seat at Sonoma, and all eyes will be on Roush Fenway as the team works through its performance issues.... More >>

Why Red Bull's Honda gamble makes sense
On the face of it, a switch from the third most competitive engine of the turbo-hybrid era to the least competitive engine doesn't sound great. But Red Bull's decision to use Honda power from 2019 is all about the future and not the past.... More >>

2018 fantasy football top-200 PPR rankings
Overall rankings for leagues which award one point per reception, updated throughout the summer.... More >>

Fantasy football rankings, sleepers, cheat sheets and more
Get everything you need to prepare for your fantasy football drafts here, including rankings and analysis from ESPN's team of experts.... More >>

All the places LeBron James could take his talents in July
LeBron James' decision on where to play next season could shake up the NBA. Where will the King find his throne? We look at the most likely options.... More >>

Uni Watch's Flashback: The NHL's third eye
With the NHL third jersey program set to return this season, here's a look at some past designs that made an impact.... More >>

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