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February 21, 2018

Vonn third in likely final Olympic downhill race
American skier Lindsey Vonn took bronze in the women's downhill in what was likely her final Olympic downhill race. Italy's Sofia Goggia grabbed gold, while Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway claimed silver.... More >>

Luck: 'Ship has sailed' on 2nd shoulder surgery
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck said he felt "a bit of relief" in knowing that shoulder surgery isn't an option for him now. "The one thing I know in my heart is that I am getting better, and I'm feeling great," he said.... More >>

Report: Ex-Mavs CEO accused of misconduct
The Mavericks notified the NBA about misconduct allegations against former team president Terdema Ussery and said they have hired outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation into the claims.... More >>

Dolphins use franchise tag on receiver Landry
Wide receiver Jarvis Landry has been given the franchise tag (expected to be around $16.2 million) by the Dolphins.... More >>

Steelers' Shazier says he plans to play again
Speaking on a teammate's podcast, Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier said he plans to play football again, adding that he wants to become a Hall of Famer. Shazier is recovering from a severe spinal injury suffered in December.... More >>

Trade sends Drury to Yanks, Souza to D-backs
The Yankees have added versatile infielder Brandon Drury via a three-team trade with Arizona and Tampa Bay. Steven Souza Jr. heads to the Diamondbacks, with the Rays acquiring two prospects and two players to be named.... More >>

U.S. men fall to Czechs, out of hockey tourney
A shootout loss to the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals has ended the United States' run in the Olympic men's hockey tournament.... More >>

The 12 teams that can win it all this year
In a wide-open college basketball season, few teams have stood out. Can just about any team win it all? Not quite. It's time to go through the list of legitimate candidates.... More >>

Bubble Watch: Pac-12 and Oklahoma are living dangerously
The Pac-12 could get as many as six teams or as few as two teams into the tournament, depending on how the likes of UCLA, Utah and Washington finish.... More >>

Trade for Brandon Drury ramps up fight for jobs in Yankees' infield
The future belongs to Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres, but Tuesday's three-way deal added a strong right-now rival to a complicated camp battle.... More >>

How Rick Pitino brought down Louisville
Louisville was forced to vacate a national title. And the Cardinals still have more problems on the horizon. All of it revolves around a disgraced Hall of Fame coach who is no longer there.... More >>

Morata's woes have Chelsea chasing answers
Alvaro Morata started on the bench in Chelsea's draw vs. Barcelona. If Chelsea are to be victorious in the return leg, they need more from the No. 9.... More >>

Zagitova sets record in women's short program
Alina Zagitova achieved a world-record score of 82.92 points to pass teammate Evgenia Medvedeva in Wednesday's short program, giving the Russians the top two spots heading into the women's figure skating free skate.... More >>

Franchise tag predictions for all 32 NFL teams
Which quarterback should the Vikings tag? Are the Steelers likely to franchise Le'Veon Bell for the second straight year? NFL Nation reporters forecast which teams will (or won't) use the tag and which players are prime candidates.... More >>

Clock ticking on possible Redskins-Cousins tag showdown
The window opens Tuesday on the Redskins' ability to apply the franchise tag to QB Kirk Cousins for a third straight year. We look at some scenarios.... More >>

Barnwell: Time for Jaguars to move on from Bortles? Offseason moves for AFC South
Could Jacksonville move on from Blake Bortles and enter the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes? Will the Jags be able to keep top wideout Allen Robinson? Here are five offseason moves to improve each AFC South team.... More >>

All the places LeBron could take his talents in July
The King is set to be a free agent, and his decision on where to play next season could shake up the NBA once again. We look at the most likely options.... More >>

The dire diagnosis of Tiny Archibald is a bitter pill -- and a prescription for the future of NBA stars
Former NBA stars are dying young at an alarming rate. This is the story of how today's stars are trying to change that.... More >>

What's it like facing Yu Darvish? His new teammates tell all
How do Darvish's former rivals rate their new ace's repertoire? Said Addison Russell: "I'm just glad he's on our side now."... More >>

Can last season's breakout pitchers do it again?
From a surprising Cy Young finalist to World Series Game 7's winning pitcher, we examine if last year's unexpected successes can double up this time around.... More >>

MLB's threat of pitch clocks fizzles ... for now
In simply limiting mound visits, commissioner Rob Manfred didn't drop the hammer by unilaterally implementing pitch clocks. But if players don't want those clocks in 2019 -- and they don't -- they'd better pick up the pace this season.... More >>

2018 fantasy baseball rankings, sleepers and more
Get everything you need to prepare for your fantasy baseball drafts here, including rankings and analysis from ESPN's team of experts.... More >>

How you can utilize Shohei Ohtani in fantasy
Ohtani has sparked the imagination of baseball fans everywhere, as his ability to both hit and pitch sets him apart from nearly everyone else in MLB. What can you expect from this one-of-a-kind player in ESPN's fantasy game?... More >>

What's troubling Tiger Woods six weeks before the Masters? Plenty
Missed fairways and a suddenly alarming iron game don't give one confidence six weeks before the year's first major at Augusta National. But Tiger's plight isn't all gloomy.... More >>

Doug Martin leaves Bucs a disappointment despite two brilliant seasons
Big years by the running back in 2012 and 2015 proved to be just a tease, and he finished his time in Tampa as an expensive frustration.... More >>

Should Jon Gruden bring in Johnny Manziel, Colin Kaepernick to back up Derek Carr?
While the Raiders' focus is on "the development of Derek Carr," it's worth wondering if Jon Gruden will seek another aggressive backup quarterback.... More >>

Cowboys will be patient in game of tag with DeMarcus Lawrence
DeMarcus Lawrence is going to get paid after his Pro Bowl 2017 season. Whether that's with a new Cowboys deal or via franchise tag remains to be seen.... More >>

Potential Giants cuts: Brandon Marshall, Eli Apple among tough decisions
Both Brandon Marshall and Eli Apple could potentially be let go by the Giants this offseason after producing very little for the team in 2017.... More >>

All rise! Giancarlo Stanton joins Aaron Judge for first round of BP
The slugging tandem fans have anticipated ever since the Marlins star was traded to the Yankees gave die-hard fans in Tampa a glimpse of what's to come.... More >>

Finally! Red Sox get their man in J.D. Martinez -- and he's way more than a consolation prize
Boston didn't land Giancarlo Stanton or Manny Machado. But the Sox snagged their top offseason target and the power bat they desperately needed.... More >>

Power Rankings: First-place Rockets, rolling Raps and all that Jazz
Can Houston keep the No. 1 seed away from Golden State? Is Utah's 11-game run for real? Kevin Arnovitz takes the temperature of all 30 teams as the season approaches the playoff push.... More >>

'We're showing people that anyone can do anything'
The Nigerian-Americans went from zero knowledge of bobsled to the track in Pyeongchang -- and landing in the record books for Africa.... More >>

Rivals, friends, record-breakers: Virtue and Moir pushed to new heights
Canadian pair Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won a record third Olympic gold medal, and they were pushed every step of the way by their training partners, Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France.... More >>

Could Patrick Maroon, Evander Kane be trade-deadline kryptonite?
Patrick Maroon is generating trade-deadline buzz. Are his 30 points a product of playing with Connor McDavid, or is he talented enough to excel elsewhere?... More >>

Power Rankings: Red-hot Bruins keep climbing
Vegas remains No. 1 -- while Tampa Bay and Nashville round out the top three -- but Boston's recent run has shaved the Lightning's lead in the Atlantic Division to just one point.... More >>

Can Cam Akers rush for 2,000 yards at Florida State this season?
After rushing for 1,024 yards as a true freshman, Cam Akers has his sights set much higher, saying he has plenty of room to improve.... More >>

Oregon outlasts UCLA in epic Pac-12 showdown
A year ago, Oregon was below .500 in the Pac-12. With a thrilling overtime victory over UCLA on Monday, the Ducks are in the driver's seat and closing in on winning their first conference crown since the 1999-2000 season.... More >>

Women's Bracketology: Make way for Minnesota
Upending No. 10 Maryland on Sunday for a signature win to finally move it to the right side of the bubble, Minnesota was one of three new teams in Charlie Creme's projected field of 64.... More >>

'JoJo' Diaz: 'I will remind everyone why I deserve a world title shot'
Undefeated featherweight Joseph "JoJo" Diaz faces Victor "Vikingo" Terrazas in the main event of a Golden Boy on ESPN card Thursday night, hoping a victory will push him closer to a title opportunity.... More >>


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