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February 23, 2018

Everything you need to know about the college basketball scandal
A comprehensive breakdown of the players, coaches and teams implicated in the scandal engulfing college basketball.... More >>

Ex-Dolphin Martin detained over social post
Former Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin has been detained for questioning in Los Angeles as a result of a threatening image posted on social media, according to reports.... More >>

Report: NCAA teams, players ID'd in FBI probe
Players at basketball powers such as Duke, UNC, Kentucky, Michigan State and Kansas may have committed NCAA violations that were uncovered by an FBI investigation, according to Yahoo! Sports.... More >>

Sources: Rams agree to trade for CB Peters
The Rams have agreed to a trade with the Chiefs for cornerback Marcus Peters, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.... More >>

Lakers' Ball says NCAA players should be paid
Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball says the NCAA should allow players to be paid. "Everybody knows everybody's getting paid," Ball said. "Might as well make it legal."... More >>

Jaguars extend Coughlin, Caldwell, Marrone
After the Jaguars' postseason run and first division title since 1999 -- and with pieces for future success -- Jacksonville has extended the contracts of coach Doug Marrone, GM Dave Caldwell and VP of football operations Tom Coughlin.... More >>

Bills owner seeks compromise on protests
Buffalo Bills owner Kim Pegula seeks compromise with the team's players on social protests.... More >>

Leaderboard: Track Tiger Woods at Honda Classic
Tiger Woods (+1) cards 1-over 71 in second round and will make the cut at Honda Classic.... More >>

Lowe's 10 things: Uber-LeBron, Celtics unis and future All-Star Games
This week's highlights include LeBron deciding to be unstoppable, a potent trick for sneaky guards, cranky Marc Gasol and more.... More >>

What's it like to guard James Harden? Just 'hope he misses.'
The Rockets' MVP front-runner is a nightly headache for opponents. Players who have been tasked with checking The Beard share why he's among the NBA's most unstoppable forces equipped with an unguardable shot -- the step-back 3.... More >>

The reinvention of Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony has spent his 15-year career doing one thing more than anyone else in the NBA. But as the league moves on without the non-paint 2, Anthony is trying to learn how to move with it.... More >>

Canada stunned by Germany
Woe, Canada. Germany, which last medaled in hockey in 1976, shocked the Canadians to advance to the men's gold medal game against OAR.... More >>

Olympians who could step into an NHL lineup right away
Could Jordan Greenway, who made an impact for Team USA, join the Wild this season? He and Finnish winger Eeli Tolvanen, the Predators' top 2017 draft pick, are among the Olympic standouts who look NHL-ready.... More >>

Shani Davis' stealthy final exit
In what is believed to be his last Olympic appearance, speedskater Davis warmed to the crowd after his race, but he then slipped away without a word. Should that come as a surprise?... More >>

NFL quarterback carousel: The likelihood of every possible match
Take a spin through the 2018 QB merry-go-round by matching up the signal-callers who could be available this offseason with the teams that need help.... More >>

Seven free-agent offers for Kirk Cousins, and the one he should take
Just how much will the quarterback make when he hits the open market next month, and what could the contract he signs look like? We crafted offers for the seven most likely teams -- and picked the best.... More >>

Assistant football coach Aaron Feis died as he had lived -- helping students
Feis, who died last week in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was praised by college recruiters and former players for helping dozens of high school athletes land a chance to play in college.... More >>

Stoneman Douglas wrestlers mourn their coach, then wrestle in his memory
Sara Ochoa pinned her first opponent in 16 seconds. Unseeded Matt Kelly won his division. Jason Wolk won in overtime. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Eagles wrestled their hearts out in their first competition since the mass shooting at their school.... More >>

Yankees' Grapefruit games as must-see as spring training can be
MLB's biggest sluggers teaming up for the first time. Top prospects vying for jobs. Steinbrenner Field is going to rock. Here's what to watch for.... More >>

While MLB goes young, here's why the Giants are doubling down on players in their 30s
Baseball is a young man's game these days -- except in San Francisco, where the Giants are hoping a pair of veteran additions can get them back on track.... More >>

Weekend lookahead: Kansas closing in on another Big 12 title
Amid all the other hoopla, the Jayhawks have quietly taken care of business and set themselves up to claim a record 14th straight conference crown.... More >>

Bubble Watch: Strength in the Big Ten, but not in numbers
Purdue, Michigan State, Ohio State and Michigan give the Big Ten a top-heavy feel. But unless Nebraska or Penn State can finish strong, four teams might be all the league sends to the NCAA men's basketball tournament.... More >>

Bracketology: Can UCLA keep its tournament hopes alive?
UCLA has won six of its past eight games but remains on the bubble. Will Thursday's loss in Utah knock the Bruins out?... More >>

Cowboys will be 'grinding' over Dez Bryant decision
Jones loves Dez Bryant's work ethic but doesn't love his cap figure for 2018, meaning the team has a tough decision to make.... More >>

What are the Bills' options with Tyrod Taylor and his looming bonus?
Taylor may not be Buffalo's long-term answer at quarterback, but he still could be the team's best choice for 2018.... More >>

Panthers looking at overhaul at wide receiver, outside of top three
Outside of Devin Funchess, Curtis Samuel and Damiere Byrd, the overall talent level at WR didn't allow the Panthers to fully excel on offense in 2017.... More >>

Tennessee's new coach isn't shying away from the challenge of rebuilding
It became clear the kind of mentality Jeremy Pruitt wanted to bring to his new job at Tennessee when, even though he'd only been there a few months, he was already pushing for big-time prospects on signing day.... More >>

The storied history of the uniform name game
Now that the NFL might see the first M.D. on a jersey, let's look back at the history of the uniform name game.... More >>

2018 fantasy baseball rankings, sleepers, cheat sheets 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 >>

After Daytona 500 win, Richard Childress Racing looks to build momentum
For an organization that had its morale tested with significant offseason downsizing, Austin Dillon's emotional victory Sunday served as a needed shot of confidence.... More >>

Roundtable: Rating debuts, playoff chances of new driver-team pairings
Ryan Blaney and Team Penske started things off on the right foot to kick off the 2018 Cup season. How did the other new driver-team duos fare? Our experts weigh in.... More >>

Trade deadline X factors
For different reasons, the Senators and Golden Knights will have an oversized impact on the trade deadline. We preview what could be a wild weekend.... More >>

Power Rankings: A trade deadline to-do list for every team
Should the Golden Knights go for it all and keep James Neal? Could the Lightning land Erik Karlsson? Will the bullish Bruins snag another blueliner? This week, we prescribe what moves -- or non-moves -- every franchise should make by Monday's deadline.... More >>

Gary Bettman hits back at NBC's ratings decline claim
Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Broadcasting & Sports, declared that the NHL's absence from the Olympics hurt hockey ratings everywhere. Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman bristled at the suggestion.... More >>

UFC headliner Josh Emmett continues to rise, and credits his best friend as major factor
Josh Emmett envisions a UFC featherweight title shot with a win against Jeremy Stephens on Saturday night in Orlando. But he wouldn't be at this point without extra motivation from a close friend.... More >>

Columbus rebuilding, but not retreating
Gregg Berhalter insists that Columbus can still compete despite losing its top two scorers, who both requested a trade with the team's future unclear.... More >>

From eating garbage to wearing gold, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai finds his calling
Rungvisai's path to boxing greatness was far from an easy one. Living in poverty and desperate for money, the Thai boxer found his way to the ring.... More >>

Mikey Garcia aims for fourth divisional title, possible move up in weight
Mikey Garcia has already won world titles at featherweight, junior lightweight and lightweight. Next month he aims to do it at junior welterweight against Sergey Lipinets. Here's why this next challenge will be the most pivotal of his career.... More >>

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