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    Sources: Lillard, Allen met over Blazers' future


    Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard met with owner Paul Allen for one hour last week to discuss the team's direction moving forward, sources told...

    Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard met with owner Paul Allen for one hour last week to discuss the team's direction moving forward, sources told ESPN.

    Barea: I don't think Wall's teammates like him


    J.J. Barea and John Wall had an on-court confrontation during the Mavericks' 98-75 win Monday. Afterward, Wall took a verbal shot at Barea when asked about the incident, and Barea said he doesn't like Wall and thinks Wall's teammates feel the...

    J.J. Barea and John Wall had an on-court confrontation during the Mavericks' 98-75 win Monday. Afterward, Wall took a verbal shot at Barea when asked about the incident, and Barea said he doesn't like Wall and thinks Wall's teammates feel the same.

    Love target of ire in Cavs meeting, sources say


    Kevin Love, in a fiery team meeting before Monday's practice, was challenged by several Cavs teammates over his early departure from Saturday's loss to Oklahoma City with an illness and his absence from practice on...

    Kevin Love, in a fiery team meeting before Monday's practice, was challenged by several Cavs teammates over his early departure from Saturday's loss to Oklahoma City with an illness and his absence from practice on Sunday.

    Cousins hangs 44 points, 24 boards, 10 assists


    DeMarcus Cousins had 44 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists, Anthony Davis scored 34 points, and the All-Star pair led a 17-point New Orleans comeback victory over the Chicago Bulls in double overtime...

    DeMarcus Cousins had 44 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists, Anthony Davis scored 34 points, and the All-Star pair led a 17-point New Orleans comeback victory over the Chicago Bulls in double overtime Monday.

    Bouchard, Twitter date heading to Super Bowl


    A relationship that started with a tweet from University of Missouri student John Goehrke to Genie Bouchard during last year's Super Bowl will now include a trip to next month's Super Bowl after an offer from NFL...

    A relationship that started with a tweet from University of Missouri student John Goehrke to Genie Bouchard during last year's Super Bowl will now include a trip to next month's Super Bowl after an offer from NFL Canada.

    Giannis offered to intervene before Kidd fired


    Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke with Jason Kidd 15 minutes before the coach was fired Monday, telling him he would do what he could to help save Kidd's job. Kidd said he replied, "There's nothing you can do. All you can do is tell the...

    Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke with Jason Kidd 15 minutes before the coach was fired Monday, telling him he would do what he could to help save Kidd's job. Kidd said he replied, "There's nothing you can do. All you can do is tell the truth."

    NBA Power Rankings: Is Houston becoming a problem for Golden State?


    The Rockets return to familiar territory after topping the defending champs, and newly minted All-Star Joel Embiid has the Sixers rolling on the heels of a perfect...

    The Rockets return to familiar territory after topping the defending champs, and newly minted All-Star Joel Embiid has the Sixers rolling on the heels of a perfect week.

    QB guru Pat Shurmur makes perfect sense as Giants coach


    Shurmur isn't the sexiest hire, but his history working with quarterbacks and the Giants' uncertainty at the position make him an ideal...

    Shurmur isn't the sexiest hire, but his history working with quarterbacks and the Giants' uncertainty at the position make him an ideal fit.

    Report: Black-and-white All-Star designs leaked


    Although the NBA has not yet officially released the jersey designs for this year's All-Star Game, photos purported to be leaked images of the uniforms have been circulating online, with Sportslogos.net confirming their...

    Although the NBA has not yet officially released the jersey designs for this year's All-Star Game, photos purported to be leaked images of the uniforms have been circulating online, with Sportslogos.net confirming their legitimacy.

    Follow live: Bryan brothers kick off quarterfinal day Down Under


    Who needs Andy Murray anyway? Brit Kyle Edmund took out No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov to reach the Aussie Open semifinals. Earlier, unseeded Elise Mertens reached her first Grand Slam semi with a 6-4, 6-0 win against No. 4 Elina...

    Who needs Andy Murray anyway? Brit Kyle Edmund took out No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov to reach the Aussie Open semifinals. Earlier, unseeded Elise Mertens reached her first Grand Slam semi with a 6-4, 6-0 win against No. 4 Elina Svitolina.

    Case Keenum took the Vikings on improbable ride in 2017


    Injuries struck at QB again this season, but this time the Vikings had an answer and made an unexpected run to the NFC Championship...

    Injuries struck at QB again this season, but this time the Vikings had an answer and made an unexpected run to the NFC Championship Game.

    What's next for fighters of UFC 220?


    Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier had strong performances in last weekend's UFC 220 event in Boston. Where do the fighters go from here? And how about their opponents? We project what should come...

    Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier had strong performances in last weekend's UFC 220 event in Boston. Where do the fighters go from here? And how about their opponents? We project what should come next.

    American Stoppers: Can USA goalies go from anonymity to Olympic glory?


    David Leggio, Ryan Zapolski and Brandon Maxwell are hoping to backstop the U.S. to its first Olympic gold medal since the "Miracle on Ice" in 1980. Get to know the trio as they tell the stories of their selection and look ahead to...

    David Leggio, Ryan Zapolski and Brandon Maxwell are hoping to backstop the U.S. to its first Olympic gold medal since the "Miracle on Ice" in 1980. Get to know the trio as they tell the stories of their selection and look ahead to Pyeongchang.

    Barnwell: Foles vs. Foles could surpass Eagles vs. Patriots in Super Bowl LII


    In the span of five games in six weeks, we've seen the full gamut of Nick Foles appearances, from the Christmas night disaster to his mastery against the Vikings in the NFC Championship...

    In the span of five games in six weeks, we've seen the full gamut of Nick Foles appearances, from the Christmas night disaster to his mastery against the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game.

    ESPN 100 Rankings


    After reclassifications from the 2018 and 2019 classes, the top of the ESPN 100 has a new No. 1. Five-star small forward R.J. Barrett takes over the top spot with highlight machine Zion Williamson right behind...

    After reclassifications from the 2018 and 2019 classes, the top of the ESPN 100 has a new No. 1. Five-star small forward R.J. Barrett takes over the top spot with highlight machine Zion Williamson right behind him.

    Novak Djokovic's injury makes a bad day Down Under that much worse


    There isn't much fun in losing, and even less fun while injured. Just ask Novak Djokovic, who fell in straight sets Monday at the Australian...

    There isn't much fun in losing, and even less fun while injured. Just ask Novak Djokovic, who fell in straight sets Monday at the Australian Open.

    Backup to Eagles' lead dog: Nick Foles is win away from Super Bowl glory


    Carson Wentz's injury seemed to end Philly's hopes of hoisting the Lombardi trophy. But in all his unpredictability, Foles has stepped...

    Carson Wentz's injury seemed to end Philly's hopes of hoisting the Lombardi trophy. But in all his unpredictability, Foles has stepped up.

    Quick fixes for what ails the Los Angeles Kings


    A six-game losing streak brought the Kings back to the pack in the West, but a resilient Jonathan Quick and a rousing win over the Rangers showed why there's no need for LA -- which welcomes its top offensive weapon back for the stretch run -- to...

    A six-game losing streak brought the Kings back to the pack in the West, but a resilient Jonathan Quick and a rousing win over the Rangers showed why there's no need for LA -- which welcomes its top offensive weapon back for the stretch run -- to panic.

    Who will be Vikings' QB in 2018? What's next for Case Keenum?


    Case Keenum's unexpected MVP-caliber season puts the Vikings in an interesting spot -- a look at how the quarterback position plays out in...

    Case Keenum's unexpected MVP-caliber season puts the Vikings in an interesting spot -- a look at how the quarterback position plays out in Minnesota.

    Tom Brady's enduring brilliance is a problem ... a really, really good kind


    It's not easy to avoid tension when a 40-year-old QB is breaking the mold of everything we know about football. But that's Brady -- fresh on his way to another Super...

    It's not easy to avoid tension when a 40-year-old QB is breaking the mold of everything we know about football. But that's Brady -- fresh on his way to another Super Bowl.

    Guide to Super Bowl LII: Predictions, X factors, more for Eagles-Patriots


    New England will have its chance at ring No. 6 against Philadelphia, which will be playing for its first Lombardi trophy. Here's an initial look at their matchup with expert...

    New England will have its chance at ring No. 6 against Philadelphia, which will be playing for its first Lombardi trophy. Here's an initial look at their matchup with expert picks.

    Jaguars QB in 2018, where Blake Bortles will play


    The Jaguars' playoff run has come to an end. Can the same be said of Blake Bortles' tenure in Jacksonville? Our insiders predict what might be...

    The Jaguars' playoff run has come to an end. Can the same be said of Blake Bortles' tenure in Jacksonville? Our insiders predict what might be next.

    What to expect at NASCAR preseason media days


    No big announcements are scheduled, but there will be plenty to discuss when drivers meet the media this week. High on the list of topics are the new Camaro and potential Daytona drafting...

    No big announcements are scheduled, but there will be plenty to discuss when drivers meet the media this week. High on the list of topics are the new Camaro and potential Daytona drafting speeds.

    Sanchez, Mkhitaryan deal: Who's getting the best of it?


    Alexis Sanchez has finally left Arsenal but for Man United, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way. What should we make of this complex...

    Alexis Sanchez has finally left Arsenal but for Man United, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way. What should we make of this complex deal?

    Efficiency is the goal for Cashman, Epstein and Friedman


    One big reason for the stagnant winter? Three teams with big resources -- the Dodgers, Cubs and Yankees -- are run by executives devoted to...

    One big reason for the stagnant winter? Three teams with big resources -- the Dodgers, Cubs and Yankees -- are run by executives devoted to efficiency.

    Miocic wears down Ngannou to keep UFC belt


    Stipe Miocic's unanimous-decision victory over Francis Ngannou at UFC 220 on Saturday night was his record third straight heavyweight title defense, leaving him to say afterward: "I'm the...

    Stipe Miocic's unanimous-decision victory over Francis Ngannou at UFC 220 on Saturday night was his record third straight heavyweight title defense, leaving him to say afterward: "I'm the baddest."

    The best career moment of every player on this year's Hall of Fame ballot


    Players nominated for the Hall of Fame usually have long careers full of standout games. But what if they had to be defined by just one? We take a look at the signature moment of each player on the...

    Players nominated for the Hall of Fame usually have long careers full of standout games. But what if they had to be defined by just one? We take a look at the signature moment of each player on the ballot.

    Clubs that helped themselves in MLS SuperDraft


    The first day of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft was chock full of trades. So who left Philadelphia with a stronger...

    The first day of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft was chock full of trades. So who left Philadelphia with a stronger squad?

    Do top teams have recruits ready to take over for NFL draft hopefuls?


    Sam Darnold is among the key players leaving early for the NFL. The USC Trojans and other top teams have recruits ready to step...

    Sam Darnold is among the key players leaving early for the NFL. The USC Trojans and other top teams have recruits ready to step in.

    Breaking down 20 QB battles to watch this spring


    Alabama and Georgia played for the CFP title, but both teams will start spring practice expecting spirited competition at quarterback. They'll have lots of company as teams search for their next...

    Alabama and Georgia played for the CFP title, but both teams will start spring practice expecting spirited competition at quarterback. They'll have lots of company as teams search for their next leader.

    Do the best free-agent deals come to teams that wait?


    As this odd hot stove season lingers on, we crunched the numbers to see who benefits most by holding contract negotiations later in the...

    As this odd hot stove season lingers on, we crunched the numbers to see who benefits most by holding contract negotiations later in the offseason.

    Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar surrounded by enablers as he abused athletes


    Understanding how Dr. Larry Nassar gained unfettered access to sexually assault young female athletes -- despite repeated warning signs -- means confronting an uncomfortable truth: He didn't gain that access...

    Understanding how Dr. Larry Nassar gained unfettered access to sexually assault young female athletes -- despite repeated warning signs -- means confronting an uncomfortable truth: He didn't gain that access alone.