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    Rondo wants to be 1st to win in L.A. and Boston


    "I need another ring," said Rajon Rondo, who seeks to be the first player to win a title with the Celtics and Lakers since they have been based in Los...

    "I need another ring," said Rajon Rondo, who seeks to be the first player to win a title with the Celtics and Lakers since they have been based in Los Angeles.

    Ex-Hernandez teammates describe odd behavior


    Interviews by The Boston Globe of former Patriots teammates of Aaron Hernandez illustrate an erratic and troubling player in his last season with the...

    Interviews by The Boston Globe of former Patriots teammates of Aaron Hernandez illustrate an erratic and troubling player in his last season with the team.

    Source: Bell not expected to report this week


    Running back Le'Veon Bell is not expected to report to the Steelers this week, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, though Bell previously said he'd make his...

    Running back Le'Veon Bell is not expected to report to the Steelers this week, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, though Bell previously said he'd make his return.

    Seahawks, Blazers owner Paul Allen dies at 65


    Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers, has died at the age of...

    Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers, has died at the age of 65.

    Sources: Turner, Pacers reach 4-year, $72M deal


    Center Myles Turner has agreed to a four-year, $72 million extension with the Pacers that could be worth as much as $80 million with incentive clauses, league sources told...

    Center Myles Turner has agreed to a four-year, $72 million extension with the Pacers that could be worth as much as $80 million with incentive clauses, league sources told ESPN.

    Players call for Burfict suspension after hit on AB


    Antonio Brown's teammates have rallied behind the Steeler after he took a hit from Vontaze Burfict, calling for the Bengals linebacker's suspension and decrying the play as...

    Antonio Brown's teammates have rallied behind the Steeler after he took a hit from Vontaze Burfict, calling for the Bengals linebacker's suspension and decrying the play as "pathetic."

    Don't expect Crawford-Spence next


    Moments after Terence Crawford finished off Jose Benavidez Jr. on Saturday night, talk turned to making Crawford vs. Errol Spence Jr. -- but it's unlikely that fight will be...

    Moments after Terence Crawford finished off Jose Benavidez Jr. on Saturday night, talk turned to making Crawford vs. Errol Spence Jr. -- but it's unlikely that fight will be next.

    Mack among top fantasy football free-agent finds for Week 7


    Need an impact player whom others might be overlooking? Here are the top options available on waiver wires in most ESPN fantasy...

    Need an impact player whom others might be overlooking? Here are the top options available on waiver wires in most ESPN fantasy leagues.

    Novak Djokovic or the field? We take Djokovic


    The new Novak Djokovic is a lot like the old Novak Djokovic: in a class all by himself as he showed us again, this time at the Shanghai...

    The new Novak Djokovic is a lot like the old Novak Djokovic: in a class all by himself as he showed us again, this time at the Shanghai Masters.

    Everything you need to know from the first half of the CFB season


    From the expected (Bama's dominance) to the unexpected (Texas' resurgence) and everything in between, here's what happened as we hit the season's...

    From the expected (Bama's dominance) to the unexpected (Texas' resurgence) and everything in between, here's what happened as we hit the season's midpoint.

    Novakovich has the skills to make an impact for U.S.


    Andrija Novakovich grew up in a soccer-mad family. That foundation, coupled with his drive to improve, should see him play for the U.S. vs....

    Andrija Novakovich grew up in a soccer-mad family. That foundation, coupled with his drive to improve, should see him play for the U.S. vs. Peru.

    The Bolt conundrum facing Australian soccer


    Publicly, many experts are complimentary of Usain Bolt's efforts. Privately, they doubt that a football contract will ever...

    Publicly, many experts are complimentary of Usain Bolt's efforts. Privately, they doubt that a football contract will ever materialize.

    Penny Hardaway is latest legend to return to lead former team


    In March, Memphis hired Hardaway to bring its hoops program back to prominence. Here's a look at other Hall of Fame-level players who returned to coach their...

    In March, Memphis hired Hardaway to bring its hoops program back to prominence. Here's a look at other Hall of Fame-level players who returned to coach their ex-teams.

    The Unpredictables: The NFL's weirdest Week 6 realities


    Brock Osweiler went off, Adam Thielen looks unstoppable, and the Chiefs just might feel OK about a heartbreaking loss. What just...

    Brock Osweiler went off, Adam Thielen looks unstoppable, and the Chiefs just might feel OK about a heartbreaking loss. What just happened?

    NBA Power Rankings: Each team’s highest and lowest win projections


    Can the Warriors get back to 70 wins? How many will LeBron add to the Lakers' tally? Where could they stumble? We're projecting all 30 teams' best- and worst-case...

    Can the Warriors get back to 70 wins? How many will LeBron add to the Lakers' tally? Where could they stumble? We're projecting all 30 teams' best- and worst-case scenarios.

    Germany shouldn't be hasty amid stunning slump


    Germany haven't scored in their last three games and have lost three of their last five. Despite how bad it looks, they shouldn't...

    Germany haven't scored in their last three games and have lost three of their last five. Despite how bad it looks, they shouldn't overreact.

    Power 5 conference power rankings


    Find out how every Power 5 team stacks up against conference foes after seven weeks of...

    Find out how every Power 5 team stacks up against conference foes after seven weeks of competition.

    The American preseason power rankings: Can UCF stay healthy?


    Will Tacko Fall and the Knights take the American or will Houston, Cincinnati, UConn, Memphis or another challenger...

    Will Tacko Fall and the Knights take the American or will Houston, Cincinnati, UConn, Memphis or another challenger emerge?

    Meet the ESPN college football midseason All-America team


    From Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor to Houston DT Ed Oliver and everyone in between (including some guy named Tua), these are the first half's best...

    From Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor to Houston DT Ed Oliver and everyone in between (including some guy named Tua), these are the first half's best players.

    Why the Sixers believe Embiid, Simmons and Fultz are enough


    With an unproven point guard, inexperienced GM and two completely different young superstars, how will the post-Process Sixers repay the...

    With an unproven point guard, inexperienced GM and two completely different young superstars, how will the post-Process Sixers repay the trust?

    Let's overreact to NFL Week 6: Dallas will win NFC East race


    By hanging 40 on the Jaguars, Dallas proved it could contend in a free-for-all division race. Plus: Is Adam Thielen the best wide receiver in the...

    By hanging 40 on the Jaguars, Dallas proved it could contend in a free-for-all division race. Plus: Is Adam Thielen the best wide receiver in the NFL?

    Bolt offered deal by Champions League hopefuls


    An ambitious club in Europe have offered Usain Bolt a two-year contract, with the Olympic sprint legend set to end his stay in...

    An ambitious club in Europe have offered Usain Bolt a two-year contract, with the Olympic sprint legend set to end his stay in Australia.

    Red Sox don't let Astros get out of their reach


    Boston's hitters came through in key moments, the bullpen dominated, and David Price did just enough to help keep the ALCS...

    Boston's hitters came through in key moments, the bullpen dominated, and David Price did just enough to help keep the ALCS interesting.

    NASCAR playoffs: Who will make the next cut?


    While Kevin Harvick has a firm grip on a semifinal-round spot, Brad Keselowski is among a group of four drivers who need strong showings this weekend at Kansas to...

    While Kevin Harvick has a firm grip on a semifinal-round spot, Brad Keselowski is among a group of four drivers who need strong showings this weekend at Kansas to advance.

    Adapt or die: How Cloud9 turned LoL worlds on its head


    North America's Cloud9 entered the League of Legends World Championship as the third seed, with little hope of advancing out of their group of death. Then something happened in...

    North America's Cloud9 entered the League of Legends World Championship as the third seed, with little hope of advancing out of their group of death. Then something happened in Busan.

    Bowl projections after Week 7


    A chaotic Week 7 has shuffled our bowl projections, resulting in plenty of new possible...

    A chaotic Week 7 has shuffled our bowl projections, resulting in plenty of new possible matchups.

    A'ja Wilson grows her game and brand in 2018


    In college and the WNBA, A'ja Wilson ranked among the best in 2018. Now she's expanding her endorsement portfolio, joining Mountain Dew's...

    In college and the WNBA, A'ja Wilson ranked among the best in 2018. Now she's expanding her endorsement portfolio, joining Mountain Dew's campaign.

    Which players are going too high and too low in drafts?


    John Cregan looks at the average draft positions and breaks down the players who are being overvalued and...

    John Cregan looks at the average draft positions and breaks down the players who are being overvalued and undervalued.