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NFL franchise tag primer: 13 players who could get long-term contracts

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
The deadline for teams to sign franchise-tagged players to extensions is Wednesday. Here are the players who could get new deals.

Source: NFLPA seeking opt-out clauses, stipends

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
In its recent proposal, the NFL Players Association requested opt-out clauses securing salaries for at-risk players and those with at-risk families and conditional stipends if camps are shut down because of COVID-19 concerns, a source told ESPN.

Source: Yasiel Puig agrees to deal with Braves

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
Free-agent outfielder Yasiel Puig is signing with the Braves, a source told ESPN, confirming a report by MLB.com.

Harden, not on Rockets' flight, arrives in Orlando

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
James Harden joined the Rockets in the NBA's bubble on Tuesday, five days after the team flew to Orlando, Florida.

Source: Browns, DE Garrett finalizing $125M deal

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
The Browns are on the verge of signing Myles Garrett to a five-year extension worth $125 million, a league source has confirmed to ESPN.

No fans at Eagles, Phillies games, per city officials

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
Philadelphia city officials say that no fans will be in the stands for Eagles and Phillies games in 2020, citing safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Tuberville wins Alabama GOP Senate runoff

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
Former college football coach Tommy Tuberville beat former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Tuesday's Alabama Republican Senate runoff. He will face incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones on the November ballot.

The high-stakes free-agency questions inside the NBA bubble

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
Our NBA insiders break down the free-agent decision-making process, plus the top 10 players to watch.

Golden Eagles, TBT's second-winningest team, claim first title

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
The Marquette alums avenged last season's title game loss by beating Sideline Cancer on Tuesday night.

How Simone Biles found her voice and changed gymnastics culture

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
The gymnast's unique journey to greatness helped her claim her power, find her voice and change the sport forever.

The next MLB superstar? Gleyber Torres is ready to own his moment

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
The Yankees shortstop who is uncommonly wise for a 23-year-old and motivated by the hope of creating a better life for his parents could be baseball's next big thing.

The sneakers P.J. Tucker will continue to search for in the NBA bubble

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
The NBA's reigning sneakerhead champ brought 80 pairs with him to Walt Disney World Resort, but he's still hunting eBay for the kicks that have eluded him all these years.

The eight players who can swing the NBA restart

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
Kirk Goldsberry highlights the biggest make-or-break players in Orlando.

Viewers guide: Calvin Kattar looking for something to build upon on Fight Island

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
Calvin Kattar takes on surging featherweight Dan Ige in Wednesday's UFC Fight Night main event in Abu Dhabi.

'He's the only one playing': Matt Williams' 'clairvoyant' KBO experiment

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
Matt Williams went to Korea to earn another chance to be a big league manager. It seemed like a risky move -- until his team was playing baseball months before the league he left behind.

Inside the MLS bubble, positive tests bring tensions to the fore

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
After positive COVID-19 tests postponed the match between Toronto and D.C., tensions flared between the two, and anxiety within the MLS bubble grew.

After 87 years, Washington's NFL team changed in two months

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
Social justice reforms, sponsor intervention and Native American advocates pushed Washington owner Dan Snyder to make a monumental decision.

Secrets and abuse: Inside the Karolyi Ranch

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
For decades, women's national team gymnasts trained at the remote Texas ranch owned by Bela and Martha Karolyi, Romanian coaches who defected to the U.S. and changed the program forever. At what cost?

The NHLPA's Don Fehr on the Olympics, bubble life, coronavirus testing and more

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
We check in with the executive director on the return to play, negotiating a CBA during a global pandemic and much more.

How the PGA Tour is trying to help its players avoid COVID-19 and the common injury

July 15, 2020 - 7:35am
The focus across sports -- around the world -- is the coronavirus. But with athletes, there is another health factor: Avoiding injury. So how is the PGA Tour juggling that in a social distance world?