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Mothers had major league influence on Mookie, Zion, Hughes brothers

May 10, 2020 - 7:13pm
Some of the brightest young stars have something in common: Their first (and toughest) coach was Mom.

ESPN NBA experts' biggest takeaways from the latest of 'The Last Dance'

May 10, 2020 - 7:13pm
ESPN's NBA experts weigh in with their biggest takeaways from the fourth weekend of "The Last Dance."

The odd, can't-live-without-them superstitions of baseball players

May 10, 2020 - 7:13pm
Spikes must be cleaned at an exact time. And, please, don't even think about throwing an odd number in the mix.

French Open could be held without fans in 2020

May 10, 2020 - 7:13pm
The French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros could be held without fans later this year, the president of the French Tennis Federation said Sunday.

His mom's life was cut short by tragedy, but Marlon Davidson kept his word

May 10, 2020 - 7:13pm
Davidson's mom was his "rock," so in seventh grade he vowed to reach the NFL and build her a house. The rookie still plans to make good on both promises.

Patriots' efforts extend beyond the field during pandemic

May 10, 2020 - 7:13pm
New England's Gillette Stadium is being used for blood drives, COVID-19 testing and a place to prepare "vital food packages" for veterans.

How Denzel Valentine ended up wearing MJ's other number

May 10, 2020 - 7:13pm
Michael Jordan is the most famous No. 23 ever, but for a brief period in 1995, he was No. 45 -- the same number now worn by Valentine in Chicago.

Bucs rookie Tristan Wirfs credits his single mom for being his life's 'driving force'

May 10, 2020 - 7:13pm
If Tampa's new offensive tackle keeps Tom Brady clean this fall, he can thank "Mama Wirfs" for instilling Wirfs' "find a way" mentality.

2020 MLB draft: Mock drafts, rankings, order and more

May 10, 2020 - 7:13pm
Who is the top ranked prospect in the upcoming draft? Where does your favorite team pick? Check out our 2020 MLB draft coverage.

Royal Ravens lose map without Skrapz, denied restart

May 10, 2020 - 7:13pm
The London Royal Ravens lost the first map against the Atlanta FaZe on Saturday and were denied a chance to restart despite the fact they had to play shorthanded because Matthew "Skrapz" Marshall was not in his seat at the start of the match.

Love: Being back at Cavs' facility 'weird, uplifting'

May 10, 2020 - 7:13pm
Kevin Love's Cavs became one of the first teams in the NBA to reopen their practice facility.

Fantasy football 12-team, PPR mock draft

May 10, 2020 - 7:13pm
We officially kick off the 2020 fantasy campaign with our first mock draft. Who went first?

NBA facilities are reopening, but is the season any closer?

May 10, 2020 - 7:13pm
The reopening of NBA training facilities is the first step, but a step to what remains uncertain.

Jordan dunked on 12-year-old me in a game of one-on-one

May 10, 2020 - 7:13pm
By the time Wayne Drehs turns around, all he can see is the back of Jordan's head as he elevates for a dunk.

The iconic hockey moments that should be statues: Bobby Orr has one; who should be next?

May 10, 2020 - 7:13pm
What signature moments from hockey history should be immortalized outside of arenas? Here are our picks.

Playbook Inning 6: Nine must-follow tips

May 10, 2020 - 7:13pm
Part 6 of Tristan H. Cockcroft's nine-part expanded "Playbook" explains nine tips to use during the fantasy baseball season, from trade strategies to how to value rookies and closers.

USWNT lawsuit versus U.S. Soccer explained

May 10, 2020 - 7:13pm
The USWNT has been in an ongoing battle with the USSF since filing a pay-equity lawsuit last year. We break down what's at stake for both sides.

Think MJ was a baseball bust? Here’s what really happened

May 10, 2020 - 4:18pm
Nowadays, fans look upon Michael Jordan's foray into another sport 26 years ago as a whim and conclude that his baseball career was a bust. They could not be more wrong.

Zion asked to admit parents received money, gifts

May 10, 2020 - 4:18pm
Zion Williamson's former marketing representative has asked the Pelicans star to admit that his parents demanded and received gifts from Duke, Nike and Adidas.

The odd, unbelievable, can't-live-without-them superstitions of baseball players

May 10, 2020 - 4:17pm
Must have certain flavor of gum. Have to stand in same spot in the shower. Need to clean spikes at exact time. And, please, don't even think about throwing an odd number in the mix.