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MJ’s baseball prospects: 'I swear, he was going to the majors'

May 10, 2020 - 8:43am
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.

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

May 10, 2020 - 8:43am
Some of the brightest young stars have something in common: Their first (and toughest) coach was Mom.

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

May 10, 2020 - 8:43am
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.

How will MLS return from coronavirus hiatus? Detailing the league's plan to come back from COVID-19

May 10, 2020 - 8:43am
MLS has already lost two months of its regular season, so how will it come back in 2020? ESPN digs into the league's plans to return to action.

Tomlin: Only fair to open facilities at same time

May 10, 2020 - 8:43am
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says, in the spirit of "competitive fairness," he believes facilities across the NFL should reopen at the same time.

Here's our dream Team USA baseball squad

May 10, 2020 - 8:43am
Bryce Harper talks up the idea of major leaguers playing in next summer's Olympics.

Pulling back the curtain on The Undertaker

May 10, 2020 - 8:43am
Over the course of his 30-year WWE career, Mark Calaway rarely let the world see the man behind "The Undertaker" -- until he decided to open his life to a camera crew.

La Liga confirms five positive coronavirus tests

May 10, 2020 - 8:38am
La Liga have confirmed that players in Spain's first and second divisions have tested positive for the coronavirus.

How South Korea's K-League took first tentative steps to get back to soccer

May 10, 2020 - 8:35am
The first round of games of the K-League season ended on Sunday, giving the rest of the world an idea of how football may feel in this new reality.

UFC 249 having postfight interviews in Octagon

May 9, 2020 - 6:28pm
Saturday's UFC 249 is featuring postfight interviews in the Octagon, a departure from safety protocols that were announced earlier this week.

UFC 249 viewers guide: The wait is over

May 9, 2020 - 6:28pm
UFC 249 has finally arrived, and this card has the potential to reshape multiple divisions in a single night.

Health, fair compensation on MLB players' minds

May 9, 2020 - 6:28pm
MLBPA executive board members Chris Iannetta and Andrew Miller recently told ESPN that when it comes to resuming play, health is first and foremost on players' minds, with fair compensation behind it.

Hamlin closes NASCAR iRacing with another win

May 9, 2020 - 6:28pm
Denny Hamlin closed NASCAR's iRacing Series with a victory at a simulation of throwback North Wilkesboro Speedway.

Rockford Peaches pitcher Mary Pratt dies at 101

May 9, 2020 - 6:28pm
Mary Pratt, believed to be the last surviving member of the Rockford Peaches, has died at age 101.

Tony Gwynn's bat was his magic wand

May 9, 2020 - 6:28pm
Let's keep this simple: Tony Gwynn could hit. "Some hitters use bats as more of a battering ram," one former teammate said. "Tony used his bats more as a paintbrush."

Lowe: Five NBA things I like and don't like, including Michael Jordan's 63-point masterpiece

May 9, 2020 - 6:28pm
Let's spotlight a new appreciation for Jordan's greatness, the art of rebounding and the Trae Young-John Collins duo.

Man United post-Ferguson signings: The good, the bad and the ugly

May 9, 2020 - 6:28pm
It has been seven years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, and Man United have been busy (if not always successful) in the transfer market ever since.

The great bat flip mystery

May 9, 2020 - 6:28pm
In MLB, bat flips have long symbolized disrespect. In South Korea, they are art.

Instead of mining copper, Justin Gaethje is chasing UFC gold

May 9, 2020 - 10:06am
Gaethje's family heritage was forged in Arizona copper mines, but a fighting spirit charted his path to a UFC title shot.