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Nats' Murphy expecting to miss Opening Day

March 21, 2018 - 9:08am
The Nationals' Daniel Murphy, who had microfracture surgery in October, said it's reasonable to expect that he won't be ready for Opening Day.

Lieberman hired as head coach in BIG3 league

March 21, 2018 - 9:06am
Hall of Fame women's basketball player Nancy Lieberman has been hired as a head coach in Ice Cube's BIG3 league, replacing Clyde Drexler as coach of team Power.

Richard Sherman shares love for Seahawks fans despite 'hate and hypocrisy'

March 21, 2018 - 9:00am
The former Seahawks CB shared his thoughts on indignation over his decision to sign with a rival along with his sacrifices and triumphs in Seattle.

Patriots can explore multiple avenues to fill big void at left tackle

March 21, 2018 - 8:47am
Looking at the options in-house, in the draft and in free agency who might be an answer to the question, "Who's going to replace Nate Solder?"

Rise in QB salaries makes Rivers a relative bargain for Chargers

March 21, 2018 - 8:46am
Philip Rivers, coming off one of his best seasons, now makes less than most starting quarterbacks in the NFL. He is set to make $15 million in 2018.

He's the only active black bowler to have won a major pro tournament

March 21, 2018 - 8:38am
But Gary Faulkner Jr. is struggling to repeat that success.

The champs* are here: A new era dawns at UCF

March 21, 2018 - 8:07am
Josh Heupel takes over a team that dominated the standings, with a 13-0 record, and the headlines, with a self-proclaimed national title. How do the first-year head coach and star QB McKenzie Milton keep things rolling?

Nick Saban is ready for another season -- and that's just the beginning

March 21, 2018 - 8:07am
How much longer will Nick Saban keep coaching? He can't say for sure, but he's showing no signs of slowing down as the Crimson Tide get ready for another title defense.

Fantasy baseball mock draft: 10-team roto

March 21, 2018 - 7:45am
Mock drafts are a great chance to try out new strategies or take new approaches. In our latest mock, the injury to Justin Turner shifted the ranks at third base and allowed one drafter to see how he felt about his team with an injured Turner on board.

NFL Insiders predict free-agency impact: The biggest head-scratching move so far

March 21, 2018 - 7:07am
Did the Vikings overvalue Sheldon Richardson? Our NFL Insiders weigh in on which signings have been the most perplexing, plus the best overall deals and most improved teams.

Barry Bonds' legacy? Always wanting more

March 21, 2018 - 6:52am
In ESPN The Magazine's ranking of the most dominant 20 athletes in sports, Tim Keown shares his lasting memory of Barry Bonds, baseball's home run king and un-asterisked captain of controversy: Not the bombs, but the desperation to create a legacy.

Kirk Cousins and Alex Smith's contracts side-by-side: Who did better?

March 21, 2018 - 6:39am
Now that the smoke has cleared, the Redskins have a QB at a price they like and the Vikings have what they hope is the missing piece to a championship.

Bilas: Don’t be fooled, we’ve seen all this before

March 21, 2018 - 6:35am
A revolution is not happening in college basketball. We've had crazier tournaments. What's not so crazy? The Bilastrator's order of the 16 remaining teams.

Where top six in draft stand: Who's taking QBs -- or could trade down?

March 21, 2018 - 6:30am
Teams in need of a franchise quarterback highlight the top of the NFL draft. But does that mean a QB will be taken with the first three picks?

Barnwell: NFL's highest-paid players at every position -- and who's up next

March 21, 2018 - 6:25am
Kirk Cousins set a benchmark for quarterbacks, but Aaron Rodgers is primed to raise the bar even higher. Bill Barnwell breaks down the biggest contract numbers by position and forecasts who is in line for bigger paydays.

Kiper: Sam Darnold's pro day actually counts; here's why

March 21, 2018 - 6:18am
The USC quarterback is throwing in front of NFL teams on Wednesday, with a chance to show that he should be the No. 1 overall pick in April. Here's what people in the league will be watching.

Harden won't be denied in bid for first MVP

March 21, 2018 - 1:30am
James Harden stared down Damian Lillard and the Blazers and didn't blink, scoring 42 points in again showing he's the NBA's best this season.

George excited to hear of Hayward's progress

March 21, 2018 - 12:23am
Thunder forward Paul George, who has lent support from afar throughout Gordon Hayward's recovery from a gruesome opening-night ankle injury, said he's excited to hear about the Celtics forward's progress.

Trae Young tells his story: Saying goodbye to OU and hello to the NBA

March 20, 2018 - 10:46pm
The Oklahoma guard always dreamed of making the NCAA tournament, but now he's moving on to his next big goal: the NBA.

Korver excused from Cavs after brother's death

March 20, 2018 - 9:46pm
Cavaliers guard Kyle Korver has been excused from Wednesday's game against the Raptors to be with his family after his brother Kirk died Tuesday, the team said in a statement.