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Source: Giants trade Pierre-Paul to Buccaneers

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:11
Jason Pierre-Paul will join a revamped defensive line in Tampa Bay as the Bucs acquired the veteran DE and a fourth-round pick from the Giants in exchange for two picks, a source told ESPN.

Rui Hachimura is crossing barriers on his way to his comfort zone

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:49
Gonzaga's Japanese-born big man has learned how to talk to his teammates on and off the court, and it has created a new level to his game.

Simons declares for NBA draft, forgoes college

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:46
Anfernee Simons, a top-10 high school recruit according to the ESPN 100, will forgo his collegiate eligibility and declare for the 2018 NBA draft

What is UConn getting in new coach Dan Hurley?

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:37
The Huskies have their new coach. Who's coming to Storrs? A mushroom coffee-drinking, meditating, basketball lifer.

Power Rankings: The small-sample-size superstars edition

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:36
Predators goalie Juuse Saros, Lightning winger J.T. Miller and Bruins rookie Ryan Donato have seized the moment and the spotlight. Are they breaking through or just flashing some brief brilliance? This week's rankings highlight each team's hottest player.

#AskRicky: What's wrong with Hendrick Motorsports?

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:34
With just three top-10 finishes, HMS has fallen on hard times. In this week's fan mailbag, Ricky Craven covers the team's woes, new tracks, failed inspections and more.

Here's who will make the Final Four

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:26
What happened in the first two rounds? It was crazy, but we're moving on because the Sweet 16 has arrived. The blue bloods are here, but so are the wild cards, including two (!) 11-seeds. Enjoy the games, but here's what's going to happen this weekend.

Steelers set forth plan to replace the irreplaceable Shazier

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:18
The Steelers will have a hard time finding somebody with the speed at linebacker of Ryan Shazier. But their moves so far are clearing the way.

Belichick's presence at pro days sparks headlines, social media buzz

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:17
The Patriots coach always draws attention on college campuses as he briefly transforms from head coach to head scout.

Cowboys break free-agency ice but look to make splash in the draft

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:16
The Cowboys know their moves have been underwhelming, but they've always viewed free agency as complementary to the draft.

Does F1 finally have a three-way battle?

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:13
ESPN previews the opening race and takes a look at the possibility of an enticing three-way battle at the front of the grid.

Mark Richt on his way to restoring Miami to its former glory

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:00
Mark Richt has brought stability and made Miami relevant again. Now the challenge is to get the Hurricanes to their championship level of the past.

Testing the NBA draft waters? More complicated than it sounds

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 09:50
Declaring for the NBA draft and then returning to school isn't always a simple process, and pro teams are split on how aggressively to scout the influx of early-entry prospects.

Proving Usain Bolt is the fastest in history

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 09:42
He's a six-time IAAF Athlete of the Year, eight-time Olympic gold medalist and world-record holder in the 100 and 200 meters. Not bad! ESPN's Anthony Olivieri runs some other numbers on the fastest man in history.

The Accolade Index: Ranking every team's success in the salary-cap era

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 09:08
Success in the salary-cap era is all about the most effective management of cap space. According to our new Accolade Index, the Penguins have enjoyed the most success since 2005-06, in all its various forms. We rank every team here.

NBA March Madness: Cast your vote in our Final Four of alumni teams

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 09:06
We're down to the Final Four teams in our ultimate NBA/NCAA mashup bracket. Now it's your turn to vote on which college alumni teams made up of today's NBA players will advance to the title game.

Welcome to Kyle Schwarber's comeback season

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 09:02
A winter mission to transform his body was just the beginning. Everyone who has seen the Cubs this spring agrees: Schwarber is ready to do big things.

Sorry, haters: The Yankees are loaded -- and there's more talent on the way

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 09:02
From top-flight starting pitching prospects to a speedster you have to see to believe, the Evil Empire is stacked down on the farm.

Ibra leaving United for MLS: sources

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 08:54
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played his last game for Manchester United, with sources telling ESPN FC that he is close to sealing a move to MLS.

Everything you need to know for Thursday's games

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 08:53
Michigan and Gonzaga, two of the hottest teams in the nation, are on a collision course in the West Region. In the South Region, will Kentucky's smooth path to the Final Four be derailed?