Erin Waynes
47mAdam Rittenberg

First round awaits Gordon, Waynes

Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon and Michigan State's Trae Waynes, best friends and high school teammates from Kenosha, Wisconsin, are poised to be drafted in the first round.

Getty Images
Jon Gruden

Gruden: My favorite players in 2015 NFL draft

Jon Gruden thinks Marcus Mariota should be No. 1 on Mel Kiper's board, Bud Dupree is a top-10 player and Amari Cooper is a lot like Tim Brown. Here are his 15 favorite 2015 draft prospects.

NFL Draft

Players who could be drafter lower than expected (3:07)


SportsCenter Clips

Love a big loss for Cavs (1:43)

Getty Images

MLB Power Rankings: Week 4

The Royals, Mets and Cardinals all have legitimate cases to be our No. 1 team. Which team gets the nod?

Per-Anders Pettersson for ESPN The Magazine
2hRobert Sanchez

Is Michael Andrew the next Michael Phelps?

In ESPN The Magazine's Fight for Perfection issue, Robert Sanchez writes about Michael Andrew, the controversial 16-year-old swimming sensation who is being groomed to be the next Michael Phelps.

AP Photo/Garry Jones
10hGary West

West: The Derby personality test

Every Kentucky Derby has a distinct personality. What does this year's field say about the 141st run for the roses?

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao

Manny and Freddie's Wild Card relationship (2:43)


Have You Seen?

Gruden's QB Camp: Pass Rushers (6:56)



Mock draft: Titans pick Mariota No. 2

Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky: "I’m still not convinced Mariota is the Titans' guy, though I’ve come to think it’s increasingly likely. I think there is a better than 50 percent chance the pick is traded and used on Mariota by someone else." NFL Nation mock draft live on ESPN

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Mock draft: Winston goes No. 1 to Bucs

Surprise! Bucs reporter Pat Yasinskas: "The Bucs were dreadful on offense last season. Winston has experience in a pro-style system. He should give the offense a boost right away." NFL Nation mock draft live on ESPN

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

Carlisle's statement on officiating

Don't ask Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle about the officiating. He'll just tape his mouth shut.


NFL Nation mock draft, 1 p.m. ET

Trey Wingo prepares to host the NFL Nation mock draft as our ESPN.com NFL reporters predict the fate of this year's draft class. Watch live on ESPN


Cavs will miss Love

Kevin Love took some grief this season, but Cleveland has been a much better team with him on the floor this postseason.


Expect no J.R. Smith for a bit

ESPN's Dave McMenamin on Smith's possible suspension: “A minimum of two games. Probably more likely three and I wouldn't be shocked if it were 5. You’re talking about a guy with a suspension history both in the regular season and in the postseason." (via Mike & Mike)

NFL Nation Mock Draft, 1 p.m. ET

Our ESPN NFL Nation reporters will play general manager and execute a first-round mock draft. Watch live on ESPN


How to replace Adam Wainwright

Hey, Wainwright fantasy owners, need to hear some good news? There are options to replace your fallen ace. Take a look at SPs Jimmy Nelson (Brewers) and Drew Hutchison (Blue Jays). More Waino replacements (Insider)

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

You're busted, Bill!

John Legend called out Patriots coach Bill Belichick for checking out Legend's supermodel wife, Chrissy Teigen, at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. But he wasn't the only one: We see you, Russell; Nice eye, Frank the Tank! 'Spy Gate'

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

No strong DH opinion for Jake Arrieta

Said the Cubs pitcher, who's 0-for-10 on the year: "It's part of the game, and we have to put work into it. I think a lot of people want to see the DH implemented around the league. I wouldn't care one way or another."


Mayweather still the favorite

Prior to the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight being formalized, Mayweather was the big favorite. However, his odds quickly dipped. They have leveled off recently, with Mayweather still the clear betting choice.


Hockey coming to Seattle?

Nothing will ever replace the SuperSonics for Seattle, but how about an NHL team? A code interpretation request was filed Wednesday with the intention of building a multi-purpose arena in the City of Tukwila, according to ESPN's Craig Custance. 2017 target date


OTD: Rocky Marciano retires undefeated

In 1956, at 49-0 (with 43 KO), "The Brockton Blockbuster" retired undefeated -- the only heavyweight champion to do so. Welterweight Floyd Mayweather is currently sitting at 47-0 and has a pretty important fight coming up.

AP Photo

ICYMI: Watch this Alex Gordon catch

The Royals outfielder had a close encounter with White Sox fans in the 6th inning of Chicago's 5-3 win. We're not sure how he held on to this one.


Jon Gruden's 15 favorites in the Draft
NFL Draft 

Gruden wants Mel Kiper to change his Big Board: "I don't understand why [Marcus Mariota] isn't the No. 1 player in this draft on Mel Kiper's Big Board. … He is like Russell Wilson, only he is 6-4.” Gruden's other 14 (Insider)

Steve Dykes/Getty Images
NFL Draft 

Kevin Love: Not a basketball play

The Cavs' star on Kelly Olynyk's foul that resulted in his shoulder injury: "I thought it was a bush-league play. ... I have no doubt in my mind that he did it on purpose."


Scott Brown @ScottBrown_ESPN

Tomlin confirms Antonio Brown worked out with Steelers today as part of phase one of offseason workout program.

Islanders-Caps Game 7 should be good

The Caps host the first Game 7 of this year’s NHL playoffs. The teams are meeting in a Game 7 for the first time since their "Easter Epic" thriller April 18, 1987, when the Islanders won on Pat LaFontaine’s goal in quadruple overtime.

Mike Stobe/NHLI/Getty Images

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Joakim Noah on the Kevin Love injury: "Unfortunate. Very unfortunate. You don't want anybody getting hurt. You don't wish that on nobody."

Washington Redskins @Redskins

McCloughan said picking up Griffin III's fifth year option "does not affect our draft process whatsoever." Will pick best player at No. 5.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

HUGE decision tonight coming from Brandon Ingram. Long, skilled. Choosing from Duke, UNC, UK, KU. Could help someone win a national title.

Redskins exercise RG III's 5th-year option

Washington GM Scot McCloughan announced the news today. Griffin had a tumultuous 2014: a dislocated ankle limited him to 7 starts, and he threw more INTs (6) than TDs (4).

Patrick Smith/Getty Images