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2016 offseason grades for all 32 NFL teams

Which NFL teams actually made themselves better this offseason? Our crew of NFL Insiders dissects all the relevant draft picks and deals, grading each franchise's performance.

Stephen A.: 'Westbrook is putting the world on notice. Steph, who?' (2:01)
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19mBrian Windhorst

Cavaliers looking to find substance in the cliché

The Cavs had control of their series with the Raptors. Until they didn't. Now a best-of-three showdown has Cleveland looking for answers heading into Game 5 (8:30 ET on ESPN & WatchESPN).

Was Draymond's trip of Kanter a dirty play? (1:52)
On this date: Ali KO's Liston in first minute (1:17)
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1mPhil Sheridan

Eagles coordinator Reich says QB order not set

In an appearance on WIP-94.1 FM Wednesday, Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich said the perception that the quarterback order is set is "probably not the right impression."

Duke walk-on shocked with scholarship (1:52)
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1hCalvin Watkins

Rougned Odor fights back against his bad reputation

Some opponents think he's immature, disrespectful or worse. But Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, a young player with an old-school style, has his teammates in his corner.

Minor league manager's history of colossal meltdowns (1:28)
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WATCH: Spelling Bee preliminaries

The prelims for the 89th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee are underway, and you can catch the action on ESPN3.

Tedy Bruschi: If Warriors lose, they're worse than 18-1 Patriots (2:09)
If I wasn't an Olympian I would be ... (1:28)
2hDan Arritt

Dodgers' Puig gets benched for lack of hustle

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was apologetic after he was benched for failing to run hard out of the batter's box on a deep fly ball to right that caromed off the wall in Tuesday's 8-2 win.

4hBrett Okamoto

Five Rounds with Urijah Faber

Will Conor McGregor face Nate Diaz? How about Floyd Mayweather? Does BJ Penn's potential doping violation prevent his comeback? Urijah Faber joins ESPN's Brett Okamoto to discuss.


The many doppelgängers of Steven Adams

A young Thunder fan who dressed up as Adams isn't the only lookalike around.


Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Geno Smith, commenting for the first time since the end of the season, got testy with a reporter when asked if he wants Ryan Fitzpatrick to re-sign. "That's up to the front office and Ryan Fitzpatrick," Smith said. "Why would I speak on that?" Smith cut off the reporter's follow-up questions. Otherwise, he handled the interrogation well, saying he sees Fitzpatrick's absence as "an opportunity." Smith believes he has improved considerably from his days as an erratic starter.

Is retiring Chris Bosh's best move?

Jorge Sedano, Dr. Richard Besser and Bo Kimble analyze how the team and Bosh should handle his future.


Pac-12 to enter esports this upcoming year

The Pac-12 announced network support for esports competitions in its end of the year roundup. The presidents and chancellors acknowledged "growing interest" among students and will begin hosting live studio competitions and tournaments. Story


High schooler's crazy play at the plate

This impressive 360 move from a Washington high school baseball player somehow prevented a sure out. Check it out


Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Crushing blow for Andy Enfield and USC to lose Julian Jacobs and Nikola Jovanovic early to NBA. Could have been Top 15-20 team.

Christopher Wondoloski ESPN FC 

Milan is getting ready to host the UEFA Champions League Final. Beautiful scene here in Milan.

What role will U.S. youngsters play at Copa?

What can we expect from U.S. youngsters, like Christian Pulisic, heading into Copa America? Doug McIntyre weighs in on the nine players aged 25 or under on the Copa roster, outlining their stock heading into this summer. Best-case scenario (Insider)

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Minor league manager no stranger to meltdowns

And it doesn't matter if it's stealing a base, chucking a rosin bag or disrobing at home plate.


Final Team Russia roster projection

The final rosters will be named this week for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Who do we think will make the colorful Team Russia? Projections

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FaZe Clan officially leaves WESA

WESA (World Esports Organization) was intended to become a regulatory esports institution, something to normalize esports. But it's already falling apart. Story

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Stephen A.: 'Steph, who?'

Stephen A. Smith says Russell Westbrook is the most "ruthless and vicious" player on the court and is "putting the world on notice."


How do SC anchors fare in Spelling Bee?



Odor fights against his bad reputation

Some opponents think he's immature, disrespectful or worse. But Rangers 2B Rougned Odor, a young player with an old-school style, has his teammates in his corner. 'I'm not a dirty player'

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Play along with the Spelling Bee

Think you can spell better than the kids participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee? Time to prove it. Get in the game

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron's mindset for Game 5? "Just a sense of calmness. That's all. Just a very calm moment for myself, personally. I relish this opportunity to be a part of the postseason once again, to be 2-2 on my home floor, so, a sense of calmness. I think they'll follow that."

Stephen A: Black head coaches are endangered species

Stephen A. Smith examines Michael Wilbon's Undefeated article on how a failure to "speak analytics" is pushing black head coaches out of the league.


Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Sharks coach Peter DeBoer on approach to Game 6 of Western Conference finals: "Every game has been the most important game for us. That's nothing new."

Foul ball finds a deep fryer

If anybody ordered the fried baseball at Minute Maid Park Tuesday, then George Springer had you covered. Take a look

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If I wasn't an Olympian I would be ...
Olympic Sports 

There were almost some more Broadway actors, NASCAR drivers and test pilots in the world.

Olympic Sports 

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

A first for many of us grizzled hacks: Robert Griffin III threw a ball away and it soared over a 15-foot fence. Hit halfway up a pine tree in a neighboring yard.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Dusty Baker on the Matt Harvey situation: "It's his prerogative to do what he wants to do. If he don't wanna talk, he doesn't have to talk. But he's making it harder on himself. New York'll eat you up."