FavoritesSettings

Play1:49
Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports
58mField Yates

Yates: Fantasy football lottery tickets for 2015

Every year, fantasy football owners find gems late in their drafts. Field Yates lists nine players to consider for your late-round selections.

Play
Tyler Seguin: next Dallas Cowboys WR? (0:14)
Play
Djoker attempts New York accent at US Open (1:01)
Play
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
57m

Courtcast: Follow the US Open live

Rising star CoCo Vandeweghe is among those in action Wednesday afternoon in Flushing (live on ESPN3 & WatchESPN). Serena Williams also resumes her quest for the Grand Slam on Day 3 of the US Open.

Play
Marine asks Ronda Rousey to Marine ball (0:33)
Play
Brady goofs on Deflategate scandal (0:25)
Play
Deflategate more about Goodell's power than Brady's wrongdoing? (2:05)
Play
We all scream for ice cream! (0:22)
Ty Wright/Getty Images
5hHoward Bryant

Bryant: The one place MJ can't touch LeBron

In ESPN The Magazine's New Orleans Issue, Howard Bryant writes that LeBron James is the greatest athlete-activist of his time, putting him in a realm of greatness Michael Jordan can't touch.

Play
LeBron's title hopes fading? (4:55)
Aaron Ontiveroz/Denver Post/Getty Images
2hCalvin Watkins

Lawson confident he's missing piece for Rockets

Ty Lawson said the trade from the Nuggets to the Rockets will be a fresh start and that he's the missing piece the team needs in its quest to reach the NBA Finals.

Play
Jerry Jones reminds Romo he hasn't proved anything (1:09)
USA TODAY Sports
39mMel Kiper Jr. and Mike Sando

NFL 25 Under 25 Rankings: Khalil Mack is No. 1

Oakland linebacker Khalil Mack leads Mel Kiper Jr.'s and Mike Sando's annual list of the NFL's top 25 players under the age of 25. Where does second-year stud Odell Beckham Jr. fall on the list?

Play
Cam's little bro following in his shoes (0:19)
Play
WATCH: Ale's weekly MLS awards (2:34)
Play
Which teams are on upset alert in Week 1 of college football? (1:23)
Play
Spieth throws out first pitch at Red Sox game (0:15)
Play
Rodriguez drives for the dunk (0:21)
Play2:17
ESPN illustration - Mike Facciolo
2h

The Whammys, Day 2: What is MLB's best walk-up song?

We've paired off 32 of the top tunes -- from Frank Sinatra to Fetty Wap -- currently used by MLB players. Now you get to choose who has the best walk-up song in our ‪#WalkupVote on Twitter.

Play
Who wins, Texas or Notre Dame? (0:30)
Play
Who can actually win the College Football Playoff? (1:45)

Now

Peterson leads NFL's most overrated
NFL 

Aaron Schatz concedes that, even after taking a year off, Adrian Peterson is a top 10 RB. But is he one of a dozen top players overall, or even the best at his position? "That's really, really unlikely," Schatz writes. Overrated/underrated (Insider)

Tom Dahlin/Getty Images
NFL 

Defending champ Cilic on to third round
Tennis 

Marin Cilic notched a stress-free win vs. Evgeny Donskoy in the second round of the US Open today. Cilic's only major tennis title came in last year's US Open.

Getty
Tennis 

Rodriguez dunks on Panama
NBA 

Dominican Republic forward Juan Jose Garcia Rodriguez throws one down right before time expires in the third quarter of this FIBA Americas matchup.

Play0:21
NBA 

ICYMI: Spieth throws first pitch at Fenway
MLB 

Golfer Jordan Spieth tossed some high heat before the Yankees-Red Sox game.

Play0:15
MLB 

Dominican Republic cruises by Panama

Former Louisville guard Edgar Sosa led five Dominican Republic players in double-digits with 16 points in the 83-66 FIBA Americas win. The Rockets' Francisco Garcia tallied 7 points for the DR.

Matich: BYU can beat Nebraska
College Football 

College football analyst Trevor Matich says BYU is poised to upset Nebraska in Week 1 on Saturday.

Play0:32
College Football 

Are LeBron's title hopes fading?
NBA 

ESPN Forecast asked how many titles LeBron would win in Cleveland, and 97% of the panel said at least one. Ethan Sherwood Strauss says: "I don't have that kind of faith."

Play4:55
NBA 

That's using your foot

This high schooler took the "foot" part of football literally -- and helped his teammate get an interception. Check it out!

MaxPreps

Basketball analytics ... for pickup ball
NBA 

Grantland's Kirk Goldsberry is here to convince you to score your games by 2s and 3s rather than 1s and 2s. Still not convinced? Listen to Rockets GM Daryl Morey: “I always make pickup games 3s and 2s." Fixing pickup

AP Photo/Pat Sullivan
NBA 

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints announce RB Mark Ingram as 2014 Offensive MVP, DE Cameron Jordan as Defensive MVP and TE Josh Hill as Special Teams MVP at annual Touchdown Club luncheon.

ICYMI: Rockies turn triple play in 9th
MLB 

With Paul Goldschmidt at the plate, the Diamondbacks sent the runners on 1st and 2nd on the pitch. That worked out well ... for the Rockies, who ended the inning in an instant.

Play0:25
MLB 

Donaldson or Trout for AL MVP?
MLB 

Another year, another Mike Trout MVP debate. This time he's battling Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson -- and Donaldson's leading among ESPN experts. All MLB awards

Getty Images, AP Photo
MLB 

Elvis Andrus steals home -- straight up
MLB 

The Rangers SS pulled off perhaps the riskiest and most exciting play in baseball Tuesday night.

Play0:26
MLB 

Fish eliminated from final pro tourney
Tennis 

Mardy Fish's pro tennis career ended today as 18-seed Feliciano Lopez beat him in five sets (2-6, 6-3, 1-6, 7-5. 6-3) Earlier this year, Fish, who's dealt with anxiety issues, announced that he would retire after the US Open.

AP
Tennis 

Hammel tries for series win on birthday
MLB 

Jason Hammel is looking to help Chicago take two of three from Cincinnati on his 33rd birthday. Over the last 20 years, only one of 13 Cubs pitchers starting on their birthday earned a win (via Elias). Follow live

David Banks/Getty Images
MLB 

Garcia puts exclamation point on 3rd
FIBA 

Juan Jose Garcia threw down a huge slam dunk to end the third quarter, giving the Dominican Republic a 3-point lead over Panama heading to the fourth at FIBA Americas. Live on ESPN3

FIBA 

Who can actually win the CFP?
College Football 

All 128 FBS teams dream of winning the College Football Playoff but here's how you can narrow it down to 15 contenders.

Play1:45
College Football 

Cam Newton's fantasy stock down
NFL 

As Field Yates explains: "A lot of it has to do with the fact that Kelvin Benjamin, his No. 1 weapon in the passing game, is out for the year with that torn ACL."

Play1:18
NFL 

Oklahoma State staying in haunted hotel?

According to GoPokes.com, the Cowboys will stay at the Hotel Doherty the night before playing Central Michigan on Thursday. That hotel has a history as a former speakeasy, meeting place for the mafia and the site of a notorious murder. The official Michigan tourism site says there have been several accounts of haunting. A pregame scare?

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

One guy to keep an eye on at Oklahoma State is Blake Jarwin. The junior lines up at "Cowboy back" a hybrid tight end/fullback position. At 6-5, 242, he could become a key target in the middle of the field for Mason Rudolph.

NCF 

Brady case not about footballs anymore

"For the NFL, this case is not about deflated footballs anymore. It is 100% about the authority of commissioner Roger Goodell to impose and arbitrate discipline," said ESPN's Dan Graziano.

Play2:05