Would the Lakers or Celtics trade for The Beard? Here are four trades that work, says Kevin Pelton, if the Rockets focus on the real problem in Houston: James Harden.
On the heels of a loss that led coach J.B. Bickerstaff to call the Rockets "broken," Houston has started contacting teams about a potential Dwight Howard trade.
Justin Tuck, Jerome Bettis, Damien Woody and Bill Polian provide insight into the things an NFL player like Peyton Manning takes into consideration when deciding whether to retire.
Both the Thunder and Pelicans were reeling after the death of Thunder assistant Monty Williams' wife, Ingrid, but basketball offered a reprieve for the heavy-hearted teams.
Thunder and Pelicans players grieved for the loss of OKC assistant coach Monty Williams' wife, Ingrid, a day after she died following a car crash.
Texas receivers coach Jay Norvell has become the fifth assistant coach to leave the program this offseason, sources have confirmed. He has taken a similar role at Arizona State.
Free agent running back Matt Forte confirmed Friday that he was told that he would not be re-signed by the Chicago Bears.
More injuries. Lower quality of play. Fewer dunks, for crying out loud! Slogging through 82 games in the NBA is anything but faaaantastic.
Few could have guessed that the league's return would become so bloody, bitter and, most of all, emblematic of how power in the NFL truly works.
Friday Flashback: NBA All-Star Game design has bounced all over the place, like a Larry Bird shot in a game of H-O-R-S-E. Paul Lukas explores the history of the showcase game's uniforms.
Conflicted about Indiana after the upset over No. 4 Iowa? It's OK. The Hoosiers might still be trying to figure out small ball themselves.
The most interesting team in Bubble Watch history got more interesting with a loss at South Carolina. Saturday's date with Texas A&M is one of few opportunities remaining for the Tigers.
The rematch between Kansas and Oklahoma has a lot to live up to, but if Saturday's Big 12 duel is anywhere close to as good as the first installment, fans are in for a treat.
The young Blue Devils are soaring now, but they're facing Malcolm Brogdon and a Virginia team of men pushing for an ACC title.
Police said that LeSean McCoy was definitely involved in an alleged nightclub assault, and while not saying he will be charged, a Philadelphia captain said charges are coming.
Gov. John Bel Edwards says colleges in Louisiana could run out of money and be forced to shut down in April, highlighting the LSU football team as one of the potential losses.
A lot of teams will try to copy Denver's Super Bowl-winning formula, but these three franchises actually have the potential on defense to pull it off, writes Scott Kacsmar.
A hat trick on Thursday has Alex Ovechkin back atop the goal-scoring race. In Friday's Morning 3-on-3, we discuss his recent surge and the changes to his game, and what they mean for the Caps.
Keith Law lays out his highly anticipated annual list of the top 100 prospects in baseball, with talented Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager topping it.
Keith Law provides his list of MLB prospects who just missed his Top 100, including Ke'Bryan Hayes, third base prospect in the Pirates' organization and son of former big leaguer Charlie Hayes.
Sometimes NFL players could use a reset, so ESPN's NFL Nation reporters picked a player from all 32 teams who could use a change of scenery.
Two legends. Raw eggs on their heads. The best part of your day.
Obtaining a franchise quarterback may be the best route to a Super Bowl, but building a strong defense can get you there too.
Owners of consecutive American League pennants and a World Series title, the Royals have a clear window to add to their legacy, writes Buster Olney.
The Raiders have agreed to a new lease with O.co Coliseum, their home since 1995, that will keep the team at the stadium for at least the 2016 season.
Ohio State and Alabama among the teams already putting together strong 2017 classes.
Inside the ropes is Justin Rose's spot to shine. On Thursday, he wasn't the most famous Justin in his foursome at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but it didn't bother him on his way to a 66.
Mike Trout, Carlos Correa and Josh Donaldson will be at the top of every fantasy most-wanted list, but who else should be sought after? The Fantasy Staff ranks the top 300 players for all your roto needs.
Tristan H. Cockcroft helps you get ready for the season with his his fantasy baseball rankings for 2016.
Eric Karabell helps you get ready for the season with his his fantasy baseball rankings for 2016.
Wes Chandler and Dave Campo believe Major League Football can succeed, despite the failures of other spring and developmental leagues.
Which rookies are ready to take their games to the next level? Matt Bowen highlights five players, including Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham, who displayed a rare athletic skill set in Year 1.
Trying to identify the next Von Miller? Mel Kiper examines the pass-rushers to know in the 2016 NFL draft.
El técnico de Veracruz afirmó que le da pena ver a una institución como Chivas peleando el descenso
Olney: The Royals' two-year plan
Projection numbers suggest that the Royals are destined for mediocrity, but Kansas City begs to differ: Owners of consecutive AL pennants and a World Series title, the Royals see a clear window to add to their legacy. Dynasty? (Insider)
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In about 45 minutes, this will be Kobe Bryant's view as he meets the media for his final All-Star Game.
Odom greeted with cheers at Kanye event
Lamar Odom made his first public appearance since being hospitalized in October, attending Kanye West's Yeezy runway fashion show at Madison Square Garden.
Daugherty: 'Black cloud hangs over Dwight'
Dwight Howard's career hasn't been the same since the big man left Orlando and Brad Daugherty can find only one common denominator to explain why that is.
How Leicester City could make history
The Premier League leader entered the season as a 5,000-1 underdog. An overlooked UConn team entered the 2014 NCAA tournament at 100-1 and won it all, but no one has ever beaten 5,000-1 odds. If Leicester does, though? It might just mean Elvis is still alive. And Obama will play cricket
Brennan: Maryland's shot to step it up
Eamonn Brennan: "Defense has really been Maryland's calling card so far. ... Unveiling some of [its] elite offense against Wisconsin on Saturday would be a good step towards the NCAA tournament."
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There's no question who the biggest stars are at All-Star Weekend. Just check the merchandise booths.
Peyton's decision might not be so easy
An NFL player takes a lot of factors into consideration when deciding whether to retire. As Former Patriots and Jets center Damien Woody put it: "I don't think the love of game ever leaves you. Ever. It's the wear of preparing Monday through Saturday. And the offseason. The minicamps. The meetings." A gift and a curse
What do 25 3-pointers in a game look like?
Let Montana State show you.
T-Mac puts Kobe above MJ
Tracy McGrady never faced Michael Jordan in his prime but squared off many times with Kobe Bryant, who he says was easily the best player he ever faced.
Uni Watch: History of NBA All-Star design
The design of the NBA All-Star Game uniforms has bounced all over the place, like a Larry Bird shot in a game of H-O-R-S-E. Uni Watch
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MLB prospects who just missed the Top 100
Pittsburgh 3B prospect Ke'Bryan Hayes was just outside Keith Law's cutline, but with contact this hard, he should at least become a 30-40 doubles guy in time. Missed the cut (Insider)
No McCoy arrest before Wednesday
Larry Krasner, attorney for Bills RB LeSean McCoy, told OTL's John Barr that there would be "nothing before Wednesday." However, a source close to the case told Barr that it's still possible there could be an arrest warrant before Wednesday. McCoy was allegedly involved in a nightclub assault in Philadelphia.
Who will win Super Bowl LI?
We're back to Roman numerals for the 2016 season, where the early title favorites include the Patriots, Panthers, Seahawks and Steelers. Who's going to win? Vote
Westbrook makes this dunk look easy
Russell Westbrook blew by Pelicans defenders for a thunderous slam.
Emotional night for Thunder
Oklahoma City's Billy Donovan and Kevin Durant comment after their game against the Pelicans, which came in the wake of the passing of assistant coach Monty Williams' wife, Ingrid.
Is Nick Saban worth $8 million per season?
Mike & Mike say absolutely yes.
Best starts in 2017 recruiting
These 10 programs -- many of which cleaned up in the 2016 class, as well -- are off to the hottest starts in recruiting top 2017 prospects. Top 10 (Insider)
Tom Crean gets his pregame stretching in
Even coaches have to stay limber at Indiana.
Billups on jersey retirement: 'Unbelievable'
Former NBA player Chauncey Billups had his number retired by the Pistons, calling it a "humbling" and "phenomenal" experience.