- Baylor to fire Briles, reassign president Starr
- Baylor loses No. 9 TE recruit after Briles discipline
- Rockets finalizing deal for D'Antoni, sources says
- MVP Curry, LeBron highlight All-NBA First Team
OKC rookie coach Billy Donovan has been pushing all the right buttons in the playoffs, but the process has been a long, often uncomfortable road.
What's wrong with Steph Curry and Golden State? Why has OKC dominated? What are the Warriors' chances of making a comeback? Our 5-on-5 team forecasts the Western Conference finals before Game 5.
Steven Stamkos has been sidelined since he had surgery to remove a blood clot near his collarbone on April 4. But tonight he returns to the Lightning lineup with a chance to advance to the Stanley Cup finals.
Momentum may be a myth, but Sidney Crosby's clout is not. Pittsburgh has won the past 11 playoff games in which its captain has scored. Here's why the Pens will make a Stanley Cup finals return.
It's the final of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. After eliminating 35 spellers this morning, the final contestants are vying for the title. Catch the action on ESPN/WatchESPN.
Baylor fired a coach who turned a perennial loser into a national contender, proving good behavior is demanded now where it once wasn't.
Art Briles took Baylor from doormat to championships, but his rise was undone by lack of discipline to athletes charged with sexual assault. Here's a timeline of Briles' career.
Baylor will dismiss football coach Art Briles after eight seasons with the school, while university president Kenneth Starr will transition into a role as chancellor.
Kedrick James, the nation's ninth-ranked tight end, announced Thursday that he is backing away from his longtime commitment to Baylor following the school's dismissal of head coach Art Briles.
The Rockets are finalizing a four-year deal to make Mike D'Antoni their new head coach, sources said, and now will look to lure a defensive specialist to the staff.
Stephen Curry (unanimous selection), LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard and DeAndre Jordan have made the All-NBA First Team, the league announced Thursday.
Will Le'Veon Bell's knee injury affect his new contract with Pittsburgh? Will Washington lock up Kirk Cousins or wait it out? Field Yates sizes up the key looming decision for every team.
A decade ago, Darren Rovell decided to put his name on the Packers' famous ticket waiting list. And while he has seen his wait shrink, the tickets are still a lifetime away -- literally.
She's a renowned pitcher, but soon she'll start her coaching career. Jennie Finch will serve as guest manager for the Bridgeport Bluefish, an independent Atlantic League team.
How far will some players go for a chance to play pro football? Just look at the hopefuls who attended the China Arena Football League's recent tryout in Southern California.
Teddy Bridgewater surprised a 6-year-old fan, who had invited the quarterback to his birthday party, with a visit to the boy's house.
Less than two years after his abrupt release, Ray Rice was back at Ravens camp Wednesday, speaking to Baltimore rookies about life lessons.
The NFL sought to make an example of the Ravens for violating the rules that govern offseason practices.
The Kansas City Royals placed third baseman Mike Moustakas on the 15-day disabled list with a torn ACL in his right knee.
Boxing history is replete with fights that shoulda, woulda, coulda been made but somehow weren't. Don't let this happen with a Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin showdown, Wallace Matthews writes.
His widely admired predecessor won nearly 10 games a year for 15 seasons and still got fired. Smart knows he needs to quickly have the Bulldogs competing for titles to avoid a similar fate.
It's been 20 months since Yu Darvish's last major league start. With Tommy John surgery, personal scandal and a change in approach now in the rearview mirror, can he still be the King of K's?
When top prospect Julio Urias makes his MLB debut Friday, it will be one more in a string of young Dodgers who are making the future look bright.
Can the Warriors shock OKC and overcome a 3-1 deficit? If so, they need to look like the Warriors that won 73 games. Kevin Pelton has the facts on a potential comeback.
David Fizdale, an assistant with the Heat, has agreed to a 4-year deal to become head coach of the Grizzlies, according to multiple reports.
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue has called for LeBron James to be more assertive and to set the tone early vs. the Raptors in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Major League Baseball will reduce Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor's eight-game suspension for punching Jose Bautista to seven games, according to ESPN's Jayson Stark and multiple reports.
Every year before the NFL draft, a group of non-eligible players end up stealing the scene from ex-teammates. The 2016 draft was no different, which makes these 16 future prospects so exciting.
Jose Mourinho has agreed to become the manager of Manchester United, according to PA Sport, though the deal will not likely be done until Friday.
These four sporting legends have been gone for years, but they still get visitors. We explore the gravesites -- and the stories behind them -- of Babe Ruth, Bruce Lee, Bo Schembechler and Babe Didrikson Zaharias.
With so much of the focus on the younger generation of players, it's easy to take the Williams sisters for granted. We're here to say ... don't.
The saga of rapper Lil B (aka The Based God) and Kevin Durant may be one of the most epic of all Twitter feuds -- but now, something crazy has happened. The Thunder are winning big.
Por el momento, de forma oficial, en los despachos del Camp Nou no se tienen noticias respecto a la decisión del jugador.
Numerous Baylor players took to social media to express their feelings -- a mix of anger, shock and sadness -- about the firing of coach Art Briles. Twitter reaction
Steve Kerr publicly pleaded for Warriors fans to arrive early for Game 5 despite 6 p.m. tip. It didn't work.
Apparently that mental health day did the trick. Bryce Harper just crushed one off the facing of the third deck at Nats Park. His first bomb since May 13th ties it up at 1-1.
Jackie Bradley Jr. crushes a Jon Gray pitch to dead center field, but Charlie Blackmon catches it at the fence about 400 feet from home plate. It takes luck to keep a hitting streak alive, and Bradley's hasn't been good tonight. Two long flyouts in his first three at-bats.
"Sneakerheads, like 2015 co-champion Gokul Venkatachalam, are aficionados of athletic chaussure." That was the sentence for chaussure, which speller Jairam Hathwar correctly spelled in Round 8 of the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals. Nine spellers remain. Watch live on ESPN.
A simple Panthers tweet trumpeting their depth at wide receiver somehow turned into a lengthy exchange of GIFs with the Bears' Twitter account. And it all ended when Carolina coach Ron Rivera got involved. Social media battle
Tune in for the final round of the 89th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN
Key stats from Steph Curry's Game 5 warmup: 5-of-7 from near halfcourt logo (hit last five), 0-of-5 from the tunnel.
Jackie Bradley Jr. grounds out on a soft comebacker to Jon Gray in his second at bat. Bradley has seen a total of four pitches in his first two plate appearances tonight. He got a curveball and a changeup in his second AB.
Kacy Clemens smacked a solo homer during Texas' rout of Baylor, and two grown men both really, really wanted that ball.
Steven Stamkos is on the ice for warmups.
Kerr on adjustments: "We're going to do some different things and I'm not going to tell you what they are."
Tony Kanaan shares why he wears custom fireproof Kobe Bryant sneakers when he races.
Warriors selling #sagerstrong T-shirts tonight with proceeds going to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Jackie Bradley Jr. flies out to right field warning track in his first at bat against Rockies Jon Gray. Put a good swing on it, but got under it just a tad.
Russell Westbrook keeps his elimination-game trend going: an all-black outfit except for the animal-print footwear.
Tonight's finals aren't until 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, but there are plenty of memorable and humorous moments from years past to tide you over until then.
I'm not sure if the reduction in Odor's suspension from 8 to 7 games is due to the illegal slide by Bautista or respect for his right hook
Kevin Durant goes with the casual look for Game 5.
The Rockets are finalizing a deal to make Mike D'Antoni their next head coach, according to multiple sources. The head job will be D'Antoni's fifth in the NBA, following stints with the Nuggets, Suns, Knicks and Lakers. Story