Baseballs are leaving the yard at historic rates. What's causing the home run rise and is it good for baseball? David Schoenfield investigates.
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The clock is ticking for contending teams to improve and non-contenders to acquire future assets. Jim Bowden breaks down each team's objective.
MLB's kids are alright
Julio Urias won his first major league game and got his first hit and RBI, although he did walk six Brewers. Lucas Giolito pitched four scoreless innings before a rain delay knocked him out vs. the Mets. Kind of fun to see the preseason's top two pitching prospects going on the same night, David Schoenfield writes. Five things we learned Tuesday
Julio Urias achieves rare teenager win
In getting his first career win on Tuesday, Urias became the second pitcher under the age of 20 to record a victory over the last 30 years, the Elias Sports Bureau reports. He joins Félix Hernández, who notched four wins prior to his 20th birthday in 2005.
Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer
UCLA incoming freshman Kobe Paras has withdrawn from the university "due to academic conditions of his admission not being met," per the school.
The latest notes, updates and analysis on the Clippers from around the web.
Coveted free agent Kevin Durant will first meet with the Thunder before flying to talk to the other six teams on his list, sources told ESPN.
Two historic rivals are fighting over a new prize -- landing a talented center who is one of the top free agent options this summer.
Julio Urias starting to settle in
In his last five starts, Urias has looked much more like the phenom he was hyped up to be. The left-hander earned his first MLB win against the Brewers on Tuesday.
L.A. crossing its fingers on Kershaw
Clayton Kershaw will return to Los Angeles Wednesday to have his lower-back stiffness further examined. The Dodgers have been a losing team this season in games not started by their ace.
Can you commit max money to a player who was out of the NBA 20 months ago? Kevin Pelton looks at both sides of the Hassan Whiteside question and provides a verdict.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams is taking a page out of Willie Nelson's book. Kentucky's unapologetic program channeling Beyoncé? There's a song out there for every top-25 team.
Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary will work with the Los Angeles Rams' defense this season, returning to coaching after a two-year absence.
Which Carson Palmer do we believe will show up moving forward: The MVP candidate of the regular season or the turnover machine of the playoffs?
Pat Summitt would be the first to say you can't win an NCAA title -- let alone eight -- without great players. So which 10 Lady Vols had the greatest careers under Summitt in Knoxville?
The Dodgers planned to have Julio Urias back in the minors by now, to keep him fresh. But the news about Clayton Kershaw could mean Urias stays put.
How likely will Jim Buss stick to his self-imposed timeline? Plus, Mason & Ireland explain what the Lakers need to do in order to turn their franchise around.
Is the struggle to rebuild the Lakers dividing the Buss family? Marcellus & Kelvin react to Kevin Ding's latest article & discuss Jim Buss' future with the Lakers organization.
Carlos Correa hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Houston Astros beat Tim Lincecum and the Los Angeles Angels 7-1 on Tuesday night for their ninth win in 10 games.