Nadal, Kyrgios cruise; Tsonga rallies in fifth set
Top-seeded Rafael Nadal, the 2017 runner-up, and local hope Nick Kyrgios wasted no time in reaching the third round with straight-sets wins at the Australian Open.
Gilbert: Heat will make Federer better.
Brad Gilbert explains to Stephanie Brantz why a player like Roger Federer won't struggle on day four despite the hotter temperatures.
Forming a players' union goes beyond Djokovic and other top players
No one knows for sure what discussions were had in regard to forming a players' union, but one thing is for sure: A lot of players would benefit from one.
Strikers go to top of the table
On the back of the second highest partnership in the history of the Big Bash League, Adelaide Strikers have beaten Hurricanes by 11 runs at the Adelaide Oval.
Davis scores 45, Pelicans beat Celtics 116-113 in OT
Anthony Davis had 45 points and 16 rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 116-113 overtime victory over Boston on Tuesday night, ending the Celtics' seven-game winning streak.
The Brow has big night in Boston.
Anthony Davis puts up 45 points and 16 rebounds in the Pelicans' 116-113 OT win against the Celtics.
Kyrie after loss to Pels: Celtics can't come back every game
The Celtics have made a habit of winning after digging out of double-digit holes, but they couldn't finish the job against Anthony Davis and the Pelicans.
Warriors suffer through cold showers at 'The Q'
The Warriors, after taking down the Cavs with a stout fourth quarter in which they shot 53 percent, were cooled off in the visitors locker room after the win when the water in the showers was col. "Somebody call Bron!" Kevin Durant could be heard yelling.
SportsCenter: Top 10 Plays.
Relive some of the highlights from Monday's action around the globe.
Winners and Losers: Put your pants on two legs at a time.
The SportsNation crew review the previous day's winners and losers, including the a group of gymnasts putting way too much effort into putting their shorts on.
How Cavs, Spurs handled trade demands by stars is worlds apart
Both Kyrie Irving and LaMarcus Aldridge asked out this past summer. How Cleveland and San Antonio responded is revealing of the franchises.
CP3 could be subject of NBA investigation.
Ramona Shelburne details why Chris Paul's role in Monday night's locker room dispute at Staples Center could be investigated by the NBA on The Six.
MVP, rookie of the year and other award winners in each NFL division
Some choices were obvious, others might have been controversial. See who our NFL Nation reporters chose for offensive and defensive MVPs, coach of the year and rookie of the year in each division.
Zidane must solve Madrid's problems fast
Zinedine Zidane will get more time than many Real Madrid managers would, but can he learn quickly enough to turn things around?
Transfer Rater: Evans to City, Sanchez to Chelsea?
Shaka Hislop and Ross Dyer sift through the latest transfer rumours from around world football, including Man City's chances of landing West Brom's Jonny Evans.
LIVE: Juventus plot Eriksen, Ozil moves
In search of a true No. 10, Juventus weigh winter moves for Christian Eriksen and Mesut Ozil. Transfer Talk has the latest.
Jags' Fournette uninjured in car accident
Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was in a car accident on Tuesday but is uninjured, according to the team.
Three goats and the GOAT: Barnwell's lessons of an improbable NFL final four
We knew Tom Brady would be here. But Case Keenum, Blake Bortles and Nick Foles? No way. There are lessons to be learned from each of the quarterbacks in the conference title games and how they got here.
The best and worst NFL free-agent signings of 2017
The Vikings signed a backup quarterback in an under-the-radar deal last March. Now that QB has them one game from the Super Bowl. Here are the deals that exceeded, met or fell short of expectations -- good and bad.
Lyon and Maddinson hand Stars a thrashing
Sydney Sixers have chased down a target of 129 with almost five overs to spare to beat the hapless Melbourne Stars by 8 wickets.
Highlights - Sixers cruise past dismal Stars.
Nathan Lyon and Nic Maddinson led Sydney Sixers to a hiding of Melbourne Stars at the MCG
Michigan State among those that enabled serial sex abuser
Understanding how Dr. Larry Nassar gained unfettered access to sexually assault young female athletes -- despite repeated warning signs -- means confronting an uncomfortable truth: He didn't gain that access alone.
Melo 'done' with refs after Westbrook ejected
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook's ejection minutes before the end of Monday's game resulted in a technical foul for coach Billy Donovan and led teammate Carmelo Anthony to say he's "done" with officials.
Ariza and Griffin ejected.
Tempers continued to rise between Trevor Ariza and Blake Griffin which led to both players ejected after exchanging words.
Anthony Davis' play is evidence that it's best to be patient with Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis is just 44 games into his role as the No. 1 option in an NBA offense, so the flashes of brilliance could yet become a regular thing.
Parker: I'll beat whatever Joshua brings.
Joseph Parker warns Anthony Joshua that he can beat the Brit at his best as the pair aim to unify the WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight championships.
Business as usual despite Parker fight bringing 'rare occasion'
The first prefight news conference between Anthony Joshua and Joshua Parker passed without incident. For all the posturing, verbal jousting and thinly veiled insults thrown in Joshua's direction from Parker's camp, there was a line drawn in the sand.
Parker on Joshua: 'I know his weaknesses, he thinks he knows mine'
Joseph Parker has promised to be better than his last fight when he faces Anthony Joshua on March 31.
Sirotkin secures Williams drive for 2018
Williams has confirmed Sergey Sirotkin will drive for its team alongside Lance Stroll this year, filling the last available place on the 2018 grid.
Rosberg hopes to rekindle friendship with Hamilton
Nico Rosberg hopes time will heal his relationship with former F1 teammate Lewis Hamilton after falling out during their time racing alongside each other.
F1 still 'nowhere' on social media
Formula One bosses know the series is still "so far" from rival sports in terms of social media despite registering a huge increase in followers during 2017.
NRL pre-season trial games schedule
Keep an eye on your favourite NRL team as they warm up for the 2018 season with a series of trial games.
Taumalolo hands Cowboys pack back to Scott
Jason Taumalolo is looking forward to the assistance of a Test-standard forward pack at North Queensland after the Cowboys' injury-ravaged 2017 NRL finals run.
Peachey key to Panthers' plans: Griffin
Penrith coach Anthony Griffin has addressed reports Tyrone Peachey could be granted a release from the final two years of his NRL contract.
Durant dominates the Cavaliers again as Warriors sweep series
The Golden State Warriors took advantage of Cleveland's porous defence to sweep the season series.
Warriors beat Cavs again.
After beating the Cavaliers at home on Christmas Day, Kevin Durant scores 32 points to lead the Warriors to a 118-108 win in Cleveland.
After Golden State defeats Cleveland 118-108, LeBron James seeks out only Kevin Durant for an embrace before heading to the locker room.
Man United 3-0 Stoke City: Pogba pulls the strings.
Paul Pogba had two assists and Anthony Martial netted a beauty as Manchester United outclassed Stoke in a 3-0 win at Old Trafford.
Magnificent Martial too much for Stoke
Stoke were overpowered by a Manchester United side that featured Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba all on song in a 3-0 Red Devils win.
Pogba inspires Man United past Stoke
Amid ongoing speculation linking Alexis Sanchez with a move to Old Trafford, Man United's midfield talisman helped them see off Stoke.
Kyrgios a role model? You'd better believe it
It could have gone one of two ways for Nick Kyrgios. The Aussie is choosing maturity over wasted talented, and the results are paying off in his words and on the court.
Highlights: Stosur falls at first hurdle.
Australian Samantha Stosur joined Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens in crashing out of the first round of the Australian Open in Melbourne.
ICYMI at Australian Open: Rafa's romp, CoCo's banana blunder
Atta boy, Rafael Nadal. Solid start for a solid player. But for the Americans on display Monday in Melbourne? Yikes.
112 days of speculation: How the Stokes saga unfolded
A recap of events following Ben Stokes' arrest in Bristol in September, which led to him being charged with affray.
What will CPS decision mean for Stokes?
Andrew Miller discusses the ramifications for Ben Stokes after he was charged with affray following his arrest in Bristol in September
Format switch helps revive Moeen
After losing confidence during the Ashes, Moeen Ali has found some release with England's return to their freewheeling one-day cricket.
Rockin' Ruga likely Saturday galloper in the making
Mitchell Lamb from TAB.com.au tipped you into Magic Millions winner Sunlight with a huge amount of confidence on Saturday, and he believes he's got a couple more likely types for Warwick Farm and Caulfield on Wednesday.
Fantasy Rugby 2018: Why set up a mini league
The countdown to the Six Nations and the first round of ESPN's Fantasy Rugby 2018 is underway, so the time is now to set up your own mini league with your mates.
Fantasy Rugby: Team of 2017 Six Nations
ESPN Fantasy Rugby is back, but who were the game's biggest players in 2017? ESPN brings you our team from last year's tournament.
ESPN Fantasy Rugby 2018: Sign up now!
ESPN's Fantasy Rugby game is back for 2018, so from how to play to the prizes you can win, here's everything you need to know.
Just how evil can the Yankees get? Imagine this dream/nightmare 2018
We dust off our crystal ball for our annual glimpse into one extreme -- though not completely implausible -- season in the Bronx.
NBA coaches reflect on Dr. King’s legacy and what it means to play on MLK Day
A roundtable discussion with Gregg Popovich, Dwane Casey, Stan Van Gundy, Doc Rivers and Steve Kerr.
Dr. King's impact felt 50 years later.
Rachel Nichols discusses the importance of Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact he left on both athletes and sports.
LeBron: Can't allow racism to divide us
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James says he hopes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be proud of his social activism
How Duke's Marvin Bagley showed up early for college, took over
Three high schools, one year at Duke and the unconditional love of his family have freshman sensation Marvin Bagley III prepared for anything the world throws at him.
Power Rankings: Big 12 depth is downright scary
How tough is the Big 12 this season? The top of the league includes four Final Four threats. So no games are easy, especially on the road.
Bracketology: The ever-changing No. 1 seeds
The revolving door of No. 1 seeds spins again. Purdue, it's your turn on a top line.
Who will win Bellator's Heavyweight World Grand Prix?
Bellator's Heavyweight World Grand Prix kicks off Saturday when Chael Sonnen faces Rampage Jackson in Los Angeles. Which fighter will come out on top when the tournament is completed? Our panel makes its picks.
UFC's VanZant fractures forearm, finishes fight
UFC flyweight Paige VanZant said she suffered a fractured right arm in a loss to Jessica-Rose Clark in St. Louis.
Clark rejuvenates career, life after move to Las Vegas
Jessica Rose-Clark moved to Las Vegas after a relationship in Australia ended in domestic violence. The decision has changed her life both in and outside the Octagon.
NHL trade asset tiers: Buyer's guide to the deadline
Now that trade season has begun in earnest, who are the top players available? We rank the top 34 into five tiers based on expected return, led by three veteran skaters in the "price of your neighbor's yacht" class.
Curse no more: Keenum's desperation heave sends Vikings to NFC title game
The Vikings pulled off a miraculous win on the final play -- a Keenum touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs -- to move on to the NFC Championship Game.
Saints' incredible bounce-back season ends with stunning heartbreak
The Saints' campaign ended with a stunning, staggering 61-yard touchdown pass from Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs as time expired.
Blake Bortles, Leonard Fournette overcome poor Jaguars defense to beat Steelers
The Jaguars couldn't count on their elite defense, but the offense proved up to the task to propel Jacksonville past Pittsburgh to the AFC title game.
Steelers were boom-or-bust on fourth down in divisional loss to Jaguars
The Steelers' gambles on fourth down ultimately proved fruitless Sunday when they saw their season end at home to the Jaguars in the divisional round.
Follow the Australian Open bracket as Roger Federer sets out to defend his crown, while we search for a new women's champion.
The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 8. Stay up to date on the latest news, rumors and rumblings from our team of reporters.
Rise, fall or hold steady? The 2018 AFL season may still be months away, but that hasn't stopped Jude Bolton assessing each club's chances for the upcoming season.
The Texans, Saints and Jaguars saw major contributions from their rookies while the Ravens, Broncos and other teams were left disappointed.
What will 2018 bring for our major winter sporting codes? Our writers consult their crystal balls to predict the biggest storylines.
Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft are aiming for a sixth Lombardi trophy. But friction between the coach and star QB could put the future of a dynasty in doubt.
The inside (and Down Under) story of how Ben Simmons became the NBA's best rookie since LeBron James.
With the dust still settling on the 2017 season, ESPN's experts have wasted no time in sticking their necks on the line for the 2018 F1 season
The latest news, exclusive opinion/analysis, the best sporting video, and a look ahead to what the big talking points will be.