Isaiah Thomas: 'If I were 6-5, I'd be the best player in the world'
Isaiah Thomas might be only 5-9, but his dominant stats for the Celtics last season meant he often seemed larger than life. And after posing for the ninth annual Body Issue, Thomas explained how his height is actually an advantage to his game.
Lowe: What was behind the Butler trade, and what each team does now
Zach Lowe breaks down everything that went into the blockbuster Jimmy Butler trade and the paths forward for the resurgent Timberwolves and rebuilding Bulls.
The Bulls made the right decision but the wrong trade
Chicago needed to rebuild, but it didn't need to accept such a lackluster package for a franchise player.
Bulls executives prioritizing emotions over franchise.
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman point out Chicago's ugly position by trading away Jimmy Butler and firing Tom Thibodeau because of personal feelings.
'We know he misses us' - At home with the Gatlands
When Warren Gatland steps out onto the Eden Park turf on Saturday, he will look into the stands for three familiar faces. Tom Hamilton spent a day with the Lions coach's family.
Battle off the bench: Lions can match ABs for impact
It's one thing to rattle the All Blacks, another to finish the job. But where other teams have failed in recent times, the Lions look to have the impact off the bench to stay with the All Blacks for 80 minutes -- Sam Bruce writes.
Hansen: Sonny Bill gives All Blacks options.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen insists players like Sonny will give him several tactical options against the Lions.
Why the All Blacks adore Eden Park
on the eve of the first Test between the All Blacks and Lions, we've dug deep into the history books with the help of Opta Stats to bring you some of the incredible numbers that reflect New Zealand's love affair with Eden Park.
The world without Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is the football version of Gaudi's cathedral, and unlike Barcelona's other monuments, we won't get the chance to visit the iconic No. 10 -- who turns 30 in June -- for much longer.
Liverpool want to break record for Mbappe
Real Madrid are still seen as the favourites, but Liverpool are willing to break records in order to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco.
Lowe: Gomes still has a bright future at Barca
Sid Lowe: "He is only at 30 percent of his talent. Imagine him at 100 percent." Some Barca fans want Andre Gomes to leave, but he has a part to play.
Ricciardo: Don't tinker with my Red Bull
Daniel Ricciardo believes Red Bull is in the "ballpark" of Mercedes and Ferrari in Azerbaijan but warns his mechanics not to tinker with his car.
Is the time right for new teams to join F1?
Mark Gallagher explains why anyone with ambitions of forming a new F1 team might want to think twice.
Verstappen: More to come from Red Bull
After topping both Friday practice sessions for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Max Verstappen says he could have gone even quicker in the evening session.
CA offers concessions, sends contract offers
Australia's players have been offered key concessions in their pay dispute with Cricket Australia, as the Australian Cricketers Association renewed its call for independent mediation to find a way forward only a week before the expiry of the current MOU.
Brettig: There is movement but also complications in pay dispute.
Daniel Brettig reports on the latest Cricket Australia pay dispute saga after the board offered concessions and sends contract offers
'We're here to win the trophy' - Lanning.
Australia women captain Meg Lanning says that the team is not concerned with the pay dispute at the moment and lays out the team's plans at the upcoming World Cup.
Jonah Bolden 'natural fit' for 76ers
Having Ben Simmons as a teammate, and Brett Brown, who coached for 17 years in Australia, as head coach, the young Australian is confident he will make a smooth transition to the NBA.
Thunder roll dice on Ferguson after his Down Under detour
First-round pick Terrance Ferguson, who played last season in Australia, checks a lot of boxes for the Thunder, but only time will tell if he can be the complement to superstar Russell Westbrook the team has been seeking.
Bolden's Aussie reunion in Philly may have to wait
Jonah Bolden will be at home in Philadelphia thanks to fellow Australian Ben Simmons and a head coach with a history Down Under, but the 76ers draft pick might have to play overseas first.
WATCH: Fashion at the NBA Draft.
SportsCenter recaps some of the more exuberant outfits on show at the 2017 NBA Draft.
WATCH: Star Wars night in the MLB.
The Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox both hosted Star Wars characters for their respective matches Wednesday night.
Is Smith most hacked player in NBA?
The SportsNation crew makes light of the latest hacking of JR Smith's social media.
Fultz heads to Philly as Sixers take PG at No. 1
After acquiring the No. 1 pick from the Celtics earlier this week, the 76ers made Markelle Fultz their selection Thursday night. "It's truly a blessing," he said.
76ers take Fultz at No. 1.
The Philadelphia 76ers draft Markelle Fultz with the first overall pick.
Lakers draft Ball at No. 2.
The Lakers select Lonzo Ball with the second pick in the NBA draft.
Ortiz's 34 joins pantheon of Red Sox greats
David Ortiz, eight months after playing his final game, had his No. 34 retired by the Red Sox in a ceremony before the opener of a three-game series against the Angels.
Ortiz throws first pitch to Varitek.
After delivering an emotional speech, David Ortiz tosses the first pitch to former teammate Jason Varitek.
The Big Papi Fame Index: Who can rival David Ortiz?
With the Red Sox honoring Ortiz's No. 34 today, we look at who can eventually reach his star power, who has already surpassed it and which future Hall of Famer doesn't have a chance.
Barnwell: The NFL's top QB deals ... and a little reality
Derek Carr got a massive deal Thursday, but he also taught us a lesson in NFL contracts.
Bolden: I'm a believer in trusting the process.
Jonah Bolden talks about what he can bring to the Philadelphia 76ers and reuniting with fellow Australian Ben Simmons.
No. 36: Philadelphia 76ers pick Jonah Bolden.
Australian power forward Jonah Bolden was the 36th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, selected by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Wilbon: People not only trusted the process, they bought in.
The ESPN NBA Draft panel react to Jonah Bolden's selection by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Thurston out of Origin Game III.
Queensland's Johnathan Thurston is out of Game III against NSW Blues after it was revealed he would need surgery on a shoulder injury.
Thurston: I'm shattered over season-ending injury.
An emotional Johnathan Thurston says he is 'shattered' after a shoulder injury picked up against the Blues ended his representative career.
Wests continue their torrid losing streak.
The Gold Coast Titans piled more misery onto the Wests Tigers to extend their losing streak to seven games.
Warriors sweep aside the Dogs.
The New Zealand Warriors were in full control as they beat the Canterbury Bulldogs in the NRL.
Milligan penalty earns Australia draw
Andre Zambo fires Cameroon ahead before a Mark Milligan penalty earns Australia a draw in the Confederations Cup group stage clash in Russia.
Cameroon 1-1 Australia: Honours even in St. Petersburg.
Mark Milligan's sixth international goal kept Australia's slim hopes alive in the Confederations Cup.
Cahill: Australia have it all to play for.
Tim Cahill says he's happy with Australia's point against Cameroon but is eager for the Socceroos' clash with Chile.
'I have total respect for Kumble as a cricketer' - Kohli
India captain Virat Kohli has offered little about the events that led to Kumble's resignation as head coach, three days before the start of the limited-overs series in the West Indies.
We need to hear Kohli's side of the story
Now that we've had Kumble's perspective on why he left, we need to know why the captain felt the coach wasn't right for India
How the Kohli-Kumble saga played out.
Anil Kumble resigned as India coach saying his relationship with the captain was 'untenable'
Ferguson's Aussie detour deemed a qualified success
Terrence Ferguson, a projected NBA first-rounder who bypassed college, made a good overall impression playing pro ball in Australia. But the view from Down Under is that the wiry shooting guard needs more muscle.
Terrance Ferguson draft highlights.
Shooting guard Terrance Ferguson is an elite shooter with great length.
International chances at the NBA Draft.
SportsCenter recaps the recent history of international players at the NBA Draft.
Does the bye help or hurt?
A week off can help heal battered bodies, but AFL teams surprisingly don't seem to do better after the bye, Matt Cowgill reports.
Fortress will get Cats home.
Fremantle will be well rested after the bye, but expect the Cats to get up at home.
AFL players hard done by coaches: Blight
Malcolm Blight says modern coaches aren't letting players display their skills enough in the AFL.
Wallabies need only look at predecessors for inspiration
At a dire time when Australian rugby on and off the field is rudderless, the Wallabies have received advice from every corner, but some of the most inspirational of messages can be found from within their own ranks - past and present, writes Greg Growden.
Watch the action from the quarterfinals onwards at the famed Queen's Club in London.
Women's World Cup would benefit all Australia
Imagine hosting a women's sporting event that saw viewing audiences of 764 million people, and 1.3 million fans through stadium gates. Those numbers for FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 exemplify the opportunities they present for Australia.
Cricketer Ashleigh Gardner is about to do what no one else has ever done
When play starts at the ICC Women's World Cup (June 24 to July 23), Australian Ashleigh Gardner will represent more than just her country -- and she'll be making history while she's at it.
'Every cricketer dreams to be in a World Cup' - Ashleigh Gardner.
Australia allrounder Ashleigh Gardner talks about her maiden World Cup appearance and the team's preparations ahead of their warm-up match against South Africa at Oakham
'More and more girls are hitting the ball hard from ball one'
Bigger shots, bigger scores, faster innings, faster bodies, more diving, more catching - today's women's cricketers tell us how the game has evolved
Super Netball Team of the Year
After 14 rounds, two semifinals, a preliminary final and a grand final, the inaugural Super Netball season is at an end. So, in a competition full of superstars, who impressed across the season to make ESPN's Team of the Year?
Australia's Jonah Bolden appears to be entering the NBA at the right time for someone with his skill set. Versatile guys who can play both ends are at a premium, and teams are more likely to take a chance on him because of that.
At the 2017 NBA Finals, 265 international journalists from 35 countries and territories helped spread the game around the world.
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The Lions challenge New Zealand for rugby supremacy, and you can do the same with your mates.
The Maasai Cricket Warriors from Laikipia in Kenya have dropped their spears for cricket bats to fight for social change and women's rights.
Seven months ago, Brazilian underdogs Chapecoense boarded a plane to play in the game of their lives. Instead, their biggest moment turned into a tragedy no one can forget.
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