Australia's male basketballers have shown promising signs less than a fortnight out from the Rio Olympics with an upset victory over world No.4 Argentina.
Kevin Durant made his debut on the Warriors' home court Tuesday night in a Team USA exhibition game and was given a hero's welcome by the Oracle Arena crowd.
Andrew Bogut and Liz Cambage have reignited a Twitter fight that began way back in July.
Controversial tennis star Nick Kyrgios has taken a whack at Australian sports fans after bowing out of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
After 14 seasons, Amar'e Stoudemire announced his retirement. He elected to do so as a member of the Knicks.
The competition is getting tighter with sides vying for their chance to reach the top 8. Round 21 preview here.
Orlando's first attempt at rebuilding didn't go as planned, and now the Magic are hoping their latest plan has them on the rocky road to becoming an Eastern Conference contender.
Sri Lanka have steadied on day two of the first Test with Australia in Kandy. Follow live here.
The reigning premiers have surged to the top of ESPN's AFL Power Rankings, while the injury-hit Bulldogs took a tumble.
Australian Football League legend Sam Mitchell says he has been given sleepless nights by Tottenham Hotspur.
Mark Hunt accused the UFC of not doing enough to fight performance-enhancing drug use in MMA and ripped Brock Lesnar as a "cheater" following the former heavyweight champion's failed drug tests.
Despite their late call up, and lack of boat or oars, the Australian women's eights team say their ready for their Rio challenge replacing banned Russia crew.
Rajaan Bennett had an SEC scholarship and a bright future when he died in a murder-suicide while protecting his family. His impact on his Georgia hometown is felt to this day.
After experiencing a bunch of bad luck in 2015, the Cowboys and Tony Romo look primed to improve this season. Bill Barnwell predicts which NFL teams will rise and decline in 2016.
News reports in Brazil say Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law has been abducted in Sao Paulo for a ransom of $36.5 million (£28 million).
Russian doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova is appealing her ban from the Olympics, saying it was based on incorrect information and dubious legal grounds.
Roger Federer will miss the Olympics and the US Open, but his sacrifice of the rest of the season only underscores how badly he wants to come back healthy -- and win.
Tyronn Lue has agreed to a five-year extension with the Cavaliers, which the team officially announced on Tuesday.
Russell Westbrook's free agency is supposed to start in the summer of 2017, but he knows the Thunder need a long-term answer now.
Michael Jordan has pledged $1 million each to two groups working to build trust between police and their communities.
The Panthers are giving a shot to Eric Wallace, an Australian Rules Football player, as they look for a third tight end.
Aroldis Chapman is headed to Chicago after the Yankees agreed to trade the star closer to the Cubs for a four-player package.
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has revealed the power deficit Renault has to overcome in order to match Mercedes.
Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg remain at odds over the issue of yellow flags and Rosberg's pole position lap at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Sam Bruce is joined by Canberra rugby journalist Brett McKay to review the Brumbies' season and preview the weekend's mouth-watering Super Rugby semifinals.
Melbourne-born NBA star Kyrie Irving says he is not worried about facing Australia at the Rio Olympics.
In this edition of Set of Six, Brett Kimmorley says the Cowboys and Storm are emerging as the teams to beat in the NRL while casting doubt on the Broncos premiership hopes.
ESPN columnist Greg Growden headed out for a night at the Professional Bull Riders Australian National Finals and discovered being a cowboy isn't easy.
Super Rugby has the semifinals it deserves despite a ridiculous draw, with the Hurricanes, Lions, Highlanders and Chiefs in the final four.
Russell Wilson, Sam Bradford and Earl Thomas are among the NFL stars who got hitched this offseason. We have the pictures to prove it.
ESPN looks at how the 2017 grid currently looks after Mercedes confirmed two more years with Nico Rosberg at the team.
In 2016 we have seen some of the biggest boilovers in sporting history but there may be another to come in the NRL with the once-endangered Sharks showing they are not a small fish in a big pond?
Balls are flying out of the park at the highest rate since the steroid era, and theories from global warming to a new hitting approach to changes to the baseballs themselves are being discussed.
Mitch Emery thought his Olympic dream was over after collapsing and injuring himself just days before team announcements.
The debate involving Muhammad Ali's autographs includes who is supplying the autographs, who is authenticating them and who is selling them.
Almost a month removed from the NBA Finals and four months from the start of the next season, the NBA business keeps chugging along. And business is good.
In this edition of Set of Six, Brett Kimmorley lauds Daly Cherry-Evans' efforts in Perth and backs the NRL's decision to take an Origin game to the west Australian capital.
The Bucks took a risk drafting 19-year-old Thon Maker at No. 10, but the 7-foot-1 rookie showed flashes of potential in his first summer league.
Lauren Jackson was honored and cheered loudly Friday night as the Seattle Storm formally retired her uniform after an 80-51 rout of the Mystics.
Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James took the stage together at the ESPYS in Los Angeles and urged their fellow athletes to be active socially.
Some of the most memorable moments in sports have been born out of epic failure. ESPN.com salutes these immortal implosions by presenting the 25 worst collapses in sports history.
We're now two thirds of the way into season 2016 and ESPN believes a star Crow is leading the way.
Australians wanted to play at the highest level. But the reality is, they helped raise the bar in the WNBA. And outside of the United States, no country has had a greater impact on the league.
He wasn't flashy or fashionable, so why is everyone in the NBA trying to imitate Tim Duncan?
England rugby head coach Eddie Jones sits down with ESPN's Rupert Guinness to discuss what it was seeing the Tour de France up close and personal with the Orica-BikeExchange team.
Former Boomers coach Brian Goorjian does not expect Australia to be in medal contention in Rio, but believes they can be a realistic gold medal chance at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Melissa Wu, Australia's youngest ever Olympic medal winner, at Beijing in 2008, heads to Rio de Janeiro "finally more comfortable in myself" after years of self-doubt.
A look behind the scenes at Greg Louganis's 2016 ESPN the Magazine Body Issue photo shoot, in Laguna Niguel, California.
ESPN The Magazine's annual Body Issue, available online July 6 and on newsstands July 8, will include such stars as Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, Heat star Dwyane Wade and Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta.
ESPN Tour diarist Richie Porte turns his attention from flat tyres to Olympic selection after being named in Australia's Rio team.
Each month, ESPN.com.au AFL draft expert Christopher Doerre - aka Knightmare - unveils his power rankings. Who's rising, who's sliding?
The Mavs and Knicks are learning how quickly the free-agency period can fill a team with positive hope but also create uncertainty about the future.
Ben Simmons will flourish at the Philadelphia 76ers, says Sydney Kings assistant coach Lanard Copeland.
The death of his father set a battle raging inside the world's greatest golfer. How he waged that war -- through an obsession with the Navy SEALs -- is the tale of how Tiger lost his way.