Bring on Cavaliers-Warriors, a long-awaited NBA Finals trilogy
The third finals between Cleveland and Golden State might make a myth of NBA parity, but the drama of the matchup should prove irresistible.
Cleveland-Golden State: Chapter 3.
Take a look back at the Warriors winning their first title in 40 years and the Cavs erasing a 3-1 deficit as we get set for their third Finals showdown.
Vote: How will the NBA Finals play out?
Yes, we have the same NBA Finals matchup for the third time in a row, an NBA first. To prevail, do the Warriors need coach Steve Kerr to return? Who is the Cavs' most important player besides LeBron James? And most importantly, who will win?
Fabregas out to spoil Arsenal dream
It's been a wild ride for Chelsea's super sub, who is hoping to help secure the fourth major trophy since he came on board.
FA Cup would salvage Arsenal's pride.
ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent Mattias Karen feels Wenger will remain with Arsenal despite how they fare in the final.
Chelsea have the edge over Arsenal
This Saturday's FA Cup final sees Chelsea favoured over Arsenal, but is that the case? John Brewin previews both teams.
Arsenal vs. Chelsea
Chelsea bid to complete the English Premier League and FA Cup double when they play Arsenal at Wembley. Watch Live on ESPN and WatchESPN from 2.30am on Sunday (AEST).
LeBron rewrites history in setting up Finals trilogy.
LeBron James takes his game to another level in hopes of defending Cleveland's title against the Golden State Warriors.
Hawks steal late win over the Swans.
Hawthorn kept their noses in front of the Swans in a tightly contested match. Isaac Heeney grabbing two to give Sydney a late lead in the final quarter only for Jarry Roughead to steal back the lead in the final moments.
Force shatter Reds' hopes with Super win
The Western Force have ended Queensland's Super Rugby finals' hopes with a 40-26 victory on Friday night at Suncorp Stadium.
Chiefs and Blues play out rare Super Rugby draw
The Chiefs and Blues have battled themselves to a Super Rugby standstill in a 16-16 draw at a rainswept Eden Park in Auckland.
Force stun sorry Reds.
The Western Force have leapfrogged the Queensland Reds into third place on the Australian Conference following a 40-26 victory at Suncorp Stadium in Round 14.
Is Cavs-Warriors the most heated rivalry in sports today?
Revisit the bad blood between the Cavaliers and Warriors as they face off in the NBA Finals for the third straight year.
Why LeBron won't carry the Cavs to a title
Just as he did during last year's historic run, LeBron James has flipped the switch in the 2017 NBA playoffs. But even the King won't be able to conquer this newer, more powerful army of Warriors.
Current and former players react to upcoming NBA Finals rematch
Several members of the Cavaliers, plus other NBA peers, took to social media to express their feelings about the third straight meeting between Cleveland and the Golden State Warriors on basketball's biggest stage.
Trending: Man United target four signings
Manchester United are working on bringing in four new players ahead of next season, sources have told ESPN FC.
Ranking the retirees of 2017.
Steve Nicol ranks the careers of the five footballers who will be retiring after the 2016-17 season.
The good, bad & ugly of 2016-17
It's been another weird and wonderful season. We cast our eye over the Toe Poke files to bring you some of the best (and worst) things we've seen.
#NBArank: Ranking top 10 basketball movies
Let's face it -- basketball movies are rarely on the Oscar short list, but that doesn't mean there haven't been some memorable films about the game. Here's our list.
#FCDebate: Will Chelsea or Arsenal lift the FA Cup?
The FC panel have their say on who will win the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal.
Rank 'em: The top basketball movies of all time
The Basketball Analogy team put together its own top 10, but we want to know how you see it. Which hoops-related movie is your favorite? Which was rated too high?
Vettel dominates FP2 in Monaco, Ricciardo second
A blistering lap from Sebastian Vettel put him half a second clear at the top of the timesheets in second practice for the Monaco Grand Prix, with Daniel Ricciardo second fastest.
Webber excited by Monaco Grand Prix.
Two-time Monaco Grand Prix winner Mark Webber expects another close race between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.
Driver reaction: Monaco Thursday practice
ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Monte Carlo paddock following practice for the Monaco Grand Prix
Rafael Nadal again aiming to knock Roger Federer off his throne
Watch out, Fed. Rafael Nadal is the overwhelming favorite to win the French Open and again inch perilously close to Roger Federer's all-time Grand Slam record.
Djokovic on Agassi appointment.
Novak Djokovic spoke about the main reasons he decided to hire former world number one Andre Agassi as his new coach.
By the numbers: A look at Rafael Nadal's clay greatness
Yes, Rafael Nadal is the greatest clay-court player of all time. How great? Just check out these numbers.
Kunitz's 2OT slapshot sends Penguins to Stanley Cup finals.
In double overtime, Sidney Crosby sets up Chris Kunitz, who slaps the puck into the net, earning the Penguins a return trip to the finals.
Penguins barely sneak into finals
Chris Kunitz's second goal of the game was the difference as the Penguins squeezed past the resilient Senators in double overtime. They now are four wins away from their second straight Stanley Cup, but the Predators stand in the way.
Alonso: I will be happy with Indy 500 result regardless
Fernando Alonso says he "cannot be sad" at the eventual outcome of his first Indy 500 because of how much he has enjoyed the experience leading up to it.
Dixon: I hope to add to New Zealand's racing history.
Scott Dixon reflects on the rich motor racing heritage in New Zealand during his youth that inspired him to carry on the country's legacy.
Indy 500 video diary: Excitement building.
Nate Saunders checks in from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after getting his first taste of the iconic circuit.
Richard Sherman won't let go, and it's a problem
The exclusive account of how this offseason of discontent in Seattle traces to the Super Bowl That Got Away and the rift it created between Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll.
Tensions still brewing over Seahawks' Super Bowl loss.
Seth Wickersham joins OTL to explore the dynamic in the Seahawks' locker room and why All-Pro CB Richard Sherman believes that Malcolm Butler's goal-line interception in the Super Bowl was the beginning of the end of Seattle's potential dynasty.
Barnwell's NFC West report cards: 49ers' rebuild on schedule?
San Francisco nailed the draft. Arizona re-signed a rising star. Los Angeles overhauled its coaching staff. Seattle avoided a major mistake. Here's how each NFC West team fared in free agency and the draft.
Counterattack, Derryn tough to split in Kingsford-Smith
Eagle Farm takes centre stage this week with the Group I Kingsford-Smith Cup the feature. Looking at the 10,000 form, Scott Heinrich likes the look of both Counterattack and Derryn.
Dynamic duo? Agassi and Djokovic prepping for Paris
In case you didn't believe it, Andre Agassi and Novak Djokovic really are working together at the French Open. Here they are on the practice courts.
The Art of the Changeover: Tennis' game within the game
At its core, the changeover is supposed to give tennis players a "break" from play. But it has evolved into a glimpse of the players themselves. From superstitions to smashing rackets to yelling at chair umpires, a lot can happen in 90 seconds.
Will this be the most exciting women's French Open ever?
No Serena. No Sharapova. And don't forget about the struggling state of some of the other top women. This means almost anyone can win the French Open.
Rumor Central: Why John Wall won't recruit free agents to Wizards
PG John Wall doesn't believe he needs to speak to other players about possibly joining the Washington Wizards.
Rumor Central: Dwyane Wade still expected to exercise player option
Dwyane Wade's best option to make the most money in 2017-18 is to stay with the Chicago Bulls and collect $23.8 million.
More than 60 players keep name for draft
More than 60 of the 137 college players who had explored turning pro decided to remain in the NBA draft following Wednesday night's deadline to withdraw and retain their college eligibility.
James Spithill accepts his America's Cup fortune
Two-time reigning America's cup champion James Spithill laughs when asked to describe potential fears about the fabled Bermuda Triangle, seeing no downside to the event's picturesque location in the North Atlantic.
Sponsor pulls support from Alaska's Iditarod
The world's most famous sled dog race has lost a major backer, and Alaska race officials are blaming animal rights organizations for pressuring corporate sponsors with "manipulative information."
Van Garderen wins stage 18, Dumoulin leads Giro
Tejay van Garderen claimed his first grand tour victory on the tough 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia as Tom Dumoulin kept the pink jersey.
AFL Round 10 teams, previews and odds
Find out everything you need to know ahead of a blockbuster weekend of AFL action.
NRL Preview Round 12: line-ups, video
Round 12 of the NRL will see just four games with the Rabbitohs and Eels kicking off the round, while a depleted Roosters will head to Canberra to take on the Raiders.
Super Rugby Preview Round 14: line-ups, tips
Super Rugby Round 14 kicks off with an all-Kiwi clash between the Blues and Chiefs, while the Waratahs will look to end a run of losses for Australian teams in New Zealand when they face the Highlanders.
Winning Champions Trophy will bolster our pay negotiations - Smith
The Australia captain said an ICC trophy will be a useful bargaining chip for the players' cause in ongoing pay dispute with the board
Smith hoping MOU can be resolved quickly.
Australia captain Steve Smith is hopeful that the MOU can be resolved in time for the Ashes test series against England.
CA reconsidering players' mediation request
Alistair Nicholson, the chief executive of the Australian Cricketers Association, is expecting Cricket Australia to respond to the players' request for independent mediation of pay talks by the time he reaches London on Friday to meet Steven Smith's team
Aussie Super resurgence must start in the mind
The Waratahs head across to New Zealand to face the Highlanders looking to end a year-long run of Australian outs against Kiwi opposition. It looks a forlorn task, but a touch of positive thinking can go a long way -- Greg Growden writes.
Ruck'n Maul: ARU has lacked leadership.
The ARU is too concerned about upsetting the Rebels or the Force and Greg Growden says it's time to make a decision.
Mo'unga lauds 'unreal' Fijian experience
Crusaders fly-half Richie Mo'unga has backed calls for more Super Rugby games to be played in the Pacific Islands having sampled the "unreal" experience in Fiji last weekend.
Thaiday tips more change for old pack
Queensland forward Sam Thaiday has tipped more young blood to be injected into the Maroons' ageing pack by as early as game two of the State of Origin series.
Blues defend Walters on Slater Origin snub
NSW winger Blake Ferguson says Queensland made the right call to pick Darius Boyd at fullback over Maroons great Billy Slater.
Can Darius Boyd offer Queensland more in 2017?
The Broncos captain hopes to offer some new-found experience to his Maroons teammates.
Daley's Origin losers roll the dice again
Laurie Daley's selection of a raft of serial series losers threatens to tarnish his proud State of Origin legacy if his NSW Blues come unstuck yet again.
Tedesco deserves to be fullback: Dugan
As much as Josh Dugan wants to be NSW State of Origin fullback, he says he won't argue with Laurie Daley's decision to play James Tedesco in the No.1 jumper.
NSW are going to win State of Origin.
He may be slightly one-eyed, but Brett Kimmorley believes NSW can claim a narrow victory in Origin 1 and go on and win the series.
Australia win the trophy they didn't have.
The wait was over and Australia won the Champions Trophy for the first time
Australia defend Champions Trophy title.
Australia finish as comprehensive winners of the ICC Champions Trophy, and they win it for the second time
India steal Champions Trophy title in 20-20 sprint.
MS Dhoni led India superbly to become the first captain in the world to have won all ICC trophies
Barnwell's AFC West report cards: Chiefs' all-in offseason
The Chiefs got their QB -- at a cost. The Broncos and Chargers renovated their offensive lines. The Raiders added a formerly retired superstar. Here's how each AFC West team fared in free agency and the draft.
How NFL coaches, GMs have defined Colin Kaepernick
Conversations with 21 executives and coaches over a four-year period reveal a confounding truth: Even as Colin Kaepernick was taking the league by storm, NFL decision-makers struggled to define him. "There is something missing there," one coach said.
Schefter, Saturday hit the gym James Harrison style.
ESPN's Adam Schefter and Jeff Saturday attempt to complete some of Steeler linebacker James Harrison's workout.
'Not yet on the plane, not yet a Lion'
Billy Vunipola is the latest in a long line of British & Irish hopefuls to see their dream dashed in the weeks between the squad announcement and departure on tour.
At home with Anthony Watson.
Akin Solanke-Caulker sat down with Anthony Watson to discuss Lions selection, Eddie Jones and haircuts.
O'Driscoll tips Payne for Lions fullback spot
Brian O'Driscoll and Jason Robinson have their say on the British & Irish Lions' biggest backline selection conundrums one month out from the first Test against New Zealand at Eden Park.
What is the Champions Trophy?
As England and Wales prepare to host the Top 8 ODI teams, here is a look at the history of the Champions Trophy
'Champions Trophy more competitive than the World Cup' - Kohli.
Virat Kohli reflects on the last Champions Trophy triumph and talks about going with the same mindset to the upcoming edition
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The Lions challenge New Zealand for rugby supremacy, and you can do the same with your mates.
We delve deep into the data to give you the best statistical analysis throughout the AFL season. Check out all the columns here.
As his No. 2 is retired by the Yankees, we relive the sights and sounds of nine iconic plays -- and one historic Yankee Stadium speech -- that helped cement The Captain's legacy.
Ever wonder which college programs produce the best NFL running backs? How about the most long-term starters or the most Pro Bowlers? We dug through data from the past 15 drafts to find out which schools make the grade at the next level.
The offensive skills of the best players in the league always appear even more dazzling in the postseason spotlight. Look closer, though, and you will see how defenses can slow down these amazing talents. To compete for a title, a team has to rise up on defense, and elite defenders (like the ones below) can stand out in many different ways.
The latest news, exclusive opinion/analysis, the best sporting video, and a look ahead to what the big talking points will be.
We take a look at how the Aussies and Kiwis fared during the NBA regular season.
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