Deflated Ball: Griffin stars in Clippers' rout of Lakers
Blake Griffin scored 29 points, DeAndre Jordan added 14 points and 24 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers spoiled Lonzo Ball's quiet NBA debut with a 108-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.
Luke Walton said Lonzo Ball tried to feel his way through the game and had a "decent" debut in which the rookie showed flashes of what he can do. "I thought he was good," Walton said. "Lonzo, the way he plays this game it is such a feel thing for him. We really saw some of the things he is capable of doing. He likes to take his time doing things [and feel it out]... overall it was a decent game for him."
Ball struggles in Lakers debut.
Lonzo Ball's much-anticipated NBA debut wasn't great as he only scores three points and gets shut down by Patrick Beverley.
Crabtree catches game-winning TD.
An overturned touchdown and three flags later, Michael Crabtree grabs the game-winning touchdown with no time on the clock to sink the Chiefs 31-30.
Even with feel-good win, Raiders have a Marshawn Lynch dilemma
The Raiders face a difficult question when it comes to Marshawn Lynch after the running back was ejected for making contact with a line judge.
Lynch ejected after pushing ref.
Marcus Peters receives a penalty for a late hit on Derek Carr which results in Marshawn Lynch running onto the field from the sideline and shoving a referee, ending his night with an ejection.
Party like it's 1988! Enrique Hernandez, Dodgers slam Cubs to seal first World Series trip in 29 years
The utility outfielder hit three homers, including a grand slam, and Clayton Kershaw threw six mesmerizing innings to put L.A. into the Fall Classic.
Enrique Hernández has the 11th three-home run game in postseason history. He joins George Brett in 1978 as the only players to have a three-home run postseason game against the defending World Series champion. Brett did it in Game 3 of the 1978 ALCS aganist the Yankees. Hernández has tied a postseason record with seven RBI in a postseason game and it's the most for any National League player (RBI are since 1920). The previous record was six, most recently by Addison Russell in Game 6 of the World Series last year.
Dodgers party like it's 1988.
The Dodgers close out the Cubs in five games to clinch their first World Series berth since 1988, when the Dodgers beat the Mets in seven to earn a spot in the Fall Classic.
Magic gets hyped watching Hernandez's grand slam.
Magic Johnson shows his support while watching the Dodgers take a commanding lead in Game 5 while at Staples Center ahead of the Lakers' opener against the Clippers.
Is this heaven? No, it’s a Waffle House
It's more than just another breakfast joint. For years, college football fans of all stripes all across the South have made pre- and postgame pilgrimages to celebrate and commiserate over eggs, hash browns and, yes, waffles.
Stephen A. takes on 'Cleveland A.' (Jamie Foxx).
Go behind the scenes as Jamie Foxx embraces his Cleveland A. Smith character before Thursday's First Take.
How United are nurturing the next generation.
Nicky Butt has praised the current Manchester United youth academies, and discussed how important it is that they're coached in the right way during their younger years.
EXCLUSIVE: Butt talks Rashford, Utd youth
Nicky Butt tells ESPN FC that the United way will prove to be the best approach when it comes to producing players for the senior team.
United want Benfica's Embalo - sources
Manchester United are hoping to prise teenager Umaro Embalo away from Benfica, sources have told ESPN FC.
Will the All Blacks change the way they play given Lima Sopoaga's inclusion? Jeff Wilson tells ESPN they won't alter anything too much, but agrees Sopoaga will need to get himself into the game early to settle. Wilson says Sopoaga largely similar player to Beauden Barrett.
Brisbane set for another Bledisloe thriller
The Wallabies and All Blacks have split the past three Bledisloe Cup clashes in Brisbane one apiece, either side of an 18-all draw. Saturday's showdown promises to be another close-fought contest, Sam Bruce writes.
It's the Hilltop Hoods for the Wallabies' captain's run today, under a cloudy and muggy Brisbane sky. Squad in high spirits while the Suncorp Stadium surface has never looked so good. An absolute carpet for Bledisloe III.
Don't discount Ventura Storm at Caulfield
A six-length hammering from Winx might not look like great form, but that run from Ventura Storm was actually top notch. The Hayes-trained import is at juicy odds for Saturday's Caulfield Cup.
Verlander to dominate the Yankees
Game 6 sees the American League Championship Series return to Houston where Astros pitcher Justin Verlander is expected to dominate.
Jets value to upset Dolphins
Trent Langskaill and Andrew Georgiou look through the weekend soccer and NFL for money-making opportunities.
The inside story of how the Rockets landed Chris Paul
As last season ended, Chris Paul and James Harden had the same revelation: They could not beat the Warriors alone. In this ESPN the Magazine cover story, we ask: Can they beat them together?
Inside CP3's journey to Houston.
Go behind the scenes of the newest chapter in Chris Paul's career as the Rockets point guard brings his talents to Houston.
Chris Paul: "One of the biggest things I was looking forward to this year is to be able to watch somebody as talented as James. Our whole team is one thing, but James is special, man. I catch myself sometimes watching. I've got to get used to it, but he's unreal."
Giroud's magic leads Arsenal past Red Star
Arsenal's young, rotated side was minutes from a well-earned 0-0 draw at Red Star... and then Olivier Giroud struck to give them the victory.
Ozil tells teammates of Man United switch
Mesut Ozil has told teammates he's leaving Arsenal for Manchester United. Transfer Talk has the latest.
Wenger talks positives from Red Star win.
Arsene Wenger highlights key contributors in his team's 1-0 victory over Red Star Belgrade that saw them claim their third win in the Europa League group stage.
Barnwell: The underrated greatness of Drew Brees, and an unlikely Saints revival
Three straight 7-9 seasons. Truly terrible defenses. But still the same Brees, who is approaching several passing records and trying for another playoff run. However, this season just might be different.
Brees cherishes chance to play in Green Bay.
Saints QB Drew Brees talks about the great history of football in Green Bay and says he appreciates the opportunity to play at Lambeau Field.
Biggest NFL injury questions for Week 7
Could Leonard Fournette miss Sunday's divisional matchup? Will Stefon Diggs return? NFL Nation reporters assess the biggest injuries across the league.
Kennett already jousting with AFL chief
Newly minted Hawthorn president tells ESPN he is concerned by the AFL's burgeoning staff numbers, its remuneration for executives, and its desire to be a voice for social issues.
AFL moving to develop transgender policy
Officials will "move as quickly as we can", with Hannah Mouncey's input, to become the first mainstream sport in Australia to draw up a set of guidelines that address the issue of transgender athletes.
Trades have Port poised to power ahead
Port Adelaide list manager Jason Cripps tells ESPN the club's aggressive trade approach will help to slingshot it deep into September action next year and beyond.
De Bruyne: City, United will fight out title
Kevin De Bruyne has exclusively told ESPN FC the Premier League title race could be heading for a showdown between Manchester City and Manchester United.
EXCLUSIVE: De Bruyne says too early to call City title favourites.
Kevin De Bruyne tells ESPN that for the moment the Manchester clubs are ahead in the title race but it's too early to count the others out.
Matthew Berry's Love/Hate for Week 7
Berry shows appreciation for the love he received from readers after last week's column and offers his fantasy advice for your Week 7 lineups.
Adrian Peterson is a Week 7 DFS best buy.
Facing a Rams defense that has allowed more fantasy points to opposing running backs than any other team, Al Zeidenfeld believes Adrian Peterson is a DFS best buy in Week 7.
Three tricks to win your fantasy football trade war
The best advice for fantasy football trades is to set aside your ego and play the long game to win your league's trophy.
Can anything stop Hamilton in Austin?
Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson discuss if there is anything that can stop Lewis Hamilton from picking up his fourth Drivers Championship in the USA.
How the F1 championships can be won in Austin
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are both in reach of a world championship at the U.S. Grand Prix. Here's how both can be won at Austin's Circuit of the Americas.
Your alternative U.S. Grand Prix preview
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are on the verge of both titles -- but there are other storylines worthy of your attention at this weekend's U.S. Grand Prix. Here's a round-up of the best of them.
I was suspended for a lot less - Warner
David Warner has compared the Ben Stokes affair to his suspension for punching Joe Root, saying his transgression was "a lot less than we've seen on the footage" of the England allrounder.
Switch Hit: Warner plays opening Ashes shots.
Andrew McGlashan, Mark Butcher and Andrew Miller discuss the early taunts from down under, the build-up to the Women's Ashes, and the Test Championship.
Khawaja critical of Australia selection policy
Usman Khawaja has questioned the selectors' policy in Asian Test matches this year, saying that the changes to the top six had created "a lot of instability in the team"
Socceroos' World Cup playoff puzzle
Australia must overcome history vs. Honduras if they're to be the first AFC team to beat a CONCACAF side in a World Cup playoff, writes John Duerden.
Ramifications of Australia's new ranking
The Socceroos have jumped seven places in FIFA's world rankings to 43rd after their World Cup qualification victory over Syria.
Kewell: Too early to talk about Ange's legacy.
Former Socceroo star Harry Kewell thinks it's too soon to talk about Ange Postecoglou's impact on Australian football.
Cross-code stars picked in AFLW draft
Several elite athletes from other codes were picked up in the second AFLW draft, with Isabel Huntington chosen by the Western Bulldogs as the No.1 pick.
AFLW leaders back transgender decision
Collingwood AFLW captain Steph Chiocci says she hopes transgender athlete Hannah Mouncey nominates for the draft next year.
Go behind the scenes as Chris Paul and his representatives worked to put the star guard on a team capable of contending for an NBA title.
NFL Nation polled 155 players to gauge their opinions on QBs. Players were asked to identify their favorite rookie, the most overrated and more.
Jordan Brand journeyed to Turin, Italy -- and into its own past -- to build the latest signature Air Jordan model, the Jordan XXXII.
See the smiling, shining faces of the NBA's superstars and supporting players like you never have before.
After a whirlwind summer, Zach Lowe zooms out to take stock of each team heading into 2017-18.
Faulty air-conditioning, bright colors and disgusting facilities are the norm in most visiting locker rooms across the country. But if the point is to get your opponent's mind off of the task at hand -- and it is -- then this tradition is here to stay.
For three years, college basketball -- from coaches to sneaker companies -- was in the FBI's crosshairs. By using wiretaps, surveillance video, undercover agents and cooperating witnesses, the scope of its work and the sport's corruption came to light.
The latest news, exclusive opinion/analysis, the best sporting video, and a look ahead to what the big talking points will be.