NBA free agency is almost here. With a huge salary-cap jump expected, who are the top available players this year? Can the Cavs add a piece for a second title run? Our NBA experts go 5-on-5.
Ben Simmons will flourish at the Philadelphia 76ers, says Sydney Kings assistant coach Lanard Copeland.
Kevin Durant, the top prize of the 2016 free-agent market, will sit down first with the Warriors, Spurs and Thunder, sources said.
There was a roar at Barclays Center when Ben Simmons was selected first overall by Philadelphia 76ers. And nine picks later, Barclays was buzzing as Thon Maker went to Milwaukee Bucks.
The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union heralds a new era for all walks of life -- and will impact the country's sporting culture, too.
Richmond's AFL resurgence has continued with a win over lowly Brisbane at the MCG.
The lab responsible for processing the drug tests for all athletes at the Rio Olympics has been suspended after errors were found, WADA confirmed.
After a difficult season, Rockets star James Harden is determined to rebuild a winner in Houston -- no matter what (and who) it takes.
Super Rugby officials are confident AAMI Park's pitch issues have been fixed, ensuring the Melbourne Rebels will host their next home game at the maligned venue.
Philadelphia selected LSU forward Ben Simmons with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Sixers fans on hand at Barclays Center roared in approval when commissioner Adam Silver announced his name.
Australian Thon Maker says he hopes he can be an inspiration to refugees around the world after his startling journey to the NBA culminated in him joining Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA draft.
Oklahoma City made a significant trade, and international players flew off the board. We take a look at draft night.
The Lakers made Duke's Brandon Ingram the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft on Thursday night, as he joins a core of promising young players on the team.
The Celtics made California freshman Jaylen Brown the No. 3 overall pick.
South Sudan native Thon Maker, 19, was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the No. 10 pick on Thursday night.
Collingwood snapped their three-game losing streak with a convincing win over Fremantle in front of a sparse MCG crowd.
Bryce Cartwright has made a compelling case for a NSW call up after firing Penrith to a 28-26 win over South Sydney on Friday night.
A century from Darren Bravo and a destructive bowling display has helped the West Indies thrash South Africa by 100 runs and set up a date in the Tri-Nations ODI final with Australia.
LeBron James made it official Thursday, saying he will not play in this summer's Olympics. Carmelo Anthony, DeAndre Jordan, Jimmy Butler and Klay Thompson are among the players who will play.
Lauren Jackson, a three-time WNBA MVP who retired from basketball in late March, will have her No. 15 jersey retired by the Seattle Storm when the team hosts Washington on July 15.
The Wallabies are hunting a "lightbulb moment" when things fall into place as they look to rediscover some form and avoid a 3-0 series whitewash from England.
A fast-finishing Adelaide steamrolled a flagging North Melbourne by 33 points on Thursday night to bank a fifth consecutive win of the AFL season.
The expanded Euro format of 24 teams proved as bad an idea on grass as it always looked on paper, writes Ian Darke.
Getting a penalty in soccer might seem like a surefire way to score a goal, but there's an art to it that is often missed. Those who ignore it from 12 yards out are doomed to miss. Check out our guide to understanding the mysterious ways of the spot kick.
From his training base amid beautiful surroundings, Wladimir Klitschko sent Tyson Fury an ugly message as he labelled him "an imbecile champion".
With his curtain call weeks away, the greatest swimmer of all time hopes to put his nightmares behind him and embrace life on dry land.
"I didn't think I'd see 30," the former gold medalist said. Now 56, he's the oldest athlete in this year's Body Issue, explaining how he realized that being physically active is as important as focusing on his health.
The European Tour is considering whether to leave it's base at Wentworth but will continue to compete under the EU flag in the Ryder Cup after Brexit vote.
The streets of Cleveland echoed with chants of 'Delly, Delly, Delly' as 1.3 million Cavaliers fans celebrated the NBA title.
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy's representatives have agreed to a four-year contract extension, the Premier League champions have announced.
With Rory McIlroy opting to skip the Olympics in Rio this year, Jason Day shoulders an added burden as potentially the face of golf's return to the Games.
The projected No. 1 draft pick says he has a handle on his future. But what happens when he realizes it's not all under his control?
Andy Withers, Tom Hamilton and Sam Bruce look forward to the final round of June Tests in the southern hemisphere.
England have strangled and bullied the Wallabies this June, but Australia are also paying the price for diluting their playing resources across five Super Rugby franchises -- Craig Dowd writes.
Set to become the NBA's next great dynasty, the Warriors saw their world fall apart. Two-time champ Shane Battier shares his insight on what Golden State can expect as it picks up the pieces.
Owner of iconic shirt says that, thanks to the Cavs' win, he will retire the jersey, which shows the names of every Browns QB since 1999.
Melbourne are closest to an AFL flag of those teams outside the top eight, ex-Hawthorn recruiting guru Gary Buckenara says.
Ben Simmons will be just the latest player from Australia or New Zealand to join the ranks of the NBA. We revisit the history of the previous players who made the leap from Down Under.
Cleveland fans saw LeBron James & Co. end the city's title drought and then started to party.
Before Sunday night's stirring victory by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, a Cleveland team had not won a major sports championship since Dec. 27, 1964.
LeBron James has described himself as Ben Simmons' big brother and mentor, but the NBA star says the Australian teenager controls his own destiny.
Thon Maker, with his convoluted backstory and lack of gameplay, is the NBA draft's biggest mystery. But his unconventional path to the league just might pay off.
The Kiwi's speedy transformation from karting prodigy to Supercars championship challenger may have taken many by surprise, but the 22-year-old always believed he could mix it with the best.
Possible No.1 draft pick Will Brodie shines for Vic Country, plus all the latest insight and analysis from ESPN's AFL draft expert.
The U.S. is making up ground, but teams and leagues Down Under have long been ahead of the curve when it comes to using wearable technology to maximize performance and decrease injury risk.
Athletes and others who challenge sport with discomfiting information often dangle in the wind, isolated and buffeted by the powerful forces of geopolitics, money, loyalty and self-preservation.
Follow our #NBArank countdown of the best Finals games in NBA history. Kevin Pelton continues with his top 25, with a junior skyhook and flu game making the grade
New Zealand's biggest sporting stars came face to face on Wednesday when the All Blacks received a visit from NBA star Steven Adams.
Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl have again blindsided tennis by reuniting just two weeks before Wimbledon with aspirations of recreating the golden summer of 2013.
Born in Kenya to British parents, Mark Waller isn't your typical NFL executive. But his distinctive background helped make him the right man to spearhead the NFL's mission of global expansion.
Ever found yourself equating Cristiano Ronaldo to Ironman? You're not alone. ESPN FC and Marvel teamed up to bring you the biggest stars who will be hitting France this summer.
ESPN AFL columnist Nick Riewoldt reveals what happens during contract talks, how they effect a player, and what happens when rival clubs circle.
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and Rockets guard James Harden are the latest NBA stars who have removed their names from consideration for USA Basketball's 2016 Rio Olympics team.
ESPN columnist Jude Bolton has selected his All Australian side to the midpoint of the 2016 AFL season.
Former LSU freshman standout and projected No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Ben Simmons accepted a smaller deal to sign with Nike over adidas, a source with knowledge of the deal told ESPN.
Rugby has been hailed as a sport the NFL can learn from when it comes to reducing and preventing head injuries. But that notion might be based on a flawed assumption.
After employing his rope-a-dope strategy, Muhammad Ali strikes back, knocking out George Foreman in the eighth round to win back the heavyweight title in 1974.
Shaquille O'Neal puts on many disguises and poses as a Lyft driver engaging in conversation with his unknowing passengers.
To further encourage attacking football, the AFL should introduce a bonus for teams that score over 100 points, Crows forward Josh Jenkins believes.
Sport is the best reality television there is and the NFL draft showcases some of the best human drama, writes Adelaide forward Josh Jenkins.
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.