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Summer Forecast: East standings, West standings for 2018-19

Which teams will make the playoffs? Which teams are lottery bound? Our ESPN Forecast panel unveils its early win-loss projections for all 30 teams.

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Summer Forecast: East, West and NBA champs in 2018-19

Will the Warriors win it all again? Our ESPN Forecast panel unveils its early projections.

D'Antoni says Melo 'open' to coming off bench

Mike D'Antoni says Houston hasn't committed to a role yet for Carmelo Anthony and adds coming off the bench is no slight on such a deep team.

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Will Melo trust D'Antoni in Houston?

The Jump crew weighs in on how Carmelo Anthony will fare being coached by Mike D'Antoni for a second time.

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Max: Rockets will regress due to offseason moves

Max Kellerman says Houston took "a step backwards" by losing Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute and picking up Carmelo Anthony in the offseason.

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Stephen A.: 'Bowen was 1,000 percent right' about Kawhi

Stephen A. Smith weighs in on the Clippers parting ways with Bruce Bowen as their television game analyst due to his critical comments about Kawhi Leonard.

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Jalen sounds off on IT mocking Cleveland

Jalen Rose defends the Midwest against Isaiah Thomas' criticisms.

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What's next for Stan Van Gundy?

The Jump crew weighs in on former Pistons president of basketball operations and head coach Stan Van Gundy's future in the NBA.

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Young on Porter Jr.: Take time to recover

Royce Young emphasizes how crucial proper recovery is to Michael Porter Jr. after the rookie claimed to be pain-free following back surgery.

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What to expect from an NBA crossover event

Atlanta Hawks guard John Collins discusses his recent trip to London for the NBA crossover event at Westfield Shepherd's Bush.

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Top headlines

Football

Premier League

Man City impress at Arsenal; Pogba vs. Mourinho

The new season means Marcotti's Musings are back! This week, Gab looks at the Premier League's opening weekend, plus events around Europe.

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Premier League return: Sterling player of the weekend, World Cup stars make impact

The Premier League is back! In the first weekend of 2018-19, Man City showed there's room to grow yet, and the World Cup's stars made their mark.

NFL

Vikings, Rams could win it all in 2018 ... or crash and burn

They made the offseason's biggest moves and now have the expectations to match. Is the next stop the Super Bowl for one of these NFC contenders?

Barnwell: Predicting which NFL breakouts will stick -- and crumble

Kareem Hunt ran wild last season. DeMarcus Lawrence was unblockable. Here's which stars are actually rising, and who might be a one-year wonder.

NFL preseason's most crushing injuries and what's next for each team

Here are the most devastating injuries of training camp and preseason so far, plus the prognosis for all those players and who could replace them.

Cricket

Khawaja drops seven kilos in fitness bid

Usman Khawaja is leaner and fitter as he looks to get into the best physical shape ahead of Australia's tour of the UAE later this year.

Ben Stokes rejoins England squad after acquittal

Ben Stokes has been added to England's 13-man squad for the third Test against India at Trent Bridge, which gets underway on Saturday, after being found not guilty of affray at Bristol Crown Court.

England leave door open for Stokes recall

Ben Stokes missed the second Test at Lord's this week due to his appearance at Bristol Crown Court, and was omitted from an unchanged 13-man squad for the Trent Bridge Test.

Football

Premier League

What now for Pogba, Mourinho and Man United?

Paul Pogba delivered an explosive quote in the mixed zone after Manchester United's win over Leicester. ESPN FC's Rob Dawson was there to hear it.

Barcelona on Pogba speculation: 'We'll see'

President Josep Maria Bartomeu neither confirmed nor denied reports that the club is preparing to sign the World Cup winning midfielder.

Extra Time: Benching Cech and the world's best striker

The guys respond to your tweets about Petr Cech, whether Aguero is the world's best striker and Klopp's continuous comments about Sergio Ramos.

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PGA Championship

Even without winning, Tiger still won

Tiger Woods wanted to win his 15th major. Pretty much everyone at Bellerive wanted the same thing. That he didn't wasn't so bad when you consider what he has done in the past two majors.

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Brooks Koepka wasn't losing to anyone, not even Tiger

Koepka understood the feel-good story everyone wanted. But he just wasn't going to allow it to happen on Sunday at the PGA Championship.

Stephen A.: Tiger reminded us why we love sports

Stephen A. Smith was moved by the way people of all backgrounds rooted for Tiger Woods to win the PGA Championship.

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Tiger watch captivated the PGA Championship

Michael Collins details the scene in St. Louis where the fans and even media audibly reacted to Tiger Woods' great round.

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Furyk hints at Woods Ryder Cup inclusion

USA Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk has hinted that Tiger Woods may be including in his team to face Europe in Paris.

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Must See

Fans to get free beer for Browns' first victory

Fans in 10 Cleveland-area bars will get free beer courtesy of Anheuser-Busch when the Browns get their first victory of the season, something that hasn't happened since 2016.

How a 32-year-old basketball player plans to play professionally with one arm

An electric shock cost Robert Whitaker Jr. his left arm as a child, but he's never lost his determination to play pro.

Did Wingo fly with the Swans?

ESPN's Trey Wingo gets a hands-on introduction to Australian Rules football from the Sydney Swans at the SCG.

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NCAAF

College Football

Everything you need to know about the SEC before kickoff

From the All-SEC team to power rankings and Heisman hopefuls, we've got you covered, gearing you up for college football Saturdays this fall.

Why the time is right for Wisconsin's College Football Playoff run

These Badgers aren't just overachievers who can run the ball. They have the skill-position talent to match up with anyone and challenge for a playoff spot.

The ultimate guide to the Big Ten

Check out power rankings, all-conference teams, players to watch, coaches on the hot seat and more about the Big Ten.

Formula 1

Legendary designer Barnard on McLaren's recent struggles, Williams' uncertain future

ESPN interrupted legendary designer John Barnard's summer sojourn to France for an exclusive interview on the trials and tribulations currently affecting two of Formula One's most iconic names.

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Pirelli prepared for potential tyre war

Mario Isola says Pirelli would be ready to compete with another tyre manufacturer in Formula One but has warned against the cost a tyre war would generate.

Michael Schumacher's son Mick still eyeing F1 future

The son of seven-time Formula One Champion Michael Schumacher -- Mick Schumacher -- still has his sights on F1 after registering his first win of the 2018 Formula 3 season at Spa-Francorchamps.

AFL

Round 21

H&V, R21: Do we have a hero and villain of the year?

Round 21 of the AFL saw the Eagles deliver after-the-siren pain to the Power (again), Jack Riewoldt put one hand on the Coleman Medal but more heartbreak for Sydney's Alex Johnson.

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What we learned: Hawthorn are very dangerous at the MCG

We all know about Richmond's sublime record at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, but don't think they can't be beaten. Hawthorn is proving they can match anyone at the 'G.

Hogan out for season

Melbourne star forward Jesse Hogan has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a foot injury.

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NRL

Round 22

Six Again: Panthers continue escape artist routine

This week in the NRL we saw another Panthers miracle, the Broncos wrangled, Billy Slater have an ordinary half and the Hayne Plane soar against the ordinary Dragons.

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Sharks shock Storm with vital win

Cronulla have upset Melbourne at AAMI Park with a 17-14 win to keep their top-four finals hopes alive and stop the Storm from going top of the ladder.

Rugby Championship

Impossible to swallow Hansen's 'Wallabies are favourites' line

If Rugby Australia manages to avoid a record low crowd at ANZ Stadium this week they should thank Steve Hansen, specifically the praise he continues to throw the Wallabies' way. Even more so, that he is doing it with a straight face.

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Haka here to stay: All Blacks Cane, Smith

The All Blacks insist the haka is as powerful, prestigious and pivotal as ever, claiming Kees Meeuws' thoughts about the pre-game ritual haven't been accurately reported.

Overseas experience invaluable for Toomua

Australian fly-half Matt Toomua believes the knowledge playing overseas has helped grow his game immensely.

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Perenara: All Blacks don't own Bledisloe Cup

New Zealand scrum half TJ Perenara says the All Blacks don't own the Bledisloe Cup, despite their recent dominance over Australia.

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Genia: Pocock a huge difference maker

Will Genia emphasizes the impact David Pocock makes not just for the Wallabies on the field, but in their work throughout the week.

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Cane denies dominance killing Bledisloe

All Black Sam Cane says the team's hunger for the Bledisloe Cup is as strong as ever and dominance over the Wallabies hasn't changed that.

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Pocock: Focus on the breakdown

David Pocock says that the Wallabies are preparing for a pivotal battle at the breakdown in the Bledisloe opener.

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Cane denies dominance killing Bledisloe

All Black Sam Cane says the team's hunger for the Bledisloe Cup is as strong as ever and dominance over the Wallabies hasn't changed that.

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Genia: Pocock a huge difference maker

Will Genia emphasizes the impact David Pocock makes not just for the Wallabies on the field, but in their work throughout the week.

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Pocock: Focus on the breakdown

David Pocock says that the Wallabies are preparing for a pivotal battle at the breakdown in the Bledisloe opener.

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Smith confused by Hansen's comments

All Blacks' Ben Smith isn't quite sure what his coach meant when he claimed that the Wallabies were 'favourites' coming into this weekends Bledisloe matchup.

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Waugh: Wallabies must contain Read

Former Wallaby flanker Phil Waugh says the key to an opening Test win for Australia is to limit Kieran Read.

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NBA

Arcade games, city tours and Spotify: Best of NBA teams' schedule reveals

Whether it's a trip around town or a retro game, the 2018-19 NBA schedule reveal allowed teams to have fun with the new slate.

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Van Gundy feeling 'lost' about coaching future

Stan Van Gundy says he is still hoping to coach again but that no opportunities are presenting themselves, leaving the former Pistons coach feeling "really lost."

Russell Westbrook on Paul George, dealing with fame

ESPN's Coral Lu sits down with the Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, to talk Paul George's return and how he deals with NBA superstardom.

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Russell Westbrook on SI cover, Chinese fashion

NBA superstar Russell Westbrook, who dons the cover of Sports Illustrated's Fashionable 50 issue sits down with ESPN's Coral Lu to talk Chinese fashion and his 'Why Not' brand.

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Isaiah Thomas apologizes for Cleveland comment

Isaiah Thomas apologizes for his comment about Cleveland, saying, "Cleveland was actually cool. The situation just wasn't the best."

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Dwyane Wade: If I play next season, it'll be with Heat

Dwyane Wade says if he chooses to play basketball next season, it'll be with Miami. Wade also discusses being there to support his family.

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Dennis Smith Jr. shows crazy hops at workout

Dennis Smith Jr. floats for a high-flying alley-oop slam and then shows his leaping ability by getting his head above the rim.

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Bronny throws down another dunk off the bounce

LeBron James Jr. throws down a dunk off the bounce before a recent game.

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Reunions for Kawhi, LeBron will be must-see moments

Kawhi Leonard's return to San Antonio and LeBron James' return to Cleveland highlight this year's NBA schedule.

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MLB

Power Rankings: New rivals boost AL's dominance

The Red Sox might be delivering a season for the ages, but they aren't the only hot team heading toward the stretch.

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The 100s tracker: Boston's 114 pace? Good. The O's? Not so good

As we track teams that could hit triple-digit wins or losses, the Red Sox have managed to pick up their torrid pace while helping the Orioles sink to new lows.

Acuna launches leadoff homer for Braves

Ronald Acuna Jr. belts his 16th home run of the season to give Atlanta an early lead.

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Carpenter's 3-run homer his 7th of the month

Matt Carpenter crushes a 3-run home run to put the Cards up on the Nats in the 8th inning. He leads the MLB in home runs this month.

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Cardinals walk off in the 9th on DeJong's homer

After the Nationals tied it up in the top of the frame, Paul DeJong counters with a walk-off homer to mark the Cardinals' 7th walk-off HR this season.

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Harper homers in 10-pitch at-bat

Bryce Harper mashes a solo shot to right-center field to improve his season total to 29.

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Ramirez crushes his 35th homer on the season

Jose Ramirez sends a high-flying homer over the wall in right field and scores two runs to help the Indians past the Reds.

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Acuna hits a screamer to pad Braves' lead

Ronald Acuna Jr. doubles to left-center to make Atlanta's lead 8-1 over the Marlins.

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A's land in surprising spot in Perez's power rankings

Eduardo Perez and Tim Kurkjian compare their top five teams through Week 19 of the MLB season.

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MLB

MMA

VanZant has 2nd arm surgery, eyes 2018 return

Paige VanZant is recovering from a second surgery to fix her broken arm, but is hoping to fight again this year.

Johnson: Partially tore LCL during loss to Cejudo

Demetrious Johnson, the former 11-time UFC flyweight champion, said he suffered a high-grade partial tear in his LCL during his split decision loss to Henry Cejudo at UFC 227 on Aug. 4.

VanZant has her eye on December return

Paige VanZant tells Ariel Helwani about her second arm surgery and explains the steps needed to ensure a return to the Octagon by the end of the year.

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Johnson tells Helwani he's in 'excruciating pain'

Demetrious Johnson describes the injuries he suffered at UFC 227, saying that he doesn't have any broken bones but has a partial tear in his LCL.

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Boxing

Joshua swerved Wilder title fight, claims Warren

Promoter Frank Warren reckons Anthony Joshua and his team swerved a world title unification clash with Deontay Wilder.

Fury dismisses fitness concerns before Pianeta

Tyson Fury has dismissed any concerns over his fitness ahead of his pivotal fight against Francesco Pianeta on Saturday.

Bunce: Fury must take Wilder opportunity

ESPN's Steve Bunce believes Tyson Fury must agree to fight Deontay Wilder after Francesco Pianeta as he may not get another chance until 2020.

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Cancio: 'I want to fight JoJo again'

Junior lightweight contender Andrew Cancio faces Dardan Zenunaj with an eye in a featherweight rematch with Joseph "JoJo" Diaz.

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Can Frampton retain his title in Belfast?

ESPN's Steve Bunce shares his thoughts on whether Carl Frampton, Tyson Fury and Paddy Barnes can overcome their opponents at Windsor Park.

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Netball

West Coast Fever feel 'unbeatable' at home

West Coast Fever will be aiming to win their first netball title when they take on either the Giants or Lightning in next week's grand final.

Diamonds bolster netball coaching staff

Lisa Alexander will have two former internationals as specialist support coaches at the helm of the Australian netball team.

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Zach and Julie Ertz: Sports most formidable power couple

Eagles tight end Zach Ertz and U.S. soccer player Julie Ertz are champions in their respective sports -- and they are in love.

Out of coma, Sara Groenewegen holds tight to Olympic dreams

Legionnaires' disease kept the Team Canada pitcher out of the world championships. Now Sara Groenewegen embarks on the long road back.

Maryland

College Football

Timeline: Everything to know about the Maryland football scandal

A rundown of the events that led to Maryland football coach DJ Durkin being placed on administrative leave on Saturday.

The inside story of a toxic culture at Maryland football

Current Maryland players describe a culture of fear and intimidation within the football program in the run-up to offensive lineman Jordan McNair's death.

Harmful culture surrounding Maryland football

Heather Dinich details an atmosphere of belittlement and bullying in Maryland's football program.

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NBA

Every NBA game we can't wait to watch, and why

Mark your calendars, because the full NBA schedule has been unveiled. Here are our can't-miss games.

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Who will be the NBA's best and worst big additions?

Which newcomers will and won't work out? Our ESPN Forecast panel unveils its picks.

LeBron out West makes for intriguing schedule

Scoop Jackson takes a look at the marquee matchups in LeBron James and the Lakers' schedule.

2:06

Blazers' 'Oregon Trail' schedule release

The Blazers' get inspired by The Oregon Trail in announcing its 2018-19 schedule.

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Reunions for Kawhi, LeBron will be must-see moments

Kawhi Leonard's return to San Antonio and LeBron James' return to Cleveland highlight this year's NBA schedule.

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NBA schedule's most intriguing matchups

Scoop Jackson highlights the highest-profile matchups for the upcoming NBA season, including LeBron's first games as a Laker vs. the West's elite.

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RUNNING

The running ritual that saved Rik Zortman -- and created a movement

Nine years ago, Rik Zortman was hopeless. He had just lost his young son to cancer, and soon after, he and his wife divorced. But his son's love of running around inspired Zortman to find a way to hope again.

Father turns to running to cope with his son's death

Rik Zortman, whose son Armstrong died of brain cancer at the age of 3, uses running to honor his son and other children that are battling cancer.

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Prep for Fantasy Football

FF MARATHON: Live on ESPN networks

Fantasy sleepers, busts and breakouts for 2018

Our panel of fantasy football analysts offers surprise performers, disappointments and those who will take their game to another level.

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Start drafting now! Create or join a fantasy football league with standard or custom rules.

What to make of Bell's holdout for fantasy?

Louis Riddick, Matthew Berry and Adam Schefter analyze if Le'Veon Bell's holdout is a reason to stay away from him in fantasy football.

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