With Cavs at a crossroads, LeBron stares down another challenge
Facing elimination for the second time this postseason, the three-time NBA champion told ESPN about the lessons he has learned from reading "The Alchemist" during his latest playoff journey.
Celtics push Cavs to the brink as Tatum, defense spark Game 5 rout
Jayson Tatum stole the show, and Boston's defense stymied LeBron in the second half. Now the Celtics head back to Cleveland with a chance to end King James' Eastern Conference reign.
LeBron shrugs off talk he tired down stretch
While LeBron James dismissed talk that he grew fatigued during Wednesday's Game 5 loss to the Celtics, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue admitted, "He looked a little tired to me."
NFL owners pass new national anthem policy
Under a policy unanimously approved by owners, NFL players and personnel have the option not to take the field for the national anthem, but those who do must stand.
Is the NFL's anthem controversy over with new policy?
The SportsNation crew believe that the NFL's changes to its national anthem policy have created other issues for the league.
NFL players, coaches and owners react to national anthem policy
NFL owners will require players to stand if they are on the field for the national anthem. Here's reaction to the new rule.
How the NBA got its groove back
Warriors vs. Rockets is a celebration of the NBA's new normal: A frenzied, rapid-fire style of basketball.
Warriors irked, but confident ahead of Game 5
Despite losing Game 4 of the Western Conference finals at home, the Golden State Warriors like their chances ahead of Game 5 against the Rockets on Thursday in Houston.
Jalen 'going with Houston' over Golden State
Jalen Rose is taking the Rockets to beat the Warriors after they tied the series at 2-2.
Blues State of Origin team prediction
The 2018 State of Origin series is two weeks away and selectors will be naming their teams early next week. We name our New South Wales team for Game 1.
Maroons State of Origin team prediction
The 2018 State of Origin series is two weeks away and selectors will be naming their teams early next week. We name our Queensland team for Game 1.
McInnes only focused on Dragons
Cameron McInnes is refusing to buy into Origin talk ahead of the squad announcement.
AFL W2W4, R10: Which Hawks must step up?
Niall Seewang, Jake Michaels and Matt Walsh
UCL Signwriters: Proofread your banners
The Exploding Heads receive all type of Liverpool banner requests ahead of the Champions League final including the good, bad and absolutely dreadful.
Sport's Holy Grail: The search for true teamwork
What is teamwork, and how is it developed? And why are some teammates better than others? ESPN asked four high-level sporting figures about cultivating a winning team culture.
Ovechkin, Holtsby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0
Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals put a decade of playoff frustration behind them with a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final...
Andre Burakovsky, Game 7 hero. The Capitals forward was injured through most of the Columbus series and all of the Pittsburgh series. He returned to play the first four games of the Eastern Conference Final, but was a sacrificial healthy scratch in Game 5. He didn't have a point entering Game 7. He had two dagger-in-the-heart goals in the second period that might be enough to propel Washington to its first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years. Burakovsky's postseason point drought was eight games, extending back to 2017.
Tahs' win must be the beginning, not the end - Growden
A second Waratahs triumph in a row over a Kiwi opponent is far from a faint dream - it should be an anticipated non-negotiable. They must convince themselves they are dominators, not spectators -- Greg Growden writes.
W2W4: Canes to sting injury-hit Crusaders
Every Australian Super Rugby side will take to the field this weekend and Michael Cheika will be sure to keep his eye out on the Wallabies' next hooker, while the race to top spot in New Zealand could take a turn through an injury-hit Crusaders.
Moody, Franks bans at odds with safety focus
Given all the talk of player safety being a priority in rugby, the two-week bans handed to All Blacks props Joe Moody and Owen Franks are grossly inadequate, Craig Dowd writes.
Monaco GP: Was Ferrari's Spanish struggle a one-off?
ESPN previews the Monaco Grand Prix and takes a looks at how vital it is for Sebastian Vettel to close the world championship gap to Lewis Hamilton.
Lewis, Vettel doubt they will ever be F1 teammates
Ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel briefly took time to imagine if a future existed for them as Formula One teammates.
Hamilton: Monaco most technical and challenging circuit
World champion Lewis Hamilton is excited to return to Monaco for this week's Formula One Grand Prix.
World Fame 100: Australia and New Zealand's Top 10
ESPN has determined 2018's most famous athletes on the planet. But where do representatives from Australia and New Zealand fit on the list?
Infamy, redemption entwine for Smith and Warner
They might have been banned for ball-tampering, but Australian cricket heavyweights Steve Smith and David Warner have come in at No. 5 and No. 2 on the list of Australia/New Zealand's most famous athletes.
Inside Liverpool's Champions League final preparations
‘I don't see one Liverpool player who would improve Madrid - not even Salah’
Former Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque told "El Partidazo" radio show that even Egypt international Salah's 44 goals this season would not get him into the current Real Madrid team.
Zidane coy over lineup ahead of Liverpool clash
Real Madrid are favourites in the UCL final vs. Liverpool, but Zinedine Zidane is talking up his opponent while remaining coy on his own lineup.
De Villiers announces retirement from cricket
"I am tired." Those words ended one of the greatest modern day careers. AB de Villiers has bid adieu to the international game, just four days after completing another IPL season.
A genius in two formats
Ten numbers that illustrate AB de Villiers' greatness in Tests and ODIs.
#FCExtraTime: World Cup snubs, Salah vs. Kane and more
Croatia's Rebic is finally proving his worth
Ante Revic shone the brightest as Eintracht Frankfurt stunned Bayern in the cup final. Though he's had a tough career, he will be at the World Cup.
Will Smith to sing 2018 World Cup song
Will Smith and Nicky Jam have been locked in to perform the official 2018 World Cup song, according to multiple reports.
NRL Round 12: Final Origin auditions
With State of Origin selectors sitting down this weekend, the two top of the ladder clashes couldn't have come at a better time to sort out the contenders from pretenders.
Bennett: Bellamy has a decision to make
Broncos' coach Wayne Bennett believes the decision to take over the side is entirely up to Craig Bellamy.
Storm rule out one-year deal for Bellamy
Melbourne Storm boss Dave Donaghy said his club won't be changing their offer to Craig Bellamy to a one-year deal so he can join Brisbane in 2019.
AFL Draft Wrap: Taylor showing Gray-like traits
Waratahs to continue impressing
TAB.com.au's Trent Langskaill believes the Waratahs may be able to cause two upsets in a row when they travel to play the Chiefs this weekend
Dragons to continue winnng run
TAB.com.au's Trent Langskaill believes the St. George Illawarra Dragons will hold steady in their top-of-the-standings game against the Penrith Panthers
Liverpool to win Champions League
TAB.com.au's Trent Langskaill believes Liverpool have an upset in them
The Shohei Ohtani experiment isn't just working -- it's perfect
Are the Angels using Ohtani correctly? So far, the planets have aligned for L.A. and its two-way star.
Source: White Sox C Castillo to get 80-game ban
Welington Castillo will receive an 80-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy, a source told ESPN. It was not immediately clear what Castillo will be suspended for, but the source said it was not for a steroid.
Petra Kvitova's remarkable recovery, in her own words
Less than 18 months after a violent attack almost ended her career, the two-time Wimbledon champ opens up about her injury, the recovery and how she plans to confront the clay at Roland Garros.
Federer calls Serena the best ever
Agreed, Rog. Agreed.
French Open tournament schedule, scores and coverage
Get the 2018 French Open tennis tournament's dates, TV schedule, news coverage, live scores and results on ESPN.
Bikram yoga's moral dilemma
Monaco GP to feature 'grid girls' despite F1 ban
The Monaco Grand Prix will feature 'grid girls' ahead of the race despite Formula One's decision to end the practice ahead of the 2018 season.
Who are the 25 most famous women athletes in the world?
We leveraged the power of ESPN's World Fame 100 to find the 25 most famous women athletes on the planet. Some you know, and some might surprise you.
World Fame 100's Most-Famous Women Athletes
ESPN researched the 100 most famous athletes on the planet. espnW wants you to meet the top 10 women athletes who had the social following and endorsements to make the cut.
Best stuff from OTAs: Wentz is pumped
Rookie camps are in the books. It's time for full teams to take the practice field for OTAs. Here's the best stuff from around the NFL.
Taufua's All Blacks selection a lesson in persistence
McIlroy: I dreamed of being a great golfer, not to be famous
Rory McIlroy was ranked 15th in ESPN's Fame 100 Index but fame is not something the Irishman coveted, nor really ever dreamt of. He only wanted to be known for his golf.
All roads lead to Ryder Cup for Poulter, Casey
As Paul Casey recovers from a troublesome back and Ian Poulter hopes to continue his impressive run of form, the two Ryder Cup hopefuls have divided attention as they spoke ahead of this week's BMW PGA Championship.
Adam Scott still on outside for U.S. Open spot
Adam Scott missed a chance to qualify for the U.S. Open by a matter of percentage points -- one stroke over 72 holes -- at the AT&T Byron Nelson on Sunday. A three-way tie for ninth will now have him scrambling for a spot in the field next month.
Doncic wins Euroleague title; NBA decision 'soon'
Highly touted prospect Luka Doncic led Real Madrid to its 10th Euroleague crown over Turkish power Fenerbahce on Sunday. When asked after the win about his NBA future, the 19-year-old Slovenian said "soon I will tell."
Suns GM 'certainly open' to dealing No. 1 pick
Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough says he hasn't ruled out the option of dealing away the No. 1 pick in June's draft for a lower pick -- or even a worthy veteran player.
Ball or Nothin' - Episode 14: The NBA Draft Lottery jackpot. Who's #1?
Who is the projected Aussie first rounder Jock Landale? It's the Suns' time to rise, who will they pick first? DeAndre Ayton, Luka Doncic, Trae Young, or Michael Porter Jr.? Can Puma make a sneaker comeback? And, the Hamptons 5's house is for sale.
Overwatch League power rankings - Shuffling the deck
With the new meta in play, teams worked hard to figure it out. Some were more successful than others.
Epic Games commits $100 million for Fortnite competitions
Epic Games will provide $100 million in prize money to various esports tournaments for its hit game Fortnite throughout the 2018-19 calendar year, the developer announced on Monday.
NFL OTAs roll call: Brady, Gronk among stars skipping workouts
Tom Brady, Julio Jones and Aaron Donald are conspicuously absent but Odell Beckham Jr. is attending OTAs.
NFL being cautious with legalized gambling
Adam Schefter details how the NFL is looking for safeguards as it moves forward with gambling.
Beckham's doing everything this spring for new contract
With other receivers from his draft class landing lucrative deals, the Giants star is out to prove he deserves a long-term contract.
UFC signing Hardy would be major mistake
Greg Hardy, who was convicted of domestic violence in 2014 before charges were later dismissed, will be given a shot in Dana White's "Contender Series" on June 12. Jeff Wagenheim explains why the UFC shouldn't make this move.
Till: I'm taking Thompson's 'head off' in Liverpool
Darren Till believes that he will have wisdom on his side as he bids to take Stephen Thompson's "head off" at UFC Liverpool on Saturday.
Who's on the path to the NBA Finals? Get ready for an epic conference finals with everything you need to know for Rockets-Warriors and Celtics-Cavaliers.
The margins between the best have never been closer, but do we have a new No. 1? And which NL East team pushed its way into the top five?
Aaron Rodgers had an early campaign for 2017 MVP cut short. Is he a favorite for this year's award? Our Insiders make their picks and dig into more.
By the time opponents know what's hit them, it's already too late. This is how the Warriors crush -- and how the NBA fails to fight back.
LeBron's dominance at age 33 is forcing a reconsideration on the question of who is the greatest basketball player ever.
As contenders and pretenders start to separate themselves, we run through all 30 clubs to see who will be adding and subtracting.
In celebration of ESPN The Magazine's 20th anniversary, Peter Keating's crunched the numbers to find the most dominant athletes of our time.
The latest news, exclusive opinion/analysis, the best sporting video, and a look ahead to what the big talking points will be.