7:00 AM ET After no first-round series in the Eastern Conference went more than five games, here we are in the second round with two star-studded matchups. Can two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks get past the Brooklyn Nets‘ Big Three of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden? How much will the
8:05 PM ET Associated Press SONOMA, Calif. — Kyle Larson beat teammate Chase Elliott in overtime at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday to win his second consecutive race as Hendrick Motorsports continued a month of dominance. Hendrick drivers have won four straight races dating to Alex Bowman‘s May 16 victory. Larson’s win a week ago in
2:06 PM ET Turron DavenportESPN Close Covered Eagles for USA Today Covered the Ravens for Baltimore Times Played college football at Cheyney University NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans were tied last season for the second-most potent offense in the league, but Sunday’s trade with the Atlanta Falcons for wide receiver Julio Jones has the
10:00 AM ET The 2021 MLB draft is less than two months away, with this year’s event scheduled to be held July 11-13 in conjunction with Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game festivities. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the No. 1 pick, followed by the Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles. While there
6:58 AM ET The Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders both suffered overtime losses in Game 3 on home ice. Both will look to respond in Game 4, with the Bolts seeking a stranglehold on their series with the Carolina Hurricanes, and the Isles looking to make it a best-of-three against the Boston Bruins.
1:26 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. is out of the Belmont Stakes after a scary fall while racing but seems to have escaped long-term injury. Ortiz was thrown off a horse during a race Thursday at Belmont Park and then trampled by the horse being ridden by his younger
12:28 AM ET The United States men’s national team, full of talent and confidence after a banner year from their Europe-based players, were given a valuable lesson on Thursday. Things like pedigree and reputation count for nothing when it comes to competitive fixtures in CONCACAF. The good news is that the U.S. managed to prevail
5:53 AM ET We generally talk about football players and positions in the simplest way possible. You’re a rushing quarterback (or maybe a “dual-threat”) or a pocket passer, a between-the-tackles runner or an all-purpose back, a wideout or a slot receiver, etc. Some of the most fun players in the sport, however, blur the lines,
7:47 AM ET Roll your eyes, boxing purists, but the spectacle that is Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul will take center stage this weekend. It’s OK to admit that you plan on tuning in. Let’s be real: A 44-year-old retired boxing legend vs. a 26-year-old popular YouTuber isn’t an ideal representation of boxing at its
7:39 AM ET Since announcing he’s retained the services of Richard Schaefer as his advisor on May 26, Jon Jones‘ social media accounts have been fairly subdued, free of any confrontational posts aimed at the UFC. Coincidence? Maybe, but make no mistake, there will be interest in seeing if Schaefer, the former boxing promoter who
10:10 PM ET Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Quade Cummins sank an 8-foot birdie putt on the drivable par-4 17th hole at Grayhawk Golf Club in the NCAA men’s national semifinals on Tuesday, clinching Oklahoma’s place in the title match against Pepperdine. Oklahoma and host Arizona State played close matches all afternoon after advancing to
1:24 AM BST Australia is on the board! After 13 straight defeats, the Reds at last opened the Aussies account in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, the Queenslanders defeating the Chiefs in an extraordinary game at Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville. But it was otherwise another dominant weekend for New Zealand as the Hurricanes, Crusaders, Blues
2:06 PM ET Associated Press The leaders of the four Grand Slam tournaments reacted Tuesday to tennis star Naomi Osaka‘s stunning withdrawal from the French Open by promising to address players’ concerns about mental health. The pledge came in a statement signed by the same four tennis administrators who threatened the possibility of disqualification or
8:30 PM ET Philadelphia 76ers‘ star Joel Embiid was ruled out of Monday night’s potential closeout game against the Washington Wizards with right knee soreness. Embiid crashed to the floor after he was met in the air at the rim by Wizards center Robin Lopez just over seven minutes into Game 4. Lopez cleanly blocked
6:00 AM ET ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Turns out, Mike Shanahan was right. The former Denver Broncos coach once stood on a patio behind the team’s suburban practice complex and grumpily lamented another question about another player the Broncos were said to have been interested in and whom Shanahan actually had no interest in. “Everybody says
10:59 PM ET Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — Kyle Larson ended six years of struggles at Charlotte Motor Speedway, winning the Coca-Cola 600 in dominating fashion to give team owner Rick Hendrick a record-setting victory. It was the 269th career Cup Series victory for Hendrick Motorsports, passing Petty Enterprises for the most in NASCAR history.