LIVE: Friday's NBA action
Steph Curry is back for the Dubs, as they look to steady ahead of playoffs in their match against the lowly Hawks. Follow it live here with ESPN.
The Knicks lost to the Timberwolves despite a career-high 39 from Tim Hardaway Jr. They've dropped 16 of 19 but they'll remain in ninth place in the Lottery Standings, likely 1.5 game behind Chicago unless the Bulls beat Milwaukee. Starting PG Emmanuel Mudiay played just five minutes tonight; Frank Ntilikina played a career-high 37 minuets.
Curry returns vs. Hawks after missing 6 games
After missing six games due to an ankle injury, Golden State's Stephen Curry was in the starting lineup Friday night when the Warriors hosted the Atlanta Hawks.
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Moses penalty sees Nigeria past Poland
Victor Moses's penalty was enough for Nigeria to kick off their pre-World Cup programme with a 1-0 victory over Poland in Wroclaw.
Argentina win but fail to impress without Messi
Minus Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero, Argentina struggled at times but defeated Italy 2-0, in a match of football powers going in opposite directions.
Rodrigo and Muller strike as Germany and Spain draw 1-1
Germany and Spain played out a thrilling 1-1 draw in a battle of World Cup contenders in Dusseldorf on Friday.
Late Ronaldo double secures Portugal turnaround vs. Egypt
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in three stoppage-time minutes as Portugal came from behind to beat Egypt 2-1.
Morocco and Tunisia win, Senegal draw
The North African duo downed Serbia and Iran respectively in Friday evening's friendlies, while Senegal were held by Uzbekistan.
Predicting how African teams will perform in the WC.
ESPN FC's Raphael Honigstein, Steve Nicol and Paul Mariner discuss how they see African teams faring in the 2018 World Cup.
Lowe's 10 things: The Cavs look unstoppable again
This week's highlights include evolutionary Anthony Davis crossovers, tanky jumpers, the ginormous Sixers and more.
Osweiler on move again, signs with Dolphins
Brock Osweiler is on to a fourth NFL team in seven seasons, as the quarterback has signed with the Dolphins.
Giants' Mauro gets 4-game PED suspension
The Giants were aware of an impending four-game suspension for defensive end Josh Mauro before signing him to a one-year contract.
Eagles' Bennett indicted for injury of elderly
Prosecutors in Houston say a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett, who allegedly injured a paraplegic woman as he tried to get onto the field at last year's Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.
Trackside analysis: Who looks quick in Melbourne?
F1 editor Laurence Edmondson reports on how the top three teams looked through Albert Park's fastest corners.
Hamilton edges Verstappen in second pratice
Lewis Hamilton remained top of the order in FP2 in Australia, but saw Max Verstappen and Red Bull close the gap considerably.
Vettel confident Ferrari has 'quite a lot' of pace in hand
Sebastian Vettel is confident Ferrari did not show anything close to its true performance in the opening practice sessions for the Australian Grand Prix.
It's zLAtan: Galaxy seal Ibrahimovic deal
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has completed his move to the LA Galaxy, with the MLS club announcing the signing of the Swedish striker on Friday.
Ibrahimovic: World Cup decision up to me
Ibrahimovic retired from international football after Euro 2016 said he was "training very hard" and felt "sharp."
How the Galaxy landed Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle discusses the inner-workings of the deal that will reportedly see Zlatan Ibrahimovic become a member of the LA Galaxy.
Russell Westbrook and the siren song of the 3
For the Thunder to succeed, Russell Westbrook must resist the shot he loves but that doesn't always love him back.
'He has been a great servant to South African cricket'
Having already announced plans to retire, Morne Morkel has become the fifth South African to 300 Test wickets. Former South Africa bowling coach Vincent Barnes talks us through his career
Newlands crowd abuse 'disgraceful'- Lehmann
Cricket Australia has made a written complaint to Cricket South Africa about taunts largely directed at the partners and families of Steven Smith's team
Kenya's Kamworor eyes IAAF Half Marathon hat-trick
Long-distance star Geoffrey Kamworor has his eyes set on completing a hat-trick of IAAF World Half Marathon Championship titles when he takes to the road in Valencia this weekend.
'Stacy Lewis: Winning for Houston' preview.
LPGA golfer Stacy Lewis knew she wanted to do something to help her hometown of Houston after Hurricane Harvey so she pledged all of her winnings from the Portland Classic to relief efforts.
Spieth, Reed set up showdown at Match Play
Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed improved to 2-0 in the Dell Technologies Match Play and now face off to see who advances to the weekend at Austin Country Club. Dustin Johnson, the current No. 1 player in the world, was eliminated after Thursday's play.
Romo struggles down the stretch of first PGA Tour event.
Tony Romo bogeys three times and adds a double-bogey on the back nine to finish the day with a 5-over 77.
Rebels harpoon Sharks in six-try romp
Former scaffolder Anaru Rangi has helped lay the platform for the Melbourne Rebels' 46-14 win over the Sharks, scoring two tries in their Super Rugby clash on Friday night.
Crusaders continue Christchurch domination of Bulls
The Crusaders have returned to their winning ways, beating the Bulls 33-14 in wintry Christchurch to extend their home dominance of the South Africans to 11 straight games.
Ibrahimovic was a smash hit at Man United
He didn't stay long and left via the back door but Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his larger-than-life character was a success at Manchester United.
Do-or-die for Chelsea in UCL chase
Chelsea's season is on a knife edge, with the club realistically needing to win all their remaining games to qualify for the Champions League.
Spurs' Wembley move has made them stronger
Shortly after their move, Tottenham had to counter claims of a "Wembley curse". Now their temporary home is an advantage, especially in the FA Cup.
Parker: Joshua disrespected NZ, Samoa media
Joseph Parker has accused Anthony Joshua of a lack of respect over his refusal to speak to media from New Zealand and Samoa at a workout on Wednesday.
Parker: I'll make Joshua fight memorable.
Joseph Parker compares his training style to Anthony Joshua, discusses potentially fighting Tyson Fury one day and how he's inspired by Peaky Blinders.
Exclusive: Rest is the key for Joshua in big fight preparation
Anthony Joshua has revealed added rest is serving him well ahead of his title unification bout with Joseph Parker.
Kenya favourite to win Vic Falls Sevens
The Zimbabwe rugby sevens team face an uphill battle when they defend their title at the annual KweseSports Victoria Falls Sevens tournament this weekend.
Uganda want to impress at Victoria Falls Sevens
Uganda's newly appointed captain Micheal Okorach has warned that they are not going to Zimbabwe's popular tourist destination for a holiday, but to try and win the 2018 Victoria Falls Sevens title.
Zim determined to retain Victoria Falls Sevens title
Zimbabwe Sevens coach Gilbert Nyamutsamba is determined to guide his team to a second consecutive Kwesé Sports Victoria Falls Sevens title when the tournament gets underway this weekend.
Harden scores 10 in OT as Rockets edge Pistons
James Harden scored 21 points, including 10 of Houston's 12 points in overtime, to shake off a tough four quarters and lift the Rockets to a 100-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night.
No asterisk: Hornets grind Griz for 61-point win
The Hornets beat the Grizzlies by 61 points for the largest margin of victory in the NBA since 1998. Kemba Walker led the way for Charlotte with 46 points in only 28 minutes.
76ers rout Magic 118-98 for fifth straight win
Joel Embiid had 17 points and nine rebounds in just 20 minutes and the surging Philadelphia 76ers moved closer to a playoff berth with a 118-98 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night.
Top-ranked Halep wins tough 3-setter in Miami
Top-ranked Simona Halep of Romania struggled to post a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 second-round win over French lucky loser Oceane Dodin at the Miami Open on Thursday. Former No. 1 Angelique Kerber and two-time Miami champ Victoria Azarenka also moved on.
Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka scrapped her way to win a first-set tiebreak against 15th-ranked American Madison Keys in their second round Miami Open match, only to see her opponent retire two games later with a left hamstring strain. "It's the worst way to finish the match," said the three-time Miami champion from Belarus, who had never faced Keys. "The most you can hope is Madison recovers as soon as possible." This is Azarenka's second event in 2018 as a wild card and only her fourth since the birth of son Leo in December 2016.
Why Roger Federer might not be the best example for fellow players to follow
Word to the wise: Just because Roger Federer has thrived since a long hiatus from the tennis court doesn't mean other players will. Just look at Novak Djokovic.
Caster Semenya 'entertains' the crowd in Paarl
Not even issues with the stadium clock could overshadow a few stellar performances from South Africa's finest athletes at the third and final leg of the Liquid Telecom Athletix Grand Prix Series at Paarl's Daljosaphat on Thursday evening.
Source: Patriots, OT Waddle agree to deal
The Patriots have agreed to terms with offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle, a source told ESPN.
Dallas Cowboys' 2018 free agency: Deonte Thompson marks start at WR
The Cowboys began to address their remake at the wide receiver position with speedy Deonte Thompson, who averaged 15.9 yards per catch for Buffalo.
Planes, steaks and bad cell reception: How the Vikings crushed free agency
Vikings GM Rick Spielman discusses how he managed the organized chaos of free agency and landed franchise-altering signings.
Southgate's World Cup core conundrum
For England to make any noise at next summer's World Cup, Gareth Southgate ought to utilise a three-man defence that should suit his side well.
'Funny country' Italy likes 'controversy' - Buffon
Gianluigi Buffon said Italy was a "funny country" that "enjoy controversy" after criticism of his selection for two friendlies with the national team.
Injured Neymar 'irreplaceable' for Brazil - Tite
Brazil boss Tite says Neymar is "irreplaceable" to the Selecao and has advised his substitute, Douglas Costa, to be himself, not the PSG star.
UAE all but end Zimbabwe’s World Cup dream
Guys are shattered in the change room - Cremer
With his team's World Cup dreams all but shattered, a devastated Zimbabwe captain lamented the two missed opportunities to qualify against West Indies and UAE
NFL hopes 3-step process simplifies catch rule
The NFL competition committee has recommended that a completed catch be established via three elements -- control, in bounds and a "football move."
How the NFL will (try to) rewrite the catch rule
We know the league is trying to avoid more controversial catch calls. But how can they do it? Here's what the competition committee is likely to propose, its potential flaws and more.
Loyola beats Nevada, continues improbable NCAA run
With Loyola-Chicago clinging to a one-point lead and only 6.3 seconds remaining, Marques Townes sank a 3-pointer from in front of the Ramblers' bench to continue their improbable NCAA Tournament run.
Gritty K-State delivers another upset, 61-58 over Kentucky
Kentucky's latest group of fabulous freshman is all done.
No. 7 seed Aggies fall to No. 3 seed Wolverines 99-72
Texas A&M shoots 48 percent from the floor but gives up 14 3-pointers in a loss vs. Michigan in the NCAA tournament.
The Dominant 20: Marta is No. 9
espnW's Julie Foudy examines how the legend of Marta, a five-time FIFA Player of the Year, has grown despite the struggle for equality in her native Brazil.
The Dominant 20: Serena Williams is No. 12
It's difficult to imagine a time when Serena Williams didn't rule fans' hearts and minds, but as ESPN's Howard Bryant reflects, the respect was hard-won.
The Dominant 20: Michael Schumacher's magic and the hope that comes with it
The best Formula One driver alive now lives in the most uncertain of states. ESPN's Wright Thompson looks at the world he left behind.
England gone in 94 minutes!
A look at England's first innings in terms of fall of wickets and duration, and how it compares to some other events
Rain arrives after Williamson's record 18th hundred
McGlashan: England's dire summer down under gets worse
England have had a tough time away from home in Test cricket of late, and Trent Boult and Tim Southee gave them no respite
LeBron scores 35, carries Cavaliers past Raptors
LeBron James scored 35 points and added 17 assists, his last setting up a late a 3-pointer by Kevin Love, and the undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers ended Toronto's nine-game road winning streak with a 132-129 victory.
Jordan, Clippers beat Bucks after Giannis leaves with injury
DeAndre Jordan had 25 points and 22 rebounds to lead the Lost Angeles Clippers past the Milwaukee Bucks 127-120 on Wednesday night.
Aldridge helps Spurs extend streak by downing Wizards
LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and nine rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs won their fifth straight, 98-90 over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
Lewis responds to Nico's 'inconsistency' jibe
Lewis Hamilton says former Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg was just trying to make headlines when he suggested inconsistency was his biggest weakness.
F1 facing 'most important' six months of its history
Driver-turned pundit Martin Brundle believes Formula One is currently at a pivotal moment in its history.
Melbourne all set for new Formula 1 season.
The teams and drivers look ahead to the first race of the 2018 Formula 1 season in Melbourne, which features a record-breaking 21 races.
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'Rabada is a very strong character' - Gibson.
South Africa coach Ottis Gibson discusses Kagiso Rabada's on-field behaviour after his ban was overturned on appeal
Smith critical of Rabada's successful appeal
Surprised by the outcome, the Australia captain has declared the appeal verdict sets a troubling standard for allowable physical contact in the game
Why cricket needs to define what constitutes an offence
Periodically we have bouts of hand-wringing when someone steps over the line, but things need to be more cut and dried
Why Pep will be ready for City's vital fortnight
Man City's schedule would leave many fans in a cold sweat but Guardiola has survived far worse, during an intense three-week spell at Barca in 2011.
Top players must have the ball in order to lose it
It is true that Alexis Sanchez often concedes possession, but that is not the reason for his struggles at Manchester United.
What's behind Ronaldo's sizzling form?
Cristiano Ronaldo has always been a capable and lethal goalscorer, but his form since mid-January has been in another stratosphere. What's changed?
Relive the top ten plays of the week in women's sports around the world.
White backs Willemse for Bok flyhalf role
Former Springbok coach Jake White says teenage Stormers flyhalf Damian Willemse should be immediately drafted into the national team fold after an excellent start to the Super Rugby season.
Damian Willemse has the tools to become a Springbok
KweséESPN looks at four reasons why Stormers flyhalf Damian Willemse is so highly regarded by rugby pundits all around the world.
Willemse among trio of Junior Boks missing training camp
DHL Stormers star Damian Willemse. His teammate Salmaan Moerat and recently capped Springbok Sevens playe, Muller du Plessis, will all miss a third Junior Springbok camp to focus on their current senior commitments.
GGG on boxing: 'This business is not very clean.'
Gennady Golovkin says he received photos from doctors showing that Canelo Alvarez was taking pills and "absolutely" still wants the rematch on May 5.
Sanchez: There isn't a level playing field between GGG, Canelo.
Abel Sanchez, Gennady Golovkin's trainer, says that that Canelo Alvarez is getting preferential treatment, but likes that GGG has a chip on his shoulder heading into the rematch on May 5.
Golovkin calls Canelo a cheat, De La Hoya 'dirty'
Gennady Golovkin said he believes Canelo Alvarez's recent positive test isn't indicative of the first time Alvarez has used performance-enhancing drugs. Golovkin said he thinks Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya, Alvarez's promoter, also is dirty.
Ricciardo on Verstappen rivalry: 'The more intense the better.'
Daniel Ricciardo hopes his rivalry with teammate Max Verstappen can push the pair towards a championship challenge.
Why 2018 is Daniel Ricciardo's big year
Daniel Ricciardo talks to ESPN about his title chances, the battle with teammate Max Verstappen and his contract options for 2019.
Ricciardo looking to send message to rivals in Melbourne
Daniel Ricciardo is hoping to upset Formula One's established order with a home win at the Australian Grand Prix this weekend.
Pogba would love to play with Neymar
Manchester United's Paul Pogba has said he would love to play alongside Neymar, calling him "the very definition of joy on the pitch."
Mourinho speaks out because he wants a response
If a manager doesn't point out failings, who will? Jose Mourinho is following tried and trusted methods as he challenges Man United to get better.
Pogba 'can't be happy' at Utd - Deschamps
Paul Pogba "cannot be happy" with his current situation at Manchester United, according to France boss Didier Deschamps.
How would an MMA trainer prepare Floyd Mayweather?
Takedowns. Kicks. An acrobatic Bruce Buffer intro. Floyd Mayweather will see many new things if he fights in the UFC. How would our panel of MMA trainers try to prepare him for that in six months? Do any think he'll go through with it?
UFC's Alexander Gustafsson: My next fight must be for the interim title
Alexander Gustafsson believes he should be fighting for the UFC's light heavyweight title right now. But with Daniel Cormier fighting Stipe Miocic in July at heavyweight, Gustafsson's best option is for a matchup with the interim belt on the line.
Primus forced to withdraw from Bellator bout
A Bellator MMA lightweight title rematch between Brent Primus and Michael Chandler has been pulled from Bellator 197 on April 13 in Missouri. Primus has been forced to withdraw due to a knee injury.
Hamilton: Don't believe the hype
The majority of the Formula One paddock is convinced Mercedes are the favourites for victory ahead of this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix, but Lewis Hamilton is not so sure.
What's driving Lewis Hamilton?
Lewis Hamilton talks to ESPN about his motivation to win a fifth title, why he is signing a new contract with Mercedes and whether he would regret not driving for Ferrari.
EXCLUSIVE: Hamilton still inspired by karting 'abuse.'
ESPN sat down with four-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton in Turin to discuss whether he still has what it takes to race and the struggles he dealt with as a child getting into the sport.
Transfer Rater: Salah to Barcelona, Ramsey to United
Mohamed Salah to Barcelona and Aaron Ramsey to Manchester United are two of today's transfer rumours, courtesy of Football Whispers.
Icardi's value bigger by the day - agent
Mauro Icardi's wife and agent Wanda Nara says that the Inter Milan forward is "increasing in value by the day".
Transfer Talk: Salah not for sale to Real, Barca
Liverpool's 36-goal scorer, Mohamed Salah, is attracting understandable interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona. Transfer Talk has the latest.
Salah contract has no release clause - source
Salah has scored 36 goals in a superb debut season, and hit four in the 5-0 win over Watford on Saturday.
Salah proud to forge path for Egyptians
Liverpool's Egypt international Mohamed Salah wants his exploits in the Premier League to serve as inspiration for his fellow countrymen.
Reds' Salah flattered by Messi comparison
Salah scored four times for Liverpool as they demolished Watford 5-0 at Anfield on Sunday to take his tally for the season to 36 in all competitions.
MTB World Cup wins the race to save water - Via KweséESPN.
The first round of the 2018 UCI mountain bike World Cup took place against the backdrop of a once-in-a-century drought in South Africa, and organisers did their part to save increasingly precious water.
The biggest thing about Linares-Lomachenko: It might change boxing culture
It's great for boxing that Jorge Linares and Vasiliy Lomachenko are set to fight May 12. It'll be even better for the sport if the lightweight title bout signals an end to the fighting between Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions.
Linares-Lomachenko finalized for May 12
Golden Boy and Top Rank have signed a deal for Jorge Linares to defend his 135-pound crown against Vasyl Lomachenko, who will move up from 130 pounds, on May 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Saunders hand injury postpones Murray fight
Middleweight champ Billy Joe Saunders has injured his hand, leading to the postponement of his bout with Martin Murray.
The Dominant 20
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 Dominant 20: The biggest questions we know you have about our list
Peter Keating answers all the burning questions we know you're asking about how he compiled The Dominant 20 athletes list.
The Dominant 20: Tiger tops our list, but how close is he to great again?
In celebration of ESPN The Magazine's 20th anniversary, we honor the 20 most dominant athletes of the past 20 years. Topping the list: Tiger Woods. Why? He explains to Marty Smith the keys to those 13 major wins from 1999 to 2008.
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