Neymar class pushing PSG, Ligue 1 higher
Neymar is always positive, always on the move, always attacking, always dangerous. His new team and his new league seem to be following suit.
Barcelona ups Coutinho bid to £138 million
Barcelona are preparing a staggering fourth offer worth £138 million for Philippe Coutinho. As always, Transfer Talk has the latest.
Rumours rated: Di Maria to join Seri at Barca?
PSG continue to chase Kylian Mbappe, which could see Angel Di Maria head to Real Madrid and Andrea Belotti join Monaco. David Amoyal rates the week's top transfer rumours.
Di Maria announcement was a hack - Barca
Barcelona confirmed that their social media accounts were hacked after they had appeared to announce the signing of Angel Di Maria from PSG.
- White: Jones failed drug test from UFC 214
- Ali speech study reveals early Parkinson's signs
- McIlroy planning long break shortly after FedEx
- Lawyers eye Venus' cellphone data after crash
LeBron, Isaiah share mutual respect.
After the Cavaliers closed out the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James and Isaiah Thomas shared an emotional embrace on the court. Now the two stars will suit up as teammates.
Cavs deal Kyrie to Celtics for Isaiah, Nets pick
The Celtics have acquired Kyrie Irving from the Cavaliers for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and Brooklyn's 2018 unprotected first-round pick.
LeBron takes high road on Twitter after Kyrie Irving trade
Kyrie Irving got his wish and will no longer have to play in the shadow of LeBron James, but James had kind words for his former teammate on his way out of Cleveland.
Mkhitaryan must add goals to assists
After a slow start to life at Old Trafford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan is settled, happy and playing well. What do United fans want to see next? More goals, writes Andy Mitten.
Unfair to drop Rashford for Martial - Neville
Gary Neville has told Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to resist the temptation to bench Marcus Rashford in favour of Anthony Martial.
United remain keen on Sessegnon - sources
Manchester United are still in the hunt for Ryan Sessegnon but believe the Fulham man may prefer a move to Tottenham, sources have told ESPN FC.
NBA survey: Rookies give their take on new season
Last year’s rookie class was, to put it nicely, underwhelming. Malcolm Brogdon won the Kia Rookie of the Year.
Phoenix Suns opt for continuity as rebuild continues
Since the Warriors downed the Cavs to take the 2017 NBA title back on June 12, NBA teams have undergone a number of changes.
WNBA Wrap: Lynx and Sparks rack up wins
There were two games in the WNBA on Tuesday night with the top two sides in the league in action and both picking up big wins.
Mikel leads veterans' return for Nigeria
Veterans John Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo, Victor Moses and Leon Balogun have all been named in Nigeria's squad to face Cameroon in a two-game 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying series.
Wednesday's biggest football stories
Barcelona are suing Neymar for millions over an alleged breach of contract after previously refusing the Brazil star a €26m bonus payment. All the latest football headlines are here.
McGregor: 'Any town I touch down on is mine.'
Conor McGregor explain why he is enjoying every moment leading up to his megafight vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and how he feels about the fan reaction he's been getting.
Why Mayweather vs. McGregor is nothing new
When a boxing champion has a fight with a wrestler or mixed martial arts fighter, it always creates a stir. Here are four other times that has happened ahead of Floyd Mayweather's upcoming bout with Conor McGregor on August 26.
Floyd Mayweather bets big, just not on himself
Floyd Mayweather is known as a big bettor in Las Vegas, consistently making six- and seven-figure wagers on sports. Will he bet on himself against Conor McGregor? Those who know his betting habits say he won't -- and never has -- bet on himself.
Kobe's legendary Laker career.
From his rookie year in the NBA to his last Lakers game, Kobe Bryant's fearlessness drove him to NBA immortality.
Yelich and Stanton combine for stunning catches.
Christian Yelich prevents Nick Williams' from earning a home run while Giancarlo Stanton stretches and dives to rob Cameron Perkins.
- No Chelsea contact with Tuchel - sources
- Walker-Peters extends Tottenham contract
- Ronaldo to play full Bernabeu Trophy game
- United remain keen on Sessegnon - sources
Coutinho welcome back when ready - Klopp
Jurgen Klopp has said he would welcome Philippe Coutinho back into the Liverpool squad despite the Brazilian's attempts to force a move to Barcelona.
Klopp: Liverpool aren't thinking about a loss
Liverpool aren't worried about losing their Champions League second leg against Hoffenheim.
FC pundits unconvinced Liverpool can qualify for group stage.
The FC panel question if Liverpool can see out their narrow 2-1 advantage over Hoffenheim in Champions League qualifying.
Barcelona sue Neymar for contract breach
Barcelona have announced that they are suing Neymar for a breach of contract after the Brazilian left the club for PSG earlier this month.
Iniesta's comments a warning sign for Barca.
Iniesta's comments about his Barca future makes ESPN FC's Paul Mariner question where the club will stand moving forward.
PFA wants 'open' probe into Aluko case
The PFA has backed the call for "an open, transparent and independent investigation" into how Eni Aluko's grievances were handled by the FA.
Aluko accuses Sampson of 'ebola' remark
Eni Aluko has alleged England Women manager Mark Sampson told her make sure her Nigerian relatives didn't bring the Ebola virus to a game at Wembley.
White on Jones: 'He'll be a great 30 for 30 someday.'
Dana White reflects on his torn relationship with Jon Jones and makes a comparison to Conor McGregor, stating that Jones could have had similar opportunities and backings from sponsorships.
White: Jones failed drug test from UFC 214
Jon Jones has failed a drug test for the second time in his tumultuous career, UFC president Dana White announced Tuesday, saying the UFC light heavyweight champ tested positive ahead of his title bout against Daniel Cormier in July.
Ali speech study reveals early Parkinson's signs
Three years before his retirement and six years before his diagnosis, Muhammad Ali's speech patterns showed signs of Parkinson's, a new study finds.
Surfer's guide to the planet
Surfers see the world like no one else does. Here’s where they go.
Why 'crazy' could be the theme at the US Open
When the year began, nobody expected Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer to dominate or Serena Williams to take maternity leave. There's no reason to think sanity will make a comeback at the US Open, the final Grand Slam of 2017.
No. 1 Radwanska holds off Bouchard's late rally
Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska survived a second-set comeback bid from Eugenie Bouchard to advance to the quarterfinals of the Connecticut Open on Tuesday.
Nadal: Return to world No. 1 'special'
Rafael Nadal reflected on a "special day" after returning to world No. 1 for the first time since July 2014 in the ATP men's singles rankings.
Du Plessis targets a third EFC belt
As if making history as the first EFC fighter to hold two belts simultaneously is not enough, Dricus du Plessis wants to add the light heavyweight strap to his collection as well.
Chipfumbu requires surgery after title showdown
Sylvester Chipfumbu will undergo surgery after suffering a broken orbital bone during his title fight with flyweight champion Nkazimulo Zulu at EFC 62 on Saturday night.
Nice coach slams Balotelli's 'negative' play
Nice's Lucien Favre criticised his star striker Mario Balotelli for putting in a "negative performance" as they crashed out of the Champions League.
This wasn't 'my last game for Nice' - Seri
Jean Michael Seri insisted he hadn't played his last game for Nice following their 2-0 home loss to Napoli that saw them exit the Champions League.
Napoli, Sevilla and Celtic seal UCL places
A 48th-minute Jose Callejon strike earned Napoli a 1-0 win in Nice and ensured their qualification for the Champions League group stages.
Spain tribunal rejects Ronaldo's ban appeal
Real Madrid's appeal to reduce Cristiano Ronaldo's five-game ban was rejected by a Spanish government's tribunal on Tuesday.
Stars in Spain affected by red card fever
A curious trend has affected the early weeks of the Spanish season: Star names being sent off. Graham Hunter considers the reasons why.
Darke: Ramos' 18 red cards a disgrace.
The ESPN FC crew evaluate Sergio Ramos' behaviour after he tied La Liga's all-time record with his 18th red card.
Ferrari retains Raikkonen for 2018
Ferrari has confirmed Kimi Raikkonen will remain at the team for the 2018 championship season, ending speculation about the Finn's future.
Is Raikkonen now a 'jobbing' F1 driver?
In agreeing a new deal at Ferrari, has Kimi Raikkonen signed up to another year of playing second fiddle to Sebastian Vettel?
Wolff: Dangerous to make assumptions about Belgian GP
Toto Wolff says Mercedes has had enough harsh lessons in 2017 so far to automatically assume it will be the team to beat at the Belgian Grand Prix.
Mkhitaryan thriving at Manchester United
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is finally thriving at Manchester United and is set to be one of Jose Mourinho's key men in search for silverware this term.
Luke Shaw positive in latest comeback attempt
Luke Shaw is on the comeback trail once again. He has endured an injury-hit career at Manchester United but remains positive over his long term hopes.
Rose set for decisive Spurs talks - sources
Danny Rose is set for decisive talks with Tottenham Hotspur this week amid interest from Manchester United, sources have told ESPN FC.
Rumor Central: Pacers exercise Myles Turner's 2018-19 option?
The Indiana Pacers have reportedly exercised their 2018-19 team option on starting center Myles Turner.
Rumor Central: Isaiah Thomas set for more tests
Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas will have a checkup ahead of training camp to make sure his right hip is healing properly.
Rumor Central: Nerlens Noel moves to Klutch Sports
Mavericks restricted free agent Nerlens Noel has fired agent Happy Walters and signed with Rich Paul of Klutch Sports.
Blues' newcomers make strong first impression
Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko got their first time together against Spurs and the results should have Chelsea supporters happy.
Why Chelsea are looking to buy British
Chelsea are running low on players who qualify as "home-grown" under Premier League and Champions League squad rules.
Barkley would be surprised if Magic guilty of tampering.
Charles Barkley doesn't expect to see anything come of the NBA's probe into Magic Johnson's alleged Paul George tampering.
Tampering FAQ: How will NBA respond to Pacers' charges against Lakers?
The Indiana Pacers charged the Los Angeles Lakers with tampering over Paul George, but what will the NBA do about it? How has the NBA handled tampering recently?
Why Roger Goodell's NFL reign isn't in danger
Fans love to hate The Commish, but he's now likely to have a tenure that surpasses predecessor Paul Tagliabue's in length.
Henman issues Murray US Open warning
Tim Henman has urged his compatriot Andy Murray only to play at the US Open if he has fully recovered from his hip problem.
Still trying to make sense of Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios has given us reason to believe he could win the US Open next week -- or fall inexplicably in the first round. So which is more likely?
Key African transfer angles to watch this week
Which of the continent's star men could see their futures settled this week, and which rumours are bubbling under?
Africa's top five done deals this week
Which were the biggest and best transfers involving African players to have been completed over the last seven days?
Arsenal must add talent to contend this year
For Arsenal to be legitimate Premier League title contenders, they must address shortcomings through the transfer market.
Liverpool need cover for Salah, Mane
There are still players available who would be a positive rotation option out wide for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool.
Rooney: A lot to do to catch Shearer.
Wayne Rooney reacts to joining Alan Shearer in the Premier League's 200-goal club after Everton's draw at Manchester City.
The numbers behind Rooney's 200 PL goals
Wayne Rooney scored his 200th Premier League goal on Monday night. Here are the key numbers, facts and stats around his double-century.
'Not bad' - Rooney hits back at his critics
Wayne Rooney sent a message to critics who thought he was done after scoring the 200th Premier League goal of his career on Monday night.
Ogden: Pep's thinking is costing Man City
Pep Guardiola has spent a fortune since taking over at Man City. Yet against Everton, he continued to play his men out of position, and it cost them.
Three thoughts on Man City's draw with Everton
Manchester City and Everton had to settle for a draw after Wayne Rooney and Raheem Sterling each found the back of the net, writes Mark Ogden.
Guardiola gets deja vu after Man City draw.
Pep Guardiola feels echoes of last season for Manchester City after they draw with Everton.
Beckham Jr. says he will be OK.
Odell Beckham Jr. is confident that his left ankle sprain isn't a serious injury and says it is up to the coaches whether he will play the rest of the preseason.
Cause for concern for Giants: OBJ, Marshall injuries, offensive struggles
The Giants' second preseason game was full of red flags, from injuries to their top two receivers to a lackluster offensive performance vs. Cleveland.
Half-full view for Browns: Defense looked good against Giants' starters
The good news: The Browns held the Giants to three points and just 99 total yards in the first half. The bad: Cleveland's offense wasn't a lot better.
Stenson wins Wyndham Championship by a stroke.
Henrik Stenson shoots a final round 6-under 64 to take the Wyndham Championship. Stenson sets a new course record by going 22-under for the tournament.
U.S. Solheim Cup win a boost for women's golf
While the outcome wasn't exactly in doubt, Sunday's play nonetheless had drama and plenty of excitement as the Americans and Europeans put on a show.
Weekly 18: Solheim Cup delivers plenty of punch
The biennial matches lived up to their billing, even if the final score felt more like an American rout.
Lalas Abubakar waits patiently for Ghana's call
Columbus Crew defender Lalas Abubakar hopes his recent breakthrough in MLS will soon be rewarded with a breakthrough at international football as well
Ghana's CHAN failure puts spotlight on coach
Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu could only offer an apology, mere moments after the Black Stars second string had trudged off the field on Sunday.
Brighton reach deal for Zurich striker Dwamena
Brighton have reached an agreement to sign Ghana striker Raphael Dwamena from Swiss club FC Zurich.
Joshua open to fight with MMA fighter
Anthony Joshua would be willing to box a mixed martial artist or accept a cage fight in the future.
More history for Golden State? Forecasting West standings for 2017-18
Does our panel predict a 70-win season for the defending champs? How many victories for the improved Rockets and Wolves? ESPN Forecast concludes with a look at the 2017-18 West standings.
Rumor Central: Warriors coach Steve Kerr expects to coach all season
After needing an extended break last season because of a lingering health issue, Warriors coach Steve Kerr thinks he can make it through 2017-18.
Why Mayweather-McGregor is alarming Vegas oddsmakers
Mayweather-McGregor will be the most-bet boxing match ever in Nevada, but even veteran Las Vegas oddsmakers have been surprised at the betting patterns -- and where the line might still go.
What does the Mayweather-McGregor lead-up say about our society?
LZ Granderson discusses the insensitive remarks expressed by Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor ahead of their bout and why we as a society should be better than that.
What difference do 8-ounce gloves make in Mayweather-McGregor?
Sal Paolantonio and Brett Okamoto break down the gloves being used for the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight.
Neymar dominates to top Power Rankings
ESPN FC's worldwide editorial desks nominate their top performers from the weekend's action, and the results are collated into a top 10.
Marcotti on Chelsea, Neymar, United and more
Antonio Conte got his tactics right, Barcelona's president is under pressure and Milan and Juve earned impressive wins. Gabriele Marcotti looks at the major talking points in European football.
The Sweeper: Zlatan ready for his return.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic proves his knee is as strong as ever, Stoke police troll Mesut Ozil and much more in the Sweeper.
SportsCenter: Top 10 Plays.
Relive some of the highlights from the weekends action around the globe.
A Falcons locker room that refuses to wallow in Super Bowl disaster
Dan Quinn is out to forge the best culture in sports off the worst loss in NFL history. He has picked the brains of coaches such as Steve Kerr, and he vows his team is unified.
IAAF: Africans shine in Birmingham
Africans continued their fine form in the IAAF Diamond League on Sunday, though it was Mo Farah who grabbed all the headlines.
Farah may not compete for GB again
Sir Mo Farah admitted he may not compete for Great Britain again after winning his final track race in Britain.
SC Featured: McGregor's journey has inspired a country.
Conor McGregor's Irish roots run deep and he forever carries the toughness of the town he comes from.
What Mayweather-McGregor isn't.
The superfight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is nearly here. After all the hype and speculation, Scoop Jackson describe what this bout truly represents, and what it isn't.
Heat sign former Celtics forward Jordan Mickey
Forward Jordan Mickey, who spent parts of the past two seasons with the Boston Celtics, signed a contract with the Miami Heat on Sunday that will pay him about $1.5 million this season.
Sources: Magic focus of PG-13 tampering probe
Magic Johnson is at the center of an NBA investigation into the possibility of impermissible contact between the Lakers and four-time All-Star Paul George, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne.
Jones Jr. goes insane with these dunks.
Derrick Jones Jr. shows off his skills as he throws down multiple dunks during a workout.
CAPS upset lethargic Ngezi, Platinum pip Triangle
Chicken Inn reclaimed top spot in Zimbabwe this weekend, while CAPS United continue their fine form with a dominant win against Ngezi Platinum.
Nigeria League wrap: Plateau suffer shock loss
League leaders Plateau United suffered a shock defeat on a day when all 10 home teams walked away with three points.
PSL wrap: Chiefs held in opener
Kaizer Chiefs let a lead slip in Bloemfontein in their Premier League opener on Sunday to mount more pressure on coach Steve Komphela.
'If I'm saving all my wickets for Australia, I don't mind' - Broad
It wasn't the most memorable haul Stuart Broad will ever take, but he called the three wickets he bagged to pass Ian Botham's tally as "really special"
England learn nothing from thrashing soft West Indies
It tells you much about the current state of world cricket that Edgbaston had only budgeted for a three-day Test
Abject West Indies tumble to humiliating defeat
A historic Test match was dealt a humiliating conclusion under the Edgbaston floodlights, as West Indies crumbled to one of the most spineless defeats in their long and once-proud history
Coetzee finds room for improvement despite Springboks' 22-point win
Springbok coach has Allister Coetzee has warned that that further improvement in key areas will be needed, despite the team's 37-15 win over Argentina at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.
Jantjies, Oosthuizen shine in Bok win
The Springboks are slowly burying the ghosts of 2016 when they beat Argentina in their Rugby Championship opener in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
All Blacks make Wallabies look like rugby minnows
Australian rugby sank to a horrifying new low at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night as a ruthless All Blacks outfit vented their frustrations from the drawn British & Irish Lions series.
Namibia's Indongo comes up short in welterweight unifier
Terence Crawford furthered his case as boxing's pound-for-pound No. 1 on Saturday night, knocking out Julius Indongo in the third round to become the undisputed junior welterweight champion.
Blow by blow -- Crawford vs. Indongo
Terence Crawford knocked out Julius Indongo in the third round on Saturday, to became the first undisputed champion in any division since Jermain Taylor in 2006. He unified the WBC, WBO, WBA and IBF belts with the victory.
Crawford gets knock down in second round.
Terence Crawford nails Julius Indongo with a stiff right hand and follows it up with a left to send Indongo to the canvas.
Ngannou, Dos Santos fight scrapped for possible doping
Cameroon heavyweight Francis Ngannou is furious after his UFC 215 opponent and former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos was pulled from their Sept. 9 bout after being flagged for a potential doping violation.
Father-son bond pushing A.J. McKee to Bellator stardom
A.J. McKee, one of the rising stars in MMA, helped his father get off the streets and changed his life. Now his dad is returning the favor.
Bellew: McGregor doesn't stand a chance.
Tony Bellew has said if Conor McGregor can beat Floyd Mayweather, it would be the biggest sporting achievement of all time.
BMC win Vuelta a Espana team time trial
BMC Racing took the team time trial winning by six seconds ahead Quickstep and Team Sunweb, while Fabio Aru and Astana fell 41 seconds behind BMC and 32 seconds behind Chris Froome and Team Sky on the opening stage of the Vuelta a Espana in Nimes.
- White: Jones failed drug test from UFC 214
- Ali speech study reveals early Parkinson's signs
- McIlroy planning long break shortly after FedEx
- Lawyers eye Venus' cellphone data after crash
- IBF drops morning checks for unification bouts
- Trentin wins stage 4; Froome retains lead
- Why Roger Goodell's NFL reign isn't in danger
- D-backs' Tomas needs season-ending surgery
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