For Derek Jeter, facing fallout from the Giancarlo Stanton deal, it's a whole new ballgame
The Captain delivered five championship banners in the Bronx, but by trading the Marlins' biggest superstar -- to the Yankees, of all teams -- Miami's new CEO will be raising a different flag in South Beach in 2018: a white one.
Trade grades: Did Yankees ace Stanton deal?
With the most imposing middle of the order in the league, it is now World Series or bust for New York. And while Miami fans won't like that Jeter dealt to his former team, that doesn't mean he failed his first test.
Stanton excited to be a Yankee.
At his introductory news conference, NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton shares his excitement over joining the Yankees.
Barnwell: The big questions after Carson Wentz's injury, and why Philly still has a shot
The MVP candidate is out for the season, forcing Philadelphia to turn to Nick Foles. But the Eagles still have a great shot at securing home-field advantage, and backup quarterbacks have won Super Bowls before.
Stephen A. says the Eagles aren't done.
Stephen A. Smith doesn't expect a "tremendous drop-off" between Carson Wentz and backup QB Nick Foles.
How a midlevel commuter school became The University of Adidas at Louisville
How former Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich leveraged big deals and big-time basketball to build the university into a sports powerhouse, only to watch it burn amid charges of excess, exploitation and corruption.
The Tom Savage question: How concussion protocol is supposed to work
The policy should prevent risky returns to play. But as the case with Tom Savage illustrates, that doesn't always happen. Here's what you should know.
Execution of protocol failed Savage.
Chris Mortensen details why the NFL and NFLPA have begun a joint investigation into Sunday's incident involving Texans QB Tom Savage.
The NFL Players Association has launched what it called a "thorough" review of Texans QB Tom Savage's concussion. The policy is administered jointly by the NFL and NFLPA, and clubs can be disciplined for failure to comply.
Is LeBron James breaking the aging curve?
Kevin Pelton shows how LeBron has appeared to defy the normal NBA aging process this season in his battle against Father Time.
NBA Power Rankings: Indy making noise in the East
The Rockets are on cruise control behind a nine-game winning streak, while an undefeated week has Victor Oladipo and the Pacers in the top 10 for the first time.
Tom Brady sets new standard for 40-year-old quarterbacks
Up to his old tricks, Brady is yet again having an MVP-caliber season -- and impressing another 40-something QB in Vinny Testaverde.
Will Brady's struggles in Miami continue?
New England heads to Miami, where the Pats have struggled during Tom Brady's time with the team.
Dolphins would be foolish to let Jarvis Landry walk in 2018
The wide receiver won't come cheaply when he hits free agency this offseason, but the Dolphins can't afford to lose their best and most consistent wideout.
Steelers win AFC North with furious rally, Ben Roethlisberger's arm
In an uncharacteristic track meet, the Steelers and Ravens went after each other all night, but Pittsburgh hit its stride in the fourth quarter to win.
Steelers dedicate win to Shazier.
With injured teammate Ryan Shazier on their minds, Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown post big numbers.
Shazier celebrates with teammates via FaceTime.
The Steelers celebrate beating the Ravens and clinching the AFC North with injured linebacker Ryan Shazier, who is in the hospital.
NFL Playoff Picture: Updated seeds after Week 14
One of the most unpredictable weeks of the 2017 season left the NFL with new leaders for both conferences and the prospect for three massive Week 15 showdowns.
Projected 2018 NFL draft order: Race for No. 1 pick all but over
The winless Browns are on the verge of clinching their second straight year of picking No. 1 overall. And they might have another top-10 pick in next April's draft, too.
McNabb calls for fan to be arrested and charged.
Donovan McNabb explains why the price of admission to a game does not afford fans the right to do whatever they want, as evidenced by Quinton Jefferson's altercation with a fan.
Winter Meetings Daily: Keep up with the latest updates
The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing today.
Predictions: What's going to go down in Orlando
Which major free agents are likely to sign first? Which team's GM will be the most active, and what will be the most surprising move? Our experts dig in to all the potential wheeling and dealing.
Your winter meetings guide: Superstars, blockbusters -- and total chaos
It has been a slow offseason so far in Major League Baseball. But as the league descends on Disney World, all sorts of magic might happen.
Is this the last hurrah for the Sedin twins?
As Daniel and Henrik near the end of their contracts with the Canucks, a look at what has made them such a special pairing on the ice -- and what they have left in the tank.
Real Madrid draws PSG in Champions League
Reigning champions Real Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16, while Chelsea take on Barcelona.
Neymar to haunt Real?
The draw for the Champions League round-of-16 has been made, and there's one clash that stands out as Neymar's PSG take on champions Real Madrid.
College hoops power rankings: Arizona State's unlikely rise to No. 1
Wait, hear us out. The easy move after Duke's loss was to jump Villanova or Michigan State to the top spot. But if you look at the entire body of work, raising Arizona State all the way to No. 1 isn't so crazy.
When each of the remaining unbeaten teams will lose
There are seven unbeaten teams left in college basketball. Some are unblemished because they are playing well, others because they haven't played anybody.
Man City and Man United are a gulf apart
A statement win by Man City over Man United on Sunday confirmed there's a huge gap between the two teams.
Man City tops United.
Man City capitalizes on two errors from rival Man United to earn an away win and move 11 points clear in the Premier League.
MLS in review: The good, the bad and the ugly
With the 2017 MLS season now in the rearview mirror, Graham Parker recalls the year's unforgettable moments, and some we wish we could.
Why did Shohei Ohtani choose Angels? Because of the power of MLB -- and Mike Trout
Japan's biggest star left tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars on the table to come to America two years early. That's the gravity of playing on the world's biggest stage, and with the world's greatest player.
The scariest part about Giancarlo Stanton in pinstripes? His fit at Yankee Stadium
Stanton is baseball's most dangerous long-ball threat. The ballpark in the Bronx is the game's best place to go deep. What happens when you put the two together? Like it or not, the rest of MLB is about to find out.
Bronx Bombers add slugger Stanton.
Giancarlo Stanton, who led MLB in home runs last season, joins Aaron Judge and a Yankees lineup that smashed a league-leading 241 homers last season. There will be fireworks in the Bronx in 2018.
How Yankees' no-brainer deal became Marlins' lost opportunity
Miami missed a prime chance to acquire strong talent for its future when it agreed to trade Giancarlo Stanton.
After three decades of fan intervention, golf wisely changes course
Starting with Craig Stadler in 1987 and extending to Tiger Woods at the 2013 Masters and Lexi Thompson at this year's ANA Inspiration tournament, TV viewers impacted golf by calling in violations from home. In 2018, the witch hunt ends.
'No Mas Chenko' not just a regular fighter
Vasiliy Lomachenko's dominating victory over Guillermo Rigondeaux is another example of what he does: snatch the heart and soul of his opponent and crush it in front of his face in a way we've never really seen another fighter do before.
Heisman honor hasn't set in for Mayfield yet.
The Oklahoma QB shares what has changed since being awarded the 2017 Heisman Trophy.
Mayfield's unconventional route to the Heisman
Baker Mayfield, the former walk-on who became a star QB at Oklahoma and led his team to the College Football Playoff, captured the Heisman Trophy. "It's a dream right now," he said.
Eight likely-to-return players primed for a 2018 Heisman run
A bumper crop of quarterbacks are on their way to the NFL draft, but the cupboard certainly isn't bare heading into 2018.
Players who could surprise in bowl season
Intriguing matchups and unfamiliar opponents can lead to new stars emerging from bowl season. Here are a few who could surprise.
A viewer's guide to the most entertaining bowl games
Not all bowl games are created equal. Which ones will be the most entertaining?
Should the Senators trade Erik Karlsson?
Erik Karlsson is one of the best defensemen in NHL history, but his future has been in flux since he said he won't give the Senators a hometown discount. Our writers discuss Ottawa's options regarding the swashbuckling Swede.
Weekly Reader: The NHL's top five line combinations
Watching three players form a juggernaut is one of those "unique-to-hockey" things we take for granted, so we ranked the best current trios. Plus, why Quebec City is on the outside looking in and the story behind that shirtless Jumbo Joe bobblehead.
Awards Watch: Favorites for Hart, Calder, Vezina
Greg Wyshynski compares the current leader, someone to watch and a dark horse for each award -- and makes his picks for the hardware.
Hope Solo should still have a voice for U.S. Soccer
Given her controversial past, Solo is not the ideal candidate to be the next president of U.S. Soccer. However, the organization would benefit from her perspective on multiple issues.
Holiday Guide: gifts for kids
Do you have an aspiring Jedi on your list? Maybe a big-leaguer in the making? Our list of holiday gifts for the young ones in your life covers all the bases.
In the last fight of Ali's storied career, the 39-year-old lost by unanimous decision to Trevor Berbick.
While the bowl season boasts some great contests between top-notch programs, it will be the individual matchups that make the games intriguing.
Zach Lowe highlights Houston's other great guard, the Lance Stephenson show, and a fearless rookie, plus more NBA standouts.
Are we watching the makings of an NBA star, or are some concerns legitimate? ESPN draft experts Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz discuss Duke's standout freshman.