LaVar, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are sitting courtside for Lonzo Ball's Madison Square Garden debut tonight.
How Joel Embiid is trolling the NBA
Embiid has turned the Sixers' famed process into performance art, and everyone is feeling merry and bright -- for now.
Embiid embraces the process.
Joel Embiid reflects on the "trust the process" message and how it has taken on a life of its own.
Russell Westbrook is laughing all the way
It's the most wonderful time of the year for new dad Russell Westbrook, so the Thunder star talks about his family traditions, golfing with dad, and what he's passing down to son Noah.
Leonard warms up prior to season debut.
After missing the first 27 games of the season, Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard gets ready to face the Mavericks.
How the Babe Ruth of Japan helped the Yankees land Giancarlo Stanton
By refusing to back down three years ago and again last week, the Marlins slugger set the stage for the Bronx Bombers to make a stunning deal.
Trade grades: Headley deal all about the money for Yankees
Finding someone willing to take on their third baseman's salary opened up possibilities for New York's next move, while San Diego bought a chance to improve its pitching staff.
Winter Meetings Daily: Keep up with the latest updates
The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, Florida, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing today.
Olney: So long, Machado and Donaldson? With Yanks and Sox stacked, least of AL East should sell now
As New York and Boston pull away, it could be time for the O's, Jays and Rays to admit they can't keep up -- and cash in on their biggest stars.
Machado on the move?
Buster Olney reports Orioles owner Peter Angelos has given GM Dan Duquette the green light to listen to offers for All-Star 3B Manny Machado.
Week 15 Power Rankings: Biggest breakthroughs -- including a new No. 1
The Steelers' improved pass rush has helped catapult them to the top. The Rams' offensive overhaul keeps them high. Case Keenum is still playing at an MVP level, despite the Vikings' loss. Here's how the league is stacking up.
Shake-up at the top of NFL Power Rankings.
The Patriots suffered a Monday night letdown, and Carson Wentz tore his ACL, opening the door for the Steelers to claim the No. 1 spot.
Big Baller mania is already spreading through Lithuania
One of the world's biggest basketball hotbeds is getting ready for the Big Baller experience, with LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball expected to arrive on Jan. 4.
Stephen A. skeptical of Ball brothers in Europe.
Stephen A. Smith weighs in on LaVar Ball executing his plan to have sons LaMelo and LiAngelo play professionally in Lithuania.
LaVar setting up sons for failure in Europe?
Adrian Wojnarowski and Chiney Ogwumike detail what's in store for LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball overseas.
Alabama freshman Collin Sexton is a force to be reckoned with
Sexton is the closest thing college basketball has to Russell Westbrook. In high school, he brought Dwyane Wade out of his seat. He almost led Alabama to a win playing 3-on-5. What else does he have in store?
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.
Holman ends first half with power dunk.
Aric Holman throws down a thunderous jam for Mississippi State before the first-half buzzer sounds.
The NFC playoff race is going to be wild, and more lessons from last week
The Eagles just lost their star quarterback, which means picking a favorite to represent the NFC in Super Bowl LII is next to impossible. But Week 14 taught us a few things about the contenders.
Best and worst QBs of Week 14: Yates steps up; Gabbert falls flat
T.J. Yates filled in with one of the top performances, while Blaine Gabbert again finished toward the bottom.
Eli Manning has only known one NFL team. Now what?
Manning wanted to retire as a one-uniform player, but if he wants to stay in the game, he might have to give up New York.
Why the Giants should bench Eli to give Davis Webb a look
With the Giants in a free fall, it would make more sense for them to send Eli Manning back to the bench and see what rookie Davis Webb can do.
How should the Giants handle their quarterback situation?
Adam Schefter, Ryan Clark and Louis Riddick break down how the Giants should proceed with Eli Manning after a turbulent couple of weeks.
NBA player rankings: LeBron James and the Rockets guards keep dominating
The King and Houston's All-Star backcourt rolled through yet another week full of standout performances, but who came out on top?
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.
Stephen A.: Rockets to sign LeBron or DeAndre Jordan next summer.
Stephen A. Smith can't imagine a better landing place for LeBron James in free agency than Houston.
KD's signed sneakers brings young fan to tears.
After the Warriors' win over the Trail Blazers, Kevin Durant signs his sneakers and gives them to a young fan who breaks into tears of joy.
2017 ESPN All-America team
Headlined by Heisman winner Baker Mayfield at QB and Butkus winner Roquan Smith at linebacker, here is ESPN's 2017 All-America team.
The real prize on the CFB awards circuit? Intel about bowl foes
Sure, Baker Mayfield took home the Heisman, but there's another prize for the Oklahoma QB and others up for postseason honors. Players are talking on the red carpet and backstage, hoping for info about their postseason opponents.
Big bowl storylines before New Year's Six.
Dominant players, intriguing coaching matchups, and renewed rivalries highlight this year's bowl season.
Ranking the bowl QB starters as pro prospects
Which of the 2017 bowl season starting quarterbacks should you expect to see in the NFL in the near future?
A viewer's guide to the most entertaining bowl games
Not all bowl games are created equal. Which ones will be the most entertaining?
USC fell short of the playoff but will not end 2017 empty-handed
As much as the Trojans wanted a Rose Bowl return -- this time as a CFP semifinalist -- they know reclaiming the Pac-12 title was an important step.
Everything on the line for Horn in Corcoran fight
When Jeff Horn steps into the ring against Gary Corcoran on Wednesday morning, he will have more pressure on him than ever before, writes Jake Michaels.
Champions League draw will bring best out of Euro giants
It's a shame that some heavyweights will be knocked out early, but the draw has brought plenty of excitement and drama that make it all worthwhile.
The three epic, early Champions League showdowns
The Champions League draw sets up at least one final-worthy matchup in the round of 16.
Bold predictions for every NFL team in December
The Eagles securing the NFC's No. 1 seed even without Carson Wentz? The Jaguars winning out? NFL Nation reporters make their predictions for the stretch run.
Will Nick Foles be the Eagles’ Jeff Hostetler? Or their Connor Cook?
Backup QBs on historically comparable teams haven’t fared well come January.
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.
Eagles ready to rally without Wentz.
Carson Wentz is finished for the season with a torn ACL, and now the Eagles will need to rally behind Nick Foles.
Week 15 fantasy football rankings
Fantasy football rankings from Matt Bowen, Field Yates, Mike Clay, Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft for Week 15 of the NFL season.
Fantasy intel for all 32 teams
With updates on topical players such as Nick Foles, Alex Collins, Alvin Kamara and more, Mike Clay has the information you need to make fantasy football decisions in Week 15.
Berry says not to bench Brady.
Despite Tom Brady's poor performance against the Dolphins Monday night, Matthew Berry can't imagine benching Brady moving forward.
Bet on Golden Knights to make postseason
How many of the teams that didn't make the playoffs last season will be there this April? The Devils have doubters and not everyone is sold on the Stars or the Islanders, but Vegas' odds look good.
Beyond the Superman Punches, Bieksa helping fight stigma of mental illness
The Ducks defenseman is spreading awareness in honor of friend Rick Rypien. He also dishes on his team's chances, advanced stats, the Golden Knights, dressing up like a security guard to fool his teammates -- and yes, the Superman Punches.
Trae Young's star turn and other surprises in this freshman class
We expected Trae Young to be good at Oklahoma, but leading the country in scoring? He is the biggest freshman surprise so far this season, but who else has exceeded expectations and who so far hasn't lived up to the billing?
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.
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.
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 same year, Arthur Ashe was the first African-American player to represent the U.S. in the Davis Cup and became the first African-American man to win a Grand Slam.
Let's hear it for the Lane Train, Khalil Tate, the Turnover Chain and Baker Mayfield. These aren't the top 10 teams in the country in 2017, necessarily, but they sure have been the most fun to watch.
While the bowl season boasts some great contests between top-notch programs, it will be the individual matchups that make the games intriguing.
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.