Customize ESPN

Top Headlines

FIFA World Cup

Ronaldo, not Messi, the closest thing to Diego Maradona

If Lionel Messi is to be more like Diego Maradona and Ronaldo -- two comparisons he dislikes most of all -- he must deliver against Nigeria.

Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Southgate must resist temptation to change vs. Belgium

With a last-16 spot assured, Thursday's game presents a quandary. But Gareth Southgate should not veer away from what got his England side into this position.

Stream on ESPN+: England and Colombia dominate, Mexico’s round-of-16 chances


FIFA World Cup

Group Stages

Free Agency

Free agency a big game of dominoes


How draft sets up future trades and free agency

Trades and free agency are around the corner. Kevin Pelton looks at the ways an eventful draft night will lead to more moves.

Around the diamond

Dominant Sale offers reminder that he's one of the best

With seven shutout innings, 13 strikeouts and the fastest pitch of his career, Red Sox ace Chris Sale showed the Mariners he's a Cy Young candidate.

Olney: Nationals are built to last beyond 2018

Whether future free agent Bryce Harper sticks around or not, Washington should continue to be a top contender with young stars like Juan Soto.

Renfroe pirouettes into crowd after great catch

Hunter Renfroe runs 108 feet to make a great catch in foul territory as he tumbles into the seats.


Dodgers make history with home run party

Justin Turner's home run in the 11th gives the Dodgers seven HRs on the day, tying the record for solo homers by a team in a game in the modern era.


Bregman shaves mustache between at-bats

Alex Bregman somehow finds time to shave his mustache during an MLB game and brings a new look in the fourth inning.


Hechavarria gets unconventional assist from speaker

Clint Frazier pops a fly ball that deflects off of a speaker and into the glove of Adeiny Hechavarria for the out.



Kangaroo invades football pitch, hilarity ensues


Customize ESPN