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Which playoff races are the best? With teams battling for division leads and wild-card spots, there should be plenty of excitement down the stretch.
French Open champion Garbine Muguruza lost the first set of her second-round match 7-5 against Anastasija Sevastova at the US Open (live on ESPN2/ESPN app/WatchESPN). Earlier, American Jack Sock cruised into the third round, while No. 5 seed Milos Raonic lost in four sets.
Monfils leaps for tweener and can return backwards
Tsonga punches ticket into third round ... literally
Raonic, Harrison trade awesome shots at net
Kuznetsova ends 23-shot rally with statement
After nearly being ousted last season, LSU coach Les Miles navigated a turbulent offseason in Baton Rouge during a summer of violence and flooding.
At the Crimson Tide's 2009 title celebration, Nick Saban set the tone for the program's expectations with two sentences that would foreshadow the team's unprecedented success.
In concluding an investigation into PED allegations by Al-Jazeera, the NFL cleared James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers of wrongdoing.
Yasiel Puig, who was demoted by the Dodgers to the minors in August, won't be traded to the unknown team that claimed him, a source told ESPN's Jim Bowden.
Former Green Beret Nate Boyer, who was in training camp with the Seahawks last year, says he supports Colin Kaepernick's right to protest racial inequality by sitting during the national anthem.
LSU coach Les Miles doesn't want his players performing the Lambeau Leap when his Tigers face Wisconsin in the famous stadium.
Gordie Howe's ashes, along with his wife's, will be interred in a statue at a Saskatoon arena.
Novak Djokovic received the best news he could have asked for at the US Open -- a fortuitous free pass into the third round.
In 2015, the Cowboys lost Tony Romo, and their season went down the drain -- the poster team for why the QB is so important. But the Vikings are equipped to hang tough minus Teddy Bridgewater.
The Bills underperformed last season in Rex Ryan's first year in charge. Could he be fired with another season of .500 or worse? Adam Caplan examines the other coaches on, and off, the hot seat.
ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen says he is past the treatment phase for his Stage IV throat cancer and is focused on recovery, with plans to return to the network on a limited basis.
David Luiz has rejoined Chelsea, while Leicester City have completed the signing of Islam Slimani from Sporting Lisbon.
A rough batting practice session or a few hiccups aren't going to dissuade Tim Tebow. He has made up his mind that he's going to play baseball, and he'll keep trying until everyone tells him no.
With the Dodgers unable to deal Yasiel Puig at the non-waiver deadline, Jim Bowden explains where things stand and what lies ahead for the outfielder.
Kickoff Week will be epic, but history shows it's not necessarily the best indicator when it comes to playoff success. Here's what you need to remember when watching this weekend.
Baker Mayfield's brashness makes him great and OU a playoff contender. Protecting the QB and the Sooners' playoff hopes might require holding him back. But that won't be happening anytime soon.
NFL Nation reporters pick the second-year players ready to explode onto the scene in 2016, including Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark, who should get more chances to rush the passer in Year 2.
Who are the best players no one is talking about? Which teams are being overhyped? Our crew of NFL Insiders makes predictions for Josh Norman, Brandin Cooks and more.
A last-minute appeal sent the proposed settlement in the NFL concussion case to the U.S. Supreme Court, delaying payouts by at least several months.
Johanna Konta suffered a health scare when she collapsed on court in 80 percent humidity at the US Open, but returned to record an improbable second-round victory.
The 76ers rookie was in good company, spending the day working out with a pair of three-time NBA champions.
The Steelers have restructured the deal of WR Antonio Brown, giving him a $4 million raise for 2016 amid a promise of an extension after this season, a source told ESPN.
Florida State receiver Travis Rudolph made "fans for life" Tuesday simply by having lunch with a middle school child on the autism spectrum sitting by himself.
Former NFL RB Fred Taylor, who played 11 seasons with the Jaguars, says doctors never told him about injuries to his collarbone and shoulders.
Bilingual Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is adapting to the NFL while studying medicine in his native Montreal.
UFC analyst Brian Stann joins Brett Okamoto on this week's "Five Rounds" to discuss a number of topics, including Paige VanZant, Jon Jones' return and the title picture at welterweight.
Phil Steele, Chris Fallica and Stanford Steve give comprehensive betting previews of the top 25 college football teams, including how to bet their title odds and over/unders.
No Clint Dempsey, no problem? The promising partnership of Bobby Wood and Jozy Altidore should pick up the slack for the U.S. national team.
La llegada de Alcácer le pone la frutilla al postre de la renovación azulgrana de la mano de Luis Enrique.
Marcell Ozuna departed Wednesday's Mets-Marlins game in the fourth inning with a sore left wrist. Jeff Francoeur entered in the Marlins outfield.
No Washington Redskins players sitting during the National Anthem at Raymond James Stadium tonight.
The National Anthem for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. No players sitting. No players for the Redskins were sitting either. It was a topic discussed quite a bit leaguewide this week after 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the National Anthem to protest the treatment of black citizens in America.
Chase Utley's leadoff HR in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader is the Dodgers' first RBI hit since the third inning Saturday.
Cici Bellis, 17, upsets fellow American and 49th-ranked Shelby Rogers 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 for second straight major upset on Grandstand Court (after American Ryan Harrison defeated a cramping Milos Raonic). Bellis, a qualifier ranked 158th, is still an amateur and planning for now to attend Stanford. "It's my favorite tournament of all time," said Bellis in on-court interview. "It means everything to me."
Cici Bellis will serve for the match after breaking to 3-2 and again at 5-2 against Shelby Rogers. Bellis, 17, with a bevy of vocal young make fans on the new Grandstand court, is looking to equal her dramatic first week of 2014 when, as a 15-year-old, she inspired fans to form lines around Court 17 for her second-round match.
We finally had our first major upset of the US Open as No. 5 Milos Raonic fell to Ryan Harrison on Wednesday. Here's Raonic explain his loss: "I think I didn't start off well in the match. I started off feeling a little bit heavy, which has happened to me before. You sort of get through the first set. You pull that one out and you sort of start to relax a little bit. I didn't do that today. I just sort of compounded the stress. I kept trying to force the shots. I was hesitating mentally on the shots. I just felt a little bit a step slow. "The sort of expectation of pressure on myself to get out of that situation like I normally would in a situation like that, like happened to me in the beginning of Wimbledon, I didn't do that. "Then all that kind of forceful play caught up to me there in the end."
Was Wilmer Flores being in the lineup to deliver a two-run homer against debuting Marlins right-hander Jake Esch more luck than shrewd strategy? Manager Terry Collins initially placed Flores at first base on Wednesday because he was 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBIs and a walk in his career against right-hander David Phelps. When Collins learned late that Phelps had been placed on the DL with an oblique strain and Esch had been promoted from Triple-A New Orleans, Collins decided to leave Flores in the lineup, since the Mets did not have a good handle on Esch's strengths anyway. James Loney, not Flores, typically starts at first base against right-handed pitchers. Flores delivered a two-run homer in the second inning to give the Mets a 2-1 lead.
An industry source says the Orioles are "in the process" of getting a deal done to acquire outfielder Michael Bourn from the Diamondbacks. The deal would make Bourn the second OF today to join the Orioles, who are dealing with injuries to CF Adam Jones, as well as Jones' backup, rookie Joey Rickard. Earlier on Wednesday, Baltimore claimed veteran outfielder Drew Stubbs off waivers from the Rangers. The 33-year ol Bourn ranks sixth among active players with 339 career steals.
Cici Bellis, 17 and ranked 158th in the world, tries to work magic on same new grandstand court that fellow American Ryan Harrison pulled off biggest upset in tourney so far with four-set victory Wednesday over No. 5 seed Milos Raonic. Bellis at 2-all in third set with 55th-ranked Shelby Rogers. Rogers eliminated No. 27 seed Sara Errani in first round.
Max Kepler's home run in the 3rd inning was the 1,034th homer in MLB during August. That is the most home runs hit in the month of August in MLB history. It is the 2nd-most homers hit in any month in MLB history (1,069 in May 2000).
Johanna Konta collapsed on the court during her match against Tsvetana Pironkova but later returned to the court to record the improbable victory.
Former Bills RB Karlos Williams, who worked out for Jets, also recently worked out for Steelers, per source. Williams getting back in shape.
James Harrison responds to the Al-Jazeera ruling in Harrison-sequel fashion.
Gorkys Hernandez raced back and robbed Paul Goldschmidt of extra bases in the Giants' 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
Shelby Rogers getting her right elbow worked in after a slow start to the second set versus Cici Bellis. The French Open quarter finalist won the first set 6-2 but trails 4-1 in the second.
Well that didn't take long. With fans at Camden Yards still taking their seats, Jose Bautista deposited the very first pitch from Yovani Gallardo over the left centerfield wall to give the Blue Jays an early 1-0 lead over the Orioles.
Nick Saban says Alabama is eager to face USC: "I'm sure the guys have had their fill of practicing against each other."
Stephen Cardullo was called up last week and came off the bench today to hit his first MLB home run in the Rockies' 7-0 win over the Dodgers.
A look inside Raymond James Stadium with a little over an hour until kickoff. Steady drizzle falling. Two Bucs receivers are out running routes while Roberto Aguayo is warming up kicks. Redskins working on snapping the wet ball.
Shelby Rogers closes out first set against 17-year-old Cici Bellis 6-2 in 27 minutes. Atmosphere today on new grandstand a far cry from loud and intimate scene Bellis said she thrives on after her first-round victory on tiny Court 6.
This is what it's like to be J.T. Barrett on Kickoff Week at Ohio State. The Buckeyes QB might have actually drawn a bigger media crowd than Urban Meyer tonight.
Shelby Rogers controlling things in second-round match against fellow American Cici Bellis, 5-2 in the first. Bellis gained fame two years ago as a 15-year-old when she won her first-round match here against 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova and inspired lines around Court 17 to see her second-rounder, which she lost to Zarina Diyas.
Johanna Konta on what happened when she began hyperventilating and then collapsing on the court: "Well, basically I was feeling a little bit the conditions, and also, you know, my own energy levels. I was just managing the best that I could with what I had today. Basically my heart rate spiked and I couldn't really control my breathing. I started hyperventilating. I started shaking. "So, yeah, basically that's why I went down on the ground, because I was quite violently shaking."
Some notable Bucs players who ARE playing tonight against the Redskins: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jacquies Smith, Alterraun Verner, Johnthan Banks and Josh Robinson. Mike Glennon will start at quarterback.