Isaiah Thomas was the NBA's third-leading scorer during the 2016-17 season, but who knew he'd receive love from a voter for playing defense?
Brian Windhorst, Tom Haberstroh, Tim MacMahon, Kevin Pelton, Jade Hoye and Andrew Han on the NBA Awards show, best moments, voting, best moments, Russ, CP3 future and more.
Bill Belichick traded in the torn sleeve hoodie for a clean-cut suit in a fresh photo shoot with girlfriend Linda Holliday for Nantucket magazine's 15-year anniversary edition.
Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer
Although John Farrell says he "wouldn't rule it out" that Red Sox would use others at DH even after Hanley Ramirez returns, he stressed need to not "completely turn away from what Hanley did last year. I think he's still a key member in our lineup." Ramirez has struggled vs. lefties, batting only .143/.333/.229, far from his career slash line vs. lefties of .300/.381/.523.
Red Sox manager John Farrell will miss Tuesday's game against the Twins after MLB suspended him one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions last Saturday against the Angels.
The Ball family put on a show we won't soon forget Monday night at Staples Center, the latest in a long and animated history of popular figures from the professional sports world getting in the squared circle.
Trying to figure out what the Patriots will do with Jimmy Garoppolo is a popular topic, but the decision should become clearer after this season.
Unsatisfied by their respective playoff runs, the Senators and Canadiens could shake things up, while Boston makes re-signing David Pastrnak a priority. Don't be surprised to see some blockbuster deals. Could one involve Jaromir Jagr?
Which NFL teams have the most complete rosters? Pro Football Focus ranks all 32 from top to bottom, bucking conventional wisdom from the start.
Tom Brady will turn 40 soon but is still playing at a high level, so what does the future hold for Jimmy Garoppolo? We explore the possibilities.
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
While not one of the three finalists spotlighted at the award show, Brad Stevens finished fourth in Coach of the Year balloting. Stevens totaled 96 points with help from seven first-place votes but finished behind Houston's Mike D'Antoni (400 points), Miami's Erik Spoelstra (153), and San Antonio's Gregg Popovich (115).
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas finished fifth in the MVP voting. Thomas landed on 49 of 101 ballots and earned four third-place votes. Thomas finished behind only Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, and LeBron James. Thomas finished one spot ahead of Steph Curry, who won the award in 2015 and 2016.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was voted No. 1 in the NFL by his fellow players.
Chris Sale pitched 6 1/3 overpowering innings with nine strikeouts, Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer for the third straight game and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Monday in a matchup of two of the AL's top teams.
Avery Bradley was the "top snub" when the 2016-2017 All-Defensive teams were announced Monday. Did he have a legit case to make a team?
Golfing with champions
Five-time champ and four-time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady posted a picture of himself standing next to two-time champion and two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry on Sunday. Draped in Under Armour, which endorses both athletes, the two appeared to be enjoying their free time by playing a little golf. (tombrady/Instagram)
Since the start of last season, only Andrelton Simmons has a lower strikeout rate than Dustin Pedroia among AL players.