While talk is out there that Chris Bosh and the Bulls might be a fit, Dwyane Wade cautions that his friend's health issues are his top priority.
Will Astros acquire another starter?
Jim Bowden sees Houston's need in the rotation as one of the greatest current needs across the majors. He sees Jose Quintana as a logical addition. Biggest holes (Insider)
Mike McGlinchey a big return for Irish
The offensive tackle will bring his length, strength and athleticism back to Notre Dame in the fall. If all goes well for McGlinchey in 2017, he will hear his name called very early in the 2018 NFL draft, writes Adam Rittenberg. Top 25 returning players (Insider)
Unless the Bears are absolutely convinced they can find a franchise-caliber passer at No. 3, then settling on the best available player is best.
Taj Gibson's screening prowess
Gibson uses a nice little trick to get Jimmy Butler room to enter the paint. He screens and then immediately re-screens, forcing the defense into chaos and giving Butler the breathing room that he needs. Lowe's 10 things
Chicago's Jimmy Butler, who puts more time into his game than most players, considers being named an All-Star starter a reward for his extra work.
Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
Here are the schools that voted against the proposal to ban offseason trips for practice during a vacation period: NC State, North Carolina, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Illinois, Michigan, South Carolina, Washington, West Virginia.
We check in with scouts and executives on every team's prospects, including those closest to the NHL and those who've made the most progress.
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow examine Mel's first mock draft of the season and debate about the projections for several high-profile prospects.
Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer
Taj Gibson will play tonight according to Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg.
With the trade deadline just over a month away, Marc Stein delivers the freshest chatter from around the league.
Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation
NCAA Division I Council chairman Jim Phillips confirmed the council will meet again on April 13-14 in Indianapolis, and it's during that session that the recruiting reform package that will create an early signing period in December and alter the official visit calendar for April-June trips is expected to pass.
Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
Interesting comment during the autonomy discussion on Proposal No. 2016-139 (banning offseason practice off campus) from Nandi Mehta of Northwestern women's soccer: "Why are we here?" Mehta, among 15 student-athlete reps on the autonomy committee, opposes the proposal. She says the point of college athletics is to create opportunity for student-athletes. "I don't think it's right to strip a student-athlete of this opportunity."
The Nittany Lions, especially on offense, and the Buckeyes lead the way in the top returning players in the Big Ten.
These days, 2016 NHL All-Star Game storybook MVP winner John Scott is living the civilian life in Traverse City, Mich. We spent a day with him and documented, through photos, a slice of his life.
In his first year away from Miami, Dwyane Wade has been a mentor for this young Chicago team as well as a dominant force on the court.
Northwestern is the only major-conference team to never have played in the NCAA tournament. The Wildcats' tournament prospects look good so far. How could they change?
The Yankees have no weaknesses, the Padres have upside, and the Pirates return their top five from '16, but one system retains its title as MLB's best.
A lights-out six-game stretch to lead the Packers to another NFC North title has Aaron Rodgers a unanimous choice as the division's top offensive star.
Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer
The Bears officially announced changes to their coaching staff -- Jeremiah Washburn takes over as OL coach, Curtis Modkins RB coach and Roy Anderson assistant DB coach. Also, OLB coach Clint Hurtt did not renew his contract and left the team.
Thunder star Russell Westbrook was left out in the loaded West All-Star starting lineup, while Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis got the nod.
Irish lucky to have Nelson returning
ESPN's Mel Kiper ranked Quenton Nelson as his No. 1 draft-eligible guard in the 2017 class, so Notre Dame is fortunate to have him back for another season, writes Adam Rittenberg. Top returning players: Nos. 26-50 (Insider)