Customize ESPN

Top Headlines

NBA

Kyrie Irving getting his chance to be 'the man.'

The all-star point guard finally has the opportunity he's been looking for -- playing without LeBron James.

2:10
Share Video

MAYWEATHER VS. MCGREGOR

Saturday, Las Vegas

Boxing

McGregor: 'Any town I touch down on is mine.'

Conor McGregor explains why he is enjoying every moment leading up to Saturday's bout and how he feels about the fan reaction he is getting.

1:02
Share Video

MMA

Jon Jones' failed drug test a major disappointment for UFC.

Brett Okamoto discusses the latest incident with the troubled star and what it means for the sport moving forward.

2:05
Share Video

Fantasy Football

Fantasy NFL

Schefter says to avoid drafting Julio Jones in first 5 picks.

Adam Schefter is leery of drafting Julio Jones with a top-five pick because of his history with foot injuries and the Falcons having a new offensive coordinator this year.

0:49
Share Video

AL wild-card race

Tuesday's Best

Yankees

MLB

Sanchez sparks Yankees with two homers.

Gary Sanchez cranks a 493-foot, two-run home run in the first inning and adds another two-run shot in the ninth in the Yanks' win.

0:41
Share Video

Marlins

MLB

Stanton cranks 46th homer the opposite way.

Giancarlo Stanton continues his power surge with a solo home run to right field in the Marlins' win.

0:23
Share Video

Little League World Series

Little League World Series

Little Leaguer hits bat flip-worthy homer.

Mexico's Samuel Juarez crushes a two-run home run to center field, giving Mexico an early 4-0 lead over Venezuela.

0:42
Share Video

Little League World Series

Tuesday's games

Lions

NFL

Lions

NFL

Lions 'don't have a choice' with Stafford contract.

The NFL Live crew weighs in on why the Lions should end the uncertainty and sign Matthew Stafford to a massive new deal.

1:43
Share Video

NBA

Lakers

NBA

Barkley would be surprised if Magic guilty of tampering.

Charles Barkley doesn't expect to see anything come of the NBA's probe into Magic Johnson's alleged Paul George tampering.

1:24
Share Video

Baylor

College football

College Football

College football

FSU-Alabama set for epic opening-week clash.

No. 3 Florida State and No. 1 Alabama will put each other to the test with a star-studded matchup on Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

0:56
Share Video

NFL activism

Women’s Rugby

World Cup final, England vs. New Zealand, Saturday

Customize ESPN

On This Date: Aug. 23, 1978

  • Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic
  • Happy 39th birthday, Kobe

    On the Mamba's birthday, check out his wit, wisdom and words throughout the years.