THINGS TO CARE ABOUT
Which way will the Brooklyn Nets go? ... Before Game 5 of the NBA Finals it appeared things were looking up in Brooklyn, as rumors of a Kevin Durant-Kyrie Irving tandem bound for Barclays intensified. Then Durant's injury happened and nothing made sense anymore. Will KD be the same once he's back? Is signing Kyrie worth it without him? Is it wiser to stick with D'Angelo Russell at the point? Most inside the league think this is a difficult decision. Zach Lowe runs down the options. Read More
A soccer star's fight for freedom ... Saadiq Mohammed was a rising soccer star, which also made him a target. In Kenya, he was too Somali. In Somalia, he wasn't the right kind of Somali -- a fugitive in his own home. Death threats, imprisonment and beatings plagued his days. His quest for freedom and a chance to play the game he loved prompted him to seek asylum in the United States. Read More
May the odds be ever in these MLB All-Stars' favor... Being named to the MLB All-Star roster is kind of a big deal. Securing a coveted spot in the starting lineup is a decidedly bigger deal. The Starters Election balloting features three prime candidates per league at each position (and nine outfielders total). With the fans wielding the power, why not make informed decisions, shall we? Read More
The 10-year-old who conquered El Capitan... It's 3,000 feet straight up the tallest face of El Capitan, one of the most famous ascents in the rock climbing world. For 10-year-old Selah Schneiter, becoming the youngest person to make it to the top was no big deal -- she'd memorized the route and even told the adults she was climbing with where to go when they got lost. Here's the remarkable story of how she cooly handled one of the most nerve-wracking athletic feats. Read More
THINGS TO WATCH
Why aren't the NFL's best QBs the best-paid QBs?
Patrick Mahomes is the MVP, and Tom Brady might be the GOAT. So why is it that Joe Flacco and Matthew Stafford meet or exceed them in salary?
"I'm growing, man. It's Year 4 for me. It's a different me. A lot of people think they know me. They don't really know me. But hey, that's OK."
-- Jalen Ramsey on the frequency of his trash-talking. Read more
On this date in 2001, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon, while mired in the middle of what would become a 100-loss season, took issue with a call at first base. What followed was one of the most legendary tirades in MLB history in which McClendon literally changed the landscape of the field. Watch
WHAT'S ON TONIGHT?
Michigan vs. Vanderbilt (7 p.m. ET, ESPN): Kumar Rocker did his Kumar Rocker thing for Vandy, so we're down to winner-take-all Game 3 for the College World Series championship. The Cinderella Wolverines, who barely made the NCAA tournament as an at-large entrant, will try to add No. 2 Vanderbilt to a list of upset victims that includes No. 1 UCLA and No. 8 Texas Tech.
O.J.: Made in America, Part 3 (8 p.m. ET, ESPN2): The scene of the crime. The car chase. The trial. The events of Part 3 of our reair of O.J.: Made In America might be familiar to most, but the inside story could still shock you. Watch the full series here
Mariners at Brewers (8 p.m. ET, ESPN+): Christian Yelich has come into his own as a complete offensive threat. He's a rare player who leads MLB in slugging percentage and is in the top five in stolen bases. Shutting him down will be priority No. 1 for the Mariners.