THINGS TO CARE ABOUT
The UFC's Hall of Fame moments ...Only 22 fighters have been deemed worthy to enter the UFC's Hall of Fame, with the latest three (Michael Bisping, Rashad Evans and Rich Franklin) heading for induction Friday. Want to relive their absolute best moments, from the league's early days to the present? We've got you covered. Read More
The Warriors' abrupt collapse ... With the acquisition of Kevin Durant, the Warriors looked like they had established a dynasty that would last for a decade. Now, only two years and one championship after that 2017 crown, that team is gone. Durant will play for the Brooklyn Nets. Andre Iguodala? He'll don a Memphis Grizzlies jersey. Time will tell if this new version of the Warriors will keep winning, but the team that created something we'd never seen before fell apart at a stunning pace, Zach Lowe writes. Read More
The pair the people want... "If you guys really want it, then maybe I'll do it," Serena Williams responded coyly to a reporter earlier this week when questioned about potentially playing mixed doubles with Andy Murray at Wimbledon. On Tuesday night, after days of speculation, the partnership was confirmed. On behalf of delighted tennis fans everywhere, thank you, Queen Serena. Read More
THEY'RE GOING TO THE 'SHIP
And that's the tea... The USWNT is on to the next (and final) one at the Women's World Cup. Unless you've been residing under a rock the past few weeks, you already know Megan Rapinoe's been putting on a clinic all tournament, so her absence from Tuesday's semifinal had U.S. fans shook. But the Americans managed to outlast England nonetheless. The victory came off goals from Christen Press and birthday girl Alex Morgan. Oh, and with a little help from VAR ... hey, ball don't lie. Next up for the USWNT? A date with the winner of Wednesday's semifinal between the Netherlands and Sweden for all the marbles. Read More
THINGS TO WATCH
Ausmus gets choked up discussing Skaggs
Angels manager Brad Ausmus emotionally describes what the team did upon learning the news of Tyler Skaggs' death and compares it to dealing with the Darryl Kile tragedy.
Marks: Warriors won't make playoffs next year
Bobby Marks argues that after losing Kevin Durant to free agency and with Klay Thompson out for an extended period, the current Warriors roster will not make the playoffs next season.
"I'm expecting to be fit for the final and ready to go."
-- Megan Rapinoe on playing Sunday. Read more
On this date in 2018, Cleveland began the sad process of removing LeBron James' iconic banner from its spot on a downtown building, mere days after James decided to sign with the Lakers in free agency. Read more
WHAT'S ON TONIGHT?
Copa America semifinal: Chile vs. Peru (8:22 p.m. ET, ESPN+): Chile continues its quest to become only the second team in Copa America history to hoist the trophy three times in a row, but first it will have to take down a fierce rival in Peru.
Yankees at Mets (7 p.m. ET, ESPN): These two teams appear to be headed in different directions, as the Yankees added 4.5 games to their lead in the AL East last month, while the Mets have fallen seven games further behind in the NL East just since June 11. But there's nothing like a good Subway Series to shake things up. Grab your peanuts and Cracker Jack.
Home Run Derby Bracket Show (10 p.m. ET, ESPN): Who will dethrone Bryce Harper to claim the $1 million prize? Before MLB All-Star Weekend invades Progressive Field on Sunday, we're unveiling the sluggers competing in this year's Home Run Derby.