THINGS TO CARE ABOUT
The trades that rocked MLB ... Just when it seemed like the deadline would go quietly, the Astros went ahead and made a splash. They have Zack Greinke now, to go with their array of strikeout maestros, and the AL playoff picture just got a lot more interesting. We have the full list of moves that went down before 4 p.m. ET Wednesday and what they could mean for baseball come October. Read More
Football's weird and wonderful relics ... Joe Namath's knee brace. The first radio helmet. Tom Dempsey's half-shoe. Only about 1% of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's treasures are on display at any given moment, but all of them have amazing stories that capture the zeitgeist of their moment in football history. Here are 11 of the most fascinating ones in the collection. Read More
From the Octagon to the ring ... Cain Velasquez was one of UFC's most exciting fighters during his distinguished career, but he isn't quite finished performing in a ring in front of crowds. This weekend, Velasquez will make his debut in the lucha libre version of WrestleMania. Here's how Velasquez became fascinated with such a huge part of Mexican culture. Read More
Ben Simmons, gamer ... PUBG. Call of Duty. A little bit of Fortnite. Ben Simmons will take on anyone one-on-one in any of these, especially PUBG, in which he has dominated all comers in the NBA. The Sixers star dishes on his love of gaming, including the only player who can keep up with his trash-talking ability. Read More
CHRISTIAN PULISIC IS GOOD AT SOCCER
The story behind Namath's guarantee
Joe Namath tells Peyton Manning how his famous Super Bowl III guarantee came about. For more Peyton's Places, sign up for ESPN+ today at https://plus.espn.com/.
THINGS TO WATCH
"I had seen a bunch of guys kind of getting in their feelings about their ratings, and then somebody sent me a picture of what I look like on there. I want to get adjusted on looks rating. I look like I'm on 'The Walking Dead' in that picture."
-- -- Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury on how he's rendered in the new "Madden" Read more
On this date in 2014, Paul George suffered an extremely scary compound fracture in his right leg during a Team USA scrimmage. Fortunately, after missing almost all of the following season, George returned to his previous form.
WHAT'S ON TONIGHT?
Carmen's Crew (Ohio State) vs. Eberlein Drive (7 p.m. ET, ESPN); Jackson TN vs. Golden Eagles (Marquette Alumni) (9 p.m. ET, ESPNU): The quarterfinals of the 2019 Basketball Tournament kick off tonight, with former NBA players James Michael McAdoo and Donald Sloan looking to lead Everlein Drive past Carmen's Crew. In the second matchup, eighth-seeded Jackson tries to pull off an upset of the Golden Eagles.
Rays at Red Sox (7:10 p.m. ET, ESPN+): First place in the AL East is probably out of reach, but an AL wild card is still very much up for grabs for the Rays and Red Sox as they finish a three-game series at Fenway Park.