Why NBA front offices raced to the phones after the Damian Lillard trade
Damian Lillard makes an already strong Bucks team stronger. But adding the five-time All-Defense guard -- whether in Philadelphia, Golden State or elsewhere -- could shift the 2024 title chase even more.
NBA trade grades 2023-24: Breaking down the three-team Damian Lillard trade
ESPN NBA Insider Kevin Pelton is handing out grades for the league's most important trades.
An A+ for the O's ... and SIX F's!? Full regular-season grades for all 30 MLB teams
Whether your team is rolling into the playoffs or packing its bags for the offseason, how did it measure up to expectations?
Fowler and Graziano debate NFL Week 4 upsets, coaches under pressure, Jonathan Taylor trade possibilities
Coaches and quarterbacks on the hot seat? Will Jonathan Taylor get dealt? Our experts have Week 4 rumors, upset picks and fantasy intel.
Four NBA teams to improve and three to decline, according to the numbers
Will the Nuggets stay atop the league? Can the Pistons make moves toward the playoffs? Here's a projection of which NBA teams will improve from last season and which ones will decline.
NFL execs help grade three rookie QBs: Where Young, Stroud and Richardson stand after three weeks
The NFL's three first-round rookie QBs have all received an early spotlight. Here's how league insiders say they've seized it.
MLB playoff pressure rankings: Which World Series contenders must win now -- or else?
Everyone thinks their team deserves a title. But for some clubs, a victory would be sweeter -- and a defeat more painful.
Latest bowl projections: Where things stand after Week's 4 marquee matchups
Who emerged from Week 4's big games in better bowl position and who slipped a bit? We're here to straighten it all out.
One stunning upset, 70(!) points and the same Zach Wilson: Barnwell explains Week 3's biggest surprises
Let's break down the most shocking things from Sunday, including what happened to the Cowboys and how the Dolphins' offense exploded.
Debating NFL draft sleepers, risers and big questions: Biggest early-season surprises
When will a top defensive prospect have a dominant performance? Who will emerge as the class' WR2? Our experts weigh in.
Connelly: What we learned about Oregon, Ohio State, Alabama and other contenders in Week 4
Week 4 featured a loaded college football slate, and while not all the marquee games lived up to the hype, we still learned plenty about Oregon, Colorado, Alabama and others.
Historic Dolphins offense? Same old Cowboys? Bears at the top of the draft? Let's overreact to NFL Week 3
Will Miami set the points record? Has nothing changed in Dallas? Caleb Williams to Chicago? We decided which Week 3 takeaways are overreactions.
SP+ rankings for all 133 FBS teams after Week 4
Jim Harbaugh returns and Michigan takes the top spot in the new SP+ rankings? Guess that's how it goes as we have a fourth new team atop the rankings this year.
Ohio State or Florida State? How Saturday's monster matchups reshape the College Football Playoff
With six games between two ranked teams, Saturday's results provided plenty of answers about who are the true contenders.
How good can you be when you don't hit .200?
Kyle Schwarber and Max Muncy are on their way to 100-RBI seasons ... but their final batting averages could start with a 1. How much value are they adding?
Last-minute sleepers, nuggets, buzz and predictions for NFL Week 3
Big games for CeeDee Lamb, Desmond Ridder and the Patriots' defense? Is Jordan Love for real? Our experts have the latest.
If not Miami, then where? Constructing realistic Damian Lillard trade options
With Damian Lillard talks stalled, our insiders come up with possible destinations, and NBA insider Bobby Marks breaks them down from the Blazers' POV.
Connelly's guide to college football's biggest Saturday of the season: Picks, key storylines and underrated games
Week 4 is massive and questions abound. Does Clemson have playmakers to match FSU? How does Sam Hartman perform against Ohio State? We get deep into the season's first huge weekend.
'It's not going to be conventional': Inside depleted Dodgers' pitching plan for the playoffs
Starting pitching had been L.A.'s hallmark through a decade-long run of dominance. Not this year.
The best WR prospect since Megatron? NFL scouts on the strengths, ceiling, comps for Marvin Harrison Jr.
We talked to more than a dozen scouts and evaluators to zero in on what makes the Ohio State wideout special -- and how high he could get drafted.
Colorado confidential: Coaches and scouts on Deion, Shedeur and a potential Oregon 'boat race'
Colorado has been the story of the college football season so far. Can Deion's crew keep it going against top Pac-12 teams like Oregon and USC? Opposing coaches are skeptical. Here's what they've seen from the Buffaloes.
Olney: Astros will be tough to beat in October -- if they get there
Houston has shown a regular-season malaise at times. But the defending champs are dangerous.
CFB All-transfer team: Shedeur Sanders leads 22 instant-impact newcomers
Fans of Colorado, Florida State, Notre Dame and USC has already seen the instant impact of the transfer portal. Which faces in new places have shined brightest so far?
Experts pitch trade offers for Jonathan Taylor: Five deals, four landing spots and one new team
The clock is ticking on a potential trade for Jonathan Taylor. Where could he land? Our experts propose five deals that could entice the Colts.
College football Week 4 buzz: Insiders debate Alabama's issues, Colorado-Oregon, upset picks
Week 4 is massive with four ranked vs. ranked matchups. Here's what our experts are hearing about Bama's interesting QB situation, how good Notre Dame's offense can be and more.
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