Why didn't the Padres, you know ... win more? Inside the wild numbers from San Diego's lost season
They're expensive. They're loaded. And they're not going to the playoffs.
October ace tiers: Ranking the top 15 starting pitchers for the 2023 MLB playoffs
Who could carry a team on the mound this postseason? We identify the elite candidates.
Your squad isn't going to the playoffs? The No. 1 offseason question for each eliminated team
An October run isn't in the cards, but there's still plenty of work to do. Here's what each non-postseason team needs to ask itself first.
Last-minute sleepers, nuggets, buzz and predictions for NFL Week 4
Is Tank Dell's hot start legit? Time to start Roschon Johnson in fantasy? Bounceback for Russell Wilson? Our experts have the latest.
2024 NBA mock draft: Meet the newest French big that could go No. 1
After a standout showing in Las Vegas against G League Ignite, the 7-foot-1 Sarr created significant buzz and has moved up in our latest NBA mock draft.
Our ultimate guide to Falcons-Jaguars in London: Big questions, QB breakdowns, X factors and picks
Can Atlanta keep leaning on the run? Will the Jacksonville offense get on track? Here's what to know for Sunday's ESPN+ matchup.
Who's the most unheralded unbeaten? Are we STILL worried about USC's D? Our experts weigh in
The dust has settled after an interesting week and some under-appreciated undefeated teams (looking at you, Penn State) could get our attention. Here's what our experts are hearing about them, continuing questions about USC's defense and more.
Which quarterback could get benched first? Barnwell ranks the candidates from 1 to 6
Let's sort through the passers whose situations are most vulnerable after the first three games of the NFL season, starting in New York.
Lowe: What will Milwaukee's offense look like with (gulp) Giannis and Dame?
Wednesday's megadeal could lead to a potentially lethal offense in Milwaukee, birth another title-altering trade involving Jrue Holiday, and could end up a win for all three teams involved.
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.
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.
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