We stacked how all 32 teams improved -- or didn't -- since the end of last season. Prepare for lots of surprises.
New York teams
With a talented, versatile group up front, New York's defense plans to make life "absolute hell" for opposing quarterbacks under coach Robert Saleh.
- KD powers U.S. past Rubio, Spain and into semis
- Source: Guard Dinwiddie nears deal with Wizards
- Ex-All-Star F Griffin returns to Nets on 1-year deal
- Yankees ace Cole tests positive for COVID-19
Kevin Durant's shooting rescued Team USA again Tuesday, as the Americans overcame a 10-point deficit and withstood 38 points from Ricky Rubio to beat Spain 95-81 and advance to the semifinals of the Olympic men's basketball tournament.
NBA free agency is underway, and Kevin Pelton is weighing in on all the comings and goings, including Lonzo Ball joining the Bulls and Kyle Lowry heading to South Beach.
Free-agent guard Spencer Dinwiddie is nearing a deal with the Wizards, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
New York's band is back together, but two major regression candidates are looming.
Blake Griffin is returning to the Brooklyn Nets on a one-year deal, his agent told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Yankees ace Gerrit Cole has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not make his scheduled start Tuesday.
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Ryan Murray, 27, a former first-round selection who played last season with New Jersey after a trade from Columbus, agreed to a one-year deal with the Avalanche, the team announced on Monday.
The Knicks kicked off NBA free agency with a flurry of moves, reaching agreement on deals to bring back Derrick Rose, Alec Burks and Nerlens Noel, and landing Evan Fournier on a four-year deal worth up to $78 million, sources told ESPN.
Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer
RT Morgan Moses, meeting the media for the first time since signing in late June, said he was attracted to the Jets because of the emphasis on OL and DL play. "That's how you start the winning process," he said. "You can't take care of a rookie quarterback unless you get the best five blockers for him." Moses is competing against incumbent George Fant, but it would be an upset if Moses doesn't win the job.
Saying goodbye is never easy, and they will forever be heroes in Chicago, but it was time for the Cubs' championship core to move on.
Head still spinning from a wild run of baseball transactions? Jeff Passan breaks down five key lessons.
William Weinbaum ESPN
On August 2, 1979, the Yankees' captain and catcher Thurman Munson died when a plane he piloted crashed in Ohio. For the 25th anniversary we revisited the tragedy with one of the two survivors (link from 2004 must be copied & pasted into browser): https://www.espn.com/mlb/news/story?id=1848528
Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer
Sources: Third-round pick Aaron Robinson had core muscle surgery late in the spring. The young CB hasn't been on the field practicing yet at training camp, but has been making progress. This kind of procedure usually involves a six-week recovery timetable. Robinson shouldn't be far off.
"The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.