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LeBron stays on message after Lakers milestone - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
LeBron James devoted more than half of his postgame media session to speaking on social issues after a win that clinched the Lakers' first No. 1 seed in the Western Conference in 10 years.

Big 12 approves 9+1 schedule model for football - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
The Big 12 presidents and chancellors on Monday approved a scheduling model for the upcoming college football season that will include nine conference games and one nonconference game.

White says McGregor won't fight again in 2020 - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
Dana White said not to expect Conor McGregor to fight in the UFC again in 2020.

Braves ace Soroka out for year with torn Achilles - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
Atlanta Braves ace Mike Soroka tore his right Achilles tendon Monday night against the New York Mets after stepping off the mound to cover first base.

Zion plays down stretch of win: 'I felt alive again' - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
After being restricted to 15 minutes in the Pelicans' first two games, Zion Williamson finished with 23 points, seven rebounds and tied his career high with five assists in just over 25 minutes of a 109-99 win over Memphis.

Jeter blames outbreak on 'false sense of security' - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter said players on the team grew too comfortable and became lax about social distancing and wearing masks.

Brown: 76ers 'very lucky' to win after Spurs rally - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
Brett Brown was anything but relieved or content after Philadelphia allowed San Antonio to score 43 points in the fourth quarter, only to be bailed out by a Shake Milton 3-pointer with 6.1 seconds to play.

NL East adds big twist to already chaotic 2020 season - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
After some big-name injuries and opt-outs, forget about counting out the Mets or pre-punching those Braves playoff tickets.

Why now is the time for a better CFB future, and how to make it happen - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
There are three keys to making things more fair for players.

Uh, yeah, the Raptors really can win the title again - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
Toronto remains horribly under the radar in this year's championship race. That needs to change.

NBA Power Rankings: Where all 22 teams stand after the opening weekend - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
The Rockets and Raptors both upset top teams, while the Spurs and Trail Blazers fight for the No. 8 seed.

Cardboard cheering sections for 2020 top athletes - Mon, 3 Aug 2020
If 2020's biggest stars could pick the cardboard cutouts in their cheering sections, their famous friends would probably show up.

Championship playoff preview: Fulham or Brentford to Premier League? What you need to know - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
Fulham and Brentford is a battle to win "the richest game in football" and a spot in the Premier League, but it's also a heated London rivalry.

Ron Rivera's daunting task: Fix Washington's woes on, off field - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
The coach's job is not only to win, but to restore dignity to Dan Snyder's once-proud franchise.

Best of Monday at NFL training camps: Bucs' Tom Brady turns 43, Steelers' Big Ben throws - Mon, 3 Aug 2020
The GOAT turns 43 and Ben Roethlisberger starts throwing as we take a look at Monday's best.

Sources: OBJ not opting out despite earlier fears - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is not expected to opt out, sources confirmed to ESPN, despite concerns he expressed earlier about the NFL's preparedness amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Washington State coach warns WR about joining unity group - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
Nick Rolovich told Kassidy Woods that joining the Pac-12 player unity group would create "an issue."

Devin McCourty criticizes NFL for opt-out date move - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
McCourty ripped the NFL for attempting to move up the deadline for players to decide to opt out of the season.

Who can and who cannot win the PGA Championship - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
A host of players have a chance to win the Wanamaker Trophy. There are some who need everything to go right. And there are some who, well, might just be happy to be on the property.

What Sabrina Ionescu's injury means for her rookie season and the New York Liberty - Mon, 3 Aug 2020
Sabrina Ionescu rolled her ankle Friday, reportedly suffering a Grade 3 sprain. How long might she be sidelined? What sort of rehab is she facing?

With Luka Garza back, it's time to believe in Iowa as a national championship contender - Mon, 3 Aug 2020
Luka Garza flirted with the NBA draft but opted to return to Iowa City in 2020-21. His presence gives the Hawkeyes a real chance to cut down the nets in Indy.

Inside the XFL’s fall: Did COVID-19 truly destroy the league, and can XFL 3.0 really happen? - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
Over three months, the once-promising XFL 2.0 halted its first season, declared bankruptcy and posted a "for sale" sign. What happened, and what comes next?

Debate: Could wins for Derrick Lewis and Chris Weidman lead to title runs? - Mon, 3 Aug 2020
ESPN's expert panel takes a closer look at the top of Saturday's UFC Fight Night card, which features veterans Derrick Lewis and Chris Weidman.

MLS is Back Tournament: What it's really been like after one month inside the bubble - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
After uncertainty gripped its early days, the MLS is Back Tournament has proved to be a model for how to play professional sports safely in 2020.

What's next for Aubameyang, Arsenal after FA Cup win? - Tue, 4 Aug 2020
Arsenal are riding high from Saturday's FA Cup win, but they now have to make tough, smart decisions about the future of their star strikers.