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Power Rankings: Now we wait to assess impact of Zion Williamson's injury on Duke - Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Duke was pummeled without Williamson (knee sprain) for most of Wednesday's game against North Carolina.

George asks Nike about Zion's 'PG' shoe blowout - Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Paul George said Thursday that he reached out to Nike to find out "what went wrong" with his PG 2.5 signature shoe that Zion Williamson was wearing when he injured his knee on Wednesday.

Warriors' Cousins rips into NCAA after Zion injury - Thu, 21 Feb 2019
NBA star DeMarcus Cousins ripped the NCAA after Zion Williamson's injury, saying college "does nothing" for the Duke star at this point.

Keenum 'shocked' by Flacco deal, talked to Elway - Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Case Keenum says he's "shocked" over the Broncos' yet-to-be-finalized trade for Joe Flacco and that he's still unsure of what's next after talking to GM John Elway.

Syracuse's Boeheim hits, kills man on highway - Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim was driving a car that hit and killed a pedestrian, police said Thursday.

Nunes not in UFC 237 mix; eyes Holm for late '19 - Thu, 21 Feb 2019
UFC bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes said she won't be fighting at UFC 237 in May and instead is targeting a fight against Holly Holm later in the year.

Longtime Globe baseball writer Cafardo dies at 62 - Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Longtime Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo has died after collapsing at the team's spring training ballpark.

Inside Tiger Woods' 2018-19 season - Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Tiger Woods tees off Thursday afternoon in the WGC-Mexico Championship after mixed results over a long four days at the Genesis Open.

Barnwell: Projecting five offseason moves for each AFC North team - Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Things are looking up for the Browns -- finally. In Pittsburgh, meanwhile, the Steelers' big three could be down to one in a month.

Lowe: Khris Middleton is a rare kind of second star - Thu, 21 Feb 2019
He's an All-Star now, but the Bucks will need an even better version of Middleton to reach their peak with Giannis.

Getting the NFL's five biggest spenders out of salary-cap hell - Thu, 21 Feb 2019
The Eagles are currently more than $22 million over the salary cap. How can they, and four other teams, save money?

Can Saints keep Mark Ingram from leaving in free agency? - Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Ingram is closing in on 30 but remains productive; the Saints have minimal cap space. Whether they stick together could depend on the market.

Last place? Cubs laugh off formula that has them under .500 - Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Winners of an average of 97 games over the last four years, here's what the Cubs really think about a projection that has them winning 79 games.

Gary Sanchez: Comeback player of the year or bust? - Thu, 21 Feb 2019
With his awful 2018 season now in his rearview mirror, the Yankees catcher might be ready to resume mashing.

Why Georges St-Pierre is the greatest fighter ever - Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Georges St-Pierre announced his retirement from MMA on Thursday afternoon. For ESPN's Jeff Wagenheim, he will go down as the all-time best.

Oklahoma 2019 spring football preview: Hurts helps offense, but can defense keep up? - Tue, 19 Feb 2019
The Sooners' offense -- with new quarterback Jalen Hurts -- should keep rolling. But can the defense improve enough to make Oklahoma title-worthy?

How former ref Tim Donaghy conspired to fix NBA games - Tue, 12 Feb 2019
In 2007, NBA ref Tim Donaghy pleaded guilty to betting on games he officiated. But it was never proved that he fixed them -- until now. Our two-year investigation reveals how he did it, whom he did it with and the millions that flowed from the conspiracy.

Behind-the-scenes game-day jobs you never knew existed - Mon, 14 Jan 2019
The 93-year-old Spurs lifer. The ice crew in Tampa upholding the work of a sick colleague. The groundskeeper fighting the Buffalo snow. What really happens on game day?

Possible ripple effects of Machado's deal for Bryce and baseball - Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Manny Machado's megadeal could increase Bryce Harper's price tag and could lead to heftier free-agent hauls for Mookie Betts and Mike Trout in two years.

Juventus signed Ronaldo to win Champions League, but it’s not going according to plan - Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo has won five Champions League titles and was signed by Juve to deliver European glory. Only it didn't go according to plan.

Mourinho cost United a shot at Premier League title - Tue, 19 Feb 2019
It doesn't take Alan Turing to figure out that if Mourinho were sacked and Solskjaer hired sooner, United would have mounted a real title challenge.

NHL Power Rankings after Week 20 - Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Nikita Kucherov and the Lightning remain No. 1, with big moves elsewhere. Plus, we make the case for what all 31 clubs should do at the deadline.

How the Blues saved their season - Thu, 21 Feb 2019
After falling to near the bottom of the league, the Blues are surging toward the top. Are they a legitimate Stanley Cup contender?

'Mr. Trade Deadline' has a no-trade clause - Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Thomas Vanek has been moved three times at the deadline and has been the subject of rumors every other year. Here's why 2019 is different.

The most lopsided deadline trades in NHL history - Tue, 19 Feb 2019
Filip Forsberg for Martin Erat is the clear modern champ, but some historical swaps were just as bad as that robbery. Here are the top 20.