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Many AL ballot races will come down to the wire

With less than two weeks remaining in the online All-Star balloting, a number of races for starting spots in the American League lineup are far too …

Baseball

Jurgen Klinsmann's USA Should Have No Fear of Belgium

The "Group of Death" has been conquered, and now the US men's national team are set to do battle with Belgium on Tuesday to keep their World Cup hopes alive. Many expected Belgium to be a dark horse in this tournament, but the U.S. have no reason to fear their European opponents.<p>While it is true …

Soccer

NHL Draft 2014 Start Time: Day 2 Order, TV Schedule and Live Stream Info

On Friday night, 30 of the world's most talented young prospects found homes in the NHL following the conclusion of the 2014 draft's first round.<p>This year features plenty of talent, and rest assured many players who are capable of making significant impacts are still ripe for the picking.<p>Looking …

NHL

Brazil vs. Chile: Live Score, Highlights for World Cup 2014 Round of 16

The Brazilians escape a major scare as they narrowly defeat Chile in a 3-2 shootout thanks to a Neymar penalty kick goal and a Gonzalo Jara miss off the post. Brazil is now undefeated in 61 straight competitive home games since 1975 and unbeaten in 12 straight matches vs. Chile (via ESPN Stats and …

NBA Draft Results 2014: Quick Review of Every Team's Grades for Rounds 1-2

After 60 picks, dozens of trades and what seemed like years of speculation, the 2014 NBA draft is in the books, and teams are being dissected for their moves on draft night.<p>While the first part of the draft worked out in somewhat of a predictable manner—to a certain extent—with no early trades, …

Knicks targeting Melo-Gasol combo

The New York Knicks are increasingly optimistic about their chances of re-signing star Carmelo Anthony even as he readies himself to talk to other …

NBA

Assessing Derek Jeter's Farewell Season at the Midway Point

The 2014 season has reached its midway point, meaning Derek Jeter's farewell tour, age-40 season and goodbye to the game of baseball has reached the same juncture. When assessing Jeter's play thus far, context is critical.<p>On the surface—looking only at the raw numbers and production from New York's …

Report: Knicks 'increasingly optimistic' they can re-sign Melo

Phil Jackson may have the magic spell to convince Carmelo Anthony to stay.<p><b>More Offseason Analysis: Coaching changes, news | Free Agency | Draft |</b> …