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J.D. Martinez to sit down with Red Sox, other suitors at meetings

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- It's J.D. Martinez's turn in the winter meetings spotlight.<p>One day after Giancarlo Stanton came here for a press conference …

J. D. Martinez

O's may move Manny Machado to shortstop if he's not traded

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Baltimore Orioles are considering moving Manny Machado from third base back to shortstop in 2018 -- if they don't move …

Manny Machado

Auburn banned Corey Myers over evidence of improper relationships

Two days before the sudden retirement of Auburn softball coach Clint Myers last summer, his son, former associate head coach Corey Myers, was banned …

College & University

Patriots close to deal with troubled but talented WR Kenny Britt

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots are close to an agreement on a two-year contract with free-agent wide receiver Kenny Britt, a league …

New England

Fantasy football PPR and NPPR rankings for Week 15

ESPN Fantasy analysts' ranks for Week 15<p><b>PPR:</b> QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DST<p><b>NPPR:</b> QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DST<p>NOTE: Rankings are updated …

Fantasy Football

Big Baller mania is already spreading through Lithuania

Basketball-crazed Lithuania woke to unexpected news, with the Ball brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo signing a contract through the end of the season with …

Basketball

Tom Savage defends Texans' Bill O'Brien, says he's 'doing fine'

Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage tweeted Monday that he's "doing fine" and defended Bill O'Brien, writing that "nobody cares more about his …

New England

So long, Machado and Donaldson? With Yanks and Sox stacked, least of AL East should sell now

The smell of stale salsa becomes familiar by the end of the winter meetings, one executive here said Monday. Over the four days of baseball’s annual …

Baseball

Gregg Popovich confirms Kawhi Leonard will make season debut against Mavericks

DALLAS -- San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich spoke succinctly Tuesday afternoon in announcing star forward Kawhi Leonard would make his season …

NBA

Mike Tomlin: Steelers need to embrace spotlight against Patriots

PITTSBURGH -- Coach Mike Tomlin is buying into the Steelers-Patriots hype.<p>Actually, he's helping to turn up the heat.<p>"It's good to be in the kitchen. …

New England

Champions League draw will bring best out of Real, PSG, Barcelona, Man Utd

What an absolutely sensational Champions League draw that was. Certainly the most tantalizing, the most intense and the most promising set of round …

Soccer

Adam's Vinatieri's misses Sunday might keep him from $500K bonus

INDIANAPOLIS -- Last season, a kick that went wide right in Week 17 cost Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri $500,000. This year, the snow might have kept …

New Era Field

Trae Young tops a freshman class with surprises and slow starters

It has been a strange start to college for the high school class of 2017. For the most part, the stars have lived up to the hype. Marvin Bagley III …

College Basketball

Yankees unload Chase Headley, who is owed $13M in 2018

The New York Yankees have traded third baseman Chase Headley and right-hander Bryan Mitchell to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Jabari Blash, a …

Baseball

Su'a Cravens can resume activities after post-concussion syndrome

Washington Redskins safety Su'a Cravens has been cleared to resume football activities after suffering from post-concussion syndrome and wants to …

Washington Redskins

Devin Hester, one of best return men ever, retiring from NFL

Devin Hester, the all-time leader in combined kickoff and punt returns for touchdowns, announced his retirement on Twitter Tuesday.<p>"I have good news …

J. J. Watt

Lakers vs. Knicks - Game Summary - December 12, 2017 - ESPN

Regular Season Series<p>Regular Season Series<p>Series starts 12/12<p>2017-2018 Pacific Standings<p>TEAM<p>W<p>L<p>PCT<p>GB<p>STRK<p>22<p>6<p>.786<p>0<p>W7<p>10<p>15<p>.400<p>10.5<p>W2<p>10<p>15<p>.400<p>10.5<p>W2<p>9<p>19<p>.321<p>13<p>…

Basketball

GM Brian Cashman says he'll continue to be with Yankees

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman confirmed that he will return as the GM for the foreseeable future. The expected move is …

Major League Baseball

The real prize on the CFB awards circuit? Intel about bowl foes

With Saturday night's announcement of Baker Mayfield as the Heisman Trophy winner, college football's awards red carpet season came to a close. It …

College Football

2017 ESPN All-America team

The regular season is over, and every college football honor has been distributed.<p>Except one.<p>You've waited patiently, and it's time to unveil ESPN's …

College Football

NBA player rankings: LeBron and the Rockets keep dominating

The King and Houston's All-Star backcourt rolled through yet another week full of standout performances, but who came out on top?<p>Every week, we'll …

Basketball

USC fell short of the playoff, but will not end 2017 empty-handed

LOS ANGELES -- Every time Clay Helton sits at the desk inside his USC office, two of his sanctuaries are in full view.<p>To his left, floor-to-ceiling …

College Football

Eli Manning has only known one NFL team. Now what?

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Eli Manning might yet return to the New York Giants next year, and any number of moves could make that happen. His team …

Eli Manning

Why the Giants should bench Eli Manning to give Davis Webb a look

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The fans, former players and the New York Giants got what they wanted with Eli Manning back as the starting quarterback …

Eli Manning

Playoff picture: Lightning, Kings, Jets are locks, Vegas' odds are good, Stars, Devils have doubters

How many of the teams that are in playoff position now, but didn't make it last season, will be there by season's end?<p><b>Greg Wyshynski:</b> The Tampa Bay …

Mathew Barzal

Beyond the Superman Punches, Kevin Bieksa helping fight stigma of mental illness

There's joy to Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa.<p>It's in talking about his family: His wife, Katie, and two children, Cole and Reese. It's in …

Ryan Getzlaf

Pats still in position for home-field advantage, but need win at Steelers

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- As the New England Patriots left Hard Rock Stadium early Tuesday morning, they did so with a mix of good news and bad news.<p>The …

Matthew Slater

How Yankees pulled off empire-building Giancarlo Stanton trade

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- If not for the Babe Ruth of Japan, the New York Yankees' new version of Mantle and Maris likely never would have been …

Baseball

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The Greatest Story Ever Trolled

Joel Embiid has turned the Sixers' famed process into performance art, and everyone is feeling merry and bright -- for now.<p><i>This story appears in ESPN</i> …

Joel Embiid