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Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Warming to Idea of Playing for Raptors After Trade

The Toronto Raptors are taking a chance by acquiring Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs as he enters his walk year, but now that he has had some time to process the trade, he is reportedly approaching the move with a positive outlook.<p>Sean Deveney of Sporting News reported in the immediate …

NBA

Dodgers acquire Manny Machado from Orioles for five prospects

The Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday traded All-Star shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a package of five prospects.<p>The players …

Baseball

Alexander Ovechkin Wins 2018 ESPYs Award for Best Male Athlete

Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin won the 2018 ESPYs Award for Best Male Athlete on Wednesday.<p>He beat out 2017 American League MVP Jose Altuve, 2017 NFL MVP Tom Brady and 2017-18 NBA MVP James Harden.<p>Ovechkin is coming off yet another terrific season. He piled up 49 goals, 38 assists and …

Ice Hockey

2018 ESPYs Play of the Year: Winner, Acceptance Speech and Twitter Reaction

After helping the Notre Dame Fighting Irish cut down the nets in April, Arike Ogunbowale added some more hardware to her trophy case by winning the ESPY for the 2018 Play of the Year on Wednesday.<p>Her buzzer-beater against Mississippi State to win the 2018 national championship stood out above the …

Kobe Bryant

Raptors trade DeMar DeRozan for Kawhi Leonard, and Drake has something to say

Drake's appreciation for DeRozan seems to be greater than the Raptors showed after the trade<p>After news broke that Kawhi Leonard was being shipped …

Toronto

13-year-old LeBron James Jr. responds to trash-talking opponent with a 3-point barrage

It’s been a huge couple weeks for the James family. LeBron James signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, and now, LeBron “Bronny” James Jr. is competing for his own championship.<p>The 13-year-old and his travel team, the North Coast Blue Chips, are competing at the USBA National Championship in Charlotte …

Basketball

Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers respond to Tony Romo's Super Bowl prediction

Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are both aware of Tony Romo's Super Bowl prediction<p>When Tony Romo revealed his prediction for Super Bowl LIII last week, …

NFL

Kyle Busch on Ricky Stenhouse Jr. drama, how drivers should apologize

Kyle Busch joins NASCAR America to discuss the ongoing Ricky Stenhouse Jr. drama and how he wishes the situation was resolved.

Motorsport

Angels commend Mike Trout in wake of Rob Manfred's comments

The Los Angeles Angels commended Mike Trout for "prioritizing his personal values over commercial self-promotion" on Wednesday, a day after MLB …

Baseball

This biker defied gravity in Tour de France stunt. Thankfully, he stuck the landing.

French mountain biker Alexis Bosson likely doesn’t have an aversion to heights, given his chosen sport, nor apparently does he posses a fear of crashing into professional cyclists.<p>Bosson, 30, executed a daring stunt in Le Petit Bornand, France, soaring over a group of Tour de France riders during …

Tour de France

Bills legend Thurman Thomas played entire career with torn ACL

A fact to add to the football legend of Thurman Thomas. Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports<p>When looking at recent medical advances in the sports community, …

Football (U.S.)

A Burst Through the Mountains Breaks Open the Tour de France

LA THUILLETTAZ, France — Gaining attention for this year’s Tour de France has been no easy feat, especially here in the host nation, where a triumphant World Cup campaign has seized the country.<p>As that soccer tournament in Russia resolved itself, the race settled into a tentative pattern and …

Road Cycling

Kyle Busch on why Martin Truex Jr. is his biggest threat in Cup Series

Kyle Busch joins NASCAR America and details why he feels Martin Truex Jr. poses the biggest challenge of 'The Big Three.'

Motorsport

Here's The Police Body-Cam Footage After The Pickup Basketball 911 Call

By now you might be familiar with the story of a Virginia man who sought out law enforcement after he was hit with what eyewitnesses have described …

Basketball

Should NASCAR schedule Cup Series race at Eldora?

Should NASCAR consider scheduling an Xfinity Series or Cup Series race at the first track in Eldora? Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. discuss.

Motorsport

Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade: What happens if Leonard refuses to play for the Raptors?

Leonard reportedly could be willing to sit out the entire season, but there would be serious consequences<p>The Toronto Raptors took a huge gamble by …

NBA

Silva’s goal lifts Impact past Whitecaps in first leg of Canadian Championship semi-final

The Impact and the Whitecaps were neither ecstatic nor overly disappointed after Montreal’s 1-0 victory over Vancouver to open their Canadian Championship semi-final on Wednesday night.<p>The Impact were relieved to get the victory but felt they should have had at least one more goal, while the …

Soccer

Is the Kawhi Leonard Trade a Triumph for the Spurs?

<i>After a nearly yearlong saga, Kawhi Leonard has finally found his new home: Toronto. Yeah, so no one saw this one coming. The Raptors are shipping</i> …

Basketball

Donovan Mitchell Wins ESPY for Best Breakthrough Athlete

After controversy over who was truly deserving of the NBA Rookie of the Year, Donovan Mitchell wins ESPY for Best Breakthrough Athlete.<p>Donovan …

Blake Griffin

Buccaneers seem to drop hint they’re ready to move on from Jameis

<i>If the Buccaneers’ preseason promotional video are related to Jameis Winston’s future with the team, he should be very concerned.</i><p>The Tampa Bay …

Football (U.S.)

Watch: Cousins 'didn't give a f---' about reaction to him joining Warriors

DeMarcus Cousins detonated a "nuclear bomb" on the rest of the NBA by joining the reigning champion Golden State Warriors in free agency, and if …

Basketball

Orioles trade Manny Machado for five prospects: Expert weighs in on Baltimore's haul

The Orioles received five prospects in exchange for their franchise player<p>Earlier tonight, the Baltimore Orioles traded shortstop Manny Machado to …

Baseball

Best of the 2018 ESPYS

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers and ESPYS host Danica Patrick arrive for the 2018 ESPYS. Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports<p>Former motorsports star and ESPYS host Danica Patrick arrives for the 2018 ESPYS. Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports<p>Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly arrives for the 2018 …

Philadelphia Eagles

Danny Green wrote heartfelt thank you to Spurs after trade to Raptors

As most of the talk about the Spurs-Raptors trade was about Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan, Danny Green, one of the other players involved, took a moment to share a heartfelt thank you message to San Antonio on Instagram.<p>The 31-year-old thanked the city, the fans, the organization and his …

NBA

Terrell Owens not 'actively seeking' to play, defends Hall of Fame plan

Terrell Owens clarified Wednesday on the ESPYS red carpet that he isn't "actively seeking to get into the NFL" but would entertain the possibility, …

NFL

Golf: Lincicome gets set to test her game against the men

(Reuters) - Brittany Lincicome has always wanted to know how her game would stack up on the PGA Tour and she will finally get her chance at this week's Barbasol Championship in Kentucky.<p>The long-hitting American will become the sixth woman to compete in a PGA Tour event and the first since Michelle …

Golf

Now that Jimbo Fisher has joined Nick Saban in the SEC West, expect heated rivalry to follow

This Story is About...<p><b>ATLANTA --</b> The way Nick Saban remembers it, there was no competition between him and Jimbo Fisher when both men were at LSU.<p>"We …

College Football

UNC: School reports secondary NCAA violations in football

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has reported secondary violations to the NCAA within the football program involving multiple players.<p>In a statement Wednesday night, UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham says the NCAA has deemed the violations to be secondary in severity and that the school …

College Sports

Chloe Kim Wins 2018 ESPYs Award for Best Female Athlete

Add the 2018 ESPY for Best Female Athlete to Chloe Kim's extensive list of accomplishments this past year.<p>Kim earned the recognition Wednesday during ESPN's annual broadcast of the award show that honors the past year's best athletes and sports moments, defeating fellow finalists Sylvia Fowles, …

Women's Sports

Karl-Anthony Towns Says He And The Wolves Still Have ‘A Lot To Talk About’

It was a weird ending to the season in Minnesota. By all accounts, everyone should’ve been elated. The Timberwolves finished with their first winning season since the Kevin Garnett era and ended a 13-year playoff drought. Granted, they were promptly trounced out of the first round by the Rockets, …

Basketball