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Mayfield carries Browns to first win since 2016

Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield brought the Cleveland Browns back from a 14-0 deficit to prevail 21-17, snapping a 19-game winless streak dating back to Dec. 24, 2016 -- a span of 635 days.

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Jets suffer epic meltdown, with plenty of fault to spread around

Sam Darnold throws two late picks and the Jets blow a two-touchdown lead, becoming the first team to lose to the Browns in 635 days.

Hyde pounds it in to give Browns the lead

Carlos Hyde takes the handoff and finds the end zone for the second time to give the Browns the lead over the Jets.


Mayfield: 'Gotta handle business next week' in Oakland

Baker Mayfield is going to enjoy the win with his teammates, but isn't losing focus on the big picture.


Mayfield: Cleveland 'deserves' to win

Baker Mayfield is looking toward the future after winning the Browns' first game in 635 days.


Bowles on Jets' loss: 'We lost our composure'

Jets head coach Todd Bowles explains what went wrong for his team in their loss to the Browns on Thursday night.


Darnold takes responsibility for loss

Sam Darnold reacts to the Jets' loss to the Browns, taking responsibility for the "stagnant offense" and says he needs to play better.


Jackson always had faith in Mayfield

Hue Jackson never doubted Baker Mayfield's talent and knew he would get his shot one day.


Browns fans celebrate with free beer

The coolers open up in Cleveland as the thirst for victory is quenched for the first time in 635 days.


Browns are better than expected

Darren Woodson explains why the Browns are no longer the laughing stock of the league.


Mayfield pulls out tricks from Rose Bowl

Baker Mayfield pulls off a trick play, where he catches a 2-point conversion, similar to a play he executed for a touchdown in the 2018 Rose Bowl.


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Premier League

Premier League W2W4: How will Man City respond to Lyon shock?

A shock loss to Lyon in the Champions League has Man City in an unfamiliar position, while Tottenham are desperate for a win against Brighton.


Knee-jerk conclusions: Sanchez bad, Jorginho good

We're five games into the new Premier League season, meaning not enough time for meaningful conclusions. Not to worry: we've still got you covered.

Fantasy FC: Premier League Week 6

Resident fantasy expert Mark Donaldson shares his tips for this weekend's Premier League fixtures.



Vintage McGregor returns to prod and poke stoic Khabib at UFC presser

Thursday's UFC 229 news conference saw the return of a vintage Conor McGregor, who brashly taunted and insulted his stonefaced opponent, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, in advance of their Oct. 6 title bout.

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White says McGregor-Khabib bad blood is real

Dana White reflects on the "darkest press conference" he's taken part in, featuring genuine dislike between the two fighters.


McGregor after faceoff: 'Don't come at the king'

Conor McGregor gets into a shouting match with Khabib Nurmagomedov's camp while the fighters pose for photos with their belts.


McGregor needles Khabib over Putin question

Conor McGregor pounces after Khabib Nurmagomedov responds that he doesn't want to take pictures with anyone, including presidents.


Chael: Khabib 'in way over his head' during UFC 229 presser

Chael Sonnen applauds Conor McGregor for making Khabib Nurmagomedov 'look like a doofus.'


Khabib says he'll send McGregor 'back to boxing'

Khabib Nurmagomedov questions Conor McGregor's wrestling skills and says McGregor is more concerned with money than his legacy.


McGregor calls out Khabib over bus incident

Conor McGregor interrupts Khabib Nurmagomedov's response to criticize his behavior during the New York confrontation that landed McGregor in court.



Revealed: FIFA's bid to fix the transfer, loan systems

Gab Marcotti: ESPN obtained a FIFA report revealing the biggest overhaul to the transfer system in decades. Are they finally serious about cleaning up football?

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Infantino describes how transfer system can improve

In an interview with ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti, FIFA President Gianni Infantino details possible changes that could improve football's transfer system.



Power Rankings

Shaka's Power Rankings: A perfect 10?


Power Rankings: Barca take No. 1, Madrid slide

It's all change as Barcelona rise to the top, while their great rivals Real Madrid pay the price for dropped points in La Liga.


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EXCLUSIVE: I've got nothing to lose, I'm more prepared - Joshua


Joshua-Povetkin: All you need to know

Great Britain's Anthony Joshua takes on Russian Alexander Povetkin in a huge world title fight at London's Wembley Stadium on Saturday -- here is everything you need to know.

Bunce: Pressure on Joshua would get to any man

Steve Bunce and Tom Hamilton report from Thursday's open workout ahead of the bout between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin.


Hearn: I doubt Fury, Wilder will happen

Promoter Eddie Hearn hopes that a fight between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder will happen but feels a fight with Dillian Whyte is looking more likely.


Joshua: Povetkin fight can mirror Klitschko classic

Anthony Joshua comapres Alexander Povetkin's style to Wladimir Klitschko's, and expects a similar fight from Povetkin.


Bunce: We have two gentlemen fighters Saturday night

ESPN's Tom Hamilton and Steve Bunce discuss what's to be expected on Saturday night between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin and if the weather will rain on everyone's parade.



NBArank top 10: Predicting the absolute best players this season

Giannis or KD? Steph or LeBron? Here's our forecast for the 10 best players in the NBA this season. Illustration

LeBron wins NBArank again, but a youth movement is coming

Our annual NBArank forecast of the 100 best players is in the books. What stood out from our list after Year 8 of the countdown?

Magic: Lonzo ready for 'breakout season'

Magic Johnson expresses his thoughts on what he has seen from Lonzo Ball this offseason and what he expects from him this upcoming season.


Magic: LeBron schooling Kuzma is growth for the team

Magic Johnson sees LeBron James' dominance in pickup games against Kyle Kuzma important for building a winning culture in Los Angeles.


Brand optimistic about 76ers' title hopes

New 76ers GM Elton Brand says his near-term goal is to advance the team deeper in the playoffs and ultimately win a championship.


Jalen: Space Jam is 'overrated'

The Get Up! crew discusses how LeBron James is always linked to Michael Jordan, and Jalen Rose says Space Jam is overrated.



Champions League

Ronaldo must change his game to succeed at Juve

Mark Ogden: Cristiano Ronaldo is still a game-changer and a ruthless finisher, but he can't do what he did at 25. He must accept that and remodel his game.

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Ronaldo red card: Will he miss Manchester United game?

Cristiano Ronaldo left the pitch in tears after being sent off on his Champions League debut for Juventus. But how long is his suspension?

Will Ronaldo's red card against Valencia be rescinded?

The FC guys explain why it's unlikely Cristiano Ronaldo's red card against Valencia will be overturned, even though they strongly disagree with the sending off.


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