Barca GM: Coutinho, Dembele deals 'close'
Barcelona are close to completing deals for Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele, the club's general manager confirmed on Wednesday.
Spurs warn that £150m isn't enough for Alli
Tottenham have warned rivals that they will not sell Dele Alli, even for £150 million. As always, Transfer Talk has the latest.
Astronomical prices to delay Man United signings?
Brian McBride questions whether or not Mourinho is making the right move to hold off on any additional Man United signings.
Pink ball has piqued interest.
ESPNcricinfo's Melinda Farrell and George Dobell preview the first day-night Test in the UK, with questions over both sides' batting
England gears up for pink-ball bow
Cue spooky music and prepare to step through the locked door… English cricket is about to enter the Test Twilight Zone, where strange things can happen.
Past perfect makes West Indies' present tense
West Indies can call on some great memories at Edgbaston but they will start as underdogs against an England side on the up
Mayweather explains his desire for 8-ounce gloves.
Floyd Mayweather explains his thought process in wanting to go from 10-ounce to 8-ounce gloves against Conor McGregor.
Box-office projections historic for Floyd-Conor
Dana White and the co-president of the UFC's parent company, Mark Shapiro, say the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is on pace to break boxing records in revenue and viewership.
Mayweather, McGregor to wear 8-ounce gloves
The Nevada State Athletic Commission unanimously approved Floyd Mayweather's and Conor McGregor's requests for smaller boxing gloves on Wednesday.
Zidane hails 'spectacular' Real squad depth
Zinedine Zidane hailed his "spectacular" Madrid squad after they eased to a 2-0 win over Barca to seal the 2017 Spanish Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate.
Can Real Madrid remain rampant in La Liga?
Real Madrid's biggest obstacle to running away with La Liga might be Real Madrid themselves. Graham Hunter previews the 2017-18 season.
Extra Time: Barca's dire needs.
The guys answer your tweets on Barcelona's needs and wants, and if Valverde is merely a placeholder coach.
Tongan Olympian covers up to chase skiing dream
A year after becoming an instant sensation for his shiny, sculpted torso at the Rio Games, Pita Taufatofua is pursuing a new Olympic dream -- and it's a doozy. The taekwondo specialist from tropical Tonga is trying his hand at cross-country skiing.
Sports stars who overcame drug-related bans
Failing a drug test is career-ending for most sport stars. However, as the likes of Justin Gatlin and Maria Sharapova are proving; successful second chances are possible. Here, ESPN look at five post-ban successes.
LeBron, Melo, KD take part in star-studded pickup game.
A mini-All-Star Game breaks out as LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and J.R. Smith, among others, take part in a pickup game.
Can anyone upset England or NZ at WRWC?
The Women's Rugby World Cup is set for a dramatic pool stage finale on Thursday as six teams battle it out for four semifinal spots. New Zealand and England are red-hot favourites to progress.
Women's RWC: Pool stage permutations
The Women's Rugby World Cup is heading into the final pool stage games on Thursday, but what does each team need to do to make the last four?
Summer of Viv: When the King played for a small Lancashire club
Rewind to 30 years ago when Rishton CC hosted cricket's biggest superstar
Should the Steelers be concerned about Bell's holdout?
After Pittsburgh's GM and head coach called on Le'Veon Bell to return, the Around the Horn panel discusses the impact of the star RB's absence from Steelers training camp.
Barnwell: The best NFL roster $165,281,503 can buy
No NFL team is flawless -- until now. We narrowed down the 1,696-player pool to build the best possible 53-man roster, all while staying under the $167 million salary cap.
Concerned about the future, Martellus Bennett says athletes should have a voice
TE Martellus Bennett said he supports athletes making statements because America shouldn't have to worry about race issues in 2017.
Life through a lens: Ferrari back on top.
Mark Sutton talks through his best shots from the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Horner: F1 will end up with V6 twin turbos
If Christian Horner were in charge of Formula One he'd bring back high-revving V12 engines, but the Red Bull team boss doubts the sport's decision makers will agree with his vision for F1's future.
Vettel: Good to see other teams copying Ferrari
Sebastian Vettel is a strong believer in imitation being the sincerest form of flattery after seeing a number of Ferrari design elements pop up on rival cars this year.
Riding through Bamiyan, Afghanistan
In the province of Bamiyan rides the first official women's cycling team in Afghanistan outside of Kabul. Together, they're challenging social norms and empowering local women and girls with the support of their community.
How steep is Dwight Howard's decline?
Dwight Howard has continued to put up solid numbers on the offensive end, even as he has changed teams multiple times. But the stats show his defense slipping since his time in Orlando.
Picked as worst in the NBA, Bulls are where they want to be
With incredible talent poised to enter the league in the 2018 NBA draft, the Bulls would be best served to lose as often as possible this season, and it looks like they're set up to do just that.
Four years of wheeling and dealing have transformed the Celtics
What started with a blockbuster deal that sent two future Hall of Famers to Brooklyn has turned into a master class in roster reshaping. Four years and 20 trades later, Boston is back on the fast track to title contention.
Konta and Muguruza into third sound at Cincinnati.
Johanna Konta and Garbine Muguruza both advanced from the second round of the Western & Southern Open with straight sets victories.
Qualifier Barty ousts Venus in Cincy 2nd round
Ninth-seeded Venus Williams was knocked out of the Western & Southern Open by qualifier Ashleigh Barty in a second-round match on Wednesday.
Serena Williams unveils pictures, emotions from Vogue photo shoot
With the birth of her baby nearing, Serena Williams appears in Vogue's September issue with a stunning photo shoot and candid interview. "If anything, this pregnancy has given me a new power," she told the magazine.
Was McCracken right to criticise Anthony Joshua?
ESPN's Steve Bunce shares his thoughts on whether Anthony Joshua's trainer Rob McCracken was right to criticise the world heavyweight champion.
Mosley: Surgery gone awry why walking away
Shane Mosley said a surgery on his elbow that went awry is the reason he is retiring now, at age 45.
Give Wladimir Klitschko the credit and appreciation he deserves
Someday Wladimir Klitschko will get the credit he deserves for being an all-time great heavyweight champion, but in reality the right time is now.
How The International became 'Super Bowl for nerds'
The International 7 wasn't just the richest event in esports history, with a purse of more than $24 million; it was an irresistible destination for like-minded fans from around the world for whom Dota 2 is a cultural phenomenon.
Judge smashes a long homer, Walk-off endings on both coasts.
Aaron Judge hits a solo home run 457 feet at Citi Field, and the Red Sox and Dodgers each grab a victory with walk off homers
Despite HR, Judge sets dubious strikeout mark
Aaron Judge might have launched a moon shot in Wednesday's win over the Mets, but he also struck out for the 33rd straight game -- an MLB record for most consecutive games with a strikeout by a position player in a single season.
Dodgers 'play it safe,' pull Darvish after 6 IP
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts chose to "play it safe" with starting pitcher Yu Darvish, pulling him from Wednesday's game against the White Sox after he complained of tightness in his back.
Kellerman concerned with painkillers in Tiger's system.
Max Kellerman expresses his worries about Tiger Woods' toxicology report and says it's time we have a larger conversation about the opioid crisis in America.
NZ's Pearce leads in Fiji after first-round 66
New Zealand's Daniel Pearce shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the wind-swept Fiji International.
Major season recap: Who was best of the best?
Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka were the only players to win a major this year and make the cut in all four majors. Did Spieth or Koepka have the best major season -- or was somebody else even better?
Why we'll never see another sprinter like Usain Bolt
When you break down Usain Bolt's dominance, examine the details of what he did and how he did it, it becomes clear why we might never see an athlete like him again.
In November 2016, Brazilian underdogs Chapecoense boarded a plane to play in the game of their lives. Instead, their biggest moment turned into a tragedy no one can forget.
Rihanna on the beach. Drake in the club. Kendall Jenner on his arm. Lewis Hamilton, Formula One's most dominant racer, is living the hell out of life.
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