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Hysteria encompasses Juve upon Ronaldo's arrival

Juventus came oh so close to landing Cristiano Ronaldo 15 years ago. Now that the Old Lady finally has her man, Turin can't contain its excitement.

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Mourinho: Ronaldo will improve Serie A

Jose Mourinho believes Cristiano Ronaldo joining Juventus will make Serie A more appealing -- as long as other clubs continue to challenge them.

Will Cristiano Ronaldo take Juventus to the next level?

With his official presentation complete, the FC guys discuss how far Cristiano Ronaldo can take Juventus domestically and in European competition.


How Ronaldo's move to Juve raised eyebrows

After being unveiled as a Juventus player following his move from Real Madrid, ESPN take a look at how Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Turin unfolded.


Ronaldo: Age is irrelevant, I'm more motivated than ever

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo admitted he joined the Italian club as he wanted to challenge himself again and insists he win just as many trophies in Italy.


Ronaldo arrives in Turin

Cristiano Ronaldo is in Italy to undergo his medical ahead of his big money move to Juventus.


Ronaldo's transfer changes the landscape of European football

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson and Craig Burley explain just how monumental Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus is for world football.


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FIFA World Cup

Too-early predictions for 2022: France will struggle

Mark Ogden: The 2018 World Cup is over so let's look at 2022. France will crash out, Africa's sides will rebound and Cristiano Ronaldo will star, then retire.

World Cup from the Darke Side: Hits and misses

The 2018 World Cup is over, but which moments were Ian Darke's favourites? And what did he not like about Russia 2018?

World Cup best and worst: Five weeks in Russia

The 2018 World Cup had some brilliant moments, but what did our correspondents on the ground in Russia think of the tournament?


LIVE Transfer Talk: Man United eye Perisic, Rebic

Croatia may have lost to France on Sunday, but their journey to the World Cup final has caught the eye of Man United. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Chelsea want Hazard stay as Real loom - sources

Chelsea's focus is on keeping Eden Hazard despite the Belgian's recent comments fuelling speculation of a move to Real Madrid, sources told ESPN FC.

James won't make early Madrid return - agency

James Rodriguez will not leave Bayern Munich to return to Real Madrid a year before the end of his two-year loan.

All-Star Week

Bryce brings down the house with epic Home Run Derby comeback

His time in Washington might be nearing its end, but on this night, Bryce Harper made Nationals fans forget their frustrations.

Olbermann: Want to fix the All-Star Game? Turn it upside down

With interleague play and modern technology, the thrill of the Midsummer Classic is gone. It's time to try something completely different.

Harper beats Schwarber with thrilling comeback

Facing defeat in the final, Bryce Harper goes on a tear to tie it up with Kyle Schwarber before bonus time, in which Harper wins.


Harper says winning Derby with his dad a 'dream come true'

Bryce Harper explains what winning the 2018 Home Run Derby in front of hometown fans means to him.


Harper finds his groove to eliminate Muncy

Bryce Harper got off to a slow start in the semifinals, but found his form and hits back-to-back-to-back homers after his timeout to advance.


Schwarber-Bregman matchup comes down to the wire

Kyle Schwarber hits 16 homers in the first round, just enough to beat Alex Bregman, who hit the wall with his final chance as time expires.


Schwarber needs incredible comeback to edge Hoskins

Kyle Schwarber goes on run in the final 30 seconds to finish with 21 homers in the semfinals to defeat Rhys Hoskins.


Massive crowd welcome France back to Paris

Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic French fans celebrated the return of their World Cup-winning team on Monday.

Giroud: France World Cup win 'childhood dream'

Olivier Giroud has called France's World Cup victory a "dream come true" after he helped his country to its second world title on Sunday.

Mbappe shows why he's the sport's future king

When Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi retire, Kylian Mbappe will be the sport's leading light and there's no limit to what he can do from here.

Project Russia: Allez les Bleus!

ESPN's Charlie Gibson puts a bow on Project Russia from a scintillating final, as France claimed World Cup glory.


Croatia parade around Zagreb

Croatia celebrated finishing World Cup runners-up with their fans by parading around the capital city of Zagreb in an open-top bus.


France given heroes welcome in Paris

Led by captain Hugo Lloris, France were given a heroes welcome as they arrived back in Paris for the first time since they beat Croatia to win the World Cup.


Croatia welcomed back after World Cup campaign

Croatia's World Cup team returned to a heroes' welcome at Zagreb airport following their 4-2 defeat to France in the World Cup final in Moscow.


LEGO World Cup: France lifts second World Cup trophy

Relive the best of France's victory over Croatia in the World Cup final in LEGO form.


Marcotti: Croatia won its World Cup

Croatia fell short in their first World Cup final, but the FC crew explain what made the Vatreni's run so impressive.


Was Kante the catalyst for World Cup winners France?

N'Golo Kante had an off day in the World Cup final, but Julien Laurens and the FC crew explain why he was pivotal to France's triumph in Russia.


Burley: Scary how ambiguous handball rule is

Craig Burley and Ale Moreno explain why the referee was put in a tough position when he awarded France a penalty for a handball by Ivan Perisic.


Robson: Pogba can be the world's best player

Stewart Robson reflects on Paul Pogba's performance at the World Cup and explains why the World Cup winner can become the best player in the world.


England v India

3rd ODI, Headingley

Live report - Kohli fifty keeps India ticking

The 360 degrees of Wood and Plunkett


India have a middle-order problem. How would you solve it?

Ravi Bopara and VVS Laxman share their thoughts on India's middle order and how they would strengthen it during India's tour of England


VVS Laxman 'very disappointed' at Rahul missing out at Headingley

India dropped Umesh Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, and KL Rahul for the deciding ODI of the series



Summer League

Can NBA summer league predict surprise stars and busts?

Is it possible to find the next Kyle Kuzma in July? Kevin Pelton takes a close look at what summer league really means.

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LaVar's latest boast: In prime, I'd beat LeBron

In a recent interview with Fanatics View, LaVar Ball said in his playing prime, he would have been able to beat LeBron James because the four-time NBA MVP is "too weak."

5-on-5: Summer league's best and most surprising rookies

Who were the standouts and disappointments at NBA summer league? Our experts answer the big questions.


Joshua vs. Povetkin

Joshua vs. Povetkin set for Wembley showdown

With a megafight against Deontay Wilder potentially next, unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua will first face mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin on Sept. 22 in London.

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Joshua vs. Povetkin confirmed, where does Wilder go next?

Unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua will face Alexander Povetkin September 22. Is the megafight against Deontay Wilder ever going to happen? Is Tyson Fury in the picture again? Nick Parkinson has answers.

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