Ogden: Morata must hit ground running
Chelsea's attack was superb last season but faces a total reboot heading into 2017-18. It's vital that Alvaro Morata gets off to a fast start.
Conte spoilt for choice in Chelsea attack.
Steve Nicol and Mark Donaldson assess Chelsea's preseason and the plethora of options available to Antonio Conte.
James backs Morata for success at Chelsea
Bayern Munich new boy James Rodriguez is looking forward to facing his "amazing" former teammate Alvaro Morata in Singapore on Tuesday.
Chelsea back Conte in four-man, £250 million spree
Chelsea's Premier League title defence is set to get a four player, £250 million boost. As always, Transfer Talk has the latest.
Guardiola's £120m defensive upgrade
Man City have already spent lavishly to upgrade their speed on defence this summer -- and Pep Guardiola might not be done adding new pieces yet.
Lowe not convinced Neymar will leave Barca.
Sid Lowe assesses the ongoing saga involving PSG's pursuit of Neymar, including Gerard Pique's tweet.
Please, sports fans -- don't place usual golf expectations on Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth will not catch Jack Nicklaus. He will not be the next Tiger Woods. But here is what we do know is possible for the young star after his latest major triumph.
Jordan Spieth wins The Open Championship.
Jordan Spieth recovers to win dramatic Open Championship.
Spieth turns the tables, wins Open in a classic
How in the world did Jordan Spieth go from a 1-shot deficit with five holes left to a 3-shot victory and claim the Claret Jug? The 23-year-old produced one of the most memorable finishes The Open has seen in its illustrious history.
I am far from Ronaldo, Lewy level - Lukaku
Asked if he was at the level of Lewandowski and Ronaldo right now, he quickly replied: "No, no, no -- I'm far from that level.
Victor Lindelof's early struggles at United
Victor Lindelof is struggling and Jose Mourinho's flexible formations: here's the talking points from Manchester United's tour so far.
Nicol: Lindelof's struggles shouldn't worry United.
Steve Nicol asserts that Victor Lindelof's shaky start to preseason should be of little concern to Manchester United.
Ronaldo fever reaches Beijing.
Marty Smith continues the all-access look at Cristiano Ronaldo in China's capital city, where the soccer star gives us a look into his Nike photo shoot.
Ronaldo driven by Messi, Neymar success
Cristiano Ronaldo has told ESPN that competition with players like Lionel Messi and Neymar is what keeps him motivated to stay at the top level.
Ronaldo's motivation is to be the best.
Cristiano Ronaldo sits down with Marty Smith to explain what drives him at this point of his career.
6-foot-4 eighth-grader capturing the attention of Alabama.
286-pound Jaheim Oatis, a prospect heading into eighth grade, has reportedly received scholarship offers from Alabama, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
Henry throws first pitch at Mets game
Thierry Henry was invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, and he did so with characteristic nonchalance.
Which club has the silliest sponsor?
The guys at Exploding Heads take a look at club sponsors from around Europe and decide which is the silliest.
Edwards' exit 'quite a big shock'
England's players open up on the "turbulent" circumstances that saw Charlotte Edwards retire after being removed from the captaincy in 2016
Will England women get a trip to Buckingham Palace?
Adam Collins catches up with some of England's World Cup winners, the morning after the day before
Bright future beckons after 'landmark moment'
England's women reflect on the increased potential for the game after a transformative World Cup
Kubica to test for Renault in Hungary
Renault has confirmed Robert Kubica will drive its current Formula One car at the upcoming in-season test in Hungary.
Do Mercedes have the upper hand?
Max Chilton discusses the title challenge between Ferrari and Mercedes and asks whether Mercedes have the momentum on their side.
FIA explains reasoning behind Halo introduction
The FIA has explained the reasoning behind the decision to introduce Halo for 2018, saying the device "represents the best solution to cockpit protection currently in existence."
Baptism of fire for Westley.
Mark Butcher explains why coming in at number three is tough for any batsman let alone one making his debut against a strong South African bowling attack.
Duminy released from squad for rest of series
Duminy had been dropped for the second Test at Trent Bridge after managing only 121 runs in his last eight innings
Rabada learnt a lot from the suspension - Langeveldt.
South Africa's bowling coach Charl Langeveldt talks about the return of Kagiso Rabada, and the challenge of working with four fast bowlers
The race that kept everyone guessing
The biggest stars crashed out of the Tour de France stage after stage, but one thing remained steady throughout: Britain's Chris Froome. Here's how the race unfolded, ushering the defending champ to his fourth Tour win.
Froome: I am speechless, this is a magical victory.
Britain's Chris Froome wins the Tour de France for the fourth time.
Chris Froome is still unflappable, and other things we learned
This year's Tour de France featured big names crashing out, a controversial expulsion and a build up of suspense as the stages went by. Here are our five takeaways from the three-week drama.
Davidson's solo shot gives the White Sox some insurance.
Matt Davidson gives the White Sox a 3-1 lead over the Cubs with his 19th home run of the season.
Yankees need Tanaka, Chapman to pitch like they're paid
It's possible Brian Cashman will swing another deal or two before the deadline. But the Bombers need their ace and their closer to step up.
Report: Price mocked, cursed at Eckersley
David Price mocked Dennis Eckersley and cursed at him during their confrontation last month on the team plane, according to the Boston Globe. Price told Eckersley on two separate occasions to "get the [expletive] out of here," according to the report.
Cavs vet Jefferson understands Irving's stance
Cavaliers veteran forward Richard Jefferson said on his podcast that he understands Kyrie Irving's desire for a more stable situation, as the star point guard has had to deal with constant changes during his six seasons in Cleveland.
Lowe: Which massive Kyrie Irving trade will actually happen?
Cleveland wants a king's ransom in a Kyrie Irving deal. Zach Lowe looks at the Cavs' potential trade partners.
Sources: LeBron won't waive no-trade clause
LeBron James has no intention to waive his no-trade clause, is focused solely on competing for a title as a member of the Cavs and will fulfill his contractual obligations despite what unexpected circumstances may arise, sources tell ESPN.
Who is Conor McGregor?
Conor McGregor -- who boxes Floyd Mayweather in August -- is arguably the biggest MMA star ever and one of the biggest personalities in sports. Here's why his rise is not stopping anytime soon.
Ticket sales for Mayweather-McGregor begin
The first round of tickets to the highly anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor went on sale Monday.
Alvarez: 'Very real chance' McGregor knocks out Mayweather
Eddie Alvarez knows better than most what it takes to face Conor McGregor, as the two fought at UFC 205 in New York last year. Alvarez provides a unique look at what Floyd Mayweather is up against in their upcoming boxing match in August.
Groves-Cox bout set for Oct. 14 in London
Super middleweight world titleholder George Groves, the No. 1 seed in the World Boxing Super Series 168-pound tournament, and unseeded British countryman Jamie Cox have a date and site for their quarterfinal fight: Oct 14 at SSE Wembley Arena.
Butler-Hall rematch to decide world title shot
Paul Butler will look to defeat Stuart Hall for the second time as the two will meet Sept. 30 in Liverpool, England, with the winner on track for a bantamweight world title fight.
Linares likely to face Campbell in September
Lightweight titleholder Jorge Linares' and mandatory challenger Luke Campbell's camps are close to reaching a deal for a fight on Sept. 23 in Southern California.
Tom Brady, with a thumbs up, reports for work at Gillette Stadium
Monday marks the day that rookies, quarterbacks and players who are recovering from physical ailments report to work.
Pressure on Panthers' Cam Newton to take game to next level
With training camp just around the corner, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is well aware that 2017 is a make-or-break season for him.
To elevate his game, Sterling Shepard picks Odell Beckham's brain
Following a whirlwind rookie season, Giants receiver Sterling Shepard has turned to a teammate for help as he works to improve his production.
Russia enters 19 athletes for worlds despite ban
Despite its suspension from international competition for widespread doping, Russia plans to send 19 exempt athletes to the track and field world championships in London next week.
Phelps calls swimming with shark 'a true treat.'
Decorated Olympian Michael Phelps reflects on his experience racing a great white shark and shares his interest in free diving and unexplored areas of the ocean.
Hungary's Hosszu thrills home crowd at worlds
With Katie Ledecky getting the night off, Hungary's Iron Lady seized the moment Monday at the world championships.
Ex-champ Rockhold sets Sept. 16 return bout
Inactive since he lost the UFC middleweight belt to Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold will get his first fight since June 2016 when he faces David Branch on Sept. 16 at UFC Fight Night in Pittsburgh.
Jon Jones' story isn't over yet.
As he preps for his fight at UFC 214, Jon Jones has a chance to change the narrative around his career.
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.
The annual games of calcio storico -- part football, part fighting, part historical recreation -- represent something more than the blood and sweat the players proudly leave on the sands of Florence's Piazza Santa Croce.
Tom Hamilton pays a visit to Stonehenge Farm, the remote home of one of New Zealand's most decorated hookers, Andrew Hore.
Tom Hamilton has travelled the length and breadth of New Zealand, looking for the secret to New Zealand's rugby prowess.
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.
Two decades into his legendary career, Roger Federer is playing with a newfound freedom -- and having way too much fun to quit now.
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