LIVE: Day 3 at The Open
Jordan Spieth leads at -6 as play gets underway on Day 3 of The Open Championship from Royal Birkdale. Follow live scores here.
Spieth leads as Aussies struggle but make cut.
At nine shots off the pace Adam Scott is the best placed of six Australians who survived the cut despite a lackluster second round in the Open Championship.
Thieves raid Stenson's rental home at The Open
Thieves burglarized the rental home of Henrik Stenson, making off with clothes, jewelry and cash while he was playing in the first round of The Open on Thursday.
Just like that, it's 2-0 Chelsea. Willian gives them a deserved lead before Batshuayi doubles it a minute later. Both looked a bit too easy against a tired defence.
The Chinese Arsenal fans know their stuff. Cesc Fabregas' name is met by loud boos in the red half of the stadium when it's read out during lineup announcement.
Saw more blue than red outside Bird's Nest ahead of Arsenal-Chelsea clash. About 50,000 fans expected in total.
LIVE: Lions v Sharks
The Lions won their last five meetings against the Sharks, will they make it six? Follow all the action LIVE here.
Sources: Kyrie seeks trade to evade LeBron
Kyrie Irving -- one part of Cleveland's Big Three that has reached three straight NBA Finals -- has asked the Cavaliers to trade him so he no longer has to play alongside LeBron James, sources told ESPN.
Sources: LeBron hands-off in Irving call
James has told the Cavaliers he is planning to report to training camp with the intention of leading no matter who his teammates are, sources told ESPN.
The Knicks, obviously, have strong interest in Kyrie Irving (just like 29 other teams) but I'm told people in the Knicks front office would not be willing at this point to include Kristaps Porzingis in a trade. Some with the organization would be willing to include future first-round picks and Carmelo Anthony in a deal for Irving, per league sources.
EXCLUSIVE: Zidane on the state of Real Madrid.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane delves into Alvaro Morata, Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and managing such a talented squad.
Exclusive: Follow Cristiano Ronaldo in China
Cristiano Ronaldo, perhaps the world's most famous soccer player, is making his way through Shanghai and Beijing. Join ESPN's Marty Smith and Jonathan Whyley as they go along for the ride.
Ronaldo has a lot of fans in China!
Australian cricketers offer $30 million for grassroots
Australia's cricketers have offered to commit around $30 million to the game's lower levels and accept Cricket Australia's revenue forecasts for the next five years
CA-ACA MoU compromise falls over
Talks involving the CEOs of Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association had been progressing slowly over the last week but the tentative deal has broken down.
AFL or Sheffield Shield? Why not both?
Alex Keath is the latest of the Australians who have played cricket and another sport to a high level. Who else has made the switch?
Ballmer, Clippers embracing life without CP3.
Clippers owner Steve Ballmer sits down with Adrian Wojnarowski and reflects on the exit of Chris Paul, signing Blake Griffin to a long-term deal and sharing a city with the Lakers.
Wall deal inevitable.
Adrian Wojnarowski breaks down the Wizards locking up John Wall to a four-year, $170-million contract extension, keeping the team's core of Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter together for a long time.
Irving's skills warrant a big move from interested teams.
Kyrie Irving's elite-level ball handling makes him a big target for teams who are in the market for a top point guard.
Pirelli reveals cause of Vettel's British GP tyre failure
Pirelli has revealed that Sebastian Vettel's tyre failure in the closing stages of the British Grand Prix was caused by a slow puncture, though it is yet to discover what caused Kimi Raikkonen's on the previous lap.
Is Halo right for Formula One?
Jennie Gow and Sam Collins talk at Force India's factory about how Halo will affect the cars in the 2018 season.
Halo and F1: Between a rock a hard place
Maurice Hamilton reflects on the planned introduction of Halo and argues it is a sad, but inevitable, development for a sport often heavily criticised whenever a fatality occurs.
Bolt 'emotional' ahead of final race in London.
Usain Bolt admits he's feeling emotional as he prepares for his final race at the World Championships in London.
Davis dunks in stranger's driveway.
Anthony Davis joins in on the drive-by dunk challenge with a sweet slam of his own.
Then & Now: Steph Curry predicts NBA future.
Take a look back at the time 14-year-old Stephen Curry talked about his love for basketball and his hopes to one day play in the NBA.
Early points see Crusaders past Highlanders.
The Crusaders have secured a home Super rugby semi-final after they beat Highlanders in Christchurch.
Crusaders march into semi-finals with emphatic win
The Crusaders have rediscovered their winning touch in emphatic style, overwhelming the Highlanders 17-0 in a drenched Super Rugby quarter-final in Christchurch.
Leali'ifano's comeback eases Brumbies' pain
Thrust into a fight for life, Christian Leali'ifano began to battle leukaemia drawing on the spirit which defines him.
Swans knocking on door of top four.
An unlikely six goal haul from recalled forward Callum Sinclair delivered a 42-point Sydney win over St Kilda in the pride game.
Dogs stay in touch with top eight.
A career best six goals from Liam Picken delivered the Western Bulldogs a 54-point win over the Gold Coast Suns.
The Demons hold on against the Power.
After shooting out to an early lead, the Melbourne Demons held on to beat a valiant Port Adelaide side.
Cowboys too strong for tenacious Warriors.
North Queensland maintained their position in the top eight after a two try victory over the Warriors.
Storm take the win over Canberra but at a cost.
Melbourne lost both Cameron Smith and Billy Slater to injury but still found a way to grind out the win away to Canberra.
Penrith hold on for tight victory over Titans.
The Panthers kept their top eight aspirations alive with a narrow victory over the Gold Coast.
'It wasn't even a boundary!' - Sciver.
Nat Sciver spoke ahead of England's World Cup final at Lord's about her sensational Nat-meg shot against New Zealand and depth in the team
'WBBL stint has transformed Harmanpreet'
India captain Mithali Raj pointed to Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana's inputs on Australia players, courtesy their WBBL stints, as being key to plotting Australia's downfall in the semi-final in Derby
Can India topple England at Lord's?
Melinda Farrell and Ebony Rainford-Brent talk about the young performers in the Indian side, England's home support and what playing in front of a sell-out crowd could mean for the two finalists on Sunday
Kyrie's always kept it real about LeBron pairing.
In December 2016, Kyrie Irving tells Rachel Nichols that learning to play with LeBron James was a very human process for a budding superstar.
Carter: Sometimes grass isn't always greener.
Vince Carter shares his perspective to Kyrie Irving requesting to be traded out of Cleveland and is ready to teach the game to the younger players in Sacramento.
New Knicks GM not conceding a Melo trade.
Knicks GM Scott Perry joins SC6 and, while he won't divulge the last time he spoke to Carmelo Anthony, insists the sides remain in communication.
Sources: City eye Danilo deal by Real clash
Manchester City hope to complete a deal for Real Madrid's Danilo before the two clubs face each other in the International Champions Cup on Wednesday.
How realistic is Coutinho joining Barcelona?
Gab Marcotti breaks down the chances that Liverpool will sell Coutinho to Barcelona.
LIVE: Barca want Coutinho to inherit Iniesta's throne
As Andres Iniesta enters the final year of his contract, Barcelona have identified Philippe Coutinho has his successor. Transfer Talk has the latest.
EXCLUSIVE: Klopp talks transfers with ESPN FC
Jurgen Klopp has told ESPN FC that attitude and character are two of the characteristics he is looking for in potential transfer targets this summer.
WATCH: Klopp likens transfer fees to butter prices.
Jurgen Klopp had some fun with a journalist in regards to how immensely the transfer market has changed over the years.
Liverpool's Henderson says he's 'injury-free'
Jordan Henderson says he is injury-free heading into Liverpool's new season after a foot problem cut short a promising 2016-17 campaign.
Boasson Hagen: Happy without another photo finish.
Team Dimension Data's Edvald Boasson Hagen won Stage 19 after just losing out on two previous stages in this year's Tour de France.
Cyclist Michael Matthews shows up big for Australia
For the past 20 years, the Tour de France has been good to Australia, with Robbie McEwen claiming the green jersey three times and Cadel Evans taking the title in 2011. Michael Matthews is doing what he can to pick up where they left off.
Froome looks ahead to Marseille time-trial.
Chris Froome retains the yellow jersey after stage 19 and looks ahead to the last two stages of the 2017 Tour de France.
Sources: Rose, Cavs engaged in serious talks
Derrick Rose is in serious talks with the Cavaliers about a one-year deal, sources told ESPN, but he also met with, and is considering, the Lakers.
Are the Cavs a good fit for Derrick Rose?
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Zach Lowe break down Derrick Rose's future and debate if the Cavaliers or the Lakers benefit more from his addition.
If the Cavaliers add Derrick Rose, it would give Cleveland two players who've won MVP: Rose and LeBron James. The Warriors also have two (Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry). The other 28 NBA teams have two combined (Russell Westbrook in OKC, Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas).
Barnwell: The NFL stats that matter most
These 15 metrics will help you figure out the NFL teams primed for regression, the players ready to break out and who got plain lucky.
Show off your best TD celebration.
With Bill Polian as the judge, Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry, Giants DT Damon Harrison and Damien Woody break out some new moves for the end zone.
Sources: Night after BBQ, Dez late reporting
Dez Bryant showed up late and David Irving didn't show up at all Friday, the first day for Cowboys veterans to report to training camp.
Mou set for transfer chat with Woodward
Jose Mourinho is set for face-to-face talks with Ed Woodward in a bid to get Manchester United's summer transfer window back on track.
Man United ease to derby victory
Manchester United beat Manchester City 2-0 in the International Champions Cup in Houston in the two teams' first-ever derby played outside of England.
It's 'win league or nothing' for Utd - Carrick
Michael Carrick says finishing in the top four will not be good enough for Manchester United next season, and that "it's win the league or nothing."
Relive some of the more underwhelming moments from the last week throughout the sports world.
Sources: City eye Danilo deal by Real clash
Manchester City hope to complete a deal for Real Madrid's Danilo before the two clubs face each other in the International Champions Cup on Wednesday.
Transfer Talk: Neymar tells mates he's gone?
Neymar has confided in some of his Barcelona teammates that he wants to leave the club and join Paris Saint-Germain. Transfer Talk has the latest.
Liverpool reject Barca's £72m Coutinho bid
Jurgen Klopp has said Philippe Coutinho is not for sale after Liverpool rejected a £72 million approach from Barcelona.
Beckham's LA Galaxy debut: 10 years later
Jeff Carlisle talks to those who were there 10 years ago, when David Beckham made his LA Galaxy debut in a friendly against Chelsea.
WATCH: 10-year anniversary of Beckham's Galaxy debut.
Relive the best of David Beckham's LA Galaxy debut against Chelsea on July 21st, 2007.
Hurricanes advance to the Super Rugby semi-finals.
The Wellington Hurricanes beat the ACT Brumbies 35-16 to sale through to the Super Rugby semi-finals.
Hurricanes blow Brumbies away for semi-final spot
The Hurricanes have booked their spot in the Super Rugby semi-finals after they blew the Brumbies away in the second half of their quarter-final clash in chilly Canberra.
Sharks mark Lewis' milestone with gritty victory.
Cronulla Sharks celebrated the 300th NRL game for Luke Lewis by overcoming a stubborn South Sydney at the Southern Cross Group stadium.
Cronulla beat Souths to stay with four
Cronulla have held out a strong second-half fightback from South Sydney for a 26-10 win to keep pace with the NRL's top four.
Roosters make light work of the Knights.
The Sydney Roosters continued their charge at the top of the table with a comfortable win over the Newcastle Knights.
Adelaide show their dominance against Geelong.
The Adelaide Crows moved further ahead in the AFL with an impressive victory over the Geelong Cats.
From Dream Teams to superteams
The Beard, CP3 ... and Melo? The biggest NBA moves show us the link between Team USA and the superteam era.
Warriors just the latest in a long line of superteams.
An MVP-caliber player joining an already stacked roster? There's been precedent for that in the NBA since the late 1960s Lakers.
The Celtics called on their ultimate weapon to bring Gordon Hayward to Boston
The Celtics pulled out all the stops during their free-agent pitch to Gordon Hayward. But in the end, it came down to master recruiter Brad Stevens and the power of the Butler Bulldogs connection.
No better person than Daley to coach Blues - Walters
Queensland coach Kevin Walters has crossed State of Origin lines to launch a fierce defence of NSW counterpart Laurie Daley, whom many critics believe should lose his job in the wake of another shattering series loss by the Blues.
Origin loss will leave scars.
State of Origin is over for another year and Brett Kimmorley thinks the Blues players will be off their games for at least a couple of weeks.
Most critical time in NSW Blues history
Who coaches New South Wales in next year's State of Origin series is an enormous decision that needs very careful consideration.
AFL Preview: Race to finals heats up
The crunch clashes continue as the race for the finals heats up. Find out everything you need to know ahead of a blockbuster weekend of AFL action.
NRL Preview: Race for the finals is on
State of Origin is over and Round 20 is a full round of NRL action, as teams prepare to chase fiercely contested finals spots..
Super Rugby Preview: Can the Highlanders upset Crusaders?
After 17 rounds, we've reached the quarterfinals, so who'll come out on top and make it through to the semifinals?
Five early US Open predictions
The grass season may have only just closed, but the North American hard-court swing that centres on the US Open is on the minds of players already.
Kyrgios: Definitely going to make US Open.
Nick Kyrgios talks about his recuperation from the injury picked up at Wimbledon and aims to be back in time for the Citi Open in Washington DC.
US Open on ESPN networks
The US Open for the first time will be broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN2 with an additional 12 courts streaming live on WatchESPN. A nightly prime-time highlights show will also recap the day’s action.
How O.J. still made lots of NFL money in prison
Here's our calculation of how much money Simpson has earned during his eight-plus years in prison -- potentially more than $600,000 -- which depends on the age in which Simpson elected to begin drawing from his NFL pension.
O.J. Simpson granted parole.
In a unanimous decision the Nevada parole board approves O.J. Simpson's request for parole.
The Simpson family departs moments ago without speaking but O.J. Simpson's attorney Malcolm LaVergne, flanked by Simpson's sister Shirley on the left, daughter Arnelle on the right and Simpson's close friend Tom Scotto, did briefly address the media moments ago before leaving Lovelock in a black SUV. LaVergne would not confirm or deny reports that Simpson would be headed to Florida to live with Scotto saying he has "plenty of options." LaVergne reiterated something that Simpson said during his parole hearing, that he has missed 36 birthdays (of his four children ) as well as several deaths since being incarcerated in 2008.
Watch: No limits to Barrett boys' jaw-dropping skill
There appears to be no end to the Barrett brothers' array of rugby talents after video of Jordie Barrett nailing a left-footed sidelined conversion sent social media into a frenzy. Watch the kick here!
Brumbies 'don't deserve to be in the finals.'
The Hurricanes are a class above their opponents and Greg Growden believes things could get ugly for the Brumbies.
Fekitoa confirms 'difficult' Toulon switch
All Blacks centre Malakai Fekitoa says his decision to leave New Zealand Rugby for French giants Toulon was the most difficult of his life.
Underdog Matildas ready for Tournament of Nations.
Team USA are definitely favourites heading into the Tournament of Nations, but Steph Brantz reckons the Matildas have a good mix of youth and experience, and they love to be the underdogs.
Australia continue preparations for Asian Cup
Four of the top eight nations in women's soccer are set to meet in the inaugural Tournament of Nations, which kicks off on July 27.
George Best: All By Himself
George Best was the Beatles of soccer - a handsome, charismatic lad from Belfast, Northern Ireland who thrilled Great Britain. But he was also the lead in a Shakespearean tragedy fueled by drink and excess and depression. ESPN Sunday (8.30pm AEST).
FC crew remembers George Best.
The FC crew share their fondest memories of legend George Best ahead of an ESPN 30 For 30 centered on Best's legacy.
30 for 30
Original audio documentaries from the makers of the acclaimed 30 for 30 series. Sports stories like you've never heard before.
Has McGregor psyched out Mayweather?
ESPN's Steve Bunce shares his thoughts on Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather's recent World Press Tour.
How top MMA trainers would prepare Conor McGregor for Floyd Mayweather
How should MMA star Conor McGregor -- with no professional boxing fights on his résumé -- approach his bout with Floyd Mayweather? Brett Okamoto asked many top trainers for their strategy.
The best of Mayweather-McGregor world tour.
Four cities and three countries over four days. Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor traded verbal jabs from one city to the next.
Ruck'n Maul: Shades of Campo in magical McKenzie.
Greg Growden and Sam Bruce laud the amazing skill set of Chiefs flyer Damien McKenzie, likening him to Wallabies great David Campese when the winger was in his prime.
Sunwolves show Blues remain 'mentally fragile'
The Blues defeated the British & Irish Lions as part of an improved season under Tana Umaga, but a final-round defeat by the Sunwolves shows the Auckland franchise are still a mentally weak Super Rugby outfit -- Craig Dowd writes.
Wallabies need help from All Blacks
With the once-loved Bledisloe Cup series causing nothing but dread for Wallabies fans, perhaps New Zealand can lend us a hand again, writes Greg Growden.
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.
A college football player thought he and a friend were going to meet up with two women. Instead, they were abducted and tortured for 40 hours -- all because of a teammate.
Each year ESPN features some of sports' finest athletes as they proudly show off the physical benefits of all their hard work.
Australia's Jonah Bolden appears to be entering the NBA at the right time for someone with his skill set. Versatile guys who can play both ends are at a premium, and teams are more likely to take a chance on him because of that.
Lionel Messi is the football version of Gaudi's cathedral, and unlike Barcelona's other monuments, we won't get the chance to visit the iconic No. 10 -- who turned 30 on Saturday -- for much longer.
We delve deep into the data to give you the best statistical analysis throughout the AFL season. Check out all the columns here.
The Maasai Cricket Warriors from Laikipia in Kenya have dropped their spears for cricket bats to fight for social change and women's rights.
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