Aguero's perfect hat trick carries City to win over Newcastle
Pep Guardiola's side returned to winning ways thanks to a superb Sergio Aguero hat trick. The Argentina international headed in the opener, scored the second from the spot before adding a left-footed third from inside the box.
Mourinho says Sanchez deal "so close", Wenger waits on Mkhitaryan
Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez has travelled north to complete his transfer to Man United, while Jose Mourinho insisted the move is "so close."
Martial earns United narrow win - but Sanchez can't arrive soon enough
It wasn't pretty but Manchester United found a way to win at Turf Moor, thanks to a fine goal and a resolute defensive display.
Arsenal show there's life after Sanchez with demolition of Palace
With Alexis Sanchez nowhere to be found, Arsenal turned in their best attacking performance of the season in a stylish 4-1 win over Crystal Palace.
LeBron's path to 30,000 points
LeBron James needs just 25 points to become the seventh member of the NBA's 30,000-point club. The King and the many witnesses to his 15-year journey tell us how he got there.
Is there trouble in The Land?
Despite LeBron James averaging his most points per game in eight years, the Cavaliers are currently struggling this season. Dave McMenamin takes an in depth look at the Cavaliers' recent issues and how it compares to previous teams.
Lowe's 10 things: Ridiculous CP3, Porzingis promo and the Patty Mills experience
This week's highlights include LeBron's draft pick, a high-IQ Warrior, bad All-Star promotions and more.
Time to be concerned, very concerned, for Maria Sharapova
This was the big match Maria Sharapova wanted. But she hardly showed any signs of championship form in a lopsided loss to Angelique Kerber.
Australian Open: What to expect on day 7.
Stephanie Brantz and Simon Cambers look ahead to the major clashes of day 7 at the Australian Open, with Nick Kyrgios, Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki all in action.
Will we see more Kyrgios magic against Dimitrov?
Nick Kyrgios has given us nothing to talk about this past week outside his sterling play. Can he keep it up against No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov?
Hazard superb, Chelsea thrash Brighton
Eden Hazard ended Chelsea's recent barren spell with a brace in a 4-0 win over Brighton. But the Blues had some good fortune to thank for the win.
WATCH: Hazard gives shirt to fan after Chelsea win.
Eden Hazard handed over his jersey to a young supporter after Chelsea's comprehensive win over Brighton.
WATCH - Handscombe hits unlucky pigeon.
An unfortunate pigeon was in the wrong place at the wrong time during the Big Bash League game between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder.
Embiid and Rihanna's complicated 'relationship.'
In 2014, Rihanna reportedly joked that in order to date rookie Joel Embiid, he would need to make the All-Star roster. Now that he has, the Sixers superstar has moved on from the pop star.
Australia's ageing game plan badly executed
In the aftermath of their Champions Trophy exit, Darren Lehmann scoffed at the suggestion Australia had something to learn from England. He now finds his team down 2-0, one match away from a home ODI series defeat.
Australia pin survival hopes on big guns
A victory in Sydney will give England the one-day series with two matches to spare as the home side face growing questions over selection and tactics.
Jets suffer shock home loss to Wellington
Cellar-dwellers Wellington capitalised on two mix-ups and an undermanned defence to shock second-placed Newcastle 3-2 in their A-League match at McDonald Jones Stadium.
Newcastle Jets 2-3 Wellington Phoneix: Phoenix hold out Jets in five goal thriller.
Wellington Phoenix have hung on to record a 3-2 victory over the Newcastle Jets and claim just their third win of the season.
Sydney FC 1-1 Central Coast Mariners: Mariners miss chance to put away Sydney.
The Central Coast Mariners have missed a numbers of chances in their 1-1 draw with Sydney FC in Graham Arnold's 200th A-League game as coach.
Highlights - Scorchers too good for Hurricanes.
Perth Scorchers showed their class with a five wicket win against Hobart Hurricanes at the WACA.
Khawaja, Watson see Thunder past Stars
Usman Khawaja and Shane Watson helped Sydney Thunder to a seven-wicket win over Melbourne Stars, keeping their slim semifinal hopes alive in the process.
Highlights - Thunder thrash Stars to keep BBL hopes alive.
Usman Khawaja, Shane Watson and James Vince all scored well to power Sydney Thunder to a seven-wicket victory over Melbourne Stars at the MCG
Brady avoids injury questions.
Tom Brady wouldn't give anything away when asked about how his reported hand injury might affect him Sunday.
What's going on with Tom Brady's throwing hand?
The fact that the Patriots QB didn't practice Thursday highlights how his right hand injury, suffered Wednesday, isn't something to dismiss outright.
The Patriots officially list Tom Brady (right hand) as questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship Game, and as a limited participant in Friday's practice.
Doug Marrone's revival: How one shot, and Tom Coughlin, brought him back
Three years ago, Marrone was considered the most toxic coach in the NFL. Now he has the Jaguars one win away from the Super Bowl. Here's why he has Tom Coughlin to thank.
How the Jaguars went from 3-13 to the AFC Championship Game
A culture change, a fantastic draft, some free-agent additions and a resurgent quarterback all led to Jacksonville's dramatic, one-season turnaround.
Stephen A.: NFL can't afford Brady-less Super Bowl.
Stephen A. Smith explains why the league "desperately" needs Tom Brady in the Super Bowl.
Case closed: Keenum has earned the Vikings' starting job in 2018
Even with Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford healthy, the Vikings can't reject the QB who has them on the cusp of their first Super Bowl in 40 years.
What Carson Wentz is doing to help the Eagles during their playoff run
The Eagles' franchise quarterback hasn't been taking time off during rehab; instead, he has remained focused and involved in Philadelphia's game plans.
Keenum's and Foles' crisscrossing journeys to the NFC Championship Game.
The career paths of Case Keenum and Nick Foles have crossed multiple times since they entered the NFL together. Take a look at the quarterbacks' journeys to Sunday's NFC title game.
Nassar's victims in their own (powerful and brave) words
More than 100 victims and advocates spoke during the first four days of the sentencing phase of Larry Nassar's criminal sexual conduct trial, and their words and stories need to be heard.
Raisman addresses Nassar directly in sentencing hearing.
U.S. Olympian Aly Raisman delivers her victim impact statement.
Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar surrounded by enablers as he abused athletes
Understanding how Dr. Larry Nassar gained unfettered access to sexually assault young female athletes -- despite repeated warning signs -- means confronting an uncomfortable truth: He didn't gain that access alone.
2018 NFL win-total predictions for every team
You want over/under win-total projections for next season? We've got them for every team, from 32 to 1. Guess where Tom Brady and the Patriots are.
Naqi: UK presence makes Jaguars stronger.
Jacksonville Jaguars senior vice-president, Hussain Naqi explains what impact the London games have had on the side and why they're stronger because of them.
EXCLUSIVE: Jags want London stay beyond 2020
Jacksonville Jaguars' long-term commitment to the UK has allowed them to become a much stronger franchise, according to team's senior vice-president of international development Hussain Naqi.
Barbarouses double sees Victory ease to win
Melbourne Victory conjured a comprehensive 3-0 A-League win over Western Sydney to overtake Melbourne City for third spot in the table.
Melbourne Victory 3 - 0 WSW: Victory thrash Wanderers.
Kostas Barbarouses scored twice as Melbourne Victory overcame Western Sydney Wanderers in a feisty encounter in Sydney.
Harden rusty in return, but Rockets dominate Timberwolves
James Harden looked like a player who had an extended layoff, but the Houston Rockets had more than enough firepower to put the Minnesota Timberwolves away.
Cavs squeeze past Magic to end losing streak.
Despite blowing a 23-point lead at halftime, the Cavaliers hold on to beat the Magic 104-103 behind Isaiah Thomas' 21 points and 16 from LeBron James.
Austin Rivers has heard it all, and now he's firing back
Austin Rivers knows what you think about him -- spoiled, cocky, entitled, bust. But that big chip on his shoulder? He says that's how he made it this far.
'This kid, he's going to be a superstar': Jayson Tatum is no average rookie
Danny Ainge knew he picked a winner when Boston landed Jayson Tatum, but the Celtics had no idea they'd be hitting the jackpot with their 19-year-old wing.
Should more players had been suspended from Rockets/Clippers?
Ramona Shelbourne joins OTL to discuss the locker room incident that took place after the Rockets-Clippers game Monday night and why the league decided not to suspend more players.
2018 NFL draft QB class primer: Rosen, Mayfield, Darnold and more
Scouting reports, insight from NFL personnel and what's next -- we've got it all on the best signal-callers in this year's draft. Catch up on the most-talked-about class in years.
McShay disagrees with Kiper's QB pick for Giants.
The only change Todd McShay would make to Mel Kiper's mock draft top five is moving QB Sam Darnold up to the No. 2 overall pick.
Who's going to draft a QB in April? Rating all 32 NFL teams' chances
The 2018 NFL draft class is rich with quarterback talent. Which teams will go for the top-tier guys in Round 1? Which will wait until Day 3? Which aren't even in the market? NFL Nation reporters evaluate interest throughout the league.
Walcott was doomed to fail at Arsenal
Theo Walcott arrived at Arsenal in 2006 with a ton of hype but was doomed from the very start and after 12 years it was past time for him to move on.
Aussie White living dream with Coach K
Jack White provides leadership on a Duke Blue Devils team that features seven freshmen, and it's one of the reasons why Coach K loves having him around and why the two have such a strong relationship.
How Duke's Marvin Bagley showed up early for college, took over
Three high schools, one year at Duke and the unconditional love of his family have freshman sensation Marvin Bagley III prepared for anything the world throws at him.
BPI ranks the top leagues in college basketball
Should the Big 12, ACC or another conference be considered the best in college basketball? We asked the Basketball Power Index, which said the Big 12 is best from top to bottom.
Bracketology: Can WCC's best improve their seeds?
Gonzaga and Saint Mary's are both in the tournament, but can either improve their seeding before conference tourney time?
Mercedes aligned with Ferrari's stance on F1's future
Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche says Mercedes and Ferrari are "100 percent aligned" on the future direction of Formula One.
Mercedes, McLaren and Toro Rosso set launch dates
Mercedes will launch its 2018 car on the same day as rivals Ferrari, while McLaren has opted to take the wraps off its new car a day later on February 23.
Kubica returns to F1 as Williams reserve driver.
Robert Kubica speaks out making his way back to Formula 1 as he is named reserve and development driver at Williams.
Haskell EXCLUSIVE: Being suspended for England 'the hardest thing.'
James Haskell explains his side of the red card incident that will see him miss England's opening two games at the Six Nations.
EXCLUSIVE: Haskell on ban - 'I thought it was important to put my hand up'
Wasps and England backrow James Haskell acknowledges that while he never aspired to be a role model, he understands that it is part of being an athlete in modern sport.
EXCLUSIVE: I'd fight for one more England cap - Haskell
After playing 75 Tests for England, James Haskell hopes he can return from his suspension and add to that tally as Eddie Jones prepares for the 2018 Six Nations.
UFC 220 Cheat Sheet: Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou
Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou will square off for the UFC's heavyweight belt Saturday at UFC 220. Who has the advantage? Brett Okamoto breaks down one of the biggest fights we can expect in 2018.
Cormier: 'It's all about competition for me'
Daniel Cormier is the light heavyweight champion, but he won't feel like one again unless he defeats Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220 on Saturday. And Cormier's history with former champ Jon Jones has a lot to do with that.
Miocic on the verge of history.
With a win on Saturday, Miocic will set the mark of most heavyweight title defenses in promotional history.
Follow the Australian Open bracket as Roger Federer sets out to defend his crown, while we search for a new women's champion.
We knew Tom Brady would be here. But Case Keenum, Blake Bortles and Nick Foles? No way. There are lessons to be learned from each of the quarterbacks in the conference title games and how they got here.
We dust off our crystal ball for our annual glimpse into one extreme -- though not completely implausible -- season in the Bronx.
It's the 25th anniversary of NBA JAM, a game that helped grow the league's popularity back in 1993.
The Vikings signed a backup quarterback in an under-the-radar deal last March. Now that QB has them one game from the Super Bowl. Here are the deals that exceeded, met or fell short of expectations -- good and bad.
Rise, fall or hold steady? The 2018 AFL season may still be months away, but that hasn't stopped Jude Bolton assessing each club's chances for the upcoming season.
The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 8. Stay up to date on the latest news, rumors and rumblings from our team of reporters.
What will 2018 bring for our major winter sporting codes? Our writers consult their crystal balls to predict the biggest storylines.
With the dust still settling on the 2017 season, ESPN's experts have wasted no time in sticking their necks on the line for the 2018 F1 season
The latest news, exclusive opinion/analysis, the best sporting video, and a look ahead to what the big talking points will be.