TORONTO — In the parlance of the Toronto Raptors, it’s called “Drive-Kick-Swing.” Though it’s a mainstay in the Raptors’ playlist of practice drills, Drive-Kick-Swing was on full display under the bright lights of Scotiabank Arena in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night. In the third quarter,Read More →

3:38 PM ET Maurice Hamilton Close• Veteran F1 journalist, covering the sport since 1977• Motor racing correspondent for the Observer for 20 years• Has written several books and covered F1 for BBC Radio 5 Live Niki Lauda was a remarkable man; a very special person. That may sound trite when writing an appreciationRead More →

6:30 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” The New York Mets, a multibillion-dollar corporation that moonlights as a comedy act, put on their finest show in years Monday. Rampant speculation about the job security ofRead More →

Throughout the offseason, ESPN will take a closer look at the programs that have faced the challenge of moving on from a single historically revered coach, evaluating the successes and failures they have experienced along the way. This week, the “Chasing Ghosts” series continues with the Indiana Hoosiers, who haveRead More →

ONE OF THE first items on Enes Kanter‘s schedule when he joined the Portland Trail Blazers in February was a meeting with agents from the local FBI office — just one among many ways Kanter’s life is vastly different from any other NBA player’s. Kanter told the agents about theRead More →

The Premier League transfer window is open. You can click here to review all the latest transfers and keep up to date with all the latest gossip below. Transfer window grades | When does the window open in Europe? | QUIZ: Which club should you join? TOP STORY: PSG wantRead More →

Fourth-seeded Team Liquid shocked No. 1 seed and reigning world champion Invictus Gaming 3-1 in the semifinals of the $1 million Mid-Season Invitational on Friday to move into Sunday’s finals in Hanoi, Vietnam. It was a stunning loss for IG, which had cruised through the group stage at 9-0 beforeRead More →

May 17, 2019 Greg WyshynskiESPN ST. LOUIS — It was Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Colorado Avalanche, and San Jose Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon was avoiding social media at all costs. Not because the Avalanche defeated his team at the Shark Tank, which no doubt perturbedRead More →

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — On the fourth hole of his opening round of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black on Thursday, John Daly drove his cart down the right side of the fairway and stopped unexpectedly. Daly, the 1991 PGA Championship winner, reached into his right pocket and pulled out aRead More →

Money in the Bank should be WWE’s second consecutive can’t-miss pay-per-view. Between the men’s and women’s ladder matches that have made this show one of WWE’s most exciting and unpredictable moments of the year, and a Universal championship dream match between Seth Rollins and AJ Styles, it would have toRead More →

Whenever we get this deep into the NHL playoffs, we tend to do the dance of sizing up the teams that are left standing. While there’s certainly a good chunk of randomness and luck that goes into any extended postseason run, there’s also just as many reasons why these particularRead More →

1:03 PM ET Jeff Borzello CloseESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Tom VanHaaren CloseESPN Staff WriterESPN staff writerJoined ESPN in 2011Graduated from Central Michigan The NCAA made a potentially game-changing announcement on Tuesday, appointing a working group to examine issues relatedRead More →

After eight months and 380 matches, the 2018-19 Premier League campaign is over. Here is a bite-size summary of the campaign through 10 games that feature all 20 sides. – Ogden: Epic title race decided by millimetres– What you might have missed on Premier League’s final day The Premier League’sRead More →

CHICAGO — Holy smokes. What a wild lottery. That may have been the wildest lottery ever. The NBA’s new smoothed lottery odds raised the possibility of teams leaping from the middle toward the top, and boy howdy was there some leapin’ on Tuesday in Chicago. Here’s how it went downRead More →

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — All the talking points are in place: Tiger Woods is coming off his first major title in 14 years. The PGA has moved to May, now positioned second in the major championship batting order. Bethpage Black is long. Bethpage Black will play even longer because it’s coldRead More →