HARTFORD, Conn. — With family members and friends watching from the front row, Murray State‘s Ja Morant recorded a triple-double in an 83-64 win over Marquette in the opening round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday at the XL Center. As Morant grabbed his 10th rebound (he had 15 points,Read More →

DES MOINES, Iowa — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo didn’t apologize after Thursday’s NCAA tournament first-round win over Bradley for screaming at freshman forward Aaron Henry in the second half so intensely the two had to be separated by guard Cassius Winston. Izzo instead defended himself. “What’s wrong with challengingRead More →

7:06 PM ET Myron Medcalf CloseESPN Staff Writer Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato Jeff Borzello CloseESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. HARTFORD, Conn. — Florida State senior Phil Cofer found out following theRead More →

HARTFORD, Conn. — Zion Williamson has a co-star in this NCAA tournament, at least through the first weekend. His name is Ja Morant, and his triple-double effort (17 points, 16 assists, 11 rebounds) in 12-seed Murray State’s 83-64 win over 5-seed Marquette in the first round of the NCAA tournamentRead More →

All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals are finalizing a five-year extension for $130 million, a source familiar with the deal confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Thursday. The deal will keep Goldschmidt, who will make $15.5 million this season in the final year of his currentRead More →

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and current Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid settled their collusion grievances against the NFL, but according to a Wall Street Journal report, they will receive less than $10 million total. Kaepernick filed a grievance in October 2017 under the collective bargaining agreement, allegingRead More →

2:01 PM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. The continued pursuit of perfection has been a theme in recent years in the women’s NCAA tournament,Read More →

The Phoenix Suns have reached a deal to sign guard Jimmer Fredette, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Ian Begley on Thursday. The two-year deal has a team option in the second year, sources said. The deal was first reported by 98.7 FM Arizona Sports. The 2011 Naismith College Player of theRead More →

7:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Justin Faulk has been waiting for this. Waiting for nearly 550 games. Waiting for eight seasons, since he broke into the NHL as a 19-year-old defenseman out of South St. Paul, Minnesota. Waiting as he watched players from his draft class in 2010 and theRead More →

When Anthony Pettis challenged Benson Henderson for the UFC lightweight title in 2013, his coach, Duke Roufus, publicly compared him to Michael Jordan. Roufus’ comparison understandably drew some skepticism. Michael Jordan? As in, that Michael Jordan? At the time, Pettis was 26 years old and vying for his first UFCRead More →

TJ Dillashaw relinquished his UFC bantamweight title championship Wednesday after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and the New York State Athletic Commission informed him of an “adverse analytical finding” in a drug test dating back to his most recent fight, in January in Brooklyn. The NYSAC issued him a one-year suspensionRead More →

Ichiro Suzuki‘s major league career, which came to an end with the Seattle Mariners outfielder announcing his retirement Thursday in Japan, is one of the greatest in the game’s history. Here are just a few short stories about the world’s all-time hit king. ‘Yes, I can hit it really hardRead More →

Who is the world’s best fighter, regardless of weight class? Check out ESPN’s latest top 10. Don’t forget to check out Dan Rafael’s divisional rankings, which are updated weekly. For a list of the current champions in all weight classes, click here. Note: Results are through March 21. THE PANEL:Read More →

10:00 AM ET Sam MillerESPN.com CloseESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work” If asked how baseball has changed most over the past three decades, the answer could be the precipitous decline of the complete game. Lots of things change inRead More →