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 →

9:26 AM ET Jeremy Mills With less than two weeks until the NCAA college baseball tournament field is announced on Memorial Day (noon ET on ESPNU), most conferences are wrapping up regular-season play this weekend. The first four tickets to the NCAA tournament will be punched this weekend, with theRead More →

May 13, 2019 Nick writer Man City were only crowned 2018-19 Premier League champions yesterday, but it is never to early to start looking ahead to next season. Will City repeat? Which club will surprise? Who is in trouble? And finally which top-six club is headed for a transitionRead More →

After decades of holding the line, the NCAA and the four major professional sports leagues finally lost their battle against the spread of legal sports betting in the United States. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) — the federal sports betting statute preventing any state outsideRead More →

It was arguably the best Premier League season in history. The battle between Liverpool and Manchester City came down to the final Sunday of the campaign and required City to win their final 14 games of the season to hold on to their one-point lead and retain their crown. LiverpoolRead More →

IT’S 10 MINUTES before practice in the Chicago Red Stars’ training room, and midfielder Julie Ertz is curled up on a massage table, cupping the arches of her feet. She suctions her skin into a small, pressurized globe, a process that calls to mind medieval torture but allegedly relieves tightness.Read More →

9:41 AM ET Ohm Youngmisuk CloseESPN Staff WriterOhm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years andRead More →

BARCELONA, Spain — One question kept cropping up during the postrace media sessions at the Spanish Grand Prix: After five consecutive one-two victories, can Mercedes win all 21 races this season? The question would have been laughed out of the very same paddock three months ago during preseason testing, butRead More →

TORONTO — Over six months, Kawhi Leonard endured “82 practices,” then another 11 in the postseason. But there’s no preparation for the individual burden he placed on his broad shoulders Sunday night against the Philadelphia 76ers. Leonard launched more field goals through three quarters than either Kobe Bryant or LeBronRead More →