Jan 20, 2020 Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — For 60 seconds on Monday night, it looked as if the Boston Celtics‘ nightmarish start to 2020 would continue unabated against the Los Angeles Lakers. The game opened with LeBron James hitting JaVale McGee on an alley-oop from half court, followed by anRead More →

10:00 AM 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. In her first game at Tennessee, in January 2000, UConn’s Sue Bird looked around at the 23,385Read More →

In our second-to-last installment unveiling the top 100 games of the 2019 college football season, we go heavy into added context. Today’s list includes Rivalry Week games, high-impact bowls and a few controversial finishes. And a dance-off. Can’t forget the dance-off. CONTROVERSY40. Temple 30, Memphis 28 (Oct. 12) Here’s whatRead More →

The crazy thing about it is, our team, and we’ve had some very gifted teams, this is not a very gifted team. It’s just not. Things haven’t gotten any better for North Carolina since coach Roy Williams made those notorious comments earlier this month. The Tar Heels’ 66-52 loss atRead More →

PHILADELPHIA — The junior middleweight division is as fun, interesting and unpredictable as any in boxing. This time it was unheralded Dominican Jeison Rosario who turned the 154-pound weight class on its head with his wholly unexpected fifth-round knockout of Julian “J Rock” Williams in what had been a veryRead More →

After four days of reliving the plot twists, near-misses and most randomly zany moments of the 2019 college football season, we get to the meat: Here are the 20 games that were the most entertaining, defined the national title race, gave us classic finishes we won’t forget or a combinationRead More →

The Baseball Hall of Fame will announce the results of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America voting for the Class of 2020 on Tuesday. Based on ballots that have been made public, Derek Jeter might become only the second player elected unanimously by the voters, joining longtime Yankees teammate MarianoRead More →

Not too long ago, we were in a bit of a Hall of Fame election crisis. Nobody knew what to do with players associated with PEDs. This created a huge backlog of qualified candidates on the ballot, including some years with more than 20-plus reasonable candidates. In 2013, the baseballRead More →

10:09 AM 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. In 2020, the New York Liberty will have a new home at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn,Read More →

Another weekend of Premier League action is in the books. Aside from Liverpool’s near-certain march to the title, here are some other reactions. JUMP TO: Teams suffering Anfield awe? | Blades are bossin’ | City and their CB problem | Credit to Steve Bruce | Saints are suffering | WolvesRead More →

Andy Reid and Kyle Shanahan can share a few cross-generational notes before they take their talents — and their talented rosters — to South Beach. Neither the 61-year-old Reid nor the 40-year-old Shanahan has won a Super Bowl ring, but both are living, breathing advertisements for how to lose one,Read More →

7:29 PM ET Emily RandESPN China’s League of Legends Pro League is a special place. When I first watched it, I was tearing my hair out trying to figure out its strategies. Now, with several seasons of the LPL under my belt, I delight in watching everyone else lose theirRead More →

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his 20-year career on March 18, was asked Sunday whether he views it as a realistic possibility that he could play for another team. “I’m open-minded about the process,” Brady said inRead More →