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Who is Gary Woodland? What you need to know about the new U.S. Open champion

11:20 PM ET PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Gary Woodland, who hadn’t finished in the top 10 of a major championship until last year, held off a charge from two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka to win the 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach for his first major victory on Sunday. Woodland, who started the final round […]

The massive risks and rewards behind this Anthony Davis trade

3:08 AM ET Last summer, the San Antonio Spurs thought they had the Los Angeles Lakers right where they wanted them. L.A. had the inside track to sign LeBron James as a free agent on July 1. But the belief around the league was that James wouldn’t come to the Lakers by himself and spend […]

How the Anthony Davis trade changes the next NBA title chase

9:31 PM ET NBA Insiders What are the leaguewide implications from the Anthony Davis trade? The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a deal to acquire the All-Star big from the New Orleans Pelicans for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks. Davis is now paired with LeBron James in a wide-open […]

Could Schwarz be next to shock the world and beat Fury?

1:25 PM ET LAS VEGAS — Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury — meaning he’s the man who beat the man who beat the man, etc., regardless of belts — is as happy as ever. That’s a far cry from when he won the championship by decision in a big upset against Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. […]

NBA Power Rankings, way-too-early edition

8:12 AM ET NBA free agency doesn’t begin until 6 p.m. ET on June 30, but that isn’t stopping us from taking stock of the league immediately following the Toronto Raptors‘ impressive run to the franchise’s first NBA championship. It’s early, some might say way too early, but our panel (a group of more than […]

Lowe: Can any team possibly replicate what the Raptors just pulled off in the NBA Finals?

11:48 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — In his office overlooking downtown Toronto in January 2015, Masai Ujiri, then the general manager of a surprising 24-9 Toronto Raptors team, looked back on an unlikely 13-month rise beginning with the trade of Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings in late December 2013 — when the Raptors were […]

Klay Thompson’s injury and return sends Twitter into a frenzy

11:15 PM ET Golden State Warriors forward Klay Thompson was in the middle of putting together another epic “Game 6 Klay” performance — 28 points on 8-for-12 shooting late in the third quarter — when he went down hard after being fouled on a dunk attempt, silencing the Oracle Arena crowd. After having witnessed Kevin […]

Inside the short, unhappy life of the Alliance of American Football

8:00 AM ET Seth Wickersham Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior Writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine Joined ESPN The Magazine after graduating from the University of Missouri. Although he primarily covers the NFL, his assignments also have taken him to the Athens Olympics, the World Series, the NCAA tournament and the NHL and NBA […]

Blues’ O’Reilly scores again, wins Conn Smythe

11:20 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Ryan O’Reilly should expect another email from his 99-year-old grandmother pretty soon. Congratulations from Deirdre O’Reilly are certainly in order after her grandson won the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the NHL playoffs. O’Reilly scored the opening goal Wednesday for […]

All Brooks Koepka needs is hate

8:00 AM ET Brooks Koepka is going to hate this column. He’s going to want to print it out, tape it to a 20-pound medicine ball, and throw it against the wall for an hour until it’s reduced to a fleshy pulp. But if you think that’s because I’m about to rip him, or question […]