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Will Cardinals be second-half sellers?

4:31 PM ET Two things can happen to the St. Louis Cardinals between now and July 31 to give general manager John Mozeliak a sense of clarity and a mandate entering the trade deadline: • The Chicago Cubs (or Milwaukee Brewers) could go on a roll, assume control in the National League Central and render […]

10 years after NFL Europe's demise, alumni remember league fondly

Jun 23, 2017 Elephants carrying in the championship trophy, hot tubs in the end zone, gallons of beer. Even 10 years after it ceased operations, the NFL Europe still brings a smile to the faces of those who left their mark on the league. What started in 1991 as the World League of American Football […]

Follow live: Red-hot Dodgers host Rockies

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Sources: CP3, Griffin tell Clips they'll opt out

9:59 AM ET ESPN.com news services Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have notified the Los Angeles Clippers they won’t pick up the player options in their contracts for next season, sources told ESPN on Friday. The moves, which were expected, will make them unrestricted free agents July 1. Chris Paul has been re-elected as president […]

The NFL's top QB deals … and a little reality

7:30 AM ET It’s time to have smarter conversations about NFL contracts. Professional football deals are unique among American sports in that they’re mostly non-guaranteed, leading to all kinds of confusion and manipulation. Fans and media members alike will often quote the maximum possible terms a contract can offer, which is naive. More skeptical folks […]

Butler goes to Wolves in draft-night megadeal

9:29 AM ET ESPN.com news services The Minnesota Timberwolves have acquired three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls in a draft-night deal that reunites him with former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. The Wolves received the No. 16 overall pick in Thursday night’s draft, which was used to select Justin Patton, the freshman center from […]

Pick by pick: 2017 NBA draft

With the first of three second-round picks, the Celtics select SMU’s Semi Ojeleye at No. 37. The 6-foot-8 swingman, who spent two seasons at Duke, shot 42.4 percent beyond the 3-point arc last season for the Mustangs. Chris Forsberg, ESPN Staff Writer Let’s block ads! (Why?) www.espn.com – TOP

Sources: Spurs shop Aldridge for top-10 pick

11:06 AM ET Ramona Shelburne Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior writer for ESPN.com Spent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily News Michael C. Wright Close ESPN Staff Writer Joined ESPN in 2010 Previously covered Bears for ESPN.com Played college football at West Texas A&M The San Antonio Spurs, in pursuit of a top-10 pick […]

Phil on KP offers: Will do what's best for team

11:06 PM ET New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson confirmed Wednesday night that he has received calls in recent days from teams interested in trading for Kristaps Porzingis. “We’re getting calls. As much as we value Kristaps and what he’s done for us, when a guy doesn’t show up for an exit meeting, everybody […]

Dealing gets fast and furious as NBA draft nears

8:00 AM ET This is what happens when you get the ideal blend of certainty, optimism and cold reality in the NBA. They’ve all fallen into place since the NBA Finals ended, setting off this flurry of dealmaking that beats any trade deadline day in recent memory. It helps to have the lottery done and […]