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Sources: Machado, Padres reach $300M deal

8:14 PM ET ESPN News Services Manny Machado has agreed to the biggest free-agent contract in American sports history — a 10-year, $ 300 million deal with the San Diego Padres, league sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Tuesday. Machado, a four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove Award winner at third base, made $ 16 […]

How former ref Tim Donaghy conspired to fix NBA games

7:00 AM ET Scott Eden ACT 1: A CONVENIENT HALF-TRUTH James “Jimmy” “Bah-Bah” “The Sheep” Battista was a stressed-out, overweight, Oxy-addicted 41-year-old, in the hole to some underground gamblers for sums he’d sort of lost track of, when he settled in to watch an NBA game for which he believed he’d just put in the […]

Duke reclaims No. 1; Tennessee falls to fifth

2:00 PM ET Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — Duke keeps finding its way back to No. 1. The Blue Devils reclaimed the top spot in Monday’s AP Top 25, the third time this season they’ve reached No. 1. Duke earned 58 of 64 first-place votes to climb one spot and replace Tennessee, which had spent […]

James' post-All-Star challenge: Making Team LeBron a reality

9:39 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN CHARLOTTE, N.C. — You know the picture. Kevin Durant and Team LeBron put on an epic show — and comeback — in Charlotte, and Giannis Antetokounmpo had the dunk of the night. We’re handing out grades for every player in the All-Star Game. Team LeBron and Team Giannis put on […]

UFC Fight Night: Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez cheat sheet

Feb 15, 2019 It’s the return of Cain Velasquez at UFC Fight Night this weekend in Phoenix, as the two-time heavyweight champ will grace the Octagon for the first time since July 2016. Standing across the cage will be former title challenger and all-around scary dude Francis Ngannou, who is looking to book another shot […]

Can you draft a winning NBA All-Star team?

The King stays The King. You came up with a clutch performance in the draft and put together a winning squad. Now, can you do the same in free agency in July? The King stays The King. You came up with a clutch performance in the draft and put together a winning squad. Now, can […]

Follow the best skills, shots and slams from All-Star Saturday Night

7:33 PM ET The league’s best are showcasing their skills in Charlotte. Follow along as we give you the top highlight moments from the skills, 3-point and dunk contests during All-Star Saturday night. Dunk Contest 2018 winner: Donovan Mitchell 3-Point Shootout 2019 winner: Joe Harris 2018 winner: Devin Booker Joe Harris goes perfect on his […]

Rob Mendez learned football by playing video games. He's now a head coach

MENDEZ’S WHEELCHAIR NEVER sits still, but the way it pinballs back and forth between the hashmarks on the Prospect practice field says the coach is not happy. It’s the second day of the team’s sleep-at-school preseason camp, and the coach is trying to install one of his favorite plays: the 37 stretch. His team is […]

The Kaepernick-Reid NFL settlement: How we got here, and what's next

4:15 PM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 The announcement came Friday, seemingly out of nowhere. Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled their joint collusion grievance with the NFL, ending with little fanfare a case that has transcended the […]

How Muggsy Bogues saved his brother's life, and found the meaning of his own

10:01 AM ET MIchael Graff In the Muggsy Bogues family suite on Muggsy Bogues Night in Charlotte, North Carolina, last December, high-top tables are covered in Muggsy Bogues bobbleheads and chicken tenders, Muggsy Bogues’ favorite stadium food. From the celebrity game to the dunk contest to Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis, we’ve got you covered […]