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Follow live: Astros hope Verlander can help even series

Both teams' bats heated up in the first inning, highlighted by Alex Bregman's two-run homer.


MLB looking into longtime umpire Drake's tweet

Major League Baseball is aware of longtime umpire Rob Drake's politicized tweet and is looking into it.


Hinch: Springer made 'honest mistake' on double

Although George Springer defended how he ran out an eighth-inning double in Game 1 of the World Series, Astros manager AJ Hinch said Wednesday that the two discussed the play, and he thinks Springer made an "honest mistake" in not reaching third.


Butler (personal reasons) out for Heat opener

Jimmy Butler was ruled out of Miami's season opener against Memphis on Wednesday for what the team is calling "personal reasons.''

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Mike Gavin

Brook and Robin Lopez reunited on the Bucks is a dream for their mother

The Lopez brothers are reunited again. | Deborah Ledford

The two are playing on the same team for the first time since college.

Deborah Ledford would sit in her living room, repeatedly pressing the “last channel” button on her remote control.

When this television conflict first began in 2008, she switched back and forth from Nets games to Suns games, quickly changing the channel during timeouts or free throws. Last year, with mobile devices having become hand-held high-definition...


Zito Madu

Raheem Sterling has become the star that critics said he’d never be

Raheem Sterling’s ascension has made soccer a better place.

The best goal from Raheem Sterling’s 11-minute hat trick against Atalanta was the second. It showcased all of his recent improvements that have turned him into one of the best players in the world.

The sequence begins with Benjamin Mendy clipping a ball to the inside of the left wing. Sterling chests the pass down with his back to goal and a defender immediately behind him. He uses his small, strong frame to create a bubble...


Mahomes throws in practice after knee injury

Less than a week after suffering a dislocated kneecap, Patrick Mahomes practiced with the Chiefs. Said coach Andy Reid: "[We'll] evaluate him from there."


Matt Ellentuck

The Knicks will be a different kind of trainwreck this year

The Knicks have a new kind of problem this season.

The Knicks’ future is at odds with its present.

Kevin Knox surveyed the court off a pick-and-roll at the top of the arc. The forward took two strong dribbles to his left, caught the attention of a pair of Atlanta Hawks defenders, then whipped a precision pass to a cutting Mitchell Robinson for a dunk. The 6’9, 20-year-old connecting with a 6’11, 21-year-old made for the most impressive New York Knicks preseason play of the year....


Mahomes to throw in practice after knee injury

Less than a week after suffering a dislocated kneecap, Patrick Mahomes will practice with the Chiefs "to see how he does and evaluate him from there," coach Andy Reid said.


World Series Daily: Verlander or Stras and the best (and worst) of Minute Maid Park

We choose between the Game 2 starters, weigh in on Houston's ballpark and make our Wednesday picks.


How will Astros react after seeing Gerrit Cole lose?

Houston's mettle will be tested after the Astros saw their best weapon miss the mark in Game 1.


Stephen White

Chandler Jones is being overlooked yet again

The Cardinals’ Chandler Jones recorded a career-best four sacks in a 27-21 win against the Giants.

Maybe this will finally be the year Chandler Jones is in the Defensive Player of the Year conversation.

It’s that time of the year again, folks.

You know, the time of the year when Chandler Jones completely goes off in a game and reminds everybody just how cold he is at getting quarterbacks on the ground.

I love it because it gives me an excuse to write about him at least once every...


Ricky O'Donnell

There’s actually hope for the Bulls

The Bulls changed their process this offseason. Now they can change the results.

The Bulls reached a level of rock bottom they didn’t even know existed last season. Months after general manager John Paxson declared his team would not tank for a second year in a row, Chicago found itself firing its head coach in early December on the way to one of the least successful and most humiliating campaigns in franchise history.

The Bulls lost games by 56 points, 39 points, and 37 points all before...


ESPN Daily Podcast: What if Simmons turns his struggle into success?

Mina Kimes brings you an inside look at the most interesting stories at ESPN.


James Dator

‘WWE 2K20’ is a horror movie of a mess

How did this game get so buggy?

WWE 2K20 is a mess. A glorious, sloppy, horror movie of a mess.

The latest installment of the video game franchise was released Tuesday, and almost immediately “#FixWWE2K20” began trending on Twitter. That’s never a good sign.

Glitches in sports games are nothing new, but this was different. This was special.

IGN should give this game a 5 star review. pic.twitter.com/OYzhQfsUfL

— Happy Easter (@MahNamesShaq) October 22, 2019

When wrestlers aren’t...


Harbaugh denies NFL interest; rumors 'total crap'

In a letter to parents of players and recruiting commitments, Michigan's Jim Harbaugh has called rumors of him pursuing an exit strategy to head to the NFL are "total crap"


Sources: Cubs hiring David Ross as manager

The Cubs will name David Ross, who helped them win the 2016 World Series, as their manager Thursday.

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