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NBA All-Star voting 2021: How it works, fan vote end

The NBA has finalized most of the details regarding the 2021 All-Star Game, so now the focus shifts to the selection process. Ahead of this year's All-Star festivities, which will take place March 7 in Atlanta, the league has released the final fan voting results. A few big names are unsurprisingly at the top of the lists, but…

A four-win NFC East champ? How it could happen, plus

Just how low can a division winner go? The NFC East appears set to put this to a test.The teams' .229 combined winning percentage is the second worst for any division through Week 6 since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. The imploding Dallas Cowboys (2-4) are in first place, without their starting quarterback Dak Prescott, who…

Why Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis are sitting out Nets vs

The Nets and Lakers head into their Thursday night matchup (10 p.m. ET, TNT) on hot streaks, with Brooklyn looking to extend its four-game winning streak and Los Angeles having won eight of its past nine games. Both teams are loaded with talent and currently second in their respective conference standings. This contest could serve as an NBA…

NFC East doormat: Giants trying to shed ugly label vs

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants are looking to do something Thursday they haven't done often in recent years -- beat the division-rival Philadelphia Eagles (8:20 p.m. ET, Fox).The Eagles (1-4-1) have won seven straight in the series. Injured Eagles tight end Zach Ertz and several teammates' houses might as well have Giants…

Darnold: Want to be ‘Jet for life,’ but not my

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- As he prepares for the final three games of the season -- and perhaps his New York Jets career -- Sam Darnold said Monday that he still envisions himself as the franchise's long-term solution at quarterback.Despite his personal struggles and the team's 0-13 record, Darnold said he has no desire for…

Rose Lavelle shows Man City what it’s missing with USWNT

The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Canada 1-0 on Thursday in its SheBelieves Cup opener, barely pushing past an opponent up for the challenge of facing the world’s best side. Both countries squandered a host of chances before substitute Rose Lavelle found the winner in the 79th minute with a low finish after a scramble…

Seeking to end skid, Jags to start QB Minshew

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Gardner Minshew is back as the Jacksonville Jaguars' starting quarterback. Whether he holds onto the job for more than a week depends on how well he plays, beginning with Sunday's game at Baltimore.The Jaguars (1-12) have lost 12 games in a row, and coach Doug Marrone said he's going to do whatever…

Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: One breakout or undervalued player from each

The best thing about the start of a new baseball season is that every team has hope. Well, maybe not the Tigers, but every other team can find something positive to focus on heading into the 2020 season. It's similar for fantasy baseball owners. Prior to the draft, it's easy to talk yourself into breakout…

Daniel Cormier: This is the Khabib Nurmagomedov I know

Editor's note: Daniel Cormier discussed his American Kickboxing Academy teammate and friend Khabib Nurmagomedov with ESPN's Brett Okamoto earlier this year. Nurmagomedov will defend his UFC lightweight belt against Justin Gaethje on Saturday in the main event of UFC 254 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Some content has been edited for clarity and brevity.More…

Colts’ Reich: QB Rivers has ‘multiple years’ left

INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts coach Frank Reich said Monday that he believes quarterback Philip Rivers can continue to play in the NFL beyond this season if that's something he chooses to do.Reich put a lot on the line when he suggested to general manager Chris Ballard and owner Jim Irsay that the Colts sign Rivers, who…

NCAA reveals preseason college football Top 25 … oh, nope,

tOSU is a two-sport behemoth now.Image: Getty ImagesTop-seeded Gonzaga, Villanova (6 overall), and Virginia (9) crashed a gridiron greats (and merely goods) get-together Saturday, as the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee revealed its prospective top 16 seeds for March Madness. A preview in the mold of the pointless weekly College Football Playoff ranking reveals now features…

Fantasy Baseball Catcher Sleepers: Breakout, undervalued backstops to target in

There are a variety of ways to approach most fantasy baseball positions, but with catcher, there are really only two draft strategies: Grab one of the elite catchers early or wait and try to hit on the right sleeper late. There's no real value in overdrafting a mid-tier backstop, so trying to find this year's…

Source: Texans S Reid (hand) out for season

HOUSTON -- Texans safety Justin Reid is done for the season after suffering a hand injury in Sunday's 36-7 loss to the Chicago Bears, a source confirmed to ESPN on Monday.NFL Network first reported the news. Reid, a third-round draft pick in 2018, left Sunday's game with the hand injury near the end of the…

Fantasy Baseball 1B Sleepers: Breakout, undervalued first basemen to add

It's always difficult to predict first base fantasy breakouts heading into the season. Most teams seem to have settled situations at 1B, either with an established star or an obvious platoon situation. Either way, it's tough to call any of those players "sleepers". That's once again the case in 2020, but it's not going to stop…

Men’s March Madness tournament to be played exclusively in an

Graphic: ShutterstockMarch Madness was always going to happen. Now we know where.In a statement, the NCAA announced its plans for a single-state tournament for this year’s men’s March Madness.Teams will be heading to the Hoosier state.The NCAA chose its words carefully calling the event a “controlled environment.” ESPN said it would be “the largest bubble-like…