Experts' picks: Warriors heavily favored in NBA Finals three-match

10:07 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment For the third straight year, it’s the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. Which team will take the rubber match? Our writers make their predictions for the NBA Finals, which tip off Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC and WatchESPN. More: […]

Clint Dempsey Closes In on Scoring Mark and a Legacy All His Own

Much is likely to be made in the coming weeks about the legacies of Dempsey and Donovan, the dominant figures in the national team’s modern history. Their many differences surely will be rehashed and debated. Photo Landon Donovan at the 2002 World Cup. Donovan retired last winter as the United States national team’s career goals […]

Petra Kvitova’s Comeback After Knife Attack Ends in Second Round

“I’m not sure. My father did not like it that I throw my racket, I think,” Kvitova replied. Kvitova had missed all season prior to the French Open while recovering from surgery on her racket-holding left hand. She sustained damage to the tendons, along with injuries to all five fingers and two nerves, during the […]

Pryor: Cousins still adapting to his size, speed

ASHBURN, Va. — Washington Redskins receiver Terrelle Pryor offers quarterback Kirk Cousins something Cousins hasn’t had in the past: a big receiver who can run fast. That can lead to an adjustment period, something Pryor said is taking place. During the practice open to the media last week, there were a couple times Pryor had […]

Tiger Woods Was Asleep at the Wheel, Arrest Report Says

Woods seemed confused, saying he did not know where he was and asking how far he was from his house in Hobe Sound. The report noted that Woods was heading away from his house at the time. Continue reading the main story Woods, 41, was tested for impairment and did not fare well. In the […]

Barcelona names Ernesto Valverde manager to replace Luis Enrique

Action Images via Reuters / Henry Browne Barcelona announced the hiring of Ernesto Valverde as manager Monday, replacing Luis Enrique, who departs after three seasons at Camp Nou. “Valverde has the ability, the judgement, the knowledge, and the experience,” Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said of his new hire. “He promotes the youth players and […]

Fultz has talked to Ainge, hopes to be top pick

2:46 PM ET Jeff GoodmanESPN Insider Close Joined ESPN as a college basketball Insider in June 2013 Previously wrote for and Washington point guard Markelle Fultz, the potential No. 1 pick of the NBA draft, said Tuesday that he has had multiple conversations with Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge since […]

Zinedine Zidane looking like a veteran at Madrid's helm

AP Published 6:28 a.m. ET May 30, 2017 | Updated 45 minutes ago Real Madrid’s head coach Zinedine Zidane smiles during a press conference at a media open day in Madrid, Tuesday May 30, 2017. Real Madrid play Juventus Saturday June 3 in the Champions League final in Cardiff. (AP Photo/Paul White)(Photo: The Associated Press) […]

For Steve Johnson at French Open, a First-Round Win and Tears

“Just a lot of emotions,” Johnson, 27, said in a cracking voice. “He was such a big part of my tennis life.” Again, he apologized as he wiped tears from his eyes. “It’s not about tennis right now,” he said. “Sorry.” On learning of his father’s death about two weeks ago, Johnson pulled out of […]