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article June 19, 2017

VAR Is a Kick In Right Direction

So far at the Confederations Cup, the VAR -- "Video Assistant Referee" -- system has shown it can make correct call where referees can't. While it still has kinks that need to be worked out, it's a positive step toward getting rid of human error. More»
GettyImages-697428988 article June 19, 2017

Koepka Cruises To Record-Tying Win

Brooks Koepka won the U.S. Open, the first major victory of his career, with a 5-under 67 on Sunday at Erin Hills in Wisconsin to finish 16-under for the weekend, tying Rory McIlroy's record for lowest 72-hole score under par in tournament history. More»
GettyImages-697026084 article June 18, 2017

U.S. Open Still Up For Grabs

Justin Thomas set a U.S. Open record for lowest-score below par with a 9-under 63 on Saturday at Erin Hills. Despite that historic effort, the field is still wide open, and a number of golfers still have a chance to make a run for the title. More»
GettyImages-696308744 article June 15, 2017

U.S. Open: Five to Watch on Day 2

Even though the U.S. Open is being played on the longest course in the history of the tournament, there were plenty of low scores early. Rickie Fowler set a U.S. Open opening round record with a 7-under 65. Can he and other fast-starters keep it up? More»
Draymond petty shirt article June 15, 2017

Green Throws Shade at Parade

In keeping with the fine tradition of victory parade hijinks, there were plenty of antics during the Warriors' victory parade and rally on Thursday through the streets of Oakland. The highlight may have been an incredibly petty shirt worn by Draymond Green. More»
GettyImages-691605752 article June 14, 2017

French Soccer's Future Is Now

With their performances against England, 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe and 20-year-old Ousmane Dembele arrived on the big stage for the French national team. And they're good enough to be difference-makers for France in the year leading up to Russia 2018 and beyond. More»
GettyImages-694980908 article June 12, 2017

Golazo Gives U.S. Draw against Mexico

Michael Bradley scored one of the most stunning goals you'll ever see by an American in the USMNT's 1-1 draw with Mexico. It's only the third time in the U.S. has drawn against Mexico at the Estadio Azteca in a World Cup qualifier. More»
GettyImages-694842946 article June 11, 2017

Nadal Wins 10th French Open Title

Rafael Nadal has long been known as the "King of Clay," and no performance exemplified that more than his victory over Stan Wawrinka in the French Open final on Sunday. The Spaniard beat Wawrinka in straight sets to win his 10th French Open title. More»
GettyImages-150326173 article June 11, 2017

USMNT Aims to End Azteca Struggles

The USMNT travels to Mexico City this Sunday for a crucial World Cup qualifying match with El Tri at the dreaded Estadio Azteca. With almost nothing to lose and almost everything to gain, can the U.S. once again get one over at their theatre of nightmares? More»
Tapwrit article June 10, 2017

Tapwrit Takes the Belmont Stakes

A late surge carried Tapwrit to a Belmont Stakes win over Irish War Cry and Patch on Saturday. He's the fifth horse in the past nine years to finish out of the money in the Derby, skip the Preakness and win the Belmont. More»
GettyImages-694580436 article June 10, 2017

Ostapenko's Historic French Open Win

Any way you look at it, Jelena Ostapenko's win over Simona Halep in the French Open final was an amazing feat. Ostapenko is the youngest winner of the major in 20 years, the first Latvian to win it and the first unseeded woman to take the title since 1933. More»
GettyImages-476142782 article June 10, 2017

What to Know for the 2017 Belmont

There's no Triple Crown on the line this year, but there's still plenty of reason to be excited for the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday from Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Let's get you ready for the race. More»
GettyImages-694271844 article June 9, 2017

Hugo No! French Keeper's Big Blunder

French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made one of the worst errors you'll ever see from a keeper of his caliber. Hell, it was one of the worst errors you'll ever see from a keeper, period. And it led to a last-second, winning 50-yard goal from Sweden. More»
GettyImages-693921308 article June 9, 2017

USMNT's Young Star Shines Again

Christian Pulisic is far and away the best American soccer player right now, and his two goals in the USMNT's 2-0 World Cup qualifier win over Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday is just another reason why. He now has four goals in as many matches for the U.S. More»
Larner article June 7, 2017

'Lion of London Bridge' Has No Fear

Millwall F.C. isn't the most successful club in English soccer, but it does have a reputation for having some of the toughest fans. And they don't come any tougher than supporter Roy Larner, who was stabbed eight times in the London Bridge attacks earlier this week. More»
GettyImages-691941322 (1) article June 3, 2017

No Comparison: Ronaldo Is A Legend

Cristiano Ronaldo won the fourth UEFA Champions League title of his career as Real Madrid topped Juventus 4-1 on Saturday. Forget comparisons to Messi, for now, and appreciate Ronaldo for what he is: a legend and giant of the game. More»
Spelling Bee screenshot article June 2, 2017

Un-Bee-Lievable! Meet Spelling Champ

Aside from a couple of dunks, there wasn't much to watch in Game 1 of the NBA Finals Monday night on ABC. But in the Scripps National Spelling Bee on ESPN, kids were dunking on every one of us, with 12 year-old Ananya Vinay the winner. More»
RonaldoBuffon article June 1, 2017

A Champions League Final For the Ages

Real Madrid vs. Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Gianluigi Buffon. An unstoppable attack vs. an impenetrable defense. UEFA Champions League finals don't get any better than this. More»
GettyImages-681035458 article May 31, 2017

Still Gigi After All These Years

Gianluigi Buffon has won and done pretty much everything a player can for club and country. The only title that eludes him is the UEFA Champions League. This Saturday against Real Madrid, Buffon will have the chance to slay his white whale. More»
Woods-Arrest article May 29, 2017

Arrest a New Low Point For Woods

Early Monday, Tiger Woods was arrested in Jupiter, Fla., under suspicion of DUI, and spent four hours in custody before being released. It's a nadir of what's been a personal and professional downfall for Woods over the past decade. More»

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